Malleshwaram, Bengaluru

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Gangamma Devi Temple, Jamia Masjid, Orion Mall, Malleswara Vegetable Market, Chowdiah Memorial Hall and Mantri Square
Malleshwara is located in Bengaluru
Coordinates: 13°00′11″N 77°33′51″E / 13.0031°N 77.5643°E / 13.0031; 77.5643Coordinates: 13°00′11″N 77°33′51″E / 13.0031°N 77.5643°E / 13.0031; 77.5643
Country India
MetroMantri Square Sampige Road metro
DistrictBangalore Urban district
Founded byH. V. Nanjundaiah
 • Suburb3.95 km2 (1.53 sq mi)
 • Metro
28.6 km2 (11.0 sq mi)
 • Suburb99,625
 • Density25,196/km2 (65,260/sq mi)
 • Metro
 • Metro density17,000/km2 (44,000/sq mi)
 • OfficialKannada
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
560003, 560055

Malleshwara, officially known as Malleswaram, is a northwest locality and one of the zones of BBMP located in Bengaluru in the Indian state of Karnataka. It was planned in 1889 after the great plague of 1898, developed as a suburb in 1892 and handed over to the city municipality in 1895.[1][2] It derives its name from the Kadu Malleshwara Temple.[3] The neighbourhood houses many offices one them being World Trade Center Bangalore. It also has shopping malls Mantri Square and Orion Mall (at the two ends of the locality). Education boards of the state- KSEEB and PU boards - are located here.


HV Nanjundaiah, the first Vice-Chancellor of Mysore University is credited with the building of the then suburb of Malleshwaram.[3] The neighbourhood of Malleshwaram hosts people from all walks of life. The Nobel laureate C.V. Raman, scientist Krishnaswamy Kasturirangan, badminton world champion Prakash Padukone and his daughter Deepika Padukone, noted Carnatic musician Doraiswamy Iyengar and film stars Saroja Devi, Radhika Pandit and Jaggesh have all lived here.

Malleshwaram is home to some of Bangalore's heritage cafés such as CTR Shri Sagar (1920s), Janatha Hotel, Raghvendra Stores, New Krishna Bhavan and Veena Stores.


It is located in the North-Western part of the city and is in close proximity to Yeshwanthpura, Rajajinagara, Sadashivanagara, Seshadripura and the Majestic Bus Stand. The closest metro station to this place is the Sampige Road metro station.

Tourist attractions[edit]

A few tourist attractions of Malleshwaram are Orion mall, Mantri mall, The Bangalore Palace , Iskon Temple and Sankey Tank. Malleshwaram is also famous for its mouth watering dosas from CTR. It also has a wide number of parks and playgrounds.

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  3. ^ a b "Malleswaram retains the Bangalore of yore". DNA India. 9 April 2012. Retrieved 17 December 2020.
  4. ^ "Bengaluru's Malleswaram: Where live gods and their noble soldiers". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 2 March 2020.

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