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Address: Pandavapura Taluk | Mandya, Mysuru (Mysore), India
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Melukote located in mandya district, very close to Mysore around 50 (kms) away is a place slightly located in a elevated place. Here, you will find lot of water pond called... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Mangalore, India

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Mangalore, India
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65 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Melukote located in mandya district, very close to Mysore around 50 (kms) away is a place slightly located in a elevated place. Here, you will find lot of water pond called kalyani, lord laxmi narasimha and chelunarayana Swamy temple is situated. You need to claim 500 steps to reach the temple a top the hill. Puliogre, sweet pongal and khara... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Otherwise a quiet temple town with quite a few important temples, it comes alive during the chariot festival or what is refered to as "Vaira mudi". There is the Cheluvanarayanaswamy temple at the bottom of the hill and the Narasimhaswamy temple rith at the peak. A lovely place to visit. There are rooms available at the Choultires. There is a... More 

Thank ProfSkb
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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86 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is sacred for the oldest deity Lord Krishna and place worshiped by Hindus in south India. This place has one of the oldest Sanskrit library with ocean of Indian heritage and knowledge. Most Germans are the local residents to study and understand what is in this library and what Indian's knew about many modern techniques, technology, medicine and... More 

Thank Sunil G
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Melkote is Temple town and one can experience the Vaishnava Agama worship practice. The poojas and the the alankaras are excellent. In addition to the divine blessing one can get the mouth watering Iyenger puliyogare and Sakra Pongal Prasadam.

Thank Kirandaresa
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Melkote is a sleepy village with rocky terrain. The Main attraction are the Yoga Narasimhar Temple and the Cheluva narayana temple. There are the raja gopuram and Dhanushkodi, a place of Ramayana age, near melkote at about 20 Km is a place called Thonnur, where there are four temples. The Parthasardhy temple , also known as Venugopala Swamy temple is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

It is a nice drive from Mysore and the road leading to Melkote hardly has traffic. There is lot of importance to Saint Ramanujar and how he had taken shelter here once. A big mantap where he offered prayers is even now a place to reflect on his Greatness. The Idol both at the bottom as well on the Hilltop... More 

Thank Murali M
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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55 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Had a nice time with my best buddies driving to this place and then trekking on the rocky terrain to reach the hill top and then the sights were so jaw dropping and not to forget the amazing breeze...it was an wonderful city get away destination!!

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

This place is pretty much a straight drive from Mysore and can be combined with other sight seeing trips here. The marvel of this place are its two temples, Thirunarayana temple at the "foothills" and from here a short climb of worn out steps takes you to the yoga narasimha temple.A combination of serenity and antiquity prevails here. Don't miss... More 

Thank girgovy
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

We drove down to Melkote from Bangalore (around 140 kms) and visited the two famous temples - Yoga Narasimha Swami temple on the hillock and Cheluva Narayana swami temple in the town. We had to climb around 60 to 70 steep steps to reach the Yoga Narasimha temple. Monkeys and sheep gave us company while climbing - monkeys for the... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

This is a very unique and an old rustic village with amazing architecture from Temples point of view. The town is a land of old temples. The Narashima temple was on a hill top. This is not for everyone to climb the steep stairs that is uneven in size. I must agree with the earlier comment that the govt should... More 

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