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Big Banyan Tree

Address: Tavarekere Hobli Bangalore, Karnataka, India, Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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Type: Geologic Formations, Outdoors
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Bangalore
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Historic 400 year old Banyan Tree stand in Mysore Road, Bangalore. Must visit for family as everyone will love to spend some time under this huge tree shade. Tips: Better to reach this place before 11 am, as it will be crowded especially during weekend post 11am. Else you will not get a decent place to sit, dine and play... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

It's a nice drive from Bangalore, you can spend an hour or two with your family. on the way you will see some flower nurseries also. From there you can drive down to Machaneble dam, though the dam is closed you get a view point of the valley and Akravathi river.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The expectation before visiting this place was very high. But once we were there, it was no where near our expectation and we were not even interested to get down from the car go inside to see it. From one of our friends we came to know that there is a Dam nearby and we directly drove to the dam.... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

A big banyan tree with its main trunk gone. Now it looks like a bunch of different trees and some of them are not even connected (at least above the ground). The board outside says the tree is contained in a 3.5 acre area but the fenced area felt less than 1 acre. Perhaps it used to be 3.5 acre... More 

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Bengaluru (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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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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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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Evanston, Illinois
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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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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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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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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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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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