Kumaraswamy Layout

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Kumaraswamy Layout
ಕುಮಾರಸ್ವಾಮಿ ಬಡಾವಣೆ
neighbourhood
Kumaraswamy Layout is located in Bengaluru
Kumaraswamy Layout
Kumaraswamy Layout
Coordinates: 12°54′15″N 77°33′42″E / 12.9041°N 77.5616°E / 12.9041; 77.5616Coordinates: 12°54′15″N 77°33′42″E / 12.9041°N 77.5616°E / 12.9041; 77.5616
Country India
State Karnataka
District Bangalore Urban
Metro Bengaluru
Zone Bangalore South
Ward 181,197[1]
Languages
 • Official Kannada
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 560078
Telephone code 91-80
Vehicle registration KA 05
Lok Sabha constituency Bangalore South
Vidhan Sabha constituency Padmanabhanagar, Bangalore South

Located in South Bangalore, Kumaraswamy Layout (Kannada:ಕುಮಾರಸ್ವಾಮಿ ಬಡಾವಣೆ) is situated adjacent to Banashankari.

History[edit]

Kumaraswamy Layout was formed in the late 1970s by the BDA. This area under BBMP is recently seeing development.This is one the rapidly growing areas in Bangalore.This makes it one of the most conservative places to live in Bangalore. It has a substantial population of long-term, mostly Kannada-speaking residents.

General information[edit]

  • Kumaraswamy Layout is divided into 2 stages, with the 1st stage being the largest.
  • Geological Survey of India is located in this area.
  • Kumaraswamy layout is also an educational hub surrounded by many colleges and institutions. The prominent ones being Dayananda sagar Institutions,Delhi Public school South,Alpine School.
  • The area has many parks. All are maintained by the BDA. However until recently the parks were not as well developed as other parks in the city. The park near 15E bus stand (Shri Atal Behari Vajpayee Park) is like a mini forest because of its length and extensive tree cover.
  • Atma Darshan Yogashram, the southern branch of the Bihar School Of Yoga is located in Kumaraswamy Layout (Opp Dayananda Sagar College).
  • Famous Dayananda Sagar Engineering College is located here.
  • The famous Metro wholesale shopping mall is located close to kumaraswamy layout. Other shopping marts in the area are Star Bazaar (ISRO Layout), Shop N Save (KS Layout and ISRO Layout), MK Ahmed Retail (ISRO Layout), Nilgiris and Heritage Fresh.
  • The area is home to eminent Kannada writers like Sri Jayanta Kaykini, Sri A.N.Prahlada Rao and Sri B.S.Keshava Rao. The late Vyasaraya Ballal, another famous Kannada writer, also lived here.
  • All major shopping areas like Jayanagar 4th block and Gandhi Bazaar are very close by.
  • There are so many temples in kumaraswamy layout which are very nice,and the college gave one nice flavour to the area.
  • Famous hospital group SAGAR Hospitals also have opened their branch in Kumaraswamy layout which adds up little more weightage to the area.
  • Mr.L.Sreenivas belonging to BJP is the corporator of Kumaraswamy Layout BBMP ward No.181.

Areas under Kumaraswamy layout[edit]

