Places To Visit In Talakad

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Here are the top 9 tourist attractions to see in Talakadu:

1. Somanathapura

Must visit 4.1 /5 View 12+ photos

19 km
from city center
1 out of 9
places to visit in Talakadu

Another small hamlet lying in the proximity to the town of Talakad, Somanathapura is home to tow famous ancient temples. Sri Venugopala Swamy Temple established by Hoysala king Narasimha in year 1269 and Sri Channakeshava Temple created in year 1268 are the two popular temples in the area.

2. Panchalinga Darshana

3.4 /5

2 km
from city center
2 out of 9
places to visit in Talakadu

It is an event where a fair is held to honour of five Shiva Temples present in the town. This fair take place once every twelve years on the day of full moon in the month of Karthika when the two stars of Vishaka and Khuha Yoga conjoins. Last time the fair was held in year 2006.

3. Mallikarjuna Temple

3.4 /5

0 km
from city center
3 out of 9
places to visit in Talakadu

An ancient temple dedicated to a lingam of Mallikarjuna Swamy and Goddess Brahmaraambigai. One can also witness the footprints on the lingam which are believed to be belonging to Kaamadhenu.

4. Keerthi Narayana Temple

3.1 /5

2 km
from city center
4 out of 9
places to visit in Talakadu

Hidden beneath the layers of sand, Keerthi Narayan Temple was built by King Vishnuvardhan of Hoysala Dynasty and excavated in year 1911. The temple is a specimen of fine workmanship with statues of Keerthi Narayana and Ranganathar presided in the temple by the king.

5. Pathaleshwara Temple

3.1 /5

2 km
from city center
5 out of 9
places to visit in Talakadu

One of the oldest temples constructed by the Ganga kings in the town, Pathaleshwara Temple is temple with some uniqueness to it and one of the five lingams in the town.

6. Tirumakudal Narsipur

3.1 /5

13 km
from city center
6 out of 9
places to visit in Talakadu

Tirumakudal Narsipur is a town adorned with several ancient temples located in the vicinity of Talakad about 16 km away. A pilgrim hub, Gunja Narasimha is the most renowned temple in the area known for its splendid Dravidian style of architecture.

7. Vaidyanatheshwara Temple

3.1 /5

2 km
from city center
7 out of 9
places to visit in Talakadu

One of the most popular temples in Talakad, Vaidyanatheshwara Temple is a part of the five lingam pilgrim circuit. Constructed in 14th century by Chola Kings on the Granite stone, the temple is mainly dedicated to Lord Shiva.

8. Maruleshwara Temple

3.1 /5

2 km
from city center
8 out of 9
places to visit in Talakadu

One of the last lingam temples in Talakad, Maruleshwara Temple is adorned with a huge Shivalingam installed by Lord Brahma. The temple was constructed by Ganga kings and houses idols of Surya, Maheswara, Ganapathi, Navagrahams, Thirumul, Shanmugar, Ambugai and Veerabhadra.

9. Arkeshwara Temple

3.1 /5

4 km
from city center
9 out of 9
places to visit in Talakadu

Another beautiful temple and one of the five lingams unearthed is Arkeshwara Temple located in a secluded area. It is a charming temple which is adorned with idols of Durgai and Bhairavar as well as of Abhayangara Lingam.

FAQs on Talakadu

Can you suggest an itinerary for Talakad?

Talakad is mainly a pilgrim site where you can explore the relics of the several great kingdoms. Since all the temples in the village have same opening time at 8:00 AM in the morning, try and cover as many temples possible in a day. However, make sure to visit the five lingam temples excavated in the town. If left with time, do visit the small village of Somanathapura laying the proximity.

How can I commute within Talakad?

Talakad is a small village where commuting between the places in not really a big task. However, the best option is to hire a private cab for the trip. Also make sure you avoid travelling during peak summers owing to the scorching heat.
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What are the top sightseeing places in Talakad?

The top sightseeing places in Talakad are Somanathapura, Panchalinga Darshana, Mallikarjuna Temple, Keerthi Narayan Temple, Pathaleshwara Temple, Tirumakudal Narsipur.
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