About Banashankari, Bangalore
Banashankari is an upscale neighbourhood located in South Bangalore. Its name has been derived from one of the city’s oldest and famous temples-the Banashankari Amma Temple, which was built by Subramanya Shetty in 1915. Banashankari is credited for being the largest locality of Bangalore, which stretches from Mysore Road to Kanakapura Road. It is neighboured by areas like Rajarajeshwari Nagar, Basavangudi, Kempe Gowda Nagar, J.P. Nagar, Jayanagar, Kumaraswamy Layout, Uttarahalli etc.
Clustered into three stages, the area is famous for housing a good number of temples which are visited by many domestic as well as foreign tourists every year. They include Ramanjaneya Temple, Varasiddhi Vinayaka Temple, Venkateshwara Temple, Shree Ramachandrapura Matha, Sri Vasavi Kanyakaparameshwari Temple etc., to name but a few. The area is dotted with many marriage halls including Sitalakshmi, Sri Matha, Sunder Mahal, Maruthi Hanumanthappa, Venketeshwara and LV. Rama etc. Many educational institutions are also located here. From airport, Banashankari is about 25 km away and 15 km away from the city railway station. The major connecting road is ring road. One of the most active and crowded BMTC bus stands is located here. Buses passing through Outer Ring Road and Kanakapura Road either start their journey from the bus station or touch it on the course.