The Big Banyan Tree is located 28 km south-east of Bangalore
and is locally known as 'Dodda Alada Mara'. This 400-year-old banyan tree covers an area of 3 acres and is home to a large number of monkeys.
The rustic settings and the charming view of the nearby Savandurga Hills makes this an ideal picnic spot. The Banyan Tree restaurant run by the Tourism department caters to the needs of visitors.