Malur is a town in the Kolar district. Malur is famous for Chikkatirupati, an imitation of Venkateshwara temple in Tirupati. It is also famous for karaga, sidi and "Mariamma goddess". Malur is also famous for poultry farms. There is a village called Shivarapattana, where one can find national award-winning rock sculpture makers. Most of the village population depend on rock sculpture profession. Hullimangala Village is best known for growing capsicum and rose by new technology. Kodihalli is another village in malur taluk famous for varieties in roses, and most of roses from here is exported to other states of the country.
Malur was also called Malligepura in earlier days because the farmers here grow large number of jasmine flowers.
The economy of Malur is primarily dependent on business and it is famous for clay tile-and-brick industry and some small-scale industries. It is also famous for large number of Eucalyptus plantations.
The current MLA is KS Manjunathgowda from Janata Dal (Secular) and he defeated Krisshnaiah Setty, an independent candidate.