Tumkur is one of the 07 Smart cities in Karnataka taken up under Smart City Mission. The Climatic condition is pleasant & comfortable throughout the year. Tumkur District is the second largest district in the state of Karnataka.
Tumkur is emerging as a knowledge centre and houses premier professional educational institutions. It is known for the production of coconuts called as “Kalpataru Naadu”, “Gnana Beedu”. Tumkur is located at 13.34°N 77.1°E. It has an average elevation of 822 meters (2696 feet). It is a one-and-a-half-hour drive (70 km) from Bengaluru, the capital of Karnataka. Sri Siddhartha Academy of Higher Education is situated in Tumkur in the picturesque town.