About an hour's drive from Bangalore on the Mysore highway you come across a town, Ramanagara, more famous as the location of the all time Bollywood blockbuster SHOLAY !
Location: Bangalore – Mysore highway, approx. 6 km from Ramnagaram
Distance: 53 kms from Bangalore
Journey Time: Around 90 minutes from Majestic in KSRTC bus.
How to reach: From Majestic bus stand any bus which goes to Mysore (apart from non stop buses). But before boarding the bus confirm with the bus driver and conductor if they are going to give a stop in front of Janapada Loka. If yes, buy ticket upto that. If not, get down from the bus at Ramnagaram and hire a auto to Janapada Loka. A complete hire will cost you Rs 30 and if shared then it is Rs 10 per person.
If you are using your own vehicle then from any part of Bangalore head towards Bangalore – Mysore highway and follow the route below.
Route: Bangalore – Mysore road – Ramnagaram – Janapada Loka (Bangalore – Mysore highway)
Where to eat: Kamat Lokaruchi – just besides Janapada Loka
Language spoken: Kannada, Hindi, English
Entry fee : Rs 10 per person, Kids – Rs 5
Camera fees: Rs 100, charged only if you wish to take pictures inside the museums
Video show – Rs 5
Timmings: 9.00 am To 5.30 pm, Tuesday holiday
Janapada Loka contact # 080-27201143
Bangalore Office: Karnataka Janapada Parishathh
No.1, Jaladarshini layout
Next to Ramiaha hospital main gate
New BEL Road, Bengaluru-5600054
Phone- Office No.: 080-23605033