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Venkatappa Art Gallery

Magnitude Gallery

Tahr Art Gallery

Art Galleries Earthen Symphony Earthen Symphony is a name well reckoned for designing and crafting unique and electrifying gamut of artifacts. They have an array of products in console table with shelves, wall mounted drawer table, decorative wall murals, handmade pottery, decorative mirror, lamps, mementos, console with mirror, tea table, center table and counter table. Earthen Symphony, 3169-B,ESI hospital Road, HAL 2nd Stage, Indiranagar Tel: +91 80 6570 0798, 6451 2778 Streisand Streisand International is known for its wonderful art selections of Indian, Western, Mid-Eastern, Oriental and African themes and more. It houses thousands of handmade oil paintings in all styles on canvas by over 500 artists, associated with their studios from all across the globe. South-East Asia RegionalOffice: 382, 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar Tel: +91 80 6537 3100 Thar Art Gallery Thar Art Gallery is known for mastering the subtle nuances of culture in a modern agemarketplace and manufacturing the top quality products. It has the exquisite collection of silver furniture, articles, animals and silver jewelry, silver frames,

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Streisand

Earthen Symphony

doors, sofa and more. Shop # 1, 3rd Floor, Total Mall, Sarjapur Tel: +91 80 4173 0895#534, Intermediate Ring Road, Amar Jyothi Layout, Indiaranagar Tel: +91 80 2527 4868, 4204 2475 Natesan’s Antiqarts Natesan’s famous as a family of art lovers who has kept Indian tradition alive in the finest pieces of art. It is a beautiful treasure house of artifacts and antiques, where you will find exquisite objects d’art in bronze, silver, teak, sandal and stone. 64, M.G Road Tel: +91 80 2558 8344, 2558 7427 Venkatappa Art Gallery Venkatappa Art Gallery is among the oldest galleries of Bangalore that houses about 600 paintings. Other than display of paintings by family of court painters it has stone sculptures from the Mathuraand Khajurao schools of art and pottery and clay articles belonging to the Indus Valley civilizations. Kasturba Road Tel: +91 80 2286 4483 Rennaisance Gallerie Renaissance Gallerie, an Indian Art Gallery, promoted by Shreen Malani, has built its foundations on the promotion of artists and the inculcation of art-appreciation among its populous. It exhibits paintings and sculptures of artists both famous and promotional. Renaissance Gallerie, # 104, Westmin-

Abstract Art Gallery

ster, 13 Cunningham Road Tel: +91 80 2220 2232 Heady dawn Heady dawn, an art gallery located in Jayanagar, offers an exclusive art for its continually interested customers. Its collection includes exotic Persian hand knotted pictorial carpets, sublime art piecescreated by the truly gifted and more of such genius work of art. # 1A/39, Shop No. 3, ParmarHouse, 27th Cross, 4th Block, Jayanagar Tel: +91 80 4219 8201, 98441 45461 Magnitude Gallery Magnitude Gallery is the pioneer in customized art and is the premier source for original masterpieces. Apart from the abstract paintings that enriches most of the galleries; here you can get an original masterpiece created according to your choice. Magnitude Gallery,No 140/13, 13th Main,27th Cross, 3rd Block, Jayanagar Abstract Art Gallery Abstract Art Gallery offers a wide range of beautiful paintings and frames. It is also home to fine art prints, original paintings, historical images and sculptures & art objects. #8, Cunningham Road,Vasanth Nagar Tel: +91 80 4123 5444, 4123 5440 Gallery Caperberry Gallery Caperberry was conceived as


Alliance Francaise

Bangalore School of Music

Gallery Ske

Galleryske A prominent art gallery which showcases art exhibitions by contemporary artists. 2, Berlie StreetLangford Town Tel: 080-41120873 Maya Art Gallery It is a contemporary art gallery that promotes many modern day artists by displaying their art works. 73, Nandidurga Road Jayamahal Extension 080-23532546 Sublime Gallery An exquisite gallery that unifies art and luxury. Under the mentorship of Ms. Uzma Irfan, she has given Bangalore’s art scenario a facelift. Sublime Gallery is unique in its constitution, a long walkway bridge with art work suspended in the air. This Gallery is a platform for young artist as it aims to nurture and encourage new talent. No.801, 8TH Floor, UB City, Vittal Mal-

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Ranga shankara

a natural connect between art and the aesthetic cuisine of Caperberry, the restaurant. Now a regular fixture on the art circuit, Gallery Caperberry organises an art show, every two months. The works are displayed and sold at Gallery Caperberry, reinvigorating the restaurant’s energy and space continually. Ground floor The Estate, 48/1Dickenson Road Tel: 080-25594567

Gandhi Bhavan

lya Road 080-25001236/ 22221667

Cultural Centre Gandhi Bhavan It was started by Dr. Rajendra Prasad under the name of Gandhi Smarak Nidhi. It aimed at promoting the life and principles of Mahatma Gandhi. It houses a picture gallery which displays a rare collection of photographs and letters of Gandhi. The place also conducts seminars, sessions and meetings based on his life and values. Gandhi Bhavan, Kumarakrupa Road Max Muller Bhavan Max Muller Bhavan, a cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany, provides complete information about Germany’s cultural, social and political life. The place is famous for the German classes and the cultural events that they organise. 716 CMH Road, Indiranagar1st Stage Tel: +91 80 2520 5305/06/07/08 Ranga Shankara Ranga Shankara is a world-class theatre facility that is committed towards the art of theatre. It has constantly introduced theatrical performances from India as well as abroad. With more than 300 plays a year, it facilitates outreach programmes for the audiences and tries to impart theatre skills to the enthusiasts. Ranga Shankara, 36/2 8th Cross II

Phase J P Nagar Tel: +91 80 2659 2777, 2649 3982 Alliance Francaise Alliance Francaise is an Indo-French cultural centre started in 1956. Apart from French language classes and dance classes, it acquaintances its visitors about the life in France. The well-stocked library gives great insights on French art and culture. 108, Thimmaiah Road, Vasanthanagar Tel: +91 80 4123 1340/44/45 Bangalore School of Music The music institute established in 1987 teaches all kinds of music forms, instruments and other art forms like dance, theatre etc. It inculcates discipline, confidence and sense of commitment in people and aims at cultural unity through music. No 8, CBI Main Road, HMTHBCS Layout, RT Nagar (Nextto St. Jude’s Church) Tel: +91 80 2353 6090, 2354 6090 Natya Institute Natya Institute of Kathak and Choreography is an attempt by dancer and choreographer Dr. Maya Rao to nurture talented dancers and performers. It provides courses in different dance forms and shows up high calibre performers and choreographers. Bhoomika, 37, 17th cross, Malleswaram Tel: +91 80 2334 8645


CKP

Attakalari Centre

NGMA

IIWC IIWC- Indian Institute of World Culture The centre works towards uniting the world through literature, art forms, science and history. Various programmes like public lectures, art exhibitions, film shows and concerts are conducted for different causes. B P Wadia Road, Basavanagudi Tel: 080-26678581 Chitrakala Parishath The college of fine arts under Chitrakala Parishath is one of the best institutions of art education in India. The parishath conducts some of the best art exhibitions both at national and international levels. Chitrakala Parishath Art Complex, Kumara Krupa Road Tel: +91 80 2226 1816, 2226 3424 Suchitra Film Society The film society which is a part of Cinema and Cultural Academy screens some of the world-class films from different languages across the world. They have also expanded to theatres, dance and music. #36,9th main,(B V KaranthRoad), Banshankiri 2 nd Stage Tel: +91 80 2671 1785 Attakalari Centre Attakalari Centre is a charitable organization which concentrates on contemporary dance, Kalarippayattu, yoga, ballet and other dance forms. The institute organises

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Jaaga

Jagriti

and produces different events related to the contemporary dance. It also plays a key role in bringing out digital arts. 24-04, BTS Bus Depot Road,Wilson Garden, Behind Mandovi Motors Tel: +91 80 2212 3684 / 4148 3534/ 4146 7690 NGMA NGMA, one of the largest art museums in Bangalore showcases the best of Indian contemporary arts. Host to international art shows, film festivals, theatre events and art activities for kids,this sprawling 3.5 acre heritage campus also has a cafe and an art store. 49, Manikyavelu Mansion,Primrose Road, Palace Orchards Tel: 080-22201027 Jaaga Jaaga Bangalore is a ground breaking new media space in the city which explores the intersection of art, culture and digital technology. Enjoy events like real-time poetry readings, community art inventions, multimedia installations, interactive music shows, photography workshops and tech talks. Rhenius Street, Off Richmond Road, Opp Hockey Stadium Kyra Theatre Fancy a stand-up comedy show? The tunes of a metal band or just some good theatre? Head to Kyra, the city’s supper

theatre which dishes out a mean serving of entertainment and good food! 2nd Floor, 2001 Kaati-maCenter, 100 Feet Road Indiranagar Tel: 080-43419999 Jagriti Founded by theatre personalities Jagdish Raja and Arundhati Raja, the 200 seater auditorium located in Whitefield, stages plays and dance performances on a regular basis. Ramagondanahalli Varthur Road, Whitefield Tel: 080-39895050

City Navigates K K Cabs K K Cabs is one of the reputed city taxi service providers in Bangalore. They are a professionally managed taxi service and have adopted various safety measures for passengers. 84/D, 4th Main, 4th Cross, New Thippasandra, HAL 3rd Stage Tel: +91 80 4151 9999 Meru Cab Bangalore V-Link Taxis Private Limited,90/4, Zonasha Alpha Building,2nd Floor, Above Staples Bridge, Marthalli Outer RingRoad, Varthur Hobli Tel: +91 80 4422 4422


KSRTC

Kempegowda Bus Station

Shivajinagar

BMTC

Cabs

Taxi

Mega Cabs Ltd Opp to Country Club, Baglur Cross, Yelahanka T: 080-47474747/ 22795658

Bangalore City Taxi No.2934/B, Mkk Road, DBlock, Rajajinagar Tel: +91 80 4155 2222/4155 3333

the localities including arterials and ring roads.Vayu Vajra Airport ServiceThese air-conditioned buses connect the BIAL to different areas of the city.

Olacabs Pvt Ltd 13, 4TH C Cross, 5TH Block, Koramangala Industrial Layout, Koramangala T: 9322065652/080-33553355

BMTC BMTC was found in 1997 in Bangalore keeping the expansion of city in mind. This division of Karnataka State Road Transport Service aims at providing efficient, economic, safe, and reliable transport bus service in Bangalore city. BMTC has the credit of introducing the intracity Volvo buses for the first time in the country. This is one of the few public sector undertakings in Asia to make profit. The different kind of BMTC buses on road are: Big 10These are buses painted in green and bottle green colours. They ply in 12 major routes namely Hosur Road, Bannerghatta Road, Sarjapura Road, Kanakapura Road, Mysore Road etc. coming in from different suburbs in the city. SuvarnaSilver Coloured Suvarna bus services are recently introduced which are air suspension and high comfort buses. They are specially deployed during peak hours. PushpakThe coffee coloured buses have added features like better upholstered seats with head rest, more leg space etc. The fares are slightly higher than the ordinary buses. These buses are also used by many companies to run on contract basis.Vajra- They are premium service buses from BMTC. These red coloured buses are air-conditioned and offer high comfort. These buses ply on almost all

Kempegowda Bus Station This is one of the major bus stations in Bangalore. Kempegowda Bus Station is a large bus station in central Bangalore. This bus station is just opposite to the Bangalore City Railway Station. Buses plyto all areas in Bangalore from this station.

Safe Cabs They are one of the largest car rental services in Bangalore. They are professionally maintained and provide high quality service. #30, Sri Ranga Appartment,1st Temple Road, 11th Cross, Malleswaram Tel: +91 80 4128 0600/4152 7666 Easy Cabs Easy Cabs are functioning in Bangalore, Delhi, Mumbai and Hyderabad. Economical transport facility with real time tracking online communications. 12/10,1st Floor, Above Vijaya Bank, MSR Main Road, Gokula Tel: +91 80 4343 4343 Hertz Rent a Car 476, Audugodi,th Koramangala, 8 block Tel: +91 80 4184 1212 City Safari #724/8, 3rd Block, E.S.I.Hospital Road, Rajajinagar Tel: +91 80 6453 9999, 6453 6666

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Shivajinagar Bus Station The station is situated in one of the main commercial areas of Bangalore. It is near the Bangalore Cantonment Railway Station. Easy autos The city also has a fleet of auto services also to make the journey of passengers easy. One of the best ways to get an auto is to contact Easy Autos. Easy autos are call-auto services started by the Transport Department of Karnataka through the Regional Transport Authority. They have a call centre which helps passengers to find autos. You can make a call and avail the service any time of the day. They follow meter charges approved by the government. Tel: +91 98441 12233


Bangalore Club

Ganesha Chathurthi

Brigade Gateway

Century Club

Indiranagar Club

Clubs in Bangalore Bangalore Club Bangalore Club Field Marshal K.M. Cariappa Road Tel: 080-40220000, 66060000

Tel: 080-23311388 Wood Rose Club Wood Rose Club Brigade Millenium Campus, 7th phase JP Nagar Tel: 080-41995999

Indiranagar Club Indiranagar Club 9th Main, 4th Cross, HAL II Stage, Indiranagar Tel: 080 25280323

Regent Club Regent Club Brigade Metropolis campus,73/1, Garudacharpalya, Whitefield main road, Mahadevapura post Tel: +91 8042035750

The Koramangala Club The Koramangala Club CA-17, 6 Block, 6 Cross Koramangala Tel: 080-25531864

Augusta Augusta Brigade Gardenia Campus, 8th Phase, JP Nagar Tel: 080- 40242222

Cosmopolitan Club Cosmopolitan Club 22nd Cross, 3rd Block, Jayanagar Tel: 080-26630110, 26630093

Brigade Gateway Brigade Gateway26/1, Dr.Rajkumar Road Malleshwaram West Tel: 080-41527295

KGA KGA No.1, Golf Avenue, Kodihalli, Off. Airport Road, P.B.No. 817 Tel: 080-40090000

Sadashivnagar Club Sadashivnagar Club 21, 15 Cross Sadashivnagar Tel: 080-23618263

Jayanagar Club Community Institute Of Management Studies [MBA Block], No. 2/1, 9th Cross, 9th Main, 2nd Block Jayanagar

The Club The Club Mysore Road, Nayandahalli Tel: 080-28600665

Malleshwaram Club Malleshwaram Club No.110, Yathiraja Mutt Bldg, 11th Cross, Malleswaram

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Bengaluru Habba

Century Club Century Club1, Seshadri Road Cubbon Park Tel: 080-22211633

Bowing Club Bowing Club 19, St. Marks Road, MG Road Tel: 080-22228881

Festival Bengaluru Habba ‘Bengaluru Habba’ is an initiative by the Karnataka State Government to promote sports and culture. The annual cultural and sports event that lasts for 10 days is celebrated during the month of November or December. The event promotes art forms like Hindustani classical music, classical dance, Jazz, street theatre, Rocks music and sports like, tennis, Golf and swimming. Artists fromdifferent parts of India participate in different events and work towards culturalunity. Ganesh Chaturthi Ganesh Chaturthi is a Hindu festival which is observed throughout India. It is popularly known as Vinayak Chaturthi and marks the birth of Lord Ganesha. Ganesh idols are made, decorated and installed in streets and homes and prayers are offered every day. The festival is celebrated for one, three, five, seven or ten days after which the idols are taken to a procession and immersed in sea or river. The festival falls between the August and September.


Varamaha Lakshmi Dussehra Bangalore Karaga Festival

St. Mary Feast Pongal

Flower Show

Bangalore Karaga Festival The festival is celebrated in Dharmaraya temple every year during the month of March and April. The festival is celebrated by the Thilaga community to worship Goddess Shakti. It starts from the day of Chaitra poornima. On that day shortly after dusk, the priest of the temple dressed himself as a lady carries a pot on his head and starts a procession accompanied by drum beats. The pot that he balances on his head is called the ’karaga’. He walks for 12 miles and return to the temple in the morning. The festival popularly known as Ground nut festival among Bangaloreans is held in Bull Temple. Kadalekayi means ground nut. The farmers of Bangalore sell ground nuts near Bull temple during this festival. It is celebrated as a welcome ceremony for the ground nut crop during the month of November-December. The farmers seek the blessing of the God during this time to helpthem lead a prosperous life. Ulsoor Palaki Ulsoor Palaki, which falls in the month of April, is a Floral Float festival which is held at Ulsoor during the Hindu month of Chaitra. During this festival 108 floats are beautifully decorated using flowers and taken for a procession. The procession starts around 10pm in the nightand is carried out till early morning. Makara Sankranthi / Pongal It is known as the harvest festival. This

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day is celebrated in South India as Pongal, while Karnataka celebrate it as Makar Sankranthi. Celebrated in the month of January it also marks the beginning of spring season. On this day cows and bullocks are decorated and are fed ’Pongal’ a preparation made of rice. People offer special pujas and prayers in temples and houses. Makar Sankranthi is very significant for Gavi Gangadhareshwara (Siva) temple also. On this day the sun’s rays pass through the horns of ’Nandi’ bull and lights the whole sanctum. This phenomenon is an architectural wonder and has never failed to astonish the viewers. Dussehra Dussehra is unarguably the most widely celebrated festival in Karnataka. Dussehra or Navratri is celebrated for ten days in the month of September or October . It is also called ’Nadahabba’. The festival is celebrated with great pomp in Mysore and the involvement of Mysore Royal family makes it all the more special. During the celebration the Mysore Palace is illuminated. The most important attraction of the festival is the procession that carries Goddess Chamundeswari. The procession starts from the Mysore Palace and heads towards the Chamundi hills. Hindus all over Karnatakacelebrates this festival with great splendour. Ugadi Ugadi is celebrated as the Kannnadiga’s New Year. People believe that Lord

Brahma, the creator of life according to Hindu mythology, started the work of creation on this day. Lord Brahma is worshipped on this day and predictions are made for the New Year. People start the preparation of the festival one week in advance by giving their home a thorough clean and they do rigorousshopping. This day is considered auspicious to start new ventures. It normally falls during the second half of March or first half of April. Varamahalakshmi This festival is observed during the month of August. Goddess Lakshmi is worshipped on this day. Women perform pujas at home and offer garlands of cash, jewelleries and valuables to Goddess Lakshmi. People pray for their prosperity and happiness and hope that alltheir monetary problems will be solved. Mahashivratri Mahashivratri is one of the biggest festivals celebrated in India. The festival dedicated toLord Shiva falls on the month of Magha (according to the lunar calendar). It is believed that on this day Lord Shiva drank the poison produced from the churning of ocean and saved the universe. It is also believed that he married Goddess Parvathi on this day. On this auspicious day devotees fast for one whole day and observe vigil at night. People offer panchamrit to Shiva and offer prayers to him for peace and prosperity in their life and also forgiveness for their sins. It


Diwali

Mantri Square

Christmas

Garuda Mall

is observed in the month of February or March. Flower Show Lalbagh, the most famous landmark of Bangalore holds flower shows every year. The flower shows are conducted during the Independence Day and the Republic Day for one week. It is held in the Glass House inside Lal bagh. People from different parts of the country visit Lalbagh to see this flower show every year, which is conducted based on some theme. St Mary’s Feast The oldest church in Bangalore holds one of the most popular Feasts in Bangalore. St Mary’s Feast is celebrated every year in the month of September to mark the birth of Mother Mary. The festival is celebrated for 10 days starting from August 30. Special prayers are offered on the first nine days and on the tenth day i.e., September 8, the feast is celebrated. A chariot carrying Mother Mary’s imageis taken out for a procession through the streets of Bangalore. The feast is attended by thousands of devotees. Ramzan It is one of the major festivals of Muslims. Ramzan falls on the ninth month of Ramadan of Islamic lunar calendar. People observe fasting from dawn to dusk during the whole of this month. After 29 or 30 days, at the end of the month Eid is celebrated on the sighting of the moon. On

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UB City

The Forum Value Mall

the day of Eid, people get up early in the morning and offer prayers. They also offer special prayers in mosques on that day. They donate money and food to the poor on this day. It is a festival of self control, devoutness and brotherhood.

Mantri Square is the largest mall in India. It is spreadout across 1 million sq. ft. Having 250+ stores. The mall has a huge food court and a 6 screen multiplex. No.1, Sampige Road, Malleswaram Tel: + 91 80 3016 0000

Christmas Christmas is one of the major festivals in Bangalore and is celebrated with much zeal. The festival that falls on the 25 of December is to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. The celebration starts around a week before Christmas. The streets are decorated with colourful lights. Christmas trees and Santa Claus are important parts of the decoration. Churches are beautifully decorated and Christmas Eve services are conducted on the eve of Christmas. Christmas Carols are conducted in different places and carol processions are also seen.

The Forum The Forum, developed and brought to Bangalore by Prestige Group could be called as a Retail Centre that Entertains. It houses almost everything you may want to buy. You can also entertain yourself with a choice of 11 screens showing the latest movies. Don’t forget to satisfy your food cravings with its huge food court and eclectic cuisines. #21, Hosur Road, Koramangala Tel: +91 80 2206 7676/7664

Diwali Diwali, the festival of lights is celebrated all over India with great splendour. It falls during the month of October-November. On this day people worship Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha. The houses are adorned and decorated with lights and oil lamps. People burst fire crackers on this occasion which is one of the major attractions of this festival.

Malls Mantri Square

Garuda Mall The Garuda Mall is one of the biggest malls in south India. It is spread out over 75,000 sq. meters and includes 26,000 sq. meters of shopping and entertainment space on five floors and 120 stores. The Mall gives you world-class retailing experience, a wide assortment of your favorite products,guaranteed satisfaction and friendly service all 7 days of the week. Magrath Road, AshokNagar Tel: +91 80 4112 6259, 41478800/01 The Collection The Collection is the country’s largest retail outlet with 125,000 square feet for luxury retail environments. An idea


Sigma Mall

Lifestyle

Eva Mall

Eva Mall

Esteem Mall

jointly conceived by Dr. Vijay Mallya of the UB Group and Mr. Irfan Razack of the Prestige Group, it has all the biggest names in international fashion, lifestyle, entertainment and food. The Collection, Vittal Mallya Road Tel: +91 80 2271 1488 Eva Mall Eva Mall by Prestige is the first exclusive women mall to have come up in Bangalore and still the only one. This flower embossed building, stocks only women’s stuff; Shoes, accessories, clothes, swimwear the entire range is available there. Ofcourse, it also has electronics, food courts and all general outlets. HM Towers, Brigade Road Tel: +91 80 2536 0393 Cosmos Cosmos Mall, an idea of FUTURE GROUP, has become a prominent shopping hub of Bangalore. The Mall comprises an ideal mix of Lifestyle and value brands. Some major brands present are Pantaloons, Scullers, The Body Shop, EZone, Collection I, Sports Bar Xpress, Talwalkar’s Fitnesscentre & Spa, Food Bazaar, Lilliput and Depot. ITPL Road, Next to HP Petrol Bunk, Brookfields Tel: +91 80 6452 8945/46 Sri Garuda Swagath The Sri Garuda Swagath Mall is the second mall in the Garuda Group of Malls.

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Garuda’s entertainment options include the INOX multiplex with more than one screen and around 1000 seats. The complex also offers shoppers a wide range of cuisines at a food court with many food counters. Sri Garuda Swagath Mall, Jaya Nagar 4th block Tel: +91 80 4130 9058 The Forum Value Mall The Forum Value Mall Whitefield is a one-stop shopping destination where you will find factory outlets,cinema, supermarket, entertainment & dining outlets under one roof. It hosts over 100 different brands at discount prices and 3 floors of undivided attention for you. The Forum Value Mall, No.62, Whitefield Main Road Tel: +91 80 2504 3800/2504 3700 Esteem Mall Esteem mall by the Esteem group is yet another addition to the list of wonderful Bangalore malls with a plethora of branded products to shop for. Some of the major brands it has are Wrangler, Lee, Pepe Jeans, Peter England, Koutons, Monte Carlo, Sam and Sally, Health and Glow, Ezone, Planet M and Fab India and in Restaurants, it offers numerous choices like Chung Wah, Biryani King, Mir Maya and more. Next to Hebbal Flyover, Bellary Road, Hebbal Tel: +91 80 4169 9000

Bangalore Central Lido Mall Lido is the latest mall to have caught the frenzy of shoppers in the city. It has everything from designer wear to dazzling accessories from all over the world. It also has a four screen multiplex which hosts about 900 seats. Swami Vivekanand Road,Ulsoor Tel: +91 80 4147 2625 Total Mall TOTAL is a retail venture of the Jubilant Group. Located at Sarjapur Road, the Mall sprawls across 2, 40,000 sq ft of space and has hypermarkets and individual stores. It offers the best variety and value across product segments & services like Apparel & footwear, Consumer electronics & IT products, Fresh Fruits & Vegetables, FMCG, Furniture, Home furnishings and more. Hosur Road, Kaigondana Halli, Sarjapur (or)BMP Commercial Plaza, Opposite Madiwala Police Station, Madiwala (or)Old Airport Road, Beside Shiva Temple Tel: 91 80 2574 0224 (or) 91 80 41550 9299 (or) 91 80 2522 2501 Oasis Mall Ring Road, Sarjapur gives a good shopping experience with about 200,000 sq feet of shopping and office space. International brands such FCUK, Calvin Klein, Lifestyle, Spar Hypermarket, NDS office and a food court are all there.


Vikasa Soudha

Hyper City

Vidhana Soudha

30, Salarpuria Tech Point, 80 Feet Inner Ring Road, Koramangala Tel: +91 80 41559377, 41666662 Bangalore Central Bangalore Central, a part of the Central brand, is situated opposite to Mayo Hall, in the heart of the City. The six-storey mall occupies over 120,000 sq feet and houses more than 300 brands across various categories like apparel, fashion accessories, electronics, consumer durables, cosmetics, books and music and more. 47/48, Victoria Embassy, Residency Road Tel: +91 80 6693 0100, 6693 0000 Lifestyle Lifestyle International (P) Ltd is part of the Landmark Group, a Dubai – based retail chain. Lifestyle, positioned as a trendy, youthful and vibrant brand that offers customers a wide variety of merchandise at an exceptional value for money, began operations in India in 1999. You can find there apparel, babyshop, home Centre, shoe mart, lifestyle accessories and more.Lifestyle International Pvt. Lifestyle International Pvt.Ltd., Adarsh Opus, W - 76,Door No. 1, Campbell Road,Austin Town (or)Lifestyle International Pvt.Ltd., Oasis Centre #30,Salarpuria Tech Point, InnerRing Road, Koramangala Tel: 91 80 2556 4555 (or) 91 80 4027 6400

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HyperCITY Hypercity mall is from the finest hypermarket chains in India. It offers a truly international shopping experience with all those contemporary products from international markets. They have a wide range of products like Food, Homeware, Home Entertainment, Hi-Tech Appliances, Furniture, Sports, Toys & Fashion. Embassy Paragon, GroundFloor, Near. Kundalahalli Gate, ITPL Road ,Near Brooke Field Tel: +91 80 4364 3333 Pheonix Market City Phoenix Market City (new, to be added) “Shopping, entertainment, food.” Now open in Bangalore, Phoenix Market City’s famous tag line says it all. Spanning 1 million square feet comprising of hypermarkets, department stores, anchor and mini anchor stores, a 9 Screen multiplex, food courts, fine dining options and family entertainment centres, this mall is all set to become a new Bangalorean hot spot. Mahadevapura, Whitefield Road T: 080-67266111/ 333 Orion Mall Orion Mall by the Brigade Group is yet another addition to list of wonderful Bangalore malls with ample parking for 2,500 cars and 1,500 two wheelers, some major brands present such as Zara, Landm Mark, Fastrack, Star Bazaar, Adidas, Mainland China, The Body Shop, Nike,

Blackberry’s and Westside along with and 11 screen multiplex which hosts about 2,800 seats and spread over 4 floors. 26/1 Brigade Gateway Dr. Rajkumar Road Malleswaram West T: 080-67282222

Places Around Vikasa Soudha The Vidhana Soudha has recently cloned itself and its more modernist version sits to the south of the original. The ‘Vikasa Soudha’ was added as an extension as recently as 2005. This southern block houses more offices of the secretariat and is fitted with the latest amenities, while the structure of the building stays true to the original. The Vikasa Soudha is built in the same Neo-Dravidian style as its predecessor. Although it is not quite in the same majestic league as the Vidhana Soudha, this twin-building does add double the drama to the landscape. Ambedkar Veedhi, Next to Vidhana Soudha Vidhana Soudha The Vidhana Soudha’s onion-shaped dome rises majestically over the rest of Bangalore’s skyline. Housing the offices of the State Legislature and the Government Secretariat, the Vidhana Soudha is also something of an architectural landmark. This neo-Dravidian edifice, built in 1956, is a fusion of four distinctive architectural prototypes – Dravidian, Rajasthani,


Attarakacheri

Bangalore Palace

Tipu’s Palace

Chola and Indo-Saracenic. The gleaming structure created with locally-quarried granite was built during the regime of Kengal Hanumanthaiah, chief minister of the former Mysore State. As you wander around the imposing Vidhana Soudha and take in its larger than life dimensions – the towering domes, massive pillars, Rajasthani-style ‘jharokhas’ or balconies, archways and the grand stairway – do pay attention to the minutiae as well. The ornately carved frieze panels, pillars and doors are peppered with geometrical designs and floral motifs, reminiscent of the Hoysala sculptures in Halebid and Belur. As you take your gaze right to the top, you can also spy the national emblem of the Sarnath lion crowning the dome. While the Vidhana Soudha’s exteriors are open to the public, access to the inside of the building is restricted. Go here on Sunday evenings when a lit-up Vidhana Soudha makes for an elegant visual spectacle. Ambedkar Veedhi Attara Kacheri Just across the road from the Vidhana Soudha, sits a dramatic, bright red structure which houses Karnataka’s State High Court. This 19th century brick and stone building originally housed the public offices of the British colonial government in Bangalore. In fact, ‘Attara Kacheri’ literally translates to ‘eighteen offices’, the number of departments that worked out of here. Built in the Graeco-Roman style with graceful Corinthian columns

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and dark-green wrought iron grillwork, the construction of this two-storied, terracotta-hued building was supervised by Commissioner Lewing Bowring, and was completed in 1868. An annexe was added on in 1995, which faithfully followed the original style of architecture. Watch out for the statue of Lord Cubbon astride his horse at the front of the Kacheri. Do stop by at the Sheshadri Memorial Hall in the vicinity. Housing the City Central Library, this flame-red heritage building is similar to the Attara Kacheri in its architectural sensibilities. Vidhana Veedhi, Cubbon Park Bangalore Palace This Tudor-style castle sprawls across 400 acres of the Palace Grounds and offers an interesting peek into the life of royal Wodeyars, the dynasty that ruled Mysore from 1399 to 1947. The Bangalore Palace draws inspiration from the Windsor Castle in England and lavishly replicates it, from looming fortified towers and turreted parapets to Gothic windows and sweeping arches. The embellishments in the form of floral motifs, fluorescent ceramic tiles, wooden carvings and painted ceilings are highly ornate. The palace is steeped in luxury as seen in the elaborately done-up Durbar Hall, the lacquered furniture inlaid with motherof-pearl and the rare Greek and Dutch paintings that hang on the walls. The origins of the palace go back to 1884 when it was bought by the Maharaja of Mysore,

Chamaraja Wodeyar. Today, the palace is owned by the current descendant of the royal Wodeyar clan, Srikanta Datta Narasimharaja Wodeyar, who is also credited with renovating it. Don’t skip the palace’s public gallery which displays royal family portraits and historic photographs. The picturesque palace grounds are also a popular venue for cultural shows and private parties. Palace Road Tel: 2331 5789 Tipu’s Palace In the midst of the chaos and din of City Market stands an 18th century monument – Tipu Sultan’s Palace – a looming Indo-Islamic structure. Little-known and little-visited, this palace served as the administrative seat of Tipu Sultan’s kingdom, where the ‘Tiger of Mysore’ (as he was titled) retreated for the summer. It was Nawab Hyder Ali who started building the palace in 1781 and Tipu Sultan completed its construction in 1791. Like all the other Tipu Sultan palaces, this one is simple and elegant, and made of wood and stone. What is interesting about this monument is that it gives the illusion of being single-storeyed, while actually spreading across two floors. The façade of the palace is replete with pillars — 160 fluted, wooden pillars to be precise, with some of them reaching all the way up to the upper storey. Cusped arches and brackets spring off these columns. The ground floor houses a museum of sorts, featuring interesting trivia about the


Government Museum

Indira Gandhi Musical Fountain statesman-king, Tipu Sultan. Paintings of the palace by British artist Robert Holmes are on display. The palace is poorly maintained, so you will have to use your imagination to view the palace in its former glory. Albert Victor Road, City Market Cubbon Park Bangalore’s legendary Cubbon Park can be described as three hundred acres of bewitching greenery in the middle of the traffic-raidden city. The park’s eco-system consists of jade lawns, indigenous flora and fauna, blossoming trees and thick bamboo groves. Responsible for giving Bangalore its famed sobriquet of ‘Garden City’, Cubbon Park was laid out in 1864 by Sir Richard Sankey (the chief engineer of the Mysore state) and was named after British Commissioner Lord Mark Cubbon. Over 6,000 plant species flourish in the Cubbon Park habitat, which also happens to be dotted by a multitude of flowering trees, including flaming Gulhomars, blush-pink Cassias and bright yellow Tabebuia. With its nippy air and wide expanses, the park is popular with nature lovers and morning joggers. But it is also a historical hotbed. Find quaint remnants of Bangalore’s colonial past as you walk through its many tree avenues and shaded groves – like the statue of Queen Victoria statue or the one of King Edward II. A walk through the park will also take you to past heritage buildings like the Attara Kacheri and the Sir Seshadri Memorial

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Cubbon Park

Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple

Hall. The bandstand, Bal Bhavan and the government aquarium are also set in the park. Open all day Accessible from MG Road, Kastruba Road and Hudson Circle, Tel: 2286 7440, Visveswaraya Industrial and Technology Museum Located on the edge of Cubbon Park, this museum gives visitors an insightful tour through the world of all things science and tech. Set up in 1962 to showcase the history of technological development in the country, the museum criss-crosses through wide-ranging topics like astronomy, popular science, automobile engines and aircrafts. A bevy of galleries explore the intricacies of biotechnology, dinosaurs, electronics, rocket science and fun science. The USP of this science centre is interactive exhibits that show and tell. Named after the city’s most famous scientist and engineer-statesman, Sir M Visveswaraya, the museum is stimulating to kids as well as adults. Go here to engage with science in a light-hearted vein. 52 Kasturba Road, Tel: 2286 4009, Open from 10am to 6pm Government Museum Right next door to the science museum is the bright red edifice of the Government Museum. Built in 1876 by Colonel Sankey, this relatively unknown museum features an assorted clutch of archaeological finds, some even dating back to the Indus Valley

Civilisation. Spread over two exhibition floors and eighteen galleries, the museum covers the domains of geology, numismatics, sculpture and art. Motley exhibits from various periods in history are on display, from Hoysala sculptures, Chola bronzes and Rajasthani miniature paintings to ivory carvings, Vijayanagara relics to prehistoric artefacts from the Neolithic period. The museum showcases south Indian heritage prominently with ancient jewellery and textile exhibits. The upper galleries of the museum are art-heavy. The collection of rare paintings in the Mysore and Tanjore traditions deserve special mention. Kasturba Road, Tel: 2286 4483, Open from 10am to 5pm, Closed on Mondays and public holidays Indira Gandhi Musical Fountain Bang in the middle of Raj Bhavan Road is an unusual attraction – a multimedia show featuring lights, music and dancing fountains. With the backdrop of a park, these gushing fountains powered by a thousand nozzles move to the riffs of Western and Indian music, making fifteen formations in all. Two shows are put up everyday, from 7pm to 7.30pm, and from 8pm to 8.30pm. Raj Bhavan Road, Closed on Mondays and second Tuesdays Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple This over-five-hundred-year-old Shiva temple was built in Kempegowda’s time.


Jamia Masjid

St. Patrick’s Church

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Today, it is a protected monument and an active temple still in worship. The remarkable thing about this ancient temple is that the Shiva linga that is worshipped here is set in the heart of a natural cave, or ‘gavi’ as it is called in Kannada. Other sculptural highlights are granite monoliths carved with discs of the sun and moon, a stone umbrella, Shiva’s trident and an idol of Agni, the Vedic god of fire. Every year, a rare spectacle can be witnessed at this cave-temple – on the day of Makara Sankaranthi (a harvest festival in January), the sun’s rays passes through the horns of the stone bull seated in front of the linga and spotlights the inner sanctum for an hour or so. A mustsee for temple architecture buffs, it is also believed that sage Gautama, one of the ‘Saptharishis’ or ‘seven great sages’ in Indian lore, meditated here. ISKCON Built by the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, this temple dedicated to Krishna and Radha, fuses modern architecture with traditional elements. Perched on the top of the ‘Hare Krishna Hill’, the temple complex soars over the surrounding landscape with trademark towering ‘gopurams’. One of the biggest Iskcon temples globally, the campus is large and airy with the main hall featuring a medley of deities from Balarama to Prahlada Naramsimha. An open theatre, a bakery and a Vedic Museum are also part of the temple’s

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offerings. Hare Krishna Hill, West of Chord Road, Rajajinagar, Open from 7am to 1pm and 4pm to 8.30pm Jamia Masjid This beautiful mosque looks almost otherworldly in the midst of crowded jumble of KR Market. The all-white, five-storied Jamia Masjid has striking architectural features including carved latticed windows, floral motifs, and capacious interiors replete with Rajasthani white marble. Jamia Masjid was built in 1940 and is still a prominent mosque in the city, sometimes holding up to 10,000 worshippers at a time. St Mark’s Cathedral A prime historical address from Bangalore’s Cant era, St. Mark’s Cathedral stands regally at 1, MG Road. Its 200-year-old life is rife with historical gems. The cathedral was built exclusively for the British Army posted in Bangalore as far back as 1808. Built in the style of 17th century English churches, and modelled after St Paul’s Cathedral, this cream-coloured cathedral’s dome infuses the city’s skyline with a touch of old-world drama. High Roman arches, exquisite stainedglasswork, and intricately carved woodwork make the church among Bangalore’s best-kept heritage buildings. There’s more — the cathedral houses one of the biggest church bells down south and a must-see German pipe organ. Go

to St. Mark’s to witness a chapter of the British Empire’s rule in Bangalore. For instance, the brass tablets on the wall offer touching tributes from the city’s colonial days, including one of an English officer who was drowned in the Cauvery after saving an Indian workman’s life. 1 MG Road, Tel: 2221 3633 St. Patrick’s Church There is more than a sprinkling of 19th century British churches in and around the erstwhile South Parade (present MG Road). The rose-pink St. Patrick’s Church, with its tall twin belfries beckon from a distance as you make your way through Residency Road. This church was not built for the British, but the Irish soldiers posted in Cantonment Bangalore. Built by a military chaplain in 1844, its best features include a sloping Mangalore-tile roof, fluted pedestals and circular ventilators with floral grazing. The church is a prominent centre of worship in the city. 15-K, Brigade Road, Tel: 2559 9863 St Mary’s Basilica One of the oldest churches in Bangalore, the legendary St. Mary’s Basilica is a spot of calm in the otherwise chaotic Shivajinagar. Located across Russell Market Square, the basilica had humble beginnings as a small chapel set up by a travelling Frenchman Abbe Dubois. The chapel was transformed into an ornate Gothic church by Rev LF Kleiner in 1874.


