Tumkur is located at the foothills of the Devarayadurga Hill, around 70 KM from Bangalore.
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The Brahma Jinalaya is a Jain Basadi in Lakkundi village. Lakkundi is famous for its many ancient temples and monuments dating from the Later Chalukya period.
Banashankari is a form of the Goddess Parvati. The Banashankari Temple in Amargol is a fine architectural marvel and is located near the Unkal Lake and the Chandramouleshwara Temple.
The Amruteshwara temple is a beautiful Black Stone temple built by the Kalyani Chalukyas, in Annigeri. Annigeri is a historical town, which was an important part of the western Chalukyan Empire.
The Yediyur Siddhalingeshwara Swamy temple, an ancient Hindu shrine, is one of the eminent pilgrimage centers. Yediyur is the final destination of Sri Siddhalingeshwara Swamy.
Tripurantaka or Tripurantakesvara temple is one of the eminent temples in Balligave, near Shimoga. This is a Shiva temple.
The Thirunarayanapuram temple is ideally located on the Cauvery banks of the Mandya district. This temple is a very popular Vaishnavite temple.
The Statue of Lord Shiva in Murudeshwara is the second biggest statue of Lord Shiva in the world after the statue in Nepal.
The temple has a navaranga mandapam which surrounds the sanctum sanctorum. The principal deity is Sri Ranganatha in the sleeping posture with the Adi Shesha, the serpent with seven heads.
The Sri Ranganatha Temple is in a small island on the river Kaveri, in Mandya District. This temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and has an idol of the Lord in his reclining form, called Ranganatha.