Dodda Alada Mara
The Dodda Aalada Mara(ದೊಡ್ಡ ಆಲದ ಮರ), literally translated to Big Banyan Tree, is a giant approximately 400-year-old banyan tree (Ficus benghalensis), located in the village of Kethohalli in the Bangalore Urban district of Karnataka, India. This single plant covers 3 acres (12,000 m2) and is one of the largest of its kind. In the 2000s, the main root of the tree succumbed to natural disease, and thus the tree now looks like many different trees.
|Dodda Aalada Mara|
Roots of the tree
|Native name||ದೊಡ್ಡ ಆಲದ ಮರ (Kannada)|
|Species||Banyan (Ficus benghalensis)|
|Location||Kettohalli, Bangalore Urban, Karnataka, India|
|Date seeded||17th century|
The tree is 28 kilometres (17 mi) from Bangalore, on the Bangalore – Mysore Road. Buses can be taken from Majestic to Kengeri, and then from Kengeri to Doda Alada Mara. There are direct buses from K. R. Market to Dodda Alada mara which stops just beside the tree. The tree is the natural home of a large number of monkeys, and tourists are advised to be careful with food, water, camera bags, and anything else that can be snatched away.
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- Raggi Mudde (24 April 2013). "The Big Banyan Tree –What A Great Picnic Spot in Bangalore". Karnataka.com. Retrieved 23 August 2013.
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