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Melkote Kalyani, Mysuru (Mysore)
(4.3/5 based on 150+ reviews on the web)
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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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Narasimha temple and Vishnu temple with few ponds and puligore of the local specialist made the visit a memorable one 
  • This place is perfect for shooting ..!!! .. such a beautiful temples ... i mean if you get into history of this place and each temple/monument you will say wow .... dont miss this place if you go near...  more »
  • We are bit disappointed when we arrived there around 2:30pm as local said temple will be closed till 5:30pm. Later we found a rusted board saying about temple timings which is from 9:30am till 1pm or ...  more »
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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