Puttur is a city in Dakshina Kannada district, in Karnataka state of India. It is the headquarters of the Puttur Taluk. The city is located 52 km from Mangalore, along the Mysore-Mangalore highway, in a hilly region between the coast and the Western Ghats. according to 2011 estimation city has a population of 53091. The major occupation of its inhabitants is agriculture. The National Research Centre for Cashew and main CAMPCO Factory is located in puttur.
Puttur Town Municipal Council was formed in the year 1973 by upgrading the Town Panchayath. The area covered by the then TMC was only Puttur Kasaba village extended being 11 sq Kms. Later in the year 1996 the portions of adjacent villages , which were developing as part of this town, were merged to form the present Town Municipality extending the area to 36.11 sq Kms with 27 wards.
Puttur is the second biggest town in the district, situated in Mangalore- Mysore Highway (Bantwal-Mysore State Hightway 88) and is 52 kms away from Mangalore, the District head quarters. Puttur was the Taluk Head Quarters to the pesent Sullia tq, Belthangady tq and present Vittal Firka of Bantwal tq. After the taluk recoganization Puttur is the taluk head quarters with 37 village Panchayaths covering 68 villages. Even aftern the reorgnization of taluks, Puttur continues to be a center for the economical, educational & medical services for the surrounding taluks. The Southern portion of the Taluk is surrounded by the Villages of Kerala State.
Puttur Town Municipal area comprises portions of surrounding villages namely Balnad, Padnoor, Kabaka, Bannur, Chikkamudnoor, Kemminje, Aryapu villages in addition to the thickly populated Puttur Kasaba, the original Town area.
Puttur mahalingesvara Temple
‘Shri Gopalakrishna Temple’
Dr. Shivarama Karanth balavana
Juma Masjid kallega
Bendru Theertha (Hot Spring)
Mai De Deus Church
Peer Mohalla Juma Masjid, Koornadka
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