Ponnampet is a town in the southern part of the district of Kodagu in the state of Karnataka. It was originally named after Diwan Cheppudira Ponnappa as Ponnapett.[1] It was established in the year 1821 in the name of the Late Diwan under the regime of Kodagu Rajas. The town was called notified area in the period of British and later on it was converted into a Municipality and now it is known as 1st Grade Village Panchayath. Ponnampet was a Taluk Headquarters during Pre-Independence Period and continues up to the re-organisation of states after independence.



Ponnampet town
Ponnampet town
Ponnampet is located in Karnataka
Location in Karnataka, India
Coordinates: 12°12′N 75°54′E / 12.2°N 75.9°E / 12.2; 75.9Coordinates: 12°12′N 75°54′E / 12.2°N 75.9°E / 12.2; 75.9
Country India
851 m (2,792 ft)
 • Total6,117
 • OfficialKannada
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
571 216
Telephone code08274
Vehicle registrationKA-12

It has a population of approximately 16,313 in the year 2017. A college of forestry formerly a part of the University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore, now with the University of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences, Shimoga is located here. Coorg Institute of Technology is located in Ponnampet. A hill known as Kundah overlooks the town. Others schools and colleges located here are 1.Appachakavi Vidyalaya 2.St. Antonys school 3.Sai Sankar Institutions

There are other Government Offices located here 1. Virajpet Taluk Panchayath Office (Executive Officer) 2. Civil Court 3. Sub Treasury 4. Sub Registrars Office 5. Govt Junior College 6. Industrial Training Institute (ITI) 7. PU and Degree Colleges 8. B.Ed College 9. Horticulture Office 10. Social Welfare Office - Hostels (Boys and Girls) 13. Women and Child Welfare Office 14. Village Panchayath Office 15. Nad Office (Deputy Thasildhar Office) 16. Various Banks like DCC Bank, SBI, Canara Bank, Igguthappa Souhardha Bank, Town Cop Bank, APCMS, Corporation Bank, Primary Agriculture and Credit Co-op bank, APCMS 17. Petrol Bunks 18. Religious Institutions like Temples, Churches and Mosque 19. Sports Facilities like Astro Turf Ground, Sports School 20. Inspection Bungalow 21. Range Forest Office 22. Kodava Samaj 23. Veterinary Hospital 24. Ramakrishna Sharada Seva Ashram Hospital 25. PWD Office 26. Agriculture Research Centre 27. CHESCOM office 28. Post Office 29. BSNL Office - Telephone Exchange 30. Mahila Co-op Society 31. Police Station

In addition to this within 5 kilometres the Gonikoppal town in which Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Cauvery degree college, Coffee Board Research Centre, many schools and college, a circle inspector office, KEB - AEE office are also located here.

Chikkamandur, Ponnampet


  1. ^ Government of Mysore (1864). Report on the Administration of Mysore for 1863-64. p. 141.