Read on to learn where these famous localities derived their names from!
Halli in Kannada means village. A fighter aircraft named Marut had an accident in this area; So the area is called Marathahalli.
BTM Layout (an abbreviation of Bannerghatta, Tavarekere and Madivala Layout)
Malleswaram, located in the north-west of Bangalore, derives its name from the famous Kaadu Malleshwara temple.
Hosur Sarjapur Road Layout (popularly known as HSR Layout) is a relatively new suburb located to the south-east of Bangalore, India. The layout, which is built on land reclaimed from the Agara lake, is located between Hosur Road and Sarjapur Road.
Are in Kannada means half. Kere in Kannada means a water reservoir or pond. The origin of the name "Arekere" comes comes from a water reservoir which is in the area.
Banashankari is a neighborhood in South Bengaluru. It gets its name from the Banashankari Amma Temple on Kanakapura Road, one of Bengaluru's oldest and most famous temples, which was constructed by Subramanya Shetty in 1915.
The name "Basavanagudi" refers to the Bull Temple that is located here. It is a monolith statue of the Nandi Bull. Basava in Kannada, the local language, means Bull and Gudi means temple. Hence, the name Basavanagudi
It is named after poet-king Basaveshwara. Basaveshwaranagar is also known to have a 100 year old tree "The Big Banyan Tree - Dodda Aalada Mara" which was a home for hundreds of monkeys now a known public park in the vicinity.
Domlur is a small township located in the eastern part of Bangalore city in India. Earlier it was known as Bhagat Singh Nagar, but for some unknown reasons, it is better known as Domlur. There is a debate over the exact meaning of Domlur. From what can be deciphered from old people living in the area, Domlur is a word derived from Tombalur, a kind of flower which is used to worship Lord Shiva. This is further supported by the inscriptions found in Chokkanathaswamy temple in Domlur, which is believed to be constructed by Cholas
Electronics City is an electronics industrial park spread over 332 acres (1.3 km) in Konappana Agrahara and Doddathogur villages, just outside Bangalore, India. It houses more than a hundred industries, including IT industry leaders such as Wipro,Hewlett-Packard, Motorola, Infosys, CGI, Siemens, ITI,Satyam etc. The area is maintained by Keonics, which provides all the necessary infrastructure.
Halasuru formerly known as Ulsoor, is one of the oldest neighbourhoods in the Indian city of Bangalore. It has a predominant Tamil speaking population and is renowned for its numerous temples and rather narrow streets.
Once indicative of the North endpoint of the city. Though originally famous for Hebbal Lake, it is now better known for the serpentine maze of flyovers The flyover spanning a length of 6.25 kilometres over all the loops combined, is the longest flyover in India.The lake is well known for the park, the boating facility and for the bird watching opportunities.
Jayanagar means - literally - "Victory City". Jayanagar was traditionally regarded as the southern end of Bangalore. The "South End Circle", wherein six roads from different areas meet, and the historic Ashoka Pillar (which was to mark the southern end of the city) bear this fact. While newer extensions have taken away this distinction from Jayanagar, it still remains one of the more southern parts of the city.
J P Nagar
The Jayaprakash Narayan Nagar ( JP Nagar ) was basically a residential area. J P Nagar is home to many prominent singers, actors and artists. Famous residents of this locality include Kannada Superstar actor and politician Ambareesh, playwright and actor Girish Karnad, former Karnataka chief minister H.D. Kumaraswamy and actress Tara.
Originally, the area was reserved for employees of LIC (Jeevan Bheema)and KPWD. Therefore the area predominantly consists of LIC quarters (types L,M,N,P) and KPWD quarters (types A,D).
In it flows the river vrishbhavati which carries the entire sewage of bangalore in it making kengeri somewhat smelly but there is a need to manage sewage treatment properly in the Indian state of Karnataka.
Koramangala was not too long ago, a sought after residential locality with its wide boulevards and posh bungalows. The crime rate has increased considerably over the past few years. Though the civic authorities are trying hard to cope with the unprecedented stress of improvising the infrastructure, a lot needs to be done.
Rajajinagar got its name from Rajaji the great freedom fighter from Southern part of India. It has many schools and colleges that gives the best coaching. It boasts of having the highest number of bar and restaurants in Bangalore.
Rajarajeshwari Nagar received its name from the famous Rajarajeshwari Nagar temple that is located just over one kilometer from the arch.
Sadashivanagar is arguably the most elite and expensive neighborhood in Bangalore, India, and is fashionable among politicians, movie stars, and most of the city's millionaires who can afford homes there. As the "Beverly Hills of Bangalore," having an address in Sadashivanagar connotes a high level of prestige, success, and/or fame. Famous residents of this locality include Kannada Superstar-late Dr.RAJKUMAR-ANNAVARU, Former Chief Minister SM KRISHNA,
Thyagarajanagar is one of the oldest localities in Bangalore. It is part of Basavanagudi in South Bangalore. This area is home to several religious temples and is the only area where you can find religious songs hitting the charts everyday.
It derives its name from the Vijayanagara empire that flourished in south India during 15th and 16th centuries.Vijayanagar East is popularly known as RPC Layout (Railway Parallel Colony Layout), since this layout is along the railway track. It has been recently renamed as Hampi Nagar. Hampi was the capital of the Vijayanagar Empire. Vijayanagar also houses a large Public Library, which is one of the largest in Karnataka.
Nagarbhavi means literally "a well of snakes". The name is due to the high number of snakes present in the area. Also, some believe that it is called a "well" because of the surrounding hillocks that are no longer present due to urbanization. Nagarbhavi is located between Mysore road and Magadi road.
Until the late 1980s, Whitefield was a small village which was a retirement colony for Anglo-Indians. It remains a legacy of the British rule in India.
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