Mysore offers travellers stunning history and spectacular spots of architectural magnificence. The historical capital of Karnataka boasts of its irresistible attractions encompassing lavish palaces, temples, zoo and rich foliage.

There are several travel destinations near Mysore that draws visitors to witness their historic sites rich in architecture. One such famous place is Shivanasamudra Falls, Talakad. Book our One Day Mysore to Shivanasamudra Waterfalls Tour and experience this irresistible waterfall in Karnataka.

Talakad located 45kms from Mysore spellbound with amazing temples built in typical Hoysala architectural features is an incredible destination to discover. Also known as Talakkadu in Kannada, the pious place houses several shrines which draws people seeking serenity and divinity.

It is believed that the prominent place had over 30 temples which got buried under sand and has different mythological stories associated with it. The key highlight of the place is the five Shiva temples and one Vishnu temple.

Board on our one day Mysore to Shivanasamudra Waterfalls, Talakad tour to witness the unique Hoysala architecture style temples and the wonderful falls with their memoirs being etched in your mind forever.

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Snapshot of 1 Day Mysore to Shivanasamudra Falls tour Package by Car
  • Same Day Mysore to Shivanasamudra Falls Tour
  • Fixed Itinerary
  • Sightseeing Places Covered - Somnathpur Chennakeshava Temple, Talakadu Shiva Temples, Mudukuthore Mallikarjuna Temple, Shivanasamudra Falls (Gaganachukki and Barachukki Falls)
  • Departs at 9:00 AM
  • Ends at 5:00 PM
  • Inclusions - Parking Charges, Driver Batta; pickup and drop service from your Mysore Hotel
  • Exclusions - Entry Fees; Lunch / All meals

Package Cost for 1 Day Mysore to Shivanasamudra Falls tour Package
Indica (A/c)
4 Seater
Rs.2,200/-
Indigo / Etios / Dzire (A/c)
4 Seater
Rs.2,500/-
Innova (A/c)
7 Seater
Rs.3,500/-
Tempo Traveller (A/c)
12 Seater
Rs.4,850/-
Swaraj Mazda (A/c)
20 Seater
Rs.8,600/-
Non A/c Bus
49 Seater
Rs.11,500/-

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Package Glimpse of One Day Tour to Mysore to Shivanasamudra Falls tour

1 Day Mysore to Shivanasamudra Falls tour Package

Discover the spiritual self with the visit to the famed Somnathpur Chennakeshava, Talakadd Shiva and Mudukuthore Mallikarjun Temples. Get soaked in spirituality visiting the wonderful temples and unravel the peacefulness of the serene place with our day tour from Mysore.

Talakad represents the moral and spiritual significance housing wonderful Shiva Temples and one Vishnu temple. It is one of the Pancha Narayana Kshetram as the holy Keertha Narayan Temple is located here.

Steeped in history Talakad offers grand historic sites to be explored. Embark on an unforgettable tour to the sacred places with our one day Shivanasamudra Waterfalls tour from Mysore.

Shivanasamudra located in Mandya district gives an opportunity to delve into the magical views of the placid river Cauvery transforming into ferocious torrent.

Enhancing the charm of the captivating trip, the brilliantly crafted day tour comprises of the visit to Somnathpur Chennakesava Temple, Talakad Shiva Temples, Mallikarjun Temple and Shivanasamudra Falls.


Itinerary for One Day Mysore to Shivanasamudra Falls Tour Package

Pickup from your Hotel at 9:00 AM

Tourism Place Plan to Depart By
Somnathpur Chennakeshava Temple 10:30 AM
Talakadu Shiva Temples 11:30 AM
Mudukuthore Mallikarjuna Temple 1:00 PM
Lunch 30 to 45 minutes. Please note that Lunch is not Complimentary and Not Included in this package. Suggested Restaurants: {}. Plan to finish lunch by - 2:00 PM.
Shivanasamudra Falls (Gaganachukki and Barachukki Falls) 3:00 PM

Drop at your Hotel by 5:00 PM

NOTE: You can visit all these places in Mysore or remove any of the places that you don’t want to visit. However, inclusion of any other sightseeing place, except the ones mentioned below is not allowed with this Mysore fixed itinerary package.

