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Doddaballapur

Doddaballapur, Bangalore
Situated to the north-west of Bangalore, it is a sub-division and taluk center sprawling over a total land area of 78760 hectares with five hoblies. Hobly is a general name for cluster of villages in Karnataka. These hoblies in Doddballapura are: Doddabelavangala, Thubagere, Sasalu, Madure and Kasaba. A chain of mountains covers the north and north-west part of this place. It is mainly an uneven land-scape with partially plain land area on the bank of the river Arkawati. The place is directly connected by railway.

During Hoysala period, this place was celebrated commercial center. There is a famous legend for how this place derived its name. It is said that a cow used to drop a 'balla' over a certain ant hill which led to the foundation of the town. From 'balla', this town came to known as Ballapura, recent Doddballapura. Accessibility
  • Karnataka State Transport Corporation Buses from Bangalore ply for Doddballapura.
  • You can also hire a cab to reach here.

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