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Big Banyan Tree

Tavarekere Hobli Bangalore, Karnataka, India, Bangalore, India
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Ranked #38 of 188 attractions in Bangalore
Type: Geologic Formations
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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

The Dodda Alada Mara means a big Banyan tree. It is (a giant 400 year old Banyan tree or Ficus bengalensis), located in the village of Kethohalli/Ramohalli in the Bangalore Urban district in Karnataka. This single plant covers 3 acres (12,000 m2) and is one of the largest of its kind. It has a crown circumference of more than 250... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Advantages 1) Near to bangalore city. you can get plenty of bus available 2) Very big banyan tree covering 3.5 acres area 3) You can get lots of flower nursery near to this place 3) Lots of monkeys available to see and small fun places Disadvantages 1) This place is not that fun place for all kind of people

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

I had Google this place lot of time, and this was at my list before i left bangalore. Finally after more than 1.5 hour from Bangalore, we reached this place. Far from city but could see many locals and tourist enjoying there time at this place. It was very hot ride but as we reached the place, the tree made... More

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Bangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

It is nice place to relax and it can be visited with family or friends. You can simply go , sit there and chat....There are few local restaurent around it, and few place to get snacks .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Its one of the oldest banyan tree in india, the oldest being in andhra. There is no point travelling that far just for this until and unless you were on a mission to check this out. I cycled my way to this place so it wasnt much of a deal for me. You can just spend an hour sitting under... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

The tree is now bounded and maintained by horticultural society. The environment is peaceful and quite with imposing tree if you can tolerate aggressive monkeys and noisy stray dogs. The monkeys will snatch anything that looks like food right out your hands.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

It’s really a sight to see, with the huge banyan tree, spread across, say around 70x70 area, shrouding like an umbrella, underneath a small temple. The surrounding is quiet & serene, away from the hustle & bustle of the city.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

on the way back from Innovative film city took a digress and came to see this place. It is a good place to see the OLD banyan tree. But sadly there is no much place for the tree to grow . Max time to spend is about 20 - 30 minutes. And also beaware of Monkeys.

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

The 400 yr old Big Banyan tree is a worth going place if u live in Bangalore for a half day trip with Manchanabele dam. Estimated time of visit - 2 hrs. This is the 4th biggest banyan tree after Andhra Pradesh, Kolkata and Chennai. Although the main trunk is dead now as was succumbed to natural illness, it lives... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

have been there many times. This place along with and Savandurga trekking are very good option if you live in Bangalore and want to spend half day outside. The dam is around 10 km from Banyan tree and Savandurga hills are some 10-12 km further from dam (these are rough estimations).

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