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The Deadliest Tourist Attractions in the World

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Most people enjoy relaxing on their vacations, but others crave the adrenaline rush that goes with death-defying experiences. Sounds exciting — except these adventures can quickly go wrong, resulting in life-threatening injuries. Worst case scenario? Some tourists find themselves reaching their final destination.

Despite the scary and tragic stories, daring travelers can’t seem to stay away from these dangerous destinations. Here are the deadliest tourist attractions in the world.

Yosemite National Park’s Half Dome, California

In California’s Sierra Nevada mountains, Yosemite National Park is known for its sequoia trees, granite cliffs and waterfalls. It’s also home to one of the deadliest tourist attractions in the world: Half Dome, a steep, treacherous, 5,000-foot hike.

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Between 2005 and 2015, Half Dome was the site of 12 deaths, 290 accidents and 140 search-and-rescue missions. It takes an entire day to climb Half Dome, and the last 400 feet is almost vertical and requires the use of cables. The section is also known as “Death Slabs” — not scary at all.

When Half Dome gets wet, hikers can easily slip and fall, but the mountain is still dangerous when it’s dry. As recently as September 2019, a hiker died after falling 500 feet.

The Poison Garden, England

Behind the black gates at Alnwick Garden is a park with plants that can kill you. The owner and Duchess of Northumberland, Jane Percy, wanted the attraction to stand out and thought more people would be interested in lethal plants.

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She was right. Each year, the Poison Garden receives 800,000 visitors. There are 100 types of poisonous killers growing in the garden. No one is allowed to touch the plants, but that doesn’t stop the toxic plant fumes from causing visitors to pass out on occasion.

Stairway to Heaven, Hawaii

On the island of Oʻahu, the Stairway to Heaven, also known as the Haʻikū Stairs, is a difficult hiking trail with a total of 3,922 steps. The site was originally a naval base in the 1940s but was decommissioned in the 1950s. The city closed the trail and the station to the public in 1987.

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However, the “no trespassing” signs haven’t stopped people from climbing the broken and unmaintained stairway. Although it’s illegal to climb the stairs, police issued 135 tickets to trespassers between June and December 2014. In some cases, climbers have been injured on the dangerous hike — some even plunging to their deaths.

Komodo Island, Indonesia

What’s more terrifying than a giant lizard with a venomous bite? An entire island full of giant lizards with venomous bites. Below Indonesia, Komodo Island is home to 6,000 Komodo dragons, and the destination is popular for diving and checking out the largest lizard on Earth.

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Travelers can visit Komodo National Park, which is maintained by park rangers, but from 1974 to 2012, the park logged 24 attacks on humans, with five resulting in death. Rangers warn guests to avoid eye contact with the lizards and to go to the bathroom with a partner. Women who are menstruating must be extra careful because Komodo dragons have a strong sense of smell and are attracted to blood.

Colorado River, Colorado

Extreme white water rafting is popular on the Colorado River. The powerful water offers excitement for thrill-seekers and hazards for everyone. When snow melts in the Colorado mountains, the water in the river becomes more fierce, causing fast currents and high water warnings.

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Many accidents, injuries and fatalities have occurred in the Colorado River system. In 2007, the river claimed 12 lives and caused 176 major injuries. Officials advise visitors to stay out of the water unless they have advanced knowledge of water flows and SAR (search and rescue) training.

Cliffs of Moher, Ireland

Tourists love the Cliffs of Moher for the picturesque green fields and gorgeous backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean. Located in the southwestern region of Ireland, the cliffs are an incredible sight, but the area comes with plenty of dangers.

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A deadly combination of powerful winds and no barrier rails can be menacing to visitors. In 2006, a woman died when the wind swept her off the cliff. Heavy rainfall and constant mist create a slippery surface, making it easy to slip and potentially fall off the cliffs, regardless of the wind.

El Caminito Del Rey, Spain

Built in 1905, El Caminito del Rey was initially a path for workers to transport goods. Of course, the pathway is only three feet wide and dangles 330 feet up along the face of a cliff. When Spain’s King Alfonso XIII crossed the walkway in 1921, it earned the nickname “King’s Little Pathway.”

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When the path fell into disrepair, officials closed it to the public for a decade. In many sections, only metal rails were left, but thrill-seekers still tried to walk the pathway and climb the mountain. Consequently, many people fell and perished. Following four years of improvements, El Caminito del Rey reopened in 2015.

Beaches of Acapulco, Mexico

Acapulco was once a trendy spot for celebrities, including John F. Kennedy and Elizabeth Taylor. However, the gorgeous beaches and surrounding area have gained a deadly reputation. Acapulco is now called Mexico’s murder capital, with gang warfare constantly plaguing the city.

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The violence occasionally finds its way into tourist zones, and it’s always only a short distance away. Acapulco experiences a high number of shootings, kidnappings and murders. In 2018, the city recorded 874 murders; in 2019, it logged 207 more within the first three months.

Kokoda Trail, Papua New Guinea

Found in the Owen Stanley Range in Papua New Guinea, the Kokoda trail is a challenging 60-mile trek that takes six days to complete. During the day, the weather is hot and humid, but the temperature drops to freezing at night, so imagine how much clothing you need to carry.

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The journey includes hiking, climbing and swimming. Mosquitos carrying malaria fill the air, while leeches infest the waters. If these factors don’t scare you, what about succumbing to dehydration, illness or broken bones? Locals even attacked hikers with machetes and spears, killing two people and seriously injuring seven others in 2013.

New Smyrna Beach, Florida

Who can resist a hot, sunny day at New Smyrna Beach in Florida? Actually, this beach is one of the places you should never swim because the waters are overwhelmed by sharks. In fact, everyone calls New Smyrna Beach the “shark-bite capital of the world.”

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New Smyrna has reported 250 shark attacks throughout its history, and it had the highest number of confirmed shark bites in the world in 2007 and 2008. In the past 30 years, 40 fatal attacks have occurred there. Of course, most of the shark attacks don’t end in death, but would you actually risk swimming there?

Mont Blanc, France

At 16,404 feet high, Mont Blanc is the highest peak in Europe — and the deadliest peak in France. Each year, approximately 100 climbers die on Mont Blanc. Weather conditions frequently and unexpectedly change on the mountain, creating the perfect recipe for disaster.

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Surprise storms and avalanches claim many lives, and tourists also have to be cautious about falling rocks, hidden crevices and powerful winds that can reach almost 60 miles per hour. Some climbers suffer from altitude sickness on Mont Blanc, which can quickly become life-threatening as well.

Death Road, Bolivia

One of the most dangerous roads in the world , North Yungas Road, is 43 miles long and reaches elevations of 2,000 feet in some sections. Driving on North Yungas Road is a heart-stopping experience, with its lack of guardrails adding to its menace.

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Fatal vehicle and cycle accidents are as common on the road as going off the road’s edge. Each year, 300 people lose their lives on North Yungas Road, earning it the dreadful nickname “Death Road.” If you see wooden crosses along the route, they honor those who perished.

Mount Huashan Plank Walk, China

China has some wild attractions like its abandoned Paris-like city and the now-demolished Wonderland , but its deadliest destination is the Mount Huashan plank walk. Tourists find it hard to resist the challenge of balancing on the shaky wooden boards suspended 7,000 feet in the air.

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Some hikers like to play around and cling to the chain on the cliff with only one hand or stand on the boards with one leg, but one slip up can lead to a long drop to the valley below. Nearly 100 people die every year on the Mount Huashan plank walk. Those who survive the journey reach the Taoist monasteries and enjoy a hot cup of tea.

Grand Canyon, Arizona

The Grand Canyon is one of the most famous tourist destinations in the U.S. Sometimes, it’s also the most dangerous. Many tourists find it difficult to hike the Grand Canyon due to its size and height. Stretching 227 miles, the canyon reaches a depth of 6,093 feet at some points.

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Since the mid-1800s, 770 people have lost their lives in the Grand Canyon. The majority of the deaths are due to falling over the edges, dehydration and plane crashes. If you tackle the canyon yourself, make sure you pack enough water to stay hydrated in the desert heat — and watch your step.

Bash Bish Falls, Massachusetts

In the peaceful, quiet mountains of Massachusetts, you’ll find the highest waterfall in the state, Bash Bish Falls. The gorgeous waterfall consists of several sections with the last part separated by a rock, cascading 80 feet into a pool.

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With a height like that, Bash Bish Falls sounds like a great place for cliff jumping, right? In reality, many cliff jumpers get injured or perish at the falls. The pool is actually shallow, which many people don’t find out until after they jump. In the last 100 years, more than 25 people have lost their lives at the falls due to rock jumping, drowning or rock climbing.

Mount Everest, Nepal

Reaching the peak of Mount Everest is every hiker’s dream, but most of them never make it to the top of the world’s highest mountain. In fact, for every expedition that attempts it, there are 4.3 fatalities. More than 300 hikers have died in the past six decades trying to climb this mountain.

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Hikers face many death threats on Mount Everest, including exhaustion, altitude sickness, unexpected weather changes, strong winds and roaring avalanches. Those who perished on Mount Everest remain there because it’s too dangerous and expensive to bring the bodies back down.

Adelaide River, Australia

In Northern Australia, the Adelaide River is a hot spot for bird spotting, boating expeditions and fishing. Unfortunately, it’s also home to large bull sharks. Not scary enough? Well, most locals worry more about the high concentration of giant saltwater crocodiles in the river.

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Crocodile attacks aren’t common but do occur on the Adelaide River. In 2009, a nine-year-old boy was attacked while fishing, and some crocodiles have struck tour guide boats in the past. The notorious albino crocodile known as “Michael Jackson” has committed some serious offenses in his history. Locals think he killed a fisherman in 2014.

