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Venkatappa Art Gallery

Magnitude Gallery

Tahr Art Gallery

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Earthen Symphony

Abstract Art Gallery

Alliance Francaise

Bangalore School of Music

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Nitya Institute

Ranga shankara

Cultural Centre

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Gandhi Bhavan


Attakalari Centre




City Navigates

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Kempegowda Bus Station


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Bangalore Club

Ganesha Chathurthi

Brigade Gateway

Indiranagar Club

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Century Club

Bengaluru Habba

Varamaha Lakshmi Dussehra Bangalore Karaga Festival

St. Mary Feast Pongal

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Flower Show



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Vidhana Soudha


Bangalore Palace

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Tipu’s Palace

Government Museum

Indira Gandhi Musical Fountain

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Cubbon Park

Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple

Jamia Masjid


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St Mary’s Basilica

Sankey Tank


Ulsoor Lake

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Shiva Temple

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New Launches The Cake Shop at The Leela Immerse your senses in the edible art, proudly created by Chef Avijit Ghosh; Corporate Pastry Chef as he invites you to the Leela Cake Shop at The Leela Palace where food is not only extraordinarily pretty, but also tastes magical. With alluring hand-crafted chocolates to the tantalizing candy and lollipop stations and a variety of healthy breads, the cake shop has something to enchant the taste buds of all age groups. Venue: The Leela Cake shop at The Leela Palace, #23, Kodihalli, Old Airport Road T: 25211234

Fairfield Marriott Marriott International in association with SAMHI Hotels opens its first Fairfield by Marriott Hotel in Bengaluru. This property promises affordable prices with quality lodging. It offers 148 rooms, a restaurant-Kava, which has buffet and a a la carte menu, a lounge bar, 24/7 market for drinks and snacks, fitness centre and a rooftop pool. It assures to make their business and leisure travellers an experience to remember. Venue: 59th C Cross, 4th M Block, Rajajinagar W: Bootlegger Head to the newly launched pub ‘Bootlegger’ for some old-school music, great choice of drinks and some all day pub food of fish fingers, french fries and a whole lot more! Venue: 36, Vittal Mallya Road, Lavelle Road T: 080-41462747

Sling On My Shoulder Yes, it’s time to awaken the shopaholic in you! And a must have in your wardrobe is a Naga bag from Holi made in oxblood life embossed leather with gold fittings. The shoulder bags and clutches are available at Rs. 2995/- and Rs. 1595/. Holii is available in 14 exclusive boutiques across India, over 50 multiband outlets like Central, Pantaloons, Lifestyle, and Shoppers Stop. W: The Sunday Brunch At The JW Kitchen The newly launched JW Marriott has started their extravagant Sunday Brunch at the JW Kitchen, which makes sure you spend time enjoying their hearty cuisine one dish at a time. Hop across the globe with their various food counters and savour creamy porcini, thyme and parsley soup, silky appams, street-style chat, oriental counters, cheese platters and more! There is something for the kids with bouncy castles, facepainting and balloon animals. Sip some wine to live music and enjoy your day of rest. Read our review online: Venue: 14/1 Krishna Manere, Wood 24/1 Vittal Mallya Road W:

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Kannada Rajyotsava What’s Up Bangalore wishes all you Bangaloreans a Happy Kannada Rajyotsava! Back in 1956 all the kannadaspeaking regions of South-India were merged to form the state of Karnataka. Hence, this day is marked a day of celebration of all things Kannadiga.

special event Comedy Times With Russell Peters Date: November 1 (Friday) Gear-up for weekend madness with Russell Peters the Canadian comedian and actor is in the city to stir-up some standup comedy. Bangaloreans be-up for a treat as he is back with his ‘Notorious World Tour’. We wonder which lucky audience member will feel his comic wrath? Venue: Koramangala Indoor Stadium, 80 Feet Road W:

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Cafe Of Joy Here is a quaint cafe and bakery opened in the IT hub of Bangalore-Cafe Of Joy opened by engineer turned baker Joy Basu. Reminiscent of a European cafe this place offers freshly baked goodies of pastries and just-out-of-the-oven breads. ‘Cafe Of Joy’ also offer gluten-free, eggless and fitness cakes on prior notice (deliveries, takeaway and inhouse service also available). Venue: No. 8, Siddhapura, Whitefield Main Road T: +91 9886329015 W: Om Made Cafe From Goa with love comes Om Made Cafe-is your new bistro. Sample pancakes of lime and honey topped with fruits and cream, a classic club sandwich of your choice veg/non-veg with a smoothies. Spend your ideal ‘me time’ or just a chit-chat with family and friends at Om Made Cafe. Venue: No 136 1st Cross 5th Block Koramangala W:

Global Buffet food & drinks Date: Till November 1 (Friday) Enjoy a scrumptious spread of dim sums, wood-fried pizza, pasta station, Kebabs, chaats and dosa at the Global Buffet. Now weekends are more fun with exotic food and drinks. Venue: 56D, Electronic City I, Opp. Wipro Gate 5 T: 080-4431 0000 W:

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Diwali At Eka


Chocolates By Caperberry Date: Till November 30 Celebrate this festive season with Caperberry as they have beautifully packaged chocolates in elegant and festive boxes. Available in cocoa and spice and classic premium. Could be your perfect gift! Venue: 48/1, The Estate Building, Ground Floor, 121 Dickenson Road T: 9845177162/ 9008028294 to book your orders

Date: Till November 10 (Sunday) Happy Diwali! Catch the last day of Diwali celebrations at Eka. Shop for exquisite hand painted clay diyas, gel and wax diyas, coloured stone t-lights, kundan and pearl rangolis, ornamental brass lamps and bells, decorated aarti thalis and pooja sets, torans and malas in tissue and pearls, idols of Ganesha and Lakshmi, gift hampers, brocade cushions and a whole lot more!

Venue: #523 New Diagonal Road, 3rd Block Jayanagar T: 2665 5551/ 2665 5552/ 98452 36451 Also at: #19 Gangadhar Chetty Road, Near Ulsoor Lake, T: 2554 4371/2554 0876/ 98454 77648 W:



reflects the festive season. And for all the brides to be, read our What’s to Buy section for Ritu Kumar’s tips on bridal shopping. Venue: 8 Pappanna Street, Off St. Marks Road T: 080-41120278/79 W:


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Cookie Time With Cookie Man


Ladies Night At Love Shack

Conizza At Pizza Corner

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Date: November 30 (Saturday) Enjoy Pizza in a Cone with Pizza Corner’s Conizza. Topped with delicious mozzarella cheese and wrapped in a hand stretched pizza cone this Conizza is a perfect treat. An ideal snack when you are busy and on the go or just a binge with family and friends. It’s available in three delicious flavours of Garden Fresh, BBQ Cottage Cheese and Chicken Tikka. W:



Date: November 6 (all Wednesdays) Time: 8pm onwards It’s time to unwind, let your hair down and burn the dance floor at Love Shack at it is Wednesday and the ladies night is here. Party away with DJ Martin D’Souza! Venue: Mother Earth Building, 5th Floor, 541-543, Koramangala Inner Ring Road, Domlur T: 080-41500787


art Labyrinth Of Abstraction

Celebrate with freshly baked cookies, melt-in-your-mouth muffins, donuts, rich brownies, premium chocolates, dry fruits and festive hamper with Cookie Man! A great treat or Diwali gift for family, friends and colleagues. To place an order email or call 9840182255 Venue: Mantri Mall, 1, Sampige Road, Malleswaram, T: +91 80 3016 0163




Farhan Akhtar - Live Concert



Ritu Kumar’s Festive Spunk

Date: Till November 30 (Saturday) This Diwali shop at Ritu Kumar for bright colours and stunning work inspired from the Himalayan region. With hand woven back strap loomed fabrics, kanni leaves and woven silk and jamavar motifs of Kashmir this vintage collection truly

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Date: November 30 (Saturday) Gallery Third Eye presents ‘Labyrinth Of Abstraction’ by artist N. Kanthraj and Shan Re. Their artworks aim to reflect peace, joy and solace for the viewer. Venue: Gallery Third Eye, F-2 Epsilon Villas, Yemlur Main Road, Next to CGI T: 080–41640471 W:

Date: November 9 (Saturday) Bollywood’s multi-talented actor, director, producer, scriptwriter and unconventional singer Farhan Akhtar with his band will perform live in the city to his film songs from Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, Zindagi Naa Milegi Dobara, Rock On and many more of such classics. Be there enjoy, entertain and get ecstatic! P.S.- RSVP 9945007633 Venue: Jayamahal Palace, #1, Jayamahal Road

10 Nov.

Comedy Nights At Like That Only

brands like Jimmy Choo, Kimaya, and Louis Vuitton. For a fine dining experience make way to Shiro for a bespoke Oriental experience or to Khansama- an authentic North Indian restaurant for lunch or dinner. Experience the world in one place at The Collection in Namma Bengaluru. Venue: The Collection, Vittal Mallaya Road T: 080-22711488 W:


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Bake For A Cause

12 Nov.

Mall Time Head to The Collection for a day of extravaganza and fine dining. Popular with Bangalore’s cosmopolitan crowd this place houses some of the most reputed

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Time: 12:00pm-3:30pm Get rid of your mid-week boredom, head to The Olive Beach for a great Mediterranean meal as executive chef Manu Chandra gives a gourmet experience. This all new 3 Course Prix Fixe Lunch is available from Monday to Saturday priced at Rs 599. Start with a minestrone soup, move to beetroot and goat cheese risotto and end your meal with a yoghurt panna cotta. Have a session of never ending temptations at Olive Beach. Venue: 16, Wood Street T: 080-41128400 W:



Southern Spice Relish mouth-watering mid-afternoon snacks at one of Bangalore most popular tiffin centres-Brahmin’s Coffee Bar. Nonfussy with just four staple dishes; idli, vada, kesari bath and kara bath they are made with immaculate finesse get a taste to explore Bangalore with Brahmin’s Coffee Bar. Venue: No. 3, Ranga Rao Road Uma Theatre, Sankarapuram


Loy Kathrong - The Oberoi Date: November 15-November 24 (FridaySunday) Celebrate the Thai festival of lights with Master Chef Attachai. Get ready for an exotic spread of special dishes honouring this great festival at Rim Naam. Venue: 37-39, The Oberoi, M G Road T: 080-2558 5858 W:

New Menu At Olive Beach

Date: November 10(Sunday) Time: 7:00 to 8:30pm Spice-up your weekend with ‘Uber Comedy Night’ at LikeThatOnly. You’ll be in for a treat by comedians Kenneth Sebastian, Sundeep Rao and Akshay BD. With exotic drinks, bar food and a dinner menu with an Asian twist created by chef Prashanth, this evening promises to be nothing but unusual and comical! P.S. Passes for the ‘Uber Comedy Night’ is available at LikeThatOnly, Whitefield (080 65475610), Monkey Bar, Wood Street (080 41116878) and Olive Beach, Wood Street (080 41128400) Venue: 14/31A, Hagadur Road, Whitefield T: 080-6547 5610 W:


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Date: November 16 (Saturday) Time: 12:00pm-6:00pm Join hands in support of a cause - attend ‘The India Depressed Cake Shop’, a one-day pop-up bake-shop, which is part of the current global movement to raise funds and awareness for ignored mental health issues that are experienced by 1 in 4 people. Be there to make a difference! Venue: St Mark Cathedral, MG Road W:


Karaoke Time


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Date: November 14 Time: 8pm onwards Yes, Thursdays are the new Saturdays. Its Karaoke time and all you boys and girls get ready to serenade the upcoming weekend! Venue: Take 5, 54, MSK Plaza, 2nd Floor, 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar T: 080-25291054

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Date: Date: November 17 (Sunday) Planning a day out away from the hustlebustle of city? Clarks Exotica can be a good pick. Located a few kilometres away from the international airport this resort and spa is an ideal place to relax. Get yourself a room with state-of-the-art facilities to feel at home. Spend some fun time playing table tennis, volley ball, snooker or just have a relaxing Thai massage at their spa - Seventh Heaven. Enjoy a hearty lunch buffet at Blue Alps. Spend a lazy afternoon by the pool. When the clock strikes ‘4’ sip on a hot cup of cuppa and bid adieu to Clarks Exotica and hello to some quality leisure time well spent. Venue: Swiss Town, Hollywood Junction, Sadahalli Post, Devanahalli Road T: 91 8071777000/29 W:

pen for every occasion with a unique mechanism that allows you to write in extreme weather conditions and even underwater. Make that special someone happy in a unique way! W:


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Food Nation At Kava Treat yourself for lunch or dinner at the newly launched restaurant-Kava, Fairfield by Marriot at Rajajinagar. They have a delectable lunch and dinner buffet menu of North Indian dishes. Start with a zafrani panner tikka, move to a main course of butter chicken with lachedaar paratha and a generous serving of Hyderabadi mutton biryani. And for that sweet tooth end your meal with a traditional North Indian moong ka halwa. Venue: 59th C Cross, 4th M Block, Rajajinagar W: suites


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20 Nov.

Pop Culture Bar Nights At Monkey Bar

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21 Nov.

Trousseau Week

Season of celebrations has begun! Shop for pens for your loved one at William Penn. Our favourite is a Fisher Space, a

Date: November 21-December 1 (Thursday-Sunday) Yes, its back! Bangalore’s most awaited event for brides and grooms-to-be is here with its 4th edition. Trousseau Week provides all solutions for you to make your wedding a royality. From wedding planning, design and consulting- all your needs are met under one roof. This year’s

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Sweet Goodies food & drinks Date: Till November 30 (Saturday) Christmas is fast approaching and the festive season is in the air. If you like a nice sweet something treat yourself to some amazing baked goodies at The Oberoi’s bakery. Choose from traditional, plum pudding, festive chocolates and a whole lot more. Venue: 37-39, The Oberoi, M G Road T: 080-2558 5858 W: oberoi_bangalore

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Date: 20 November (all Wednesdays) Time: 7pm- 11:30 pm It’s a night to celebrate all things entertaining with an exciting range of cocktails and food inspired by your favourite shows, movies and books. Take a much needed break from the routine of life and head to the ‘Pop culture Bar Nights’ at Monkey Bar. Flaunt your pop culture knowledge at the ‘Trivia Contest’. Be there to experience some unconventional fun! Venue: 14/1 Krishna Manere, Wood Street, Richmond Road, Ashok Nagar T: 080-41116878/ 79 W:

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theme is the ‘Green Emerald’ and will commence with the grand opening-night’Haute Couture Fashion Show’ choreographed by Marc Robinson. A host of designers will showcase their work including A-lister and world-renowned fashion designer and wedding couturier Tarun Tahiliani. Venue: The Collection, UB City, # 24, Vittal Mallya Road W:

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22 Nov.

Idli Time At Veena Stores

Wednesday morning treat yourself to what is rated as the best breakfast in Malleshwaram at Veena Stores. Located centrally to colleges and office you’ll see people gathered in front of Veena stores - an eatery with no frills or fancy decor. This place has some of the most delicious and fluffy idlis, vadas, kesari bath, kara bath and a few selected items. For a quintessential Bangalore breakfast on the go Veena’s is your place! Venue: 183, 15th Cross, Margosa Road, Malleshwaram


23 Nov.

Bacardi NH7 Weekender’13 Date: 23 (Saturday)–November 24 (Sunday) Catch the fourth edition of Bacardi NH 7 Weekender with some exciting artists from all over India. Take music to the next level!

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Pankaj Udhas Live Date: November 24 (Sunday) Time: 6pm onwards Catch Pankaj Udhas ghazal guru perform live in the city for a fund-raising event. Listen to some of his popular favourites as he brings back the magic of ghazal on stage! Venue: Jnana Jyothi Auditorium, Central College Campus, Palace Road


crackers? Make this Diwali even more eventful by shopping at Gupta enterprises this Diwali for diyas made of marble and terracotta. Shop, eat and light-up this festive season! Venue: #51, 1st Cross, Near Mamta School, Manjunath Layout, R T Nagar


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Shop At PN Rao


Tandoori Nights A right place to experience Tandoori food. Start your meal with chicken tikka, move on to a lightly spiced vegetable of aloo jeera and bite into melt in the mouth palak paneer along with baked Indian bread of butter naan and a generous serving of lentil- dal makhani. Wrap your meal with hot gulab jamun and gajar ka halwa. Explore meal king-size at Tandoor. Venue: 28, Centenary Building, MG Road T: 080-25584620/25596961

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It’s that time of the year again and the wedding season is back! A great place to shop for the groom and his best men is P N Rao. Get ready for the big day and shop for your wedding attire and other special occasions only at P N Rao! W:


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Festive Lights So is your memory of Diwali all about sweets, new clothes and bursting

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Also at: - Mantri Square, Malleshwaram and Phoenix Market City, Mahadevpura

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Noddy In Bangalore Date: 29th November-01 December Get ready to welcome the much loved Enid Blyton character Noddy and his friends Big Ears, Tessie Bear, Bumpy Dog and Tubby Bear , at a live performance in your city this season! Venue: Good Shepherd Auditorium, Museum Road T: 91-7838453000 W:


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Ethnic Weaves The wedding season is around and all you brides hunting for that simple yet elegant saris for your wedding head to Sarangi to shop for bespoke wedding trousseau. Discover traditional print inspired by temple art and select from iconic Kanjivaram silk saris at Sarangi.

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Label Ritu Kumar has come-out with Jodhpurs a must-have essential in every woman’s wardrobe. Shop at Label Ritu Kumar for fun and beautiful ikat prints and butis in shades of red, orange and blue. Be it a casual meeting with friends or a fun team-lunch out - slip into these Jodhpurs for comfort and style. Venue: 8, Papanna Street, off St Marks road

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about your child. around your home. below please visit KIDS CORNER Noddy In Toyland by Fever Entertainment Date: 29 November - 1 December Get ready to welcome the much loved Enid Blyton character Noddy and his friends Big Ears, Tessie Bear, Bumpy Dog and Tubby Bear with a live performance in your city. Venue: Good Sheperd Auditorium, Museum Road T: 7838453000 E:

characters! Venue: Penfolds, 174/ A, 19th Main Road, Sector 4 HSR Layout T: 9886741843 E:

Bengaluru Brain Games by Sportz Consult Date: 16 & 17th November Bengaluru Brain Games is a unique community event that will bring together the city's brain-game enthusiasts, from all age groups, under one roof. Participants can compete with a variety of games such as chess, sudoku, scrabble, spelling bee, mental math, quizes, crosswords and puzzles over two days. Participate in this hub of Storytelling Session Listen and activity and creativity. Venue: St.Thomas Parish Hall, C/O St Make by Storipur Thomas Church Christ School Road SG Date: 9 - 23 November Palaya, Near Dairy Circle Let's celebrate this festive T: 9962436649 season with stories from far and E: near. Priya Muthukumar of Storipur will have your children Cubbon Park Capers by HONEY BEES spellbound as she narrates Nature CLUB stories about the majestic Date: 9th November maharajas, funny monkeys, mysterious magicians, cunning Have an exciting and entertaining foxes and other such captivating morning in the heart of Bangalore-

Cubbon Park. Kids will be entertained as they discover the sights and sounds of the vicinity followed by nature-based activities and fun games. Venue: Cubbon Park T: 9980929678 Write Away with Pika Nani at Kutoohala- A Space for Curious Minds Date: 10th November An interactive workshop that will help children create fiction using facts. They will also learn to create characters, describe settings and plot interesting stories. A fun way to innovate, think and learn. Venue: Kutoohala - A Space for Curious Minds, 1/1, Ratnavilas Rd, First Floor, (Next to Pai Vista Convention Hall) T: 9611119478 PRE-SCHOOL Planet Kids Want to give your child the best

education? Planet Kids assures a favourable environment to learn. A playgroup, nursery, kindergarten and an activity hub assures quality teaching with a holistic learning process for your child. W: Toll free no: 1800 103 6766 Little Elly Little Elly is a preschool centre that gives your child quality teaching and help’s them grow in a challenging atmosphere. Little Elly’s curriculum is created to give special attention to their creativity and motor-skills. Your children get the chance to choose their activities and can pick from an array of fun subjects such as science, music, art skills and more. Each day involves your child learning, singing, listening to stories and playing outdoors. Corporate office:#742, 7th Cross, Near BDA Complex, 3rd Block Koramangala T: 080-41127411 W:

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LUXURY (Rs. 10,000 and above) Vivanta By Taj

Located 45 km away from the airport, the hotel stands right at the main entrance to the International Tech Park, Bangalore (ITPB), which is India's first hi-tech park of its kind and integrates office facilities. The three elements stone, grass and sky combine to create a feeling that captures a stylish vibe. Modern architecture marks 170 rooms and 29 suites. Relax in leisure where today meets tomorrow. And business meets pleasure. ITPB, Whitefield Main Road T: 080 66933333 Vivanta by Taj A sophisticated business hotel with modern architecture, this luxury hotel is only 15 km from Bangalore city centre and provides world class experience. It has an open courtyard and a magnificent banyan tree lounge offering the best in world cuisine. Vivanta by Taj – Yeshwantpur 2275 Tumkur Road Yeshwantpur T: 080 66900111 The Taj West End Ranked as one of the best luxury hotels in India, this legendary building was the first hotel in the city. The hotel has successfully retained its traditional charm over the past century. The gothic architecture blends with the lush green gardens which portrays its elegant ambience perfectly. 23, Race course Road, T: 080 66605660 Vivanta By Taj-MG Road Located at the heart of the city, Vivanta By Taj offers a picturesque view of Ulsoor Lake. The strategic location of the hotel is suitable for both business and leisure travellers alike. The hotel, with all business amenities also has a range of restaurants which offer delicacies from around the world. 41/3, M G Road, T: 080 66604444 The Leela Palace One of the top-notch luxurious hotels in Bangalore, The Leela

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Palace, transports you to the era of Maharajas and Palaces. This seven-star magnificent structure is truly 'royalty' personified. 23, Airport Road, Kodihalli T: 080 25211234/30571234 The Oberoi Located on MG Road, in the heart of the business and shopping districts of Bangalore, the luxury hotel has an abundance of greenery that is characteristic of the 'Garden City'. At The Oberoi, Bangalore, all the tastefully appointed rooms overlook landscaped gardens and guests can enjoy cuisine from around the world. The hotel offers impeccable service, understated luxury, fine cuisine and most modern facilities for discerning business travelers. 39, M G Road T: 080 25585858 The Park The Park is the first contemporary boutique hotel in Bangalore and is often referred to as an 'urban retreat'. Each floor of the hotel has its own unique colour theme which gives a hint of Indian culture combined with modern luxury. The hotel houses the well known Italian restaurant iTalia. It also has a temperature controlled lap pool for outdoor activities. 14/7, Off M G Road T: 080 25594666 The Lalit Ashok The hotel with elegant and contemporary exteriors, adopts latest technologies in providing service with comfort, luxury and hospitality to guests. All 184 rooms are fully furnished and decorated extravagantly and offer all modern facilities and comfort to ensure a memorable stay at the hotel. Kumara Krupa High Grounds, Opp Golf Course T: 080 30527777 Crowne Plaza Located conveniently in the city's IT hub, The Crowne Plaza provides both business and leisure travellers - spacious, well designed rooms along with state of the art technology. Supported by a variety of meeting spaces, innovative culinary outlets and extensive

leisure facilities, making Crowne Plaza - 'The Place to Meet'. 43 Electronics City, Phase 1, Hosur Road, T: 080 30030303 The Chancery Pavilion Located in the heart of the business centre of Bangalore city The Chancery Pavilion is a home away from home. With elegant interiors and pleasing ambience this five star hotel sure knows how to make an impression. They have multiple dining options, a fitness studio and sprawling rooms for meetings and conventions. #135, Residency Road, T: 080 41414141 W: ITC Gardenia “Forward to Green, Back to Nature” – that is the mantra followed by the first green hotel of the city. With 292 guest rooms and 13 suites and the largest Presidential Suite in India, ITC Gardenia works towards the mission of a greener era. No.1, Residency Road, T: 080 22119898 Hotel Matthan Sterling Mac Group, the restaurant business pioneers have ventured into hospitality industry in India with the five star deluxe hotel called Matthan. It is a unique concept hotel built in Indo-Asian architecture and equipped with all the latest technologies. With 198 rooms and 4 banquet halls it caters to both leisure and business travellers. 134, HAL Airport road Kodihalli T: 080 42494949 Grand Mercure Bangalore Grand Mecure Bangalore are the result of the collaboration between Brigade, a leading property developer in Bangalore and the European hospitality giant Accor. Mercure, which is one of the leading international hospitality networks has ventured into Indian market with this service apartment. This conveniently located homestead has facilities like a round the clock restaurant serving Mediterranean, Asian and regional cuisines, a gymnasium, a swimming pool and spa. th rd 12 Main, 3 Block, Koramangala

