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. Both Old Town and New Town capture a mix of the old and new world charm of the locality. While Old Town has established commercial markets and old-school houses, New Town is a prime residential locality, brimming with new residential developments. This mix of the two worlds yields balance and harmony to the locality.
Yelahanka is a great place for families with kids, since various prominent schools and colleges are situated here. And since the locality is very well connected to the rest of the city by road, there’s no problem traveling around the city whether it’s for work or entertainment. One can’t leave out the fact that Yelahanka lies amidst an extensive lush green cover and has a number of lakes within its bosom. The bird sanctuary Puttenahalli Lake and Yelahanka Kere are the major lakes surrounding the locality.