Basavanagudi is a settlement lying in the southern part of Bengaluru. In addition to being a residential hub, it is also a bustling commercial center. This town is one of the oldest localities in the city and has successfully preserved its old-world charm. This neighborhood is best known for its beautiful temples and delicious dosas.
The name ‘Basavanagudi’ finds its origin in the Kannada language. The word ‘Basava’ means
bull, and the word ‘Gudi means temple. Thus the name of this area translates to ‘Bull
Temple’ in English. Basavanagudi gets its name because of the Dodda Basavana Gudi temple's
presence devoted to the Nandi-attendant of lord Shiva. This temple comprises a monolith
statue of the Nandi Bull and is considered the largest temple of the Nandi Bull in the
Along with this, Basavanagudi is home to many more famous temples. DVG Road is the busiest commercial street in the town, accommodating several retail businesses. Due to a solid social infrastructure with reputed educational institutions and hospitals, this locale has also emerged as a notable residential zone.
This town enjoys a moderate climate throughout the year like the rest of the city—the temperature peaks in April with an average of 34 degrees Celsius. The lowest temperatures are seen in January, with an average of 16 degrees Celsius. September is considered the wettest month of the year. The longest days are experienced in June, when daylight lasts for 12 hours.
If you are traveling from Koramangala, a 26-minute drive via 100 Feet Road will get you to Basavanagudi. The distance between these two is approximately 8.3 km. You can also take the city bus from Canara Bank Koramangala and then change the bus from 16th Main to Basavanagudi Police Station. You can also take the metro to National College, which is the metro station serving Basavanagudi.
This area is well connected to every part of the city via road and rail. The closest railway station is the Bangalore City railway station. BMTC buses make this place easily accessible by the rest of the city. National College metro station on the green line serves this neighborhood. The international airport of Bangalore is at a stretch of 40km. Taxis and auto-rickshaws are readily available for local commuting.
The nearest branch of Agarwal Packers and Movers is 3.7 km away and takes 13 minutes to reach.