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.