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Magnolia - Pan Asian rooftop restaurant, Koramangala

Koramangala has always been an ideal place when it comes to restaurants. In fact,  I envy the Koramangala residents for having great restaurants in the vicinity. A number of times when I drove 80 feet road, Koramangala 3rd block - The red lanterns of Magnolia always impressed me. Also, read that this place started in early 2000 -  used to be the go-to restaurant to dine in Koramangala and still has been the recommended restaurant for Pan Asian food . On an evening, we finally stepped into this rooftop restaurant to savour our taste buds with Pan Asian cuisine. Ambience The ambience here is spectacular with spacious lit up roofs - a feel of starry nights, hanging stars and umbrellas , red lanterns to adore, water wall - a feeling of rain, comfortable sofa seatings and indoor plants. The special interiors include a 3D wall - this was one of the unique interiors which Magnolia impressed me.  Shockproof led lights to capture a long exposure shot - that's interesting to try som

Heritage Winery - SULA wine tour and tasting

It was 11 am in the morning when we bid adieu to SRS hills and DevaraKere lake .  Channapatna has notable wineries and the tropical climatic conditions here are suitable for grape cultivation yielding great sugar content.  We had the whole day with us and we started driving towards Heritage wine tour , which is located in Channapatna. Honestly speaking, I'm not a connoisseur of wines or a tippler , who regularly grabs a drink often. Still, I was curious to know how wines are made, how would it be to walk in a vineyard with grapes in full glory. This inquisitive feeling made me pay a visit to Heritage Winery. Journey There were two routes to reach - 1. the Mysore road highway and 2. the countryside route via Bylalu to reach Channapatna . Instead of choosing the highway, we chose to ride on countryside road just to take a glimpse of village life. Shady trees along the roadsides, fresh unpolluted air to recuperate, calm lakes and endless green farms. It was worth a drive along this r

York St. Cafe - Koramangala, Bengaluru

There is nothing peaceful in the world when It comes to chilling out in cafes with a mug of strong coffee. Whenever I head to visit a cafe, I would be curious to experience the ambience, food and how chilled the cafe would be to hang out. Koramangala and Indiranagar are my food addas when it comes to food.  York St Koramangala  is one of the cosy cafes located in the heart of lively locality of Koramangala. A lazy evening turned out to be fun and memorable when we visited this cafe. We drove to Koramangala 5th block on a busy evening and this cafe is located right on the 1st A cross opposite to McDonald's. There is no defined parking lot as such, we just managed to park along the roadside at our own risk (which was disappointing). The cafe looked great from the road.We took stairs to the second floor and stepped into the cafe. Ambience When we entered a light logo of York St. welcomed us. Elegant filaments lightings wrapped in rope was the main attraction of the cafe. Beauti

Makalidurga trek - Hiking the hill fort

A long weekend with no plans! It was a winter evening and I curled up warmly in the room. Scrolling the Facebook newsfeed, an event from Decathlon Anubhava popped up in my news feed - Makalidurga trek on 28th Jan 2018, Sunday . Makalidurga was on my travel list since long. Also, trekking with a group organised by Decathlon was another experience I always wanted to put myself to. The brighter side of such organised treks will be an opportunity to meet new people. So without any second thoughts, I registered for the event and asked my friend Sagar (read his informative blog on Makalidurga) also to register. Brief on Makalidurga trek Makalidurga hills trek is one of the ideal getaways from Bangalore. It comprises of beautiful blue skies, vast lake views, railway line running through the hills, a rich history and a fort atop .  As a reason, its an abode for trekkers, nature lovers, and also a history buff. The day trek will definitely refresh the mind and body and the night trek will fet