History & Culture

Hosur was founded by King Rama Natha during the year 1290. He belonged to Hoysala Dynasty. The rule of Hoysala Dynasty came to an end after Pallavaraya III died during the war with Maaravarman Sundarapandyan of Pandian Dynasty. During British period, Salem District collector Walton Illiat Lockardt made Hosur the head quarters for Salem district. Before industrialization began in this part of the state of Tamil Nadu, Hosur was a village surrounded by forests. During 1980s industrialization began with the help of SIPCOT and Hosur gradually developed into a busy industrial town.
With a history of over 800 years Hosur is one of the important cities of southern India. Referred as the 'Little England' The city has become the center of attraction because of its beautiful surroundings and cool and pleasant climate.


Hosur is located at 12.72 N 77.82 E. It has an average elevation of 879 meters (2883 feet).


Hosur is located 900 meters above the sea level in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu.


Hosur has a population of 84,314. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Hosur has an average literacy rate of 75%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 80%, and female literacy is 70%. In Hosur, 16% of the population is under 12 years of age. This town has a uniqueness of having 30% population consisting of Bachelors (Singles).
One important and notable feature of Hosur is that, it is in Tamil Nadu, on the Karnataka (Bangalore) Border, yet the language spoken by natives is predominanty Telugu (Even in Bangalore city, from Attibele up to Chandapura). Most of the people who speak Tamil in this town are the workforce settled from other parts of Tamil Nadu.
About 72% of the people speak Telugu language in Hosur Taluk