Boiling Lake, Dominica

Boiling Lake is another body of water that is too dangerous for swimming. Its bubbling, grayish-blue water and hovering vapor clouds attract tourists, but getting too close could be an irreversible mistake. Located in Dominica, Boiling Lake reaches temperatures of 197 degrees Fahrenheit at some edges.

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How hot is the middle of the lake? Scientists have no idea because it’s too dangerous to study it. The middle of the lake actively boils, so the temperature must be even higher. If you don’t want to lose a foot or an ankle, stay far away from the scorching hot waters of Boiling Lake.

Death Valley National Park, California

The name Death Valley National Park already sounds terrifying, so who would want to go there? Almost 1 million visitors enjoy the park each year, mostly to gaze at the beautiful rock formations and the night skies filled with sparkling stars.

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It’s called Death Valley for a reason: Numerous vanishings and deaths have occurred there over the years. The destination is mostly hot and dry with temperatures that can reach 134 degrees Fahrenheit. The isolated trails and challenging terrain make the national park even more dangerous. In the last 15 years, more than 12 people have died at the park due to heatstroke and heat exhaustion.

Running of the Bulls, Spain

The running of the bulls has been a tradition in Spain since the 14th century. In Pamplona, the city unleashes about 10 bulls to run its packed streets each summer. At least 10,000 visitors and locals attend the adrenaline-packed event.

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The goal is to outrun the bulls, but some people find it’s not as easy as they thought. Consequently, hundreds suffer injuries each year from getting hit and trampled by the animals — or the crowd. Since 1910, the city has logged 15 deaths, the majority due to goring. In one freak incident, a victim suffocated in a pile-up.

Hanakapiai Beach, Hawaii

Drawing many beachgoers with its warm, sandy shores and refreshing waters, Hanakapiai Beach is actually one of the most dangerous places to swim in the world. Located along Kauai’s Nā Pali Coast, this beach has powerful waves and strong rip currents.

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If you get swept out to sea, it will be extremely hard to return to dry land, as the closest and safest shore is six miles away. Rip currents have drowned at least 15 swimmers, and none of the victims were recovered because the currents were too dangerous.

Angels Landing, Utah

Zion National Park in southwestern Utah is home to Angels Landing, a 1,488-foot rock formation. The trail carved into Angels Landing is quite old, but it has led hikers to the jaw-dropping view of Zion Canyon since 1926.

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Those who are strong and brave enough to complete the trail go across steep, sandy terrain and a series of switchbacks. Hikers cling to chains for the last half-mile of the trail to reach the peak. Since 2004, the scary hike has led to eight fatalities due to falling.

Praia De Boa Viagem, Brazil

Praia De Boa Viagem is a hot destination for beachgoers — and (gulp) sharks. Between 1992 and 2012, officials reported 56 shark attacks, and one-third of them ended in death. Yikes! The majority of the attacks involve bull sharks and tiger sharks.

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Boa Viagem is so dangerous that lifeguards don’t train on the beach anymore. They used to swim 131 feet out into the ocean, but they now do drills in a pool. Some of the attacks occur in shallow waters, where bull sharks breed and hunt.

The Yucatan Cenotes, Mexico

Caves are pretty scary at the best of times, but the deep underwater caves in Mexico take horror to a new extreme. The Yucatan Cenotes, a system of shadowy caves, are among the most dangerous underwater caves on the planet.

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Divers swim through miles of super dark caverns that twist and wind. In some passages, they have to squeeze through tight spaces. The passages can be so deep and confusing that divers get lost and can’t find their way out. A chilling sign near the entrance warns divers of deaths in the caves.

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, Montana and Idaho

Located in Wyoming, Montana and Idaho, Yellowstone National Park was the first national park to open in the U.S. The wild park is known for its Old Faithful geyser and boiling hot springs, but sometimes the natural wonders make the landscape terrifying.

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There are warning signs on designated paths, but some visitors ignore them and wander too close to the geysers and geothermal waters. With waters that are around 250 degrees Fahrenheit, slipping into a hot spring can be deadly. In fact, 20 park visitors have died in various hot springs in the park.

Volcano Tours, Hawaii

Plenty can go wrong on a volcano tour in Hawaii. From 1992 to 2002, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park logged 40 deaths and 35 major injuries. Unprepared hikers easily get lost and fall victim to the dangers, and the volcanoes put plenty of others in harm’s way by spewing flying rocks and boiling nearby ocean water.

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Tourists also have to worry about lava laze, a toxic combination of hydrochloric acid, hydrogen sulfide and carbon dioxide that can cause breathing, eye and skin problems. Helicopter tours are dangerous too, considering choppers have been hit by flying lava and crashed. In fact, in the past 30 years, 60 helicopters have crashed, causing 17 fatalities.

Mount Washington, New Hampshire

The highest peak in the Northeastern U.S., Mount Washington, stands 6,288.2 feet tall. Hikers, cyclists and skiers often visit the mountain, but it’s a risky journey. The mountain has claimed more than 150 lives since 1849, with the most common reasons for death including falls, hypothermia and heart attacks.

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Visitors must watch out for dangerous wind speeds. The highest wind speed ever recorded was 231 miles per hour — about 75 miles per hour faster than a category five hurricane. They also have to watch out for avalanches and frequent changes in weather. Each year, almost 100 avalanches are logged on Mount Washington. Yikes!

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Each year a tourist falls and dies at Victoria Falls. Located between the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe, Victoria Falls drops 355 feet onto sharp rocks. Most fatalities are caused by loss of footing near the falls; however, some deaths are due to swimming.

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Tourists stare death in the face every time they swim in Devil’s Pool at Victoria Falls. The pool allows visitors to swim dangerously close to the waterfall’s edge. In 2009, a tour guide plunged to his death after rescuing a tourist who was struggling in the pool.

Chernobyl Tours, Ukraine

The 1986 Chernobyl disaster is considered one of the worst nuclear accidents in history. Consequently, the city of Pripyat was evacuated, abandoned and closed off to the public. The immediate blast caused at least 54 fatalities, but the United Nations believes 4,000 people later died from radiation exposure.

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A growing interest in tourism led officials to maintain the city to ensure radiation levels weren’t high enough to endanger visitors. The tours are heavily regulated, and no one is allowed to eat outside, touch any plants or put any items on the ground. How safe does this sound to you?

Trolltunga, Norway

Standing 3,600 feet above sea level, Trolltunga is a rock formation in Hordaland County, Norway that sticks out horizontally from the mountain. One of the most popular cliffs in the country, Trolltunga comes with a breathtaking backdrop of Ringedalsvatnet Lake and surrounding glaciers.

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Each year, 80,000 hikers make the 12-hour trek to reach Trolltunga, even though the trip can quickly turn deadly. The cliff lacks safety rails, but many visitors sit at the edge of the cliff to snap photos anyway. As a result, there are nearly 40 rescue missions at the site each year, and one woman fell to her death in 2015.


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Top Things to Do in Tumkur, Karnataka

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Top Attractions in Tumkur

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1. Goravanahalli Maha Lakshmi Temple


2. Mandaragiri Jain Temple


3. Siddara Betta


4. Sree Siddaganga Math


5. Devarayana Durga


6. Sri Chennakeshava Temple


7. Shri Kamakshi Sharadamba Temple


8. Jayamangali Blackbuck Reserve


9. Markonahalli Dam


10. Kote Anjeneya Swami Statue


11. Narasimha Swamy Temple


12. Pavagada Fort


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  • Goravanahalli Maha Lakshmi Temple
  • Devarayana Durga
  • Sree Siddaganga Math
  • Mandaragiri Jain Temple
  • Sri Chennakeshava Temple
  • Siddara Betta
  • Jayamangali Blackbuck Reserve
  • Markonahalli Dam
  • Bheemasandra Lake

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Things to Do in Tumkur, India - Tumkur Attractions

Things to do in tumkur, tours in and around tumkur.

tumkur tourist attractions

Top Attractions in Tumkur

tumkur tourist attractions

1. Goravanahalli Maha Lakshmi Temple


2. Mandaragiri Jain Temple


3. Siddara Betta


4. Sree Siddaganga Math


5. Devarayana Durga


6. Sri Chennakeshava Temple


7. Shri Kamakshi Sharadamba Temple


8. Jayamangali Blackbuck Reserve


9. Markonahalli Dam


10. Kote Anjeneya Swami Statue


11. Narasimha Swamy Temple


12. Pavagada Fort


What travelers are saying

Phaneendra S

  • Goravanahalli Maha Lakshmi Temple
  • Devarayana Durga
  • Sree Siddaganga Math
  • Mandaragiri Jain Temple
  • Sri Chennakeshava Temple
  • Siddara Betta
  • Jayamangali Blackbuck Reserve
  • Markonahalli Dam
  • Bheemasandra Lake

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  • 7 Trending Places To Visit In Tumkur That Will Be Huge In 2023!

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23 Mar 2023

The district of Tumkur lies in the foothills of Devarayadurga Hill. Located 70 kilometers away from Bangalore, which is known as the IT hub of India, Tumkur is often ignored by tourists traveling to Karnataka for a weekend retreat. Though not very popular as a tourist hotspot, the places to visit in Tumkur are recently gaining traction, thanks to their scenic beauty.

Top 7 Places To Visit In Tumkur

We have shortlisted 7 places to visit in Tumkur that are the picture perfect stops to witness the best of the city and experience Karnataka’s cultural scene:

  • Devarayanadurga Fort
  • Namada Chilume
  • Devarayanadurga State Forest
  • Mahima Garuda Ranganatha Swamy Temple
  • Shivaganga Hills
  • Bhoga Narasimha Temple
  • Yoganarasimha Swamy Temple

1. Devarayanadurga Fort

Devarayanadurga Fort

The fort was built by Chikka Devaraja Wadiyar , the 14th king of the Wadiyar dynasty of Mysore, in the 17th century. The fort also led to the name Devarayanadurga, which means “fort of Devaraja”. Not much is left of it now, but the place called for a brief stop. There are no food stalls on the way, so carry ample food and water. You can also preplan your trip to the fort to catch the setting sun. Apart from this, there are various things to do in Tumkur that you can enjoy with with your loved ones. 

