Talacauvery (or Talakaveri) is the place that is generally considered to be the source of the Cauvery River. It is located in the Brahmagiri hill near Bhagamandala, 1276 meters above sea level. There is not a permanent visible flow from this place to the main river drain – except during the rainy season. A tank (or kundike) has been erected on a hillside, at the place that is said to be the origin. It is also marked by a small temple, and the area is frequented by pilgrims. The Cauvery (or Kaveri) River originates as a spring feeding this tank, which is considered to be a holy place to bathe on special days. The waters are then said to flow underground to emerge as the river some distance away. 59 kms from Coorg Coffee Hills.