Tumkur trip planner
Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free
Tumakuru is the district headquarters of Tumakuru district, and is known as City of Education and City of Coconuts. It is one of the industrial cities located in the state of Karnataka. Since 28 August 2010, Tumakuru has been accorded the status of a City Corporation. It is situated at a distance of northwest of Bengaluru, along National Highway NH-4 and NH-206. It is the headquarters of the Tumakuru district. Tumakuru plays host for India's first mega food park which is a project of the ministry of food processing. The India Food Park was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in September 2014.EtymologyEtymologically, the name of the city is believed to have been mutated possibly from "Tumbe ooru" because of the abundance of tumbe huuvu, a kind of flower, or tamate ooru because of the folk musical percussion instrument tamate, that might have been used most here. Also, it is called as the coconut city.Another story says that during the rule of cholas Gulur was their capital, since Tumakuru is at high elevation the guards used to be there on any hill with Tumaki (a kind of drum) and used to make sound in case of any alerts; hence the name. The Indian central government approved the request to officially rename the Tumkur and 12 other cities in October 2014. The city officially became "Tumakuru" on November 1, 2014.Tumkur is also famous for Shree Siddaganga mutt located 5 km towards HITECH city flyover, known for providing free education and dorms for more than 9000 children. Karnataka Rathna Sree Sree Shivakumara Swamiji is also known as "walking god" is the president of this mutt.With our custom trip planner, India vacations can be built around trips to Tumkur and other destinations in India.
Create a full itinerary — for free!
Plan your trip to Tumkur
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Top Tumkur tours
Full-Day Treasures of Nandi Hiking Adventure from Bengaluru BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $164
Duration: 11 hours
Summer camp at Qli Camps 2020 BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $103
Duration: 3 days
See all ›
Side trips from Tumkur
Hidden gems in Tumkur
See all ›
Nature in Tumkur
Spas in Tumkur
Places to visit with Tumkur
Recently planned trips to Tumkur
2 days in Tumkur BY A USER FROM INDIA September, popular sights Preferences: September Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 1 day in Tumkur District BY A USER FROM INDIA August, popular sights Preferences: August Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 1 day in Tumkur BY A USER FROM INDIA June, popular sights Preferences: June Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 1 day in Tumkur BY A USER FROM INDIA June, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: June, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 3 days in Tumkur BY A USER FROM INDIA April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular sights Preferences: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 3 days in Tumkur BY A USER FROM INDIA April, teens, popular sights Preferences: April, teens Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium