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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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  • This is a Good Temple in Very Good location and surrounded by Iyengar's were you get Puliyogara(Puliyotharai) and some old style chew items like Ilantha vadai. Puliyogara is very tasty and spicy.. yum...  more »
  • A scenic hill town known for its shrines,monastries,Iyengar poliyodarai and the Academy of sanskrit Reasearch.  more »
  • V silent and good place,one can see ancients carving and have good darshan of Lord Chelvanarayana Vishnu,and Ramanuja  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