Chupa Rustom’s of Bangalore

My stay in Bangalore has been pleasantly extended. It seems the IT city is loving my fresh non-IT views about it. In a short span of time, I can easily gauge that every nook and corner has a gem camouflaged. An explorer can always expect more!

1) Lahe Lahe

Take a break from your busy schedule, shed inhibitions and express. Lahe Lahe literally translates into slowly slowly in Assamese. A unique space that captures the basics of Real and fantasies of Virtual. So break free and bring out the artist within you through poetry, dance, music or any other form discovered or even rediscovered by you. Located in plush Indiranagar, an area colonized by clubs and cafes, Lahe Lahe stands out in the crowd. Don’t waste time; slowly and steadily start participating in its workshops and events for perfect expression. Intermingle with the live audience, get non-judgmental views and finally enrich yourself.

2) Royce chocolate

Feasting on chocolates is sin but indulging in Royce is an honour. An ultimate luxury experience for your taste buds. The finest cocoa used pushes it into the league of the best. However the quirkiness of the signature products makes it distinct. I was hesitant to taste the bite sized sample for free. Surprisingly the saltiness of potato wafer juxtaposed with creamy chocolate coating made me crave for more. There are many such quirky combinations in the list. So hop in the store, relish the bite sized sample of all the chocolates and get your box of whacky chocolate delight.

3) Sunday- the Spa

An oasis of wellness where you can soak breathe and unwind. As you enter the spa your body needs to get attuned with the deep feeling of warmth and stability. So a little stretching by the trained therapist acts as a perfect warm up. Keep breathing, stay loose and take a plunge in the state of peace and tranquility with the signature massages and services. The healing touch of massage is blended with the sanctity of Ayurveda. Enhance your beauty and well-being with Kama Ayurveda products which incorporates the true principles of Ayurveda with the finest quality ingredients. Feel connected with nature with AVA products, a unique blend of tradition and innovation. Enjoy nature’s bounty as you get pampered with freshly plucked herbs from the in house garden.

4) Escape Room

Do you have flair for challenges and puzzles? Are you tired of mundane hangouts and looking for a thrilling gateway? Then you can escape to Escape room. The games are nerve wracking. Feel the thrill of cracking a code, running around the antagonist and finally coming out as a true hero. At every step of the game surprises galore. There are special packages for students, family, and group of friends. The corporate can also boost the employee engagement activities as Escape room also provides mind boggling scenarios for employees boosting the team building activities.

5) Cinnamon

Housed in the magnificent colonial bungalow, Cinnamon offers classy lifestyle products. The traditional forms are blended with contemporary trends, crafting a new genre of aesthetics. So every piece is carefully handpicked. Currently, collections from Almirah, Rasa, Sacred Lotus, Jason Cherian are on display. The products get off the shelf within no time, so grab your favorite piece before it is too late. The artistic pursuit goes beyond the merchandize on display. The well curated bungalow effortlessly captures the charm of bygones. A new destination added to your itinerary if you are travelling to Ulsoor area.

6) Nivesaa- Aerial Yoga

A holistic dance, yoga and wellness centre. I was bedazzled by Aeryo i.e. Aerial Yoga or yoga in air literally. Imagine traditional yoga asanas being performed on silk fabric suspended from the ceiling. Does this sound difficult or dangerous? Calm down, it’s absolutely safe and suitable for all age groups. The silk hammock gives a firm support to the lower back. With greater manoeuvrability many postures seeming difficult on ground can be performed at ease in mid air. Not suitable for people with blood pressure or spinal injury. Do furnish details of your medical conditions before final enrolment.

7) Yogi-sthaan

Neat bed, healthy breakfast and authentic yoga in the heart of the city. Yogisthaan was conceptualized to share system of healthy living and wellbeing. The guests can meditate, go deeper for a peaceful retreat. Hit the Yogisthaan café if you are looking for healthy food options. I love the desi continental breakfast. You can start off with grain bread toasted with cow ghee and jaggery. Oats porridge may sound cliché but think about oats infused with amaranth, jaggery, raisin, and cardamom cooked with fresh milk and lotus seeds. How about a fresh tulsi chai or a detox version sans milk. Truly a new hangout point with health and wellness.