Thimmamma Marrimanu

Thimmamma Marrimanu is a natural marvel that is touted as the largest banyan tree in the world.


With a canopy measuring over 25,000 sq m and about 1,200 prop roots, Thimmamma Marrimanu is a natural marvel that is touted as the largest banyan tree in the world. From afar, the tree looks like a small forest, but it is only when you see it up close you realise that it is actually a huge mass of tangled branches radiating in every direction. 

A landscaped garden has been built around the tree, which has been cordoned off by a fence to protect it. A path has been laid amidst the branches to a temple that is located in the heart of the tree.


Legend has it that Thimmamma,a royal lady who is venerated for having given up her life when her husband died, planted the tree in the 16th century. While the grove has been considered sacred for centuries, the temple was constructed only recently.

The landscape along the road from Kadiri to Thimmamma Marrimanu is stunning. Just outside Kadiri, to the east, one comes across the Itikirathi Cheruvu. Further ahead, there are unusual rock formations and scrub forests. The countryside to the south, on the road to Kokkanti, is the quintessentialsylvan idyll.

The tree was first noticed and revealed to the world by Regret Iyer (Sathyanarayana Iyer), a freelance journalist and photographer from Bangalore, Karnataka, India. Later he made all efforts to have the tree recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records.



How to Reach

Nearest Airport is Bangalore City.

Kadiri is the nearest Railway Station, local transportation like autos are available. 

Local transportation like cabs, buses, and autos are available from kadiri to Thimmamma Marrimanu.

Best time to visit

  1. jan

  2. feb

  3. mar

  4. apr

  5. may

  6. jun

  7. jul

  8. aug

  9. sep

  10. oct

  11. nov

  12. dec

Timings: 10.00 am to 5.00 pm

"Thimmamma Marrimanu can be visited throughout the year. Being a famous travel attraction, people visit this place on a daily basis".



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