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

1. Somanathapura


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Somanathapura

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19 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Talakad

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.

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2. Panchalina Darshana


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Panchalina Darshana

3.4

2 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Talakad

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.

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3. Mallikarjuna Temple


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Mallikarjuna Temple

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0 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Talakad

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.

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4. Keerthi Narayan Temple

Keerthi Narayan Temple

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2 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Talakad

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.

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5. Pathaleshwara Temple

Pathaleshwara Temple

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2 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Talakad

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.

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6. Tirumakudal Narsipur

Tirumakudal Narsipur

3.2

13 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Talakad

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.

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7. Vaidyanatheshwara Temple

Vaidyanatheshwara Temple

3.1

2 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Talakad

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.

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8. Maruleshwara Temple

Maruleshwara Temple

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2 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Talakad

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.

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9. Arkeshwara Temple

Arkeshwara Temple

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4 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Talakad

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.

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