Sankey Tank

Planetarium

Ulsoor Lake The baroque structure displays vaulting arches, stained glass windows from Paris and Corinithian capitals with a profusion of bunched grapes. However, more than its architectural razzle-dazzle, it’s the powerful faith that this church invokes, which gives the basilica its special reputation. Shrouded in mysterious lore, it is believed that the St. Mary here possesses miraculous powers of healing. The story goes that prayers to at the basilica once quelled a plague epidemic that struck the city. Even today, belief in the powers of the St. Mary of Shivajinagar is overwhelming. Come September, thousands of believers flock to the basilica for an annual feast, dressed in customary orange. Shivajinagar, Opp Russel Market, Tel: 2286 5434 Ulsoor Lake Once upon a time, Bangalore was a city of lakes. Although most of these have been lost in the quest for urban development, the Ulsoor Lake still stands as testament to the city’s lake legacy. Spread over a three-kilometre radius, the origins of the Ulsoor Lake (or Halasur Lake as it was formerly known) go back to the reign of Kempegowda II, a 16th century chieftain of Bangalore. But the lake in its current form was built by British Commissioner, Sir Lewin Bentham Bowring. Speckled with tiny islands, the picturesque Ulsoor Lake has been cleaned up from time to time. Boat rides are offered here. There’s a walkway around the lake, which is a

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Shiva Temple favourite with walkers and joggers. The lake is best-visited in the wee hours of the morning. Just across from Ulsoor Lake is the Gurudwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha. Ulsoor Sankey Boat Club Another major lake in Bangalore from the late 19th century, the Sankey Tank was constructed by Col Richard Hieram Sankey to provide water to Malleswaram, a suburb in west Bangalore. While the 500-year-old manmade water body has been intrinsic to the ecology of Bangalore, it is also a tourist spot where you pedal and motor boat rides can be had across its greenish-blue expanse. There’s a park built around the lake, making this space green and well-oxygenated. Sankey Tank Lalbagh This 240-acre garden in the heart of the city was laid out as far back as 1760 during the regime of military-statesman Nawab Hyder Ali. Lalbagh is something of a botanical wonderland, covered with swathes of indigenous and international flora – Hyder Ali imported plants from Afghanistan, England, Mauritius, Turkey, Africa and Persia to create thelook and feel of a Mughal Garden. Rare tropical and sub-tropical plants, exotic flowers and ancient trees figure among Lalbagh’s wealth of natural vegetation. The garden’s attractions include the rose garden, a lotus pond, a floral clock, a bandstand and

a mango grove. A glass hothouse modelled along the lines of the Crystal Palace in London, a lake and a quaint wooden bandstand are other Lalbagh landmarks. While the sights of Lalbagh are obviously stimulating, do pay attention to its sounds too. The garden is home to a flurry of birds, so take your binoculars along for an ornithological expedition. Round off the trip with piping hot south Indian coffee and delicious masala dosas at nearby Mavalli Tiffin Room, a historic eatery in the city. Lalbagh Main Gate, Mari Gowda Road, Tel: 2657 3667, Open all day Planetarium The planetarium came up in 1992, and is a major draw for kids and space buffs. On display are permanent galleries on outer space – exhibit halls display photographs of stars, galaxies and astronomical phenomena. However, it is the sky theatre that is the piece de resistance – a host of shows explaining the mysteries of the universe are screened here. A state of the art projector beams a life-like view of the entire night sky across the planetarium’s 15-metre dome. The theatre can seat 225 people at one go and there are two daily shows to choose from. Star-gazing sessions for amateur astronomers and educational lectures for students are also organised. Check the daily schedule of programmes before you head here – there are no shows on Mondays and second Tuesdays.


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Raj Bhavan Road Tel: 2226 6084 Shiva Temple A 65-foot marble statue of Shiva holds centrestage at this recently built temple on Old Airport Road. The ginormous Shiva idol is seen seated in meditation, with Goddess Ganga flowing out of his matted locks – an artificial waterfall depicts her descent. A manmade replica of the Manasarovar lake with artificial caves and ‘Jyothrilingas’ make this temple a popular attraction among the religiouslyinclined. Kemp Fort, Airport Road

Streets & Markets Commercial Street Commercial Street is the busiest commercial area in Bangalore. The street is the most famous shopping destination among Bangaloreans. There are a lot of shops of different items lined up in the street which include garments, accessories, jewellery, shoes, slippers, etc. Commercial Street offers you both expensive and inexpensive goods according to your budget. 100 feet Road Indiranagar 100 Feet Road situated in Indiranagar, is in a suburban part of Bangalore. This is one of the happening places in Bangalore today. A number of shops, restaurants, offices buildings are present in 100 Feet Road. You can also find many IT companies that have also established

themselves in 100 Feet Road. Though the place has been commercialized, this part of Bangalore is still a very good residential area. This road also boasts of some of the good schools in the city. The road is also famous for the handicraft and furniture stores that line up on the street. Brigade Road If you are in Bangalore, a visit to Brigade Road is a must in your itinerary. It is one of the biggest commercial centres in Bangalore. This busy shopping street is one of the favourite hang outs among Bangaloreans. The street is lined up with shops, restaurants and pubs. It also has many retail shops of international brands. Brigade Road connects M G Road with Residency Road and Hosur Road. Residency Road This place is famous among the young people in Bangalore because of all the pubs that are situated here. The famous Bangalore Club is one of the major attractions of this place. It is also popular for the Gateway Hotel located on this road. Apart from these, this place also has some prestigious educational institutes to its credit. Cunningham Road Cunningham Road is one of the happening places in Bangalore. It is a perfect place to hang out with a lot of eateries that adorn the street. It has outlets of almost all the famous eateries and coffee

Cunnigham Road

100 feet Road shops to its credit. The famous Sigma Mall is situated on this road which attracts a lot of crowd. 80 Feet Road, Koramangala 80 Feet Road in Koramanagala is one of the fastest developing places in Bangalore. It is near to Forum Mall. The place has a lot of shops, restaurants and offices which makes it one of the happening places in Bangalore. M G Road The ‘South Parade’ of Bangalore became Mahatma Gandhi Road or M G Road after the independence. This is one of the busiest roads in Bangalore with its shopping centres, office buildings and theatres. M G Road lies between Trinity Circle and Anil Kumble Circle. The much-awaited Bangalore Metro rail will pass through M G Road. HyperCITY Hypercity mall is from the finest hypermarket chains in India. It offers a truly international shopping experience with all those contemporary products from international markets. They have a wide range of products like Food, Homeware, Home Entertainment, Hi-Tech Appliances, Furniture, Sports, Toys & Fashion. Embassy Paragon, GroundFloor, Near. Kundalahalli Gate, ITPL Road ,Near Brooke Field Tel: +91 80 4364 3333

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All Month Long The Guy Day Friday!

Ladies Night and Karaoke at Love Shack Days: Wednesdays The most entertaining night in town with ladies night and karaoke with Dj Martin D’Souza at Love Shack. Venue: Love Shack 541-543, 5th Floorabove Mother Earth, Domlur T: 080-66492719

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Twenty-20 World Cup Series Screening

Karaoke Night with Shooters on the House

music special event

Days: Fridays Friday nights just got manlier! Guy day at Muse is all about the guys, and how! Win shooters, play darts and a whole bunch of games. Venue: Muse 1206, 2nd Floor, Mannan Arcade, 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar T: 080-65705891/9686682924

Date: October 1 – October 7 (Mon-Sun) Time: 7.30pm onwards It’s that time of the year again for all cricket lovers to unite. Head to Xtreme Sports Bar for another season of madness, as they screen the Twenty 20 World Cup. An awesome combination of sports, beer and awesome finger food. Venue: 39/4&44, 3rd Floor, SPAR Hypermarket, Bannerghatta Road T: 080 30412940

Corporate lunch at Mai Tai Lounge

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Days: Mon-Fri Time: 12noon-4pm Bangalore’s fine dine lounge brings to you a corporate lunch, so get a chance to spice-up your weekday. Indulge in an exquisite three course meal / four course meal. Perfect place to unwind! Venue: Unit No- UG- 09, Upper Ground Floor, Orion Mall, Rajaji Nagar T: 080-22682038 Children’s After School Program by iLeap Academy workshop Days: Throughout October Time: 10.30 am onwards iLeap Academy is an after school program that helps develop children’s skills. This novel idea is for children to enhance important concepts of learning such as vocabulary, memory, attention, and perception. They are organizing workshops in different areas of learning; Language development, paint, science program, theatre program and iread. Age group: 2 to 14yrs. Venue: iLeap Academy, No.625, 11th Main, 11th Cross, HAL 2nd Stage, Indira Nagar T: 9945804444

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Days: Thursdays Karaoke Night with Dj Martin D’Souza to kick-start your weekend. Perfect combination. Venue: Herbs and Spice # 39, 80ft Road HAL 3rd stage, Indiranagar T: 080-25290399

Everything/Nothing at Gallery Ske

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Feast On Organic Food at Fava

food & drinks

Date: All Month Long Choose a healthier option at the new organic menu at Fava. Fresh vegetables and herbs, soya and dairy products and handpicked fruits; this menu is sure to hit the right notes, naturally. Venue: No 203, 2nd FLR, No 24, The Collection, UB City Mall T: 080-22117444

Date: October 1- October 31 (Mon- Wed) Gallery Ske presents a painting exhibition by artists Prabha Meppayil and Luigi Anastasio. Venue: Galleryske 2, Berlie Street, Langford Town T: 080-8065951972/ 4112 0873

special event Kerala Tour Bike Date: October 1- October 8 (Mon- Mon) Time: 7am- 5pm Art of Bicycle Trips takes you through the dense forest, mountains and wildlife of Kerala, on a bicycle. Experience the journey through culture, history and spices of God’s Own Country.


Venue: 4th cross, Shri Padmavati Apartment, Rustam Bagh, Old Airport Road T: 9538973506 Go Oriental

cream.Satiate your senses with the delights of Switzerland. Venue: No 115, Near BEL Circle, Pipeline Road, Gokula Extension T: 080-4300 1000

The Bengal Trail

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Days: October 1 – October 6 (Mon-Sat) Time: 11.30am – 2.30pm Learn the art of making steaming hot dim sum, Thai curry, sushi, Chinese soups and sauces. This workshop of Oriental food is happening at Hotel Royal Orchid. Venue: Hotel Royal Orchid, Airport Road T: 9379513151

Date: October 1- October 5 (Mon- Fri) Kynkyny Art presents Bengal Trail featuring contemporary artist from East Indian state. Beena Pradhan, Anjan Patra and Asit Kumar will showcase their artwork. Venue: Kynkyny Art 104 Embassy Square 148 Infantry Road T: 080- 40926202/ 40926206 Infinite Colour Date: October 1 - October 31 (Mon- Wed)

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Ee Mukhadavaru Date: October 2 - October 3 (Tue- Wed) Time: 7.30pm and on Tuesday also at 3.30pm Language: Kannada This play is written by Reginald Rose and directed by S Surendranath and Pramod Shiggaon. Will be performed by the troupe Bengalurur Rangasaktha Vakilaru. Venue: Ranga Shankara No.36/2, 8TH Cross, 2ND Phase, J P Naga T: 080- 26493982/ 26592777

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Sample Food at The Grill and Curry Bowl food & drinks

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Renaissance Gallerie

Date: October 1-October 14 (Mon- Sun) Taste Continental, Goan, Mangalorean, Kerala, Konkan and Asianfood on the house at The Grill and Curry Bowl. Venue: 5th Floor, 1 MG Road Mall, Trinity Circle, MG Road T: 080-30412940 Know Your Future; Somedutta Ray Date: October 1-October 31 (Sun-Wed) Time: 6.pm-9.pm special event Excited to discover your future? Green Theory is the place to be! Somedutta Ray, a Tarot card reader, will help you unleash what life has in store for you. Apart from Tarot card reading, she also does Crystal healing, Angel card reading, Numerology and Palm reading. Venue: No. 15, Convent Road, Residency Road Time: 080-41663836 Sublime Galleria presents ‘By the Lombok Moonlight’ Date: October 1- October 10 (Mon-Wed) Time: 11am to 8pm. An exhibition that is a fusion of jewelleryand Fine Art. This exhibition is presented by renowned artist Vijit Pillai. Venue: Sublime Galleria in UB City T: 98860 99736

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Time: 10pm-6pm Gallery Third Eye presents ‘Infinite Colour’, a painting exhibition by Prakash G Naikand Pramod Apet. Venue: Gallery Third Eye,F-2, Epsilon Villas,Yemlur Main Road,Next to Logica IT Park Behind HAL T: 080 – 41640471 / 9845585235

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Date: October 3- October 8 (Wed-Mon) Renaissance Galleriepresents painting exhibition by M.Singh from Mumbai, Richa Agarwal and Neetha Kamath from Bangalore. Venue: Renaissance Gallerie 104, West Minster, 13, Cunningham Road T: 080-22202232

Mövenpick Hotel and Spa

food & drinks Date: October 1- October 14 (Mon-Sun) On the occasion of Swiss food festival,Mövenpick Hotel and Spa have a special treat in store! Indulge in their meltin-the-mouth capuns from Davos, air dried ham from Grison, well known favourites like oodles of cheese fondue, rösti style potatoes, and of course their Mövenpick ice

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Inside Out Mega Show Date: October 4 – October 7 (Thur- Sun) Time: 11am onwards An exhibition of a variety of products like bathroom fittings, floor furnishings,


laminates, veneers, wood coatings, furniture accessories and designer bed linen. Venue: Palace Ground T: 080 65960362/080 23611322 Ratnan Prapancha Date: October 4 – October 5 (Thur-Fri) Time: 7.30pm Language: Kannada This play is written by G P Rajaratnam and directed by Sundar and Joseph. Will be performed by the troupe Kriyative Theatre. Venue: Ranga Shankara No.36/2, 8TH Cross, 2ND Phase, J P Naga T: 080- 26493982/ 26592777

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Half Step Down at Hard Rock Cafe Days: October 4 (Thur) Time: 7.30pm onwards Catch Half Step Down, the most promising rock n roll band perform live at Hard Rock Cafe. Venue: Hard Rock Cafe, No.40, Bible Society Building, ST Marks Road T: 080-41242222

T: 080- 41128400/9945565483 The Invisible River theatre Date: October 5-October 14 Time: 3pm and 6.30pm, Tuesday Saturday: 8pm Language: English This play is written by Gautam Raja and directed by Vivek Madan. Will be performed by Anumeha Fatehpuria, Aryan Jagtap, Sachin Gurjale, Jimmy Xavier and Archana Srivatsan. Venue: Jagriti Ramagondanahalli, Varthur Road, Whitefield T: 080-41242879/ 41248298

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Kreative Fridays at Yours Truly Alma Date: October 5 (Fri) special event Time: 7.30pm Get your creative juices flowing at Kreative Fridays. Yours Truly Alma gives you an opportunity to discover the child in you. Paint with no straight lines or perfect portrait. Just be you! Venue: Yours Truly Alma, No 1, 17th E Main road, CMH Road, Indiranagar T: 9845243051/ 9845853093 ‘O FUDGE’ at Olive Beach

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Maestro of Sarod Performing live Days: October 6 (Sat) Time: 6.30pm UstadAmjadAli Khan, recipient of the prestigious Padma Vibhushan award, will be performing live in the city along with his sons,Amaan Aliand Ayaan Ali. Venue: Jayamahal Palace, Jayamahal Road

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Yo Yo Honey Singh at E Zone Club

music Days: October 6 (Sat) Time: 6.pm onwards For all the punjabi music fans,Yo Yo Honey Singh,rapper turned producer, will be performing live in Bangalore along with DJ Happy and Maria at E Zone Club. Venue: Mahadevpura Outer Ring Road, Marathahalli T: 080-41719481 Noon Party at No Limmits

Music, play the hottest tunes to raise the temperature in the city! Also playing will be DJ Karthik, DJ Jakeeh and DJ VJ Iyer. Venue: No 8, 2nd Floor, Grand Allied Plaza, Magrath Road T:080-49333000 Bake Cupcakes for High Tea

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Date: October (6 Sat) Hosting a high tea at home can be as easy as 1 2 3! Lavonne will conduct a workshop on cupcakes and pastries.Learn the art of baking, pipe icing and easy decorations. Venue: No 151, 2nd Cross, Domlur 2nd Stage T: 8884560880/7760195688/ 9945236496 Krafff Date: October 6 (Sat) Time: 7.30pm This play is written by Johanny Bert and directed by Yan Raballand and Johanny Bert. Will be performed by the troupe Le Fracas, Centre Dramatique National Montlucon, France. Venue: Ranga Shankara No.36/2, 8TH Cross, 2ND Phase, J P Naga T: 080- 26493982/ 26592777

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Stand-Up Comedy – Matters Date: October 6 (Sat) Time: 5:00 pm and 8:00 pm Laugh your lungs out in a stand-up comedy session by Polished Bottoms Presentation. Venue:Alliance Francaise DE Bangalore,P B No.108, Thimmaiah Road, Vasanth Nagar T: 080--41231340

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Chocolate Factory at Lavonne

music Date: October 5-October 15 (Fri-Mon) Treat yourself to a sinful Three-Course Dessert pre-fix meal. Experience plated desserts in luxurious flavours; Berry, Citrus, Pineapple, Chocolate, and Toffee. A special promotion every night at Olive Beach. For dinner only. Venue: Olive Beach, 16, Wood Street, Ashoknagar

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workshop

Date: October 6 (Sat) Time: 12.pm onwards Catch DJ Jasmeet, King of Bollywood

Date: October 7 (Sun) Learn the basics of making chocolates and cake pops at Lavonne, with international chef Joonie Ton. Get ready for some Chocómess! Venue: No 151, 2nd Cross, Domlur 2nd


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Sex, Likes and Pokes Date: October 7 (Sun) Time: 3:30 pm & 7:30 pm Watch the play Sex, Likes and Pokes, presented by Underdog Entertainment. This play is a story about three friends and their quest for sex. Venue: Alliance Francaise DE Bangalore,P B No.108, Thimmaiah Road, Vasanth Nagar T: 080-41231340

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Chanel and Mangalsutras theatre Date: October 9 (Tue) Time: 3:30 pm and 7:30 pm Watch the play‘Chanel and Mangalsutras’presented by Underdog Entertainment. A satirical introspection on the institution of marriage and the change in the role of women in today’s society. Venue:Alliance Francaise DE Bangalore, P B No.108, Thimmaiah Road, Vasanth Nagar T: 080--41231340

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Kamala

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Mysore Mallige

Date: October 11 (Thur) Time: 7.30pm-10pm only Groove to Agam’s feel good progressive rock and Carnatic music. Watch them perform live at Hard Rock Café. Venue: No.40, Bible Society Building, ST Marks Road T: 080-41242222

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Chirebandi Vaade Date: October 7 (Sun) Time: 7.30pm Language: Kannada This play is written by Mahesh Elkunchavar and directed by Maruti Shanbag. Will be performed by the troupe Rangayana from Mysore. Venue: Ranga Shankara No.36/2, 8TH Cross, 2ND Phase, J P Naga T: 080- 26493982/ 26592777

Date: October 9-October 15 (Tue-Mon) Renaissance Gallerie presents paintings byVrindavan Solanki,Sachin Jaltare, Kumaraswamy, G Jagadeesh, Prashanta Nayak and Narsimhulu Kandi. Venue: Renaissance Gallerie 104, West Minster, 13, Cunningham Road T: 080- 22202232

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Aa Ghalige Date: October 12 (Fri) Time: 7.30pm Language: Kannada This play is written by Kiran S Vipra Aradhya and directed by Prithvi Aradhya. Will be performed by the troupe VASP. Venue: Ranga Shankara No.36/2, 8TH Cross, 2ND Phase, J P Nagar T: 080- 26493982/ 26592777

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The Great Indian October Fest 2012 Date: October 12 - October 14 (Fri-Sun) Time: 2pm onwards special event India’s annual Music and Beer Festival is here! Get ready to watch over 50 live performances, and indulge in games, shopping and food! The Great Indian October Fest is a celebration of all things fun and happening. Venue: No.1, Jayamahal Road T: 080-23331321/ 41535715 Kitsch Mandi

Date: October 10 (Wed) Time: 7.30pm This play is written by Vijay Tendulkar and S M Krishna Rao. Directed by Pradeep Kumar. Will be performed by the troupe Kalagangotri. Venue: Ranga Shankara No.36/2, 8TH Cross, 2ND Phase, J P Naga T: 080- 26493982/ 26592777

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Renaissance Gallerie

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Date: October 9 (Tue) Time: 7.30pm Language: Kannada A play based on K S Narasimaha Swamy’s poems. This drama is written by Rajendra Karanth and directed by Dr. B V Rajaram. Will be performed by the troupe Kalagangotri. Venue: Ranga Shankara No.36/2, 8TH Cross, 2ND Phase, J P Naga T: 080- 26493982/ 26592777

Nam Thimthana Date: October 11 (Tue) Time: 7.30pm Language: Kannada This play is written by Achi and directed by Prasad Jain. Will be performed by the troupe VASP. Venue: Ranga Shankara No.36/2, 8TH Cross, 2ND Phase, J P Naga T: 080- 26493982/ 26592777

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Agam at Hard Rock Café

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special event

Date: October 12-October 14 (Fri-Sun) Time: 2pm onwards Kitsch Mandi is back with a bang! In association with the October Fest, your time's experience is going to be one to be remembered! From art to fashion, food to nik-naks, Kitsch Mandi is sure to leave you wanting more! Venue: No.1, Jayamahal Palace T: 9845026141/9741444130 Harmony International Music Fondation Présents Laudamus Te Date :October 12 (Fri) Time: 6.30pm Catch an evening of captivating vocal and instrumental music featuring the faculty of Harmony School of Music and Harmony Children's Choir. Conducted by Sandra Oberoi. Venue:Alliance Francaise DE Bangalore,P B No.108, Thimmaiah Road, Vasanth Nagar T: 080--41231340

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13 Oct.

Picasso at the Lapin Agile Date: October 13 (Sat) theatre Time: 3:30 pm and 7:30 pm Language: English Watch Picasso at the Lapin Agile a comedy play directed by Steve Martin and presented by Tahatto, at the Alliance Francaise De Bangalore. Venue:Alliance Francaise DE Bangalore,P B No.108, Thimmaiah Road, Vasanth Nagar T: 080--41231340 Gallery Sumukha

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Date: October 13 and 27 October (Sat) Time 6.30pm onwards Burn the dance floor with Pebble’s trademark Saturday nights; ‘Addicted to House’ with DJ Rohan Kapoor. Venue: Pebble, Princess No.3 Ramanaharishi road, Bellary Road, Near Palace Grounds, Sadashivnagar T: 080-2361410/9916695200

theatre Bollywood Bandwagon Date: October 13-Ocotober 14 (Sat-Sun) Time: 7.30pm, also at 3.30pm on Sunday Language: English-Hindi This play is written and directed by Anupama Roy. Will be performed by the troupe The Katkatha Puppet Arts Trust. Venue: Ranga Shankara No.36/2, 8TH Cross, 2ND Phase, J P Naga T: 080- 26493982/ 26592777

Tea Cakes and Cupcakes at Lavonne

Date: October 13 (Sat) -October 14 (Sun) Time: 8am - 1:30pm (Sat) & 6:45am - 1:00pm (Sun) Learn the art of taking good pictures with the help of Kshitij Garg, a professional photographer. He will teach you the nuances and give a comprehensive guide to this art form. Venue: Alliance Francaise DE Bangalore, P B No.108, Thimmaiah Road, Vasanth Nagar T: 080-41231340

14 Oct.

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Modern French Pastries and Sugarcraft Day

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Self Development Workshop For Teenagers

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Finding Carlton film screening Date: October 17 (Wed) Time: 7.30pm Watch Finding Carlton, a film that uncovers the story of jazz in India, presented by Bangalore School of Music and Alliance Française de Bangalore. Venue:Alliance Francaise DE Bangalore,P B No.108, Thimmaiah Road, Vasanth Nagar T: 080--41231340

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Addicted to House with DJ Rohan Kapoor

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Date: October 15-October 19 (Mon-Fri) Teenagers have something invaluable in store. Attend a five days workshop addressing issues like self confidence, emotional issues, academic stress and sexual awareness. This forum will help you become an empowered individual. Hurry! Participants are limited to 25 only! Venue: No 3023 (corner house), 13th Main (NPS road), 8th Cross, Opposite Graphite Aptms, HAL 2nd Stage Indiranagar T: 9686191421

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Date: October 13 (Sat) Learn the art of making Novelty 2D and 3D Cupcakes with international chef, Joonie Tan, at Lavonne. Venue: No 151, 2nd Cross, Domlur 2nd Stage T: 8884560880/7760195688/ 9945236496

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Want To Learn Photography? workshop

Date: October 13 – October 31 (Sat- Wed) Time: 10.30pm-6pm Gallery Sumukha presents ‘Borders and Boundaries’, a painting exhibition by Sham Sunder. Venue: No.24/10, BTS Depot Road, Wilson Garden T: -080-22292230/41207215

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baker in you! Venue: No 151, 2nd Cross, Domlur 2nd Stage T: 8884560880/7760195688/ 9945236496

Date: October 14 (Sun) Lavonne will organize a workshop on Modern French Pastries and Sugarcraft with international chef, Joonie Tan. Nurture the

Nantu- Adu Heegu Unto Date: October 18 (Thurs) theatre Time: 7.30pm Language: Kannada This play is written and directed by Bhargavi Narayan. Will be performed by the troupe Green Room Club. Venue: Ranga Shankara No.36/2, 8TH Cross, 2ND Phase, J P Naga


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Durga Pooja in Bongalore special

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Bombay Jayashri Live in Concert Date: October 20 (Sat) Time: 8pm onwards Bombay Jayashri, fourth generation of musician from her family, is a renowned Carnatic singer. She will be performing along with Keerthana Vaidyanathan, who has trained with her for several years. Venue: Jagriti Theatre, Whitefield T: 080-41248298

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The play is a satirical take on the apathy against initiative.The hero, who is selfobsessed, is unable to get a grip of reality. This play is presented by Header and Footer. Venue: Alliance Francaise DE Bangalore, P B No.108, Thimmaiah Road, Vasanth Nagar T: 080-41231340

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Time for Healthy Snacking and Sugarcraft

Saturday Night with DJ Rohan Kapoor

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Date: October 19 – October 24 (Fri- Wed) It is time for celebration and festivities again. Durga Pooja, which is landmark festival for the Bengalis are hosting a five day Durga Pooja celebration in the city. Indulge in a big Bengali menu of aloor dum, malpua and labra, to make your Durga Pooja a lot more special! Venue: AICOBOO Residents Layout Ground, opp.Udupi Garden Signal, Behind Advaith Petrol pump, BTM Layout. Vigadavikramaraya

Date: October 20 (Sat) Kick-start your weekend with DJ Rohan Kapoor at Eclipse. Venue: Eclipse Lounge, No.23, Leela Kempinski, Old Airport Road T: 080-41265417 Mukkam Post Bombalawadi Date: October 20 (Sat) Time: 7.30pm Language: Kannada This play is written by Paresh Mokashi and directed by Omkara K R.Will be performed by the troupe Ninasam Thirgata. Venue: Ranga Shankara No.36/2, 8TH Cross, 2ND Phase, J P Naga T: 080- 26493982/ 26592777

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Date: October 19 (Fri) theatre Time: 7.30pm Language: Kannada This play is written by Samsa and directed by Manju Kodagu. Will be performed by the troupe Ninasam Thirugata. Venue: Ranga Shankara No.36/2, 8TH Cross, 2ND Phase, J P Naga T: 080- 26493982/ 26592777

Safar

23 Oct.

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Date: October 20 (Sat) Time: 3.30 and 7.30 pm Language: English

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Papa Date: October 21 (Sun) Time: 7.30pm theatre Language: Hindi This play is co-written and directed by duo Pawan Uttam and Imran Rasheed. Will be performed by the troupe Rangbaaz Group. Venue: Ranga Shankara No.36/2, 8TH Cross, 2ND Phase, J P Nagar T: 080- 26493982/ 26592777

The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet Date: October 23-October 24 (Tue-Wed)

Timba Timba Timba Prashnachinha Date: October 19 (Fri) Time: 6.00 and 8.00 pm theatre Language: Hindi The play is a black comedy in Hindi based on an award winning script of the same name in Marathi. A play presented by Header and Footer. Venue: Alliance Francaise DE Bangalore, P B No.108, Thimmaiah Road, Vasanth Nagar T: 080--41231340

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Date: October 21 (Sun) Indulge in making some healthy desserts and Sugarcraft at Lavonne with Chef, Joonie Tan. Venue: No 151, 2nd Cross, Domlur 2nd Stage T: 8884560880/7760195688/ 9945236496

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Time: 7.30pm Language: English This play is written by Peter Bloedel and directed by Judith Roby Bidapa. Will be performed by the troupe The Tortilla Entertainment.


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Bengaluru Sangeeth Utsav 2012

Dj Rohan Kapoor at I bar

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Date: October 24 (Wed) The best music goes live at Ibar. Catch DJ Rohan Kapoor and grove to his music! Venue: The Park Hotel, No.14/7, M G Road T: 080-25594666

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Jokumaraswamy Date: October 25 (Thurs) Time: 7.30pm theatre Language: Kannada This play is written by Dr. Chandrashekara Kambar and directed by B V Karanth. Will be performed by the troupe Benaka. Venue: Ranga Shankara No.36/2, 8TH Cross, 2ND Phase, J P Naga T: 080- 26493982/ 26592777 Rhapsodic (Queen Tribute) at Hard Rock Café

Date: October 26- October 28 (Fri-Sun) Time: 9:45 AM - 10:00 PM Catch renowned artists performing liveBengaluru Sangeeth Utsav 2012 in our city at the Chowdaiah Memorial Hall. Venue: Chowdaiah Memorial Hall 16th Cross, Vyalikaval, Malleshwaram T: 080-23445810/23443956

theatre Valley Song Date: October 26-October 31 (Fri-Wed) Time:3pm - 6.30pm and Tuesday – Saturday 8pm This play is written by Athol Fugard and directed by Arundhati Raja, with Jagdish Raja and Rebecca Spurgeon. A story about a grandfather and his dutiful grandchild. Venue:Jagriti Theatre, Whitefield T: 080-41248298 Agniloka Date: October 26 (Fri) theatre Time: 7.30pm Language: Kannada This play is written by Vasanth Bannadi and directed by Suresh Anagalli. Will be performed by the troupe Aneka. Venue: Ranga Shankara No.36/2, 8TH Cross, 2ND Phase, J P Naga T: 080- 26493982/ 26592777

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27 Oct.

Ranga Shankara Theatre Festival ’12

loads of drama in the cultural hub of namma city! Venue: Ranga Shankara No.36/2, 8TH Cross, 2ND Phase, J P Naga T: 080- 26493982/ 26592777 The Good Doctor Date: October 27 – October 28 (Sat-Sun) Time: 3:30 pm and 7:00 pm Watch The Good Doctor presented by Barking Dog Entertainment at Alliance Francaise De Bangalore. Venue:Alliance Francaise DE Bangalore, P B No.108, Thimmaiah Road, Vasanth Nagar T: 080--41231340

28 Oct.

Pundit Jasraj Live in Concert

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Date: October 28 (Sun) Time: 6.30pm The Hindustani classical Vocalist and the recipient of the prestigious Padma Vibhushan,PunditJasraj,will be performing live in the city at the Chowdaiah Memorial Hall. Venue: 16th Cross, Vyalikaval, Malleshwaram T: 080-23445810/23443956

31 Oct.

Frederic Pelassy

music music

Date: October 25 (Thurs) Time: 7.30pm- 10pm only Rhapsodic, UK’s premier and prominently known Queen tribute band, will perform live at Hard Rock Cafe. Venue: No.40, Bible Society Building ST Marks Road T: 080-41242222

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Date: October 27-November 11 (Sun) The annual Ranga Shankara festival is back with its ninth year now! The theme celebrates on William Shakespeare. Gear-up for poetry recitation, performances and

Date: October 31 (Wed) Time: 7.30pm Catch violinist Frederic Pelassy, one of the most prominent French musicians, perform


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LUXURY (Rs. 10,000 and above) ITC Windsor-Bengaluru Built with all the grandeur and charm of old world, this white edifice is famous for hosting the aristocrats from across the world. This colonial style building with 240 guest rooms and suites is situated near the business and commercial centre of Bangalore. Windsor Square, 25, Golf Course Road, T: +91 80 2226 9898

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: +91 80 6660 4444 The Leela Palace

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: +91 80 6693 3333 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: +91 80 6660 5660 Vivanta By Taj-MG Road Located at the heart of the city, Vivanta By Taj offers a picturesque view of Ulsoor

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One of the top-notch luxurious hotels in Bangalore, The Leela Palace, transports you to the era of Maharajas and Palaces. This seven-star magnificent structure is truly 'royalty' personified. 23, Airport Road, Kodihalli T: +91 80 2521 1234/3057 1234 The Gateway Hotel The Gateway hotel in Bangalore, with its spacious rooms and cordial service is one of the best hotels in Bangalore. The hotel has been awarded the' National Tourism Award' for three consecutive years. Of the 94 rooms and 4 suites some of the rooms are categorised as 'Green Rooms' as part of the 'Earth' initiatives. 66, Residency Road T: +91 80 6660 4545 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: +91 80 2558 5858 Ista Ista is a luxury business hotel, where you can see a perfect blend of business with pleasure. They have set new standards of luxury and comfort. They ensure that the guests have their own personal space with all the contemporary amenities during their stay.. 1/1, Swami Vivekananda Road,

Ulsoor T: +91 80 2555 8888 The Royal Orchid A high-end luxury hotel, the Royal Orchid has created a respectable place for itself in the industry. All 195 rooms are spacious with a touch of luxury and well equipped with modern amenities. The golf course at the hotel is an added attraction. 1, Golf avenue, Adjoining KGA Golf Course, Airport Road T: +91 80 2520 5566 Le Meridien This five star international hotel is known for its magnificence and excellent service. Le Meridien facilitates a pleasurable stay to its guests with all the comforts and convenience. 28, Sankey Road T: +91 80 2226 2233/2228 2828 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: +91 80 2559 4666 The Paul It is an exclusive all suite luxury hotel which is situated in the heart of the city. The hotel provides all world-class facilities and personal services to its guests. The interiors are warm and relaxing and promise a pleasurable experience throughout the stay. 139/28, Off Intermediate Ring Road, Domlur Layout T: +91 80 4047 7777 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: +91 80 3052 7777

Chancery Pavilion The hotel is often known as the new age 5 star luxury business hotel of Bangalore. With 234 well-equipped rooms Chancery Pavilion is a perfect place to stay for business travellers and tourists alike. 135, Residency Road T: +91 80 4141 4141 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 Royal Orchid Central It is a well furnished contemporary hotel, with a friendly and welcoming ambience. They make sure that the guests feel at home during their stay at the hotel. 47, Dickenson Road T: +91 80 2558 4242 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: +91 80 2211 9898 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 & 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 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

Moevenpick 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 Park Plaza The luxury hotel situated in the city centre, has beautifully

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designed green spaces which adds to the elegance and charm of this place along with its warm and welcoming ambience. Sy. # 90/4 Marathahalli, Outer Ring Road, Munnekollalu Village T: 080-49094909 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 Svenska Bangalore Svenska is a luxury boutique hotel chain from Sweden. The hotel is based on the Swedish design policy of clean, straight lines and minimalist interiors. Emphasis is given on the use of natural materials and earthy colors which provides a very sophisticated ambience. 56D, Electronic City, Opposite Wipro Gate no. 5, T: 080-44310000 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: +91 80 4241 5555

travellers world-class facilities from their 122 stylish rooms, to a restaurant, bar and spa. No.100/6, HAL-Varthur Main Road, Whitefield T: 080-2854 4444

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/ 08039884444/ 9972578033

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 +91 80 4040 1313

Matthan Hotel Sterling's Mac Group, pioneers in the restaurant business, has ventured into the hospitality segment in India by offering a unique concept 'Matthan' a five star deluxe hotel offers a a blend of business and leisure. Located on HAL Airport Road, the hotel is close to a number of business and IT Parks, which makes it an ideal location stay, work & relax. 134, HAL Airport road, Kodihalli T: 080-4249 4949

Casa De Bengaluru It is a luxury apartment hotel, situated at the IT and commercial hub of Bangalore. The hotel is a perfect example of luxury and extravagance combined with homely warm.. Casa De Bangalore has beautifully done interiors with contemporary designs and amenities plus offers very good service. 873, 17 E Main, 6th Block, Koramangala +91 80 4269 0690 Clark's Exotica Spread across a sprawling 50 acres Clark's Exotica provides a world of luxury to its guests with top-class accommodation, delectable international cuisines and other recreational facilities. Swiss Town, Hollywood Junction, Sadahalli Post, Devanahalli Road T: 080-22044000 / 29, 96111 91151 Fortune Select Trinity

PREMIUM ( . 5000-10,000) Alila Bangalore The Alila Group is finally in Bangalore with a top-of-the range luxury hotel. The Alila Bangalore offers business

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

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 +91 80 2227 6767 Goldfinch Hotel A highly reputed hotel with all the extravagance of a 5-star hotel; it is a gem of a hotel. It is uniquely themed hotel with simple and sophisticated decor and all modern facilities.. 32/3, Cresent Road, High Grounds,Off Race Course Road, +91 80 4129 1300 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 +91 80 4198 5555 12th Avenue This serene and elegant hotel is an ideal place for both business people and leisure travellers. Their impeccable service, cleanliness and focus on comfort make this place a 'home away from home'. 614/615, 12th Main, HAL 2nd Stage, Indiranagar +91 80 4191 1717 The Atria It is a very nice and large business class hotel, situated in a quite part of Bangalore. Well furnished interiors, all modern facilities and very good


hospitality are the attractions of the place. 1, Palace Road +91 80 2220 5205 ST. Marks Hotel It is located in one of the business centres in Bangalore, which makes it a prime destination among business people. 4/1, St Marks Road +91 80 2227 9090/ 4001 9000 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, +91 80 2235 6000 37th Cresent The hotel with contemporary decor has a distinct styling. All the rooms of the hotel offer contemporary life style with all the luxuries and comfort. 37, Cresent Road, High Grounds, +91 80 4037 3737 The Solitaire The Solitaire is one of the premium hotels in Bangalore with all modern amenities and excellent service. 3, Kumara Krupa Road, Madhavanagar +91 80 4044 3636 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, +91 80 4135 0000/01 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 +91 80 2228 1234/2226 7076 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

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+91 80 2555 1555/4021 5555 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 +91 80 3051 9000 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 +91 80 3052 4283/2226 8011 The Monarch The Monarch, with its high standards of quality is a blend of luxury and sophistication. They offer world-class facility at affordable prices. 54, Brigade Road +91 80 2559 1915

elegance. The interiors are endowed by paintings, furniture and decorations which portray the heritage of Gujarat tradition. This luxurious hotel also has beautiful green gardens. 1, Jayamahal Road, Behind Cantonment Railway station +91 80 4153 5715/6/7/8

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 +91 80 3988 4422

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

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

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: +91 80 4023 9000

Hotel Sea Grape Garden Hotel Sea Grape Garden is located in the business and entertainment centre on Residency Road. The strategic location of the hotel makes it closer to most of the prominent destinations in Bangalore. It is one of the finest hotels with all modern facilities. Toucan Plaza, 65, Residency Road T: 080-42744444

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 +91 80 4043 0000

La Marvella

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: +91 80 4180 8777 Jayamahal Palace Heritage Hotel The enchanting Palace hotel is known for its royalty and

Ibis Bengaluru Techpark The international hotel, strategically located on the outer ring road in Bellandur has 332 well furnished rooms and offers luxury and unmatched comfort for the guests. Opposite Intel Campus Sarjapur Intel Campus Sarjapur Outer, Ring Road T: 080-9538897341 BUDGET (Below . 5000) 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 The Basil Hotel

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

The centrally located hotel is noted for their excellent hospitality. With all modern facilities, calm and serene ambience with elegant decorthis is one of the best budget hotels in Bangalore. 8, Sampige Road, Malleswaram +91 80 4040 2323/ 2346 4353 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, +91 80 4185 8299 Museum Inn This hotel is equally popular among the business people and leisure travellers. They offer very good service and the ambience is comfortable. 1, Museum Road +91 80 4111 3333 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 +91 80 4021 4021 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 +91 80 2653 5400 Nahar's Heritage All the well maintained and well furnished rooms of the hotel offer comfortable stay with a touch of class for the guests. The service is excellent and the interiors portray a sense of royalty. 14, St Mark's Road, +91 80-2227 8736/1/2/3/ 4/5 Ramada Bangalore Ramada is known for its hospitality which is of international level. It has spacious rooms that are cozy and comfortable. The hotel is suitable for any kind of stay. 11, Park Road, Shivajinagar +91 80 2286 5566/55/ 4001 9555 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 +91 80 2558 9333/4178 3333 The Park Residency The hotel is situated in one of the major commercial, business and entertainment centre in Bangalore. 31, Residency Road, T: +91 80 2558 2151/2559

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SERVICE APARTMENTS

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: +91 80 6666 3333

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

The Elite The Elite is a well known hotel that focuses on the corporate guests and business people. This top notch budget hotel is famous for its luxury and hospitality. The interiors are wonderfully done and the service is flawless. 627/628, 5th Cross, 15th Main, 80 Feet Road, 4th Block Koramangala +91 80 4175 5500/4000 8000

Shilton Royale Shilton Royale is the flagship hotel of Shilton group. Situated in the business and IT hubs of Bangalore it aims at providing comfort and convenience to business travellers. 9, 100 Feet Road, Koramangala, Diagonally Opp to Oasis Mall +91 80 4060 7777

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

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 Citadel Hotel It is a budget hotel with royal splendour and contemporary comforts. Its proximity to the shopping and commercial centres makes it one of the most well sorted hotels. It has 3 conference halls,3 board rooms in addition to the 111 rooms and suites. 41, Sheshadri Road, Anand Rao Circle +91 80 4240 2222 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 +91 80 2558 1982/83 Hotel Nandini Hotel Nandhini is a centrally located budget hotel in Bangalore. It has all the modern facilities in order to make the stay of guests comfortable. 72, St. Mark's Road

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 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 9 marks inn Located at the heart of central business centre 9 Marks Inn is a business hotel. The hotel is quite impressive with western decor complete with modern amenities. 9, St. Marks Road T: 080-22112888/22112889 Also at: th st 345, 12 Cross, 1 stage CMH Road, Indiranagar T: 080-4332222/41631643 The Elanza Hotel The sophisticated star hotel has 43 elegant fully furnished rooms. The hotel's proximity to business as well as commercial districts of the city makes it a favourite amongst travellers. AMR Hotels, 88/2, Richmond Road T: 080-22233666

The Orchard Suites A home away from home, they are ranked among the best serviced apartments in Bangalore. They combine hospitality and style in such a way that they suit both business travellers and leisure travellers alike. 105, 1st Main Road, Off Sankey Road, Sheshadripuram +91 80 4123 4444 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, +91 80 2234 8888 The Senate One of the best of its kind they provide the best of accommodation with all the luxury at affordable price. Block G, Diamond District, Airport Road, +91 80 4137 8888 Shilton Suites 21 well equipped, airconditioned boutique residences offer you great experience during your stay in Bangalore. 2, Ulsoor Road, Behind the Oberoi, Ulsoor +91 80 4113 8777/6649 7236 Terrace Gardens Terrace Gardens is the first bed and breakfast. They provide quality accommodation with a homely atmosphere. The serviced apartment is recognized by the department of Tourism and is well known for its cleanliness, service,


location and value for money. Kausalya Villa, 15, Brunton Road Cross, M G Road, +91 80 4112 3239/2558 1836 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, +91 80 4020 5555/ 2333 2399 Aranha Homes The guests are provided with all modern facilities to make their stay comfortable. These serviced apartments are so professionally maintained that one will feel the comfort of one's home while his/her stay here. 148, 2nd Cross, Domlur 2nd Stage, 4th Main, Indiranagar, +91 80 2535 2020 Chalet Services Pvt Ltd Chalet executive serviced & furnished apartments are an ideal choice for corporate travellers, families on relocations. 8, A Block, Diamond District, Old Airport Road, T: +91 80 4152 0871/4151 5797 Citadine Richmond These luxury service apartments with contemporary life style are designed in such a way to have a feel of home away from home. From travel arrangements to security, they take care of every minor detail to make sure your stay is comfortable and memorable. No.1 Langford Gardens, Richmond Road T: +91 80 7100 0001 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 98440 16969 Mapple Mapple is considered as a breath of fresh air in the Indian hospitality industry. They offer two types of service apartments - premium suite and deluxe suite. The apartments are

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suitable for both long and short stay. 7 E, DDK, Industrial Area, 1st Phase, ITPL Road, Whiefield, Mahadevapura, T: +91 80 4032 4032 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: +91 80 4113 8777/ 6649 7236 City Central Service Apartments City Central Service Apartments offers fully furnished, equipped apartment and executive home which are ready to move into. Serviced apartment is created and designed specifically for people who travel for long periods of time, and who will be resident in one particular place. 812, 7th main, HAL 2nd Stage, Indiranagar T: +91 98450 02490/ 2529 6312/2529 6437 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: +91 80 2222 0966/ 4187 0700 Also at : Jayanagar, T: 080-4005 3333 RESORTS Angsana Oasis Spa & Resort

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: 080-2846 8892/94/96/ 98801 42905 Cidade De Goa Cidade De Goa is a luxury resort built in the midst of 40 acres of lush green space. With architectural influences of selfcontained Portuguese hill hamlets - it makes for an ideal place to unwind while giving you the luxury of re-connecting with nature. Office: 441, 18th Main, 6TH Block, Koramangala, T: 080-40933222 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: 08022632222 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: +91 80 2371 2222 Silver Oak Silver Oak resort has 22 rooms and suites, facilitates guests with a 24 hour coffee shop, a restaurant, snack bar, swimming pool, health club, billiards and various courts for games like tennis, badminton, volley ball, squash etc.

23 km, Rajankunte Post, Doddaballapura Road T: +91 80 2846 8880 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: +91 80 2573 4242/ 6705/6706 Confident Resorts & Retreats India Pvt Ltd The luxurious resort group in Bangalore has the best residential and recreational facilities. 19km, Bannerghatta, Main Road, T: +91 80 4011 3333/ 6667 3333 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:+91 97409 98981 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 The Park Slope Hotel A luxury, full service resort in the bustling area of Jayanagar, Park Slope offers a lavish retreat amongst the luxury of nature. The resort has 10 stylish suites as well as facilities like an outdoor Infinity pool with underwater lights and music. 466/11 Ashoka Pillar Road Jayanagar 2nd Block T: 080-26565466, 32489031


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new Indian menu, with dishes from across the country, is a huge attraction. The Oberoi, 37-39, M G Road T: 080-2558 5858 Average meal for two ` 14001800 Limelight The best thing about it is the location, overlooking the undulating greens of the golf course and providing fabulous views. The food, spread over 34 cuisines, while being fairly good, is less spectacular than the atmosphere. Hotel Royal Orchid 1, Golf Arcade, HAL Airport Road, T: 080-41783000 Average meal for two ` 15001800 Monsoon Overlooking the deep blue swimming pool, the restaurant is simple yet elegant, with nothing overwhelming. The buffets are wonderful, but it's the a la carte menu which wows. From the soft shelled crabs to pomfret fry, from chicken murgh masala to the weight-watchers menu, it's great all the way. The Park, 14/7, M G Road T: 080-25594666 Average meal for two ` 20003000 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 Paparazzi Stylish and classy, and located on the top floor of Central Park restaurant, it seems to have lost some of its oomph from when it opened. The kababs, Chinese dishes and a few European dishes are still good. Royal Orchid Central 47/1, Dickenson Road Manipal Centre T: 080-25584242 Average meal for two ` 1200 Pinxx There's no guessing the colour theme, and novel when it started, it does seem over the top feminine now. The food is

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all about fusion, which also seems outdated, but it is a good place for a quiet meal. Royal Orchid Central 47/1, Dickenson Road, Manipal Centre T: 080-25584242 Average meal for two ` 16002000 Raj Pavilion Sparkling by day, beautiful by night, the glass roof and poolside location is among the best in the city. The menu is largely from the Colonial era as the name indicates and spans Indian and Chinese, with an endearing twist, especially the mulligatawny soup and the Chinese dishes. ITC Windsor, 25, Windsor Square, Golf Course Road T: 080-22269898 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 Stir Smart and chic at the same time, the restaurant has got a makeover with the re-branding. Its food too reflects the change with a smart buffet combos and a nice a la carte selection at other times. The Gateway Hotel 66, Residency Road T: 080-66604545 Average meal for two ` 2000 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 Fanoos An ordinary store-like eatery in Johnson market, this is Indian fast food at its best. The kababs and chicken rolls are fabulous in a hearty kind of way and worth the occasional indulgence. 17/1, Hosur Road, Richmond Road T; 080-22275161 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 Ice & Spice No nonsense and rather tiny, with nothing much in atmosphere to stand out, the eatery nevertheless has a loyal band of fans who love the lamb and chicken burgers, tarts and mud pies. 22, St. Marks Road T: 080-41121160, 32507859 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 T: 080-41122100 Domlur T: 080-41122100

Devanahalli T:080-41122100 Marathahalli T: 080-41122100 Electronics City T: 080-41122100 KFC The famous international chain specialising in fried chicken variations has tweaked a couple of combos for the Indian palate, especially the zinger burger and pulav options. Fast, efficient and crowded. 4, Brigade Road T: 080-41510224 Also at: Commercial Street T: 080-41510390 Majestic T: 080-41494959 Indiranagar T: 080-25203445 Koramangala T: 080-22067993 Whitefield T: 080-41158626 M G Road T: 080-41240876 Cunnigham Road T: 080-41231393 Malleswaram T: 080- 22667077 Jayanagar T: 080-42198198 New BEL Road T: 080-42111515 RT Nagar T: 080-41697177 Rajarajeshwari Nagar T: 080- 28607900 Banshankari T: 080-41208887 Frazer Town T: 080-41758292 Modi Hospital Road T: 080-42102115 Phoenix Market City T: 080-67266321 Forum Value Mall, Whitefield T: 080-41150001 Kammanahalli T: 080-41626565 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 Pollo Giardino In the mood for a quick bite or want something to snack on? Head to Polo Giardino for delicious Pastas, Pizzas, Burgers, Sandwiches, and a whole lot more! Outer Ring Road, Bellandur T: 080-64506460/ 8970111005

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”. Mantri Square Store #5 - 1 Sampige Road, Malleswaram T: 080-30160001

ANDHRA

Also at: Brigade Orion The Bay Rmz Infinity, Unit No 2-A Old Madras Road Phoenix Market City Mall

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

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 ` 8001000

Skewer's Apart from their delicious Indian Kathi rolls, Skewer's also offers meal boxes for lunch and dinner. Choose between herbed rice and parathas with either grilled chicken/mutton curry/vegetable mix or a cheese omelette. No. 682, Varthur Main Road, Ramagondanahalli, Whitefield Near Bajaj Service Showroom T: 65658444, 28540963

Subway A chain serving sub sandwiches with filling choices which are ideal for a quick meal, the outlets have come up with some interesting salad choices that made for a decent meal. 6, Kasturba Road, B-01 T: 080-22860813, 22860813, 98454333126

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: Bannerghatta Road T: 080-41215613 Brigade Road T: 080-25091320, 41121905 Koramangala T: 080-22067695 Shivaji Nagar T: 080-65705404 Whitefield T: 080-41151323, 41156868 Old Madras Road T: 080-41665051 Kasturba Road T: 080-22860813 Marathahalli T: 080-32402669, 32445444 K Kamaraja Road T: 080-25584466 Vittal Mallya Road T: 080-22112525 Domlur T: 080-41486266

Also at: Koramangala T: 9986303447 Gopalan Innovation Mall Bannerghatta Main Road TGIF 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: 1ST Floor, Lido Shopping Mall, Near Trinity Circle, Swamy Vivekananda Road, Ulsoor T: 080-25307301/ 08025307302/080- 41287111

Alampur More of a watering hole, the restaurant is popular and hasn't changed in a quarter of a century. The food, predominantly Andhra meals and the chicken biriyani, are hot favourites here. 44, Race Course Road T: 080- 22256578 Average meal for two ` 500

Bheema's Almost always crowded, Bheema's takes spicy rather too seriously. It is popular owing to its location on Church street and serves ubiquitous Andhra fare. There's also Chinese and North Indian on the menu, but the restaurant's priorities are rather clear. Asha Bldg, Ground Floor 31, Church Street Road T: 080- 25587389/41122535 Average meal for two ` 250-300 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 Jashn The restaurant offers an inimitable food and wine menu, giving their diners authentic Nzami / Hyderabadi food.With a regal Nizami décor and private dining area, this restaurant offers buffet as well as ala-carte. Plot no 82, 80 Feet Road, R.M.V 2nd Stage Opp to Ramaiah hospital Main gate Next to Polar Bear T: 080-9742929292, 9886559194 Mayuri A popular chain of Andhra

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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 Nandini A chain of Andhra restaurants scattered all over the city, each of the outlets tries to offer something different in terms of décor and atmosphere, though the food is uniformly fiery in all, especially the chilli chicken and chicken 65. 14/A/37, 27th Cross (Opp. Karnataka Bank), 4th Block Jayanagar, T: 080-26535090/91/ 92/93/94 Also at: Minerva Circle T: 080-26424244 St. Mark's Road T: 080-41266666 J. P. Nagar T: 080-40355566 R. T. Nagar Main Road T: 080-40455555 White Field T: 080-41259166 Indiranagar T: 080-40799966, 08040799999 Kathriguppe Circle T: 080-26890011, 26890033 Gandhi Nagar T: 080-22203842, 22208306 Average meal for two ` 200 Nagarjuna 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 Average meal for two ` 150 RR Among the earliest restaurants to introduce Andhra food to Bangaloreans, it is still a very popular eatery. The novelty is the Hyderabadi cuisine restaurant they have added which serves excellent biriyani. 55, Off Brigade Road Church Street T: 080- 41122505


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6 Ballygunge Place A mix of ethnic Bengali as well as colonial, the restaurant feeds into the nostalgic element with such diverse dishes as prawn cocktail and dab chingri. For the veggies, there's always luchi and aam ada dal. 612, 1st Floor, 12th Main HAL 2nd Stage, Indiranagar T: 080-41521390 Average meal for two ` 500

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

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 Bay of Bengal An enterprise of KC Das, and located just above the flagship, the restaurant is convenient without too many frills. By far, the fish is king here: the hilsa is definitely worth a try as it is fresh, as are the chital and the bekti, especially in paturi style. 48/1, St. Marks Road 1st floor,Above K C Das T: 080-25320332 Average meal for two ` 300 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 Oh! Calcutta Classy and elegant , with lovely prints of old Kolkata make for a rather nostalgic setting. The theme is Colonial Calcutta with an interesting take on fish n chips, bhappa chingri, bekti gandhoraj, dum alu, cholar dal, smoked hilsa and the lobster. 15/16, House of Lords St. Marks Road T: 080-22277722 Average meal for two ` 10001200

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Annachi One of the pioneer Chettinad restaurants in Bangalore, it is a smart looking place with a lot of little artefacts from the area. But go here well prepared for the fiery fare. Faves include the veg thali, pepper chicken, kheema dosa, egg parota, fish and other curries. 54, 100 Feet Road Defence Colony, Indiranagar T: 080-41261181 Average meal for two ` 900 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 Naachiyar's All done in terracotta, this hole in the wall takeaway place has graduated into a decent restaurant though don't go expecting any frills. The food though is pretty good, served on banana leaves; try the veg meals, kozhi kothu, Kerala parota, prawns and chicken curry. Near Yamini, 36/2 Haudin Road, Ulsoor T: 080-41738588 Average meal for two ` 300

COASTAL Coastaal Express A thorough Mangalorean restaurant, there's not much dĂŠcor 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 Coast II Coast Not much guessing required here, but the restaurant does serve Tandoori and Chinese as well, though there are best ignored. Focus instead on the chicken ghee roast, kane masala fry, Mangalorean style chicken curry and the rice dishes. 113, 6th Cross, 6th Block Koramangala T: 080-41460666, 64505444 Also at: M G Road T: 080-30523388 Average meal for two Rs 250 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 Sana di ge Located inside a hotel, the restaurant is decidedly Tulu in pedigree, though those from Tulu land are not so sure. Nevertheless, the regional fare extends to such dishes as kane rava fry, prawn fry, crab, mussels, neer dosa and sannas. 32/3, Cresent Road, High Grounds, Off Race Course Road T: 080-41291300 Average meal for two ` 600-700 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 Average meal for two ` 250 Oasis Better known as a watering hole rather than a family place, Oasis was probably among the first to popularise Kerala cuisine in the city; fish and prawn curry rice are very popular, as are the pomfret fry and Kerala parota. 1, Church Street Off Brigade Road

T: 080-25586081 Average meal for two ` 200 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 Coconut Grove Designed to recreate a bit of the Kerala ambience, it has undergone a subtle makeover in recent times and is much better looking. The food though, is as good as ever, especially the appams, ulli theeyal, a rather fiery red fish curry as well as the biryanis. 86, Church Street T: 080- 25596149/25596262 Average meal for two ` 800 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 16, Raja Ram Mohan Roy Road T: 080-41350000/41350001 Average meal for two ` 400-500 Vembanad Savour a cuisine as exclusive as an ethnicity and loved irrespective of boundaries. At Vembanad Restaurant at The Paul, delicacies from Southern coasts of India are brought ashore and presented by the award winning chefs of the Kumarakom Lake Resort. Treat yourself to an exotic culinary voyage amidst a glorious ambience of luxurious heritage at its finest. 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 ` 1800 to Rs. 2500


COORGI 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. Venue: No: 29, 80 ft road Indiranagar Hal 3 rd stage T: 080-41215555 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 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 Average meal for two ` 300 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 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 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 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 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 Aromas of China A classy setting, especially at the Eva Mall branch, the spread is wide; the buffet especially has a wide range of choices. Try the steam boat as well as dimsums from the a la carte menu. 19, Lalbagh Road, Richnond Circle, Shivshanker Plaza, Next to Tata Motors T: 080-41113355 Average meal for two ` 1400

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 Beijing Bites Run of the mill Indo-Chinese, some of the outlets are bright and lovely while the food court outlets are quite pedestrian. However, the Szechwan dishes, rice and noodles, as well as the Thai curries are quite nice. II Floor, Epip Industrial Area Opp. Sai Baba Hospital Above Raymond Showroom Whitefield T: 080-40930388 / 0488 Frazer Town T: 080-41251616 Richmond Road T: 080-22075060 Banashankari T: 080-41723700 R T Nagar T: 080-41492149 Marathahalli T: 080-41504388 HSR Layout T: 080-25729855 Jayanagar T: 080-42068388 Whitefield T: 080-40930388 Vijaynagar T: 080-41608828 Average meal for two ` 400 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 Chinese Hut A rather old haunt, the restaurant offers good views owing to its location. The food is iffy but some of them, such as fried chicken, chilli babycorn and fried rice are like soul food for regulars. 45, Palace Road High grounds T: 080-22281922 Average meal for two ` 600

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 Chung's Pavilion A local favourite, it is an average Chinese eatery, specialising in thick soups and red, garlic-laden gravies. Go here if you don't want to spend too much. 3047, 80 Feet Road HAL II Stage, Indiranagar T: 080- 25254142 Average meal for two ` 700 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 T: 080-25580708/25550053/ 25582662 Also at: Bannerghatta Road T: 080-41215333 Koramangala T: 08041607888/41607999 Jayanagar T: 080-32488588/8688 Sadashiv Nagar T: 080-65903348 Hebbal T: 08041699088/41699188 Church Street T: 080-25598598 Varthur Main Road T: 08028540041/28540039 Frazer Town T: 08041234738/41234739 Whitefield T: 08041641322/64542188 Katriguppe T: 08041553388/64542088 Sadashivnagar T: 08023618861/23616945 New Bel Road

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T: 08023413814/65675955 T: Cunningham Road 080-22204949/ 22202224 Indiranagar T: 080-25250500 Jayanagar T: 080-26644700 Malleswaram T: 08023368222/23369844 Jayanagar T: 080-26551899/ 26631899 Mahalakshmi Layout T:080-23104949/ 23207729 HRBR Layout T: 080-30923325 Average meal for two ` 400 Chung's Another popular chain of budget Chinese restaurants; expect no flourishes but the restaurants are neat and clean nevertheless. Dishes span the usual Chinese friend rice, noodles and soups, though there are some Thai dishes which are interesting. 295, Sri Krishna Complex, 22nd Cross, 10th Main Road, 3rd Block, Jayanagar T: 080- 26644700 Also at: Vasanth Nagar T: 080-22202224 Malleswaram T: 080-23368222 Indiranagar 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 A nicely done restaurant with interesting oriental touches, the restaurant specializes in South East Asian cuisine; must eats include the sushi and peking duck, though some of the Thai is delicious as well. Hotel Royal Orchid, C Floor Adjoining KGA Golf Course, Airport Road T: 080-25205566 Average meal for two ` 18002000 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

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in hoi sin sauce, glass noodles and interesting desserts. HM Eleganza 31, Museum Road T: 080-40001234/9008001196 Average meal for two ` 400 Magnolia Done up in pink with a lot of flourishes and water bodies, this Chinese and Thai eatery is quite a nice place to relax. Try the crispy fish, mixed fried rice, the crab dishes and Thai curries. 840, 7th Cross, 15th Main 3rd Block, Koramangala T: 080-41102222 Average meal for two ` 1000 Mainland China Smart and contemporary, the restaurant serves delicious Indo-Chinese. 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 Mandarin Trail Mandarin Trail at Mantri Square is a Chinese fine dining restaurant serving authentic Chinese food. Mantri Square, 1, Sampige Road, Malleswaram T: 080-2266 7351 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 Oko Classy and beautifully located on the terrace of Ashok, overlooking greenery, Oko is among the city's best pan Asian restaurants and expensive too. Especially good is the sushi, satays, rolls, and the noodles. The Lalit Ashok, Kumara Krupa Road, High Grounds T: 080-30527777 Average meal for two ` 5000

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 Sake Located on the terrace and incorporating the five elements, the restaurant offers terraced seating as well as a closed one in front of a teppanyaki; food ranges the whole South East Asian gamut with the sushis hitting the high mark; try also the pepper prawns, grilled NZ lamb and the satays. The Zuri Hotels, Rajpalya Hoodi, ITPL Road, Whitefield T: 080-66657272 Average meal for two ` 3000 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 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 Shitakke

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 In Wok An old timer, the location in a basement is not much of an attribute but loyalists claim its Szechwan chicken, spring rolls, fried rice and noodles are the best in town. The momos are a good alternative too. 85, Sheriff House, Near Lakme Beauty Parlour, Richmond Road T: 080-22242288/22211081 Average meal for two ` 500 The Oriental Pavilion

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 Tasty Tangles Beautifully located and airy with choice of indoor/outdoor seating, the restaurant is a great place to linger, though the menu is not extensive; try the satays and the laksa, both of which are good. UB City, Vittal Mallya Road T: 080-41738812 Average meal for two ` 1000 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 The Szechwan Court Cosy and sophisticated, done in warm colours and oriental flourishes, this is among the city's most elegant Chinese restaurants. The dim sums are the highlight, though the peking duck, pomfret in five spice and fried lotus stems are delicious. The Oberoi Hotel, 39, M G Road


T: 080-25585858/41358202 Average meal for two ` 2500 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 Wok with Chung Spacious and spread out, the restaurant is ideal for Sunday family outings. It serves Chinese, Thai and a selection of Korean which is the novelty. Try the chicken satay and the barbecued spare ribs. 35/1-A, Varthur Main Road Munnekolala, Marathahalli T: 28540039, 28540041 Average meal for two ` 400

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 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

Xian This popular Chinese restaurant, offers a variety of chinese dishes available at reasonable prices. With their comprehensive menu and excellent food, Xian's a musttry. 132, Ground Floor, Gangadhar Chetty Road, Ulsoor T: 080-41515163, 25580503

JAPANESE Edo

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

THAI CAFES 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

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

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

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

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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

Ants CafĂŠ Relaxed and laid back atmosphere, this is ideal for a leisurely meal; there's even an all day breakfast so doesn't matter what time you wake up; try the eggs, sandwiches and coffees. 2023/B, 14th A main, HAL 2nd Stage, Indiranagar T: 080-4152742/41715639

Zen 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

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 T: 080-41303435 Average meal for two ` 800

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

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 Soo Raa Sang Tiny, cosy and expensive, the restaurant serves authentic Korean that goes beyond just kimchi. Try the grilled meats

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

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

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Berries and Barrels Berries and Barrels is a cafe with a twist. A coffee and wine lounge with a chic ambience, it serves wines, wine cocktails, coffee, smoothies and juices and caters to all age groups. Brigade Gateway, Opp World Trade Centre Mallesshwaram T: +91 9886617871 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 Boca Grande Homely and amiable, the ambience is very café and tends to make people linger. Ditto with the all day breakfast, as well as the lasagne, crepes and other desserts. 606, 8th Block, Near Bethany High School, Koramangala T: 080-41105183, 41110889 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 Thulp Casual ambience makes for a very homely feel; board games and abundance of books further enhance this feel. The food is mostly burgers, sandwiches and like, almost all of which are excellent. The highlight however is the changing menu on the blackboard: fish and prawn curry rice, Thai curry rice, pandi curry and sannas… 998, 1st Main, 1st Block, Koramangala T: 080-40933344 Café Coffee Day CCD revolutionised coffee drinking with its simple cafes, 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

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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 and Cycles The first of its kind cycling cafe in India provides cycle enthusiasts in the city with all cycling related information. Check out the international cycles on display in the cafe. 4 KR Garden, 5th Main Road, Opposite NGV Indoor Stadium, Koramangala 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 Café Matteo Trendy and buzzing, with a choice of indoor and outdoor seating, Matteo is a notch above the usual coffee places. Nice range of coffees while some of the dishes, especially burgers, pastas and salads, are delicious. 2, Church Street T: 080-43336000 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 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 Café Terra More of an all-day breakfast kind of place, which also serves meal combos, this is more a homely kind of place to linger or get that familiar dish. To go with the coffee, try the muffins and waffles. 1020, V3, Trinity. 1st floor, 80 Feet Road Koramangala T: 080-41313553 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 Chaipatty Chaipatty, a chain of cosy tea shops with kitsch art and products adding to the ambiance. Apart from their famous chai and kullad, they also sell Maggi, Pakodas, Sandwiches, Pastas and Momos. 772, 100 Feet Road, Opposite Foodworld, Indiranagar #1024, 7th Main, 80 Feet Raod Koramangala 8, Siddapur, Varthur Main Road, Behind Just Books, Whitefield T: 080-41534140 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 Green Theory An old bungalow converted into a café, Green Theory serve vegetarian Continental and Italian food. The ambience is lush, serine and very charming. Relish a cup of coffee with your favourite savoury to enjoy the green experience.

No. 15, Convent Road, Residency Road T: 080-41663836 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 Infinitea Smartly done up tea place, it is trendy and has become a place for the young to hang out. It offers a wide range of teas as well as a selection of interesting snacks and meal combos. 2, Shah Sultan Complex, 17/1, Ali Asker Road, ent. Cunningham Road T: 080- 4114 8810/8428 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 Kalmane Koffee Spartan but clean and tidy, this chain focuses on the matter at hand: coffee. There are a few choices, but almost everything is good, fresh and reasonably priced. No deflecting attention with fancy food either. 433/30/1 Ist Floor 4th Block, 28th Cross, 10th Main, Jayanagar T: 080-41505585 Also at: Forum Mall, Koramangala Garuda Mall, Magrath Road T: 080-32519870 Mantri Mall, Malleswaram T: 30160000 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


My Tea House Meant to be a refuge for the serious tea drinker, the ambience is nevertheless one of relaxation, where one can linger over a cuppa. Choices range from Nilgiris and Darjeeling to Arabian, Ceylon and Tibetan. Have the cakes if you feel peckish. 293, 100 Feet Ring Road 7th Block, 4th Phase, 3rd Stage Banashankari T:080-65975430, 9448367927, 9241112071 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 Pepper Cafe Pepper cafe fittingly named as they use a variety of pepper in the preparation of their lipsmacking food. No. 9, St John's Road, Ulsoor T: 080-41130000 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 Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf This US based cafe is now in Bengaluru city. ALaputancafé, it has an extensive menu of tea, coffee and all day breakfast options like pancakes, hummus, sandwiches and salads. Perfect place to indulge in comfort food! 1 MG Road Mall, 1ST Floor, Near Trinity Circle, M G Road T: 080- 22086888 Also at: No.1, SJR Primus, Adjacent To Raheja Arcade, Koramangala T: 080-41160500/ 40990500 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. st 61, 1 Main, S T Bed Koramangala T: +91 9900517582/ 984546784

cheesecake. 74, Sumeru Towers, 3rd floor, Brigade Road T: 080-41131616 Average meal for two ` 400

Urban Solace A charming little café facing Ulsoor lake, there are just a few tables with bright tablecloths and some frames on the walls. The menu runs to sandwiches, burgers and a few dishes, but the ambience is cool; special events, like jazz evenings are a hit. 32, Annaswamy Mudaliar Road, Ulsoor T: 080-25553636

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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, 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 Aqua Stylish poolside location with gazebos and a charming ambience, especially at night, makes this is a great dining place. The food is mostly European and Mediterranean; try the tapas, the sea bass, NZ lamb chops and the lavish Sunday brunch spread. The Park, 14/7, M G Road T: 080-25594666/5081 Average meal for two ` 2500 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

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 Casa Piccola Bangalore's first taste of budget Continental, and a chain at that, this is no gourmet fare. Yet, the old style Continental cooking has a fan following especially for the spaghetti bolognaise, steaks and burgers. A-14, Devatha Plaza 31, Residency Road T: 080- 22212907/41101888 Average meal for two ` 500 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 Fava Done elegantly and offering differing styles of seating, Fava is high end Mediterrean food at its best. Try the pita with dips, lamb tagine, veg stacks, the grilled fish… It does some lovely cocktails as well. The Collection UB City 203/24, 2nd Floor, Vittal Mallya Road T: 080-22117444 Average meal for two ` 10001500 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 Grasshopper Outside the city, set in the backyard of a sprawling bungalow, this is far, far away and an absolutely fantastic place for a meal. The menu is a set one based on preferences so it is something of a surprise, but is almost always good. 45, Kalena Agrahara Bannerghatta Road T: 080-26593999 Average meal for two ` 3600 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 Spice Set on a terrace, with minimal fuss décor and furniture, the restaurant sets out to serve delectable European food. Popular dishes include the ravioli, quiche, walnut and pear salad as well as the toffee pudding. 39, 80 Feet Road, Indiranagar T: 080-25290399 Average meal for two ` 800 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 Ithaca Though smart and stylishly done, Ithaca can also be cozy and warm. It specialises in Med fare, especially Italian, with a sprinkling of some rare dishes such as the dolma as well as the usual paella and polenta. The Chancery Pavilion, 135, Residency Road T: 080-41414141/41510000 Average meal for two ` 8001000

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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 Olive Beach Romantic and with just that hint of the Med in its ambience, this is such an enduring favourite. By far the hit is the Sunday brunch, with its humungous spread; other favourites are the pan seared foie gras, the 8-hour lamb and the chocolate valronha. 16, Wood Street, Ashok Nagar T: 080-41128400 Average meal for two ` 1500 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 Medici Light walls, deep furniture, a glass wall to watch life outside – Medici combines all these to provide great ambience. There's also French and Italian on the menu, though the latter scores with thin-crust pizzas and such dishes as the warm duck salad. 1206, Mannan Arcade, 2nd Floor, 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar T: 080-42350674 Average meal for two ` 2000 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

Secret Garden Among Bangalore's best kept secrets, it is located on the terrace of a house in a cul de sac. Salads, pastas, baked fish, grilled chicken, fig and walnut cake are favourites here. 7/1, Edward Road, Off Queens Road, Cunningham Road T: 080-41131365 Average meal for two ` 600800 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 Sunny's The old timer, with its lovely ambience, is still a favourite, while the spanking new branch in Indiranagar is making waves as well. Go for the prawn cocktail, rolls, orange glazed ham, fish diane, pastas, salads and paris brest. 34, Embassy Diamante, Vittal Mallya Road T: 080-41329366, 41329391 Average meal for two ` 1000 Also at: No.769 & 770, 100 Feet Road, 12th Main Road, Indiranagar T: 080-41255156, 41255157, 41255158, 41255159 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 Take 5 Pub meets restaurant, the place offers nice views of 100 feet road. The food is largely old style Continental but delicious as well, especially the steaks, grilled fish and steamed lemon chicken. 54, 2nd floor, MSK Plaza, 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar T: 080-65300645 Average meal for two ` 500 Also at:

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957 12th main HAL 2nd stage 100ft Road T: 080-25211080 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 Twenty.21 Stylish and modern, the restaurant offers a beautiful ambience for its candle light dinners. Enjoy European, Italian and Continental cuisines at their sit down buffet. Ground Floor, G-25/26, ITPL Ascendas Park Square Mall, Whitefield T: 080-28026660/ 9945290209 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 Woodstok Set in a bungalow in the middle of a busy area, the restaurant manages to exude a sense of serenity. The fare is mostly continental, such as bakes, steaks, pizzas and the like. 3777, Service Road Domlur, HAL 2nd Stage T: 080-42115042 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

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 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: Phoenix Market City, Mahadevapura T: 080-64048888 Italia

