Chennakesava Temple, Somanathapura
Prasanna Chennakeshava Temple, also known as Somnathpur Temple is another popular shrine located near to Mysore. This temple still stands majestically as one of the finest exemplary of Hoysala Architecture. Located in Somanathapura town, about 35 km away from Mysore, it is a place not to be missed when on your Mysore tour. It has been also nominated for the status of UNESCO World Heritage Site. Other two temples which represent Hoysala temple’s architectural brilliance are located at Belur and Halebid. One can see miniature and elaborate carvings and sculptures which is a specific feature of Hoysala architecture.