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AIRPORT GUIDE The Bangalore International Airport (BIAL) is set in Devanahalli, 40 km north from the city center. On arrival, you can avail of the airport authorised taxi services, which include Easy Cabs, Meru Cabs and KSTDC from BIAL to the city centre. The 'Airport Taxi' signage installed at the baggage claim areas point you in the direction of the 'taxi boarding point', situated outside the Arrivals building. The taxi fare to get to the heart of the city comes to about Rs 800, one-way. The most convenient and costeffective way to get to the city from the airport is to use the BIAS buses. These air-conditioned Volvo buses depart every 15 minutes to various locations around the city. The bus fare is about Rs 100-200, one-way.

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Marathahalli Phone : +91 80 4242 6100 KK Cabs : 84/d,4th main, 4th Cross, New Tippasandra, Hal 3rd Stage, Phone : +91 80 4151 9999 Zoom Airport Express: No. 602, A Wing, 6th Floor, Queen Apartments, Queens Road Phone : +91 80 6561 1999/421 96161 Easy Cabs : No. 602, A Wing, 6th Floor, Queen Apartments, Queens Road Mathikere. Phone : +91 80 4343 4343 Meru Cabs No. 90/4, 2nd Floor, Zonasha Alpha Bulding, Munikolalu Village, Varthur, Marathahalli. Phone : +91 80 4422 4422 TOUR OPERATORS Comfort Holidays Pvt Ltd 1647/1, Hal 3rd Stage, Indiranagar, Phone : +91 80 2529 5828/2528 6086 Thomas Cook India Pvt Ltd No.70 Vimal Chambers, MG Road. Phone : +91 80 4123 6767/2558 9844 Cox And Kings India Ltd No.22, BMH Complex, KH Road. Phone : +91 80 2207 1000 Sotc Tours & Travels No 6, Malliks Embassy, 1st Floor, Infantry Road Phone : +91 80 6628 4444/6628 4462 KSTDC No.8, Pannappa Street, Tourism House, St Marks Road Phone: +91 80 413 9211 Conti Travels No.66, Gandhi Tower, Richmond Road Phone: +91 80 3292 9977/2221 1632 Shree Raj Travels & Tours Pvt Ltd Bangalore Central, Residency Road, Phone: +91 80 6693 0277/6693 0278 Travel Corporation India Ltd No.9, Dhondusa Complex, Residency Road, Phone: +91 80 2210 5826 Hammock Leisure Holidays Pvt Ltd 87/1, 2nd Stage, Indiranagar Phone: 080-42023333/ 25219000 International Travel House Ltd 85, Sheriff House, Richmond Road, Phone: +91 80 4147 7788 Sita World Travels India Ltd

1, Sita House, St Mark's Road Phone: +91 80 4112 1861 Stic Travels Pvt Ltd G-5, Imperial Court, Cunningham Road, Phone: +91 80 2226 7613 Marcopolo Travels & Tours Pvt Ltd 2. Janardhan Towers, Residency Road Phone: +91 80 4122 1222 Ballal Tourist Corporation 74/4, 3rd Cross, Residency Road Phone: +91 80 2559 7275 Clipper Holidays Suite 406, Regency Enclave, 4, Magrath Road, Phone: +91 80 4112 3480 Alpine Travels & Tours Pvt Ltd 101-BMB Centre, Infantry Road, Phone:+91 80 2286 8077 Chartered Leisure Holidays 51/25, Sury, Rathna Complex, M G Road Phone: +91 80 2532 0606/2532 0707 Suhalaya Travels Pvt Ltd st st 16 B, 1 Floor, 1 Street, Ulsoor Phone: +91 80 4132 0084 Southern Travels Pvt Ltd Hotel Rajkamal Complex, Near Sivananda Stores Kumara Park East Phone: +91 80 2226 2633, 2237 5536 Pavit Tours & Travels No.g16, Brigade Plaza, Behind Rado Watch Showroom, Anandrao Circle, Gandhinagar Phone: +91 80 4113 8465, 4122 4446 Hkb Tours & Travels No.4-n, Unity Building, Opp To Jet Airways, J C Road Phone: +91 80 2212 7101 Jagadish Tours Mantri Square, LG 40 1, Sampige Road, Malleswaram T: 080-+91 9008099999 Purple Pause Holidays 1st Floor, 2nd Main MLA Layout, RT Nagar T: 080-9880011091 Trillophilia 4th Floor, 2628, 27th Main, 1st Sector, HSR Layout, T: 080-42134915 Make My Trip 136, Unit No. 301, Cears Plaza FM Cariappa Road T: 080-40688500 CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS K. Ravi & Associates M-12, Unity Building, J. C. Road, Bangalore - 560 002 Phone: +91 80 2224 0289 K. Raghu & Co. M-11, Unity Building, J. C. Road, Bangalore - 560 002

Phone: +91 80 2224 0020 Kothari & Kothari 41/42, 2nd Floor, Pamadi Mansion, Avenue Road Phone: +91 80 2221 6515 Rishi R Jain 9/1, Mahalaxmi Chambers, 1st Floor, M G Road Phone: +91 80 4126 6917 R Singhvi & Associates F-113, Central Chambers, 2nd Main, Gandhinagar Phone: +91 80 2228 1573 Miranda & Co 44/45, 2nd Floor, Vinayaka Complex, Residency Road Phone: +91 80 2559 4652 Ernst & Young Pvt Ltd 12, 13th Floor, UB City, Vittal Mallya Road Phone: +91 80 4027 5000/4118 6181 Deloitte Haskins & Sells 100/2, Anchorage, 2 Deloitte Centre, Richmond Road Phone: +91 80 6627 6000 JM Morgan Stanley Ltd 97/4, Aga Abdullah Street, Residency Road Phone: +91 80 2299 8264 GV Sunder & Co th 3/5, 4 Unity Building, J C Road Phone: +91 80 2227 5160 RSS & Co 102, Chicago Avenue, Cunningham Road Phone: +91 80 3058 0291/3058 0292 KP Rao & Co 25, Poornima Building, St. Mark's Road Phone: +91 80 2558 7385 AJS & Associates rd 312/314, 3 Floor, Vinayala Complex, Residency Road Phone: +91 80 2221 9261/62 Fraser & Ross 100/2, Anchorage 2, Deloite Centre, Richmond Road Phone: +91 80 6627 6331 ASA Associates 1/17, Hanumantappa Layout, Ulsoor Road Phone: +91 80 4151 0751 RS Agarwal & Co 48, Neetha Nanda Building, Lavelle Road Phone: +91 80 2212 7995 AF Ferguson & Co 11, Ashley Park Road, Phone: +91 80 2558 1894 BC Anand & Co 256, 3 Floor, K S Complex, Chickpet Circle Phone: +91 80 2287 3112 Devraj Kothari & Co 413/414, 2nd Floor, Alankar Plaza, K. G. Road Phone: +91 80 2287 5392 SVR & Associates S-3, Mangalam Chambers, 25, K H Road

Phone: +91 80 2224 0210 SSP Khurana & Co 403, 4 Floor Janak Residncy, 2, Kumarakripa Road Phone: +91 80 2220 5829 LAWYERS Praveen Prabhakar India Law Practice-ILP st nd 7/5, 1 Floor, 2 Main, Palace Cross Road Phone: +91 80 2356 1220/3201 9490 Vivek Anand Anthony Britto th st 633, 5 Main, Indiranagar, 1 Stage Phone: +91 80 2525 0646 Lawyers Inc th 15/2, 12 Block, Kumar Park West Phone: +91 80 4155 3014 Conscientia st th 76/1, 1 Floor, 7 Cross, Wilson Garden Phone: +91 80 4131 1607 Fox Mandal & Associates 6/12, Fm House, Primrose Road Phone: +91 80 2559 5911 Legal Solutions 911, 9th Floor, Brigade Towers, 135, Brigade Road Phone: +91 80 4111 7141 KR Chawla & Sons 302-a, Cears Plaza, No.136, Residency Road Phone: +91 80 4112 8561 MV Kini & Co 4, 2nd Floor, Alexander Street, Richmond Town Phone: +91 80 4114 4702/2221 1434 Singhania & Co 204 A, Mittal Towers, 6, M G Road Phone: +91 80 6636 7249 Premier Law Associates 907 B, Mittal Towers, M G Road Phone: +91 80 2558 5700 King & Partridge Associates 48, Hitananda, Lavelle Road Phone: +91 80 2221 2341 Indus Law Associates 301, 2nd Floor, Infantry Road Phone: +91 80 2532 5821 Kocchar & Co 201, Prestige Sigma, 3, Vittal Mallya Road Phone: +91 80 4112 4994 Dacosta & Dacosta 403, 4th Floor, Prestige Meridien, No.11, M G Road Phone: +91 80 2558 4060 Uday Shanker Associates Fortune Chambers, 1st Floor, No. 8, Lalbagh Road, Richmond Circle, Phone: +91 80 4141 0006/ 4141 0007 Vijaya Shanker Associates 23, Sankey Road Phone: +91 80 2226 8276, 2225 0930

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FOREIGN EXCHANGE Reliance Money Exchange Ltd 9, Malliks Embassy, Union Street, Infantry Road Phone: +91 80 6628 4463/6628 4464 Pheroze Framroze & Co Richmond Plaza, Raja Ram Mogan Roay Road, Phone: +91 80 2222 7194/2221 1025 Euro Change India Pvt Ltd 514/515, Oxford Towers, 139, Airport Road Phone: +91 80 4152 9421/4152 9422 Forex Point 18, Commercial Street Phone: +91 80 2559 4180 Zion Money Changes Pvt Ltd 105/1, Shakti Bazaar, Commercial Street Phone: +91 80 2559 2079 Wall Street Finance Ltd 3, House Of Loords, 13/14, St Mark's Road Phone: +91 80 3296 2679 TT Forex Ltd 33/1 Imperial Court, 180, Cunningham Road

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Phone: +91 80 2225 1201/2225 4337 Thomas Cook India Ltd 55, Pavilion Building, M G Road Phone: +91 80 2558 1338 Sln Forex Service Pvt Ltd th 28/3, 5 Main Road, Gandhinagar Phone: +91 80 2235 3388 Zain Foriegn Money Exchange D4, 1/a, Tnr Chamber, Church Street Phone: +91 99455 82119 Temptations Foreign Exchange 2nd Floor, Dubai Plaza, Rest House Road, Brigade Road Phone: +91 80 6568 6896 AA Foreign Money Exchange No.917, 26-27, 9th Floor, Raheja Tower, M G Road Phone: 96633 11214, 97394 83462 Multi Foreign Money Exhange No.f-130, Brigade Garden, 1st Floor, Church Street Phone: +91 80 6649 5108 Poundwise Forex Pvt Ltd Atm-1, Rmz Infinity, Concourse Area, Old Madras Road Phone: +91 80 6681 5023

UAE Exchange & Financial Services Ltd Ng 12 & 13, Ground Floor, North Block, Dickenson Road, Manipal Center, M G Road Phone: +91 80 6649 8180 Choice Link Foreign Exchange No.96, Singapore Plaza, Next To Koutons, Commercial Street Phone: +91 80 6649 5940 Vision Forex Pvt Ltd No. B-8, Opp Jayadeva Hospital, Next To Airtel Mobility Centre, 1st Main, Keb Hbcs Layout, Btm 1st Stage, Bannerghatta Road Phone: +91 80 6649 0550 PACKERS & MOVERS Four Winds 4th B, Ngef Industrial Estate, Mahadevapura Phone: +91 80 4116 3226 Agarwal Packers & Movers No.166, 4th Cross, K S Garden, Lalbagh Road Phone: +91 80 2222 9045, 2224 4171 Leo Packers & Movers No.48, Opp High Gate Hotel, Church Street Phone: +91 80 2532 0053

Bangalore Packers & Movers No.2, Rameshwaram Temple Building, 1st Cross, 3rd Main, Chamarajpet Phone: +91 80 4155 2777, 4130 4888 Presitige Packers & Movers No.7, 4th Shope Lane, Tata Silk Farm, Basavanagudi Phone: +91 80 6649 7097 Duke Pacekrs Movers No.126, Aslam Arcade, Opp Richies Hotel, Frazer Town Phone: +91 80 6649 5542 World Packers&movers No.130, 2nd Main, 1st Cross, 2nd Sector, Hsr Layout Phone: +91 80 6649 6001 Neo Packers & Movers No.3/1, 1st Main Raod, Shampura, R T Nagar Phone: +91 80 6649 3220 Nova Pavkers & Movers No.1050, Sai Dry Cleaners, Hsr Lyt, 7th Sector, 8th B Main Road, Koramangala, Phone: +91 80 6598 5991, 2572 5715 Vishal Packers & Movers Opp Kanteerava Studio, Yeshwanthpur Phone: 98456 58547, 93798 29547 VISA ASSISTANCE UK Visa Facilitation Services 304, Prestige Centre Point, Cunningham Road Phone: +91 80 3292 9264 Edwise International 305, Manipal Centre, 3rd Floor, 47, Dickenson Road Phone: +91 80 2559 0355 Consolidated Support Services 26/27, 6th Floor, East Wing Raheja Towers, M G Road Phone: +91 80 2559 6806/8962 Worldwide Immigration Consultancy Services st 21 Floor, Krishvi, Airport Road, Domlur Phone: +91 80 6559 3357 World Visa Consultants S-211, Manipal Centre, Dickenson Road Phone: +91 80 4110 1201/02 Global Gateways 59, Money Point, K H Road Phone: +91 80 4114 2233 Visa Master No.103, Raheja Arcade, Near Forum, Koramangala Phone: +91 99725 34460, 98861 98278 Script Legal Service India Pvt Ltd No.303, Villa Maria Apt, No.24, Near Banaswadi Railway Station, 6th Cross, Hutchins Road Phone: +91 80 6681 5081 Sigma Visa Consultation & Documentary Services No 20-9a, Near Wilson Garden,

FACTS ABOUT THE CITY

engineering colleges in India � the city boasts 21 specialist engineering colleges according to recent estimates. 4. Bangalore has shown maximum growth over the past two decades, thanks to the information technology boom � having grown ten-fold it is one of India's fastest growing metros. 5. First a Cantonment town, then a Garden City, Bangalore has now transformed itself into the Silicon Valley of India. The hi-tech city purportedly has the highest number of software companies (212) in the country 6. The traffic density in Bangalore is one of the highest in the country. Traffic congestion is a big urban problem with road space in the city standing at an inadequate 11.9 percent of the total city area. 7. Bangalore has the largest number of pubs in India, from whence it got its legendary epithet of 'Pub City'. Incidentally, the prevalence of tobacco smokers in the city is also the highest in the country at 33.6%. 8. Bangalore's has the second-highest literacy rate for an Indian metropolis (after Mumbai), and is pegged at 83%. 9. There are over 15 lakh migrant workers in the city, who have come here in search of livelihood. 10. Bangalore is a prominent tourist destination. According to the Bengaluru International Airport, the city's passenger air traffic was 8.71 million for 2008-09. The airport has the capacity to handle 14 million passengers per year.

All you wanted to know about Bangalore, but never asked We feature ten intriguing facts about Bangalore that might just take you by surprise. Read on: 1. Bangalore is a truly cosmopolitan city with the local Kannadiga community estimated to make up anywhere between 38 and 50% of the city's six million-plus population. The rest comprises of Tamils, the second-largest community, followed by a sizeable section of Teluguites, Keralites, settlers from north India and Bengalis. Migrants from the North East and expatriates also make the third most populous city in the country their home. 2. Bangalore was the first city in India to get electricity. In 1906, the city was electrified with the setting up of a hydroelectric plant in Shivanasamudra. 3. Bangalore has the highest number of

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7th Cross, Someshwara Nagar Phone: +91 80 6681 6804 Page Overseas No.77-1, Rajasa Apartment, Near Himanshu School, 4th Main, Malleswaram Phone: +91 80 6649 6633 INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS Indo-american Chamber Of Commerce nd 205, 2 Floor, Hvs Court, 21, Cunningham Road Phone: +91 80 2220 3366/4114 8325 www.iaccindia.org Indo-German Chamber of Commerce th 4 Floor, 403, Shah Sultan Complex, Cunningham Road Phone: +91 80 2226 5650 www.indo-german.com Indo-Italian Chamber of Commerce 503, Prestige Centre Point, 7, Edward Road Phone: +91 80 2226 4130 www.indiaitaly.com Indo-Japanese Chamber of Commerce &industry 63-b, 13th Cross, J P Nagar, Phase III Phone: +91 80 2658 0466/3522 www.ijcci.com British Trade Office Prestige Takt, 23, Kasturba Cross Road Phone: +91 80 2210 0200/300/691 The Canadian Trade Office 103, Prestige Meridien, 1, 29, M G Road Phone: +91 80 2559 9418/2558/1116 www.infoexport.gc.ca/in French Trade Commission C/o Alliance Franchise De Bangalore, Millers Tank Road, Vasantnagar Phone: +91 80 2220 0767/2238 1247 Japan External Trade Organization 407-408, Prestige Meridien Ii, 30, M G Road Phone: +91 80 4113 8168/2559 3133 British Council Prestige Takt, 23, Kasturba Cross Road Phone: +91 80 2248 9220 Britishcouncil.org/india.htm Queensland Govt Trade & Investment No 106, Embassy Square, 148, Infantry Road Phone: +91 80 4153 1401/02 www.export.qld.gov.au The Trade Representation Of The Russian Federation

State Enterprises Central Research Radio Technical Institute Unit 1007, 10th Floor, 29, Prestige Institute, 1, M G Road Phone: +91 80 2509 5248 US Commercial Service 52, 2nd Floor, Esteem Oracle,

Red Cross Bhavan, Race Course Road, Phone: +91 80 222 06401 www.buyusa.gov/india/en Alliance Francaise De Bangalore 108, Thimmaiah Road, Vasantnagar Phone: +91 80 4123 1340/1344

www.afindia.org/bangalore Bangalore Expatriate Club www.bangalore-expatriateclub.com Max Mueller Bhavan 716, CMH Road Indiranagar T: 080-25205302

DIY BANGALORE While Bangalore is a safe and friendly city to negotiate, we list some must-dos and just-don'ts to make your stay more rewarding � the day-long Opt for sightseeing tour, 'Bangalore Rounds' offered by the BMTC. This trip, in an airconditioned Volvo bus, covers the city's prominent tourist sights. The tour kicks off at 8am daily from the Kempegowda Bus Stand in Majestic. Call 080-12667 to reserve a seat. Fresco's, Rogue Elephant, Raintree Cafe, Java City, Mocha and Caf� Cofee Day and Barista outlets. � a play or a dance/music performance at Catch Rangashankara, Chowdaiah Memorial hall or Ravindra Kalakshetra. Local theatre groups as well as those from out-of-town perform at these venues on a regular basis. � Mall rats can spend an entire day shopping and eating at Bangalore's numerous malls � Garuda, Forum, Mantri Square and Sigma are some of the popular ones. � ample time to explore the hundreds of Do allot restaurants dotting the city, offering a smorgasbord of global cuisines. From gourmet restaurants to small eateries, there's something to suit different budgets and food proclivities. Just follow your nose! � A pub-hop is must-do when in Bangalore. Enjoy beers or cocktails at any of the city's pubs and lounge bars. Or just follow the pub trail along the Church Street-Residency Road axis. � Bangalore is a big wellness destination. So do take time out to indulge in holistic therapies at its numerous luxury spas and Ayurvedic centres. Flip to our 'What's the Secret' section for recommendations. � To explore the innards of the city, we suggest you try the 'Bangalore Walks'. These guided walking tours are a refreshing way to discover the history and landscape of specific areas. Trails include the Traditional Bangalore walk, the Victorian Bangalore walk, the Lalbagh walk etc. Log onto bangalorewalks.com for details.

