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Night view of Commercial street
|• Spoken||Kannada, Tamil, Urdu, English, Telugu, Marathi|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Postal Index Number||560051|
|Lok Sabha Constituency||Bangalore Central|
|Vidhan Sabha Constituency||Shivajinagar|
|Original Planning Agency||Bangalore Civil & Military Station Municipality|
Shivajinagar is named after the great Maratha king Shivaji.
It is adjacent to Bangalore Cantonment area and next to M.G Road, and it is next to Fraser Town. Shivajinagar or Blackpally was a barren region when Kempegowda founded modern Bangalore. The first settlers in the area were farmers from Gingee, who set up a village and cultivated white rice. It is believed that the name Black pally for the area came from the bili akki (white rice) that they grew in their fields.
As the Cantonment was established to its south and east Blackpally along with Ulsoor gradually became a native settlement servicing the needs of Cantonment residents.
Area between Infantry Road to St John's Church Road and from K.Kamraj Road to Queens Road is Shivaji Nagar.
Though much has altered now, the remnants of the past are still visible. Russell Market is still the main market place of the area and one can see the spires of St Mary’s Basilica opposite it. One can also still see some old shop-houses and theatres, which served the residents.
- Bowring Hospital
- Commercial Street
- Russel Market
- Lal Masjid
- Furniture Shops at Central street
- St. Mary's Basilica
- Bangalore Cantonment Railway Station
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