Cooke town is an upscale and opulent locality in the city of Bengaluru. It lies in the north-eastern part of the city. It is one of the oldest towns in Bengaluru. It is a posh residential zone characterized by luxurious apartments and independent plots. It is in immediate proximity to the Central Business District, the hub of commercial activity in Bengaluru. Due to being in the vicinity of this commercial hub, the real estate market of Cooke Town has flourished and is one of the most expensive places in Bengaluru.
This town is named after the president of the Bangalore Civil and Military Station Municipality, G.H Cooke. It was established in 1900 and is one of the oldest localities in the city. Though this locality was established a long time ago, it has retained parts of its colonial essence. Historian Peter Colaco has regarded this neighborhood as the nicest place in the Cantonment. The majority of the population in this town is Tamil. The restaurants here serve a wide range of international and Indian cuisines. Million Street Park, Bangalore Pork Shop, Ascension Church, and Masjid-e-Munawara are significant landmarks in the area.
The climate of Cooke Town is pleasant throughout the year. Summers and Winters both are mild, with temperatures ranging from 34 degrees Celcius to 16 degrees Celsius. September is the wettest month, and June has the longest days.
If you want to reach Cooke Town from Malleshwaram, you can drive via Sankey road in 27 minutes, covering 7.9 km. You can also take the BMTC bus from Malleshwaram 18th cross till Devis Road and then walk a 500m to reach Cooke Town. Taxis and auto-rickshaws are also convenient options to get Cooke Town from Malleshwaram.
This neighborhood is well connected to other areas of the city by rail and road both. The nearest railway station is just a kilometer away. The buses run by BMTC are also readily available. The international airport of Bengaluru is at a stretch of 30km. The closest metro station is the Halasuru metro station.
The nearest branch of Agarwal Packers and Movers is about 9.3 km away and can be reached in almost 29 minutes.