Basavanagudi is a prominent place since time in memorial, the historical rich Bull Temple and several other temples build during the reign of local chieftain Kempe Gowda, the founder of Bangalore, these temples retain its heavenly beauty till today and they provide information as well as significance of this place. Until decade ago, this area was a home for Kannada speaking scholarly Brahmin families and other high ranked personalities.
Basavanagudi homes prestigious educational institutions like BMS College For Law, The National College, Vijaya Degree College, Bhavan-Siet Institute Of Management, Bangalore Institute Of Legal Studies, Crescent Teachers Training Institute, Shekar School Of Nursing and Bangalore's oldest Educational organization of Acharya Pathashala and National School are situated in this region. There is a City Central Library located in the vicinity of this place. This library has a vast collection of book, what ever the subject relative books are found in this library. There are several hospitals, providing quality medical care Bharathi Nursing Home, Trinity Hospital And Heart Foundation, Bangalore Heart Centre are to name a few
Today, in this green lush environ many business firms, especially IT related business centre like Core Objects, AI Soft Technologies, Sonata Software Limited, Compusol Software Private Limited are established. This growth and progress of the area greet working force to migrate to this locality. This part of the city is good in serving daily necessity of a family and individual.
This place has several attractions, Ramakrishna Matha located on Bull Temple Road is a prominent matha, and hordes of people from different part of the city as well as country visit this place throughout the year.
The current MLA is Ravi Subramanya.LA of BJP, won against K.Bagegowda of JD(S).