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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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This is a truly fabulous temple about 15 miles north of Mysuru and on the way to/from Bengalaru. Covered with carvings and incredibly well preserved it's an absolute must see if... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a truly fabulous temple about 15 miles north of Mysuru and on the way to/from Bengalaru. Covered with carvings and incredibly well preserved it's an absolute must see if you are in the area. Not too many trippers when we were there - excellent

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an excellent temple near Mysore. The architecture of this temple is extraordinary. You will have to spend hours to enjoy the intricate details of sculptures in this temple. There is a garden outside this temple which is well maintained. This temple is under control of UNESCO. There is no rituals or poojas performed in this temple. You will... More 

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Kolkata, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Located at 40 kms from Mysore. Fabulous intrinsic architectural work. A must visit has heritage value.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice temple ,lovely one hour drive from Mysore . Booked a taxi for 1500 up and down . Started at 10 am and reached at 11: 30 or so . I believe that due to past bad experience with lot of yoga students posing inside the temple. They strictly dont allow any kind of Yoga posture photo. I had asked... More 

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Pune, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A temple with welcoming silence. they say the Belur temple, you must see from the inside, the Halebidu temple, you must see from the outside, but the Somnathpura temple you have to see both from the inside as well as outside. Beautiful temple built in 1268 by Somanatha Dandanayaka; general, who controlled this region during the reign of King Narasimha... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Keshava Temple at Somanathapura is located around 35 KM from Mysore and 133 KM from Bangalore. It is maintained by ASI. A weekend visit from Bangalore to Somanathapura, Talakadu and Shivanasamudra is good plan. Route from Bangalore (via Mysore road): Bangalore-> Madduru-> Malavalli -> Somanathapura

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stunned by the level of details on the sculptures. An excellent art of the old times. The symmetry in the details shall amaze you.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I think everyone must visit this temple ....if u ll move toward this temple u ll find beautiful small villages of the mysore... very smooth ways no traffic no pollution ... this temple is totally made-up with stones ...this is speciality ....on this time it is under construction but u can visit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Given its proximity to Mysore this is a very easy day trip. The temple -- well there are three temples -- is well preserved and the carvings are wonderful. There was an excellent guide there that we hired for a modest fee -- make sure to get someone licensed that speaks your language! He helped to make sure we got... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Chennakesava Temple is one of the finest examples of Hoysala architecture. The temple was built by Soma, a Dandanayaka in 1268 C.E. under Hoysala king Narasimha III, when the Hoysala Empire was the major power in South India.

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