Periyapatna is situated on Mysore-Mangalore highway at a distance of 70 km from Mysore, the malnad region will gradually start from Piriyapatna as moved towards Kushalanagara.
Tobacco is cultivated annually or seasonally, and can be harvested in several ways. In the oldest method, the entire plant is harvested at once by cutting off the stalk at the ground with a sickle. In the 1960s and 1970s VFC tobacco was introduced and began to be harvested by pulling individual leaves off the stalk as they ripened. The leaves ripen from the ground upwards, so a field of tobacco may go through several so-called "pullings", more commonly known as topping (topping always refers to the removal of the tobacco flower before the leaves are systematically removed and, eventually, entirely harvested.More than 75% of the VFC tobacco grown in the taluk gets exported to various countries every year and is well known for its filler quality at the international level. it is the place where the legend of sandalwood Puttanna_Kanagal hailed from.