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 Incanto Ornate and elegant furniture, murals depicting Italian landscape and a classy atmosphere form an apt setting for innovative Italian cuisine; try the smoked salmon appetizers, seafood bake and pastas. The Zuri, Whitefield Road Seetharampalya, Hudi T: 080-66657272 Average meal for 2 ` 1200 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 Pasta Street Is an amalgamation of flavour and elegance with a wide range of pasta to choose from the menu. Choose from Pasta Milano Crema, Spaghetti Roma Chilli-Garlic and a dessert spin off on the goodness of grain; Pasta with Warm Chocolate sauce, topped with nuts. 27/2, Chicago Avenue, Cunningham Road T: 080-40976578 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 Spaghetti Kitchen Spaghetti Kitchen is a speciality restaurant that offers a repertoire of authentic Italian dishes. Innovative dishes like

Mushroom Cappuccino Soup, Black pepper chicken and Vodka Penne add zest to the menu. 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar T: +91 9004690988 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 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 Via Milano With a warm, buoyant, lighthearted ambience, Via Milano serves delicious Italian food and wine to balance your palate. 607, Asha Plaza, 3rd Floor, 80th Feet Peripheral Road, 4th Block, Koramangala T: 080-41309997 /41309994

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 MEXICAN 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 MULTICUISINE 1947 Stepping into 1947 feels like going back into the Colonial era; a wall dedicated to Dandi March and a ghazal night on Thursdays, makes it a perfect place to unwind at the end of your day. They serve authentic North Indian, Chinese, and Jain food. 1947 also organizes parties and outdoor catering. Banashankari Ram Towers, 296, 100 Feet Ring Road, Banashankari, Near Deve Gowda Petrol Bunk T: 080-6791213/979989435 Also at: Jayanagar T: 080-41261947/ 9739989453/ 9739989446 Rajarajeshwari Nagar T: 080-28605666/9739095042 West of Chord Road, Rajaji Nagar T: 080-41281947 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 Chakra Diner & Bar The chocolate-coloured wallpaper at the entrance of the restaurant gives it a perky feel and the beige upholstery is a warm place to park yourself and relish the Indian, Mughlai, and North West Frontier cuisine. Apart from family and small gathering, it also has an option for Business dinners. Level 4, Coronet Greens Commercial, Bellandur Gate, Sarjapura Road T: 9740412222/9740413333

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 Cinnamon Kitchen This multi-cuisine restaurant is popular for its authentic Punjabi dishes amongst the North Indian and Thai cuisines served. No.1, 2nd Floor, Madison Complex, Kodihalli, Airport Road T: 080-25210081 / 08025211400 / 080-25211401 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, HAL 2nd Stage, Indiranagar T: 080-41161154, 41161153 Counter Culture Tucked away in Whitefield, this old factory-converted restaurant offers a unique dining experience. With tall walls, a high ceiling and an open performance space - this tastefully designed property offers sumptuous food and drinks along with entertainment such as music, performing arts etc. 2D2, 4th Cross, Dyavasandra Industrial Area, Whitefield T: 080-41400793 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

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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 Egg Factory Another multicuisine restaurant working with one main ingredient – eggs. It is a nice and bright all day diner serving eggs in various forms such as omelettes, scrambles, French toasts, curries, subs, pastas and desserts. Ground Floor, White House, St. Marks Road T: 080-42110041 Average meal for two ` 250 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 T: 080-4041-4041 Indiranagar T: 080-4065-4065 Orion Mall T: 080-67282222 Feast A vibrant one-of-its-kind culinary experience that features Indian, South Asian

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and Western cuisines prepared from the freshest ingredients available. Enjoy their special Sunday Brunch as well as their ice-cream teppayanki. Sheraton Bangalore Hotel at Brigade Gateway, 26/1, Dr. Rajkumar Road, Malleshwaram T: 080-42521000 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 Foodyz Home delivery service only. From soups to starters, mains to breads, they deliver anything. Choose from soups like Tomato Egg Drop, starters like Chicken Lollypop, curries like Fish Fillet in Hot Bean Sauce, Mutton Vindaloo with rice and a variety of Indian breads. Travel charges apply above 5kms only. 125 Anam Enclaves, Thanisandra, Thanisandra Main Road T:080-65680234/ 9241237899/ 9342909345 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 Health Zingo Thinking about multigrain Pav Bhaji to keep you fit and vegetable juice to make your skin glow? Then, take a ride to Health Zingo! They serve nutritious lunch and dinner with cold pressed oil that is used for cooking. This is your one-stop place to eat healthy food. Green Land Layout, Bellandur, Ring Road, Sarjapura Road T: 9019234758 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 I and Monkey I and Monkey offers a wide variety of cuisines ranging food from Continental and Italian to Euro – Indian cuisines, along with alcoholic beverages. No.968, 12 Main, HAL 2nd Stage, Indiranagar T: 080 -40923656 / 40923657 Average meal for two 1500 – 2000 Imli This roof-top, open-air restaurant offers North Indian, Punjabi and Rajasthani food with a “home-made” feel. Great for dining in large groups or with office-parties, Imli is a welcome addition to Indiranagar’s many dining options. No 204, 5th Main Road, 7th Cross Road, 1st Stage, Indiranagar T: 080-40949464 / 9845056444 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 rd Road, 3 Block, Jayanagar T: 080-41808777, 41808700 Jalpaan This upmarket vegetarian food joint serves Indian and Italian cuisines, their cheese fondue is a must try. 539-49, 9th Cross, 7th Block Opp Netradhama Hospital, Jayanagar T: 080-26761992 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 Lebmex This casual restaurant serves an authentic Lebanese and Mexican vegetarian fare. Some of the favourites include falafel, hummus, pita bread, nachos,etc 487, 5th block, J.T.Plaza, Near JNC, Koramangala T: 080-25635000 Also at: Forum Value Mall, Whitefield T: 080-25939333 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 Like That Only From the makers of Olive Beach, Like that only is one place you have to go visit. Like that only is whimsical, quirky and irreverent- yet is a celebration of fabulous food and drinks amidst a magical, wonderland setting. They serve global cuisine like European, Pan-Asian and Japanese. Hadadur Road, Whitefield next to Forum Value mall T: 080-25505850 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 Naushad the Big Chef This multi – cuisine restaurant offers a wide variety of cuisines ranging from Indian, Mayalee, Hyderabadi, Punjabi, Mughlai and South Indian cuisines. No.125/A, KHB Colony 5th Block, Koramangala T: 080-41465252, 41685252 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 Phileas Hogg An interesting décor, with map tracing the cuisines its serves, this is a charming place both for ambience and food. Try the mutton patty, prawn tempura, steaks and seafood specialities. 90/3, Sarjapur Outer Ring Road, Marathahalli T: 080-42001297 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 Reeha's The seventy-seater multicuisine restaurant serves Indian and Chinese cuisines.Some of their specialities are Chicken Tikka Masala, and Murgh Achari, Nargis Kofta Chicken, Fish Dahi Wala, Bengali Fish Curry, Prawn Pepper Dry and vegetarian specialities include Paneer Pasanda and Bhindi Do Pyaza. 5 1st Floor, 1st Main, 1st Block, Jakkasandra, Koramangala T: 080-41101577 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 Shezan Designed to resemble a café more than a restaurant, it is pleasing and comfy, serving Continental, Indian and Chinese. Some of the bakes and steaks are good while the kabbabs, nalli gosht and biryani

are decent Indian choices. 25/5, Kasturba Road Cross, off Lavelle Road T: 080-22249319 Also at: 35/2, Shah Sultan Complex Cunningham Road T: 080-22287895, 22262195 Average meal for two ` 300 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 fine dining option that offers an international, interactive buffet with strong South Indian Flavours. You can also explore Indian, Oriental and European spices. With live cooking counters, guests can get custom made dishes. IBIS Bengaluru Techpark Sarjapur Outer Ring Road Bellandur 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 The Fisherman's Wharf Popular for seafood, 'The Fisherman's Wharf' offers Goan and fusion cuisine. This restaurant also has an attached bar. No. 26, Opp. Shub Enclave, Sarlur Road, Amblipura Village, off Sarjapur Road T: 9379848553/7353764081 Average Meal for Two 8001000 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 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 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 Touche Diner Bar Restaurant Touche is the first touch table dining destination in India with state-of-the-art design and technology. It is a multicuisine restaurant with an amazing range of food and drinks. 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar T: +91 9591101111 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 Turquoise From Indian to European, Turquoise restaurants offers an array of scrumptious dishes. The restaurant is set in two floors and also host to live entertainment. nd rd th 9, 2 & 3 Floor, 5 Block Koramangala T: 080-65776588

offers an array of cuisines such as Chinese, Andhra, Mughlai and Mangalorean. 1&2 1st Cross, Kaderanhalli Crossroad, Subramanyapura Main Road,Padmanabhanagar T: 080-4201-4000 Veg by Nature

With prime spots across the city, Veg by Nature focuses on serving healthy vegetarian food. 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 Zen-sation With plush interiors, comfortable seating, an expansive rooftop and a stunning views of Lalbagh amidst greenery, the restaurant takes dining - experience to a whole new level. Guests get to savour exquisite Indian and Italian delicacies. The Park Slope Hotel 466/11, Ashoka Pillar Road Jayanagar, 2nd Block T: 080-26565466, 32489031 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 NORTH INDIAN

Under the Mango Tree 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 Vanani The forest-themed restaurant pays is named after the goddess of forest –Vanani. With its forest like décor, the restaurant

Angeethi Among the foremost dhabastyle restaurants in the city, complete with charpoys, Angeethi continues to score with its food, especially the tandoori dishes including rotis, and the tandoori chicken. The lunch buffet is great value for money. Museum Inn, 1, Museum Road T: 080- 080-41113340 Average meal for two ` 800-900 Bakasur As the name suggests, Bakasur (a man who eats in huge

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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

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

Baluchi Simple and elegant, the focus at Baluchi is all about the food. Specialising in frontier food, it has some innovative dishes such as the cold kababs which are actually brilliant. The rotis, rann, stuffed morels and biryani are delicious. Th Lalit Ashok, Kumara Krupa, High Grounds T: 080-30527777/3052 Average meal for two ` 5000

Copper Chimney Inside a mall is probably not the best of locations, but the views of the city that the restaurant offers is fantastic. Among the favourites here are the kababs, the chicken gravies, rotis and the grilled prawns; do check out the desserts as well. 47/48, Victoria Embassy Central, Residency Road T: 080-66111800/66111900 Average meal for two ` 800-900

Banjara One of the locality's old timers, with a pleasing dĂŠcor 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

Dum Pukht Jolly Nabobs A throwback to the Colonial past, both in terms of ambience and food, the restaurant provides one of the those rare 'aah' moments with its food. The delicious kakori kabab is an absolute must; try also the lamb shanks, chicken rezala and dum biryani. ITC Windsor, 25 Windsor Square, Golf Course Road T: 080-22269898 Average meal for two 40005000

Barbeque Factory Known for its succulent kababs and gourmet food, Barbeque Factory provides a unique dining experience. Savour the culmination of spices in their biryanis and round your meal off with a traditional Indian Meetha Paan. Lotus 612/1, 80 feet Road, 4th Block, Koramangala T: 080-41505325, 9686269976 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 By the Blue Enjoy the poolside view and delectable grills in this speciality Indian restaurant. Grand Mercure Bangalore 12th Main, 3rd Block Koramangala T: 080-45121212 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

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Gramin No nonsense eatery, which doesn't believe in ostentation, Gramin is loved for its all veg fare which is simple, healthy and easy on the stomach. No greasy or creamy stuff here. Apart from the thali, popular dishes include the haryali dal, rotis and simple veg subzis. 20, 7th Block, Raheja Arcade Koramangala, T: 080-41104104/41104103 Average meal for two Rs 300 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 Golmaal Parathas Golmaal Parathas offers a total of 99 different varieties of delicious parathas. Near Jyothi Nivas College, Khb Colony, 5th Block, Koramangala, T: 080- 42085757

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 Gufha The restaurant themed like a natural cave promises an unusual dining experience. The restaurant provides a true jungle-like ambience with even the wait staff dressed like jungle men. It serves Afgani and Peshawari cuisines. The President Hotel 79/8, Diagonal Road Jayanagar, 3 Block T: 080-41808777, 9980909192 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 Kabab Studio Located on a hotel terrace, the ambience combines the great views it provides. As the name indicates, it specialises in kakbas, especially the galouti and chicken tikka; it has a fair share of North Indian menu that's pretty good. Goldflinch, 32/3, Cresent Road T: 080-41291300 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 Khansama Muted lighting, elegant furniture and royal touches such as battle scenes and portraits, make this a unique dining space. The food is good by and large, but some of innovations are interesting like the cheese and olive nan and salmon kabab. UB City, Level 2, Vittal Mallya Road T: 080- 41114499/4477/4466 Average meal for two ` 800 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 Klub The Taj's brand specialising in Indian with a twist, the restaurant at the West End is beautiful, opening into the sprawling lawns. It has a delectably huge menu; try the dal makhni, rotis, some of the chicken dishes, the fish fry, and end with some mouth watering desserts. Taj West End Race Course Road T: 080- 66605660 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 ` 2400 to Rs.3000 Mast Kalandar Honest to goodness, simple, veg North Indian fare chain, this is a fusion of fast food and sitdown, in that you have to order your food at the counter. Nevertheless, it is very popular with such dishes as kadichawal, rajma-chawal and parathas flying off the shelves. 420, 80 feet road, 6th block, Koramangala, Opp Federal Bank T: 080-41214646 Also at : Jeevanbheema Nagar T: 080-41538606, 42292871 Banashankari T: 080-41282465, 42083474 Average meal for two ` 100 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 Mokshh's Dhaba With no frills attached and the perfect old world charm, Mokshh Dhaba offers you hands on experience on solid, hearty Indian and Tandoori food. Mokshh, Sarjapura Road T: 7259454005 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 Oye Amritsar Dhaba style décor, complete with 'puncher shop' milestones and graffiti, the fare is truly hearty Punjabi fare; the highway mutton curry and fish tikka are great.

20, 4rd Floor, Asha Enclave, Church Street T: 080-41122866 Average meal for two ` 600 Also at: No 54, Near Vijaya Bank and Diagonal Opp To Nilgiris, 6TH BLK, Canara Bank Road Koramangala T: 080- 66497484 3rd Floor, Royal Meenakshi Mall, Hulimavu, Bannerghatta Road T: 080-25125200/67080201 2nd Main Road, Indiranagar T: 080- 41232111 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 Punjab Grill An endeavour by Jiggs and Zorawar Kalra. The restaurant offers the most authentic Royal Frontier food from the regions of undivided Punjab. Treat your taste buds to a variety of kababs prepared using Tandoor, Sighri, Tawa and Kadhai. Punjab Grill by Jiggs Kalra SJR Primus, Ground Floor, Koramangala, 7th Block T: 080-40902161 / 62 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 Ramana's A simple restaurant with white walls adorned with tribal art, spices packed in glass cases on the partitions; uncomplicated veg fare yet very tasty. Try the khasta roti, bharwan mirchi, veg kadai and dals. HM, Geneva House, 14, Cunningham Road T: 080- 080-22263200 Average meal for two ` 350-400

Royal Afghan Located by the poolside of the Windsor, the restaurant has a nice elegance to it. The fare is mostly frontier with a touch of heartiness to it, especially the tandoori kababs, rotis and gravies while the biryani though is delicious. ITC Windsor, 25, Windsor Square, Golf Course Road T: 080-22269898 Sahib Sindh Sultan Designed like a railway compartment, this is a rather charming and unique restaurant. Check out the atta chicken cooked in a pocket of wheat dough; try also the chicken curries, the railway mutton curry and sinful Indian sweets. Level 2, Forum Mall, Hosur Road, T: 080-22067878 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 Soul is a contemporary Indian specialty restaurant in Svenska hotel. This fine-dining restaurant offers the best of Indian cuisine. Svenska Hotel, 56D, Electronic City, Opposite Wipro Gate no. 5, T: 080-44310000 Tandoor

Average meal for two ` 450 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 Taste of Rampur A reference to the royal chefs of Rampur, the restaurant is done for comfort with plush cushions. The food is rather good, and not meant for calorie-counters; have the kababs, gosht nahari, Mughlai roti and kaali mirch murgh. 24, 1st Floor Industrial Layout 5th Block, Koramangala T: 080-41460000, 41102888 Average meal for two ` 600-750 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. st 1 FLOOR, 25/4, Lavelle Road, Above Barista T: 080-41552225/9901066246 Terracotta

Among the city's old time North Indian restaurants, the décor is rather ornate while the ambience is suited for leisurely meals. Favourites include almost the breads, kababs, achari gosht and tandoori veggies. 28, Cenetary Bldg, M G Road T: 080- 25596961/25584620

Airy and bright, fronted by trees, this is a classy restaurant. Especially interesting is the walk through kitchen where you can

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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 The Pink Poppadom Glitzy and glamourous, the restaurant is all about classy elegance, looking out across rain trees. The Awadhi fare here is rich and exotic, especially the tandoor and fried kababs including the hara bhara kabab; also try the prawns, dal makhni, rann and the rotis. The Ista Hotel, 1/1 Swami Vivekananda Road Ulsoor, T: 080-25558888 Average meal for two ` 800 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 Tiger Trail The hunting references can get a bit overwhelming, what with the leopard skins prints but the place is rather cosy. Have the chaats, kababs, malwani chicken, saag paneer, masala prawns and jeera pulao. Ramada, 11, Park Road, Near Indian Express T: 080 -22865566 Average meal for two ` 600 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 Umerkot Rather plain and unassuming, don't let the dĂŠcor throw you. The food is excellent; start with kababs and try the murgh Afghani and dal as well. The

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biryani is good too. 30, 4th block, 80 Feet Road Koramangala T: 080-25500426 Average meal for two ` 500

mouth watering Persian cuisine and Sheeshas. st 1, 1 Floor, Church Street T: 080-41478209

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

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

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 NORTH EAST INDIAN NE Diner A no-frills restaurant with simple decor, it serves authentic North-Eastern cuisine at reasonable prices. 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

Sufi 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 PORTUGUESE Nando's

Nando's is a restaurant from the international chain of AfroPortuguese restaurants which is spread across five continents. It 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

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 Murg-taka-tak with your choice of beverage. Ganapa Towers, 4th floor Sarjapur outer ring road, Bellandur Junction Sarjapura Road T: 080-42022727 / 080-42024747 / 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 Adyar Anand Bhavan A Chennai chain which has made it big here, the outlets are bright and uniform with no pretensions. The dosas, akki rotti and pongal are good as are some of the chaats; other dishes are basic. Steer clear of the North Indian and Chinese fare. 7 Block, Koramangala T: 080-41466299

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.

Also at: BTM Layout T: 080-41466399 Indiranagar T: 080-41280909 Ganganagar T: 080-41515454 Average meal for two Rs 100 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 Brahmin's Coffee An eatery in a garage with just four items and the eating on the pavement are not likely to instil confidence but the crowds will inspire. Idlis with runny chutney are the highlight, while the vada and chow chow bhath are mere supporting actors. Ranga Rao Road (Near Shankar Mutt), Shankarpuram 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 Dakshin High profile, high end and absolutely elegant, the restaurant is all about South Indian in a fine dining setting. Apart from the thali, try the meen moilee, kozhambu, sweet appams and fish curries. ITC Windsor, 25, Windsor Square, Golf Course Road T: 080-22269898 Average meal for two ` 1500 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 Halli Mane Designed to look like a village home, as the name indicates, the place is far too crowded always, no question of lingering. The thali is quite basic but opt for the kadubu or the akki and ragi rottis, and

have the divine filter coffee. 3rd cross, Sampige Road, Malleswaram T: 080- 41279754 Average meal for two ` 180-200 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 Kamat Yatrinivas A restaurant complex serving North and South Indian fare, it is the North Karnataka segment on the top floor which draws the crowds. Thali meals on banana leaves is the only item, but the jowar rotis with an array of curries including brinjal, sprouts and lentils is delicious and very spicy. 1st Main, 1st Cross, Gandhinagar T: 080-22260088/22263727 Average meal for two ` 150 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 Maiya's This is a South-Indian restaurant started by Sadanand Maiya, son of the founder of the renowned food brand MTR. Spread across three floors it has different restaurants one each floor. From sweets and savouries to breakfast and dinner, Maiya's offers a wide range of delicacies for every palate. 459/30, 30th Cross, 4th Block, Jayanagar T: 080-43414400 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 Sanjeevanam Cholayil Sanjeevanam is a healthy vegetarian restaurant. The food is prepared based on naturopathic principles and is in fact prepared only in earthen, bronze and copper vessels. The food also has the approval of doctors and dieticians. 50, 100 Feet Road, Opp. Kendriya Sadhan Madivalla Bus Stop 2nd Block, Koramangala T: 080-25631962, 25634430 SLV No dĂŠcor 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 South Indies Vegetarian high end dining became popular with this elegant restaurant that serves vegetarian from the four South Indian states. Check out the appams and parotas with stews and curries, tamarind and tomato rice and various sweets. 147, Chevron Hotel, Infantry Road T: 080-41636363 Average meal for two ` 600 Also at: No 840/A, 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar T: 080-41636363/ 41636365 No.23, Old No.1185, 26th Main Road, Jayanagar 9TH Block T: 080-22443434/ 41636364 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 Upsouth This restaurant, offers combo

meals with a unique combo options such as Masala Dosa, Puri, Sambar vada, Ghee Idly Sambar, Kesari bhath with Sambar and 3 Chutneys with Buttermilk , in a single combo! 26th Main Road, 9th Block, Jayanagar, Opp Ragigudda temple T: 918022443434 Also at: Mantri Square T: 918022667377 Orion Mall, Brigade Gateway T: 080 22682268 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 Aioli BBQ and Grill Smoke House Aioli BBQ is a Mediterranean fusion cuisine restaurant. Don't miss their salads, grilled spicy vegetarian sausages, oriental prawn skewers and grilled stuffed eggplant. No 409, 1st Floor, 5th Main, 2nd Block, HRBR Layout T: 080- 4208 4259, 096 63 611776 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 IBIS-Executive Bar & Grille Enjoy a sumptuous meal by the pool at IBIS. Dig into a lipsmacking range of barbeques which includes a special spread for kids. The Zuri Hotel, ITPL Road, Whitefield, T: 080-66657272

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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 Miller's 46 This is for hardcore sizzler fans in a Wild West setting, complete with rough wooden tables and waiters in cowboy costume. The food is uniformly good, their signature being the Chateaubriand, though the choice of sides, such as potatoes, is interesting. 46, Millers Road, Vasanthnagar T: 080- 41131746 Average meal for two ` 400 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 The Grill House One more Wild West themed sizzler eatery, it has the usual steaks and sizzlers, but some of

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the starters like the prawns in a glass and the sides like the Mexican potatoes are great add ons. 43, 7th main Road, Indiranagar T: 080- 25256571/32972411 Average meal for two ` 600

pizza, the chain comes up with innovations every few months, the latest being the cheesy bites. The tomato basil soup is excellent; service is friendly. 54 Monarch Plaza, Brigade Road T: 080- 3988-3988/ 41129994

Also at: No.8/6, Kensington Point, Gurudwara, Ulsoor Lake, Ulsoor Road T: 080-40977011

Also at: New BEL Road T: 080- 3988-3988/ 23519701 Banashankari T: 080- 3988-3988/ 26710997 Forum Mall T: 080- 22067994 Jayanagar T: 080- 3988-3988/ 26532999 Kanakapura Main Road T: 080- 3988-3988/ 26542999 Cunningham Road T: 3988-3988/ 22282410 R T Nagar T: 080- 3988-3988/ 23331507 Basaweshwar Nagar T: 080-3988-3988/ 41287999 Domlur T: 080-3988-3988/ 41538420 CMH Road T: 080-3988-3988/ 25260999 Kamanahalli T: 080-3988-3988/ 25435999 Koramangala T: 080-3988-3988/ 25533999 Sadashiv Nagar T: 080-3988-3988/ 23312752 Vijay Nagar T: 080-3988-3988/ 23146498 Coles Road T: 080-3988-3988/ 25512693 Mantri Square T: 080-39883988

PIZZAS (chains and home delivery) Domino's Thin crust pizzas are the speciality here, especially the margherita. Garlic bread and chicken wings are nice but the pastas are a disappointment. 37/2, Chicago Avenue, Cunningham Road T: 080-22374591/ 22385855/ 66/ 77 Also at: Indiranagar T: 080 – 25217444 Electronic City T: 080-65733856/ 57/ 65624873/ 41573880 Rex Theater T: 080-25599075/ 77/ 25322333 Koramangla T: 080-25528888 Jayanagar T: 080 – 26659696 Malleshwaram T: 23343330-32/ 35/ 36/ 39/ 42/ 46/ 41280822 BTM Layout T: 080-26687722 Papa John's A generic pizza joint, the barbecued veg pizza and the chicken pizza are great choices. Phoenix Idiom, Plot No.35 Airport Road, Murugeshpalaya, Jivan Bimanagar Range T: 080- 41507272 Also at: Koramangala T: 080-40997272 HSR Layout T: 080-42197272 Jayanagar T: 080-42107272 Kammanahalli T: 080-41237272 Bashweshwarnagar T: 080- 42157272 R T Nagar T: 080- 41307272 Pizza Hut Loved for its deep dish and pan

Pizza Corner Clearly aimed at the young and yuppie generation, it has some good appetisers and soups, but the pizzas, especially with the Indian flavours, rule. The conizza is a fave with kids. 121,Money Centre, Op To Forum, 7th Blk,Indl Lyt,Hosur Rd, Koramangala T: 080-41104605, 41104606, 44112233 Also at: Bannerghatta Road T: 080-44112233 Jayanagar T: 080-41474472, 44112233 Indiranagar T: 080-41154083, 41154084 T: 080-Hebbal 44112233 Cox Town T: 080-41250034, 41250035, 44112233 Whitefield T: 080-41693022, 44112233 Electronic City

T: 080-44112233 Old Madras Road T: 080-41665009, 44112233 Magrath Road T: 080-41241357, 44112233 Malleswaram T: 080-44112233 Whitefield Main Road T: 080--65467106 Peenya Indl Area T: 080-41325888 M G Road T: 080-44112233 Residency Road T: 080-41210022, 44112233

BAKERIES AND CONFECTIONARIES Breadworks One of the new-fangled deli kind of stores, this nevertheless dishes up some interesting breads including baguettes, sour dough and multigrain, as well as sandwiches and cakes. Other items on offer include cookies, brownies and such like. Tr3, 4th Floor, Esteem Mall, Bellary Road T: 080-41610832 Also at: No 37, Next To Reva Show Room, 7th Cross, Lavelle Road T: 080-41497129 No 294, 6th Main, Hal 2nd Stage, Indiranagar T; 080- 42115554 Spencers, 1ST Block, Opp Wipro Technology Park, Koramangala 080-25522053 692/1, 16th Main, 6TH A Cross, 3RD Block, Behind BDA Complex, Koramangala 080-41110570 503, 4TH Cross, 2ND Block, Hrbr Layout, Kalyan Nagar 080-40901323 No.G-03, Ascends Square Mall, Itpl, Whitefield Main Road, Whitefield 080-28026541 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


Bun World An erstwhile Iyengar bakery chain that got a makeover, the cakes and pastries are as yummy as ever, but there plenty of other goodies like puffs, stuffed buns and cookies that are delectable. 52/1, 17th Cross, 10th Main, Malleswaram T:080-23314456 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 Cake Walk Cake walk offers fresh cream cakes, fantasy cakes, premium cakes, cheese cakes, desserts, pies and brownies. They also undertake orders for special occasions. No.754, NR Cmh Signal, Sri Krishna Temple Road, Indiranagar T: 080-66492825 Also at: No. 437, 8th Mn,4th Blk, Koramangala T: 080-41463329, 41463169/9379480401 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 Cookie Man Cookie Man, launched in India in January 2000 by Australian Foods (I) Pvt. Ltd, is a premium range of cookies made from unique recipes. It is India's No 1

brand of fresh baked cookies. Steeped in Australian tradition and exemplifying a youthful international palate, Cookie Man's cookies have the same superior standard and premium quality across the world which is made with finest ingredients available. Mantri Square 1, Sampige Road Malleswaram T: 080-30160163 Also at: Forum Mall, Koramangala T: 080-22067766 Garuda Mall magrath Road T: 080-41126710 Airport T: 080-66783907 Forum Value Mall, Whitefirld T: 080- 40961440 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 Daily Bread A chain that stocks a great variety of breads including whole wheat, multigrain, garlic and muesli. Also has muffins, sandwiches and salads. 43, 4th B Cross, 5th Block, Koramangala Industrial Area, Koramangala T: 080-43436666 Also at: Banerghatta Road T: 080-64546662 C V Raman Nagar T: 080-42053475 HRBR Layout T: 080-64554592 J P Nagar T: 080-64526672 Indiranagar T: 080-64526665 Jayanagar T: 080-64524223 Sadashivnagar T: 080-64526671 Ulsoor T: 080-64526669 Forum Value Mall T: 080-64554594 R T Nagar T: 080-42146829 Sarjapur T: 080-64546665 HSR Layout T: 080-65833513

Kundanahalli T: 080-65832439 Church Street T: 080-64526667

savories. Le Meridien, 28, Post Box-174, Sankey Road T: 080-22262233, 22282828

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

Lavonne An academy, patisserie and cafĂŠ; 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

French Loaf A chain of deli kind of outlets, breads, baguettes, paninis and pizza bases apart, it has some great quiches, croissants, tarts, cakes and pastries. The cashew, choco chip and plain home make cookies are excellent. 1/3, Ulsoor Road T: 080-32217203 Also at: 1, Clarke Road, Richards Town, Frazer Town T: 080-32480810 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 Just Bake Just Bake offers cakes, pastries, snacks, chocolates, sandwiches and burgers at reasonable. They also undertake special orders for birthday cakes and wedding cakes. Mantri Square 1, Sampige Road, Malleswaram T: +91 9632671772/ 8970650626 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 La Boulangerie The hotel's pastry shop, at the lobby level, is a fave place for those in between times for a range of pastries, sweets, cookies, chocolates and

Li'l Juliet Is a pastiche of dessert boutique. They have a wide range of goodies to choose from, Brownies like Chocolate Walnut, Cheesecake Swirl, Pies and Tarts like Blueberry and Peach Frangipane, Orange Dark Chocolate Macarons, Mango Coconut Mousse Cake, Cold Desserts like Chocolate and Strawberry Trifle. And, a whole lot more! Central Kitchen No.86 ground floor, St John's Church Road T: 9620133555/9740002211 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 Oven Fresh True to its name, the cakes and bakes in this eatery are fresh. Apart from the ubiquitous breads, it serves up some nice cream pastries as well as sandwiches. Try the homemade style cookies as well. 40&41, 5th cross, Near to Police station, Malleswaram T: 080- 23446173/32951245 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 Sweet Chariot A chain of bakeries, the cakes and bakes are good, but their diet cake is particularly well

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done. Some of the meal options are nice as well. 15/2, Residency Road T: 080-41309306 Also at: Indiranagar T: 080-25918869 Koramangala T: 080-41217697 Brigade Road T: 080-25580729 BTM Layout T: 080-41202072 J P Nagar T: 080-32016655 Sheshadripuram T: 080-41138507 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 Thom's Bakery A reputed old time neighbourhood bakery, the stuff is always warm and oven fresh. If you feel like a savoury bit, the veg and egg puffs are great. 1/2,Wheeler Road T: 080-25301860, 25361076 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. 68, 2nd Block, 2nd Main Road, Rajajinagar T: 080- 23324808

waffles and crepes, served with fresh fruit, ice cream and, of course, amazing chocolate! Mantri Square, F67, 1, Sampige Road, Malleswaram T: 080-30160153 Also at: No.25, Ground Floor, UB City, Vittal Mallya Road T: 080 41214925 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

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Also at: 1st flr, ST. Patricks Complex, Opp: EVA Mall, Brigade Road T: 080-66497978 ICE CREAMS and JUICES

Chocolicious Get the finest quality Belgian chocolates in Bangalore at Chocolicious. These hand-made chocolates are made to perfection using traditional chocolate making techinques – perefect gifting solution for any occasion. 2, Dickenson Road Commercial Street T: 080-42061999

Cioccolatini

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 / 08026489043 Flavour of the month - Check our What’s Happening Section

CHOCOLATIER Bliss Chocolate Lounge The 'Bliss Chocolate Lounge' is the first ever luxury chocolate destination designed to provide a luxurious ambience; it is a place to indulge in chocolate temptations and experience a whole new concept of chocolate meals prepared by international Chocolatiers. The menu includes mouth-watering delicacies like Spanish donuts,

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

Chocolate Junction An out and out chocolate place, with a wide variety of nut and fruit centres. Also available are hampers and gifting solutions, as well as a chocolate fountain that can be hired. 117, Annaswamy Mudaliar, Facing Ulsoor Lake, Ulsoor Lake, Dickenson Road T: 080- 25555195 / 25514908

Addict Juice Bar Addict is our honest attempt to create a Healthy fast food concept that will have you looking Fantastic, feeling Fabulous and bouncing all through the day with Energy. Our All Natural, Delicious Smoothies & Juices served in our chic cafes have all that it takes to keep you Happy, Healthy & Addicted. Mantri Square,S 67 1, Sampige Road Malleswaram T: +91 9743937333 Baskin Robbins Not just great ice creams but the tingling aroma of freshly made waffles lends a rather unique touch; fave flavours are banana caramel, almond, plain chocolate, Belgian chocolate and chco chip. 617, Opp Anjaneya Temple, 6TH Block, 80ft Road, Koramangala T: 080-41303424 Also at: Magrath Road T: 080-9341261675 Frazer Town T: 080-41540256 HSR Layout T: 080-42134005 Marathahalli T: 080-66591999 Whitefield

T: 080-64548597 Hebbal T: 080-41157883 Malleswaram T: +91 9341054308 Jayanagar T: 080-9686336389 New BEL Road T: 080-23601449 Kalyan Nagar T: 080-40903598 Bella Mooz The ice cream parlour offers refreshing smoothies, slurrpys, floats, ice cream, cookie sandwiches and ice cream cakers. 16/2 Phoenix Arcade Church Street, Richmond Town, T: 080-25593711 Cane Crush/Cane-O-La A chain of sugarcane juice outlets with multiple flavours, these offer a hygienic option for juice lovers who are fussy about the pavement crusher. 1, MIG, 1st A Main Road, Sector B, Yelanhanka New Town 9900441231, 9449523053 Opp Indian Bank, Ashoka Market, Avenue Road Opp Water Tank, Next Shanti Sagar, Domlur Also at: 44/1 Bull Temple Road, Near Dodda Ganapathi Gudi, Basavanagudi 9449077700 19/B,, 7th Crs, 5th Mn Rd, Papanna Blk, Ganganagar, 9980913007 70, 11th Mn,30th Crs,4th Blk, Jayanagar, 080-41210004 Coconut Express Coconut Express uses fresh tender coconuts to make a variety of beverages. Their specialities include exotic kulfis, low calorie chocolates and cakes without gelatin and eggs. Garuda Mall, Magrath Road T: +91 9739403211 Also at: Forum Value Mall, Whitefield Airlines Hotel, Lavelle Road ITPL Corner House Probably Bangalore's most endearing ice cream place with an array of flavours; death by chocolate, a combo of choc cake, ice cream, choc sauce and nuts is a meal in itself and an overriding favourite. Try also apple pie with ice cream and mango ice cream. 1225, Opp To Ragi Gudda


Temple, 26th Main, Jayanagar 9th Block T: 080-26540925/25550885 Also at: 363/364, 1st A Main, 7th Block, Koramangala T: 080-41103654 Whitefield Main Road T: 080-28495444 Seshadripuram T: 080-23447520 HRBR Layout T: 080-65465551 Residency Road T: 080-25550885, 25583262 New Bel Road T: +91 9845196617, 9902196610, 9845196610 Yelahanka New Town T: +91 9845196617 Indiranagar T: +91 9880846251 Residency Road T: +91 25583262, 25550885 Cream and Fudge Factory A range of ice cream flavours, try the mix and match where they will pair or mix any number according to what you want. 368 , 7th Block, Opposite Forum Mall, Koramangala T: 080-41726222 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, Richmond Road T: +91 9980139070 Dolci Desserts Dolci offers some of the most delicious Italian desserts like merengues, tarts, pies, cakes and croissants. Fresh out of the oven, these tasty treats are hard to resist. 18/3, Ali Askar Road T: 080-40977132 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 Gelato Pazzo Black granite tables and wooden chairs make for a cozy place. The ice creams are good, though not

fabulous, but generous and great value for money. 10th Main, BTM II Stage, BTM Layout T: 080- 65676444 Juice Junction A functional juice parlour, it does fresh fruit juices which are a favourite with patrons who love healthy choices. Devatha Plaza, Residency Road T: 080-22241077 Also at: 23, St. Marks Road T: 080-22109112 Jeevanbhima Nagar T: 080-25250089 Wilson Garden T: 080-22293381 M G Road T: 080-25550712 Jus Booster Juice Booster Juice Smoothies are delicious, nutritious and thick chilled beverages. Made with the best fruit from around the world! A delicately blended mĂŠlange of whole fruits, juices and yogurt go into each smoothie. Only real berries are used - strawberries, raspberries and blue berries imported from Europe and South America that pack in natural vitamins and antioxidants. Mantri Square, F50 1, Sampige Road Malleswaram T: 080-30160057

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 Orchard Fresh Made of pink and white interiors, apt for an ice cream place, It has some rare flavours like lemon grass and prune. Flavour combos are a good way to try different varieties at one go. Shed No.4, 600/676, Next to Wockhardt Hospital, Bharath Industrial Estate, Bannerghatta Road T: 080-26492015

Mamma Mia A chain of ice cream and frozen yogurt outlets, it is making waves for the latter, especially the baileys, fruit froyos and sorbets. 6th main, 4th cross, HAL 2nd stage, Indiranagar T: 080- 41149465

