When it comes to tourism, Karnataka is the fourth most popular holiday destination in India. One of the reasons, this state is so popular is because of its ornate temples like the Sri Mahalakshmi Temple in Goravanahalli. As the name suggests, this temple is dedicated to Goddess Mahalakshmi, the wife of Lord Vishnu and the […]
Situated in the foothills of Devarayadurga Hill, the district of Tumkur lies in the state of Karnataka in India. Tumkur is one of the Industrial cities and is at a distance of 70 kilometers from Bangalore the IT hub of India. Tumkur received the status of a City Corporation in August 2010. Though not popular as a tourist destination this city is known for several monuments, temples, and places of scenic beauty. Devarayana Durga, a popular hill station, surrounded by lush green forests, is a fine spot for lovers of nature. Siddhalingeshwara temple in Yediyur, dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva, is quite famous among pilgrims and has a natural spring called the Siddhaganga.
Kaidala is home to the Chennakesava temple which is famous for its architecture. The style of architecture from both Vijayanagara and Hoysala Empires has been adopted in this temple and is one of the famous tourist spots in Tumkur. The Lakshmikanthaswamy Temple, Sidhaganga, and Shivaganga are some of the places of religious importance that are worth seeing. Pavagadha fort built in the 15th century witnessed a ferocious battle between the British and Tipu Sultan and has occupied a spot in the history of India. Madhugiri, Sinhadhanam, and Markonahalli Reservoir are also popular places to be seen. It’s always best to visit this city from the month of October to February. Learn more about Tumkur.
The Mahalakshmi temple is one of the most famous temples in Gubbi and was established in 2003. At a distance of 20 kms from Tumkur, lies Gubbi. Only a 15 min drive from Tumkur on NH-206 lies a famous temple of the Goddess Mahalakshmi. Temples are significant and hold prominent importance in the South of […]
Devarayanadurga is located very close to Tumkur district in Karnataka. True to its name “Devarayanadurga, when translated aptly means “Fort of the God”. Though it had various other names, it got the name Devarayanadurga after the Mysore ruler Chikka Devaraja Wodeyar captured it on one of his victorious feats. The place is located above 4000 […]
The Shimsha is one of the tributaries of the river Kaveri. The river starts in the Devarayanadurga hills, Tumkur. It joins the Cauvery at Chamarajanagar after flowing for about 221 km from its place of origin. Tributaries of the river Shimsha The Shimsa has a number of small tributaries – Chikkahole, Hebbahalla, Kanihalla, Kanva, Mullahalla, […]
Markonahalli Dam is built across the river Shimsha in the Kunigal Taluk of Tumkur district. It was built by Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV, the king of Mysore under the guidance of his Diwan, Sir M Visweswaraiah. It was built to irrigate 6,070 hectares of land and has a masonry structure of 139 m and a pair of earth dams extending to 1,470 […]
The Kaggaladu Bird Sanctuary is the second largest painted storks sanctuary in South Asia, right after KokkareBellur. The place is a must visit for bird watchers, as the beautiful birds can be seen nesting in the region all through the peak season. The season starts in February and runs through till August. In August you […]
District: Tumkur Town: Tumkur Temples: Sree Siddaganga Mutt Sree Siddaganga Mutt is an ancient and one of a kind Gurukul, situated in Tumkur, amidst the beautiful and serene landscape. It is about 63 km from Bangalore. The mutt’s aim is to provide service to the needy and to the poor, and this has been successfully […]
Tumkur City is the administrative headquarters of the Tumkur district in Karnataka. Tumkur is located at the foothills of the Devarayadurga Hill, around 70 KM from Bangalore, the capital of Karnataka. Kante Arasu of the Mysore Dynasty is credited with establishing the city of Tumkur. Tumkur History and Overview Tumkur is a hilly region crisscrossed […]