Mudukuthore is pilgrimage for the worshippers of Lord Shiv. It is located on the banks of kaveri and is also surrounded by Somagiri, a beautiful hillock. It is situated 48 kms from Mysore and is near Talakad. There is a temple of Lord Mallikarjun here which makes the destination worth a visit. During a fair which is conducted here every year, thousands of visitors come here to trade in agricultural products.
The Mallikarjun temple gets its name by joining words Muduku meaning "diversion" and thore meaning "flow forward" which basically means river diverts and flows forward. The story attached to this place is something like this; Arjuna lived on this hill during Mahabharat and carved an idol of Lord Shiva. He offered prayers to the Lord with a flower named Mallika and so from that time onwards this temple is known as Mallikarjun. Mallikarjun is also one amongst the 5 lingas.
How to Reach: Bangalore - Kanakpura - Malavalli - Mudukuthore
Drive on to Malavalli via Kanakapura or Maddur & take the road to Talakad. Plenty of buses go to Mudukuthore from Malavalli.
Exact Location: Mudukuthore is located at a distance of 60 km from Mysore, 51 km from Somnathapur, 19 km from T.Narsipur and is close to Talakad.
Nearest Town: Talakad (4 km), Mysore (51 km), T.Narsipur (19 km), Malavalli (26 km)
Distance from Bangalore: 133 km
Best time to visit: September to February.
Mysore: There are endless things to see and do. There is majestic Mysore palace, beautiful Brindavan Gardens, Chamundi Hills, Art Galleries, The mysore zoo and several other places will make the visit to Mysore a memorable one.
Kabini Reservoir: This Wildlife Sanctuary, situated on the banks of River Kabini, features a large quaint lake surrounded by verdant landscape.