Talakaveri is located in kodagu district ,near Bhagamandala and is considered to be the source of river kaveri. The place is 1276 m above sea level and is located by Brahmagiri hill. There are two temples here, one dedicated to lord shiva with a rare shiva linga and the other one dedicated to lord ganesha. The temples are frequented by lot of devotees. The temple has been renovated recently. The river kaveri originates as a spring and there is a tank called holy kundike. During tulasanramana day, Thousands of pilgrims flock to the place to witness the rise of the fountainhead, Tula snanam or sacred bath is observed on the river banks during the time.
The popular belief is that river kaveri was held in a container of sacred water by sage agasthya .It is also believed that taking a dip in the holy river can heal various physical and psychological ailments. The water is supposed to be having healing powers. The Brahmagiri Hills as seen from Talakaveri. The temple at Tirumakudalu Narasipura is also dedicated to Agasthiwara. As per the Hindu mythology, Cavery is one of the most sacred rivers in India. At 4187 feet, The Talakaveri falls got the name due to a small spring which originates from the place.
How to reach :
Bangalore airport is about 310 kilometres away from Talakaveri. Mangalore is about 194 kms and Mysore station is 160 kms away. The best route by road from Mysore is : Mysore – Hunsur- Periyapatna-Bylekuppe-Koppa-Kushal Nagara-Cauvery Nishadharma – Hosakote – Suntikoppa – Madikeri- Abey Falls-Bhagamandala-Talacauvery route. There are State road transport buses which operates from kerala and Karnataka. Talakaveri is about 8 km away from Bhagamandala and 48 km from Madikeri.