Kanakapura is a Taluk located in Ramanagara district, Karnataka and lies on the banks of River Arkavathi. It comes under the jurisdiction of Kanakapura Assembly Constituency and Bangalore Rural Lok Sabha Constituency. This taluk is famous for the production of silk, granite and is a tourist hotspot for trekkers due to its lush green forests. It is situated about 55 KM from Bangalore, 27 KM from Ramanagara and 96 KM from Mysore. Baiyappanahalli Railway Station and Belandur Road Railway Station are the nearest railway stations to Kanakapura. Private buses as well as KSRTC buses are available abundantly to reach this place. It can be reached from Malavalli-Kanakapura Road, National Highway 209, State Highway 948, Keralalusandra Road, Basappa Road and Maharajkatte Road. Mekedatu, Chunchi Falls, Bilikal Rangaswamy Temple, Sri Anjaneya Swamy Temple, Wonderla Amusement Park, Innovative Film City, Manchabele Dam, Bheemeshwari Forest are some of the famous tourist spots in Kanakapura.