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Hoskote is a taluk in Bangalore Rural District. Headquartered at the Hoskote town, it consists of 5 Hoblis - Anugondanahalli, Jadigenahalli, Kasaba, Nandagudi and Sulibele. Agriculture, Apiculture and horticulture are primary occupations of people here, although the industrialization in the recent times in Hoskote and places around has thrown up new opportunities for the people.Hosakote is the largest taluk in karnataka having 333 villages.
Hoskote town is the headquarters of the Hoskote Taluk, and lies at the intersection of NH-4 and NH-207 and as such is a busy town with both resident and floating population.
Lying on NH 4, and about 27 km from Bangalore City, Hoskote is well connected to Bangalore by buses (BMTC as well as KSRTC buses). The nearest railway stations to Hoskote are the Krishnarajapuram and Whitefield railway stations.It is close to the border with Tamil Nadu and Andhra pradesh, where Hosur is 50 km away and Madanapalle is 75 km away.
As of 2001[update] India census, Hoskote had a population of 36,333. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Hoskote has an average literacy rate of 70%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 74%, and female literacy is 65%. Hoskote has 12% of its population under 6 years of age.
Trivia and places of interest
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- Hoskote is a destination for birdwatchers and parasailers ( the dried lake-bed is used for the purpose ). Villages with rustic views around Hoskote are a treat for shutterbugs.
- The annual Karaga and the Avimukteshwara Jatre are held in April–May (Chaitra-Poornima) when more than 10,000 people gather
- Avimukteshwara, Varadaraja and the Vithoba temples in the old fort area
- Kote Anjaneyaswamy temple which is about 800 years old.
- The town also has shrines of Nagather pet Kashi vishweshwar (Nagareshwar), Kashivishweswer & PrasanaRameshwar,Sri Raghavendra swamy Matta at Brahaman Street, Maravva and Venugopala. Other temples include the popular Saibaba Mandir and the Panchamukhi Vinayaka,Makanahalli kateramma Devi Temple.
- There are four mosques in the town. In a private garden near the fort is a Dargah ascribed to Saballi Sab Ali Sab, who is said to have lived about 200 years ago.
- Hoskote Mission of Mar Thoma church is one of the oldest Christian Mission organization in this area, which was started in 1946.Now there is a Mission Hospital, Nursing College, Old Age Home etc. run by Hoskote Mission. Rev. James M. Koshy Veeramala is the present Director
- Other places to visit close by are Kaiwara ( Chintamani Taluk, 40 km from Hoskote on the Chintamani road), Shivarapatna ( Malur Taluk, known for its rich culture of sculptors and sculpting ) and Chikkatirupathi ( 27 km, a famous temple dedicated to Lord Venkateswara, a mini replica of the famous temple in Thirumala )
- The Dhrupadamma Karaga is known to have been started by early residents of Hoskote, even perhaps before Bangalore Karaga. Vannikula religion people celebrate this festival in a grand manner.
- Mutkhur is one of the famous holy place in hoskote, Because 101 temples are there but now only few are there.
- Hoskote Mission Institute of Nursing
- MVJ Medical college & Research centre
- MVJ Nursing college, Hoskote
- Bhilhara Nursing college
- Lakshmi devi Nursing college
- Alamin college
- Govt. PU Girls & Boys college
- Govt. Degree college
- RCNC Education trust
- Vivekananda High School, Sulebele
- Morarji Desai Residential School Sulibele
- Rajalakshmi ITI, Near GEF Eye hospital
- GS ITI, Near Govt PU College
- Global Education institutions, Industrial Area Hoskote
- Navya vidya samsthe, anugondnahalli,
- "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.