Ramanagara is famous for huge rocky outcroppings. Those are popular for rock climbing are Savanadurga, Ramadevarabetta, and SRS Betta. The town was known as Shamserabad at the ruling time of Tippu Sultan. It was then called Closepet, after Sir Barry Close (1756–1813) in pre-Independence times. Then Closepet was called as Ramanagara. Ramanagara's name was based on the historical story of the ramayana. Rama visited this place during its vanavasa and stayed on the hills now it’s called ramadevara betta. In Ramanagara, there are 600 cottage basins (improved), 85 multiend reeling units and 04 Automatic Reeling Unit of 400 Ends capacities. There are also about 95 Twisting units functioning at this place. Ramanagara is well known for its sericulture. Ramanagara Celebrates “CHAMUNDI KARAGA” every year in June. Yatirajagiri, Shivaramagiri, Somagiri, Revannasiddeshwara Betta, Krishnagiri, Sidilakallu Betta and Jalasiddeshawara Betta are the seven major hills in Ramanagara.
Ramanagara is the largest market for silk cocoons in Asia, 50 tonnes of cocoon a day arrive at the town.
Places To Visit
Janapada Loka, Kanva Reservoir, Channapatna, Mekedaatu, Ramagiri Hills Or Ramadevara Betta.