Anekal is a small town located about 50 km southeast of Bangalore
. It is the main commercial and civil center of a 52837 sq km area called the Anekal Taluk. Anekal Town is known for its power looms. An annual car festival held here under the auspices of Sampangi Ramaswami temple during February-March attracts a large number of people at Bannerughatta in Anekal. Nearby lies
, a picturesque picnic spot with a waterfall.