How to reach: Drive straight from Siddaganga Hale Mata to Devarayanadurga. The approximate distance between them is around 14.4 km.

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2. Namada Chilume

Namada Chilume

Namada Chilume, a natural spring amidst rocky terrain, is perfect for a family picnic and nature exploration. is among the best places to visit in Tumkur with family. It is considered the starting point of the famous Jayamangali River. It is a perennial natural spring that has rich historical significance. It gushes out of a massive hole in a dark, dreary rock. As per the legend, Lord Ram, on his journey to Lanka to rescue Sita, rested near Namada Chilume for one night. The next morning, when he wanted to make a vermilion paste for his forehead, he shot an arrow into the rock, and a spring burst open. This is why Namada Chilume translates to “small spring for forehead paste” in English.

How to reach: Namada Chilume is on the way to Devarayanadurga from Tumkur. Several buses ply on this route.

3. Devarayanadurga State Forest

Devarayanadurga State Forest

Among places to visit in Tumkur for couples , the picturesque Devarayanadurga State Forest stands out, boasting not only its breathtaking natural beauty but also a fascinating history of conservation dating back to 1853. Explore this 42-square-kilometer forest, complete with diverse wildlife such as langurs and chitals, and the possibility of spotting elusive tigers in its pristine surroundings at an altitude of 3,940 feet, making it an enticing choice for a romantic and adventurous outing.

How to reach: The nearest railway station is Tumkur Railway Station at a distance of 15 km.

Suggested Read: 10 Best Adventure Activities In Karnataka That Will Sweep You Off Your Feet

4. Mahima Garuda Ranganatha Swamy Temple

Mahima Garuda Ranganatha Swamy Temple

The temple, which is devoted to Mahima Garuda Ranganatha, is on Bangalore-Tumkur Road. You can reach it via Dobbspet. Located on a tiny hilltop, it can be reached after 300 steps of climbing. The village’s name is also Mahimapura, which can also be reached from either Mahimapura Cross near Dobbspet or Neelamangala. Garuda’s idol is located near garbhagruha’s entrance.

How to reach: Travel on NH4 on the Bangalore-Tumkur Road and take a right turn on Mahimapura Cross before Dobbspet and reach Mahimapura.

5. Shivaganga Hills

Shivaganga Hills

Offering fantastic panoramic views and a religious shrine atop the hill, Shivaganga Hill is among the top places to visit in Tumkur district. This is crowned as one of the most stunning places to visit near Tumkur and are considered sacred by the locals of Tumkur. According to the ancient books like, Vishnupurana and Brahmavaivartha Purana, Lord Sri Vishnu donned several avataras to teach his disciples important life lessons. Apart from his 10 incarnations, he also appeared in several forms like Hayagriva, Venkateshwara, Ranganathaswamy, or Varadaraja. Make sure to wear comfortable trekking shoes.

How to reach: The nearest airport is the Kempegowda International Airport in Bangalore, at a distance of about 76 km. From there, visitors can take a bus to Dabaspet and then hire an auto to reach Shivaganga.

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6. Bhoga Narasimha Temple

Bhoga Narasimha Temple

A somewhat exhausting trek by means of a lofty bending street, rough landscape and steps prompted another sanctuary, Bhoga Narasimha is every aesthete’s joy. From here, you get an all encompassing perspective on the slopes and valleys. There are a bunch of rough slopes encompassed by woods, with ancient temples in close proximity. We suggest that you take your fitness levels into account before embarking on this strenuous trek.

How to reach: Take the deviation from Dobbespet on Bangalore Tumkur Road.

7. Yoganarasimha Swamy Temple

_Yoganarasimha Swamy Temple

The Yoganarasimha Swamy Temple, with its ancient roots and intricate architecture, stands as one of the top tourist places near Tumkur , attracting visitors seeking spiritual significance and cultural exploration. It is a sanctuary devoted to Yoganarasimha Swamy, a part-man, part-lion symbol of Lord Vishnu. The sanctuary is known to have existed since the time of the Cholas. It has excellent columns and carvings and a huge circumambulatory entry encompassing the inward sanctum. We suggest you cover your legs and shoulders before entering the temple premises to respect the sanctity of the temple.

How to reach: The nearest railway station is 25 km away in Dobbespet.

Further Read: 25 Stunning Places To Visit In Summer In Karnataka For A Relaxing Retreat

The places to visit in Tumkur are slowly becoming popular with backpackers from across India. It is a fine spot to visit for nature lovers and history aficionados. As mentioned above, there are several temples in the region that are dedicated to Vishnu, Shiva and other Indian gods. From a pilgrim to a nature enthusiast, there is something for everybody at Tumkur. Book a trip to Tumkur with TravelTriangle today to avail exciting deals and discounts.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Places To Visit In Tumkur

Which temple is famous in Tumkur?

The Siddaganga Mutt is the renowned and revered temple in Tumkur, Karnataka, dedicated to Sri Siddaganga Swamy, attracting devotees and visitors from various places for its spiritual significance and philanthropic activities.

What type of climate is Tumkur?

Tumkur generally experiences a semi-arid climate. It is characterised by hot summers with temperatures reaching high levels and relatively mild winters. Rainfall is limited, and the region often faces dry conditions.

Which hill to trek near Tumkur?

Devarayanadurga is a popular hill for trekking near Tumkur. It offers picturesque landscapes, scenic trails, and the opportunity to visit temples like Bhoga Narasimha and Yoganarasimha at the hill's summit, making it a favoured trekking destination for locals and tourists.

What are some of the Tumkur tourist places beyond the temples?

Apart from the temples, there are many places to visit in Tumkur. For instance, the Devarayanadurga Fort, Namada Chilume, Devarayanadurga State Forest, and more

Suggest a few hidden places in Tumkur.

Some hidden gems in Tumkur include Namada Chilume, a natural spring amidst rocky terrain with a mythological connection; Shivaganga Hill, known for its religious significance and scenic views; and Antharagange, featuring a network of caves and a perennial spring ideal for treks and exploration.

Where is Tumkur located?

Tumkur is situated in Karnataka. It is situated at a distance of 71 kilometres from Bangalore. Also, this place is governed by the municipal corporation.

How can one reach Tumkur?

Travellers can take both flights as well as use road transport facilities to travel to Tumkur from Bangalore. The air route would be good and fast, so it would be better to travel to the destination by air.

Are there any hills in the city of Tumkur?

Yes, the district of Tumkur has several hills that catch the attention of the people over there. The most popular ones are the Shivaganga Hills in Tumkur, which are among the most visited places over there. So, if you want to bask in the glory of a hilly area, make sure to visit various hill stations near Tumkur.

Is Tumkur a developed city?

Yes, Tumkur is a very well-developed place that has a lot of growing industries, so there are various other developments taking place in the city. It is, therefore, a smart city in present-day terminology.

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Located around 65 km from Bengaluru, Tumakuru is the second-largest district in the state of Karnataka. Tumakuru district shares its border with eight districts, which is the highest in the state; Chitradurga towards the north, Hassan and Chikkamagaluru towards west, Mandya towards the south-west, Ramanagara and Bengaluru Rural towards the south, Chikkaballapura towards east and Ananthapuram (Andhra Pradesh) towards north-east. The earliest recorded history of Tumakuru dates back to around 400 AD with the discovery of copper plates of the Ganga Dynasty. Also known as ‘Kalpataru Nadu’ (land of coconuts), the district is known for the production of coconuts. It is also a major education hub; home to Tumkur University and many colleges including medical, engineering, dental, degree and postgraduate colleges and many polytechnics. It is also home to India Food Park which is one of the Mega Food Parks in India with fully developed plots for entrepreneurs to set up food processing units.

