Visit Yelahanka in Bengaluru
Yelahanka is a suburb at the northern periphery of Bengaluru, surrounded by lakes and set 3,000 feet above sea level. Originally a self-contained town, Yelahanka is now one of the fastest growing neighbourhoods in the wider metropolitan area, and is well connected to downtown Bengaluru by road, rail and bus.
Yelahanka is also home to international schools, engineering colleges and the Yelahanka Airforce Base, and is close to Kempegowda International Airport.
Head into Yelahanka’s old town to see the once-famous expert silk weavers. These days, Yelahanka’s economy relies more on its milk dairy – the biggest in Karnataka State – and its rail-wheel factory, a unit of Indian Railways and the largest manufacturer of its type in India.
Hotels in Yelahanka
Hotels in Yelahanka include low-key accommodation from the likes of Indian budget chain Treebo, mid-range business hotels from brands like Royal Orchid, and a handful of independently owned places to stay in both traditional and contemporary styles.
Some Yelahanka hotels come with full-service spas, 24-hour fitness centres and free valet parking, as well as on-site coffee shops and rooftop bars. Other options – particularly at hotels aimed at business travellers – provide conference rooms and meeting space, along with handy dry cleaning and limousine or town car services.
Things to Do in Yelahanka
Yelahanka is home to movie theatres, shopping malls, and a good selection of restaurants and pubs, and its high student population gives it a busy, vibrant atmosphere. Because of its great connectivity, it’s also an excellent base for exploring the rest of Bengaluru, so squeeze in a few of the city’s top attractions while you’re here.
Lumbini Gardens are just to the south. This popular public park lies on the banks of the Nagawara Lake, and is home to an artificial beach, rental boats, amusement rides, and a kids’ splash park with a wavepool.
The major sights of Bangalore Palace, Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum, and ISKCON Hare Krishna temple complex are also within easy reach.