Mysore To Melkote

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Mysore To Melkote One Day Tour By Car

Mysore to melkote temple distance  Km of Mysore, Melkote in the district of Mandya has two important temples of Vishnu one Cheluvanarayana Temple and the other Yoganarasimha Temple located at the top of the hill. The view of the surroundinges from the top of the hill is stunning. The Academy of Sanskrit Research has several unpublished works in Sanskrit, Tamil, Philosophy, Maths and astronomy

Melukote is a hobli in Pandavapura taluk situated at a distance of 36 Km. from Mandya and 50 Km. from Mysore. It is a sacred pilgrim centre for Sri Vaishnavas and it is said that the Sri Vaishnava saint Ramanujacharya from Tamil Nadu stayed here for 12 years during the 12th century.

According to mythology, Melukote was known as Narayanadri, Vedadri, Yadavadri, Yathishaila and Thirunarayanapura as the temple of Narayanaswamy is built on granite rocky hill 3589 ft. above the sea level named Yadugiri, surrounded by a fort. The main deity is Narayanaswamy and according to local legend, the Utsavamurthy had been lost and was recovered by Sri Ramanuja.

The Annual report of the Mysore Archaeological Department 1944 mentions that the presiding deity was worshipped before the visit of Sri Ramanujacharya. It appears he got it renovated through the Hoysala King and the hill fort was also built during the Hoysala period. There are a number of inscriptions which refers to the land grants and donations to the temple. The temple has a beautiful gopura. There are shrines of Ramanuja, idols of Alwars and Yadugiriamma in the temple. The rich temple which has most valuable jewels in its collection and it is special patronage of the Maharaja of Mysore.

The Mysore King Raja Wodeyar (1578-1617 A.D.) presented Rajamudi which consists of golden crowns set with stones. Tipu Sultan donated a Nagari and elephant to the temple. The Mysore King Krishnaraja Wodeyar (1799-1831) presented a Krishnarajamudi a Crown set with precious stones. There is another Crown in the temple called Vairamudi. utsavamurthy is decorated by all these crowns in annual jatra usually held during March-April which was visited by lakhs of devotees. Krishnaraja Wodeyar III presented a golden crown to the yoganarasimha temple which is on the hill. Here it has a Bigger pond.

Melukote produced many literary figures like Pu Ti. Narasimhachar, Srivaishanava mathas of Yathirajamatha, Ahobalamath, Chikkupadhyaya, Tirumalaraya, Alasingachar are located here. The sri veda vedantha Bodhini sanskrit college, an old institution and sanskrit reaserch academy have more collections of rare books and old manuscripts. There is a dairy unit and artisan traning centre. Melukote is famous for quality handlooms especially weaving dhotis, sarees etc. There is a big forest land near melukote and there is also a wild life sanctuary.


Mysore Melkote Cab Charges

Type Of VehicleUsage Km's Cost
Toyota Eitos 4+1 120 km's2800.00
Swift Dzire 4+1 120 km's2800.00
Chevrolet Tavera 9+1 120 km's3800.00
Toyota Innova 120 km's4500.00
Tempo Traveller 12+1 120 km's3000.00
Mini Bus 22+1 120 km's3900.00
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Day 1: Departure

DELHI / CHANDIGARH – SHIMLA Drive from Delhi to Shimla (343 kms, 8 hrs) arrive Shimla. Transfer to hotel. Overnight at Shimla.


Day 2

SHIMLA CITY TOUR One of the most popular hill Resorts of the North. The town is situated at an altitude of 6810 ft, initially chosen as a sanatorium for invalid European officers, but soon developed into a big hill town and became the summer capital of the country. There are ample opportunities in Shimla for sports. This day departure for full day sightseeing to Chail ( Chail Palace, World’s highest Cricket ground, Sidh Temple and Kali Ka Tibba) and Kufri ( Deshu Peak and Meshu Peak). Dinner at resort in Shimla. Overnight at resort in Shimla.


Day 3

SHIMLA – MANALI Drive from Shimla to Manali (280 kms. 8 hrs) Arrive Manali Transfer to hotel. Dinner and Overnight at hotel.


Day 4

MANALI – LOCAL SIGHT SEEING Walk through town visiting newly constructed Buddhist Monastery. Hadimba Devi temple-It is small temple situated in the dense forest is very interesting. Hadimba is said to be the wife of Bhima from the epic of Mahabharata. Vashisht, it is an extremely picturesque little place clinging to the steep hill side. On the way up to the village you come upon the Vashisht hot baths where a natural sulphur spring is piped into a modern bath -house. Dinner and Overnight at Manali.


Day 5

MANALI – ROHTANG PASS Full day tour of Rohtang Pass – The majesty of the mountains and the glaciers can be seen at their best; you have next two hours to enjoy this snowy haven. Take a sledge ride down the slopes, try your luck climbing the little snow hills. On your descents to Manali, halt at the Rahalla falls and Solang Valley. The Magnificent views and natural beauty are a never-ending source of delight. Also halt at Marhi, Ralha falls, Nehru Kund. Return to the hotel for Overnight stay at Manali.


Day 6

MANALI TO CHANDIGARH (320kms, approx. 09 hrs drives) Morning drive to Chandigarh. Arrive Chandigarh check in the hotel and now proceed to sightseeing tour of Chandigarh including Rock Garden, constructed almost entirely out of city garbage; Rose Garden 30 landscaped acres containing a variety of 1600 roses; Museum & Art Gallery housing a good collection of sculptures and paintings. Overnight at Chandigarh.


Day 7: Return

AIRPORT / RAILWAY STATION DROP After breakfast checkout from the hotel and proceed for Airport / Railway Station. TOUR END


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