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Tourist Attractions

  • Markonahalli: Markonahalli Dam is a dam built across the Shimsha River in the Kunigal Taluk. It was built by Krishnaraja Wadiyar IV, the King of Mysuru under the guidance of his Diwan Bharat Ratna Sir M. Visvesvaraya. This project is very unique because of the technology that is used. This was arguably the first dam to get built using the Siphon system. Here, siphons are installed designed in such a way that when the dam reaches its maximum capacity, these siphons naturally allow water to pass through the gates. Unlike other dams where the gates are always closed to stop the flow of water, here at Markonahalli the gates are always open and the water doesn’t flow unless the dam is full. This dam uses the principle of air flow and is truly an example of quality engineering of that time and the genius of Bharat Ratna Sir M. Visvesvaraya who is regarded as the architect of modern Karnataka.
  • Pavagada: Pavagada is a taluk headquarter known for popular Pavagada Fort. Pavagada Fort is at a height of 700 meters, offered seven layers of fortification to its residents and was built by the Vijayanagara rulers in the 14th Trek to the top of Pavagada hill to visit the fort may take up to 2 hours. Resting places are available on the way up, cool breeze will offer some respite in otherwise usually hot weather. A Hanuman temple is located halfway uphill. Essentials like water, fruits and food are available at shops near the foot of the hill. Shani Mahatma temple is located at the foot of Pavagada hill. Pavagada gets huge crowd of visitors during Shravana Masa (July-August)
  • Madhugiri Fort : Madhugiri is a single hill and believed to be the second largest monolith in Asia. Madhugiri Fort is built on the top, perched on a steep slope of the hill. It is also a sought after one-day trekking trip from Bengaluru city, and easily accessible including by public transport. The trek here is between moderate to difficult given the steep climb. However, there are sidebars and iron rods to help you navigate your way up the hillside.
  • Jayamangali Blackbuck Reserve: An open area home to blackbucks that roam freely in an open area bordering Andhra Pradesh.
  • Borana Kanive: A fine picnic spot next to a reservoir built across Suvarnamukhi River.
  • Devarayana Durga: In the hilly terrain of Devarayanadurga, are various holy spots like the temples dedicated to Yoga Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy, Bhoga Narasimha Swamy and the Sanjivaraya Temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman. Near the Narasimha Temple are three sacred ponds called Narasimha Teertha, Parashara Teertha and the Pada Teertha. The Pada Teertha is inside a large cave. There is another cave with the statues of Lord Rama, his consort Sita and his brother Lakshmana. The rivers Jayamangali and the Shimsha originate from these hill ranges. Explore Devarayanadurga , and get your adrenaline pumping as Devarayanadurga is an ideal spot for trekking. Get a stunning panoramic view of Tumakuru from atop the Devarayanadurga hill.
  • Namada Chilume: Located near to Devarayanadurga hill, is Namada Chilume, a historical place which has a small stream of water flowing throughout the year. Legend has it that this streak of water is flowing since the Thretha Yuga and is believed to been created by Lord Rama. It is said that Lord Rama had shot an arrow to get water during the Vanavasa period and it is believed to have never dried up since. The source of spring is unknown till today. Nearby, it has small forest and a beautiful Deer park as well.
  • Huliyur Durga: Home to an old fort built by Kempegowda. Fort is 2771 feet above sea level and houses a granary, barracks, weapon storage units and other facilities.
  • Hutridurga: A fortified hill 3808 feet above sea level with a Shankareshvara temple on the top.
  • Chennairayana Durga: A hill 3734 feet above sea level, with an old fort, tank and Ishvara temples
  • Sira: Sira town and fort was founded by Rangappa Nayaka. Sira was later conquered by Ranadulla Khan, a general in the Bijapur Present day Sira has the Juma  Masjid and the tomb of Malik Rihan, ruins of a palace, fine garden and Ibrahim Rauza, a complex of tombs with the look of Hindu monument.
  • Kandikere: Home to a ruined fort and Gopalakrishna temple
  • Midigeshi: Hoe to a wonderful hill fort and Venkataramana temple
  • Nagalapura: Home to Chennakeshava temple and Kedareshwara temple
  • Nidugal: A fortified hill 3769 meters above sea level
  • Nittur: Referred to as Aihole of South, Nittur is a place of historic importance, with temples of Padmavati, Mariyamma and several Jain temples
  • Nonavinakere: Home to Gopalaswamy temple, Beterayaswamy temple and Garigeshvara temples. Nonavinakere was a prominent centre during the Nolamba
  • Theeta Reservoir: A lake and picnic area 30 kms from Tumakuru

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Religious Places

  • Siddhaganga: Siddhaganga, a famous pilgrim centre, has a hilltop temple dedicated to Lord Siddhalingeshwara. At the entrance of this temple, six shrines can be seen. The Veerashaiva Math, an important educational and pilgrim centre, is close by. The Matha feeds thousands of students and pilgrims daily. This is one of the important educational centres.
  • Sri Siddaganga Math: Sri Siddaganga Math was established by Sri Gosala Siddeshwara Swamiji in the 14th century AD. The highly progressive history of Sree Siddaganga Math, especially in the last two centuries can be attributed to the dedication, knowledge and wisdom of two of its greatest religious leaders namely Sri Sri Uddana Shivayogiglu and His Holiness Dr. Sri Sri Sivakumara Swamigalu who, in fact was popularly called as Walking God and was highly respected by people of all religions. The Math established Sri Siddaganga Education Society in 1963 & runs more than 128 educational institutions. It also provides education to more than 10,000 poor children with free food and shelter, without any discrimination of caste or creed. The Math also runs blind schools at various places & over 100 blind children are given free education & food with independent hostel facilities.
  • Lakshmikantaswamy: Largest and oldest temple in Tumakuru town.
  • Amruthur: Home to Chennakeshava temple and Pattaladamma temple
  • Bhasmangi: A fortified hill with Bhasmangeshwara temple, 42 kms from Tumakuru. Bhasmangi also has a palace built by Hyder Ali on top of the hill and perennial supply of water.
  • Aralaguppe: 6 km from Banasandra railway station, famous for the 9 th century Kalleshwara temple built in Ganga-Nolamba style. Ceiling of Kalleshwara temple features a wonderful dancing Shiva sculpture with musical accompanists and eight Dikpalas (guards) surrounding him with all their paraphernalia. Aralaguppe is also home to Chennakeshava temple built in Hoysala style. The image of Vishnu in the inner sanctum is magnificent. There are four Ganga temples in Aralaguppe.
  • Goravanahalli Mahalakshmi Temple: About 30 km from Tumakuru in Koratagere taluk is the Goravanahalli Mahalakshmi Temple. The Deity worshipped here is Goddess Mahalakshmi which is a Swayambhu (self-manifested). Special poojas are performed on Fridays and it is believed that by performing pooja here, a devotee's financial problems will get solved. The temple features a large, multicolored Gopura with smaller arches on both sides. The temple also has verandahs on either side.
  • Chennakeshava Temple, Kaidala: It is believed that this temple was built by the father son sculptor duo of Jakanachari and Dankachari. It is believed that Jakanachari was the master sculptor who built the world famous Belur Chennakeshava Temple. However, this temple at Kaidala lacks the magnificence of the Belur Chennakeshava Temple but the idol of the deity is almost the same as the one in Belur. The 5 feet 6 inches tall deity of Lord Chennakeshava, in black stone is flanked by Sridevi and Bhoodevi. The pillars are beautifully carved with sculptures adorning them.An interesting legend is associated with this temple. Once, Jakanachari leaves behind his wife and unborn child to pursue his art and attain fame by building temples. Time passes and he builds numerous statues and temples. He reaches Belur wherein he agrees to sculpt the Chennakeshava Temple, which across time has now become one of the best specimens of Hoysala architecture. Meanwhile his son Dankanachari, now all grown up, leaves home in search of his father. Dankanachari reaches Belur and goes to inspect the sculptures. He points out a flaw in an idol in the temple. Angered, Jakanachari refuses to accept that there could be a blemish and vows that he will cut off his own hand if a flaw is found.Then the statue was covered with sandal paste which dried on every part except the navel area. Dankanachari picked a stick and poked it wherein they saw a frog sitting in the damp cavity. As vowed, Jakanachari cut his right hand. The statue became famous as ‘Kappe Channigaraya’ (Kappe means Frog in Kannada). Curious about this young man who had mastered such perfection in sculpting, Jakanachari enquired about him and to his great surprise, Jakanachari found that Dankanachari was his own son.Later, Jakanachari gets a vision to construct a Chennakeshava Temple at his home town, Kaidala. The father-son duo then move to Kaidala where it is said that Jakanachari got back his hand after he completed the temple construction (hence the name Kaidala (Kai means hand in Kannda). So, Jakanachari was reunited with his wife and son.
  • Turuvekere: Turuvekere was once an ‘Agrahara’ (an area of land which was provided to scholarly brahmins priests) in the 13th century AD by the Hoysala kings. Turuvekere boasts of many fine Hoysala temples with the major attraction being the Chennakeshava Temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. It is believed to be built by Mahadandanayaka Somanna who also built the famous Somnathpur Temple in Mysuru. The Gangadhareshwara Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva has a Shivalinga with serpent hoods carved in a single piece of stone and is considered an example of fine sculpting. This temple also has a finely sculpted Nandi (vehicle of Lord Shiva) statue which retains its shine even today. To the east of the Gangadhareshwara Temple is a large soapstone bell, which when tapped emits a metallic sound. The Moole Shankareshwara Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, is located here. Believed to be built in 1260 AD, the temple plan has a Bhumija Nagara (north Indian) style of architecture.
  • Seebi: 24 kms from Tumakuru, Seebi is popular for Narasimha temple with interesting murals.
  • Yadiyur: Yadiyur was the home of a popular Veerashaiva spiritual teacher and author, Totada Siddhalinga. Siddhalingeswara temple in Yadiyu, built in Dravidian style houses Samadhi of Todada Siddhalinga. Annual car festival of Siddhalingeswara temple takes place in March-April and lasts a fortnight. The procession car (ratha) is a majestic vehicle with six big stone wheels.
  • Chikkanayakanahalli: Popular for Venkataramana temple, Renukadevi temple and two Anjaneya temples
  • Gulur: Popular for a huge Ganesha idol made of clay each year.
  • Holavanahalli: Houses tomb of Sri Raghavendraswamy in a Brindavana (garden).
  • Hosahalli: Popular for its Kalleshvara temple
  • Huliyar: Home to Ranganatha temple built in Hoysala style
  • Kadaba: Home to Rama temple built in Dravidian style
  • Kadasur: Home to Bhairava temple
  • Keregodi: Home to Shankareshvara temple with a garden full of fruit bearing trees and flower plants.
  • Koratagere: Home to temple of Sri Gangadhareshvara in a cave.
  • Kunigal: Home to Hoysala era Narasimha temple, Someshvara temple, Venkataramana temple, Shivarameshvara temple and Padmeshvara temple
  • Siddarabetta: Home to Samadhi of Saint Gosala Siddheshvaraswamy, known for rocky hills, cave temples and a perennial spring.
  • Tandaga: Home to 14 th century Hoysala style Channakeshava temple.
  • Turuvekere: Home to Basava temple, Gangadheeshvara Temple, Channgiaraya Temple and Shankareshvara temple.
  • Vighnasante: Known for Lakshminarasimha temple and Balalingeshwara temple

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  • Pavagada Solar Park: Pavagada Solar Park is the world largest solar park located in Pavagada taluk, Tumakuru spread over a total area of around 13,000 acres and commissioned in 2018. The project was developed by Karnataka Solar Power Development Corporation Limited (KSPDCL), a joint venture between Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) and Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Limited (KREDL). The total capacity of this park is 2,000 MW. A unique feature of this park is instead of acquiring land, KSPDL entered into a lease agreement with farmers/ landowners to obtain land on an annual rental basis. The project is part of Karnataka’s Solar Policy 2014-2021, which aims to shift the dependency from conventional power resources to eco-friendly energy resources.
  • India Food Park: India Food Park is one of the Mega Food Parks in India. Mega Food Park is a scheme of the Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Government of India that aims at providing a mechanism to link agricultural production to the market by bringing together farmers, processors and retailers so as to ensure maximizing value addition, minimizing wastage, increasing farmers income and creating employment opportunities particularly in rural sector.
  • Gubbi: Popular trading centre, educational hub and home to Gadde Malleshvara temple and Gubbi Chennabasaveshvara temple.
  • Tipaturu: A popular trading center and home to several modern era temples.

