The town of Tumkur is a buzzing industrial town in the Indian state of Karnataka. It is located at the west of Mysore at a distance of 70 km from Bangalore. The town sprawls over green hills, gurgling streams and gliding vales. A Tour to Tumkur Karnataka is a must for the nature lover who loves tranquility.
The hills at Tumkur rise up to 4000 feet. On the sides of the hills flow the Krishna and Cauvery. Major streams are Jayamala and Shimsha. Tumkur is rich with minerals with great amount of iron being found here. The main crops that are cultivated in this district are Millet, Rice, Pulses and Oil seeds. Cotton cloth, Woolen blanket and rope making industries are the major industries of Tumkur. Though Tumkur is an industrial town, the tourist attractions in Tumkur also make this district worth a visit.
Yediyur :- This place is famous for the Sadhalingeshwara temple. Ther saint Veershaiva who lived in Yediyuris is said to have lived here as well.
Kunigal Farm :- The oldest Stud farm at Tumkuru Karnataka, it is a must-visit place on Tour To Tumkur In Karnataka.
Pavagada Fort :- This hill fort was built in 1405 by a famous Vijaynagar dynasty's king. This fort bears the stamp of the violent battle that took place between Tipu Sultan and the British.
Madhugiri :- Another beautiful hill fort built by Vijaynagar dynasty. It is the place where Jain Basadis and temples are also to be found. This place offers to the tourists a panoramic view of various historical sites. Madhugiri is also well known for its Pomegranate cultivation.
Marconahalli :- At this place there is a reservoir built across the Shimsha River. You can have an enjoyable boat ride on this river. The place looks particularly beautiful at dusk.
Devarayna Durga :-A beautiful hill station with a forest cover of 18 sq. km, this forest is the home for many wild animals like Leopard, Tiger, Bear and Wild Dog. Excursions to this place are common on Tumkir tours.
Sinhadham :- This is a Lions Safari park on Shimoga Sagar road.
Tumkur, nestles at the foot of the Devarayadurga Hill, at a distance of about 70 km from Bangalore. Bangalore has an international airport and is well connected by road to Tumkur. The climate of Tumkur remains calm and more or less mild round the year. However, for a Tour to Tumkur Karnataka, the best time to visit is between the months of October and March.