A small industrial city about 70 km away from Bangalore, is also known as Shaikshanika Nagari (city of education) and Kalpatharu Nadu (land of coconut trees). Tumkur is derived from the word Tumakuru that is a derivative of Tummeguru, the original name of the city. It has been said that the word Tumakuru is derived from the famous folk musical instrument belonging to the city called ‘Tamate Ooru’. The place is filled with temples and landmarks. It is believed that Lord Ram and Sita rested during their journey back from Lanka. Pavagada Fort, Aralaguppe temple, Laxmi Narasimha Swamy Temple, Sri Siddaganga Mutt, Goravanahalli Temple are some of the most visited places in Tumkur.
Flying to Tumkur: Kempegowda International Airport (86.8 km away) is a nearby airport to Tumkur. It offers international flights from London, Singapore, Toronto, Paris, Kuala Lumpur, Madrid and domestic flights from Delhi, Patna, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Pune, Jaipur, Guwahati, Goa, Cochin, Bagdogra.
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