T: 080 45121212 Movenpick Hotel & Spa This five star hotel, located conveniently near the airport comes well equipped with all modern amenities. With tastefully designed rooms and a serene ambience, it promises to provide a world class experience. 115, Pipeline Road, Near BEL Circle, Gokula Extension T: 080 43001000 Sheraton Bangalore Hotel The hotel is a perfect location for business as well as leisure travellers because of its strategic position. Enjoy warm Indian hospitality along with international standards of service. Sheraton Bangalore Hotel at Brigade Gateway 26/1, Dr. Rajkumar Road MalleshwaramRajajinagar T: 080 42521000 Escape Hotel & Spa

The Escape Hotel and Spa is located at the junction of 100 feet road, Indiranagar. Escape offers a hidden oasis comprising 30 distinct rooms, a roof-top pool and an exquisite spa. It is also home to ‘Sunny's’ the renowned Italian restaurant, along with retail outlets of popular brands, ‘Guess’ & ‘The Body Shop’. Escape Hotel & Spa, 770, 12th Main, 100 Feet Road, HAL 2nd Stage, Indiranagar T: 080 42415555 The Marriott, Whitefield This five star property caters to leisure and business travelers. Situated in the heart of the IT hub - Whitefield, The Marriot also makes an ideal location for corporate events with over 10,000 square feet, equipped with the latest facilities and technology. To relax, indulge in their swimming pool, spa and fitness centre. 8th Road, Plot No 75, EPIP Area, Whitefield T: 080 67320000 W: Hyatt Bangalore Located in the heart of the city Hyatt Bangalore is an ideal place to have your business meetings,wedding ceremonies

and other events. With facilities like fitness center, spa and a swimming pool this hotel has all the must-haves for a luxurious experience. 1/1, Swami Vivekananda Road T: 080 49361234 E: bangalore.hyatthotels@hyat W: ww.bangalore.hyatthotels The Zuri Whitefield Bengaluru The Zuri Whitefield is one of the finest 5-star business hotels in the city. The hotel boasts 162 rooms (2 Presidential and 4 Executive suites) and 5 F&B outlets - including a fine dining Italian restaurant, a Pan-Asian restaurant, an all-day dining multi-cuisine restaurant, an executive bar and grill and a lounge bar. Sophisticated and stylish, the hotel also offers guests an opportunity to unwind at their signature spa - Maya Spa. ITPL Road, Whitefield T: 080 66657272 aluru JW Marriott The newest addition to the city, the uptown JW Marriott is luxury redefined with its contemporary ambiance and towering chandeliers. Located next to Cubbon Park, most rooms have a view of the city's lush greenery amidst the city bustle. 24/1 Vittal Mallya Road T: 080 67189999 Hotel Royal Orchid Closely located to the city centre and a stone’s throw away from the cosmopolitan 100ft. road Indiranagar and IT Tech parks, The Hotel Royal Orchid is also surrounded by the KGA golf course promising stunning views. Offering various dining options, a rooftop swimming pool and luxuriously appointed rooms and suites with conference facilities - Hotel Royal Orchid remains a favourite for business jet-setters and travellers on the go. We recommend their ever popular quintessential English Pub Geoffrey’s for an evening drink. No. 1, Golf Avenue, Adjoining KGA Golf Course, HAL Airport Road T: 080 4178 3000 W: Royal Orchid Central Located in the bustling central business district, the Royal


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Orchid Central is perfect for the global business traveller and the leisure traveller who wants to be located close to the main city action - amidst restaurants, chaotic shopping centres, malls and pubs. Boasting of the award winnng resturant - Paparazzi and Pinkxx the 24 hour coffee shop the Royal Orchid Central is the ideal destination for every traveller. No. 47/1, Manipal Centre, Dickenson Road, T: 080 25584242 W:

The Basil Ikon Hotel The hotel is designed in the most contemporary style and provides all luxurious facilities which suit both business and leisure travellers. Because of its ideal location, it is easily accessible.. 1215, 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar T: 080 40401313 PREMIUM (Rs. 5000-10,000) Abhimaani Vasathi Abhirami Vasathi offers its guests warm and pleasant decor and impeccable service. The 52 room hotel provides all the comfort and luxury under its roof. 2/9, Dr Rajkumar Road T: 080 42671166 Alila Bangalore The Alila Group is finally in Bangalore with a top-of-the range luxury hotel. The Alila Bangalore offers business travellers world-class facilities from their 122 stylish rooms, to a restaurant, bar and spa. No.100/6, HAL-Varthur Main Road, Whitefield T: 080 28544444 Aurick Hotels

Aurick offers 32 exquisitely designed guest rooms with all the high-tech essentials that contribute to a hassle-free stay. As the sun goes down greet the

evening with style at ‘Mask’ their world Grill & Bar or enjoy a workout at the state-of-theart fitness centre. A: Aurick Boutique Hotel, No. 598, 15th Cross, 35th Main, 6th Phase, J P Nagar T: 080 49011000 W: Fortune Select Trinity Fortune Select Trinity is a plush hotel, which is located in the hot-bed of the Silicon Valley; it is futuristic look and has many in-house restaurants that you can choose. They also organize personal and corporate events. 134-136, Road No.1, EPIP Area, Whitefield T: 080 40200200/39884444/ 9972578033 The Chancery Considered as the finest corporate hotel in the city, the Chancery provides the guests with all luxuries and modern facilities. 10/6, Lavelle Road T: 80 22276767 The Mark Boulevard It is a 4 star boutique business hotel in Bangalore. Located in the IT centre of Bangalore, this is one of the most apt hotels in the city. The quite ambience, well decorated interiors and friendly staff make your stay an unforgettable experience. 23, EPIP Zone, Whitefield T: 080 41985555 The Chevron Hotel The Chevron hotel is a luxury hotel which is aimed at the corporate travellers. The decor of the hotel is contemporary and subtle. 147, Infantry Road, Opp Police Commisioner officer, T: 080 22356000 The Solitaire The Solitaire is one of the premium hotels in Bangalore with all modern amenities and excellent service. 3, Kumara Krupa Road, Madhavanagar T: 080 40443636 The Grand Magrath Hotel The colonial style building has all the facilities to suit business travellers and leisure travellers alike. 30, Magrath Road, Next to Garuda Mall T: 080 25551555/40215555 Hotel Ramanashree Hotel Ramanashree is a

business hotel in Bangalore which is known for the well planned interiors and luxury rooms offered at affordable prices. The ambience is soothing and hospitality is amicable. 16, Raja Ram Mohan Roy Road, T: 080 41350000/01 The Capitol Hotel The 4-star hotel has a charm of itself. The 144 luxurious rooms and suites are well decorated in such a way to give a fresh and sophisticated ambience to the guests along with the comforts of home. 3, Raj Bhavan Road T: 080 22281234/22267076 Hotel Ramanashree Brunton It is one of the best business hotels in Bangalore. All the 44 rooms are done up with comfortable furnishing. 2/1, Opp Passport Office, Brunton Road T: 080 30519000 Nalapad's Bangalore International Hotel Nalapad Hotel is a landmark in Bangalore city. It has unique architecture and elegant ambience. The hotel with well furnished rooms is known for is high standards of hospitality. 2A-2B, High Grounds, Cresent Road T: 080 30524283/22268011 Brunton Aster It is the first finest luxury boutique hotel in Bangalore. The hotel comprises of only suites. All the suites are well furnished and offer all modern facilities that make your stay there an 'absolute luxury' as they define themselves. 2/2, Brunton Road, Opp Old Passport Office, M G Road, T: 080 40239000 Shelton Grand This elegant hotel has 70 well furnished rooms which are aesthetically designed keeping in mind the comfort of the guests. 73, M G Road, Entrance Church Street T: 080 40430000 The President Hotel

This 3 star contemporary hotel guarantees a comfortable stay in the hotel with all modern amenities.

Diagonal Road, Jayanagar, 3rd Block, T: 080 41808777 A Loft Hotels Launched by the Starwood Hotels & Resorts, A Loft hotels is a newly opened premium hotel situated in Whitefield, one of the major IT hubs in Bangalore. 17C, Sadaramangala Road, Whitefield, T: 080 66707777

options, a pool side bar and a spa. Opposite RMZ Ecospace Business Park, MarathahalliSarjapur Outer Ring Road T: 080 66705000 W: www.novotelbengalurutech BUDGET (Below Rs. 5000) Holiday Palms Hotel

touch of class for the guests. The service is excellent and the interiors portray a sense of royalty. 14, St Mark's Road, T: 080 22278736/1/2/3/4/5 Ivory Tower It is an all suites hotel well known for its decor, service and food. It offers modern facilities and services to business people and leisure travellers alike. 84, M G Road T: 080 25589333 /41783333

districts of the city makes it a favourite amongst travellers. AMR Hotels, 88/2, Richmond Road T: 080 22233666 Keys Hotel Replete with all modern amenities, this budget hotel boasts of chic interiors and cutting-edge technology. Hosur Road, Opposite Live 100 Hospital, Near Electronic City, Hosur Main Road T: 080 39441000

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La Marvella is a hotel located in Jayanagar that provides all the amenities and comforts to guests to ensure a comfortable stay. 1, 14th Cross, South-end Circle 2nd Block Jayanagar T: 080 43335333 La Classic This four star hotel located at Electronic City has all modern amenities for the comfort of its guests. The hotel provides also recreational facilities such as a health club, ayurvedic spa and swimming pool. 158, Yadavanahalli, Opp. Applicomp(India) limited Hosur Main road, Attibele Anekal Taluk T: 080 27820789 Fortune Select J P Cosmos The hotel offers a wide range of facilities and services to the guests and ensures their comfort and satisfaction. 49, Cunningham Cresent Road, Behind Sigma Mall T: 080 39884422 Fortune Park J P Celestial The hotel is conveniently located in the heart of the city near the famous Race Course. It offers a spectacular view from the business hotel suitable for both business as well as leisure travellers. No: 5/43, Race Course Road T: 080 40441234/39884433 Novotel Bengaluru Techpark Novotel Bengaluru Techpark is a hotel for business and leisure travelers. Conveniently located in the hub of IT parks and business centers, Novotel Bengaluru Techpark provides all the facilties you would expect from a premium hotel such as -well furnished rooms and suites, multiple dining

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Looking to spend quality time with friends and family? Holiday Palms could be the right place for you. Hosting competitive weekend packages with facilities like rooms, swimming pools, Amphitheatre and banquet halls, Holiday Palms offers all activities under one roof and assures you a relaxing vacation. No 52/1, 14th Mile, NH - 4, Arishinakunte, Tumkur Road, Adjacent to Vijaya Vittala Temple T: 080 30723007/8/9 W: Pai Viceroy Situated in one of the suburban areas of Bangalore, the hotel is well surrounded by lush greenery. It is popular among both business people and tourists. 1504, 16th Cross, 9th Main, 3rd Block, Jayanagar T: 080 26535400 Nandhana Grand It is a 3-star hotel and is popular among the corporate sector. The hotel caters to the needs of business people by providing all facilities and makes their stay as convenient as possible. 52, 60 Feet Road, 6th Block, Koramangala T: 080 41858299 J P Cordial The hotel has all the facilities which one can hope for and has high standards of hospitality which makes it one of the best budget hotels in the city. 68, 68/1, Subedhar Chartram Road, Near Anand Rao Circle T: 080 40214021 Nahar's Heritage All the well maintained and well furnished rooms of the hotel offer comfortable stay with a

Ginger Hotels One of the best economy hotels in Bangalore has 99 self sufficient rooms. It is the first hotel in India to introduce smart basics. It aims at meeting your key needs and ensuring comfort. 124, EPIP Phase II, Whitefield, T: 080 66663333 The Sai Leela Hotel Hotel Sai Leela displays exceptional hospitality and has high service quality. The lavishly done business hotel has 31 Executive rooms, 3 Deluxe rooms and 2 Suites complete equipped with all modern facilities. No.3/1, The Sai Leela, Singanayakanahalli, Doddabalapur Main Road, Yelahanka T: 080 32964890/32974890 Safina Hotel Safina hotel is a budget hotel with 34 spacious fully furnished rooms which are tentatively designed in contemporary style. It has a multi-cuisine restaurant, a conference room and a business centre. 84 & 85, Infantry Road T: 080 25581982/83 IRIS Business Hotel This business hotel in Bangalore provides top-notch facilities across all its rooms. While it's an ideal business hotel, Iris is also a good option for tourists as it is centrallylocated centrally. 70, Brigade Road T: 080 40555888/9731388862

24 Tech Hotel The sophisticated business hotel has 25 well-appointed contemporary rooms in three different categories-executive twin, executive king and executive suite. The hotel is complete with state-of-the-art facilities. Sarjapur-Marathahalli Outer Ring Road,Kadubeesanahalli T: 080 22545100 Ibis Bengaluru Techpark This hotel provides spacious rooms and well-equipped facilities like flat-screen televisions, high-speed Wi-Fi and broadband internet access to suit the needs of their guests. Offering competitive prices and quality dining options ibis Bengaluru Techpark certainly makes a popular destination among the locals and travelers. Opposite Intel Campus Sarjapur Intel Campus Sarjapur Outer, Ring Road T: 080 66700600 Ramada Bangalore Part of the worldwide chain, Ramada is a no-nonsense budget hotel located in the city centre. Offering 4 banquet halls, a restaurant and bar, the rooms are comfortably appointed and range from one bedroom studio to suites ideal for entertaining or business. #11, Park Road, Near Indian Express T: 080 22865566 W:


The sophisticated star hotel has 43 elegant fully furnished rooms. The hotel's proximity to business as well as commercial

Sterling Suites These service residencies recreate the magic of traditional hotels with well furnished interiors and modern facilities. They ensure maximum comfort

during your stay here within economical prices. 8, Hayes Road Cross, Off Residency Road, +91 80 4114 6770/4/ +91 98801 12360 Oakwood Premier Prestige Bangalore They are located in UB City which is the centre of commercial and business hub. All the recreational centres like restaurants, night pubs, shopping centres, parks are just a stone's throw away from this place. These residencies are well furnished with all the luxurious facilities that one can imagine. UB City, Vittal Mallya Road, Comet Block, T: 080 22348888 Royal Orchid Suites Located in the IT hub of the city Whitefield, The Royal Orchid Suites balance comfortably between offering luxuriously furnished serviced apartments and sophisticated hotel amenities such as a fitness centre, squash court, swimming pool and business centre. From modest studio rooms to threebedroom penthouse suites, which includes two mini terraces to admire the city views; the property also comes with a lounge bar and restaurant. The Royal Orchid Suites are perfect for lifestyle connoisseurs with its posh profile. Vaswani Pinnacle Annexe, Whitefield Main Road T: 080 42512345 W: Shilton Suites 21 well equipped, airconditioned boutique residences offer you great experience during your stay in Bangalore. 2, Ulsoor Road, Behind the Oberoi, Ulsoor T: 080 41138777/66497236 Droog House Droog house has 24 spacious fully furnished guest rooms and studio apartments. These rooms are peaceful, cosy and airy. 8, Nandigurg Road, Droog House Hospitality, Benson Town T: 080 40205555/23332399 Chalet Services Pvt Ltd Chalet executive serviced & furnished apartments are an ideal choice for corporate travellers, families on relocations. 8, A Block, Diamond District,

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Old Airport Road, T: 080 41520871/41515797 Mel's This budget service apartment is an ideal place to stay whether it is a business trip or a leisure vacation. Mel's offers all the facilities required for a comfortable stay with a touch of luxury to it. 103, VBF Plaza, Opp Diamond District, Next to Leela Palace, Kodihalli Main Road, T:+91 9844016969 Shilton Suites At Shilton Hotels you will receive high standards of personalized and efficient service along with modern luxury and in house business facilities at tariffs which are truly value for money - thier numerous repeat guests bear testimony to this. 2, Ulsoor Road, Behind the Oberoi, Ulsoor T: 080 41138777/66497236 Brigade Homestead These professionally managed service apartment offer you fully furnished studio, one, two and three bedroom apartments for your stay. 12/12, 7th Cross, Lavelle Road T: 080 22220966/41870700 Also at : Jayanagar, T: 080 40053333 RESORTS Amanvana Luxury Spa Resort The Amanvana Resort has a touch of nature with the comforts you would expect from a luxury resort. The other highlights that draw attention are organised picnics, bonfires and definitely the Coffee Hut which hosts a stunning view of the river Kaveri and the islands. Whether you want to lounge or trek, enjoy your holiday as they offer customised packages to suit your needs. Amanvana - luxury boutique spa resort (Unit of Coorg Holiday Resort (P) Limited) Post Box No. 21 Guddehosur Kushalnagar T : +91 8276279353/54/55/ 9480696070 / 9480696071 E: Corporate Groups call 9480696073 or mail at W:

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An ideal place to relax and forget your stress and anxiety. The calm atmosphere and the lush green country side where the resort is situated in are sure to do wonders during your stay here. The guests have access to facilities like a well-stocked library, aerobics centre, meditation and yoga centre, squash and tennis courts, gym and a spa. Main Doddaballapur Road, Addevishwanathapura Village, Rajanukunte T: 080 28468892/94/96/ 9880142905 Destiny- the Farm Resort

Destiny a luxury resort gives you an experience of reconnecting with the wildoutdoors. Located in the picturesque Nilgiris, Destiny farm resort also offers a lot of activities like rappelling, horseriding, camping and trekking. Head to Destiny for a fulfilling holiday vacation. T: (Ooty reservation) 0423 2224343/4545(9am to 6pm), 9487000111/222 E: / W: Eagleton-the Golf Resort Eagleton is the perfect blend of luxury and scenic beauty. It is a perfect recreational place for both golfers and non-golfers alike. th 30 Km, Bangalore-Mysore Highway, Shyanamangala Cross, Bidadi, T: 080 22632222 Golden Palms Hotels & Spa A luxurious resort with beautifully done interiors, lush green covered lawns, lagoons and waterfalls -all contribute towards an aesthetic pleasure. Treat yourself with a spa by the specialists and see for yourself

how the magic works and transcends you to a calm and refreshed state of mind. Golden Palms Avenue, Off Tumkur Road, Nagrur Village, Dasanapura, Hobli T: 080 23712222 Manipal County Spread over an expanse of 16 acres of greenery, Manipal County is an ideal place for corporate outing, business conferences and family get together. Every room has a safe, a minibar and 24 hour room service. They promise to offer the guests a truly marvellous experience. 65, Singsandra, Off Hosur Road T: 080 25734242/6705/6706 Guhantara Resorts A resort with a cave dwelling theme is situated in a place full of adventures. It is the first cave resort of India. It is a nice weekend getaway and an opportunity to have an experience of lifetime close to nature. 1317, 1st Cross, 2nd Phase, J P Nagar, T: 9740998981 Ramanashree California Resort

Set in a picturesque locale in Yelahanka, this pleasing resort is the perfect getaway from the busy city life. Ananthapura Gate, Doddaballapur Road, Yelahanka T: 080 40400900 Royal Orchid Resort and Convention Centre Located on the blissful outskirts of the city, this resort is a popular choice for business conferences, weddings, parties and days out with over 8 acres of greenery. Accomodation choices range from deluxe rooms, superior rooms and cottages all stocked with luxury amenities and business services. Savour international flavours and local delicacies with their dining options, splash about in their pool and enjoy their various event

facilities for just about any occasion. Allalasandra, Bellary Road, Yelahanka, Near Jakkur Flying Club T: 080 - 2856 0668 W: Clarks Exotica Resort & Spa Located in close proximity to the airport Clarks Exotica Resort and Spa is spread across 70 acres of lush green land. This place could be a destination for your dream wedding, business meeting, a team day-out or just to spend some quality time with family. Indulge yourself with their stateof-the-are facilities and signature spa. Swiss Town, Hollywood Junction Sadahalli Post, Devanahalli Road, Bangalore T: +91 8071777000/29 Fax: +91 80 2204 4022 Mobile: +91 96111 91151 E-mail:, W: HERITAGES

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ALL DAY DINING/24 HR COFFEE SHOPS 24 Carats A popular restaurant, more because of its location than anything else, the breakfast and lunch buffets are well liked. The atmosphere is not anyway near memorable but a few Indian and Continental dishes are good. The Capitol, 3, Raj Bhavan Road, opp. GPO office T: 080-22281800 Average meal for two 10001500 20 Char This elegantly decorated 24/7 coffee shop offers a blend of ethnic and international cuisine. Matthan Hotel, 134, HAL Airport Road, T: 080-42494949 Chez Nous This 24hr French cafe and bar is a peerless place to unwind after a hectic day. 'Chez Nous' also serves fresh savouries and patisseries. Try their Cheese and Chocolate Fondue with designer cocktails such as Rum Rum Rum and Afterdark!

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Novotel Bengaluru Techpark, Opposite RMZ Ecospace Business Park, SarjapurMarathahalli Outer Ring Road T:080 66705000

HoodyVillage, ITPL Road, Rajapalya, Whitefield T: 080-66657272 W: Latitude

Cubbon Pavilion Classy and beautifully designed, with a fabulous atmosphere, even the buffet is set out with a lot of care and attention. The variety of course is mindboggling – from sushi to pizzas and everything in between. The a la cart menu, especially the burgers, pizzas and steaks are done very well. ITC Royal Gardenia 1, Residency Road T: 080-22119898 Average meal for two ` 2000 Karibu Part of the resplendent Zuri Hotels - Karibu is an all-day dining restaurant offering one of the largest buffet spreads for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Besides this Karibu also offers a special brunch with live music. Try their popular favourites being prawn Malabar curry, butter chicken masala and masala dosa. The Zuri Whitefield, Bengaluru, H244

Chic and smart, Latitude is all about business with elegance. Both the breakfast and lunch buffets, have quite a variety and are popular for their unique combo of dishes. Almost everything on the a la carte, whether a sandwich or a Conti dish, are very well made. Vivanta by Taj, ITPB, Whitefield, T: 080-66933333 Average meal for two ` 1800 Limelight Resembling a sunny mediterranean villa with an optional gazebo seating, this 24 hour coffee shop offers Indian, Chinese and continental cuisine with a-la-carte and buffet options. No. 1, Golf Avenue, Adjoining KGA Golf Course, HAL Airport Road, T: 080 41783000

W: Mynt Warm and welcoming, Mynt is like coming home; the friendly service only adds to this. Serving Indian, Continental and Lebanese, it is the last which is most popular. Try the mezze platter with tabbouleh, hummus, kibbeh and pita bread, falafel and lamb tagine with cous cous. Taj West End, Race Course Road, T: 080-66605660 Pinxx A cosmopolitan lounge and 24 hour coffee shop - this place is fit for a long chat over coffee or a quick mid-day bite; Pinkxx is set in heart of the city and offers a choice of multi-cuisine delicacies. No. 47/1, Manipal Centre, Dickenson Road T: 080 25584242 W: Sidewalk Café Designed to look like a European street café, the high ceiling and the lovely lamp posts add to the charm of the place. A huge breakfast and lunch spread, as well as a humungous all-day menu starting with beef

sandwiches to Kerala dishes, make for a great place; very romantic at night. The Paul Hotel 139/28, Domlur Layout Off Intermediate Road T: 080-40477777 Average meal for two ` 1500 FAST FOOD Calypso

The restaurant serves EuroAmerican cuisine and is a part of three-restaurant set-up. The restaurant has an 'Caribbean island' like ambience that automatically transports you into a vacation like mood. 44, Richmond Road, Opp. Sapphire Toys T: 080-25545555/25554444 Hard Rock Café Housed in an ancient and beautiful stone structure, HRC is similar to those in its ilk: thumping music, rock music paraphernalia on the walls, sleek seating and yuppie American food with a nodding acknowledgement of local palette in the form of curry and wraps. 40, St. Mark's Road T: 080-41242222 Average meal for two Rs 1000 Kaati Zone A chain that popularised rolls, the outlets are bright and clean with neat staff who care about hygiene. Almost all the rolls are tasty and make for a quick meal. Chicken tikka and fish rolls are popular with healthy wrap choices. No.4, Opp to New Shanthi Sagar Restaurant, CMH Road, Binnamangala, 2ND Stage, Indiranagar T: 080-41310510 T: 080-66507871 Also at: Koramangala T: 080-66507852 Malleswaram T: 080-66507884 Church Street T: 080-66507879 Hebbal T: 080-66507895 Old Madras Road T: 080-41122100 Bannerghatta Road

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T: 080-41122100 Domlur T: 080-41122100 Devanahalli T:080-41122100 Marathahalli T: 080-41122100 Electronics City T: 080-41122100

Mantri Square Store #5 - 1 Sampige Road, Malleswaram T: 080-30160001 Also at: Brigade Orion The Bay Rmz Infinity, Unit No 2-A Old Madras Road Phoenix Market City Mall

Known for its fresh masalas, Nagarjuna sticks to the Andhra formula of fiery and spicy. Like others of its ilk, the chicken/ mutton biriyani is almost always good, but the chilli chicken can be searingly hot. 44/1, Residency Road T: 080-25592233

McDonald's Another international chain serving burgers and fries; has a faithfully following among the children and youth. Ideal for quick meals but quite indistinct. The Forum, 1,21, Hosur Road Koramangala T: 080-22067733/7661 Also at: Rajarajeshwari Nagar T: 080- 32651125 C V Raman Nagar T: +91 9620206959 Basavanagudi T: +91 9620206960 Brigade Road T: 080-32502535 J P Nagar T: 080-42278571 Indiranagar T: 080-40936600 Commercial Street T: 080-22067733 HSR Layout T: +919739995612

Taco Bell A popular Tex Mex American chain's first outlet in India is similar to its counterparts in feel; it has the usual tacos, burritos and quesadillas all of which have been spiced up a bit for Indian tastes. Mantri Square Sampige Road Malleswaram T: 080-22667222/3 Also at: Koramangala T: 9986303447 Gopalan Innovation Mall Bannerghatta Main Road

Also at: Koramangala near Nova medical centre T:080-40996000 / 65316000 Double Road, Indiranagar T:080-42800999 / 64506666 Average meal for two ` 150

Ruby’s Bar & Grill Chic, warm and friendly place, with lovely music; specialises in American food, especially the fast food variety with an abundance of fried dishes; the healthy conscious have a range of options as well. No.20, 1ST Floor, Asha Enclave, Next To Ameoba, 3RD Cross, Church Street T: 080-41470023 /08041470023 Average meal for two 800-1000 Say Cheese Feel like a good evening-snack? Say Cheese has some yummy, natural and fresh ingredients in their pastas, grilled burgers, wood fire pizza and beverages. Bring on the foodie in you and ‘Say Cheese’! 2039-HIG, 1st Main Sector Yelahanka New Town W: Sbarro One of America's leading pizza chains is now in Bangalore. Sbarro specialises in traditional Italian cuisine and serves the best New York-style pizzas in town. Also on the menu is their globally popular option, “pizza by the slice”.

