Built by the Cholas, Yoganandeeshwara Temple is dedicated to the Lord Shiva. However, most attention is grabbed by the two Dwarpalakas which guard the entrance of the temple. The temple is perched atop of a hill. The temple has an inscription which is known as ‘Kodi Maran’.
Constructed during the period of Cholas, Hoysalas, Banas and the Vijayanagar Empire, the Nandi Temple is perched on the top of the Nandi Hills. The benefactor for this temple was the Vijayanagar Kings and it was built by the Kempe Gowda. The temple is bedecked with pillars and exquisite metal work. There is a lamp tower in front of the temple.
Located on the Nandi Hills, Tipu’s Drop is a rock face which is around 600 meters high. Historians say that the doomed prisoners were thrown off the cliff to their death. The towering height of the cliff generates fabulous views of the city. The views from the top are really breathtaking.
A cool and beautiful cave near Nandi Hills, Brahmashram has the unique distinction of being the meditation place of Sage Ramakrishna Paramhamsa. The sage was one of the greatest devotees of goddess Kali. The ashram is a major tourist attraction.
Once a summer residence of Sir Markcubbon K.C.B, the then commissioner of Mysore, Nehru Nilaya is a glorious bungalow designed in British style. The SAARC Summit of 1986 took place in this bungalow. Now it has been converted into a guest house of the horticulture department of India.