Bangalore Rural district

Bengaluru Rural District is one of the 30 districts in Karnataka, India. It was formed in 1986, when Bengaluru was divided into Bengaluru (Rural) and Bengaluru (Urban). Presently in Bengaluru Rural district, there are 2 divisions, 4 Talukas, 35 Hoblis (cluster of villages), 1,713 inhabited and 177 uninhabited villages, 9 towns, and 229 Gram Panchayats. Proximity to the city of Bengaluru has its own impact on the district, with a considerable daily commuting population. The rural people are mostly agriculturists, although with the advent of SEZs in the area, service and IT industries are booming. Devanahalli is set to be the site of a 95 billion Devanahalli Business Park, near the Bengaluru International Airport.[2]

According to the 2001 census, the total population of the district was, 1,881,514 of which 21.65% were urban[3] with a population density of 309 persons per km2. Bangalore Rural district has 22.5% of its population belonging to the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe. Hinduism is the major religion of this district. The Bengaluru Rural district is essentially an agriculture district but it has sufficient scope for Industrialisation, Dairy development and Sericulture.

It is the second least populous district in Karnataka (out of 30), after Kodagu.[4]

The district is endowed with agricultural and horticultural crops such as ragi, rice, groundnut, sugarcane, castor, grapes, mulberry, etc. There are adequate infrastructural facilities such as transport and communications, banking, credit, and marketing. Though the region is not rich in mineral resources, its non-metallic mineral resources are utilised for bricks, tiles, and stoneware manufacture. For many years, weaving has also been a major occupation for a large section of the population. The soil and such climatic conditions are congenial for the cultivation of mulberry, rearing of silkworms, and production of silk, besides other agro-based industries. There are a number of wineries and quantity of production of wine has been increasing. There is a proposal by the Government of Karnataka to rename Bengaluru Rural district to Kempe Gowda. In September 2007, the taluks of Kanakapura, Ramanagara, Magadi and Channapatna were merged to form the Ramanagara district.

Bengaluru Rural district
Venugopalaswamy Temple at the historical Devanahalli Fort
Location in Karnataka, India
Location in Karnataka, India
Coordinates: 12°58′52″N 77°34′29″E / 12.9811°N 77.5746°ECoordinates: 12°58′52″N 77°34′29″E / 12.9811°N 77.5746°E
TalukasDevanahalli, Doddaballapura, Hoskote, Nelamangala
 • Total2,298 km2 (887 sq mi)
 • Total990,923
 • Density430/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
 • OfficialKannada
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code+ 91-80
Vehicle registration


According to the 2011 census Bengaluru Rural district has a population of 987,257,[4] roughly equal to the nation of Fiji[5] or the US state of Montana.[6] This gives it a ranking of 449th in India (out of a total of 640).[4] The district has a population density of 441 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,140/sq mi) .[4] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 16.02%.[4] Bengaluru Rural has a sex ratio of 945 females for every 1000 males,[4] and a literacy rate of 78.29%.[4]


  1. ^ a b Bangalore Rural (Bengaluru Rural) District Population Census 2011, Karnataka literacy sex ratio and density
  2. ^ "Karnataka focuses on infrastructure development | Business Line". 2009-09-05. Retrieved 2016-03-02.
  3. ^ Archived from the original on 11 January 2010. Retrieved 27 August 2009. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ a b c d e f g "District Census 2011". 2011. Retrieved 30 September 2011.
  5. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 1 October 2011. Fiji 883,125 July 2011 est.
  6. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 19 October 2013. Retrieved 30 September 2011. Montana 989,415
Bangalore–Mysore Infrastructure Corridor

The Nandi Infrastructure Corridor Enterprises Road, commonly known as NICE Road and officially called Bengaluru–Mysuru Infrastructure Corridor (BMIC), is a proposed 4 to 6 lane private tolled expressway that intends to connect the two important cities Bengaluru and Mysuru in the Indian state of Karnataka. This is being constructed by Nandi Infrastructure Corridor Enterprises (NICE) chaired by Ashok Kheny on a Build-Own-Operate-Transfer (BOOT) basis.As of May 2017, around 800,000 vehicles use the road daily, in its presently operation section starting from Electronic City ending at Tumkur Road.


