Ulsoor

Ulsoor or Halasuru, is one of the oldest neighbourhoods in Bangalore. Ulsoor is located in central Bangalore, and begins roughly near the eastern terminus of MG Road. It is renowned for its numerous temples and rather narrow streets. Distance from Babusapalya Bus Stop, HRBR Layout, Hennur Gardens to Ulsoor, Bengaluru is 7.0 km and takes around 22 min via Baiyappanahalli Road. Distance from Babusapalya Bus Stop, HRBR Layout, Hennur Gardens to Ulsoor, Bengaluru is 7.0 km and takes around 22 min via Baiyappanahalli Road.

Halasuru Someshwara Temple

There are several old temples in Ulsoor, which are scattered throughout the area. The oldest temple is the Halasuru Someshwara Temple, was built by Kempe Gowda I in the 16th century and is a mixture of Hoysala, Chola and Vijayanagara architecture.

Halasuru Subramanya Temple

The Subramanya Temple, which is more than 800 years old, is one of the popular temples in Bangalore. The temple is close to the celebrated Halasuru Someshwara Temple, and right opposite Sri Adhi Vinayaka Temple near Halasuru metro station. It is said that this temple is older than Sri Someshwara Temple. The deity is also known as Ananda Murugan here. The lord Subrahmanya here is a replica of Murugan at Thiruthani Murugan Temple one of Arupadaiveedus of Murugan. Lord Subrahmanya is flanked by Valli on His right and Devasena on His left in this temple in separate shrines.

Sri Subramanya Swami Temple
Swamy Vivekananda Rd, Lingayana Palya,
Halasuru, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560008

There are separate shrines for Chandikeshwara and Nagadevata. It is believed that the temple was once a Shiva temple. The temple also has Ardha Nareeshwara, Durga, Surya Narayana Sage Agastya, Navagrahas and Kalabhairava enshrined.The temple follows Shaivagama guidelines. There are Nandis on the temple walls and Lord Vishnu shrine at the back entrance of the temple. This is typical of a Shiva temple. The Sthala Vriksha is Athi maram.There is a tank within the temple premises.

Ulsoor Lake

Ulsoor Lake, one of the biggest lakes in Bangalore, is located on the eastern side of the city. Ulsoor Lake derives its name from the name of the locality it is situated, namely, Ulsoor, close to M G Road. It is spread over 50 ha (123.6 acres) and has several islands. Even though the lake is dated to Kempegowdas' time, the present lake was created by Sir Lewin Bentham Bowring, the then Commissioner of Bangalore. The lake was subject to several types of pollution threats.

Other Tourist Attractions

Some of the main thoroughfares in Ulsoor are CMH Road, Cambridge Road, Ulsoor Road and Old Madras Road. CMH Road has several fashion outlets and supermarkets and is the main shopping area for the residents of Ulsoor and the neighbouring Indiranagar.

MG Road, arguably the most well-known road in Bangalore, is a short walk from Ulsoor. Popular Shopping Destinations like Commercial Street, Brigade Road and Ebrahim Saheb Street are all lined up on this road. You can buy Clothes, Fashion Accessories, Antique Items, Shoes and Chapels, Carpets, Wooden and Cane Furniture from here.

Distance from Guttahalli Circle to Ulsoor Police Station is 8 km and takes around 27 min.

Sri Ramakrishna High School in Ulsoor

Sri Ramakrishna High School
1st Cross,Saraswathi Puram, Ulsoor,
Bangalore - 560008
Phone Number: +(91)-80-25561904

St Annes Degree College For Women

St Annes Degree College For Women
#23, Cambridge Road, Halasuru,
Bengaluru, Karnataka 560008
Phone Number: 080 2530 6814