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Hyderabad, Mumbai,

Bengaluru, and
Delhi Travel Guide
India
Mumbai
Delhi
Bengaluru
Hyderabad
Overview, Statistics, and Figures
Full Country Name: Republic of India
Area: 3.28 million sq. km.
Population: 1.2 billion
Capital City: New Delhi
No. of states: 28 states and seven union territories
People: 72% Indo-Aryan, 25% Dravidian, 3% other
Religion: 80% Hindu, 14% Muslim, 2.4% Christian, 2% Sikh,
0.7% Buddhist, 0.5% Jains, 0.4% other
Government: Federal Republic
Head of State: Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil
Head of Government: Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh
GDP: US$3.298 trillion
GDP per capita: US$2,780
Annual Growth: 6.7%
Major Trading Partners: U.S., Hong Kong, UK, Japan, Germany,
Belgium, Saudi Arabia
Weather
India is the seventh largest country in the world and the weather
is varied across the length and breadth of the country. From the
cold winters of the north to the balmy tropics of the south, one
can fnd wide ranges of temperatures. Typically the temperatures
range from 25 deg Centigrade/77 deg Fahrenheit to 40C/104
deg Fahrenheit in the south and from 2 deg Centigrade/36 deg
Fahrenheit to 35C/95 deg Fahrenheit in the North. Snow and ice
cover the mountains of the North, soft sand covers the coastal
areas of the south. Monsoon rainfall occurs in most states between
the months of June and October with the rains being the heaviest
in the south west.
Time difference
India Standard Time (IST) is GMT + 5 hours 30 minutes (does not
change for daylight savings)
10 hours and 30 minutes ahead of New York (EST)
Hyderabad
Hyderabad offce
information
Ofce address
RMZ Futura,
Deloitte Drive, Road No. 2,
Hi Tech City Layout,
Madhapur, Hyderabad 500081
Andhra Pradesh, India
Main ofce phone number
+91 40 6670 4000
Ofce security/emergency phone number
Outside offce: +91 40 6670 4000
Within offce: 84000
Technology helpdesk phone number
2222
E Block Ofce address
Deloitte campus, Block E,
Gachibowli,
Nanakramguda village,
Hyderabad 500008
E Block phone number
+91 40 6670 7000
As used in this document, Deloitte means Deloitte LLP and its subsidiaries.
Please see www.deloitte.com/us/about for a detailed description of the legal structure
of Deloitte LLP and its subsidiaries.
Hyderabad offce
information (cont.)
F Block Ofce address
Floors 8 & 11, Building 9, Raheja Mindspace IT Park,
Madhapur,
Hyderabad 500081
F Block phone number
+91 40 6747 4000
G Block Ofce address
G block, Meenakshi Tech park,
Survey # 39, Gachibowli,
Hyderabad 500032
G Block phone number
+91 40 6747 6000
ATMs
ICICI Bank A Block, Ground Floor
HDFC Bank D Block, Ground Floor, Near side entrance of cafeteria
The city
A legacy of the Nizams, the 400-year-old city of Hyderabad is
celebrated for its forts, mosques, mausoleums, and palaces, not to
forget the delectable Nawabi cuisine. The twin cities of Hyderabad
and Secunderabad offer the curious combination of cosmopolitan
environs wrapped in quaint old-world charm. Over four million call
the city home.
Located as it is, north of South India and south of North India,
Hyderabad is a melting pot of diverse cultures and one hears many
tongues spoken here. Even so, English and Hindi will get you
through. The locals speak Telugu and Dakhni (deccani) a dialect
of Hindi laced with Urdu.
Places of interest
Birla Mandir
Dedicated to Lord Venkateshwara, this magnifcent edifce comes
alive each evening when it is lit. Ten years in the making, the
granite image of the presiding deity is about 11 feet tall.
Birla Planetarium
Birla Planetarium is one of the countrys leading planetariums.
There are sky shows held every day.
Charminar
Charminar is the most famous of all Hyderabads symbols, built
by Mohammed Quli Qutub Shah. Charminar is surrounded by the
hustle and bustle of commerce pearl and jewelry shops and
perfume and attar (perfume extract) dealers.
