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Jalahalli is a locality in north Bangalore in Karnataka, India. The area is further segregated into Gangamma Circle (named after a 350-year-old temple known as Gangammana Gudi), Jalahalli East, Jalahalli West, Jalahalli Village and Jalahalli Cross. Pre-historic, stone-age articles such as tools and jewels have also been discovered in Jalahalli.
Gangamma Gudi circle is the junction between the roads connecting Jalahalli East, Jalahalli West, Jalahalli Village and Jalahalli Cross. Jalahalli East leads to MS Palya, Yelahanka. The Jalahalli East Airforce station is located between Gangamma Gudi circle and MS Palya. MS Palya is also connected to Vidyaranyapura.
Jalahalli West includes the Air Force Training Centre, Ayyappa Temple and surrounding areas, Shettihalli, etc. This place is connected to the NH4 (Tumkur highway) at Jalahalli Cross, and Jalahalli East at Gangamma circle.The neighbouring areas of Jalahalli include Hebbal, Vidyaranyapura, Dasarahalli, Mathikere and Yeshwanthpura.
Hindustan Machine Tools (HMT), Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL), CMTI and other PSUs are located in Jalahalli. This area also houses various private industries, including Bharat Fritz Werner Ltd (BFW), the packaging unit of Tata Tea Ltd, and other small-scale industries. Oflate, a lot of apartments have come up in this place which bear certain big names like Prestige, Brigade group, etc.
Jalahalli is one of the less congested parts of Bangalore. 25% of the Jalahalli area remains green because most of the land is possessed by big entities like the Hindustan Machine Tools and the Bharath Electronics. There are many beautiful parks and footpaths in this area. There is no traffic congestion and parking space is ample. The noise and congestion of the city starts only when you reach the outer ring road. The Bengaluru International Airport Ltd [BIAL],located at Devanahalli, has brought in some good developments to jalahalli and added to the floating population.
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