ANDHRA Bhagini Go here for the vast choice – more than 200 items on the menu. Apart from the usual Andhra fare, which is fairly good, it also has North Indian and Chinese, but most of these are very spicy. 92/6, Opp Innovative Multiplex Theatre Outer Ring Road, Marathahalli T: 080- 64501573/65961818 Average meal for two ` 150-250 Hyderabad House This is no place to look for décor or atmosphere. Go for the biriyanis, whether chicken or mutton, though the latter is what scores. Pepper chicken and roast mutton are good too. 75, 'Krystal Prestige' Koramangala Industrial Area Hosur Main Road T: 080- 25525522/25521133 Average meal for two ` 500 Mayuri A popular chain of Andhra restaurants, the food is not very different from the some of the other joints, but it has a loyal following. Expect basic décor, fairly efficient service and palate burning fare. 47 D, J C Road T: 080- 26704284/26708073 Average meal for two ` 250 Nagarjuna

BENGALI Bangliana Very basic and down to earth, Bangaliana takes home-style and authentic very seriously, so it can be a bit of a put off for non-Bengalis. Nevertheless the thalis and the fish curry and rice are good options. 355, 1st B Main 7th Block, Close to Juke Box Restaurant, Koramangala T: 080- 25711058/9845366458 Average meal for two ` 450-500 Esplanade Deceptive from outside, this elegant restaurant serves Bengali food with a delectable twist. Try the mochor chop, kosha mangsho and bektir rassa. For kicks, have the baked rosogolla, a modern twist to the old classic. 151, KHB Colony 1st floor, Koramangala T: 080-40927878 Average meal for two ` 900 CHETTINAD Adupadi Adupadi, which means kitchen or cooking place in Tamil, has a charming at home feel. This Chettinad eatery has a pleasant blend of spices in their dishes and an array of starters, main course and desserts to choose from the menu. An authentic joint. Venue: 201, Double Road, CMH Road, Indiranagar T: 080-25251234/25291234 Anjappar With a history of nearly half a century, the restaurant professes to carry the authentic Chettinad flavour forward. Almost all the Chettinad style curries are good, as are the varuval, kothu parota and chicken fry.

50, 100 Feet Road 4th Block, Koramangala T: 080-25534477/78/79 Average meal for two ` 120 COASTAL Coastaal Express A thorough Mangalorean restaurant, there's not much décor and atmosphere to speak of, but the food scores, especially rava fry of any kind of fish, crab, bangda pulimunchi, Karwar style kori gassi, neer dosa and appams. 6/4, Sivananda Complex, Sivananda Circle, Kumara Park East, Kumara Park T: 080-22355094, 22355095 Average meal for two ` 500 Ente Keralam If you’re a coastal food junkie and love all things coconut, Ente Keralam is your place to go. From curries to stews, malabar parathas to appams, they have it all. Venue: 1/3, Ulsoor Road, Sivanchetti Gardens, Ulsoor T: 080-32421002 Kubay Sparingly decorated and quite functional so to speak, Kubay's Konkan style food is generally appreciated. Almost all the seafood is fresh; try the mussels, Goan rechedo, oysters and curries with sannas and neer dosa. 110, 6th Cross, 6th Block Koramangala Club Road, Koramangala T: 080-41105221 Karavalli With more than 20 years behind it, this elegant, high-end and rather expensive restaurant with choice of seating, serves the most delicious coastal fare. A big fave is the thali though the Alleppey fish curry, prawn curry, Goan pomfret and a host of other dishes are well worth the money. 66, The Gateway Hotel Residency Road T: 080-66604545 Average meal for two ` 1250 Kudla Patterned rather rustically, the restaurant specialises in Mangalorean food especially Bunt and Konkan dishes, some of it really good; try the kane rava fry, kozhi gassi, crab fry, the various rice dumplings. Do end with ragi manni if it is available. Hotel Ramanshree

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16, Raja Ram Mohan Roy Road T: 080-41350000/41350001 Average meal for two ` 400-500 Mahesh Lunch Home This seasoned restaurant popularly known for good seafood, which began its culinary jaunt in Mumbai, has now come to Bangalore. Mahesh Lunch Home welcomes its visitors with a melange of seafood like Bombil fry or the Bombay duck, fish fry, prawns Koliwada (king prawns marinated in a masala and deep fried). For the mains, try their fish Gassi, a Mangalore-style fishwith feather-light appams. Sounds interesting doesn’t it? Cears Plaza, Opposite Bangalore Club, Residency Road T:080-41311101/ 41311102

CHAAT Bhagatram Sweets Initially a tiny sweet shop, it has expanded its space and scope as well. The gulab jamun is the hands-down favourite, but if you are in the mood for something different then try the chaats: almost all of them are uniformly good. Sweet alternatives include jalebis and gajar halwa. 174/1-14, Commercial Street


Bombay Chowpatty Kulfi and Chats Don't look for ambience, atmosphere or décor; stay in your car instead. But the chats and the kulfis bring the Mumbai experience, and they come at a price as well, but regulars don't complain. 41/B, Mosque Complex M M Road, Frazer Town T: 080- 25488811/9845884414

Cheers Coorg Explore the authentic cuisine of Coorgi food at Cheers Coorg. Taste the most popular dishes of Coorg, Chilly pork, Pandi roast, Wanku yerchi. Cheers Coorg serve you century-old recipes from that will flavour your palate and awaken senses. No: 29, 80 ft road Indiranagar Hal 3rd stage T: 080-41215555

Dilli Kitchen If an evening snack is what you’re craving, Dilli Kitchen is your place to go. Relish the most yummilicious Dahi Bhalla, Choley Bhature and Fried Aloo Chaat. Savour Indian street food, Dilli Style. C/O Mittal Business Ventures #70, Prem Chambers, Jyothi Nivas College Road, Koramangala

Coorg No atmosphere to speak of, but head here for some great value for money Coorgi food, especially the pandi curry, roti and other dishes. 100 FT Road , Near Hotel Imperial, CMH Road, Indiranagar T: +91 9845493688

Gangotree An out and out chaat corner, in all its branches, the pani puri and samosas are the best on its menu, though the rest are not too bad either. It has some innovative stuff but the classics are the best. BIAL Airport, Sulibele Road, Devana Halli T: 080-22268484/9844034141 Also at: 4108, High Point 4, 45, Palace Road

Wild Spice A pleasant if not non-fussy place, though a bit cramped sometimes, it specialises in earthy Coorgi fare; try the set meals, kadambuttu, veg and non veg curries, and of course the pandi curry. Cariappa Bhavan 96, Residency Road T: 080-41127404 Windsor Pub An out and out watering hole, regulars swear no other place does the pandi fry and pandi curry quite like here, though there's nothing much else from the region. 7, Kodava Samaja Building 1st Main, Vasant Nagar T: 080-22258847, 41148006

Khushboo Tucked away on Lavelle Road, the two-floor eatery serves some well made chaats, especially the masala puri, bhel and samosas; head to first floor for simple meals. 25/5, Maruthi Complex Lavelle Road, M G Road Area T: 080-42156161 Mishti A haunt for those eager for the taste of Kolkota, the eatery is basic and known for its Bengali sweets such as sandesh, jalebis and rosogolla. Among the savouries, try the kachori and

the alur dum which is done quite well. 29, Kaushal Presidency 80 Feet Road, 4th Block, Koramangala T: 080-65583935 CHINESE and PAN ASIAN Aroy Beautifully designed and laid out on a terrace skirting a treelined avenue, Aroy is a midlevel restaurant specialising in Thai and Burmese cuisine. The khao swe is really a meal in itself; most Thai dishes are quite spectacular as well. 74, 15th Main 3rd phase J P Nagar T: 080-40939311 Average meal for two ` 700-800 China Pearl No décor or atmosphere to speak of, the outlet is nevertheless a fave with the local community as a takeaway. What distinguishes it is some of the dishes such as stir fried tofu, crispy vegetables, whole fried fish and crab dishes. 53/1, 5th Cross 6th Block, Koramangala T: 080-25501735, 41105060 Average meal for two ` 400 Chopstick Set amidst a long line of eating establishments on Ring Road, there's nothing much to distinguish either from its neighbours or those of ilk. It claims to be multi cuisine, but focuses on Chinese; the food is fairly flavoursome and consistent. Hotel Aangan Residency, 100, Ring Road, Near To Surya IT Park II, Electronic City, Hosur Road T: 080-28521670/71 Average meal for two ` 500 Chungwah Spread all across the city, Chungwah outlets are basic and functional serving typical budget Indo-Chinese. Popular dishes include wantons, American chopsuey, fried rice, noodles, steamed rice and soups. Leo Complex, 45/1, Residency Road For branches all around the city contact: T: 080-25580708/25550053/ 25582662 Average meal for two ` 400 Fat Buddha Fat Buddha, specialises in PanAsian cuisine. With plush

interiors and scattered waterbodies, Fat Buddha provides a nice relaxed experience. 70, Cunningham Road T: 080-41235139 Ginseng Feast on an oriental spread of dim sums, thai curries and stir fries amidst a an elegant and sophisticated decor with hues of black, gold and oriental vases. Entertain your guests with their live teppanyaki counter. No. 1, Golf Avenue, Adjoining KGA Golf Course, HAL Airport Road T: 080 41783000 W: Chutney Chang Done in red and gold, there's no mistaking the oriental connection. Apart from Chinese, there's Singapore and Indonesian cuisine as well. Try the dumpling soup, mushrooms in hoi sin sauce, glass noodles and interesting desserts. HM Eleganza 31, Museum Road T: 080-40001234/9008001196 Average meal for two ` 400 Mainland China Smart and contemporary, the restaurant serves delicious IndoChinese. The lunch buffet is a great hit and also great value for money, while the crackling spinach, four treasure vegetable and dimsums are excellent from the a la carte menu. 14, Church Street T: 080-25596677 Orion Mall, Brigade Gateway T: 080 30412940 5th Block, Jayanagar T: 080 30412940 5th Block, Koramangala T: 080 30412940 Average meal for two ` 1000 Memories of China High end fine dining Chinese restaurant with a classy ambience and atmosphere, it has a great lunch buffet. Also popular are the soft shell crabs, sliced pork and bamboo steamed rice. Vivanta by Taj – M G Road 41/3, M G Road T: 66604444/4276/4277 Average meal for two ` 2500

Red Bamboo Shoots Done in Oriental colours and interesting artefacts, the restaurant has reinvented itself with the red in the name symbolizing spice. It has a reasonably priced lunch buffet

but try clay pot chilli prawn, flaming chicken and pan seared Mongolian chicken. Museum Inn, 1, Museum Road T: 080-41113338 Average meal for two ` 1000

The Oriental Pavilion

Sake A Pan-Asian restaurant and a lounge located on the rooftop of the Zuri hotel. It offers a platter of Thai, Chinese and Asian but the USP of SAKE is the live teppanyaki counter, a sushi bar and a cigar lounge. Try their spicy prawn soup, exotic veggies with tofu by chef’s special sauce and polish-off your meal with crunchy coated fried ice-cream with orange caramel. The Zuri Whitefield, Bengaluru, 244 HoodyVillage, ITPL Road, Rajapalya, Whitefield . T: 080-66657272 W:

Your go-to is this authentic Pan-Asian restaurant. Their menu is inspired by the Far East and is made with great attention to details. 134-136, Road No.1, EPIP Area, Whitefield T: 080-40200200/ 08039884444/ 9972578033

Shao The signature restaurant of Park Plaza serves authentic Chinese cuisine with fresh herbs and vegetables. The service is prompt with cordial wait staffs. Park Plaza Hotel, 90-4 Marathahalli, Outer Ring Road T: 080-49094909 Shiro

The Rice Bowl One of the city's oldest Chinese restaurants, it looks a bit run down, but the food, old style Indo-Chinese, is as good as ever. Don't miss the cracking spinach, drums of heaven, soups and the pineapple fried rice. 40/2, Lavelle Road T: 080-22240216/22105437 Average meal for two ` 400 Three Quarter Chinese Smart and yuppie, the restaurant is sprawling and rather crowded at times that it could be a bit of a bother. The menu is not very different from the usual Chinese but they are done quite well. 22, Church Street T: 25327981/82/83 Average meal for two ` 700

extensive; try the sushi, sashimi, soups and steamed dishes. ITC Gardenia 1, Residency Road T: 080-22119898 Average meal for two 4000 5000 Harima Stylish and elegant, with traditional Japanese low seating at one end of the restaurant this is for the true Jap food lover. The sushi and sashimi are great, as are the prawn tempura, stewed pork and soba noodles. 4th Floor, Devatha Plaza 131, Residency Road T: 080- 41325757/65688222 Average meal for two ` 1000 Teppan The immaculate ambience of Teppan is a new addition to Bangalore. This Japanese Grill and Sushi Bar serve authentic cuisine. From fresh sushi to the traditional teppanyaki stye of cooking, Teppan will leave you wanting more. By reservation only. 12/1 Ulsoor Road T: 080-32569029 KOREAN Hae Kum Gang

Zen The setting and décor are spectacular to say the least with the giant Apsaras and Buddha statue. The outdoor seating is fabulous as well. The food is equally good and runs the whole gamut: try the sushi, Mehtani's chicken, dim sums… 3rd floor, UB City (Comet) Vittal Mallya Road T: 080-41738864/8861/ 8862/8863 Average meal for two ` 2500

Perhaps the classiest pan Asian restaurant in the city, it is elegant and meant for a leisurely meal. Try the exotic dishes, which are done very well: teppanyaki, sushi, tempuras, glass noodles, Thai soups and curries. The Leela Palace Kempinski 23, Airport Road T: 080-30571520 Average meal for two ` 5000


Not much of a place to look at, the restaurant nevertheless provides a large window into Korean food. The best way to go about it is by having the set meal with kimchi soupl, chicken in chilli sauce, roast pork, tossed greens and such like. 20, Paul Castle Castle Street, Ashoknagar T: 080- 41127730 Average meal for two ` 500

Very high end, very classy and very nice: the latest ITC properties to be launched, this is all Japanese done in semi casual style with teppanyaki and robatayaki. The menu is

Soo Raa Sang Tiny, cosy and expensive, the restaurant serves authentic Korean that goes beyond just kimchi. Try the grilled meats and seafood soups. There's also a karaoke room is you like that kind of thing. 35, RK Arcade Wind Tunnel Road, Off Airport Road Airport Road


Named after a popular mushroom from Far East, this restaurants' menu includes delicacies from Chinese, Thai, Japanese and Indonesian cuisine. Bangalore Central Bellandur Soul Space Spirit, Sarjapur Outer Ring Road, Bellandur T: 080-49029555

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T: 080-41303435 Average meal for two ` 800 THAI Benjarong You will taste Thailand’s unique culinary flavours at Benjarong, which serves exquisite Thai food. Ancient recipes are made and served to perfection. Taste their signature dishes like Soft Shell Crab, the national soup of Thailand, the Tom Yum Prawn Soup and the infamous Thai curries. 1/3 Ulsoor Road, Ulsoor T: 080-32217201 Rim Naam Set in a gazebo surrounded by greenery and water, there can never be a better setting for the delicious and authentic Thai food served here. Must haves include som tam, prawn and crab cakes, warm seafood salad and any of the Thai curries with the fragrant jasmine rice. 37-39, The Oberoi M G Road T: 080-25585858 Average meal for two ` 300 TIBETAN Taste of Tibet A rather dingy and cramped place in a small shopping mall, the restaurant nevertheless serves authentic Tibetan; try the momos, pork buns, noodles and fried rice. Nanjappa circle, 1, Cornwell Road, Langford Town T: 41235438/41237875 Average meal for two ` 150

CAFES Au Bon Pain A chain of smart looking cafes serving a variety of beverages, cakes, pastries, breads and short eats, these are good to chill and catch up with friends. They also do hot sandwiches, soups, pastas and rice and curry dishes for quickie lunches. MG Road, 86 Mahatma Gandhi Road T: 080-25586969 Also at: ITPB, Whitefield Road T: 080-28412260 / 61 Mantri Square Mall, Malleshwaram, T: 080-22667435 Old Madras Road T: 080-65832366 Jayanagar, T: 080-41538841 Cunningham Road T: 080-41456642 12th A Main, HAL 2ND Stage, Indiranagar T: 080-42283107 Barista Funky when it started out, this has become just another chain of coffee shops; the blaring music could be an irritant for some, though others swear by the cappuccino. A few of the cakes and muffins are delectable. Koramangla Ring Road T: 080-41218329 Also at: Frazer Town T: 080-41253983 Magrath Road T: 080- 40913723 Old Airport Road T: 080- 41265329

VIETNAMESE Blue Ginger High end and set in a beautiful location with greenery and water all around, this is a great place for a leisurely meal. Feast on the raw mango and papaya salads, noodle soups, crab cakes and the fish/prawn curries with rice. 55, Taj West End, Race Course Road T: 080-66605660 Average meal for two ` 5000 Phobidden Fruit Phobidden fruit serves authentic Vietnamese cuisine. With its minimalistic decor and soothing ambiance, you are guaranteed a transcending experience. 965, 12th Main, HAL 2nd Stage, Indiranagar T: 080-41255175

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Blend N Brew Blend N Brew is all about the food. Enjoy freshly made mocktails, baked breads, pastries, cakes and cookies with hot cup of coffee. It also offers Indian and Chinese cuisines. 30, Behind MG Road, Church Street T: 080-30515690

chirpy music and yuppie attitude; has branches all over in its trademark red and beige colours. Some coffees are good, while the food is average but is a great place to meet and hangout. 30, Mezanine Floor, Prestige Meridian, M G Road T: 080- 32488840 Also at: Indiranagar T: 080-41269982 Richmond Road T: 080- 32486263 Whitefield Jayanagar T: 080- 32486278 Old Airport Road T: +91 9343713016 Frazer Town T: 64512291 HSR Layout T: 080-64541183 Koramangala T: 080- 32903012 Coffee Day Square High end outlet of the CCD brand, it stands out with its specialist coffees selected from all over the world; especially good are the single-origin coffees. 23/2, Vittal Mallya Road T: 080-40012345 Cafe Ora In the bustling streets of Richmond town if you want to sit in a quiet place and sip on coffee, then Cafe Ora is your goto place. Located in the premise of ‘Under The Mango Tree’ this cafe serves popular favorites like blueberry cheesecake, oreo cheesecake, and mango mousse. Expect the regulars like french fries, potato wedges, onion rings and chaats as well. For drinks they serve smoothies (ask for the day’s special), milkshakes and fresh juices. A good place to meet-up with friends and folks mid-town is Cafe Ora. 3, Laurel Lane, Richmond Town T:080-22111112

Cafe Aloha Designed like a beach shack, Café Aloha is meant to transport you to a fun, relaxing environment, an ideal place to grab a quick bite or even engage in a game of PS3. #12, Hosur Main Road Next to Christ College T: 080-41110276

Café Pascucci No doubt about the Italian connection, though the décor is quite generic done in reds, blacks and pastels. Speciality Italian coffees are worth a try though the food is quite ordinary. Madhura Beaverages India Pvt Ltd, United Mansions, 39, M G Road, T: 080- 40912134

Café Coffee Day CCD revolutionised coffee drinking with its simple cafes,

Also At: No.191/1, Next Ground, 6TH

Main Road, Defence Colony, Indiranagar 080-25200522 No.1/62, High Street, Opp Vijaya Junior College, 11th Main, 4TH Block, Jayanagar 080-42068201 /9739969767 No.619/A, Near H P Petrol Bunk, 14th Main,15th Cross,2ND Phase, J P Nagar 080-41200431 S V Towers, Opp Bata Showroom, 16th Main, BTM Layout 2ND Stage 080-42100843 Mantri Mall, 2ND Floor, Sampige Road, Malleswaram 080-23316633/ 23316363 Cha Bar A smart tea lounge attached to a book store, the combo couldn't be better. It has a wide variety of teas from all over the country and beyond, accompanied by some delicious cakes and cookies. The Leela Palace 23, Kodihalli, HAL, Airport T: 080-30571234 Gloria Jeans Trendy and yuppie, this is the place for those who like peace and calm. Some of the coffees are innovative and good, like the vanilla coffee. Food is good but nothing spectacular. 50, Zatakia Centre, 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar T: 080-41487631 India Coffee House Old and nostalgic, this is Bangalore's pride. Cramped, no-frills and dowdy attitude of the waiters notwithstanding, the coffee is authentic and the scrambled eggs are favourites. Great place to catch up with old friends. 19, Ground Floor, Church Street T: 080-25587088 Java City A few outlets spread out, it has a casual atmosphere that is a great hit with youngsters; live music in the evenings is also a draw. The Mysore coffee is good while the food is quite ordinary. 24/1, Next To Ajantha Apartments, Lavelle Road T: 080-41120647 Matteo Coffee An ideal place to drop-in after a post-shopping spree! A spacious cafe with a comfortable seating Matteo Coffee makes coffee and conversation best in a pleasing ambience. Try their White

Chocolate Mocha with a cinnamon roll or a chocolate donut. For heavier snacks try their sandwiches, salads and pastas. 2, Church Street, Off Brigade Road T: 080-43336000 W: Mocha Hip and happening at one point, it has lot of competition. The Lavelle Road outlet is charming due to the location. Apart from the usual cappuccino and latte, there are some choices from across the world; food is rich and sinful. 577, 80 Feet Road, 8th block, Koramangala T: 26601236/41570437/ 30224711 OZ Cafe Classy and contemporary - the OZ cafe has a beautiful ambiance which makes for perfect setting for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Try their mocktails, soups, risottos, sizzlers, seafood, pastas, pizzas and cakes. G 15, Ground floor, Whitefield T: 9980621042, 28026556 Teaze A great place to hang out with your friends. Teaze is always buzzing with energy. Choose from a variety of special teas, Jelly drinks, fruity mocktails and light bites. 159, Jewellers Street, Commercial Street, Shivajinagar T: 9945999989 The Hole in the Wall Cafe Tucked away in a nook of Koramangla, this restaurant is one of the city's best kept secrets – known for its American and Continental breakfast menu. Soak in the warm ambiance, fresh food and quirky décor in this little eatery. 61, 1st Main, S T Bed Koramangala T: +91 9900517582/ 984546784

