Roshni posted on 21st January

9 Things You Can Do Only In Whitefield

Whether you’re just bored and wondering what you can do in Whitefield {without trudging to the other side of town} or making a day trip to the area, there’s quite a lot for you to pick from. And, no, it’s not just mall or pub-hopping. We’ve picked out 10 things you can do only in Whitefield – a checklist of sorts for the must-try experiences here. Get going and check them all off!

Spend A Day At The City's First Dog Cafe

Whether you are a dog parent, a canine lover or even just someone who enjoys hanging out with a bunch of cute puppies, TherPup is where you can head to. Located at an elegant house with a big yard in Whitefield, the dog-friendly cafe is the first of its kind in the city. All the more reason for you to check it out, we think. While you sit back with a cuppa and some quick bites {think sandwiches and fries}, your dog can chomp on treats like cookies, sweet potato dishes, and boiled chicken and rice. Read more about it here.

Price: NR 600 for two

Shop at H&M

Weren’t we all super-excited about the Swedish retail brand setting up shop in the ooru with the first {and only} outlet, in Whitefield. Be it for their Spring-Summer collection, the season-neutral Basics section, plus-sized apparel or the menswear, H&M’s store is reason enough for us to make the trip to this part of the city. Read more about it here.

Price: INR 500 upwards

Clothing Stores

Dine In The Dark

Bringing the international concept of dining in the dark to the city, Dialogue in the Dark offers you a unique experience. Part of an awareness-raising exhibition and a franchise of the global brand, the restaurant has blind guides leading you to your seat and serving you a surprise menu {mostly Indian cuisine}. All in complete darkness, of course. While it lets your other senses take over, it also makes for a great experential meal.

Price: INR 900 for two

Shop In A Farm

Set amidst a lot of greenery, Lakeview Farm is a wonderful shopping destination, set in a farm! Lined along walkways flanked by fruit trees and flowering plants are around 18 stores which have everything from organic vegetables to handicrafts and home decor to apparel. Want something more? Elaborate manicures, pedicures and massages as well as dance and music classes are also on offer here. Read all about it here.

Price: INR 100 upwards

Retrace The Footsteps Of Winston Churchill

Probably one of the most retold and remembered stories from this area, Whitefield’s Waverly Inn is where former British Prime Minister is once believed to have stayed. And, for this very reason, the inn, which is currently a residence, is worth a visit. Supposedly having retained the original architecture, the structure is centuries old and considered one of the oldest houses in Whitefield.

Where: Outer Circle, Dodsworth Layout, Whitefield

Watch A Flick At Bangalore's Largest PVR

Oh yes, you can watch a movie at any of the single screens or multiplexes in town. But Whitefield is where you will have to head if you want to catch the latest flick in Bangalore’s largest PVR {at VR Bengaluru}. The nine-screen multiplex is a 1500-seater cinema with Gold Class and IMAX, and state-of-the-art technology. And, the best part? All weekdays shows will cost you just INR 150!

Price: INR 150 upwards

Rejuvenate Your Mind And Body At Ayurvedagram

A health and wellness resort based on the age-old medicinal system of Ayurveda, this retreat centre has holistic packages, yoga and healing programmes as well as beauty treatments. Starting with waking up to the sound of birds, a day here includes yoga sessions, visits to the in-house doctor and therapy sessions. From head and face massages, and herbal steam baths to Ayurvedic treatments for skin problems and other illnesses, this space has quite a lot to rejuvenate yourself.

Price: INR 12,000 upwards for a room

Chomp Down Black Burgers At WHTFLD Bar & Grill

Heading to this part of town? Don’t forget to make your way to Marriott Hotel’s poolside restaurant, WHTFLD Bar & Grill and bite into one of their Barbeque Pulled Pork Sliders. The soft, black buns here come filled with a flavourful homemade BBQ sauce and pulled pork {marinated overnight}. Read more about the restaurant here.

Price: INR 2,500 for two, INR 575 for the burger

Have A Chocolate Or Two

If handcrafted and exotic-flavoured chocolates are what you have in mind, French Culinary Institute-trained Mubeena Shariff’s soon-to-open chocolaterie {in Whitefield} is where you should turn to. Think Lemon and Basil {with white chocolate}, Lavender,  Fennel, and Passion Fruit flavours, among others. Oh, and she has a new line coming up featuring flavours inspired by India and tastes from childhood. This collection will include chocolates as diverse as ones with the essence of Kerala fish curry. Now, that’s bound to be intriguing enough to lure you there, no?

Price: INR 400 for a chocolate box