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Ramanagara is a town and a city municipal council in the Indian state of Karnataka. It is also the headquarters of Ramanagara district.
The town was known as Shamserabad at the ruling time of Tippu Sultan. It was then called Closepet, after Sir Barry Close (1756–1813) in pre-Independence times. This name is retained in geology.
Ramanagara is approximately 50 km southwest of Bangalore. It has an average elevation of 747 metres (2450 feet). district has 4 taluksRamanagara
Ramanagara is located on the Bangalore-Mysore highway State Highway 17 (Karnataka), and 27 km from Kanakapur.
Ramanagar is famous for its sericulture, and is nicknamed Silk Town & Silk City . The silk produced in this region forms the input for the famous Mysore Silk. Ramanagar is the largest market for silk cocoons in Asia. 50 tonnes of cocoon a day arrive at the town.
Ramanagar is also famous some of the worlds oldest granite outcrops. The hill Ramadevarabetta, along with Savandurga was one of the shooting locations for David Leans A Passage to India. Small door like grottoes were made in the rock to resemble caves. It was also in this region that the path-breaking Hindi movie, Sholay, was shot.