From vineyards to villas, Rajankunte in north Bengaluru is transforming into a prized residential retreat due to its proximity to the international airport and recent inclusion on the metro rail map.
Rajankunte, (also written Rajanukunte) has seen it all – from vineyards and poultry farms scattered across its landscape to sprawling farmhouses and verdant villa properties. This rather obscure village or hobli came into the spotlight when a few holiday resorts opened their doors to tourists and holiday-makers. The dusty mud roads beckoned motorsports enthusiasts to mark their racing road maps here stretching from Doddaballapur Road to Rajankunte Cross.
The widening of Doddaballapur Road leading up to Yelahanka New Town brought further recognition for Rajankunte. Gifted with large land parcels, this area under the Gram Panchayat grew into a prime residential investment hotspot with a number of Bangalore International Airport Area Planning Authority (BIAPPA) – approved plotted layouts within secure gated environs available for a steal; Rajankunte is merely a 23-km drive to the Bengaluru International Airport through the NH-44. This is one of the advantages Rajankunte enjoys, and draws investors and property buyers. The neighbourhood is well connected to Yelahanka, Doddaballapur and Nelamangala Road leading to Mangaluru through the NH-75 (old 48). In Phase 3 of the Namma Metro, a new line will connect Kogilu Cross on the Ballari Road to Rajankunte; This locality is high on the social infrastructure chart too with expansive campuses of established higher education institutions and international schools, hotels, motels and restaurants, shopping complexes, hospitals and clinics, banks, and plush gated properties dotting the area; Ranging from compact plots of land within gated layouts to villas and apartment clusters, this area has a lot to offer for both, investors and serious home-buyers. For those who want to make a small beginning to realising their dream home, plots are available at a starting price tag of Rs 2750 per sqft and going up to Rs 75 lakh for a 3-BHK apartment.
Leena Mudbidri, Times Property, The Times of India, Bengaluru