Malleshwaram a planned suburb and elite residential area of Bangalore exhibiting the mix of old and new culture.The place is always bustling with crowd,well known for temples,cafes and iconic restaurants one can experience the charm of old Bangalore and can get back in time.Here are few places located in and around Malleshwaram. This place has lot of things to offer for all the age groups with touch of history,arts, science and spiritual bliss few of these places are offbeat and they are going unnoticed.
Gandhi Bhavan located at the kumara krupa road,is dedicated to our father of our nation Mahatma Gandhi.Setup with the intention of promoting Gandhian thoughts and values.The main attraction is the gallery which consists of rare photographs of Gandhiji and few photocopies of his letters to various leaders during freedom struggle.The bhavan has also an book counter with some good enriching collection of Gandhian values.
Chitra kala parishath
Located right next to Gandhi Bhavan is the premier fine arts institute in Bangalore.This place has many museums with interesting and rare collections ranging from traditional paintings,Pupptery and sculptures.The place is always abuzz with events and fairs.The annual art mela organised by CKP is the Chitrasanthe where the two kilometer stretch of footpath on the kumara krupa road is turned into an art hub.It's an platform for artists from across the country to showcase their artworks.For all the art lovers its an visual extravaganza and an eyeopener for all the youngsters.It's must visit mela held during January.
Indian Institute Of Science(IISC Bangalore)
Nestled amidst 372 acres with a large area of green space lies the Indian Institute of science which is the premier institute for advanced scientific and technological research and education in India.The main centre of attraction is the central hall complex which houses the lecture halls and various scientific exhibits.IISC is thrown open to public once in a year when it hosts the IISC Open day to commemorate the achievements of Sir CV Raman held during the month of February.It's an visual treat to all the science and technology enthusiasts.
Most commonly called as Sankey kere or sankey tank located in the suburbs middle of Malleshwaram and Sadashivnagar is an artificial man made lake with a beautiful lake setting with an excellent and well maintained path way ideal for an refreshing walk or an interesting talk.A calm and serene place rich in avian habitat completely soaks you in the grandeur of nature. Don't miss the sunset at the lake its simply stunning.
Dakshina Mukhi Nandi Teertha Kshetra
This place of worship located in the heart of the city Malleshwaram came to light and was excavated almost 15 years ago by the builder and it was informed to the ASI (Archaeological Society of India) and when they dug up the the 700 year old temple of Nandeswara was almost in tact.The temple has an spacious courtyard built with granite stone pillars.The main attraction is the water falls on the from the mouth of the Nandi(Bull) on the Shivalinga its a continuous uninterrupted abhisheka to the lord.The water then reaches the holy Kalyani. The shrine is an fine example of engineering and architectural marvel.
Kaadu Malleshwara Temple
Adjoining to the Dakshina Mukhi Nandi Teertha Kshetra if one follows the red and the white stripped steps which leads to the shrine found atop the hill lies the historically famous Kaadu Malleshwara temple located on the busy sampige road Malleshwaram which refers to the forest territory and hence the surrounding area came to be known as Malleshwaram.It's one of the oldest temple's in Bangalore dedicated to lord Shiva.Historical texts reveal that this place has been visited by the Maratha ruler Shivaji.One can also visit the near by temples like the Gangamma Devi,Venugopalaswamy temple and SriSai Baba Temple.
Sheshadri Iyer Memorial
The Diwan of Mysore Sheshadri Iyer is laid to rest in this beautiful garden located in Kumara park west.Most of us are aware of the famous iconic fast food center Chetty's corner and Gullu's chat and would have taken a stroll in the park and we've wouldn't have noticed it.Sheshadripuram is named after this diwan of Mysore.
Just drop by to Malleshwaram and feel and breathe in the spirit of Namma Bengaluru.