Lifestyle and Banashankari

Been looking at Banashankari to buy your dream apartment? Here are some reasons why we buying real estate in Banashankari is a great choice.

Banashankari is a prime location in South Bangalore

Banashankari, generally abbreviated to BSK, is the largest neighbourhood in South Bangalore. In fact, Banashankari is the only neighbourhood which has all the possible classifications – stage, phase and block. It is divided into 6 stages, with the 6th stage being the largest. Banashankari extends all the way from Mysore Road to Kanakapura Road. It neighbours Rajarajeshwari Nagar in the west, Basavangudi in the north, Jayanagar and J.P. Nagar in the east, and Padmanabhanagar in the south.

Popular apartments in Banashankari right now

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An artist’s impression of what TATA’s Promont apartments will look like from the outside when complete

Real estate in Banashankari has some of the biggest developers in the city. There is TATA with ‘The Cascades’ and ‘The Promont’ apartments in Hosakerehalli area of Stage III. Hosakerehalli is also home to Prestige’s ‘South Ridge’ apartments. Also, there’s Sobha with ‘Clovelly’ apartments in Uttarahalli and ‘Heritage’ apartments in Rajarajeshwari Nagar. There are tens of dozens more developers with something to offer at every price point. There are ones that are easy on the pocket and ones that are the latest and greatest.

Banashankari is kid-friendly, and here’s why

A good education for your kids, just around the corner

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The much sought-after Kumaran’s school is next-door to Banashankari.

When it comes to education, every last parent wants the best for their kids and also a good deal. Banashankari has a ton of quality schools at your price. From preschools such as Euro Kids and Jumbo Kids to high schools such as J S S High School to name a few. The ever popular Kumaran’s in Padmanabhanagar a stone’s throw away from BSK Stage II.

According to crowdsourced university ratings site, Banashankari is home to two engineering schools in the city that make the top-ten. There’s P E S Institute of Technology located in the Hosakerehalli area of BSK Stage III coming in at rank two and B N M Institute of Technology coming in at rank eight.

Plenty of parks and playgrounds
There are a good number of parks and playgrounds with Brundavana Park and Banagiri Park in Stage II, to name a few. Basavanagudi’s iconic M N Krishna Rao Park is only a fifteen minute drive away from most parts of Banashankari.

Places of worship

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The Banashankari Amma temple is what the neighborhood gets its name from

There are a whole lot of iconic temples in Banashankari. As a matter of fact, the neighbourhood is named after the Banashankari Amma Temple on Kanakapura Road, one of Bangalore’s oldest and most popular temples. Apart from that there are the Ramanjaneya Temple in Stage I and the Kumara Swamy Devasthana Temple in Hanumantha Nagar area of Stage I.

Also, there are plenty of Mosques and churches. In Yarabnagar area of Stage II, you will find a beautiful mosque called Masjid-E-Quba whose minaret is an impressive 120 feet tall.

The diverse culture of Banashankari

Banashankari is decades-old with a rich cultural heritage. It is home to several household names such as the former cricketer Anil Kumble, the Kannada movie stars Ramesh Arvind and Upendra. Also, the former prime minister of India, H D Deve Gowda lives in BSK.

Stages I and III have a predominantly Kannada speaking population. Stage II has good numbers of people from different parts of the country. Stage II also is home to muslim majority areas such as Yarab Nagar, Karesandra, and Kaveri Nagar making it the most cosmopolitan and diverse stage of the lot.

Not to disappoint the shopaholic in you

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South Bangalore’s shopping hub
Jayanagar, is just a short drive away.

Banashankari, stage II in particular, is next-door to Jayanagar, which is a major commercial hub of the city and the central business district of Bangalore South.

Thanks to the development of the Outer Ring Road, the Kathriguppe area of Stage III has turned into a major shopping center in the region. It’s packed with a number of factory outlets, shopping malls, and supermarkets which in turn has benefited the development of real estate in Banashankari.

Getting around in Banashankari

Well-connected bus service

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The bus stand at Banashankari is a traffic and transit management centre (TTMC) offering a smoother experience.

The area is well connected by the city bus service (BMTC) .There is also Volvo bus facility to this area.The area has a newly redone major bus station on Kanakapura road and several medium-sized bus stations peppered across the region.



Namma Metro

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Caption: A metro station in Banashankari is set to open in April, 2017. Photo used for representational purposes only.

Bangalore’s metro called the ‘Namma Metro’ passes through Banashankari and is scheduled to open by the end of May, 2017. The North-South green line of the transit system, with a stop right by the Banashankari bus station, is all set to make the morning and evening commutes easier for a number of people.


Future development of real estate in Banashankari

Banashankari Stage V
Banashankari Stage V is a relatively new area, formed in the late 90’s. It is further divided into 2 blocks.

First block is perhaps a bit smaller with a few hundred plots, but more developed among the two blocks in Banashankari Stage V. That’s because it neighbors the already developed areas of ISRO Layout, and Kumaraswamy Layout and closer to Kanakapura road, Jayanagar, J.P.Nagar, Basavanagudi, Padmanabhanagar. It also swallows up areas like Bikasipura, Prashanthi Nagar, Yelachenahalli, Maruthi HBCS Layout, Vittal Nagar.

2nd block, on the other hand, is slightly larger and neighbours Marasandra, Doddakallasandra, Poornaprajna HBCS Layout, Bharat HBCS Layout and Vaddarapalya and is closer to NICE Road.

Banashankari Stage VI
Banashankari Stage VI (Vajarahalli) was formed in the the mid 2000s and is starting to develop. Its perhaps the largest stage having been divided into divided into 11 blocks. Since these stages are developing looking at an independent house for sale is not a bad option either.

The bottomline

Banashankari is a great neighbourhood that is kid-friendly, safe and secure, easy to get around with amenities a stone’s throw away. You cannot go wrong with it and we strongly suggest you take a close look at real estate in Banashankari.

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