About Tumkur

Tumakuru (formerly Tumkur) is the district headquarters of Tumakuru district, which is known as City of Education and City of Coconuts. It is one of the industrial city located in the state of Karnataka. Since 28 August 2010, Tumakuru has been accorded the status of a City Corporation. It is situated at a distance of 70 km (43 mi) northwest of Bengaluru. It is the headquarters of the Tumakuru district. Tumakuru plays host for India's first mega food park which is a project of the ministry of food processing.

Places of Interest

Namadha Chilume

Is one of the chronological place which has a small distort of water flow, it is said that this streak of water is flowing from Threthra yuga it is said in history that during Rama - sitha vanavasa, Sitha was thirsty to quench her thirst Rama aimed a arrow to a Rock from which water splurged out since than this spring of water has never got dried up even during worst droughts. Source from which this water is flowing is unknown till today. It has thick forest and beautiful Deer Safari which is quite amusing. It has beautiful Travellers Bungalow which makes staying here more pleasant. This place is 62km to 65km from Bangalore, 8km from Tumkur.


Is a place in Tumakuru districtt., 6 km from Banasandra railway station where there is a famous Kalleshwara temple in the Ganga-Nolamba style of the 9th century A.D. Its ceiling has wonderful dancing Shiva sculpture with musical accompanists and eight Dikpalas surrounding him with all their paraphernalia. There is a Chennakeshava temple of the Hoysala style. The image of Vishnu in the garbhagriha is magnificent. There are four Ganga temples at the place.

Marconahalli Dam

Has a Reservior built across Shimsha River. Boating is accessible here. The cone shaped hill offers a breathtaking view from its top. Also known for the shrines of Gangadareshwara and Honnadevi situated 20KM from Tumkur.

Madhugiri Eka Shilla Betta

Madhugiri is a place in the Tumkur district 40kms away from Tumkur. Overlooking the town of madhugiri is a large hill, believed to be the second biggest rock dome in the area, the first being savanadurga. There is a historic fort on top of the hill, and the maidanahalli blackbuck sanctuary is 20 Odd kilometers away. The highlight is the rock dome, atop which Stands a fort, once official to Hyderaali. There are a series of doorways leading to the top and the climb is steep and showing in some places. On the top is ruined Gopalakrishna temple.

Devarayanadurga State Forest

Devarayanadurga State Forest is a unique dry deciduous forest, situated 60 km away from the state capital Bengaluru. This forest is home to varied species of plants, trees and birds.

Sree Siddaganga Mutt

Located 8 Kms from the city, Sree Siddaganga Mutt is another holy destination to visit which is known as the ancient ashram in the district of Tumkur. The ashram is devoted to Shiva Yogi Siddapurushas and was built by Sree Gosala Siddeshwara Swami during the 15th century. A Gurukula is located inside the mutt which provides food, education and shelter to around 8000 poor children.

Pavagada Fort

Pavagada Fort is one of the famous historic places of Tumkur which is located in the north-eastern part of Tumkur. This Fort was constructed in the year 1405 by the Vijayanagar ruler. It is believed that the war among British and Tipu Sultan was fought at this place.

Travel & Weather

Located at an altitude of 914m (2998ft) above sea level, Tumkur has a moderate and pleasant climate throughout the year. During summers the temperatures reach a maximum of 27°C. Winters are colder when the temperature goes down to 20°C. Tumkur enjoys both southwest and northeast monsoons. October and November are the wettest months. The Monsoons are from June - Sept.

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