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Celebrate Your NRI Fam's Homecoming To Bengaluru with HSBC NRI Services

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Excited for your extended fam to come home this time of the year and can’t wait to spend some quality time with them? Well, you’re not alone, which is why we have taken the responsibility and curated a list of ‘not so cliche things you need to do with them. Don’t worry, it’s not gonna be about shopping at Commercial Street. We trust you enough to do that anyway! But this itinerary is a little bit ‘hatke’ so you can just enjoy the city’s lovely winter and have a super time with your family!

Start Off with Some Good Food & Drinks!

We don’t know about you, but we’re firm believers of ‘Good Food = Good Mood’. Our recommendation is to definitely stop by Karavalli— The Gateway Resort to try authentic South Indian food, from Malabar potatoes to appam Top your lavish meal off with their exquisite payasam. Drooling much? Well, the night’s still young, and there’s always room for a good ol’ cocktail and a catch-up session with friends, and Toast & Tonic is just the place. From a pint of classic beer, classic reds to artisanal cocktails, you are sure to fan over them all while enjoying the charming ambience!  

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Did someone say a Shopping Spree?

Bored of shopping from the same old Brigade Road stores and want to switch it up a little? We’d suggest hitting up local designer boutiques and supporting local designers. The Collage Shop is the first destination, and it houses designer clothing, accessories, and homeware for various moods, whether festive, casual, elegant, or bohemian — all with a taste of India! We also suggest Cinnamon, a multi-designer lifestyle store in the heart of the city, but nestled away in a charming colonial bungalow. The store houses Indian designs that have been reinterpreted with a modern twist, and you can find homegrown pieces by 11.11, Akaaro, Cord, Payal Pratap, Mallika Mathur, Pero, Eka, Artdinox, Ahilaya, and Almirah, among others.

LBB Tip – Visiting India for NRIs is incomplete without those special goodies for all the relatives in India or pampering oneself the truly Indian way. Let the HSBC Global Concierge manage last moment gifting and deliveries for you. Also get 15% off on Tata Cliq Luxury (Indiluxe). Know more about the HSBC Premier program which provides you a Premier status across all HSBC network worldwide– Click here.

Flight Simulation In A Boeing 737

Always dreamt of flying an aircraft or ever wondered what the experience feels like? Here’s your chance to hop on this adventure with Flight 4 Fantasy in Garuda Mall, Ashok Nagar. Choose from anything among Boeing 737, basic aviation, or a military jet and experience the thrill for yourself with an almost real-life stimulator. They have a bunch of time centric packages from 15 to 60 minutes where the price varies accordingly. 

A Short Trip To Rewind & Relax

Wine enthusiast or not, you need to plan a visit to Grover Zampa Vineyards for a Vineyard Tour for sure! Situated in Doddaballapur, the place not only has an enormous variety of wines but has also spent over 30 years of pioneering efforts towards distilling and bottling fine wine in India and has been growing ever since! Apart from the in-house sommelier taking you through a guided wine tasting, there’s also an exclusive restaurant at the location, Lounge de La Réserve, overlooking a Koi pond, where you can enjoy a scrumptious meal with your loved ones! 

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And if you’ve still got a bit more time on your hands, we’d suggest you experience a bunch of these activities as well!

Self-Care at its finest!

The next on our recommendation list is Chi Spa at the Shangri-La Hotel. Take your pick from a wide range of treatments and enjoy a bespoke experience from their list of quiet, relaxing, and indulgent massages, Chi Signature Massage being the absolute best there! One of the best luxury spas in Bengaluru, Chi boasts 5 spacious treatment rooms, including a special couple’s suite in case you’re planning for a date night. There’s also a steam room, sauna, and Jacuzzi, in addition to the usual spa necessities. Lucky for us, unlike most spas, they also have Ayurvedic treatments such as Abhyanga, Udvartana, Pinda Sweda, and Shirodhara, which focuses on relaxation.

For the Adventure Buff in You!

The city also offers other activities like quad biking, rock climbing, and even parasailing which might be fun for an off-beat day and for adventure enthusiasts to explore and experience. We know that the adrenaline junkies will love these. There are also a bunch of other fun options to try in Bengaluru, like water sports at the Kaveri Fishing Camp, Treks, Ziplining, and even Hot Air Ballooning while you enjoy the winter sunrise with your loved ones! 

Never too old for a Road Trip!

Looking for a one-day trip from Bengaluru? Then, Nandi Hills is your best choice. This Gem in the North can be visited at any time of the year. Ideal for both a quick getaway and a long refreshing escape (they have guesthouses that are comfortable and cosy) , Nandi is an absolute paradise to be in, and rest assured, every view is worth a thousand Instagram likes. For all the history buffs, the place is also the home to the site from where Tipu Sultan used to get his prisoners pushed off, and prominent dignitaries like Queen Elizabeth II and Mahatma Gandhi have enjoyed a stay here!

LBB Tip - But if you’re planning for a longer trip with your family, get bespoke travel itineraries or special discounts at luxury hotels like WelcomHeritage, CGH Earth, and Roseate through HSBC Premier Global Concierge. 

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With so much to do, homecoming will be extra special this time. So, all NRIs out there and the loved ones eagerly waiting to host them, leave your financial matters with HSBC. With instant Global Transfer remittance facility between HSBC accounts, Global Concierge privileges, Global Premier status for you and family, a dedicated Relationship Manager, and a host of offers on the HSBC Credit card, banking for NRIs is as seamless in India as overseas. 

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Disclaimer: The article represents the views and opinions of LBB and does not represent the views of HSBC.