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� shopping is your thing, then do walk If street the bylanes of Commercial Street, Brigade Road and Shivajinagar. You can expect to find interesting bric-a-brac, and unusual clothes and jewellery at bargain prices. � at MTR on Lalbagh Road and Stop by Vidyarthi Bhavan in Gandhi Bazaar to sample a crisp, buttery masala dosa and a cup of superstrong filter coffee. These eateries tend to be rather crowded, but the wait is definitely worthwhile. � are heading to Mysore, make a stop en If you route at Janapada Loka, a folk art museum on Mysore Road. Round off the tour with a delicious traditional North Karnataka meal at Kamat Lokaruchi, set next to the museum. Cubbon � Park, Lalbagh and the Bannerghatta National Park are the green lungs of Bangalore. These massive parks are part of the city's heritage and a must-visit on any tourist itinerary. Afternoons are well-spent sampling the city's � numerous cafes. Koshy's, India Coffee House and Airlines Hotel are some old favourites, while the new breed includes Caf� Noir, Caf�

HOW THE CITY GOT IT'S NAME Legend has it that king Veera Ballala, an 11th Century Hoysala ruler, lost his way around the jungle while on a hunting expedition. Tired and hungry from his wanderings, he came across a poor and old woman who offered him a delicious meal of boiled beans. Touched by her kindness, the ruler christened the town � 'Benda Kaal Ooru' or the City of Boiled Beans. This boiled bean town may have a long way since Veera Ballala's times. But the DNA of the city has remained intact with the same streak hospitality coursing through it even today. A fact made evident by the scores of diverse people from around India who live in Bangalore, and feel at home in it.

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� Bangalore's pubs, clubs and restaurants shut at 11.30pm, Cinderella-style. So don't start your evening too late in order to get sufficient time for merriment. � fall for demands by Don't auto drivers for excess fare. Pay by the meter, which starts at a minimum fare of Rs 17. After 9pm, however, auto fares go up by 150%, i.e. one and a half times the meter fare. � travelling during peak hours as traffic Avoid clogs up along arterial roads, ring roads and the main roads leading to the various IT parks. � shy away from seeking the help of locals Don't if you are in need of help or directions. Bangaloreans are known to be a warm and friendly race, so do make contact. Women � travelling alone after 10pm should

LUXURY BUS SERVICE avoid public transport. Opt for cabs instead � Meru Cabs and Easy Cabs operate across the city. Also, avoid walking alone on lonely stretches or dark streets late at night. � leave your bags unattended. PickDo not pockets and bag snatchers are known to operate in crowded places like bus stands and on buses too. � head to restaurants without making Do not dinner reservations, especially on weekends. Most lounge bars and restaurants take table bookings. � use unauthorised cabs to ride into the Do not city from the Bengaluru International Airport, even if taxi touts try to court you at the airport. Use only 'airport authorised' taxi services, which include Easy Cabs, Meru Cabs and KSTDC. The 'Airport Taxi' signage installed at the baggage claim areas will point you in the direction. Olivea Olivea earlier known as Luxuria is a premium, luxury coach service. Olivea has bus services operating between Bangalore, Mysore, Thirupathi and Chennai. Blue Hill Logistics (P) Ltd, 171,2nd Floor,Brigade Road, Nilgiri's Building T: +91 9008232900

BANGALORE AT A GLANCE Bangalore is a multifaceted city that has worn multiple identities. In its past lives, the city has been a Cantonment town and a quiet pensioners' retreat with a surfeit of gardens and lakes, best-known for its pitch-perfect weather. In its present incarnation, the city is a humming and buzzing technopolis choc a bloc with software campuses, IT parks and a teeming community of techies. Gone is the sleepy Bangalore of yesterday � today's Bengaluru is a city with a galloping growth rate, bustling traffic, booming realty, a cosmopolitan migrant population and the tag of a global city. Riding on the back of the IT boom over the last two decades, hip-new Bangalore is a feel-good place with glitzy malls, posh night spots, trendy restaurants and a gushy pace of life. But if you think it's all just nouveau razzle-dazzle, you're pretty far off the mark. This city of contradictions has not lost its abiding connection to the past. The mamis (traditional south Indian women) of Malleswaram, the Benne dosas (buttered rice and lentil crepe) in Basavanagudi and the Carnatic music kacheris (concerts of classical south Indian music) at Chamrajpet are also very much part of the Bangalore rubric. Alongside the sprawling apartment complexes and th new satellite suburbs are 19 century British churches and streets with quaint colonial names. Bangalore is ultimately a melting pot of people, cultures and ways of life, where new flavours are constantly intermingling with the old in interesting ways. This pot has its dents for sure � creaking infrastructure, potholed roads and inadequate public transport. But shrugging these off and trundling along cheerfully through the zillionth Metro-construction-related traffic jam is what the indefatigable Bangalorean spirit is about. Laidback and driven in equal measures, trendy and simple all at once, welcome to intriguing Bangalore!

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PLACES TO SEE Vikasa Soudha Ambedkar Veedhi, Next to vicinity. Housing the City Central Library, this flame-red heritage building is similar to the Attara Kacheri in its architectural sensibilities. Bangalore Palace 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 and dark-green wrought iron grillwork, the construction of this two-storied, terracottahued 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

Vidhana 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. Attara Kacheri Vidhana Veedhi, Cubbon Park

Vidhana Soudha Ambedkar Veedhi 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, Chola and IndoSaracenic. The gleaming structure created with locallyquarried 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.

Palace Road, Tel: 2331 5789 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 mother-of-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. Tipu's Palace Albert Victor Road, City Market 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. Littleknown 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 singlestoreyed, while actually spreading across two floors. The fa�ade 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 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. Cubbon Park

Accessible from MG Road, Kastruba Road and Hudson Circle, Tel: 2286 7440, Open all day Bangalore's legendary Cubbon Park can be described as three hundred acres of bewitching greenery in the middle of the traffic-ridden 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

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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 Hall. The bandstand, Bal Bhavan and the government aquarium are also set in the park. Visveswaraya Industrial and Technology Museum

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 artheavy. The collection of rare paintings in the Mysore and Tanjore traditions deserve special mention. Venkatappa Art Gallery

Lalbagh Lalbagh Main Gate, Mari Gowda Road, Tel: 2657 3667, Open all day 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 the look 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.

52 Kasturba Road, Tel: 2286 4009, Open from 10am to 6pm 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 crisscrosses 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 engineerstatesman, Sir M Visveswaraya, the museum is stimulating to kids as well as adults. Go here to engage with science in a light-hearted vein. Government Museum Kasturba Road, Tel: 2286 4483, Open from 10am to 5pm, Closed on Mondays and public holidays Right next door to the science

Kasturba Road, Tel: 2286 4483, Closed on Mondays and public holidays Art lovers must add this on their itineraries. This government-owned gallery boasts an eclectic blend of old and new art. Venkatappa, after whom the gallery takes its name, was the court painter of the Wodeyars � the ground floor of the gallery is dedicated th to this 19 century painter's works, which are lyrical and trippy. But things get modernist as we move to other rooms. Here we encounter the art of th 20 century masters like MF Hussain, SG Vasudev, Yusuf Arakkal and KK Hebbar. While these form the permanent displays at the gallery, there are also a host of contemporary art shows that go up on view regularly at Venkatappa. HAL Heritage Centre & Aerospace Museum HAL, Airport-Varthur Road, Tel: 2522 8341, Open from 9m

to 5pm, Closed on Monday This unusual museum showcases Indian aviation history. Set up by the city-based Hindustan Aeronautics, this sole aero museum in the country offers a glimpse into the history of flight. A variety of aviation-themed displays come together, from aircraft/fighter plane models and a mock control room to old photographs and trivia. The aircraft simulators are a musttry for flying enthusiasts. There is a store attached to the museum which offers interesting airplane-related merchandise. Do take a walk around the museum's lawns where life-sized airplane and helicopter models are displayed. Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath Art Complex, Kumara Krupa Road, Vasanthanagar, Tel: 2226 1816 The Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath, a.k.a. CKP, is one of the city's oldest and best-known art complexes. This premier institute of art and design is also a vibrant gallery space hosting art shows and craft

fairs, while also housing a permanent gallery. Established up in 1960, the institute has over the years built an eclectic collection of contemporary and traditional art that is displayed across five permanent galleries. The Svetoslav Roerich gallery is the most prominent of these. The Bangalore-based Russian painter donated many of his own art works and some others from his collection to CKP. Works of other prominent Indian artists are also on display. Performance art shows as well as street and puppet theatre are staples at the openair theatre on-campus. Travelling handicraft fairs stop by on a regular basis at the Parishath. Bull Temple

Bugle Hill, Bull Temple Road, Basavanagudi, Open from 7am to 1pm and 4pm to 9pm This age-old temple was built by the founder of Bangalore, Kempegowda I, around the year th 1537. In fact, this 16 centurytemple gives one of Bangalore's oldest suburbs its name � Basavana Gudi (Bull temple). What is unusual about the Bull Temple is the massive monolith

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Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium Raj Bhavan Road, Tel: 2226 6084, Web: taralaya.org 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.

Chord Road, Rajajinagar, Open from 7am to 1pm and 4pm to 8.30pm 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 offerings. Someshwara Temple Ulsoor This ancient temple in Ulsoor has a history of over five hundred years. Built by the chieftain of Bangalore, Kempegowda, the Someshwara Temple is a wonderful instance of Chola architecture. Dedicated to the deity Someshawara and his consort Kamakshi, this temple like so many Bangalore temples, has an icon of the sacred bull Nandi flanking the sanctum sanctorum. There are also visible influences of Vijayanagara architecture, as seen in a hall with 48 carved pillars and the massive 'gopuram' or pyramidal tower at the entrance. Jamia Masjid

of Nandi (bull) that it ensconces, which teeters at 15 feet, and stretches across 20 feet. This sacred bull is carved out of a single stone of grey granite, which is then polished with groundnut oil and charcoal to give it a black sheen. Built in the Dravidian style, the Bull Temple is still a bustling and energetic place of worship, especially during puja times. The tradition of venerating the Nandi still holds, and an annual groundnut fair is held every November. Called the 'Kadalekai Parishe', the event is a colourful one that spills onto the streets. Worshippers are known to propitiate the Nandi with groundnut garlands during this time. Near the Bull Temple is the Dodda Ganesha Temple, another ancient city landmark. Indira Gandhi Musical Fountain

are put up everyday, from 7pm to 7.30pm, and from 8pm to 8.30pm. Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple Gavipuram Guttahalli This over-five-hundred-yearold Shiva temple was built in Kempegowda's time. 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 cavetemple � 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 must-see 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 Hare Krishna Hill, West of

St Mark's Cathedral 1 MG Road, Tel: 2221 3633 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. th Built in the style of 17 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 stained glasswork, 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. St. Patrick's Church

Raj Bhavan Road, Closed on Mondays and second Tuesdays 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

KR Market This beautiful mosque looks almost otherworldly in the midst of crowded jumble of KR Market. The all-white, fivestoried 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.

15-K, Brigade Road, Tel: 2559 9863 There is more than a sprinkling th of 19 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. St Mary's Basilica Shivajinagar, Opp Russel

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Market, Tel: 2286 5434 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. 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. Ulsoor Lake

Shiva Temple Kemp Fort, Airport Road 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 religiously-inclined. retail shops of international brands. Brigade Road connects M G Road with Residency Road and Hosur Road. 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. 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 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. MALLS Mantri Square

lake is best-visited in the wee hours of the morning. Just across from Ulsoor Lake is the Gurudwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha. Sankey Boat Club

Ulsoor 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 th Kempegowda II, a 16 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 favourite with walkers and joggers. The

Sankey Tank 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 welloxygenated. STREETS AND MARKETS 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

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 + 91 80 3016 0000 The Forum The Forum, developed and brought to Bangalore by Prestige Group could be called

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.

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Road +91 80 4147 5913 The Collection The Collection is the country's largest retail outlet with 125,000 square feet for luxury retail environments. An idea 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 Phone: +91 80 2271 1488 Eva Mall

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 +91 80 2206 7676/7664 Garuda Mall

the second mall in the Garuda Group of Malls. 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, Jaya Nagar, +91 80 4130 9058 The Forum Value Mall

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 +91 80 4147 2625 Total 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, +91 80 4112 6259, 4147 8800/01 Sigma Mall Sigma Mall on Cunningham Road is a place sited as a young adult's entertainment zone. It houses all the most looked for brands in clothes, with Pantaloons being its flagship store. Jewellery showroom, electronics, music stores, photo shops, diamond boutiques, food outlets, fun cinema, it's all out there to give you a wholesome experience. No 15/16/17, Cunningham

Eva Mall by Prestige is the first exclusive women mall to have come up in Bangalore and still the only one. This flowerembossed 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 Phone: +91 80 2536 0393 Cosmos

The Forum Value Mall Whitefield is a one-stop shopping destination where you will find factory outlets, supermarket, cinema, entertainment and dining outlets under one roof. It hosts over 100 different brands at discount prices and three floors of undivided attention for you. The Forum Value Mall, No.62, Whitefield Main Road, Whitefield, +91 80 2504 3800/2504 3700 Email: infodesk.fvm@ crpmm.com 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, +91 80 4169 9000 Lido Mall Lido is the latest mall to have caught the frenzy of shoppers in

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 +91 80 2574 0224 BMP Commercial Plaza, Opposite Madiwala Police Station, Madiwala, +91 80 41550 9299 Old Airport Road, Beside Shiva Temple +91 80 2522 2501 Oasis Mall Oasis Mall, located on Inner 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. 30, Salarpuria Tech Point, 80 Feet Inner Ring Road, Koramangala. +91 80 4155 9377, 4166 6662 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,

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 Fitness centre & Spa, Food Bazaar, Lilliput and Depot. ITPL Road, Next to HP Petrol Bunk, Brookfields, +91 80 6452 8945/46 Sri Garuda Swagath The Sri Garuda Swagath Mall is

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consumer durables, cosmetics, books and music and more. 47/48, Victoria Embassy, Residency Road, +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. Ltd., Adarsh Opus, W - 76, Door No. 1, Campbell Road, Austin Town, +91 80 2556 4555 Lifestyle International Pvt. Ltd., Oasis Centre #30, Salarpuria Tech Point, Inner Ring Road, Koramangala +91 80 4027 6400 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, Ground Floor, Near. Kundalahalli Gate, ITPL Road, Near Brooke Field, +91 80 4364 3333 Leela Galleria Leela Galleria is a luxury shopping mall at the Leela Palace. Spread out on three floors it is a one-stop shopping destination for designer wears, jewellery, perfume, bags, shoes and silver collectibles. Apart from these it also has a coffee shop, a florist, a salon and a book store. The Leela Palace 23, Old Airport Road Kodihalli T: 080-25211234 Royal Meenakshi Mall The newest mall in the city offers a great shopping experience with four floors of retail shops along with a wide range of F&B and entertainment options. 63, 13th Cross,

Hulimaavu, Bannerghatta Road T: 080-26487299 Pheonix Market City Mall The first mall from the group Pheonix Mills is now in Bangalore. The mall is divided into four parts catering to retail, entertainment, hospitality and high-end commercial activity. Whitefield Road, Singayyanapalya, Mahadevapura 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, +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 Regional Office: 382, 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar. +91 80 6537 3100 Thar Art Gallery Thar Art Gallery is known for mastering the subtle nuances of culture in a modern age marketplace and manufacturing the top quality products. It has the exquisite collection of silver furniture, articles, animals and silver jewelry, silver frames, doors, sofa and more. Shop # 1, 3rd Floor, Total Mall, Sarjapur, +91 80 4173 0895 #534, Intermediate Ring Road, Amar Jyothi Layout, Indiaranagar, +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, +91 80 2558 8344, 2558 7427 Email ID: natesanblr@gmail.com 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 Mathura and Khajurao schools of art and pottery and clay articles belonging to the Indus Valley civilizations. Kasturba Road, +91 80 2286 4483 Renaissance 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, Westminster, 13 Cunningham Road. +91 80 2220 2232 E-mail - renaissancegallerie@ gmail.com 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 pieces created by the truly gifted and more of such genius work of art. # 1A/39, Shop No. 3, Parmar House, 27th Cross, 4th Block, Jayanagar +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. +91 80 4123 5444, 4123 5440 Gallery Caperberry Gallery Caperberry was conceived as 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, 48/1 Dickenson Road T: 080-25594567 Galleryske A prominent art gallery which showcases art exhibitions by contemporary artists. 2, Berlie Street Langford Town T: 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 T: 080-23532546 CULTURAL CENTRES 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.

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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, +91 80 2659 2777, 2649 3982 716 CMH Road , Indiranagar 1st Stage +91 80 2520 5305/06/07/08 Alliance Francaise De Bangalore Alliance Francaise is an IndoFrench 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, +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 (Next to St. Jude's Church), +91 80 2353 6090, 2354 6090 Natya Institute of Kathak and Choreography 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, +91 80 2334 8645 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

Wilson Garden, Behind Mandovi Motors. +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 T: 080-22201027 W: www.ngmaindia.gov.in 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 W: www.jaaga.in 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-ma Center, 100 Feet Road Indiranagar T: 080-43419999 W: www.kyra.in Jagriti Founded by theatre personalities Jagdish Raja and Arundhati Raja, the 200 seaterauditorium located in Whitefield, stages plays and dance performances on a regular basis.

Ramagondanahalli Varthur Road, Whitefield T: 080-39895050 W: www.jagrititheatre.com FESTIVALS 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 from different parts of India participate in different events and work towards cultural unity. 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. Kadalakeyi Parishe 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

conducted for different causes. Chitrakala Parishath (College of Fine Arts) B P Wadia Road, Basavanagudi, Bangalore 080-26678581 B P Wadia Road, Basavanagudi, +91 80 2667 8581 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. Art Complex, Kumara Krupa Road. +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 Karanth Road), Banshankiri 2 nd Stage, +91 80 2671 1785 Attakalari Centre for Movement Arts Attakalari Centre is a charitable organization which concentrates on contemporary dance, Kalarippayattu, yoga, ballet and other dance forms. The institute organises 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,

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.

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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. God during this time to help them 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 night and is carried out till early morning. Makara Sankranthi or Pongal It is known as the harvest festival. This 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 Karnataka celebrates 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 rigorous shopping. 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 all their monetary problems will be solved. Mahashivrathri Mahashivratri is one of the biggest festivals celebrated in India. The festival dedicated to Lord 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 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 image is taken out for a procession through the streets of Bangalore. The feast is attended by thousands of devotees. Ramzan/Ramadan/Id-ul-Fitr 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 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. 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. CITY NAVIGATE CABS KK 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, +91 80 4151 9999 www.kkcabs.com Meru Cabs Bangalore V-Link Taxis Private Limited, 90/4, Zonasha Alpha Building, 2nd Floor, Above Staples Bridge, Marthalli Outer Ring Road, Varthur Hobli, +91 80 4422 4422 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, +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, +91 80 4343 4343

Vajra They are premium service buses from BMTC. These red coloured buses are airconditioned and offer high comfort. These buses ply on almost all the localities including arterials and ring roads.

