Top luxury dining restaurants in Whitefield.

Here is a list of the best luxury dining restaurants in Whitefield, Bangalore:

  • Alto Vino – Bengaluru Marriott hotel:


Probably one of the best restaurants that serves Italian food in the city, Alto Vino is popular for its ambience and mouthwatering cuisine.  Located in the Bangalore Marriott hotel in Whitefield, this restaurant is open from 6:30pm to 11pm. The average cost for per person here is around 2000INR and all credit cards are accepted.

  • Terracotta – Vivanta by Taj:


Terracotta is another famous destinations for luxury dining experience that is located in Vivanta by Taj. Cuisines offered here include Afghani, North Indian and Lucknowi. They are open between 12:30 to 3 in the afternoon and 7 to 11 at night. Food here is excellent with subtle flavors and taste of freshly pounded spices meats and vegetables cooked to perfection. They are also known for their Mughlai food. It would cost around 2000INR for two people excluding VAT and service charges. Cash and all major credit cards are accepted here.

  • Sake – The Zuri:


In the famous Zuri hotel in Whitefield, which is part of a chain of hotels lies the Sake restaurant. The cuisines they offer include Thai, Chinese and Asian and are famous for their Sushi, which is one of the best offered in town. With a great location and access to fresh air and comfortable seating, Sake is a fine place to hang out with friends and family and grab a bite. They are open from 6:30pm to 11:30pm and it costs around 2,200INR for two people. Cash and all major credit cards are accepted here.

  • M Café – Bengaluru Marriott hotel:


Located in the Bengaluru Marriott Hotel, M Café is an ideal place to hang out with family and taste exquisite, North Indian, South Indian and American food. Known for their Sunday Brunch, M Café is open 24hrs a day throughout the week. With a wonderful ambience and fantastic food, this is one of those places that people would like to return to, even on a regular basis. Prices here vary from 350INR to 2750INR excluding tax. On Sunday brunch a host of delicacies laid for you from International cuisines. Cash and all major credit cards are accepted here.

  • Kabiru: The Zuri:


The Zuri hotel on ITPL road houses another fine restaurant Karibu that offers North Indian and continental cuisines. With its strategic location, it is easily accessible from Whitefield main road. The ambience, food and affordable prices makes this a great place to meet friends and family over lunch or dinner. It costs around 2,000INR for two people and is open from 12 noon to 3:30pm. On the grand Sunday brunch prices are 1655INR (without alcohol) and 2250INR (with unlimited alcohol).

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Smart home technology:

There are a lot of ways technology will make life easier at home. Concerns such as whether the coffee maker is still on or are the lights are still on, make us less productive during the day. You feel helpless, and you’re stuck worrying until you get home again. Homes with smart technology are breaking that cycle.

Imagine simply taking out your smart phone and pressing a button to turn off the lights. And at the end of the day, using your phone again to turn on your heat, the lights, and your favourite music before you even leave the office. Making homes SMART is a growing trend that has gone from button-press security systems to controlling and observing your home even while on the move.

Here are 5 Trends in Smart Home Technology:

1. Décor-Friendly Gadgets: Home automation technology can easily blend in better with your décor than other traditional devices. TechCrunch highlights thermostats with good design that are aesthetically pleasing, and smart door locks that look sleek and modern.

2. Programmable Thermostats: Have you ever heated or cooled your home for no one? Turn the heat on or down from anywhere with your smart phone or tablet with a programmable thermostat. Zone-based thermostats also use motion sensors and heat only occupied rooms making them efficient.

3. Wireless Power Controls: Home automation allows you to control devices with a single touch. Devices such as music systems, entertainment systems, could all be controlled with your device or remote controls.

4. Automated Door Locks: If you’re carrying heavy grocery bags or a crying child, unlocking your door can be quite a task. Smart locks take the guesswork out of using a key by automating your front door to unlock or even open as you approach your home.

5. Advanced Security Systems: Safety of your loved ones is a top priority for everyone. It is simple to set up and arm the security system and other alarms while you’re away with the touch of a button on your devices.

Why choose Whitefield for buying your new home?

