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Bull Temple
National College Flyover, Basavanagudi
National College Flyover, Basavanagudi
Basavanagudi is located in Bengaluru
Coordinates: 12°56′N 77°34′E / 12.94°N 77.57°E / 12.94; 77.57Coordinates: 12°56′N 77°34′E / 12.94°N 77.57°E / 12.94; 77.57
Country India
State Karnataka
Metro Bangalore
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 560004

Basavanagudi (Kannada: ಬಸವನಗುಡಿ) is a residential and commercial locality in the Indian city of Bangalore. It is located in South Bangalore, along the borders of Jayanagar. The name "Basavanagudi" refers to the famous Bull Temple, which contains a monolith statue of the Nandi Bull. The word Basava in the local language Kannada means bull, and gudi means temple.[1]

Basavanagudi is one of the oldest areas of Bangalore. 4.6 km far from Bangalore City Railway Station and BMTC, and 38.7 km to Kempegowda International airport. The main commercial street of Basavanagudi is DVG Road,[2] which is home to numerous retail businesses, Most of them dating back to the 1920s and 1930s. Towards the middle of DVG Road is Gandhi Bazaar,[3] which is well known for fresh flowers, fruits, and vegetables.



Notable institutions[edit]

Theosophical Society, Basavanagudi

Notable businesses[edit]

  • Siddoji Rao and Sons (est 1925) — A silk saree retailer[7]
  • Vidyarthi Bhavan (est 1943) — A vegetarian restaurant in Gandhi Bazaar
  • Highland Traders (est 1960) — A dry fruits and spices retail shop [8]

Notable temples and religious places[edit]

  • Dodda Ganeshana Gudi
  • Ramakrishna Ashram/Math[9]
  • Sri Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple
  • Kaaranji Anjaneya Swamy Temple
  • Uttaradhi Mutt
  • Sringeri Shankarmutt
  • Magadi Karnikara Patha Shaale
  • Sri Vyasaraja Mutt Sosale
  • Raghavendra Swamy Brindavana
  • Puthige Mutt

Area restaurants and eateries[edit]

  • Vidyarthi Bhavan — Along Gandhi Bazaar main road, it is famous for its masala dose.
  • Roti Ghar — A vegetarian multi-cuisine restaurant, along Gandhi Bazaar main road.
  • Udupi Sri Krishna Bhavan — The famous restaurant of Balepet in old Bangalore, has opened its branch along Gandhi Bazaar main road.
  • SLV Corner — A vegetarian multi-cuisine restaurant along Vani Vilas road. They also have a typical darshini outlet, opposite the main restaurant.
  • A2B Hotel [10]
  • Brahmin's Coffee Bar — Ranga Rao road, near Shankarapuram police station.
  • Mahalakshmi tiffin room — This restaurant, reminiscent of old Bangalore, is famous for its 'melt in the mouth' khali dose. It is along DVG Road.
  • By2 Coffee — Bugle Rock Park road, modeled on the lines of Brahmin's coffee bar, is famous for its idly, vada, chow chow bath and coffee. It has been hugely popular with South Bangaloreans for serving delicious food at a very low price.
  • South Park Hotel
  • Upahara Darshini (est 1991) — DVG road, a typical darshini, famous for its masala dose and ghee rice, besides the usual idly, vada etc.
  • Davanagere Benne Dose — NR Colony, famous for its benne khali, benne dose, khara mandakki etc.
  • South Kitchen — Yet another darshini which serves only idly, vada, chow chow bath, rice bath, shavige bath etc. It is located close to NR Colony bus stop.
  • South Thindies — Nittur Srinivas Rao road (near MN Krishna Rao park), famous for pesarttu, kerala parota, halbai etc.
  • Dwarka Bhavan — NR Colony, known since ages for its benne khali dose palya.
  • Halli Thindi — Bull Temple Road (opposite SDM Choultry), popular amongst people for the traditional cuisine of rural Karnataka.
  • Kamat Bugle Rock — Known for serving the cuisines of South and North Karnataka besides that of North India, this restaurant is along Bull Temple Road.
  • Meera Delicacy — A vegetarian multi-cuisine restaurant near Lal Bagh, Bengaluru West gate.
  • Ibaco, a popular ice cream parlour is beside Meera Delicacy.
  • Red Berry's — A hot favourite amongst the residents of Basavanagudi, this ice cream parlour is along DVG Road, right beside the Apollo Pharmacy. It is famous for its pure vegetarian handmade ice creams of unusual flavours.
  • Puliyogre Point — This is along East Anjaneya Temple Street and is popular for its Puliyogre and Sakkare Pongal.
  • Suprabhata Coffee Kendra — VV Puram, near Sajjan Rao Circle. Idly, vada and Puliyogre (on Saturdays), are a must-try here.
  • Janata — VV Puram, near Sajjan Rao Circle, serves extremely delicious sambhar for idly. Palav and khali dose are other items that one must try.
  • McDonald's — Ramakrishna Square, Bull temple road
  • Subway — Bull Temple road
  • Pizza Hut Delivery — Bull Temple road.
  • KFC — Vani Vilas road

Notable residents[edit]

Basavanagudi is home to famous personalities such as: