Ulsoor or Halasuru is an old neighborhood in the city of Bengaluru. It lies in the central part of Bengaluru. This city is known for its beautiful lake-Ulsoor Lake, popular for boating and recreation amongst tourists. Ulsoor is renowned for its ancient temples, which display intricately carved designs of Hindu deities.
The town Ulsoor was initially named Halasuru. The word ‘Halasuru’ is derived from the Kannada words ‘Halasina Hannu,’ which translates to ‘Jackfruit’ in English. As there was a jackfruit orchard near Ulsoor Lake, this name was given to the neighborhood. Later, during the British administration, the name of this neighborhood was Ulsoor. The second Gowda king constructed Ulsoor Lake, which today is a significant landmark in the area. It is the only tank built by the Gowda kings holding up today. Tamil and Kannada are the locally spoken languages. Among the many temples situated here, Halasuru Someshwara Temple is an ancient temple visited by many tourists every year. It was built during the reign of the Chola dynasty and is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Today Ulsoor is a well-developed commercial and residential center.
The climate in Ulsoor is moderate like the other parts of Bengaluru. April experiences the hottest days, with the temperature rising to 34 degrees Celsius. The weather in winters falls to 16 degrees Celsius. The longest days are seen in June. September receives the most rainfall, with an average of 184 mm.
If you want to reach Ulsoor from Malleshwaram, you have to cover a distance of 8.3 km. A drive via Millers Road takes 26 minutes to reach Ulsoor from Malleshwaram. You can also take the subway from Srirampura to Majestic and from there to Trinity. Taking the metro is the cheapest way to get to Ulsoor from Malleshwaram. You can also take the BMTC bus from 13th Cross Malleshwaram to KR Circle and another from there to Halasuru bus stop.
MG road, one of the most popular routes in the city, is just minutes away from Ulsoor. This neighborhood is well connected by road, rail, and metro as well. There are two metro stations situated here – Trinity and Ulsoor metro station. The closest railway stations are East Railway Station and Cantt Railway station. BMTC buses also make this locale easily accessible. The international airport of Bengaluru is almost an hour away from this place.
The nearest Agarwal Packers and Movers branch is 6.4 km away and can be reached in approximately 23 minutes.