Vijayanagar, Bangalore

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Vijayanagar is located in Bengaluru
Coordinates: 12°58′N 77°32′E / 12.96°N 77.54°E / 12.96; 77.54Coordinates: 12°58′N 77°32′E / 12.96°N 77.54°E / 12.96; 77.54
Country India
State Karnataka
Metro Bengaluru
 • Official Kannada
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration KA-02

Vijayanagar is a neighbourhood in south-west Bangalore, India. It derives its name from the Vijayanagara empire that flourished in south India during 15th and 16th centuries. It is bound by Mysore Road and Magadi Road, with Chord Road cutting through. It is the northmost area of South Bangalore.


Vijayanagar is in close proximity to SIT College of Engineering, P.E.S. Institute of Technology, M. S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology, the Bangalore University and the National Law School of India University.

Vijayanagar houses a large Public Library, which is one of the largest in Karnataka. It also houses India's largest Community Library chain like JustBooks at Chandra Layout. Vijayanagar also boasts of a unique Karnataka Haridasa Scientific Research Centre housed in the spacious Vijaya Ranga building.

Many buses ply to different parts of Bangalore. Bus route series 61 is a direct bus from Vijayanagar to Kempegowda Bus Station/Majestic which is at a distance of 7 km.


Vijayanagar East is popularly known as RPC Layout (Railway Parallel Colony Layout), since this layout is along the railway track. It has been recently renamed as Hampi Nagar. Hampi was the capital of the Vijayanagara Empire.

Chandra Layout is one of the fastest growing localities of Vijayanagar, which houses some of the prominent people of Bangalore.