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Somnathpur Temple

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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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One of the finest sculptures, carving I have seen in temples of that era (12th century). The architecture and design is really awesome and worth a visit. The temple is inactive as... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One of the finest sculptures, carving I have seen in temples of that era (12th century). The architecture and design is really awesome and worth a visit. The temple is inactive as in you can't understand the history by just looking at it, if you are interested in history of temple, hiring a local guide would be better, else if... More 

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Mysuru (Mysore), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

One of the most well maintained 'de-commissioned' temples I ahve visited in India. Beautiful Hoysala architecture dating back almost a 1,000 years

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Bengaluru, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Timing 9am - 5:30pm Reached Somnathpur by 4:15pm The ruins stand isolated from the place as a hidden beauty. The architecture lives you spell bound. I wonder the patience n dedication of our yester generations which we lack. The crowd was very less at this time. We enjoyed the resonance of the architecture and the cold stones for about an... More 

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have never seen anything more beautiful than this temple before. You can feel the dedication with which this temple was built. It was really sad to know how temple was damaged by various foreign rulers. We hired the guide - Mr Gowda, he was fantastic and knew about the temple a lot. Must visit place if you are around... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a marvel. You'll be spell bound and keep on wondering how they would have sculpted those intricate carvings out of stone. You have to see this to believe. No words to describe the feeling of seeing such a master piece on stone. Serene surroundings. There are no decent restaurants nearby as far as I checked. So ensure you take... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The stone carvings @Somnathpur are purely amazing . The temple is 30+ kms away from Mysore city . If you are planning to visit Mysore this is a must visit place in Mysore . Go ahead and explore this amazing place .

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Each of the heritage temples of yore are so different from each other, and they really showcase what India once was!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a professor, I'm always interested in good architecture (although I can't even build a card house). This temple is ONE OF THE BEST---absolutely amazing carvings; if this sort of thing interests you (and I hope it does), GO! It's not far from Mysore.

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are in or around Mysore, this is a must visit place. The temple in Somanathapura, about an hour from Mysore, is an exquisite example of typical Hoysala architecture. The attention to detail in the sculptures is unbelievable. The roads are not bad either to travel. But there are no good restaurants or eating places around. So make sure... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this striking beauty, is not shiny from distance, but when you get closer and reveal the details of art and architechture, you are amazed. it is a perfect introduction for the other beauties of Karnataka

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