Mandya, also known as the Sugar Cane city, is a district near Mysore in Karnataka, a state in India. This district is known as the Sugar Cane city because major percentile of the economy's growth in the district was due to the product of Sugar Cane. Apart from producing sugar cane the district also produces paddy, jowar, maize, cotton, banana, ragi, coconut, pulses, and a variety of vegetables. This district is located between the Bangalore Mysore Highway, located near Hassan and Tumkur district. This district is known for five rivers passing by the district Kaveri, Hemavathi, Shimsha, Lokapavani and Veeravaishnavi.
Historical sculpture and statues were found in this district, the 13 ft statue of Bahubali was excavated by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) in 2016. Bahubali is a revered figure in the Jain religion; he was the son of the first Tirthankara of Jainism, Adinath. His older brother Bharata Chakravartin's statue was identified in the 3rd -9th century and the excavation process completed in 2018, in the same place called Arthipura where another 3.5 feet Bahubali statue of the 8th century was found. Brindavan Gardens, Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary, Krishna Raja Sagara Dam, Ranganathaswamy Temple, Nimishambha Temple, Somnathpur Temple and many other religious sites are located within this district and nearby the city.