About Sidlaghatta

Located in Chikkaballapur District of Karnataka State, Sidlaghatta is a city and the headquarters of Sidlaghatta Taluka of the district. The administration is looked after by Sidlaghatta City Panchayat. The city municipal council was established in the year 2014 and there are 27 wards in the city municipal council.

About Sidlaghatta

Sidlaghatta is known for its sericulture industry and is considered as one of the most important business hubs of Chikkaballapur District. Sidlaghatta is also nicknamed as the silky town of India. Sidlaghatta is surrounded by other Talukas like Chintamani, Chikkaballapur, Bagepalli and Gudibanda. Sidlaghatta is located very close to business centers like Bangalore and Chinthamani. Bangalore is located 70 KM away from Sidlaghatta.

Geography of Sidlaghatta

Location of Sidlaghatta is at 13.39 Degrees North Latitude and 77.86 Degrees East Longitude. The city is located at an elevation of 878 m above the sea level. Climate of Sidlaghatta is hot and dry during summers. Winters are pleasant. The average rainfall of this city is about 768 mm. the summer temperature ranges between 24 Degrees Celsius to 32 Degrees Celsius. The winter temperature ranges between 21 Degrees Celsius to 27 Degrees Celsius.

Demographics of Sidlaghatta

The total population of Sidlaghatta City is about 51, 159 as per India Census 2011. The total area of this city is about 5 square km. The percentage of males in Sidlaghatta is about 52% and percentage of females is about 48%. The language spoken in this town is Kannada. The average literacy rate of Sidlaghatta is 62%. Most of the residents of Sidlaghatta are Muslims.

Economy of SidlaghattaEconomy of Sidlaghatta

Sidlaghatta is one of the largest breeding centers of silkworms. The major part of Sidlaghatta economy is based on its sericulture industry. The sericulture industry of this city comprises of processes like reeling of silk yarns, twisting of yarns and weaving. Sidlaghatta also has many factories that produce premium quality raw silk that is exported to places like Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and many other parts of India and abroad.

Tourist Places around Sidlaghatta

Sidlaghatta has many fascinating tourist destinations around it. The most popular tourist destination around Sidlaghatta is the Nandi Hills. There is a temple named Yoga Nandeeshwara Temple on the top of the hill. At the base of the hill, another temple is located which is named as Bhoga Nandeeshwara Temple. Other popular attractions of Sidlaghatta are Vivekananda Waterfalls, temple of Lord Vishnu at Rangasthala, Muddenahalli, the hometown of Visveshwarayya, Lord Subramanya Swami Temple at Chitravati and Kandavara Lake.

Sidlaghatta Tourism

Nrityagram, a village near Sidlaghatta established with an aim of nurturing the age-old dance forms and martial-art techniques, is also worth visiting. Here trainings are offered following the Guru-Shishya Parampara of ancient time.

How to Reach Sidlaghatta

Sidlaghatta is well connected to major cities and towns of Karnataka and surrounding states as NH 5 and NH 7 are located within close proximity to Sidlaghatta. The nearest railway station to Sidlaghatta is the Sidlaghatta Railway Station. Other railway stations near to Sidlaghatta are Chikkaballapur Railway Station (16 KM away) and Venkatagiri Kote Railway Station (17 KM). The nearest airport to Sidlaghatta is the Bangalore Airport.

One Day Trips from Sidlaghatta

Tourists get to enjoy some of the most spectacular tourist destinations around Sidlaghatta. Read below to know about places for One Day trips from Sidlaghatta.

Sidlaghatta to Kolar

Sidlaghatta to Kolar

Located in the eastern part of Karnataka State, Kolar shares its boundary with Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. Kolar is famous for its gold mines. The two temples of Kolar, Someswara Temple, AntharagangeTemple and Kolaramma Temple are very popular. Kolar also offers adventure activities like Rock Climbing and Parasailing for the tourists.

Sidlaghatta to Bangalore

Located around 70 KM away from Sidlaghatta, Bangalore is the best tourist destination around Sidlaghatta. The capital city of Karnataka offers plenty of tourist attraction for different categories of visitors. Famous attractions of Bangalore are Laal Bagh Botanical Garden, Vidhan Soudha, Nandi Bull Temple, Tipu Sultan’s Palace, Bangalore Palace, ISCOK Temple, Ulsoor Lake and Cubbon Park.

Weekend Destinations from Sidlaghatta

There are many tourist destinations around Sidlaghatta which are ideal holiday retreats for a short vacation. Here you will get information about these places.

Sidlaghatta to Banerghatta Wildlife ParkSidlaghatta to Banerghatta Wildlife Park

Located about 20 KM away in the south of Bangalore City, Bannerghatta is the place for wild life lovers. The park is spread over an area of 104 sq km and has got 10 Reserve Forests within it. The Wildlife Park has got a zoo, a children’s park, a crocodile park, a museum, a snake park, an aquarium and a butterfly park within its premise. Visitors can enjoy safaris within this wildlife park. People get to see deer, bison, leopards, lions and tigers, elephants, wild pig, Sloth bear, Sambar, Jackal, Langurs and many species of butterflies and birds within this Banerghatta Wildlife Park.  The Swarnamukhi Stream and Champaka Dhama Swamy Temple are other places of interest in Bannerghatta Park.

Sidlaghatta  to Kurudumale

Considered as one of the most sacred places of Karnataka, Kurudumale is located in Kolar District of Karnataka. This place is famous for its Lord Ganesha Idol which is believed to be installed by Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu and Lord Brahma. The idol of Lord Ganesha is about 13.5 feet high. The temple architecture is famous for its uniqueness. It is believed that the Lord Ganesha Temple was designed by Janakchari, an artist and his son, Dakanachari so the architecture depicts two different styles.

Fact File of Sidlaghatta

City: Sidlaghatta
District: Chikkaballapur
State: Karnataka
Total Area: 5 sq km
Total Population: 51, 549
Latitude: 13.39 Degrees North
Longitude: 77.86 Degrees East
Elevation: 878 m
Official Language: Kannada, English

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