Whitefield T: 080-40200200/ 39884444/ 9972578033 EUROPEAN / CONTINENTAL /MEDITERRANEAN 100 Feet Stylish, with indoor and outdoor seating, it is a boutique restaurant ringed by trees. Food is mostly Med; try the tapas, pastas, risottos, and the lobster thermidor. 777/1, 100 Feet Road, HAL 2nd stage, Indiranagar T: 080-25277752/25278616 Average meal for two ` 1000 Bangalore Bistro Sleek and smart, as opposed to the charm of its former location, this is nevertheless a good place to have salads, veal chops, pastas and some delectable desserts such as the cheesecake. 74, Sumeru Towers, 3rd floor, Brigade Road T: 080-41131616 Average meal for two ` 400 AquaGrill

This continental restaurant is located by pool with a breath taking view. It plays with your senses with ambient light and soothing music, perfect for a romantic night out. If you are with family it makes a great dining experience. 134-136, Road No.1, EPIP Area, Whitefield T: 080-40200200/ 39884444/ 9972578033 Couch A Med place with the accent on Italian, the restaurant has a lounge feel to it and is popular for that reason. Some of the Italian dishes like the pastas and meat dishes are popular, as are the Med style grilled veggies. 114/1, Sai Complex, M G Road T: 080-41512898 Average meal for two ` 600


It is a 24hrs cafe. It has a wide range of cuisine from around the world. What's unique about this place they have custom made meals for each of the zodiac signs. 134-136, Road No.1, EPIP Area,

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Fireflies Trendy and innovative, the restaurant offers a beautiful ambience for diners. Some of cocktails, jerked chicken, prawns wrapped in ginger, grilled fillet, barbecued ribs, wood oven pizzas and tiramisu are delicious. 4/1, Walton Road, Lavelle Road T: 080-41140303

Average meal for two ` 1500 Graze Swish and stylish, high end and very discerning, Graze is all about dining on elegant food made with fresh ingredients. Check out the crab bisque, veal chops, warm duck salad, scallops and such other exotic things. There's also a set meal, as well as a huge wine list. Vivanta by Taj-M G Road 41/3, M G Road T: 080-66604444 Average meal for two ` 2500 Herbs and Spices Located in a charming bungalow, this is something of an expat destination, even as it serves a few Indian dishes. By far, the tequila chicken and the tiramisu are must try items, though the rest of the menu is not too bad either. 154, Main Road, Whitefield T: 080-28452803 Average meal for two 700 Le Cristaal (Deli) This luxurious café with a Parisian feel, elegant and tasteful interiors serves sumptuous European cuisine like Baked French Toast-with Cream Cheese, Olive and garlic roast chicken with Pomme Dauphinoise roast ,roasted garlic and green beans, Éclairs that is light and fluffy. No.36, Vittal Mallya Road T: 9845070704 On the Edge The restaurant's biggest attribute is its location in Barton Centre which offers fabulous views of Bangalore. The décor is also stylish. As for the food, which is a mix of Med and Asian, that's good as well, especially the Burmese khao swe and pastas. 84, 13th Floor, Barton Centre, MG Road T: 080-41783344/33 Average meal for two 12001500 Portland Steakhouse and Cafe This attractively unusual cafe with white furniture and glass ceiling gives an al fresco experience. They serve delicious lamb chops, fish and beef steaks. With a relaxed ambiance and awesome food, Portland Steakhouse and Cafe makes an interesting place to visit. No. 1, 1st Cross, Brunton Road T: 080-25593403/25593405/ 9591677183

Spiga Reopened and relocated on a terrace, the restaurant is a tad hot during summer afternoons, but perfect for other meals and other times. Faves here are the salads including the pasta salad, the grilled chicken, Mexican tortillas and fish dishes. 9, 4TH Floor, Halcyon Complex, St.Marks Road T: 080-42110469 Average meal for two ` 750 Ta'aam Located in the basement of a largely residential area on Queen's Road, the restaurant is simple and rustic. This restaurant is well known for Arabian cuisine. 19/1 Queens Road cross Muniswamy Road, Shivajinagar T: 9845538234 The Only Place Set in a lovely courtyard with trees all around, the restaurant is all about old style Continental, which can sometimes go awry. But you can never go wrong with the cheesy fries, lamb chops, grilled fish and the lasagne. 13, Museum Road T: 080-32718989 Average meal for two ` 700 The Tower Kitchen

With a view to kill, The Tower Kitchen speaks volumes of great food and a stellar ambience. Over-looking the beautiful city, all the way from the 16th floor, TTK makes for a perfect dining experience. From luxurious Alaskan scallops to sous-vide beef cheeks, expect nothing but the best of ingredients harmonized with the choicest of produce. A must try is the chocolate platter. The Tower Kitchen,16th floor, UB city T: 080-49399999/ 9900343204 Vicky's La Terrazza The predominant blue and white colours give it a distinct Med feel with a cosy atmosphere. Have the Greek fish, the pastas and crème brulee. 99/ARD Complex, 5th Cross, 6th Block, Koramangala T: 080- 41751635/41751636

Average meal for two ` 1000 West View Classy, elegant and very high end, the restaurant is all about healthy and grilled food, and looked after by a all-woman set up. All of it done with so much sophistication. The choice is not only humungous but very top end so be assured of a truly fabulous meal, with some great wines. Definitely has the 'wow' factor. ITC Royal Gardenia, 1, Residency Road T: 080-22119898 FRENCH Café Noir Owing to its location it looks very Parisian with just some tables and chairs spread out casually. Not just the coffees, but the variety of sandwiches and salads are good; however, the array of desserts, yummy cakes, pastries, mousses and tarts, just take the breath away. 206, The Collection, UB City, 24, Vittal Mallya Road T: 080-40982050 ITALIAN Bene

Phoenix Market City, Mahadevapura T: 080-64048888 Incanto If the Italians said ‘DolceVita’, Incanto is the perfect symbol. A stunning venue with cream, beige and white decor softened by fresco paintings and chandeliers – this romantic setting away from the city bustle is perfect for that special occasion. Indulge in their cream of roasted pumpkin soup, marinated egg plant with parmesan and end your meal with a sweet note of plum pudding with brandy custard. The Zuri Whitefield, Bengaluru, 244 HoodyVillage, ITPL Road, Rajapalya, Whitefield T: 080-66657272 W:

Elegant and minimal, done all in white, Italia is a fine dining restaurant that doesn't want anything to take away from the food. The pizzas are great of course, as are the risottos, pastas, chicken and lamb dishes. 14/7, The Park Hotel, M G Road T: 080-25594666 /4029 Average meal for two ` 2000

California Pizza Kitchen

Enjoy authentic California-style cuisine at all outlets of CPK. They offer scrumptious pizzas, pastas, salads, sandwiches, desserts and more. Ground Floor, Hothur Square, No.284, 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar Also at:

Pizzeria Romano Bright and vibrant with Hollywood posters, the restaurant has a charming ambience. Wood fire oven pizzas are the speciality here, but the menu spans pastas, risotto, seafood and meat dishes as well. 55, 5th Cross, Above Sprocket, 6th Block, 60 feet Road, Koramangala T: 080- 40953752, 40953751 Average meal for two ` 800

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Also at: No.224/225, 2ND Floor, The Forum Value Mall, No.62, Varthur, Whitefield Main Road T: 080 -25939224/ 41528318 No.16, Upper Ground Floor, Orion Mall, DR Raj Kumar Road, Malleswaram West T: 080-22682055



Little Italy Vegetarian Italian might sound like a bit of paradox, but Little Italy, located on the 100 Feet Road in Indiranagar, surely is an expert in it. Select from a humongous list of pizzas or try out the ravioli and the veg bolognaise. 2017, Next to Reebok Showroom, 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar T: 080-25207171, 25207272, 25207373

With cheerful colors, natural wood and stone interiors - Bene dishes out pizzas Italian style. Just watching the skilled chefs knead, pinch and toss pizzas will help you build an apetite. Sheraton Bangalore Hotel at Brigade Gateway 26/1, Dr. Rajkumar Road Malleshwaram-Rajajinagar T: 080-42521000

Toscano Beautifully located on the terrace of UB City, it is nonfussy and serves up some delicious Italian fare, especially from Tuscany. By far the pizza margherita is fabulous, but the spaghetti alia oleo, risotto and the lamb chops are great as well. 24, The Collections-UB City Level-2, 4th block, Concorde Block, Vittal Mallya Road T: 080-41738800 Average meal for two ` 700

Via Milano A restaurant with high-raised bar chairs, red upholstery and cutlery - Via Milano seems like an ideal place for a romantic getaway. From fiery buffalo mozzarella and zucchini rolls to classic spaghetti tossed with olive oil, herbs served with dried tomatoes to pizzas with delicious toppings and a selection of Italian gelato for that sweet tooth makes the perfect meal. Via Milano is your romantic rendezvous spot! Basil Moneta, 80 Feet Peripheral Road, 4th Block, Koramangala T: 080-41309997/94 LEBANESE Mezze Part of the restaurant World Network Cuisine - Mezze is an exclusive Lebanese restaurant. With low seating, heady beverages, regal hookahs and authentic Lebanese food, this roof top restaurant makes for a unique dining experience. 32, 80 Feet Road Beside Yes Bank, Indiranagar T: 080-66494904, 43568888 The Ranoosh The Ranoush is a trendy and spacious restaurant serving traditional and authentic Lebanese cuisine. VKL Resorts India Pvt Ltd., 120 125, K.H.Road Shanthinagar T: 080-43452222

Habanero The 120-seater restaurant boasts of an authentic Tex-Mex fare. Their unique kitchen is designed in the form of a Mexican-style hut to enhance the ambiance. The menu comprises of some of the classic Mexican specialities like nachos, chimichangas, quesadillas, and fajitas. Ascendas Park Square, Whitefield T: 080-28026530

Brick Lane Grill

The al-fresco resto-lounge situated in the Escape Hotel Bricklane Grill serves traditional Indian staples as well as fusion food. Don't miss their live grill in the midst of their soothing ambience. 770, 100 Feet Road Indiranagar T: +91 8861003757 Burgundy Offering an international spread, Burgundy is a popular location for ‘power-lunch’ buffets amidst an elegant and understated ambiance; come dusk the theme changes to an intimate candlelit setting with soft music and hearty global cuisine. Royal Orchid Suites, Vaswani Pinnacle Annexe, Whitefield Main Road T: 080 42512345 W: Cholayil Sanjeevanam A part of the renowned Cholayil Sanjeevanam group, this vegetarian restaurant serves wholesome, healthy and tasty food designed along naturopathic principles. On offer is a buffet spread for lunch and an a la carte option for dinner. Average meal for two 500 No.50, 100 Feet Road, Opposite Kendriya Sadana Koramangala 2nd Block T: 080-25931962 /4430 Cream Centre The restaurant caters to the vegetarian crowd of the city and offers cuisines like Mexican, Italian along with an array of Indian food. The restaurant also prepares food for Jain customers.

762, 100 Feet Road, nd HAL 2 Stage, Indiranagar T: 080-41161154, 41161153 Desmond's Named after the owner and looked after personally, the restaurant is homely, serving Continental, Chinese and North Indian. Try the grilled fish, crumb fried prawns, sizzlers, pepper chicken, sticky toffee pudding and apple pie. 41, Cristu Complex, Lavelle Road T: 080-41278000 Average meal for two ` 800 Ebony

Simple décor and furniture take away nothing from the fabulous views of the city. The lunch buffet spanning mostly Indian with a sprinkling of Chinese is popular, though the Parsi dishes on the a la carte are a great choice as well. 84, Hotel Ivory Tower, M G Road T: 080- 41783344/45/46 Average meal for two ` 1000 Empire - Taste of Bangalore Quick service, delicious food and comfortable seating, Empire serves well-made multicuisine food ranging from Chinese and Malyali specialties, to North Indian dishes. A popular haunt for those looking for a late night meal, don't miss their grilled chicken, kebabs, ghee rice with butter chicken, shawarma rolls, biriyani and Kerala parotta. Hotel Empire International, No.36, Church Street, Off MG Road T: +080 4041-4041 /+918861993886 Also at: Central Street T: 080-4041-4041 Castle Street T: 080-4041-4041 Koramangala T: 080-4041-4041 Frazer Town, T: 080-43078000 Kammanahalli T: 080-4168-7345 Millers Road T: 080-4147-0238 Garuda Mall T: 080-6641-1076 Domlur T: 080-4243-6162 Shivajinagar

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T: 080-4041-4041 Indiranagar T: 080-4065-4065 Orion Mall T: 080-67282222 Food Street With a no-fuss décor a comprehensive menu, Food Street offers good vegetarian food from the streets of Chennai, Delhi and China, at reasonable prices. No. 67, Chokkanahalli Village, Hegde Nagar, Thanisandra Main Road T: 9900191789 Flambé The multicuisine casual dining restaurant is set on two floors, with a family dining space and an open air lounge. With a live flambé counter and a relaxed ambience, Flame makes for a nice place to unwind after a hard day's work. 93, 2nd and 3rd floors, 5th cross, 6th Block, Koramangala T: 080- 41606888 Huckleberry Elegant and beautiful with warm and welcoming interiors Huckleberry is open for brunch. It offers a range of cuisines from European and Mediterranean to Italian. The restaurant also has an attached bar. 298, 100 Feet Road Binnamangala, 1st Stage Indiranagar T: 080-40917416, +91 9611811007 Isys

Isys is a unique resto bar with European-style blue light flooring. The multi-cuisine restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The President Hotel 79/8, Ground Floor, President Hotel Premises, Elephant Rock Road, 3rd Block, Jayanagar T: 080-41808777, 41808700 Koshy's Koshy's defines Bangalore with its old world charm, no-fuss décor and furniture and an atmosphere that is indescribable. The cuisines too straddle many spheres. The menu is humungous but faves include fish n chips, roast mutton, meen moilee, fish curry and rice, Korean fish etc.

39, St. Marks Road, Diagonally Opp LIC Bldg T: 080- 22213793/ 22915840 Average meal for two 800 Lido The multi-cuisine restaurant overlooks and infinity pool, providing the perfect ambience for a business lunch or a lazy Sunday brunch. 1/1, Swami Vivekananda Road Ulsoor T: 080-25558888

Pot Puree The Indian and Chinese theme extends from the cuisine to the walls of this cozy diner – with fun family sketches adding a splash of colour to the décor. Their comprehensive menu includes finger food such as steamed momo's and Tandoori dishes. You can also avail their home delivery service(within 3 km radius) 46/B, 1st D Main, Koramangla 1st Block, Jakkadandra T:080-25501515


A place to dine for a combination of Chinese, continental and Indian flavours in Bangalore is Maori. For dinner, business lunch or a celebration with your loved ones indulge in Maori’s versatile menu. #598, 15th Cross, 35th Main 6th Phase, JP Nagar T:080-49011000 W: Nature's Cuisine This multi cuisine restaurant offers a wide variety of cuisines ranging from Thai, North Indian and Chinese to Malaysian and Continental. No. 30 Behind MG Road Church Street T: 080-30515690 Paparazzi Open for dinner only, this award-winning restaurant is the place that is set to impress. Minimalist interiors do not steal the limelight from the view of the city lights, and the food certainly does its fair share of talking. Choose from an eclectic fusion of cuisines such as the Basil Mango cheesecake and the Chicken Chandoori - an oriental take on the chicken tandoori. No. 47/1, Manipal Centre, Dickenson Road T: 080 25584242 W: Peshawari Tandoor The comfortable seating and chandeliers may give a plush look. But, don’t let that confuse you. Authentic north indian food, bursting with flavour will have you use your hands and how! This food heaven serves the freshest paneer tikkas and a flavourful Dum Biryani. 2 and 3rd floors, 9 1st A Main Road, 5th Block Koramangala T: 080-65776588

Season Elegant and beautiful with its warm and welcoming interiors, this multi cuisine restaurant opens for brunch. The bar offers relaxing ambience to unwind over drinks and cocktails. Adarsh Hamilton, 2/4, Langford Garden Road Richmond Town T: 080-43595700 Soul City Oakwood Premier’s new restaurant and lounge located in the UB City complex. The elegant and tasteful interiors are blissfully inviting. They serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Oakwood Premier Prestige, UB City T: 080-22348888 Spice It A restaurant that serves an international buffet that has strong Indian influence! 'Spice It' serves delicious food at an affordable price.Paneer Makhani, Kadai Chicken, and Meen Moilee are some of their must-try on the list. Acquaint yourself with fresh, simple and appetizing cuisine full of gusto. Ibis Bengaluru Techpark, Opposite RMZ Ecospace Business Park, SarjapurMarathahalli Outer Ring Road T: 080-66700600 Tamarind Paradise This restaurant offers a beautiful ambience for lunch and dinner. Enjoy the delectable dishes on the menu comprising, North Indian and Chinese cuisines. No. 68/1, Double Road Appareddy Palya (Near ESI) Indiranagar T: 080-40972777 TEY (Tea-wine-dine)

TEY serves a spread of Indian, Chinese and Western cuisine with a tea bar, conference hall and a bakery. Make use of their exhaustive range of teas, from Oolong to enchanting flower teas. opp Deepam silks. S.M. Towers # 4/3/1&3/2 1st floor, 11th main, 3rd block Jayanagar T: 080-41707478/8861586550 The Island

The decor and ambience of this multi-cuisine restaurant is impressive. Enjoy Continental, Mediterranean and Fusion cuisines, along with alcoholic beverages. House No. 3, 80 Feet Road, Indiranagar T: 080-41261114 The Square This is a signature restaurant of Novotel Bengaluru Techpark, which has a global buffet concept. With its live cooking counters, watch chefs make noodles, pastas, Tandoor grills, kebabs and more! With their notable list of wine, spirits, and an A la carte menu d'The Square' makes an interesting place to stop-over for any meal. Novotel Bengaluru Techpark, Opposite RMZ Ecospace Business Park, SarjapurMarathahalli Outer Ring Road T:080-66705000 The Grill and Curry Bowl This fine dining restaurant has a serves the best of of Indian, Continental, and Pan-asian. Relish salads, starters, and lipsmacking main courses. 5th Floor, 1 MG Mall, Opposite Vivanta by Taj, MG Road T: 080-22086666/ 9743488880 The Verve Part of the Royal Orchid Resort and Convention Centre, enjoy international cuisines and local flavours, with buffet and a-lacarte options. A perfect place to treat a huge party, Verve has a seating capacity of more than 60 guests. Royal Orchid Resort and Convention Centre, Allalasandra, Bellary Road, Yelahanka, Near Jakkur Flying Club T: 080-2856 0668 W:

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Tomatina The restaurant themed in red hues complimented by its cozy ambience and trendy decor Tomatina, offers authentic pure vegetarian delicacies from Chinese, continental and North Indian cuisines. A special menu of Jain food is also available. 2631, 4th Floor, 27th Main Road, 1st Sector, HSR Layout T: 080-42420606, 988095736

YouCook A unique-concept restaurant which hands you the aprons and lets you be the chef of your own starters, while enjoying their main-course and dessert buffet. Every table comes with a unique charcoal grill, where you can choose from their spread of marinated meats, fresh seafood and veggies and grill to your hearts content. Jazz your grill up with their wide range of sauces and relish your prized kebab. Of course, in the event of a burnt outcome, you can always order from their menu. 54, Rooftop, Above Coffee Day, MSK Plaza, 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar T: 080 - 41263331/2

Ferghana With a fuss-free ambience and decor-Ferghana offers centralAsian cuisine. Start with a silk road shorba, kutti mirch ki aloo move to a main course of tandoori rotis topped with a dollop of butter along with dal Afghani or a dum-walla desi murgh. Rice lovers’ can opt for mutton biryani with delicately spiced aromas. This combo would be the perfect comfort food for Bangalore’s breezy weather. For sweet meats indulge in their apple and walnut phirni. 74/2, Sanjana Plaza, 4th Floor Elephant Rock Road, 3rd Block Jayanagar T: 080-41141737

Under the Mango Tree


Great Kabab Factory Located at Mantri Mall this restaurant chain provides a five-star dining experience and serves succulent kebabs, lip smacking tikkas, biryanis, Indian breads and a variety of desserts. Mantri Square, 3rd Floor, Near Amoeba, Malleswaram T: 080-3016-0000

Tivoli Gardens This roof-top, garden restaurant serves a succulent kebab platter, alongside a panoramic view of the Garden City. The Capitol No-3 Rajbhavan Road T: 080-22281234

A charming place, literally under the mango tree in the backyard of a bungalow, the restaurant has great ambience. The food is good as well, spanning pizzas, pastas, steaks, soups, Goan and Kerala dishes. 03, The Bat and Ball Inn, Laurel Lane, Richmond Town T: 080-22111112/3/4 Average meal for two ` 600 Veg by Nature With their outlets in prime

localities of Bangalore city, Veg by Nature serves-up healthy vegetarian food like North Indian, chats, snacks, parathas and lassis. Tasty treats that promises value for money. Garuda Mall, No. 72, 3rd Floor Garuda Mall, Magarath Road T: 080-66141068 Also at : Embassy Golf Links Business Park, Intermediate Ring Road, T: 080-42436110 Mantri Mall, Malleshwaram T: 080-22667304 Royal Meenakshi Mall T: 080-67080209 BBQ World Has a buffet with a variety of meats like chicken, Lamb, prawns, vegetarian starters, all in true barbeque style. Main course of Biryani, Indian breads, and desserts. 2726, OFF 80 Feet Road, Indiranagar T: 080-25287777/25298888

Bakasur As the name suggests, Bakasur (a man who eats in huge quantities), offers large meals to their guests. It caters to those who love food, and like to live and eat, king size! Outer Ring Road, Next to Shobha Hibiscus, Bellandur T: 080 30412940 ext: 492 Banjara One of the locality's old timers, with a pleasing décor and ambience, this is a multicuisine restaurant but the Punjabi and Northn Indian dishes score. Try the lamb seekh, the chicken makhni and breads. 19/2, Kumara Krupa T: 080-22262756 Average meal for two ` 1000 Bayleaf Part of the name comes probably from the large bay windows, while the rest is smart and stylish. As for the food try the chicken tikka, prawns, koftaq curry and the breads. 1, Raheja Arcade,Koramangala T: 080-25535050/41104018 Average meal for two ` 600-700 Chandni Chowk Designed to recreate a slice of this famous Delhi locality, it does not succeed all too well, but the food more than makes up for this. The tandoori chicken is really good, as are lamb chops and dal makhni. 28, Opp Indian Oil Petrol Bunk, 80 Feet Road, 6th Block, Koramangala T: 080-41105454/5757 Average meal for two `500-600


Luxurious and elegant, with Jamavar shawls draped all over, this is a really high end restaurant that is sure to delight. There's food more across the country, but North Indian is the favourite. Start with the kababs and choose from the selection of gravies, especially the lamb curries, and amazing breads. The Leela Palace Kempinski Bangalore, 23, Airport Road T: 080-25211234 Average meal for two ` 2500 Dum Pukht Jolly Nabobs The Grand Cuisine of India Typical of the glory days of the Raj – their spirit and cuisine lives on at the Dum Pukht Jolly Nabobs. The Nabobs of the Raj were certainly a merry lot. By adding a touch of spice to bland English recipes or tempering Indian Curries to suit their palate, they got their Indian cooks or Khansamahs to create a new trend in fusion cuisine. Dum Pukht Jolly Nabobs is the ideal place to experience the bespoke Anglo Indian versions of regional and

Lucknowi dishes. A true indulgence. *Open For Dinner Only. ITC Windsor, 25 Windsor road, Golf Course Road T: 080-22269898 Average meal for two Rs 30005000 Indian Tadka Tadka offers vegetarian and non -vegetarian tandoor dishes and predominantly kebabs. They also serve North-West frontier cuisine. Sikandari Raan, Tandoori Pomfret and Mahi Tikka Ajwain are the Chef’s specials. Orion Mall -26/1 Brigade Gateway Dr. Rajkumar Road, Malleswaram T: 080-67282222 Kebabs and Kurries Elegant and classy, with beautiful furniture and a glassed-in open kitchen, K&K is among the best North Indian restaurants in the city combining the best of some of ITC's brands. Some must try dishes are the galouti, fish tikka, the morel curry, lamb curry, breads and the lamb biryani. ITC Gardenia, 1, Residency Road T: 080-22119898 Average meal for two ` 4000 Legacy of Punjab Done up in a lot of ethnic kitsch, the restaurant is known more for its good Punjabi fare. Try the murgh chicken, the lamb curry and the Amritsari biryani which is flavourful and yet not overwhelming. 16, Hotel Ramanashree, Richmond Road T: 080- 65995970 Average meal for two ` 700-800 Masala Dani Masala Dani at the Paul Bangalore brings to you the same delicacies hidden in the cook books of yore. A bite into the food and you'll be back into an era redolent with rich aromas from the kingly kitchens. A time where refinement and taste were celebrated everywhere, from the Royal Durbars to the crowded narrow lanes. Come give in to the taste. The Paul Bangalore, A Unit of Paul Resorts & Hotels Pvt Ltd., 139/28, Domlur Layout, Off Intermediate Ring Road T: 080-40477777 Average meal for two Rs. 2400 to Rs. 3000

