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Welcome to Raya
Nestling quietly amidst the river bed of Kapila Cauvery River, Raya Resorts is a heaven on earth en-route to the mystic town of Talkad. The unique getaway offers facilities that rival of the exclusive resorts in a city like Bangalore. To make it easier for you to take a break from urban living, Raya Resorts provides creative comforts in all the 12 cottages   surrounded by natural landscapes of serene sands and a beckoning river. Each cottage is an oasis of peace with an enchanting atmosphere. Raya Resort’s first-class living cottages are well furnished, are made of eco-friendly material, offer simple luxury and a lot of privacy the wary soul craves. Clean and superior facilities, exclusive packages and excellent cuisine will make your holiday a memorable one for life.  

Come relive the unique experience that goes beyond any other. And an assurance that you will return home recharged and revitalized.  
The Kaveri River makes a sharp bend. On the left banks at this turn is the Talakad, also known as Talakadu. It is the meeting place of two rivers Kapila and Kaveri and is known for its sand dunes. A historic site and archeological importance, legend has it that Talakad once had over 30 temples that today lie buried in the sands.  

This makes Talakad not only a spiritual pilgrimage center but a scenic beauty with vast spreads of sands. The illustrious and powerful Western Gangas ruled here from 350 to 1050 AD until they were overthrown by the Cholas in the 11th century. Talakad came under the Hoysala Empire in the 12th century. The Hoysala ruler built the impressive Vijayanarayana Chennakesava Temple at Belur. Later, the powerful Vijayanagara Kingdom rulers and the Maharajas of Mysore took over and ruled the place. 
The famous Vaidyeshwara - Shiva Temple, Madavamantri Dam and Shivana Samudra falls and Somanathpur Temple (UNESCO recognized world heritage) are some of the places worth visiting. 
Getting Here
> By Road: 125 km from Bangalore and 45 Kms from Mysore
> By Train: Mysore Railway Station is the nearest railway station
> By Air: Mysore Airport
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