Talakad ( Talakadu ) is sand dune covered town on the left bank of the Kaveri river, some 45 km from Mysore. Most of its 30 or so temples lay buried in sand. A few of them are excavated and accessible.

At a distance about 45km from Mysore, Talakadu is a sand dunes covered temple town on the banks of the River Kaveri. This was the erstwhile capital of the Western Ganga dynasty that ruled the region from 300 CE to 999 CE.

Dancing Shiva Talakad

Image of dancing Shiva at Vaidyeshvara temple in Talakkadu

Image of dancing Shiva at Vaidyeshvara temple in Talakkadu

Everything about Mysore Attractions !

GRS Fantasy Park

GRS Fantasy Park is located on the Outer Ring Road, where it crosses the KRS Road.

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Silver Jubilee clock tower

Silver Jubilee Clock Tower

The Silver Jubilee clock tower was built in 1927 to commemorate the silverĀ jubilee (25 years) of the rule of Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV, the maharaja of Mysore.The cost for this was shared by the palace staff of that era.

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Talakadu

Talakad ( Talakadu ) is sand dune covered town on the left bank of the Kaveri river, some 45 km from Mysore.Most of its 30 or so temples lay buried in sand.

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Itinerary for Mysore sightseeing

Mysore City Itinerary

For a novice visitor, Mysore is a pretty easygoing and welcoming city.It's neither too big to comprehend , nor too small to 'finish' quickly.

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Chamundi Hills

On the city map of Mysore, draw two lines, one vertical and one horizontal through the center of the city (the palace).The right bottom quarter of the map is the greenest part of the city.

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Openbill Stork

Ranganthittu Bird Sanctuary

Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary is located close to Mysore.

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 A little upstream from the Ranganthittu Bird Sanctuary  are two bunds across the river, locally called Balmuri and Yedamuri Falls. This is a popular picnic site for the folks of Mysore and around. Further up is Brindavan Gardens with the KRS Dam as its backdrop.

Balmuri and Yedamuri Falls

Balmuri near Mysore city is a popular picnic spot. In this area Cauvery river flows wide over a rocky bed.

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