Whitefield, the jewel of the eastern suburbs in Bangalore has grown over the years into one of the most preferred residential neighborhoods in city. Located at a distance of 25 kilometers to both the Ban galore city Railway station and the Bangalore city Bus terminal, Whitefield has good connectivity to the city center. Also here there are a number of MNCs and IT parks such as International Technology Park that houses more than 40 IT companies, SJR I-Park and Sigma Technology Park, making it not only the preferred destination for buying residential properties but is also the preferred location for Corporates to invest in land as well.  As the number of houses in Whitefield increased drastically, it invariably led to the need for basic requirements such as schools for children, hospitals for the elderly and sick, public transport services and good connecting roads  to name a few. Catering to the masses, there are many shopping and entertainment hot spots here too. Phoenix market city, which is one of the most popular retail mall brands in the country is favored by many for either shopping, grabbing a bite at many of the food joints it houses and even for watching the latest movies in the PVR. There are many other popular malls in Whitefield such as the InOrbit mall that is famous for its stores and food court, Ascendas Park Square mall renowned for its quality infrastructure and lifestyle environments that offers premium international shopping experience for customers. People from around the city visit Whitefield for many things it has to offer.

While many factors are gaining ground on the traditional list of a typical home buyer, the actual location of the property is THE factor that requires most thought. For some, proximity to the workplace is utmost important, while for others presence of well-developed infrastructure is top priority. Due to realistic property values, within no time coupled with robust social and physical infrastructure, the area grabbed the eyeballs of varied professional class. One particular developer that offers well built homes to suit all the home buyer’s needs is Sumadhura Infracon Pvt Ltd. With several residential projects at meticulously selected locations in the heart of Whitefield, they are the preferred choice of over 1800 plus families for its high quality and affordability.

Projects offered by Sumadhura Infracon include:

Enjoy tranquility & luxury in the 2BHK and 3BHK apartments developed at pristine surroundings with world class amenities. Located at Seegehalli, Very close to ITPL Tech Park. The project is in the vicinity of leading tech parks and many of Whitefield’s distinguished landmarks like Forum Value Mall, Hope Farms and Satya Sai Hospital.

Wrap yourself in the luxury of Silver Ripples where you and your family can enjoy all the comforts of the good life. Located behind ITPL in Whitefield, the luxury 2BHK and 3BHK apartments offer you an international lifestyle. With prominent malls, multiplexes and IT parks close at hand, it is perfect for those looking for a Work-Life balance.

At SUMADHURA PRANAVAM, aesthetic design values and contemporary technology are integrated to produce some of the finest, luxurious and affordable living spaces in Bangalore for our customers.

Cozy Shelters, Gentle Wind and the feeling of natural ecstasy, all of this is delivered to you around a beautiful lake. The luxurious 2BHK, 3BHK & 4 BHK apartments overseas the Thubarahalli Lake while also well connected to old airport road. It is also in the vicinity of well-known locations like Ryan International School, Kundanahalli Gate, Sankara Eye Hospital and Hindustan Lever Limited.

Sumadhura Essenza is a 14 storied architectural marvel, which is designed to provide life’s 2 most essential elements: abundant lighting and ventilation. With 132 residential apartments in luxurious 1BHK, 2BHK and 3 BHK configurations, Sumadhura Essenza is located at Hosur Road and in the vicinity of the largest IT/ITES Hubs of India. Surrounded by reputed educational institutions, renowned hospitals and entertainment centers, Sumadhura Essenza is the ideal place for buying your new home.

Christmas celebrations around the world

There are a lot of countries where Christmas is celebrated in unique and wonderful ways, where family and friends get together to celebrate the birth of Christ. Here are a few ways they are celebrated around the world.


During Christmas time, weather in Argentina is on the warmer side. People here begin preparations in early December and houses here are beautifully decorated with lights and wreaths of green, gold, red and white flowers. With a majority of people here being Catholics, they celebrate Advent here as well. Another Christmas Eve night tradition are ‘Globos’, paper decorations with a light inside that fills the skies on Christmas eve after midnight.


With many similar traditions shared with its neighbor Germany, Austria has many Christmas customs of its own. Most families here have a wreath made from evergreen twigs decorated with ribbons and four candles during Advent. Christmas markets are setup from early November in most of the towns in Austria. Every town also has a huge Christmas tree placed in the town square and trees at homes are decorated with gold and silver ornaments and stars made from straw.


Christmas in Ethiopia is celebrated on January 7th as the Ethiopian Orthodox Church still follows the old Julian calendar. Most people get dressed in a traditional garment called “Shamma”, which is a thin white cotton cloth with brightly colored stripes across the end. People here also fast on Christmas Eve and it’s also a tradition that one of the Wise Men who visited Jesus came from Ethiopia. A traditional Christmas food in Ethiopia is ‘Wat’, which is a thick and spicy stew that contains meat, vegetables and eggs.


Although only a small percentage of people in Indonesia are Christians, it still accounts to about 20 million Christians. People here usually go to church services on Christmas Eve and on Christmas day. Christmas trees used here are mostly artificial ones with beautiful and colorful decorations. Must have foods during Christmas here are cookies covered with powdered sugar and cheese.


