This is an important pilgrim
centre on the banks of the
Kapila River, famous for the
Built in the Dravidian
style, it is one of the biggest of
its kind in Karnataka.
takes its name from the temple. |
The Shivanasamudra Falls is on the Kaveri River after the river has wound its way through the rocks and ravines of the Deccan Plateau and drops off to form waterfalls.The island town of Shivanasamudra divides the river into twin waterfalls. This creates the fourth largest island in the rivers course. A group of ancient temples are located here.
Mudukuthore is a pilgrim centre situated on the banks of the River Cauvery.The place is known for the temple of Lord Mallikarjuna. Every year during January and February, a big festival fair is organized for a week where cattle and agricultural products are traded.
The Keshava Temple is an exquisitely carved, star shaped temple with triple towers and is a perfect example of Hoysala architecture. The friezes on its outer walls with intricately carved rows of caparisoned elephants, charging horsemen, and mythological birds and beasts will leave you spellbound.
Srirangapatna, the island fortress of Tipu Sultan and the early capital of the Mysore Wadiyars, is just 16 km from Mysore city. Here you will find Tipu’s mosque with its twin minarets, the celebrated Ranganatha Swamy Temple,the Wellesley Bridge, and the dungeons where British officers were once imprisoned. About 1 km to the east of the fort is Tipu’s Summer Palace (known as Daria Daulat Bagh) set amidst a lovely garden.
Talakad or Talakadu is a desert-like town on the left bank of the Kaveri river. It once had over 30 temples, most of which now lay buried in sand. The extant goup of temples, where the eastward flowing Kaveri river changes course as the sand on its banks spreads over a wide area, is a popular pilgrimage site
Visit the famous gardens at the Krishna Raja Sagar Dam after sundown,
when musical fountains and coloured lights transform this place into a