There is one more reason to visit Bengaluru. Guhantara Cave Resort located off Kanakpura Main Road in Kaggalipura area is just what the doctor advices should you wish for a complete change of environment, peace and quiet or exhilarating activity.
You can go alone on your own, with a friend or with your family. For tourists one of the best ways to get there is to rent a bike in Bangalore and take the short ride to this paradise. The differentiator is that this resort is underground in a cave. The approach itself is different, nothing grandiose but an ancient style wooden bridge gate over a canal that leads you to the mouth of the cave. Enter a different world. Reception is in a small cellar like environment. Book your day and walk through the cave with your expectations rising and you are not going to be disappointed. Guhantara has plenty to offer as you will find. It is best to arrive here early, right in time for breakfast with a spread of poha, upma, vada, semiya, boiled eggs and lemon rice as well as the ubiquitous idli. Satisfied? Burp and proceed.
If your feet are itchy and you are raring to go, this beautiful underground cave resort has plenty to offer by way of activities. You can play games like badminton, slingshot and darts or try your hand at archery. Get into your swimwear and relax in the pool or swim a few lengths. If you want something more exciting and strenuous, you have your wish granted. Play paintball or billiards (this is only for professionals) or, better still, try your hand at quad bike rides. Your kid will love it and so will you. Then there is horse riding and trampoline as well as geared cycles. Do not indulge in all these activities in quick succession.
Take a break and enjoy a cool drink in Madhushala. It is a well stocked bar and you will be inclined to have more than one drink. Meanwhile, your wife may love to enjoy spa therapy available in Agastya Kuteera. When it is time for lunch you have your pick of vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes in the dining hall appropriately named Sambhojna. Feel like taking a nap? There is a cool, quiet and dimly lighted place. However, you may not wish to waste time because checkout is at 5.30 PM so try the rope course while your child enjoys zorbing ball. How about a little music and dance? Head for the Rangmandapa where a DJ is in attendance and if it rains, there is nothing like dancing in the rain to thumping beats.
Just chill is what the cave people are telling you and once you have had your fill it is 5.30 PM and time to head back on the bike obtained from bike rentals in Bangalore and explore the other charms of Bengaluru by night. Perhaps, next time, you can plan an overnight stay in this exotic cave resort of Bengaluru.