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Keshava Temple, Somanathapura | Somanathapura Village, Mysuru (Mysore) 571120, India
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Extraordinary carving. Mind blowing temple. World class. No photographs can do this temple justice. It is breathtaking. A must visit place.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank LesStaffordshire
Reviewed 4 days ago

You really need to hire a guide to truly appreciate this former temple. It was built in the 14th century and the muslims then destroyed it by damaging the carvings. Because of this the temple lost it's 'power' and is no longer a temple. It...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Susan B
Reviewed 6 days ago

This place had less tourists so a pleasure to visit. All the intricate carvings were fascinating to see. It does not take long to tour either, just under an hour.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank EileenMtShasta
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful carving Well kept Entry fees Washrooms available Guide available Parking available 12 th century temple

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank VinodBela22
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful place with carved sculptures that define the art of early times.this temple is star shape exhibiting the creativity and intelligence

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Adeebunisa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A fascinating temple, very old, very tranquil, and very few visitors making it a peaceful place to visit. Well maintained.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Deborah B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful place to visit with fantastic architecture representing the times of the Hoyosala kingdom in the South of India a must for visitors interested in history

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 448aftaba
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The place is very old and way it is constructed is really good. If going to mysuru then you can plan to visit this also.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 711megha
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are in Mysore, you can afford to miss this temple. Though restored recently, this Ancient Temple is an excellent example of art and culture - depicting Ramayana, Mahabhart. Very clean and well maintained monument by ASI.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank drgilada
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This temple is known for one of the best architecture during Hoysala period. Since the main idols have been disfigured, no pooja / prayer is offered. There are 3 garbha gudi ( sanctum). It took 68 yrs to complete. Temple is built in soap stone....More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Response from Shridhar M | Reviewed this property |
Roads are the best right upto the somnathpur temple. Many eateries on the bangalore mysore highway , so not a problem.if you are going to somnathpur from mysore , it is just a 30 min drive , but there are no eateries on the... More
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Response from Natraj_Natu | Reviewed this property |
It will be open on all days between 9:00 A.M. to 5:30 P.M.
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Response from AmrutaR23 | Reviewed this property |
Depending on type of experience you are interested, you can plan lot of things while going to somnathpura. If it is temples then you can visit enroute temples in maddur and mandya like holle anjenya, holle narshima, ambgal... More