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Talakad is a small mystical town steeped in the glorious past and heritage nestled on the left banks of River Kaveri. The town has been a witness to the rise and falls of several great kingdoms including Cholas, Pallavas, Gangas, Vijayanagar and Hoysalas.
Folklores and legends are hidden in every nook and corner of the town, trying to unearth from beneath the layers of sands that covers the town. Peeking at every turn are some exquisitely carved temples that represent the finest epitome of unending saga of craftsmanship and footprints of the rich bygone era. Nicknamed as 'Kasi of the South', Talakad is adorned with five sacred Shivalingas giving this intriguing place a spiritual aura and a rustic charm. After several temples being excavated from the cursed sand dunes, there are many more waiting to be unearthed.
- Make sure you carry a camera to capture the essence of charm and romanticism oozing out of the city and also beware of the mischievous monkeys lurking around.- Do hire a local guide to indulge in all local folklores and secrets hidden in the sand and curses of the village.- The timing for all the temples are same i.e. 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM, so plan your trip accordingly.
Talakad is known for its sand dunes and exquisitely carved temples. It is a home to five sacred Shivalingas.
Does not have many eating joints.
An ideal destination for those with a historical bent of mind. Can be visited by religious people as it houses five sacred Shivalingas.
The nearest airport is in Bangalore, which is 120 km away. The nearest railway station is in Mysore, at a distance of about 45 km. Talakad is well connected by buses to nearby cities like Bang... (Read More)