Polar Bear When you want to chill out in style, the place is "Polar Bear" Ice cream zone which serves grand tastes in great ambience. The setting is perfect for youngsters and family outing. Their signature product, Ice Cream Pizza, has already won thousands of hearts all over Bangalore. Right from the alltime favourite Vanilla and Strawberry, to the latest entrant natural flavours such as Kashmir Kesar, the menu is exhaustive which also comprises of Gud Bud, Death by Chocolate, Brownie Fudge and Hot Chocolate Fudge, Polar Bear has come up with its own Ice Cream Salad, Fruit N Cake, Fresh Orange Sundae, Coffee Kick and Kesar Kulfi to name a few. Mantri Square, F68 1, Sampige Road Malleswaram T: 080-30160077

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

Richie Rich Among Bangalore's old timers, the flavours run the usual gamut, but its reputation runs on the freshness of its flavours. 5, SNS Plaza, Kumara Krupa Road, Sivananda Circle, Kumara Park East, Kumara Park T: 080- 22269655/ 30589655

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

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 Willy Vaniliy Willy Vaniliy is an upmarket gourmet dine-in restaurant. Catering to burgers, sundaes and ice-creams of authentic Belgium flavours, it provides a complete gourmet experience. 58/A, Vishnu Priya Arcade, 18th Main, 5th Block, Koramangala T: 080-65470742 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 Palette Sprawling, bright and airy, the outlets are separated by space in the middle which goes all the way through down. Interesting choice of American and Indian fast food, while three restaurants and a sports bar share space as well. Mantri Square, Sampige Road Malleswaram 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 Spoon With different styles of seating, this is a bright and well lit food court. The Italian and Indian outlets have decent food, while there is a dedicated potato outlet dishing out fries and wedges. 3rd Floor, Sigma Mall, Cunningham Road Transit This is what gave Bangaloreans their first taste of food courts

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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 Brown Tree Enjoy dry fruits, exotic spices, organic food, health food, sugar free food, imported chocolates and biscuits, juices and syrups, low fat food, suparis and churans, gift hampers, teas and coffees and much more 42, Church Street, Bangalore, 560 001. T:080 4166-2527 /28 Also at: No 614, 6th Block, 80 Ft Road (Opp Mahindra Showroom), Koramangala T: 080-41901416 No 19, Sampige Road, 2 nd Cross, (Opp Reebok Showroom), Malleshwaram T: 080-42067091 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 Fabindia A lesser known fact is that it that this popular apparel and furnishings brand stocks several types of cereals, grains, pulses, spices, sugar, tea, coffee, honey, fruit preserves and herbs, classified under three categories. 152, Commercial Street T: 080-32905429 Also at: Hebbal Magrath Road T: 080-32922335 Indiranagar T: 080-32962101 Jayanagar T: 080-321971973 Koramangala T: 080-25520004 Whitefield T: 080-32966131

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Fava Deli & Gourmet 203, 2nd Floor, The Collection, UB City, 24 Vittal Mallya Road, T: 080-22117444 Foodworld Gourmet A part of the departmental store chain, this stocks the more high end variety of products be it pastas, olive oil, preserves, cold cuts, sausages, cheeses and the like. It sometimes also has vegetables not available elsewhere as well as fresh herbs. 88, Shariff Bhatia Towers M G Road T: 080-41474789 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 Gourmet West Gourmet West from Westside is another store that will fulfil all your gourmet needs and bring fine dining to your table. It offers a wide variety of items like cheeses, cold cuts, meats, olive oil, signature breads, dips, sauces, sandwiches, salads and more. Discover products from across the world at amazing prices. 1st Floor – Westside No.21, Forum Mall, Koramangala 080-6667012/66670124 1st Floor – WestsideCTS-15, Garuda Mall, Magrath Road 080-66641230/ 66641231 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 Lumiere Not just a store, but there's a restaurant as well which uses organic products; the store stocks organically grown grains,

pulses, honey, spices, nuts and food products like jams and squashes sourced from different parts of the country. 27/7, Sri Kote Ashirwad Towers, Outer Ring Road, Doddanekundi, Marathahalli T: 080-66389370 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 Namdhari's Fresh With branches all over the city, Namdhari's offers vegetables, fruits and herbs, though not everything is organic. Innovative and popular are its DIY packs for sambar, Thai curry etc. as well as the herb pots. 821, Kusal Arcade, Opp Indoor Stadium, 20th Mn, 8th Blk, Koramangala T: 080-41103777, 41103778 Also at: Jayanagar T: 080- 41502443, 41502444 Indiranagar T: 080- 41152909, 41152910 Banashankari T: 080-26794033 Residency Road T: 080-40220315, 40220316, 41233687 Langford Road T: 080-22111441 BTM Layout T: 080-41572605 Sarjapur Road T: 080- 41688568 HSR Layout T: 080-42134022 Banaswadi T: 080-41615837 Whitefield T: 080-25395201 Sorbet A classy gourmet store, it stocks more than 375 kinds of products that are mostly the ready to thaw-and-serve or heat-and-serve 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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Binge

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 Chic, contemporary styling with bright pink & blue hues added to hip hop & house music make for a heady mix, and we haven't even gotten to the cocktails yet. Chancery Pavillion, Residency Road T: 080-41414141 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 Bling Situated in Whitefield, Bling is an offering to the affluent & classy. Rich leather & wood form a major part of the décor. The Zuri, Rajpalya, Hoodi, ITPL Road, Whitefield T: 080-66657272

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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

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 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 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 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 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

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 2nd Floor, Concord Block UB City Mall, Vittal Mallya Road T: 080-42773636 Dublin All that the Irish have to offer in having a good night out (sans the temper), Dublin brings the charm of Ireland closer than ever. ITC Windsor, Windsor Square 25, 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 rd 3 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 offers a luxurious ambience and a spacious dance floor. Pick your favourite drink and groove to the music. Leela Palace, Opposite To Manipal Hospital, Old Airport Road T: 080-41265417/ 41265418 /9900448822 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 Another one of many English themed pubs in the city, Geoffrey's is thronged by rock lovers. Panelled wood walls create a nice, cosy atmosphere. The Royal Orchid Central Off Old Airport Road T: 080-25205566 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! Venue: 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 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

Highly recommended if you prefer conversation over music, the library bar makes you feel like a dignitary with its luxury & opulence. The Leela Palace, 23, Old Airport Road T: 080-30571234

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

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Mojo Opp Hyundai Showroom, Residency Road T: 080- 41142038

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

Monkey Bar The owners of the Olive, recently launched a pub called Monkey Bar which is also located on Wood Street. With a high ceiling and warm brown interiors, this gastro pub is Bangalore's slice of New York. Try their signature burgers and cocktails. Venue: No.14/1, Krishna Manare, Off Richmond Road, Wood Street, Ashok Nagar T: 080-41116878/ 080 41116879

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

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

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

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

Loveshack 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

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

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

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 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

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. Venue: 315, 4th Floor, HRBR Layout, 2nd Block 7th Main T: 080-30412940/ext: 502 Sherlock Holmes 60/1, Cole's Road, Frazer Town T: 080-2551 0669, 9886035778 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 Skyye Lounge Bar Situated at the 16 floor of UB City, the Skyye lounge bar is highly chic with very good ambience. UB City, Vittal Mallya Road, T: 080-49090000 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 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

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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 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 The Pub World Laxmi Plaza, 65, Residency Road, T: 080- 25585206 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

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

Trader Vic's Mai Tai Lounge 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

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

Trinity Club Lounge

This modernistic lounge bar offers a wide range of alcoholic beverages, cocktails, and snacks to savour with your drink. A perfect place to relax with 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

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


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ANTIQUES & ARTEFACTS Artefacts True to its name, this store is all about artefacts, and 5,000 sq.ft. of them. The store stocks a large collection of antiques and Indian art, of all types and from different times. Decorative artefacts in wood, metal, stone, as well as paintings, furniture and objects d'art also find space here. 33/17, Victoria Road 1st Cross, Xavier Layout T: 080-25560987, 25564931 E-mail: info@artefactsindia.com Asian Arts Emporium At the Asian Arts Emporium, you can find art objects, home accessories and furnishings. It is one of the city's leading manufacturers, exporters and sellers of hand-knotted carpets, handicrafts and jewellery. 8, Cunningham Road Vasantha Nagar T: 080-22208963, 22208964 Karigari Karigari is a 'concept theme art jewellery' brand. It is an exclusive 'ear rings' brand that encapsulates contemporary designs with traditional Indian designs. Its collection ranges from 'Swarovski and Metal', Fusion, Rajwada, Kashmiri, Assymetrical C collection etc. Mantri Square, K/FF/04 1, Sampige Road Malleshwaram T: +91 9810053710 Krishtie Antique Art This store brings together a unique collection of antiques, European and Mysore paintings, bohemian chandeliers, curios, rose and teak wood furniture, Satsuma vases and lots more. 7, Airport Road, Domlur T: 080-25357334 Maheen The store sells exquisite brass figures, hand finished to perfection. The wide range includes Ganesha, Buddha, Tara and other God figures; watches & telescopes; handcrafted mango wood pillars & chowkis, Rajasthani paintings and other artefacts. Mantri Square, S 31 1, Sampige Road, Malleshwaram T: 080-22557066 Swarovski The luxury brand offers a range

of precision-cut crystal glass and related products including crystal sculptures and miniatures, jewellery and couture, home decor, chandeliers, and beads and rhinestones. 1st Floor, Monarch Plaza Brigade Road T: 080-25320733 Also at: Forum Mall Hosur Road; T: 080-22067788 Garuda Mall Magrath Road; T: 080-66641088 The Vintage Shop The shop offers a wide range of antiques, period furniture, artefacts, paintings, home accessories, gifts, paintings, wall hangings and vases. 103, Oxford House 15, Rustam Bagh Main Road Off Airport Road T: 080-25278777, 25279777 BOOKS, STATIONERY & STORAGE Archies The store has an exclusive range of greeting cards, gifts and soft toys. Mantri Square,F 12 1,Sampige Road, Malleshwaram T: 080-65682572 Axis Books Axis Books has an impressive collection of books ranging from fictional to non-fictional, general to academic and professional to personal. The store also has a well stocked section for stationery items. 330/9, 2nd Main, Intermediate Ring Road Amarjyothi Layout T: 080-41526657, 40383838 Crossword Browse through all the genres of books here – from fiction, self-help, travel and food to non-fiction, children's books, bestsellers and magazines. The store also has a DVD and stationery section. Books & More Enterprises Ground Floor, ACR Towers 32, Residency Road T: 080-255824 11/12/13/14/15 Also at: Indiranagar; T: 080-25213009/10/11/12 Garuda Mall Magrath Road; T: 080-66641225 Bannerghatta Road;

T: 080-41317255 Whitefield Main Road; T: 080-40961058 / 40961471 Gangaram's Book Bureau One of the city's homegrown bookstores, this stalwart boasts a vast and varied collection of books. These range from popular fiction, non-fiction, computing and self-help to health, management, art, biographies and food. 72, 1st, 2nd & 3rd Floor MG Road T: 080-25323289, 25581617, 25581113, 25581618 Higginbothams This bookstore stands out in its historic elegance amidst the newer stores on MG Road. Dating back to the city's colonial era, Higginbothams is among the oldest book stores in the city. On its racks are poetry, fiction, text books, coffee table books etc., along with stationery, maps and postcards. 68, MG Road Next to Deccan Herald T: 080-25586574 Hobby Ideas Want to engage your child in a creative activity in his/her spare time? Here is a treat! Hobby Ideas is a store where you can foster your child’s creative talents with various activities like Candle Craft, Fabric Craft, Ceramic Craft and lots more. #5, Priyanka House, 100 Feet Road, HAL 2nd Stage, Indiranagar T: 25200304/ 9880111033/ 9880011033 Howards Storage World Howards Storage World is an Australian-based speciality retailer of storage and organisational products for the home and office. Their products include kitchen baskets, food containers and pantry organisers, shower caddies and bathroom accessories, laundry

trolleys, clothes' baskets and drying aides, bedroom storage baskets, jewellery organisers and shoe racks and modular wine cellars. Mantri Square, S 71-73 1, Sampige Road, Malleshwaram T: 080-22667313 Landmark Landmark has one of the widest range of titles, over 120,000 in fact. Its books span all the genres – bestsellers, business guides, fiction, biographies, computer science and a whole lot more. The store also stocks music, gifts, stationery, games and even has a home section. The Forum, Koramangala T: 080-42404240 Also at: Garuda Swagat Mall, Jayanagar T: 080-42404444 Gopalan Mall, Old Madras Road T: 080-22277121 Office Depot Office Depot retails office products and services like business machines, computers, computer software and office furniture, and their business services include copying, printing, document reproduction, mailing and shipping. Mantri Square, F 40-42 1, Sampige Road Malleshwaram T: 080-22667373 Oxford Bookstore Oxford Bookstore has two vibrant stores in the city, with one set in the swanky Leela Galleria. Over 100,000 titles spread over 89 sections is available here, along with music, gifts and art material. A trendy café, Cha Bar, is attached to the bookstore. The Leela Galleria Leela Palace 23, Airport Road

Variety Book Store Variety Book Store is a well-known books and magazines outlet on Church Street. It stocks a variety of Indian and International magazines and best sellers. 48, West Of K C DAS, Church Street, St Marks Road T: 080-4091 3287 / 4153 1382

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The Magazine Store The Magazine Store, located at the basement of Prestige RR building on Church Street, stores an array of magazines and newspapers from across the world. The store with an area of 2000 sqft has both national and international magazines on every possible topic including motorbikes, health, photography and housekeeping. Also available are the back issues of various magazines. 55, B 04, Prestige R R, Church Street T: 080-4146 4669 / 4132 5879

T: 080-41155223 Also at: Jayanagar; T: 080-22457190 Reliance TimeOut With over 30,000 titles, sourced from national and international publishers, the stores impressive collection includes non-fiction, academic and professional books and books in six regional languages, apart from fiction, popular genres and a big children's section. This mega store also has stationery, toys, gifts and accessories. 74, Cunnigham Road, Vasanthanagar T: 080-41286025 Also at: Mantri Square Malleshwaram; T: 080-22667122 Sankars Started in 1967, this wellknown chain of bookstores has outlets all over the city, and stocks all categories of books. 393/394, 1st D Main Domlur Layout T: 080-25357899, 25350991 Email: info@sankarsbooks.com Also at: Safina Plaza; T: 080-25595074 Vivanta by Taj Residency Road; T: 080-25325621 The Atria; T: 080-22256785 Domlur; T: 080-25357899/25350911 Ranga Shankara; T: 080-26494656 Sapna Book House The largest book showroom in the country, according to the Limca book of Records, the store's strongpoint is its extensive range of information and education books and multimedia products. Sapna also stocks a large collection of Kannada literature. 80 Feet Road

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Opposite Chinnmaya Mission Krishna Temple Indiranagar T: 080-40455999 Also at: Jayanagar; T: 080-41307322 Gandhinagar; T: 080-40114455 Sadashivnagar; T: 080-23446444/5

Also at: Forum Mall, Koramangala; T: 080-32721999 Koramangala; T: 080-25537803, 41104428 Mantri Square; T: 080-22667315 USED BOOKS Blossoms Book House This is a landmark store for used books and new ones too. Spread across three floors, Blossoms is a browser's delight, featuring eclectic titles from fiction and art to sci-fi and philosophy. Church Street T: 080- 2532 0400, 2555 9733 E: info@blossombookhouse. com CLOTHING MEN, WOMEN & KIDS

Staples A joint venture between Staples Inc and Future Group, it is the largest office products company in India. It provides products including technology, supplies, promotional gifting and furniture products.

Alcott Alcott, derived from 'all cotton' is renowned Italian clothing line for men, women and kids. Mantri Square,UG 75 1, Sampige Road Malleshwaram T: 080-30160050

No.47, 15th Cross, Margosa road, Next to BSNL Telephone Exchange, Malleshwaram T: +91 9324325729

Alma Mater With over 15000 likes on facebook, Alma Mater is a rage among students, alumni, sports teams and corporates. Specialising in customised merchandise as well as merchandise for top schools and colleges, their product range includes sweatshirts, tshirts, mugs, cups, keychains and car stickers. 209, 4th Cross, 18th Main, 6th Block, Koramangala T: 080-41466559/ +91 9632479282 W: www.almamaterstore.in

Also at: J P Nagar; T: 080-40982447 Garuda Mall; T: 080-66962205/6 Koramangala; T: 080-40928007/8 Marathahalli; T: 080-66990606 Strand Book Stall Founded by the iconic bookseller, the late TN Shanbhag, Strand Book Stall has set a benchmark amongst bookstores in India. The store is known for its fine selection of books. S 113-114, Manipal Centre 1st Floor, South Block Dickenson Road T: 080-25580000, 25582222 William Penn William Penn houses premium pen brands as well as desktop and lifestyle accessories from around the world. 6, Ground Floor Garuda Mall, Magrath Road T: 080-41127993/92

period of time it has grown to seven cities across India. Cotton World has an appealing collection of apparels in clean lines, soothing colours and natural fabrics. 2, Barton Centre, M G Road T: 080-25589443, 25091025

Bossini The brand offers casual wear and formal wear for men, women and kids. Its kidswear is particularly extensive and targets 3 to 12-year-old children. 57, Defence Colony, 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar T: 080-41735963 Also at: 185, Brigade Road; T: 080-41513100 Commercial Street; T: 080-41513048 Cotton World India's first store dedicated to natural clothing was set up in Mumbai in 1987. Over the

Also at: Mantri Square Malleshwaram T: 080-22667030 Eastern Stores Eastern Stores has an exclusive collection of winter wears, from sweaters and thermals to mufflers and scarves. It stocks clothing from well known brands as well as non-branded quality items. 102/103, Commercial Street T: 080-25589526 Esprit This international brand is known for its funky and lively clothesline, featuring contemporary tees, pants, bags and accessories. 10, Ananda Bhavan, Next to Ffolio, Vittal Mallya Road T: 080-42110173 Also at: Garuda Mall Magrath Road T: 080-40913526 Hum India Stylish Western clothing from a string of international brands are available for men, women and kids. Party wear and lingerie are also available at the store's outlets. 6, Commercial Street T: 080-41130860 Also at: Church Street; T: 080-41122550 Lerros This German-based apparel brand offers attire for men and women in a style that portrays sporty, classic and feminine fashion. The brand promises uncomplicated fashion to suit a person's attitude and personality. 100 Feet Road, HAL 2ndStage Indiranagar T: 080-42131407 Madame Madame offers a wide range of impressive ethnic wear for women. Choose your own designer outfit for any occasion. Ground Floor Phoenix Market


City, Mahadevapura T: 080-33166353

Basaveshwara Nagar T: 080-42061098

Marks & Spencer This UK-based retailer offers all type of clothing ranging from formals to casuals for women and men. They also have a wide range of kids wear as well as personal care products. Mantri Square 1, Sampige Road Malleshwaram T: 080-22043501/5

Also at: Mantri Mall, Malleswaram T: 080-30160106 Jayanagar T: 080-41535429 Forum Mall, 21 Hosur Road T: 080-22067678

Also at: Garuda Mall Magrath Road; T: 080-66641117/9 Max This Dubai-based brand, offers trendy clothes for men and women, accessories including handbags and jewellery and footwear. Affordable prices and stylish designs are its big selling points. 119/120, Commercial Street T: 080-41517782, 41517781 Also at: Next to Sony World, Koramangala; T: 080-42405858, Next to ICICI Bank, CMH Road; T: 080-42171334 Opp to Khazana Jewellery, Jayanagar; T: 080-42517006 Banashakari, 3rd Stage; T: 080-42025294 Bannerghatta Road; T: +91 9980444900 Mantri Square; T: 080-39378530 Whitefield; T: 080-41796565 Pantaloons Pantaloons stocks trendy and hip collections of apparel and accessories for men, women and kids in sync with the latest fashions. Choose from a range of casual, ethnic, formal, party and sports wear. Mantri Square, UG07-09 1, Sampige Road Malleshwaram T: 080-30160085 Also at: Gopalan Mall, Old Madras Road & Gopalan Innovation Mall, Bannergatta Road T: 080-22277121 Provogue The brand offers a wide range of fashion formal, casual, sporty apparel for both men and women. Check out their jeans, womens wear, footwear and fashion accessories. 3rd Block,

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Reliance Trends Reliance Trends is a speciality store for apparels, bags, luggage and accessories from Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Retail group. It offers quality products from some of the best brands both Indian and international to pick from. 29th Cross, Geeta Colony 4th Block, Jayanagar T: 080-43444810 Also at: Mantri Mall Richmond Road; T: 080-41493333, 41493300 ShowOff The store stocks trendy clothes at an affordable price. From minimalistic clothes for a clean formal look to funky upbeat clothes for the night out to Indian ethnic wear, the store has it all. 452, Raj Mansion, 22nd Cross 3rd Block, Jayanagar T: 080-41301827, 41460266 Also at: Mantri Square; T: 080-30160046/7 Brigade Road; T: 080-41128805, 41128806 Commercial Street; T: 080-42109673, 42109674 Splash This trendy store is spread over an area of 8000 sqft and caters to the fashion-conscious youth in the city with its range of stylish Western wear. 46, Emporium Davanam, 76, Next To Cauvery Emporium, M G Road T: 080-25597335/ 25597337 United Colors of Benetton This edgy brand brings fun, funky casual wear for men, women and kids. There's also a sizeable selection of formal linen pants, jackets and shirts and attractive party clothes. Don't miss their collection of accessories, eyewear and foot wear. 1212, 100 Feet Road,

Hal 2nd Stage, Indiranagar T: 080-65306780, 65306781 Also at: The Forum Koramangala; T: 080-22067860 Magrath Road; T: 080-41473630 Mantri Square Malleshwaram; T: 080-22667010 Westside With a variety of designs and styles, Westside’s merchandise ranges from stylized clothes, footwear and accessories for men, women and children. 77, Commercial Street, Shivajinagar,Phone: 08025550036 Also at: Koramangala T: 080-66670121 Magrath Road T: 080-66641230 JP Nagar T: 080-26586733 Kuvempu Nagar T: 080-2340150/ 080-2340151 Orin Mall T: 080-67282222 Gopalan Innovation Mall, Bannergatta Road T: 080-22277121 Western Stores Woollen clothes for men and women are available at this store. It also stocks some ethnic clothes like sherwanis. 176/2, Commercial Street T: 080-25590403 Wills Lifestyle This clothing chain has a stylish apparel range for men and women, for work and after hours. 6, Brigade Road T: 080-41512632 Also at: Indiranagar; T: 080-41715665

26/1 Brigade Gateway, Dr Rajkumar Road T: 080-67282222 Phoenix Market City T: 080-67266121/122

KIDS WEAR Adam's Kids Adam's Kid is an international brand of kidswear which brings out great collections of kids western wears for the age group of 1 to 7 years. Mantri Square, S63 1, Sampige Road Malleshwaram T: 080-22667272

Gini & Jony A one-stop-destination for children's clothes, there are over 700 designs to choose from. The brand brings out two collections a year – SpringSummer and Autumn-Winter. Coles Road Junction Frazer Town T: +91 9886230100 Also at: Jayanagar; T: 080-41210914 Indiranagar T: 080-40939378 Mantri Square T: 080-22667257 I-VOW This exclusive brand, caters to children between the ages of 2 and 14 and offers over 600 trendy styles to choose from. Mantri Square, U S 22 1, Sampige Road Malleshwaram T: 080-22667019

Zara This Spanish brand needs no introduction. With a range of chic apparel and accessories for men, women and children, Zara's foray into Bangalore has been a much-awaited and welcomed one. Phoenix Market City, Mahadevapura, Whitefield Road T: 080-6726 6111 / 333

Lilliput This chain offers clothes and footwear for kids in the agegroup of 0-11 years. The store also stocks garments from the house of Cartoon Network, with designs of popular cartoon characters. 2nd Floor, Eva Mall Brigade Road T: 080-41127492

Also at: Orion Mall

Also at: Ulsoor Road; T: 080-41518324 Commercial Street;


T: 080-41130502 Mantri Square; T: +91 9886538212 MINC MINC is an eco-friendly lifestyle store for women and girls that retails apparel exclusively from organic cotton that is handspun & hand-woven (khadi) and coloured by natural dyes. Mantri Square 1, Sampige Road Malleshwaram T: 080-22667114 Reebok Juniors This sports store from the Reebok stable retails sports gear, apparel and footwear exclusively for young girls and boys. Mantri Square, U 21 1, Sampige Road Malleshwaram T: 080-22667149 Toon Kidz An international kids store chain that store apparels, accessories, toys, games and stationeries under one roof. The store provides international quality products at affordable price. Mantri Square, U 16 1, Sampige Road Malleshwaram T: 080-22667033 Weekender Kids Weekender offers a chic wardrobe for kids in the age group of 2-12 years. Western casuals and party wear, winter wear such as jackets and pullovers, accessories for kids — it's all out there. 21, Ground Floor The Forum, Hosur Road Koramangala T: 080-22067626 MEN'S WEAR Allen Solly This pan-Indian brand has outlets across the city offering an exclusive range of formal wear for men. Old 8, New 166, Commercial Street T: 080-41238085 Boggi Boggi is a premium Italian menswear brand. It offers clothing and accessories for men, which is at par with international standards. Mantri Square, UG 67-69 1, Sampige Road Malleshwaram

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T: 080-22667424 Celio The French men's clothing brand is specialised in men's ready-to-wear apparels. It offers a range of casual wears for the youth. Mantri Square, UG 67-69 1, Sampige Road Malleshwaram T: 080-22667303 Indigo Nation Indigo Nation offers stylish formal wear for men that complement contemporary lifestyles and tastes. 2011, Black Pearl, 100 Feet Road, HAL 2nd stage, Indiranagar T: 080-32973459 Also at: Jayanagar; T: 080-41219337 Hosur Road; T: 080-28523692 Khanate Khanate specialises in tailormade menswear. The store sources fabrics from around the world to create bespoke clothing. C- 19, Leela Galleria Airport Road T: 080- 4115 5774 Also at: Church Street; T: 080- 2559 4333 / 4112 1522 Indiranagar; T: 080- 4152 1673 Jayanagar; T: 080- 2663 2400 / 4130 7000 Louis Phillipe From formal wear for corporate meetings to casual wear for weekend revelry, Louis Philippe has an exciting range of ensembles for men, for just about any occasion. 115, Garuda Mall T: 080-41531021 Also at: Indiranagar; T: 080-42075526 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) Ph-080- 25590339 Mantri Square, Shop.No.58 & 59 Upper Ground Floor No.1, Sampige Road Malleshwaram Ph-080- 25590339

renowned retail chain catering to men's wear– boasts of an impressive range of wedding trousseaus created with finest fabrics. 2, Abhinay Theatre Complex Basement Floor, BVK Iyengar Road T: 080-2874628/2282751 PN Rao

125 M G road, Thomas cook building, near MG road metro station Ph-080-40981957 393 CMH road (Near HDFC Bank) Indiranagar Ph-9902332096 Neckties & More Neckties and more is a one stop shop for accessories from Raymond Apparel Ltd. Ties, tiepins, belts, cufflinks, bags, pocket squares, cravats, shoes and innerwear are available in the store. Mantri Square,UG 20B 1, Sampige Road Malleshwaram T: 080-22667007 Peter England Peter England is one of the largest selling shirt brands in India. They strive to provide stylish office wear at affordable prices. Their product range includes shirts, trousers, suits, blazers and accessories for every occasion. Brigade Orion Mall, Rajajinagar Extension, Malleswaram West T: 080-22682011 Also at: Phoenix Market City Bellary Road Tumkur Road Kilari Road Ganganagar Main Road Kagdaspura Banashankari 3rd Stage Commercial Street R.T. Nagar Kormangala Nagarbhavi Main Road KG Road Vidyaranyapura Bannerghatta Road BEML Main Road, New Thippasandra West off chord Road Rajajinagar Jayanagar Kalyan Nagar Sahakarnagar Indiranagar President's Group President's Group is a

PN Rao has a fine collection of men's wear including shirts, trousers, suits and blazers. 69, M G Road T: 080-25581778 Also at: Venue: 494, Cmh Road, 1 Stage, Indiranagar T: 080-66490917 /25589652 Prestige the Man Store This multi-brand store from the Prestige Group deals in menswear and men's accessories – four floors of it, in fact. Men's clothing from some of the best-known brands is widely available across a 20,000sft-area. 165, Commercial Street T: 080-25588599, 25588600 Also at: Mantri Square Malleshwaram; T: 080-22667575 Reid & Taylor One of the country's premium menswear brands, it provides a complete solution for men's apparels ranging from fabrics to ready-to-wear suiting. 36-37, Shrungar Complex M G Road T: 080-41121588 Also at : 7, Kamaraj Road, Entrance Commercial Street T: 080-25325898 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar T: 080-41155227 Brigade Road T: 080 26796181 100 Feet Ring Road, Banashankari 3rd Stage, 100 Feet Ring Road T: 080-26796181 Gopalan Mall, Old Madras


Road T: 080-22277121 Tie Rack London The UK-based tie retailer is all set to establish in Bangalore. The retailer is specialised in tie, scarves and fashion accessories for both men and women. Mantri Square, UG 301, Sampige Road Malleshwaram T: 080-22667201 Van Heusen This store features premium formal and semi-formal ensembles for men. 116 & 235, Garuda Mall, Magrath Road T: 080-41531022

can experience the old world charm of Bangalore. It houses saris, fabric, bags, pouches, furniture and jewellery. Venue: 93, Kanakapura Road, Basavanagudi T: 080-26561940 BIBA The store has a multitude of collections including ready-towear ethnic ensembles), a mix 'n' match or separates and a Western wear range called B COZ. Mantri Square, F 77 1, Sampige Road, Malleshwaram T: 080-22667024

Accessorize With its own in-house design team, Accessorize holds a unique position on the high street with an inspirational, globally sourced, well-priced and tasteful collection of fashion accessories. Orin Mall -26/1 Brigade Gateway Dr. Rajkumar Road, Malleswaram West T: 080-67282222

Deepam Silks International With its own weaving centres, Deepam makes some of the finest silk saris in the city, combining both traditional and contemporary design sensibilities. It also stocks salwar kameez sets for all occasions. 67, Bluemoon Complex, M G Road T: 080-25588760 Also at : 393 & 394, 11th Main Jayanagar 3rd Block Near Cosmopolitan Club T: 080-40908811, 40908855

Also at: Phoenix Market City T: 080- 67266105 Phoenix Market City T: 080- 67266105 Phoenix Market City T: 080- 67266105

Karishma Silks The store offers a sparkling selection of silk saris, wedding saris, designer saris, salwar kameez suits, and much more. 45, MG Road T: 080-25581606

WOMEN'S ETHNIC WEAR

Aanchal Clasilks The store has a beautiful range of silk collections. Apart from saris, salwar kameez outfits and unstitched fabric are also available. 65, Bluemoon Complex, MG Road T: 080-25589847 Anokhi This elegant boutique brings the ethnic designs and weaves of Rajasthan to the city. The brand has a distinct line of trendy Indo-Western wear, which is embellished with appliquĂŠ, embroidery, patchwork and beadwork. Leela Galleria, The Leela Palace, 23, Old Airport Road T: 080 41262360 Basava Ambara This Sprawling Heritage bungalow located in the heart of Basavanagudi, definitely has a lot of character, where you

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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 Kalanjali Ultimo Kalanjali stores an exhaustive range of party and bridal wear. Mantri Square, UG 60-64,72-73, 1, Sampige Road Malleshwaram T: 080-22667050

Kuberan Silks Authentic Kancheepuram silks form the backbone of this popular store's sari stocks. Apart from this, there are over 40,000 saris in different shimmering varieties to choose from. 226, Chickpet T: 080-22206514, 22206843 Lals's matching centre It is a clothing and accessories shop having a huge variety of collection to choose from. Mantri Square,F 69 1, Sampige Road Malleshwaram Hue This designer house is a treat for all fashion conscious ladies choose from the latest and exclusive collections of India's well known designers such as Vikram Phadnis, Monaplali and Krishna Mehta, Surily Goel and others. 2965, 12th main, 4th cross, Indiranagar, HAL 2nd Stage, Bangalore-560 008 T: 080-25207382 / 08025207381 Mina Bazaar Be spoilt for choice with their collection of sarees, elegant evening wear, extensive salwaar collectionand unique bridal collection - Mina Bazaar retails women's attire for every occasion. 14-15/1, Kamaraj Road Off Commercial Street T: 080-25598829 M Fazal & Sons Ghunghat This is a go-to store for wedding saris, lehengas , ghahra cholis and salwar kameez ensembles in both traditional and contemporary styles. 153, Opp Titan Showroom Commercial Street T: 080-25597986 Mysore Silk Emporium Karnataka is known for its silks. And some of its most exquisite silk saris, both traditional and modernist, can be found at this store. Printed silks, Kanjeevarams, Mysore silks are part of its vast silk repertoire. 64/1, Opp To BMTC Bus Stand, Double Road, K H Road T: 080-41248999 Mysore Silk Udyog The varieties of saris you get here include Mysore silks, crepes, tussars, chiffons, and Banarasi and Kancheepuram

silks, among others. SS Plaza, 627/23 Opp To Pavitra Restaurant, 30th Cross, 4th Block, Jayanagar T: 080-22447998, 41505577 Nalli Next This south Indian chain believes in upholding traditions while also experimenting with new designs that match urban lifestyles. Nalli has a large collection of ethnic wear, bags and accessories. 8, First Floor, Opp Garuda Mall, Magrath Road T: 080-42866999/ 25321903 Ognora Design House

Ognora is a clothing house catering to exclusive collection of designer wear for women. K C Tower, Opp ICICI Bank New BEL Road T: 080-9987059684, 9535277773 Prashanti House of Silk Cottons No 52,4th Main Road, 17th Cross, Malleswaram T: 080-23341632 / 9886185951 Email: prashanthisarees@gmail.com 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 Priya-Simran's Silks This store is popular for its dressy ethnic clothes, from silk saris to Indo-western designer wear. Expect to find a varied selection of fancy women's wear. G 1, Prestige Meridien I MG Road T: 080-25325315 Samyakk Indulge in wedding shopping at Samyakk, known for its vibrant


range of saris, salwar suits and ghagras. 8, D'Souza Circle, Opp Lifestyle, Richmond Road T: 080-41113330 Sara-The Silk Store Sara – The Silk Store houses an exclusive and extensive range of the highest quality silk fabrics at extremely competitive prices. It has the largest variety of silk fabrics ranging from chiffons, georgettes, crepes, tussars to satins. Sara – The Silk Store, Below Corporation Bank, 1/1, Museum Road, Off M.G. Road T: 080-25590202, 40986210 Kalamandir This store features a collection of trendy ethnic wear for women at affordable prices. 1402, Old No.141, Near Vijaya College 32nd Cross,14th Main Road, 4th Block, Jayanagar T: 080-26643396/ 26643397 Also at: Marathahalli; T: 080-42979999 M G Road; T: 080-41121690 Malleshwaram; T: 080-42519999/23568182 Sakhi by Chandras Sakhi showcases saris, salwar kameezes and kurtis. The creations are a blend of traditional fabrics and contemporary themes. 305, 6th Main, Hal 2nd stage Indiranagar T: 080-25252007, 41155551 Sterling House From casual wear to party wear, the store brings together an extensive selection of salwar kameezes in both ethnic and contemporary styles. 40, Commercial Street T: 080-25588805 Suvasa Suvasa offers both men's and women's clothing, apart from accessories, and home decor. 765, 2nd floor, HAL 2nd stage, 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar T: 080-41152312 Swiss Embroideries This store sells dress materials, saris, dupattas, kurtis and salwar suits embellished with 'Schiffli' embroidery. 110, Commercial Street (opp. Westside) T: 080-25550899/0799

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Also at: Sankey Road T: 080-23348157/8161 Jayanagar; T: 080-41230010 U U offers a selection of highly fashionable unique clothing in great designs and latest trends. Mantri Square,F 78 1, Sampige Road Malleshwaram T: 080-22667372 Varsidhi Traditional Kancheepuram saris and embroidered lehengas are Varsidhi's speciality. 661, 11th Main Road 4th Block, Jayanagar T: 080-41330615 Vijayalakshmi Expressions The store sells a range of saris, dress materials, party wear and readymade salwar suits. 125-1-18, G K Arcade 1st Block, T Mariyappa Road Jayanagar T: 080-26574341 Also at: Mantri Square; T: 080-22667099 Vijayalakshmi Silks and Sarees Vijayalakshmi is one of the older Bangalore silk stores and upholds the city's rich silk tradition. Saris here span silks, cottons, Banarasi and embroidered saris, among others. MG Road T: 080-25587395, 25587937 WOMEN'S WESTERN & INDO-WESTERN WEAR AND Designs AND offers stylish trendy attires for the fashion conscious women at affordable prices. They launch 2 seasonal trends every year, Spring-Summer & Autumn-Winter and a new collection get launched every week at the stores. Mantri Square,F 56 1, Sampige Road Malleshwaram T: 080-30160060 Avirate The flagship store of Avirate the international high fashion brand - has an extensive range of fashionable garments and accessories that include both day and evening wear, lingerie, shoes and bags. The store that is all set to become a one-stop fashion destination for women

has high standards of quality and design. 589, 12th Main, HAL 2nd Stage, Indiranagar T: 080-42032678/2679 Ayesha Ayesha showcases a variety of bright and colorful accessories. It also has a collection of trendy footwears, hat sand bags. Mantri Square,S 32, 1, Sampige Road, Malleshwaram T: 080-22667011 Canterbay Canterbay has a range of clothing, from formals to casuals in the latest trends and designs. Mantri Square, F 65 1, Sampige Road Malleshwaram T: +91 8147329937 Cocopelee Exclusively for women, Cocopelee has a range of fashion accessories and apparels to suit your mood. Brunton Cross Road T: 080-41269536, 9844590700 Global Desi This indo-western apparels store combines Indian threads with global style. They retail kurtas, t-shirts, colourful jewellery and bags. Mantri Square,F 55 1, Sampige Road Malleshwaram T: 30160063 Hakashi Smart belts, trendy ties, panache jewels, exclusive kurtis and elite bags are just some of the items you can find here. Mantri Square, S 36 1, Sampige Road Malleshwaram T: 080-65460776 Jashnn A fashion store for the contemporary urban woman, it stocks ethnic and Indo- western wear. Mantri Square, F 76 1, Sampige Road Malleshwaram T: 080-30160082 Lemax The store offers fashion, innovation, style and affordability across its collections of casual wear denims, trousers and shirts. Mantri Square, F 66 1, Sampige Road Malleshwaram T: +91 9886813150

Mustard Mustard offers an eclectic melange of fusion wear – a mix of Indian fabric and Western designing which is specially crafted to flatter the body shapes of Indian women. 4, The Forum Mall, Koramangala T: 080-32722260 Also at: Magrath Road T: 080-66641106 Poe The store retails stylish western wears. It offers customized t-shirts also. Mantri Square, S57 1, Sampige Road Malleshwaram T: 080-22667021 Pure Earth This Singapore-based modernethnic label has a range of collections range from cottons tops in cheerful prints to stunning silk dresses for the evening, which are handcrafted in small numbers only. Choice accessories are at hand to match. Mantri Square 1, Sampige Road Malleshwaram T: 080-30160037 Say C From casual to party, footwear including ballerina's, pumps, wedges and stilettos, handbags, clutches, belts and bling accessories - Say C has all trendy clothing and fashion accessories. Java City, Fround Floor24/1, Lavelle Road T: +91 988600097/ 9886509097 Scarlett Diva Accessorize yourself with the trendiest fashion accessories from Scarlett Diva Mantri Square, S 52-53 1, Sampige Road, Malleshwaram T: 080-3016000 Vastrra Vastraa showcases formal evening dresses, poncho tops, cocktail gowns, clubwear and party wear tops, formal Indian outfits and bridal wear. Mantri Square, F 79, 1, Sampige Road, Malleshwaram T: 080-22667026/28 Vero Moda Vero Moda is a European fashion brand for young


women. The clothing brand offers trendy western wear, which are categorized into four design lines - Vero Moda, Vero Moda Jeans, Vero Moda Very and Vero Moda Basic. 80, Commercial Street T: 080-25320033 W The brand focuses on the newage Indian women offering a range of fusion wear comprising trousers, skirts, tunics, tops and tees along with an exciting winter outer wear line. Mantri Square, F 70 1, Sampige Road Malleshwaram T: 080-30160076 DEPARTMENTAL STORES & HYPERMARKETS Bangalore Central Bangalore Central is a shopping mall from the retail giant Pantaloons. It stores more than 300 brands in different categories like apparels, accessories, books, music, food courts, restaurants etc. 47/48, Victoria Embassy Residency Road T: 080-66930100 Also at: Jayanagar; T: 080-26593099 Lifestyle The store stocks more than 250 national and international brands including Louis Philippe, Van Heusen, Nike, Adidas, Kappa, Tommy Hilfiger, Tissot and Tag Heuer amongst many others. Oasis Centre, 30, Salarpuria Tech Point, 100 Feet. Road, Intermediate Ring Road T: 080-40276400 Also at: Austin Town; T: 080-25564555

Bisleri is a leading player in the packaged drinking water segment in India. Every drop of water bottled, goes through a strigent 6-step purification process bringing you the sweet taste of purity. Factory:29/33, Udayagiri Village Devanahalli Taluk, T: 080-27680310/ 27680218

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Megamart

Megamart is a venture of Arvind Mills. The brand offers casual wear and formal wear for men, women and kids. It also offers top international & national apparel brands with fabulous offers throughout the year. 5th Floor, Duparc Trinity, M.G Road T: 080-40488775 Also at: Banashankari T: 080-22973155 Koramangala T: 080-22973152 Kemp Gowda Road T: 080-22356057 Oasis Centre Oasis is an enormous departmental store that houses apparel, footwear, accessories, garments, home décor and furnishings. Take your pick from a whole spectrum of national and global brands. 30, Intermediate Ring Road Koramangala T: 080-40276400 Shoppers Stop Established in 1991 by Raheja Corp Group, Shoppers Stop is one of the leading departmental stores in India. It houses national and international brands of apparels, footwear, fashion jewellery, leather products, accessories and home products. Koramangala Industrial Layout Lusker , Hosur Road Next to Forum Mall Salarpuria Tower 2 T: 080-40485500 Also at: Garuda Mall T: 080-56641200 Bannerghatta Road T: 080-41215681 Mantri Square T: 080-43627641 Big Bazaar Big Bazaar is a hypermarket that scores over other similar stores with its value for money proposition for customers. The hyper-store stocks just about everything, from clothes, foods, toiletries, home furnishings, utensils, crockery, cutlery and sports goods.

