Places to Visit in Tumakuru(Tumkur)
Yediyur: Home of the prominent Veerashaiva Saint - Totada Shivalinga, this place is renowned for the Sadhalingeshwara Temple. Pavagada Fort: Built in 1405 AD by a Vijayanagar chieftain, this Hill Fort was the scene of fierce battle between the British and Tipu Sultan. Madhugiri: Known for its pomegranates, this developing town is home to one of the finest Hill Forts built by the Vijayanagar Kings. Jain Basadis and other temples adorn the place. Marconahalli: Here is a reservoir built across Shimsha River, where you can avail of boating facilities. Sinhadham: This Lion Safari Park is situated on Shimoga-Sagar Road. Devarayanadurga: This small beautiful place of pilgrimage set amidst dense forest is a hill-station situated 16 km away. You can witness Sri Yoganarasimhaswamy and Bhoga Narasimhaswamy temples, as also the Namada chilume and Adi Sankara temples here. Goravanahalli Lakshmi Temple: Located 90 km from Tumkur, this majestic temple is one of the famous ones in Karnataka.