Hoskote is a taluk in Bengaluru Rural District. Headquartered at the Hoskote town, it consists of five hoblis - Anugondanahalli, Jadigenahalli, Kasaba, Nandagudi and Sulibele. Agriculture, apiculture and horticulture are primary occupations of people here, although the industrialization in the recent times in Hoskote and places around has thrown up new opportunities for the people. Hoskote is the largest taluk in Karnataka having 333 villages.
According to a copper plate grant dated 1494, given to a Veerashiva Matha the place was founded by Thamme Gowda, the chief of Sugatur. The place is also noted for a large tank with an embankment which is two miles long, and when full, forms a sheet of water not less than 12 km in circumference. Thammegowda is said to have constructed this tank and by raising an armed force, he annexed places like Anekal, Mulbagal and Punganur.
In modern history, Hoskote finds mention as the site of the Battle of Ooscota (22 August 1768) during the First Anglo-Mysore War. Mutkhur is one of the famous holy places in Hoskote, which once had 101 temples, but now only few are left.
M.T.B. Nagara of Congress is the current MLA and he won against B N Bachegowda of BJP with a margin of 04.39 % margin.