Yelahanka is a major suburb of Bangalore, located about 20 km north of the city. It is one of the oldest localities in the city – in fact, it is older than the city itself – and traces its origins back to the 12th century. History has it that Yelahanka was the capital of many rulers, including the famous Kempe Gowdas. Today, it has evolved into a well-planned residential settlement known as Yelahanka New Town or Yelahanka Satellite Town. The neighborhood, which is dotted with residential properties, shopping zones, and commercial and industrial establishments, also has several lakes surrounding it. You can find plenty of budget hotels in Bangalore in and around this locality, thanks to its proximity to the Kempegowda International Airport. These hotels in Yelahanka cater to tourists and business travelers alike.
Shopping and Dining in and around Yelahanka
RMZ Gallleria Mall is the major shopping hub in Yelahanka. In addition to housing brands such as Allen Solly, Levi’s, Hush Puppies, Reliance Trends, Lifestyle, Soch, etc., the mall also has a multiplex for movie buffs and a spacious food court for foodies. Other major shopping places in the area are Yelahanka New Town Shopping Complex, Garuda-Yelahanka Central, and Kurlappa Shopping Complex.
The neighborhood is sprinkled with a good range of restaurants and cafes where foodies can have a great time. Some of the best restaurants in Yelahanka are AB’s - Absolute Barbeque, Onesta, 9th Mile Dhaba, Barbeque Nation, and Café 60 Four. Those who want to relax over a few drinks can head off to Denny’s Pub or Sherlock’s Lounge & Kitchen, two of the famous pubs in Yelahanka.
Places to Visit in and around Yelahanka
A major tourist attraction in the neighborhood is Yelahanka Lake, a 300-acre water body where you can enjoy a session of boating. You can also visit the nearby Jakkur Aerodrome (5.5 km) and take a microlight flying ride. Travelers staying at Yelahanka hotels can also explore Lumbini Gardens (11 km), Hebbal Lake (12 km), Bangalore Palace (15 km), Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium (16 km), and National Gallery of Modern Art (16 km). Since the hotels in Yelahanka, Bangalore offer excellent connectivity to all parts of the city, iconic landmarks like Cubbon Park (18 km), Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum (19 km), Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace (21 km), and Lalbagh (22 km) can also be included in your itinerary.
How to Reach Yelahanka
Kempegowda International Airport is about 19 km from Yelahanka New Town. You can reach your hotels in Yelahanka from the airport using cabs/taxis and airport shuttle services. Yelahanka Junction Railway Station connects the locality to KR Puram, Bayappanahalli, and Yeshwantpur. Bangalore City Junction, the major railhead in the city, is located about 20 km away. There are regular BMTC buses that connect the locality to the rest of Bangalore. The metro line to Yelahanka is under construction. Currently, the nearest metro stations to Yelahanka New Town are in Jalahalli (11 km), Peenya Industry (12 km), and Dasarahalli (12 km).