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Kushalnagar

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Kushalanagar is a fast growing and developing city located in the east of Kodagu district, near the Kaveri river, in the state of Karnataka, India. It is the largest city in Somwarpet Taluk, KodaguEtymologyAccording to popular myth, the name was given by Hyder Ali who was camped there when he received news of the birth of his son Tipu and called it as Kushyal nagar (="town of gladness") But in reality, Tipu was born around 1750 while Hyder Ali entered Kodagu for the first time in the 1760s. After the British conquest of Coorg it was known as Fraserpet after Colonel James Stuart Fraser who was the Political Agent in Coorg around 1834.LocationThe town is located on Mangalore - Bangalore National Highway 275. Twin town Bylakuppe is situated 6 kilometers from here and is in Mysore district. R.Gundu Rao, former Chief Minister of Karnataka state, India, hails from this town.Tourist attractionsKushalnagar is the most important tourist town of Coorg district. The main attractions are the Kaveri Nisargadhama island, Dubare elephant camp and the Tibetan golden temple located at Bylakuppe.
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