Hosur Details

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Population: According to 2001 India census, males constitute 53% of the population and females constitute 47% of the population of 84,310..


Experiences a tropical savanna climate (Kppen climate classification Aw) with distinct wet and dry seasons. Due to its high elevation, Hosur usually enjoys a more moderate climate throughout the year, although occasional heat waves can make things very uncomfortable in the summer.[32] The coolest month is January with an average low temperature of 17.1 C and the hottest month is April with an average high temperature of 33.6 C. Winter temperatures rarely drop below 12 C , and summer temperatures seldom exceed 36C. Hosur receives rainfall from both the northeast and the southwest monsoons and the wettest months are September, October and August, in that order. The summer heat is moderated by fairly frequent thunderstorms but no flooding. Humidity is 31% Average Rainfall is 84 CM. Hosur is being developed with Auto Industries and IT parks without polluting the region and Growing and maintaining its greenery.


Agriculture: Livestock research station.

Hosur Cattle Farm HCF was started in 1824 by the British in an area of 1641.41 Acres. Tamil Nadu govt., is maintaining this Green Belt, which is the main oxygen of Hosur Town with Research station on LIve stock of Rare breeds of Cattle, Horse, Poultry, sheep. A Golf club is being planned by the Dist. Administration.

A rich variety of fruits and vegetables are cultivated in Hosur. The land is very fertile and there is significant access to fresh water as well as trained labor. Crops consist of tomatoes, cabbages, onions, mangoes, capsicum, carrot, cucmber, Beans, Coriander leaves, Noolkol, Radish. It has a very Big Vegetable Whole sale market of 250 shops which caters south India with daily 100 lorry loads. Hosur accounts for 5% of mangos of the total in Tamil Nadu, which makes Krishnagiri district as the no 1 district for Mango cultivation in India.



Hosur has nearly 65 schools of which two schools offer CBSE pattern of education upto +2 and at least 15 schools offering State government pattern of education upto +2 i.e. 17 Higher Secondary Schools. Two schools are exclusive for girls and one is exclusive for boys and remaining are co-education.

There are three ITIs of which one is government owned, two polytechnics, three arts colleges of which one is exclusively for women and two engineering colleges


Hosur is an industrial hub for several areas such as abrasives, automobiles, bakeries, welding and wire mesh industries. TVS Motor Company and Ashok Leyland , Hindusthan Motors, AV Tech, Carborandum, TAAL, TATRA- VECTRA, Hindusthan Lever, Premier Mills, Luk India, Granite companies like ARO, Madhucon, TAB, International stones, SVG, Pelican, Ankit, Gem are among several companies to have their manufacturing units in Hosur. Another significant establishment is Titan Industries, which happens to be India's largest and the world's sixth largest wrist watch manufacturer. Titan Jewellery, Kamaz,a Russian major in Heavy duty trucks has started operations here. Aeropark SEZ MRO facility, Nerolac industries, WEG, TERREX are some of the new entrants in 2009.

Two SIPCOT Industrial Estate comprising about 2500 acres in which 750 Large Industries , 90 small industries, 650 tiny ancillary industries are already here in place and made this small town into a Big Industrial Town of Tamil Nadu.


Plans for IT-SEZ at Vishwanathapuram in Hosur.. ELCOT has called for applications for the allotment of land in IT park Hosur in the month of June 2010.

The Agra-Kanyakumari highway, NH7 which passes through Hosur has been witnessing a lot of development over the last few years. NH7 connects Bangalore to Hosur to Krishnagiri as well. This road was upgraded into 4 lane few years back and now being upgraded into 6 lane up to krishnagiri.


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Hosur is located at 1243N 7749E / 12.72N 77.82E / 12.72; 77.82[. It has an average elevation of 879 metres (2883 feet).


The first Governor General of Independent India, Rajaji was born on 8 December 1878 in Thorapalli Village near Hosur (about 6 km from Hosur) in Salem District (now Krishnagiri District) of Tamil Nadu.

Hosur is famous for its hill temple whose presiding deity is Arul Migu Maragadhambal Samedha (along with) Sree Chandrachoodeshwarar (a name for Lord Shiva). There is a beautiful temple dedicated to Lord Venkateshwara, known as Dakshina Tirupati, on a small hillock by the side of the highway, about 2 km from Hosur, towards Krishnagiri. Agaram Bala Murugan Temple on Rayakottah road (15 K.M), Pathakotta Venkataramana swamy temple on a hillock with a river and valley view on Krishnagiri road, about 12 km from hosur. Bandari Anjaneya temple at Hosur, Kottai Mariamman temple at Ram nagar, Venugopalasamy temple at Rayakottah road.

Around 80 kilometres from Hosur, is the Hogenakal Falls across the river Cauvery. Wild animals particularly elephants, can be spotted. 52 km from Hosur is Krishnagiri, the Mango capital of India and home to a large Fortress of Tipu Sultan. The Krishnagiri dam is a significant hydroelectric power source and is a tourist attraction as well.

Hosur has an excellent Golf course " Clover Greens " near Exide factory, on way to Sarjapur in an extent of 100 acres adjacent to Infosys New campus.


History: Rock paintings and carvings suggest that the area has been occupied during the Paleolithic, Neolithic, and Mesolithic ages.

K.M from Chennai: 310 km 4 hrs

Sea level: 878 Mts (2883 feet) above sea level

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