Tala Gao is a small village near Bilaspur embracing two temples Devrani and Jethani built by the Kalchuries.
Tala is a place worth exploring for archeologists, but when it’s about family outing, then better you top up this expedition with food and fruit juices and call it a picnic. There’s ample space here and enough choices of landscapes like gardens in front of the 6th century heritage, a chain of temples built on a walking distance. If that’s not enough there’s a dedicated garden right opposite to the main entrance, whatever suits your style.
The place is marked by archeological department owing to the two ancient temples Devrani & Jethani. As in Hindu relations Devrani occupies a higher position to Jethani in order, similar is the relation between these temples. The temples devoted to lord Shiva and found during an excavation in 1972 but back then, they were not given much attention. The fencing and the garden is only a recent development so the tourist can take maximum advantage of this location. The temples were destroyed badly. It’s taking a lot of efforts by the archeologist to stack these broken pieces of puzzles. As a result even now a glimpse of these temples looks like a heap of broken monuments.
The Devrani and Jethani temples are accompanied by many other temples in the surrounding. They can be very engaging for adults while the toddlers can have their part of fun running around trees, gardens. Kids might even choose boating if that sounds exciting.
Commuting from city? It’s always good to parcel some food for yourself and expect less hygienic munchies at this place. If you love street food then just put your hands on whatever you find is appropriate. A full day trip can be combined visit to Tala as well as Madku Dweep, which are 30 mins apart.