Srikanteshwara Temple, Mysuru (Mysore)

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Visit an architectural feat and religious place with more than 1,200 years of tradition and history at Srikanteshwara Temple. Commissioned during the rule of Ganga Dynasty in the 9th century, it is dedicated to god Shiva. See the 66 idols of Nayanmar saints and more than 100 shrines and ‘lingas’, which means representations and effigies of Shiva. Listen to the story of how the eyesight of the royal elephant was restored on Tippu Sultan’s prayers, proving the power of Shiva. Observe the Dravidian architectural style with this seven-storey high building decorated with gold and sculptures, upgraded over centuries with each ruler trying to surpass the improvements of the previous. Plan to visit Srikanteshwara Temple during your Mysuru (Mysore) vacation using our convenient Mysuru (Mysore) day trip planner .
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  • Spend at least two hours. though bit tiresome, cherish-able. beautiful surroundings. deities are well maintained.  more »
  • This is one of the most beautiful temples I have ever been to! Visited in my way to Mysore from Bangalore.. Would recommend everyone to stop here for darshan  more »
  • Very nice place to visit. Big temple in the entire state of Karnataka. Well maintained. The temple is a fine example of Indian architecture.  more »
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  • One of the oldest and finest temples down south. Very close to the royal city of Mysore and we'll connected by road! A must visit Hindu temple.
  • This is a very important Hindu temple dedicated to lord shiva. The temple premises is very spacious. It's easy to locate from within a moving vehicle also as the statue of Lord shiva is very big and visible from afar. The river in front of the temple adds to the temple grandeur. It's a very nice, scenic place. Must visit
  • Very nice place to visit. Big temple in the entire state of Karnataka. Well maintained..Do avoid on special occasions as there will be a big Q in VIP entry as well..
  • Good temple to visit with family. Temple is a bit crowded these days. But, worth a visit. There is a river opposite to the temple, excellent place to relax and enjoy with your family.
  • Oldest and huge Shiva temple in Southern part of Karnataka. Also called as Dakshina Kashi. Temple provides free lunch and dinner everyday. Located in Nanjangud near mysore.

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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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