There are quite a few attractions you can visit as part of your Somnathpur itinerary.
As a thumb rule, these attractions are along the path of Kaveririver.
Mysore : In all likelihood Mysore would be your base to explore Somnathpur.
Mysore is about 32 km west of Somnathpur. You'can take one of the two roads to Mysore (See Mysore to Somnathpur).
T.Narsipur (Tirumakudal Narsipur) & Sosale : This religiously and archaeologically significant small town is located at the confluence where Kabini River joins Kavery River.
On the edges of Kabini near the confluence is the imposing Gunja Narasimhaswamy temple complex, dating back to Vijayanagara period. Near by is the anciant Agasthyeshwara temple and a pippal tree believed to be 2000 years old.
The banks of Kavery and Kabini are please place and very released. The festival season attracts phenomenal number of pilgrims to T.Narsipur.
Also there are a few famous Mutts in T.Narsipur and Sosale
T.Narsipur is at a distance of about 8km south of Somnathpur.
Talakadu & Mudukuthore : Talakadu is located on the banks of Kaveri River where it makes an unusual bend.
Talakadu is both a popular religious and picknick location. The sand submerged temples known as Pancha Linga Temple are the prime attractions in Talakadu.
Somnathpur to Talakadu distance is about 25km via T.Narsipur. There is another narrower road via Saraguru, if you are keen on visiting the Mudukuthore temple too.
Shivanasamudra Falls : This immensely popular water fall is 42km east of Somnathpur. From Somnathpur you can drive to Shivanasamudra by two routes.
The shorter route is via Saraguru. The road is narrower and a bit patchy.
The better route is via Kollegal (NH212 & NH209). The distance is about 55km.
Srirangaparna : This historic island , the erstwhile capital of Tippu Sultan is located 35km northwest of Somnathpur. Srirangapatna is easily accessible from the junction where the Somnathpur-Bannur road joins the Bangalore-Mysore highway (SH17)
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