Situated about 59 km from Bangalore on the way to Mysore or 79 km from Mysore by road, is Channapatna. It is noted for lacquerwares and toys. The Government Spun Silk Mill and the Central Silk Research Institute are located here. About 5 km before reaching Channapatna on the Mysore-Bangalore road is Malur. Here, there is the temple dedicated to Sri Apprameyaswamy.