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Nature & Wildlife

  • Kaggaladu Bird Sanctuary: A nondescript village in Tumakuru district wakes up each year to the raucous cries and colourful plumage of painted storks and grey herons, as they nest on old tamarind trees amidst the houses. The Kaggaladu Bird Sanctuary is said to be the second largest painted storks’ sanctuary in South Asia, after Kokrebellur Bird Sanctuary in Mandya district. From around January to August, Kaggaladu comes alive with bird cries, squawks and mighty wing flaps when countless painted storks and herons descend, for the breeding season apart from other birds. Every tree holds many nests, and if you go in May the sight in each tree with multiple nests is amazing. The storks are important to the villagers and are taken care like their own offspring. In order to preserve their natural habitat, tamarind trees are maintained for the birds to roost and nest on. Moreover, their droppings which is abundant in potassium and phosphate are used as manure for the villager’s crops. The birds live in perfect harmony and mutual tolerance with the local villagers, and enjoy their protection – a perfect example of peaceful co-existence between man and nature.

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Tumkur, a city located in the southern Indian state of Karnataka, is a fascinating blend of old-world charm and modernity. With its rich history and cultural heritage, Tumkur is a city that is steeped in tradition, yet has also embraced modernization and development in recent years. The city is known for its stunning natural beauty, with several hills and mountains dotting its landscape, making it a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts. Tumkur is also home to several ancient temples and forts, which bear witness to its rich cultural heritage and attract visitors from all over India. The city is a bustling hub of commerce and industry, with several large-scale factories and businesses operating in the area. Despite its rapid development, Tumkur has managed to retain its old-world charm and friendly, welcoming atmosphere, making it a great destination for anyone looking to explore the beauty and diversity of southern India.

Tourism in Tumkur:

Tumkur, situated in the state of Karnataka, is a hidden gem when it comes to tourism in India. The city boasts of numerous natural wonders, historical landmarks, and cultural hotspots, making it an ideal destination for travellers looking to explore the offbeat corners of the country. Tumkur is surrounded by hills and mountains, making it a great destination for trekking and other outdoor activities. The city is also home to several ancient temples, including the iconic Siddara Betta, which attracts pilgrims and tourists alike. The city is also known for its vibrant local markets, where visitors can shop for handicrafts, textiles, and spices. Additionally, Tumkur is also home to several large-scale industries, which offer a glimpse into the region's economy and way of life. Overall, Tumkur offers a unique blend of nature, history, and culture, making it a must-visit destination for travellers looking to experience the diversity and beauty of India.

History of Tumkur:

Tumkur's history dates back to the early centuries of the Common Era, and the city has been home to several dynasties and empires over the years. It was ruled by the Chalukyas, Hoysalas, and Vijayanagara Empire before coming under the control of the Mughals and later the British. Tumkur played a significant role in India's freedom struggle, with several leaders such as Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru visiting the city during the struggle for independence. The city is known for its rich cultural heritage, and several ancient temples and forts still stand testament to its history. Tumkur is also home to several renowned institutions of higher education, including Tumkur University, which has contributed significantly to the region's intellectual and cultural landscape. Today, Tumkur is a bustling city that has embraced modernity and development while still retaining its old-world charm and cultural heritage. The city's rich history is a fascinating aspect of its identity, making it a must-visit destination for history buffs and anyone interested in exploring the diverse history of India.

Weather and Temperature:

Tumkur has a tropical savanna climate, with hot summers and mild winters. The city experiences moderate rainfall during the monsoon season, which typically lasts from June to September. The summer months, from March to May, are generally hot and dry, with temperatures ranging from 25°C to 38°C. The winter months, from December to February, are mild and pleasant, with temperatures ranging from 15°C to 28°C. The best time to visit Tumkur is during the winter months, when the weather is comfortable for outdoor activities and sightseeing. However, travellers should be prepared for occasional rainfall during this time, as the city experiences some rain during the winter months.

When to Visit Tumkur:

Tumkur is a great destination to visit throughout the year, but the best time to visit depends on your preferences and interests. The winter months, from December to February, are the most comfortable time to visit Tumkur, as the weather is mild and pleasant, making it perfect for outdoor activities and sightseeing. The monsoon season, from June to September, brings moderate rainfall to the region, which enhances the natural beauty of the city and is a great time for nature lovers to visit. However, heavy rains can sometimes disrupt travel plans, so visitors should be prepared for occasional delays and cancellations. The summer months, from March to May, can be very hot and dry, but this is also the best time to visit if you are interested in exploring Tumkur's ancient temples and cultural landmarks. Overall, Tumkur is a year-round destination that offers unique experiences in every season, so visitors can plan their trip based on their interests and preferences.

How to Reach Tumkur:

Tumkur is a scenic city located in the southern Indian state of Karnataka. If you're planning to visit Tumkur, the best way to get there is by taking a flight to Bengaluru International Airport, which is the nearest airport. From there, you can hire a taxi or take a bus to reach Tumkur, which is approximately 75 km away. If you prefer traveling by train, Tumkur has its own railway station, which is well-connected to major cities like Bengaluru, Chennai, and Mysuru. Once you reach Tumkur, you can explore the city's many attractions, including the historic Devarayanadurga Fort, the beautiful Siddaganga Mutt, and the lush green Namada Chilume. Tumkur is also known for its delicious cuisine, so make sure to try out the local delicacies like Benne Dosa, Akki Rotti, and Bisi Bele Bath during your visit.

Top Places to Visit in Tumkur:

Tumkur is a city that offers a unique blend of natural beauty and rich cultural heritage, making it a great destination for tourists.

Devarayanadurga: Perched amidst the scenic hills of Tumkur, Devarayanadurga is a serene hill station that captivates with its ancient temples and breathtaking vistas. The hill is adorned with the revered shrines of Lord Narasimha and Lord Yoga Narasimha, inviting devotees and nature enthusiasts alike. The journey to the hilltop is adorned with verdant trails and offers a sense of tranquillity. From the summit, one can witness the enchanting play of colours during sunset, creating a surreal experience that lingers in the heart.

Goravanahalli Mahalakshmi Temple: Nestled in the quaint village of Goravanahalli, the Mahalakshmi Temple stands as a testament to devotion and architectural brilliance. As devotees step into the temple premises, they are embraced by an aura of spirituality. The intricate carvings and vibrant sculptures mesmerize visitors, while the rhythmic chants and fragrance of incense create an ambiance of serenity. It is a place where one can seek solace, offer prayers, and immerse in the divine grace of Goddess Mahalakshmi.

Jayamangali Blackbuck Reserve: Located in the outskirts of Tumkur, the Jayamangali Blackbuck Reserve is a haven for wildlife enthusiasts. This protected sanctuary is home to the graceful blackbucks, enchanting visitors with their elegance and charm. As one ventures into the reserve, the serene landscape unfolds, inviting a closer connection with nature. The sight of these beautiful antelopes roaming freely in their natural habitat is a sight to behold, creating cherished memories for those who venture here.

Markonahalli Dam: Situated amidst the verdant surroundings of Tumkur, Markonahalli Dam is a testament to human engineering and natural beauty. The tranquil waters of the dam reflect the azure sky, creating a mesmerizing sight. It offers a peaceful ambiance, perfect for picnics and leisurely walks. The lush greenery surrounding the dam provides a serene escape from the bustling city, allowing visitors to unwind and reconnect with nature.

Yedeyur Shri Siddalingeshwara Swamy Temple: Deeply rooted in devotion and spirituality, Yedeyur Shri Siddalingeshwara Swamy Temple is a revered pilgrimage site near Tumkur. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and showcases magnificent architecture. As devotees step inside, they are enveloped in a divine aura and an atmosphere of peace. The intricate carvings and sacred rituals create an ambiance of reverence, leaving a lasting impression on all who visit.

Pavagada Fort: Steeped in history and grandeur, Pavagada Fort stands tall as a testament to bygone eras. The fort's majestic structure commands attention, perched atop a hill and surrounded by rugged beauty. Exploring the fort allows visitors to unravel its intriguing past and marvel at its architectural marvels. From the towering walls to the ancient temples within, each corner of the fort tells a tale of valour and heritage.

Sri Chennakeshava Temple: Nestled in the heart of Tumkur, the Sri Chennakeshava Temple stands as a magnificent testament to ancient architecture and devotion. The temple's intricate carvings and ornate sculptures mesmerize visitors, transporting them to a bygone era. As one steps into its sacred premises, a sense of tranquillity envelops the soul. The divine aura of Lord Vishnu's presence can be felt, and devotees come here to seek blessings, find solace, and immerse themselves in the spiritual ambiance.

Gulur Ganesha Temple: Tucked away in the village of Gulur, the Ganesha Temple welcomes devotees with open arms. The temple exudes a sense of peace and devotion, providing a sanctuary for worshippers. The vibrant idols and colourful decorations create an atmosphere of joy and reverence. As devotees offer prayers and seek blessings from Lord Ganesha, they are transported into a realm of spiritual connection and divine grace.

