Yelahanka Industrial Unit houses Astra Zeneca Pharmaceuticals, Gogo International, Ranflex India Pvt. Ltd.and Hobel Flexibles Inc., a 100% Export Oriented Unit.
Also houses many educational instititutions, like the Nitte Meenakshi Institute of Technology,Sir M Visvesvaraya Institute Of Technology,BMS Institute of technology,KNS Institute of technology, Seshadripuram first grade College(more than 2000 students are there), Reva Engineering College, Ryan International School, Delhi Public School,KNN College of Nursing, Infant Jesus College of Nursing,The Karnataka College of Nursing,SB college of nursing, Nagarjuna Vidyaniketan, Srishti School of Art Design and Technology and NMIT. •The Yelahanka Air Force Station is a strategic military base which caters to many activities of the IAF. An Air Show is held every 2 years here which is open to public to get a feel of Air Force equipments and activities. The Air Show is watched by thousands of people from all over the city, and outside as well.
•Nagarjuna vidyaniketan is one of the best schools around here.
•Of late Many Sky scraper appartments are being built by famous builders like Nagarjuna, Shobha, Poorvankara, Prestige, Heritage etc.
•Yelahanka has gained prominence in the recent past due to the new Bengaluru International Airport (Renamed as Kempegowda International Airport) which has come up near Devanahalli town, just 20 km North of Yelahanka.
•Yelahanka is connected by very good Rail and Road communication system. A semi village atmosphere makes yelahanka very attractive for healthy living.
Mother Dairy, Bangalore, a flagship dairy of KMF having ISO22000:2005 Certification, was set up during the year 1984, primarily for dispensing liquid milk to customers through Bulk Vending system. Today, the Dairy stands expanded from 2 Lakh Litres to 7 Lakh Litres milk processing per day. Also, it has facilitates to pack and distribute milk & curd in different packs formats in the most hygienic way.
Rail Wheel Factory (formerly Wheel & Axle Plant) is one of the most modern Production Unit of Indian Railways using state of the art technology for manufacturing Rail Wheels and Axles and wheel-sets. This Unit substitutes the imported wheels, axles and wheel sets of Indian Railways thus saving huge amount of foreign exchange for India.
YELAHANKA's HISTORY YELAHANKA has a history of more than 500 years. Nadaprabhu Hiriya Kempe Gowda, well known as Kempe Gowda I (Kannada: ಕೆಂಪೇಗೌಡ I), was a feudatory ruler under the Vijayanagara Empire. The city of Bengaluru itself was established by Kempe Gowda in 1537, as the capital of his erstwhile kingdom. He is considered to be the founder of Bengaluru, currently the capital of the Indian state of Karnataka. Kempe Gowda was one of the well educated and successful rulers of his time. Being a successor of Kempananje Gowda, descendants of Gowda lineage started as Yelahankanadu Prabhus (ruler of Yelhankanadu). The Yelahankanadu Prabhus were Gowdas or tillers of the land. Fourth in succession from Rana Bhairave Gowda, founder of the dynasty of Avati Nadu Prabhus and great grandson of Jaya Gowda, who established separate dynasty, is the famous Yelahanka Nadu Prabhus.
Kempe Gowda I who ruled for 46 years commencing his reign from 1513. Jaya Gowda accepted the sovereignty of the Vijayanagar emperor. He later left Yelankanadu and was successful in planning and building Bengaluru Fort and Bengaluru Pete, the origins of the current city of Bengaluru. He is also noted for his societal reforms and contribution to building temples and water reservoirs in Bengaluru. As time passed Elahakka was replaced by the existing name Yelahanka. YELAHANKA is situated on the northern periphery of the city of Bangalore, India. Though it is primarily a residential area, it is also the primary market place for the nearby villages to market their products. Other important installations of Yelahanaka are: