Talakadu Tourism & Travel Guide

Also known as Talakad, this is a town in the Chamaraanagar in Karnataka and is perfect for a history tour. Many parts of this ancient toen where even prehistoric remains have been found is covered by sand dunes and the reason for thgis s unknown. Being on the banks of the River Cauvery, the beauty of this place is extraordinary. The sand temples are the main attractions here and the credit for these goes to the Chola Kings. There are various legends behind this town. It is said that once here lived a saint by the name of Somadatta and while he and disciples were on their way to the Shiva temple, they were attacked by elephants and killed. It is said that they were reborn in the form of elephants and worshipped lord Shiva in the form of a tree. Once two men Tala and Kadu tried to cut this tree and blood came out of it. They immediately stopped cutting it and at the end tried to heal it with the leaves and fruits of the same tree. It is said that Lord Shiva himself got cured and is thus known as Vaidyanath. The Cholas later built a Vaidyanatheshwara Temple out here.
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Talakadu had 30 temples, out of which many are still buried under the sand today....

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Quite often, we saw boards mentioning the distance to Mandya, Mysore, and Talakadu....

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Talakadu, Karnataka 571122, India
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Bangalore or Bengaluru, also known as the Silicon valley of India, will greet you with dreamy weather, Carnatic fusion melodies, a signature breakfast of masala dosa and filter coffee, and notorious traffic. Visit classic attractions such as the Bangalore castle known for its Tudor-style architecture and Tipu Sultan’s summer palace that dates back to the 17th century. To get your art fix, you could head to the fascinating Venkatappa Art Gallery. One of the more popular things to do in Bangalore is to take a walk through the green spaces of the 19th century old Cubbon Park, that were once the reason why Bangalore was known as the Garden City. Bangalore also serves as a comfortable cohabitation of tradition and modernisation that can be seen throughout the places to visit in the city, with throngs of vibrant Kannada temples coexisting with budding start-ups. Travel to Bangalore for the lively cafes, quirky shops and a fascinating contemporary culture. Vidhana Soudha, the Neo-Dravidian granite palace is also must visit places for the architecture aficionados. Tourists can head to the much revered Mavalli Tiffin Rooms (MTR), for authentic south Indian food and Toit’s, the brick-walled microbrewery for a cold beer.


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