Jalahalli

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Jalahalli
A view of the NBTPL project from Jalahalli cross on Bangalore-Tumkur Road (National Highway 4)
A view of the NBTPL project from Jalahalli cross on Bangalore-Tumkur Road (National Highway 4)
Jalahalli is located in Bengaluru
Jalahalli
Jalahalli
Coordinates: 13°03′07″N 77°32′30″E / 13.0519°N 77.5416°E / 13.0519; 77.5416Coordinates: 13°03′07″N 77°32′30″E / 13.0519°N 77.5416°E / 13.0519; 77.5416
Country  India
State Karnataka
Metro Bangalore
Languages
 • Official Kannada, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Jalahalli,(Kannada: ಜಾಲಹಳ್ಳಿ) situated in the northern part of Bangalore is a beautiful locality and it remains as one of the greenest areas of Bangalore. It is mainly divided into Jalahalli East and West. Gangamma Circle is the junction between the roads connecting Jalahalli East, Jalahalli West, Jalahalli Village and Jalahalli Cross.The National Academy of Customs and Narcotics, Bangalore is located here.

Jalahalli East boasts of wide expanse of Jakarbandi State Forest. It has major industrial areas like Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL), Hindustan Machine Tools (HMT), CMTI and other PSUs. This area also houses various private industries, including Bharat Fritz Werner Ltd (BFW), the packaging unit of Tata Tea Ltd, and other small-scale industries. The Jalahalli East Airforce station is located between Gangamma circle and MS Palya. MS Palya is also connected to Vidyaranyapura.

Jalahalli West is endowed with green belt of coconut grove and eucalyptus plantations. It includes the Air Force Training Centre, Ayyappan Temple and surrounding areas like Shettihalli, etc. This place is connected to the NH4 (Tumkur highway) at Jalahalli Cross, and Jalahalli East at Gangamma Circle. The other landmarks in Jalahalli include BEL Market, Gangamma Circle, Jalahalli Village and Jalahalli Cross.

The neighbouring areas of Jalahalli include Gangamma Circle,Kamagondana Halli,Abbigere Ramachandrapura, Hebbal, Vidyaranyapura, Dasarahalli, Mathikere and Yeswanthpur.

Places of Worship[edit]

  • Muthayalamma Temple
  • Sharadamba Temple
  • Ebenezer Marthoma Church
  • BEL Ganesha Temple
  • Ayyappan Temple
  • Sarva Murthy Temple
  • St. Thomas Church
  • St. Stephens Church
  • Our Lady of Fatima Church
  • St.Mary's Orthodox Church (Now St. Mary's Orthodox Valiyapally)
  • Raghavendra Mutt
  • Anjaneya Temple
  • CSI Krupalya Church, KG Halli
  • Sharon Baptist Church, KG HAlli
  • SDA Church, KG Halli
  • St. Marys Cross Station, KG Halli
  • St. Antony Chapel, Siddhartnagar
  • Sri Rama Temple, KG Halli

Educational institutions[edit]

  • BEL Primary School
  • BEL CBSE School
  • BEL College
  • Cluny Convent School
  • Kendriya Vidyalaya No.1 Jalahalli
  • Kendriya Vidyalaya No.2 Jalahalli
  • Jalahalli Public School
  • Mother Teresa Public School
  • St. Claret School & College
  • Air Force Technical College
  • Sree Ayyappa Education Centre
  • MN Poly Technic, KG Halli
  • St. Stephen School, KG Halli
  • Ashoka School and Polytechnic, KG Halli
  • SDA English School, KG Halli
  • Sharon English School

Parks and Entertainment[edit]

Jalahalli is one of the less congested areas in Bangalore. 25% of the area remains green because most of the land is possessed by big entities like Bharat Electronics Limited and Hindustan Machine Tools. There are many beautiful parks and roads in this area. BEL Park which starts from the BEL Circle is one of the biggest parks and also provides roller skating. HMT Cinemas which entertained movie goers of all sections of society in the late eighties and nineties had been closed for years until it reopened in 2010.

The JP park which in Mathikere is close to Jalahalli village and is spread across 88 acres, including a swimming pool and a musical fountain.

Move N Pick hotel has opened up in Gokala extension, that is just across the ring road bordering the Jalahalli Village, the hotel has a spa and dining facilities.

The Government organizations surrounding the village have ensured there are good parks and play grounds. The play grounds are always active with people playing cricket. You can join them and have a fantastic time in the ground. There are no pubs in this area, but you get lots of local bars where you can buy alcohol. The Ring road has a couple of restaurants as well.

Rockline Mall is a newly opened mall in Jalahalli cross.

Transport[edit]

The area is well connected by Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation. Following are the buses connecting the area with major areas/bus terminus of the city.[1]

273 from Majestic to Jalahalli Cross

Current settlements[edit]

Jalahalli Village is surrounded by large government organizations and these started just after independence. Many of the people in Jalahalli village are ex employees from these organizations. (Bharat Electronics Limited AKA BEL, Hindusthan Machine Tools Aka HMT, Airforce and ISRO). Their children have benefitted from the IT boom that happened in Bangalore in the late '90s. Before independence this was a tiny hamlet of local villagers and the only important thing was the airforce training center setup by the British. The road leading to the Ayappan temple was a runway for small planes, and the Jalahalli East campus extended up to Nagaland where some Pakistani POWs were kept.

Developments[edit]

Jalahalli area is dotted with small scale industries all over. Its proximity to Peenya industrial area has influenced the kind of work force availability. This is how it has always been until the airport became operational in Devanahalli.

The Bangalore International Airport [BIAL], located at Devanahalli, has brought in some good developments to Jalahalli and added to the floating population. The noise and congestion of the city starts only when you reach the outer ring road. Of late, a lot of apartments have come up in this place which bear certain big names like Prestige, Brigade group, Pratham Constructions etc.

The opening of Ring road has led to some developments and there are 5 star hotels like move n pick and a host of ATMs, schools and other basic amenities.

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