Golconda Fort
Golconda Fort was built by the Kakatiyas in the 13th century
and was improved upon by the Qutub Shahi kings. It is a
massive granite fort with walls and ramparts 7 kilometers in
circumference. The city within the walls spawned such immortal
gems as the Koh-i-Noor, the Hope Diamond, and the Orloff
Diamond of Catherine the Great. In the evenings, Golconda
Fort features a Sound and Light Show.
High Court
High Court is a lovely Mughal-inspired building near Afzal Gunj
Bridge. It is constructed with local pink granite, red standstone
featuring carved columns and panels.
Jalagam Vengal Rao Park
Jalagam Vengal Rao Park is on Rd# 1 Banjara Hills. It is a popular
spot for locals to enjoy their morning/evening walks.
Kasu Brahmananda Reddy National Park
Kasu Brahmananda Reddy National Park is the citys favorite park
for jogging. You can not miss the green expanse on the way to
Jubilee Hills.
Mecca Masjid
Mecca Masjid is the second largest mosque in India and the
seventh largest in the world accomodating 10,000 people at
one time. Interestingly, some of its bricks were brought from the
original Mecca.
Nehru Zoological Park
Nehru Zoological Park is spread over 300 acres and is one of the
largest zoos in Asia. Large recreational parks, gardens, a mini
train, animal rides, and the nocturnal cave make for a thrilling
experience. It is an ideal spot for a picnic.
Qutub Shahi Tombs
The Qutub Shahi Tombs were constructed on square bases
surrounded by arches. At the center of each tomb sits a
sarcophagus.
Ramoji Film City
Ramoji Film City is the Universal Studios of India. Spread across
2500 acres, it is the worlds largest flm studio complex.
Salarjung Museum
Salarjung Museum contains the largest private collection
of antiques in the world. Do not miss the Jade Room with
priceless objects.
Shilparamam
Shilparamam is a crafts village adjacent to Cyber towers. It houses
handloom and handicraft stalls throughout the year.
Chowmahalla Palace
Built over 200 years ago, Chowmahalla Palace is renowned for its
unique architectural style and elegance. It was the seat of the Asaf
Jahi dynasty where the Nizams entertained their offcial guests
and royal visitors. It is open to select individuals and corporate
companies for hosting their cultural events dinners and receptions.
Paigah Tombs
Paigah Tombs are tombs of several generations of the Paigah
nobles. The Paigah were great patrons of fne art, literature, and
sports. They were close to Nizams and so enjoyed a signifcant
social status. Locals claim that the geometrical patters and designs
of these stunning tombs are only one of its kind.
Purani Haveli
Purani Haveli is a U shaped complex with a single storied
central building in European style. This architectural landmark of
Hyderabad refects the combination of the 18th century European
facades with traditional Indian courtyards. It was built during the
reign of the Asaf Jahis.
Sanghi Temple
The Sanghi temple is located in Sanghinagar 25 kms from
Hyderabad. Situated on a hillock named Paramanand Giri, the
temples presiding deity is Lord Venkateshwara. The majestic
temple complex is built in the Chola-Chalukya style of architecture
and hosts all important Hindu Gods.
Note: AP Tourism offers guided tours to many of these places.
More information is available on their website
www.aptourism.com.
Leisure
From pub-hopping to plain shopping, food
and more, it is all in here!
Shopping Malls
Hyderabad Central
Punjagutta
Lifestyle
Begumpet
Shoppers Stop
Begumpet
City Center
Banjara Hills
GVKOne
Road No. 1, Banjara Hills
Inorbit Mall
Hi-tech city, Cyberabad
Shopping
Womens clothing
Origins: Rd#1, Banjara Hills. Phone: +91 40 6558 9917
Elahe: Rd#10, Banjara Hills. Phone: +91 40 6656 5514
Neerus Elite: Rd#1, Banjara Hills, Phone: +91 40 2341 4445
Mebaz: Begumpet Crossing. Phone: +91 40 6666 2222
Meena Bazar: Begumpet Crossing, next to Lifestyle.
