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“MELKOTE..on way to Mysore” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Melkote

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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Bangalore
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“MELKOTE..on way to Mysore”
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 a very small hall inside. Priests inside actually tried to get some money frm us.
there a very bad stench on right side of temple main entry...tht road looks tempting to park ur vehicle but stinks like hell.

2)Lord Narasimha Temple
didnt have patient to climb humdreds of steps a steep hill.
it looks wondeful from bottom though.

there is a huge Kalyani- water tank with steps.....which is really marvel due to its vast scale.

yes we went to Subbanna mess too...the famous one.....the owner himself was present....
very warm ...welcoming staff ....though not cheap....we had Puliogare rice and Payasam.
both superb....and fresh ....very pure ...taste.

Visited August 2013
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Bangalore, India
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“An awesome place for one day trip for elders (temples) and Youngsters too”
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

Visited November 2013
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“Badri of the south”
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 place.

Visited August 2013
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“Picturesque place for stroll!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

Melkote is a temple town about 150 kms. from Bangalore. I advice people of Bangalore to visit this place at least once in there lifetime. As you reach this place first thing you notice is sparse crowd, even on week-ends. If you go to frontal aspect of Cheluvanarayana temple temple, it is crowded, parking may be difficult. Park your vehicle behind the temple & get ready to stroll around. I would advice a visit to Yoganarasimha temple on a small hillock first when the day is cooler. You need to climb about 200 steps to reach the temple. But the view from above of melkote kalyani & town is worth the effort. After coming down just at the foot of this hill is huge Kalyani. You can spend some time around Kalyani, it is really beautiful. Then you can visit Cheluva narayana swamy temple, the main temple of Melkote. After temple visit have lunch at any mess, in the town. The Puliyogare & curd rice are popular food in all messes. After food move towards Rayagopura, an incomplete entrance buit by Mysore kings. On the way to Rayagopura, you should visit akka-tangi kalayni (sisters well) again a picturesque place. After all these if you are interested you can visit Sanskrit academy. Whole of Melkote can be seen by walk only. It's refreshing strolling around the town.

Visited June 2013
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“Historical, Tourist and Spiritual Place...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

Melukote is approximate 140 Kms from Bangalore, 50 Kms from Mysore and 40 kms from Mandya

It’s one of the important tourist and religious place in southern Karnataka.
Reaching there is quiet smooth, due to well maintained road from all directions (Bangalore / Mysore)

You can enjoy the drive in midst of rural Karnataka and good road.
If travelling by rail , Pandavapura Railway station is the nearest one. Bangalore and Mysore are the nearest airport.

There are two important temples - Yoganarasimha is built on rocky hills and one can enjoy the beautiful view from the top of the hill . Another temple – Cheluvanarayana Swamy is in the foothills.

It also has a academy for Sanskrit language and related research.

Another main attraction is vast and well maintained Kalyani which has been shot in many movies of southern India and one can also visit twin ponds called akka – tangi kola.

It also has a half built main gate ( hebbagilu) near twin ponds. The legend says, Kings from Chola Dynasty tried building the architecture with in one day ( dusk to dawn) and since they couldn’t complete it by dawn, they left the project incomplete

Every year the famous Vairamudi Bramhostava is celebrated. The main event of the celebration takes place in night until dawn.

Some other nearby places to visit includes – Tonnur Lake, Pandavapura, Srirangapatana.

Visited September 2012
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