Situated just 51 Kms from Mysore, Melukote unravels the country’s age-old history. Adorned with countless ancient temples, this 4000-year-old town in Karnataka is the pious place of Sri Vaishnava sect from 12th-century saint Ramanujacharya. The old documents and manuscripts that this city beholds make it more valuable and pleasing, depicting ancient India to the travellers.
Peeping from the rocky, hilly areas of Yadugiri, Yadavagiri and Yadushailadeepa, Melkote is incomparable with its beauty and heritage spreading worldwide. The main attraction here is the Cheluvanarayana Swamy Temple. The temple has relevance to ancient Hindu mythology and is believed to have been worshipped by both Lord Rama and Lord Krishna. The annual festival of Vairamudi which happens in the month of March and April is the highlight of the city. Around 400,000 devotees attend this breathtaking festival.
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