Dodda Alada Mara or Big Banyan Tree is one of the nearest popular tourist destination and weekend destination near Bangalore. It is over 400 years old big Banyan tree covering around 3 acres of land. It has a well baricaded area with pavements, dustbins, seating arrangements, and security. It can be a good picnic spot, provided you bring food along with you and preferably a tent as there a lot of monkeys.
The tree itself is a awesome sight and please note that it is just one tree covering that entire area. Banyan trees become so big that many parts of the tree which are very far from the root do not receive enough water so that sprout off shoots as roots and let them reach the soil as another root to take water. This results in covering a huge area. This tree is said to be the largest tree in Karnataka and the second largest in India. Apart from the Big Banyan Tree, there is small temple dedicated to Lord Muneshwara (Lord Shiva). The Big Banyan Tree is maintained by Bank Of Maharashtra. Take a walk around the tree or sit some good amount of time in the shades of it. If you are keen on looker then go ahead and check the roots, take pictures in their various dimensions.After Kengeri take the right after Rajarajeshwari Dental College and Hospital. You will come across the railway crossing. Follow the raod which will lead to the place. Dodda Alada mara is 8 kms from the Rajrajeshwari Dental college on the Bangalore – Mysore Road and 3 km from Ramohalli village. BMTC bus no. 227 is also flown from K R Market. You can enjoy the greenery on the way and check the various flower nurseries and away from the maddenning rush of the city.
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