Mudigere is a Town Panchayath and Taluk in Chikkamagaluru district in the Indian state of Karnataka. It is 35 km from the district headquarters. Several pilgrimage sites are in the taluk including Hornadu (64 km) and Kalasa (52 km). Nearest airport is at Mangaluru which is at a distance of 122 km (76 mi).
Mudigere is located at 13.13°N 75.63°E / 13.13; 75.63. It has an average elevation of 915 metres (3001 feet). The annual rainfall is typically very high ranging from 3000 mm to 3500 mm per year.
As of 2001 India census, Mudigere had a population of 8,962. Males constituted 51% of the population and females 49%. Mudigere had an average literacy rate of 82%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy was 85%, and female literacy was 79%. In Mudigere in 2001, 10% of the population was under 6 years of age.
There are twenty-nine Panchayath village in Mudigere Taluk:
The temples Bettada Byraweshwara near Mekanagadde and Nanyada Byraweshwara near Byrapura (Hosakere), which is 25 km southerly to Mudigere, are popular tourist destinations in Mudigere.
The College of Horticulture Mudigere which offers professional degree in Horticulture and Master's degree in Horticultural sciences (a sub-campus of the ) is also situated in Mudigere. Apart from this Zonal Horticultural Research Station, Zonal Agricultural Research Station, Krishi Vigyan Kendra are involved in conducting research and extension activities in the Hill zone of Karnataka.College of Horticulture Mudigere(under University of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences, Shimoga)
St Martha's High School/College
DSBG Degree College
Govt Junior College (Higher/PU)
Govt Girls High School
Nalanda High School
EMRS College, Kottigehara
Ashraya PU College, Mudigere
Malnad ITI College, Mudigere
Malnad PU College
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