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Tiptur is located in Karnataka
Location in Karnataka, India
Coordinates: 13°16′N 76°29′E / 13.26°N 76.48°E / 13.26; 76.48Coordinates: 13°16′N 76°29′E / 13.26°N 76.48°E / 13.26; 76.48
Country  India
State Karnataka
District Tumkur
Elevation 862 m (2,828 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 59,543
 • Official Kannada
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration KA-44

Tiptur is a town in Tumkur district in the state of Karnataka, India. It is famous for education, copra trade and plantations of coconut.

History of Tiptur.[edit]

Tiptur was historically a part of Honnavalli. Honnavalli is a village headquarter, 10 miles north west of Tiptur in Tumkur District. Honnavalli was the taluk headquarters until 1886. The history of the village dates back to eleventh century. It was built by one Someswararaya who belonged to the Harnahalli Nayak family. The legend goes that 'Honnu Amma' the family deity of the Pallegar appeared in his dream & directed him to build a model village in her name. Even today 'Honnavalli Amma' is the village goddess.[2]

Geography and Climate[edit]

Tiptur is at 13°16′N 76°29′E / 13.26°N 76.48°E / 13.26; 76.48.[3] It is about 73 km west of Tumkur on the NH 206 and on the Bangalore-Miraj railway line and about 141 km north-west of Bangalore city. It has an average elevation of 861  m. The temperatures in summer is 34 oC and in winter is 20 oC.


According to census of India (2011), Tiptur has a population of 82,043. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Tiptur has an average literacy rate of 74%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 79%, and female literacy is 69%. In Tiptur, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Historical Places Near Tiptur[edit]

Aralaguppe is a small village in the Tiptur taluk. Aralaguppe is considered the museum of temples. The Kalleswara and Chennakeshava temples, dedicated to Lord Shiva and Vishnu respectively. They are built by Nolambas and Hoysalas respectively.

Kalleshwara temple is a pre-Hoysala structure. Its mukhamantapa ceiling, is considered the most beautiful sculpture found in the State. The Chennakeshava temple, on the other hand, is a 13th-century ekakuta shrine, familiar to Hoysala specialists.

Chennakeshava temple Front View.

Aralaguppe is Located 20 km from Tiptur.


Hattana has a Temple for Bhagawan Parshwanatha in the kayotsarga posture. The history of this temple dates back to the 11th century. This temple is said to have been constructed in the year 1078 A.D. An inscription of this period says that Machishety, Kalishetty and Bammaiah the have donated lands to the construction of the temple. Hattana is located in the Tiptur taluk of Tumkur district.

Many other famous temples are Shankara Mata Temple, Sri Kempamma Devi Temple, Sri Kallehwara Swamy Temple(one of the "Panchalinga Kshetra"), Sri Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple, Shree Shankareshwara Temple, Lakshmi-Narasimha Temple, Sadashiva Temple.

Business and Commerce.[edit]

Tiptur Coconut Plantation.

Tiptur has one of State's highest Economic Potential. It has an Agricultural Produce Market Committee(APMC) market. Auctions are held every Wednesday and Saturday. Farmers from nearby Taluks, Villages and even as far as Channarayapatna carry their Copra to the market for auction. There are several Copra Desiccated Powder Industries who in turn export their products all across India and some Export out of India.

Coconut traders from the Tiptur market have supplied copra throughout the world.[4]

Kibbanahalli cross

22 km from Tiptur Taluk is an industrial centre and hilly region an inscription of 9th century. It is near Bommenahalli range and Rajathadripura near Kb cross factories. Many Manganese, iron ore, chromite, dolomite mines are found here.

NGO's: Non Government Institutions[edit]

There are several Non government Organizations in Tiptur.

  • BAIF Institute for Rural Development

BAIF Institute for Rural Development-Karnataka (BIRD-K) is a voluntary organisation involved in Rural Development. It is a society registered under the Karnataka Society Registration Act, 1960. BAIF group of organisations today, operates in 9 states in India.

BAIF Institute for Rural Development -Karnataka is BAIF's unit that is currently implementing development programmes in Karnataka and Andhrapradesh.

  • Rachana Swayam Seva Sanga(R)
  • Maithreya Institute for Environment and RuralStudies(R)


See also[edit]


Further reading[edit]

  • Alevur Sriramana Acharya-Deccan College, Post-graduate and Research Institute, 1971 - Foreign Language Study - 112 pages. On a dialect of Kannada spoken in Tiptur Taluk, Tumkur District, Mysore.
  • Imperial gazetteer of India: Provincial series, Volume 19
  • Census of India, 1971: A. Town directory.' B. Special survey reports on selected towns [name of town] C. Survey reports on selected villages: P. Padmanabha
  • Land and people of Indian states and union territories. 13. Karnataka'

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