Anekal is one of the taluk located towards South Bangalore and its approximately 40 km from the downtown Bangalore. The region lies at an elevation of 915 meters or 3001 feet from sea level. Earlier, the region was referred as Gajashella Pura which meant Elephant Rock Town (Gajashella: elephant rock, Pura: town).
The region is well known as producer of the cereal Ragi. It is grown as a principal food which supports the Agricultural Fraternity. Hence, Anekal is also known as Ragi Depot of Karnataka State, i.e. â€œRagiya Kanajaâ€. The most widely spoken language in the region is Kannada.
The region has a popular picnic spot, Muthyalamaduvu, which is just 5 km away from the town and also has a small waterfall. It is also famous for its historical temples and festivals celebrated. One of the popular festival of the region is Karaga. It is rich in ancient temples such as Temple of Lord Chennakeshava which is supposed to have been built by Lord Arjun. It also possesses temples of 15th and 18th Century, viz: Lord Srirama Temple and Sri Bandi Mahakaliamma Temple respectively.
List of Some of the Historical Temples:
Kambada Ganesha temple (monolithic statue of Lord Ganesha on a long pillar)
Sri Amrutha Mallikarjuneshwara
Sri Bhramarambika temple
Temple of Lord Chennakeshava
Sri Madhuramma Temple (built by the Chola kings of Tamil Nadu)
Sri Bandi Mahakaliamma Temple (built by the villagers of 7 adjoining villages)
Lord Srirama Temple (built by the Hoysala Kings )
Sri Hanuman Temple (One of the oldest)
Sri Thimmaraya Swamy Temple and many more
The region has a good landscape featured with greenery. It is popular for reputed educational institutes. The region has a government college which is almost more than 27 years. The famous and prominent Alliance Business School is also settled in this region. Further, IIM Bangalore is also supposed to be established in the region as the land has been allotted for the campus. It also has Prarthan Computech Computer Education center which has been giving training in computers for past 18 years. List of Some Educational Institutes:
Dr. Gopalraju instituted a college
Shirdi Sai Engineering College, Premier Engineering college
Shirdi Sai Pre-University College, PU college from Sairam Group
Shirdi Sai Nautical Science Academy
Regional Theology Extension Center
Swamy Vivekananda PU College
Alliance Business School
St. Joseph's High School
Vidhatha High School
Sri Manjunatha High School etc.
The region is developing swiftly and envelopes major hub of the city. The Electronic City, Jigani and Hosur lies in close proximity to the region. It has Silk Industry and the National Park Banergatta Wild life Sanctuary comes under Anekal Taluk. Apart from this, the region lies at a distance of 35 km from the main City (Bangalore).
The region has well renowned institutes and popular Industries which increases the market value of the region. The rising value of the region leads towards the uplift in the Real Estate sector as well. Numerous builders have built fine projects in the region.
Some of the Residential Projects in the Region are highlighted below;