The University was established in in 1965, The University's main campus was situated in a place called as Hebbal and that had become a landmark in Bangalore. A decade later, for reasons of expansion, main campus of the University was relocated to a place opposite to a landmark known as Jakkur Aerodrome. The new campus was named after the father of the country and was called as Gandhi Krishi Vigyan Kendra and now is popularly known as GKVK Campus.The campus is just a couple of Kilometers away from Hebbal off the Bangalore' s International Airport Road.
If there is a green haven in Bangalore apart from lung spaces such as Cubbon Park and Lal bagh, that has to be the GKVK campus with majestic buildings nested a-midst lush green untouched forest areas (now recognized as Biodiversity heritage sites and are protected).The GKVK campus is spread on vast area of 1380 acres on the way to the Bengaluru International Airport and it has been a walking spot for the early morning joggers and walkers as the campus is enclosed with trees and greenery everywhere and no sound of the city traffic can be heard except the sound of the wind and swaying leaves.
In a city like Bengaluru for those who are fed up of the cities pollution and traffic, GKVK serves as the best place to relax , Just one stroll along the empty peaceful roads of GKVK will definitely relieve you of all your stresses and will refresh you mind , apart from this the Botanical garden in the gkvk campus is one of the best gardens in the country and is also a visiting spot for few species of birds hence it serves as a fine place for bird watchers. Thus the Gandhi Krishi Vigyan Kendra in Bengaluru is truly a place worth visiting.
This breathtaking video with aerial footages takes you through the magnificence of the campus for its extraordinary flora and fauna and majestic buildings unparalleled for a University campus in the country.
Video By Dr Sathya Narayana HOD dept of horticulture
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Location : Located on the Bangalore-Hyderabad National Highway No.7 with its Headquarters at Gandhi Krishi Vignana Kendra (popularly known as GKVK Campus) and Hebbal Campus. University of Agricultural Sciences, GKVK, Bangalore - 560 065.
Gkvk Is open to all at all times.