Melukote is 54 km from Mysuru, 149 km from Bengaluru. Melukote is the location of the Cheluvanarayana Swamy Temple, with a collection of crowns and jewels. When it comes to heritage value and beauty, this place is a little dynamite, packing many interesting things.There are steps that lead to the top. The view of the lowlands from the top is fantastic, especially at Sun rise and sunset. in southern India, Melukote is one of the sacred places in Karnataka, The place is also known as Thirunarayanapuram. It is built on rocky hills, known as Yadugiri, More shrines and ponds are located in the town. Melukote is home to the Academy of Sanskrit Research, which has collected thousands of manuscripts.The name of the place is derived from the temple of Narayanaswamy which is built on the hillock, surrounded by a fort. Vairamudi Brahmostava is an annual festival which attracts more devotees every year, The temple infrastructure has a large pond called as Kalyani,Melkote is also the location of the Melkote Temple Wildlife Sanctuary, mammals found in this sanctuary include the Jungle Cat, Leopard, Bonnet Macaque, Langur and Pangolin. It is also an ornithologist’s paradise, with around 200 species of birds indigenous to the area. Melkote Temple Wildlife Sanctuary has been known for its once abundant Cycas Circinalis species, which in the recent time has been over exploited by the flower decorators & local doctors