Kodaikanal has been opened following an appeal from the tourism industry to open up activities and tourist sites. Unlike Kodaikanal, Coorg doesn’t require an e-pass for anyone travelling from within Karnataka.
With a single day off, you can end up with a four-day weekend this March. Here's how you can make the most of it.
The Beantown Backyard festival, in its first edition, was a unique event held over the weekend at the foothills of Bengaluru’s backyard, Nandi Hills. At the two-day festival, Beantowners saw 30+ artists from around the globe, food trucks, brews, and multiple outdoor adventures all at one venue – the Canterbury Castles.The first day of the fest saw an eclectic mix of patrons, from music lovers and foodies to beer enthusiasts and adventure junkies. The line-up of artists was shuffle throughout the day. The festival also featured the queer artist, Ms Mohammed, a UK based performer who has championed the rights of the LGBTQ community through her music.The opening day culminated in an electric finale by the internationally celebrated British band, Asian Dub Foundation, who had everyone grooving to their globally renowned beats.Mirza L Baig, co-founder of Eblitz Creations, the company behind the inception of the festival said, “With the inception of ‘The Beantown Backyard Festival’, our aim is to create for people holistic experiences, soulful escapades and memorable weekends filled with myriad choices of everything they love – great brews, good food and entertainment that elevates experiences to a new level.”Baig added that, in the coming years, he hopes to reach out to the village folk so they can put up a farmers’ market and sell organic produce at the festival. It would be a great way of helping the community, he felt.The second day took the audience on an entrancing musical ride with the award-winning, indie rock band, Thermal and a Quarter, Disco Puppet, Blindnight, Maati Bani, Soulmate, Dew Drops and John Ainsworth, and among others on the play list.The celebrated Parvaaz, a contemporary Indian soft rock band, created waves with their soulful renditions. Ending the night on a high note was the multi-talented folk artist Kutle Khan Project, who mesmerized the crowd as he performed a melodious rendition of Indian favorites that served as the grand finale of the festival.The festival witnessed a stellar lineup of artists who seamlessly cut across Indian and international music realms.Soaking in the relaxed vibe, a few Beantowners were seen lounging through the day – some even playing with their pets at the recreational space – while others awaited their turn to slack-line or para-motor.
Sitting high on UB City’s terrace, Shiro’s location is perfect for those looking to have a quiet dinner. As I step into the restaurant and look up to the high ceiling and wooden furniture, I am reminded of Japanese castles. This blend of Thai culture with Japanese architecture is a subtle reminder of the pan-Asian cuisine that Shiro caters to.
Bangalore is one of the nicest cities to reside in. Today it is known as the city that used to known as ‘The Garden City’. With the changing landscape of the city, Bangalore has changed from ‘Garden City’ to ‘Garbage City’ to ‘IT City’. While it is most loved for its weather, the city has quite a few secrets that not many are privy to. Here we bring to you some little known facts about Bangalore that are sure to astound you.