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Shivanasamudra, Talakadu & Somanathapura Day Tour from Bangalore City

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Trip Overview

See the picturesque beauty of majestic Shivasamudra waterfalls, appreciate the purity and architectural beauty of Channakesava temple at Somanathpura, and experience the serenity at mystical Talakadu temples on this perfect day tour from Bangalore.


  • See the majestic Shivasamudra waterfalls, the second biggest waterfall in India
  • Explore the history and classical architecture of Chennakesava Temple at Somnathpura.
  • Get to know the mystery of ‘Curse of Talakadu’ and appreciate the exquisiteness of the ancient temple.

Detailed Overview

  • Shivasamudra waterfalls are the second-biggest waterfall in India and a sight to behold. The Shivanasamudra Falls are actually twin falls, Gaganachukki and Bharachukki, one km away from each other.
  • Talakadu, also known as the ‘city of lost temples', is a small deserted hamlet on the banks of the Kaveri River. Talakadu once had over 30 temples, most of which are now buried in the sand. There are now 5 temples at Talkadu that have been unearthed; the Vaidyanatheshwara temple is the most famous of them.
  • Visit Somnathpur, home to the 13th-century Hoysala Chennakesava Temple, also known as a Keshava Temple. The temple is built on a star-shaped platform and has three carved pinnacles and shrines. The temple is dedicated to Lord Janardhana, Venugopala, and Kesava.
  • Somnathpur is a great place for sandalwood oil, incense sticks, and other handicrafts. There are many local artisans that are involved in the production of teak, rosewood, and sandalwood carvings. Somnathpur is also renowned for its Mysore-style paintings of Indian gods.

Shivanasamudra, Talakadu and Somanathapura Day Tour from Bangalore Itinerary

  • The tour starts with your pick-up from your hotel or residence at the requested time slot.
  • You will be driven to Somanathpura, which is approximately 3 hours away from Bangalore.
  • Somanathapura is renowned for the stunning Chennakesava Temple, a masterpiece of Hoysala architecture. Dating back to the 13th century, this temple is adorned with intricate carvings and sculptures, making it a captivating destination for history and art enthusiasts alike. Visitors can immerse themselves in the rich heritage and craftsmanship of the Hoysala Empire while exploring this architectural gem in Somanathapura.
  • You can stop for lunch in a local restaurant, and later, you can proceed to take a drive to Talakadu and explore the mysterious town and its ancient temples. Delve into the mysterious town of Talakadu, steeped in history and legends. Explore its ancient temples buried under sand dunes, including the Vaidyanatheshwara Temple and the Kirtinarayana Temple, and uncover the intriguing stories that shroud this enigmatic town.
  • The next stop would be Shivasamudra waterfalls. Experience the majestic beauty of Shivasamudra waterfalls, cascading gracefully on the banks of the river Kaveri. Admire the natural splendor and sheer power of the waterfall as you soak in the serene ambiance of this picturesque destination.
  • Head back to Bangalore, and the driver will drop you off at the starting point to end the tour

Please note

  1. This is not a guided tour; the driver will not be the guide for the tour.
  2. This is an outstation tour; hence, the vehicle cannot be used for the local city tour.

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  • All transportation using private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Driver and fuel charges
  • Pickup and drop-off from Bangalore Hotel or Residence
  • Tour as per the itinerary
  • 12 hours & 350 Km of usag (Extra hourly charges will be applicable after the limit, please refer Important Information Section for details)


  • Monument entrance fees, to be paid directly at the monuments
  • Toll & Parking Charges
  • Personal expenses
  • Any meals
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions

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Important Information

  • This is not a guided tour.
  • The driver will know the local language, English speaking driver can be requested for during the booking in "Special Request" section, though the same cannot be promised.
  • This a fixed itinerary tour, the guests may choose to skip any of the places but no new place can be added to the itinerary.
  • Pick up and drop has to be in the same location
  • Airport pick-up and drop is available at an additional cost (select add-on while booking).
  • Sedans (4-seater) models provided are Suzuki Dzire, Toyota Etios or similar
  • SUV (6-seater) models provided are Toyota Innova, Mahindra Xylo, Suzuki Ertiga or similar
  • Night charge of Rs.300 is applicable if the cab service is used beyond 10:00 pm
  • The tour has a time limit of 12 hours & 350 Km
  • After 12 hours and/or 350 Km, additional per hour/per Km charges are applicable (to be paid directly to the driver in cash)
    • For Sedan (4-seater) Rs 100 per hour and Rs 12 per Km
    • For SUV (6-seater) Rs. 150 per hour and Rs 16 per Km
    • For Tempo Traveller Rs 500 per hour and Rs 24 per Km

Cancellation Policy

  • Full refund if cancelled before* 3 days
  • No refund after that


3 - Add-on Available
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₹ 450/vehicle
Pick up from outskirts (Sedan & SUV)
Select if Pickup is from Outside Bangalore city limits Below places and areas beyond the mentioned areas are considered as outskirts:  Electronic City, Kengeri, Hoodi, Kanakpura Road, Bannerghatta Road, Whitefield, Hoodi, Jalhalli and Varthur.
₹ 1400/vehicle
Pickup from Bangalore Airport (Sedan & SUV)
Select if pickup is from Bangalore Airport
₹ 1400/vehicle
Bangalore Airport drop (Sedan & SUV)
Select if drop off at Bangalore Airport

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

We have two options Sedans & bigger SUVs. In Sedans we provide Suzuki Dzire, Toyota Etios mostly, sometimes it could be Nissan Sunny. In SUVs we provide Toyotta Innova, Mahindra Xylo, Suzuki Ertiga. You can request a particular model while booking in 'Special Request' and we try to provide it however you can not pick and choose exact car models. We operate only AC vehicles and hatchbacks are not available.


Yes, all sightseeing tours need to be booked in advance. Tours often sell out so we suggest booking early to guarantee your desired tour day. Bookings are completely online and you can book on Website or Mobile app.


You need to book online from this page. We accept only online bookings. Booking is confirmed instantly through SMS and Email. Driver & Cab details are sent on SMS/Email 3-6 hours before pick-up time.


Reviews (4)


Manjula bv

08 Nov 2023


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05 Nov 2019

This is my 3rd trip with Trodly, and it has been consistently a good experience. The driver Siddaraju was polite and cooperative. Big thumbs up!

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20 Aug 2019

It was a good trip overall

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23 Jul 2019

Excellent service~

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  • Pick-up from Bangalore Residence or Hotel
  • The driver will pick you up directly from your hotel or specified pick-up point. Please enter the full pick-up address at the checkout page.
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