What strikes your mind when I say the word Banashankari? The temple right. Yes, Banashankari is one of the popular localities in South Bengaluru & it is named after the famous Banashankari Temple on Kanakapura Road, one of Bangalore’s oldest and well-known temples constructed by Subramanya Shetty in 1915. It is abbreviated as BSK. When I say south Bengaluru, Banashankari is one of the prominent localities.
Locality-Which zone is Banashankari?
The locality of Banashankari is the largest in Bengaluru and is densely populated. It is one of the most happening places with a lot of developments happening in and around Bengaluru. When I say Banashankari, it starts from Mysore road, extends all the way to Kanakapura Road. Divided into six stages, it is home to some of the biggest residential apartments and many upcoming real estate projects. It has some of the prominent areas like Hanumantha Nagara, Girinagar, Srinagar, Azad Nagar. Some of the prominent nearby localities bounded by Banashankari are Rajarajeshwari Nagar, Basavangudi, Jayanagar and J.P. Nagar, and Padmanabhanagar, Kumaraswamy Layout, ISRO Layout, Vasanthapura and Uttarahalli. It is divided into 6 phases and has been properly planned. Banashankari is a 6th stage locality in the southwestern part of Bengaluru and lies on one side of the Bengaluru Mysore expressway.
The locality has excellent connectivity compared to other localities in Bengaluru. The Banashankari TTMC bus station has buses connecting to almost all the parts of Bengaluru. The frequency of the buses is quite good and the majority of the people of Banashankari solely rely on Public transport. Metro has started operating in the locality and people are utilising it to commute to other parts of Bengaluru. There is 24/7 availability of the cab and auto facility. When I talk of connectivity, Banashankari has the best connectivity.
Banashankari has the best possible amenities and the infrastructure of the locality is well developed. The residential areas here are well developed, with wide roads, trees in and around the locality and good shopping centres & malls. You can get whatever you want in the locality. There are several small shops within the locality to fulfil the daily requirements of the residents and there is the local market as well. It has the best shopping centres, schools and hospitals. Metro supermarket, Ravishankar Ashram, and a nice road are all very close to here. It has well-maintained parks as well.
This place has much more than this. If you are planning for a weekend, there are so many things to do in this place.
The Goddess Banashankari is idolized and worshipped. It is considered one of the most powerful goddesses. One thing that amazes you about this temple is that the devotees offer prayers during Rahu Kalam with lemon Diyas, especially on Tuesdays, and Fridays.
Sri Karya Siddhi Anjaneya Swami temple
The abode of Lord Hanuman is known for its rituals and Aaradhanas. A divine space that has witnessed miracles of every kind is one of the top things to do in here.
Street Food and Shopping at BDA Complex
On a larger note, we don’t think that most of the Bengalurians have considered this place as the must-visit one but, i do. It is a mini-food street offering a lot of varieties from chaats, sweets, to snacks and masala.
Hari’s Super Sandwich
It is one of the popular sandwich joints in Bengaluru. Chaat point will never fall flat to impress the people of Bengaluru. People usually go to Jayanagar for Hari’s super sandwich but surprisingly, They have a branch in here too.
Suchitra Cinema & Cultural Academy
If you are a film enthusiast who would love to watch movies of the genre then choose this cultural academy. Suchitra Cinema offers movie screenings, both national and international. Adding to this, short-term acting courses are also offered coupled with theatre classes.
On the eastern side of the locality( 6th stage ) is the famous Turahalli reserve forest, a big tourist attraction for nature lovers. Turahalli forest is an 800 acre land of green lush and deciduous woodland. If you are a bird watcher or a rock climber then you will fall in love with this place. It is also said to be a reserved forest for peacocks.
These are some of the highlights of the locality. If you have not discovered it yet, you will just love it.
There has been a huge demand for real estate in this area. Since the locality has developed, there are so many upcoming projects from the popular developers. It has witnessed a gradual increase in property prices over the last few years. The prices have nearly doubled and is likely to show an upward graph. Since the Banashankari 6th stage is still developing, there is huge demand for the plotted development and residential enclaves. All the areas of Banashankari are in popular demand, look at your needs and budget, if you are planning to invest in and around the locality.
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