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Tumkur




Tumkur, the seat of administration of Tumkur District, is a leading commercial, industrial and business center and a famous health resort in the Devarayanadurga Hills. It is situated 70 km north-west of Bangalore on the BangaloreľPune highway.

Tumkur was founded by the Kante Arasu of the Mysore royal family. It is a big market for vegetable oil, tobacco, chilies and coconuts in the district. Prominent industries are that of soap, tools and food processing.

Places of tourist include Yediyur, Kunigal Farm, Pavagada Fort, Madhugiri, Marconahalli, Sira, Lakshmikanthaswamy Temple, Siddhaganga Kshetra (5 km), Turuvekere and Tumkur Jain Temple.

Nearest airport is at Bangalore. Tumkur Railway Station is on the Bangalore-Arasikere line. National Highway 4 passes through Tumkur.



Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: Tumkur

Bus Stations (1) Jain Temples (1) Temples (1)
Colleges and Research Institutions (3) Post Offices (1) Trains and Railway Stations (1)
 

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