From being known as just the highway that connects South Bangalore to Mysore and Chamrajanagar to being seen as the next residential giant- the growing infrastructure development and improving connectivity has transformed the image of Kanakapura Road for the better. With an IT sector boom in Bangalore, the wave of urbanization hit Kanakapura Road as well, and with its proximity to the city as well as to important IT locations, investments poured in for the area. Let’s explore this boom.
Location & Connectivity
Primarily the road is divided into three main parts- the first in Banashankari; the second from Outer Ring Road to Khoday’s factory; the third begins from the factory to the Art of Living campus and beyond. Development swept in from the first and part and took over the rest. Infact, the first big demands for properties in Kanakapura Road were driven by the 6.2 km long major metro of the Namma Metro Phase II project in the area. This is expected to make travel easy from Konakunte to Majestic (which is in the centre of the city) making it a good option for people travelling to offices, colleges and schools in the centre of the city. The road however experiences peak traffic at office hours which the metro is expected to tone down the intensity of.
A 35 km four lane expressway has also been sanctioned by the Bangalore Development Authority to widen the road and connect the area to Tumkuru Road, Hosur Road, Sarjapur Road, Old Madras Road and Magadi Road; which are nearly all the important business districts of the city. The NICE expressway also offers traffic-free routes to several parts of the city.
A good residential space can’t do without public transportation. A walk down Kanakapura road will give you a live example of the number of public transportation systems that line it. Apart from the metro project, 20 bus stops across the road offer connectivity to important IT hubs in South Bangalore like Bannerghatta Road and Electronic City as well as other important spots like Banashankari, Jayanagar, Mysore Road. There are regular buses to Majestic Bus Depot as well. Airport buses frequent Bannerghatta Road bus stops and take an hour and a half to reach their destination in moderate traffic.
While surrounding residential areas are losing their natural scenic beauty to pollution, Kanakapura Road is still quite green with pretty plantations flanking either side of the long stretch. The Turahalli forest (alternatively known as Karishma Hills) offers breathtaking views that most residents experience from their balconies.
Quality education when delivered at an easy distance from place of residence is a great deal. Kanakapura road has some of the most popular educational institutions in Bangalore. There is The Valley School, which is associated with J Krishnamurti and is affiliated to ICSE board. Apart from this Kumarans School which is affiliated to ICSE as well. Delhi Public School situated on Bikaspura main road, and RMS International school are affiliated to CBSE.
Christ University is an hour away, while other higher education institutions like Dayanand Sagar, Jain University, BMS, RNSIT, JSS, RV are less than an hour away from the area.
Healthcare’s importance can’t be overstated, and major hospitals like Fortis, Jayadeva Hospital, Sagar Hospital as well as specialty clinics like Vikram Orthapedic Centre are all situated in and around the area. The popular Art of Living campus is frequented by tourists and locals alike and is known for its effective Ayurvedic treatments and its spiritual centre.
Convenience Stores, Shopping Centers and Cultural Spaces
A good residential space has provisions for all the amenities that make living easy. Kanakapura Road meets this standard. For groceries and other household requirements there is Metro Cash and Carry and several other convenience stores spread across the road like Royal Mart and Shop Here.
Food chains like Pizza Hut, Dominoes and other restaurants are frequented and apps like FreshMenu and Swiggy deliver in the area. Banashankari’s BDA complex offers a range of food options and is a weekend favorite destination.
As for cultural spaces, Shankara Foundation is known to promote classical and folk art forms through regular cultural events. Movie time-and shopping options are Gopalan Innovation Mall, Meenakshi Mall and Gopalan Mall (Mysore Road).
Travel is a good option with this location since its connectivity is at the disposal of its residents. Mysore is a 149.1 km and a 3 hour drive away, via the Mysore Road while Coorg is a 2 hour drive from Mysore. Bylakuppe, which is also known as the Dharamsala of the South or Little Tibet is an hour’s drive (80km approximately) from Mysore and is a popular get-away location.
Perhaps the most exciting project in the area that has all eyes on ISKON, is the proposed Indian version of Disney Land, on a 28 acre hillock that will provide visitors a 360 degree view of the area. The project is expected to attract a lot of tourist attention.
Upcoming Projects In The Residential Corridor
Most homes in Kanakapura Road cater to all kinds of needs- traditional villas, condos, and modern duplex homes. Most popular properties here are gated communities all inclusive of club houses, swimming pools, sport centers and round the clock security and ATMs thus offering residents all the comforts that a home should provide them with.
Rohan Akriti is one such property that offers, 1, 2 and 3 BHK apartments over a 5 Acres campus, spanning the regular amenities like a squash court, badminton court, space for daycare facility, cricket practice pitch, tennis court, sewerage treatment plant, fire fighting system as well as indoor games, swimming pool, power-back up and more at a starting rate of 23.4 lakhs.
Prestige Lake Ridge is yet another property, situated in Subramanyapura just off Kanakapura Road. The project offers 1,2 and 3 BHK apartments with the price being on request. It provides amenities like a gymnasium, a swimming pool, a children’s play area, a club house, a rainwater harvesting system, an intercom, 24×7 security, a power backup, landscaped gardens, an indoor games provision, a maintenance staff, a car parking, a community hall, recreation facilities and a library. The price of apartments is on request to the builder.
Brigade Omega, a 6.5 acre project offers higher-end amenities with 2, 3 and 4BHK apartment. Characterized by spacious living and proper ventilation are the focus points of this project. Amenities on offer include a party area, a recreational room, badminton court, fire fighting system, internet facility, gymnasium, swimming pool, club house, intercom and car parking facility and more.
Mantri Alpyne is a housing community in Subramanyapura, Bangalore. Various amenities like gymnasium, pool and garden are offered. Mantri Developers Pvt. Ltd, established in 1999, has received the Gem of India award. Subramanyapura is an extension of JP Nagar, south Bangalore. The area has many god schools (American Public School), hospital (Samastha) and shopping malls (Mega Mart)
With all the amenities in mind and the upcoming projects increasing the visibility and growth potential of the area, Kanakapura Road is definitely a good investment option. The area has been attracting not just the attention of developers, but also of tourists and locals alike. These factors in mind, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t be anything but eager to invest in a property here.