Situated in the northern belt of Bengaluru, Yelahanka is a well-developed residential and commercial locality. It’s separated from downtown Bengaluru by only 14 km, a distance that doesn’t take long to cover, thanks to the new Airport Road. Earlier only a satellite town to Bengaluru, Yelahanka soon came under Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike’s (BBMP) ambit for development. The rapid development and expansion of the locality has meant that today, it’s made up of two parts, Yelahanka Old Town and Yelahanka New Town.
What most people don’t know about Yelahanka is that it was the origin of Bengaluru. Kempe Gowda, the man who founded Bengaluru, established Yelahanka as the city’s first capital. Only later did he expand the city down south, to KR Market and Basavangudi.
As a locality, Yelahanka is well rounded and multi-faceted.