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Address: Keshava Temple, Somanathapura | Somanathapura Village, Mysuru (Mysore) 571120, India
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The great Chennakesava Temple in Somanathapura

We continued our journey from Chennapattana to Somanthapura which is located at a distance of 73kms . This temple is just 35 kms from Mysore. The temple is surrounded by a wall... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Bengaluru, India
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Bengaluru, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We continued our journey from Chennapattana to Somanthapura which is located at a distance of 73kms . This temple is just 35 kms from Mysore. The temple is surrounded by a wall with spacious premises within. A beautiful garden is laid out and the Archeaological Society of India deserves all praise for good maintenance of this great historic temple. This... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place is a bit of a drive outside the city center but definitely worth the visit. Serene, tranquil and a place where one would calm oneself. Visit this place and see what I mean...

Thank Jovial D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This temple has been constructed in history.the architectural beauty here is fabulous .the carvings are precise .a good place that provide an essence of history.

Thank Satvik S
Bengaluru, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

best temple near Mysore, not anymore activ but really old and in good condition. Beatiful quiet place to discover temple architecture.

Thank Nikocean
Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I took a taxi an hour out of Mysore to this temple. Small complex but old Hoysala style and worth the trip. Go early before the school trips, heat, and tourists. Beware the ticket man may try to rip you off and miss change you as he did us!

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

must visit to admire the intricate handwork of out earlier generations. if you like temple art and have a comfortable time to admire it then this is the place to do so.

Thank Kunal S
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped off here for an hour on the way from Bangalore airport for Mysore and were glad that we made the small detour.. Beautiful carvings and excellent condition. Worth hiring a guide to point out some of the carvings you might otherwise miss.

Thank JohnandBettyBangkok
Gurgaon, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small temple but has some amazing architecture, the entry to to this village has a charge of Rs 50 per vehicle and not sure if this legitimate entry fee or parking fee or is being just collected by the villagers. This place can get crowded on weekends as the road leads to Cauvery rivers sands which is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful and amazing architecture . This temple deity is not worshipped daily and there is no priest in temple, don't expect Poona and offerings. Apart from that the temple is real beauty. Everyone will enjoy it. Its calm and clean. Entry Fee 200 for foreigners and 15 for indians

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is 36kms away from main Mysuru town and definitely worth your time! It takes almost an hour to reach here from Mysuru town. Indeed amazing architecture and stone carvings all of them almost 1000 years old. Still cameras can be used here without any fee and restrictions. They have No entry fee for children. Temple visiting timings is... More 

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