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—  town  —
Location of Doddaballapura
in Karnataka and India
Coordinates 13.292°N 77.543°E / 13.292°N 77.543°E / 13.292; 77.543Coordinates: 13.292°N 77.543°E / 13.292°N 77.543°E / 13.292; 77.543
Country India
State Karnataka
District(s) Bangalore Rural
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)


Doddabollapura, is a town and municipal council in Bangalore Rural district in the state of Karnataka, India. Dodda means big in the native Kannada; contrasted with Chikkaballapura or the 'little Ballapura'. The city is near the historic regions of Muddenahalli-Kanivenarayanapura-Nandi.



As of 2001

Development and Economy

It is also one of the largest silk producers in India along with Muddenahalli, Kanivenarayanapura, and Mysore.

Doddaballapura is about 40 km from Bangalore towards North on Bangalore-Hindupur state highway (SH-9). This town was once known for weaving silk. Many families in Doddaballapura depend on power looms. There is a very big industrial area in Bashettihalli, which is around 6 km from Doddaballapura. This industrial area houses a large number industries.

The government of Karnataka recently started a 100 crore silk city in Doddaballapura, Muddenahalli, and Kanivenarayanapura.[2]

the site of the upcoming $22 billion, 12,000-acre (49 km2) BIAL IT Investment Region, the largest IT region in India and one the largest infrastructure projects in Karnataka's history.[3]


Doddaballapura receives scanty rainfall compared to other cachement areas in Karnataka. This is one of the reasons for water scarcity in the town as well as in villages surrounding Doddaballapura. Most of the underground water is often depleted due to low rainfall.

Tourism Attractions

There are several historical temples in Terina Beedhi, Doddaballapura like Sri Venkateshwara Swamy temple, Chandra Mouleeshwara temple, Shankara matha, Someshwara temple, Kashi Vishweshwara temple, Panduranga Swami temple, Prasanna Anjenaya Swami temple (near railway station), Venugopalaswami temple, Muthyalamma temple, Sadhanandara matha, etc. Every year Brahmarathotsava is held in Sri Venkateshwara Swamy temple in the month of Magha Masa where lot of people from far away places gather to offer prayers.

Some of the other landmarks in Doddaballapura include Raamannana Bhaavi, Naagara kere, YMCA, Government Teaching School, Railway station, Navodhaya School, etc.

Ghati Subramanya Temple

Places of interest around Doddaballapura

  1. Nandi Hills, India
  2. Shani Mahathma Temple in Madhure (Kanasawadi)
  3. Ghati Subrahmanya Temple: Subrahmanya is one of Hinduism's important Gods. Subrahmanya is also called as Karthikeya, Shanmuga, Saravana and Muruga. Subrahmanya is the youngest son of Lord Shiva. The specialty of this temple is that it has two gods - on the front side there is Surbrahmanya and the rear side is Narashima. One can see both the gods at the same time. For viewing the god on the rear side, there is a mirror. The temple is about 60 kilometers from Bangalore. Buses are available from Bangalore city in the morning. Nearest town to the temple is Doddaballapur.
  4. Arkavathi
  5. Besent Park (Scout camp)
  6. Bengaluru International Airport (in Devanahalli)
  7. Muddenahalli/Kanivenarayanapura
  8. Bhoga Nandi
  9. Gopinath Swamy Temple: In between Nandi Hills and Bhoga Nandi.
  10. Nandi temple: At the base of Nandi Hills.
  11. Hullu kudi hills.
  12. Rayara matha: In Lakkasandra.
  13. Benakana wada.
  14. Keten halli falls: In chikkaballapur.

Villages of Doddaballapur

  • Jinkebachalli
  • Majarahosahalli
  • Konaghatta
  • Kodi halli
  • Shiv pura
  • Thippuru
  • Jalagere

See Also


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