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Mysore Road etc. coming in from different suburbs in the city. Suvarna Silver Coloured Suvarna bus services are recently introduced which are air suspension and high comfort buses. They are specially deployed during peak hours. Pushpak The 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. Vayu Vajra Airport Service These air-conditioned buses connect the BIAL to different areas of the city. MAJOR BUS STATIONS 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 ply to all areas in Bangalore from this station. Shivajinagar Bus Station The station is situated in one of the main commercial areas of Bangalore. It is near the Bangalore Cantonment Railway Station. Shantinagar Bus Stand The bus station is well connected to Kempegowda Bus Station. Buses mainly ply to South and South East of Bangalore. For details of different bus routes, timings and fare visit www.bmtcinfo.com CLUBS IN BANGALORE Bangalore Club Field Marshal K.M. Cariappa Road T: 080-40220000, 66060000 Indiranagar Club 9th Main, 4th Cross, HAL II Stage, Indiranagar T: 080 25280323 The Koramangala Club CA-17, 6th Block, 6th Cross Koramangala T: 080-25531864

Cosmopolitan Club 22nd Cross, 3rd Block, Jayanagar T: 080-26630110, 26630093 KGA No.1, Golf Avenue, Kodihalli, Off. Airport Road, P.B.No. 817 T: 080-40090000 Jayanagar Club Community Institute Of Management Studies [MBA Block], No. 2/1, 9th Cross, 9th Main, 2nd Block Jayanagar T: 080Malleshwaram Club No.110, Yathiraja Mutt Bldg, 11th Cross, Malleswaram T: 080-23311388 Wood Rose Club Brigade Millenium Campus, 7th phase JP Nagar T: 080-41995999 Regent Club Brigade Metropolis campus, 73/1, Garudacharpalya, Whitefield main road, Mahadevapura post T: +91 8042035750 Augusta Brigade Gardenia Campus, 8th Phase, JP Nagar T: 080- 40242222 Brigade Gateway 26/1, Dr.Rajkumar Road Malleshwaram West T: 080-41527295 Sadashivnagar Club 21, 15th Cross Sadashivnagar T: 080-23618263 The Club Mysore Road, Nayandahalli T: 080-28600665 Century Club 1, Seshadri Road Cubbon Park T: 080-22211633 Bowring Club 19, St. Marks Road, MG Road T: 080-22228881

ORDERS UNDER TAKEN FOR MYSORE & TANJVOURE IN TRADITIONAL STYLE; READY PICTURES OF TRADITIONAL PAINTINGS ARE AVAILABLE.

KUMARI ARTS Contact : T.A. Vasantha Kumari, No. 3044/3, "Tholasi" Vivekananda Road, Yadavagiri, Mysore - 570 020. Ph No. 0821 - 2515643, Mobile No. : 98804 98129 email id : vasantha_tholasi@yahoo.co.in website : http://www.tholasiarts.com

Hertz Rent a Car Address: 476, Audugodi, Koramangala, 8th block, +91 80 4184 1212 City safari #724/8, 3rd Block, E.S.I. Hospital Road, Rajajinagar :+91 80 6453 9999, 6453 6666 Bangalore City Taxi No.2934/B, Mkk Road, D Block, Rajajinagar, +91 80 4155 2222/4155 3333 BUSES - 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 10 These are buses painted in green and bottle green colours. They ply in 12 major routes namely Hosur Road, Bannerghatta Road, Sarjapura Road, Kanakapura Road,

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. +91 98441 12233

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ART The Keyboard of Small Things

Date: Nov 2-30 (Wed-Wed) Time: 10am-6pm On display will be artworks by artist Mr. R. D. Roy and Mr. Satish Biradhar. Venue: Gallery Third Eye, F-2, Epsilon Villas, Yemlur Main Road, Next to Logica IT Park Behind HAL T: 080-41640471 / 9845585235 Nostalgia-Upfront and Personal Date: Nov 5 (Sat) Time: 11am Some of the most renowned artists Anjolie Ela Menon, J M S Mani Rabin Mondal, K M Adimoolam, Jatin Das, Ashoke Mullick, Akbar Padamsee, K K Hebbar, Manu Parekh, Sajal Sarkar, Amitabh Sengupta, G S Shenoy, Ramesh Rao, K G Subramanyan and Jasu Rawal will be displaying their artworks. Venue: Crimson Art Gallery The Hatworks Boulevard, 32, Cunningham Road T: 080-65379223 The Sartorial World Date: Till Nov 6 (Sun) The art exhibition portrays the visuality of adornment � a cross disciplinary art show exploring the body as a museum. Venue: Apparao Gallery, The Presidency 82, St Marks Road (Next to Bishop Cottons) T: +91 9686112076 Paradise Regained

a laughter ride which a comical twist to Christmas promises a fun-filled night. Priced at Rs.1000 including beverages and snacks. Venue: Alliance Fran�aise P.B. 108, Thimmaiah Road Vasanthanagar T: 080-41231340 DANCE

Inhabited Geometry Date: Nov 2 (Wed) Time: 7.30pm Inhabited Geometry by Mandeep Raikhy sets up the choreography to demonstrate the idea of home. The group has seven dancers. Venue: ADA Ranga Mandira Jayachamaraj Road Kalasipalam New Exte T: 080-22219388

Date: November 2-18 (Wed-Fri) Time: 10.30am-6pm On display will be paintings by Mukesh Sharma. His work is inspired by 'The Infinite Monkey Theorem'. The current work describes our brave new world of technology using aesthetics of Indian artistic tradition. Venue: Gallery Sumukha 24/10 BTS Depot Road, Wilson Garden T: 080-22292230 / 41207215 Art Show at Renaissance Gallerie

Namma Bengaluru Dance Utsav Date: Nov 26 (Sat)-Dec 2 (Fri) Get ready for a week long extravagance of dance performances at the dance festival presented by STEM Dance Company and Madhu Nattraj. The first of its kind international festival will feature more than 300 dancers will also have performers from other countries. Grand Inaugural Date: Nov 26 (Sat) The inaugural function will have a kaleidoscopic dance performance, live music and art extravaganza. Children's Showcase Date: Nov 27 (Sun) The event will include exciting workshops and performance. Film Screening Date: Nov 28 (Mon) Enjoy an evening of international dance films screened in open air. The events are at: Venue: UB City Vittal Mallya Road T: + 919886881176 Indian Contemporary Dance Date: Nov 29 (Tue) STEM Dance Company will be performing some of its best dance compositions. Date: Nov 30 (Wed) The National Dance Company Wales will be entertaining you with contemporary dance performances. Performed at: Venue: Chowdiah Memorial Hall 16th Cross, Gayathri Devi Park Extension Malleshwaram, Vyalikaval T: 080-23445810, 23443956

Date: Nov 2-7 (Wed-Mon) On display will be art works of artist Gayathri Shantaram, which will be followed by a group exhibition of paintings by Mr. Jitendra Sule from Mumbai, Mr. Soumya Chakraborty from Kolkata, Mr. Sabya Sachi Ghosh from Kolkata and Mr. Mohan Gundlupet from Bangalore from Nov 8-12. Venue: Renaissance Gallerie 104, Westminster 13 Cunningham Road T: 080-22202232 Harmony with Art

Date: Nov 10 (Thurs) Exhibiting art works of artists Radhika Neelakantan, Prakash Ghadge and Ganapati Hegde, this art show depicts the beauty of natural world. Venue: Kynkyny Art Gallery 104, Embassy Square, 148, Infantry Road Above Ganjam Jewellers T: 080-40926202 COMEDY Kings of Comedy Date: Nov 4 (Fri) Time: 8pm Presenting three renowned comedians Jaydeep Sarkar, Anubhav Pal and Ro Campbell. This trio are sure to take you on

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Danse Dialogue-Indo French Contemporary Dance Festival Date: Nov 8-12 (Tue-Wed) Alliance Francaise presents a new initiative, Danse Dialogues � the first Indo-French contemporary dance festival. The festival features three dance companies from France representing the trends modern technique, hip hop and the avant-garde. Vajra by Natya Stem, Mars and Chittara by Nritarutya and MeiDhwani by Attakkalari will also be present. Performances open to all. Passes available at Alliance Francaise, Attakkalari, Nritarutya and Natya STEM or the venue 4.30pm onwards. Pichet Klunchun and Myself Date: Nov 8 (Tue) Time: 7pm The theatre work is an intellectual encounter between two dancers from two different traditions. It is the meeting between conceptual choreographer J�r�me Bel and traditional Thai dancer Pichet Klunchun. Vajra by Natya Stem Dance Kampni Date: Nov 9 (Wed) Time: 7pm Conceptualised by Madhu Natraj, the idea of the dance is formed around diamonds or vajra. Mars & Chittara by Nritarutya Date: Nov 10 (Thurs) Time: 7pm Choreographed by Sathya B.G and Madhuri Upadhya, it is an energetic piece of dance which brings to light the male energy, the confidence and physicality Zahrbat Date: Nov 10 (Thurs) Time: 7.30pm It is a solo performance by choreographer and hip hop dancer Brahim Bouchelaghem. He pay stribute to his deceased father. MeiDhwani by Attakkalari Date: Nov 11 (Fri) Time: 7pm This dance performance is a new concept of Attakalari's new contemporary dance production. Perfomed at: Venue: JSS Auditorium 1st Main, 8th Block, Jayanagar T: 080-22970123 Transports exceptionnels by D Boivin Date: Nov 12 (Sat) Time: 7pm Choreographer Dominique Boivin is uses excavator in the dance. The arm of the machine and its rotations are cleverly used in this performance. Venue: Brigade Gateway Dr. Raj Kumar Road ( 80 Ft Road) Malleshwaram West

Dhwani Date: Nov 6 (Sun) Time: 10.30pm Dhwani by dance troupe Nrityanidhi is a Kathak Dance performance with a twist. Their choreography to an English song show how Indian classical dance can be gracefully moulded to modern choreography. The finale will see a blend of Kathak, Folk Dance and modern contemporary dance for the song Kesariya Balam Padhaaro Mhare Des. Venue: Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan 43, Race Course Road T: 080-22267307 FILM SCREENING A Friend of Mine

Festival is conducted in collaboration with the Bavarian State Government, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern and Suchitra Film Society. It is a platform for both the countries to screen their quality films in a way to understand one another's culture. The highlight of the show is the workshop on the future of digital film for local experts. Venue: Lavanya Theatre No.14 St Johns Road T: 080-25362134 FOOD & DRINKS Almond and Dates Chocolate

Date: Nov 10 (Thurs) Time: 6.15pm It is the story of two individuals Karl and Hans. Karl has a flourishing career in an insurance company but his life is filled with boredom while Hans leads an exciting life with odd jobs. Karl gets immersed in Hans' fun filled world and falls in love with his girlfriend. Join them at the Cafe Max after the film for discussions and interactions. Venue: Max Mueller Bhavan 716, CMH Road st 1 Stage, Indiranagar T: 080-25205305/06/07/08203 5th Indo-German Film Festival Bangalore 2011

Date: Throughout Nov (MonSat) Time: 10am-6pm Avail a discount of 15 % on the purchase of 500gms of the 'flavour of the month'� Almond and Dates Chocolate at Cioccolatini. The offer is exclusive for What's Up Bangalore readers. Produce the discount code � AD112011 to avail the discount. Venue: Cioccolatini Pride Regalia Bannerghatta Road T: 080-26489043 / 9880479088 Karavalli Tiffin Lunch

Date: Nov 18-24 (Fri-Thurs) The 5th Indo-German Film

Date: Nov 1-30 (Tue-Wed) Time:12.30pm-3pm Introducing traditional 'Tiffin boxes' for corporate lunches at Karavalli with an option of vegetarian, non-vegetarian and seafood lunches! Venue: Karavalli

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The Gateway Hotel 66, Residency Road T: 080-66604545 Singapore Food Promotion Date: Nov 4-13 (Fri-Sun) Time: for lunch and dinner Savour the best of Singapore cuisine paired with Kingfisher beer. Venue: GAD The Gateway Hotel 66, Residency Road T: 080-66604545 European Art of Taste Promotion Menu

favourites like New York barbeque chicken wings, BBQ glazed pork chops, grilled lamb ribs and seafood. Venue: Opus 4, 1st Main, Chakravarthy Layout, Palace Cross Road, Sankey Road T: 080-23442580 Thai Food Festival

delicacies like fresh strawberry tuxedoes, artisan chocolates with exotic strawberry fillings and special mascarpone and strawberry cakes. Venue: Sugar N Spice Vivanta by Taj-M G Road 41/3, M G Road T: 080-66604444 Children's Day Brunch

sumptuous spread of traditional Thanks Giving specialties like roast turkey, pumpkin pies, Corn grits all spread out in a buffet with elaborate selection of salads, desserts and select Brew. Priced at Rs. 1250 AI Venue: Cafe Mozaic Vivanta by Taj-M G Road 41/3, M G Road T: 080-66604444 Thanksgiving TDH

Date: Till Nov 5 (Sat) Caperberry offers a new menu called the European Art of Taste Promotion Menu. Venue: Caperberry 48/1, The Estate Building, Ground Floor,121 Dickenson Road T: 080-25594567 Grills and BBQ Food Festival

Date: Till Nov 7(Mon) Sheraton presents a Thai Food Festival for Bangaloreans featuring Thai street food as well as fine Thai dining. Some of the traditional dishes to look forward at the buffet are Tom Yum Goong, Massaman Curry, Som Tam, Phad Phrik Thai Dum Pla and Woon Bai Toey. Priced at Rs.850 per head + taxes (lunch buffet) and Rs 950 (dinner buffet). Venue: Feast Sheraton Bangalore At Brigade Gateway 26/1, Dr Rajkumar Road, Malleswaram-Rajajinagar T: 080- 42521000 Strawberry Promotion Date: Nov 7-21 (Mon-Mon) This strawberry season Sugar N Spice promotes this exotic fruit with a whole new menu consisting of strawberry

Date: Nov 13 (Sun) Time: 12.30pm-3.45pm The Children's Day Brunch promises fun for kids at the 'Pavilion Bake Out' where they can decorate cuppy cakes, crunchy cookies. Venue: ITC Gardenia 1, Residency Road T: 080-22119898 Aqua Fest Date: Nov 18-27 (Fri-Sun) Time: for lunch and dinner Presenting the delectable cuisines from the coastal areas of Mangalore, Kerala and Goa specially made with local spice and coconut milk. The experience is surely transport you to the coast. Venue: Karavalli The Gateway Hotel 66, Residency Road T: 080-66604545 Rajasthani Food Festival Date: Till Nov 18 (Fri) Time: 12pm-11.30pm Chef Sanjay Tyagi presents the opulence of Rajasthani cuisine with delicacies from different communities like Vaishnavs, Jains, Rajputs, Marwaries. Venue: Umerkot 30, 80 Feet Road, 4th Block, Koramangala T: 080-25500426 Thanks Giving Buffet Date: Nov 25 (Fri) Celebrate the Thanksgiving festivals at Cafe Mozaic with a

Date: Till Nov 6 (Sun) The special menu of grills and barbeques will have all time

The much acclaimed restaurant offers a 7 course 'degustation menu' inspired by Thanksgiving tradition. Priced at Rs.2500 AI. Venue: Graze Vivanta by Taj-M G Road 41/3, M G Road T: 080-66604444 Winter Menu Date: Nov 28 (Mon) Keeping in mind that seasons influence food, Graze welcomes winter with a unique winter menu which brings the colours and flavours of the season. Venue: Graze Vivanta by Taj-M G Road 41/3, M G Road T: 080-66604444 Power Brunch

Thanksgiving Brunch Date: Nov 24 Time: 12pm-4pm Enjoy the traditional Thanksgiving delicacies over the special Thanksgiving Brunch at Citrus. The brunch is priced at Rs.2750 + taxes. Venue: Citrus, The Leela Palace , 23, Airport Road T: 080-25211234

Date: Throughout Nov Time: 12pm-3.30pm

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The brunch will have a hearty and memorable spread of speciality Italian, Mexican and Lebanese cuisines, in authentic flavours crafted to perfection. Priced at Rs.375 +taxes for weekdays and Rs.549 +taxes for weekends. Venue: Little Italy 100 Feet Road, Next to Reebok Showroom Indiranagar T: 080-25207171 Seafood Night

Venue: Cubbon Pavilion ITC Gardenia 1, Residency Road T: 080-22119898 Street Food of the Orient Date: Wednesdays in Oct Time: for dinner On offer is a sumptuous buffet spread of Chinese food with an Indian touch along with interactive live counters and unlimited beer. Priced at Rs 750 plus taxes. Venue: GAD The Gateway Hotel 66, Residency Road T: 080-66604545 The Big Fat Lunch Buffet Days: Monday to Saturday Time: for lunch This interactive lunch buffet for corporates offers a value for money spread, priced reasonably at Rs 615 AI. Venue: GAD The Gateway Hotel 66, Residency Road T: 080-66604545 Brunch N More

Here's a chance to savour sea food in Indian flavours as well as inventive cuisines along with top notch spirits, international wines, innovative cocktails and chilled beverages. An interactive theatre is a highlight of the night where Chef Madhu Krishnan will be showcasing 'Catch of the Week' on the grill. Venue: Cubbon Pavilion ITC Gardenia 1, Residency Road T: 080-22119898 Live Barbeque at Hard Rock Cafe

variety of dishes right from Chicken Curry / Grilled Chicken Sandwich/ Chicken burger/ Classic Ceaser Salad to the Hard Rock Caf�'s legendary 10 oz. Cheese Burger. Venue: Hard Rock Cafe 40, St. Marks Road T: 080-41242222 The Weekday Curry

Date: Wednesdays in Nov Time: 9pm-11.30pm Citrus dedicates a night for seafood lovers where you can indulge in an array of seafood like Prawns, Lobster and Scampi on the BBQ. Venue: Citrus The Leela Palace 23, Airport Road T: 080-25211234 Dilli Haat Days: Fridays & Saturdays in Sept The famed cuisine of Delhi is presented through live interactive counters, served with unlimited chilled beer. Priced at Rs.750 plus taxes. Venue: GAD The Gateway Hotel 66, Residency Road T: 080-66604545 Breakfast at Midnight

Date & Time: Monday to Friday at 7pm and Sat-Sun at 3pm & 7pm Enjoy scrumptious grills at the live barbeque at Hard Rock Cafe. Venue: Hard Rock Cafe 40, St. Marks Road T: 080-41242222 Rock and Roll Lunch Day: Monday to Friday Time: 12pm-4pm The speciality lunch includes a nutritious soup along with an

Days: Wednesdays Time: 12.30pm-3.30pm Monsoon presents a sumptuous oriental curry lunch with an assortment of delectables like dimsums, salads, curries and desserts. Venue: Monsoon The Park, 14/7, M G Road T: 080-25320445 Funch

Days: Fridays & Saturdays Time: 12 midnight-2.30am Cubbon Pavilion, the 24 hr restaurant offers a lavish midnight buffet. A selection of signature dishes like 'Gosht ki nihari with taftaan' , 'Hyderabadi Murgh Biryani' , 'Kheema Baida Parathas' and 'Galoti kebabs' are on the menu along with iced cold coffees, fruit whips, aam panhas. You can also savour Belgium waffles, pancakes and desserts.