Shri Kamakshi Sharadamba Temple: A haven of tranquillity, the Shri Kamakshi Sharadamba Temple in Tumkur is a sacred abode of the goddess. The temple's architecture, adorned with intricate designs and graceful sculptures, reflects the divine beauty of the goddess. Devotees flock here to experience a sense of serenity and seek the blessings of the goddess, finding solace and spiritual solace amidst the sanctity of the temple. The atmosphere is filled with devotion, prayers, and a deep sense of connection with the divine.

Kote Anjaneya Swamy Statue: Standing tall as a guardian of faith and protection, the Kote Anjaneya Swamy Statue in Tumkur is an awe-inspiring sight. This colossal statue of Lord Hanuman captivates with its sheer size and grandeur, instilling a sense of devotion and reverence in all who gaze upon it. It serves as a beacon of strength and courage, drawing devotees and admirers who seek the blessings and inspiration of Lord Hanuman.

Namada Chilume: Hidden amidst the lush greenery of Tumkur, Namada Chilume is a natural spring that holds immense mythological significance. Believed to be the spot where Lord Rama quenched his thirst during his exile, this sacred spring attracts pilgrims and nature lovers alike. The tranquil surroundings and the gentle flow of the spring create a serene atmosphere, offering visitors a moment of respite and a chance to connect with nature's beauty and spiritual heritage.

Siddara Betta Trek: Nestled amidst the picturesque landscapes of Tumkur, Siddara Betta offers a thrilling trekking experience. As adventurers set foot on this rocky hill range, they are rewarded with breathtaking vistas and a sense of adventure. The trek leads to a cave temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, inviting spiritual seekers to delve into the realm of divine energy. Along the way, natural beauty unfolds, with panoramic views, verdant forests, and the tranquil ambiance of Siddara Betta casting a spell of enchantment.

Offbeat Places Near Tumkur:

Tumkur is not just limited to its popular tourist attractions, but it also offers several offbeat places that are worth exploring. 

Devarayanadurga (Distance: 16 km from Tumkur): Nestled amidst the scenic hills, just 16 km from Tumkur, Devarayanadurga offers a serene escape into nature's embrace. This enchanting hill station is adorned with ancient temples, including the Bhoganarasimha and Yoga Narasimha temples. As you embark on the ascent, the verdant landscapes and winding paths lead you to the summit, where panoramic views await. The tranquil ambiance and spiritual aura make Devarayanadurga a perfect destination for a peaceful retreat and an opportunity to connect with divinity amidst nature's beauty.

Goravanahalli Mahalakshmi Temple (Distance: 34 km from Tumkur): Located around 34 km from Tumkur, Goravanahalli Mahalakshmi Temple is a divine abode that exudes tranquillity and devotion. As you step into the temple, the air is filled with the fragrance of incense and the melodic chants of prayers. The awe-inspiring idol of Goddess Mahalakshmi is a sight to behold, radiating grace and benevolence. Devotees seek blessings and offer prayers, finding solace in the serene ambiance of the temple. The spiritual energy and architectural splendour of Goravanahalli Mahalakshmi Temple make it a must-visit destination for devotees and seekers of inner peace.

Jayamangali Blackbuck Reserve (Distance: 76 km from Tumkur): Situated approximately 76 km from Tumkur, Jayamangali Blackbuck Reserve is a captivating wildlife sanctuary that shelters the graceful blackbucks. As you enter the reserve, the vast expanse of grasslands comes alive with the elegant movements of these beautiful antelopes. The reserve also houses a variety of avian species, adding to the biodiversity of the area. Nature enthusiasts and wildlife lovers can indulge in birdwatching and wildlife spotting while immersing themselves in the serene and untouched beauty of Jayamangali Blackbuck Reserve.

Markonahalli Dam (Distance: 49 km from Tumkur): Markonahalli Dam, located approximately 49 km from Tumkur, is a captivating reservoir nestled amidst scenic surroundings. The dam not only serves as a vital water source but also offers a picturesque backdrop for leisurely walks and picnics. The tranquil waters of the dam reflect the azure sky, creating a serene ambiance. Visitors can spend peaceful moments along the banks, appreciating the beauty of nature and enjoying the gentle breeze. Markonahalli Dam is a hidden gem that provides a refreshing escape from the bustling city life.

Yedeyur Shri Siddalingeshwara Swamy Temple (Distance: 51 km from Tumkur): Situated about 51 km from Tumkur, Yedeyur Shri Siddalingeshwara Swamy Temple is a revered pilgrimage site dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple complex exudes a sense of devotion and spiritual energy, attracting devotees from far and wide. The exquisite architecture, intricate carvings, and serene atmosphere create a divine ambiance. Devotees seek blessings and participate in religious ceremonies, immersing themselves in the divine grace of Lord Shiva. Yedeyur Shri Siddalingeshwara Swamy Temple offers a serene setting for reflection, worship, and a profound spiritual experience.

Overall, Tumkur offers several offbeat destinations that are worth exploring for visitors looking for unique and authentic experiences. From exploring the life of eminent personalities to witnessing the rural life of Karnataka, these destinations provide a glimpse into the rich culture and heritage of the region.

Outdoor Adventure Activities in Tumkur:

For adventure enthusiasts, Tumkur offers several outdoor activities that are sure to get your adrenaline pumping. One of the most popular activities is rock climbing, with several sites located around the city such as Madhugiri, Siddara Betta, and Devarayanadurga. These sites offer varying levels of difficulty and are perfect for both novice and experienced climbers. Visitors can also go trekking in the nearby hills and forests, with several popular trails such as the Kumara Parvatha trek and the Kudremukh trek. These treks offer breath-taking views of the surrounding natural beauty and are a great way to get in touch with nature.

Another outdoor adventure activity that visitors can enjoy in Tumkur is cycling. The city and its surroundings offer several scenic cycling routes, with varying levels of difficulty. Cycling through the beautiful countryside, lush green fields, and villages is a great way to explore the region at your own pace while also getting some exercise. Visitors can rent bicycles from several rental shops located around the city, and guided cycling tours are also available for those who prefer a more organized experience.

Overall, Tumkur offers several outdoor adventure activities for visitors to enjoy, from rock climbing and trekking to cycling and more. These activities are a great way to experience the natural beauty and charm of the region while also getting your dose of adrenaline. With its stunning natural landscapes and range of outdoor activities, Tumkur is a must-visit destination for adventure enthusiasts.

Cheap Homestays in Tumkur:

For budget-conscious travellers, Tumkur offers several affordable homestay options that provide a comfortable and authentic experience of the region's culture and lifestyle. With ClearHolidays.com, travellers can seamlessly browse through multiple homestays and compare the amenities and services offered. Many of these homestays are located in the outskirts of the city, surrounded by lush greenery and scenic views of the countryside. Visitors can choose from a variety of accommodations, from simple rooms to entire villas, depending on their budget and preferences.

One of the best things about homestays in Tumkur is that they offer a unique opportunity to interact with locals and learn about their way of life. Guests can participate in activities such as cooking local dishes, visiting nearby farms and plantations, and exploring the surrounding villages. The hosts are often warm and welcoming, and are happy to share their knowledge and experiences with visitors.

In addition to their affordability and cultural experiences, homestays in Tumkur also offer a peaceful and tranquil environment, far from the hustle and bustle of the city. Guests can relax and unwind in the serene surroundings, enjoying the fresh air and natural beauty of the region. Overall, homestays in Tumkur provide a great value-for-money option for travellers who want to experience the local culture and lifestyle.

Tour Packages for Tumkur:

Tumkur offers a wide range of tour packages on ClearHolidays.com for visitors, catering to different interests and budgets. Most of these packages include a combination of popular tourist attractions, offbeat destinations, and outdoor adventure activities. Visitors can choose from day tours to longer packages that span several days, depending on the duration of their stay and their preferences.

One of the most popular tour packages in Tumkur is the heritage tour, which covers the city's historical sites such as the Tumkur Fort, Chennarayana Durga, and the Siddara Betta. This package also includes visits to the nearby temples and shrines, such as the Nandi Temple and the Durga Temple, offering a glimpse into the region's religious and cultural heritage.

Another popular tour package is the adventure tour, which includes activities such as rock climbing, trekking, and cycling. Visitors can explore the stunning natural landscapes and hill stations surrounding Tumkur, such as Devarayanadurga and Madhugiri, and engage in adrenaline-pumping activities. These tour packages are perfect for adventure enthusiasts looking for a thrilling and exciting experience.

For those looking for a more relaxed and peaceful experience, Tumkur also offers several eco-tourism packages. These packages focus on exploring the region's flora and fauna, with visits to national parks and wildlife sanctuaries such as the Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary and the Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary. Visitors can also participate in activities such as birdwatching and nature walks, allowing them to appreciate the region's natural beauty and biodiversity.

Overall, Tumkur's tour packages offer a comprehensive and diverse range of experiences for visitors, catering to different interests and budgets. Whether you are interested in exploring the region's history, embarking on an adventure, or experiencing its natural beauty, there is a tour package on ClearHolidays.com that is sure to meet your needs.

Whether you're interested in history, culture, or outdoor adventure, there are several tour packages available in and around Tumkur that cater to a variety of interests and budgets. With the convenience and expertise of a professional tour operator, these packages offer a great way to experience all that Tumkur has to offer without the hassle of planning and organizing your own itinerary.

In conclusion, Tumkur is a charming city that offers visitors a diverse range of experiences, from exploring its rich historical and cultural heritage to indulging in outdoor adventure activities in its scenic surroundings. The city's strategic location, nestled amidst picturesque hills and lush forests, makes it an ideal destination for nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts. Its offbeat destinations and cheap homestays offer a glimpse into the authentic local way of life, providing visitors with an immersive and culturally rich experience. Tumkur's warm and pleasant climate throughout the year makes it a great destination to visit anytime, and its well-planned tour packages cater to visitors' diverse interests and budgets. Overall, Tumkur is a hidden gem that is waiting to be discovered, offering visitors an enriching and memorable experience that they are sure to cherish for a lifetime.

