Somanathapur is a temple town near
Mysore most famous for it’s Chennakesava Temple, also known as the Kesava or
Keshava temple. Built in 1268 CE by the commander Soma, Kesava Temple is one of
the best examples of Hoysala architecture. Today it is still well preserved and
maintained, and is a popular tourist destination for those living in Mysore and
Rent a car from Zoom and arrive in Somanthapur with ease! The best way to get there is to take the NICE Bangalore Mysore Expressway from Mysore Road. From there, take NH209 to Kollegia Main road. Continue along this road until you see signs for SH33 and then SH79 towards Somanathapur. The entire trip is roughly 180KM and should take three to four hours, but if you get lost our GPS can guide you the entire way! Get there faster than with a bus or train and stop at your own convenience.
Rent an SUV if you have a big group or rent a sedan such as the Vento or Ford Figo if you have a smaller group or are with your significant other.
If you don't own a car or don't want to take your own car, then Zoom has several options for you to consider:
Hatchback : Take our Ford Figo ZXI for flexibility in your travels. The Figo gives you freedom to explore Somanathapur however you want.
Sedans : Zoom with Volkswagen Vento or BMW 320d if you want to ride around Somanathapur in style. These cars are great if you have a small group or are with your significant other.
SUV : If trekking is what you crave, the mighty Scorpio is all yours to explore the unexplored. No need to worry about steep uphill climbs or rough terrain, the Scorpio can handle it all. The Scorpio is especially good if you are with a large group of people.
All Zoom cars come with the following: -
- All-inclusive tariff which includes fuel, comprehensive insurance and taxes.
- A 3G enabled tablet, which makes navigation a breeze.
- No deposit required to Zoom off.
In order to get the most out of
your experience, rent a car from Zoom so that you have the freedom to explore Somanathapur
as you please. No need to negotiate with rickshaw drivers or walk for
kilometers, you can drive however and wherever you want.
Chennakesava Temple: widely known to be one of the finest examples of Hoysala architecture, this temple is a must for anyone visiting Somanathapur. Regardless of if you are interested in art or culture, the symmetrical layout, perfect sculptures, and incredible ornaments are sure to amaze you!
Insiders Tip: When inside of the temple pay attention to the artwork on the ceilings!
It is best to visit Somanathapur between the months of August and February.