Talakadu is a desert-like town on the left bank of the Kaveri river 45 km (28 miles) from Mysore and 133 km (82 miles) from Bangalore in Karnataka, India. It once had over 30 temples, most of which now lay buried in the sand. The extant group 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 for Hindus.[1

This sleepy little town is at the epicentre of some of the latest advances in horticulture and winemaking. Often referred to as Bangalore's Gourmet Valley by the name Cauvery Valley, it is still secret many chefs choose not to share. Fine wines, exotic Zero Pesticide fresh produce, artisan cheese and diverse culinary experiences are changing this once sleepy hamlet. Many eco-sustainable resorts like Chukkimane have been offering a pleasant weekend stay near Talakadu.

This sleepy little town is at the epicentre of some of the latest advances in horticulture and winemaking. Often referred to as Bangalore's Gourmet Valley by the name Cauvery Valley, it is still secret many chefs choose not to share. Fine wines, exotic Zero Pesticide fresh produce, artisan cheese and diverse culinary experiences are changing this once sleepy hamlet. Many eco-sustainable resorts like Chukkimane have been offering a pleasant weekend stay near Talakadu.

State: Karnataka
District: Mysore district
Elevation: 700 m (2,300 ft)

Official Languages: Kannada
Time zone: UTC+5:30 (IST)

 

Directions to Talakadu

Mysore is connected by National Highway NH-212 to the state border town ofGundlupet, where the road forks into the states of Kerala and Tamil Nadu. State Highway 17, which connects Mysore to Bangalore, was upgraded to a four-lane highway in 2006, reducing travel time between the two cities. A project was planned in 1994 to construct a new expressway to connect Bangalore and Mysore. After numerous legal hurdles, it remains unfinished as of 2012. State Highway 33 and National Highway 275 which connect Mysore to H D Koteand Mangalore respectively. The Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) and other private agencies operate buses both within the city and between cities. A new division of KSRTC called Mysore City Transport Corporation (MCTC) has been proposed. Within the city, buses are cheap and popular means of transport, auto-rickshaws are also available and tongas (horse-drawn carriages) are popular with tourists. Mysore also has a 42.5-kilometre (26.4 mi) long ring road that is being upgraded to six lanes by the MUDA. Mysore has implemented an Intelligent Transport System (ITS) to manage its city buses and ferrying commuters.

 

Trin Trin PBS

A Bicycle Docking Station

A public bicycle sharing system, Trin-Trin, funded partially by the United Nations is a popular mode of transport.[85] It is a government project. The key objective of TrinTrin is to encourage local commuters, as well as visitors, to use the bicycle in preference to motorized modes of travel and thereby help scale down the multifarious environmental and road-traffic hazards, enhance conveyance convenience, and make local daily commutes economical for the common citizen.

By Rail

 Mysore railway station has three lines, connecting it to Bengaluru, Mangalore, and Chamarajanagar. The first railway line established in the city was the Bengaluru–Mysuru Junction metre gauge line, which was commissioned in 1882. Railway lines that connect the city to Chamarajanagara and Mangaloreare unelectrified single track and the track that connects to Bengaluru are electrified double track. Mysore Railway Junction comes under the jurisdiction of the South Western Railway Zone. Within the city limits of Mysuru, there are two small stations in the line which connect Chamarajanagara. They are Ashokpuram andChamarajapuram. Trains run from Mysore Junction to Bangalore railway station every ten minutes. The fastest train to serve the city is the Shatabdi Express.

By Air

Mysore Airport is a domestic airport and is located about 10 kilometres south of the centre of the city. It was built by the kings of Mysuru in the early 1940s. As of August 2019, the nearest International airport is Kannur International Airport in Kannur which lies about 168 kilometres away from Mysuru city.


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