Salapuria Gateway Jayanagar 45/1, A Block Near Ragigudda Anjinyaar Temple T: 080 -42198360 Also at: Whitefield; T: 080-41680412 Koramangala Industrial Layout; T: 080-40927845 Phoenix Market City T: 080-67266366 Spar Hypermarket Spar is a one-stop shop for all your daily needs. Lining this hypermarket's aisles are processed food, fresh fruits, vegetables, personal care products, confectionary, fine liquors, crockery and a host of other household products. 30, 3rd Floor,100 Feet Inner Ring Road, Ejipura, 5th block, Koramangala T: 080-43456918 Also at: Bannerghatta Road T: 080-40618512, 40618555 Mantri Sqaure T: 080-39378500/22 Star Bazaar Star Bazaar, a Tata enterprise, caters to all household requirements from groceries to consumer durables. With several outlets in Bangalore, the hypermarket stocks a comprehensive range of products that includes food staples, fruits, vegetables, personal care products, kitchenware, apparel, toys and lots more. Near Forum Mall, HM Vibha Tower, Koramangala, T: 080-25535222 Also at: Rajajinagar; T: 080-23508444 Rajarajeshwari Nagar T: 080-28606700 DESIGNER STORES

Boheme Tucked away in Victoria Layout, Boheme has a quirky collection of clothes, bags, shoes and accessories by young and upcoming designers. Party wear and stilettos are the store's speciality. Patterned kurtis, jackets, embroidered tees, and asymmetrical skirts – it's all up for grabs at Boheme. 17/1, 2nd Cross, Victoria Layout T: 080-41225511 Canali Canali, an Italian brand, has a presence in more than 100 countries with 150 boutiques. Known for its impeccable styling, Canali now has a standalone boutique in Bangalore. 20, UB City Vittal Mallya Road T: 080-41738998, 41738999 Deepika Govind Shop for creations of prominent designer Deepika Govind at this boutique store. Also find an extensive collection of handwoven attire. 21/11, 1st Floor, Craig Park Layout Behind Nalli Silks, MG Road T: 080-25321786 Ffolio Ffolio is a high-fashion store that retails both ethnic and western clothes from a variety of designers. This trendy space store also holds frequent exhibitions showcasing up and upcoming designers' lines. 5, Embassy Chambers Vittal Mallya Road T: 080-22218142/ 41246053 Also at: The Leela Galleria Airport Road T: 080-30571587 Evoluzione

Balance by Rohit Bal

Designer Rohit Bal brings his exclusive collections to the masses with this store. 14, Embassy Classic Vittal Mallya Road T: 080-41121088/89

Evoluzione is a high-fashion store featuring designer labels from a clutch of India's top designers. Also available at the store is home décor accessories and furniture. 14, Embassy Classic Vittal Mallya Road T: 080-41121088 Jean Paul Gaultier French designer Jean Paul Gaultier's uber-chic ready-towear collections for men and


women are on display at this store. The Jeans line and Soliel are available in addition to a whole range of fashion accessories, including bags, shoes, wallets and jewellery. 24, UB City, Vittal Mallya Road T: 080-41738914 Jimmy Choo This highly exclusive shoes and accessories brand stocks its innovative and fresh collections that are known for their style, beauty and also practicality. 17, Ground Floor The Collection UB City 24, Vittal Mallya Road T: 080-41738404 Kimaya This Indian haute couture store is spread over 10,000 sq.ft. and features designers like Tarun Tahiliani, Manish Malhotra, Suneet Varma, Rohit Bal, Shantanu and Nikhil, and Abraham & Thakore amongst others. The Collection UB City, Vittal Mallya Road T: 080-41738920/21 Lokesh Ahuja An exclusive range of designer wear for both men and women is showcased at this boutique. B9, 1st, The Leela Galleria, Leela Palace Hotel, Airport Road T: 080-30571257, +91-9845054875 Louis Vuitton The French company is one of the leading names in the business of luxury leather products, accessories and jewellery and textile products. At the store expect to find the latest collection of handbags, suitcases, accessories, textile products and leather goods. 20-24, UB City 24, Vittal Mallya Road T: 080-42460000 Mango Get the best of European women's wear and accessories from this well-known Spanish brand. G-15, Garuda Mall, Magrath Road, T: 080-66641115 Manoviraj Khosla Bangalore-based designer Manoviraj Khosla's eponymous studio features an edgy collection of ready-to-wear garments: formal, casual, party wear and wedding trousseau. The studio also takes couture

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and prĂŞt orders for both men and women. 27, Dickenson Road T: 080-25510287 Mont Blanc This international brand of collectable pens features its latest and legendary collections at the boutique and also retails a range of exquisite accessories, eye wears, and jewellery here. UB City, 2 & 3, Vittal Mallya Road T: 080-41738831 Also at: Leela Gallerie Airport Road T: 080-25250270 Pashma The exclusive luxury cashmere line features ready-to-wear line cardigans, jumpers and tops in cashmere, silk cashmere and silk. There is also a collection dedicated to un-dyed natural cashmere. C-17 & C-18, Level 2 The Leela Galleria Leela Palace, Airport Road T: 080-41150789, 30571587

T: 080-25211234/ 41265388 Shimmer by Jamilia & Seema A 'concept bridal store', designers Jamilia & Seema help create the perfect trousseau for brides-to-be by putting together your entire wedding ensemble – from picking out the outfit and selecting the jewellery to finding the matching bag and footwear. 33/1, Vittal Mallya Road T: 080-22132580 The Collective The Collective, by Madura Garments is a men's apparel and accessories store. It offers accessories and clothing from renowned brands of the world as well as from famous designers. At the store, there is a Jean-Claude Biguine's French Salon and Spa with a French stylist as well. It also has a cafe, a newsstand and a music bar. 40, Vittal Mallya Road T: 080-67678888 Anamika Pathak Design Studio

Ritu Kumar

Ritu Kumar's designer boutique offers rich bridal saris and elegant western casuals from her latest collections. 8, Pappana Street Off. St Marks Road T: 080-41120278, 41120279 Also at : No 33, Sundari Armadale Adjacent to Forum Value mall Whitefield Main Road, Tel-40982689/40982606 Satya Paul The designer wear at this store embodies Satya Paul's signature prints, ingenuity of designs and a vivid color palette. J-777, 100 Feet Road Indiranagar T: 080-42050023/24/25 Also at: Mantri Square Malleshwaram; T: 080-22667043 Sanchita A store by Sanchita Ajjampur, it houses an exquisite collection of tees, tunics, blouses, flared skirts and togas made out of a mix of fabrics. C3, The Leela Galleria, Old Airport Road

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 ready-to-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 Tommy Hilfiger The iconic American designer's latest collections of jackets, dresses, trousers, shades and shoes and other products is are available in at these exclusive showrooms. Forum Mall Hosur Road, Koramangala T: 080-22067669 Also at: Brigade Road T: 080-41233364

FLORISTS Ayoka Ayoka is one a leading florists the retails beautiful floral arrangements and provides blooms for corporate events, marriages and theme-based parties. Mantri Square, LG Floor, 31 1, Sampige Road Malleshwaram T: 080-30160131 Daffodils Daffodils is a pan-Indian floral chain. This floral chain has over two decades of experience in this business. G-05, Blue Cross Chambers 1st Cross, Infantry Road T: 080- 25591560 E: daffodilsflorist@yahoo.com Flora Stand A retail florist and wholesale flower supplier, this store's speciality is roses, which are delivered directly from the farm to consumers. 3194, 7th Main HAL II Stage, Indiranagar T: +91-9379433595 Flowerbox Flowerbox offers flower decoration services for various events and also provides weekly flower delivery services to corporates, homes, restaurants and stores. Cinnamon, 11 Walton Road (off Lavelle Road) T: 080-41120988 Ohana Fine Flowers Ohana is a flower boutique that specialises in elegant arrangements and delivery of exotic flowers for weddings, homes, parties and offices. It has a variety of unusual flower arrangements and flower gifts to choose from. B 25b Leela Galleria Airport Road T: 080-32906030 Rosary Farm Rosary is one of the oldest flower shops in Bangalore, hawking exotic, exclusive flowers are available for every occasion. Rosary also delivers flowers to any part of the city. St. Patricks Complex Residency Road T: 080-41127252, 25597965, +91 98440 01566 Sheela Florists This store offers flower bouquet delivery services, including midnight and early morning


deliveries! Flowers for big occasions like weddings and flower decoration for cars is also offered here. 97, Near Baldwin Girls High School, Richmond Road T: 080-22210973, 22241187 Tilia A one-of-its-kind retail florist with a number of outlets in Bangalore. They provide fresh, exotic flowers for every occasion at affordable prices. 430, 80 Feet Road th Koramangala, 6 Block T: 080-65391522 Also at: Bannerghatta Road T: 080-30282222 Cunningham Road T: 080-65460619 Brookefield T: 080-65391522 FOOT WEAR Bata Bata is one the oldest and largest retailer of footwear in India. This brand offers a wide range of trendy footwear for men, women and kids at affordable prices. 89 & 90, Commercial Street T: 080-41573269 Also at: Adugodi T: 080-22112895 Malleshwaram T: 080-23560037 Indiranagar T: 080-25219596 Mantri Square Malleshwaram T: 080-22667013 Crocs Based on the ergonomic CrosliteTM material in incredibly lightweight design, Crocs offers unparalleled comfort in unique styles. Mantri Square,F 15 1, Sampige Road Malleshwaram T: 080-22667014 Hush Puppies This international brand offers comfortable casual and dress shoes for men and women. Mantri Square UG Floor, 59 1, Sampige Road Malleshwaram T: 080-22667023 INC 5 The store at Commercial Street offers a range of stylish footwear for women to choose from. The collection includes

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formals, casuals as well as party wears. 54/55, Commercial Street T: 080-25586832/41132529 Luciano The Italian brand of footwear is always associated with luxury and quality. The brand adored by celebrities offers trendy high heel shoes in different designs. They also have a range of handbags for ladies. Mantri Square, S 80 1, Sampige Road, Malleshwaram T: 080-65347711 Magnet Shoes and accessories to keep you fashionable and confident. Mantri Square, F 17 1, Sampige Road Malleshwaram T: 080-30160030 Mochi At Mochi, you can shop from a large collection of footwear available at reasonable prices. Men, women and kids can pick from an equally sizeable selection, for different occasions. 38, Commercial Street T: 080-25588808 Also at: Koramangala T: 080-22067681 Mantri Square T: 080-30160034 Metro - Cash and Carry

Regal Shoes for men, women and kids are available here. Formal shoes to casual wears and sports shoes, all varieties of shoes are stocked. Mantri Square,F 61 1, Sampige Road Malleshwaram T: 080-22043412 Also at: Commercial Street T: 080-25586786 Reliance Footprints A venture from the Reliance Group, this is a one-stop-shop for footwear and accessories. Top brands like Nike, Reebok, Schroll's, Clark's, Lee Cooper and Puma, among others, are showcased. 50, Zatakia Centre, Near Cafe Coffee Day, 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar T: 080-41574831 Also at: Koramangala T: 080-64565870 Mantri Square Malleshwaram T: +91 97407 05980 Rocia A footwear store that stocks trendiest shoes from popular brands. It has a collection of formals, casuals as well as sports wears to choose from. Mantri Square, F 20, # 1, Sampige Road, Malleshwaram T: 080-22667318 Soles With a sophisticated in-house manufacturing facility and cutting-edge design team, the brand offers stylish fashion footwear. Mantri Square, F 62, #1, Sampige Road, Malleshwaram T: 080-22667321

Pick from a stylish collection of shoes for men, women and children. 43, Brigade Road, Civil Station T: 080-25582512 Also at: Commercial Street Junction T: 080-25596111 Whitefield Main Road T: 080-25939110 Jayanagar T: 080-65974092 Mantri Square Malleshwaram T: 080-30160099

Also at: Commercial Street T: 080-25588081 Brigade Road T: 080-2559, 0018 Garuda Mall Magrath Road T: 080-66141040 Jayanagar T: 080-41210336 Whitefield Main Road T: 080-25939175 Steve Madden Steve Madden is an American shoe designer, well known for his signature foot wear “Chunky Heel�. The brand offers exclusive fashion sandals in a

variety of styles. Phoenix Market City, Whitefield Road, Mahadevapura T: 080-6726-6111 Woodland Defined by the spirit of adventure, this popular brand has a wide collection of trendy and durable footwear for men and women. 240/27, Asha Arcade, Below Vodafone, 9th Main Road, 3rd Block, Jayanagar T: 080-22441406 Also at: Marathahalli; T: 080-25400241, 64510152 Commercial Street; T: 080-41464244 / 9986501326 Mantri Square Malleshwaram T: 080-30160033 Phoenix Market City T: 080-67266199 Gopalan Mall, Old Madras Road T: 080-22277121 GARDENING An Indian Summer With the aim of bringing nature back into every urban Indian's life, 'An Indian Summer' customizes and maintains small green concept spaces for residential and commercial areas. Their product range includes terracotta/timber stoneware/ fiberglass containers as well as made to order trellises, pergolas, stands and shelving systems. Behind Carmelaram Convent School Karmelaram Station Road Off Sarjapur Road T: +91 9008316820 W: www.anindiansummer. com Greener Pastures Turn even the smallest space in your home or office into a green space. 'Greener Pastures' introduces a bringing nature into homes and offices. Their range of services include balcony dressing, indoor plants set-up, container gardening, concept gardening, landscaping, terrace farming, urban garden consultation as well as garden maintenance solutions. D-002, Sterling Gardens Hebbal-Kempapura T: 9880696417/9980020311 W: www.greenerpastures.co.in


Potted Paradise Potted Paradise is a one-stop destination for all garden and plant needs. They provide innovative and interesting concepts for potted plants. Sai Gandhi Square, Opp Sigma Tech Park, Ramagondanhalli, Whitefield T: +91 9241655141 Sunshine's Garden Boutique Whether a small garden or a large one, the boutique offers creative ideas to design your garden along with gardening accessories, artefacts, furniture, bonsai plants and much more. 3330, 13th Main, 6th Cross, HAL, 2nd Stage, Indiranagar T: 080-65831100 GIFTING Chumbak Chumbak captures the spirit of India in their quirky range of products – which include fridge magnets, key chains, t-shirts, bags, pens, books etc. Available at: Levitate, crossword, Reliance Timeout, P3, the Orange Bicycle, Gangarams, Axis Books and Mother Earth Dottedi Quirky, colourful and fun - from this creative chaos emerged the idea of Dotted i. With 3 distinct business lines – Events, Products and Gourmet, the company has been the talk of the town. Constantly pushing the limit with their themed cakes and fun events, Dottedi caters to everyone's gifting needs. 9B Chez Leila Apts Moyon Villa Road, Langford Town T: +91 9845145551 W: www.thedotted.in Go Gifts It is an online shopping destination for innovative and exciting gifting solutions. Unit #116 Ground Floor Shree Complex, 73 St.John's Road, Ulsoor T: 080-25549356 W: www.gogifts.in GRILLS BBQ by Trade Links Corp Get the most comprehensive range of barbeques - from the world's best BBQ's by Weber to charcoal BBQ's by Enzo, gas fired ones by Clix, electrical BBQ's by Akasa and Custom Made ones by KitchenWhiz at Trade Links Corp.

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79, SJP Road T: 080-22221365, 41144715 Weber Grills From the finest barbeque grills and accessories dealer in America – Weber Grills helps create the ideal barbeque experience. TFD UNLTD 11/2, Haudin Road, Ulsoor T: 080-42406666 HOME DÉCOR @home @home offers home furniture, furnishings and accessories. It also provides free interior planning services as well. Sriranga, Ground to 4th Floor (opp. Forum Mall) Koramangala T: 080-25501012 Also at: Marathahalli; T: 080- 42197133/34 Aaryansh A home decor and furnishing store where home linen like bedspreads, bed sheets, cushions, cushion covers, table linen, diwan sets, curtains and quilt covers are available. 9, Corporation Building Dispensary Road T: 080-41266544 Atmosphere This upmarket furnishing store stocks an impressive range of stylish drapes, sofa upholstery materials and a vibrant range of furnishing fabrics made of pure silk, cotton-viscose and organza. 11, Embassy Classic Vittal Mallya Road T: 080-41120820 Central Cottage Industries Corporation of India Ltd Find a plethora of products like Art objects, Bankura Silver, Tea and Herbals, Dress Fabrics, and Garments .These products are designed to perfection and add a unique charm to your persona. A rustic home decor store that has trendy and good quality products. 144, MG Road, Bangalore T: 080-25584515

vicinity...then Deco Aro has several of them like woodenvases, scented candles, Dried Flowers, Baskets, Bamboos, and a range of Aroma Products. It also offers delicately packed corporate gifts, which are pleasant take-away goodies. B 8, Devatha Plaza, Ground Floor, Residency Road T: 080-41124576/74 Dimension Natural Stones Add an element of nature, with a stylish touch, to your vicinity. Dimension Natural Stones offer stone flooring, stone cladding, stone artefacts and stone foundations, guaranteed to give your ambience a facelift. 73c, 17thE main Rd, 6th block, Koramangala T: 9611933221 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 Dream Zone Dream Zone is a home decor store where you can purchase beds and mattresses under one roof. 414, 4th main, 2nd block HRBR Layout Kammanahalli, Kalyan Nagar T: 080-25459736, 9341801020 East Distribution From antique to contemporary, the furniture store offers various genres to choose from. Its products include beds, bedside tables, chaise lounge, divans, dining tables and the like, as well as accessories like cushion covers and curios for the home. 598, 2nd Main, 80 Feet Road, Near Indoor Stadium Koramangala T: 080-25719576, 41130849 Fanzart

Also at: HSR layout T: 080-25725660 Deco Aro Acacia Do you want nature with a stylish touch in your

Transform your living space into a luxurious one with designer fans at Fanzart, a place

where you can buy custom made fans for your home. Their range bladeless fans, ceiling fans and outdoor fans. 61, Defence Colony, 100 Feet Road, Indira Naga T: 080-40917331 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 Home Centre This one stop destination for furniture, home décor and soft furnishing uses the 'concept' rooms route to display products, giving consumers a practical idea of how each piece of furniture would look in a particular room. Mantri Square, S 02-06 1, Sampige Road, Malleshwaram T: 080-23469216/17 Home Stop A home concept store from Shoppers Stop, stop here for all your home needs ranging from furniture, recliners, bath accessories and bedroom furnishings to mattresses, drapes, carpets, and kitchen accessories. Raheja Point 17/2 Ashok Nagar Magrath Road T: 080-41126851 Home Town Home Town is a well-known home store chain stocking all varieties of furnishings, including upholstery material, curtains in different fabrics, drapery rods and other accessories. Outer Ring Road Next to Innovative Multiplex Marathahalli T: 080-25236622 Idea Wood Furniture A leading furniture manufacturing brand in the country– pieces crafted fromsolid Indian wood using cutting-edge technology. The showroom houses a host of trendy and impressive furniture. th th 16, 5 Main, 7 Cross, Arogayappa Layout,


St. Thomas Town Post, Kammanahalli T: 080-42075271 Iris Aroma Boutique Iris Aroma Boutique has a potpourri of scented candles, dried petals packed delicately, designer candle stands, home accessories and also pots to place dry flowers, which come in shapes of antique lamp holders. This is your one stop destination to help transform your home into an Uber-elegant and classy one. No.54, Lavelle Regency Apartment, Lavelle Road T: 080-22225064 Kynkyny Home Kynkyny Home is a Bangalorebased furniture boutique that retails products made of solid wood, which are designed and produced in its own design studio and production unit. 104, Embassy Square 148, Infantry Road T: 080-40926202 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

T: 080-32414903

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Also at: Dodda Banaswadi, T: 080-41634529 Indiranagar; T: 080-41153909 Maayas One of the most prominent furnishing stores in south India offers drapes in different shapes, colours and texture. The high quality fabrics in different colours will give your window panes with an impressive look. Furniture World Empire 32, Dickension Road T: 080-40920618, 9538003555 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. 1214, 100 Feet Road, HAL 2nd Stage, Indiranagar T: 080-25202871, 65376316 Nicora Nicora is a home decor boutique and a specialist in window dressing accessories. The store offers blinds in different fabrics and natural fibres like jute and chatai. 3157, 12th Main, HAL 2nd Stage, Indiranagar T: 080-25285163

Maharaja Furniture This is an Indian furniture brand with a particularly extensive carved wood range. You can also shop for office furniture and home furniture along with accessories. 115/3, ITPL Main Road (Kundanhalli) Next to Sobha Renaissance Brook Fields

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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 Main Road, Whitefield T: 080-28454098, 9845958860 Opulence

’ For a variety of home décor solutions visit Opulence. 1542 ,`salasar House`, Near Bus Depot, 19th Main, 7TH Cross, HSR Layout,

Ram Ceramics With a stunning collection of designer fixtures and an extensive range of ceramic tiles, Ram Ceramics is a one-stop solution for elegant sanitary ware. 49, Jyothi Mahal Building St. Marks Road, Ground Floor T: 080-22212330, 22214974 Reliance Living The store offers a complete range of home furniture, furnishing, décor, decorative lighting and elegant kitchens. Mantri Square, S44-48 1, Sampige Road, Malleshwaram T: 080-22667298 Roseby's Choose from a wide range of home linen and lifestyle accessories including bedspreads, towels, cushions, cushion covers and pillow covers mingle with vases, frames, lamps, cocktail shakers and bathroom accessories. 623, 11th Main, 80 Feet Road Indiranagar, T: 080-41228323

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. Venue: 176/3, commercial street, next to Woody’s T: 080-25599744/42058319

Pete's Furniture Pete's Furniture retails restored period furniture, blending classic styles with modern functionality. Also up for sale is a range of collectables to choose from. 2023/C, 14th A Main, 1st Cross, HAL 2nd Stage, Indiranagar T: 080-25202115

Also at: Malleshwaram T: +91 9448487869 Sarjapur T: +91 9845022760 Koramangala T: +91 9900197127 Sraja Sraja's custom-made rugs and loom-woven floor covering are a great way to embellish your home. Its extensive range of carpets range from flat weaves to pile rugs, from handloom to hand knotted, and from contemporary and traditional. 759, 2nd Floor, 100 Feet Road Indiranagar II Stage T: 080-25217040 Stanley Boutique Stanley Boutique is known for its signature line of leather sofas. The store also showcases luxury furnishing from different

global brands. 4000/2A, 100 Feet Road HAL 2nd Stage, Indiranagar T: 080-25357374, 41261777 The Swadeshi Store The Swadeshi Store is an exclusive home furnishings store dedicated to furnishings and accessories in pure handwoven cotton. 31, Krishna Nagar Industrial Layout, Hosur Main Road T: 080-25532061, 25536805 Welhome

Welhome offers a range of home decor accessories and a sizeable collection of bedspreads, quilts, cushions covers and towels whose designs are bright and stylish. 203, 2nd Floor, Sigma Mall Cunningham Road T: 080-41229752 Also at: nd Forum Value Mall, 2 Floor Unit no.207, 62, Whitefield Main Road T: 080-40961098 985, ST Bed Extension 80 Feet Road, Koramangala T: 40933895 88/1A, Lower Ground Floor Eastern Side and Coles Road T: 080-41252159 7/11, Ground Floor Ganga Complex, th 788, 12 Main HAL 2nd Stage T: 080-40988182 88/1a, Ground Floor, Coles Road, Frazer Town T: 080-66498273 Yavanika This reputed fabric store has been closely associated with the hospitality industry for providing quality soft furnishings. With an impressive range of products, Yavanika caters to all your furnishing requirements. 15, Infantry Road Cross T: 080-42127334 HOME ELECTRONICS Adishwar Electro World Adishwar retails electronics, consumer durables and home appliances. It has a direct marketing division, which markets kitchen appliances


under the brand name "World Star". 5, Koramangala Intermediate Ring Road (Diagonally opp, Pizza Hut) Domlur T: 080-41118612 / 13/ 14 Also at: Marathahalli T: 080-40980514/15 Rajajinagar T: 080-23134692 / 93 Barbet Retail Pvt. Ltd. Barbet Retail Pvt Ltd is a onestop destination for home theatre systems, home automation, and pro audio solutions. Showcasing brands that are the best in the world in terms of undiluted excellence, great diversity and excellent value for money, they sell a range of home theatre speakers, AV furniture, multi room entertainment systems, Ipod and car audio products. No.134, Residency Road, Ground Floor & Basement, Diagonally Opp to Bangalore Club T: 080-30644600/44/55/ 66 Croma Croma, a Tata subsidiary, is one of the largest consumer electronics stores in the country. Croma stores are compulsorily large – an average of 15,000-20,000 sqft – and are designed to make shopping for gadgets a pleasurable experience. 60, Eva Mall, Brigade Road T: 080-66310167 Also at: Koramangala T: 080-66969850 Kalyana Nagar Post T: 080-67127288 E-Zone Ezone is a chain of speciality stores that makes electronics shopping easier and pleasurable with good discounts. It stocks televisions, audio systems, home theatres, laptops, cameras, MP3 players, DVD players, mobile phones and more. Sigma Mall 15, 16, 17 Ground Floor Cunningham Road T: 080-32413975 Also at: Residency Road T: 080-66930000 Koramangala T: 080-25520241

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Girias Girias' stores are spacious with well-displayed ranges of home appliances including television, home theatre systems, microwaves, refrigerators and air-conditioners. 138, Shoolay Circle Brigade Road T: 080-22228032 Imagine Imagine is an electronics and appliances outlet dealing with Apple products. It stocks Apple laptops, notebooks, iMac, iPod, iPhone etc. Also provides data storage solutions and repair services for Apple products. The Collections, UB City Level-2, Vittal Mallya Road T: 080-22132000 Also at: The Forum Mall, Koramangala T: 080-220667799 Mantri Square T: 080-22667400 Mobile Store One of the largest telecom retailers in India, it offers the latest models in mobile phones from different brands at exclusive rates. Other facilities provided include mobile accessories, prepaid and postpaid connections, datacard, music players etc. Plot No. 118, Ground Floor, 80 Feet Road, Koramangala T: 080- 64529778 Also at: R T Nagar; T: 080-64526456 Rajajinagar; T: 080-64502764 Indiranagar T: 080-64561025, 9986018257 Richmond Road T: 080-64529721 Malleshwaram T: 080-64518823 Jayanagar; T: 080-64540016 Whitefield; T: 080-60006363 Pai International Pai International is one of Bangalore's largest electronics appliance stores. The store features wide variety of brands like LG, Samsung, Philips and Sony. 7, 7th Block Koramangala T: 080-25503625 Reliance Digital Reliance houses over 150 brands in the realm of consumer electronics, home appliances, information technology and telecommunications. The store

also offers its own customer support for all its products, called Reliance ResQ. 74, First Floor Prestige Feroze, Cunningham Road T: 080-22965275, 41286000/01, 41286025 Also at: Mantri Square Malleshwaram T: 080-22667000/1/2/3

JEWELLERY Alice Jewellery The store offers an exclusive range of patterns and designs of jewellery from across the world. The craftsmanship of their products is a blend of tradition and modernity. 265, 18th Cross, Sampige Road Malleshwaram T: 080-23468128

Sangeetha This store specialises in wireless communication products and is the authorized retailer for international mobile brands such as Nokia, Sony Ericsson, Samsung, Motorola, LG, Virgin Mobile, Blackberry and Asus. Mantri Square, S 78 1, Sampige Road Malleshwaram T: 080-30160198

Amrapali Amrapali showcases exclusive Indian jewellery. It has also revived several traditional methods of jewellery-making and presented collections at the Milan and New York fashion weeks. No. 10/4, Mithra Towers, Kasturba Road T: 8022221622 / 8022221944

Unilet Unilet offers home appliances and consumer electronics from a cross-section of brands like Samsung, LG, Sony, IFB, Siemens and more. 60/45, 50 Feet Road Near Canara Bank Hanumantha Nagar, T: 080-22956113

Bhuramal Rajmal Surana Bhuramal deals in 'jadau, kundan, meena' and diamond jewellery. Its speciality is bridal jewellery, and the range includes necklaces, pendants, rings, earrings, bangles, bracelets and watches in diamonds, gold and silver. B-7, Devatha Plaza 131 Residency Road T: 080-22112841, 41125164

Also at: Sanjay Nagar T: 080-22956123 Bannerghatta Road T: 080-26787778 Univercell Founded in 1997 it has changed the wave of the Indian mobile revolution. It is India's largest mobile retailer and provides all the facilities, starting from brands to accessories pertaining to mobile phones. 8, Ngef Quarters, Near Pizza Hut, Cmh Road,Binnamangala 1ST Stage, Indiranagar T: +91 9742280441 Also at: Koramangala T: +91 9742280447 Jayanagar; T: 080-41489674 Malleshwaram T: 080-65476305 Dickenson Road T: +91 9742280436 Marathahalli T: 080-41511448 Basavanagudi T: 080-65476306 Banashakari, 1st stage T: +91 9742280442 R T Nagar; T: +91 9742280461 Hebbal; T: 080-23433220

C Krishniah Chetty & Sons One of Bangalore's oldest jewellery houses, this brand has been around for 135 years, CKC's contemporary line consists of customised and exquisitely handcrafted jewellery. The stores have a wide variety of collections ranging from contemporary light diamond jewellery sets in white gold and traditional South Indian designs to antique pieces and ornate bridal sets. Main Guard Cross Road Next to Safina Plaza T: 080-40001869 Also at: Commercial Street T: 080-25588731/8733 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 Also at: Malleshwaram T: 080-41416161 D' Damas This international jewellery and


watch retailer's stores display its own branded products as well as products sold under leading global and regional luxury brands. The jewellery line consists of gold, diamonds, gemstones and pearl jewellery. 73, 33rd A Cross, 9th Main, 4th Block, Jayanagar T: 080- 41127200 Gili The store is retails exquisite diamond-studded gold and platinum jewellery collections and showcases international watch brands that cater to the need of every occasion. Mantri Square, S77 1, Sampige Road, Malleshwaram T: 080-22667027 Gordon Max Diamonds are a girl’s best friend and Gordon Max presents pristine, hand made *SMART diamonds; an ideal piece of jewellery to indulge in. Gordon Max has a wide selection of diamond shapes, cuts and sizes. Venue: No F129, 1st Floor, Orion Mall, Brigade Gateway Campus, Dr. Rajkumar Road, Malleswaram T: 080-22682114 GRT Jewellery GRT is one of the India's foremost jewellery stores with an exhaustive range of jewellery in Gold, Diamond, Platinum and Silver. It also houses an exclusive collection of gift articles for various occasions. No. 529, 33rd Cross, 11Main Road, JayaNagar 4th Block T: 080-2245077 Also at: Old No. 1794/ New No.530, Second Main Sampige Road, Malleswaram T: 080-22921515 Jevar Jewellers The store features a range of timeless jewellery, crafted by a team of in-house designers and craftsmen. 179, Commercial Street T: 080-25589862 / 25594761 Email:m_rohatgi@yahoo. com Josco Jewellers Josco is the leading brand in the precious metal space. The brand uses more than 44 years of experience in jewellery designing, and creates both traditional and modern jewellery. Kasturba Road

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T: 080-41219994 Jos Alukkas Jos Alukkas provides customers with a whole new range of shopping experience. It has a huge collection of jewellery in both traditional and contemporary designs. st 1 Floor, Garuda mall Magrath Road T: 080-66641134 Also at: rd Jayanagar, 3 Block Kalyan Jewellers One of the leading jewellery chains in India it deals with all type of jewellery. It has a huge collection of jewellery for any occasion or ceremony in diamond, gold, platinum and silver in contemporary designs as well as traditional designs. 17, Dickenson Road T: 080-25550633 Khazana Jewellery Khazana is a well-known jeweller, whose collections are typified by intricate designs, and a fusion of past and present styles. 183, Commercial Street T: 080-41149900

Kerala. 13, Near Commercial Street Dickenson Road T: 080-41283916 Also at: Jayanagar; T: 080-41526916 Manappuram Jewellery Kerala-based company, Manappuram Finances has ventured into the jewellery business with Manappuram jewellery. Get the latest trends in gold jewellery, necklaces, bracelets and earrings here. 4, New 110, K H Road Near Suzuki Showroom Sudhamanagar T: 080-41258703 Minawala A high-end jewellery brand, its collections incorporate diamonds, precious and semiprecious stones and white gold. Avalanche Bridal Collection and the Sunshine Collection are two prominent lines. The Collection, UB City Vittal Mallya Road T: 080-41314045 N S Jewells

