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Hoskote

Hoskote is a taluk in Bangalore Rural District. Headquartered at the Hoskote town, it consists of 5 Hoblis - Anugondanahalli, Jadigenahalli, Kasaba, Nandagudi and Sulibele. Agriculture, Apiculture and horticulture are primary occupations of people here, although the industrialization in the recent times in Hoskote and places around has thrown up new opportunities for the people.Hosakote is the largest taluk in karnataka having 333 villages. Distance from Coles Park, Haines Road, Cleveland Town, Pulikeshi Nagar to Hoskote is 26.4 km and time required is around 56 min via NH4. Distance from Hoskote to Marathahalli, Bengaluru is 27.0 km and takes around 42 min via NH4. From Hoskote, Karnataka to Silk Board, 1st Block Koramangala is 30.5 km and takes around 54 min via NH4. Distance from Hoskote to Kalkere is 18.3 km and traveling in this route takes around 34 min via NH4. Distance from Hoskote to Goravanahalli Lakshmi Temple, Karnataka is 112.5 km and takes around 2 h 9 min via NH. Distance from Hoskote to Kundalahalli, Brookefield is 20.3 km and travelling takes around 39 min via NH75.

Hoskote town is the headquarters of the Hoskote Taluk, and lies at the intersection of NH-4 and NH-207 and as such is a busy town with both resident and floating population.

Hoskote Sri Lakshminarayana Temple, Hoskote Nagamuneshwara Temple, Hoskote Dharmaraya Swamy Temple and Hoskote Ayyappa Temple are few temples in Hoskote.

Shirdi Sai Mandir
Shirdi Sai Mandir in Hoskote was inaugurated on the 19th of February, 2009. Kumbabishekam and other opening ceremonies were performed. It has marble statues of Shirdi Sai Baba, and two of his South Indian devotees, Sri Narasimha Swamiji and his disciple Sri Radha Krishna Swamiji.

The Sai Dhuni or the sacred fire is present at the back of the temple. There is also a statue of Lord Ganesha here. All the pujas are conducted according to the Sai Sansthan rules. The temple has a kitchen for preparing prasadam. The whole temple has marble flooring. This is the only Shirdi Sai Temple in Hoskote.

How to Reach Hoskote
Hoskote is well connected to Bangalore by buses (BMTC as well as KSRTC buses). The nearest railway stations to Hoskote are the Krishnarajapuram and Whitefield railway stations.

Tourist Places around Hoskote

Hosakote is a destination for birdwatchers, nature lovers and parasailers. The annual Karaga and the Avimukteshwara Jatre are held in April–May (Vishaka-Buddha Poornima) when over 10,000 people gather.

Temples around Hoskote: Hoskote has many famous temples like Avimukteshwara, Varadaraja and the Vithoba temples in the old fort area. Kote Anjaneyaswamy temple which is about 800 years old temple near Tippu Sultan's fort in Hoskote.

Other places to visit close by are Kaiwara (Chintamani Taluk, 40 km from Hosakote on the Chintamani road), Shivarapatna (Malur Taluk, known for its rich culture of sculptors and sculpting) and Chikkatirupathi (27 km, a famous temple dedicated to Lord Venkateswara, a mini replica of the famous temple in Thirumala)

The town also has shrines of Nagather pet Kashi vishweshwar (Nagareshwar), Kashivishweswer & PrasanaRameshwar,Sri Raghavendra swamy Matta at Brahaman Street, Maravva and Venugopala. Other temples include the popular Saibaba Mandir and the Panchamukhi Vinayaka,Makanahalli kateramma Devi Temple.

There are four mosques in the town. In a private garden near the fort is a Dargah ascribed to Saballi Sab Ali Sab, who is said to have lived about 200 years ago.

Hosakote Mission of Mar Thoma church is one of the oldest Christian Mission organization in this area, which was started in 1946. Now there is a Mission Hospital, Nursing College, Old Age Home etc. run by Hosakote Mission. Rev. James M Koshy Veeramala is the present Director

The Dhrupadamma Karaga is known to have been started by early residents of Hosakote, even perhaps before Bangalore Karaga. Vannikula religion people celebrate this festival in a grand manner.

Mutkhur is one of the famous holy place in hosakote, Because 101 temples are there but now only few are there. Mutkhur is around 56.1 km from Bangalore and takes around 1 h 21 min via NH7. Distance from Hoskote to Bellandur Lake is 32.2 km and takes around 1 h via NH4 and NH7.

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