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Address: Pandavapura Taluk | Mandya, Mysore, India
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Excellent Place to visit - nice day trip from Bangalore

This place is simply fantastic. It is famous for the Vairumudi utsava. Vairumudi is a crown studded with gems and jewels donated by Maharaja of Mysore. This festival happens once... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

This place is simply fantastic. It is famous for the Vairumudi utsava. Vairumudi is a crown studded with gems and jewels donated by Maharaja of Mysore. This festival happens once a year. There are two temples - Cheluvanarayana swamy temple which is a very historic one. It's a must see. There is a Yoganarasimha swamy temple on top of the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Had been here with my family on a weekend. Roads from Bangalore are very good and you reach the place in like 3 hrs. Visit the temple of Cheluvanarayana Swamy and then go to a place called Dansuhkodi. This place is about 6km from the main temple. Here according to history lord Rama and Sits had stayed and when Sits... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We have heard that Melukote is south's India's Vaikunta. yes it may be true the god's power. We have made certain observation, it is in deed there was no prists performaing any kind of poojas in the graba gudi, all archana token are collected outside and throwing the flowers to the god from out side the grabhagud. Generally these temple... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

The trip advisor reviews and You tube information give different information of the number of steps to reach the deity darshan. From the foot of the hills, share auto (Rs 200 for 10 people) takes us up to a level from where we have to climb over 300 steps to a 90 degree turning from where another over 200 steps... More 

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Melukote has 2 temples. One is lord Cheluvanarayana swamy and the other is Yoga Narasimha swamy. It is a small sleepy town pitched slightly on a higher altitude, which makes the weather pleasant and cool. Melkote is said to be an important Vishnu temple in the history of vaishanism. Sri Ramanujacharya stayed here for long time. The idol of the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Melkote is famous for Cheluvarayaswamy Temple. Also there is a Yoga Narsimha Temple on one of the hillocks opposite this temple. There is a huge kalyani near to the temple and it is beautiful. You will see lot of film dance sequence shooting happening here. The Cheuluvarayaswamy temple is beautiful architecture of the olden times. The carved pillars in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Awesome old temple, we have to climeb almost 100 steps to the temple, but it is worth the climb, awesome view from the top.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Its nearly 50 kms from mysore. One has to take deviation from pandavpura to reach here. There r 2 temples here one is yoga narasimha temple which is on the hill top open till 2 pm.if u climb nearly 200 steps u will reach this temple.. the continuous breeze on a rock before the temple is one thing which must... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Best way to visit is by train - nearest railhead is Mandya. But trains are not so frequent compared to Buses. Buses will take you till melukote itself whereas trains dont. Donot forget to visit the roya gopuram, akka thangi kere etc. where lots of mani rathnam movies were shot. If you are a vegetarian, there are lot of vegetarian... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Melkote is in Pandavapura district of Mandya. We traveled from Mysore and its about 50kms from Mysore. Very scenic place on the rocky hills called Yadugiri. Two temple to see namely Chaluvanarayana and Yoga Narsimha. Both are very old probably 1000 years! Time we visited was the temple festival time, so naturally too much of rush there, still we managed... More 

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