Days: Sundays Time: 12.30pm-3.45pm The Grand Sunday Lunch at ITC Gardenia is all set to enthral you with a distinct experience. A range of innovative cocktails, wines and beer perfectly paired with signature cuisines awaits you at its specialty restaurants. Kids can have a fun time at the icecream Bar and the Pavilion Art Camp. Priced at Rs 1950 + taxes (Grande') and Rs.2500 + taxes (Super Grande'). Venue: Edo/Cubbon Pavilion/Lotus Pavilion ITC Gardenia 1, Residency Road T: 080-22119898 Seafood Wednesdays

Days: Sundays Time: 12.30pm

Grill Night Day: Fridays in Nov Time: 7pm-11pm A Mediterranean themed night dinner buffet featuring Mediterranean grill selection that include poultry, lamb, beef, pork, and seafood. Savour mouth watering grilled delicacies, smoked and sizzled with the right contrast of vegetables by the Mediterranean shores, a spread of salads soups and a variety of desserts. Venue: Citrus, The Leela Palace, 23, Airport Road T: 080-25211234

Days: Wednesdays Time: for dinner

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Funch is the Sunday fun brunch at Aqua with lots of Cocktails, Salads, Wraps and Rolls, along with a variety of fun competitions, pool games and tattoo artists. Priced at Rs. 1295 per head. Venue: Aqua The Park 14/7, M G Road T: 080-25320445 MUSIC Freedom Price

Extension, Malleshwaram, Vyalikaval T: 080-23445810, 23443956 John W Schlitt live in Concert Date: Nov 4 (Fri) Time: 4pm-6pm Artist John W Schlitt will be performing live in the city. He is one of the most powerful vocalists around and his music reflects God's love and redeeming power. Venue: Palace Grounds Emerald Heights Princess Academy, Palace Road Sadashivnagar T: +918974009496 The Party Rocker Date: Nov 5 (Sat) Time: 8.30pm Party with DJ Nikhil Chinappa along with loads of thumping music and tons of fun. Venue: I-bar The Park 14/7, M G Road T: 080-25320445 Rebirthing Date: Nov 5 (Sat) Time: 3pm-8.30pm The music concert to transcend the social barrier of addiction will feature eight bands in one stage. The bands performing at the Anti-addiction Rock Fest 2011 will be Final Surrender, Prodigal Return, Transitpoint, DwhetsTone, Moksh, IncarnadineWilly and the poor boys, Legacy. Venue: Mount Carmel College

58, Palace Road, Vasanthnagar T: 080-22286386, 22261759 Blak n Wyte Date: Nov 5 (Sat) Time: 8.30pm Blak n Wyte is a Bangalorebased band popular for its metal acts. The colour black and white is an epitome of difference, presenting both of its softer and heavier side. Venue: Kyra 2001, Kaatima Centre 100 Feet Road Indiranagar T: 080-43389292 A Balkan Feeling Date: Nov 5 (Sat) Time: 7.30pm A Balkan Feeling by Boriana Dimitrova Quartlet will be presenting compositions that merge western European jazz with elements of the folk music from Bulgaria. Venue: Chowdiah Memorial Hall 16th Cross, Gayathri Devi Park Extension, Malleshwaram, Vyalikaval T: 080-23445810, 23443956 The Big Mushroom Festival

Date: Nov 5 (Sat) Time: 6pm Music director and composer Pritam will be performing live in Bangalore. Venue: Princess Academy Palace Grounds Jayamahal The Colour Compound Live Date: Nov 5 (Sat) Time: 8.30pm Bangalore based band 'The Colour Compound' popular for its acoustic music will be performing as part of Bacardi NH Weekender. Venue: Opus 4, 1st Main, Chakravarthy Layout, Palace Cross Road, Sankey Road T: 080-23442580 The Band Petra Date: Nov 6 (Sun) Time: 5pm The band plays a mix of classic petra tunes in rock, pop and worship style. Venue: The Bethel Ag Church Grounds Hebbal Ring Road Krishna Leela Harikatha Date: Nov 6 (Sat) Time: 6pm Vishaka Hari, an Indian musician from Chennai recites the Krishna Leela Harikatha in English. She is the practitioner of the age-old art form of Kathakalakshepam, the art of story-telling along with music. Venue: Bangalore Gyana Samaja Krishna Rajendra Road, Basavanagudi T: 080-26506049 Down under Blues Date: Nov 6 (Sun) Time: 7.30pm Jeff Lang and Bobby Singh will be performing folk, blues and Indian influences. Venue: Chowdiah Memorial Hall 16th Cross, Gayathri Devi Park Extension Malleshwaram, Vyalikaval T: 080-23445810, 23443956 Bombay Basement

Date: Nov 3 (Thurs) Time: 8.30pm The rock band comprising of young musicians from different parts of the world will be performing a mix of different music. Venue: Hard Rock Cafe 40, St Mark's Road T: 080- 41242222 Saptashabda Date: Nov 4 (Fri) Time: 7.30pm Catch artists Chitravina, N Ravikiran & Unnikrishnan performing award winning concept, Melharmony. It is a combination of traditional composition with a mix of contemporary compositions. Venue: Chowdiah Memorial Hall 16th Cross, Gayathri Devi Park

An Ode to the Blues feat Himalayan Blues Festival Date: Nov 4 (Fri) Time: 8.30pm-11pm An Ode to the Blues, originally started as a festival to pay tribute to blues legend Robert Johnson, now hosts some of the finest blues players from India. The Nepali originated cultural event, the Himalayan Blues Festival will be promoted as an Asian Music Festival. Venue: Counter Culture 2D2, 4th Cross, Dyavasandra Industrial Area, Whitefield Road T: 080-41400793 / 080-41400794

Date: Nov 5 (Sat) Time: 10am The music festival takes you through a musical journey, Step into a world of peace that will take you to an altered consciousness. Venue: Counter Culture th 2D2, 4 Cross Dyavasandra Industrial Area Whitefield Road T: 9902772940 Pritam Live in Concert

Date: Nov 8 (Tue) Time: 8.30pm Bombay Basement with a diverse mix of artists is a blend of hip-hop, rap, reggae, funk and drum 'n' bass. The performance is as part of Bacardi NH7 Weekender. Venue: Opus 4, 1st Main, Chakravarthy Layout,

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Palace Cross Road, Sankey Road T: 080-23442580 Chicane in Concert Date: Nov 6 (Sun) Time: 8pm United by Music is back again with a rocking music concert by Chicane. Venue: Palace Grounds Emerald Heights Princess Academy, Palace Road Sadashivnagar T: +919632632541 Junkyard Groove

popularity. Venue: Counter Culture 2D2, 4th Cross, Dyavasandra Industrial Area, Whitefield Road T: 080-41400793 / 08041400794 Music Sutra Date: Nov 12 (Sat) Time: 8.30pm Head to I-bar for a night of uninhibited fun, where Master DJ Akhtar will be playing some of the best Bollywood remixes, Bhangra pop and Hip Hop. Venue: I-bar The Park 14/7, M G Road T: 080-25320445 Many Moods of R D Burman

Park Extension Malleshwaram, Vyalikaval T: 080-23445810, 23443956 Ministry of Music Date: Nov 19 (Sat) Time: 8.30pm With a mix of music and alcohol the Ministry of Sound along with DJ Eve Carey reaffirms your faith in ElectroHouse Music. Venue: I-bar The Park 14/7, M G Road T: 080-25320445 Parikrama and K K Live

Beatles Tribute Night: Four strokes

Date: Nov 24 (Thurs) Time: 8.30pm Four strokes plays a mix of rock, country and jazz. The band will be paying tribute to the one of the most popular music groups in the world � Beatles. Venue: Hard Rock Cafe 40, St Mark's Road T: 080- 41242222 Fever Tribute

Date: Nov 10(Thurs) Time: 8.30pm Junkyard Groove has helped a lot to shape the Indian rock n' roll. The band will be performing live at the cafe. Venue: Hard Rock Cafe 40, St Mark's Road T: 080-41242222 Adaab Rafi Date: Nov 11 (Fri) Time: 6pm Rotary Bangalore Indiranagar pays tribute to the legendary singer, Mohd. Rafi. Singer Shri Ram Thirath, with a close rendition of Rafi's voice will be performing some of his popular songs. Venue: Chowdiah Memorial Hall 16th Cross, Gayathri Devi Park Extension Malleshwaram, Vyalikaval T: 080-23445810, 23443956 Shaa'ir and Func

Date: Nov 12 (Sat) Time: 6.30pm Babloo Mukherjee dedicates a night to the legendary music composer R D Burman. The artists participating for the concert are Divya Raghavan, Sinchan Dixit, Biju Nair, Raja, Abhishek and Babloo Mukherjee. Venue: Chowdiah Memorial Hall 16th Cross, Gayathri Devi BuJazzo Concert Date: Nov 16 (Wed) Time: 7pm BuJazzO, the German Youth Jazz Orchestra will be performing at the India Music Week in Bangalore. The Jazz Youth Orchestra provides training to young people in Germany. Venue: Chowdiah Memorial Hall 16th Cross, Gayathri Devi Park Extension Malleshwaram, Vyalikaval T: 080-23445810, 23443956

Date: Nov 19 (Sat) Time: 8pm Delhi-based Rock and Roll band will be performing along with one of India's most popular play back singers, Krishnakumar Kunnath. Venue: Counter Culture 2D2, 4th Cross, Dyavasandra Industrial Area, Whitefield Road T: 080-41400793 / 08041400794

Date: Nov 25 (Fri) Time: 7pm Renowned playback singer Shaan pays tribute to the evergreen singer Kishore Kumar by singing his golden melodies. Venue: Gayathri Vihar Palace Grounds Sound Bites Date: Nov 26 (Sat) Time: 8.30pm Watch DJ Notorious live in action at I-bar. Venue: I-bar The Park 14/7, M G Road T: 080-25320445 Saturday Sundowners

Date: Nov 12 (Sat) Time: 8pm One of the most successful Indie bands in India, Shaa'ir and Func has three successful albums to their credit. The band has also performed in many international music arenas and has attained much

Days: Saturdays 'Twist', the vibrant and spunky band will be churning out upbeat music at Highland Nectar. Have a great time listening to covers of your

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favourite numbers from the likes of Bob Marley, Eric Clapton, Tina Turner, Pink Floyd and the Eagles while sipping on your world class beverages. Note: Every drink gets you the second one complimentary (offer valid on select brands) Venue: Highland Nectar Bar ITC Gardenia 1, Residency Road T: 080-22119898 POETRY Tuesdays with the Bard

The hilarious play written by children is originally a puppet play. It tells the story of a smelly pig and his friends who travel to outer space and end up in trouble when they encounter aliens. The play has insight of friendship and adventure. Tickets priced at Rs.250. Venue: Jagriti Ramagondanahalli, Varthur Road Whitefield T: 080-41242879 Date: Nov 5 (Sat) Time: 7.30pm also at 3.30pm Venue: Ranga Shankara 36/2, 8th Cross II Phase, J P Nagar T: 080-26493982 Kyun Kyun Ladki

Bikhre Bimb Date: Nov 13 Time: 7.30pm also at 3.30pm on Sun The one-act oneperformer play, directed by Girish Karnad and KM Chaitanya, tells the story of Manjula Nayak, a professor of English literature who has been an unsuccessful writer in Kannada. She finds international acclaim with her novel in English. The play is about her confrontation of her inner self on betraying her own language and identity when she chooses to write in English. Venue: Ranga Shankara 36/2, 8th Cross, II Phase, JP Nagar, T: 080-26493982

Date: Nov 1 Time: 7pm The cafe presents Jayaprakash Satyamurthy for showcasing his poems at the venue. He writes short stories, fiction as well as poetry. He is also a musician and play bass guitar and composes songs. The cafe offers an opportunity for poetry lovers to come together and explore their creativity. Venue: Urban Solace 32, Annaswamy Mudaliar Road T: 080-25552656 THEATRE Hindi Leela Nandlal Ki Date: Nov 2-3 (Wed-Thurs) Time: 7.30pm A tragic-comedy dwells with the life of Nandlal who is a common man like R K Laxman's protagonist. It portrays the struggles and the nuances that a common man has to endure throughout his life. Priced at Rs.250. Venue: Ranga Shankara 36/2, 8th Cross II Phase, J P Nagar T: 080-26493982 Date: Nov 5 & 6 (Sat-Sun) Time: 8pm (Sat) and 3pm and 6.30pm (Sun) Venue: Jagriti Ramagondanahalli, Varthur Road Whitefield T: 080-41242879 Suar Chala Space Ko Date: Nov 3 (Thurs) Time: 7pm

Date: Nov 4 (Fri) Time: 8pm Based on Mahashweta Devi's well-known storybook 'WhyWhy Girl' the play tells the story of Moyna and so many other children who always ask the question, Why? The play celebrates the thrill of the 'WHY' and is performed through dance and movements. Tickets priced at Rs.250. Venue: Jagriti Ramagondanahalli, Varthur Road Whitefield T: 080-41242879 Date: Nov 6 (Sun) Time: 3.30pm, 7.30pm Venue: Ranga Shankara 36/2, 8th Cross II Phase, J P Nagar T: 080-26493982 Mindwalking Date: Nov 12 & 13 (Sat-Sun) Time: 8pm (Sat) and 3pm and 6.30pm (Sun) Bobbie, an old Indian man who has spent all his adult life in Britain starts to unravel his mind. His family starts to question the truth of their

ancestry when some secrets and hidden stories come to light. Tickets priced at Rs.500. Venue: Jagriti Ramagondanahalli, Varthur Road Whitefield T: 080-41242879 Kannada Heegadre Hege Date: Nov 1(Tue) Time: 7.30pm Directed by Pramod Shiggaonthis play a comedy based on the humorous writings of T. Sunandamma. It portrays some hilarious incidents in the life of an elderly middle-class couple. Venue: Ranga Shankara 36/2, 8th Cross II Phase, J P Nagar T: 080-26493982 Sattavara Neralu Date: Nov 4 (Fri) Time: 7.30pm The philosophical play by B V Karanth uses reverberating music from Haridasa literature. Venue: Ranga Shankara 36/2, 8th Cross II Phase, J P Nagar T: 080-26493982 Dhaam Dhoom Suntaragaali Date: Nov 8-12 (Tue-Sat)

Time: 7.30pm, Also at 3.30pm on Sat An adaptation of Shakespeare's Tempest conveys the message of loss of language and identity of indigenous people. A nobleman and his group are stranded on an island inhabited by tribe speaking a different language after a shipwreck. Venue: Ranga Shankara 36/2, 8th Cross II Phase, J P Nagar T: 080-26493982 Chikka Deva Bhoopa Date: Nov 17 (Thurs) Time: 7.30pm Lingadevaru Halemane's first play 'Chikkadeva Bhoopa' is based on a peasant uprising in the former Mysore State. Venue: Ranga Shankara 36/2, 8th Cross II Phase, J P Nagar T: 080-26493982 Shaalabhanjike Date: Nov 23 (Wed) Time: 7.30pm Written by K N Ganeshaiah and adopted to a play by S R Girish, this play is directed by Archana Shyam. It is based on a historic romantic thriller that is supposed to have happened during the period of Rashtrakoota Ruler, Dantidurga. Venue: Ranga Shankara 36/2, 8th Cross II Phase, J P Nagar T: 080-26493982

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Agni Loka Date: Nov 24 (Thurs) Time: 7.30pm The play based on the film 'Ran' by Akira Kurosawa and King Lear by Shakespeare is written by Vasantha Bannadi and directed by Suresh Anagalli. Venue: Ranga Shankara 36/2, 8th Cross, II Phase, J P Nagar T: 080-26493982 Naa Tukaram Alla Date: Nov 25-27 (Fri-Sun) Written and directed by S Surendranath, the play is an adaptation of Herb Gardener's 'I am not Rappoport'. The comedy pay throws light on the lives of common people in modern world with the example of two aged persons. Venue: Ranga Shankara 36/2, 8th Cross, II Phase, J P Nagar T: 080-26493982 13 Margosa Mahal Date: Nov 26-27 (Sat-Sun) Time: 7pm The play conceptualised with special 5D effects revolves around three men from IT industry. The three encounter spooky incidents while on a trip to attend a conference in one of the famous hill stations in South India. Venue: K H Kala Soudha, Ramanjaneya Temple Compound, Hanumantha Nagar T: +91 9880487682 English

English and Hindi homosexuality. She portrays the mother of a homosexual child. Venue: Ranga Shankara 36/2, 8th Cross II Phase, J P Nagar T: 080-26493982 Orgasm Date: Nov 5 & 6 (Sat-Sun) Time: 4pm & 7.30pm The play is a romantic comedy that captures the life story of Joel and Samantha, a couple living together for the past 20 years. Venue: Alliance Fran�aise de Bangalore P.B. 108, Thimmaiah Road Vasanthanagar T: 080-41231340 Date: Kyra Nov 13 Time: 1pm & 7pm Venue: 2001, Kaatima Centre 100 Feet Road Indiranagar T: 080-43389292 Baki Ithihaas � The Other Side of History Date: Nov 18-19 (Fri-Sat) Time: 7.30pm also at 3.30pm The Other Side of the History is adapted from Badal Sircar's 'Baki Ithihas'. The play addresses the Indian middleclass that struggles with the same old obsessions, inane and bored. Venue: Ranga Shankara 36/2, 8th Cross II Phase, J P Nagar T: 080-26493982 SPACE An Arrangement of Shoes Date: Nov 15-16 (Tue-Wed) Time: 7.30pm Abhishek Majumdar's play is a one-woman play set in a small railway colony in India portraying the character of Rukhsar who is in search of her grandfather's shoes. Venue: Ranga Shankara 36/2, 8th Cross II Phase, J P Nagar T: 080-26493982 Tell me the Truth Date: Nov 22(Tue) Time: 7.30pm The splay is written and directed by Meghna Srinivas. It is performed by the troupe Colouring Outside the Lines. Eng-Hindi Venue: Ranga Shankara 36/2, 8th Cross II Phase, J P Nagar T: 080-26493982 Silent Water Station Date: Nov 29-30 (Tue-Wed) Water Station is a silent play about journeys. Written by Ota Shogo and directed by Sankar Venkateswaran this play is performed by Theatre Roots and Wings. Venue: Ranga Shankara 36/2, 8th Cross II Phase, J P Nagar T: 080-26493982

SHOPPING Wedding Trousseau Week Special

Date: Nov 6-13 (Sun-Sun) Time: 11am-8pm Anamika Pathak Design Studio invites beautiful bride-to-be to visit the store and to make your dream wedding wardrobe come to life. Also get an opportunity to consult the designer on spot. No appointments required. Venue: Anamika Pathak Design Studio 1316/C, 80 Feet road, 9th Cross, JP Nagar Phase 2 Opp. Thirumala Lakshmi Venkateshwara Temple Ph: 080-26585284 Olive Beach Reflea

Date: Nov 9 (Wed) Olive Beach presents the

Three Little Stories-An Ideal, an Elegy and Silence Date: Nov 5(Sat) Time: 7pm Three plays with three different themes-In a Playful Mood, My Demise and Socrates' Apology. Venue: K H Kala Soudha, Ramanjaneya Temple Compound, Hanumantha Nagar T: +91 9880487682 1 Madhav Bagh Date: Nov 20 (Sun) Time: 7.30pm also at 3.30pm A highly-interactive one-manact by Timothy Mann, it conveys the idea of space through an imaginary story. The audience play a crucial part as their reactions shape the story further. Venue: Ranga Shankara 36/2, 8th Cross II Phase, J P Nagar T: 080-26493982

Date: Nov 12-13 (Sat-Sun) Time: 7.30pm Written by Chetan Datar the monologue is performed by Revathy deals with the issue of

Sunday Soul Sante Date: Nov 6 (Sun) Time: 12pm-12am Sunday Soul Sante is a flea market for all to engage in lots of fun, food, music and shopping. With more than 100 stawls, offers an array of different cuisines to try out. The highlights of the day is a fashion show by Prasad Bidappa, performing rock bands, fire dances, the preview of the dance show happening at the end of the month by Madhu Natraj, closing the market by DJ Ma Faiza and art and photography show by upcoming artists. Priced at Rs.49 per head. Venue: Thripuravasini Palace Grounds Mekhri Circle

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popular flea market with a twist. Well-known designers Anshu Arora Sen, Julie Kagti, Jenny Pinto along with selfhelp groups, NGOs and upcoming designers, will showcase a range of exciting products like bags, baskets, jewelry, clothes, footwear and trinkets to greeting cards, paper products, stoles, lampshades and home accessories created by recycling plastic, tetra packs, glass, cloth, tins, waste paper, etc. Venue: Olive Beach No 16, Wood Street, Ashok Nagar (Off Richmond Road) T: 080- 41128400/ +919945565483 WORKSHOP Story Telling Workshop Date: Nov 2 (Wed) Time: 7pm-8pm Active Canvas in association with Radha Kalpa conducts a story-telling workshop. The session will use dance, song, theatre and poetry to tell stories. Tickets priced at Rs.200. Venue: Active Canvas 343, 3rd Cross, 10th A Main Jayanagar 1st Block City Dreams � Dream Cities Series

