A.V. Road

Road Name: A.V. Road, initially called Albert Victor Road -in the memory of the former Prince is found at the Lalbagh entrance even today) – it was renamed Aluru Venkata Rao Road (after the leader of the Karnataka Ekikarana movement) post-Independence, ensuring that the abbreviation A V remained. Road Location: Chamrajpet 1st main road Detailed Description: The birth of Chamarajpet…

Mahakavi Pampa Road

Road Name: Mahakavi Pampa Road named after Adikavi Pampa (902 CE – 10th Century) Road Location: The Mahakavi Pampa Road is located in Bangalore, Karnataka. It forms a major link connecting KR market, Shankarapuram, and Basavangudi. Its PIN code is 560018. It is just 2.2km away from the Town Hall. Summary: Remarkable poet, precise strategist, evocative translator and…

Kengal Hanumanthaiah Road

Road Name: Kengal Hanumanthaiah Road (Commonly called KH Road or Double Road) named after Kengal Hanumanthaiah (14 February, 1908 – 1 December, 1980) Road Location: The Kengal Hanumanthaiah Road (KH Road)/ Double Road is located near the Lalbagh area (Pin-code is 560027). Summary: Kengal Hanumanthaiah is mostly recognized as the second Chief Minister of Karnataka, and the man responsible for…

Mehkri Circle

Circle Name: Mehkri Circle named after Enayathullah Mehkri (1897 / 98 -1990) Circle Location: Bellary Road, Ashwath Nagar, Armane Nagar Summary: Mehkri Circle is named after Mr. Enayathullah Mehkri. Mr. Mehkri personally financed the proper levelling of the intersection of the Bellary Road and the Hebbal Tank area, so that bullocks would not need to struggle to pull…

Lavelle Road

Road Name: Lavelle Road named after Michael Fitzgerald Lavelle (Unknown – 1 August, 1917) Road Location: Lavelle road is an important road found in Bangalore, Karnataka. It connects Richmond circle and Mahatma Gandhi square. Its PIN code 560001. It is close to the Chinnaswamy stadium. Summary: Michael Fitzgerald Lavelle was the pioneer of modern gold mining in India….

Kasturba Road

Road Name: Kasturba Road named after Kasturba Mohandas Gandhi (11th April 1869 – 22nd February 1944) Road Location: One of the busiest and most crowded streets in the city, it is connected to M G Road to the north and J C Road to the south. Some important landmarks situated along Kasturba Road are Kanteerava Indoor Stadium, Cubbon Park, Government Museum…

Shankar Nag Road

Road Location: Have you been to Shankar Nag road in Bommanahalli? Have you ever wondered who roads are named after? Or, wondered what led to the naming of roads after famous people? Most often, we wonder about why roads are named the way they are, but don’t give enough thought about it, or we don’t have…