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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  • Melkote is an important religious centre. The Cheluva-Narayana Swamy Temple, built in the 12th century, enjoyed the patronage of the Mysore Maharajas as well as Tipu Sultan. The temple gopura is rose-...  more »
  • This place is ancient, rich with history! Going to the top of the temple (climbing or otherwise) rewards you with unbelievable views of the surroundings. Beware of the monkeys though that will steal y...  more »
  • About 44km off the Mysore-Bengaluru highway NH275 is the temple town of Melukote,a hidden gem of Karnataka. It’s cultural heritage and unspoiled natural settings attract both pilgrims and visitors ali...  more »
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  • Very nice and devotional place. Definitely for family. If you are traveling with family then I definitely recommend this place.
  • The place is well located and big but poor maintenance. You can practically see garbage floating on one side of the Kalyani. The crowd has almost destroyed the beauty and there is no one to advice them better.
  • Why don't ever get some common sense. We Indians always spoil the historical monuments. Such a beautiful place very badly maintained. Senseless people bathe and do all sorts of things as if their private bathroom. These should be banned.
  • Very goood plaace . . Especially RAYAGOPURA very nice..
  • Historical Place must vist arround mysore

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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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