Tumkur is a beautiful industrial town located in the administrative district of Karnataka state. It lies along NH 206 at a distance of 70 km northwest of Bangalore. Tumkur traverses great number of river valleys and fascinating hills with 4000 feet more spreading along the landscape. You can see forested slopes of Devarayanadurga hills with its unique wild life species. The best season to visit Tumkur is during October to March.
Places to Stay
There are several budget hotels to stay in Tumkur. Few of them are Naveen Regency hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1200), Woodlands Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500), Sri Krishna Residency (Tariff – Rs. 500), Dwaraka Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 300)
The most common and local language in the city is Kannada. English is the alternate language.
Pongal is held annually in the month of mid January.
Places of Interest
Pavagada Fort, Aralaguppe, Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple, Goravanahalli Mahalakshmi Temple and Sree Siddaganga Mutt are the famous Hindu religious places of Tumkur. Some of the places nearby Tumkur are Chikballapur (76 km from Tumkur), Shivagange (26 km from Tumkur), Savandurga (57 km from Tumkur), Nandi Hills (69 km from Tumkur), Lepakshi (84km from Tumkur).
How to Get There
The nearest airport is Bengaluru International Airport. It is located at a distance of 80 km from Tumkur.
Tumkur Railway Station, located in the centre of the city and Heggere Halt Rail Way Station (6 km from the town) are the nearest.
Tumkur city is well-connected along NH4 and NH206 to Bangalore, Gubbi, Koratagere, Kunigal and other major cities in the state by both Government and private buses. National Travels, SRS Travels, VRL Travels, Asha Travels are the best travel operators on this route. To get discounted bus tickets you will have to book your tickets in advance.
A town in Bellary district of Karnataka, Siruguppa has the highest number of rice Industries in the state. The two tributaries of the Tungabadhra River –Hagari and Chikka Hagari pass through the town. The town, which is located 53kms from the District Head Quarters Bellary ranks the 4th in the state in terms of area and population. Since the town is located between Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh, the town is well-connected by road to both the states.
Places to Stay
There are many hotels to stay in Siruguppa. Tourists visiting the place can stay at Brindavan Lodge that has rooms starting from Rs.500 onwards.
Annual festivals like Sankranthi, Ugadi, Diwali, Ramzan and Christmas are celebrated here.
Kannada and Telugu are spoken here.
Places to Visit
The well-known Sri Shambulingeshwara Temple is located on the banks of the river Tungabhadra within one kilometer of the bus stand.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Hyderabad (242kms).
The nearest railway station is at Adoni (41kms)
The Siruguppa Bus Terminus runs regular bus service to neighbouring towns and villages. There are a great number of bus operators like SRS Travels and Varalakshmi Tours & Travels that offer travellers regular bus services to and from the town. There are several bus operators that have made booking bus tickets easier through their websites.