Know Your Neighbourhood: Indiranagar in Bangalore
Bangalore (or rather Bengaluru) has been home to me since 1991. While I did spend the early days in Viveknagar, close to Koramangala, since 1993, I’ve lived in Indiranagar in Bangalore.
And man… has Indiranagar changed or what! 😉
Indiranagar in Bangalore was a completely residential area. Drive down 100 FT road or even 80 FT road, you will come across palatial bungalows.
Today, while parts of it are still a residential location, Indiranagar is a lively dining and its second name is “nightlife hub” with a hip vibe.
Indiranagar in Bangalore is considered the heart of the city.
In the evenings, the restaurants, pubs, and craft breweries along 100 Feet Road and the surrounding streets draw a young, stylish crowd all over the streets of Indiranagar.
Indiranagar in Bangalore is considered a shopping destination, home to fashion stores selling indie labels and international brands, plus quirky boutiques offering handicrafts and funky homeware.
And just in case you want to know, what is the pin code of Indiranagar in Bangalore?
Well, a major portion of Indiranagar in Bangalore has the pin code 560038. Some areas, close to HAL 2nd stage and HAL 3rd stage have the pin code as 560008 and some areas have the pin code 560075.
Indiranagar is a well developed residential and commercial locality in Bangalore. Located towards the East of the city, it is adjacent to other prominent localities.
Some localities close to Indiranagar in Bangalore, are,
- CV Raman Nagar
- HAL Layout
Indiranagar is an upmarket area of Bangalore, supported by well developed social infrastructure, good connectivity, and accessibility to prime commercial areas of the city.
The locality’s residential landscape majorly includes residential houses, low-rise multi-story apartments, as well as villas.
There are some post offices also in Indiranagar, Banglore, featured as Indiranagar Post Office, HAL 2nd Stage Post Office, Domlur Post Office.
The social infrastructure is quite excellent due to the presence of retail outlets, pubs, restaurants, and its proximity to MG Road and Brigade Road.
Indiranagar has two Metro stations within the neighborhood where the Namma Metro Purple line runs. One on CMH road, and the other at the 80 FT road – Old Madras road intersection, also referred to as the Swami Vivekananda Metro Station.
The Namma Metro Purple lines will further connect to Whitefield by 2021.
Indiranagar has developed social infrastructure not only with schools, and hospitals, but also in retail stores, banks, and eateries.
The location is well known for schools such as National Public School, The Frank Anthony Public School, New Horizon Public School, among many others.
Some good colleges are also located in and around Indiranagar, in Bangalore, such as Dr. Ambedkar College, Sree Cauvery PU & Management College, to name a few.
You also have a number of financial institutions and nationalized banks in Indiranagar.
Some of them being,
- ICICI Bank (CMH road and Jeevanbhimanagar)
- HDFC Bank (Double road and 12th Main)
- Axis Bank (100 FT road and 80 FT road)
- YES Bank (80 FT road)
- State Bank of India (12th Main, 80 FT road, Krishna temple road)
- Syndicate Bank (100 FT road)
- Canara Bank (80 FT road)
Hospitals in Indiranagar Bangalore
Some of the well-known hospitals in and around Indiranagar in Bangalore are
- Manipal Hospital
- ESI Hospital
- Sir. C.V. Raman General Hospital
- Rashmi Hospital
- Chinmaya Mission Hospital (CMH Hospital)
- Ayaansh Hospital
- Motherhood Hospital – Indiranagar
- Apollo Clinic
- GG Hospital
- Apoorva Hospitals
- Sattva Superspeciality Centre
- Axon Speciality Hospital
- The Life Plus Hospital
In addition to the above-mentioned hospitals, you also have a number of specialty hospitals and clinics too.
IT Tech Parks in Indiranagar Bangalore
Indiranagar is also a popular commercial and retail destination with the presence of offices of several companies as well as IT firms.
Indiranagar has good connectivity to the major IT parks in Bangalore such as,
- RMZ Infinity
- RMZ Millenia
- Bagmane Tech Park
- Embassy Golf Links
Surrounding the vicinity of Indiranagar also features some of the best hotels in Bangalore such as,
- The Leela Palace Bangalore
- The Royal Orchid Hotel
- Sterlings Mac Hotel
among many more.
