Melkote Kalyani, 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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  • Especially the carved pillars inside the temple was amazing and how in 12th century they were able to pull this magnificent feat. If you are Rajini Fan this place is must watch, remember Subrammanya....  more »
  • This is a 12th Century Vaishanavite temple town. The darshan is a divine experience. The temple is very old and the pillars have marvelous carving. Must visit !!  more »
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  • Very nice place. Very good place to hangout with friends and family members. If you want to spend good time and looking around for the peaceful place this is it. Extra Note: Please don't destroy the place by throwing plastic bags where ever you want. Use cloth bags instead of plastic bags. Don't take bath in kalyani.
  • It's an awesome place for photography and film shooting. You can see this place in many Kannada movies. It's a nice, calm and cool place. This place requires some maintenance as it's not clean. Government should take some steps to clean the premises. Overall it's a nice place to visit.
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