Melkote Kalyani, Mysuru (Mysore)

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#7 of 17 in Historic Sites in Mysuru (Mysore)
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. Put Melkote Kalyani into our Mysuru (Mysore) day trip app to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Mysuru (Mysore).
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  • early morning drive offers serene roads...go to temple at the foot hills...meet saint ramanuja ..the idol liked by followers...after seeing main deity got to a mini hill by a drive..park the car..clim...  more »
  • The place is popular among the pilgrims and visitors for two temples dedicated to lord Vishnu. The temple on the plains is called Cheluvanarayana Swamy Temple Shri Yoganarasimha Swami Temple is locate...  more »
  • V travelled via Tumkur Road , as the road will b very clear , and the highway is too good . As , the Mysore Road highway is too busy .. this route v can enjoy the serene green throughout the way .. Th...  more »
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  • I can assure you that you have seen this kalyani in any of the movie for sure.... Its very big but its dirty at the same time.. Its hard to know that with so many visitors & income the trust is getting they r not coming forward to clean this historical place
  • Best place for weekend outing. very peaceful, green and holy place. Hill station near by and Chaluvanarayana swamy temple up there.
  • Beautiful place to visit. A film shooting spot. Lesser cleanliness.
  • Very big and nicely built pond. But, government need to work on cleaning water here.
  • Spiritual as well as a picnic spot. Nice place to visit with family and friends.

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Where to stay in Mysuru (Mysore)

Make your reservations early to enjoy the range of accommodations available in Mysuru (Mysore), as the diverse range of hotels and guesthouses in this popular tourist town can fill up quickly. For the bulk of available options, look south of the train station along the JLB arterial road. A handful of old colonial treasures still stand, along with a number of modern hotels, some offering views of the more princely architecture in the city. Simple guesthouses on primarily residential side streets, as well as a few shared-room hostels, provide good options for budget-conscious travelers.
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