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Moodigere is located in Karnataka
Location in Karnataka, India
Coordinates: 13°08′13″N 75°36′22″E / 13.137°N 75.606°E / 13.137; 75.606Coordinates: 13°08′13″N 75°36′22″E / 13.137°N 75.606°E / 13.137; 75.606
Country  India
State Karnataka
District Chikkamagaluru
Region Malenadu
Elevation 915 m (3,002 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 8,962
 • Official Kannada
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
ISO 3166 code IN-KA
Vehicle registration KA-18

Mudigere (Kannada: ಮೂಡಿಗೆರೆ) is a panchayat town and taluka in Chikkamagaluru district in the Indian state of Karnataka.[1] It is 35 km from the district headquarters. Several pilgrimage sites are in the taluka including Hornadu (64 km) and Kalasa (52 km). Nearest airport is at Mangalore which is at a distance of 122 km (76 mi).[2]

Geography and climate[edit]

Mudigere is located at 13°08′N 75°38′E / 13.13°N 75.63°E / 13.13; 75.63. It has an average elevation of 915 metres (3001 feet). The annual rainfall is typically very high ranging from 3000 mm to 3500 mm per year.[citation needed]


As of 2001 India census,[3] Mudigere had a population of 8,962. Males constituted 51% of the population and females 49%. Mudigere had an average literacy rate of 82%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy was 85%, and female literacy was 79%. In Mudigere in 2001, 10% of the population was under 6 years of age.[citation needed]


There are twenty-nine panchayat villages in Mudigere Taluk:[4]

  • B. Hosahalli (Bharatibylu)
  • Balur
  • Banakal
  • Bettagere
  • Bidarahalli
  • Chinniga
  • Coove
  • Daradahalli
  • Gonibeedu
  • Halemudigere
  • Hanthuru
  • Hesagal (Belagola)
  • Hornadu
  • Idkani
  • Javali
  • Kalasa (Mavinakere)
  • Kirugunda
  • Kundur
  • Makonahalli
  • Marasanige
  • Nandipura
  • Niduvale
  • Phalguni
  • Samse
  • Sunkasale
  • Taruve
  • Thotadur
  • Tripura
  • Urubage

Tourist Attractions[edit]

The temples Bettada Byraweshwara near Mekanagadde and Nanyada Byraweshwara near Byrapura (Hosakere), which is 25 km southerly to Mudigere, are popular tourist destinations in Mudigere.


The College of Horticulture mudigere, which offers professional degree in Horticulture and Master's degree in Horticultural sciences (a sub-campus of the [1]) is also situated in Mudigere. Apart from this Zonal Horticultural Research Station, Zonal Agricultural Research Station, Krishi Vigyan Kendra[who?] are involved in conducting research and extension activities in the Hill zone of Karnataka.

Schools and colleges[edit]

  • College of Horticulture mudigere(under University of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences, Shimoga)
  • St Martha's High School/College
  • DSBG Degree College
  • Govt Junior College (Higher/PU)
  • Govt Girls High School
  • Nalanda High School
  • EMRS college kottigehara
  • Ashraya PU College Mudigere
  • Malnad ITI College Mudigere
  • Malnad PU College [5]

See also[edit]


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