Dodda Alada Mara
|Dodda Alada Mara|
Roots of the tree
|Species||Banyan (Ficus bengalensis)|
|Location||Kettohalli, Bangalore Urban, Karnataka, India|
|Date seeded||17th century|
The Dodda Alada Mara or Doda Alada Mara, literally translated to Big Banyan Tree, is a giant 400 year old Banyan tree (Ficus bengalensis), located in the village of Kettohalli 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.
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 KR market to Dodda Alada Mara which stops just beside the tree.
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- "10 trees may get heritage status in Karnataka". Business Line. 2010-08-05. Retrieved 2013-08-22.
- Raggi Mudde (2013-04-24). "The Big Banyan Tree – A Great Picnic Spot in Bangalore". Karnataka.com. Retrieved 2013-08-23.
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