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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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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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  • It is an another place near Mysore where another lord Sri Cheluva Narayana Swamy stays and giving his blessing to all Mysoreans and Mandya People  more »
  • Traditional and ancient temple of Lord cheluva Narayana Swamy and also lot of movies and songs shooted at its shooting spot best place to picnic  more »
  • Hi trip members Kindly visit at least once in a life time to chaluvanarayana and yoganarasima sway temple at melukote near pandavapura taluk, Mandaya district MYSORE , state karanatka india. Melukote ...  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.