Hosanagar is a panchayat town in Shimoga district in the Indian state of Karnataka. It is nested in western ghats of India. The World Cattle Conference with main emphasis on cow was held in month of April 2007 in Hosanagar. The different uses of cow ( not the meat ) were exhibited. Near Hosanagar there is a mutt named Sri Ramachandrapura Mutt just 6 km from Hosanagar Town.
Hosanagar is located at 13.92°N 75.07°E? / 13.92; 75.07. It has an average elevation of 585 metres (1919 feet).
Hosanagar Taluk is full of forested areas. A sizable area of the Taluk is covered by the backwaters of Linganamakki Dam, built across Sharavati River. This Taluk receives heavy rainfal during monsoon season (June–October).
Hosanagar is a taluk with 30 gram panchayats. A megalithic site has been discovered at the Byse village in the Hosanagar taluka.
Humcha, a village located 22 km from Taluk headquarters, is known for a historic Jain temple in the area.