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Bangalore Rural district

Bangalore Rural district was formed in 15th August 1986, when Bangalore district was divided into Bangalore Rural and Bangalore Urban. Bangalore Rural District is located in the South-Eastern corner of Karnataka State. Bangalore Rural District is bounded on the North by Tumkur and Kolar Districts: on the South by Mandya and Mysore districts & Tamil Nadu State; on the east by Kolar district and Tamil Nadu state and on the West by Tumkur and Mandya Districts.

The Bangalore Rural District derives its name from Bangalore (head quarters town) and majority of the district consists of Rural Areas. The Bangalore Rural district is essentially an agriculture district but it has sufficient scope for industrialisation, dairy development and sericulture. Crops like ragi, rice, groundnut, sugarcane, castor, grapes & mulberry are main crops of this district. Hinduism, Islam and Christianity are the three main religions of this district.

Rivers: The major portion of Bangalore rural district lies in the Arkavati valley. The Arkavati, the Kanva and the Dakshina pinakini are the rivers which flow through the district in the general direction from north to south.

Bangalore consists of eight taluks namely
  1. Channapatana: is about 60 km from Bangalore, situated on the state highway.

  2. Magadi: is about 50 km from Bangalore, situated in a valley.

  3. Devanahalli: is about 35 km from Bangalore.

  4. Doddaballapura: is about 40 km from Bangalore, situated to the north-west of Bangalore.

  5. Hosakote: is about 25 km from Bangalore.

  6. Ramanagar: is about 50 km from Bangalore.

  7. Nelamangala: is about 25 km from Bangalore, situated on the national highway.

  8. Kanakapura: about 55 Km from Bangalore, situated to the South of Bangalore is on the right bank of the river Arkavati.
Places to Visit:
  1. Sivagange: 8 km from Dabas Pet on the way to Tumkur from Bangalore.

  2. Sawandurga: About 50 Km from west of Bangalore

  3. Mekedaatu (Goat's Leap'): Its about 90 Km from Bangalore via Kanakapura, where the rivers Cauvery and Arkavathi after their confluence at the Sangama.

  4. Kengal hanumantharaaya temple, Channapatna

  5. Ghati Subrahmanya temple near Doddaballapura

  6. Nandi Hills: 65 Km from Bangalore. It was Tipu Sultan's summer retreat and Tipu's fort walls still stand as testimony to history. The rivers Pennar, Palar and Arkavati originate from these hills. The Tipu's Drop, a 600 meter high cliff, where prisoners were hurled down the precipice is an awe-inspiring sight.

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