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Know your neighbourhood: Indira Nagar

Indira Nagar

Created as a BDA (Bangalore Development Authority) Layout in the 1980s, Indiranagar or Indira Nagar was named after the country’s former Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi. Divided into two stages, 1st and 2nd stage, the locality is essentially a residential hub. After the IT sector made its presence felt in Bangalore, Indira Nagar developed into a commercial hub in the 1990s.


The locality is surrounded by established localities like Ulsoor in the west, Domlur in the south, Vimanapura in the east and Byappanahalli in the north. Situated in the heart of the city, Indira Nagar enjoys great connectivity through the Old Madras Road and the Namma Metro. Private auto rickshaws and BMTC (Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation) buses also add to the locality’s connectivity. Some of the well known areas located close to this locality are Domlur, Thippasandra, Halasur, Jeevanbheemnagar and the HAL Stages. Being centrally located, the vicinity is well connected to other localities in Bangalore through the Old Madras Road, HAL Airport Road and Swamy Vivekanand Road. The closest CBD (Central Business District) to this area is MG Road which is 5 km away from here. The Kempegowda International Airport in Devanahalli is about 40 km away, and the Bangalore City Junction is about 12 km away.


The locality has reputed educational institutions. International schools, schools affiliated to various boards of education and famous pre schools are located here. Some of the famous schools located here are SSB International School, Pristine Public School, National Public School, and Silicon City Public School. Colleges in the locality include Sampurna Montfort College, St Mary’s College, JD Institute of Fashion Technology, Garden City College, and SMSG Jain Arts & Commerce College.


The area has star hotels like 12th Avenue, jüSTa Indiranagar, The Mayer, The Grand Serenity, and Hotel City Centre Residency. There are a number of serviced apartments that add to the hospitality sector of the area. IXORA Suites, Tristar Serviced Apartments, Melrose Serviced Apartment, and Ivory Studio One are some of the serviced apartments present here. In addition, guest houses like Ritu Mahal Guest House are also present here. The locality has a number of famous restaurants like Barbeque Nation, Toit, Chinita Real Mexican Food, Phobidden Fruit, and Chianti where a wide variety of cuisines are served. The area has a rich nightlife with the presence of bars, pubs and lounges like Vapour Pub & Brewery, The Black Rabbit, The Fatty Bao – Asian Gastro Bar, Monkey Bar, and LOFT38.


Icon Mall is located here. A number of standalone retail outlets of both national and international brands like Levitate, The Baby Shop, Reliance Footprint, Louis Philippe, and Wills Lifestyle are present here. The area has shopping complexes, shopping centres, standalone stores for clothing, footwear, jewellery, electronics, grocery, provision and general stores.


The locality has a number of centres and training institutes for extra curricular activities like dance, sports, music, and fitness. There is an abundant presence of clubs, parks and cinema theaters here.


The locality has the best healthcare facilities as it has many famous multi specialty, super specialty and general hospitals like Chinmaya Narayana Superspeciality Centre, Columbia Asia Hospitals, Motherhood, ESI Hospital, and Axon Speciality Hospital. The area also has number of clinics and pharmacies.

Places of worship:

Ram Temple, Anjaneya Temple, Shree Adhi Kempamma Temple, Shree Adhi Kempamma Temple, Full Gospel Assemblies of God Church, St George Orthodox Church, Indiranagar Methodist Church, Masjid-E-Ummul Hasnain, and Masjid E Farooqi are the some of the places of worship present here.

Real estate:

Dotted by many independent homes owned by defence personnel, the locality has a fair share of independent homes and multi-storey buildings. Considered to be one of the most expensive neighborhoods in Bangalore, the locality is home to many politicians, sports personalities and celebrities. The residents here do not have to worry about basic civic amenities as there is abundant water and electricity supply here. A number of commercial spaces have been developed across the 100 feet and CMH Road. Being a noted residential hub, the capital value of properties here have appreciated by over 44% in the past two years. Due to limited supply and high demand in the past ten quarters the capital values of residential plots here have appreciated by over 40%. With increasing land value, the number of apartments being constructed here is increasing every year. BDA has proposed the development of a shopping mall in Indiranagar and this will be constructed at a cost of about INR 350 crore.

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