Enchanting Melkote

Enchanting Melkote

When we started off towards the temple town ‘Melukote’ (Melkote or Yadavagiri or Yadugiri) on a summer day, to be greeted by the misty morning. Our prayers for the same climate went in vain, as the temperature soared later. We stopped at a couple of places for photo sessions & reached in time for the breakfast.

Enchanting Melkote

Enchanting Melkote

After savouring the delicious ‘Puliyogare’, we roamed around the place – Cheluva Narayanaswamy temple, akka-tangi kola, Dhanushkoti (there is one here also), Raya Gopura & then Yoga Narasimhaswamy temple (situated on top of the hill).

Enchanting Melkote

What amazes me is the number of pushkarinis (kalyani or man made water-body) in a town situated on a hill. And that too most of them filled with water during peak summer.

Enchanting Melkote

The day we were there in Melukote was the last day of 10th board exams. A bunch of guys directly came out of the examination hall and jumped into the water to beat the heat & also to celebrate the end of exams 😉

Enchanting Melkote

How to reach there:

Bangalore – Mandya – turn right after 4 KMs from Mandya – Jakkanahalli Cross – Melukote


Bangalore – Kunigal – Bellur Cross – Nagamangala – Jakkanahalli Cross – Melukote


  1. Pictures are wonderful as always. You had published them earlier also. Right ?

    BTW, read your tip off at BB ( I am a member there) for that plagiarism post. Do you think it'll stop ? I myself am a victim to it umpteen no. of times.

    Have commented on manasa's blog & the thief's blog also.

  2. @Arun, thanks & welcome back to B'lore 😉

    @Cuckoo, Thanks. No, I'm publishing these photos for the first time.
    And regd. plagiarism there is not end to that 🙁

    @The Drifter, thanks & welcome.

  3. a nice narration and I am back with my memories of visit to melkote. u hv penned it to perfection and supported with beautiful snaps. keep travellig and we keep reading and viewing
    have a good day

  4. Amazing pics..Summer day, when had u been there?

    Thanks for posting abt the post on plagiarism to BB. That person who stole has apologized n removed my blog post.

  5. Nice narrative! Small temples that dot the landscape of India, especially in the south, have something about them that always strike a chord in me.

  6. @Lakshmi, thanks. do visit the place. Make sure that you are not going there in summer 🙂

    @Rajan, thanks for the visit

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