J. P. Nagar

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This article is about the locality in Bangalore. For the locality in Mysore, see Jayaprakash Nagar Mysore.
J. P. Nagar
J. P. Nagar is located in Bengaluru
J. P. Nagar
J. P. Nagar
Coordinates: 12°54′43″N 77°35′35″E / 12.912°N 77.593°E / 12.912; 77.593Coordinates: 12°54′43″N 77°35′35″E / 12.912°N 77.593°E / 12.912; 77.593
Country India
State Karnataka
Metro Bengaluru
 • Official Kannada
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration KA-05
Municipal body BBMP
Ward Nos. 177[1]
LS constituency Bangalore South
VS constituency Jayanagar
MP Ananth Kumar, BJP
MLA BN Vijaya Kumar, BJP

Jayaprakash Narayan Nagar, popularly known as J. P. Nagar, is an established residential area located in the south of the Bangalore conurbation, India. It is located in proximity to prime residential areas such as Jayanagar, Banashankari, Bannerghatta Road and BTM Layout.

J. P. Nagar was created during the period of Ramakrishna Hegde as Chief Minister of Karnataka. It's a BDA promoted layout and is characterized by independent dwelling units, small scale apartment and high street retail developments. J. P. Nagar was developed as an extension of Jayanagar and Banashankari to accommodate the growing population of Bangalore. J. P. Nagar emerged as a major residential and commercial micro-market as a result of limited availability of plots and rising land rates in the existing BDA layouts such as Jayanagar and BTM Layout. J. P. Nagar is dominated by affluent local population of Bangalore and today it is regarded as a major residential colony in the south. J. P. Nagar is spread across approx. 2,500 acres developed in nine phases consisting of housing plots having amenities such as parks, water bodies, wide roads and BWSSB water supply.

J. P. Nagar is home to many prominent singers, actors and artists. Well-known residents of this locality include Kannada actor and politician Ambareesh, playwright and actor Girish Karnad, former Karnataka Chief Minister H. D. Kumaraswamy, former Indian cricketer Javagal Srinath and Gunduppa Vishwanath, actor Sudeepa, Golden star Ganesh, Sihi Kahi Chandru and actress Tara. The well-known theatre for arts Ranga Shankara is located in J. P. Nagar.

J.P. Nagar is also home to the famous Aurbindo Ashram, branch of the original ashram from Puducherry. The serene atmosphere the ashram offers in the middle of the busy area, attracts number of people to this ashram for mediation.

Educational institutes in JP Nagar[edit]

  • RV Dental College
  • Mirambika School for New Age
  • The Oxford Educational Society
  • Frank Public school
  • Trishul Educational Center
  • Narayana e-Techno School
  • Vasavi Education Trust School
  • St. Paul's English School
  • Vidyanikethan School
  • Jain College
  • Carmel Convent Public School
  • The Brigade School

Eateries in JP Nagar[edit]

  • 24th Main Hotel
  • Aurick Boutique Hotel
  • Barbeque Nation
  • Inchara
  • Nandini
  • SN Refreshments
  • Taco Bell
  • Zaitoon
  • KFC
  • McDonalds
  • Kebab Magic
  • Oye Amritsar
  • Brewsky
  • Starbucks
  • Cafe Coffee Day

Lakes in JP Nagar[edit]