Jayanagar, Bangalore

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Jayanagar is located in Bengaluru
Coordinates: 12°55′30″N 77°35′42″E / 12.925°N 77.595°E / 12.925; 77.595Coordinates: 12°55′30″N 77°35′42″E / 12.925°N 77.595°E / 12.925; 77.595
Country India
State Karnataka
Metro Bengaluru
Established 1948
 • Official Kannada
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN 560011,[1] 560041,[1] 560082,[1] 560069[1]
Vehicle registration KA-05

Jayanagar is an affluent residential and commercial neighbourhood of the city of Bangalore in Karnataka, India. It is one of the zones of BBMP. It is sub-divided into seven wards.[2]

The foundation of Jayanagar was laid in the year 1948.[3]

It is surrounded by Basavanagudi, JP Nagar, Wilson Garden, Banashankari 2nd stage, Gurappanapalya, Suddaguntepalya and BTM Layout among other areas. It is in proximity to the Lalbagh Botanical Gardens. Jayanagar has 10 area blocks (including 4th 'T' Block), of which the 3rd and 4th blocks are largely commercial hubs, while the rest are mostly residential.

A 2010 survey by DNA Bangalore ranked Jayanagar as the most liveable place in Bangalore and still maintains the old charm of the city.[4]


In Kannada, Jayanagar literally means "Victory City". It is not conclusively known why it is called that. One school of thought is that the name symbolizes the Maharaja of Mysore's first name: "Jayachamaraja".

The foundation of Jayanagar was laid in 1948. It was one of the first planned neighbourhoods in Bangalore and, at the time, the largest in Asia.[citation needed] Jayanagar constituency has seven wards and had 1.8 lakh voters as of 2013.[3]

Jayanagar was traditionally regarded as the southern end of Bangalore. The "South End Circle", where six roads meet, and the historic Ashoka Pillar (which was to mark the southern end) bear this fact. While newer extensions have taken away this distinction from Jayanagar, it remains one of the more southern parts of the city.


Jayanagar has a number of temples. The Ragigudda temple near East End, Shri Vinayaka temple in 4th block Shree Dharmanath Jain temple near the IV Block bus stand and famous eidgah masjid is located in the heart of jayanagar just behind 4th block bus stand and one more famous masjid e eidgah bilal located in east end of jayanagar on bannerghatta road and its famous for its architecture so these are the prominent places of worship in jayanagar.

The Jayanagar Shopping Complex is in 4th block, next to the bus station. 4th Main road, known as Nanda Road, is a boulevard running north to south from South End Circle to 46th Cross in 5th block for almost 2 kilometers. It is characterized by well-maintained parks on either side. Due to the Bangalore Metro construction, the road has lost some of its foliage.

Jayanagar I Block is primarily a residential locality. It is a very quiet place and a contrast to the rest of the city.

Jayanagar IV Block is well known for its shopping, restaurants and fast food centers. There is an Inox multiplex which has four screens. Earlier it was known as Swagath theater. It houses the main bus stand.

Jayanagar is an education hub surrounded by many colleges and institutions. The prominent ones are Sudarshan Vidya Mandir National College, Vijaya Composite, Vijaya Junior College, Vijaya High School, etc.

Jayanagar is one of the oldest localities in Bangalore.[5] This makes it one of the most conservative places to live. It has a substantial population of long-term, mostly Kannada-speaking residents with established family ties to the locality. The residents are mainly upper middle class and well to do. The initial residents were mainly government officers since the residential sites were allocated predominantly to them, but recently there has been a large influx of business owners and young IT professionals.

The original price of the sites when allocated by the Bangalore City Corporation was in the vicinity of Rs.1/sq ft. The current market price is in the range of Rs 8,000 to Rs 9,000/sq ft.[citation needed]

Being at the southern part of Bangalore, living in Jayanagar during the early 2000s used to mean a longer commute to major employers for many of its residents. However, with many major employers opening office locations in south Bangalore and with a series of malls and multiplexes coming up in its vicinity, Jayanagar has maintained its desirability for upwardly mobile, family-oriented people.[citation needed]

Due to the skyrocketing real estate and land prices in this area especially around 3rd, 4th and 5th block areas — due to presence of amenities and the old shopping complex, etc. — there has been rapid commercialization of this area over the years. Almost 50% buildings and sites have converted to commercial establishments, offices, high-end jewellery shops, etc. This has led to other side effects of prices of almost everything in the area going up. It was once considered a prime shopping area and people still flock to the area as the 4th block complex is considered a market hub for almost any need of a typical family. Lately — due to development of shopping malls in suburbs, online shopping, commercialization, rising prices in this area — it is seen as more deserted.

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The area is easily accessible by Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) buses and has a sprawling bus terminus. The bus stand is in the 4th block and has parking facility for cars and two-wheelers.

  • 13, 13A, 13B, 13D, 27A, 27E, 217E, 210FA, 29, 29A, 29E, K-6 connects Jayanagar to Shivajinagar
  • 1, 2, 2A, 2B, 2D, 2F, 12, 2/99B, 18, 19E, 25, 25A, 25B, 25C, 25D, 25E, 25F, 25H, 25J, 25K, 25N, 26, 86E, 162, 162A, 162B, 162C, 215BM, 215D, 215E, 215H, 215I, 215M, 262A, 298H, 340T, 343B, 348G, 364A, 364C, 364F, 364G, 364H, 364J, 402H, J2, J18, J25G, MBS1, P25G, TR5, V2, V25A, V25M, V215BM, V215H, V343K, V356Q, V365V connects Jayanagar to Kempegowda Bus Station/Majestic.
  • 1A, 1F, 2M, 10A, 16, 21, 24, 24A, 24C, 24E, 24F, 24H, 24N, 28, 178, 181, 181A, 183, 215C, 215MA, 262A, 300R, 348B, 364K, 366H, 366MA, 366P, 369, 369A,369B connects Jayanagar to K R Market.
  • BIAS5, BIAS5A, BIAS12 connects Jayanagar to Bangalore International Airport.

There are Metro stations near 8th block, 4th block and South End Circle constructed by Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd.

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  1. ^ a b c d "Bangalore PIN codes". Retrieved 14 October 2012. 
  2. ^ RANGANNA, T. S. "Old-world charm sadly eroded". www.thehindu.com. The Hindu. Retrieved 2 May 2016. 
  3. ^ a b T. S. Ranganna (2013-04-26). "Old-world charm sadly eroded". The Hindu. Retrieved 2013-04-30. 
  4. ^ "Jayanagar on top, E-city comes last in survey". Dnaindia.com. Retrieved 2013-04-30. 
  5. ^ "Origins of Jayanagar -1945-1949". http://www.bdabangalore.org. Retrieved 26 February 2013.  External link in |publisher= (help)

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