Hosur is an Industrial town and a municipality in Krishnagiri district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The Name Hosur is believed to have been adopted from the phrase "Hosa-Ooru", Meaning "New Town" in Kannada. It is the largest town in the Krishnagiri District of Tamil Nadu and is the headquarters of the Hosur taluk . It is located about 35 kilometres (22 mi) from Bangalore, 48 kilometres (30 mi) from Krishnagiri, 82 kilometres from dharmapuri and 306 kilometres (190 mi) west of Chennai, the state capital. Hosur is the gateway to Karnataka's Capital City from Tamil Nadu and serves as the satellite town of Bangalore. Hosur assembly constituency is part of Krishnagiri Lok Sabha constituency. Hosur was part of Mysore Kingdom until 1799, when Tipu Sultan lost the third Anglo-Mysore war, he handed over southern part of Mysore kingdom as a part settlement to English government. National Highway AH43(Old NH7) passes through Hosur connecting it with Bangalore, Chennai, Kanyakumari, Palakkad and Salem. This stretch of the highway passing through the town is a Golden quadrilateral Highway Hosur has a central bus station which was re-constructed and opened on July 18, 2010. TNSTC Salem Division buses connect Hosur to major cities and towns in Tamil Nadu and also to neighboring states. Several private bus services and KSRTC also operate buses connecting Hosur. Hosur has a railway station, located on the Bengaluru-Dharmapuri-Salem railway line and falls under the Bengaluru Division of the South Western Railway. Hosur is well connected to major cities across the country by rail. Hosur Aerodrome was established in 1994. It has 7012 feet long and 150 feet wide runway. The present aerodrome located at Bellagondahalli is maintained by TAAL.The nearest major airport is the Bengaluru International Airport, about 80 km from Hosur.

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