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Doddaballapura is located in Karnataka
Location in Karnataka, India
Country  India
State Karnataka
District Bangalore Rural
Elevation 880 m (2,890 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 93,105
 • Official Kannada
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 561 203
Telephone code 08119
Vehicle registration KA-43

Doddaballapura, is a town and municipal council in Bangalore Rural district in the state of Karnataka, India. Dodda means big in the native Kannada


  • Demographics 1
  • Development and Economy 2
    • Government Offices 2.1
    • Universities 2.2
    • Educational institutions 2.3
  • Weather 3
  • Tourism Attractions 4
    • Places of interest around Doddaballapura 4.1
  • References 5


As of 2001 India census,[1] Doddaballapura had a population of 71,509. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Doddaballapura has a high literacy rate of 68%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 73%, and female literacy is 62%. In Doddaballapura, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Development and Economy

Doddaballapura is about 40 km from Bangalore towards North on Bangalore-Hindupur state highway (SH-9). This town was once known for weaving silk. Many families in Doddaballapura depend on power looms. There is a very big industrial area in Bashettihalli, which is around 6 km from Doddaballapura. This industrial area houses a large number of industries. the site of the upcoming $22 billion, 12,000-acre (49 km2) BIAL IT Investment Region, the largest IT region in India and one of the largest infrastructure projects in Karnataka's history.[2]

Government Offices

  1. Deputy superintendent of Police office, Doddaballapur Sub-Division
  2. Assistant Commissioner(Revenue)office, Doddaballapur Sub-Division
  3. Commercial Tax Officer office, Doddaballapur Sub-Division
  4. Assistant Executive Engineer(BESCOM)office, Doddaballapur Sub-Division
  5. Assistant Registrar (cooperative societies) office, Doddaballapur Sub-Division
  6. Senior Assistant Director(Horticulture)office, Doddaballapur Sub-Division
  7. Executive Engineers TL&SS (KPTCL)office, Doddaballapur Division
  8. Assistant Executive Engineers TL&SS (KPTCL) office, Sub-Division


  1. Rai Technology University[13]
  2. GITAM University[14]

Educational institutions

  1. Sri M.A.B.L High School, Doddaballapur
  2. M.S.V public school ,Doddaballapur [15]
  3. Saraswathi school ,Doddaballapur
  4. RL Jalappa Institute of Technology,Kodigehalli[16]
  5. Sri kongadiyappa PG College,Doddaballapur[17]
  6. Sri Kongadiyappa First Grade College,Doddaballapur[18]
  7. Sri Devaraj Urs Institute of Management,Kodigehalli[19]
  8. Bengaluru School of Management Studies,Nagadenahalli[20]
  9. Government First Grade College for Women,Doddaballapur
  10. Malva Evening College of Arts Commerce Yogic Science,DOddabalapur
  11. Vogue Institute of Fashion Technology,Doddaballapur[21]
  12. Government First Grade College,Doddaballapur
  13. Sri Kongadiyappa PU College,Doddaballapur[22]
  14. Sri Devaraj Urs PU College,Kodigehalli
  15. Lavanya Composite PU COllege,Doddaballapur
  16. Sri Aravinda Ded College,Doddaballapur
  17. Government PU College,DODDABELAVANGALA
  18. Government PU College,Kanasawadi
  19. Government PU College,Tubagere
  20. Government PU College,Doddaballapur
  21. Government PU College,Konaghatta
  24. Atreya Ayurvedic Medical College, Kodigehalli
  25. Atreya Ayurvedic Research Center , Kodigehalli
  26. Lavanya B.Ed College,Doddaballapur
  27. SRI ARAVIND ITI College,Doddaballapur
  28. Government ITI college doddaballapur
  29. Lakshmamma PU College,Koligere
  30. Sri Siddaganga ITI College,Purushanahalli
  31. Sri Siddaganga D.Ed College,Purushanahalli
  32. Sathishchandra D.Ed College,Koligere
  33. Vidyanidhi PU College,Doddaballapur
  34. Sri kongadiyappa MBA College,Doddaballapur[23]
  35. IL&FS Institute of Skills,Doddaballapur[24]
  36. Sri Vinayaka College of Physical Education,Doddaballapur
  37. Sri Jagadguru Chandrashekharanatha Rural Vidyanikethan, Melekote Cross


Doddaballapura receives scanty rainfall compared to other cachement areas in Karnataka. This is one of the reasons for water scarcity in the town as well as in villages surrounding Doddaballapura. Most of the underground water is often depleted due to low rainfall.

Tourism Attractions

There are several historical temples in Terina Beedhi, Doddaballapura like Sri Venkateshwara Swamy temple, Chowdeshwari temple, Neladaanjaneya temple, Shankara matha, Someshwara temple, Kashi Vishweshwara temple, Panduranga Swami temple, Prasanna Anjenaya Swami temple (near railway station), Venugopalaswami temple, Muthyalamma temple, Sadhanandara matha, Saptha mathruke Sri mariyamma temple(karaga temple),Dharmaraya Swamy temple etc. Every year Brahmarathotsava is held in Sri Venkateshwara Swamy temple in the month of Magha Masa where lot of people from far away places gather to offer prayers and also world famous Karaga festival happens every year in the month of May/June(on the day of buddha Poornima).

Some of the other landmarks in Doddaballapura include Raamannana Bhaavi, Naagara kere, YMCA, Government Teaching School, Railway station, Navodhaya School, etc.

Ghati Subramanya Temple

Places of interest around Doddaballapura

  • Shani Mahathma Temple : Chikka Madhure (Kanasawadi)
  • Ghati Subramanya Temple: Subrahmanya is one of Hinduism's important Gods. Subrahmanya is also called as Karthikeya, Shanmuga, Saravana and Muruga. Subrahmanya is the youngest son of Lord Shiva. The specialty of this temple is that it has two gods - on the front side there is Surbrahmanya and the rear side is Narashima. One can see both the gods at the same time. For viewing the god on the rear side, there is a mirror. The temple is about 60 kilometers from Bangalore.
  • HulluKudi Hills : Hanabe
  • Makali Durga Hills : Sri Subramanya Ghati
  • Sri Raghavendra Swamy Matha: Lakkasandra.
  • Prasanna Lakshmi Venkateshwara Swamy Temple : Tubagere
  • Bete Ranganatha Swamy Temple : Hulikunte


  1. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 
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