(Kannada: ವಿಜಯ ನಗರ) is a neighbourhood in west Bangalore
. It derives its name from the Vijayanagara empire
that flourished in south India during 15th and 16th centuries. It is bound by Mysore Road and Magadi Road, with Chord Road cutting through.
People started dwelling in this locality from late 1970s. It has a sizable middle class population. Early inhabitants were employees of organizations such as BCC (now known as BBMP), BHEL
, KIMCO, and AMCO, which are located on Mysore Road.
Facilities and attractions
Maruti Mandir, Shani Mahatma temple, Kodandaramaswamy temple, Shiva Ganapati temple, Adichunchunagiri
temple are some of the prominent temples in this area. It also has Siddaganga & Adichunchanagiri
Vijayanagar is close proximity to RV Engineering College
, PES Institute of Technology
, the Bangalore University
and the National Law School of India University
. Vijayanagar East is popularly known as RPC Layout (Railway Parallel Colony Layout), since this layout is along the railway track. It has been recently renamed as Hampi Nagar. Hampi was the capital of the Vijayanagar
Vijayanagar also houses a large Public Library
, which is one of the largest in Karnataka
. Chandra Layout is one of the fastest growing localities of Vijayanagar, which houses some of the prominent people of Bangalore.
Schools and colleges
Vijayanagar has many well recognized educational institutions. Following are a few: