I spent one night at Sai Vishram Business Hotel Bangalore in the Bommasandra Industrial Estate. I was not sure how will it go but I had a lot of fun t the business hotel as well. Actually many families were staying there. As it is a business hotel I expected a gym and a swimming pool but nothing beyond it. So discovering Nirvana Spa was a bonus. But let me start at the beginning.
When I arrived after a fast check-in I had a suite at my disposal on the 8th floor. There was a plenty of tea and snacks in my room. I had a pleasant view of the city from my room. And if you are worried about the beehive my room was entirely closed, the bees could not have entered my room.
After spending an hour in the living area of the suite which I spent in trying out all the snacks and drinking tea, I decided to venture out.
I was escorted to the Nirvana Spa where I had the luck to meet the consulting doctor Hitha Shetty. She looks much younger in person that on the website picture! I had previously talked to her on phone from Balkatmane but meeting her was so much more fun. She told me about the philosophy of ayurveda and how inspired she is about the work she is doing!
I went in for a pedicure at the Nirvana Spa. It was once again completely organic using lemon, oats, salt, scrub and olive oil. I was chatting with the two ladies doing the pedicure. Their names are Roopa and Rathna and we did a general chit-chat. Roopa (on the right) could speak English and she surprised me after a while by saying, “Ma’am you are very nice, you talk to us. Everyone else, they come get the treatment done and go away.” I was truly surprised! I can chat to almost anyone!
The hotel has a gorgeous roof top swimming pool. But the day I was there it was raining a lot in Bangalore, otherwise I would have surely gone for a swim. The business hotel was my last stay with Sai Vishram. I stayed at their beach resort, spa and RV. At all the places there was good food which they believe in feeding to their guests! I really needed that swim but the weather had other ideas.
The food at the Sai Vishram Business Hotel was excellent too. They had a lot of South Indian delicacies but they also had stir fried and tossed vegetables too.
And when I see Mysore Pak I have to eat it, calories be damned! And these were so tasty. One of my school friends joined me for dinner, I met her after 25 years! Needless to say that made the stay doubly special.
Eventually late in night my friend left for her home! And I managed to crash for a few hours! When the alarm went off at 3.00 am I had such a strong inclination to ignore it but then I had a flight at 6.00 am and I dragged myself off somehow to go to the airport.
PS. I was invited by the Sai Vishram Group on this trip.
I started my India travel blog, Travel Tales from India in 2005. In 2016 I realized Travel Tales from India and Abroad better reflected my writings. I love to walk and ride in metros around the world. I have not been everywhere, I am not even close, but it is on my list. I also quite my job as a professor in 2015, it was a happening year! I did a Ph.D. from IIT Kanpur ages ago!
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