Tumkur, now known as Tumakuru, is the headquarters of Tumkur District. Positioned in eastern part of Karnataka in South India, Tumkur is an industrial town that is fast developing into a big city. Elevated lands interspersed by river valley make the place scenic.


The seat of administration of Tumkur district in Karnataka was founded by Kante Arasu of Mysore Royal family. On the occasion of Suvarna Karnataka, Tumkur was renamed as Tumakuru. It is believed that the name Tumkur possibly originated from Tumbe uuru (due to the abundance of a kind of flower called Tumbe huuvu), or from Tamate Uuru (referring to a folk musical percussion instrument Tamate that was probably used here).


By Air: The nearest airport is at Bangalore.

By Rail
: Tumkur has a railway station on the Southern railway, 43m northwest from Bangalore.

By Road
: Tumkur is well-connected by a network of roads to different parts of the state, with National Highway 4 passing through the city.


Enjoy a comfortable stay while on a Tour to Tumkur at the hotels in Tumkur, offering a remarkable blend of tradition and modernity. Some of the major hotels in Tumkur are Hotel Sri Nanjundeswara, etc.

STD Code
Summer 32-40°C, Winter 17-30°C
Best time to visit
October to March