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What is Included? Mysore 1 Day Local Tour Package
  • Pick and drop to your Hotel
  • Vehicle Hire for sightseeing as per the Itinerary
  • Driver Batta
  • Parking charges
  • Toll gate charges

What is Excluded? - 1 Day Mysore Local Tour Package
  • Entry Fee for tourist attractions
  • Multiple pickups (guests need to fix one place of pickup and drop)
  • Breakfast, Lunch or any meal
  • Lodging / Accommodation
  • Guides Payment (If required, guests can book a guide from www.Hire-a-Guide.in or need to bring a guide on their own)
  • Vehicle beyond the mentioned time duration of the tour package
  • Vehicle beyond the designated tour route
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Mysore to Shivanasamudra Falls Tour Quick Quide - What you see?

Below is the list of sightseeing places included in the Mysore to Shivanasamudra Falls tour package.

1. Somnathpur Chennakeshava Temple

1 Day  Mysore to Shivanasamudra Falls  Package with Somnathpur Chennakeshava Temple
  • Plan to Depart by :
  • Must See / Things to Do: The 16 differently carved wonderful ceilings
  • Timings: 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM
  • Holiday / Closed on: Open on All Days
  • Recommended Duration: 45 Minutes
  • Entry Fee: Indians: Rs. 5/- per person || Foreign Tourists: Rs. 100/- per person || No charges for Still Camera || Video Camera: Rs. 25/-

Also known as the Prasanna Chennakeshava, the Somnathpur Chennakeshava temple has been built by Somnatha, the general of King Narasimha III, in 1268. The holy temple located in the village of Talakad at a distance of 35km from Mysore is well maintained by Archaeological Survey of India.

The Richly sculptured temple exemplifying astonishing Hoysala architecture has been nominated for World Heritage Site. The ancient abode of Lord Vishnu’s different incarnations, Kesava, Janardhana and Venugopal is the last temple built under the Hoysala reign.

The Idol of Kesava was set on western sanctum, the idol of Janardhana on the northern sanctum while Venugopal on the southern sanctum with all the three sanctums sharing a common community hall called sabha mandapa.

The Temple is built on a star shaped elevated platform called upapeetha or jagathi and each of the three sanctums has a 16 point star shaped tower called Shikara. Witness the ancient mythological stories and legends from Ramayana, Purana and Mahabharata beautifully engraved on the outer walls.

The Intricately carved domical ceilings are awe-inspiring. The delicately carved ornate ceilings and lathe turned pillars exhibit spectacular work of art.


2. Talakadu Shiva Temples

1 Day Mysore to Shivanasamudra Package with Talakadu Shiva Temples
  • Plan to Depart by :
  • Must See / Things to Do: Witness the intricately carved sculptures
  • Timings: 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Holiday / Closed on: Open on All Days
  • Recommended Duration: 30 Minutes
  • Entry Fee: No Entry Fee

The Visit to the Talaad Shiva Temples as the next destination of our one day Mysore to Shivanasamudra Waterfalls tour will satiate your quest for moral significance and spiritual happiness.

Pathaleshwara, Maruleshwara, Arkeshwara, Vaidyanatheshwara and Mallikarjun are the five Shiva temples that together comprise the Panchalinga Sthalas. The five grand Shiva Lingas installed in these temples are believed to be the five faces of Lord Shiva.

Once in every 3-12 years a fair called Panchalinga Darshan is held in Talakad where the poojas are simultaneously performed in all these five imposing temples. The place that commemorates spiritual bliss had the patronage of the Gangas, Chola, Hoysala, and Vijayanagar kings.

The Vaidyanatheshwara Temple built by the Cholas signifies their proficiency in architecture. Entering the strikingly carved temple gates instantly noticeable are the sculptured and decorated dwarapalakas.

People State that a man named Somadatta and his disciples on their way to the holy place were killed by a herd of elephants, post which they were reborn as elephants and worshipped Lord Shiva in the form of a tree.

Two hunters called Tala and Kadu tried to cut down the tree were stopped by a divine voice stating that the tree was a form of the god. The wounds were covered by leaves and it got healed as such the place got the name of Talakad. The tree as a manifestation of lord Shiva got healed on his own as such the name Vaidyanatheshwara.

