Travellers planning a trip to Talakad must visit the prime attraction of the town, Arkeshwara Temple. A Shiva Lingam is present at this site, which makes it one of the five temples that receive hordes of pilgrims during the Panchalingadarshana, a festival held every 12 years. This shrine is renowned among tourists for the idols of Bhairavar, Durgai and Abhayangara Lingam that are placed here. Upon reaching Arkeshwara Temple, travellers would notice a Vaastu Yantram along with a rock located at the entrance of the site. As per local beliefs, cows dealing with any kind of ailment can get rid of the problem if tied to the rock.