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Mint Masala Busy and crowded, the restaurant's décor is all old world with brass crockery and an open kitchen. The fare is hearty vegetarian multicuisine, though the North Indian is better; try the chaats and rotis with paneer dishes. 384/1, Bashyam Circle, Sadashivnagar T: 080- 23610668, 23616191 Average meal for two ` 1000 Nawab There's not much décor to speak of, but what matters – food – is good, with a heavy tilt towards Mughlai. The buffet is value for money and comes with a kabab selection on a sizzler. Other dishes are good, though the biryani is delightful. The Solitaire Hotel, 3, Kumara Krupa Road, Madhavanagar T: 080-40443636/40443034 Average meal for two ` 600-700 Punjabi by Nature Specialises in authentic Punjabi food, the restaurant offers quality service to its customers. Subtle lighting and contemporary artifacts, create a chic ambiance. Enjoy their signature dishes and new age cocktails. 6, Krishna Nagar, Industrial & Residential Area, Hosur Road, Near Forum Mall, Koramangala T: 080-49138800 Queen's A homely place, with some earthy touches, this is homestyle Punjabi fare. The phulkas are probably the best in town; have it with the chicken bharta, methid chicken, baingan bharta, alu gobi and bhindi fry. Nice dals and a super gajar halwa as well. 7, Shrungar Complex Ground Floor,Chruch Street T: 080-25596361 Average meal for two ` 250 The Royal Afghan The Royal Afghan, is ITC Windsor’s robust flavours of the North-West Frontier restaurant, located under a spreading ‘Peepal’ tree by the side of the swimming pool. It offers the most picturesque location for serving this unique cuisine of the North West Frontier. Copper candle-stands with glass chimneys, throw a romantic mellow light on the highly polished marble tabletops, gleaming copper tumblers and the ocher

earthenware. ITC Windsor, 25 Windsor road, Golf Course Road T: 080-22269898 Average meal for two Rs 3000 - 5000 Samarkand Low lighting, low seating and rustic ambience, Samarkand is very popular for its frontier food. Try the galouti, pomfret fry, murg filafi, dal makhni; the biryani is among the best in the city. Gem Plaza, Infantry Road, between Monarch Luxur Hotel and Infantry Hotel T: 080-41113366 Average meal for two `600-900 Soul Kadhi An authentic north Indian restaurant located in the heart of the city, ‘Soul Kadhi’ serves north Indian dishes, and vegan food on request. Start your meal with a rosewali chicken kebabs, move to a main-course of mutton roghan josh, a rich silken gravy with a tawa paratha. For those hurried office goers they have a combomeal of rice with an option of curries. Rest your soul with a dessert, kulfis ( paan, kesar, rose and badam with chocolates). A restaurant for all-ages, which promises quality food. 3, Laurel Lane, Richmond Town T:080 22111112/22111113 Tandoor

Among the city’s old time North Indian restaurants, Tandoor is a must visit for every food lover. the decor is rather ornate, while the ambience is suited for a leisurely meal. Favourites include breads, Kababs, butter chicken and Paneer makhmali. 28, Cenetary Bldg, M G Road T: 080- 25596961/25584620 Average meal for two Rs. 800. Tandoori Hippie

Tandoori Hippie is a fun dining places where you can bury your worries have great time while enjoying a sumptuous North Indian meal. It also has a chai

bar, live bar, and cocktail bar. Just 4 Hospitality, 541-543, 4th Floor, Amarjyothi HBBCS Layout, Koramangala Intermediate Ring Road, Domlur T: 080-41500787 Tattv

Tattv , the speciality Kabab fine dining restaurant aims to showcase the world of kebabs using the 5 culinary elements namely the Tandoor, Sigri, Kadai, Tava and Curry. The restaurant is decorated with Stone Jaalis, Rajasthani jharokas and intricate gold leaf work. The dining area is ornate with plush seating and the kitchen as a stage. 1st FLOOR, 25/4, Lavelle Road, Above Barista T: 080-41552225/9901066246 Terracotta Airy and bright, fronted by trees,

this is a classy restaurant. Especially interesting is the walk through kitchen where you can get the chefs to cook the dishes as you want them. Almost all dishes on the menu are good, but do try the galouti kabab, herbed and spiced breads, with the boti curry and dal makhni, and the mutton biryani. Vivanta by Taj-Whitefield ITPB, Whitefield T: 080-66933333 Average meal for two ` 1200 Tiger Trail Tiger Trail takes your palate on a culinary journey to the regions frequented by the British Raj while they were on the hunt for the majestic Tiger. From succulent tikkas to their speciality - the butter chicken, and international cocktails, this bar and restaurant also serves oriental and European cuisine. The Ramada Bangalore #11, Park Road, Near Indian Express T: 080 22865566 W: Peacock The restaurant has impressive interiors designed with classy decorcomplete with crystal chandeliers. The North Indian

menu includes Kababs, Tandoori Chutney Aloo, Paneer Makhmali, Raan, Amritsari Kulcha, Punjabi Chole and Fish Masala (Fish Molee). 57 1st Floor, 100 Feet Road, HAL 2nd Stage, Indiranagar Tijouri Elegant and beautiful, with special care given to the lovely furniture, this is a place to have a leisurely meal. Must have dishes include kakori kabab, pathar ka gosht and the biryani; they also do haleem with sheermal, but has to be ordered ahead. Atria Hotel, PB No.5089, 1, Palace Road T: 080- 22205205 Average meal for two ` 500 Zaffran Zaffran, a popular diner in Mumbai has marked its presence in Bangalore with its new outlet. With beautiful Indian decorcomprising drapes, mirrors, lamps and cushions this elegant restaurant serves classic Indian dishes with a twist. Papanna Street St. Marks Road T: 080 - 3041 2940 9th Mile Dhaba Set amidst acres of greenery at the Royal Orchid Resort and Convention Centre, this aptly themed restaurant offers a rustic dhaba experience in an open air seating. Savour shorbas (soups), grilled kebabs and rich North Indian delicacies. Royal Orchid Resort and Convention Centre, Allalasandra, Bellary Road, Yelahanka, Near Jakkur Flying Club T: 080-2856 0668 W:

404, Opp Raheja Arcade, Near Forum Mall, 7th block Koramangala T: +91 8861446753 PARSI Daddy's Deli Daddy's Deli is famous for delicious and authentic Parsi delicacies like chicken farcha, patrani machhi, sali murghi, colmi no pulao etc. Holiday only on Monday Open for Lunch and Dinner: 12:30-3:30 / 7:00-10:30 resp. 594, 12th Main, HAL 2nd Stage, Indiranagar T: 080-41154372/76 PERSIAN Ayda Ayda is a rooftop fine dining restaurant set in the heart of the city. The dimly lit, romantic ambiance is complimented with mouth watering Persian cuisine and Sheeshas. 1, 1st Floor, Church Street T: 080-41478209 Persian Terrace Delectable Persian delicacies like kebab grills, pitas and naans are on offer. Enjoy your meals amidst chandeliers, shimmering lanterns, and twinkling tea lights. Sheraton Bangalore Hotel at Brigade Gateway 26/1, Dr. Rajkumar Road Malleshwaram T: 080-42521000 Sufi

Goan Carnival De Goa Calling all foodies who love fresh seafood and Goan dishes, Carnival De Goa is your hangout. Experience the authentic element of Goan food. From Goan sausage chilli fry and clams dry fried with green masala to the simple, yet delicious, Goan prawn curry with red rice. 8/6 Kensington point, Ulsoor road, Ulsoor T: 080-7676767620

This authentic Persian restaurant is spacious and well ventilated and is sure to provide you with a unique dining experience. Enjoy authentic Persian delicacies while getting comfortable on the diwan seating or the Persian style seating option. 103, 5th Floor, Empire Building, 5Th Block, Koramangala T: 080-65901177



NE Diner A no-frills restaurant with simple decor, it serves authentic NorthEastern cuisine at reasonable prices.

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is famous for its flame-grilled chicken and peri-peri sauce recipes. 1/A , Church Street, MG Road T: 080-25550707 Also at: Whitefield T: 080-28026555 SPANISH Caperberry High end, fine dining Mediterranean restaurant, this is among Bangalore's best, especially for the innovative molecular gastronomy concept. Almost everything on the menu is good, but try the tasting menu. An executive lunch option is a great hit and great when you are strapped for time. Ground Floor, The Estate, 48/1, Dickenson Road T: 080-25594567 Average meal for two ` 1500 El Tablao El Tablao is a Tapas restaurant that boasts of authentic Spanish cuisine. The decor comprises of dark wooden furniture contrasted with white walls and Spanish motifs. The Sangria and Paella are a must try. 612/1, 80 Foot Road Koramangala 4th Block T: 080- 41410124, 9902336811 Ruh Ruh offers three unique special menus comprising Spanish, Arabian and Indian. Try out the highly recommended Murgtak-a-tak with your choice of beverage. Ganapa Towers, 4th floor Sarjapur outer ring road, Bellandur Junction Sarjapura Road T: 080-42022727/42024747 / 9845175777 / 9972305871 SOUTH INDIAN/TIFFIN Adiga's Chain of restaurants spread across the city, the decor is basic and the furniture generic, but the South Indian tiffins, especially the dosas, are fabulous; the chain does a decent thali as well. There's passable North Indian and Chinese too. Sampige Road, 15th cross, Malleswaram T: 080- 41535991/41535992 Average meal for two ` 150 Bon South Classy interiors and furniture, with beautiful paintings on the

wall, the restaurant stands out even in a mall. Serving dishes from the four South Indian states, almost everything in the menu is delectable, though the Kerala fish curry, prawn curry, Andhra fish curry stand out. Mantri Mall, Malleswaram T: 080-22667377 Average meal for two ` 350 Central Tiffin Room (Shiv Sagar) CTR for short, there's no other place to beat the benne dosa; the crowds waiting to get in will vouch for that. Functional and basic, the restaurant is not meant for lingering. There are other items too, but not many will order anything else. 154, Ground Floor, Margosa Road, Malleshwaram T: 080- 23317531 Dosa Plaza This South-Indian restaurant offers a wide variety of Dosas in unique flavours. Have the Schezwan Sada with Cheese Onion Sada Dosa, Paneer Chinese Delight Dosa with Cheese, Mushroom Chopsuey Dosa and Mexican Roast Dosa. 30th Cross Road, 4th Block Jaya Nagar, Opt Lakshmi Vilas Bank, Beside Jain Mandir, T: 080-22443878/ 26541314 Kadamba An almost plain looking place, go here for the idli-vada, button idlis, kancheepuram idlis, dosas, akki rotti, sweet pongal and puliyogare. There's North Indian as well, but its best left alone. No 707, Opp Food World, DR Modi Hospital RD, Rajajinagar T: 080-66493931 Kerala Hut Kerala Hut offers authentic Malayali cuisine. Be spoilt for choice with the array of mouthwatering vegetarian and nonvegetarian dishes. Kaggadasapura Main Road, Near Bajaj Service Station,CV Raman Nagra T: 8553023030/ 8553025050 MTR Bangalore's most iconic brand, the place hasn't changed in decades. The place is hygienic and the food is excellent; have the rava idli, dosas, uppittu and khara bhath. The thali meals are humungous and will fill you up for a couple of days! Near Lal Bagh Botanical

Garden, 11, Lal Bagh Road, Mission Road T: 080- 22220022 SLV No décor or atmosphere to speak of, this is more like an evolved darshini. The fare is the usual South Indian thalis and tiffin, but done reasonably well. They serve North Indian as well but best to stay away. 1990/17, 28th main, Jayanagar, 9th block, Near Raggigudda Temple T: 080- 26586345 Average meal for two ` 100 The Higher Taste Located inside ISKCON, the restaurant is on two floors and done quite elegantly. It serves sattvic food, which might seem boring, but the menu is actually humungous and the dishes are quite delicious. The banana flower fritters, vadas, paneer tikkas, kothu parota, tender coconut curries, curried vermicelli and lemon rice are very popular. ISKCON Temple & Cultural Complex, Hare Krishna Hill, Chord Road T: 080-22766501 Vidyarthi Bhavan The queues outside the place should be indicator enough of the popularity of the place. Have the plain and the masala dosa here; other dishes are only for when you get bored with the dosas. 32, Gandhi Bazaar, Near Gandhi Bazaar Circle T: 080-26677588 Average meal for two 15001800 SIZZLERS Barbecue Nation Muted elegance with deep brown furniture is what marks this popular restaurant. The novelty is in the fact that each of the tables has a barbecue and diners can cook pre marinated stuff, ranging from baby potatoes to chicken satay, according to their taste. 4005, 100 Feet Road Hall 2nd Stage, Indira Nagar T: 080-32503344/ 55,25422913 Average meal for two ` 900 Blue Terrain Have a good time by the pool with grills, barbeque and signature cocktails. 'Blue Terrain' is a the place to laze! Novotel Bengaluru Techpark,

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Opposite RMZ Ecospace Business Park, SarjapurMarathahalli Outer Ring Road T: 080-66705000 Infinity Relax by the pool with your favourite drink and bite into a sizzler. A place to unwind after a hectic day at work or just slouch on the couch. Taste their popular favourites being murg dum tikka and chatali kebab (thin slices of lamb marinated in yogurt and spices). Experience tasty Tandoori food at Infinity. The Zuri Whitefield, Bengaluru, 244 HoodyVillage, ITPL Road, Rajapalya, Whitefield T: 080-66657272 W: Indijoe Sizzlers Hived off from the original, the restaurant seems a bit stuffy what with posters and frames, but the sizzlers, whether the sizzling chicken or the steaks, are the highlight here. 46/2, Kalpak Arcade, Church Street, T: 080- 41113311 Average meal for two ` 700 Kobe The mall location probably is the reason for the generic décor of this Mumbai chain. Chicken shashlik, cubed chicken and veg sizzlers are the most popular, though the restaurant does a few other non-sizzler dishes as well. 5th Floor, Garuda Mall, Magrath Road, M.G Road T: 080-65600872 Also at: Indiranagar 1st stage T: 080-65600873 Brigade Orion Mall T: 080-65600874 Average meal for two ` 750 Mask - World Grill & Resto Bar

The grill and Resto bar of the Aurick hotel is on a roof-top with a variety of drinks to intoxicate you, along with soothing music and grilled cuisine from across the globe. #598, 15th Cross, 35th Main 6th Phase, JP Nagar T:080-49011000 W:

BAKERIES AND CONFECTIONARIES Anand Sweets Anand Sweets - the popular sweet shop brand that makes delicious sweets, savouries and biscuits. Buy goodies from Anand sweets for the most cherished occasions in your life. For the lip-smacking motichur laddu, a dry fruit pack and yummilicious sweets Anand sweets is your destination! No 143-A, 60ft Main Road, Koramangala 5th Block T: 9845041563/080-25631555 Also at: Frazer Town, T: 080-41251707 Old Airport Road, Kodihalli, T:080-41256466 Jayanagar 4th Block, T:080- 22446973 Kammanahalli Main Road T: 080-40942087 Banashankari 2nd Stage T: 080-26716111 Commercial Street T: 080-25588992 W: Brownie Cottage Brownie Cottage is India's first and only retail brownie brand. With its 30 different kinds of brownies it provides an authentic brownie experience. Mantri Square, Third Floor 1, Sampige Road, Malleswaram Caramel A little place tucked away, it specialises in huge, multi layered cakes designed with elaborate care. It also stocks sandwiches, burgers and other savouries. 6, O'shangnessy Road, Langford Garden, Langford Road T:080-65994158 Caramel at Vivanta by Taj, Whitefield

A lovely deli style eatery, with the option of sitting out under umbrellas when the weather is good, the range of bakes and goodies is just huge. Sandwiches come in a mindboggling array of bread choices; there are also a variety of cookies, cakes and pastries and savouries in veg and nonveg; try the bun-chow for a unique experience.

Vivanta by Taj - Whitefield ITPB, Whitefield T: 080- 66933333 Creme & Crust The cakes and patisserie shop makes some delicious desserts, cakes, muffins, and tarts. Be sure to try their ice creams – blended with fresh ingrediants, Italian style! Also available is an all out American breakfast with selection of omelettes, pancakes, sausages and veg/non-veg skillets. 57, 100 Ft Road, Indiranagar T: 080-42087801/+91 968619197 / 98 Délice A 24hr cake and gourmet shop that has a charming selection of breads, cakes, chocolates and lots more goodies. Try their chocolate donuts, hot dog buns and soft dinner rolls. Tingle your taste buds with these baked delicacies! Novotel Bengaluru Techpark, Opposite RMZ Ecospace Business Park, SarjapurMarathahalli Outer Ring Road T: 9538812348 Fatima Bakery A regular family-run neighbourhood bakery, it stocks breads and a wide variety of cakes; especially delicious is the sponge cake. 1/2, Hosur Road, Richmond Town T: 080-25510378 Happy Belly Bakes Get your cakes custom-made at Happy Belly Bakes made using the finest ingredients available. Apart from the designer cakes and handmade chocolates, the cafe also offers a comprehensive menu which includes everything ranging from cakes and coffee to other short-eats. 15/1, Richard Town, Clarke Road T: +91 9945001555, 9845011638 Koshy's Bakery An old timer, it stocks a variety of breads including the rare ragi bread. Among the other things, the mutton puff is delicious. 1, Wellington Street T: 080-22211516 Lavonne An academy, patisserie and café; Lavonne is a stomping ground to learn and relish chocolates, novelty cakes, cupcakes, wedding cakes, and

breads. Visit Lavonne for a gastronomical experience. No. 151, 2nd Cross, Domulur, 2nd Stage, Indiranagar T: 7760195688/8884560880 Mesa Deli The confectionary at Svenska hotel offers the best of breads, bakes and confectionaries freshly baked. 56D, Electronic City, Opposite Wipro Gate no. 5, T: 080-44310000 Spoonful of Sugar Tiny and bright, SOS is possibly the best dessert place in town. It's a tough choice to make: there's mud pie, banoffee, mousse cake, oreo cakes, cup cakes, tarts and delectable sandwiches, lasagne and pastas for some savoury. 421-G, 1st Main, 3rd Cross, 1st Stage, Indiranagar T: 080-25255534/5 The Cake Shop

With a variety of delectable cookies, luscious chocolates, distinctive and palatable pastries. Take a relic back home and birthday cakes for your loved one. They also have breads like multigrain bread, rye loaf, and sour dough loaf, as this bakery makes it an event to be remembered when you enjoy a pastry. 134-136, Road No.1, EPIP Area, Whitefield T: 080-40200200/ 39884444/ 9972578033 The Cupcake Company Cupcakes go couture as 'The Cupcake Company' brings a variety of delectable flavours like Red Velvet, Caramel Butter Cream and Boston Vanilla cupcake. They also specialize in making custom-made cakes and cupcakes to suite every occasion. It could be a birthday, anniversary or just a night-out with friends. So book your cakes now! #298, 100ft Road, Indiranagar T: 080-40916426/40913088 Variar's Bakery Probably the only bakery you have to queue up whenever you go. Apart from the oven fresh breads, including wholewheat, the masala bread, toasted bread and rusk are very popular.

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Gelato Italiano A rather simple ice cream outlet, it specialises in chocolate flavours as well as such ones as Ferro Rocher, Madagascar fine chocolate and chocolate fudge brownie. 31st Cross Road, Jayanagar 4th Block, Jayanagar Also at: Mantri Square, Lower Ground Floor, Malleswaram T: 9036289636

Candy Treats Candy Treats brings to you some of the most famous chocolates and candies from across the world. The candies come in various sizes, shapes, smells and tastes. Mantri Square , 1, Sampige Road, Malleswaram The Chocolate Room A chocolate themed restaurant for the chocolate lovers in the city, the place spoils you with the range of chocolate delicacies on offer. A chocolate lovers' paradise; also offers quick breakfast, lunch and dinner. No.8, 9, Glassics Building, Krishnanagar Industrial Layout,Hosur Main Road, Koramangala T: 080-65970425, 9243000422 Also at: 1st flr, ST. Patricks Complex, Opp: EVA Mall, Brigade Road T: 080-66497978


Cioccolatini offers a unique and exclusive assortment of intensely-flavoured homemade chocolates that are meticulously handcrafted. These chocolates are ideal gifts for personal as well as corporate occasions. Pride Regalia Bannerghatta Road T: 080-9880479088 / 080-

ICE CREAMS and JUICES Dolce Gelato Italian style ice cream, it serves fat free items. Popular flavours include almond, Ferro Rocher and fruit flavours such as strawberry and raspberry. Lifestyle showroom, Ground Floor, Adarsh Opus,

Kwality Walls Hindustan Unilever, the world's largest manufacturer of icecream launched Kwality Walls in 1995. It delivers superior quality products under international brands. Mantri Square, S 68 1,Sampige Road, Malleswaram T: +91 9591972101 Natural Ice Cream Made with natural flavours, which is its USP, the chain has some unusual and delicious flavours such as lichee, sitaphal, jackfruit, tender coconut and Belgian chocolate. 44/4, Next To Axis Bank, 13th Main, Jayanagar 4th Block T: 080-26541687 Also at: No.9 & 8, Ground Floor, DAS Commercial Complex, Bearing No.825, Kanakapura Main Road, Jayanagar 7TH Block T: 080-26762288/9820093774 No 1021, Near Wipro Park & Sharmas Restaurant, 80 Feet Main Road, 1ST Block, Koramangala T: 080-25634466/25634433 /9590331798/ 8095131798 No.65/13,Shiva Ganga Complex, Near Wipro Corporate Office, Kaikondarahalli, Sarjapur Road T-080-42134664/ 42134334 2984, 12th main HAL 2ND Stage, Indiranagar Pinkberry World’s leading yoghurt brand comes to Bangalore. Pinkberry is well known for its handcrafted yogurt bars and variety of toppings. Popular favourites being salted caramel, chocolate and mango. Ideal dessert for weight-watchers or just a light-bite as a snack. Also available are fresh yoghurt, lassis and shakes custom-made for the Indian palate. 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar

Swensen's Swensen's is a world famous US based ice-cream parlour chain. Swensen's at Mantri Mall is the company's first outlet in India. They sell delicious ice-cream sundaes. Mantra Square, UG 15 1, Sampige Road, Malleswaram T: 080-22667144 Yogurtbay If you thought that yogurt could be served only as a digestive at the end of your meal then you are wrong! Yogurtbay offers a variety of low-calorie yogurt based desserts, smoothies and much more. The Collection, 2nd Floor, UB City T:080-41738800 FOOD COURTS Pit Stop Some regular outlets and some constantly changing ones keeps visitors guessing about this food court. The darshini-style outlet does brisk business as does the Chinese one. 15, commisionerate Junction, 3rd floor, Garuda Mall, Magarth Road Transit This is what gave Bangaloreans their first taste of food courts and is always buzzing; some of the original outlets are still around, providing a good mix of cuisines. The Forum Mall, 2nd Floor, Hosur Main Road, Koramangala Also at: The Forum Value Mall, 62, Whitefield ORGANIC AND GOURMET STORES Dharani Located inside ISKCON premises, it stocks vegetables, fruits, grains and spices from its own organic farm as well as other organic farmers. ISKCON, Hare Krishna Hill, West of Chord Road Rajajinagar T: 080-23471956 / 23322346 Fava Deli & Gourmet 203, 2nd Floor, The Collection, UB City, 24 Vittal Mallya Road T: 080-22117444

Godrej Natures Basket Gourmet food lovers have another reason to celebrate as Godrej Natures Basket is now in our city! They house an extensive range of international and domestic wellness and organic products, gourmet goodies, wine, cheese, Kebabs and cold cuts. They also offer the option of free delivery (within 3kms only). No.514/A, Ground Floor, Cmh Road, Indiranagar T: 080- 25207401/ 25207402 Also at: No.755, 80feet Road, 4TH Block Koramangala T: 080- 41317401/ 41317402 /9739757413 Le Fromagerie A unique home delivery initiative, it stocks exotic French cheeses; check out some of the delightful blue cheeses, Roquefort and emmenthal. La Fromagerie Fresh Food Pvt. Ltd. No. 88, 11th Cross, 1st Stage, Indiranagar T: 080-25219675 Mother Earth Presently at two locations, it stocks staples and cereals, dairy products, juices and health drinks, frozen food, even household cleaning items and bath and beauty products; check out the Kancheepuram idli mix, organic ragi, organic sugar, jams and preserves, coffee and tea, and even organic baby food. 541 - 543, Amarjyothi HSBC Layout, Opposite Dell, Koramangala Intermediate Ring Road, Domlur T: 080 65397957 Also at: Mantri Square Mall 2nd Floor, Sampige Road Malleshwaram T: 080-65472292 Sorbet A classy gourmet store, it stocks more than 375 kinds of products that are mostly the ready to thaw-and-serve or heat-andserve kind; it also has cold cuts, meat products, fresh products as well as pastas, olive oil, chutneys, preserves, chocolates, sauces and the like. 287, Whitefield, Varthur Main Road, Main Whitefield Road, Near Shell Petrol Pump T: 080-28543245

