Flanked by the banks of River Bhadra, this industrial town is known for its very tangy pani pooris and attracts with its fair share of tourist trappings. With popular religious sites, plenty of scenic views and a flush wildlife sanctuary, Bhadravati is an ideal destination for a refreshing getaway. The region boasts of two famous factories: The Visvesvaraya Iron and Steel Plant and Mysore Paper Mills Limited. Rich in history and cultural significance alike, Bhadravati is also visited for its famous Lakshmi Narasimha temple –built by the rulers of the Hoysala Dynasty in the 13th Century. This sightseeing location is also known for its popular Project Tiger Reserve, which is referred to as the Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary. The other highlights of Bhadravati are Kodachadri—the very place where Adi Shankaracharya had attained enlightenment; the picturesque Hebbi Falls and the intriguing confluence of River Thunga and River Bhadra, popularly known as Koodli. A must visit indeed!