Location: Whitefield, Bengaluru
Coordinates: 12.9698° N, 77.7499° E
Objective: Having Fun
Ideal Time: When the heart says
Target Group: Settlers, Residents, Tourists, First-timers, Leisure-seekers & Fun-lovers
Disclaimer: This post is not only about pub or mall-hopping in Whitefield.
If you love Whitefield, Whitefield will love you back. The locality has rapidly become THE destination for those looking to settle in Bengaluru. Whitefield is like the naughty child everyone loves. So, coming straight to the point without further delay, let us try and know all the fun activities one can accomplish when in Whitefield. You can travel alone, with your family, or with your kids. Lovers will be equally delighted discovering the place. Ask any Bengaluru resident. S/HE will have a smile because the locality has shown promise, and delivered on every promise with flying colours.
Let’s begin on a sweet note to mark this auspicious article. Mubeena Shariff's Chocolaterie is on the Hagadur Main Road, and it’s perfect to start the day. Specially handcrafted, these exotically-prepared chocolates will surely make you drool. Ms. Shariff uses her French Culinary Institute techniques to lure all chocolate lovers. Passion fruit flavours, fennel, lavender, lemon & basil with white chocolate, you can have it all! The sinfulness does not stop there. You will be delighted by the creative flavours from India. Kerala Fish Curry Chocolate, anyone? You may get it here.
There is a popular belief that Britain’s former Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill once stayed at the Waverly Inn. If you want to retrace his footsteps and live the story again, you can head towards Outer Circle, Dodsworth Layout, to enjoy the some original, centuries-old British-era architecture. Waverly Inn is one of the oldest houses in Whitefield, and it’s worth a visit. Once done, switch your mind to all those pet videos you watch on Facebook. Yes, we are now headed towards the city’s first dog cafe - TherPup - A Dog Cafe. The cafe is located inside an elegant house with a big lawn.
Simply sit back with a cuppa, and munch on those quick bites, say French Fries, Sandwiches, Cookies and those Sweet Potato dishes. Yum! Love the pooches, cuddle them as much as you can. To be doing so, you need to be at 13, White Rose Layout, Abhayadhama Road, Mahadevpura. With your furry wants satisfied, you can shop in a farm. Whaaat!? Yup, you read it right – “shop in a farm.” Excited? Let’s take you to Palm Meadows, Siddapura. Here you will find the Lake View Farm. Ah greenery! There’s lots of that. Then there’s lots of fruit trees, flowering plants, and some 18 stores.
Breathe in the fresh morning air as you gently stroll the walkways. You will love their organic vegetables. But you must go through their incredible handicrafts and home decor collections. Dance and music classes are a regular here. Massages, pedicures and manicures are also available if you want to get the best out of nature. Now that your lungs have soaked in an incredibly high amount of oxygen, we can head towards H&M. This top Swedish retail outlet chose Whitefield, and people are happy. Located in VR Bengaluru, Level 1, Whitefield Main Road, Mahadevapura, H&M is considered a must-visit by all shoppers.
While watching a movie may not seem interesting at this point, VR Bengaluru hosts the largest PVR screen. It is a 1500-seater, nine screen complex, having state-of-the-art technology, an IMAX screen, and Gold Class tickets. If you are worried about the price of the tickets, chill. On weekdays, you can buy tickets for INR 150. Once the show breaks, you will feel the hunger pangs. Now, this is where things get tricky and confusing. At this moment, it is advisable to quickly check out our post on Whitefield Restaurants Every Food Lover Must Visit. If you are out on the weekend, you must try WBG - Whitefield Bar And Grill for those black burgers.
Situated in the Bengaluru Marriott Hotel, this poolside bar and grill is now talk of the town. Their Barbeque Pulled Pork Sliders are basically soft, black buns filled with a flavourful homemade BBQ sauce and pulled pork. Now that you are full and a bit sluggish, utilise this time by rejuvenating your mind and body at the Ayurvedagram Heritage Wellness Centre. This health and wellness resort uses age-old Ayurvedic formulas to treat a variety of problems. Packages are available, which includes various healing programs, beauty treatments and Yoga. Head and face massages, herbal steam baths, you have it all here.
The soothing and serene environment, coupled with a refreshing massage, will take you to a world of peace and harmony. The wellness resort is located in Hemandanahalli, Samethanahalli Post. Once your mind is again active and your body healed, it’s time to shake a leg or two at the Opus Out Of The Box in Doddanekkundi Industrial Area, Mahadevpura. Here, the legendary Kroak Nights are fun. You may even win free shots at the bar. There’s yet another activity you must do. It’s dining in the dark! Dialogue In The Dark, located in 62, 2nd Floor, Phoenix Market City, provides a unique experience.
Even though the cuisine is mostly Indian, the concept is very international. This awareness-raising concept is basically a part of a global campaign and brand. There is complete darkness. And the guides are blind. However, you will be surprised with their professionalism. You may not see anything initially, but the blind guides will help you out. Let your senses take over while you soak your taste buds in an experiential meal.