Alad Mara (Big Banyan Tree)
The Big Banyan tree is a 400 year old tree and considered 4th biggest Banyan tree after world’s biggest tree of Andhra Pradesh, Kolkata and Adiyar tree at chennai. The tree now lives without trunk. As typical to this species, the main tree has over the years spread out widely with several aerial roots. With thousands of such roots spread out, the tree covers an area of 3 acres. The present crown of tree has a circumference of about 120 mts and the highest branch rises to about 95 feets.
The Big Banyan tree is about 2 hours drive away from bangalore. There are a lot of buses which you can catch via majestic bus stop as well.