Krishnarajapuram, also known as KR Puram, officially called Krishnarajapura, is an outlying neighborhood of Bangalore. It’s one of the zones of BBMP. It is located 15 km from Bangalore City railway station. Old Madras Road passes through Krishnarajapura. Vengayyana Lake is in the heart of this area. The Yelemallappa Shetty lake near Medahalli, situated just outside the eastern limits of Krishnarajapuram, is one of the largest lakes in Bangalore.
Krishnarajapuram is the headquarters of the Bangalore-East taluk and as such, houses a large number of government offices. Krishnarajapuram Railway station falls on the Bangalore – Chennai broad gauge line. The cable bridge on the junction of Old Madras Road and Outer Ring Road was subsequently declared as the Most Outstanding National Bridge by the Indian Institution of Bridge Engineers