Demographics of Maddur
As of 2001 India census, Maddur had a population of 26,456. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Maddur has an average literacy rate of 68%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 73%, and female literacy is 63%. In Maddur, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.
Tourism places around Maddur
The major attraction in the town is the Narasimha Swami Temple of the Hoysalas which has the statue of Ugra Narasimha, Sri Sowmya Nayaki, Sri Narasimha Nayaki, Sri Rama, Sita, Lakshmana and Hanuman, Sri Yashoda Krishna and Sri Srinivasan, and alwars. It is said that this figure of Ugra Narasimha is the best in the whole of Karnataka. Another temple is the Varadaraja temple, which represents the Chola architecture constructed by the King Vishnuvardhan and contains a 12 feet tall figure of Varadaraja. Kokkarebellur is a well known bird sanctuary.
Specialty Foods in Maddur
Maddur Vada is a type of Vada named after the town of Maddur. The town is famous for Maddur Vada a sumptuous fried snack that is made of a mixture of pulses. Maddur is an attractive stop for the travellers for this one reason. Onions and Rava help to give the Maddur Vada its distinctive flavour. It seems the flour for this Vada is prepared using onion juice instead of water.
Business and Economy in Maddur
Maddur has been recently famous for its tender coconut cultivation. Nearly 300 trucks of nuts are daily sent to the other states of India such as Punjab, Maharashtra, Kolkata, Goa, Hyderabad and Ahmedabad. Small towns near Maddur consume more and more tender coconuts daily. Maddur has been recently named as "Tender Coconut Capital of India". It is also famous for Koppa Sugars.
Connectivity to Maddur
Maddur Railway Station and Nidaghatta Railway Station are the very nearby railway stations to Maddur. However Mysore Junction Railway Station is major railway station 59km near to Maddur. Mandya and Malavalli are the nearby towns to Maddur having road connectivity to Maddur.
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