Talagunda & Togarsi: Exploring remote places of rural Karnataka
A few kilometers from Talagunda is a place called Togarsi which houses a temple on the top of a hill. The temple dedicated to Lord Shiva can be approached by road easily and is built in a typical Coastal Karnataka style. Not much historical evidence is found about this place but some inscriptions are found which can be linked to the Kadambas.
How to reach: Bus: KSRTC buses and also several private buses ply regularly from Bangalore to Shimoga. Private buses are available from Shimoga to Anavatti via Talagunda.
By Bike/Car: Take the NH4 to reach Tumkur, before reaching the town, turn left towards Shimoga. Travel to Shimoga via Tiptur and Arsikere. From Shimoga, take the Honnavar road to reach Balligavi. From Balligavi, take the state road leading to Talagunda.
Food/Accommodation: Plenty of options available for accommodation at Shimoga suiting all budgets.
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