Tumkur District is in the eastern part of Karnataka
. It is located to the west of Mysore
. The town, Tumkur
was established by Kante Arasu of the Mysore royal family and is the main commercial and business center. The region is filled with elevated land intersected by river valleys.
The climatic is equable, and the region gets an annual average rainfall of 39 mm. Millets, rice, pulses and oil seeds are cultivated. There are also industries producing coarse cotton cloths, woollen blankets and ropes.
The hilly area has forest with wild animals such as tigers, leopards, bear and wild bog. The tourist places are Lakshmikanthaswamy Temple, Siddhaganga, Turuvekere, Devarayanadurga, Sira and