is located in the southern part of Bengaluru. It derives its name from the Banashankari
Amma Temple on Kanakapura Road
. Constructed by Subramanya Shetty in 1915, it is one of Bengalurus oldest and most famous temples.
Extending all the way from Mysore
Road to Kanakapura Road
is the largest locality in the city. It is surrounded by popular areas such as J P Nagar, Jayanagar
, Rajarajeshwari Nagar
, Kumaraswamy Layout
, and Uttarahalli
Stage 6 is the closest to Jayanagar
. It is home to eminent personalities, and also boasts of two hills, Banagiri and Devagiri. The former is known for Varasiddhi Vinayaka Temple, while the latter for Venkateshwara Temple. While the first and third stages of Banashankari
have a predominantly Kannada speaking population, the second stage and all its sub-localities is essentially a cosmopolitan area. It is in fact, the chief commercial area of Banashankari
, along with Kathriguppe
. It has within its peripheries, localities such as Kadirenahalli
, Yarabnagar, Karesandra, and Kaveri Nagar
ConnectivityOuter Ring Road
and 80 Feet Road
are two important roads connected with Banashankari
. Sri Vidyanagar
Station is the nearest railway station, at a distance only 1.5 kilometres. Other nearby stations includes Srinagar
, Ashok Pillar, Ranganathan Colony, and Govindaraja Nagar. The City Junction Railway Station is 5.1 kilometres away. Two airports can be accessed from this area, the HAL
International Airport and Kempegowda International Airport, at distances of 12 and 34 kilometres, respectively. BMTC buses, and Volvo bus facilities further facilitate the connectivity.
With a sound transport system and close proximity to prime locations, Banashankari
has risen to be one of the most preferred residential destinations of Bengaluru. Many renowned developers have expressed their interest in this locality, and some large-scale projects have already been launched. The property rates have also seen a significant rise in the last few years.
The educational institutions of this area are Auden Public School, Yankee Doodle Nursery School, Martin Luther Public School, Little Flower Public School, Institute of Business Management, Cyber Law College, PES College of Pharmacy, etc.
K R Hospital, Vitthal Eye Hospital, Diavista Diabetes and Specialty Hospital, Nethradhama Super Specialty Eye Hospital, Radhakrishna Hospital, Shekhar Hospital, and Ashwini Hospital are the major hospitals in and around this area.
The well-known banks that are functional in this area include Corporation Bank, Karnataka Bank, Axis Bank, HDFC Bank, State Bank of India, Central Bank, ICICI Bnak, and others. There are also several shopping malls, ATMs, petrol pumps, hotels, etc. in the locality.