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Updated: Jul 4, 2021

Talakaveri is the source of the river Kaveri, located on the Brahmagiri hill near Bhagamandala in Kodagu district, Karnataka. It is located at 1,276 m. above sea level. Kodavas have erected a tank which is now considered as its origin. It is believed that the River originates as a spring feeding a tank or a Kundike and then flows underground to re-emerge as Kaveri some distance away. The tank is marked by a temple and bathing in it on special occasions is considered holy. The beautiful temple is surrounded by even more breathtaking hills. The undulating hills and lush green meadows are very picturesque. One can climb the 407 steps to the top of the hill, towards the clouds and breath in the pure and serene air of the natural surrounding. Talakaveri is a sacred pilgrimage place, so travelers are advised to wear traditional attire and not to consume non Veg or Alcohol before visiting this place. Talakaveri is one of the Best places in Coorg, which is about 47 kms from Madikeri.

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