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. 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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  • July 15, 2017
    You must visit this place many times during your life time... You just cant explain the feelings by words.. one should experience the peacefulness of this place... Beautiful Heritage Mutt- Temple- Nea...  more »
  • June 29, 2017
    This place is slightly old but good to know about history and culture of Mysore. Overall great experienced.  more »
  • June 21, 2017
    its really good place for one day trip,,,lots of places to visit in walkable distance. Main temple-Cheluva Narayana temple,Yoganarasimha temple(Hill),Akka Thangi Kola,Hanuman temple, Raya Gopura,Dhanu...  more »
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  • July 7, 2017
    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
  • July 5, 2017
    Best place for weekend outing. very peaceful, green and holy place. Hill station near by and Chaluvanarayana swamy temple up there.
  • June 11, 2017
    Beautiful place to visit. A film shooting spot. Lesser cleanliness.
  • July 8, 2017
    Very big and nicely built pond. But, government need to work on cleaning water here.
  • June 27, 2017
    Spiritual as well as a picnic spot. Nice place to visit with family and friends.

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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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