is a leading residential-cum-commercial destination in Bengaluru. This north western locality derives its name from the iconic saint and poet Vidyaranya and falls under the Byatarayanapura constituency. The locality is well planned and demarcated into multiple blocks, layouts and sub-blocks. Some of the well known areas adjoining this locality include Sahakar Nagar
, Adityanagar, Kempegowda Nagar and Yelahanka
The locality is well connected to various parts of Bengaluru. The State Highway 9 and other important roads pass through the area and link it to almost every major part of the city. The BMTC bus network links the area to several parts of the city and there are many important stops in the neighborhood, including Devastana, Thindlu, M S Palya, Lakeshore Garden and Vidyaranyapura
The proposed metro network will also give a huge boost to the locality. The City Junction railway station lies around 12.9 kilometres and is a 25-minute drive from here. The HAL
International Airport lies around 24.5 kilometres away from the locality and could be reached in 42 minutes through the Outer Ring Road
. There are several public sector factories present in the area, including Bharat Electronics Limited and Hindustan Machine Tools among others.
Some of the important areas in the neighborhood include Chamundeshwari Layout, AMS Layout
, Balaji Layout
, AMS Layout
, Nanjappa Layout
, Defence Colony
and BEL Layout
. The locality has witnessed huge development owing to its proximity to the airport and proposed metro network. Several projects are being developed here by reputed builders.
Leading educational institutions in the area include the Shemrock Rising Stars, Air Force School, MES School, SB College of Management Studies, Rajeshwari High School, Sambhram Institute of Technology, Gandhi Krishi Vignan Kendra, University of Agricultural Sciences, Centre for Liquid Crystal Research, National Centre for Biological Sciences, Indian Institute of Science, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research and the TIFR Centre for Applicable Mathematics. The area also offers access to the famous and ancient temple of Lord Virabhadra.
Leading hospitals in the area include the Dr. Joseph Holistic Healthcare Centre, Aveksha Hospital, Kruthika Nursing Home, Kethams Hospitals Pvt Ltd, Anugraha Childrens Hospital, Soukya Hospital and Sankalp Nursing Home. Major banks like State Bank of India, Canara Bank, Karnataka Bank, Corporation Bank and Bank of India have their branches in this neighborhood. There are several shopping centers in the area including Reliance Fresh, China Bazaar, Real One and More Supermarket. Recreational attractions include the Extreme Sports Association, Lumbini Gardens and lovely lakes in addition to a mango grove at its very center.