Ultimate Shopping Guide in Indiranagar Bangalore
If you are looking to tick multiple things on your shopping list, look into 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar. You will find everything from budget ethnic wear to high-end bespoke menswear also womenswear.
Now, instead of you having to comb through the entire 100 FT Road, I’ve decoded shopping on 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar by breaking it down into four categories — Footwear, Clothing, Accessories, and Sports. That’s ok, you can thank me later!
PS: Do watch this space regularly. I will have the latest stores updated here from time to time.
Hush Puppies are the ultimate in comfortable and supportive brands in footwear. From formals men’s shoes to wear to the office, to comfy moccasins to walk around in, they have a wide selection available. We love their men’s sleek collection.
Clarks offers high-quality footwear in trendy styles – Stylish leather boots, classic office shoes, comfortable leather sandals.
You should frankly check out their ankle leather boots, perfect for a mild winter, or their brown suede sneakers with contrasting laces.
Regarding the prices, maybe a little high, but selecting a pair is going to last you easily a couple of years!
Clothing – Western
This store has a great selection of dresses and tops, which are not only perfect for going out but also one, can comfortably carry on work as casual wear, and even office wear!
They have some very pretty lace dresses, handbags, and accessories that we love personally.
Forever New is an Australian brand that is a staple of pretty fashion in Bangalore and sells a selection of day and night dresses, crop tops, shorts, and leggings, not only accessories like handbags, walkers, clutches, scarves, gloves but also jewelry!
If you are heading abroad or even up North, they even sell trench coats and fake fur coats to keep your body warm. Forever New can be a little pricey, but watch out for their sales, as you can get discounts as high as 60 percent!
Brooks Brothers’ high-end menswear store offers a great selection of office wear, formal clothing, and accessories, as well as casual attire like sweaters and polo shirts. They are a bit pricey, it’s worth for good quality, perfect tailoring, and on-trend styles.
Clothing – Ethnic
Suvasa is been loved for its casual cotton clothing that includes both fashionable and comfortable. Their great choice is in the selection of mulmul Kurtis and palazzo pants. Suvasa has a good collection of menswear, selling cotton button-ups in bold prints. They preferred being reasonable in terms of price.
Sampada is a Delhi-based brand that has specialized in block printed garments made by craftsmen from Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan, Kolkata, and Bihar, to name a few!
They sell Kutras, bottoms, and stoles, as well as a kurta and Anarkali sets in colors like indigo and rust. They are also very reasonably priced, despite using high-quality materials!
While Levitate also stocks clothing, we always go there for their beautiful accessories — you will find handmade nose pins to giant jhumkas to jazz things up a bit. And it’s not just jewelry; they have fragrances, decor, bags, belts and so much more. And Levitate stuff is available across India at a variety of prices!
Nike is known for creating shoes for every type of sport (tennis, running, skateboarding, cricket, etc. Nike is considered for having a great collection of sleek workout gear. Sure, it is a little pricey as you will be paying for excellent quality and comfortable yet fashionable clothing!
Adidas has an amazing collection of sports shoes, and is available across a range of budgets! Not only do they offer good quality, but their footwear also is super stylish and comes in a different layer of colors like fuchsia and orange, making them super safe for an evening run.
Best Restaurants in Indiranagar Bangalore
Done with all the Shopping? Hungry by any chance?! Well, honestly, I don’t need a reason to try out the various restaurants that Indiranagar in Bangalore has to offer.
Indiranagar in Bangalore is famous for its food. And options that’ll drive you nuts.
Where to go and what to eat! 😉
Almost all the restaurants here are perfect for hungry souls in Indiranagar.
Here’s a list of the Best Restaurants in Indiranagar.
PS: Again, do watch this space for more. I will have the latest eat-outs and restaurants added to this list.
The Fatty Bao
This restaurant is the best in Indiranagar. This restaurant only serves Asian Cuisine. Some of the famous dishes of these restaurants include Masala chai, Wine sautéed mushrooms, pasta Alfredo, and apple pie, etc.
