Big Banyan Tree

#1 Oct 4th, 2015, 16:56
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  • Flash Gordon is offline
We visited The Big Banyan Tree or Dodda Aladha Mara after 5 years. This giant Banyan tree spread over 5 acres is a single tree and is over 400 years old. It is easy to access from Bangalore. Located in Kethohalli village it is 28 kilometers from Bangalore. On Mysore Road take a deviation to the right at Kumbalagod junction soon after Kengeri. The Big banyan Tree will be 7 kms down the road.

We had ridden on bikes and it took us an hour to reach from Bangalore. The route is very scenic the moment you take the deviation from the highway.

Recently the main root of this tree rotted away due to age and now the different branches look un-connected. However the entire group of branches all belong to one tree.

As you take the path along the roots on the pathway that leads to the prop root you will notice that one can even walk in and out of the trees.

There is a temple of Muniswara inside the Banyan Tree complex.

While some old roots are rotting away, new ones of the Big Banyan Tree are still growing and thats the good news!

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Here are some snaps
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#2 Oct 5th, 2015, 01:12
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Thanks for sharing this with us, Flash Gordon! I love the photos!

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