Tourist Places in Tumkur

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Aralaguppe, Tumkur
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Places to Visit in Tumkur
  • Type: Place of Worship
Aralaguppe is situated in the Tumkur District and is popular among tourists for its ancient temples. The 9th century Kalleshwara temple, constructed in Ganga-Nalamba architectural style, is located here. It also has a Hoysala styled Chennakesava temple, which is dedicated to Lord Vishnu.... Read More »
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Devarayanadurga, Tumkur
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Places to Visit in Tumkur
  • Type: Hill
Devarayanadurga is a popular hill station, at a height of 3940 ft, near the natural spring Naamada Chilume. The hilltop has the Yoga Narasimha and Bhoga Narasimha temples. A famous car festival is also conducted here annually, in the months of March and April, for celebrating Phalguna Masa Buddha... Read More »
Pavagada Fort, Tumkur
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Places to Visit in Tumkur
  • Type: Fort
Pavagada Fort is situated in the extreme north-eastern part of the Tumkur District. This fort was by the Vijayanagar chieftain in 1405. The battle between Tipu Sultan and British was fought at this site.  Read More »
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Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple, Tumkur
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Places to Visit in Tumkur
  • Type: Place of Worship
Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple was constructed in Dravidian architectural style by Kanthirava Narasaraja I. According to the inscriptions, numbered Tumkur 41 and Tumkur 42, recovered from this site, the tower and enclosure of this temple were renovated in 1858 by the Mysore King Krishnaraja... Read More »
Shiva Ganga, Tumkur
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Places to Visit in Tumkur
  • Type: Religious Place
Shiva Ganga is situated 20 km away from the Tumkur town and about 50 km from the state capital Bengaluru. The Shiva Ganga Hill is known for two Lord Shiva temples that are dedicated to Gangadhareshwara and Swarnambha. One of the temples is situated at the footsteps of the hill, while the other... Read More »
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Sree Siddaganga Mutt, Tumkur
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Places to Visit in Tumkur
  • Type: Religious Place
Sree Siddaganga Mutt is one of the oldest ashramas in the Tumkur District, which is dedicated to Shiva Yogi Siddapurushas. It was established during the 15th century by Sree Gosala Siddeshwara Swami. There is a Gurukula in this mutt, which provides education, shelter and food to around 8,000 poor... Read More »
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Goravanahalli Mahalakshmi Temple, Tumkur
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Places to Visit in Tumkur
  • Type: Place of Worship
Goravanahalli Mahalakshmi temple is situated in the Koratagere taluka of the Tumkur District. This temple is about 30 km away from the Tumkur town and 80 km from Bengaluru. It is believed to have a self-originated idol of Shri Mahalakshmi. A special pooja is organised on every Friday.... Read More »
Devarayanadurga State Forest, Tumkur
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Places to Visit in Tumkur
  • Type: Sanctuary
Devarayanadurga State Forest is a unique dry deciduous forest, situated 60 km away from the state capital Bengaluru. This forest is home to varied species of plants, trees and birds. Read More »
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Siddara Betta, Tumkur
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Places to Visit in Tumkur
  • Type: Place of Worship
Siddara Betta, a rocky hill, is famous for a temple and few caves. This place is ideal for activities like trekking and cave exploration.  . This hill is located close to the Devarayanadurga and has a dense forest which is home to several species of migratory birds. Birdwatchers can spot... Read More »
Kalleshwara Temple, Tumkur
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Places to Visit in Tumkur
  • Type: Place of Worship
Kalleshwara temple is a 9th century temple constructed by the rulers of the Nolamba Dynasty. The temple has attached pillars in the front with decorated interiors having sculptures of different gods. Tourists can see the dancing posture of Lord Shiva in the sculptures made on the ceiling. Read More »
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Gulur Ganesh Temple, Tumkur
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Places to Visit in Tumkur
  • Type: Place of Worship
Gulur Ganesh temple is situated about 5 km away from the Tumkur town, on the Tumkur-Kunigal road. It was built about 50 years ago by Thopegowda and does not have any permanent deity.   On the day of Vinayaka Chaturthi, the construction of a Lord Ganesha idol begins and is completed... Read More »
Channarayana Durga, Tumkur
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Places to Visit in Tumkur
  • Type: Fort
Channarayana Durga is one of the ancient forts, situated atop the Channarayana Durga Hill, and is around 10 km away from Koratagere. It is currently in ruins and is home to the rare yellow-throated bulbul and few animal species. Read More »
Kaggaladu Heronry, Tumkur
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Places to Visit in Tumkur
  • Type: Offbeat Attraction
Kaggaladu Heronry is considered to be the 2nd largest nesting colony of the painted storks in Karnataka. It is also the sole mixed heronry of grey-herons and painted storks in the state. This place is situated close to Sira and is mostly visited by the tourists between the months of March and July. Read More »
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Veerabhadreshwara Temple, Tumkur
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Places to Visit in Tumkur
  • Type: Place of Worship
Veerabhadreshwara temple is known for the idol of Veerabhadreshwara, the soldier avatar of Lord Shiva. There are two naturally formed Shiva Lingas at this temple. It also has a Navarang with four carved pillars, which leads towards the garbhagriha. Read More »
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Yediyur Siddhalingeshwara Temple, Tumkur
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Places to Visit in Tumkur
  • Type: Place of Worship
Yediyur Siddhalingeshwara temple is located in the Yediyur village in the Kunigal town. The temple has the Nirvikalpa Shivayoga Samadhi of Tontada Siddalinga, a 15th century Veerashaiva Saint. Mahashivarathri and Ugadi are the two prominent festivals celebrated at this temple. Sahasra... Read More »
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Siddarameshwara Temple, Tumkur
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Places to Visit in Tumkur
  • Type: Place of Worship
Siddarameshwara temple is located in the Belagumba village and is known for an old idol of Lord Shiva, found amongst rocks. This idol was worshipped by Lord Ram, who named the temple as Siddarameshwara. The temple was constructed in the 15th century by kings of the Hoysala Dynasty. The front... Read More »
Chandraprabha Temple, Tumkur
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Places to Visit in Tumkur
  • Type: Place of Worship
Chandraprabha temple is a Jain temple, located on a hill in the Mandaragiri Village. It has an idol of Bhagwan Gyan Chandranatha in the Kayotsarga posture. This temple was constructed in 1116 by Chamupathi Ishwar, a Hoysala King. There are three more Jain temples situated near this shrine that... Read More »
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Nidugal Jain Temple, Tumkur
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Places to Visit in Tumkur
  • Type: Place of Worship
Nidugal Jain temple is situated atop a hill in the Pavagada taluka in the Tumkur District. It was constructed in 1232 and is popularly known as the Joguvatti Basadi. The temple is devoted to Bhagwan Parshwanath and is easily accessible from the Tumkur town via roadways. Read More »
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Gubbi Jain Temple, Tumkur
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Places to Visit in Tumkur
  • Type: Place of Worship
Gubbi Jain temple is situated about 18 km away from the Tumkur town and has an idol of Lord Adinatha. Other idols installed in the temple are Lord Bahubali and Lord Brahma Yaksha. This temple was constructed in 1934. It is easily accessible from the main town of Tumkur. Read More »
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Madhugiri Bhagawan Mallinatha Temple, Tumkur
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Places to Visit in Tumkur
  • Type: Place of Worship
Madhugiri Bhagawan Mallinatha temple was constructed in 1531 and has a Panchaloha (5 metals) idol of Bhagawan Mallinatha in the Kandasana posture. The temple is about 43 km away from the Tumkur town. Read More »
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