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Tumakuru, a land where Lord Rama and his wife Sita are said to have rested of their way back from Lanka. A land whose countryside is dotted with temples, each narrating stories of divine grace. Of times when the lord descended on earth to rid his devotees of their misery. Magnificent temples. Majestic forts. Scenic splendor... Tumakuru has them all. Covering a total area of 10,598 sq.km., Tumakuru district�s villages and taluks have fascinating stories attached to them.
Tumkur, officially renamed Tumakuru in 2014, is an industrial city located in the state of Karnataka. Since 28 August 2010, Tumakuru has been accorded the status of a City Corporation. It is situated at a distance of 70 kilometers northwest of Bangalore, along National Highway NH4 and NH206. It is the headquarters of the Tumkur district. Tumkur plays host for India's first mega food park which is a project of the ministry of food processing. The India Food Park was inaugurated by prime minister Narendra Modi in September 2014. Tumkur was officially included in the Smart Cities project of the central government in August 2015 and was declared a smart-city.
Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation, KSRTC has a divisional office situated in Tumkur City. The city is well-connected to Bangalore and other cities in the state by KSRTC buses.Volvo buses are available for the city, Bangalore. Frequent buses are available connecting other taluks and towns of the district. Two National Highways NH-4 & NH-206 pass through the city.
Railways also play a major role in connectivity. The city's Railway Station comes under South Western Railway Zone (India) and was constructed during the British period and has been renovated recently. It is located in centre of the city close to the Bus stand and the Town Hall. It is located in the Bangalore-Hubli main line.
The city buses are also available for transportation within the city by KSRTC. Popularly known as Sri Siddaganga Nagara Sarige, named after the holy place, Siddaganga. There are more than 100 buses transporting in the city.
The nearest airport to Tumkur is Kempegowda International Airport in Bangalore which is around 90 km from the city.