Channarayapatna Taluk is one of the eight taluks in Hassan district of Karnataka state. The then Holenarasipura palegar “MR Lakkapanayak and his wife Smt.Puttagiraja” was blessed with a child by the grace of Shree Channakeshava swamy. Later in 1600, the palegar Lakkapanayaka gave area’s sourrounding channarayapatna town as “jahagir” to his son “channaraya”. Thus the name Channarayapatna. Channarayapatna Teritorry was under the territorial ruling of Mysore wodeyars.
Channarayapatna Taluk is predominantly agricultural based. The taluk boasts cultivation of the best quality coconut. The quality of coconut is well accepted and appreciated across the markets in the country. The taluk also have sufficient acreage under sugarcane, paddy, ragi, maize, ginger, sesame, pulses, vegetables and fruits. Processing industries are flourishing in taluk. The existance of sugarcane factory. K.M.F. milk product plant, jaggery industry and coconut based processing plants support above claim.
The taluk is mineral rich with presence of chromite which is available only in two places in India one being in K.Byrapura of channarayapatna taluk.
Taluk is centre of attraction in the international tourist map because of existence of world's tallest monolith in the form of Sri Lord Gomateshwara at Shravanabelagola. This place is having both religious and historical importance. Lakhs and lacks of tourists tress pectille of caste, religion, region list this place. Other tourist places like Navile Nageshvara temple at Navile village, Sri Lakshminarshima swamy temple at Nuggehalli, Anekere Channakeshava are few among 564 temples in this taluk. Many of these temples have been built adopting hoysala’s style of architecture.
Taluk is known for its literary contribution in the form of poetry, novel etc. The great novelist Sri S.L.Byrappa is son of this soil. Many poeats, Novelists, Dramatists having National and state repute hail form this taluk.
The taluk is also is very popular because of its contribution to Karnataka politics.
Falling on NH-48 and being just 150 km from Bangalore and 200 kms to Mangalore is growing very fast and is sure to become urban agglomeration in years to come.