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|Attractions||: Big banyan tree|
|Season||: January to December|
|Weather||: Summer 22–40 °C, Winter 15-30 °C|
The name "Dodda Alada Mara" in Kannada means "The Big Banyan Tree". The tree is 400 year old. The single tree covers approximately 3 acres of land. The Big Banyan tree has a crown circumference of 250 metres and it has more than a 1000 aerial roots. The tree has been well protected by fences and benches have been laid. It is one of the good picnic spots near Bangalore, good for children to play and rest under the shade.
The main attraction is of course the "Big" banyan tree. The structure has been made into a park like structure, ideal for children to play and there are resting places created.
Bengaluru is the nearest Railway station to Dodda Alada Mara.
Bengaluru International airport is the nearest airport to Dodda Alada Mara.
Dodda Alada Mara is just 28 kilometers from Bangalore. It is a frequented weekend getaway for Bangaloreans.
BMTC buses are avaible from Bangalore. Buses are available from Kengeri area of Bangalore to Dodda Alada Mara.
Direct buses are available from KR Market area of Bangalore. Route numbers are 227B,227F,227G,227GA,227H,227J,227K,227L,227M,227N,227NA,
From Bengaluru, take Mysore road. Connect to Dodda Alada Mara road in Chunchanakuppe. It is hardly a 45 minute drive from Bengaluru city.
Mysore to Dodda Alada Mara distance is 130 km. From Mysore, take Krishnaraja Bouleward road and KRS road to Natinal Highway 275 in Metagalli. Follow National Highway 275 to Bidadi. Take the Dodda Aladmara road in Chunchanakuppe to reach Dodda Alada Mara.