Located about 30 kms from Mysore is the architectural marvel built by the Hoysalas of 20th Century. A temple built for Lord Chennakeshava, vandalised by the invaders. The temple seems to be partly (2%) incomplete with some stones still lying bare while some pillars stand still.The perfect engineering evident though Hoysala architecture is present in this town of Somanathapura, located 6 kms off Mysore-Malavalli road near Bannur.
A good place to visit, if interested in architecture, history or photography. Best avoided if you are not interested in either of them