Chikkaballapur was originally named Chinna Ballaporum,"Chikka" in Kannada means "small", while "balla" means the measure to quantify food grains, and "pura" means "town". The great engineer and states man Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvarayya is born in this small town. "Panchagiri" is a common descriptor of Chikkaballapura as it is surrounded by Five picturesque hills among which Nandi Hills is the famous one. 

A $400 million Pharmaceutical SEZ is coming up in Chikkaballapura.

Places To Visit

The town of Muddenhalli, Vivekanand Falls, Nandi Hills, Bhoga Nandeeshwara temple, Kaivara, Tippu’s drop.

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