Sidlaghatta is a town in the Chikkaballapur district in the Indian state of Karnataka. It is known for raw silk. There are 243 inhabited villages in the town. Sidlaghatta is the taluk headquarters. All the taluk administration lies with the taluk panchayat for the implementation of developmental schemes and their progress.


Silk City
Sidlaghatta is located in Karnataka
Location in Karnataka, India
Coordinates: 13°23′N 77°52′E / 13.39°N 77.86°E / 13.39; 77.86Coordinates: 13°23′N 77°52′E / 13.39°N 77.86°E / 13.39; 77.86
Country India
878 m (2,881 ft)
 • Total51,159
 • OfficialKannada
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code08158


Sidlaghatta word is derived from Kannada word sidilu ghatta. which means the place where normally thunder storms (sidilu) would occur at the hills (ghatta : hills / hillocks). There are unsubstantiated legends which state the Maratha king Chatrapathi Shivaji lost his horse because of a thunder bolt hit, hence the then local commander of Shivaji gave the name Sidilu-ghatta.


Sidlaghatta has an average elevation of 878 metres (2880 feet).[1] 1.5km south to north


As of 2001, Sidlaghatta had a population of 41,105.[2] Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Sidlaghatta has an average literacy rate of 62%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 67%, and female literacy is 56%. In Sidlaghatta, 14% of the population is under 6 years of age.


The climate is dry and hot during summer. The average rainfall is 768 mm, which is slightly above the district’s average rainfall. On average, it rains 49 days in a year.

About the townEdit

Shidlaghatta is famous for silk production in the world. It has Asia's second biggest cocoon market.[citation needed]

Sidlaghatta has almost 100 villages and including — Anemadagu,pillagundlahalli,Chilakalanerpu, Budhala, Bodaguru, Veerapura, Thaladhumanahalli, Sonnenahalli, Bachahalli, Shettahalli, Mallahalli, Kotahalli, Abloodu, Chimanahalli, Chage, Kempanahalli, Varadanayakana Halli, Malamachanahalli, Anooru, Ammagarahalli, Bashettahalli, Valasenahalli, Dibburahalli, Sadali, Neralemarada halli, Dyavarahalli, Idludu, Melur, Malluru, Muthur, Yannanguru, Nadipinayakanahalli, Kambadahalli, Hemarlahalli, Hittalahalli, Jangamakote, Kundalagurki, Golahalli, Palcherulu, Donnahalli,E.Thimmasandra,Subbarayanahalli.


  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Sidlaghatta
  2. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.