Bangalore was once known by ‘traditional’ areas in South Bangalore or ‘commercial’ areas in Central Bangalore. When Bangalore International Airport found its home in Devanahalli, all attention shifted to North Bangalore. Unwilling to spend their lives spanning the length of the city in heavy traffic, people shifted to the North to be close to their offices (IT and SEZs) and invest in an area slated for growth. Hennur, which was once considered the outskirts of Bangalore and a village at that, got caught up in this tornado of growth and is now an urban village under BBMP. It’s charm, however, still lies grounded to its natural lake. We visited Hennur to see what the fuss was all about and here’s all the reasons we’ve found.
1. You Have Frequent Flying Miles
If you’ve got a job that has you running to the airport several times a week/month, then spending further time in travel can be quite the frustration trigger. Bangalore International Airport is 40 minutes away from the airport, considering regular traffic. That means you can zip through to the airport, especially in the wee hours of the day. An added bonus is that having a major airport close to where you live is only beneficial to you. Airports have been known to be major growth drivers in several cities.
2. You Like Bustling Neighbourhoods
Social Infrastructure is an important aspect of home-buying. We couldn’t talk about great connectivity, if you had to travel far for dropping your kid off at school or get the petrol filled to pick up groceries. Hennur offers good quality hotels, restaurants, educational institutions, entertainment and fitness spots and more. Power and water supply are also well managed and provided in Hennur.
Popular educational-institution options in Hennur include Jyothi high school, Bangalore International, HMR International, Oasis International, New Baldwin School and more offering a range of syllabi from ICSE to CBSE. Higher education options include Indian Academy, Christian College Of Nursing, Alpha College of Engineering, SSR college of Science and Management and more.
Medical care in Hennur is provided by Medi Derma, People Tree, Good Shepperd Health Centre and more including E&T and diagnostics centres and specialty clinics.
Entertainment and food options include Elements Mall, The Coorg food and co, Café Yegrina, Auntie Fung, Have More, Koel’s Pizzaria and more.
3. You Hate Travelling
Bangalore’s traffic isn’t popular- which means any relief from it is welcome. Hennur ticks all the checkboxes of an area that’s well connected. On all sides, Hennur is surrounded by the HRBR Layout Kacharakanahalli, Hormavu and Agara. Ganga Nagar & Ashoka Nagar come under Hennur as well.
The Outer Ring Road (ORR) is barely 5 mins (1km) away from Hennur. The area also has a link road to the International Airport in Devanahalli.
Banaswadi Railway Station (20 km away) is the nearest railway station, while the nearest metro station is Bayipannahalli Metro at 7 km from the area. BMTC bus stops line the area and have regular buses coming in and going out of, the area. Hennur Cross and Hennur Bus Depot are major points for BMTC buses going towards the airport and the centre of the city (10 km).
4. You’re an IT-Professional
Manyata Tech Park- one of the most recognisable name in the IT-circles in Bangalore established itself on Outer Ring Road and provided work opportunities to thousands under big names. It set off a chain of IT developments to mushroom around the area. Hennur also houses firms such as IBM, Hewlett Packard, HCL, Artech, Philips, Emmosys Technologies Private Limited and more.
If your place of work can be married to your residential address, you can save up on precious time catching up on that game or movie night with family, instead.
5. You’re A Smart Investor
Hennur has options ranging from apartments, villas, houses and plots. The scale tips in favour of apartments but since Hennur is yet to develop entirely, investors are also buying land/plots/layouts.
Hennur is slated for massive growth, especially with the IT firms setting shop in the area, connectivity, and flyovers under construction. Once completed, impending road-work will make travel to Electronic City easy as well. A lot of residential developments are also underway. This along with the Outer Ring Road being extremely close to the area, sets Hennur up for incredible appreciation in the coming years.
If you like investment, Hennur should be on you list.
Purva Palm Beach and Purva The Waves are ongoing projects by Purvankara Group offering 2 and 3 BHK apartments along with amenities including a club house, grocery store, indoor and outdoor games area, pool (including a separate kids pool), jacuzzi, jogger’s track and more. Indraprastha Ascentado is another ongoing development offering 3 and 4 BHK row houses with amenities like a club house, power back-up, CCTV surveillance, waste management system and more.
Brigade Altamont by the Brigade Group, meanwhile, is a completed project offering 2 and 3 BHK homes with regular amenities as well as a cafeteria, library, ATM, and more.
The average rent of a home in Hennur would amount to Rs 18,600 for a 2 BHK. Cost of a home is approximately Rs 4,880 per sq.ft.
If all the above reasons resonate with you, you should definitely look into calling Hennur you home.