10 Reasons Why You Should Invest In Property At Bannerghatta Road

With Bangalore being home to 11.5 million people and counting, the task of finding a home in the garden city can be quite daunting. While most of us look at locations in the centre of the city, maybe even go as far as Jayanagar, we think Bannerghatta Road is a good option as well. This road is 49 kms long and is a State Highway spanning several prime locations. We’ve put together 10 reasons why you should invest in Bannerghatta Road Real Estate.

1. Proximity To The Centre Of The City

Starbucks Cafe inn JP Nagar, Bannerghatta Road Real Estate
Starbucks Cafe inn JP Nagar

Bannerghatta Road is strategically located. The long stretch of road covers important locations such as JP Nagar, Jayanagar, BTM layout, NIMHANS and Dairy Circle. Koramangala is just 3.3 kms away from Dairy Circle and MG Road is 7.7 kms away. Major roads like Hosur Road, Outer Ring Road and NICE road intersect Bannerghatta Road. It’s safe to say that you could decide to head to almost any place in the city and get there easily from BTM Layout, Dairy Circle or NIMHANS. Investing in Bannerghatta Road real estate makes great sense commute-wise.

2. No Excuse For Fitness

Bannerghatta Road is lined with gyms like Gold’s Gym, Snap Fitness, Addo Fitness and more. You can even find Yoga classes at Sparsh Motivation Centre, Skanda Yoga India and Vivafit for ladies just to name a few. You can even find dance academies if you’re a Zumba or an aerobics person. If you’re looking to dive into competitive sports when it comes to fitness, then you can find academies that have cross-fit and MMA as well. If you’re been very religious with your work-out schedule and type, then you won’t miss out when you move in here.

3. Healthcare’s A Call Away

Bannerghatta Road has major hospitals like Fortis Hospital (earlier known as Wockhardt Hospital), Apollo Hospital and Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiology. If you’d rather go for alternative forms of medicines, then there’s Vyasa in Jigani, where you could seek Yoga Therapy.  There are also Ayurvedic centers like Akyurkaya. There are also dentists and other clinics around so you don’t have to travel too far to get checked up.

4. Easy Commute Options

Dairy Circle Bus Stop, Bannerghatta Road Real Estate
Dairy Circle Bus Stop

The public transportation system is quite convenient on Bannerghatta road. There are several bus-stops across the road and most office-buses that go to Manyata Tech Park and other Tech centers, pass through this road. The road has regular traffic that gets dense during peak hours. The government has commissioned a metro-plan that links Gottigere to Nagavara. There’s also the Jayanagar Metro station that’s under work. Cab services  like Ola, Uber and Taxi For Sure are available until Gottigere as well. Investing in Bannerghatta Road real estate makes great sense commute-wise.

5. Abundant Educational Centers

Apart from pre-schools like Podar Jumbo kids, Eurokids and Greenwood High, the more popular schools are Ryan International school (which offers both CBSE and ICSE) and Radcliffe school. Christ University is less than a kilometer away from Dairy Circle, and the prestigious b-school, IIMB (Indian Institute of Management Bangalore) is located between Arakere and Bilekahalli.

6. Close To Most Workplaces

Accenture Office, Bannerghatta Road Real Estate
Accenture Office- Bannerghatta Main Road

If you like getting a little extra wink of sleep before you’re headed for a busy day at work, then Bannerghatta road real estate is a good option to fulfill those desires. Lined with MNCs like IBM, Inatech Info Solutions, Aztec Software and Technology solutions, Convergys India Solutions, Oracle India, Genesis Infocom to name a few. Close to the hub of startups, Koramangala, it’s an idea place to be at. There are also cafes around the area if you’d like to leave your workplace and work as you sip coffee instead.

7. Foodie Paradise

While it can’t hold a torch to places like Indiranagar, Bannerghatta road real esate has got what you’d need when it comes to satisfying your food needs. With the regular loved fast-food joints, KFC, McDonalds, Taco Bell, and Papa John’s Pizza; the long stretch of road also has restaurants like Grasshopper, Chavadi and Rajdhani. There are also traditional South Indian restaurants like Ammi’s Biryani, Nandhana Palace and Hyderabad Biryaani House apart from the regular Anand Bhavan. If you have a sweet tooth, then there are bakeries like Just Bake, French Loaf around and there’s also the popular Waffle Waale. Bannerghatta road also has the only restaurant selling Delhi’s popular delicacy, Soya Chaap near BTM Layout in Baba Chatkora.

8. Convenience and Entertainment Close to Bannerghatta Road Real Estate

Supermarkets, Bannerghatta Road Real Estate
Supermarkets On Bannerghatta Road

You don’t have to travel too far for your groceries, with Reliance Fresh, Hypermarket, M.K Ahmed, and Food World around the corner. Gopalan Innovation Mall and Royal Meenakshi Mall are frequented during weekends. There’s also Vega Mall and B.V Sampath Mall. If you like watching movies regularly then there are also Cinepolis and Gopalan Cinemas, to name a couple. You could head to Forum Value Mall, one km from Dairy Circle, which has PVR Cinemas.

9. Weekend Getaways

Bannerghatta road real estate has a lot of options for those who like doing something new every weekend, especially if you’re a nature lover. You could head to Bannerghatta National Park, Madiwala Lake, Reptile Park and Aviary or Immaculate Conception. There’s also Snakes and Ladders, The Big Barn, Waterdrop Adventures and Butterfly Park for the kids. There are also resorts like Mango Mist resort and Tulip resort along the road that you might be interested in.

10. Night-Life

You could head down to Koramangala, which is quite popular for its night-life. You could head to TGI in Meenakshi Mall, Brewski or Amoeba Sports Bar right around the corner. There’s also Watson’s for those who like beer and sports.

Mantri, Concorde and Prestige are a few popular builders with good properties up in this location. Apartments for sale on Bannerghatta Road are about Rs 4,290 per sq.ft and the average rent for a 2BHK is 17,900 per month.

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East Bangalore – An Economic and Residential Hub

Seetarampalya lake, restored and maintained by the Brigade Group

The city of Bangalore, once solely known for its cosmopolitan appeal and alluring weather, through various IT and other industrial establishments, has emerged as a major contributor to the Indian Economy in the past few decades. The city is aptly named the Silicon Valley of India due to the concentration  of Information Technology Industries, Automobile Industries as well as the Research & Development in Electronics Industries. The Eastern and Western parts of the city in particular, are home to a majority of these Industrial establishments and, hence, have witnessed massive development in terms of civic infrastructure and residential projects, to cater to the needs of people employed at these zones. With all the major real estate developers of the city and the customers alike, eyeing East Bangalore as their preferred choice for housing projects, we took to analysing its potential as a residential neighborhood.

Office spaces in the EPIP Zone
Office spaces in the EPIP Zone
Office spaces in the EPIP Zone
Office spaces in the EPIP Zone

East Bangalore comprises of a variety of localities ranging from plush suburbs such as Indiranagar, CV Raman Nagar, Domlur, HRBR Layout, and many more to developing areas such as Whitefield, Brookfield, Marathahalli, Kadugodi, KR Puram, Mahadevapura, Hoodi to name a few. All these places are well connected to each other as well as the Central Business District via a wide network of roads and Metro services. The localities surrounding the Old Madras Road such as Kannamangala and Budigere cross road are also fast developing , since they are geographically placed in close proximity to the automobile hub at Hoskote, the IT hub and EPIP Zone at Whitefield, Bagmane Tech Park in CV Raman Nagar, Bagmane World Technology Centre on the Outer Ring Road, and also the renowned Research and Development hub at Beary’s Global Triangle.

