Devarayana Durga: a hill station about 15 km from which also known as DD hills , Small hill in the midst of the forest. This place is famous for temples and interesting rock formations.
Siddaganga: Siddaganga is famous for Siddaganga Mutt, which is a line of hope for poor and orphan children as this mutt is providing Education with free Hostel facility. Siddaganga Mutt hosts chain of educational institutions rite from formal Education to degree and also professional courses like Medical and Engineering is being provided. Dr. Sree Sree Sivakumara Swamiji, is head of Sree Siddaganga Mutt.
Shankareshwara Betta is a small beautiful hill near Kunigal and is situated about 86 km from Bangalore.At its top is a small temple with a Shivling dedicated to Shankareshwara. Shivratri is celebrated here and special pujas are offered.
Veerabhadreshwara Temple is situated at Dillinkote village in Tumkur District of Karnataka. This temple is dedicated to Veerabhadreshwara or the soldier avatar of Lord Shiva.This highly revered shrine has a distinct Navaranga with four carved pillars, which leads to the garbha griha. The pillars and Ganesh idol carved on the rock face in the Navaranga suggest that this temple belong to the Hoysala era.
Channarayana Durga is an old fort at the top Channarayana Durga hill. It is nearly 10 km away Koratagere on the way to Madhugiri from Tumkur. The fort has ruined temples and old structures.
Goravanahalli Mahalakshmi Temple in Koratagere is one of the important destinations in the district. This unique and ancient temple attracts a lot of pilgrims.
Pavagada Fort is located in the northeastern part of Tumkur District in Karnataka. It was built in 1405 by a Vijayanagar chieftain. This hill fort witnessed a historic battle between the English and Tipu Sultan.
Gulur Ganesh Temple is a highly revered shrine located 5 km from Tumkur on the busy Tumkur-Kunigal road.The deity of Lord Ganesh is constructed on the auspicious day of Vinayaka Chaturthi.The idol of Lord Ganesh is completed on the day of Naraka Chaturdashi (Deepavali) and a special puja is performed.
Kalleshwara Temple: Built by the ancient Nolamba Dynasty of the 9th century, Kalleshwara Temple in Aralaguppe is a beautiful temple with only attached pillars in the front. The interior of the temple is decorated with beautiful sculptures of gods.
Madhugiri Bhagawan Mallinatha Temple:Built in the year 1531, the temple is devoted to Bhagvan Mallinatha. The idol made of Panchaloha (5 metals) is found in the kadgasana posture. The shrine is constructed of stone.
Shri Kamakshi Sharadamba Temple in the premises of Shri Kodandashrama Mutt is a beautiful temple in Hebbur. The stone idol of Devi Kamakshi Sharada is remarkable for its sculptural finesse
Siddarameshwara Temple lies in the Belagumba Village of Tumkur District.According to a legend, the idol of Lord Shiva in the Linga form was found among the rocks of the hill. Later, it was brought and installed in the present place by a Shaivaite saint.
Kaggaladu Heronry is situated at Kaggaladu near Sira in Tumkur District. Best season to visit is from March to July. The place is around 130 km from Bangalore.
Shivaganga is home to age old temples of which shrines dedicated to Lord Gangadeshwara and Goddess Honnadevi are famous. There is also a natural spring between the two monolithic rocks
Chandraprabha Temple is a highly revered Jain shrine situated on a hill at Mandaragiri village in Tumkur District of Karnataka.This Jain temple enshrines the idolBhagvangvan Chandranatha in the kayotsarga posture.
Gubbi, 18 km from Tumkur city, is the Gubbi Jain Temple.The Temple houses Bhagvan Adinatha as the main deity. Idols of Bhagvan Bahubali and Brahma Yaksha are also installed in the temple.
Kuchhangi Jain Temple:It possesses religious value because of its black colored stone idol of Bhagvan Parshwanatha in the kayotsarga posture. Many devotees visit this temple and pay homage to Bhagvan.
Nidugal Jain Temple:Positioned on top of a hill at Pavagada taluk of Tumkur District, the ancient Nidugal Jain Temple.The temple also called as Joguvatti Basadi is dedicated to Bhagvan Sri Parshwanatha. Parking is permitted at the top of the hill.
Aralaguppe in Tumkur District is well-known for its old temples.The carvings of the temple ceiling feature a magnificent dancing Shiva with musical accompanists and eight Dikpalas.
Siddhaganga is a famous pilgrim center in Tumkur District. It has a hilltop temple dedicated to Siddhalingeshwara. Veerashaiva Mutt, an important educational and pilgrim center, lies in this place.
Devarayanadurga is a hill station located at an altitude of 3940 feet on Tumkur road in Karnataka. There is a natural spring called Namada Chilume a few km from the base of the hill.
Goravanahalli: about 30 Km from Tumkur in Koratagere taluk there is a famous Shri Maha Lakshmi temple whose idol is said to be self originated, there will be special worship which will be performed on fridays.
Yediyur: Its about 90 km from Bangalore, there is a famous Shri Siddalingeshwara temple.The place houses a famous temple of Siddhalingeshwara and a samadhi mutt of Tontada Siddhalingeshwara Yati, a revered Veerashaiva Saint. The Samadhi mutt has a fine, carved wooden chariot and some interesting old paintings on the walls.
Shivaganga: 60 kms from Bangalore. There are temples dedicated to Gangadhara and Honnadevi. There is a fresh water spring called Pathala Ganga.