ClearHolidays, a leading travel website, provides extensive travel information to assist travellers in planning their holidays to Tumkur. Our website offers travel help, online travel guide and best possible travel information related to Tumkur tourism. We recommend the top tourist destinations & best sightseeing places, places to visit in Tumkur , offbeat places & weekend destinations in Tumkur, cheap homestays in Tumkur, and available outdoor activities.

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1 Devarayanadurga

Goravanahalli Mahalakshmi Temple

2 Goravanahalli Mahalakshmi Temple

Gulur Ganesha Temple

3 Gulur Ganesha Temple

Jayamangali Blackbuck Reserve

4 Jayamangali Blackbuck Reserve

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8 Pavagada Fort

Shri Kamakshi Sharadamba Temple

9 Shri Kamakshi Sharadamba Temple

Siddara Betta Trek

10 Siddara Betta Trek

Sri Chennakeshava Temple

11 Sri Chennakeshava Temple

Yedeyur Shri Siddalingeshwara Swamy Temple

12 Yedeyur Shri Siddalingeshwara Swamy Temple

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Here is The List of Top Outdoor & Adventurous Activities Which You Can Enjoy in Tumkur. Top Outdoor Activities in Tumkur are Cycling, Rock Climbing, Trekking , etc.


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JAN, FEB, MAR, NOV, DEC is The Best Time to Visit Tumkur When The Daytime Temperatures are Pleasant to Carry Out Outdoor Adventurous Activities in Tumkur. Tumkur Remains a Perfect Travel Destination in Summers and Winters Both. Come and Enjoy Outdoor Adventures in Tumkur like Cycling, Rock Climbing, Trekking , etc.

How to reach Tumkur

By Air: Tumkur does not have its own airport, but the nearest airport is the Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru, which is approximately 80 kilometers away. From the airport, you can hire a taxi or take a bus to reach Tumkur. The journey takes around 2 hours, depending on the traffic conditions. By Road: Tumkur is well-connected to major cities and towns in Karnataka through a network of well-maintained roads. It is situated on National Highway 48, which makes it easily accessible by road. You can drive to Tumkur from Bengaluru, Mysore, and other nearby cities. Regular bus services also operate between Tumkur and major cities, offering a convenient and affordable mode of transportation. By Rail: Tumkur has its own railway station, which is well-connected to various cities across India. Trains from Bengaluru, Mysore, Chennai, and other major cities in South India ply to Tumkur regularly. The railway station is located in the heart of the city, making it convenient for travelers to reach their desired destinations within Tumkur.

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Tumkur is located around 70 kilometres from Bangalore, the capital of Karnataka. The widespread presence of the flower “tumbe huuvu” or the well-known local instrument “tamate ooru” have been cited as possible origins for the name of the city. Since there are so many palm trees in this area, the locals have given the name “Coconut City” to their hometown. It's made up of other major industrial firms including TVS Electronics, System Consultant Confirmation of India and WIPRO, in addition to the usual suspects like manufacturers of ropes, watches, blankets and raw cotton. In 2011, this metropolis was named Karnataka's Corporation City.


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Shivaganga hills, scenic tourist attraction.

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Namada Chilume

Associated with hindu mythology.

2 to 3 hours

Jayamangali Blackbuck Reserve

Home to exotic animals, sri chennakeshava temple, sacred shrine for hindus.

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Siddara Betta

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Tumkur , or Tumukaru, is a city located in Karnataka, some 65 km away from the state capital Bangalore. Tumkur’s earliest recorded history dates back to 400AD when copper plates of the Ganga Dynasty were discovered here. Natural beauty and historical sites abound in Tumkur. The many places to visit in Tumkur attract visitors year-round.

Tourist Places to Visit in Tumkur

Madhugiri fort.

This fort is a trekker’s delight as it is built on a steep slope of Madhugiri, a single hill and considered Asia’s second largest monolith. The trek is moderate to difficult and is one of the best nearby places to visit in Tumkur if you are looking for an adventure.

Situated in the lap of nature, Namada Chilume is a place with great mythological significance. A mysterious water stream flows down here year-round, and it’s said that it’s been flowing since the Thretha Yug when Lord Ram shot an arrow to get water during his exile. It is among the most scenic places to visit in Tumkur.

Markonahalli Dam

This dam across the Shimsha River was built by Krishnaraja Wadiyar IV, the king of Mysuru, with the siphon system. Unlike other dams, this dam’s doors always stay open but only let water pass when the reservoir is full. It’s one of the top places to see Tumkur .

This 1150-year temple, built in the Dravidian style, is a testament to the architectural genius of early Indians. It’s one of the famous places to visit in Tumkur , owing to its intricate inscriptions and stone carvings.

Devarayana Durga

One of the top Tumkur tourist attractions , Devrayana Durga is a hill with many sacred temples and three sacred lakes, one of which, the Pada Teertha, is inside a cave. It has another cave with statues of Lord Rama, Goddess Sita, and Lord Lakshman.

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March to June in Tumkur stays hot, especially if you venture out in the daytime to explore the places to visit in Tumkur.

The lush green surroundings are in full bloom from July to October, when Tumkur sees heavy rainfall.

It’s chilly and pleasant from November to February in Tumkur, with clear blue skies, allowing you to explore places to visit in Tumkur.

Places to Visit in Tumkur with Family & Friends

Bhoga narsimha temple.

Trekkers and devotees alike prefer this spot in Tumkur. It’s reached after a hike through beautiful, winding ways up a hill, and the temple is made in the Dravidian style, with impressive stone carvings. It is one of the most tranquil places to visit in Tumkur.

One of the offbeat places to visit in Tumkur , the reserve is located in a region bordering Andhra Pradesh, where blackbucks roam freely. It’s an ideal getaway for family and friends from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Huliyur Durga

This is a fort built 2770 feet above sea level. It houses barracks, a granary, and weapon storage units alongside other facilities, making it one of the most insightful places to visit in Tumkur.

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Pavagada fort.

The Pavagada Fort is situated atop Pavagada Hill and was built by the Vijayanagara rulers. It’s one of the best places to visit in Tumkur Karnataka, not only because of the grandiose architecture but the beautiful road that leads up to it.

The Hut is a popular eatery in Tumkur among both visitors and locals. It boasts a unique “hut-like” setting and is known for great food and a relaxing ambience.


A walkable distance from the Govt. college bus stop, this café is one of the top places to visit in Tumkur city for couples. The ambience is cosy and chic, the food is savoury, and service is prompt. You can also find board games and books here.

Good Places to Visit at Night in Tumkur

Bakeoholic café.

If you have a hankering for continental delicacies, Bakeoholic Café in Tumkur is the ideal place. It serves a great range of global dishes, desserts, and beverages.

Head to the S Mall for your shopping needs, or catch a show at Inox Insignia. You can also hang out with your family and friends at the mall’s food court.

This diner serves delectable Indian and Chinese dishes. Parampara Restaurant is one of the foremost vegetarian establishments in Tumkur.

Best Places to Visit Near Tumkur

Bangalore , the sprawling capital of Karnataka, only 60 km from Tumkur, is known for its pleasant weather, modern amenities, pubs, and various tourist attractions.

Mysore is another top tourist attraction near Tumkur. It’s known for the incredible Mysore Palace and the Devraja Market.

Hassan is known for its ancient temples and rich cultural heritage. It’s an ideal haul for anyone with a preference for art and culture.

Tumkur, also known as the “coconut city”, is a traveller’s paradise with plenty to see and experience. With many places to visit in Tumkur , including ancient temples, hills, and forts, along with modern pubs and cafes, the city has something for everyone.

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What are the best places to visit in tumkur.

The most loved attractions in Tumkur are Shivaganga Hills, Namada Chilume and Jayamangali Blackbuck Reserve.

Which are the most popular shopping spots in Tumkur?

The best shopping places in Tumkur are Mandara, TRENDS and Jain Super Mart. You will have an amazing time exploring and finding unique things to buy at these shopping hotspots in Tumkur and will definitely come back home with a bag full of lovely artifacts and experiences.

What are the top things to do in Tumkur?

Tumkur is an incredibly lively place and is popularly known for its topmost things to do like Shivaganga Hills, Namada Chilume, and Jayamangali Blackbuck Reserve. You will have a great time here, then why wait? Book your trip now!

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Tumkur is a city located in the southern state of Karnataka in India. It is situated at a distance of about 70 km northwest of Bangalore, the state capital. Tumkur is the administrative headquarters of the Tumkur district and is known for its historical landmarks, scenic beauty, and cultural heritage. Gradually Tumkur grew up to be a place that came to be known for its rich culture. Tumkur tourist places are a result of such historical events. 

