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Thiklu kote
Thiklu kote is located in Karnataka
Thiklu kote
Thiklu kote
Location in Karnataka, India
Coordinates: 15°32′5.11″N 76°52′42.46″E / 15.5347528°N 76.8784611°E / 15.5347528; 76.8784611Coordinates: 15°32′5.11″N 76°52′42.46″E / 15.5347528°N 76.8784611°E / 15.5347528; 76.8784611
Country India
 • Total46.13 km2 (17.81 sq mi)
Area rank1
401 m (1,316 ft)
 • Total26,224
 • Density511.12/km2 (1,323.8/sq mi)
 • OfficialKannada
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
583 122
Telephone code08395

Tekkalakote is also spelled as Tekkalakota is a panchayat town in Siruguppa Taluk, Bellary district in the Indian state of Karnataka.


As of 2001 India census,[2] Tekkalakote had a population of 23,578. Males constitute 50% of the population and females 50%. Tekkalakote has an average literacy rate of 30%, lower than the national average of 59.5%. Literacy of Male and female are 41% and 20% respectively. In Tekkalakote, 18% of the population is under 6 years of age. It is an upcoming village, literacy percentage is increasing day by day.

Main crops are Paddy and Cotton.


Tekkalakote is famous for the ancient square-shaped fort and Tekkalakote hill is one of the pre-historic sites in India. Various relics dating to pre-historic era have been found here. Tekkalakote is famous for the minor edict of the emperor Ashoka found in the village.[3]


Tekkalakote is located in between District Bellary and Taluk Siruguppa, It is 45KM away from Bellary and 11KM from Siruguppa. Tekkalakote lies on Karnataka State highway #19. Tekkalakote is well connected by road to Bangalore, Gulbarga, Hyderabad and other major cities. The nearest airport is in Vidyanagr, Bellary. Currently which connects to Bengaluru and Hyderabad. Development programs under progress to connect to other major cities in India.

Long-distance bus routes[edit]

Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) runs bus services to other cities and villages. Private transport facilities are also available.


Bellary Junction is the nearest railway station, at a distance of 45KM from Tekkalakote and Bellary lies on Hubli-Guntakal line.


Tekkalakotaians are multilingual speaking people. Kannada, Telugu, Hindi, and English are the common languages known to the people of Tekkalakota


Tekkalakota is one of the famous religious hub in Siruguppa Taluk. It has many old villages and are of hundreds of years old. These are some of the famous Temples (Devasthana) in Tekkalakota.

Kadasiddeshwara Devasthana

Jade Shankara linga Devasthana

Nagareshwara Devasthana

Neelakanteshwara Devasthana

Siddarameshwara Devasthana

Kaalamma Devasthana

Dyavamma Devasthana

Varavina Malleshwar Devasthana (Popularly known as Mallayyana Gudi). Pete Basaveswara Gudi Sharana Basaveswhwara Kalyana Mantapa


Tekkalakota having a Government Hospital on the Main highway touching the city and highway road. It has many private doctors and Medical stores.

Tekkalakota is also famous for Ayurvedic treatment practiced by some of the doctors. Some Ayurvedic Doctros are providing the treatment, based on their experience in this filed which they got from their parents and forefathers.

Political Parties[edit]

Major Political parties are Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Indian National Congress (Congress) and Janata Dal

See also[edit]


  1. ^ http://www.censusindia.gov.in/pca/SearchDetails.aspx?Id=647394
  2. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.
  3. ^ http://www.classicalkannada.org/DataBase/KannwordHTMLS/CLASSICAL%20KANNADA%20PLACES%20HTML/TEKKALAKOTE.htm