Also at: Jayanagar; T: 080-41539900 Kirtilals Good quality, design and styling is what you find at this jeweller, whose gold and diamond jewellery is popular. Ground Floor, Neeladri Plaza Raja Ram Mohan Roy Road, T: 080-22103311, 22106011 Kushal's Fashion Jewellery The store has an exhaustive range of jewellery for any occasion, which is retailed in spacious and well-designed showrooms.. UG 58, Mantri Square 1, Sampige Road Malleshwaram T: 080- 22667177 Also at: Jayanagar T: 080-41440500 Malleshwaram T:080-41312255 Malabar Gold Malabar Gold showcases gold, platinum and diamond jewellery, dexterously crafted by traditional craftsmen from Kolkata, Rajkot, Delhi, Mumbai, Coimbatore and

handcrafted neckpiece, it offers diamond jewellery for every occasion. 155 Asha Center Commercial Street T: 080-41130100/200 Peora Peora is a jewellery store that retails conventional designs. They also have a unique collection of diamond and platinum jewellery. Mantri Square, S83 1, Sampige Road Malleshwaram T: 080-22667110 Prathibha Jewellery A store with authentic jewellery designed in gold, platinum and silver, studded with high quality gems sourced from across the world. 1/1, Raja Ram Mohan Roy Road, Richmond Circle T: 080-41145500 Reliance Jewels The store offers a range of exquisite gold jewellery like Kolkata Filigree, Rajkot minakari jewellery, Kundan from Jaipur, Temple jewellery from Kerala and Jadau from Amritsar. They also have diamond jewellery in various designs. Mantri Square, 1st Floor, 35-37, 1, Sampige Road, Malleshwaram T: 080-22667110 Srishti Jewellery

Highly fashionable authentic jewellery in great designs is available here. It offers jewellery for every occasion in life. 7/2, Near Lavelle Road Cafe Coffee Day, Walton Road T: 080-41518008/8009 Nirvana The brand retails a range of exquisitely-crafted diamond jewellery in gold and platinum. It offers over 600 innovative and contemporary designs especially launched for the new age customer who buys jewellery as a fashion statement. Mantri Square, S 76 1, Sampige Road, Malleshwaram T: 080-22667285 Orra Orra's collection is made up of diamonds set in aesthetic designs. Be it a perfectly sculpted solitaire or a classic

Shristi offers an amazing range of exquisite jewellery in gold, diamonds and other precious stones, styled in contemporary designs. 375, 9th Main, 100 Feet Road Indiranagar T: 080-25265414, 42023467 Tanishq The brand offers an exquisite range of ready-to-wear jewellery as well as modification and customisation services. 623, Balaji Arcade, 4th Block, 80 Feet Road, Koramangala T: 080-41504614 Also at: Dickenson Road T: 080- 25550907 Jayanagar T: 080-41502122 Malleshwaram T: 080-23465402


Mahadevapura, Whitefield Road T: 080 - 6726 6111 / 333 Kalyan Nagar, Kammanahalli T: 080 - 43078900 Banashankari 3rd Stage T: 080 –26691687 Trendsmith This high-end jewellery store has a striking signature collection, with exclusive diamond and gold jewellery on offer. 2017 HAL 2nd Stage 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar T: 080-41155652 LIFESTYLE BOUTIQUES Ambara The boutique offers art and artefacts, and amazing collections of traditional and fashionable clothes. Feng shui furniture, geometric designs, abstract furniture and a lot many more pieces of art are there can be found in this store. Indo Western wear, saris, fabrics & stoles, jewellery, bags and women's accessories, home linen and plants & garden accessories and a garden café, it's all there for your delightful experience. 119, Annaswamy Mudaliar Road T: 080-25572829, 25575196, 9845031387 The Bombay Store

This boutique store features an array of clothes, fashion accessories, jewellery, home accessories, handicrafts, furniture and stationery. Go here to shop for quality products and reasonably priced gifts. 100 Feet Road, HAL II Stage, Indiranagar T: 080-2526 6449 Also at: 9, 1st Floor , 1 MG Mall (Opp. To Taj Vivanta Hotel), 1/2 , Swami Vivekananda Road T: +91 80 22086515 Cinnamon A fashion and accessories boutique by Radhika Poddar, it has a well maintained collection

of designer clothes for men and women by leading designers of the country. Apart from that it also has an artefact section and home decorations section which includes candle stands, scented candles, vases and dried flower arrangements. 11, Walton Road, Lavelle Road T: 089-22229794, 22212426 Fabindia Bringing handcrafted products to urban markets, the brand has clothes for men, women and kids, as well as curtains, bedspreads, home linens, furniture, lights and lamps, stationery, home accessories, pottery, cutlery and personal care products. 499, 1st Binnamangala CMH Road, Indiranagar T: 080-41481017, 25210316 Eka

apparel, handcrafted kitsch, silver jewellery, shoes, beads and unusual accessories and object d'art from all over India. 777/1, Mezzanine Floor 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar T: +91 9448145071, 08064528190 Also at: Koramangala; T: +91 9845317776, 9341955077 Mother Earth The store's offerings include an eclectic range of furniture and home accessories made out of natural fibre, garments, handicrafts, furniture, food, home linen and other knickknacks. Its specialities are handicraft objects, organic foods and eco-friendly products. 541-543, Amarjyothi HSBC Layout, Opposite Dell Koramangala Intermediate Ring Road, Domlur T: 080-65397957, 65397958

conscious Bangaloreans know what's good for us so the verdict is leather is definitely here to stay! Venue: 965, 1st Floor, 12th Main, Indiranagar (above Phobidden Fruit) T: 080-40984777/ 9845117987 W: www.theleatherboutique.in LIQUOR BOUTIQUES Four Seasons Four Seasons is the flagship brand of Four Seasons Wines. One of the finest wines in India, it has two red wines (Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz), two white wines (Sauvignon Blanc and Chenin Blanc) and a rose (Blush). UB Group Wines Division Canberra, Level 15, UB City 24, Vittal Mallya Road T: 080-39856500 Grover Vineyards

Also at: Mantri Square, Malleshwaram T: 080-65472292

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 Keya Lifestyle Boutique Apart from antique furniture, the store showcases collections of selected up and coming fashion designers from India and the Middle East. You can find saris with designer blouses, Indo-western wear, bags, pottery, plants, and accessories at this store. 73/2, Nandidurga Road T: 080-40914886 Levitate Levitate sells trendy clothes, zany accessories and lots of hippy chic produce for the urban Indian. This boutique store is downright quirky in its appeal, stocking bohemian

Orange Bicycle This boho chic store offers an eclectic mix of products including garments, jewelry, accessories, bags, shoes, art, pottery, home linen, home décor items and much more. House No: 3353, 5th Cross 12th "A" Main, HAL 2nd Stage Indiranagar T: 080-41255242 www.chumbak.in RainTree Set in a 75-year-old bungalow, Rain Tree houses designer clothes, art and lifestyle accessories in one elegant space. Beautiful kurtas, Indowestern wear from Anokhi and Ritu Kumar creations as well as other designer names like Wendell Rodricks, Jason Cheryan, Anshu Arora share space here. 4, Opposite Windsor Sheraton Sankey Road T: 080-32723251 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-

The only family owned winery in the country; it has an area of about 400 acres of winery on the foothills of Nandi Hills. Popular for its La-Reserve brand it produces some of the best Indian wines in the country. 127, Near Jayamahal Park Jayamahal Extension T: 080-23331547 Kinvah Wines Launched in 2008, Kinvah Wines is created by Bangalorebased wine producer Nandi Valley Winery. Kinvah has a range of red wines like Shiraz, Manthan, and Cabernet Shiraz and white wines like Sauvignon Blanc, and Sauvignon Chenin Blanc. Nandi Valley Winery 3rd Floor, 41, Blue Valley Celestial, Nandidurga Road, Benson Town Post Jaymahal Extension T: 080-23535581 Madhiraa Wines Madhiraa is a niche outlet for liquor that stocks whisky, wine, beer, brandy, gin, rum etc. 84, RV Road Basavanagudi T: 080-26570139, 26570134

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Madhuloka Madhuloka is a chain with a friendly and warm ambiance making for a pleasant shopping experience. A variety of Indian and foreign liquors are available. 459, Teacher's Colony, Ring Road, H.S.R. Layout T: 080-25505656/25525353 Also at: Amblipura; T: 080- 41607977/41607978 Brookefields; T: 080- 28543838 /28543939 /41655838 Star Bazaar, Koramangala; T: 080- 25521010 / 25525151 /65790547 Whitefield Road; T: 080-40961172, 40961173 Raja Rajeshwari Nagar; T: 080- 28603696 / 28603595 / 28602393 Mantri Square; T: 080-22667290 Not just Wine and Cheese Not Just Wine & Cheese is a perfect place to shop if you are planning a wine party! From Indian wines, courtesy Sula Vineyards, Chateau Indage and Grover Vineyard, among others, to Champagne, the range is vast. They also provide home delivery services, not only for parties, but single-bottle orders of wine as well. Classic Wine Mall, Prestige Forum, Hosur Road Koramangala T: 080-22067653, 41235644 Spirits Spirits is a premier liquor store that offers a large selection of the best brands in scotch, whisky, wine, beer, brandy, gin, vodka and more. C7, Leela Gallery, Leela Palace, HAL Airport Road T: 080-41151555, 30571289 Spiritz & More A classy high end spirit shop, it is one of Bangalore's oldest spirit shops. 54, St. Marks Road T: 080- 25587320 Also at: Rajajinagar T: 080- 23386620, 23146152 Bommanahalli T: 080- 25505656. Brookesfield T: 080- 28543828. Chikalla Sandra T: 080-41632124 BTM, 2nd Stage T: 080- 41104849

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Jayanagar T: 080-26655299 Indiranagar T: + 91 9945134111 LUGGAGE & LEATHER Bagzone Bagzone presents high quality fashionable handbags for ladies. Mantri Square, 1st Floor, 32 1, Sampige Road Malleshwaram T: 080-30160066 Bulchee Bulchee is an Italian leather accessory store. It stocks a wide range of leather products and accessories like belts, wallets and handbags. Ground Floor, Garuda Mall Magrath Road T: 080-66141110 Calonge Calonge is a premium Spanish handmade leather accessories brand whose products are intricate, imaginative and ingenious master-pieces that are reflected in their product range of bags, belts, hats, wallets, footwear and more. 109, 1st Floor 1, Prestige Meridian, M G Road T: 080-25550966 Also at: Mantri Square Malleshwaram T: 080-22667222/3 Esbeda From formal and chic to evening wear and bridal wear, Esbeda offers a range of designer bangs for any occasion. Mantri Square UG Floor, 76, 1, Sampige Road Malleshwaram T: 080-22667303 Giordano Travel Gear This luggage brand combines style & fashion elegantly in its entire product range. Innovative travel gear made from the finest fabrics like: Corduroy, Velvet, Leatherite and Denim are available there. Brand Factory Hare Rama Hare Krishna Mall 1st Floor, Hombegowda Nagar Wilson Garden, Hosur Road T: 080-40574037 Also at: Near ICICI Bank Indiranagar; T: 080-25202112 Koramangala T:080-25705556 Hidesign Hidesign is a luxury leather

goods manufacturer based in Puducherry that has been handcrafting exclusive leather bags and accessories for over 30 years. Go here for stand-out luggage, hand bags and wallets. 49, Commercial Street Shivajinagar T: 080-41492419 Also at: Leela Galleria, Airport Road T: 080-41153335 MG Road T: 080-25587697, 41325901 Ashok Nagar T: 080-66141055 Bannerghatta Road T: 080-64565329 Mantri Square, Malleshwaram T: 080-22667010 Samsonite This well-known brand retails its wide range of products including hard luggage, soft luggage, duffels, briefcases, backpack collection, travel accessories, footwear and more. 641, 4th Block 80 Feet Road, Kormangala T: 080-40933309 Also at: Infantry Road T: 080-42058090 Marathahalli Junction T: 080-41264419 Indiranagar; T: 080-42050111 Marthahalli; T: 080-65315038 Commercial Street T: 080-25589664 VIP Lounge Their product range includes luggage, backpacks, duffels, laptop bags, handbags, wallets, business and travel accessories and more. 19, Safina Plaza, 84/85, Infantry Road , Shivajinagar T: 080-25581622 Also at: Indiranagar T: 080-40936694 Commercial Street T: 080-42109689 Witco Witco is a travel goods and accessories brand with a portfolio that includes men's apparel, luggage, travel bags, laptop bags, executive bags, backpacks, school bags, hand bags and accessories. 114,1st Floor, Koramangala T: 080-22067620 Also at: Indiranagar, Next to Food World T: 080-25202274

Jayanagar T: 080-41666563 Gopalapuram T: 080-28351143 Zaari Beautifully crafted high quality leather products are available. It has classy and elegant products in contemporary designs. Mantri Square, S 81 1, Sampige Road Malleshwaram T: +91 9986147356 LUXURY AUTOMOBILES Audi One of the world's leading premium car brands, Audi stands for luxury, quality, technology and sportiness. Survey No. 6/1, Beratana Agrahara, 15 KM Road, Hosur Main Road, Electronic City P.O T: 080-28521548 BMW Navnit Motors are the dealers of one of the most premier luxury cars of the world in Bangalore. They offer a wide range of BMW products as well as services. City Showroom 70 Millers Road T: 080-22341661 Showroom & Workshop: 4, Konappana Agrahara Begur Hobli, Hosur Road Near Electronic City T: 080-28250060

Harley Davidson

A luxury motorcycle brand that has reached cult status among bikers acround the world. Haley Davidson has recently opened its doors to the Bangalore market. 55/2, Lavelle Road T: 080-41487676, 9844323232


Hyosung (Satya Mitra Motors) The superbike Hyosung, has been launched in Bangalore under the dealership of Satya Mitra Motors. 1/20, Assaye Road Opp Bengali Association Ulsoor Lake Circle T: 080-080-32322233, 323222244 Porsche The world famous luxury car brand from Germany stands for highest quality products along with unparalled after sales service. Porsche Centre Bangalore 28, Lavelle Road T: +91 8095911911 Jaguar

This British luxury car brand is much more than just a status symbol.Visit thenew showroom to see their range of sleek, stylish models. No.32/5, Hosur Main Road, Bommanahalli, Rupena Agrahara Madiwala, Hosur Road T: +91 9686660230 Mercedes Benz The German-based luxury car stands for tradition and innovation. The brand is known for safety and quality throughout the world. Akshaya Motors, Survey N0.77/1, Opp R V College of Engineering Valagerahalli Village, Mysore Road T: 080-26321945 MOM & BABY STORES Apple of my I This store is for mums-to-be and kids under the age group of six. The shop sells quality products from across the world. 2985, 12th main, HAL 2nd stage, Indiranagar T: 080-41154032 Also at: Brookefields; T: 080-41162051 Just Born Baby One of the city's first speciality baby care stores, they retail a plethora of products for infants and tiny tots.

9, Mota Chambers, Off Cunningham Road, Millers Road T: 080-22258294 Mom & Me This exclusive store for babies and moms stocks everything from clothes to accessories. 165/2, Krishna Raju Layout, JP Nagar, 7th Phase, Near Delmia Circle, Opposite Kalyani Magnum Tech Park T: 080-42666379 Also at: Mantri Square Malleshwaram T: 080-31900888 Mother Care The store stocks a large collection of clothes for expectant mothers and apparel for children in the age group of 0-10. Spread across 15,000 sqft in size, it has separate clothes, gift, bedding and feeding sections. 2981, Icon Mall, 12th Main Road, 5th Cross, Indiranagar T: 080-25213009/ 25213010/ 11/12 Also at: Mantri Square, Malleshwaram T: 080-30160136

choice of CDs and DVDs. 8, Edifice, Below Universal Mobile Showroom CMH Road, Indiranagar T: 080-41696009 Also at: Malleshwaram T: 080-41535997 Jayanagar T: 080-41169180 Furtados The largest Musical instruments store in India from the oldest Music House. Furtados houses over 100 brands ranging from musical instruments to accessories and a Music School imparting lessons for instruments and vocals. 116/C1, 5th Block, KHB colony, Koramangala T:080-41104304 Reynolds This music house stocks Indian and Western musical instruments across categories. They also provide equipment like speaker systems, lights, cameras etc for parties and presentations. 131, Near Brigade Tower, Old Shooley Circle, M G Road T: 080-22215663 Rhythm Musicals

MUSIC & MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS Habitat Habitat has a rare collection of CDs and DVDs of every genre of music. 48, KFC Bldg, Church Street T: 080-25586886 Music World Music buffs will feel right at home in this store which stocks a great collection of music from every genre. CMH Road, Indiranagar T: 080-41230478 Planet M This chain has everything from Bollywood hits and rock music to jazz and trance. Apart from all the music, Planet M also stocks headphones, CD pouches, t-shirts and other music related merchandise. 39, 80 Feet Road, Hal 3rd Stage, New Thippasandra T: 080-41644361 Mantri Square, Malleshwaram T: 080-22667272 Temptation M A music store which offers a

Rhythm Musicals is one of the best musical instruments store in Bangalore providing both traditional and western musical instruments. 1, Imperial Shopping Centre (Near Imperial Hotel), 91, Residency Road T: 080-41126120 Sound Glitz A well-known musical instrument shop, it sells Western instruments like keyboards and guitars and Indian instruments like the sitar, tabla and dholak. 233(108), Brigade Road T: 080-41470284 +91-9886754864 Also at: Mantri Square T: 080-6536 1111

Sound of Music Sound of Music retails a range of exclusive musical instruments that provide an outstanding price and performance ratio.Finest collections of home entertainment products are available here along with services like custom designing and installation, multi room installations, consulting and trouble shooting. 11, 80 Feet Road S T Bed, Koramangala T: 080-41666681 Thomsun Music House This music store is one of the biggest distributors in the Middle East for Yamaha Musical Instruments (a world leader in its range of products from pianos, keyboards and guitars). Visit the new store to check out their impressive range of musical instruments and accessories. Note: They also hold music classes for all ages. 3503, 14th Main Road, 2nd Stage, HAL, Indiranagar T: 080-42401000 / 080 42401002 MUSIC MERCHANDISE Hysteria Hysteria is a one-of-its kind concept store for music lovers offering copyrighted and original music merchandise of iconic bands. Its online portal hysteriaonline.com has a collection of hard-to-find memorabilia related to music. No.6, GF, Shrungar Shopping Complex, Opp. Ruby Tuesday, Church Street, Parallel to M.G road T: 080-25580706, 8888987391 SOUVENIR & HANDICRAFTS

Cauvery Arts & Crafts Emporium An exotic collection of sandalwood and rosewood carvings is the speciality at this handicraft store. 49, M G Road T: 080-25581118, 25325491 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

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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 Kashmir Govt Arts Emporium This art and crafts shop exhibits wares from Kashmir including paintings, papier-mâché boxes and vases, embroidered shawls and kurtas, carpets, silver jewellery fashioned with beads, pearls, crystals, and precious stones. 49, Commercial Street, Near Punjab National Bank T: 080-25583822 Natesan's Antiqarts – Richmond Road It is one of the most popular firms that deal with Indian art and craft. With their own manufacturing centre and expert artisans and designers they make artefacts in teakwood, bronze, silver, stone as well as hand-crafted furniture. They also undertake custom-made orders for corporate, temples etc. 1 & 2, Ground Floor, President Chambers 8, Richmond Road T : 080 - 22118567, 22118582, +919916109171 National Cottage Emporium With products like marble items and needle work, silver jewellery and a huge range of carpets, it is one of the leading handicraft exporting shops in Bangalore. 70, Infantry Road T: 080-25585336

SPORTS EQUIPMENT & APPAREL Adidas This German sports apparel manufacturer gives customers an ample range of stylish sports apparel, shoes and accessories to choose from. The Forum Mall, Hosur Road, Koramangala T: 080-22067618 Also at: Garuda Mall, Magrath Road; T: 080-41126856 Mantri Square T: 080-22667052 Brigade Gateway, Dr Rajkumar Road T: 080 – 67282222 Phoenix Market City T: 080-67266167 Gopalan Mall, Old Madras Road T: 080-22277121 Nike Nike is the world's leading sports shoes and apparel biggie. Its products are at the forefront of edgy design and technology. Khanija Bhawan 49, Race Course Road T: 080-22949150, 22949154 Also at: Garuda Mall T: 080-32481480 Indiranagar T: 080-41323220 Jayanagar T: 080-41467718 Mantri Square T: 080-30160034 Mahadevapura, Whitefield Road T: 080 - 6726 6111 / 333 Brigade Gateway, Dr Rajkumar Road T: 080 - 67282222 Phoenix Market City T: 080-67266080 Gopalan Mall, Old Madras Road T: 080-22277121 Olympic The Sport Shop

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

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T: 080-25729929 Banaswadi; T: 080-42084338 Planet Sports One of the largest sports lifestyle stores in the city, it is a home to all types of sports and lifestyle footwear, apparel and equipment. Its brand portfolio includes leading sports lifestyle brands like Converse, Sketchers, Nike, Adidas, Lotto, Mitre and Speedo smongst others. Mantri Square, F 23-25 1, Sampige Road, Malleshwaram T: 080-30160199 Phoenix Market City T: 080-67266170 Puma This is a widely known sports lifestyle brand offering footwear, apparel and accessories. 216, Brigade Road T: 080-25581889/ 41122788 Also at: Indiranagar T: 41528022 / 8121/ 8122 Garuda Mall T: 080-40913606 Banashankari 3rd Stage T: 080-41711671 Mantri Square T: 080-30160040 Brigade Gateway, Dr Rajkumar Road T: 080 – 67282222 Mahadevapura, Whitefield Road T: 080 - 6726 6111 / 333 Commercial Street T: 080 – 41464521 Basavanagudi T: 080 – 41312190 Phoenix Market City T: 080-67266111 Rakhra Sports Rakhra Sports is a sports shop where you can get all your sports requirements under one roof at affordable prices. 6, Commercial Street T: 080-25588776 Reebok Store This globally well-known player in the sports segment showcases sports wear, apparel and shoes. Residency Road T: 080-22107086/41125425 Also at: Vijaynagar T: 080-40902497 Bannerghatta Road T: 080-41107112 Jayanagar T: 080-41307364

Mantri Square T: 080-22667151 Brigade Gateway, Dr Rajkumar Road T: 080 – 67282222 Brigade Road T: 080 41461785 Forum Mall, Hosur Road, Adugodi T: 080 – 22067624 Phoenix Market City T: 080-67266250 Sportz Arena

An outlet of 'Olympic the Sport Shop', Sportz Arena deals with fitness equipments of high quality. 34/1, 36th cross, 6th Main 4th Block, Jayanagar T: 080-26541967 SportsXS SportXS, located at the Forum Value Mall, is a sports gear and apparels store. The Forum Value Mall Whitefield T: 080-40961058 WATCHES & ACCESSORIES Citizen The showroom stocks the whole range of collections from its internationally-known watch brand. 299, 6th Main, HAL, 2nd Stage Indiranagar T: 080-43473777 Editions Editions is a luxury pen store known for its unique worldclass masterpiece pens. Mantri Square, UG68B, 1, Sampige Road, Malleshwaram T: 080-22667325 Ethos At this watch studio, you can get your pick of a wide range of brands along with an international shopping ambience. 7777/76, Touch Stone Annex, 1, Bowring Hospital Road T: 080-41130611/12 Fastrack Fastrack offers a collection of watches and accessories whose designs are refreshingly different. Off Commercial Street, Opp Lewis Showroom, Kamaraj Road T: 080-41513037


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AYURVEDA

Arogya Ayurvedic Centres Arya Vaidya Nilayam (AVN) started off as a small clinic in 1930. It has now grown into a full-fledged healthcare centre providing treatment for a range of chronic disorders. Holistic therapy, integrating Ayurveda, Yoga and physiotherapy is offered here, along with recommendations for dietary and lifestyle changes. Golden pebbles, Plot 33 & 34, Gulmohar Avenue, Munnekulala, (near marthahalli bridge), T: 080 – 41750389

Moreover, this wellness centre offers traditional Ayurvedic therapies in a beautiful, heritage setting. Tailor-made individual packages are combined with personalised care by the centre's expert physicians and para-medical staff. 111, Hemandanahalli, Samethanahalli Post Whitefield T: 080-41161195, 65651090/91 +91 98450 71990 Also at: #3282, 12th main, HAL 2nd stage, Indiranagar Kormangala, R.T.Nagar Ayush Ayurvedic

E:marthahalli@avnayurveda. in W: www.arogyabangalore. com Angsana Oasis Spa

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 Ayurvedagram This health spa resort is rated among the best when it comes to Ayurvedic treatment.

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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

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 Sanjeevanam This holistic health services centre from the Cholayil Groupoffers therapies based on Ayurveda, Naturopathy and Yoga. The centre also provides treatments for hair and skincare apart from various health products made from natural ingredients. 50, 100 Feet Road, Opp. Kendriya Sadhan Madivalla Bus Stop, 2nd Block, Koramangala T: 080-25631962, 25634430 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. Soukya Road, Samethanahalli, Whitefield, T: 080-28017000 / 08, +91 98453 74400 COSMETOLOGY/WEIGHT LOSS

Also at: 14 Sunnydale, Janadarshini Layout, behind New BEL Road E: info@ayushayurvedic.com

Abraham's Dr. Anil Abraham's Skin Clinic is a well-known dermatology speciality clinic that offers skin as well as hair treatments. #12, 14th Main Road, 1st floor Vasanthnagar, near mounts T: 080-22261560

Birla Kerala Vaidyashala Pvt Ltd. A joint endeavour between the Yash Birla Group and Kerala Vaidyashala, their manifesto is to promote and preserve the age-old science of Ayurveda. It offers total health orientation programs for lifestyle disorders and chronic health ailments. 304, 5th main 2nd Block, HRBR Layout, Kalyan Nagar T: 65395566

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

Also at: #203, Double Road, Indiranagar, T: 080-25255152

Impressions A slimming and beauty clinic, Impressions offers various programmes tailor-made for people of different age groups and body types. Its weight treatment programmes include

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weight loss, weight gain, slimming, obesity treatment, stress relief and detoxification. S.T Bed, 967, Ammashri Complex, 2nd Floor, Koramangala T: 080-4261 2345, 9900330123 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 th Jayanagar, 4 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 Kosmoderma Kosmoderma is a cosmetic skin and laser centre. 67/2, Lavelle Road T: 080-42110070 268, 3rd Cross, 2nd Stage Domlur-Indiranagar T: 080-41525222, 25352211 Also at: 449, 9th Cross, 24th Main 2nd Phase, JP Nagar T: +91 9591152821 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


Vibes Vibes offers health and beauty services. It specialises in slimming techniques which range from diet, exercise and behaviour modification for weight loss, to herbal massages for muscle toning and detoxification. 93/12, Shreyas Point, South End Road, Jayanagar, T: 080-41219697, 26576606, M +91-9986070707 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 Apollo Dental Centres A division of multi-speciality healthcare provider Apollo Hospitals, the centers have a team of 32 specialists to treat specific dental disorders. 154/11, Opp Indian Institute of Management T: 080-41103111 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 Swiss Smile India Dental Clinic With up-to-date technology and experienced specialists, Swiss Smile provides a comprehensive range of dental treatments. 97, Hosur Road (Opp Forum Mall, Diary Circle Side) T: 080-43390000

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 360째 WORKOUT Health and Fitness 360째 Workout, with the best of the facilities for physical fitness helps boost your overall physical, mental and emotional well-being. The fitness centre provides you a clean, safe and comfortable enviorment to stay fit. #39, Krishna Nagar Industrial Layout, 1st Cross, Tavarekere Main Road, Koramangala Near Forum Mall and Christ University T: 080-40992414/+91 9481814578 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 www.affinityinternational.com Gold's Gym Part of an international fitness chain, the Bangalore branches offer the latest equipment group exercise, personal training, cardiovascular equipment, spinning,pilates and yoga. Mirza House, No.2, Convent Road, Richmond Town T: 080-41477626/627/628 Also at: RMZ Infinity, Old Madras Road, T: 080-41657218 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 Fitness One With over seven years of experience behind it, this centre proffers of customised fitness plans that promise to boost the quality of life. Fitness One also runs a chain of corporate fitness centres. 212, off Indiranagar, 100 feet Road T: 080-25521222 Also at: Domlur, 2nd Stage T: 080-25351152 Jayanagar T: 080-26531222 Sadashivnagar T: 089-25521222 Brook Fields T: 080-41154106 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 NAP Figure and Fitness Boutique NAP offers a unique no-sweat workout. Their specialised equipmentgives an effective workout and buildsone's natural health by lowering stress and cholesterol levels, improving blood circulation and increasing flexibility and agility. 107, Art Arcade building, 80 ft Road, 4th block, kormangala T: 080-41205555, 9900705555 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 PINK Pink is an all-woman gym with a focus on women's wellness and weight loss. Expert nutritionists and trainers help members set and achieve personal fitness goals. The programmes offered include belly dancing, Pilates, exercise to music, cardio- kickboxing and step aerobics. #2813, 27th main, NIFD college, HSR, 1st sector T: 080 - 22585222 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 Talwalkars Talwalkars Better Value (TBVF), started in 1932, is India's largest chain of health centres. The centres provide expert advice, personalised supervision, on-going facility upgrades and a result-oriented approach. 4th T Block, Jayanagar 364, Ashwath laxmi mansion 35th cross 16th main, T: 080-26631686 / 080-26631706 E: jayanagar@talwalkars.net Also at: Ulsoor Road T: 080-41135671 / 080-25595817 E: ulsoor@talwalkars.net Sadashivnagar T: 080-41138238 / 080-41138239 E: sadashivnagar@ talwalkars.net Next to Dalmia, 683/A, 2nd phase J P Nagar T: 080-41753244 E: trivenig@talwalkars.net Koramangala T: 080-40933043 / 4 / 5 E: koramangala@ talwalkars.net

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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: info@thezonestudio.com W: www.zonefitness. blogspot.com Zela Built over 30000 sq ft, Zela is a luxury health and fitness club that offers you something that you have never experienced before. It provides customized fitness regimes to each member. It has professional trainers and global specialists such as Les Mills which is a New Zealand based international brand that specialises in group fitness. 58, Vittal Mallya Road, T: 080-65463261 Also at: Residency Road T: 080-43347000

3, Marielle Apartments, Ground Floor, Magrath Road T: +91 9845055608, 08025091110/2 Bodycraft Spa and Salon With years of experience behind it, Bodycraft brings together well-trained professionals and the latesttechnology to offer skin therapy, hair care and wellness treatments. 62/10, Suchitra Apts, Coles Road, Frazer Town, T: 080-2551-0209/3661/4596 Also at: Indiranagar, T: 080-4146 9944/45/46 Jayanagar T: +91 9900248359 Koramangala T: 080-2206 7746 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

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 Hakim Aalim Hakim Aalim is one of the best hair lounges in Bangalore. This customer-friendly place provides the latest trends and the best service. 20/1-1, Eliza Manor, Lavelle Road T: 080-42110380 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.

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Cleos Cleos is a beauty and cosmetic salon equipped with state-ofthe-art facilities. The multifacility salon offers comprehensive solutions for hair and skin care. 34, Castle Street, Ashok Nagar, (Road Opposite to Sacred Heart Church), Off Richmond Road T: 080-41511576, 41511574, 41511574 Also at: Cox Town T: 080- 4125 4746 Frazer Town T: 080- 4125 4746 BTM Layout T: 080- 4131 4541 HRBR Layout T: 080-4166 5296 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 Jean Claude Biguine The unisex salon at UB city with its French lineage offers a whole new range of services to pamper yourself from head-to toe. Get the trendiest hair cut to the latest skin and hair treatments at Jean Claude Biguine. 25/3-1, Lavelle Road, Ground Floor T: +91 080 41514000 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, T: 080-25267446, 080-25202945 Lakme Salon Lakme offers a comprehensive range of beauty services in the hair, skin and beauty departments. Services include treatments for the skin including facials, hair colouring, cutting and styling, advanced manicures and pedicures as well as other essential beauty services. 58, G.M Arcade, Industrial Layout, Opp Joythi Nivas College, 5th, Block, Koramangala, T: 080-41101222, 41216255 Also at: Whitefield T: 080- 65370022, 65370033 Bannerghatta Road

T: 080-41558202, 41558203 Brookefield, T: 080-41527788, 41527733 Richmond Road, T: 080- 2221 1909, 2229 4521 Indiranagar, T: 080- 41154230, 25274238 Jayanagar, T: 080 – 26991117, 26643897, 41552999 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 Limelite This unisex salon is best known for its trendy hair cuts and glow-inducing facials. The salon has a kids section too. Besides haircuts, styling, pedicure, manicure, waxing, threading and the like, the spa has remedial treatments for skin and hair that fight dandruff, acne and pigmentation. 158, Mota Royal Arcade, 1st Floor, Brigade Road, T: 080- 25326400 , 25326401, 9845650900 Also at: Indiranagar, T: 080-2521 1672/3 Vittal Mallya Road, T: 080-22103764 Brigade Road, T: 080-2532 6400/01 Koramangala, T: 080-2570 2373 Jayanagar, T: 080-2244 3205 Sarjapur, T: 080-2574 0322/23 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 Neeru's - For Men & Women A unisex salon, Neeru's' speciality is make-up services, including party make-up, bridal make-up, eye make-up and brush make-up. Hair and skin treatments can also be availed here. 25 Gurappa Avenue, Primrose Road, T: 080-2558-0880/1334, 4112 Peaches Peaches is a well-known salon and day spa for women. Several exotic treatments like mud and chocolate wraps are on the menu. You can also indulge in Ayurvedic and Thai massages as well as aroma therapies. 12, Aga Abbas Ali Road, Ulsoor, T: 080-41131234 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

Also at : Koramangala T: 080-41101041 Jayanagar T: 080-26640673 Strandz Salon & Academy Strandz, a unisex salon is the ultimate destination for all your hair styling and tattooing needs. Also available are services like facials, waxing, pedicure, manicure and body massage. 28, 2nd Floor, Off Castle Street Next to Hotel Empire T: 080-40917204 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 Aquazone

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

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Also at: UB City T: 080- 22345678 Ozone, Whitefield T: 080- 25936299 Asian Roots This luxury spa offers an assortment of beauty treatments. Asian Roots also provides anti-aging services,bridal packages and body therapies. Lavelle Junction, Old No. 4/1, Walton Road T: 9686115381 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 DHI (Direct Hair Implantation) This is the latest hair transplant craft in the world. With a pain free procedure, it promises natural hair growth. Boost your confidence with a DHI treatment, offering the latest in hair technology. Lavelle Junction, 4/1, Walton Road T: 080-22270046/47/ 9686115381

Salon Mousse A salon for men, women and kids,it offers hair-styling as well as hair treatments. 789-B, 12th Main, HAL 2nd stage Indiranagar T: 080-3391 0480 Sasha Sasha offers the whole gamut of beauty services, from simple haircuts to body piercing, under one roof. The salon has experts in hairstyling and nail extensions. Mole and wart removal and a range of massages are also offered here. 201 2nd Floor, 5th Avenue, Brigade Road T: 080-2532-7499

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, T: +91 80 2846 8892/94/96 / 9880142905

Aquazone is an underwater gym/spa at The Park Hotel. Apart from basic routines like the treadmill, cross trainer, cycles and weights, the spa has sauna and massage rooms as well. Floral wraps, body polishing with silks and Keralainspired pedicures can be had at the hands of qualified masseurs. 14/7, The Park, MG Road, T: 080-25594666 Angsana Oasis Spa 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

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 JIVA The Jiva chain of spas offer authentic and traditional Indian wellness treatments. Drawing from ancient Indian healing wisdom and Ayurveda, Jiva Spa offers treatments with products made from pure

Indian herbs, Indian aromatherapy oils, natural creams and special ingredients. Vivanta by Taj – M G Road 41/3, MG Road, 080-6660-4444 Also at: Whitefield Road 080-6693-3333 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

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 Rejuve Rejuve spa is a space to unwind. It offers a selection of signature therapies by skilled masseurs that leaves you feeling refreshed and energised. The Spa at The Lalit Ashok Kumara Krupa High Grounds, Opt Golf Course T: +91 80 30527777 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 SPA.ce 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 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 22001 / 2573 4242 / 65668457 The 5th Element Fifth Element is a traditional Thai spa. It offers a broad selection of massages, body polishes and facials. You can also try the super indulgent three-hour Fifth Element Treatment, which includes a body scrub, massage, facial and a Cleopatra-style rose petal and milk bath. 489, Amarjyothi Layout, West Wing, 8th Main, Inner Ring Road, Koramangala, T: 080-41268111 The SPA

Spread over 10,000 sq. ft. The Spa at The Leela Palace offers massages that are a blend of European techniques and ancient Asian traditions, like the Swedish massage and the Indian Magic massage. 23, The Leela Palace Kempinski, Airport Road, T: 080-30571234

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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 Taman Buddha The spa helps you rejuvenate and de-stress, using techniques such as reflexology and stone therapy. It strives to enhance your physical well-being through holistic treatments. No. 2/3, Poojari Layout, 80 Feet Road, RMV II Stage, Near MS Ramiah Hospital W: www.tamanbuddha.com T: 080-23514329, 9742055329 The Bodycraft Spa & Salon Refer to our salon section Whitemantra Spread over 7000 sq ft in an independent setting, the spa offers various massages and treatments according to your needs. They offer seasonal specials which are worth checking out. Their salon offers the latest in hair care technology. 142, Rustom Bagh HAL, Airport Road T: 080-32429960/25214870 E: contact@whitemantraspa. com 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. www.bangaloremobilespa.com #689 GF, 12 cross, 7 main, BEML layout, Thubrahalli layout ITPL road Yvollanda’s Spa and Beauty Salon A certified L’Oreal Club Salon for Men and Women. They offer skincare services, Hot stone massages to aroma therapies, pedicures, manicures, and bridal services for men and

women. No.228, 4th Cross, 3rd Block, Kalyan Nagar, HRBR Layout T: 080-25436540/41687397

Richmond Road T: 080-32942905 M: +91 9844065252 W: www.theostarashop.com TATTOO PARLOUR

WELLNESS STORES 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 2012 Shreyas Plaza, 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar T: 2296-5340 Religare Wellness A one-stop-shop, it provides complete health solutions for the entire family, while its extensive network of stores provides both choice and convenience. 29, Bull Temple Road Basavanagudi T: 080-22956223 Also at: Jeevan Bheema Nagar T: 080-22956226 8th Block, Jayanagar T: 080-22956228 9th Block, Jayanagar T: 080-22956229 Malleshwaram T: 080-22956240 Yelahanka New Town 22956239 Banerghatta Road T: 080-22956241 Yeshwanthpur T: 080-41172646 Airport Road T: 080-41151363 R T Nagar T: 080-41244034 Koramangala T: 080-41216022 Bennerghatta Road T: 080-41107583 The Skin Store It is a complete store for all skin products. 36/1, 7th Cross, Cambridge Layout T: 080-41725416 The Ostara Shop Ostara is the quintessential New Age store. This unique shop is well-stocked with Fengshui elements and mirrors, healing crystals, Ganeshas, aroma oils, energy candles, spiritual books and decorative knick-knacks. 10, Sai baba Temple Road, Cambridge layout,

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 Comfortably Numb Comfortably Numb offers hundreds of trendy designs to choose from, or you can even have your own signature tattoo created by its artists. #306, 2nd floor near to Empire Hotel, Mangala Layout, Kammanahalli T: +91 9845588748 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. nareshmehandi.com Hakim Aalim Hakim Aalim - a leading hair salon in the city also offers comprehensive tattooing services. 20/1-1,Eliza Manor, Lavelle Rd T: 080-42110380 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 a1000 yoga De-stress from a hectic day at work in a1000 yoga. This yoga studio teaches corporate yoga, therapeutic yoga, hot yoga, and power yoga, prenatal and postnatal yoga. Experience Nirvana for a better tomorrow. Venue: No 42, HAL 3rd Stage 80ft Road, Indiranagar T-080-7411549394 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 @anandamayawellness.com Arogya Mandira Trust Arogya Mandira is a wellequipped holistic healthcare centre, with both inpatient and outpatient facilities. The centre incorporates Yoga into its therapeutic system 148, 1st 'R' Block, Near ISKCON, Rajajinagar, T: 080-23579755 E: info@arogyamandira.com 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 Ekagra At Ekagra, Yoga classes have been designed keeping in mind contemporary lifestyles. This centre's Yoga practice targets specific body parts, along with Pranayama. 1/2, 7th floor, Lavelle Mansions, Lavelle Road, T: +91 9886622700, +91 9884401001 E: contact@ekagra.co.in 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 www.prithvinaturalhealing.co m Siddha Yoga Siddha Yoga is the path of inner transformation and discipline founded by Siddha Yoga Guru, Gurumayi Chidvilasananda. Yoga is combined with spiritual study and meditation here. 19th Main, 6th Block,

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Near Kormangala Police Station, Koramangala, T: 080-25530493, 25595618/19 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


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AMUSEMENT PARKS Fun World & Water World

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 www.jawaharbalbhavan.com

awareness from the 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 www.teamadventure.info GOLF COURSES

Wonder La

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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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

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 http://www.wonderla.com

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

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 www.bmcindia.org 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 www.adventureacademy.org 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

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 eagletongolf@yahoo.com Green Acres and Fantasy Golf Resort

Doddakallasandra, +91 80 28477450, 2847 7451, 2847 7454 Http://www.fantacygolfresort. com 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 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 www.kga.in 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 www.sptindia.com 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

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

Snow City, is now a snow-ball throw away! Climb a snow mountain or hurl a snow ball at your buddy. All this and lots more fun at Snow City in Namma Bengaluru! Venue: Jayamahal Main Road, Armane Nagar, Palace Road T: 080-23550000

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 ezoneclub.com Freeway Gayathri Vihar, Palace Grounds, Ramana Maharishi Road, Sadashiva Nagar, T: +91 80 2361 1329 http: www.freeway19.com 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 Resort, 15th Cross, 2nd Block, R T Nagar T: +91 80 2333 7575 Patel Inn Resort It is the only resort which is situated within city limits. It is a perfect place to relax and with all facilities necessary for a perfect holiday spot. Another feature of this place is the Race Pace Karting. This has also hosted the 6th leg of JK Tyres National Karting Championships. No.1, 2nd Block, Govindraj Garden, 15th Cross, R T Nagar, Snow City You don’t have to go to Interlaken or the Himalayas to experience snow anymore.