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BARS & LOUNGES 13th Floor Easily one of Bangalore's most loved watering holes, the 13th floor offers an unmatched panoramic view Bangalore. For the best seats, get there early!! Hotel Ivory Tower, Barton Centre, 84, M.G Road T: 080-41783355, 25589333 Amazing Blue Pub A trendy new pub in Hotel Dew Drops, you can choose to chill by the pool if the din gets too much. Hotel Dew, Drops, 9/1, Platform Road, Seshadripuram T: 080-40609111 Amnesia After the sun goes down Amnesia is your place to hangout. With the most happening people from town at Amnesia, feast on good music, drinks and nibbles. Gorge on delicious Mexican, Carribean and Mediterranean munchies. Host to some of the most fun parties in town, Amnesia is one place you need to visit on a Saturday night! # 35, Residency Road, T: 080-41414141 W: Aqua Sitting at a candle-lit table by the poolside, mojito in hand, retro music in the background, makes for an excellent romantic setting. Barbecued delights abound for whenever hunger strikes/ romance wanes. The Park, 14/7, MG Road T: 080-25594666 Banana Beach Bar With seating - in a wooden sail boat, cocktails - served oversized pitcher-glasses and fun events such as kareoke and quizzes– Banana Beach Bar makes an ideal spot to unwind after a hard day's work. 54, Canara Bank Road, 6th Block, Kormangala T: 080-41303452, 9900088511 B Flat Bar With great ambience, this trendy bar offers drinks and scrumptious food with live music. No. 776, 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar T: 080-2527 8361 Blend Pub Setting the scene with a selection of international tapas and an international bar menu amidst

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posh interiors, this is the perfect hub to unwind after a long day for the discerning connoisseur. Royal Orchid Suites, Vaswani Pinnacle Annexe, Whitefield Main Road T: 080 42512345 W: Bling A chic and swanky lounge bar plays a great host to have a good time with your friends. White lavish couches and sophisticated chandeliers seem to scale-up the excitement to have a jolly-good time at Bling! For post-party bites nibble, pick from their range of cuisines - succulent murg malai tikka, appam stew, biryani and pasta with smoked tomato and olives. The Zuri Whitefield, Bengaluru, 244HoddyVillage, ITPL Road, Rajapalya, Whitefield T: 080-66657272/9620335599 W: Barleyz Bangalore’s latest brew-house is Barleyz. With an aquatic breathtaking open-air ambience, great music and brew Barleyz is an ideal place to spend quality time with your friends, family or just relax with your colleagues after a hard day at work. Taste their extensive and appetizing menu with starters like Thai crispy vegetable, main course of dal makhani with tandoori breads. Enjoy a sinful dessert of saffron phirnee. Just the place to celebrate every night like Saturday night! Barleyz Junction, Koramangala T:080-6716 9610/6756 9999 Binge Sip a mug of beer, throw a birthday bash, or just have a private meal for two in style, with VIP service. Binge does justice to it’s name. Soul Space Spirit mall, Bangalore Central 3 on Sarjapur Road, Bellandur T: 080-49029555 Blimey

Blimey, a contemporary Irish pub is a new lever in town to laze with friends and folks. Sip on Irish shamrock (vodka based cocktail) or move to a main

course of Saint Patrick's pasta and fish and chips for the quintessential Irish flavour. For your sweet tooth indulge in a crème brulee or a bread pudding. Blimey your new bistro in town! 5ndfloor, 1MG Road Shopping Mall, Swami Vivekananda Road, Trinity Circle, Ulsoor T: 080 22086777 Blue Bar Pricey it may be, but no other place offers an ambience quite like Blue Bar. The trendiest crowds converge here time & again as if it were a magnet. The Taj West End Hotel Race Course Road T: 080-66605660, 66623008, 66623009 Bootlegger

Bootlegger is the meeting grounds for the cosmopolitan hot shots and college crowd who come together over old-school music, sassy cocktails, fresh tap beers and an all day menu with fuss-free prices. 36 Vittal Mallya Road T: 41462747 Bull & Bush Curiously named, Bull & Bush is the only place in and around Garuda Mall for a quick sip while the family is shopping. Garuda Mall, Magrath Road, Ashok Nagar T: 080- 41126661 Brew - Lounge Cafe

For coffee, conversations, short eats, wines and desserts Brew Lounge Cafe is your bistro! #598, 15th Cross, 35th Main 6th Phase, JP Nagar T: 080-49011000 W: Cabinet Bar Housed in the Sheraton Towers wing, the Cabinet bar has a relaxing atmosphere. A nice place to close that business deal. ITC Windsor, 25, Sankey Road T: 080-22269898 Cocoon –The Lounge Bar

Set in an eclectic décor, Cocoon is the place to socialize with your buddies and sip on exotic cocktails and fine wines! La Marvella Hotel, #1, 14th Cross, South-End Circle, 2nd Block, Jayanagar T: 080-4333 5333 W: Cloud Bar

Situated in the heart of town on Lavelle Road, Cloud Bar is the newest lifestyle bar in town. as the name suggests, it is on the terrace, and the open setting and white fabric roofing gives one the feeling of touching the clouds. Open on the sides with luxurious and comfortable scattered sofe seating, it is an ideal place to spend a leisurely evening. 2nd Floor, 25/4, Lavelle Road Above Barista and Tattva T: 080-41552225, 9901066246 Couch As the name suggests, Couch does very well to ensure you stay put in your seat while enjoying your mojito & listening to the dishy music. Sai Complex, 114/1 M.G.Road T: 080- 41512898 Connexions Bar & Lounge An extensive beverage list including international wines, indoor and outdoor lounge areas and a sports zone during major sporting events make Connexions bar the perfect space to relax and network with friends or colleagues over beers, wines or cocktails. The Crowne Plaza, #43, Electronics City T: 080-30030303 Cirrus Essentially an open to sky beer lounge, cirrus is popular among younger crowds, perhaps due to its budget friendliness. Reid & Taylor building, 5th Floor, 765, 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar T: 080- 41524067, 9886035778 City Bar nd 2 Floor, Concord Block UB City Mall, Vittal Mallya Road T: 080-42773636 Dublin The distinctly Irish watering hole at the ITC Windsor is just the right place to party or spend an evening in Bangalore.

A perfect ambiance, incredible luxury and an extravagant range of labels available, it offers, a mirthful “Irishesque” atmosphere which is so convivial to spending a pleasurable evening. ITC Windsor, 25 Windsor road, Golf Course Road T: 080-22269898 Dugout Sports Bar Unwind with your friends and cheer your favourite teams on, over a few drinks and some sumptuous comfort food. 77/A, Cygnus Chambers 3rd Floor, JNC Road, Koramangala T: 080-42000620, 9986568419 Durbar Durbar has an extensive wine selection and cocktails. Enjoy the lounge music with your favourite drink at this plush lounge. Sheraton Bangalore Hotel at Brigade Gateway, 26/1, Dr. Rajkumar Road, Malleshwaram-Rajajinagar T: 080-42521000 Eclipse Eclipse is sets the scene for a night of fun, music and drinks for your entourage. Hosting popular dance events and DJs this club is a regular destination for Bangalore’s cosmopolitan crowd. With a VIP section, Eclipse knows how to pamper its members. A spacious dancefloor and a versatile drinks menu promises a night of fun. 23, The Leela Galleria, Airport Road, T: 080-41265417/ 41265418 /9900448822 W: Firangi Paani Firangi Paani is another Irish themed pub, albeit with a difference. The décor is plush & attention to detail is very good. Good music & great cocktails to cap off a good evening. The Forum Mall, 21, Hosur Road, Koramangala T: 080-22067878 Geoffrey's Drawing in the evening crowd which includes post-work, young yuppies and business tycoons - Geoffrey’s is an English themed pub with signature cocktails and international DJ’s spinning tunes regularly. An eclectic mix of people and a buzzing party scene, there is never a dull

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moment at Geoffrey’s. No. 1, Golf Avenue, Adjoining KGA Golf Course, HAL Airport Road, T: 080-41783000 W: Guzzlers Inn Another old horse in the Bangalore pubbing scene, Guzzlers Inn is still a popular joint among younger crowds. Off Brigad Road, 48, Rest House Road T: 080- 25587336

Hard Rock Café

This brand needs no introduction to the well travelled. The Bangalore franchise is just as awesome as any. 40, St.Marks Road T: 080- 41242222

Harry’s Pub If you’re planning on a relaxing evening with your friends, with some drinks and savouries to binge on, then, Harry’s Pub is groovy place to be! A local you’ll love! World Cuisine Network, 32, 80 Feet Road, 12th Main Junction T: 080 66494904/43568801 Hint At the top floor above Bangalore Central mall, Hint is a must visit for every Disco fan, and for those who like putting their eardrums to test. Bangalore Central, Victoria Embassy, Opp. Mayo Hall, 47/48, Residency Road T: 080- 41123557, 41123558 I-Bar A trendy bar in a trendy hotel, the I-bar also allows you to chill-out by the pool if the din gets too much. The Park Hotel,14/7, M.G Road T: 080-25594666 Ice Cooler than a polar ice cap, this place is sure to get feet tapping & spirits rising. Vivanta by Taj ,41/3,M.G Road T: 080-66604444 Ion Bar and Kitchen This bar is yet another hang-out for Bangaloreans in the bustling

street of Brigade road. Ion Bar and Kitchen is dimly-lit with neon strobe lights giving it a nightclub feel. Try their Russian mafia, a Mojitos with starters like baby corn manchurian, cheese corn nuggets, beer fried onion rings, and dive into their main course of grilled fish in lemon butter sauce. Ion Bar and Kitchen is a place to be if you feel like a breathe-easy evening! 74/175, 2nd Floor, Manohar Crest, Brigade Road T: 080-41122582 Just Another Pub Just Another Pub is one of the numerous watering holes in Bangalore which serves up beer along with retro music. The golden fried prawns are a musttry here. 57, 1st Main, 80 Feet Road 7th Block, Koramangala T: 080- 25700224 Jimi's Beer Cafe Named after the legendary singer Jimi Hendrix the beer cafe is the ultimate place for beer aficionados and music lovers. Their menu also accommodates a range of nonalcoholic beverages and flavoured hookahs. Qwiky's Coffee Building, 467, 80ft road, 6th block, Koramangala T:080-41217849 Also at: Indiranagar, T: 080-25203879, 9886078879 Residency Road T: +91 9886078879 Jayanagar T: +91 9886078879 Library Bar

Legends Of Rock Feel like you're in the midst of rockstars at Legends of Rock. Live performances are regularly on the menu here. The best place for rock lovers. 3rd Cross, 6th Block, 905 80 Feet Road, Koramangala, T: 080- 41303232 Liquid One of the last few places playing live music, Liquid is set as a terrace lounge with a lovely ambience and fantastic views of the city. Ista Hotel, 1/1, Swami Vivekananda Road, Ulsoor T: 080-25558888, 40187301 Lobby Lounge Bar As the name suggests, this lounge overlooks the lobby at the Taj Gateway Hotel. The Gateway Hotel 66 Residency Road T: 080-66604545 Lock N Load Pub Lock N Load Pub at the Chairman's Resort is done up a la cowboy with the Wild Wild West depicted through gun fights, bulls on parade etc. No.14/1, Kodigehali Mani Road, Sahakara Nagar T: 080-40703703 Lounge 579 The lounge is a perfect place for unwind while enjoying a drink. It offers Chinese, Continental, Thai, Mexican, Italian and Indian cuisines along with an array of international liquor and alcoholic beverages. 218, Sunshine complex, HRBR 3rd block,Kalyan nagar, Kacharkanahalli, Kammanahalli Main Road T: 080-25444774, 9901111165 Loveshack

Highly recommended if you prefer conversation, cigars and whiskey over music; the Library Bar makes you feel like a dignitary dappling in opulence. The décor is reminiscent of a traditional English Pub, with luxurious leather and dark wood interiors. Whether it’s with company, or you want to steal some quiet time to read their rare collection of books, try their signature malts and Cuban cigars. 23, The Leela Palace, Airport Road, T: 080-30571234 W:

Love Shack is a terrace restobar with a casual ambience. The bar is well stocked. Just 4 Hospitality th 541-543, 4 Floor, Amarjyothi HBBCS Layout, Koramangala Intermediate Ring Road, Domlur T: 080-41500787 Mask - World Grill & Resto Bar

The grill and Resto bar of the Aurick hotel is a roof-top escape with a fine selection of wines, cognacs, Rum, Bourbon and whiskies. #598, 15th Cross, 35th Main 6th Phase, JP Nagar T: 080-49011000 W:

Opus In The Creek The second coming of the hugely popular Opus lounge on Sankey Road. Bigger, better & way cooler. Doddanekkundi Industrial Area, 2, Whitefield Road, Mahadevapura T: 080- 40943031, 40943032

Mesa Lounge A trendy lounge situated at the lobby level of Svenska hotel is designed with all modern architecture. The double high ceiling, Italian marble flooring and Scandinavian design sofa seating gives the place a very sophisticated ambience. 56D, Electronic City, Opposite Wipro Gate no. 5, T: 080-44310000

Over The Top-Terrace Lounge With a spacious upper and lower deck expanse, this lounge echo’s Bangalore’s alfresco charm with trees that curl around the sitting area. With good food on the menu with starters like Baida roti, Garlic wasbi, Malai Kebab,Mezzela platter, and main course of Burger over the top and Raan over the top. This place is a must do on your list! 2nd Floor, No. 2, 5th Block, 100 Feet Road, Koramangala T:080-30412940

Mojo Dim interiors, tasty nibbles draft beer and retro music makes this an ideal spot for those on a budget. Opp Hyundai Showroom, Residency Road T: 080- 41142038 Monkey Bar Bangalore’s favorite gastro-pub offers signature food, weekend breakfasts and drinks with the occassional foosball matches. Venue: No.14/1, Krishna Manare, Off Richmond Road, Wood Street, Ashok Nagar T: 080-41116878/ 080 41116879 Muse Terrace Lounge The bar offers a relaxing ambience to unwind over drinks and cocktails. No 206, 2nd& 3rd Floor, Mannan Arcade, 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar T: 080-65705891/+91 9241298920 Noon Wines You can frequently hangout with your friends here. The place often known as Scottish pub has an amazing collection of finest wines. 17/12 Vasavi Complex St. Marks Road T: 080-22215002, 22116277 Opus Scream your lungs out at Opus. Karaoke, live performances & great fare are the order of the day here. One of Bangalore's most wanted. Chakravarty Layout, 1st Main, Palace Cross Road, Vasanthnagar T: 080-23442580, 9844030198

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Pebble - The Jungle Lounge A very successful attempt at creating a beachy feel when you're here, it is one of the most happening places in town. Awesome music, unobtrusive ambience & quality crowds are the norm here. Light on the wallet too. Palace Grounds 3, Ramana Mahashi Road Sadashivanagar T: 080-23614109/ 0991695200 Pecos One of the oldest surviving watering holes in Bangalore, Pecos is a must visit bar. Classic rock tunes still entertain patrons to this day. 34, Rest House Road, Brigade Road. T: 080- 25586047 Purple Haze Old school rock 'n' roll music, chilled beer & packed crowds, all in all an awesome experience. 2nd Floor, Opp Prestige Towers, 17/1, Residency Road T: 080- 22220054 Also at: Above Pavithra Restaurant, B11 4th Block, Koramangala T: 080- 26632072 Opp. Innovative Multiplex Theatre, 90/3 Marathahalli Sarjapur Ring Road, Marathahalli T: +91 9740998905 Retro A multi-cuisine restobar, on the rooftop of Ruchi restaurant, it is a dimly lit place with a country

side look. It offers a variety of drinks along with a great choice of food. 18/1, Cambridge Road Above Canara Bank, Halasuru T: 080-25363694 Rewind Unwind at Rewind with seafood, booze, and music! Simple joys of life. 315, 4th Floor, HRBR Layout, 2nd Block 7th Main T: 080-30412940/ext: 502 Shiro Walk in to Shiro & you will be forgiven for thinking you're in a monastery. The giant buddha forms the centerpiece at this super chic & contemporary lounge. The Collection, UB City, Vittal Mallya Road. T: 080-41738861 Sutra Essentially a lounge that doubles up as a nightclub, Sutra boasts of contemporary styling to entice the young & happening. Outdoor seating is also available. The Lalit, Kumara Krupa Road, High Grounds T: 080-30527777 Slounge 'Slounge' like the name suggests has a laid back loungy ambience. Relax with a drink after a long days' work while enjoying a game of chess, carom, shoot pool or you can try your hand at the play station. Lemon Tree Hotel, St. Johns Road T: 080-44802000 Also at : 55/A, Phase-1, Hosur Main Road, Electronic City T: 080-44232323 Skyye Lounge Bar

Located on top of UB City's luxury mall, Skyye Lounge undoubtedly one of of Bengluru's most popular rooftop venues. Stunning views of the city make this the perfect setting to party, dine or unwind. UB City, Vittal Mallya Road, T: 080-49090000 Take - 5 Lounge Formerly on Race Course Road, Take 5 has now moved to Indiranagar, but it hasn't lost

any of its charm or patronage. Extremely relaxing & chilled out. 957 12th main HAL 2nd stage 100ft Road, Indiranagar T: 080-25211080 Take 5 Resto Bar 475 Krishna Temple Road, 1 stage Indiranagar T: 080-25200502 Tapas Lounge The Spanish style Tapas Lounge is an extension of Caperberry restaurant. Infused with some of the finest lounge music, it sets the mood for a relaxed, enjoyable evening over fine eclectic cocktails, single malts, wines and much more. Interactive personalized service makes the Caperberry lounge an ideal space for business meetings but also a great place to hang out with friends. Ground floor, The Estate, 48/1, Dickenson Road T: 080- 25594567 Tease Unwind after a hard days work. Enjoy the view from the garden pavilion zone or step in and be charged up by the music. Vivanta by Taj - whitefield ITPB, Whitefield T: 080- 66933333 Tavern Another classic Irish pub setting, Tavern has been a long standing favourite with Bangalore. Great music everytime is a guarantee. Museum Inn, 1 Museum Road T: 080-41113339 The Biere Club Set across three floors, this micro brewery is located in the heart of the city. The Biere club offers a variety of home –brewed beers such as ale, lager, wheat and stout. Enjoy the English pub-like ambience and classic rock music, while sipping on a mug of chilled beer. 20/2 Vittal Mallya Road T: 080-42124383, 42124384, 42124386 The Hub A bar with a modernistic decor 'The Hub' offers a relaxed atmosphere with refreshing drinks and Wi-Fi connection. Taste their Royal Vipadu, a starter made of grilled prawns and sip on a long island ice-tea. Ibis Bengaluru Techpark, Opposite RMZ Ecospace Business Park, SarjapurMarathahalli Outer Ring Road

T: 080-66700600 The Polo Club Stylish, informal & easy paced, the Polo club has a great view to boot. The unparalleled lawns of the Oberoi are invitation enough. The Oberoi, 37 & 39, MG Road T: 080-25585858 TGI Friday’s After a short hiatus this American restrobar is back serving their famous LITs, barbeque chicken wings, and cheesy nandos with a wide selection of slcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages. Royal Meenakshi Mall, 4th floor, Hulimavu, Bannerghatta Road T: 080-67080290 Also at: Lido Mall, Ulsoor T: 080-30412940 Toit With its old world charm, rock music, high ceiling, rustic brick walls and English pub-like ambience - Toit enjoys a steady fan following . Sprawled across 11000 sqft, Toit has three bars (one on each floor), a stage and more than adequate seating – reaffirming the fact that size does matter. Metro Pillar, 62, 1 00 Feet Road, Indiranagar T: 080-25201460 Trader Vic's Mai Tai Lounge

friends, family, and colleagues. 134-136, Road No.1, EPIP Area, Whitefield T: 080-40200200/ 080-39884444/ 9972578033 Vaayu Sky Lounge A part of the BJN group, Vaayu is another open air lounge serving some of the funkiest cocktails you'll find in the city. Eva Mall, 60 Brigade Road T: 080- 41118477, 41113388 Viva Arriba - Global Tapas Lounge Savour some authentic Spanish Sangria along with other signature cocktails at the Global Tapas Lounge. Enjoy a little slice of Spain in Bangalore. No. 618, 3rd and 4th floor, 12th Main, HAL 2nd Stage, Indiranagar T: 080-25212002

Wat Bar Wat Bar is a high energy lounge bar in Matthan Hotel. This extremely stylish place offers a wide range of international wines and spirits. Matthan Hotel 124, HAL Airport Road T: 080-42494949 Windsor Pub Chilled beer, delectable pork curry & appams, Windsor Pub takes care of your senses in more ways than one. Kodava Samaja Building, 7, 1st Main Road, Vasanthnagar T: 080- 41148006, 22258847 Xtreme Sports Bar HAL 2nd Stage, Above Reid & Tayor Showroom, 765 100Feet Road, Indiranagar T: +91 9663312703

Above Spar Hypermart, 39/4, Bannerghatta Road T: 080- 42077070, 422077071 Zero G An old haunt now, Zero G does make you feel high up in the atmosphere, with superb views of the city. 10th Floor, Prestige Towers 99/100, Residency Road T: 080- 41125528, 9845252264 Level 5 Lounge Walk into a splash of colours at Level 5 Lounge. An ambiance that surely calls for a loud party with friends’ on-the-rocks. It has the quintessential menu of shooters, cocktails, and delicious short-eats. 74/2, Sanjana Plaza, 4th Floor, Elephant Rock Road, 3rd Block Jayanagar T: 080-41141739

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Trader Vic's Mai Tai Lounge gives a modern twist to a traditional concept. Slip on your sandals, take off your “Tai” and experience the phenomenal food, exotic libations and striking decor. Upper Ground Floor, Orion Mall, Brigade Gateway, Dr. Rajkumar Road T: 080-22682037/ 38 Trinity Club Lounge

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The most commonly visited area of Bangalore, this bustling street is frequented by tourists and locals alike, where high-street meets thrift stores and where international food chains meet proud local cuisines. Tourists visit for emporiums and shopping, while the locals and the college crowd head here for the food and pub scene. Whether tourist or local, one thing is for sure Brigade road is easily the cultural centre point for Bangalore, connecting to all the main roads such as MG road, Church Street, Avenue road and more!

Brigade Road

Distance from City Centre - 6.5 kms. appx

One of the main roads of the city, MG Road or Mahatma Ghandi road was titled the ‘South Parade’ during British Rule. With the Metro main train station starting here, this gives you an idea on how the road is one of Bangalore’s pride and joy. This long road is dotted with stores, offices, cafes, pubs and restaurants on one side and with the 22 acre Parade grounds on the other. Military Bands perform every fortnight and the grounds also boasts a park, which offers a green escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.

M.G. Road

Distance from City Centre - 6 kms. appx

A shopping destination for everything under the sun, from ethnic brocades, utensils to clothes and shoes. Commercial street is your bargain central - noisy, colourful and chaotic, it offers a glance into an Indian bazaar where cosmopolitan brands meet local brands. But it is not all about shopping; the street food brings people from all over Bangalore. Try the chaats, sweets, egg rolls, pastries and south Indian food. This is the perfect place to work up an appetite, after a hard day of shopping.

Commercial Street Distance from City Centre - 7.5 kms. appx

To sum up this street in one word, we would say - uptown. Boasting of all the designer brands, salons, fine-dining, boutiques and the famous UB city, Vital Mallya road has carved a niche for itself for people who want to live the good life. From Louis Vuitton to Ritu Kumar, the brands keep coming. Enjoy cuisines from Mediterranean to swanky pubs, post 6pm is when this place comes alive and the fun never stops.

Vittal Mallya Road Distance from City Centre - 4 kms. appx

How to get around? Auto min. - Rs.22 approx Bus fare min.- Rs. 3 approx Taxi min. - Rs. 75 approx

A locality with a vibrant commercial setting and by lanes that take you to quaint suburbs. The main roads 100ft. Road, 80ft road and CMH road carry malls, independent retailers, restaurants, cafÊs and pubs. But the defining factor of Indirinagar, is the boutique factor. Whether it’s customised cupcakes, tailors, designers, antique stores, masala chai or fine-dining, Indirinagar makes a lovely cosmopolitan getaway from the hustle and bustle of central Bangalore.


