Heggadadevankote also called as HD Kote is a taluk in Mysore district. This taluk is famous for its thick forest, wildlife and Kabini river.
Kakana kote, one of the forests lies in HD Kote taluk. It is a thick forest of the Western Ghats, named after named after the legendary Kaka Nayaka, who was the leader of the local forest dwelling, the Kuruba community. Impressed by Kaka Nayaka's bravery and wit, the then maharaja of Mysore named the forest after him.
HD Kote has four reservoirs: the Kabini, Nugu, Hebbala and Taraka reservoirs. Ironically, however, agriculture in this taluk is rain-fed mainly because the government has failed to harness the capacity of the reservoirs. Barring the Kabini reservoir, the other reservoirs are always dry.
Handpost Junction or Yerahalli is an important road junction of Heggadevana Kote connecting Mysore and Kerala state. This is a separate township attached to H.D.Kote main town.
Chikkamadu S from JDS is the current MLA and he defeated Chikkanna of Congress.