Malleswaram or Malleshwara, located in the north-west of Bangalore, derives its name from the famous Kaadu Malleshwara temple. Malleswaram is one of the areas in Bangalore where you can find many Hindu Temples. Also, Malleswaram is a hotspot of educational activities with many schools and colleges spread all across the area. Malleswaram is also adjacent to one of the oldest localities Palace Guttahalli.
Malleswaram can be called one of the prominent cultural hubs in Bangalore. There are many prominent dancers, musicians and gurus here. With many local residents taking classes from these art schools, there are also many auditoriums where students/teachers can perform which include the Chowdiah Memorial Hall, etc. in nearby areas. Malleswaram's classical roots originates from a very conservative neighborhood that strives to pass on old traditions and rituals to younger generations.
Malleswaram is well connected by the Bangalore Metropolitan Transportation Corporation buses (BMTC) with the downtown and other localities in Bangalore. Sampige Road and Margosa Road are the two main roads running through the heart of Malleswaram. The vehicular density and the resulting pollution on these roads is a major cause of concern. Construction of the Malleswaram underpass has alleviated some of the traffic problems. However, since a majority of the commuters to Malleswara are from other areas of Bengaluru, inauguration of the Bangalore Metro could help in stabilizing the vehicular population of Malleswaram. Experts suggest that the archaic and severely under-utilized Malleswaram Railway Station can alleviate the traffic problems of Malleswaram to a large extent, if it is developed into a Metro station.