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.