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Coordinates: 12°42′N 77°42′E / 12.7°N 77.7°E / 12.7; 77.7
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Anekal is located in Karnataka
Location in KARNATAKA, India
Coordinates: 12°42′N 77°42′E / 12.7°N 77.7°E / 12.7; 77.7
Country India
DistrictBangalore Urban
 • TypeMunicipality
 • BodyAnekal Town Municipal Council
 • Total5 km2 (2 sq mi)
915 m (3,002 ft)
 • Total44,260
 • Density8,900/km2 (23,000/sq mi)
 • OfficialKannada
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code91-80
Vehicle registrationKA 51 and KA 59

Anekal is a major town and taluk of Bengaluru Urban district. It is a major town in the suburbs of Bengaluru city. Chandapura - Anekal stretch is an emerging residential hub in Bangalore. Approximately 36 km from Bengaluru Centre and around 15 km from Hosur and Electronic City. It lies in the southern part of the Bangalore metropolitan area. Anekal is known for the Karaga and Dasara festivals.

Major MNCs and IT-BT companies like Infosys, Biocon, Wipro, Syngene, TCS, and Accenture are all part of Anekal Taluk. Jigani, which is situated 10 km from Anekal, is one of the industrial areas in Bengaluru.

The population has more nearly doubled since 2011.


Anekal is located at 12°42′N 77°42′E / 12.7°N 77.7°E / 12.7; 77.7.[2] It has an average elevation of 915 metres (3001 feet).


Kambada Ganesha Temple

As of 2011 India census,[3] Anekal had a population of 44,260. Males constitute 52 percent of the population and females 48 percent. Kannada is the official and most widely spoken language in Anekal. Anekal has an average literacy rate of 67 percent, higher than the national average of 59.5 percent, with 56 percent of the males and 44 percent of females literate. 12 percent of the population is under 6 years of age. Anekal in Kannada translates to 'Elephant rock'.

Road and Railways[edit]

Anekal is well connected to nearby areas like Jigani, Chandapura, Hosur. Frequent buses run by BMTC connects Anekal to Majestic.

BMCT bus routes from Anekal:

Route No Destination
356M KBS - Majestic (Via Electronic city)
600CA Banashankari (Via Electronic city)
399C Chikka Tirupathi (Via Sarjapura)
399F Hoskote (Via Sarjapura, Varthur)
361C K.R.Market (Via Electronic city)
356Z Chandapura
365P KBS - Majestic (Via Bannerughatta)
366Z K.R.Market (Via Bannerughatta)

DEMU trains connects Anekal Road railway station with Yeshwantpur and Bangalore city junction. The nearest Metro station is Bommasandra metro (Yellow line) which is 13 kms from Anekal.

Trains having stoppage at Anekal Road railway station are:

  1. Yeshwantpur - Hosur MEMU
  2. KSR Bengaluru - Dharmapuri MEMU
  3. SMVT Bengaluru - Karaikal Express
  4. Yeshwantpur - Salem Express


Alliance University situated in Anekal provides various courses in Engineering, Arts, Law and Management. Sri Sairam College of Engineering offers courses in different streams of engineering. St Joseph's School and College offers different courses at the PUC level.

Tourist Attractions[edit]

  1. Muthyala Maduvu Falls
  2. Sri Thimmaraya Swami Gudi - Anekal

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Anekal (Bangalore, Karnataka) - Population statistics, charts & maps". citypopulation.de/en.
  2. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Anekal
  3. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.

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