Madhugiri is called the educational district of Karnataka owing to the vast educational institutions in the district. The extent of education obtainable in the area is spread right from primary education to degree education. There are nursing colleges and diploma colleges located within the area. The Lal Bahadur Education Society is a college dedicated to educating teachers.
The district is one of the few places where the rate of literacy is significantly above the national average, at 72%.
Tourist Places near Madhugiri
The district has a single hill also known as a monolith, the second largest in Asia. There are numerous attractions in and around Madhugiri. Some of them are listed below:
- Madhugiri Fort
- Channaraya Durga
- Mallinatha Temple
- Jayamangali Blackbuck Conservation Reserve
- Siddara Betta
- Timmalapura Forest
Agriculture and Industries in Madhugiri
Agriculture and small scale industries dominate the economic integrity at Madhugiri. The most widely grown crops in the area are peanuts, mango and ragi. Sericulture is a small scale industry of relative magnitude in the area. Fabrics and blankets woven using handlooms are popular in the area. There is a special variety of rice grown in the area called Chinnada-salakki (the golden grain).
The weather here is relatively similar to the rest of Karnataka, specifically close to the weather at Tumkur. The summers tend to be on the warmer side of the temperature spectrum. The winters are pleasant and temperatures hover around the early twenties. The monsoons can be a tricky season to visit as the trek to the top of the hill has numerous steep areas that can get slippery. Notwithstanding the temperatures, the best season to trek the hill is between October and March.
Connectivity To Madhugiri
The nearest airport to Madhugiri is the Bangalore international airport. Bangalore is located nearly 100 kilometers away from Madhugiri. Public and private buses regularly transport people between Bangalore and Madhugiri. The southern railway system connects Bangalore and Madhugiri. Rental cars and taxis are readily available between Bangalore and Madhugiri.
Hotels and Resorts near Madhugiri
The options for stay at Tumkur range between 5 star and 2 star accommodations including the following:
- The Naveen Regency Hotel- 0816-2213-377
- Woodlands Hotel- 0816-2281-555
- Vaishali Comforts- 0816-2278-016
- Sri Vigneshwara Comfort – 0816 2255-883, 2257-770
- Nanjundeshwara Hotel – 0816-2272-373, 816-2272-877