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Melkote Kalyani, Mysuru (Mysore)
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Marvel at ancient stone carvings and relax around water features with devotees at Melkote Kalyani, a huge complex of Hindu temples and ponds, and the residence of Lord Thirunarayana. Perched on Narayanagiri Hills, this important 11th-century pilgrimage site features thousand-year-old temples hanging from boulder-strewn slopes. The complex also houses the Academy of Sanskrit Research, an archive storing thousands of important manuscripts. You can hear devotional songs and see classical dance performances at the still-active temples, which are often featured in Bollywood films. Devotees flock here in even larger numbers during the Vairamudi festival. Melkote Kalyani is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Mysuru (Mysore) Edition.
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  • There are two temples that are famous in this town - Sri Cheluvanarayana Swamy Temple - Yoga-Narasimha Swamy Temple Both the temples are okay-ish. - The Yoga Narasimha temple opens after 5PM in the ev...  more »
  • It's a nice temple of god Chaluvanarayana swamy. It is said that things present here is of god Vishnu's which he himself as given to this temple. To visit this temple one has to climb the stairs of th...  more »
  • Nice place to visit in Mysore and get blessings of Chaluva narayana swamy god and nice place to roam around the temple 
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  • It's a huge pond surrounded by no of mantapas, maintenance is very poor. Adjacent to the pond there is huge Ganapathi carved from single stone is wonderful.
  • Very good tourist spot. Good relaxation
  • Very Beautiful and awesome location but need to improve and clean the kalyani.
  • Yoga narasimhaswamy temple. Very nice view
  • Not maintained neatly as of now. If maintained well, it is going to be a very good place