Beary's Global Research Triangle
Beary’s Global Research Triangle
Tech Parks on the Outer Ring Road
Tech Parks on the Outer Ring Road

The Whitefield Export Promotion Park Industrial Association (WEPPIA) is actively involved in development of internal roads, drainage systems and pavements of the EPIP zone and played a pivotal role in releasing funds close to a 100 crore rupees for the same. IT giants such as L&T Infotech, Qualcomm, Mindtree, TCS, SAP Labs and many more companies have their offices located here. On the other hand, Hoskote has emerged as an automobile hub and houses various industries involved in manufacturing of auto spare parts; a few names include Autoliv, Volvo India Pvt Ltd, and so on.

Sankara Eye Hospital
Sankara Eye Hospital
Columbia Asia Hospital
Columbia Asia Hospital

An alternate, toll free access road to the Kempegowda International Airport via the Budigere Cross road will further cut down the travel time of frequent fliers of East Bangalore. A vast majority of job seekers who migrate to the city, prefer to settle down in these areas, owing to the proximity to workplaces; as a result, various apartment complexes, township projects, housing societies and mixed use development projects by real estate giants, are mushrooming all over, to accommodate them and address their everyday needs. Whitefield, which is home to the oldest IT hub of the city, ITPB and also the EPIP initiative is most preferred location to invest  in a home, as of today. Apart from a harbouring the headquarters of many MNCs, Whitefield is also known for its set of shopping malls like Forum Value mall, Soul Space Arena, Phoenix Market City mall, VR Mall, to name a few. A bouquet of schools and educational institutions such as Vibgyor High School, Delhi Public School, National Public School and so on have their branches here. Reputed hospitals such as Columbia Asia, Vydehi Hospital, Fortis Hospital and others have a presence in Whitefield. The proposed Metro stations at Whitefield and Old Madras Road will further increase connectivity to this part of the city. Bangalore is known for its vibrant nightlife and pub culture and East Bangalore is a major contributor in this aspect as well. Swanky cafes and clubs in Indiranagar,micro breweries such as Windmills Craftworks in Whitefield, Toit and Vapour in Indiranagar, Big Pitcher and Murphy’s in Domlur and many upbeat restaurants, have spoilt Bangaloreans for choice.

Due to the above developments, East Bangalore has emerged as a self sustained, modern-day neighborhood and the presence of a plethora of employment options has rendered this part of town, a melting pot of cultures. Talking further about connectivity, East Bangalore enjoys an efficient network of BMTC buses providing connectivity to every nook and corner of the city. Three major railway stations of Bangalore namely the Cantonment Railway station, KR Puram Railway Station and Whitefield Railway station are a part of East Bangalore which enables a traffic free intercity access. Further, a network of National Highways passing through this part of the city provides connectivity to neighboring cities of Chennai, Pune, and Mumbai. Amidst all the fast track development taking place in East Bangalore, sincere efforts have been put in by both real estate developers and the residents, to preserve and enrich the lush green cover in and around these suburbs. While areas such as Indiranagar, HAL, Domlur and CV Raman Nagar have an abundant share of dense tree growth, the upcoming areas of Whitefield have green spaces like Inner Circle Park and  parks developed and maintained BBMP. To sum up, living in East Bangalore is the closest one can get to experiencing the rapidly evolving city of Bangalore, by dwelling in the midst of a fusion of cultures and varied tastes.   

Read more about Brigade Group, one of the most prominent developers in East Bangalore, on our website.

  1. Will East Bangalore have a metro-line?
    Yes, Namma Metro is expected have a line running from Byipannahalli to Whitefield, connecting important places like Sarjapur on the way.
  2. What places in East Bangalore are expected to appreciate the most in the next few years?
    C.V Ramann Nagar, Marathahalli, Sarjapur and Brookefield
  3. How is the social infrastructure of East Bangalore?
    Presence of MNCs and ITs has led to residential development, which in turn has led to good social infrastructure as well. Sarjapur Road is known to have good schools, while Whitefield has popular restaurants and malls.
  4. What is the average cost of a home in East Bangalore?
    Although rates depend on the project, average prices as of October 2016 go upwards of Rs 3,000 per sq. ft
  5. What must one expect as a problem in East Bangalore?
    Water-shortage, to an extent is expected in North Bangalore. Projects have, however, focused on rain-water harvesting with this in mind.

