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Girinagar (Kannada:ಗಿರಿನಗರ) (formerly known as Writer's Colony) is a residential area in South West Bangaloremarker, very close to Mysoremarker Road. It is surrounded by Srinagar, Byatarayanapura, Hosakerehalli, Veerabhadranagar, Srinivasanagar and Banashankari 3rd Stagemarker.

Name Origin

Girinagar is so named because of the presence of a hill (or giri in Sanskrit) in the area (nagar). This hill is known as Eeeranna Gutte or Hiranayya Gudda. Also the area is hilly with steep roads. Oldest Residents also say that Girinagar got its name as it was inaugurated by the former Indian president V.V.Giri.

How to get there

The bus routes from various parts of Bangalore are

  • 36A, 36B, 36E, P36A, J10, VJ10 & Trunk 6 from Majestic

Driving Directions


  • Girinagar is divided into 4 phases, with the 2nd phase being the largest. It also subsumes areas such as Avalahalli BDA Layout, Avalahalli Village, Vishwabharati Housing Co-Op Society Layout, Hosakerehalli Layout, Ganapathi Nagar, Muneshwara Block and Nagendra Block.
  • It is one of the quietest areas in Bangalore.
  • Girinagar has 2 big parks - the Vivekananda Park having a statue of Swami Vivekananda at the centre and the BDA Park in Avalahalli Layout.
  • Girinagar has a yoga school Yogashri and a Vedic school Veda Paatshala.
  • Samskrita Bharathi's Karnataka headquarters, Aksharam, is located in this area, next to Sri Raghavendra Mutt. Regular Samskritam (Samskrit) Classes are conducted here.
  • Girinagar is famous for its hill, or Eeranna Gutte or Hirannaya Gudda. One can see the whole of Bangalore city from this hill and also witness the sunrise and sunset. There is a temple on the top of this hill.
  • NCERT state office is also located in the vicinity.
  • Gandhi Bazaar is very close by (about 3km).


  • Auden Public School, Girinagar 2nd Phase
  • Vijayabharathi Vidyalaya, Girinagar 2nd Phase
  • Shanthinikethan English School
  • Creative Preschool
  • Martin Luther Public School, Nagendra Block


  • PES Ladies Hostel
  • Havyaka Ladies Hostel


  • Radhakrishna Hospital, Girinagar Circle
  • Adarsh Nursing Home, Srinivasanagar 80 Ft. Road
  • Bhadrappa Nursing Home, 50 Ft. Road
  • K.S. Hospital, 100 Ft. Ring Road
  • K.R Hospital, 50 Ft.road near PES college
  • Vinayaka Hospital, Srinivasanagar 80 Ft. Road



  • Padmanabha Food Kemp, Nehru Road
  • Sri Manjunatha Darshini, Nehru Road



  • Venkateshwara Theatre, Avalahalli


  • Avadhoota Datta Peetham, 2nd Phase
  • Sri Vasavi Kanyaka Parameshwari Temple, 2nd Phase
  • Sri Shirdi Sai Baba Temple, 2nd Phase
  • Sri Ganesha Temple, Avalahalli BDA Park
  • Sri Shakthi Ganapathi Temple, Hosakerehalli Layout
  • Sringeri Sharada Peetham, JP Road
  • Sri Raghavendra Mutt, 80 Feet road
  • Sri Ramachandrapura Matha, JP Road
  • Sri Venkatanarayanaswamy Temple, 1st Phase
  • Sri Mahaganapathi Temple, 1st Phase


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