It is believed that it was Lord Brahma who installed and worshipped the huge Shivalinga in Maruleshwara temple. Arkeshwara Temple houses a rock at the entrance with a Vaastu yantram and it is said that tying a deceased cow to this rock will cure them. The Pataleshwara temple is believed to change colors during the day (red in the morning, black in afternoon, and white in the evening)


3. Mudukuthore Mallikarjuna Temple

1 Day Mysore to Shivanasamudra Falls Package with Mudukuthore Mallikarjuna Temple
  • Plan to Depart by :
  • Must See / Things to Do: Stories from epics engraved on the walls
  • Timings: 7:00 AM to 6:30 PM
  • Holiday / Closed on: Open on All Days
  • Recommended Duration: 45 Minutes
  • Entry Fee: Adults: Rs.30/- || Kids (above 5 Yrs): Rs.15/-

Mudukuthore Mallikarjuna Temple, the holy abode of Lord Shiva has people pouring in to pay gratitude to the impressive Shivalingam especially during the Panchalinga Darshan fair. This marvel of architecture got its name from river Cauvery as it takes a turn to flow further.

The Word Muduku means diversion and thore means flowing forward. Local legend state that it was one of the Pandavas, Arjuna worshipped Lord Shiva offering Mallika Pushpa flowers, hence the Shivalingam have been named as Mallikarjuna. The holy shrine of Lord Shiva also houses the idol of goddess Bhramaramba.

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4. Shivanasamudra Falls (Gaganachukki and Barachukki Falls)

1 Day Mysore to Shivanasamudra Falls with Shivanasamudra Falls (Gaganachukki and Barachukki Falls )
  • Plan to Depart by :
  • Must See / Things to Do: Catch a glimpse of the Ranganatha temple
  • Timings: 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Holiday / Closed on: Open on All Days
  • Recommended Duration: 45 Minutes
  • Entry Fee: Adult: Rs.20/- || Kids (above 5 Yrs): Rs.15/-

Next in our tour, the Shivanasamudra Falls is located 85 kms from Mysore on River Cauvery. The Iconic waterfalls exemplifying the splendour and grandeur of nature has been ranked as the 45th waterfall among the world’s 100 best waterfalls by the World Waterfall Database.

Meandering through the Deccan plateau and ravines the river descends down forming two majestic waterfalls namely Gaganachukki and Barachukki. The Huge horsetail shaped Gaganachukki waterfalls proffers splendid panoramic vistas. It boasts of having Asia’s first hydroelectric project set up in the downstream in 1905.

The Impressive Waterfalls can be experienced from the Shivanasamudra watch tower or from the Darga Hazrath Mardane Gaib. Bharachukki falls are located at 1km from the Dargah junction and are wider than the Gaganachukki waterfalls. Get immersed into the beauty of the majestic waterfalls by taking the coracle rides.

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Charges on Deviations, if any!

The Mysore tour package charges are applicable only for pick and drop from one location. If in case, there are multiple pickup and drops, there will be additional charges.

Additional charges will be added if in case the vehicle is held for more duration or beyond the time mentioned in the package. Also in the case of any deviation in the presented itinerary, additional charges will be applied.

  • For Indica, Rs.9/km and Rs.90/hour.
  • For Indigo, Rs.12/km and Rs.100/hour.
  • For Innova, Rs.15/km and Rs.125/hour.
  • For Tempo Traveller, Rs.18/km and Rs.200/hour.
  • For Swaraz Mazda Mini Bus, Rs.20/km and Rs.300/hour.

Points to Note:

Guests are requested to follow the itinerary provided in the One day Mysore tour package. This 1 day Shivanasamudra Falls tour package is not customizable.

The Time spent on each Mysore tourist attraction is to be followed as per the schedule. In case of delays or extended time spent at a particular place, driver or Service Provider will not be responsible to cover all the places mentioned in the itinerary.

Kindly note that if a particular Mysore sightseeing place is closed on the scheduled day of the tour, it will not be covered from the list of sightseeing places.


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