Best 20 Places Of Popular Tourist Attractions Around Tumkur 

Some of the popular tourist attractions in and around Tumkur are:

  • Devarayana Durga : Devarayana Durga is a hill station about 16.8 km from Tumkur. It is famous for its scenic beauty, ancient temples, and wildlife sanctuary. It is a popular spot for birdwatching and trekking activities. Both temples are dedicated to Lord Narasimha, and the other is to Lord Yoga Narasimha. It is a top Tumkur tourist place, popular as a sunset point near Tumkur. 
  • Siddara Betta : Siddara Betta is a rocky hill about 20.5 km from Tumkur. It is a popular destination for trekking and rock climbing. This spot is popular for trekking activities and also for cave exploration. You will see several caves on the hill, which are thus believed to be the meditation seats for Siddhars or saints.  
  • Namada Chilume : Namada Chilume is a natural spring. It is located in the midst of a forest about 35.6 km from Tumkur. The spring is believed to have medicinal properties and is a popular picnic spot. The small temple is surrounded by a spring, and the water from this spring is considered very sacred. 
  • Madhugiri Fort : Madhugiri Fort is a historical fort located about 40.5 km from Tumkur. The fort was built by the Vijayanagara Empire and is known for its architectural beauty and historical significance. The fort was built during the reign of the Vijayanagar Empire but was later taken over by the Mysore kingdom. 
  • Pavagada Fort : Pavagada Fort is a 14th-century fort located about 70.66 km from Tumkur. It is known for its intricate architecture and historical significance. The unique architecture has several temples and tanks inside the fort. This fort was built long years ago. Here you can explore remarkable stories of wars that are 600 years old. The Shanimahatma temple in this fort attracts devotees from far-off places. 
  • Gubbi: This small town is almost 20 to 25 kilometres from Tumkur. It forms a part of the top list of Tumkur tourist places. There are ancient temples that are considered to be a spiritual hub for devotees. 
  • Yediyur Siddhalingeshwara Temple : This mandir is a famous temple about 35 kilometres from Tumkur. It is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is considered one of the region's most sacred tourist spots. The temple's architecture and serene surroundings are known for their beauty. 
  • Goravanahalli Maha Lakshmi Temple: This shrine is one of the best Lakshmi temples in Karnataka. Some devotees come from all over the country. It is one of the great Tumkur tourist places, suitable for spiritual one-day travel with family and friends. This temple holds the deities of Goddess Marikamba and Manchala. 
  • Shree Siddaganga Math: This math is located amidst colorful landscapes and serene surroundings. It is popularly known for its free education system, the unique Gurukula system with free food and shelter. Travelers will be surprised to see young students learning with care and living with joy and brotherhood. 
  • Jaymangali Blackbuck Reserve: This reserve is in the district of Tumkur. It is a notified and protected area. This village is in Maidenahalli, north of the eastern tip of India's Tumkur district of Karnataka state. It ranks among the list of top Tumkur Tourist places. This area has a considerable blackbuck population apart from Ranibennur Blackbuck Sanctuary. The area is open and bordering on Andhra Pradesh. 
  • Huliyur Durga: This place is about 60 Km south of Tumkur town. It is at a distance of 22.6 KM south of Ramanagara. This place presently serves as the headquarters of Hubli in Karnataka. This place is counted among the Tumkur tourist places due to its hilltop village in Bangalore. The fort is situated at a height of 2771 feet above sea level. It is shaped like a cup and was built by Kempe Gowda I. 
  • Theeta Reservoir: Theeta Reservoir is a picnic spot at a distance of 30 KM from Tumkur religious place Siddhaganga. It is a famous pilgrim center with a temple on the hilltop dedicated to God Siddhalingeshwara. It is easily accessible from Bangalore and is a perfect getaway for a weekend trip . 
  • Markonahalli Dam: Markonahalli Dam is built across the Shimsha River in Kunigal Taluk. The project is uniquely built with technology and maximum capacity allowing the water to pass through the gates. The Dam is used for architectural needs and is the water source for multiple other activities in the nearest villages.  
  • Borana Kanive: This is an ideal picnic spot and an eminent one on the Tumkur Tourist places list . This place is near the reservoir built across the Suvarnamukhi River. People gather over here with family and friends to enjoy the serene ambiance of the atmosphere. The distance of this DamDam is 158.33 KM from Bangalore. It is located between two mountains. 
  • Hutridurga : This hill is fortified at 3808 feet above sea level. There is a temple named Shankheshwar on the top of the hill. The view from the mountain is so incredible that it drags people towards it from all corners of the country. Some young aspirants say that it is a good place for photography. 
  • Chennairayana Durga: This hill is located at a height of 3734 feet above sea level. The area is surrounded by old forts, tanks, Ishvara temples, and more architecture. Tourists visit this place for trekking activities and to enjoy the scenic beauty. Local tourists come here to enjoy picnics or spend a happy weekend trip away from city life. 
  • Sira : It is a town that was founded by Rangappa Nayaka. It was later conquered by the general working in the Bijapur regiment named Ranadulla Khan. The ruins of the palace, fine garden and the Ibrahim Rauza offer a complex view of the tomb. In addition to this, the tomb looked like a ruined Hindu monument. 
  • Nittur : This place is of great historical importance. These include the temple of Padmavati. Mariyamma and several other Jain temples. Nittur is a small hamlet in the Tumkur district of Karnataka. Here are ways to wander, places to see, and experience signature landmarks in this place. A mix of modern and charming views of the tourist spots helps drag visitors to this place on weekends. 
  • Nonavinakere: This is home to the temple of Gopalaswamy and Garigeshwara temple. This place is great for picnics and a day’s outing with family and friends. There are ample spots that can be used to dine, drink, and feast. The distance of Nonavinakere is 140.33 KM from Bangalore. It takes a distance of 2 hours and 10 minutes to reach this place. 
  •  Nidgal: this is a village in the Beltagadi Taluk in the Southernmost part of the Kannada district of Karnataka. Forts surround the village, and on the walls, you will see the palace ruins inside that tomb. There are rock wall inscriptions and water tanks here in the village of Nidgal. The total area occupied plains, palaces, and a few temples. 

Other Attractions To Visit Within 100 KM In Tumkur District

  • Lakshmikantha Swamy.
  • Turuvekere.
  • Chikkanakanahalli.
  • Kote Anjaneya Swami Statue in Tumkur.
  • Koratagere.
  • Vighasante. 

Why is Tumkur called a popular place?

Tumkur is popularly known for the production of coconuts. And besides this, there are multiple educational hubs like schools and colleges. It is home to Tumkur University. Colleges include medical, dental, degree colleges, postgraduate colleges, and many polytechnics. Tumkur is one of the greatest places to visit with a full family. Tumkur is a great place, but you can move off-grid to do something exciting. 

Why is Tumkur Called the Smart City?

Tumkur is also known for its cultural heritage. The city is known as Smart City. It has a rich art, music, and literary tradition. Tumkur University, established in 2004, is one of the leading educational institutions in the region. Tumkur is also known for its silk and handloom industries. The city hosts an annual silk fair, which attracts traders and buyers from all over the world.

Which hill station is near Tumkur tourist places?

Madhurigiri Fort in Madhugiri is in the Tumkur district in Karnataka. Madhugiri is in the district of Tumkur. It is the second-largest monolith in entire Asia. It is one of the top Tumkur tourist places in Karnataka. The nickname of Tumkur is Kalpatharu Nadu. If you book a travel guide, you can guide them to have a customized vacation after a discussion.   

Which waterfalls are found near Tumkur?

There are several waterfalls found near Tumkur. They are as follows-

  • Jog Falls ViewPoint.
  • Pykara Lake & Pykara Falls.
  • Kiliyur Falls.
  • Kovai Kutralam Water Falls.
  • Meenmutty Falls.
  • Balamuri Falls. 
  • Iruppu Falls.
  • Soochipara Waterfalls.

What is the exceptional food in Tumkur?

There is a typical food in Tumkur that is popular. It includes Ragi roti, Bisi Bele Bath, Ragi Mudde, Uppittu, Davanagere Benne Dosa, and Kara Bath. The famous dish Masala dosa owes the foundation to the dish Udupi cuisine. Tamarind is a popular fruit that has a sweet, sour, and pulpy taste. The Tumkur market is one of the biggest markets for tamarind in India. 

Why is Adichunchanagiri Peacock Sanctuary so famous in Tumkur?

Adichunchanagiri Peacock Sanctuary is one of the major sanctuaries. It is one of the fantastic creatures that are the pride of this state. The peacocks here are taken care of and provided proper shelter and timely food to the peacocks. The tourists are just amazed at the beauty of the national bird. Besides this, this sanctuary is also considered to be a part of the Tumkur tourist places . Peacocks here roam freely, and it is just a pleasure to the eyes. 

Which land is known as the land of coconuts? 

Tumkur is known as the land of coconuts. The place is known for coconut production. It is a major educational hub centered on history, culture, and natural beauty. It is a city situated at a distance of 70 KM from Bangalore. The river that flows in the state of Karnataka is Shimsha. It is one of the tributaries of river Kaberi, a major river in South India.  

How To Reach Tumkur Tourist Places?

Tumkur is connected well by rail and roadways. The nearest airport is Bangalore, which is 87.9 KM away. Tamkuru holds a railway station with good connectivity of rail. It has good bus connectivity to all major cities and from Bangalore. Tumkur or Tumakara is also well connected to other cities within Karnataka, including Hubli, Hospet, Belgaum, and Bijapur are some top Tumkur tourist places. 

What is the fare of the tickets to travel to Tumkur tourist places?   

  The fare to reach Tumkur tourist spots from Bangalore is Rs. 150/- and may go up to Rs. 5950/-. It may go down to Rs. 4674/- also. There are direct trains in IRCTC that travel between stations. The trains with the numbers 02629, 02089, 02079, and 06549 run daily between these stations. These trains have a distance of 49.8 KM.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Did you know Tumkur is the the land of coconuts?  

Final words .

Overall, Tumkur has a rich cultural heritage and natural beauty. It is a popular destination for tourists and is worth a visit for anyone interested in exploring the history and culture of Karnataka. 


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Tumkur is a city located on the hills of Devarayadurga in Karnataka. It is located 69 kilometres from Bangalore and is widely appreciated as an educational hub due to its several prestigious educational institutes. It also relies on its growing manufacturing, agricultural and tourism industries.

Mostly dependent on the agricultural sector for economic growth, Tumkur features extensive plantations of coconut crops, as well as groundnut, paddy and ragi. With a budding tourism industry, the city is also filled with ancient temples, of great historical and religious significance, and hilly areas providing ideal opportunities for thrilling activities such as trekking. Primarily known as an industrial city, Tumkur is as an important destination as far as food processing projects are concerned. It features the India Food Park, the first of its kind in the country. 

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