Anekal

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Anekal is a major town and taluk of Bangalore Urban district. Approximately 32 km from Bangalore Centre and around 15 km from Hosur and Electronics City. Express lines run from Silk Board to Anekal passing through the National Highway and SH broadway thus providing excellent connectivity. It lies in the southern part of the Bangalore metropolitan area. Anekal is known for the karaga and Dasara festivals. It is a growing hub for residence seekers in Bangalore and is perfectly positioned with great infrastructure and facilities. Multiple Industrial areas like Attibele, Sarjapura and Jigani lie in Anekal Taluk and contribute to major economic turnovers.Major MNCs and IT-BT companies like Infosys, Biocon, Wipro, HCL, TCS, Accenture and so on are all part of Anekal Taluk.Kannada is the most widely spoken language in Anekal. Other languages include Telugu, Tamil, Hindi and Marwari. The population has more nearly doubled since 2011 with growing business opportunities. Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) operates 4 Depots in Anekal Taluk and Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) operates one Bus Depot providing excellent connectivity.HistoryAnekal, town situated about 35 km from Bangalore, is a municipal town. The origin of the name is Gajashilapura, though it can be interpreted as ‘hail stone’ in Kannada. The town was founded in about 1603 by Chikka Thimme Gowda of the Sugatur family, the General of Bijapur, after annexing Thimme Gowda’s hereditary possessions of Hoskote, granted him Anekal. He thereupon erected the fort and temple and constructed a large tank. At the time of his grandson Dodda ThimmeGowda, Anekal was annexed by Mysore. The Chief continued, by paying tribute to Mysore. Finally Haidar Ali expelled the rulers, and Anekal became part of Mysore..Diwan of mysore sir mirza Ismail is architect of the town, we can see even till know a main road is named after him as mirza Road that connects Anekal-jigni road and anekal-chandapura road. A small tippu sultan army stationed in this town, the area is named as Bahadurpura, now the area is converted to slum. Once it also took name as "ragi kanaja" of bangalore. Because more no of ragi growing farmers are present

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