This area was a sleepy village in the outskirts of Bangalore city until the late 90’s. But gradually due to IT and ITES boom and its close proximity to HAL Airport, Whitefield, Sarjapura and Indiranagar, this area turned into a self-sufficient township. There are many malls and super markets that have come up in the vicinity of Marathahalli. The Innovative Multiplex is the first of its kind mall to come in Marathahalli. The locality has also many IT companies and flats that have come up in this part of the city. A six lane railway over bridge near the Marathahalli junction connects Kundalahalli and HAL Road.
Marathahalli has many religious places of worship. One can find many temples in and around Marathahalli. Some of the temples are Sai Baba Temple, Sree Kaveramma Temple, Sri Muneshwara Swamy Temple, and Subramanya Temple. The lord Shiva statue on the Old Airport Road and the Marathalli Bridge are the major landmarks. Besides these there are many hospitals and educational institutions in Marathahalli that provide superior quality education and world class medical services.