In the recent years, Banashankari has become one of the fastest growing residential localities in Bangalore. Named after the famous Banashankari Amma Temple and fondly called BSK by the locals, Banashankari is also the largest locality in the garden city. Formerly a more traditional area, Banashankari has now become more cosmopolitan and houses some of the best schools, colleges and social infrastructure. If you’re planning to make yourself at home in Banashankari, here is all you need to know about the locality.
Being the biggest locality in Bangalore, Banashankari is very well connected to most other major areas in the city. Divided into six stages, the locality stretches from Kanakapura Road in the East to Mysore Road in the West. The outer Ring Road is close by and gives potential residents a great opportunity to stay connected with the central part of the city. Another boon for the residents of Banashankari is the proximity to NICE Road, which is a freeway with no signals. For a minimal toll charge, commuters save a lot of time and hassle. A good number of bus routes set up by the BMTC also help the residents move from one place to another while the upcoming Phase 2 of Namma Metro Green Line should greatly improve the speed and overall connectivity for everyday commuters. The NICE Road corridor and Outer Ring Road have made travel to work easier for residents who are employed at Global Village Tech Park, which is a brief 20 min away from the heart of the area.
Banashankari as a residential locality
Most of Banashankari comprises of independent houses, but the area is dotted with larger gated communities and apartments, especially in the developing 6h stage. One such apartment complex that is sure to invite a family-friendly atmosphere and provide high-living standards is Brigade Omega. Brigade has already established itself as a top-notch real estate developer in Bangalore and is now looking to expand its expertise in Banashankari. The apartment is enclosed within a 6.5-acre plot that has wide open spaces for freedom of movement. Potential homeowners can choose from 2, 3 and 4 BHK apartments, all of which are meticulously designed to give maximum comfort and ventilation.
Restaurants and entertainment spots in the area
Despite being a majorly suburban locality, Banashankari has a good number of outdoor attractions that will keep residents buzzing. South Bangalore’s first Big Bazaar opened in Banashankari’s 3rd stage, while other popular outlets like Archies, Megamart, Raymond and the Gopalan Promenade Mall invite shopaholics. For the movie buffs, a number of multiplexes like the Abinaya Theatre, Kamakya Theatre and Chandrodaya Theatre are nice places to catch the latest Bollywood and Hollywood flicks. Banashankari is also a relatively inexpensive area compared to the greater parts of Bangalore but still keeps up with the traditional Bangalore lifestyle by offering a host of fancy hotels, pubs, bars and fine diners. Sea Spice, one of the oldest restaurants in the locality, offers the best multi-cuisine menu making it a must-try for food lovers.
An Area that is close to nature
Keeping aside the ease of commuting and plethora of entertainment spots, Banashankari is also a locality that is famous for its lush greenery. The open spaces in the area provide a perfect atmosphere for parks and recreational zones. Apartments and flats in Banashankari are known to welcome the natural bounties of fresh air and warm sunlight. With ample ventilation and thoughtful architecture, Brigade Omega is one project that stands out. Situated opposite the Turahalli forest, the project comprises of 3 towers spread over 6 acres of land.
Home to prestigious schools, colleges
Suburban localities are known to house a plethora of educational institutes and Banashankari is no different. The locality’s six-stage stretch houses some of Bangalore’s most sought after schools and colleges, giving more than enough reason for young families to think about settling in the area. Some of the most reputed educational institutes in Banashankari include:
- Martin Luther Public School
- Websters High School
- Sri Krishna International School
- JSS Public School
- Delhi Public School
- National Public School
- Sri Aurobindo Memorial School
- PES University
- Institute of Business Management & Technology
- Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences
- BNM Institute of Technology
- Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India
Quality Healthcare Services in the vicinity
There is no shortage of hospitals in Banashankari. The locality ensures that its residents are in the pink of health with multiple clinics, speciality and super-speciality hospitals. Some of the best hospitals are:
- Sagar Hospitals
- Excelcare Hospital
- ProMED Hospital
- BGS Hospital
Banashankari is proving to be a very hospitable locality for residential projects. As the area continues to develop, it is sure to become another hotspot for Bangaloreans who enjoy a community lifestyle filled with everyday needs in close proximity.