Karnataka PIN Codes - Zip Codes & Postal Codes


PIN codes are the backbone of India's mail delivery system. In Karnataka, the vibrant southern state is known for its rich history and bustling IT hubs, understanding PIN codes is essential for sending and receiving mail efficiently. The PIN Prefix of the postal code of Karnataka is 56 - 59.

Karnataka Pin Code List

Post Office Name Pincode District

You can also download all Karnataka Pincode lists as PDF or in Excel from the official website as well as from the link below.

Karnataka Pincode List PDF Download

Karnataka District List

The table below shows a comprehensive overview of the list of districts in Karnataka. To check the district-wise pin codes, you can click on the linked districts from the table below.

Bagalkot Bangalore Bangalore Rural
Belgaum Bellary Bidar
Bijapur Chamrajnagar Chickmagalur
Chitradurga Dakshina Kannada Davangare
Dharward Gadag Gulbarga
Hassan Haveri Kodagu

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Structure of Karnataka PIN Codes

The PIN (Postal Index Number) is essentially a 6 digit number assigned to each post office. Firstly let’s understand the structure of Karnataka PIN codes from below:

  • First Digit: This denotes the postal zone; for Karnataka, it is ‘5’.
  • Second and Third Digits: These represent the sorting district, each with a specific range of codes.
  • Fourth Digit: This indicates the route within the sorting district, helping categorize mail for specific delivery areas.
  • Last Two Digits: These identify the individual post office within the delivery route.

Types of Post Offices

In the Indian postal system, each post office is assigned a unique PIN Code. There are postal zones, sorting districts, postal circles, regions, divisions, and lastly the post office located across all the states & union territories of India.

Bagalkot Abbreviation
G.P.O General Post Office
H.O Head Office
S.O Sub-Office
B.O GadBranch Officeag

The delivery office can either be a General Post Office (GPO), a Head Office (HO), or a Sub-Office (SO) usually in urban areas and a Branch Office (BO) in rural areas.


About India Post & Pincodes

India Post, the backbone of the Indian Postal System, plays a crucial role in connecting the vast nation. With a comprehensive network of post offices, it simplifies communication and logistics. The introduction of PIN codes (Postal Index Numbers) ensures efficient sorting and delivery. This systematic coding system, initiated in 1972, enhances accuracy and expedites the dispatch process.

Beyond its conventional services, India Post offers various post office saving schemes, fostering financial inclusion. Popular schemes like the Post Office FD, Mahila Samman Saving Scheme and Senior Citizens Savings Scheme empower citizens economically. In a nation of diverse landscapes, India Post remains an essential lifeline, seamlessly bridging distances and impacting millions positively.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The postal code of Karnataka is a 6-digit number that starts from 560001 and ends at 591346. It is used to identify the post office of the area and is also known as the PIN code.

There are a total of 9,681 post offices in Karnataka, distributed across 30 districts.

The PIN code of Bangalore is 560001.

The PIN prefix of the postal code of Karnataka is 56-59.

You can find the PIN code of your locality in Karnataka by visiting the official website of the Department of Posts (India Post).

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