Torqo3 Karting Track This is supposed to be the best karting track in the city. They are located inside E-Zone Club in Marathahalli. They enable you to develop karting skills and master this art. E-Zone Club, Outer Ring Road, Maratahalli, T: +91 90084 90303 www.torq03.com WALKING CLUBS Stay Younger Corner #1/1, K.R. Road, Jayanagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560082 Venture Adventure Club and Resorts in Bangalore Off. # 107/7 Heritage Estate, Puttenahalli, Yelahanka, T: +91 92430 68286, +91 92436 02124 CYCLING/BIKER CLUBS 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. www.bikeszone.com 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 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. www.bikenomads.com

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. www.60kph.com 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. www.bangalorebikersclub.com 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 IndiMotard Adventures A-1, A-Block, A.E.C.S Layout, Brookefields T: +91 80 2852 5759 / +91 99808 29440 www.indimotard.com

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 The Living Room For all you game lovers in the 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 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 BEST SELLERS A Vegetarian in Paris by Rashmi Uday Singh

Pit Stop Racing Balan Farm, Natraj Layout, JP Nagar, 8th Phase, near brigade millenium apartments T: +91 94482 70820 94481 42771 GAMING Game Zen This is a new gaming lounge with innovative and interactive game solutions. Hi-tech facilities like Sony Play Station 3, Microsoft Xbox and Nintendo Wii are hooked up to 32” Sony Bravia LCD TVs via HDMI to ensure the best audio and video quality. TMR Towers, Thubarahalli Varthur Road T: 080-080-41435660, 9663633266 BluO Bluo, India’s largest and 27 lane

Rashmi Uday Singh, author of 32 cookbookscertainly has a voracious appetite for good food. After working in The Indian Revenue Service, she gave-up her job to follow her true-calling. In her latest book A Vegetarian in Paris, she talks about Paris, the world’s gourmet capital. This adventurous foodie discovers places for vegetarians in Paris.

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A must read for all vegetarian travellers. From the Ruins of Empire by Pankaj Mishra

Pankaj Mishra,a writer who has contributed several pieces of his writings in literary and political essays,has just published his latest book, From the Ruins of Empire. This book tells us the story of the Victorian age,a great time of success in the west, but a time where the Asian continent suffered a great deal of mishap. Mishra tells the reader this tale through writers, radicals and charismatics who travelled back and forth to Europe and Asia. Unravel this anecdote!

attractive girlsPenn, Lexi and Thea, who come to town for summer. Gemma, a pretty girl from the same town is cheerful, buoyant and romantically inclined to her neighbour. The trio (Penn, Lexi and Thea) befriend Gemma. One morning when Gemma wakes-up she discovers that she has a special trait, which off course comes at a cost. Read this engaging novel to know the truth.

love with a South Indian boy who goes missing! Will Meenakshi settle for the groom suggested by her parents or follow her heart?If dreamum wakeuppam hasn’t left you in splits, the movie is sure to have you falling off your chair. Director: Sachin Kundalkar Music:Amit Trivedi Cast:Rani Mukerji, Prithviraj Sukumaran, Amey Wagh

Wake by Amanda Hocking Amanda Hocking is a young, paranormal, romantic fiction writer from America. Wake is a novel about three young

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A Separation

Student Of The Year

UPCOMING MOVIES Hindi Ishkq in Paris

The Magic by Rhonda Byrne

Rhonda Byrne,the author of the bestselling self-help books The Secret and The Power, is back with The Magic! This book is about the power of gratitude. For Twenty centuries, words in a sacred text were misinterpreted by most people who read it. But, only a few people have understood the true meaning of the riddle. Rhonda Byre takes us through an incredible journey of 28 days and teaches us the process of applying the power of gratitude in our lives.

Hollywood; Tom Hanks, Hugh Grant, Halle Berry and Susan Sarandon,this film is a story about the actions of people that impact the past, present and future. Catch this film for the amazing star cast and stunning cinematography. Director: Lana Wachowski, Tom Tykwer, Andy Wachowski Music: Reinhold Heil Johnny Klimek Tom Tykwer Cast: Tom Hank, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent, Hugo Weaving, Jim Sturgess, Doona Bae, Ben Whishaw, James D'Arcy, Zhou Xun, Keith David, David Gyasi, Susan Sarandon, Hugh Grant

Release Date: October 5 After four years, Preity Zinta is making her comeback with Ishkq in Paris, which also happens to be her debut production. This film features the most celebrated actor in France, Isabelle Yasmina Adjani. A story about two outlanders who spend an evening together in the romantic city of Paris, part ways and then, meet again. Will this meeting make them accidentally fall in love? To unravel this romance, head to a theatre near you. Director: Prem Raj Music: Sajid-Wajid Cast: Preity Zinta, Rhehan Malliek, Isabelle Adjani Aiyyaa Release Date: October 12 Rani Mukerji, Bollywood’s front-runner,is back with Aiyyaa. A story of a Marathi girl,Meenakshi,who has dreams of finding the perfect soul-mate for herself. To achieve this mission, Meenakshi befriends a clone of Lady Gaga. She falls in

Release Date: October 19 Karan Johar, the king of weaving love triangles and stories about college romance for over a decade now,is back with Student Of The Year. This film, starring three newcomers; Siddharth Malhotra as Abhimanyu, Varun Dhawan as Rohan andAlia Bhatt as Shanaya, isa story about three people who traverse through the emotions of success, failure, competition, jealousy and envy in their cocooned world of St. Teresa’s High School, Dehradun. Student Of The Year certainly promises loads of glamour, romance and fun. Director:Karan Johar Music:Vishal-Shekhar Cast: Siddharth Malhotra, Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, Rishi Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt

Release Date: October 29 ‘A Separation’ has won awards at Berlin International Film Festival and Golden Globe Award forBest Foreign Language Film. The plot of the film revolves around a couple;Nader and Simin,who have been married for 14 yrs and live in Tehran with their daughter, Termeh. Simin wants to leave Tehran because of its voyeuristic nature. Nader wants to stay back in Tehran to take care of his ailing father. This decision of the couple leads to mutual discontent. Director: Asghar Farhadi Music:Sattar Oraki Cast: Leila Hatami, Peyman Moaadi, Shahab Hosseini, Sareh Bayat, Sarina Farhadi Killing Them Softly

English Cloud Atlas Release Date: October 26 From the creators of the Matrix Trilogy,Lana Wachowski, Tom Tykwer, and Andy Wachowski are now back with ‘Cloud Atlas’. Starring A list actors from

Release Date: October 19 Based on George V Higgins’ novel,Cogan's Trade, this film starrsBrad Pitt as JackieCogan, a


professional gun-man who investigates a crime that happened during a mobprotected poker game. Killing Them Softly is a crime thriller that makes an interesting film. Director:Andrew Dominik Cast: Brad Pitt, Scoot McNairy, Ben Mendelsohn, Richard Jenkins, James Gandolfini, Ray Liotta

Director: Anurag Basu Music: Pritam Chakraborty Cast: Ranbir Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Ileana D Cruz. Ek Tha Tiger

NOW SHOWING Hindi Heroine

The most anticipated film of the year, Heroine finally hits the screen. A story about a promising actress Mahi Arora (Kareena Kapoor) from Bollywood. Madhur Bhandarkar explores the dark side of glitz and glamour in the film industry. Director: Madhur Bhandarkar Music: Salim-Sulaiman Cast: Kareena Kapoor, Arjun Rampal, Arunoday Singh, Shahana Goswami, Kanika Dhillon

This Romantic Thriller revolves around a college professor who is suspected to be selling missile technology secrets to Pakistan. The Indian government ships an agent, Tiger (Salman Khan), to track all the scientist’s activities. There, tiger gets romantically inclined towards the scientist’s caretaker, Zoya (Katrina Kaif). They transcend through various vicissitudes of life set in exotic locations such as Dublin, Istanbul, and Cuba. Director: Kabir Khan Music: Sohail Sen, Background Score: Sajid-Wajid Cast: Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Ranvir Shorey

Special Forces

English Arbitrage

Barfi

A story about a boy named Barfi (Ranbir Kapoor), a prankster in Darjeeling who can neither speak nor hear. The character’s birth name is Murphy, but is affectionately nicknamed Barfi by his community. His association with two young women lead to a series of events in his life.

fiction thriller, the fifth instalment of Resident Evil is back in 3D. The Umbrella Corporation’s T-Virus continues to damage the earth. The only hope of the human race is Alice (Milla Jovovich).She continues to chase those who are responsible for the outbreak from Tokyo to New York to Washington D.C., and finally to Moscow. With the support of her new found friends and folks, Alice survives the antagonistic world. Director: Paul W. S. Anderson Music: Tomandandy, Michael Kamen Cast: Milla Jovovich, Sienna Guillory, Johann Urb, Li Bingbing, Shawn Roberts, Kevin Durand, Oded Fehr, Boris Kodjoe, Michelle Rodriguez, Colin Salmon

A directorial debut by writer Nicholas Jarecki featuring Richard Gere. Arbitrage is a story of a successful business tycoon who turns for help to a strange person, because he makes a big mistake in his company. Director: Nicholas Jarecki Music: Cliff Martinez Cast: Richard Gere,Brit Marling

Directed by Stephane Rybojad, Special Forces is an adventurous film about war featuring Diane Kruger as a French journalist, Elsa Casanova. She writes an article about the Taliban chief, which anger’s him. This becomes a threat to her life and she ends up facing the most difficult circumstances. Just like any another film about Afghanistan and their warlords. Special Forces make a good one-time watch. Director: Stephane Rybojad Music: Xavier Berthelot Cast: Diane Kruger, Djimon Hounsou, Benoît Magimel, Mehdi Nebbou, Tchéky Karyo

Resident Evil: Retribution (3D)

The most anticipated Sci-

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Week Ending Sept. 22, 2012

Wide Awake

Katty Perry

Where Have You Been

Rihanna

Let's Go

Calvin Harris

Payphone

Maroon 5

Scream

Usher

Whistle

Flo Rida

Chasing the Sun

The wanted

Broken Hearted

Karmin

We Run The Night

Havana Brown ft.Pitbull

I Won't Give Up

Jazon Mraz

Log onto www.radioindigo.fm for the Bengaluru Hot 40 list!

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Nandi Hills

Nrityagram

Bannerghatta National Park

Day Jaunts Bannerghatta National Park Set twenty five kilometres out of the city, Bannerghatta National Park is a popular day excursion with both tourists and Bangalore city folks. This 25,000acre zoological park is home to diverse species of fauna, including tigers, lions, panthers, bears, and deer. The best way to explore the expansive park is to take the 20-minute safari that takes you through the reserves, where you can catch a glimpse of the animals. The tiger isn’t all that elusive here – you can see them roving about within a large enclosure. Bannerghatta Park’s reptilian inhabitants consist of alligators, crocodiles and snakes, which are enclosed in the ‘reptile park’. There is also a zoo, a big-ticket item with children, where there a whole range of birds from peacocks to owls and other animals like hippopotamuses and foxes. Elephant rides are also offered here. An unusual and recent addition to the Bannerghatta reserve is the ‘Butterfly Park’. This eight-acre park features a museum with a range of lepidopteral exhibits as well as a greenhouse where 20 species of colourful butterflies make their home in a carefully preserved habitat. There are KSTDC buses which will also get you to the park. Else, organising your own private transport is a better option. Jungle Lodges & Resorts have set up the ‘Bannerghatta Nature Camp’ here, in case

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you would to stay a weekend. The Park is closed on Tuesdays. Distance: 25km Anekal Taluk, Bangalore South Mekedatu Mekedatu, a boulder-strewn ravine two hours away from the city, is a dramatic sight. This is the spot where the river Cauvery passes through a chiselled gorge, which is narrow enough for a goat to leap over – and hence the name ‘Mekedatu’ or ‘goat’s leap’. The surreal rock formations and the tumbling river, make this a beautiful riverside spot to spend your day. You can lounge around on the rocky out crops or spend a peaceful day staring at the water and the surroundings. Or you can signup for some adventure by walking up to the Sangama’where the rivers Cauvery and Arkavathy merge. There is temple to venerate this confluence at this spot. Mekedatu is best visited when it isn’t raining. Getting here by your own private car or taxi is recommended. Restaurants are scarce, so pack a picnic basket. Distance: 98 km Past Kanakpura Road, Near Sangama Nandi Hills This is the nearest hill station from Bangalore and is a favourite getaway for Bangaloreans. It is range of rocky hills that rise out of the earth, and is quite terrifyingly steep at places. It was used by Tipu Sultan and the British for taking breaks; Sir Mark Cubbon even had his

Mekedattu

summer residence built there. Queen Elizabeth, Jawaharlal Nehru, Mahatma Gandhi, and heads of SAARC countries are some of its famous visitors. Located nearly 1,500 m above sea level, Nandi is cool even in summer and its numerous trekking trails are popular with adventure enthusiasts. Among the attractions are Tipu’s Drop, a 600-metre sheer cliff face from where Tipu had his prisoners pushed to death; Yoga Nandishwara Temple , a temple dedicated to Shiva which gives the hills their name; Amrita Sarovar, the lake of ambrosia, a tank fed by perennial springs. At the foot of the hills is the Bhoga Nandishwara Temple with a massive Nandi idol. Distance: 60 km Timings: 8 am to 6 pm; Entry fee: Rs.10; separate fee for vehicles. Nrityagram This dance village is Odissi danseuse Protima Gauri Bedi’s labour of love, started in 1989, with the passionate intent top-reserve and further Indian classical dance. Set within picturesque and rural Hesarghatta, this beautifully envisaged dance school takes in students who take up the long term study of classical dance and runs on the age-old Gurukul philosophy. Go here to watch a successful cultural experiment at work – although Bedi passed away years ago, Nrityagram continues to thrive in the able hands of a group of committed dancers. Every year, the dance school’s cultural festival


‘Vasanthahabba’, a night-long celebration of music and dance attracts people from Bangalore in droves. The dance village runs on the lines of holistic living and is set in an elegant ethnic space, whichmakes for an interesting tour. Just across the road is the lovely TajKuteeram, a resort run by the Taj Group. With Yoga sessions, an Ayurvedic centre, an eclectic menu and a rustic ambience, stopping at Kuteeram for the day, makes for an uplifting excursion. Also visit the Hesarghatta Lake, an artificial reservoir, in the vicinity. Embassy International Riding School If you’d like an equine day out, head to the Embassy Riding School on the outskirts of the city. A 400-acre expanse, the best riding facilities, experienced instructors and well-cared-for horses make this an ideal place to try your hand at horse-riding or horse trotting. Adding to the charm is ‘Ai Cavali’ (Italian for ‘By the horses’), the in-house restaurant, where you can hang out at and sample delicious Italian fare. All in all, you are guaranteed you a satisfying day outdoors in the company of horses – especially recommended for kids. Distance: 27km 149/2 and 223 Torhunse Village, Jalahobbli, Devanahalli Taluk Shivanasamudra Bangalore is a city of tranquil lakes. But if you’d like to spend a day around gushing water, head to the Shivanasamudra Falls

at a distance of 139 km from the city. A small town in Karnataka’s sugarcane district Mandya, Shivanasamudra is set on the banks of river Cauvery.The river drops from a height of 320 feet here, creating the Shivanasamudra Falls. The waterfall is a segmented one, and creates two waterfalls which fall alongside each other– the Gaganachukki and the Barachukki Falls. Shivanasamudra is a picturesque place to spend your day; but stick to the known pathways to reach the Gaganachukki Falls and do notattempt to climb down therocks – this could prove to bedangerous. Distance: 139km Mandya Savanadurga Savanadurga is a hill fortress which the founder of Bangalore Kempegowda used as a hideout. This was also the setting for ‘The Passage to India’, the film adaptation of EM Forester’s novel. The ancient landscape, where Megalithic urns have been uncovered, consists of twin hills and a valley between– Karigudda or Black Hill is replete with green cover and Billigudda or White Hill is a barren one. This hilly getaway offers dramatic views and its other attractions include a lake, the ruins of a 16thcentury fort That Kempegowda built, temples of Veerabhadraswamy and Narasimha at the foothills and the Savanadurga State Forest, which lies nearby. Savanadurga is frequented by rock climbers and cave

adventurers, and makes for an unusual day getaway. The two hour journey can be covered by bus or car. Take a bus to Magadi Road from the Majestic Bus Stand. Take another bus from here, and 12 km after, you will arrive at Savanadurga. Distance: 33 km Magadi Hogenakkal Waterfalls If you are looking to getaway from the city, and don’t mind driving a bit further long, then take yourself to Hogenakkal, a three-hour journey from the centre of town. This is a waterfall on the river Cauvery, situated at the edge of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu in a district called Dharmapuri (in TN), 180 km from Bangalore. The pristine Hogenakkal Falls, which is set in the midst of thick greenery, has been nicknamed the ‘Niagara of India’. When the water falls on the rocks it sprays into the air like white mist or smoke and thus the name, ‘Hogenakkal’ or smoking rocks! Hogenakkal Falls makes for a great touristattraction, not just because of its natural beauty, but also because of the supposed curative powers that the waters hold. What makes Hogenakkal Falls an especially fun jaunt is the coracle boat rides. You can float and spin around in these circular bamboo boats as you make your way through the river and get wonderful views of the waterfalls around. But boating is only allowed in the dry season, when the waterfalls are flowing not at full-throttle. Dharmapuri town

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has some hotels where you can stop by for a meal. Visit hogenakkal.com for more information. Distance: Approx. 180 km Dharmapuri, Tamil Nadu

children such as a kids’ train, bouncy and many rides. A food court serves a variety of food. Timings: 11 am to 7 pm; Entry Fee: Rs 30

Devarayanadurga Located near Tumkur, Devarayanadurga is a favourite with trekkers and climbers. So if you want to flex those sedentary muscles after a long week of work, head to this hill, which stands at a height of 1188metres. The hill is also speckledwith temples (dedicated to deities Yoganarasimha and Bhoganarasimha). When trek up to the summit, you are rewarded with some fabulous views, with the Tumkur district stretching below. City buses leave for Devarayanadurgafrom the City Bus Stand atMajestic in the morning. Otherwise, it is a one and half hour drive by car. Distance: 65km Tumkur Road

Innovative Film City Located off Mysore road, Innovative Film City is a refreshing entertainment park spread over 50 acres of land. It has a number of attractions, activity areas and entertainment options that are bound to keep visitors occupied all day. Some of which include Dinosaur Park, Haunted Mansion, Cartoon City with India’s biggest Roller Coaster, Aqua Kingdom where the wave pool with beachfront is very popular, Ripley’s Enchanted Mirror Maze, Ripley’s Believe it or Not Museum, Funplex within 4D- Theatre, Louis Tussaud’s Wax Museum, Go-Karting, Mini Golf, Adventure Sports, Roller Skates and Fossil Museum. It also has an Amphitheatre, retails options, food courts and themed restaurants. Timings: 10 am to 6 pm from Mon to Fri; Weekends and public holidays 10 am to 7.30 pm. Entry Fee: Packages start from Rs 499.

Lumbini Gardens Among the rare waterfront parks in Bangalore, Lumbini Gardens is located on the Outer Ring Road, on the banks of the Nagavara Lake. The place is tranquil and peaceful, especially during the week, but might get a tad crowded and noisy during the weekends. Apart from boating and speed boats, the place has a wave pool with an artificial beach, which is very popular with visitors, and is safe. It also has a children’s pool. In addition, it has a host of activities for

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Weekend Escapes Bheemeshwari Bheemeshwari fishing and nature camp is an ideal place to get away from the busy schedules and hassles of city life. Bheemeshwari, a nature camp on the

banks of river Cauvery is around 100 km away from Bangalore city. This place is well known all over the world for its masheer, the largest river water sporting fish. Fishing here is great fun, and so it is also called ‘angler’s paradise’. The forest around Bheemeshwari is a fantastic place for camping and trekking. Another ‘must do’ on a visit to this place is the ride on the coracle in the river. Upto 150km Srirangapatna Srirangappattana is situated in the Mandhya District of Karnataka. It is a place of historical, religious and cultural importance. It is a vaishnavite pilgrimage centre and is famous for the Ranganathaswamy temple. The city surrounded by river Cauvery, was the capital of Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan. The celebrated Daria Daulat Bagh, the summer retreat of Tipu Sultan is situated in this place. Srirangappattana is also known for the mausoleum of Tipu Sultan and Hyder Ali, Gumbaz. The city is about 127 km away from Bangalore. Upto 150km Mysore The second largest city of Karnataka is a vibrant place which is thronged by tourists from all over the world throughout the year. The city which was the capital of Wodeyar dynasty has an old world charm that enthrals every soul who visits the city. Situated around 140 km away from Bangalore, the Mysore city with its rich


heritage is one of the most famous tourist spots in South India. The famous MysorePalace is the major attraction of the city. Chamundi hills, on the outskirts of the city where the Chamundeshwari temple is located is another famous destination. Other important tourist attractions of the city are Brindavan garden, Mysore Zoo, St. Philomina’s Church, Rail Museum and Karanji Lake Nature Park. Upto 150km. Hassan Hassan is a place named after the goddess Hassanamba. It is known as the temple architectural town of Karnataka. The place is well known for its historical importance. Hassan has some of the famous temples in South India like Hasanamba temple, Siddesvara temple, and Chennahkeshava temple. These temples are examples of the fine architectural skills of Hoysala dynasty that ruled this place. This place is around 194kms away from Bangalore. 150km - 300km Bandipur Located at a distance of 215 km from Bangalore, Bandipur is one of the most well managed national parks in India. The abundant wildlife in Bandipurmakes it one of the best wildlife reserves to visit. It is wellknown for its tiger reserve. The other wildlife that consist a part of Bandipur are Asian Elephant, Jungle Cat, Wild Boar, Indian Palm squirrel, Golden

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Jackal, Bengal Fox, Grizzled Indian Squirrel, Leopard, Indian Elephant, Fourhorned Antelope etc. To enjoy the wildlife of the reserve to its fullest Safari tours are made available. 150km - 300km Coorg One of the best hill stations in south India, Coorg has the power to fascinate every single soul on the earth with its scenic beauty. The misty dense hills and forests, tea and coffee plantations and the orangeorchards add to its timeless beauty. Some of the activities that Coorg offers are trekking, golf, angling, and river water rafting. 150km - 300km Nagarhole Spread between Coorg and Mysore districts, this national park lies on the North of Bandipur National Park. The forest was the hunting reserve of the rulers of Mysore. Rosewood, Sandalwood, Silver Oak and Teak are some of the main trees found in this region. This national park is home to some of the endangered species on the earth. Animals that are found here are Asian elephant, tiger, nilgiritahr,nilgirilangur, bison, leopard, panther, sloth bear, gaur, sambhar, spotted deer, muntjac, the tiny mouse deer, giant squirrel, slender loris, langurs, wild boar, pangolin and macaques. Around 236 km away from Bangalore, this place is best visited from October to April. 150km - 300km

Chikmaglur Around 240 km from Bangalore is Chikmagalur, a hill station nestled in the Baba BudanHills. The lush valleys, forests, scenic hills, streams and waterfalls make this place magical. The town is wellknown for its coffee plantations, the origin of which dates back to 350 years. Major attractions of this place include Baba Budan Range, Kondadarama temple, St.Joseph’s Cathedral and Sringeri, famous for the 12 zodiac pillars. Chikmagalur is an ideal place for trekking. 150km - 300km Coonoor The picturesque hill station in the Nilgiris is near Ooty in Tamil Nadu. The place is famous for its tea plantations. Catherine fall and Law fall are the famous waterfalls in this region. The other attractionsinclude the Droog Fort, Dolphin’s Nose, Lamb’s Rock, Sim’s Park, St. George’s Church etc. The place also has a golf course. Kotagiri is another hill station near Coonoor which is a must visit. This is considered asthe oldest hill in Nilgiris. 150km - 300km Bhadra Widlife Sanctuary Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary is located 275 km away from Bangalore and 30 km from Chikmagalur town. The wildlife Sanctuary famous for its tiger population derives its name from the river Bhadra that flows through this region. Besides tigers the wildlife sanctuary is also home to many


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other animals like elephant, gaur, tiger, panther, sambar, spotted deer, mouse deer, barking deer, sloth bear, wild boar, wild dog, mongoose, porcupine, jackal, and the common langur. The place also boasts of different species of rare birds. The Flora of the sanctuary is rich with different exotic species of trees. 150km - 300km Shravanabelagola The city is located in Hassan district in Karnataka. It is around 158 km from Bangalore. It is a Jain pilgrim centre. Shravanabelagola is famous for its Gommata monolith, the statue of Bahubali. This is the tallest monolith statue in the world. The place has a lot of Jain temples. Other attractions are the Chandragupta Basadi and the Parashwanatha Basadi. There are about 800 inscriptions which belong to the 10th century are found here. Bhattaraka Math of the Desiya Gana Lineage is also found in this town. Also explore the nearby areas of Halebid & Belur which treasures the glorious past of the Hoysala dynasty. 150km - 300km Mangalore Mangalore located in the konkan coast of Karnataka is one of the famous port cities. It is named after the goddess Mangaladevi. The city is 357km from Bangalore. Tourist places of Mangalore include Mangala Devi Temple, Kadri Manjunatha swamy temple, Sultan

Battery, St. Aloysius Church, and Shri Sharavu Mahaganapathi temple. 150km - 300km Wayanad Wayanad, located in the Northeastern part of Kerala, is nestled in the Mountain range of Western Ghats. Dense forests, lofty mountains, deep valleys and exotic wildlife are the characteristic features of Wayanad which makes it one of the most sorted of touristdestinations. The wildlife sanctuary of Wayanad, which is part of Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, is rich in flora and fauna. Wayanad has many tourist attractions which include Chembra Peak – the highest hill in Wayanad, Edakkal Cave, Kuruva Island, Muthanga Wild Life Sanctuary, Pakshipathalam, Pazhassi Raja Tomb, Pookot Lake, Sentinel Rock Waterfalls, Kanthanpara Watyerfalls, Soochipara Waterfalls and Banasura SagarDam. 300km - 350km Pondicherry One of the Union territories of Modern India, Pondicherry was once a French Colony. One can still feel the French flavour in Pondicherry. The colonial style French mansions, beautiful boulevards, the promenades, the name of roads and public places etc. still keep the French charm alive. Pondicherry is well known for its lovely beaches. Aurobindo Ashram and Auroville with its quiet, serene atmosphere ensure to enchant the visitors. Other attractions of the place are

Raj Nivas – former palace of Dupliex, Botanical Garden, Chunnambar boat house, Museum, Romain Rolland Library etc. The place also has a lot of 18th and 19th century churches to its credit. Pondicherry is also a very good shopping centre and a trip to this place is incomplete without the shopping expedition. 300km - 350km Hampi Hampi is a tourist destination in Karnataka with historical importance. It was the capital of the Vijayanagara Empire. The ruins of the capital city can still be seen and is listed under the UNESCO world heritage sites. The village stands witness to the remains of more than 500 historical monuments along with the temple of Virupaksha. The village is well preserved on the banks of river Thungabhadra. 300km - 350km Tirupati A place in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh is a sacred pilgrimage centre. It is about 258 km away from Bangalore. The famous temple of Lord Venkateshwara, the incarnation of Lord Vishnu is situated here on a hill called Thirumala. There are seven hills surrounding Thirumala called the “Sapthagiri”. Other attractions of Tirupati are Vaikuntha Teertham, Akasaganga Teertham, Chakra Teertham, Japali Teertham, Swami Pushkarini Lake, Sanaka Sanandana Teertham and the Deer Park. 300km - 350km

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Deconstructing the catchword that makes Bangalore go round with Riccha Paul.

I n the midst of all the jingles, ads, songs, radio chit-chat and the unbearable honking of traffic, there’s one thing that all radio listeners wait for, on their way back from work. When city-based RJs Danish Sait and Darius Sunawala take the infamous ‘Supaari’ to prank-call listeners and get the city to laugh out loud. We caught up with Danish and chatted with him about the different shades of one word that every Bangalorean with a ‘simply-adjust-maadi’ attitude is very used to listening to. Presenting the word that’s a prologue to a world of surprise: Saar!

You’ve been in Bangalore for six months now. Where is the word ‘Saar’ most commonly used? I’ve been house-hunting and talking to realtors everyday. All they do is try and talk up the apartment complexes. It leaves me in splits! “Yes Saar! Summing fool, farty halls, yeverything in-built Saar!” Farty halls?! Yes, the switch of a ‘p’ where the ‘f’ is, and vice versa. Classic. The other day I was at a restaurant and the waiter goes, “Saar! Special item, Saar! Prehs Frawns fry!” (Fresh prawns fry.) What’s the one sentence you’re absolutely sure will follow a ‘Saar’? Without doubt – “Saar, I cannot be able to understand”. Is understanding auto drivers a hassle, since you’re not from here? Totally. But in this scenario, the ‘Saar’ is used in the cheekiest manner, since it’s followed by either double meter or ‘one and half’. So what’s your segment ‘Supaari’ all about? I do this section with the Don of Radio, Darius Sunawala. We prank-call people and air the call. It’s a simple concept, but very effective! There was one call you made pretending to be from a call centre of a phone company? That one was the funniest one we aired. Mobile network call centres hire the choicest of people. Their tone is a fake, comforting one, which is meant to give that personal, “don’t worry we are there for you feel”, but it totally backfires. The ‘Hello Saar’ puts you off right away!

“Saar! Special item, Saar!” How did that call go? I was asked to call this guy, John, and pretend to be from a mobile network company. I kept calling him ‘Jaan’ instead of John, with the annoying ‘Saar’ after every five minutes. I said things like, “Why yaar making caals Saar. Why yaar using phone Saar?” and it really ticked him off. Mobile networks are really the worst, aren’t they? Absolutely. Especially when that recorded voice says, “Your call is important to us, please don’t hang up”. If it was so important, then pick it up! Even when you choose English as your preferred language, the first thing you’ll hear them say is, ‘Hello Saar, welcome to ****, in Kannada – always. When did that happen? When I lost my sim-card. The first thing they said when I lodged a complaint was “We are very sorry for inconvenience Saar”. What are you sorry for! I lost my sim-card! You had called an American accent trainer as well. How did that go? It was hilarious! He had just woken up and was requesting me to call him back but all I did was cry and wail. I said things like: “Saar, I want my son to speak Ingleesh like you Saar! You are Epitome of Ingleesh Saar! Please Saar!”


The once popular watering hole of India is drying up. Every weekend and most weeknights, the town can hear the howling of thirsty wolves when the clock strikes 11:30. Unquenched desperate souls try to figure out where to get their next hit. Some start their hunt for liquor stores, others look for secret parties. Friends look at each other with desperation in their eyes, hoping for an invite to continue the party at someone’s house. And at the same time, the uniformed hyenas lurk around corners to trap their prey through crafty breath analysers.

The hunt begins... I took on the role of an undercover journalist and embarked upon an adventure - Tequila Sunrise! I,along with some trusty fellow-adventurers, decided that come hell or high water, we would have a “full” evening of drinking and revelry and nobody would be able to stop us! First things first – get a table. So at 12 noon on a Friday afternoon I called up a popular hangout in Indiranagar and tried to make a reservation for 10 people. Sorry, the polite lady at the phone tells me, we’re all booked up and reservations are closed. Did I mention that I called at 12? In the afternoon? How could every table in a large pub be reserved by midday? Who were these forward planners who’ve managed to round up such a big group that even a large table for 10 was taken? “You can always come and wait,” said the woman on the phone. Yeah right, I thought, that’s the beginning of a good evening – 10 tired, thirsty people, weary after a long week of work;spending their evening trying to hustle a table in a loud pub. Thanks, but no thanks.


Change in plan A few million phone calls, e-mails and text messages later (coordinating the drinking desires of 10 people will drive anyone to the bottle), we came up with a new venue and new plan. There was this cool, new place that was apparently too fancy to take reservations. The trick was to turn up early and just grab a large table. So chief volunteer that I was, that’s what I and a buddy decided to do. Armed with bags, scarves and books (very useful to reserve seats),we landed up at the crack of evening dawn at 7pm. Now, to put things in perspective, you have to understand that even in a city like Bangalore with its strict 11.30pm shutdown rules and limited window of partying, starting an evening of revelry at 7pm is ridiculously early. 7pm is not just early bird, it’s prehistoric bird – it’s the bird that is waiting for the worm to be conceived so it can catch it as soon as it’s born. So in we strode, smug in our knowledge that we were assured an evening of comfort and booze. As we looked around for an empty table, a dude in a hat walked up to us and asked us how many he could put us down for. “Eh?” we asked, “put us down where?” Down on the waitlist of course, he explained patiently. He alreadyhad 6 parties down and if we could just tell him how many moreguests we were expecting in our party, he could probably get us a table in about 60 to 90 minutes.

Plan C Worn out and on the verge of accepting defeat, we stumbled out of fancy pub and found ourselves back at square one. Except this time, square one was not a happy place to plan a fun Friday night, but rather a dark, lonely spot devoid of all hope. Also, by now, the want to drink had turned into a cawing need for it. That’s when someone suggested going to ‘expensive’ place. Even if popular place and new place were full, chances are that expensive place would certainly have a table us.

Eureka! Finally, we were all seated. Drinks, music, nonSensical conversations and amazing Bangalore weather at a gorgeous rooftop place, and I was just beginning to fall back in love with this city all over again. Sure, each drink was going to cost us a month’s rent and portions of the starters were smaller than the condiments they were served with. So what? At least we were together, at least we were seated, at least we were happy, at least we were out celebrating life and getting a chance to air our fancy shoes and wave our tiny clutches. At last, the evening had begun… And that’s when I felt a deathly chillas the following words ringed loudly in my ears, “last order ma’am.” * Thewriter would like to confirm that the events detailed above are 100%true and there is no exaggeration of any sort.



What's Up Bangalore October 2012