Melkote

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Highlights

Rating
Rated 3.5 / 5 - based on 100 reviews
Attractions : Cheluvanarayana Swamy Temple, Yoga Narasimha Swamy Temple
Season : January to December
Weather : Summer (23 to 37°C), Winter (18 to 23°C)

Details

Melkote is a temple town located in the Pandavapura taluk of Mandya district. There are two popular temples in Melkote - Cheluvanarayana Swamy temple and Yoga Narasimhaswamy temple. The whole place is located on a hill range known as Yadugiri at an altitude of 3589 ft. This place has references in Hindu mythology. It is said that the great saint Ramanuja lived in this place for 14 years.

Melkote tourist attractions

Cheluvanarayana Swamy Temple

This temple is dedicated to Lord Cheluvana Narayana Swamy. The diety is unique in a way because both Rama and Krishna and his descendants were great devotees of the lord. The temple recieved the attention of the Wodeyars of Mysore as they richly decorated the temple with their contributions of jewels and crowns.

Yoga Narasimha Swamy Temple

This temple is dedicated to Lord Yoga Narasimha. Mythology says that Lord Prahlad himself was responsible for establishing the idol of the diety in this place.

Kalyani and Rayagopura

The temple has a wide Kalyani, also called as Pushkarani. It is a water tank built beautifully with steps and mantaps all around. Rayagopura is another attraction in Melkote.

Things to do in Melkote

  • Visit the temples of Cheluvanarayana Swamy and Yoga Narasimha.
  • Visit the Kalyani and Rayagopura in Melkote.
  • Enjoy the architecture and soak in the history of the place.

Travel Guide

How to reach Melkote

Nearest Bus Station

Mandya is the nearest bus station.

Nearest Railway Station

Mandya is the nearest railway station.

Nearest Airport

Mysore is the nearest airport to Melkote.

How to reach Melkote from Bangalore

Bus

There are KSRTC and state buses which ply from Bangalore to Mandya. From here, local buses can be taken to reach Melkote.

Train

There are trains from Bangalore to Mandya. From here, bus/ taxi can be hired to reach Melkote.

Car / Taxi

Bangalore to Melkote distance is 149 km and is approximately a 2.5 hour journey via National Highway 75 and National Highway 150 A. From Bangalore connect to Tumkur road. Follow National Highway 75 and National Highway 150 A to State Highway 47 in Jakkanahalli. Continue on this road to reach Melkote. This route goes through Nelamangala, Kunigal, Nagamangala to reach Melkote.

How to reach Melkote from Mysore

Mysore to Melkote is best accessible through taxi or own vehicle as the distance is less.

Car / Taxi

Mysore to Melkote distance is 80 km and is approximately a 2 hr journey via National Highway 275. From Mysore, head south towards Bogadi road. Drive along National Highway 275 and KRS Pandavapura Main road to reach Melkote. This route goes through Bilikere, Hulikere, Chinakuruli to reach Melkote.

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