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Government of Karnataka
Hindu Religious Institutions & Charitable Endowments Department
Regional Commissioner, Mysore Division     Website:

Nearby Places

Sl.No. Name of the tourist place Distance
1 Mysore ( Palace, Jaganmohan Palace, Chamundi Hills, Zoo, Others) 55 k.m.
2 Sri Rangapatna( Sriranganatha Swamy Temple, Sri Nimishamba Temple, Tipu Summer Palace, Gumbaz, Sangam, Karighatta, Ranganthittu) 35 k.m.
3 Shravanabelagola 25 k.m.
4 Krishna Raja Sagar 20 k.m.
5 Sri Adichunchanagiri Kshetra 50 k.m.
6 Sri Lakshmi Narayana Swamy Temple, Hosaholalu 18 k.m.
7 Sri Chennakeshava Swamy Temple, Nagamangala 30 k.m.
8 Sri Siddhalingeshwara Swamy Temple, Yadiyur 55 k.m.
9 Thondanur (Tonnur Lake) 12 k.m.

LODGING - Where to Stay at melukote

  • The Forest Department and the Public Works Department have a guest house each.
  • The Academy of Sanskrit Research has lovely cottages surrounded by lush green gardens.

Travel Info

From Bangalore 133 kms
From Mysore 51 kms
From Srirangapatna 35 kms

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 peccock.

Useful Info

Sri Cheluvanarayana Swamy Temple Darshana Timings -

  • 7:30 AM to 1:00 PM
  • 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
  • 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Special Days [Saturday, Sunday & Govt Holidays] -

  • 7:30 AM to 1:30 PM
  • 3:30 PM to 6:00 PM
  • 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Sri Yoganarasimha Swamy Temple Darshana Timings -

  • 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM
  • 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM


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