While the Hoysala temples at Belur and Halebidu have earned global attention, the exquisite shrine at Somnathpur, considered to be the most complete and best-preserved Hoysala structure, has remained in the shadows. Just two hours from bangalore, the Kesava Temple here is a must-visit for its unparalleled design and craftsmanship.
Distance: 125 km
Direction: Take the Maddur-Malavalli route. At the first circle, take a deviation which will lead you to Bannur, and then Somnathpur.