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flower arrangement means 'giving life to the flower'. Active Canvas offers an opportunity to learn this ancient art of flower arrangement with this workshop. Venue: Active Canvas 343, 3rd Cross, 10th A Main Jayanagar 1st Block Annual Winter Fest Date: Nov 7 (Mon) onwards Time: 7pm th The 8 Annual Winter Fest will have seven different art forms and 4 parties. Learn the basics of jive and cha cha cha / salsa and bachata, dips and tricks and lindy hop by Tim Collins and malou from Zurich along with fusion contemporary dance, combining Indian classical dance with contemporary western dance by Liz Lea. SPECIAL EVENTS

Venue: Just Dance Studio 55, Coles Road, Frazer Town T: 080-9845166667 SPORTS SAP Football Cup Date: Nov 26 (Sat) SAP Labs India hosts the SAP football Cup, a friendly tournament between German and Indian companies. Teams, consisting of male and female players, will contend for the title of the Germany-India Year Champion. To add to the revelry, a football match between the executives of the participating companies is scheduled as a highlight. Venue: St Josephs College Ground

Date: Nov 5-9 (Sat-Wed) Max Mueller Bhavan presents a dance workshop in association with Attakkalari Center for Movement Arts. The interactive screen-based work is developed by artists William Forsythe, Maria Palazzi, and Norah Zuniga Shaw along with a team of interdisciplinary collaborators at the Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design (ACCAD). Venue: Max Mueller Bhavan 716, CMH Road st 1 Stage, Indiranagar T: 080-25205305/06/07/08203 Fiction Writing Workshop Date: Nov 5 (Sat) The workshop is conducted by writer Madhavi Mahadevan who is also iReboot's ace mentor. Spread across six weeks, participants can get a hands-on experience on fiction writing. Venue: iReboot Indiranagar T: +91 9035789474 Ikebana Workshop Date: Nov 20 (Sun) Time: 11am-1pm Ikebana, the Japanese art of

The Great Indian October Fest 2011 Date: Nov 11-13(Fri-Sun) TGIOF is a 72 hour package of Music, Food, Beer, Games and Shopping. Get ready for unlimited joy and fun along with many performing bands and popular DJs. Priced at Rs.1980 (for all day season tickets-3 days), Rs.1485 (two day season tickets-Sat &Sun), Rs.770 (Friday ticket), Rs 880 (for Saturday/Sunday). Venue: KTPO (Karnataka Trade Promotions Organization) Whitefield

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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, +91 80 2226 9898 Vivanta By Taj

Vivanta By Taj offers a picturesque view of Ulsoor Lake. The strategic location of the hotel is suitable for both business and leisure travellers alike. The hotel, with all business amenities also has a range of restaurants which offer delicacies from around the world. 41/3, M G Road, +91 80 6660 4444 The Leela Palace

all the contemporary amenities during their stay.. 1/1, Swami Vivekananda Road, Ulsoor +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 +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 +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 +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 +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 +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 +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 +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, +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

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 +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, +91 80 6660 5660 Vivanta By Taj-MG Road Located at the heart of the city,

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 +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 +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 +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

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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 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 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 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 Malleshwaram-Rajajinagar T: 080-42521000 PREMIUM (`. 5000-10,000) 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

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 Richmond Hotel The Richmond hotel is a boutique hotel which is equally frequented by business travellers and leisure travellers alike. It provides comfort and luxury at affordable rates. 88/2, Richmond Road +91 80 2223 3666 Grand Pavilion Grand Pavilion, with its 37 rooms is a centrally located business hotel with all modern facilities. The hotel is well known for its traditional hospitality and courteous service. 114, K H Road, Double Road +91 80 4131 6751/2/3 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 +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

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 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,

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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, +91 80 4023 9000 Hotel A J International The hotel offers a blend of luxury and royalty at affordable rates. 15/1, Bowring Hospital Road +91 80 4197 1111 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 The President Hotel

17C, Sadaramangala Road, Whitefield, T: 080-66707777 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 La Marvella

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 Abhimaani Vasathi 2/9, Dr Rajkumar Road T: 080-42671166 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 Raaga's Rain Tree The hotel has 20 well furnished rooms with all modern facilities. 6, Resthouse Road, Next to Dubai Plaza Civil Area, off Brigade Road +91 98450 38059 +91 98869 94531/ +91 80 2588 9005/ 6/7/8/9 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, +91 80 2558 2151/2559 6718/ 19/20 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, +91 80 6666 3333 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 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

La Marvella is a hotel located in Jayanagar that provides all the amenities and comforts to guests to ensure a comfortable stay. 1, 14th Cross, South-end Circle 2nd Block Jayanagar T: 080-43335333 La Classic This four star hotel located at Electronic City has all modern amenities for the comfort of its guests. The hotel provides also recreational facilities such as a health club, ayurvedic spa and swimming pool. 158, Yadavanahalli, Opp. Applicomp(India) limited Hosur Main road, Attibele Anekal Taluk T: 080-27820789 Neemrana Villa Pottipatti Hotel Villa Pottipati is a colonial era villa situated in the traditional district of Bangalore. A stay in the villa surely gives you a chance to relish the rustic charm of the place. The rooms of the villa have an old-world charm and beauty that never fails to enchant the guests. The place also has a granite pillared lounge and a conference room. 142 New, 8th cross, 4th Main Road, Malleswaram +91 80 4128 0832/33/34 BUDGET (Below `. 5000) The Basil Hotel The centrally located hotel is noted for their excellent hospitality. With all modern

This 3 star contemporary hotel guarantees a comfortable stay in the hotel with all modern amenities. Diagonal Road, Jayanagar, 3rd Block, +91 80 4180 8777 Jayamahal Palace Heritage Hotel The enchanting Palace hotel is known for its royalty and 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 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 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.

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suites. 41, Sheshadri Road, Anand Rao Circle +91 80 4240 2222 Kandi Tree Kandi Tree is a deluxe hotel mainly for the business travellers and gives upmost importance to the quality. 30 elegant fully furnished rooms, cordial and attentive staff, and impeccable services make Kandi Tree a delight to stay at. 118-119, 8th B Main, Jayanagar, 4th block +91 80 4245 4000 Maple Green The hotel is situated in one of the happening places in Bangalore. 3, 4th Cross, Green Leaf Layout, 80 Feet Road, Koramangala, 4th Block +91 80 2550 7222/224/ 4110 4410 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 +91 80 4126 6666 Dr. Rajkumar International Hotel It is a premium boutique hotel. This contemporary hotel has 50 elegant rooms which are well furnished with all amenities to ensure a comfortable stay. 109, 6th Cross, Off Race Course Road, Gandhinagar +91 80 4022 3344 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 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 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 SERVICE APARTMENTS 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 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

Lavelle Inn These lavish and spacious rooms are ideal for all kind of temporary stay. The serene and pleasant atmosphere of the place is sure to leave a lasting impact on you. G F Lavelle Mansion, 1/2, Lavelle Road. Ground Floor, +91 80 4112 0187/0203/ +91 99014 14982 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 Walnut Crest 201, Gitanjali Lakeview, Old Madras Road, Near RMZ Infinity, Benniganhalli +91 80 6565 8874/ +91 80 93412 20648 Eskay Home Stay Eskay Home Stay is a very comfortable place to stay. The stylish serviced apartment offers very good accommodation with excellent service. 17/25, Spencer Avenue, Spencer Road, Frazer Town +91 80 4112 4180/4181 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, +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. 21, Suryamukhi Garden Apartments, Vittal Mallya Road, +91 80 2212 9700/01/ 02/03 Daffodils Daffodils Living is primarily focussed on luxury accommodation for corporate lodging, short stay vacation rentals, relocation or extended stays. They are professionally organized with experience in hospitality services and are more focussed on total customer care and towards clients seeking style, comfort, space and exceptional service. 345, 12th Cross, 1st Stage, CMH Road, Indiranagar, +91 80 4163 1643 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, +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 suitable for both long and short stay. 7 E, DDK, Industrial Area, 1st Phase, ITPL Road, Whiefield, Mahadevapura, +91 80 4032 4032

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Baskar One It stands out as the most uniquely designed service apartments in Bangalore. 35/A, 3rd phase, 1st Main Road, J P Nagar +91 93412 76102 +91 80 4015 0440 Amethyst Serviced Apartments and Villas 210, Sundance Apartment, Near Velankani Infotech, Gate-1, Electronic City, Phase-1 Blue Valley Service Apartments It is a premium service apartment with all luxuries and comforts of home. 41, Nandidurga Main Road, Jayamahal Extention, Indiranagar +91 80 2353 5581/ Mathyoo Residential Apartments Mathyoo Residential Apartments is a collection of premium apartments which serves as an alternative for traditional hotels with all luxuries and comforts. These apartments with their style quotient are one of the best places to enjoy contemporary lifestyle in Bangalore. 38, Berlie Street, Langford Town +91 80 2222 2033/4112 0796 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 +91 80 4113 8777/6649 7236 Compact Guesthouses Compact Guest Houses concentrate on creating the homely magic in the guest houses. The clean surroundings and interiors are suitable for any kind of stay and will surely make you feel at home. They also serve simple � like home made meals, gourmet to the guests. 311, 7th Cross, Domlur Layout +91 80 4115 0505/ 2572 0909 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 +91 98450 02490/2529 6312/2529 6437 Tristar They offer comforts of home as well as all business facilities to their guests. 216, 100 Feet Road, Doopanahalli, HAL 2nd Stage, Indiranagar, +91 80 4118 5900 Tranzell Court Tranzell Court has all the 3-star amenities for a comfortable stay with excellent service and warmth. Linden Street, Off Victoria Road 17, Palm Grove Road, Austin Town, +91 80 41128895 Alcove Alcove service apartments are perfectly well furnished service apartments with the mission of customer satisfaction suitable for both tourists and business executives. G-301, Raheja Residencies, 3rd Block, Koramangala +91 99005 78231 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 +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, R D Vishwanthapura Village, Rajankunte, Yelahanka +91 80 2846 8892 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 +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 +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 +91 80 2573 4242/ 6705/6706 Mangomist Resort Set in the midst of mango groves, a holiday here promises a relaxing experience under the refreshing veil of mango trees. Perfect for a rejuvenating weekend along with family and friends. Koppa Gate, Bannerghatta Anekal Road, T: + 91 9449009550, 9448075551 Angana the Country Inn The traditional style set up complete with a courtyard is sure to make you feel at home. It is a perfect place for a family get together. The place has a massage centre, a swimming pool, an amphitheatre, a conference hall, badminton court and indoor games room. 55, Pattareddypalya,

Kaggalipura, 25th km, Kanakapura Road +91 80 2843 2888 Native Village Native Village is a place that provides a respite from the isolation of a modern lifestyle and the web of complexities, where you can taste the possibility of a different way of living. Resort : Hessaraghatta, P.O. Box 8802, Corporate Off : 110, 1st Floor, 2nd Cross, 4th Main, HAL 3rd Stage, +91 80 4114 0909 Confident Resorts & Retreats India Pvt Ltd The luxurious resort group in Bangalore has the best residential and recreational facilities. 19km, Bannerghatta, Main Road, +91 80 4011 3333/6667 3333 Devanahalli Retreat 1/2, 1st Main Road, J C Nagar +91 80 2354 4669/ 2333 9569 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 Procupine Castle Procupine Castle is a resort in the heart of Coorg. The resort in the midst of nature and plantations offers independent cottages with comfortable rooms and picturesque view of the valley. The resort provides easy access to places like Nagarhole National Park, Tala Cauvery and Tibetan Settlement at Bylukkupe. Corporate Office, FF1 ,Gokul Towers, 86, MSR Main road, Behind MSR Kalyana Mantap, Gokula, T: 080-41660805 Resort : Hanchikad, Pollibetta, T: 93791522575 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

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Caf� Mozaic Warm and comfy with a classy d�cor, this is buzzing throughout the day. The other 'aah' factor is the enormous buffet spread which comprises of fabulous things from around the world � prawns, foie gras, lobster... Vivanta by Taj � M G Road 41/3, Mahatma Gandhi Road T: 080-66604444 Average meal for two ` 10001500 Cubbon Pavilion Classy and beautifully designed, with a fabulous atmosphere, even the buffet is set out with a lot of care and attention. The variety of course is mindboggling � from sushi to pizzas and everything in between. The a la cart menu, especially the burgers, pizzas and steaks are done very well. ITC Royal Gardenia 1, Residency Road T: 080-22119898 Average meal for two ` 2000 La Brasserie A bit of a throwback, with dated d�cor, this nevertheless is a place known for its buffets. On its a la carte menu, the fish n chips is quite good, while a couple of biryanis hit the mark. Le Meridien, 28, Sankey Road T: 080-22262233 Latitude

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 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 Caf� Designed to look like a European street caf�, 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 AMERICAN/FAST FOOD

Chili's Grill and Bar Well known fast food chain famous for its Mexican and American dishes, served here with an Indian twist in a minimalist atmosphere; go for their tacos, quesadillas and fajitas. 35, Phoenix Idiom, Murugesh Palya, Old Airport Road T: 080- 40971165 Average meal for two ` 400 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 Friends A place for the yuppie crowd, a kind of a hangout for college kids, the food is tailored for this clientele: it's fast, inexpensive and rather average. Try the fries, cheesy pastas and the fried chicken. 12/11, 1100 Feet Road BTM Layout T: 080-26784129, 26912010 Hard Rock Caf� 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

Chic and smart, Latitude is all about business with elegance. Both the breakfast and lunch buffets, have quite a variety and are popular for their unique combo of dishes. Almost everything on the a la carte, whether a sandwich or a Conti dish, are very well made. Vivanta by Taj, ITPB, Whitefield, T: 080-66933333 Average meal for two ` 1800 Le Jardin Elegant and serene, aided by the acres of greenery adjacent to it, Le Jardin is like an oasis in the middle of chaos. In addition to all the regulars, the 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

Bistro Claytopia Different kinds of seating, and various kinds of cuisine, make this an ideal destination for any kind of mood. American is the most popular variety here with a choice of burgers, sandwiches, waffles, pancakes and the like. 318, 6th Main 2nd Stage, 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar T: 080-41267163 Average meal for two ` 200 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

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Indiana Among the places that introduced fast food to Bangaloreans, the eatery has no d�cor or atmosphere to speak of. Yet, old timers swear by its burgers, the chicken sandwich and shakes. 9, St. Patrick's Complex Residency Road T: 080-25585966 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. 39, Opposite To 12th Main, 80 feet Road, HAL 2nd Stage, Indiranagar 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 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

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 Marry Brown Marry brown is a Malaysian chain of fast food joints that serves burgers, fries, chicken nuggets a variety of shakes. They also offer home delivery services. No.115, 1ST Floor, Near Forum & Opp Raheja Arcade, 7TH Block, Koramangala, Bangalore - 560095. T:+(91)-(80)-41153555 Ruby Tuesday 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. 20, Asha Enclave Church Street T: 080-41470023 Average meal for two ` 8001000 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 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 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 1, Jai Bheema Nagar Sevashrama, Malleshwaram T: 080-30160001 Taco Bell A popular Tex Mex American chain's first outlet in India is similar to its counterparts in feel; it has the usual tacos, burritos and quesadillas all of which have been spiced up a bit for Indian tastes. Mantri Square Sampige Road Malleswaram T: 080-22667222/3 Also at: Koramangala T: 9986303447 Gopalan Innovation Mall Bannerghatta Main Road 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 ANDHRA Annapoorna Delicious and spicy Andhra meals served on banana leaves against a backdrop of no nonsense d�cor, basic furniture, brisk and efficient service; non-

vegetarians can feast on the biriyanis and the chicken/mutton fry. G-122, 6th Cross Gandhinagar T: 080-22912755 Average meal for two ` 200 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 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 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 Eden Park Located under a canopy of green and tables set in pergolas, Eden Park is a great place for leisurely eating. Andhra meals are the overriding favourite, but the fish curry, biriyanis and the lemon chicken are equally good. 21/1, Cunningham Road Near Sigma Mall T: 080- 22861100/22864100 Average meal for two ` 350-400 Hyderabad House This is no place to look for d�cor 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

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Jashn The restaurant offers an inimitable food and wine menu, giving their diners authentic Nzami / Hyderabadi food.With a regal Nizami d�cor 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 restaurants, the food is not very different from the some of the other joints, but it has a loyal following. Expect basic d�cor, 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 d�cor 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 Nandhana One more among the plethora of Andhra restaurants, there's nothing much to distinguish it, but the locations make it convenient for patrons. Try the chicken fry and mutton kheema curry. 83, M K Tower, St Thomas Town Post, Kammanahalli Main Road, Kammanahalli, T: 080-25804466, 25804477, 25804488 Domlur T: 080- 25352266, 25352244, 25353344 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 Royal Andra Delicious and spicy authentic Andhra cuisine served in the grandeur of the ambience which makes you feel like Royalty. 60ft Road, BEML Layout, Rajarajeshwari Nagar, Bangalore - 560098. T:08028612171/81 BENGALI 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 Bhojohori Manna Styled like non-fussy Bengali restaurants of Kolkata, the emphasis is on earthy food which changes according to the season, much like how it does on traditional Bengali homes, and with Bengali playing in the background. Check out the mutton dakbangla, fish fry of the season with mustard sauce and choler dal. 668/B, 6th Block Koramangala Club Road T: 080-25503666

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 Best of Bengal An interesting option for Bengali food in this part of town, it is non-pretentious and a bit small but does a fairly good job with its food, especially the thalis which offer a taste of typical Bengal with fish, dal, curries and rice. There are plenty of a la carte options as well. 41, Haines Road, Opp Santhosh Hospital, Frazer Town T: 080-41251301/41251302 Average meal for two ` 200 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

CHETTINAD 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 Chettinad Express Traditional d�cor and setting distinguish it from the other Chettinad restaurants, and the service is quick and friendly. Apart from the usual Chettinad staples, try the mutton curry and the paniyarams served with chutney. 124, 1st Cross, 5th Block Next to Kaati Zone, Koramangala T: 080-41216333 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 Ponnusamy A bit of a climb down from when it was started, nevertheless Ponnusamy is known for its hearty and rugged Chettinad food such as the mutton kozhambu, fish and prawn fry, and biryani. 607, 80 Feet Road 6th Block, Koramangala T: 080-41105334

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COASTAL Coastaal Express A thorough Mangalorean restaurant, there's not much d�cor 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 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 3 Storys Literally, spread over three floors, there's much here from up and down the west coast; from the delicious Goan panfried sausages and Karwar style prawn fry to the Kerala style meen mappas with appam, a veritable coastal feast. 35/2, Off Lavelle Road

Kasturba Cross Road T: +91 9880327238 Average meal for two ` 500 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 Beach More a drinking hole than a serious restaurant, its menu is also not reflective of the name and it has North Indian and Continental on its menu as well. Some of the Goan dishes though, such as the xacuti and fish curry are good. 1211, 100 Feet Road HAL 2nd stage, Indiranagar

T: 080-41518087/86 Average meal for two ` 150-250 Fishland Located on the first floor in busy Gandhinagar, this is an earthy, non-fussy and basic Mangalorean restaurant, but very clean. The food is authentic, especially the thali; add on any of the fish fry dishes and your meal is bound to be great. Sujatha Complex 1st Main, Gandhinagar T: 080-22258080 Mangalore Pearl Though a bit difficult to locate since it is obscure and tiny as well, the food is authentic and tasty and a favourite in this part of town; try the bangda fry, kori roti and gassi, prawn curry and neer dosa. 3, Coles Road, Next to KC Das Sweets, Frazer Town T: 080-25578855 Average meal for two ` 500 Port of Pavilion A budget coastal restaurant, this is more of a drinking den, but if you are in a group and want typical Mangalore fare and quickly, then the fish and prawn curry, parota and staples are worth it. Sujatha Complex, 1st Floor, 1st Main, Gandhi Nagar T: 080-22205831 Something Fishy This is coastal in a jiffy and popular with the office types in the area; no nonsense d�cor and simple, delicious Mangalore style food are the hallmarks; try the chicken curry, kane fry and mackerel. 1, Cornwell Street Langford Road T: 080-41245505 Unicorn The dim lighting and old-style d�cor might be a put off, but foodies who love coastal swear by it, especially the prawn and fish fry, fish curry rice and rice dishes. 94/3, Infantry Road T: 080- 25591670/41517774 Average meal for two ` 700 Sea Rock A dark and rather boring looking watering hole more than anything else, serious foodies prefer lunch time when the emphasis is less on the drink. Don't miss the pomfret fry, though other coastal dishes are fairly good as well.

1st Main, Sivananda Circle T: 080- 22260144 Average meal for two ` 500 Sea Spice Sea Spice is a coastal cuisine restaurant whose speciality is home-style Mangalorean delicacies. The restaurant has a very relaxed decor that matches perfectly with the soft music playing in the background. 1890, 9th Main, Kaveri Nagar, Banashankari 2nd stage T: 080-26715060 Kanua It's a toss up between the d�cor and ambience, and the food in this elegant coastal restaurant. The architecture resembles the area where the food comes from, which is fresh and authentic. Crisp fried yam, jackfruit papads, kane rava fry, chicken ghee roast and some of the veggie dishes are absolute stunners. Above the Quetzel Outlet Survey No 6/2, Kaikondahalli village, Carmelaram Post, Sarjapur Road T: 080- 55374471/72 Average meal for two ` 450-500 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 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

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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 d�cor; 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 Delhi Walle A basic place, but serves authentic North Indian chats as well as sweets; there are some North Indian dishes also on the menu, but stick to the former. Caters as well. 9/9/1, Thubarahalli Varthur Main Road, Whitefield T: 080- 64533510/9845623510 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

Gullu's Chaat A landmark of sorts in Seshadripuram, the place is buzzing in the evenings. Don't come away without trying the pani puri, bhel and papdi chaat. There's plenty more if you have space. 2/1, Serpentine Road Opp Kumara Park West T: +91 9845102389 Karthik Mithai Shop Don't get fooled by the name, this is a hardcore chaat establishment which has grown from a mere footpath eatery to A/C branches all over the city. Great for pani puri, dahi puri and masala puri; fillers include parathas and channa bhatura. 81/1, New Thippasandra T: 080-41724166 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 Sagar Chaats A tiny chaat counter on busy Ibrahim Street it is almost always crowded due to its location. Some of the stuff though is quite good, especially the bhel, masala and dahi puri and the samosa chaat. 93/1, Ibrahim Saheb Street Shivaji Nagar T: 080-25583054 Sudha Chaats A tiny establishment on Langford town, with no atmosphere to speak of, this is nevertheless a great place for such unusual and sinful snacks as moong bhajis, dal vada, mirchi bhajis, samosas and kachoris. Be early, as he shuts shop if he runs out of stuff. Shantinagar, Langford Road, Berlie Street, Near Nanjappa circle, Hockey

stadium T: 080- 9980348380 Tewari Brothers Among the best chaat places in town, it is neat and tidy, and predictably crowded. Try the papdi chaat and ragda patties, as well as some mouthwatering sweets. If you like Agra petha then this is the place to get the authentic stuff. 27, Dickenson Road, Near Commercial Street Opp ABNMS School T: 080- 41133015 Tung Tung Chaats Specialists in Delhi and Kolkata style chaats, the eatery has an impressive list of snacks with some innovative things such as Chinese samosa. Among the regulars try the alu tikki, chole samosa and bhel. Spencers Hyper Mart,1st Block 80 Feet Road, Koramangala T: +91 9741295044 Spencer's, Old Airport Road Murugesh Palya, Opp Total Mall 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 Asean Oriental in appearance and ambience, Asean is a fair old timer serving Chinese, Malay, Indonesian and Thai. Good choices include the Thai curries, Chinese noodles, Malay rice dishes, and the satays. 30, Castle Street, Brigade Road T: 080-41126381 Average meal for two ` 500

Asia in a Box Asia in a Box is a catering unit from the team of Cafe Thulp. Working only on a home delivery model, this restraunt brings delicious pan-asian food to your doorstep. Delivery areas: Koramangala, HSR Layout, Outer Ring Road, Frazer Town and surrounding areas T: +91 9886931191 www.asiainabox.in 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 d�cor 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

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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

T: 08023413814/65675955 T: Cunningham Road 080-22204949/ 22202224 Indiranagar T: 080-25250500 Jayanagar T: 080-26644700 Malleswaram T: 08023368222/23369844 Jayanagar T: 08026551899/26631899 Mahalakshmi Layout T: 08023104949/23207729 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 Civet A pan Asian restaurant done smartly, in keeping with its surroundings, Civet is a favourite with techies for a quick meal or just to lounge around. Some of the Thai and Malay dishes are quite good. Tech Park Mall, International Tech Park Ltd Whitefield Road T: 080-41156216 Average meal for two ` 600-700 East Winds Located on the terrace of S Hotel which is tucked away in JP Nagar, the restaurant is a fairly good Chinese and Thai option in this part of town. There's also a bit of Italian, which brings diners up short, but the oriental food is fairly good. S Hotel, 60, 13th Cross 2nd Main, JP Nagar T: 080-42456060/2055 Average meal for two ` 2500

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 Hong Kong Hustle Delicate bead curtains and low tables set the tone for this Chinese eatery. The lunch buffet with a twist is very popular; check out the chowmein as well as some of the starters like satays and the spicy chicken. 2rd Floor, Asha Enclave, 20, Church Street, Off M G Road and Brigade Road T: 080-41122855 Average meal for two ` 700 Hunan Hunan provides a truly authentic dining experience � serving exotic dishes from regions across China. The restaurant has a warm friendly ambience. "Samruddi" #10, 1st Main (Above Reliance Fresh), New BEL Road T: 080- 23413337 Hungry Buddha A student hangout, this is a budget place with a very basic line up of fried rice, noodles and chicken dishes. The only flourish are the momos, which are simple and nice. Money Center, 7th Block Near Raheja Arcade, Koramangala T: 080-41216390 Average meal for two ` 300 In China Done in red and gold, there's no mistaking the oriental connection. Apart from Chinese, there's Singapore and Indonesian cuisine as well. Try the dumpling soup, mushrooms in hoi sin sauce, glass noodles and interesting desserts.

HM Eleganza 31, Museum Road T: 080-40001234/9008001196 Average meal for two ` 400 Khao One of three restaurants in one building, Khao is a good Chinese option in the area. It has a generic d�cor and is tidy, but the menu is however quite predictable. Stick to the fried rice, noodles and Szechwan chicken. 30, 1st Cross Sampige Road, Malleswaram T: 080-42067030 Average meal for two ` 500 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 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 Mugen Stylish, contemporary and arresting, Mugen is quite a classy restaurant with an open kitchen that is quite riveting. It

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serves pan Asian but the Indonesian and Thai score over all others. 3rd floor, 2011 100 Feet Road, Above Indigo nation HAL 2nnd stage, Indiranagar T: 080-41481414 Average meal for two ` 800 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 Oriental Spice Bright and cheerful, the restaurant claims a pan Asian menu but stick to the Chinese. Some of the good ones include the stir fried vegetables, kung pao lobster, crispy chicken and the rice noodles. Ashraya International Hotel 149, Infantry Road T: 080-41148409, 41148989 Average meal for two ` 600 Ping Set in a beautiful white bungalow, Ping is smart and contemporary in d�cor and atmosphere. Focus on the dimsums, they are spectacular. It does nice soups and noodles as well. 130, 1st Cross, 5th Block Koramangala T: 080-41329357, 41521773 Average meal for two ` 700 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 Shangrila Don't go by the fa�ade: it might look seedy from outside, but is better on the inside. The food is old world Chinese, with such staples as fried rice, noodles and chicken gravies being much better than many. 182, Brigade Road T: 080- 25588994 Average meal for two ` 300 Shao The signature restaurant of Park Plaza serves authentic Chinese cuisine with fresh herbs and vegetables. The service is prompt with cordial wait staffs. 90-4 Marathahalli Outer Ring Road T: 080-49094909 Shiro The setting and d�cor 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 Shyvan Multicuisine restaurant in a busy area, the restaurant leans towards Chinese. The d�cor is very basic, but the idea it to order, eat and leave. The menu is quite long but stick to the basics for these are what it does well. 1/5, Royal Corner, Double Road Junction Lalbagh Road, K H Road T: 080-22276519, 41144355 Average meal for two ` 200300 Silk Route The name is misleading as it serves North Indian and more of it. But whatever Chinese is on the menu is passable if you are looking for a quick and inexpensive meal. Dr, Marigowda Road 2 & 3, AMM Towers Hosur Main Road, Wilson Garden T: 080- 55379903, 55379904 Average meal for two ` 600

Silk Winds Not much to look at, the restaurant nevertheless dishes up good Chinese, Thai and a sprinkling of Japanese dishes. Try the Chinese stir fries and the Thai curries, almost all of which are quite good. The Atria Hotel, 1, Palace Road T: 22205205 Average meal for two ` 800 Silver 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 Taipan Basic d�cor and a functional set up characterise this small restaurant which dishes out Indo-Chinese, with the emphasis on Indian; wanton soup and roast pork are the runaway favourites. 14/1,Krishna Manere Wood Street, Richmond Road T: 080-25545637/25365913 Taiyvans All in red and black with fans on the walls, locals claim it is highly underrated; home delivery and takeaways are more popular. Dishes ordered most include the fried wantons, chicken drumsticks, honey chilli chicken, lamb chops and Szechwan noodles and rice. 1/1, CBI Road, Opp CBI Office, Near Bellary Road, Ganganagar T: 080-23337349/23337197 Average meal for two ` 150 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 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 Yo China Meant for the yuppie crowd and focussing on boxed meals, Yo China outlets are breezy with nothing much to distinguish. The fare is mostly basic fried rice, noodles, veggie and chicken sides; combo meals and momos are also popular. 90/3,Sri Sapthagiri Complex, Outer Ring Road, Opp. Innovative Multiplex, Marathahalli T: 080-40980666 Average meal for two Rs 400

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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

KOREAN Hae Kum Gang 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 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 THAI Rim Naam Set in a gazebo surrounded by greenery and water, there can never be a better setting for the delicious and authentic Thai food served here. Must haves include som tam, prawn and crab cakes, warm seafood salad and any of the Thai curries with the fragrant jasmine rice. 37-39, The Oberoi M G Road T: 080-25585858 Average meal for two ` 300 TIBETAN Taste of Tibet A rather dingy and cramped place in a small shopping mall, the restaurant nevertheless serves authentic Tibetan; try the momos, pork buns, noodles and fried rice. Nanjappa circle, 1, Cornwell Road, Langford Town T: 41235438/41237875 Average meal for two ` 150 VIETNAMESE Blue Ginger High end and set in a beautiful location with greenery and water all around, this is a great place for a leisurely meal. Feast on the raw mango and papaya salads, noodle soups, crab cakes and the fish/prawn curries with

rice. 55, Taj West End, Race Course Road T: 080-66605660 Average meal for two ` 5000 Phobidden Fruit Phobidden fruit serves authentic Vietnamese cuisine. With its minimalistic decor and soothing ambiance, you are guaranteed a transcending experience. 965, 12th Main, HAL 2nd Stage, Indiranagar T: 080-41255175 CAFES Au Bon Pain A chain of smart looking cafes serving a variety of beverages, cakes, pastries, breads and short eats, these are good to chill and catch up with friends. They also do hot sandwiches, soups, pastas and rice and curry dishes for quickie lunches. MG Road, 86 Mahatma Gandhi Road T: 080-25586969 Also at: ITPB, Whitefield Road T: 080-28412260 / 61 Mantri Square Mall, Malleshwaram, T: 080-22667435 Old Madras Road T: 080-65832366 Jayanagar, T: 080-41538841 Cunningham Road T: 080-41456642 Ants Caf� 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 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 Boca Grande Homely and amiable, the ambience is very caf� 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 Bean Fuel Caf� Nothing much of d�cor or ambience, but the coffees, especially the frappes are excellent and the place is ideal for that all important caffeine shot of the day. IBP Petrol Pump, Opp. Next/FChisel, 80 Feet Road, Koramangala T: +91 9880866955 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. 664,1st floor, 11th A, Main, 5th Block, Jayanagar T: 080- 42075023 Also at: M G Road T: 080-41134817 Cunningham Road T: 080-41148062 Koramangla Ring Road T: 080-41218329 Frazer Town T: 080-41253983 Magrath Road T: 080- 40913723 Old Airport Road T: 080- 41265329 Cafe Mondo Cafe Mondo is a well-known food joint in South Bangalore. This pure vegetarian joint serves amazing continental fare. 2/2, Patalamma Temple Street Jayanagar T: 080-42088686 Caf� 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 Caf� Beanstalk A nice place to linger and hangout, the list of coffees is

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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

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fairly extensive, though the food menu does not inspire. If you have to eat, try the kheema dosa. Opp Post Office,311 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar T: 080-65358858 Caf� 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 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 Caf� 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 Caf� Pascucci No doubt about the Italian

connection, though the d�cor 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 Caf� 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 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 Global Tree Cafe With white walls, bright cushions and calming music � The Global Tree Caf�, offers an array of international cuisines and drinks. F&B, Right Before Vital Mallya Road, Papanna Street, St. Marks Road T: 080-40333888 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 Mr Beans Warm and lovely, with nice little niches for groups, some of the appeal of the place comes from the hookahs; the menu is quite diverse ranging from pizzas, sandwiches and burgers to brownies, cakes, ice-creams and shakes. 651, 3rd block, 100 Feet Main Road, Koramangala T: 080-41115717 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 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 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 d�cor in this little eatery. st 61, 1 Main, S T Bed Koramangala T: +91 9900517582 Urban Solace A charming little caf� 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 Sidewalk Cafe Nestled at the hotel's atrium, The Sidewalk Caf� is open from 7am till 11pm and serves a sumptuous international breakfast buffet spread. Cozy and cool, with a bar and a choice of a la carte delicacies of various popular cuisines including Mexican, Italian, Brazilian and Latin, the Sidewalk Caf� invites you to relax and watch as the world goes by. The Paul Bangalore A Unit of Paul Resorts & Hotels Pvt Ltd. #139/28, Domlur Layout. Off Intermediate Ring Road T: 080-40477777 Average meal per person Rs.750 to 850 EUROPEAN / CONTINENTAL /MEDITERRANEAN 100 Feet Stylish, with indoor and outdoor seating, it is a boutique

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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 20 Feet High The name is because it is perched 20 feet high from the ground, under a spread of trees. The accent is on Continental, but stick to the sizzlers, pastas and bakes. 22, Amoeba Complex, Church Street T: +91 9902861115 Average meal for two ` 600 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 cheesecake. 74, Sumeru Towers, 3rd floor, Brigade Road T: 080-41131616 Average meal for two ` 400 Caf� Y Done in bright colours, the place has a zing about it that is refreshing. It dishes up old style Continental that veers more towards soul food. Example: cheesy sauce with spinach in bakes and thick creamy soups. Prawn cocktail and the choc mousse are very popular. 2/2, Langford Road T: 080- 41144561 Average meal for two ` 600-700 Casa del Sol The outdoor seating, especially at night, is the best thing about this place, where it recreates a Med bistro experience. Stick to the tapas which is very good; some pastas, the paella, pan seared beef are also worth a try. 3rd Floor, Devatha Plaza, Residency Road T: 080-41510101 Average meal for two ` 1000

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 Chamomile This fine dining restaurant specialises in authentic European cuisines and in an unusual twist offers its diners Chamomile tea (known for its health benefits) throughout their meal. 4031, 1st Floor, 100 Feet Road, HAL 2nd stage, Indiranagar T: 080-42156000, 42167000 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 Fresco's Located under a rain tree in a courtyard kind of space, Fresco's serves mostly Continental fare such as chicken stroganoff, grilled fish and lamb chops, with a

smattering of Indian. But don't miss the gorgeous desserts from Rahila's. Hatworks Boulevard 32, Cunningham Road T: 080-41327555 Average meal for two ` 800 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 d�cor 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 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 d�cor 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 Road Trip It has tried to move away a bit from the biking theme and retained its minimal d�cor element. But the food continues to score with its salads, lamb chops and simple desserts. 3524/1, 1st Main, Park Service Road HAL 2nd Stage, Indiranagar T: 080-41155848 Average meal for two ` 800 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

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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 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 Tangerine Even though it serves multicuisine, the restaurant specialises in European especially sizzlers, almost all of which are tasty. Bright and airy, it is a great place for a quick meal or a leisurely repast. 311, 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar. T: 080- 41152678/79 Average meal for two ` 900 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

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 cr�me 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 Zoe Nice d�cor and a warm ambience make this a great place for Italian and Continental dining, though the place has been getting some flak for letting standards slip. Stick to soups, sandwiches and steaks. 3790, Opp Ambedkar College, 7th main, HAL 2nd stage, Off 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar T: 080-42115257/42044101 Average meal for two ` 1100 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 Caf� 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 French Quarter Chic and cosy, and done in warm colours and nice lighting, this is all about French food,

without the snails though. Try the steaks, the pate, shrimps, French onion soup and coq au vin. 298, 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar T: 080-42171998 Average meal for two ` 900 ITALIAN Aloro The Italian restaurant with authentic, wholesome Italian cuisine offers the diner a variety of choices from home-made pastas, authentic thin crust pizzas to antipasti and homemade ice cream. The Crowne Plaza 43, Electronics City T: 080-30030303 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 Little Italy

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 Fiorano The d�cor is nothing much to speak about since the focus is all on the food. Among the best dishes here are the veg lasagne, panzanella, chicken siciliana and the tiramisu. 63, 100 Feet Road 5th A Block, Koramangala T: 080-25534231 Average meal for two ` 750 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

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 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

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Toscano Beautifully located on the terrace of UB City, it is nonfussy and serves up some delicious Italian fare, especially from Tuscany. By far the pizza margherita is fabulous, but the spaghetti alia oleo, risotto and the lamb chops are great as well. 24, The Collections-UB City Level-2, 4th block, Concorde Block, Vittal Mallya Road T: 080-41738800 Average meal for two ` 700 Via Milano Smart and chic, with a great atmosphere, the restaurant serves up some of the most amazing Italian dishes; try the pastas especially the tortellini, the beef fillet and the tiramisu. 612, Basil Moneta 3rd & 4th Floor, 80 Feet peripheral Road 4th Block, Koramangala T: 080-41309997/9994 via.milano@yahoo.it Average meal for two ` 1400 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 MULTICUISINE 13 Spices With an impressive ambience, wide range of food and friendly staff, 13 Spices Restaurant is definitely worth a visit. They serve North Indian, Chinese and Continental cuisines. No.898/1, Opp IBP Petrol Bunk, 80ft RD, Koramangala 6TH Block, Bangalore - 560095. T: 08040953881. 4 Seasons The multi-cuisine restaurant with a simple decor and casual ambience offers a variety of cuisines, but is most popular for their Biryani. 654, 'Navajyothi', 3rd Floor 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar T: 080-25252221, 25253331 Applewood Restaurant The multi-cuisine restaurant offers a wide variety of food from a variety of cuisines

ranging from Thai, Mexican and Italian to Spanish. This laid-back semi alfresco restaurant also has an attached bar. 760, 3rd Floor, 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar T: 080-41122303, 9742269159 Blue Fin Seafood Caf� Designed like a casual caf�, this is multicuisine with a difference: everything is seafood. So from fish n chips to Kerala fish curry and rice, there's much here to enjoy, and at reasonable prices. Try the prawns done in different styles as well. 5th Avenue Shopping Complex Ground Floor, Brigade Road T: 080-65592266/65593377 Also at: Sadashivnagar T: 080-65592266 Average meal for two ` 300 Callista Bar & Kitchen Callista which means 'most beautiful' in Greek is a whitethemed, multi-cuisine restaurant. Spend a leisurely afternoon over a hearty meanwhile enjoying the music. 38/3 Outer Ring Road Doddanakundi T: 080-25405522 /9742155599 Cream Centre The restaurant caters to the vegetarian crowd of the city and offers cuisines like Mexican, Italian along with an array of Indian food. The restaurant also prepares food for Jain customers. 762, 100 Feet Road, nd HAL 2 Stage, Indiranagar T: 080-41161154, 41161153 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 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 Farrago Based on a concept of fusion food, Farrago introduces a seamless blend of Indian cuisine with other international cuisines.Each dish is born out of a combination of cooking techiniques and ingrediants � giving it an identity of it's own. 18/2, Ground Floor Ali Asker Road T: +91 9740062060 Feast A vibrant one-of-its-kind culinary experience that features Indian, South Asian 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-Rajajinagar T: 080-42521000 Flamb� The multicuisine casual dining restaurant is set on two floors, with a family dining space and an open air lounge. With a live flamb� 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 Grigliato Specialising in European and Chinese cuisine, Grigliato serves a range of dishes like Chicken Alexandria, Chicken Italiano, Red River, Red Alert, Herb Chicken Mushroom and Grilled Pomfret complimented with a relaxed ambience and chilled draught beer.

1562, HSR Layout, 1st Sector T: 080-43504350 Hruday's D3 Hruday's D3 is a multi-cuisine fine dining restaurant. A onestop destination for entertainment that includes � a restaurant, pub, lounge bar, roof garden restaurant, private dining room, party hall, accomodation and a gym, all under one roof. 60, Adugodi Signal, Adugodi Main Road, T: 080-22235566 Isys

Isys is a unique resto bar with European-style blue light flooring. The multi-cuisine restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The President Hotel 79/8, Ground Floor President Hotel Premises Elephant Rock Road 3rd Block, Jayanagar T: 080-41808777, 41808700 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 d�cor and furniture and an atmosphere that is indescribable. The cuisines too straddle many spheres. The menu is humungous but faves include fish n chips, roast mutton, meen moilee, fish curry and rice, Korean fish etc. 39, St. Marks Road, Diagonally Opp LIC Bldg T: 080- 22213793/ 22915840 Average meal for two ` 800 Lido The multi-cuisine restaurant overlooks and infinity pool, providing the perfect ambience for a business lunch or a lazy Sunday brunch.

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1/1, Swami Vivekananda Road Ulsoor T: 080-25558888 Phileas Hogg An interesting d�cor, 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 d�cor. 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 Ruchi It is a multi-cuisine restaurant located in Ulsoor. The restaurant with a pleasant ambience has an extensive menu of both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. Rainbow Enterprise 18/1, Cambridge Road Above Canara Bank, Halasuru T: 080-25363694 Shezan Designed to resemble a caf� 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 35/2, Shah Sultan Complex Cunningham Road T: 080-22287895, 22262195 Average meal for two ` 300 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 Ph: 080-49029555

The Green Theory As the name suggests the place conceptualises the 'go green' theory and serves organic food.Specialising in vegetarian world cuisine,The Green Theory, povides spacious and well dispersed seating options, which include the Gardenia, Gazebo, Goodies, Geek Corner and a special area for business meetings. 15, Convent Road T: 080- 41663836 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 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 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 d�cor, the restaurant 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 NORTH INDIAN 9th Mile Dhaba Tucked away from the city, and spread amidst greenery, the restaurant serves passable North Indian fare, but its charm lies in the location and relaxed atmosphere. Royal Orchid Resort, Allalasandra, Bellary Road, Near Jakkur Flying Club, Yelahanka T: 080-28560668/69 Average meal for two ` 800 Adaa Comfortable and cozy without being overwhelming, this is a favourite with the locals. The menu runs to Punjabi with tandoori chicken, murgh curry and kababs being the popular dishes. Vegetarians have a fair selection as well. 6, Silver Springs Layout, Marathahalli T: 080-64514608 Average meal for two ` 600 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 ` 800900 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 Banjara One of the locality's old timers, with a pleasing d�cor 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 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 chicken is really good, as are lamb chops and dal makhni. 28, Opp IBP Petrol Bunk, 80 Feet Road, 6th Block, Koramangala T: 080-41105454/5757 Average meal for two `500-600 Chak de Phatte Chak de Phatte is the latest addition to the list of Punjabi restaurants in Bangalore. It presents delectable authentic Punjabi cuisine straight from Punjab with romantic ambience, filling combo meals, slurpy lassi, scrumptious rolls, out the world biryanis and much-much more. 65, Commercial Street, 2nd Cross (Behind The Man Store) T: 25580339, 25587754 Copper Chimney Inside a mall is probably not

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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 ` 800900 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 Ebony Simple d�cor 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 Sikander The erstwhile Sikander re-cast as Bistro in the busy Garuda mall, makes for a tidy lunch buffet and a simple, uncomplicated a la carte menu. The biryani though is as good as ever. Garuda Mall, Fourth Floor, Magrath Road T: 080-41252333 Average meal for two Rs 550 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 Also at: 28 A Cross, Geetha Colony, 4th Block, Jayanagar T: 080-41460328, 9036207568 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 Heera Panna A bit kitschy in d�cor, it's a fun place to go once in a while, it's actually spread on two floors, giving smokers a whole floor. The food is fairly good; try the kababs, nalli gosht, garlic nan. 62&63, The Pavilion Building, Church Street T: 080- 41152727,41143737 Average meal for two ` 800900 Jamavar

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dining, Kyra offers cuisines from around the world while also letting you catch live performances from local and international artistes. Lunch buffets also available. Kaatima center, 100 Feet Road, Indrianagar T:080-43389292 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 House Tucked away behind a large building, this is a surprise. Done in simple colours and furniture, the food is delectable North Indian with some nice starters. Try the rann, tandoori roti and the biryanis. 70, Cunningham Road T: 080- 41516233 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

A chain specialising in various types of kababs, these are not meant for sitting in and lingering, but rather takeaway places. Some of the varieties are really good; there are add ons like rolls as well. 22, St Marks Road T: 080-22215476 32, BDA Complex Koramangala 080-25520961/25520404 585, Service Road, Domlur 080-25356391/25356392 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 Kyra Restaurant Bringing forth the concept

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

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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 d�cor 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 More than paranthas

Nawab There's not much d�cor 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 d�cor, 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 Oye Shaava A more sophisticated version of Oye Amritsar, and located just below, the d�cor and furniture speak of elegance. The menu is slightly different with the food toned down a bit perhaps from upstairs and served in elegant crockery and cutlery. 20, 3rd Floor, Asha Enclave, Church Street T: 080-41122877 Average meal for two ` 500600 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 Rajdhani With 22,464 delicacies served across 72 rotating menus,

School, 100 feet road, Indiranagar, T: 080-25203007 Average meal for two ` 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 Tandoor

Rajdhani - The Vegetarian Thali Restaurant, serves combination of Gujrati and Rajasthani dishes with quick and efficient precision. The variety is quite

large and almost all of it is heavenly- right from their samosas and kachoris to the desserts. UB City Mall, 2nd Floor, 24 Vittal Mallya Road T: 080- 22133400 Also at: Whitefield Road T: 080-25939309 J.P. Nagar T: 080-32919222 Koramangala T: 080-22067693 Mantri Mall, Malleswaram T: 080-22667345 Average meal for two ` 600 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 Richies Don't bother about the d�cor and ambience; it's non-existent. Just focus on the mutton/chicken biryani, chicken kababs and mutton chops, all of which are heavenly. Pack the food and enjoy at home in leisure. 82, MM Road, Frazer Town T: 080-25486696 Average meal for two ` 250 Roomali with a view As the name suggests, it's a terrace restaurant serving pan North Indian fare. Skip the Punjabi stuff and choose the Kashmiri pulao or rajmachawal, or the Rajasthani dal bati churma. 777 E, Opp New Horizon

Kitschy d�cor and dim lighting might be off-putting, but the fare is hearty Punjabi, though some of the dishes are over the top. The paranthas and rotis are good as is the chicken masala. 610, 80 Feet Main Road 6th Block, Koramangala T: 080-41724640, 41724630 Average meal for two ` 700 Nakshatra Located on the top floor of Fortune hotel, the restaurant is simple and does not compete with the views which are fantastic. The food is great as well, spanning pan Indian, though the North Indian is good, especially the innovative dal counter; try also the paneer tikka, prawns, rann, rogan josh and dum biryani. 37, Ramanashree Chambers Lady Curzon Road T: 080-25590777

Among the city's old time North Indian restaurants, the d�cor 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 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

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Domlur, T: 080-41500787 Tashan A rather plain restaurant with attempts to look like a dhaba, the food is nevertheless tasty and good. The butter kulchas are heavy, but for something lighter try the rotis, tangdi kabab, tandoori chicken and fish tikka. 3 rd block, HRBR Layout, 204, 4th cross, Kalyan Nagar T: 080- 41125127/9341979627 Average meal for two ` 300 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

biryani. Vivanta by Taj-Whitefield ITPB, Whitefield T: 080-66933333 Average meal for two ` 1200 The Pink Pappadom 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 The Orchard Restaurant For delectable North Indian cuisine be sure to visit `The Orchard Restaurant' #15, Sankey Road, Next to Shell Petrol pump, Lower Palace Orchard, SadashivNagar, Bangalore T: 40909337/8 The Vil'age Located on a terrace with rustic Punjabi as the theme, the good part is that it is open and airy. Expect the usual Punjabi fare with tandoori murgh, kadai paneer, seekh kabab and dal makhni. Terrace, 54, MSK Plaza, 100Feet Road, Indiranagar T: 080-41263331 Average meal for two ` 400 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 Treat A tiny simple place, with a homely feel to it, Treat serves

up some excellent North Indian fare. Popular dishes include the kababs, dal makhni and sarson ka saag. 3047, 80 Feet Road, HAL 2nd Stage, Indiranagar T: 080- 25253902 Average meal for two ` 300 Umerkot Rather plain and unassuming, don't let the d�cor throw you. The food is excellent; start with kababs and try the murgh Afghani and dal as well. The biryani is good too. 30, 4th block, 80 Feet Road Koramangala T: 080-25500426 Average meal for two ` 500 Zaika A tiny cramped place, it serves veg food, veering towards Jain. Popular dishes here include the paneer gravy, jeera and veg pulao and the desserts. A lowpriced daily buffet and a Gujrati thali on Sunday are favourites as well. 34, Raheja Arcade, 1/1, Koramangala Industrial Layout, Hosur Road, Koramangala T: 080- 25536260 Average meal for two ` 500 Zaffran Zaffran, a popular diner in Mumbai has marked its presence in Bangalore with its new outlet. With beautiful Indian decorcomprising drapes, mirrors, lamps and cushions this elegant restaurant serves classic Indian dishes with a twist. Papanna Street St. Marks Road T: 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. The restaurant is open only on Fridays for dinner to Sundays for lunch.

3289, 12th Main, HAL 2nd Stage, Indiranagar T: 080-41154372 PERSIAN Ayda Ayda is a rooftop fine dining restaurant set in the heart of the city. The dimly lit, romantic ambiance is complimented with mouth watering Persian cuisine and Sheeshas. st 1, 1 Floor, Church Street T: 080-41478209 Persian Terrace Delectable Persian delicacies like kebab grills, pitas and naans are on offer. Enjoy your meals amidst chandeliers, shimmering lanterns, and twinkling tea lights. Sheraton Bangalore Hotel at Brigade Gateway 26/1, Dr. Rajkumar Road Malleshwaram-Rajajinagar T: 080-42521000 Sufi This authentic Persian restaurant is spacious and well ventilated and is sure to provise you with a unique dining experience. Enjoy authentic Persian delicasies while getting comfortable on the diwan seatingor the Persian style seating option. 103, 5th Floor, Empire Building, 5Th Block, Koramangala T: 080-65901177 PORTUGUESE Nando's

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

Airy and bright, fronted by trees, this is a classy restaurant. Especially interesting is the walk through kitchen where you can get the chefs to cook the dishes as you want them. Almost all dishes on the menu are good, but do try the galouti kabab, herbed and spiced breads, with the boti curry and dal makhni, and the mutton

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 M G Road T: 080-65681480 SPANISH Caperberry High end, fine dining Mediterranean restaurant, this is among Bangalore's best,

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especially for the innovative molecular gastronomy concept. Almost everything on the menu is good, but try the tasting menu. An executive lunch option is a great hit and great when you are strapped for time. Ground Floor, The Estate, 48/1, Dickenson Road T: 080-25594567 Average meal for two ` 1500 El Tablao El Tablao is a Tapas restaurant that boasts of authentic Spanish cuisine. The decor comprises of dark wooden furniture contrasted with white walls and Spanish motifs. The Sangria and Paella are a must try. 612/1, 80 Foot Road Koramangala 4th Block T: 080- 41410124, 9902336811 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 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. 4th block, 749, 10th main, 80 feet road, Koramangala T: 080- 0716500

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 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 Halli Thindi Roughly translates to village snacks, but serving traditional Kannadiga tiffin, the place is not much to look at. Have the akki rotti, avarekai or menthya dose, kadubu, moode and Mangalore bun. 3, Bull Temple Road, Basavanagudi T: + 91 9986039333 Average meal for two ` 100 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. G-29, Lower Ground Floor, Itpl, Whitefield Road, Whitefield T: 080- 28412800 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 Kollapuri's A narrow, cramped place with formica tables and benches, the eatery serves Savji or immigrant Maharashtrian non veg cuisine. There's not much on the menu but popular dishes are all spicy: chilli chicken, mutton chops and chicken/mutton biryani. 429, 31st Cross, 4th Block, Jayanagar T: 080-51211693 Average meal for two ` 300 Malgudi A bit of a mish mash in terms of d�cor, the ornate swing and door give it a unique flavour. The food spans cuisines from the four South Indian states, with favourites being veg stew and appam, Malabar fish curry, kane masala fry, karaikudi chicken masala and biryani. 95/3, Daddanakundi, Outer Ring Road, Marathahalli T: 080- 25234166 Average meal for two ` 200-250 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 Maratha Darshan A typical 'military hotel' don't

go looking for d�cor, but it does have an atmosphere of its own. It specialises in mudde and saaru, though the chicken and mutton curries done in hearty rustic style are great accompaniments. 4, Miller Tank Road, Queens Road Cross, T: 9845101418 Average meal for two ` 200 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 Mudde Madappa A rustic mess kind of place in a bare room with tables and chairs, it's not for the squeamish. Ragi mudde and basic veg curry is all that is served with a few add ons, but the crowds say something about its popularity. Jayadeva Shopping Complex, 3 & 4, Gandhinagar, 5th Main Road T: 080-22264708 Average meal for two ` 100 Pai Refreshments A generic restaurant with no frills, it serves the busy commercial area around it. Veg North and South Indian cuisines are on the menu, but the South Indian thali and tiffins are the better choice here. 26/1, Sangeetha Lodge, Sheshadri Road, Anandrao Circle,Opp Fortune Hotel T: 080-22286750 Average meal for two ` 300 Ramanna Miltry Hotel Like all others of its ilk, the place is basic to the point of non-existent, but regulars swear by the ragi mudde and soppina saru. 224, Kanakapura Main Road, 7th Block, Jaya Nagar T: 080-22441051 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

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approval of doctors and dieticians. 50, 100 Feet Road, Opp. Kendriya Sadhan Madivalla Bus Stop 2nd Block, Koramangala T: 080-25631962, 25634430 SLV No d�cor 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 Suggi Murals made with kitchen utensils and glass front with running water pass for d�cor. The food is regional Malnad, with nice akki rottis, mutton curry, neer dosa and fish curry. 330, 3rd Stage, 4th Block, Basaveshwarnagar T: 080- 40907942 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 Upahara Darshini Among the oldest darshinis, this has stand-up-room only. Apart from the usual fare that darshinis specialise in, the shavige bhath is a hands-down winner. 72, DVG Road, Basavanagudi T: 080-26611355

Average meal for two ` 150 Veena Stores Just a shop jutting into the pavement, it could not get more basic than this. It also serves just a couple items but the idlis are the thing that is so popular that foodies come from all corners. Try the uppittu as well. 183, 15th Cross, Margosa Road, Malleswaram T: 080-23344838 Vidyarthi Bhavan The queues outside the place should be indicator enough of the popularity of the place. Have the plain and the masala dosa here; other dishes are only for when you get bored with the dosas. 32, Gandhi Bazaar, Near Gandhi Bazaar Circle T: 080-26677588 Average meal for two ` 15001800 SIZZLERS Barbecue Nation Muted elegance with deep brown furniture is what marks this popular restaurant. The novelty is in the fact that each of the tables has a barbecue and diners can cook pre marinated stuff, ranging from baby potatoes to chicken satay, according to their taste. 4005, 100 Feet Road Hall 2nd Stage, Indira Nagar T: 080-32503344/55,25422913 Average meal for two ` 900 Burgundy Grill Burgundy Grill offers attentive and friendly service, exceptional meats and seafood paired with a selection of fine wines. The Crowne Plaza 43, Electronics City T: 080-30030303 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 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

43, 7th main Road, Indiranagar T: 080- 25256571/32972411 Average meal for two ` 600 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

Ikabab-Istambul Grill Get a taste of mouth-watering Turkish cuisine in Bangalore at ikabab. The recently opened restaurant at Koramangala has a casual and warm ambience. Their speciality Doner Kabab � an authentic Turkish dish, is a must try. 1st A Cross, 80 Feet Road, 8th Block, Koramangala T: 080-41435723 Juke Box The theme is music as it evident from what's on the walls and the memorabilia scattered around. Some of the steaks and the grilled veggies are favourites here, though it has been getting mixed reviews of late. 359, 7TH Block, Near Microland, Koramangala T: 080- 25710032, 22211833 Kobe The mall location probably is the reason for the generic d�cor 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. 15,5th Floor, Garuda Shopping Mall, Magrath Road T: 080-65600872 Average meal for two ` 750 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 The Grill House One more Wild West themed sizzler eatery, it has the usual steaks and sizzlers, but some of the starters like the prawns in a glass and the sides like the Mexican potatoes are great add ons.

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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: 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 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 Pizza Port A tiny homely place, the trick is to get home delivered or do a takeaway. Value for money pizzas are the order; also serves pastas, sandwiches and the lot, but stick to pizzas. 19, Mittal Towers, Ground Floor, B-WingM G Road T: 080-25591122 BAKERIES AND CONFECTIONARIES Bake n Cake Clean and neat, it specialises in cakes and pastries; snack on a burger or a chicken sandwich if you are hungry. 19, BDA Complex, HSR Layout, 6th sector T: 080-25722488/41501605 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 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 Caramel at Vivanta by Taj, Whitefield

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 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 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- 42066999 Hot Oven The inside does not bear out the expectations set on the outside, but it certainly is a neat and tide place, offering brownies, cakes, cookies, desserts, pastries, snacks and shakes. 1700, Behind Maruthi Mandhir, Mrcr, Vijayanagar, 22nd main T: 080- 23159411 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

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 Daily Bread A chain that stocks a great variety of breads including whole wheat, multigrain, garlic and muesli. Also has muffins, sandwiches and salads.

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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 savories. Le Meridien, 28, Post Box-174, Sankey Road T: 080-22262233, 22282828 La Patisserie A pleasant and chirpy patisserie, the breakfast combos and the coffee is great, as are the pastries, cakes, quiches and other kinds of savouries. F&B, Rendezvous Restaurants Pvt Ltd, 8, Excellency Bldg, Ground Floor, Papanna Street, St Marks Road T: 080-40333888 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 Rahila's Tucked away inside the charming Hatworks Boulevard, this best describes sinful, with its range from baklava to a mindboggling array of chocolate cakes and pastries. The mousse cake is particularly heavenly. Hatworks Boulevard, 32 Cunningham Road T: 080-41327555 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 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 Vijayanagar T: 080-23153794 Sheshadripuram T: 080-41138507 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- 23400620, 23324808 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, waffles and crepes, served with fresh fruit, ice cream and, of course, amazing chocolate! Mantri Square, F67 1, Sampige Road Malleswaram T: 080-30160153 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 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 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 Indulge Chocolates Indulge chocolates offer fresh hand-made chocolates, cakes and desserts � a true gourmet chocolate experience. 108, Haritha Apartment th 11 Cross, Malleshwaram T: +91 9449016849 Jus Trufs As the name suggests, it's chocolate all the way, especially truffle chocolates. It also has a range of all kinds such as crunchy variety with nuts, butterscotch and choc chips. Expensive but worth it. 132, Aditi, Talacauvery nagar, 4th cross, Shobha Sapphire Lane

T: 080- 23624324/32909246 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 ICE CREAMS and JUICES 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

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 / 080-26489043 Flavour of the month Almond and Dates Chocolate

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T: +91 9341054308 Jayanagar T: 080-9686336389 New BEL Road T: 080-23601449 Kalyan Nagar T: 080-40903598 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 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

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 Residency Road T: +91 9880846251 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 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 Jayanagar T: 080-25922467 Wilson Garden T: 080-22293381 Whitefield T: 080-28416052 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 m�lange 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 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 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 Natural Ice Cream Made with natural flavours, which is its USP, the chain has some unusual and delicious flavours such as lichee, sitaphal, jackfruit, tender coconut and Belgian chocolate. 44/4, Next To Axis Bank, 13th Main, Jayanagar 4th Block T: 080-26541687

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 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 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 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 The Edge Ice Creams A simple and clean place, without any flourishes, plenty of ice cream flavours, though nothing stands out. 103, 5th block, KHB colony, 17th main, Koramangala T: 080- 25630854

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 363/364, 1st A Main, 7th Block,

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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 th 5 Block, Koramangala T: 080-65470742 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 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 Main road, 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

88, Shariff Bhatia Towers M G Road T: 080-41474789 Khandige Offers products such as organic spices and powders (ajwain, pepper, cinnamon, coriander, cumin, fennel, fenugreek, ginger, mace and nutmeg), turmeric powder, sesame and coconut oil, honey, and jaggery. 68/1, Jaraganahalli, Near Sarakki Gate, Kanakapura Main Road T: 080-26714599 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: +91 8065341133/ 8065372244 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 Mantri Square Mall 2nd Floor, Sampige Road Malleshwaram T: 080-65472292 Maison des Gourmets A Chennai brand, the store is pleasing and stocks deli products and a range of high end ingredients from Europe

and Australia and a small section of Oriental Foods, which includes meats and cheeses. There's also a mini caf� with a salad bar and cakes. 67/8, Subbaraj Road, 4th cross, Lavelle Road T: 080-22121681/ 41134284 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 Organic Impulse A home delivery initiative, it sources from organic growers and offers atta, dals, grains, sugar, tea, dry fruits, spices, oil, jaggery, snacks, naturals, syrup, jams, pickles and wheatgrass. 82, Royal Hermitage, 5th Cross, Gottigere, Banerghatta Road T: 080-26967682, 41467738 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

Address - 42, Church Street, Bangalore, 560 001. T:080 4166-2527 /28 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 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.

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AMUSEMENT PARKS Agni Aero #99/A, Abhishek, 17th B Main Road, Koramangala 8th Block +91 80 2553 3203, 2553 5696 Fun World & Water World Wonder La 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 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. 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 Greenland Amusement #5, Corporation Complex, 8th Main Road, 14th Cross, Wilson Garden, Adugodi, +91 80 2221 7022 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 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 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 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

Road, Near ITC Factory 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 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, +91 80 2844 1566, 6598 3284 www.sptindia.com DRIVING RANGES SPT Sports 10, 1st Main Road, +91 80 4147 5441 Chamundeshwari Photo Emporium 131, Old Madras Road, Ulsoor, +91 80 2536 1341 Touche Golf Sports Private Limited 1/4 Cunningham Road www.touchegolf.com Bangalore Academy Touche Golf maintains a driving

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

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 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

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range in Bangalore Golf Club. No. 2 Sankey Road GO KARTING Freeway Gayathri Vihar, Palace Grounds, Ramana Maharishi Road, Sadashiva Nagar, +91 80 2361 1329 http://www.freeway19. com Patel Karting It is one of the best tracks in Bangalore which is made of concrete. New 38/2/2, Patel's Inn Club th nd Resort, 15 Cross, 2 Block, R T Nagar, +91 80 2333 7575 Grips Motors New #304, Mysore Road G.E.F., Near Post Office +91 80 6597 3356/ 6597 3357/ +91 98454 83077 E-Zone Club Pvt Ltd 23/24, Mahadevapura, Outer Ring Road, Marathahalli, Opp Malgudi Dabha, +91 80 41719481 /4171 9482, +91 99451 79112, 98864 79786 ezoneclub.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, +91 80 2343 0496, 2343 1651 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 th hosted the 6 leg of JK Tyres National Karting Championships. No.1, 2nd Block, Govindraj Garden, 15th Cross, R T Nagar, 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, +91 90084 90303 www.torq03.com Innovative Film City One of the major attractions of the film city is the go karting track. It is a nicely done track for all age groups. They have karts for professionals as well as amateurs. 24&26, Mysore Road, Bidadi Industrial Area, +91 80 2209 9999, 2259 9999, 96322 80255, 96322 80241 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, +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

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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 +91 98867 21669 IndiMotard Adverntures A-1, A-Block, A.E.C.S Layout, Brookefields, +91 80 2852 5759 +91 99808 29440 www.indimotard.com Pit Stop Racing Balan Farm, Natraj Layout, JP Nagar, 8th Phase, near brigade millenium apartments, +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

The author embarks on a remarkable and transformative journey of self- discovery while facing a grave crisis of faith, and seeking a path of spiritual renewal and growth. He travels to experiment, to reconnect with people and the world. On this journey through Europe, Africa, and Asia, he will again meet Hilal--the woman he loved 500 years before--an encounter that will initiate a mystical voyage through time and space. The story encounters our fears and our sins; a search for love and forgiveness, and the courage to confront the inevitable challenges of life. The Secret of the Nagas by Amish Tripathi

The sinister Naga warrior has killed Shiva's friend Brahaspati and now stalks his wife Sati. Shiva, the Tibetan immigrant who is the prophesied destroyer of evil, will not rest till he finds his demonic adversary. His vengeance and the path to evil

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will lead him to the door of the Nagas, the serpent people. Of that he is certain. The Incredible Banker by Ravi Subramaniam

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Nick Mathur is a successful investment banker, and has a beautiful fiance, Radhika. Jerry lives off his best buddy Nick. Their life changes when Nick's company decides to downsize due to recession and unceremoniously fires him. And Jerry is informed by the Social Services that his nephew Veer, whose local guardian Jerry is, will be placed in a foster home unless he gets a steady job. They must do something to get instant gratification but the repercussions may tear them apart and may test their friendship. Director: Rohit Dhawan Music: Pritam Cast: Akshay Kumar, John Abraham, Deepika Padukone, Chitrangada Singh, Sanjay Dutt English In Time

warfare from Japan, picks up the sword, against the powerful Qing Dynasty and the New Armyseveral with tragic consequences. Director: Jackie Chan, Zhang Li Cast: Jackie Chan, Winston Chao, Li Bingbing NOW SHOWING Hindi Rascals It is a comedy about two conmen

Set in the backdrop of Greater Boston Global Bank, an American bank struggling in its Retail business in India, the book takes the readers on a roller coaster ride which passes through Mumbai, Singapore and the jungles of Chattisgarh. A bank riddled with losses in its Retail banking business, mind numbing politicking amongst the honchos, aggressive loan sales guys battling the listless credit folks � Greater Boston Global Bank (GB2) seemed to be like any other foreign bank, but has become a catastrophe. Summer and the City by Candace Bushnell

Release Date: 11 Nov 2011 Janardan, born in a middle class family, dreams of becoming a rockstar like his idol Jim Morrison! But all he gets from his reluctant audience is ridicule and humiliation. He realises that all musical stars, had to suffer painful heartbreaks to become popular. Alas, there is no pain in Janardan's life. To get heartbreak he woos Heer Kaul the undisputed diva of the college campus who has broken many hearts. Becoming Jordan from Janardan, he ultimately gets all that he desired, but in the process shatters his heart forever. Director: Imtiaz Ali Music: A R Rahman Cast: Ranbir Kapoor, Nargis Fakhri Desi Boyz

Release Date: 4 Nov 2011 When Will Salas is falsely accused of murder, he must figure out a way to bring down a system where time is money � literally � enabling the wealthy to live forever while the poor, like Will, have to beg, borrow, and steal enough minutes to make it through another day. Director: Andrew Niccol Cast: Justin Timberlake, Amanda Seyfield 1911 Release Date: 12 Nov 2011 The story opens in the 20th century when China faces a state of crisis with wars, starvation and political crisis. The ruling Qing Dynasty is completely out of touch after 250 years of unquestioned power. Ordinary citizens begin to revolt openly, the Qing Dynasty who has created a powerful, modern army (the "New Army"). Huang Xing, recently trained in modern

who compete and try to outsmart each other. Things get interesting when the two fall for the same woman. They constantly try to outwit each other in order to win over the girl. Director: Davis Dhawan Music: Vishal-Shekhar Cast: Ajay Devgan, Sanjay Dutt, Kangna Ranaut, Arjun Rampal Love Breakups Zindagi A film that takes us into the baffling core of modern relationships. For instance Jai and Naina are almost settled in their life, but their life is not complete. The film takes you through the life of different characters who are confused and try to find true love in their life.

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The Rebound

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know his father. One his quest to be on top he discovers a discarded robot and is determined to make a champion out of it. Director: Shawn Levy Cast: Hugh Jackman, Dakota Goyo, Evangeline Lilly, Antony Mackie, Kevin Dura The Three Musketeers

who takes a job working as a peacekeeper in post-war Bosnia. Her expectations of helping to rebuild a devastated country are dashed when she uncovers a dangerous reality of corruption, cover-up and intrigue amid a world of private contractors and multinational diplomatic doubletalk. Directed by first time filmmaker Larysa Kondracki, the film also stars Academy Award winner Vanessa Redgrave, Monica Bellucci and Academy Award nominee David Strathairn. Director: Larysa Kondracki Cast: Rachel Weisz, Vanessa Redgrave, Benedict Cumberbatch, David Strathairn, Monica Bellucci MOVIES ON TV

When a beautiful, smart, suburban 40-year-old mother discovers her husband is cheating, she takes her two children to New York City to start over. A demanding new job forces her to hire a nanny, and she chooses 25-year-old Aram, who is still trying to figure out what he wants in life. As Aram increasingly becomes attached to her kids, Aram and Sandy become aware of their own undeniable chemistry. The Rebound is a fresh, witty, and sexy comedy about an unexpected romance. Star Movies Nov 6 7pm

Shekhar is trying hard to fit-in to his son's world and tries every trick in the book to woo his son, get 'dude-ified' and 'up his coolness quotient'. But his son has given up on him. Just when the father-son duo hit the deadlock, Shekhar strikes gold when he designs one hell of a game which helps the family come together. They find themselves in the middle of a crash, not just the hard-drive but will also affect their entire life. Director: Anubhav Sinha Music: Vishal-Shekhar Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Arjun Rampal English Real Steel The future-set story revolves around robot boxing a popular sport. It takes you through the life of a struggling promoter (Jackman) and his various boxing fights and failures. He discovers that he has an 11year-old son who wants to

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DAY JAUNTS Bannerghatta National Park Set twenty kilometres out of the city, Bannerghatta National Park is a popular day excursion with both tourists and Bangalore city folks. This 25,000-acre 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. The area around the park is a scenic one � it's a biological reserve with the Elephant Corridor passing through. There are several restaurants that have set up shop nearabouts � but don't expect anything fancy. Alternately, you could pack your own picnic lunch. To get here, you could either hop onto a bus � these ply from the city's main bus stand at Majestic. 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 you would to stay a weekend. Distance: 25 km Anekal Taluk, Bangalore South

Big Banyan Tree An ancient tree that spreads across four startling acres is just a 40minute ride from the city! Ramohalli, on the outskirts of Bangalore (25km), is an unusual site where the country's fourth largest banyan tree has put down its roots. Called 'Dodda Alladamara' or 'Big Banyan Tree', this botanical marvel is over 400 years old and its all-encompassing canopy is a great place for a day getaway. Thousands of aerial roots and branches sprawl far and wide, creating a labyrinthine setting where you walk about, play and commune with nature. One of the city's most interesting th picnic spots, take a turn at the 20 -kilometre sign on Mysore Road to get here. An eight-kilometre drive after the turn will get you to the Big Banyan Tree. The tree itself is fenced off to protect it from rogue engravers who have etched its surface in the past. There is a Shiva Temple near the tree, as well as a KSTDC Hotel nearby. Expect crowds on the weekends though, as this is a popular jaunt as well as a favourite site for Sandalwood film shootings. Drive yourself up, or hire a cab for the day, as bus connectivity is limited. Distance: 25km Off Mysore Road, Ramohalli The park is closed on Tuesday Mekedatu Nandi Hills A popular place to wile the day in the lap of nature, Nandi Hills, is a green getaway sixty kilometres from the city. Sitting at a lofty 1,455 metres above sea level, this hilly destination also has a history to it � its sylvan landscape was the summer getaway and hill fortress of the th 18 -century ruler of Mysore, Tipu Sultan. (His holiday home can still be seen here.) Nandi Hills is a riotous maze of trees, bushes and thick vegetation. Evergreen forests, eucalyptus trees, thick shrubbery, gnarly trees and a rich avian and simian life are part of its attractions. You can either pick your own way through the many pathways or explore the various Nandi Hills landmarks. The Magazine is a rock where Tipu Sultan's arms and ammunition were stored. There are two temples set here; one is an ancient Shiva Temple. Right at the top of the hill is a colonial bungalow constructed by British officer Sir Mark Cubbon, where a number of illustrious guests stayed, including Mahatma Gandhi. However, the most popular spot is Tipu's Drop, a 600-metre cliff from where convicts were pushed off during the Sultan's reign. Be wary of this spot if you are travelling with kids. The best way to get to Nandi Hills is by car, although buses from the Majestic Bus Stand do come out here. The winding roads, steep inclines and the grape vineyards and hills that dot the way, make the drive a

picturesque one. A KSTDC hotel provides refreshments at Nandi Hills. Head back before it gets dark, for a safe drive through the hairpin bends. Distance: 60km Kolar District, Bangalore North Open: 8.30 to 5pm Nrityagram

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 outcrops or spend a peaceful day staring at the water and the surroundings. Or you can sign up 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

This dance village is Odissi danseuse Protima Gauri Bedi's labour of love, started in 1989, with the passionate intent to preserve and further Indian classical dance. Set within picturesque and rural Hesarghatta, this beautifully envisaged dance school takes in students who take up the longterm 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, which makes for an interesting tour. Just across the road is the lovely Taj Kuteeram, 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. Distance: 30km Nrityagram: Hesarghatta, Tel: 2846 6313, Web: nrityagram.org Taj Kuteeram: Opposite Nrityagram, Hesarghatta, Tel: 28466326, Web: tajhotels.com 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

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

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 not attempt to climb down the rocks � this could prove to be dangerous. 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, th the ruins of a 16 century 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 twohour 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

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 1188 metres. The hill is also speckled with 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 Devarayanadurga from the City Bus Stand at Majestic in the morning. Otherwise, it is a one and half hour drive by car. Distance: 65km Tumkur Road WEEKEND ESCAPES Upto 150 km Bheemeshwari Fishing camp 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. Srirangappattana Srirangappattana is situated in the Mandhya District of

best riding facilities, experienced instructors and well-cared-for horses make this an ideal place to try your hand at horse-riding or horsetrotting. 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 Tel: 2846 8296 Open: 6.30am to 6.30pm, Closed on Monday Janapada Loka Just 50 kilometres out of the city, among the rocky hills of the Ramanagara district, is an interesting folk museum called Janapada Loka. You can spend your morning ambling through the 15-acre folk theme park which showcases Karnataka's indigenous arts and crafts.

Masks, household implements, folk dance costumes and such are displayed in the museum. There is an amphitheatre where films are screened. The highlight of a trip to Janapada Loka is also the Kamat Lokaruchi restaurant, next door. Here you can sample a traditional North Karnataka meal on a plantain leaf, which includes Bajra rotis with brinjal curry in peanut gravy. Round off the trip at the tiny handicraft stores that are situated at the entrance. Distance: 50km Bangalore-Mysore Road, Ramanagara Tel: 727 1555 Open: 9am to 1pm, 2.30pm to 5.30pm, Closed on Tuesday 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.

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 Mysore Palace 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.

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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. 150 km � 300 km 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 194 kms away from Bangalore. 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 Bandipur makes it one of the best wildlife reserves to visit. It is well

known for its tiger reserve. The other wildlife that consist a part of Bandipur are Asian Elephant, Jungle Cat, Wild Boar, Indian Palm squirrel, Golden Jackal, Bengal Fox, Grizzled Indian Squirrel, Leopard, Indian Elephant, Four-horned Antelope etc. To enjoy the wildlife of the reserve to its fullest Safari tours are made available. 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 orange orchards add to its timeless beauty. Some of the activities that Coorg offers are trekking, golf, angling, and river water rafting. Nagarhole

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 357 km from Bangalore. Tourist places of Mangalore include Mangala Devi Temple, Kadri Manjunatha swamy temple, Sultan Battery, St. Aloysius Church, and Shri Sharavu Mahaganapathi temple. 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 commonly found here are Asian elephant, tiger, nilgiri tahr, nilgiri langur, 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. Chikmagalur Around 240 km from Bangalore is Chikmagalur, a hill station nestled in the Baba Budan Hills. The lush valleys, forests, scenic hills, streams and waterfalls make this place magical. The town is well known 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. Bhadra Wildlife 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 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. 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 attractions include 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 as the oldest hill in Nilgiris. 300 km -350 km Wayanad

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

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. You can also explore the nearby areas of Halebid and Belur which treasures the glorious past of the Hoysala dynasty.

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 tourist destinations. 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 Sagar Dam. Pondicherry One of the Union territories of Modern India, Pondicherry was once a French Colony. One can

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Tirupati 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". The temple is the busiest pilgrimage centre in the world. Some of the other attractions of Tirupati are Vaikuntha Teertham, Akasaganga Teertham, Chakra Teertham, Japali Teertham, Swami Pushkarini Lake, Sanaka Sanandana Teertham and the Deer Park. 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. 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 Ooty Also known as Uthagamandalam, Ooty is popularly known as the 'Queen of Hills Station'. This hill station in Tamil Nadu lies in the Nilgiri Mountains. Ooty is famous for its tea estates. The green mountains, dense forests and the tea gardens that spread across great expanse of land add to the scenic beauty of Ooty. The tourist attractions of Ooty include the botanical garden, Ooty Lake and Boat House, Doddabetta Peak, Ketty Valley, Pykara Falls and lake, Pine forest, and Wenlock Downs. Another popular attraction of Ooty is the metre gauge train that one can board from Mettupalayam to Ooty.

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