Somnathpura Temple, Mysuru (Mysore)

Marvel at the fine architecture and artwork of Somnathpura Temple, a Hoysala temple made from soapstone. The well-preserved complex dates back to 1268, when the area was ruled by Hoysala king Narasimha III. Sitting in an impressively high-walled enclosure, the temple consists of three main shrines, all to forms of the Hindu god Vishnu. Outside, note the symmetry of its architectural design, the horizontal ornamental patterns, and the details of the roofs; inside, linger over the intricate interiors and finely wrought sculptures. Make Somnathpura Temple part of your personalized Mysuru (Mysore) itinerary using our Mysuru (Mysore) trip itinerary site .
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  • Bowled by the thought process of our architects...how they're able to explain our history through the temple architecture...truly a master piece...pls ensure u take a guide ..  more »
  • This temple is a must see for all who visit Mysore! The architecture and carvings are well maintained. Make sure to have a local tour guide who is able to speak upon the details of the carvings along ...  more »
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  • 650 year old treasure of Indian history. The temple is well maintained, clean with ample parking spaces outside. Its just 45-60 min drive from Mysore city and a must-see for history aficionados.
  • Place is great and worth a visit. Do keep in mind that timings are very strict. Officers will start pushing away visitors sharply at 5:30. Plan accordingly.
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