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Places

Places to See in Melukote

  • Yoga Narasimha Swamy Temple.
  • Cheluvanarayana Swamy Temple.
  • Kalyani.
  • Raya Gopura.
  • Dhanushkoti Akka Tangi Kola.
  • Thondanur Lake, Thondanur (12Kms from Melukote).
  • Sri Nambinarayana Temple, Thondanur (12Kms from Melukote).


Other Attractions

Yoga-Narasimha Swamy Temple
On the top of the hill is an impressive temple of Yoga Narasimha. Krishnaraja Wodeyar III presented a gold crown to this temple.


Library & Sanskrit College

The private library of his holiness the Yatirajaswamigalu of melukote contains a large number of Sanskrit and Tamil works bearing on the Vishishtadwaita School of philosophy, a few works bearing on logic, rheotic, mathematics, astronomy, astrology, ritual, architecture, Panchatantra, Dharmashastras, Grihya and Dharmasutra and a god number of Sanskrit works. There are also few Kannada and Telugu works. There is also a Sanskrit college here named Sri Veda Vedantha Bodhini Sanskrit Mahapathashala which was established as early as in 1854 and which is one of the oldest institutions of its kind in the state. melukote has contributed many literary figures like Pu Ti Narasimhachar, Tirumalaraya, Chikkupadhyaya and Alasingachar.


Kalyani or Pushkarani

The temple infrastructure boasts of a large pond called as Kalyani. The beauty of the steps leading to water and the mantapas built all around are such that it has been captured in many Indian films. Melukote Temple Wildlife Sanctuary Melukote is also the location of the melukote Temple Wildlife Sanctuary. This Sanctuary was created on 17th June 1974 mainly to protect the wolf. Other mammals found in this sanctuary are jungle cat, leopard, bonnet macaque, langur and pangolin. It is also an ornithologist's paradise, with numerous species of birds indigenous to the area. And also if walk in the early morning you will see peacock.


Melukote Temple Wildlife Sanctuary

Melukote is also the location of the melukote Temple Wildlife Sanctuary. This Sanctuary was created on 17th June 1974 mainly to protect the wolf. Other mammals found in this sanctuary are jungle cat, leopard, bonnet macaque, langur and pangolin. It is also an ornithologist's paradise, with numerous species of birds indigenous to the area. And also if walk in the early morning you will see peacock.