Tala Kaveri, also known as Brahmagiri, is a mountain located within the Western Ghats of Karnataka, India, known as the river’s source. This river is of major economic significance throughout southern India and is derived from the peak with an elevation of 1,276m above sea level. Lush forests and beautiful landscapes surround the river; it is an essential reference point for climbers and trekkers.
Tala Kaveri is a popular tourist attraction that draws visitors from both India as well as from all over the world. Hindus believe that the river Kaveri originates from the Brahmagiri hills.
Goddess Kaveri Temple
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A Temple is dedicated to Goddess Kaveri at the top of the mountain. Every year thousands of devotees visit the temple during the Tula Sankramana celebration.
Tala Kaveri is renowned for its biodiversity, including the widest flora and fauna. The nearby Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary protects several endangered species like the lion-tailed macaque, the Nilgiri langur, and Malabar gigantic squirrel.
Tala Kaveri is an idyllic and significant culturally significant spot that offers visitors an unbeatable combination of beauty, religious significance, and diversity of wildlife.
It is an important spiritual site. It is also the place of birth of the sacred river Cauvery, which is 46km from Madikeri. A small shrine with a beautiful embellished silver Shiva linga marks the area where the mighty river begins.
On Tula Sankramana day, which typically falls on the 17th of October 17 every year, thousands go to Talacauvery to watch a sudden increase in water flow from the spring. The water is then bursting into. Nearby the temple is the Brahmagiri summit, which provides a breathtaking view of the surrounding mountains.
How to reach Tala Kaveri
There is no railway station or airport within the Kodagu district. The closest airport is Mangalore International Airport, located about 137 kilometers from Kodagu, and is the nearest railway station that connects to Madikeri (district headquarter, Coorg).
The mysore domestic airport is the closest to Madikeri, which is 121 kilometers away. Kannur International Airport is located just 120 kilometers away from Madikeri. From Madikeri, it is 48 kilometers via bus.