Talakaveri , an interesting travel destination attributed to the source of River Cauvery, is tucked away in the Brahmagiri Hills(this is different from the Brahmagiri range located further south). It is 1,276 m. high and lies near Bhagamandala in Kodagu district. One of the most scenic destinations of Karnataka, Talakaveri showcases the main river’s course—but only during the monsoons.
A kundike or tank has been constructed on the side of the hill, right at the very spot which is believed to be the river’s origin. You can also look forward to visiting a small shrine, which is oft frequented by pilgrims. Hundreds of devotees bathe in the waters of this tank on special occasions. The waters of the tank flow underground and emerge as the Kaveri river, a short distance away. In recent times, this temple has undergone some extensive renovations--which were performed by the state government in 2007.
On Tulasankramana (which is the 1st day of the Tula Masa month), thousands of devotees arrive at the river's birth place to see the rise of its fountain head. This event takes place in mid October.
|Good For||God Lovers Nirvana Seekers Experience Seekers |
|Entry Fee||no entry fee |
|Timings||All days of the week 6:00 AM - 8:30 PM |
|Visit Duration||Around 2 hours |