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Tumkur

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Mountains · Sacred & Religious Sites · Caves
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.
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