Nelamangala is a town and taluk headquarters in the Bengaluru Rural district. Nelamangala lies near the junction of two National Highways, NH-48 (Bangalore - Mangalore) and NH-4 (Mumbai - Chennai) to north of Bengaluru city.
Nelamangala is a reserved constituency for Schedule Castes. The district was formed in 1986, when Bengaluru was divided into Bengaluru (Rural) and Bengaluru (Urban). Presently in Bengaluru Rural district, there are 2 divisions, 4 Talukas, 35 Hoblis (cluster of villages), 1,713 inhabited and 177 uninhabited villages, 9 towns, and 229 Gram Panchayats.
Nelamangala has three hoblies namely Tyamagondlu, Kasaba and Sompura with grama panchayats. The major revenue in Nelamangala comes from the manufacturing of silk cloths, Agarbathi making, and handicrafts. The Udhbhava Ganesha temple, Rudradeva Temple, Shree Laxmivenkataraman Swamy temple and Shree Ranganatha Swamy temples are famous in Nelamangala.
Janata Dal (Secular)'s Dr K Srinivasamurrhy is the current MLA from Nelamangala. He deafeated Congress party's Anjanamurthy by 15,103 votes.