Like many countries, Christmas is a special time where most of the radio channels play carols all through the holidays. People here paint their houses and hang new curtains and other decorations for Christmas. The traditional Jamaican Christmas meal include fresh fruits, sorrel and rum punch and meat. Jamaican red wine and rum fruitcake is also traditional and is eaten in most homes.

South Korea:

Compared to other neighboring Asian countries, South Korea has more number of Christians and hence Christmas is celebrated more widely. Churches are decorated with lights and many have a bright red neon cross on top that goes well with the lights. Christmas tradition here includes exchanging gifts and the popular Christmas food is the Christmas cake.


Christmas in Venezuela is one of the most colorful compared to other Latin American countries. The traditional Christmas music is the “Gaita” and is played on instruments such as a guitar with four strings, a Venezuelan drum and a ribbed tube on which you rub a stick up and down. Traditional Venezuelan Christmas foods include ‘Hallacas’, which is a mixture of beef, pork, chicken, capers, raisins and olives that are wrapped in maize and plantain leaves and tied up with a string into a parcel and then boiled or steamed later.


For many people in Zimbabwe, Christmas day starts with a church service, followed by a party with family and friends. Only the main room in the house is often decorated in Zimbabwe, with plants like Ivy.  The special food eaten at Christmas in Zimbabwe is Chicken with rice. Chicken is expensive in Zimbabwe and is a special treat for Christmas that is often eaten at the Christmas Day parties.


In Mexico, Christmas is celebrated from the December 12th to January 6th. The outside of houses are decorated with evergreens, moss and paper lanterns. A popular game often played in Christmas parties is the “piñata”, which is a decorated clay or papier-mâché jar filled with sweets and hung from the ceiling or tree branch. Children are blind-folded and take it in turns to hit the piñata with a stick until it splits open and the sweets pour out. Although Christmas trees are becoming more popular in Mexico, the main decoration is the “nacimiento”. It’s traditional to eat a special cake called ‘Rosca de Reyes’ (Three Kings Cake) on Epiphany.


Most people in Spain go to midnight mass called “The mass of the Rooster” as a rooster is supposed to have crowed the night that Jesus was born. Many families eat their main Christmas meal on Christmas Eve before the service. After the midnight service, people walk through the streets carrying torches, playing guitars and beating on tambourines and drums. Another festival that is celebrated in Spain about the Christmas story is “Epiphany”. Many large towns and cities have epiphany parades with each king having a big float shaped like a camel.


Merry Christmas!

Bengaluru… Old vs New

Ever since the good old days, Bangalore has been known for its beauty and fine weather. Over the past couple of decades, Bangalore has gone through major transformations in terms of the population to the city’s infrastructure and housing projects. Although, there has been an increase in the dimensions of the city, Bangalore has been able to maintain its charm. Initially setup as a colonial outpost, the city is now unrecognizable to anyone who has been here in the early 20th century.  Amidst the chaos in today’s Bangalore, a few localities such as Sadashivnagar, Malleswaram and Basavangudi have been successful in maintaining the old world charm of the city. There has also been a widespread increase in the number of IT parks that has led to an increase in the number of Housing projects as well. Places like whitefield and electronic city has set new standards in growth of a city.

Here are some of the well-known land marks in the city and how they have been transformed over the last century.

  • Brigade Road

A view of Brigade Road, when you are coming down from South Parade (now MG Road) on the left hand side. The left hand side building is still standing, and housed the Ashok Electricals, the Post Office, now it is the LEE and Luis Phillips showroom. The Post Office is no longer there and the building still supports the British Coat of Arms found on Government buildings. It is now one of the busiest roads in Bangalore.

  • The New Opera on Brigade Road:

New Opera is still looking like the above photograph, except that it is not being used, and encroached by small shops that sell clothes and computer software and hardware, and even have Internet browsing facilities in the back nooks and corners.

  • MG road
mg road 1930

Located close to the center of the city, MG road, also known as South Parade in pre-independence era, is one of the busiest roads in the Bangalore. With an endless line of retail stores, office complexes and food outlets. What was once a calm roadway with trees on either side, MG road today has almost lost all of its greenery with the trees being replaced by buildings and parking lots.

  • Russel Market:

With only a hand few in the early 1900’s, Bangalore currently houses a staggering number of Malls and Market places. Everything from shopping to entertainment needs, city malls have taken over.

  • Vrishabhavathi River:

The Vrishabhavathi River in 1965 was a full-fledged flowing river and was used as a source of drinking water. It is now a heavily polluted water body completely contaminated.
Bangalore, the most visited destination in South India is still a city to reckon with in terms of growth, infrastructure, education and quality of life.