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 Bengaluru. It has an average elevationof 747 metres(2450 feet) district has 4 taluks Ramanagara, kanakapura, channapatana and magadi. Ramanagara is famous for its sericulture, and nick named silk town & silk city. The silk produced in this region forms the input for the famous mysore silk. Ramanagara is the largest market or silk cocoos in Asia.