Bored of your mundane weekend plans and wondering what to do? Take the day out to explore parts of the city you probably haven’t been to (or didn’t want to wander out to because of traffic jams). Kanakapura main road has some hidden gems that we think are worth your time. From moon meditations at the Pyramid Valley to music gigs at the Circular Square, check off these places from your bucket list this weekend!
In And Around Kanakapura Road? Tick Off These Hidden Gems From Your Bucket List!
Explore Sustainable Living At Ragi To Raga
A brand new retail space in the city that is all about natural and sustainable living, Ragi to Raga also doubles (triples?) up as a cafe and art gallery. Apart from stocking up on natural and organic brands in their store space, it acts as a cultural centre as they conduct workshops on sustainable living. Their adorable cafe Bhoomi serves organic South Indian fare so we suggest spending some time here to detox from all that city life stress.
Catch A Gig At The Circular Square
With the intent of opening up a community space in the area, Arti founded The Circular Square as a co-working and events space. While the top floor is usually swarmed with people working, the ground floor has regular workshops and courses. The space is also equipped with a cafe, library and open patio for you to sit back and relax in. Instead of driving into the city to check out gigs, why not this time drive out?
Check Out The Pyramid Valley
Taking inspiration from the Pyramids of Giza, the main meditation hall in the compound of Pyramid Valley takes form of a gigantic pyramid called the Maitreya-Buddha. Based on the science that the top of it focuses on cosmic energy, it is supposed to help meditators concentrate better and have purer experiences. With an iconic spiral staircase that leads to the top of the main hall, the silence and quiet is something to cherish and enjoy.
Eat Cheesecakes At Cafe Vishala
Located in the lush green Art Of Living International Centre, Cafe Vishala is a vegetarian cafe and patisserie. Apart from having a lovely ambience with low seating and an adorable piano in the corner, they also have some great organic food and eggless pastry. Based on the Satvik lifestyle, their continental and Indian fare eliminates ingredients like garlic and onion. We suggest trying their pastas and eggless cheesecakes! Spend some quality time here and feel the change in your energy levels.
Go Back To Simpler Times At Angana Country Inn
A heritage property just off of Kanakapura road, Angana is an ancestral home that will keep you occupied with fun pastime activities. Apart from the adorable cottages that overlook green lawns, there’s also ample space for kids to play. Family bonding sessions are a great way to spend time here given their farming facilities and charming swimming pool. Couples looking for getaways, there’s a single bench thoughtfully placed under a huge tree in the corner. If you’re looking to get married, take a day out and head here - you might just make up your mind about the wedding venue!