If temples, history, and all that jazz are what interests you, then Melukote is an ideal place to head to. You could begin your day at the famous Cheluvanarayana Swamy Temple, which is basically the most touristy spot in town. Located on top of Yadugiri hills, this temple features rich stonework and various complexes that can delight even the most amateur shutterbugs. Oh, and since the hill overlooks the Cauvery valley, you’ve got yourself a nice spot to see the whole city.
Yoga Narasimha Temple is another place you can head to after Cheluvanarayana Swamy Temple. Situated on top of a hill that’s roughly 1,800 meters above sea level, it’s another spot to get your fix of architecture, history, and pictures. Photos spots include the huge drum that was gifted by Tipu Sultan. Trekking enthusiasts in the group will like the climbing up the steps from the base of the hill to reach the temple.