The Pleasant and less known Mallikarjuna Temple on a hillock is about 31km from Mysuru and 138km from Bengaluru. 5km from Bannur city. The road to this gem of a place is good. Once reached at the bottom entrance of this temple, one has to climb 500 stone steps in order to reach the top. Each stone step climed is a treat with beautiful nature and greenery view around. The view from top is just breathtaking and Amazing. The place is calm and peaceful. There are multiple paths and small hills to trek which are attached to this place. The blessings of Lord Mallikarjuna and the fantastic landscape makes this place a must visit