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Hunsur is located in Karnataka
Location in Karnataka, India
Coordinates: 12°18′38″N 76°16′49″E / 12.3105671°N 76.2802055°E / 12.3105671; 76.2802055Coordinates: 12°18′38″N 76°16′49″E / 12.3105671°N 76.2802055°E / 12.3105671; 76.2802055
Country  India
State Karnataka
District Mysore
Elevation 792 m (2,598 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 43,893
 • Official Kannada
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 571 105
Telephone code 08222
Vehicle registration KA-45

Hunsur is town in Mysore district in the Indian state of Karnataka. It is the headquarters of the Hunsur Taluk administrative division.

Tibetan Monastery, Hunsur
Hunsur town near Mysore
Bus Station at Hunsur


Hunsur is situated on the western side of Mysore city on the way to Virajpet town. Madikeri also lies on the western side of Hunsur on another road. Hassan lies on the northern side of Hunsur and H.D.Kote town is on the southern side. Hunsur lies on NH-275 and connects Bangalore to the Nagarahole National Park , Madikeri , Kodagu and Mangalore.[1][2]


Its main claim to fame was that former Chief minister of Karnataka state Sri D. Devaraj Urs hailed from this constituency. The well known film director Hunsur Krishnamurthy also hailed from here.


Hunsur is also well known for timber trade, especially teak. Hunsur Teak is noted for its quality and durability; Another important trade activity is tobacco growing and tobacco auctions. Consolidated Coffee Curing Works employs many people in coffee bean processing. This location is also a growing market for sheep farming. Farmlands are spread in abundance in this beautiful town.[citation needed]


There are several educational institutions, including the Government First Grade College, established through the efforts of D. Devaraja Urs and St.Joseph School and College. H.P.Manjunath is the present M.L.A of Hunsur.[citation needed]


Hunsur is located at 12°19′N 76°17′E / 12.31°N 76.29°E / 12.31; 76.29.[3] It has an average elevation of 792 metres (2598 feet). The river Lakshmana Tirtha flows though the town and is crossed by two bridges. The town is the administrative centre of Hunsur taluk, which is part of Mysore District.


This town used to be called 'Gaadi Palya', meaning 'a resting station for bullock carts' (before the arrival of automobiles), probably en route to Mysore, the nearest city 47 kilometres away. Hunsur is the best place to get settled for all officials who are working in Mysore because its one of the coolest places of Karnataka and just 45 minutes from mysore. Famous Kannada actor turned producer and director Dwarkish, and popular director Bargava.[citation needed]


As of 2001 India census,[4] Hunsur had a population of 43,893. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Hunsur has an average literacy rate of 69%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 74%, and female literacy is 63%. In Hunsur, 12% of the population is under six years of age. Nearby villages include Harave, Kallahalli, Kattemalal vadi, Bilikere, Yamagumba, and Chilkunda.

Suburbs and villages[edit]

  • Yelwala
  • Bilikere Town
  • Bannikuppe village
  • Kadnakoppalave
  • Kallali village
  • Panchavalli
  • Kokkare Hosalli
  • Muddena Halli
  • Gowripura

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