Channarayapatna is a town and taluka in Hassan district of Karnataka, India. It lies on the Bangalore-Mangalore National Highway.TalukaChannarayapatna Taluka is one of the eight talukas in Hassan district of Karnataka state. There are 40 panchayat villages in Channarayapatna Taluka, for 407 villages.GeographyChannarayapatna is in Hassan District in Karnataka state, India and located at. It has an average elevation of 827 metres (2716 ft).DemographicsAs of 2011 India census, Channarayapatna has a population of 40,400. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Channarayapatna has an average literacy rate of 73%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with male literacy of 78% and female literacy of 68%. 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.TourismThe most notable tourist attraction in the taluk is the statue of Bahubali at Shravanabelagola, the largest monolithic statue in the world. This place has religious and historical importance. On August 5, 2007, the statue of Shravanbelagola was voted by readers of The Times of India as the first of Seven Wonders of India.