Channarayapatna, a small town and taluka in the district of Hassan in Karnataka, serves as the administrative headquarters of the Shravanabelagola MLA Constituency. Situated on the Mangalore–Bangalore National highway 48 and at a distance of 37 km from its district headquarters, Hassan, and almost 148 km from Bengaluru; Channarayapatna holds great historical and cultural significance--both nationally and internationally.
The nearest railway stations are located at Hassan, at a distance of 37 km and Holenarasipura, 26 km away. Channarayapatna is an important transport hub that stands on the intersection of the national highway NH 48 and 6 other state highways . These state highways link up Channarayapatna to Arsikere, Holenarasipura, Mysore, Shravanabelagola, Tiptur, Mangalore and Hassan. Channarayapatna is an important place of worship for the devotees of the Jain deity Bhaghavan Bahubali of Shravanabelagola, with its shrine located 13 km away.