Tumakuru (Tumkur) is an industrial and educational city located in Karnataka. Since 28 August 2010, Tumakuru has been accorded the status of a corporation city. It is situated at a distance of 70 kilometers northwest of Bangalore, along National Highway 206. It is the headquarters of the Tumkur district. Distance from Mysuru to Tumakuru, Karnataka is 155.3 km amnd travelling takes around 3 h 22 min via NH275 and Kunigal-Maddur Road.

Etymologically, Tumakuru is believed to have been mutated possibly from "Tumbe ooru" due to the abundance of Tumbe huuvu, a kind of flower, or Tamate ooru due to the folk musical percussion instrument Tamate, that might have been used most here. Also, it is called as the coconut city.

Another story says that during the rule of cholas Gulur was their capital, since Tumakuru is at high elevation the guards used to be there on any hill with Tumaki (a kind of drum) and used to make sound in case of any alerts; hence the name Tumakuru.

Chowdeshwari Temple, Tumkur

Best Places for One Day Trip from Tumkur

Popular tourist destinations around Tumkur are Siddaganga Mutt, Devarayana Durga, Goravanahalli Maha Lakshmi Temple, Siddara Betta, Kyathsandhra, Namada Chilume, Gubbi Jain Temple, Pavagada Fort, Shri Kamakshi Sharadamba Temple, Karigiri Hill, Gulur Ganesh Temple, Yoganarasimha Temple, Yediyur Siddhalingeshwara Temple, Kuchhangi Jain Temple, Nidugal Jain Temple, Chandraprabha Temple, Siddarameshwara Temple and Kote Anjeneya Swami Temple.

Tumkur KSRTC Bus Services

Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation, KSRTC has a divisional office situated in Tumkur City. The city is well-connected to Bangalore and other cities in the state by KSRTC buses.Volvo buses are available for the city , Bengaluru. Frequent buses are available connecting other taluks and towns of the district. Two National Highways NH-4 & NH-206 pass through the city.

Railways also play a major role in connectivity. The city's Railway Station comes under South Western Railway Zone (India) and was constructed during the British period and has been renovated recently. It is located in centre of the city close to the Bus stand and the Town Hall. It is located in the Bengaluru-Hubli main line.

The city buses are also available for transportation within the city by KSRTC. Popularly known as Sri Siddaganga Nagara Sarige, named after the holy place, Siddaganga.There are more than 50 buses transporting in the city.

The nearest airport to Tumkur is Bengaluru International Airport which is around 80 kilometres from the city.

Hakki Pikki Colony

Hakki Pikki Colony is a Tribal Village in Koratagere Taluk in Tumkur.

State Protected Monuments in Tumkur
State Protected Monuments officially reported by Archeological Survey of India in Tumkur, Karnataka is listed below

State Protected Monuments in Tumkur
  • Varadarajaswamy Temple
  • Chennigaraya Temple
  • Gangadhareswara Temple
  • Verabhadra and Chokkanathswamy Temple
  • Lakshminarasimha Temple
  • Ranganath Temple
  • Malleswara Temple, Hulliyar
  • Malleswara Temple, Madhugiri
  • Malleswara Temple
  • Venkataramana Temple
  • Kalleswara Temple
  • Balalingeswara Temple
  • Narasimha Temple
  • oga- Mahadeva Temple
  • Nandi in front of the Gangadhareswara Temple
  • Channigaraya Temple
  • Shankareswara Temple
  • Channakeshava Temple
  • Kalleswara Temple
  • Narasimha Temple
  • Padmeswara Temple
  • Byatarayaswamy Temple
  • Jumma Masjid, Megalapete
  • Malik Rahan Darga Tumkur
  • Kumara Ramaswamy Temple

Temples in Tumkur

Devarayanadurga Temple is a hill which is situated in Tumkur and has two popular temples, the Yoganarasimha and Bhoganarasimha and is a popular destination for the devotees. Sri Mahalakshmi Temple situated in Goravanahalli, is the abode of Goddess Mahalakshmi, goddess of wealth and prosperity. Sree Siddaganga Mutt is an ancient and one of a kind Gurukul, situated in Tumkur, amidst the beautiful and serene landscape.

Sree Siddaganga Mutt Bus

Sree Siddaganga Mutt,
Tumkur, Karnataka, India
Phone Number: +91 816 2282211, 2285122, 2285133

Chikkanayakana Halli

Chikkanayakana Halli is a town in Tumkur district in Karnataka. Chikkanayakana Halli is 67 km away from Tumkur and 132 km from Bangalore. Sri. Anjaneya Temple in Chikkanayakanahalli is a famous hanuman temple.

Distance from Bengaluru to Tumkur-Sira Rd, Kallambella is 119 km and travel time is around 2 h 15 min via NH4. Distance from Nagarbhavi to Tumkur University Administrative Office, Vishwavidyanilaya Karyalaya, B.H Road, Tumakuru is 67.4 km and estimated travel time is around 1 h 30 min via NH75 and NH48. Distance from Tumakuru to Hubballi, Karnataka is 342.3 km and takes around 4 h 38 min via NH48. Distance from Tumakuru, Karnataka to Bagalakunte, Bengaluru is 54.4 km and travelling time is around 1 h 6 min via NH48.

Tourist Places near Tumkur

  • Sri Venugopala swamy Temple, Tumkur
  • Devarayanadurga, Tumkur
  • Sree Siddaganga Mutt, Tumkur
  • Kalleshwara Temple, Tumkur
  • Siddara Betta, Tumkur
  • Namada Chilume, Tumkur
  • Shiva Ganga, Tumkur
  • Yediyur Siddhalingeshwara Temple, Tumkur
  • Aralaguppe, Tumkur
  • Kote Anjeneya Swami Statue, Tumkur
  • Devarayanadurga State Forest, Tumkur
  • Basadi BettaMandaragiri, Tumkur
  • Gulur Ganesh Temple, Tumkur
  • Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple, Tumkur
  • Madhugiri Bhagawan Mallinatha Temple, Tumkur
  • Goravanahalli Mahalakshmi Temple, Tumkur
  • Chandraprabha Temple, Tumkur
  • Gubbi Jain Temple, Tumkur
  • Kuchhangi Jain Temple, Tumkur
  • Medigeshi Bhagwan Suparshwanath Jain Temple, Tumkur
  • Nidugal Jain Temple, Tumkur
  • Channarayana Durga, Tumkur
  • Pavagada Fort, Tumkur
  • Siddarameshwara Temple, Tumkur
  • Shri Kamakshi Sharadamba Temple, Tumkur
  • Veerabhadreshwara Temple, Tumkur
  • Kaggaladu Heronry, Tumkur
  • Karigiri Hill, Tumkur
  • Yoganarasimha Temple, Tumkur

Distance from Tumakuru to Goravanahalli Lakshmi Temple is 32.8 km and travelling takes 41 min via Koratagere Main Road/Tumkur Road/Tumkur-Koratagere Highway/Tumkur-Madhugiri Highway.