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Melkote

Pandavapura Taluk | Mandya, Mysore, India
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Ranked #16 of 49 attractions in Mysore
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites
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Bangalore, India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

I had a cousin visiting us from the USA and was at a dilemma to take him to Melkote or Somnathpur. I had seen the hoyasala temples at Belur and Halebid a lot of times so I decided to go to Melkote since a lot of movies had been shot here recently. The in-completed gateway is the only good attraction.... More

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Its quite a endearing place, tiny town with a temple on a hill-lock. The Cheluvanarayana temple beneath is small one, made famous by vaishnavite Shri Ramanujacharya. There are small vendors and shops selling puliagare (tamarind rice) and other eatables , subbanna's is quite popular and that place seems to be cashing in on it with rates costlier than bangalore. There... More

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New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

I have stayed in Mysore for close to 10 years and Melkote was one of the places closeby which keeps pulling me back. Its about 65 kms from Mysore and will take about 1.5 hrs to drive. I would recommend starting early in the morning and drive through Pandavpura. You will get to see lush green land on either side... More

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Dublin, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

Great for a day trip from Mysore. No shoes allowed. Lots of stairs. Beautiful views. Ancient and quiet. Hold on to young children as there are lots of areas they could fall etc. There are differnt temples and activities. We participated in main temple. Great pictures. Beautiful art and statues. We also visited the Rama Hole which is right down... More

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bangalore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

Very famous vairamudi utsavam celebrated every year during march..diamond crown to Lord is one has to have darshan atleast oncein life time...Ramanuja stayed here for years..after 108. Divyadesams it is a must visit place to sri vaishnavas. yoga Narasiha temple on the hillock. View from temple,,,,kalyani,,danushkoti,, sanskrit paatashala are worth visiting...ahobila mautt,,other mutts have rooms to stay... Puliyodarai,, sakkarai pongal... More

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Mysore, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

Melkote can be visited more for sacred purpose than for total fun. It has hill top temple, raya gopura (Mostly famous due to film shoots), kalyani, dhanushkoti wherein you will get to see rama sita temple and also a scenic view point. If you venture into village you can feel rustic streets filled with rangoli, cows and villagers busy with... More

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Bangalore, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Good to spend a few hours if you like rural village environment, definitely an age old place with lot of history. If you are nearby & want to spend 3-4 hours. Its definitely about an hour's drive from the main highway. If you are very religious then its definitely a pilgrimage kind of place

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Bangalore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Good things - Melkote and roads leading to it...all are beautiful specially post rains.... very less crowd...only villagers...not much shops and crowd.....no hawkers bugging u...Villagers very cooperative. it is naturally beautiful ......hills...fields....meadows.....we evn spotted a peacock.....now 1)Cheluvaraya temple .. frankly isnt an architechtural or structural marvel at all. it is good if u have religious purpose of visit. it has... More

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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

From the temple there are three places to visit. 1)Cheluvaraya temple - Bellow 2)Lord Narasimha Temple - Above 3)Few Scenic Spots 4)Dhanushkoti 1 and 2 for elders 3 and 4 are for every one

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Kanpur
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

The Melkote temple is also known as the Badri of the south. It is first among the 3 important Vishnu shrines in south. Second is the Jamukeshwar temple and the third is the Srirangam Temple at Trichy. Melkote has the temple of Shri Ramanujacharya where you are supposed to take permission to see Vishnu. Beautiful in architecture and a sanctified... More

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