About Tumkur

Tumkur is a district head quarters situated on NH-4 (Bangalore-Pune highway) at a distance of 60 km from Bangalore and 50 km from the Bangalore International Airport in Karnataka state. In recent years, Tumkur has emerged as an important centre for education, industry and commerce in the state. Government of India has declared Tumkur as one of the 100 Smart Cities in India. The district consists of chiefly of elevated land intersected by river valleys. A range of hills rising to nearly 4000 feet crosses it from north to south, forming the watershed between river basins of the Krishna and Kaveri. In and around Tumkur there are a number of historical places to visit, such as Siddaganga, Shivagange, Devarayana Durga, Yedeyur, Shravanbelagola, Belur, Halebidu, etc.

How to reach

Bus: Frequent buses are available to Tumkur from KSRTC (Majestic) Bus Stand from Bangalore (Every 5 minutes). Alight at the SIT stop one and half hours later. Alternatively alight at the Tumkur Bus Stand, autos, local buses are easily available to SIT.

Train: Trains are available intermittently from Bangalore station. Kindly refer the train schedules for the timings. From the Tumkur station, autos are available to SIT.

Taxis: Taxis can be hired from Bangalore to SIT, Tumkur. However, due to the frequency of buses and trains are available, this mode of transport is not really recommended to the participants.

Air: Nearest airport is the Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru (KIAB). Taxi can be hired to reach Tumakuru.

Tumkur Weather: The summer season lasts from April to June. The maximum temperature during the day rarely exceeds 32 deg C, making the summers quite mild.