Hebbal – A Real Estate Journey

Hebbal

Why Hebbal Real Estate?

About 18 years ago, when a good part of Bangalore was just opening its eyes to the apartment culture, my family moved from the comforts of Rajajinagar to the unknown lands of Hebbal – the northern end point of the city, only synonymous with the expansive Hebbal Lake to which people drove down over the weekends, to enjoy a boat ride or to watch birds. The completion of Outer Ring Road by the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) in the year 2002, brought about a major change in the way this distant suburb was perceived; the connectivity having improved, the real estate majors such as the Sobha Ltd, Prestige Group, Brigade group etc started acknowledging Hebbal real estate

as a potential market and people from the city opened up to the idea of investing in a home here. It is hard to believe that relatives and friends, who once frowned upon the idea of visiting us, are now desperately trying to book a home in Hebbal.

Hebbal flyover, hebbal real estate
Hebbal flyover

Location & Connectivity to Hebbal Real Estate

The Hebbal flyover, launched at the end of the year 2003 is one of the best made flyovers in the city and paved way for seamless connectivity of the Outer Ring Road to the Bellary Road (NH 7) and also attracted a lot of real estate investments in the nearby areas like Sahakarnagar, Hennur and Thanisandra.  Later in the year 2005, when the much awaited construction project of the Kempegowda International Airport began in Devanahalli – which is located at 30kms from Hebbal, there was a tremendous surge in the land value in and around Hebbal real estate and soon enough, this quiet suburb was brimming with buildings mushrooming at every nook and corner.

Connectivity to the Airport

The signal free corridor to the International Airport can be easily accessed from Hebbal and since the Outer Ring Road connects the Bellary Road (NH 7), Old Madras Road (NH 4), Hosur Road and many others, it becomes easier for people from other cities and districts to get to the airport, without having to enter the city.

Connectivity to Tech Parks

Manyata Tech Park followed and brought in more than half of the city’s IT public working with it as major IT companies like IBM, Nokia Networks, Microsoft, thus making Hebbal real estate one of the most sought after places to live in.

Social Infrastructure:

In order to cater to the people flying in an out of the city, numerous five star hotels (like Four Seasons), malls, Restaurants etc have come up along the Bellary Road. As of today, Hebbal is a fully fledged, self-sustained suburb replete with all the comforts and facilities, a city can offer like excellent set of schools, colleges, hospitals, shopping centres and the best part is, it is just 10kms from the city centre.

 Embassy Lake Terraces, hebbal real estate
View of Embassy Lake Terraces, Hebbal

Top Developers in Hebbal Real Estate

Almost all the pioneers of real estate development have exploited the endless opportunities, this suburb has to offer and have at least one on-going project here; some of the examples are, Hiranandani Glen Gate, Prestige Misty Waters, L&T Raintree Boulevard, Sobha City, Embassy Lake, Century Ethos and the list goes on.

Hebbal Real Estate Price Trends

The per sqft value of the areas in Hebbal real estate which were ones in a few hundreds, have risen to almost ten times the value or more (Rs. 8500/sqft or more in a few areas). The properties for rent in Hebbal and surrounding areas attract monthly rent ranging from Rs.15,000(1 BHK) – Rs.25,000 (2 BHK, 3BHK). Another point worth mentioning about Hebbal real estate is that despite all the developmental activities, the abundant greenery and the pristine lake are still preserved and developers are encouraged to build around these and add value to their constructions.  In these 18 years, I have seen Hebbal go from being a forgotten village to a bustling IT hub, with unmatched connectivity to the International Airport, and yet retain its suburban charm with wide roads and plenty of green cover.