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Melkote

Pandavapura Taluk | Mandya, Mysore, India
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Ranked #13 of 51 attractions in Mysore
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites
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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

About 60-90 minutes drive from Mysore. A sleepy hamlet with two important temples - Cheluva Narayanswamy temple on the ground level and Narasimha Swamy temple on a hillock. Beautiful and serene place surrounded by lush greenery, hills and a cool breeze. The temple premises are very peaceful and not crowded unlike other south Indian temples. Take some time out to... More

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Mysore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

if u r into historic type thn it is must visit place.... temples are beautifully built, this place has its own history. Melkote is not only a tourist destination but also a place to learn sanskrit... many ppl from all over the world come here to learn sanskrit... this town has its own charm.. with many surrounding which u can... More

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Bangalore
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The trip to Melukote is a short one. A day trip to the temple town. There is a big temple in the town dedicated to Sri Cheluvanarayanaswamy. Nearby, atop the hill is the Sri Yoganarasimhaswamy temple. There is a motorable road that goes up to about half the ascent. Thereon the steps are the only way to head to the... More

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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

From here you can also visit Tondanur a nearby temple town, the location of the famous Nambi Narayana, Parthasarathi, Yoganarasimha and Ramanuja temples. This is approximately 20 km (12.4 miles) from Melukote.

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bangalore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

During our last visit we could not visit chaluvanarayana swamy temple as it was beyond 1o clock.So this time on our way back from mm hills we planned to visit this temple.We started mm hills by 7.30 am and reached melkote via malavalli and mandya.Road is ok.We reached melukote at 12 noon and we visited the temple.The temple architecture is... More

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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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