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Big Banyan Tree Bangalore (India)

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The Big Banyan Tree or locally called as the Dodda Alada Mara is a 400-year-old banyan tree in the village of Kethohalli near Bangalore. Sprawling over a vast 3 acres of land, the tree is one of the largest of its kind. In the 2000s, the tree got infected with a natural disease and the chief roots died of contamination. Ever since, the giant tree looks like an amalgamation of several smaller trees, with its roots still multiplying in number and size. Awning with at least a thousand aerial roots, Alada Mara covers a circumference of more than 250 meters. The humongous tree is a scintillating example of nature’s marvels. Tourists from all over India gather here just to soak in the impeding sunlight amidst the labyrinth of its enormous roots. The tree has also been believed to symbolize the holy trinity of the Hindu gods- the roots, stem, and branches represent Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva respectively. Over the years, the big Banyan tree has been a witness to the state’s development and is maintained and managed by the horticulture department of Karnataka. The area has been fenced, has neat little pathways and brightly painted cement seats and has become one of the most popular tourist attractions of Bangalore.

Opening and Closing Time

Timings: 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM Suggested duration: 2-3 hrs

General Information

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Distance between Bangalore City Railway Station and Big Banyan Tree is 30.4 miles or 26.5 nautical miles

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Interesting facts about Big Banyan Tree

It is a common belief in India that witches, evil spirits and stray beings nestle in dense ancient trees, banyan and neem topping the list. Big Banyan Tree or Dodda Alada Mara is a 400-year-old tree with an extensive canopy, elaborate roots and covers an enormous area. It is believed that the area is haunted by a lot of evil spirits. Locals believe that straying in the tree premises has bought major misfortune to many. Some people also claim to have seen figures dressed in white, during the late hours of the night. The atmosphere presents a very eerie picture during the dusk hours and in the night. It is therefore advisable, not to wander off in the area post evening. The single tree is one of a kind and that is what makes it popular in and around the city. It has been standing for more than 400 years, which is why the roots have altered and the single tree looks like many trees. Ramohalli is located on the Bangalore-Mysore road and is easy to reach. The most important thing about the Big Banyan Tree is the soil underneath which has remained consistent over the years. Many students of botany take a deep interest in the study of this tree and visit the tree to experiment and research. It is an ideal picnic spot and is easy to reach as well. The tree is covered with fencing on all sides and because of the shade, there is always a cool atmosphere present around the scenic area. The Big Banyan Tree is the largest banyan tree in the State of Karnataka and is the fourth largest Banyan Tree in the Country. The canopy of the tree constantly widens over the years and it has been a witness to the development of the Country over the years. The place has now become popular and is a tourist attraction.


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