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Somnathpur, Mysore

Published Date: 10-May-2024

Fancy visiting a temple that dates back to the 13th century? Include Somnathpur in your itinerary which is definitely one of the top 10 places to visit in Mysore. Located about 40 km away from the city of Mysore, this place is best known for the Chennakesava Temple (also known as Kesava Temple) on the banks of River Kaveri. This ornate temple built in the Hoysala architectural style is indeed a treat to tourists and pilgrims alike.

They say the more we know about our past, the more and better we can be prepared for our future. We don’t know how true this is. But we know one thing for sure – even a day’s visit to these places will leave you mesmerized and make you travel back in time. Besides the above-mentioned places, Mysore has many other hidden gems for history buffs. This list is just a starter. Get a Mysore tourist places map and you will be able to spot many places that take you in the days gone by. You can get one at the railway station or airport. But, before buying the map, book a hotel in Mysore for a comfortable stay close to these popular places.

  • Time required: 5-6 hours
  • Best for: Somnathpur is one of the best nearby places to visit in Mysore.
  • Tip: The best time to visit is between November to March.
  • How to reach: The nearest railway station is Mysuru Junction at 34 km.
  • Nearby Attractions: Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary, Brindavan Gardens, Srirangapatna, Talakadu, Bandipur National Park
  • Nearby Restaurants: Aroha Veg Restaurant, Ratnanivas Hotel, Hotel Mahadeshwara Bhavan
  • Google rating and reviews: 4 rating and 300 reviews

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