Puttur is famous for its Sri. Mahalingeshwara temple, Birumala hill a scenic beauty spot and Bendrutheertha a hot water spring. Puttur is a taluk headquarters in Dakshina Kannada district of Karnataka State of India with a population of about 70,000. Puttur is the second largest town of the Dakshina Kannada District. There is a proposal to divide Dakshina Kannada into two districts and make Puttur as the district head quarters in the future. Puttur is known for its Areca, Cashew and friendly hospitable people. Puttur is well known for Balavana of Jnanapeeta award winner of Kannada literature Late Dr. Shivarama Karantha. Puttur is also known for Late Sri. Ugrana Mangesh Rao a pioneer in the cooperative field. The town is interconnected well with roads and Bangalore Mangalore National highway No.75 and Mysore Bantwala state highway passes through this taluk. The roads leading to famous pilgrimage centers like Kukke Subramanya Temple, Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Temple, Thalakavery and BhagamandalaTemples, Syed Madani Durgah of Ullal and Milagres Church Mangalore passes through this place. People go to Madikeri a very famous hill resort from Mangalore by road passing through Puttur town.
The Mangalore Hassan railway passes through Puttur taluk and there is a station in the town with the name Kabaka Puttur. People of all religion are living in this town harmoniously and speak mainly Thulu language. Puttur is famous for Kambala, a buffalo race and Cockfight both are ancient sports of Thulunadu. Thenkuthittu Yakshagana is the world famous folk art of this region. Puttur was the main action area where Koti-Channaya the historical figures of Thulunadu lived in their time. Agriculture is the main occupation of the people here and they grow mainly Areca, Paddy, Coconut, Cocoa and Spices. People also live with trading forest produce, milk and dairy products.
Puttur has Campco Chocolate Factory, many beverages and food industry, Cement products industry. It also has Central Cashew research center and Central Areca research center in the vicinity. Puttur has many famous educational institutions including Law, Engineering, Fashion designing, Jewelry designing, Polytechnic, Management studies, Nursing and Job oriented courses along with many degree colleges and high schools with hostel facility. Puttur is a sub division with administrative offices, Judiciary offices, Police force, Fire fighting force, Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation depot. Majority of schedule banks, private banks and cooperative banks have its branch in Puttur town. Many two and four wheel vehicle manufacturer have their sales branch and service center in Puttur.
Puttur has one Government Hospital with 100 inpatient beds and 11 Primary health centers across the taluk. Puttur taluk has sixteen private Allopathic and one Ayurveda hospital with bed strength of about 400 beds. About 5 private independent laboratories are functioning in this taluk. There are about 65 qualified Allopathic Doctors, about 30 qualified Ayurveda practicing Doctors and two qualified Homeopathic Doctors are practicing in this taluk. There is one Private Blood bank in the town and Government hospital has blood storage facility. Most of the hospital here are of Primary health care providers and five hospitals have secondary care facility. Most of the patient requiring secondary and tertiary care treatment goes to Mangalore. There are 8 private Ambulances operating in this taluk. Normally people from smaller town like - Uppinangady, Karaya, Nelyady, Kadaba, Subramanya, Panja, Bellare, Kumbra, Panaje, Punacha, Vittal, Kabaka, Neralakatta, Kalladka, Madavu, Mani and Perne comes to puttur for treatment.
The site of the hospital is centrally located in the Puttur town which is very close to bus stand, taxi stand and railway station. The location is very strategic by the side of APMC road and junction of three major roads and very close to main road of Puttur connecting Mangalore and Mysore. This hospital is constructed and managed by a Private Limited Company with only Doctors as share holders.
The name of the company is Puttur City Hospital Private Limited and this company is promoted by Dr. Bhaskar S Orthopedic surgeon having 20 years of experience of running 25 bedded private nursing home in Puttur along with Dr. G.N. Vittal a senior doctor having worked abroad for 13 years is now running a Scan center at Puttur for the last 20 years.