We left Mysore for Talakkadu at around 11 AM. Reached the Panchalinga kshetram around 1PM. There are five temples, all of Lord Shiva in the form of Lingam in this area. This wiki entry throws more light on Talakkad. Very serene and scenic place where you'll see the beautifully refreshing rural stuff. Three temples, viz. Vaidyanatheswara, Maraleshwara and Pathaleshwara are in the same premises reachable through a walk on the sand (within a couple of km). In this place you'll also see the Keerthi Narayana temple. After this, we drove for about Five KM to the Arkeshwara temple situtaed in the middle of paddy fields and by the side of a pond. We had our lunch here and after darshan drove down another six KM to the Lord Mallikarjuna temple which is on the banks of the river Kaveri and unlike the other four temples is situated on a hill. There is very nice view of the vegetation and the river from the hill top. We spent a few minutes at Kaveri before returning to Bangalore via Malavahalli and Kanakpura (Talakkad to Bangalore in this route is about 120 km). Tripe meter for the Bangalore-Mysore-Talakkadu-Bangalore read 380 KM.