Shivajinagar, Bangalore

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Shivajinagar, Bangalore
Neighbourhood
Night view of Commercial street
Night view of Commercial street
Shivajinagar, Bangalore is located in Bengaluru
Shivajinagar, Bangalore
Shivajinagar, Bangalore
Coordinates: 12°59′N 77°36′E / 12.99°N 77.60°E / 12.99; 77.60Coordinates: 12°59′N 77°36′E / 12.99°N 77.60°E / 12.99; 77.60
Country India
State Karnataka
Metro Bengaluru
Government
 • Body BBMP
Languages
 • Official Kannada
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Postal Index Number 560051

Shivajinagar is an area in Bangalore, a metro city in Karnataka state, India.

Shivajinagar is named after the great Maratha king Shivaji.

It is adjacent to Bangalore Cantonment area and nearby to M.G Road, and it is next to Frazer Town a lavish area of Muslims. It is also Known as Mini India for its cultural diversity . Muslims, Hindus and Christians are Major Population here. It is also famous for its Food by Muslim Hotels in local e.g. Kebab, Biryani, and Haleem.


Shivajinagar or Blackpally was a barren region when Kempegowda founded modern Bangalore. The first settlers in the area were farmers from Gingee, who set up a village and cultivated white rice. It is believed that the name Black pally for the area came from the bili akki (white rice) that they grew in their fields.

As the Cantonment was established to its south and east Blackpally along with Ulsoor gradually became a native settlement servicing the needs of Cantonment residents.

Area between Infantry Road to St John's Church Road and from K.Kamraj Road to Queens Road is Shivaji Nagar.

Though much has altered now, the remnants of the past are still visible. Russell Market is still the main market place of the area and one can see the spires of St Mary’s Basilica opposite it. One can also still see some old shop-houses and theatres, which served the residents.

Landmarks[edit]

Shivaji Nagar Bus Terminus

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