Distance from City Centre - 11 kms. appx

A bustling locality with restaurants, pubs and shops to suit every budget, Koramangala gives you a feel of the everyday life for Bangaloreans. Might come across as a popular place for the college kids, scratch beneath the surface and you will find eclectic food and pub joints, which you won’t find anywhere else.

Koramangala Distance from City Centre - 11 kms. appx

The old part of Bangalore, this place is definitely worth a visit. Home to Lalbagh, the greenery extends to the suburban residential area, which welcomes you with huge Kannadiga Bungalows, temples, mosques and shopping bazaars . This place is quintessentially Bangalore and has shops that have been established there for generations, from sarees, jewellery, furniture to old restaurants with southIndian meals, Jayanagar also hosts the latest shopping brands and cafes. To get a glimpse of Bangalore in the past, head here.

Jayanagar Distance from City Centre - 7.1 kms. appx


Forms is a furniture store that houses exquisite hand-crafted furniture from Nagpur. Pick from contemporary, classic and modern furniture, on display or can be custom made to suite your taste and living space. 523, New Diagonal Road, Behind Bheema Jewellers, 3rd Block, Jayanagar T: 080-26655551/2 Groom Concepts Choose from a limited edition, super luxury wedding collection that offers you a choice of readymade and customized suits. Designed to add to your dashing demeanor, these suits are made from the most superior fabric from across the world. 5,6 Hindustan Complex, B.V.K. Iyengar Road, Bangalore-09 T:080-41470910/ 080-41470905 Home Concepts As the name suggests, Home Concepts luxurious style show marvelously in their products. Choose from curtains,upholstery, wall papers, wooden flooring, home linen and accessories. 292/1,1st floor Commercial Plaza, K Kamraj Road (off Commerical street) T: 080-65367999 Fanzart

Transform your living space into a luxurious one with an exclusive range of designer fans from the American Brand “FANZART”. Their entire collection consists of over 50 exquisite models to adorn the ceilings and suited for every décor. Choose from ceiling fans (crystal, handcrafted wooden fans, stain glass hand painted fans, fans with retractable blades, classical, contemporary etc.) with or without remote controls, bladeless fans and waterproof outdoor fans.

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whats to Buy? Chennai P N Rao # 123/A, ttk road, Opp. Boston school, Near univercell, Alwarpet, Chennai – 600018 # 044 – 42118118 / 24660560 Email id:

100 Feet Road, Indiranagar, Opposite Girias; T: +91 8884115684 100 Feet Ring Road, Above Pizza Hut, JP Nagar T: 080-41203602 Manyavar Manyavar stocks ethnic men’s wear and specializes in wedding attire for men. Mantri Square, F 57, 1, Sampige Road, Malleshwaram T: 080-22667041 Also at: Jayanagar III block (Below Reid & Taylor Showroom), 27th cross, 10th main, Ph-080-22667041 5&6, Kamaraj Road (Entrance Commercial Street) Mantri Square, Shop.No.58 & 59 Upper Ground Floor No.1, Sampige Road Malleshwaram Ph-080- 25590339 125 M G road, Thomas cook building, near MG road metro station Ph-080-40981957

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Kalanjali Handlooms Kalanjali launched by Ramoji Group has come up with their handloom division where one can shop for traditional clothing including silk saris and salwaars. Mantri Square, F 49 1, Sampige Road Malleshwaram T: 080-22667051 Ritu Kumar

Ritu Kumar’s designer boutique offers rich bridal saris and elegant western casuals from her latest collections. Pappanna Street off St.Marks Road, T: 080-41120278 Also at: Orion mall- G-37, Orion Mall Malleshwaram, T: 080-22682162 Whitefield Main Road T: 080-40982689


Anamika Pathak Design Studio

P N RAO has a fine collection of men’s wear including shirts, trousers, suits and blazers. M.G. Road P N Rao # 69, M.G. Road, T:080 – 25589652 / 25581778 / 41133309 E: Jayanagar P N Rao # 116/A, elephant rock road, Jayanagar 3rd block, T:080 – 40811811 / 41627080 E: Indiranagar # 494, CMH road, Indiranagar 1st stage, T:080 – 42042606 / 42042596

Anamika Pathak Design Studio showcases two in-house premium labels, “Kalghaa” a couture` luxury wear label specializing in Bridal Wear, wedding trousseau and style consultancy exclusives provided by the designer herself. “LLucerne”, its readyto-wear label caters to those women who desire impeccable quality with exotic style. 1316/C, 80 Feet Road, 9th Cross, JP Nagar, 2nd Phase T: 080 26585284 Drapes Avenue One of the city’s largest showrooms for home furnishings,

the store offers a range of curtains, furnishing fabrics and fashion fabrics. 279, Amar Jyothi Layout Intermediate Ring Road Domlur T: 080-40381900 Also at : Lady Curzon Road, Off Infantry Road, Ramanashree Chambers T: 080-25592253, 25593029 ‘Sri Durga Avenue’54, 33rd cross Jayanagar4th block, T:080-26639992 Featherlite Collection

Featherlite is one of the leading furniture manufacturing & marketing organizations in India. Featherlite’s core expertise lies in manufacturing and marketing extremely innovative and cost-effective, customized office furniture. 6/A, Miller Tank Bund Road, Behind Ambedkar Bhavan, Vasnathnagar T: 080-40209631 Also at: Koramangala T: 080-40209631 Marathalli T:080-65684510 Linen Galore

Linen Galore is a leading manufacturer and supplier of a range of linen furnishings. Rich textures and clean simple lines characterise its line of linen accessories. 54 1st Floor, Commercial Street T: 080-25599699 Linens N Drapes

This is your one-stop-shop for all your furnishing needs. All your dream of making your home look close to a sprawling giving space will come true when you shop at Linens N Drapes. 176/3, commercial street, next to Woody’s T: 080-25599744/42058319


For a variety of home décor solutions visit Opulence. 1542 ,`salasar House`, Near Bus Depot, 19th Main, 7TH Cross, HSR Layout, T: 22581595, 22581596, 22581597 Eka

Eka is known for its eclectic collection of Indian lifestyle products that reflect the culture, art, craftsmanship and diversity of the country and its people. It has items as varied as rustic furniture, a finely carved icon, a stylized figurine, apparel, jewellery, incense and more, all with a unique ethnic touch. 19, Gangadhar Chetty Road Near Ulsoor Lake T: 080-25544371 Also at: #523 #523 New Diagonal Road, Behind Bhima Jewellers,3rd block Jayanagar T:080-26655552/26655551

Central Cottage Industries Emporium Central Cottage Emporium works on a heartening premise – it brings the different arts and craft forms from around of the country and makes them available in one space. The store boasts an exquisite collection of miniature paintings, blue pottery, Kashmiri carpets, objects d’art, Indian ethnic clothes, gem stone jewellery and wood works. 144, Opp to Mittal Tower, M G Road T: 080-25584083 /84 /51 Jute Cottage An intriguing store where everything is made out of jute, from handmade bags, folders and accessories to slippers, knick knacks and hammocks. 181, 1st Floor, Next to Nilgiris, Brigade Road T: 080-25590066 Also at: Mantri Square, Malleshwaram T: 080-22667277 Olympic The Sport Shop

Ali Badani Artist, philanthropist and designer- Ali Badani brings his luxury collection to the city. From genuine leather belt holders, murals and sculptures to home decor, his luxury collection can be handcrafted and customized to your tastes and specifications. Your one-stop shop to find luxurious props to make your home a special place. #756, Krishna temple road, Binnaman Gala, 1 stage Indiranagar T: 91 9945956786/ 080-40933921 E: W: Nikaara Provides beautifully crafted custom-made home décor to suit your lifestyle. Visit them to take a look at a variety of décor trends. 1, Anmol Carlson Court, Whitefield T: 080-28454098, 9845958860

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The store supplies all kind of sports gears to the sport persons in the city. 84, K. H. Road T: 080-22244303/22270879 Also at: Malleshwaram T: 080-23464839 H. S. R. Layout T: 080-25729929 Banaswadi; T: 080-42084338 4th Block, Jayanagar T: 080-41307068 Favourite Shop One of the most popular garment stores in Bangalore. It provides a variety of readymade garments for men, women & kids. 84, 27th A Cross, Jayanagar 4TH Block T: 080-41239860 Also at: Mantri Square; T: 080-22667042 Indiranagar; T: 080-41119446

M G Road; T: 080-25585665 Commercial Street; T: 080-25589456 Soch Soch offers an exclusive collection of traditional as well as western wear. Choose from elegant saris, kurtas as well as western formals and casuals. 5, Melwanis Kidds Corner, Commercial Street T: 080-25588833/25588844 Also at: Garuda Mall, Magrath Road T: 080-40913718/40913719 Forum Mall, Koramangala T: 080-22067660 Mantri Square, Malleshwaram T: 080-22667043 CLOVE

Clove is your store for ethnic elements; designer Salwar suits, wedding wear and kurtis. They have a wide selection to choose from their exclusive collection for any occasion. #32&33, Commercial Street T: 080-2551818/2551819

#181, 18th B Main, HAL 2nd stage Indiranagar T: +919342422204 E: W: Jevar Jewellers Jevar Jewellers brings timeless jewellery with great quality. Choose bangles, pendants, necklaces and ear rings. From traditional to modern styles, visit to Jevar Jewellery store. 179, Commercial Street T: 080-2558 9862 / 2559 4761 W: Leo Natura Leo Natura is a company that has redefined cooking through its products. They make hard anodized aluminium pressure cookers with 10 years warranty. You can also avail special discount for bulk orders. Make the experience of cooking more special with Leo Natura. Available at all Spar Hyper Markets and Total Hyper Markets

Also at: B, Bommasandra Industrial Area Anekal Taluk, S T O N E F LO O R I N G , S T O N E C LA D D I N G , WAS H B AS I N , Dimension Natural Stones T: 080-27833643 S T O N E A RT E FAC T S , S T O N E F O U N TA I N S .




Dimension Add nature, with Koramangala Club) Bangalore - 95 # 73C,an 17E element Main Road, 6thof Block, Koramangala,(near a stylish touch, to your living space. Dimension Natural Megamart is a venture of T. +919611933221, +919611920802 | Tel/Fax (080)41251183 Make Dimension Stones your Design Stones offer stone flooring, Arvind Mills.Legacy! The brand offers stone cladding, stone artefacts casual wear and formal wear for and stone foundations, guarmen, women and kids. It also anteed to give your ambience offers top international & a facelift. national apparel brands with 73c, 17thE main Rd, 6th block, fabulous offers throughout the Koramangala year. T: 9611933221 Near Deve Gowda Petrol Bunk, Banashankari Inspired Innovations T: 080-42924444 Forum Value Mall, Whitefield T: 080 43474444 Banashankri - II Stage T: 080-22973155 Inspired Innovations provide Kammanhalli solutions for a secure lifestyle. T: 080-25437376 If you want to equip your Koramangala home or office with CCTV T: 080-22973152 Surveillance, fire alarm and fire Hongasandra, Begur Hobli hydrants then Inspired InnovaT: 080-32449306 tions will help you find these Rajajinagar safety gadgets at an affordable T: 080-22973156 price. Rammurthy Nagar

T: 080-42049470 Puttappa Complex, Mahadevpura White Field Road, T: 080-22973150 Brigade Road T: 080-25584651 Commercial Street T: 080-42109801 Kanakapura Main Road T: 080-41506237 C.V Raman Nagar T: 080-64553796 Frazer Town T :080-41252758 K.G. Road T: 080-22973154 9th Block, Jayanagar T: 080-22973153 Gandhi Bazar Main Road T: 080-26673445 K G Road T: 080-22356057 R.P.C Layout T: 080-23215018 Basaweshvarnagar T: 080-23581746 New BEL Road T: 080-41363682 Sarjapur Main Road T: 080-42038612 Esteem Mall, Hebbal T: 080-40930193 Dasarahalli T: 080-41172006 VijayNagar T: 080-23215018 R.T. Nagar T:080-23333178 N S JEWELS

1214, 100 Feet Road, HAL 2nd Stage, Indira Nagar T: 080 - 25202871/65376316 W: E:

and accessories in pure handwoven cotton. 31, Krishna Nagar Industrial Layout, Hosur Main Road T: 080-25532061, 25536805

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A contemporary store for men and women of all sizes including plus size clothing. K.H.B. Colony, Kormangala, 5th block T: 080-42005068

This store sells dress materials, saris, dupattas, kurtis and salwar suits embellished with ‘Schiffli’ embroidery. 110, Commercial Street (opp. Westside) T: 080-25550899/0799 Also at: Sankey Road T: 080-23348157/8161 Jayanagar; T: 080-41230010

Prasiddhi Silks Prasiddhi Silks is known for its collection of elegant traditional and handloom saris. From tussar to bandhani, find some exotic sari creations here. 23/2, Double Road, K.H Road T: 080-22236613 Also at: Commercial Street; T: 080-25321545 Bannerghatta Road; T: 080-26689345 M.G Road, T: 080-25594586 Iris Aroma Boutique Iris Aroma Boutique has a potpourri of scented and designer candles, home accessories and antique lamp-holders. This is your one-stop destination for a tasteful home. No.54, Lavelle Regency Apartment, Lavelle Road T: 080-22225064 W: AYRSHIRE (Scott Creative LLP)

For a fine collection of antique, ethnic, diamond and gold jewellery, NS Jewels is a store where beauty is combined with quality. A place to discover beautifully crafted masterpieces of glamorous jewellery all in one location. 7/2, Walton road, Near Lavelle Road Café Coffee Day T: 080-4151 8008/9 W: Nas Home A new branding initiative by Zara Furnishing – Nas Home, is a one stop shop for all luxury furnishings, fabrics and home linen. Avail their personalised designing, customizing and tailoring services, as well.

Ayrshire is one of the leading distributors of uniforms and work wear. They provide apparel for traditional uniforms and industrial wear. They also have floor care and restroom products like; mats, mops, soaps, air fresheners and paper items. With an eco-friendly approach Ayrshire truly is a world class brand. 3rd Floor, Jansons Building,#75 & 76, Commercial Street T:080-41329095 / +91 97410 00326 / +91 95909 96628 The Swadeshi Store The Swadeshi Store is an exclusive home furnishings store dedicated to furnishings

TLB- The Leather Boutique

Trendy and brand-new, TLB guarantees authentic, quality leather with their chic range of designer bags, shoes and jackets. Their products are a combination of classic leather styles and edgy designs in colours, never seen on leather before! We, the fashion-conscious Bangaloreans know what’s good for us so the verdict is leather is definitely here to stay! 965, 1st Floor, 12th Main, Indiranagar (above Phobidden Fruit) T: 080-40984777/ 9845117987 W: Y&O Dress for your special occasion with Y&O’s customised suits and fabrics. 75, Commercial Street, Jansons building, Level I For appointments call: 91 80 2558 6810/41513321 W:

Also at: Malleshwaram T: 080-41416161 Vivekanandha Sarees

Looking for a sari with great quality and value for money? Vivekanandha sarees is the right place to buy 6 and 9 yard sarees. From silk, cotton, kota and semi-tussar-silk this is your one-stop shop to buy your dream piece of fabric. No 8, 17th cross, Margosa Road, Malleswaram T: 08431916969/09886696960 Sanctuary- The Lifestyle Souk

Shop from an unlimited variety of items from furniture, home accessories, jewellery, bags, wallets and more, from a list of international and local brands all under one roof. For the fashion conscious choose from ethic, designer wear, and cotton fabric for men, women and kids. End your shopping fiesta with an ice-cream at Sanctuary’s exclusive ice-cream counter- a one-stop shop destination to shop your heart away! 8 Hospital road, behind Safina Plaza, Opposite Samad House T: 080- 2559 1655 W:

Davanam Jewellers

This jewellery house offers elegant designs in gold, diamond and platinum set with different gems and stones. 8 Kamaraj Road Commercial Street T: 080-41418181

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AYURVEDA Angsana Oasis Spa

Soukya Road, Samethanahalli, Whitefield, T: 080-28017000 / 08, +91 98453 74400 COSMETOLOGY/WEIGHT LOSS

Angsana Spa offers you authentic Kerala ayurvedic messages and treatments in a warm, serene atmosphere. Main Doddaballapur Road, Addevishwanathapura Village, Rajanukunte T: 080-3240 8370 / 98801 42905

Arth Ayurvedic Health Centre Indiranagar-based Arth is bestknown for its non-surgical therapies for backaches, slipped discs, spondylosis and arthritis. The centre's therapists have been trained in the classical techniques of Ayurveda. 13th Main, 8th cross, HAL 2nd Stage, Indiranagar T: 080-2528 8630, 2525 4654 Ayush Ayurvedic This wellness centre administers authentic Kerala Ayurvedic massages and treatments in a clean and friendly ambience. Only branded Ayurvedic medicines are used here, and the services of skilled professional therapists are employed. 202 New BEL Road, RMV 2nd Stage, Devasandra, T: 080-4174 8384, 4174 8385 Also at: 14 Sunnydale, Janadarshini Layout, behind New BEL Road E: Kerala Ayurveda Started in 1945, Kerala Ayurveda is a prominent healthcare centre where expert Ayurvedic doctors are on call for consultation. Treatments like Panchakarma, oil massages and Rasayana Chikitsa are offered here. 3282, 12th Main Road HAL 2nd Stage Indiranagar T: 080-66491696 Soukya Soukya is a globally well-known residential integrative medical centre with a focus on holistic healing. Authentic Ayurveda therapies are offered in this 30acre organic eco-friendly farm.

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DermaGlo Laser Aesthetics Skin Clinic A professional 'medical aesthetics' and cosmetic dermatology centre, it specialises in providing skincare treatments to enhance health and beauty. Lakeview Farm, Near Shell Petrol Pump, Ramagondanahalli, Varthur Main Road, Whitefield, T: 080-65464509,+91 9901840019 GVG Aesthetic Health Centre With a team of experienced and committed doctors, GVG provides aesthetic health care services such as Laser treatment, Cosmetic procedures, Obesity-related solutions as well as Plastic & Reconstructive surgery. th th 884, 19 Main, 39 Cross Jayanagar, 4th Block T: 080-41744222 Kaya Skin Clinic Kaya is a venture from FMCG company,Marico. This clinic provides skincare services that are result-oriented, and driven by expert dermatologists and skin practitioners. Treatments are recommended after assessing the specific needs of your skin. 80 Feet Road, Indiranagar, T: 080-4126-9978/9979 Also at: MG Road, T: 080-6661-1005/06 Koramangala, T: 080-6567-4479/80 Radiance Medispa Radiance is a one of a kind luxury skin clinic which offers the latest dermatological treatments as well as state-ofthe-art laser treatments. So walk in and give your skin the five star treatment it deserves. C 14, Galleria Leela 23, Airport Road T: 080-41733328/8861064287 VLCC One of the largest slimming and beauty chains in the country, 'shaping your confidence' is VLCC's manta. In addition to its various weight management

programmes, VLCC also has a personal care unit that addresses beauty needs. C-7, BMP ward 67, Near Bethany School, Ganesha Temple Road, T: 080-25501820/21, 080-41469705 Also at: JP Nagar, 6th Phase, T: 080-41679290/91/92 Indiranagar, T: 080-25207131/32/33 DENTAL CARE Narayana Hrudayalaya Dental Centre The centre provides cuttingedge treatment for dental diseases along with advanced dental healthcare services including laser dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, endodontics, dental implants, orthodontics, periodontics and oral and maxillofacial surgery amongst others. 30/A, 14th Cross, 9th Main Road 6th Sector, HSR Layout T: 080-25727914 Dental Medical Centre This multi-speciality centre is equipped with the latest technologies and offers the whole range of dental treatments. C 12, Devatha Plaza 131, Residency Road T: 080-22212648 HEALTH CLUBS & GYMS Affinity International Equipped with state-of-the-art equipment, Affinity is a gymnasium cum spa. Skilled trainers are on call to assist you in your fitness regime. Affinityalso offers healthcare programmes for weight loss, weight gain, body-building and body-sculpting. 40/43, 8th Main, 5th Cross, Sadashivnagar T: 080-40896699/40896609 Figurine Fitness Figurine Fitness is one of the country's biggest fitness complexes. The gymprovides a special fitness programme called 'Circuit Slimming', which is a clever combination of aerobics and gym-training. 3127, ESI Hospital Road, Hal 2nd stage T: 080 - 25290655 Also at: Indiranagar

T: 080-25294019 +91 9845032994 Jayanagar, 7th block T: +91 9845032994 Hyper Monkey Fitness Want to add the element of fun to your workout? Hyer Monkey Fitness is just the place. Walk into a session with no weights or machines. They offer classes like zumba, kick boxing, pilates and a whole lot more, targeting weight loss, fitness and the entire spectrum of a healthy lifestyle. #48, I Star, 3rd floor, 100ft Rd, Koramangala 4th Block right T: 9886456906/9611877678/ 9964991052 Naren's Footloose Aerobics Naren's Footloose Aerobics has consistently strived for many years by maintaining the status as one of Bangalore's most popular fitness brand and personality. Thus remaining synonymous with health and fitness through professional, friendly, fun, caring and efficient services. 36, N R Chambers Richmond Road T: +91 9845227477/ 91 9741984849 SNAP Fitness SNAP has a string of convenient and affordable centres across the city, and provides nutrition as well as wellness services. The highlights are excellent cardio and exercise equipment and a comfortable and friendly ambience. 12th Main Road, Indiranagar 3293, 1st Floor, 12th Main Road, HAL 2nd Stage T: 080-25200488 Also at: HSR Layout Banashankari T: 080-42124326 / 42124327 Basavanagudi T: 080-2660 0012 THE ZONE Located in an unusual setting – a spacious bungalow, theoperating philosophy here is 'work your body, work your mind.' Programmes customised to suit individual lifestyle patterns are designed by the centre's experts using a mix of proven fitness practices. 384, 1st Cross, 4th Block Koramangala T: 080-2552 9366 / +91 98801 21418 E: W: www.zonefitness. SALONS Advanced Hair Studio Advanced hair studio offers a sophisticated hair extension procedures which include hair replacement and hair re-growth solutions.For all the confidence and style that comes from great hair visit Advanced hair studio Section No.50, Opp Koshys Bakery, Wellington Street, Richmond Road, Bangalore. T:080 49090900 B:blunt One of the premier hair salons in India, B:blunt offers the finest in hair and skin care services with the best hairdressers, manicurists, beauticians and dermatologists at par with international standards. The salon also boasts of celebrity clientele. 3, Marielle Apartments, Ground Floor, Magrath Road T: +91 9845055608, 08025091110/2 Bounce Bounce showcases awide selection of hair products and mini-spa therapies. The posh salon also sports a trendy and energetic atmosphere. Each stylistat Bounce has his or her own unique signature style;and the onus is on personalised attention. 36, 1st Floor, Magnolia Tower Vittal Mallya Road, T: 080-41329100 Habibs This top-notch salon is a venture by well-knownhairstylist Jawed Habib and is purportedly one of the country's leading salons. 22, 1st Floor, 5th Cross, 60 Feet Road, 5th block, Koramangala T: 080-41104055 Also at: J P Nagar T: 080-41650417 Kanya Beauty Salon Kanya offers hair and skin treatments for women at affordable prices. With branches in Chennai and Bangalore,its portfolio of services includes hair-styling and colouring, pedicures, manicures, facialsand body massages. 133, His Grace, 60 Feet Road, HAL 2nd Stage, Indiranagar,

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T: 080-25267446, 080-25202945 LES Cheveux This salon offers various skin, hair and body treatments. It also provides bridal make-up packages. 3277, 1st Floor, Elfarera Meridian, 12th Main, HAL 2nd Stage, Indiranagar T: 080-33910466 Mirrors & Within A high-end unisex salon at the Leela Galleria, the salon offers an array of beauty treatments and services provided by internationally-trained specialists. UB City # 24, Vittal Mallya Road Bangalore - 01 Rejuve A luxury unisex salon that offers assorted beauty treatments and spa services, Rejuve also provides hair care and anti-ageing treatments. The aromatherapy and Ayurvedic massages are specially recommended. 8, 80 Feet Road,S.T Bed Area, Koramangala T: 080-41217229, 9663408998 Shehnaz Husain Herbal Salon Shehnaz Husain's signature salon is a well-known franchise throughout the country. It is one of the best salons using only herbal products for beauty care and skin care. st 18/3, 1 Floor, Ali Askar Road Cunningham Road T; 080-22201549 Also at : Koramangala T: 080-41101041 Jayanagar T: 080-26640673

