The Khyber Spa by L'Occitane
Soon after breakfast we headed for Gondola ride, the world famous gondola ride, as we stepped out of the hotel, we saw few guides waiting there, we engaged a guide who became a good friend later Mr. Manzoor a famous Skiing expert and a professional snow boarder. He quickly arranged for Gondola tickets for us, we chose to go to both the phases and phase 2 is at the peak of ±14K Ft ASL which costed Rs.1,600 / head. And we were advised by our guide to hire gum boots which we did for a modest rate of Rs.100 /Pair. As we got to the waiting hall we saw that already some 60-70 people were waiting in the queue.Our guide being a influential fellow by-passed the queue and we got into the gondola in 30 mins time. There were many guides there and they have been telling us the stories of Gulmarg to us. There used to be days where people used to wait for 4-5 hours in queue to get their turn and also on the mountains on an good day few thousand tourists used to go. Manzoor suggested that we should go to the phase 2 straight that means we had to change the Gondola and the phase 2 Gondola looked very modern and as we got there i realised it was wise decision to take my Columbia jacket. We got out of the gondola and saw few sledge pullers waiting for the tourists, but were advised against going for sledge and Skiing guys were there ready with their Ski's and Manzoor suggested to give a try, its a funny adventure that we had to hold the ski guy and stand on the ski and he would take us for a ride. This was waste of money and super expensive for a 200-250 mar ride we paid Rs.2000 / Head. They started with a rate card of Rs.4000/ Head, bargaining is must. We got to see some breath taking views as i started taking pictures weather started to get rough and we had to leave the place.
Four Fountains De-Stress Spa - Banjara Hills
This is a modern commercial center and the most upmarket locality making the Greater Hyderabad complete. The Banjara Lake is also situated here. According to the records the present valuation of all the properties here is more than 96000 crores and thus is the richet burough in the whole country. The place is comprised of some of the most posh buildings, hotels, malls and restaurants and the scenic view is also commendable from the Banjara Hills.
Thai Village Spa
This is a village in the Sudhagad Taluka of District Raigad. This place is now a cencus town and a part of the Ashtavinayak Pilgrimage Circuit because of the Pali Balleshwar Temple. There are two trekking destinations on both sides of this town, One is the Sudhagade and the other is the Sarasgad.
Footworks Foot Reflexology - Brigade Road
This is one of the most important and most popular places to hang out. This road in Bangalore connects MG Road to Residency Road and is a very busy shopping street. The street is lined with shops, clubs, pubs, restaurants and much more. This place has also been the New Year Celebration hub for a number of years now.
Blue Terra Spa & Wellness Center Vashi
Vashi is a point in Navi Mumbai with high urban activity. Though Vashi is majorly congested and a business district, there are a few places here and there where you can catch your breath. The plush greenery of Kharghar is a refreshing change from the busy city life of Navi Mumbai. It is the perfect weekend getaway owing to its scenic location, waterfalls and short treks. This place is best visited during the monsoons. If you feel a little touristy, you can visit places such as the Belapur Fort, Bawkhaleshwar Temple and D Y Patil Stadium. A drive up to Parsik Hill is sure to make you forget that you are in a packed city. A view of the entire city from the top, especially in the evening, is quite a treat. For a peaceful evening stroll amongst nature, you can visit the Central Park, which is also known to be a couple's paradise. Take a dip in in the towering Pandavkada Falls for more fun. And don’t forget to feast on the lip-smacking street food at the much-famed Utsav Chowk.
Bharti Massage Center
Reviews for the Bharti Massage Centre almost always contain words such as “magician” and “extraordinary”. Set up in their own home near the footbridge over the Pichola Lake in Udaipur, the centre is run by Rajasthani family, who have been in the business for 38 years. Raju, the main masseur, starts by analysing your body and asking you about the ailments that plague you. He then goes on to use a technique of massage that you opt for. He also uses acupressure to diagnose your ailments, a service which he provides free of charge. The centre is open from 6am and 11pm, and the charges are Rs 2500 for a 45-minute to an hour-long massage. Get in touch here for more information.
Universal Health Services Private Limited
Tucked away behind busy streets, it is vey easy to miss this wonderful hangout but you definitely should not. This place specialises in African and Ethiopean junk food and also some authentic Parsee dishes. Beer lovers find this place really comfortable after a busy day's work and you will find this cafe almost full all the time. The decor, ambience and service get full marks and the taste of the food get extra brownie points too.
This is the largest mall in Bangalore, laid over an area of 13 acres and in the heart of the city. This is a project of the UB Group headed by Vijay Mallya and is built on the road named after the former business tycoon, Vitthal mallya. This is a joint projject of the UB Group with the Prestige Group. The mall houses outlets of almost all national and foreign luxury brands and it is thus a shopaholic's drug. They also have some good food outlets on the top level of the mall to serve your hunger after you have done a lot of window shopping as well. This is thus, not just a place to enter and fill your bags with, but you can also hangout with your friends here.