Talakadu Overview
Talakadu is one of the most fascinating places to visit in Karnataka with a tremendous selection of excavated ruins. This town has witnessed the rise and fall of various empires including the Chola Dynasty, the Pallava Dynasty, the Hoysala Dynasty and the Vijayanagara Dynasty. Some of the most unique practices here are the excavation of some temples every 12 years for a special ritual during Panchalinga Darshana. The remaining time these temples remain buried under the sand.  The Temples that are included in this ritual are the Vaidyanatheshwara temple, Arkeshwara temple, Vasukishwara temple Srikanteshwara temple and Mallikarjuna temple. 

Talakadu offers some really exciting activities including coracle rides on the Kaveri River. Talakadu is located 120km away from Bangalore airport. You can catch a train to Mysore to reach Talakadu as the Mysore railway station is only 45km away from this place. 

The best time to visit Talakadu is between November to March. The weather is pleasant and you can enjoy the rides on the River or indulge in a picnic with friends and family. This is a great time to indulge in temple hopping and enjoy the local cuisines. 

The weather is very hot during the summers with temperatures going up to almost 40°C. This is not ideal for outdoor activities or sightseeing. In monsoon, heavy rains and bad weather will ruin your visit and make the roads and temples muddy.
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