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Attractions : Temples, River bank, Boating
Season : January to December
Weather : Summer (29 to 35°C), Winter (20 to 25°C)


Talakadu is a historical town located on the banks of the river Cauvery. There are several temples in Talakadu. The town was a thriving township in the earlier days. Legends says that the once thriving township is now a sand desert due to the curse of Alamelamma on the Mysore Wodeyar dynasty. The curse was a three fold one stating "Let Talakadu become barren sand, let Malangi become a whirlpool, let the Mysore rajas not have children". It is to be noted that this curse still holds good today as several tonnes of sand is deposited in Talakadu every year and Mysore rulers always have problem identify the next heir to the throne. Even today Talakadu attracts thousands of devotees to it's temples.

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Many temples in Talakadu are dedicated to Lord Shiva. Of these, Pathaleshwara, Maruleshwara, Arkeshwara, Vaidhyanatheshwara and Mallikarjuna temples have idols representing the five faces of Lord Shiva. In honor of these temples, a grand event is organised once in every 12 years called Panchalinga Darshana. It is held on a full moon day in the month of Karthika.

Cauvery River Bank

The Cauvery river bank in Talakadu is like a beach as there is sand along the stretch which makes it interesting.


There are boats offering rides which is fun. However, it is better to exercise caution if the current of the river is strong.


Things to do in Talakadu

  • Enjoy the drive to the place.
  • Visit the temples and seek divine blessings.
  • Spend time on the river banks and enjoy the sand.
  • Take a boat ride.

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Travel Guide

How to reach Talakadu

Nearest Bus Station

Mysore is the nearest bus station to Shivanasamudra.

Nearest Railway Station

Mysore is the nearest railway station.

Nearest Airport

Mysore is the nearest airport.

How to reach Talakadu from Bangalore

Car / Taxi

Bangalore to Talakadu distance is approximately 136 km via National Highway 948. From Bengaluru, connect to Mysore road. Take National Highway 948 to Kollegala Main road/Mandya - Belakavadi road in Malavalli. Drive to Talakadu - Malavalli Rd in Talakadu. This route goes through Harohalli, Jakkasandra, Kanakapura, Marehalli to rech Talakad.

How to reach Talakadu from Mysore

Car / Taxi

Mysore to Talakadu distance is 48 km via National Highway 150A. Take Mysore - Kollegal road to National Highway 150A in Ittige Gudu. Take Mysore - Kollegal Rd/Mysore - Trichy Rd/T Narsipura road to Tirumakudalu Narasipura - Talakadu road in Madapura. Follow Tirumakudalu Narasipura - Talakadu road toTalakadu - Malavalli road in Talakadu. This route goes through Nadanahalli, Chikkalli, T Narasipura, Hiriyur to reach Talakadu.


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