Melukote is one of the sacred places, about 64 km from Mysore. Srivyshnava preceptor Sri Ramanuja lived and taught here for nearly 14 years in the 12th century. The temple of Sri Tirunarayana also called Sri Krishna and Cheluvapulle is located at the lower hill. The Vairamudi festival takes place in March-April every year attracting a large number of devotees. A temple dedicated to Sri Yoga Narasimhaswamy is on the upper hill. There is regular bus service from Mysore City.