Bengaluru Rural division is situated on the southern portion of Karnataka. Its limits are the same as those of Bengaluru Rural district. The geographical area of the Bengaluru Rural division is 2,26,000 ha. This division has about 20,427.49 ha of forest area. It has one sub-division, namely, Doddaballapura sub-division and consists of four ranges namely Doddaballapura, Devanahalli, Hosakote, and Nelamagala. The headquarters of Bengaluru Rural division are situated at Savakanahalli forests, Devanahalli taluk. The forests of Bengaluru Rural division are of dry deciduous scrub type. Most of the forest blocks of Devanahalli and Hoskote ranges have been brought under plantations, mainly with eucalyptus. Forests of Doddaballapura and Nelamangala ranges have some diversity of species such as Chigare, Pachali, Bekke, Kakke, Kagali, Lantana, Bandarike, Jalari, etc.