Byalalu is a village in Bangalore south District in Karnataka, India. It is an hour's drive from Bangalore city, off the Bangalore-Mysore highway. The population was reported as 2,300 in the 2011 Indian census.


Dasarahalli is a town and a city municipal council in Bangalore Rural district in the state of Karnataka, India.


Devanahalli, also called "Devandahalli", "Dyaavandalli", Devanadoddi and Devanapura, is a town and Town Municipal Council in Bangalore Rural district in the state of Karnataka in India. The town is located 40 kilometres (25 mi) to the north-east of Bangalore. Devanahalli is the site of Kempegowda International Airport. A multibillion-dollar Devanahalli Business Park with two IT Parks are coming up on nearly 400 acres (1.6 km2) adjoining the airport. An Aerospace Park, Science Park and a ₹10 billion (US$140 million) Financial City are also coming up. A new satellite ring road will connect the city with Doddaballapur. Devanahalli is situated near the upcoming ₹1,500 billion (US$21 billion), 12,000-acre (49 km2) BIAL IT Investment Region, to be the largest IT region in India.Total infrastructure development in the area is estimated to be well over ₹20,450 billion (US$280 billion) over the next two years. With significant commercial and residential development in the area, real estate is in high demand in the region. Devanahalli was the birthplace of Tipu Sultan, popularly known as the "Tiger of Mysore".

Devanahalli Fort

Devanahalli Fort is located 35 kilometers (22 mi) north of Bangalore city, at Devanahalli in the State of Karnataka, India

It was originally built in 1501 by Mallabairegowda, which remained in the hands of his descendants until the mid–eighteenth century. In 1749, the then Dalwai of Mysore, Nanjarajaiah, attacked the fort and occupied it.

Later, the fort passed into the hands of Hyder Ali and subsequently Tipu Sultan. In 1791, Lord Cornwallis laid siege to the fort and took possession during the Anglo-Mysore War.

The birthplace of Tipu Sultan, also known as Tiger of Mysore, is located near to the fort. The fort is situated on the side of National Highway 7, near the Bengaluru International Airport.

An Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) board outside the fort and at Tipu Sultan's birthplace declares them to be protected monuments.

Doddaballapura Taluk

Doddaballapur is a City municipal council in Bangalore Rural district in the state of Karnataka, India. Dodda means "big" in the native Kannada it is an industrial city which houses several multiple national companies .


Hoskote (historically known as Ooscota or Ooscata) is a taluk in Bangalore Rural District, India. Headquartered at the Hosakote town, it consists of five hoblis - Anugondanahalli, Jadigenahalli, Kasaba, Nandagudi and Sulibele.


Kannamangala village is located in Bangalore East Tehsil of Bangalore district in Karnataka, India. It is situated 6 km away from sub-district headquarter Bangalore East. As per 2009 stats, Kannamangala village is also a gram panchayat.

The total geographical area of village is 325.13 hectares. Kannamangala has a total population of 4,381 peoples. There are about 1,146 houses in Kannamangala village.


Korati is a village near Hoskote town which is around 40 kilometres (25 mi) from Bangalore City.


Magadi, is a Taluk headquarters located in Ramanagara district. The town is situated at a distance of 51 km from Bangalore. The founder of Bangalore, the great Kempegowda was a native of Kempapura, Magadi taluk. Magadi, having a rich cultural heritage was the largest boundary (Maha Gadi) marked during the rulers of Vijayanagar empire. The town was earlier known by names Maha Gadi or Mahalakshmi Gadi, later the British regime renamed the town as Magadi.


Manchinabele is a village in Magadi taluk in Ramanagara District, 40 km away from Bangalore city. It has a population of 1098 according to 2011 census.


Mathighatta is a central location in India for many local villages including: Siddaramanahalli, Kurubarahalli, Kurubarahalli Thanda, Devarahalli, Banjenahalli, Sri Mahalakshmi temple keresanthe , Kavalipura ,Beeranahalli, Dasarahalli, Madalu, Sadarahalli, Huligondi, Lakkenahalli, Lakkenalli Thanda,g karehally, Kariyanahalli, Kuppalu and Chilanahalli, Siddarahatti.

Nageshvara Temple, Begur

The Nageshvara temple complex (also spelt Nagesvara and called Naganatheshvara locally) is located in Begur, a small town within the Bangalore urban district of Karnataka state, India. From inscriptions, it is known that Begur was once called Veppur, and Kelele (in Western Ganga King Durvinita's Mollahalli grant inscription of 580-625 C.E.). Two shrines within the temple complex, the Nageshvara and Nageshvarasvami were commissioned during the rule of Western Ganga Dynasty Kings Nitimarga I (also called Ereganga Neetimarga, r. 843-870) and Ereyappa Nitimarga II (also called Ereganga Neetimarga II, r. 907-921). The remaining shrines are considered a later day legacy of the rule of the Chola Dynasty over the region. An Old Kannada inscription, dated c. 890, that describes a "Bengaluru war" (modern Bangalore city) was discovered in this temple complex by the epigraphist R. Narasimhachar. The inscription is recorded in "Epigraphia Carnatica" (Vol 10 supplementary). This is the earliest evidence of the existence of a place called Bengaluru.


Nelamangala is a town and taluk headquarters in the Bangalore Rural district of Karnataka state in India. Nelamangala lies near the junction of two National Highways, NH-48 (Bangalore - Mangalore) and NH-4 (Mumbai - Chennai) to north of Bangalore city.

State Highway 17 (Karnataka)

State Highway 17 (SH-17) is a state highway connecting the cities of Bangalore and Mysore in the south Indian state of Karnataka. The highway has a total length of 149 kilometres (93 mi). It was built and maintained by the Karnataka Road Development Corporation Limited and inaugurated in 2003. The highway passes through the towns of Ramanagara, Channapatna, Maddur, Mandya and Srirangapatna (Seringapattinam), before entering Mysore. The road is dual carriageway and passes over the Kaveri river. The 15 km stretch from Bangalore Central to Kengeri NICE Road Junction is known as Mysore Road.

The 62 kilometres (39 mi) Bangalore-Maddur section was upgraded under build-operate-transfer (Annuity) basis by a consortium of NCC Infra and Maytas Infra. The 49 kilometres (30 mi) Maddur-Mysore stretch was upgraded by Soma under an EPC contract.Bengaluru-Mysore highway is being upgraded to 6 lane and given status of "NH-275" .

Thippagondanahalli Reservoir

Thippagondanahalli Reservoir, also known as T G Halli Dam or Chamarajsagar, is located at the confluence of the Arkavathy and Kumudavathi rivers, 35 km west of Bangalore, India. It is used by the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) as a major source of drinking water for western Bangalore. The lake is a man-made reservoir, created by the building of a dam which was inaugurated in 1933. Visvesvaraya supervised the construction work.

Turahalli Forest

The Turahalli Forest or Turahalli Park is a dry and deciduous forest. It is located about 20 km from Bengaluru off Kanakapura Road. Its 13 km from Banashankari and can be overseen from the NICE road. Entry inside the park has been banned for vehicles, however, it has become a hot spot for cyclists.

It has a nice view and a small temple on top of a rocky hill. As of today, Turahalli forest is said to be Bengaluru's only surviving forest.Rocks in the forest provide one of the few outdoor bouldering opportunities to the cities residents and have multiple established routes.

Vibhutipura Lake

Vibhutipura Lake is in Bangalore, Karnataka, India.

Vibhuthipura Lake is also part of this network and one lake it was connected to is the Doddenakundi Lake.


Vijayapura is a town in Devanahalli taluk and Bangalore Rural district in the Indian state of Karnataka. Vijayapura's old name is Vadigenahalli. Local villagers still refer Vijayapura as Vadigenahalli.

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