Know your neighbourhood: Marathahalli
Marathahalli is a locality situated in the south eastern part of Bangalore. Once a village, this suburb was transformed into the real estate hub it is today after the Information Technology boom experienced by the city. The development of the Outer Ring Road has also aided this micro market’s real estate growth.
Marathahalli is well connected to the IT hubs of Whitefield and Electronics City and upcoming residential markets such as the Outer Ring Road and Sarjapur Road. The National Highway 7 runs through Marathahalli. Besides NH 7, the Old Airport Road and the ITPL Road also serve as good connectors for this locality. The ORR serves as another great connector. ORR is a signal free stretch that allows those living in Marathahalli traffic free access to most parts of Bangalore. The international airport is located at a distance of 46 km from Marathahalli through the ORR and Bangalore Hyderabad Highway. The nearest railway station from Marathahalli is located at KR Puram which is at a distance of 11 km from this micro market.
The area has good schools which are affiliated to various boards of education like the Ravindra Bharathi Global Schools, H.A.L. Gnanajyoti School and Narayana e-Techno School & PU College. The locality has a number of colleges like the Hindustan Aviation Academy, Dr. Shyamala Reddy Dental Hospital and Research Centre and MVJ College of Education.
The locality has a good hospitality sector with the presence of star hotels, budget hotels, serviced apartments, guest houses and restaurants. Park Plaza, Hotel Dolphin, 24 Tech Hotel, Stamford Residency, The Iris Inn by Bhagini, etc. are some of the star hotels located here. The area has a number of serviced apartments like the Sherwood Suites, Nagarjuna Suites, Achates Corporate Services and Cloud 9 Serviced Apartments. Guest houses like AP Residency Guesthouse and Compact Panache are present here. Famous restaurants present here include AB’s – Absolute Barbecues, Holy Flames, Jalsa, The Square – Novotel, Yo! China and The Village. The region enjoys a rich nightlife with the presence of bars, pubs and lounges like Wareabouts Grill & Lounge, Purple Haze, Callista Bar & Restaurant, Jimi’s Beer Cafe, Gadang Sports Bar – Hotel Park Plaza, Chiller’s Nation and Sherlock’s Pub.
The locality has standalone retail outlets of both national and international brands like Sony, Baby Mart, Max, Levi’s, Identiti Clothing, W for Women, Megamart, Wood World, Traxx Shoes and Lifestyle International. The area has a number of supermarkets like Big Bazaar, More Megastore, Reliance Fresh and Maha Bazaar. The area has a number of stores for grocery, provisions, jewellery, clothing and footwear. A number of shopping complexes and shopping centers are also present.
Multiplexes and theatres like Innovative Multiplex, Srivinayaka Theatre, Thulasi Theatre, etc. are located here. The area has various clubs like the Bangalore Players Club and E-Zone. A number of parks are located here.
The locality has renowned multi specialty, super specialty and general hospitals like Fortis Hospital, Sakra World Hospital, Yashomati Hospitals, Rainbow Children’s Hospital and Keva Ayurveda. A number of clinics and pharmacies are also located here.
Places of worship:
Krishna Bhagwan Temple, Anjaneya Swamy Temple, Ganesh Temple, Hanuman Temple, El-Bethel AG Church, Hebron church, St. George Jacobite Syriac Orthodox Church, Maranatha Worship Centre, Eid Gah Masjid and Masjid-E-Marathahalli are some of the places of worship present here.
The Outer Ring Road connects the locality with Banashankari and Hebbal. The area has become very popular amongst those who are working in the IT sector and also with investors who are looking at good rental returns as well as capital returns. Buyers are shifting their attention from Whitefield to Marathahalli as this area is well connected to Whitefield and the going rate for properties here is 10% lesser than those in Whitefield. Ground water level here has dropped due to the influx of population into this area. Many residents here depend on tankers for water supply. This micro market possesses sound social infrastructure in terms of educational institutions, hospitals and malls. With improved infrastructure, Marathahalli will be well on its way to becoming one of Bangalore’s prominent real estate hubs.