Hunsur is a small Taluk in the Mysore district of Karnataka. It belongs to the Mysore division and is located 45 km towards west from district headquarters Mysore, and 186 km from state capital Bangalore. Hunsur consist of 323 villages and 31 Panchayats. It is famous for timber. A lot of the people from Hunsur benefit from the trade of teak wood. Hunsur Teak is noted for its quality and durability. This location is also a growing market for sheep farming. Kannada actor-turned-producer-director Dwarkish, popular director Bargava, and director-producer Yogish Hunsur hail from Hunsur.
Places to Stay
There are several good budget hotels in Hunsur. Some of them are The Kings Sanctuary, Kodagu Plaza, Chitravana Resorts and Rio Rest Otel.
The local language of Hunsur is Kannada.
The important festival here is Ganesh Festival where a black marble idol is worshipped every year at Sirsi near Jog Falls.
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist attraction in Hunsur. Some of the places include Nagarhole (23 km), Mysore (42 km), Dubare (45 km), Kabini (47 km), and Siddapur (50 km).
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Hunsur is the Mysore Airport. It is located about 43 km away from the town.
Hunsur is well connected with Krishanrajanagar Railway Station.
There are daily bus services from Hunsur to Mysore, Shrirangapattana, Nanjangud, and Madikeri. Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers include Hoysala Tours, Pragati Tours, and Travcon Travels Pvt Ltd. Booking bus tickets online is very convenient as you can book from the confines of your home.