  • ISRO Layout (ಇಸ್ರೊ ಬಡಾವಣೆ) - It is an 83-acre (340,000 m2) planned residential area formed in the mid-1980s by ISRO for their employees. The area is managed by Space Employees Cooperative Housing Society. This area is also known as Vikram Nagar (ವಿಕ್ರಮ ನಗರ), after the Indian space scientist, Vikram Sarabhai. The development of ISRO layout acted as a catalyst and had a cascading effect and led to the forming of other areas around the layout.
  • Vasanthapura (ವಸಂತಪುರ) - It is a legendary village, just 12 km away from the City. The village is located on a small hillock with an ancient, quaint temple dedicated to Vasantha Vallabharayaswamy.[2] It is over 600 years old. An idol of goddess Vasanthanayaki, the consort of Vallabharaya swami, can also be seen.[3] Legend has it that sage Mandavya once disappeared from his ashram situated on the banks of the Ganges. His disciples were highly perturbed at the absence of their guru. They made a frantic search over the dales and hills. Finally, they located the rishi meditating in a cave in Vasanthapura. Another temple, situated by the side of Vallabharaya swami temple, is dedicated to Lord Bhavanishankara. This temple was constructed over 400 years ago by Samarth Ramadas, guru of well known Maratha ruler, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.[4]
  • Vitthal Nagara (ವಿಠ್ಠಲ ನಗರ) - Newly formed residential area towards the west of Kumaraswamy Layout and ISRO Layout.
  • Ilyas Nagar - A Muslim majority area, this area houses the famous Jamia Masjid and the Army Salvation Church.
  • Yalachenahalli (ಯಲಚೇನಹಳ್ಳಿ) - A very fast developing area in Bangalore.
  • Bikasipura (ಬಿಕಾಶಿಪುರ) - Industrial Area. Houses Khoday's Breweries and Metro.
  • V V Nagar - Vasantha Vallabha Nagar - Shri Shreedhara Swamy Ashram and Akshaya Patra/ISKCON VK Hills are close by.
  • Kanaka Nagar
  • Minhaj Nagar
  • JHBCS (Jarganahalli Housing Board Cooperative Society) Layout (Kanaka Gruha)
  • Teacher's Colony - An upper middle class sublocality. Divided into 2 stages, 1st stage is in Kumaraswamy Layout and 2nd stage is in Banashankari 2nd stage.
  • Eshwara Nagar - One of ISRO's offices is located here.
  • Bendre Nagar
  • Gowdanapalya - Also, a very fast developing area in Bangalore.
  • Naidu Layout
  • Devarakere Extension - Part of ISRO Layout, located near Devarakere. Well known for the famous 'Kere Sreenivasa' Temple.
  • Kailash Nagar
  • Siddanna Layout
  • Prasanti Nagar
  • Chandra Nagar (ಚಂದ್ರ ನಗರ) - Known for the 'Om Shakthi Temple'
  • Nanjappa Layout
  • Krishna Devaraya Nagar
  • Harsha Layout
  • Kashi Nagar
  • Nanjappa Layout
  • Sharasa Nagar
  • Vallabhai Layout
  • Prathibha Industrial Estate
  • Anuradha Industrial Estate
  • Jayachamarajendra Industrial Estate
  • Sri Maruthi Nagara
  • Umarbagh Layout
  • Rajyotsavanagar
  • Lingegowda Colony
  • Govinayakanahalli

Transport[edit]

The area is easily accessible by Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) buses.Kumaraswamy Layout 2nd Stage is a sub Locality in Jayanagar Locality in Bangalore. Kumaraswamy Layout 2nd Stage is 8.46 km from Kempegowda Bus Station ( Majestic Station )

  • 15C, 15E, 15F, 15G, 210A, 210AA, 210R, 210U, 210UB, 210X connects Kumaraswamy Layout to KR market and Kempegowda Bus Station/Majestic
  • 13A, 13C, 210G, 210GA connects Kumaraswamy Layout to Banashankari, Jayanagar, Shanthinagar and Shivajinagar
  • 412 (Hennur Cross), 500W (ITPL) connects Kumaraswamy Layout to Banashankari, Central Silk Board and beyond
  • Chakra 3/3A connects Kumaraswamy Layout to Banashankari and Rajarajeshwari Nagar
  • 411 connects Kumaraswamy Layout to Madiwala, Koramangala and Dommaluru
  • 600G connects Kumaraswamy Layout to Central Silk Board, Jayadeva, Electronics City and Chandapura
  • MBS-9 (210A-276) connects Kumaraswamy Layout to Malleshwaram, BEL Circle and Vidyaranyapura
  • 402G connects Kumaraswamy Layout to Mekhri Circle, CBI, Hebbal, Kodigehalli Gate and Yelahanka Satellite Town 5th Phase.

Route numbers 202 (to Yeshwanthpura), 340C (to Parangipalya), 202E (to Mathikere), 374H (to Vijayanagara), 271M (to Jalahalli 7th camp) were discontinued due to poor response from the public.

Namma Metro, once operational, Banashankari Metro Station will be the nearest point to reach Kumaraswamy Layout.

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