Nestled in the foothills of Devarayanadurga hills with abundant greenery, Tumkur is a cultural and religious tourist destination in Karnataka.
Dotted with many ancient temples, Aralaguppe is one of the temples dedicated to Lord Vishnu. An imposing temple with intricate work, it attracts people from all over India. Also within a short distance from here are four famous temples dedicated to Goddess Ganga. Take a trek up the Shiva Ganga Hills to bow in reverence to Lord Shiva the Creator. The two temples here are Gangadhareshwar and Swarnambha.
History lovers will fall in love with the magnificent Pavagada Fort, built in the 15th century and famous for the war waged by Tipu Sultan.
Near Tumkur is the scenic quaint Hill station of Devarayanadurga on the hills of the same name famous for its many temples, mainly, Yoganarasimha Temple, Mahalakshmi Temple and Bhoganarashimha Temple. Not to be missed is the beautiful natural water spring Namada Chilume, revered and considered sacred by the people.