You are frequent bike, car or bus travelers to – Talakadu beach (TalaKaveri River) and Talakadu temples in Karnataka. If your planned for one day trip from Bangalore to Talakadu. Talakadu is a pilgrimaged site located in Mysore district. Talakadu temples is one of the famous picnic destinations in Karnataka. Must-Visit the talakadu temples and spend more time with your friends and family. Talakadu, is a small town with a group of temples, a famous picnic centre for Hindus, located 43 kms from Mysore and 133 kms from Bangalore.
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How to reach Talakadu
- Bangalore Airport is the nearest airport to Talakadu located about 120 km away.
- Taxis are easily available outside the airport and if possible pre-book a cab for more convenience.
- Mysore, located 45 km from Talakadu, serves as the nearest railway head for the town.
- Buses and taxis are available outside the railway station to the required destination.
- 25kms from Mysore .
- 120 kms from Bangalore
places to visit in Talakadu
1. Vaidyanatheshwara Temple
The Vaidyanatheswara temple is located in Talakadu, Chamarajanagar district of Karnataka. The Vaidyanatheswara temple is a famous excursion center in south India. It is one of the Panchalinga Sthalas, the other four being in Talakad too. It is believed that one who obtains a darshan of the five Lingas will be absolved of all sins. Trips from all over South India gather here to worship Lord Shiva.
- Timings: 5:30 AM – 9:30 PM (Sunday to Saturday).
2. Arkeshwara Temple
Arkeshwara temple is one of the 5 panchalingas and is 15 minutes each from the Mallikarjuna temple and Vaidyanatheswara temple. This is a very small temple surrounded by rich greenery and does not receive much footfall. The priest stays within the premises and pooja is offered. The temple that essentially destroyed all the courtesy and the calmness of the place
- Opening and Closing Hours: 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM (Sunday to Saturday).
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3. Mallikarjuna Temple
While on a picnic to Talakadu, visitors must explore Mallikarjuna Temple that is dedicated to Goddess Brahmaraambigai and has a small lingam of Mallikarjuna Swamy. On close observation, devotees would notice foot prints on the lingam, which belong to Kaamadhenu according to the locals. Sandhyaa Ganapathi, Veerabadrar and Chamundeeswari sannadhis have also been placed inside the temple complex. Mallikarjuna Temple is one of the temples that pilgrims visit on a Panchalingadarshana.
- Opening and Closing Hours: 6 AM – 6 PM (Sunday to Saturday).
4. Keerthi Narayana Temple
Keerthi Narayana Temple in Talakadu, is one of the Pancha Narayana temple built in the year 1117 AD by King Vishnuvardhana. The Keethi narayana Temple is one of the earliest known temples built in the Hoysala style. The building material is Chloritic schist, more commonly known as soapstone. It is adjacent to the Vaidyanatheshwara temple itself and reachable from the main road. This Vishnu temple also offers worship and decorum is expected to be maintained. Architecture wise this is very pleasing with a good landscape lined with trees.
- Temple timings: 9:00 AM To 5:00 PM
- Famous Festivals: Radha Sapthami, Vykunta Ekadasi.
5. Pathaleshwara Temple
Pathaleshwara Temple is another popular travel site in Talakadu. It is considered to be one amidst the earliest temples constructed by Ganga kings in this town. The main desirability of Pathaleshwara Temple is its Shivalingam, which changes colour at different points of the day. During the morning the Shivalingam is red in colour but changes to black in the afternoon and white at night. Numerous traveller ensure at this temple during the Panchalingadarshana that is celebrated once in 12 years.
Opening and Closing Hours
- Morning 7 AM to 12 PM and evening 4 PM to 8:30 PM (Sunday to Saturday).
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Places to visit nearby Talakadu
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Talakadu is a historical place which is very famous as a pilgrimage site. A must-visit destination while you are planning a trip to Mysore. At the destination, Talakadu there are over 30 temples which are majorly submerged under the sand. There are few of the excavated ones which are open for the public view.