Richards town

Richards Town is in the North Bengaluru, Karnataka, India. It is in the Pulakeshinagar constituency. It is a suburban area which was developed during the British rule in India. The town is planned in the European Town Planning way. It has broad roads for horse carriages. [1]

Richards Town
Town
The skyline of Richards Town
Coordinates: 13.005808, 77.616275 [2]
Government
 • BodyBruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike
 • MLAAkhanda Srinivasamurthy (Indian National Congress)
Population
 • Total16,693
Area code(s)560005


LocationEdit

Richards Town is in the North Bengaluru. The nearest post office of Richards Town is the Frazer Town Post Office.[3] The pin code of the area is 560005.[4] The police station is the Pulakeshinagar Police Station.[5] The nearest airport, Kempegowda International Airport is 17.84 kilometres away from Richards Town.[6] The nearest railway station to Richards Town is the Bangalore East Railways Station, which is located within the town.[7] The closest Bus Depot to Richards Town is the Kalyan nagar Bus Depot, which is 4.8 kilometres away.

The Vidhan Sabha constituency is the Pulakeshinagar constituency. The member of the Vidhana Sabha is Akhanda Srinivasamurthy, from the Indian National Congress. It is part of the Bangalore North Lok Sabha constituency. The member of the Lok Sabha is D.V.Sadananda Gowda, from the Bharatiya Janata Party.

Richards ParkEdit

One of the main attractions in Richards Town is the Richards Park. It was developed with the town during the British Period. It is more than a hundred years old.[8] Richards Park is frequently visited by tourists as a part of walk-tours of Richards Town.[9]

Holy Ghost ChurchEdit

Holy Ghost Church is a significiant landmark in Richards Town. The church opened on May 24th, 1953 by Archibishop A S Colas of Pondicherry. Holy Ghost Chruch was opened on Pentecost Sunday, the Feast of the Patron. There are weekly masses held at the church. This church has the largest parish in the Archdiocese in Bengaluru. The church holds services and sacraments in three languages: Kannada, Tamil and English. [10]

Clarence High SchoolEdit

Clarence High School is one of the schools in Richards Town. It was founded by the Redwood brothers, Alfred and Walter Redwood in 1914.[11] It reached the 100 year milestone in the year 2014 and it was the fourth Anglo-Indian school to reach this milestone.[12]

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