YLG Salon & Spa YLG provides beautification treatments for women including massages, body scrubs, body contouring, facials, make-up, waxing, hair rebonding, nail art, hair colouring, perming or hair straightening. 13, 1st Floor, 6th Block, Kalyan Mantapa Road, Koramangala, T: 080- 40922004, 9663309531 Also at: Mantri Mall, Malleswaram T: 080-30160061 SPA Amanvana Luxury Spa Resort Set in a beautiful locale Amanvana luxury spa resort in Coorg is elegance personified. Amanvana luxury spa resort transports you into a land of relaxation and comfort. To make your holiday a memorable one, this spa resort has many activities as well. Be it a family vacation or a holiday just for two! Amanvana promises ultimate pleasure. Amanvana - luxury boutique spa resort (Unit of Coorg Holiday Resort (P) Limited) Post Box No. 21 Guddehosur Kushalnagar 571 234 T : +918276 279353 / 54 / 55/ 094806 96070 / 094806 96071 E: Corporate Groups call 9480696073 or mail at W: Angsana Oasis Spa

T: +91 80 2846 8892/94/96 / 9880142905 Also at: UB City T: 080- 22345678 Ozone, Whitefield T: 080- 25936299 Chandan Sparsh Chandan Sparsh is a wellness spa and salon. Setacross 3,000 sqft, the spa offersglobally patented FDA approved technologies. Chandan or sandalwood is used as the basic ingredient in almost all its therapies. 775, 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar, T: 080- 42115122/23/24 +91 9620224701 Ista Day Spa Ista Spa is a spaceto unwind and de-stress. It offers a selection of massages by skilled masseurs that leave you feeling refreshed and energised. Ulsoor, 1/1 Swami Vivekananda Road T: 080-2555 8888 E: bangaloresales@istahotels. com Kenko Reflexology & Fish Spa Kenko Spa is the first of its kind in the country. It is a 'fish spa' – this speciality treatment involves having thousands of doctor fish nibble at your feet to give you a pedicure. Also get other pampering therapies like foot and hand reflexology acupressure therapy and body massages at this wellness spa on Mallya Road. 36, Vittal Mallya Road T: 080-42070303/42110304 Movenpick

Walk In Beauty Spa and Salon

A place to indulge, relax and rejuvenate. Unwind with lemon grass pedicures and Swedish massages to make-over necessities such as haircuts and treatments - Walk In provides a unique mix of salon services and therapies. 3049, 80 Feet Road, Indiranagar Landmark: Above Gitanjali Jewels and Opp. World Cuisine T: 080-41501220/8105807272 E : W:

Managed by the Banyan tree Group, Angsana's spa retreats are designed to be sanctuaries to refresh and rejuvenate your body as well as spirit. Angsana has over 40 spas around the world; in Bangalore they are located at UB City, Ozone in Whitefield and Angsana Resort at Rajanukunte. Angsana Oasis Spa and Resort Main Doddaballapur Road, Addevishwanathapura Village, Rajanukunte,

Movenpick offers a selection of treatment rooms with variety of indulgences such as a steam room, sauna and wet zone. Movenpick has partnered with Sohum Spa – which offers Ayurvedic treatment along with Oriental and European treatments. 115 Pipeline Road, Near BEL circle, Gokula Extension T: 91 80 4300 1000 Oryza Oryza is a day spa where you

can enjoy Balinese and Thai massages as well as Ayurvedic treatments. The tastefully doneup spa's holistic therapies and massages detoxify, smoothen, tone, relax and revitalise your system. 19, Lavelle Road, T: 080-41328320

Redz Expect exceptional service and staff trained in latest trends, techniques and products at this unisex salon and spa. 248, 15th cross, 24th main, JP Nagar 5th phase Next to Sure Fertility clinic T: 080-26591333

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Located in the cosmopolitan Orion Mall, take a break from your shopping spree and pamper your feet. Footworks offers foot reflexology and massages, whether you are in a rush or want to take it slow their sessions last anywhere between 30 to 60 minutes. OrionMall Shop No.121A, Brigade Gateway DrRajkumar Road Malleshwaram-Rajajinagar 080-2268 2266 WWW.FOOTWORKS.CO.IN Cunningham Road The Hatworks Boulevard(Opp. Cafe Coffee Day Lounge) 32 Cunningham Road Tel :080- 4153 2266/77 Koramangala 1st Floor Ma Grace7th Main 3rd Block (Next to Raheja Residency)Koramangala Tel : 080-4148 2266/77 Sadashivnagar 1st Floor J M Plaza 35,2nd Main Sankey Road (Opp.Indian Bank) Sadashivnagar Tel : 080-4146 2266/77

SPA.ceis one of the swanky spas in town. Well-trained therapists provide a range of spa treatments from Swedish massage, aromatherapy, reflexology, hot stone therapy to the traditional Indian head massage. Bliss Hospitality Pvt Ltd, 70 Opp Embassy Woods, Cunningham Road T: 080-4132-7526 Also at: 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar T: 080-4217-1052 Tantrika An oasis of peace and tranquility spread over 16 acres of lush, verdant greenery, this aromatherapy spa offers customised wellness solutions and body wraps, milk baths and mud packs. Manipal County, 65, Singasandra, Off Hosur Road, T: +91 98456 75999 / 99027 The SPA

Thai Sabai Thai Sabai Spa stems from Thailand's tradition of spas. Most of the specialists at this spa are from Thailand. So head here for authentic Thai massages, reflexology and aroma oil therapy. 139, Infantry Road, Sterling Heights Basement, T: 080-4151 3090 The Bangalore Mobile Spa and Salon Company Love spas but hate travelling to them? Now the complete spa experience comes to your doorstep. The Bangalore Mobile Spa and Salon is India’s first mobile spa that offers treatments at your home customizable to fit your need, theme & budget. The Mobile Spa Team arrives ready to pamper you and your friends on special occasions with an athome spa party. They also offer optional services like décor and catering. #689 GF, 12 cross, 7 main, BEML layout, Thubrahalli layout ITPL road Thann Sanctuary Spa Part of the world wide chain of luxury spas Thann is a one of its kind spa for total wellness. Try their energy healing massage, healing stone massage and Thann Signature Massage which is deep tissue treatment to relieve your aching muscles. Ground floor, Zela Luxury Health Club, No.133, Residency Road T: 080-41743772 W: WELLNESS STORES

Lanna - The Thai Spa

The newly opened Lanna-The Thai spa, a unisex spa is a time for wellness and cooling off. Try their body massages; Lanna Healings Stones, Lanna Relax and Lanna Signature. Take a break, laze and tranquilize at Lanna-The Thai Spa. No.94-P, VIII Cross, XI Main, RMV Extension, Sadashivanagar T: 080-23611444 W:

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Enter a tranquil realm, as you step into The Spa, with the air smelling of fragrant essential oils. Indulge in their tailormade packages and signature treatments, such as ‘Essence of Leela’ - a popular 2 hour treatment involving essential oils, full body exfoliation, aromatherapy massage and a head massage. Other treatments tackle jet-lag, stress and detoxifying. From Swedish massages, Ayurveda treatments to facials, The Spa at The Leela Palace is your one-stop destination to de-stress and rejuvenate. 23, The Leela Palace, Airport Road, T: 080-30571234 W:

Reliance Wellness Reliance Wellness outlets showcase products and services that enrich the body, mind and spirit. Pre-emptive, curative and health and beauty solutions are available under one roof. 22 4th Block, 80 Feet Road, Koramangala T: 4168-1811 Shreyas Plaza, 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar T: 2296-5340 The Skin Store It is a complete store for all skin products. 36/1, 7th Cross, Cambridge Layout T: 080-41725416 TATTOO PARLOUR Bramha Tattoo Studio Brahma Tattoo Studio provides a sizeable section of tattoo

designs to choose from – over 30,000 of them, in fact. The centre uses Korean needles and organic ink to tattoo the patterns. 26 2nd Floor, Dubai Plaza, Brigade Road, T: 080-2235-4167, 94482-001 Naresh Mehandi Designers Naresh Designers provide all manner of temporary tattoos including those of cartoons, bridal motifs, animals and stars. Trained artists provide safe tattoos using good quality inks. 142, 2nd Cross, 5th Main, Opposite Kanteerava Stadium, Sampangiram Nagar, T: +91- 9844086787 W: www. Theatre Boy Get abstract designs, flowers and animalsor whatever else you fancy at this tattoo parlour. 673/786 1st C Main, 6th Cross, 2nd Phase Girinagar, T: +91 98861-66541 YOGA Anandamaya Wellness Center Anandamaya was started by Dr Gurudatta in 2007. A customised and integrated approach incorporating the traditional healing sciences of Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese medicine, Yoga & Naturopathy is used to treat various disorders at this wellness clinic. 1252, 27th Main, 7th Cross J P Nagar I Phase T: 080 22449007/22645417 Email: drguru Art of Living Sri Sri Yoga primarily teaches Hatha Yoga techniques, integrated with other paths of Yoga. A combination of gentle and vigorous asanas is taught to create well-being in the body.An equal emphasis is given to Yoga techniques that nurture the mind and spirit. The Art of Living International Center 21st Kilometer, Kanakpura Road T: 080-26080291 E: contactus@artoflivingyoga. org Prithvi Natural Healing & Yoga

Prithvi offers Yoga instruction and Yoga therapy to treat lifestyle diseases. 841, 10th Main, 5th Cross, Near Cauvery School, II Stage, Indiranagar T: 080-41161666, +91 98451 62225 m Yoga Yuva Kendra Yoga Yuva Kendra promotes Yoga therapy as a remedy fora variety of ailments without the use of medication or surgery. According to the school's philosophy, the daily practice of Yoga leads to a feeling of oneness with nature, conservation of energy and a slowing down of the ageing process. 344, 8th A Main, Milk Colony, Rajaji Nagar T:080-23370489 9243475199, 9481775919 SPIRITUALITY Versalis Versalis, a leading wholesale dealer and retailer of Rudraksha Beads. They also have a variety of products such as Rudraksha, Malas, Paraditems, Sphatic items, Idols of God, Yantras and Gems for your spiritual needs. 13, BVK Iyengar Road T: 080-41527016 Healing centres Sanjeeveni

Sanjeevini solutions are India’s number 1 pain relief and quit addiction laser cafe. Sanjeevini solutions treat problems like migraine, cervical pain, frozen shoulder and arthritis. For better healing and healthy living Sanjeevini Solutions is your centre of pain relief. #316, "SREE KRUPA" 3rd floor Above sunil fashion creations, Next to Adigas, opp to Karur vysya Bank, 15th-16th Cross, Sampige Road, Malleswarm T: 080-42288079 / 41127201 W: Also at: #71/1, “LAKSHMI NIVAS” , 17th “F” Main road MIG, KHB Colony, Koramangala 5th Block T: 080-4114 2201 / 4097 4944 8/12,Basement floor, Near Southindies hotel, South cross road, Basavangudi, T:8884493271/8884493273

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AMUSEMENT PARKS Fun World & Water World

A great place equally enjoyed by kids and adults. Fun World, located in Palace Ground is one of the oldest amusement parks in the city. It is a 3-in-1 amusement park where you have a Fun World, Water World and Star City. They also have Go Karting at affordable rates. Jaya Chamaraja Nagar, Palace Grounds, J.C. Nagar +91 80 2343 0496, 2354 3290 Innovative Film City The place promises entertainment in an innovative way. Situated in the MysoreBangalore highway at Bidadi, Innovative Film City offers a range of ways to have fun. The major attractions of the place includes Ripley's Believe it or not Museum, Louis Tussaud wax museum, Dinosaur World and Fossil Park, Mirror Maze, Aqua Kingdom and Cartoon City. The place also has a mini golf course and a go-karting zone. #24 & 26, Mysore Road, Bidadi Industrial Area, Rajaji Nagar, Industrial Estate, +91 80 6696 6666 http://www.innovativefilmcity .in Lumbini Gardens On the banks of Nagavara Lake is situated the Eco friendly Entertainment and Boating Park of Bangalore. You can go for boating in the lake or simply hang out in the park. They also have wave pool, kids play area, kids ride and bungy jumping. #45, Nagawara Lake Ring Road, Hebbal, Arabic College +91 80 3299 7009, 6567 9037 http://www.lumbinigardens. com Jawahar Bal Bhavan Jawahar Bal Bhavan is a children's park located in Cubbon Park. Adults are allowed to this place only if they are accompanied by children.

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There are joy rides for children. The famous ones are Puttani Express, Ferrris Wheel. The park houses the Sri Jayachamarajendra Hall which is known for the summer camps. Cubbon Park, +91 80 2286 4189

professionals here. This club also facilitates trips for those who are interested in cycling, biking or walking trips. Off. # 107/7 Heritage Estate,, Puttenahalli, Yelahanka +91 92430 68286

Indian International Golf and Tennis Pvt. Ltd. Golf Avenue, Shop 1 Post Box No. 817 Kodihalli, Near Airport HAL 2nd stage +91 80 2526 1018 +91 98451 93435


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ACS Golf Course in Agaram It is considered as one of the best Golf courses in Bangalore. Near New Golf Hut, Agaram +91 80 2535 4599

Karnataka Golf Association The KGA club as it is popularly known as is the result of an eighteen-hole championship golf course. The club also has a lot of facilities like banquet hall, swimming pool, gym, sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi. It also holds tournaments like The Wills Southern Open, The KGA Open Amateur Golf Championship and The All India Ladies Amateur Golf Championship. No.1, Golf Avenue, Airport Road, Kodihalli, +91 80 4009 0000, 4009 0001

Have a fun and frolic filled weekend with your family or friends at Wonder la. This well maintained park has sophisticated dry rides and wet rides. They also have a Virtual Reality Theatre, Indoor Musical Fountain and Laser show. 28th K.M. Mysore Road Hejjala, +91 98455 57777 MOUNTAINEERING CLUBS Bangalore Mountaineering Club This is the right place for adventure lovers. Chec-kout for their trekking trips, Camping, Jungle safari, White Water rafting, Rock climbing, Parasailing, Paragliding, Scuba Diving etc. Murgeshpalya, 69, 3rd Main, K R Garden,, +91 99020 27262 National Adventure Sports Academy A premium educational institution which offers adventurous activities for those who love to explore. They offer adventurous activities for families, groups and individuals travelers. #123, "Sri Mylara", SFS 407, 2nd Phase, Yelahanka New Town, +91 80 2856 7083 Venture Adventure Clubs and Resorts If you want to explore the adventurous side in you then visit this club. Get your share of adventure sports and nature awareness from the

Bangalore Golf Club Bangalore Golf Club is the second oldest Golf course in India. It is a well maintained popular Golf course in Bangalore. 2, Sankey Road, High Grounds, +91 80 2228 1876 Eagleton in Bidadi Industrial Area

A world-class golf course that enhances the image of Garden City. This magnificent golf course provides every golfer with an unforgettable experience. Mysore Road, Bidadi Industrial Area +91 80 2263 2222, 2677 4403 http://www.eagletonindia. com Green Acres and Fantasy Golf Resort

Prestige GolfShire This lush-green, state of the art course is spread across 275 acres, and is also the city’s premium real estate property. With an 18 Hole Championship Golf Course, managed by Troon Golf, prestige Golfshire is heaven on earth for any golfer. Equipped with a fully loaded club house, it’s an ideal course to invest in! Venue: Nandi Hills Road, Karahalli Post, Kundana Hobli, Devanahalli Taluk T- 080-28015800 SPT Sports Academy Aspiring golfers can get the best opportunity to master this sport form with this club. SPT Sports Academy, No.198, Kodathi, Sarjapur Road, T:+91 80 2844 1566, 6598 3284 DRIVING RANGES

The golf course is one of its kinds that offers a premier family Golf attraction in a natural setting. The 18-hole course meets all international standards and is suitable for amateurs and professionals alike. NH-7, Yelahanka-Devanahalli Road, Near ITC Factory Doddakallasandra, +91 80 28477450, 2847 7451, 2847 7454 Http://www.fantacygolfresort .com

SPT Sports 10, 1st Main Road T: +91 80 4147 5441 Chamundeshwari Photo Emporium 131, Old Madras Road, Ulsoor T: +91 80 2536 1341 Touche Golf School Agrahara Village, Jakkur Post Yelahanka, Hobli T: 080-28571922/23/26/27 Bangalore Academy Touche Golf maintains a driving range in Bangalore Golf Club.

No. 2 Sankey Road GO KARTING E-Zone Club Pvt Ltd 23/24, Mahadevapura, Outer Ring Road, Marathahalli, Opp Malgudi Dabha, T: +91 80 41719481 /4171 9482, T:+91 99451 79112, 98864 79786 Fun World & Resorts India Pvt Ltd Fun world is an amusement park where you can go for a trip on a holiday with your family and friends. Apart from 36 thrilling rides it also has gokarting tracks also. Palace Grounds, Op To TV Tower, J C Nagar Entrance, J C Nagar T: +91 80 2343 0496, 2343 1651 Grips Motors New #304, Mysore Road G.E.F., Near Post Office T: +91 80 6597 3356/ 6597 3357/ +91 98454 83077 Patel Karting It is one of the best tracks in Bangalore which is made of concrete. New 38/2/2, Patel's Inn Club th nd Resort, 15 Cross, 2 Block, R T Nagar T: +91 80 2333 7575

individuals who are bike lovers. Anyone who is passionate about riding and wants to go on tours in bike can join this group. The one factor that distinguishes this group from the rest is that anyone can join this group irrespective of the kind of bike he owns. Bike Nomads plan trips to all parts of India and explore the untraveled roads. 60 Kph “You can never come back from a ride”- the club which runs on this philosophy looks out for bike riders who believe in this and arranges trips in search of new places and new people. Bangalore Bikers Club This is a forum for those who are interested in cycling. Anyone can be a member of this group be it a serious biker or a week-end rider or a daily commuter.

WALKING CLUBS Venture Adventure Club and Resorts in Bangalore Off. # 107/7 Heritage Estate, Puttenahalli, Yelahanka, T: +91 92430 68286, +91 92436 02124

IndiMotard Adventures A-1, A-Block, A.E.C.S Layout, Brookefields T: +91 80 2852 5759 / +91 99808 29440

BikeZone Cycling Bikezone is a club for people who are fanatical about cycling or biking. It is a forum where you can plan trips and discuss about biking and cycling. Rolling Thunder Motorcycle Club Enfield Bullet Motorcycle is the binding factor of the members of this group. The group is passionate about the bullet and you need to own one to become a member of this group. They plan trips to different places of India on their Enfield. rtmc/info/site Bike Nomads Bike Nomads is a group of

BARTENDING SCHOOL Tulleeho Beverage Education and Training Learn the art of making the perfect Cocktail. Tulleho academy will teach you this process through a fun and interactive session of workshops. #163, 18th B Main Koramangala 6th Block T: 080-41687008 WEDDING DESTINATIONS Elements

Pit Stop Racing Balan Farm, Natraj Layout, JP Nagar, 8th Phase, near brigade millenium apartments T: +91 94482 70820 94481 42771 GAMING BluO Bluo, India’s largest and 27 lane cosmic bowling centre has interesting things to offer. Their USPs are an X Box 360 Lounge, Private Karaoke Lounges, Exclusive Platinum Lounges,and a Tattoo Studio.Definitely the coolest place to hang-out in town. Orion Mall, 26/1 Dr. Rajkumar Road, Malleshwaram West T: 080- 6728 2222

photography community. info@bangalorephotographycl www.bangalorephotographycl CATERING Crystal Clear Hospitality Crystal Clear Hospitality is a professional outdoor catering service who provide catering services for weddings, corporate dinners, special birthdays and cocktail parties. With their team of professionals Crystal Clear Hospitality delivers quality food and services for any occasion with zest! #5, KSFC Layout, Oil Mill Road, Lingarajpuram T: 9986027164 / 98862 66866 E: W:www.crystalclearhospitalit W: EVENT MANAGAMENT

RADIO-CONTROLLED CAR RACING Dirt Mania A perfect destination for speed fanatics to experience the thrill. Nelgulli, Somanahalli Post, Off Kanakapura Main Road, 7 K.M from Art of Living T: +91 98867 21669


city! The Living Room is your zone for entertainment. It has seven consoles of Microsoft X Boxes, two Nintendo Wii and one Play Station. Their USP? Each console is actually set like a living room. No.45/7 Residency Cross Road T: 080-4091 2024

Bangalore’s cosmopolitan hamlet has something to look forward with ‘Elements’. This luxury wedding haven, tuckedaway in the outskirts of the city, is the fabulous new wedding location. The USP of this destination is ‘The Maharani’s Mandap’ and ‘The Bridal Villa’.Choose to tie your nuptial knots in an opulent locale. Sunitha Ninan Joseph, Executive Director T: 88675 29199 E:Sunitha.Joseph@elementscel

Ideology Events Are you looking for someone to organize a special event or a party? Then Ideology Events will help you do so! For flawless execution and impeccable style Ideology Events will do a good job. E: W: Neferritti Neferritti will help you implement your dream wedding into reality. They organize destination weddings, theme weddings, signature weddings, events and a lot more! Make every occasion a special one with Neferrtiti. No. 85. Nandidutga main Road Jayamahal T: 080-4128 9035/42048038 W: MUSIC HOUSE

BANGALORE PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB Bangalore Photography Club Nurture your photography skills with BPC's free workshops and out-door shoots; they also host an annual exhibition called ‘Frames of Mind’. With around 800 members sharing their enthusiastic ideas and works BPC is your one-stop

Thomsun Music House Thomsun Music House is a music school where you can nurture your true love for music. With state-of-the-art facilities and an experienced staff you are sure to become a rock star! # 3503, 14th Main, HAL Stage II, Indira Nagar T: 080-42401000/2 W:

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BEST SELLERS The Lowland By Jhumpa Lahiri The winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction- Jhumpa Lahiri is back with an engaging pageturner ‘The Lowland’. This book tells the story of two brothers- Subhash and Udayan Mitra who are inseparable. Udayan is political driven and the other is more intellectually inclined and leaves to the United States. The story takes a turn when Subhash hears disturbing news about his brother and comes back to his home land to discover that his family is shattered. The Signature Of All ThingsBy Elizabeth Gilbert From the best-selling author of the Eat Pray Love Series, set in the 18th Century, this is an interesting novel about Alma Whittaker - a girl born to a family of botanical explorers and experts. She grows-up to be a young, independent and fierce woman with a clear intention of becoming a scientist as her thirst for knowledge takes her

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on a journey of exploration across the world, where she falls in love with a man from the world of spirituality. Connecting over their deep desire to comprehend the workings of the world, this promises to be a spell-binding tale.


Hindi Krrish 3 Release Date: November 1 This film is this year’s most anticipated superhero science fiction starring Hrithik Roshan as Krishna Mehra (Krrish) and Priyanka Chopra as Priya Mehra. Krrish 3 is a prequel to Koi... Mil Gaya (2003) and Krrish (2006). The story of this film is about Krishna Mehra who is blessed with superhero qualities. In Krrish 3, an evil villain in town is Kaal played by Vivek Oberoi. Will Krrish herald over the evil and save the world? Watch this 2D film for an experience like never before. Special effects, action and drama with a twist of love makes Krrish 3 a complete family entertainer. Director: Rakesh Roshan

Actors: Hrithik Roshan, Priyanka Chopra, Vivek Oberoi Ram-Leela Release Date: November 15 Yet another much-awaited film of this year is Ram-Leela is a Gujrati adaptation of Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet. Starring Ranveer Singh as Ram and Deepika Padukone as Leela, director Sanjay Leela Bhansali moves out of painting the screen black and blue, to a splash of hues with his larger than life sets for the audience this time. Watch this film for a visual extravaganza of colour, costume, music and intense passion. Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali Actors: Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone English Thor: The Dark World Release date: November 8 This latest American superhero flick features the comic character Thor. Staring Chris Hemsworth as Thor and Natalie

Portman as Jane Foster, catch this pot-boiler for a good dose of suspense and entertainment with war scenes, action and a whole new world of people with superpowers and possessions. Director: Alan Taylor Actors: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman Wolf Of Wall Street Release date: November 15 A story about a biographica l drama based on Jordan Belfort's memoir. ’ Wolf Of Wall Street’ tells the story of a New York stockbroker - Belfort played by Academy Award winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio. He refuses to cooperate in a huge security fraud case involving corruption on Wall Street, the corporate banking world and mob infiltration and lands up in mess of women, partying and criminal activities. Director: Martin Scorsese Actors: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Matthew McConaughey

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What's Up Bangalore November 2013  

Tholasi Publications Pvt. Ltd. November 2013 - Vol 4 Issue 16.

What's Up Bangalore November 2013  

Tholasi Publications Pvt. Ltd. November 2013 - Vol 4 Issue 16.