Spend a day visiting the ancient temples of Talakadu, also known as 'city of lost temples' and learn about its sculptures and architecture. Your knowledgeable guide will provide historical insight into these temples which get buried under sand every year.
What to Expect
In the morning around 6:30 am, your chauffeur will pick you up from the hotel and drive to Shivasamudra falls situated on the banks of river Kaveri. It is the second biggest waterfall in India and also the location of one of the first Hydro-electric Power stations in Asia. The island, Shivasamudra, divides the river Kaveri into twin waterfalls named Gaganachukki & Bharachukki Falls.
These magnificent waterfalls plunges 320 feet into gorge, breaking into a cloud of misty foam. The waterfalls are surrounded by the lush green hill forests of the Kaveri Wildlife Sanctuary. The spectacular waterfalls will certainly take your breath away. The sound of gushing waters has a soothing effect. Enjoy the calm and tranquil ambiance. The place is just picture perfect. Gaganachukki & Bharachukki Falls are at a distance of 13 km from each other.
Later, drive to Somnathpur that was set up during the 13th century and was ruled by rich and powerful rulers. The Hoysalas were the last dynasty that ruled this region. They had played a major role in constructing temples in the region and surrounding places. Have a sumptuous lunch at a local restaurant. Later, proceed to visit the Chennakesava Temple, also known as a Keshava Temple. The temple is built on a star-shaped platform and has three carved pinnacles and shrines. The temple is dedicated to Lord Janardhana, Venugopala and Kesava.
Somnathpur is also famous for sandalwood oil, incense sticks and other handicrafts. There are many local artisans that are involved in production of teak, ivory, rosewood and sandalwood carvings. Somnathpur is also famous for Mysore style painting of gods and goddesses. After your day tour, drive back to Bangalore. You will be dropped at the hotel.
- English Speaking Guide
- Entry Fees
- Transfer by private AC car
- Mineral water during trip
- Lunch in local restaurant
- All taxes and service charges
What's Not Included
- Air or train fare
- Camera fee at monuments
- Personal expenses
Know Before You Go
• 30 days prior commencement of tour, no cancellation charges
• 29-10 days prior commencement of tour, 25% of travel cost
• 9-3 days prior commencement of tour, 50% of travel cost
• Less than 3 days prior commencement of tour, no refund