(Last Updated on : 05-02-2009)
Gundlupet is a town and a taluk headquarters situated in Chamarajanagar district of the southern state of India, Karnataka. The district headquarters is in the town of Chamrajnagar, which is in the west of Gundlupet at a distance of 35 km. The NH 212 is located at a distance of 56 km. from the town of Gundlupet. Bangalore, the capital of Karnataka is located at a distance of 200 km. The nearest railhead is Chamarajanagar Railway Station on the Mysore - Ooty road. The geographical location of this town is located between 11.8° North latitude and 76.68° East longitude at a distance of 816 metres (2677 feet) above mean sea level.
The Census report of the year 2001 shows that Gundlupet had a population of 26,368 inhabitants. Males constitute 51% of the population and females constitute 49% of the population. Statistics record that the town had an average literacy rate of 63%. This is higher than the nationwide standard literacy rate of 59.5%. The male literacy rate is 71% and the female literacy rate is 56%. In Gundlupet, 11% of the population is less than six years of age.
Bandipur National Park at a distance of 16 km is a nearby attraction.