Somnathpur (Somnathpura) is a small town about 35km east of Mysore City in Karnataka.
The historic Chennakesava Temple located on the banks of Kaveri is a very popular attraction in Somnathpur. This 700 years old Hoysala period temple , built is a peculiar architectural style is considered as the best preserved specimen of the Hoysala period temples.
The temple is under the care of Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). Somnathpur temple is open to visitors 9 am to 5.30pm. The standard nominal entry fees is collected at the counter next to the main entrance.