purvahighlands1An artist’s impression of the entrance pavillion of Purva Highlands

Purva Highlands is an  under-construction, residential, high-rise apartment complex, with two and three bedroom apartments located off Kanakpura Road, South Bangalore. It is promoted by the Puravankara Group and has been designed by Venkataramanan Asssociates, well-known architects of Bangalore.

The Architct for this project is the well-known architectural firm of Bangalore, Venkataramanan Associates, known for their experience.

The Puravankara Group was established in 1975, in response to the growing need for housing and commercial space in the metropolitan cities of India. Since then, the Group has grown to be one of the leading Real Estate Developers in Bangalore.

The project spread on a 17 acre property is located right on the NICE expressway, off Kanakpura Road. The apartments are distributed in 13 Nos. three-pronged buildings. These buildings are arranged in  two semicircles around the  entertainement centre and the swimming pool.

PURVA HIGHlayoutSite Plan of the Purva Highlands Site, bang on the NICE expressway which connects Hosur Road and Mysore road

UNIT TYPES: There are totally 1600 apartments. There are two-bedroom and three-bedroom units priced at Rs 44 Lakhs onwards.
2 Bhk – 1317 sq ft. to 1340 sq ft.
3 Bhk – 1632 sq ft. to 1812 sq ft.

FEATURES: Purva Highlands has all the standard amenities found in such large residential complexes in Bangalore like:

  1. An Entertainement centre with health spa, meditation/aerobic room, squash court, badminton court, billiards table, table tennis;
  2. Gym, steam, sauna and Swimming pool;
  3. Outdoor sports like lawn tennis court and basket ball court;
  4. Outdoor children’s play area;
  5. Restaurant, cocktail lounge, supermarket, health care center, amphitheatre and party hall;
  6. Water purification plant.

photo20852An artist’s perspective of the three-pronged, multi-storey buildings at Purva Highlands.

The new NICE road adjacent to this project connects all the major IT hubs in south Bangalore, like Electronic city, Sarjapur Road and White Field. The easy connectivity to Mysore, through the BMIC corridor road is also another reason that this area is seeing a lot of renewed interest from investors and builders. Moreover, South Bangalore is close to a wide range of entertainment and recreational spots like the Bannerghatta zoo, resorts and water bodies, which make for interesting weekend destinations.

Connectivity is important, but imagine living right on a busy expressway for the rest of your life. Look at the latest  on-site photo of Purva Highlands taken on 03 Feb 2010 and shown here.


Progress photo of Purva Highlands, taken from the NICE expressway, on 03 Feb 2010.

I may sound a tad too critical, but looking at this photo I can only see associated problems for the residents, like 24 hour noise pollution, exposure to dust and exhaust fumes which will trigger  allergic reactions and ailments. In addition, unlike the  ‘high’ sounding name, there seems to be some lowland in the Site which may cause flooding.

When the common man books these apartments, they are subtly encouraged to see the positives by the sales team. However, when they start living in these apartments, they are bound to face the problems. Then, the only solution will be to have airconditioning in all the apartments, which will in turn trigger other health related problems.

As an Architect, my request to the builders is that, when selecting a Site for residential purposes, please keep in mind the location. Most people buy a house only once and they intend to live there for the rest of their life. So let it be someplace they will thank you for ever!

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  1. Ashutosh Ranjan says:

    That a nice looking property. you can go for buy.

  2. NaanuNaane says:

    There is no entrance to this highway from the apartment

  3. priyanka says:

    Is it advisable to buy purva highland now considering kanakpura is seeing a development

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