The Deccan Herald was started in 1948. Its sister publications are the Prajavani daily newspaper, the weekly magazine Sudha, and the monthly magazine Mayura, all of which are published in Kannada. The head office of the Deccan Herald is on MG Road, Bangalore.
For the first quarter (Q1) of 2011, according to the Indian Readership Survey Deccan Herald recorded an average daily readership of 423,000 (based on whether the respondent had read the newspaper the previous day). The ABC certified figures for the first half of 2009 put the daily paid circulation (number of bought copies as opposed to number of copies read) at 214,797.