2. Shivanasamudram, Talakadu and Somnathpura
This is another circuit where you have to start very early and end very late to cover everything. However, for your troubles, you will be rewarded with some stunning offbeat locations.
Shivanasamudram has 2 waterfalls, Gaganachukki and Barachukki, located around 15 km apart. These falls are a sight to behold in the monsoon. It is also home to Madhya Ranga Shri Ranganathaswamy Temple, an important pilgrimage site.
Talakadu is nestled on the banks of the river Cauvery. It is home to a beautiful river beach and ancient temples. It is said to be cursed to become a desert town. Today, it is also famous for producing Artisanal Cheese and Wines.
Somanathapura is famous for Chennakeshava Temple which is a beautiful example of Hoysala architecture
Distance: 349 km
Bangalore to Gaganachukki Falls: 135 km(2.5 hrs); Ganagachukki Falls to Barachukki Falls: 15 km(30 mins); Barachukki Falls to Madhya Ranga Shri Ranganathaswamy Temple: 4km (10 mins); Temple- Talakadu: 30 km(45 mins); Talakadu-Somanathapura: 25km(40 mins); Somanathapura-Bangalore: 140 km(3 hrs)