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Melkote

 
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    Melkote

    If one is looking for perfect peace and tranquil not very far from Bangalore, Melkote is the destination. It is situated approximately 100 km from Bangalore and it takes 3 hour to reach the place.

    It is a quaint little town with heavy presence of priests, you see loitering around all across in their traditional dhoti. There is nothing to do in here except a good long drive here and then stroll across the place. If you wish to be transformed into an ancient era come here and get carried away with the mystics of the old houses and traditions aging centuries old. The temples in here are mostly dedicated to Lord Vishnu and are well kept. It was Sri Ramanujacharya who was responsible for making this town.

    Every year on the eve of Vairamudi festival, more than a lakh people visit this place. Drop in here anytime between September and December to experience the town as it has been frozen in time.

    How to Reach

    Bangalore - Mandya - Melkote

    Exact Location: Melkote is located near Pandavapura in the Mandya District.

    Nearest Town: Pandavapura (24.6 km), Mandya (38 km)

    Distance from Bangalore: 136 km

    Best Time to Visit: Throughout the Year.

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