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Coconut plantation Near Tiptur, Karnataka, India
Coconut Plantation Near Tiptur
Tiptur is located in Karnataka
Location in Karnataka, India
Tiptur is located in India
Tiptur (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
RegionBayalu Seeme
AdministrationSub Division
Assistant commissionerNandini
Executive MagistrateArathi B.
Founded11th century A.D.[citation needed]
Founded byGanga/Nolamba Dynasties[citation needed]
Named forCopra
 • TypeCity Municipal Council
 • BodyCMC
 • Total784 km2 (303 sq mi)
862 m (2,828 ft)
 • Total222,749
 • Density280/km2 (740/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Tipturians, Thipturinavaru
 • OfficialKannada
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
572201 ,572202
STD/ISD Code+91(0)8134
Vehicle registrationKA-44
Lok SabhaTumakuru
Vidhan SabhaTiptur
Present MLABC Nagesh (BJP)
Present MPGS Basavaraj (BJP)

Tiptur is a city in the southern part of the state of Karnataka, India. It is the second largest and the fastest growing city in Tumkur district. It is a sub-divisional headquarters of Tumkur district in Karnataka. Capital city Bengaluru is 140 km from Tiptur. Tiptur city is known for its coconut plantations.


Tiptur is said to have got its name from "tipatala", the word for "copra" in the local language, Kannada. The name was probably derived from the industry which produces dried coconut in the areas surrounding the city.


Tiptur was historically a part of Honnavalli, a village headquarters located 10 miles northwest of Tiptur in Tumkur district. Honnavalli was the taluk headquarters until 1886[citation needed]. The history of the village dates back to eleventh century[citation needed]. It was built by the king Someswara Raaya, who belonged to the Harnahalli Nayak dynasty[citation needed]. Legend has it that Honnu Amma, the family deity of the Paalegaar, appeared in a dream and directed him to build a model village in her name. Even today 'Honnavalli Amma' is the village goddess.[2]

Tiptur Lok Sabha constituency was a former Lok Sabha constituency in Mysore State (Karnataka from 1957 to 1967). This seat came into existence in 1957 and ceased to exist in 1966, before 1967 Lok Sabha Elections. This constituency was later merged with Tumkur Lok Sabha constituency.[citation needed]


Tiptur has been surrounded by from the west side Arsikere and channarayapatna. from the east side Chikkanayakana halli, Gubbi, Turuvekere. Tiptur is approximately 73 km (45 mi) west of Tumkur along National Highway 206 (now renumbered as National Highway 48). It is at a distance of 130 km (81 mi) northwest[citation needed] from the state capital, Bangalore. It lies on the Bangalore-Miraj railway line. Tiptur has an average elevation of 861 metres (2,825 ft). The average temperature in summer is 34 °C (93 °F) and in winter is 20 °C (68 °F).


There are a number of government, aided and private educational institutions which offer courses including in Pre-university courses, degrees, master degrees and other technical courses.[citation needed]


Tiptur has an Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC) market. Auctions are held every Wednesday and Saturday. Farmers from nearby taluks and villages and even as far as Channarayapatna KR Pete Nagamangala BellurCross, Hirisaave, Turuvekere Arsikere ChikkanayakanaHalli Gubbi Kadur Banavara Huliyar towns carry their copra produce to the market for auction. Several copra desiccated powder industries in and around Tiptur export their products to different parts of India and the world. Traders from Tiptur supply copra throughout the world.

Civic administration[edit]

The Tiptur City Municipal Council (CMC) comprises 31 wards, with a councillor for each ward. The CMC covers an area of 11.6 km2[citation needed]. In the Tiptur CMC, the sex ratio of female personnel is 988, higher than the average in Karnataka state, which is 973.[citation needed]. Tiptur city has JMFC court complex. There is 4 hoblis in the tiptur taluk Kasaba, Honnavalli, Nonavinakere, KB cross.


By road[edit]

Tiptur is well connected by road routes. Both KSRTC and private bus service is available connecting with major cities of the State including Bangalore, Shivamogga, Hassan, Chikkamagalur, Tumkur, Davanagere, Ballari, Chitradurga.

By rail[edit]

Tiptur has its own Railway station with connecting to Bangalore, Mysore, Shivamogga, Chikkamagalur and other places.

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