It has open-aired seating and incredible nightlife, and it has a smoking zone too.
The Black Rabbit
The restaurant Black Rabbit has two floors and also a nightclub. The ground floor of the restaurant has picnic tables lined with the walls, whereas the upper floor has a DJ console and sofas lined together. You must-have meals at the restaurant as – Tandoori Chicken, Crème Brulee, Shrimp Gambas, Burger, and Mustard Chicken. The restaurant is featured with live music, nightlife, and live screen matches.
As the name says, this place is famous for North Indian Food. Hyderabad has restaurants that mostly serve international cuisines.
Moreover, it is a vegetarian restaurant. The restaurant is famous and well known to serve North Indian cuisine.
Italian, North Indian, and Mediterranean cuisines are served by Bricklane restaurant in Indiranagar. Here the dishes that you need to try include the Crème Brulee, Honey Mustard Chicken, Shrimp Gambas, and Tandoori Chicken. The restaurant also has poolside dining.
Best Pubs in Indiranagar Bangalore
One of the favorite places to party up in the city, Indiranagar has much on offer for the pub lover and the bar hopper. All you need is to drop by and prepare to leave on a real high.
Here are my picks of the best pubs in Indiranagar.
Pubs and Brewery
Vapour Pub and Brewery
Housing an impressive bar menu and an in-house brewery, Vapour’s humongous royal ambiances with a spectacular rooftop make it a perfect place to hang out with friends and that special someone. People go here for lip-smacking North Indian, Continental, and Chinese food.
The Beer Café
This Cafe is India’s largest beer chain and serving the widest collection of draught beers to choose from, along with a variety of beers from around the world. This place is an instant hit amongst people who like to have formal office and social meetings or conversations over a pint.
Pecos Stones is an old Bangalore pub, Pecos Stone is where would like to go and fill up on a big glass of beer without spending too much. Along with beer, there is also rock music, and the spice-packed bar eats. The Chili Beef, Peanut Masala, and Prawn Ghee Roast are must to have here.
Do steel yourself from your busy day to chill for the crowds here, especially on a Saturday night. From the food menu, one should give a try for the Lamb, Fig, and Cheese Pizza, the Baked Nachos, and the hefty Toit Steak.
A breezy, terrace lounge, Jonah’s make for the perfect ambiance to place your lips and take a sip on their Apple Cinnamon Martini and Orange Basil Spritz. You can also pair your drinks up with servings of Hot Beef Pasta Salad, their creamy Ricotta Fritters as well as the Chicken Risotto.
Things to do in Indiranagar Bangalore
Go Scuba Diving At Planet Scuba India
Yes, you read that right. If you have never tried diving and if you wish to take your first dive then you can take it with Planet Scuba India.
You will be given a small introduction on how to use your mask, regulator, buoyancy control device (okay, no need to be worried, there will be instructors guiding you). All you need to do is come by in swimwear that is fit for you.
Ready to take a plunge?
Catch a Gig at the Humming Tree
The Humming Tree is loved for its food, and it is popular for its live gigs, stand-ups, and offbeat events. Take Lime Dairies for instance, where travelers come and speak about their experiences and anecdotes.
On any given night, you can be sure something is happening at The Humming Tree, so grab a beer, some munchies and sign up for a night of fun.
Scale Walls at Equilibrium Climbing Station
A fun activity to try with your bae, buddies, or even by yourself, the Equilibrium Climbing station has provided a wall for every kind of climber. So fret not if you are a first-timer and if you are a seasoned climber, there are walls with stones to challenge your caliber as well.
One thing is, you’ll be falling a lot as the floor is padded and this is a good way to get over your fear of heights.
While creating this article, I discovered a lot of places that I really didn’t know existed in Indiranagar in Bangalore. And to be honest, I’ve covered just about 30% of what Indiranagar has to offer.
Is there a business or service you’d like to include here? Do let me know in the comments below. I’d be happy to mention it here in this article.
And as mentioned above in this article, do keep coming back for more updates regarding Indiranagar in Bangalore.