Melkote Temple (Melukote)

Melkote temple from a distance

Melkote temple from a distance

We explored the Melkote Temple, about thirty miles (approx 50 km) outside of Mysore.  Maybe I read too much Jungle Book as a kid.  This is the sort of temple I’d always imagined in India: old and weathered, lost in the trees and visited by monkeys.  Beautiful and well worth the trip!

Melkote Temple behind the palms

Melkote Temple behind the palms

stairs to the temple

stairs to the temple

monkey scratching his head by the temple

monkey scratching his head by the temple

monkeys are all over the path to the temple

monkeys are all over the path to the temple

Melkote temple tank

Melkote temple tank

Cormorant at Melkote Temple Tank

Cormorant at Melkote Temple Tank

people at the temple tank

people at the temple tank

call to temple

call to temple

melkote hunman monkey

Melkote Hunuman monkey

melkote temple statue

Melkote temple statue

temple statue by the tank

temple statue by the tank

Melkote Temple India

Melkote Temple India

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