Phone: +91 40 6666 2222
Kalanjali: Near police control room, Nampally,
Phone: +91 40 2323 1147
Nallis: Near Begumpet fyover. Phone: +91 40 2776 6609
From pub-hopping to plain shopping,
food and more, it is all in here!
Mens clothing
Mebaz: Begumpet Crossing. Phone: +91 40 6666 2222
Meena Bazar: Begumpet Crossing, next to Lifestyle.
Phone: +91 40 6666 2222
Crafts
Bombay Store: Rd#10, Banjara Hills. Phone: +91 40 5599 6666
Handicrafts dIndia: Rd#1, Banjara Hills.
Phone: +91 40 3060 7740.
Cottage Industries Exposition Limited (CIE): Snehalatha
Building, 6-3-871, Greenlands Road, Adj. G. Pullareddy Sweets,
Begumpet. Phone: +91 40 2340 1302.
Lepakshi store: Lepakshi chain of stores, maintained by the
state government showcases a wide variety of handicrafts
from Andhra Pradesh. From the magical weaves of renowned
places like Pochampally, Venkatagiri and Gadwal, to the colorful
Kondapally toys made out of softwood, you will fnd everything
that symbolizes Andhra Pradesh in a Lepakshi Showroom.
Book stores
Walden, Rd#2, Banjara Hills. Phone: +91 40 2355 1613.
Crossword Book Store: City Center Mall, Rd#10, Banjara Hills.
Phone: +91 40 6613 1207.
Himalaya Book Store: Panjagutta. Phone: +91 40 2332 2993
Odyssey, Rd # 36, Jubilee Hills. Phone: +91 40 66363388
Always ask if a corporate discount is offered and
be sure to carry your Deloitte ID card; you may be
asked to present it to receive discounts.
Pearls
Mangatrai pearls and jewellery
Punjagutta Cross Roads, Hyderabad
Phone: +91 98 4906 7444/+91 40 2341 1816
Open all days.
Sri Krishna pearls and jewellery
Located in the Taj Krishna, Taj Banjara and HICC
Phones: +91 40 2320 1379/+91 40 2320 1395
Restaurants
Indian
Kebab-e-Bahar, Taj Banjara: Rd#1, Banjara Hills
Guests can look forward to the famous Hyderabadi Kebabs
along with an exciting variety of the Northwest Frontier Kebabs
and specialities like Shikampuri Kebab, Pathar ka Gosht, and Dal
Makhani, all creations of the stalwart Chef Chamanlal.
Phone: +91 40 6666 9999
Firdaus, Taj Krishna: Rd#1, Banjara Hills
Chandeliers and elegant furnishing provide the perfect backdrop
for a delectable spectrum of gourmet Indian cuisine. Raan-e-frdaus
and dal frdaus are signature dishes.
Phone: +91 40 6666 2323
Kebabs and Kurries: Kakatiya Sheraton
Serves food from the Northwest Frontier province
Phone: +91 40 2340 0132
Sahib Sindh Sultan: City Center, Rd#1, Banjara Hills
Traditional Indian and Mughalai cuisine served in a unique setting
capturing old world charm of the British era.
Phone: +91 40 6668 3337
Angeethi: Rd#1, Banjara Hills
A restaurant that looks like an authentic Punjabi dhaba. There is
even a paan shop inside!
Phone: +91 40 6625 5550
The Great Kebab Factory: 3rd Floor, Mantri,
Above VLCC Beauty Parlour, Plot No. 283/A,
Road No. 12, Banjara Hills
Phone: +91 40 2330 2244, +91 40 4020 8282
Dakshin: Kakatiya Sheraton
Good selection from the southern states, with a great ambience
to match.
Phone: +91 40 2340 0132
Multicuisine
The Blue Flower: Taj Deccan
Fresh favors are the draw at this inviting Indian restaurant.
Signature dishes include Hyderabad biryani and haleem.
Phone: +91 40 6666 3939
Fusion 9: Rd#1, Banjara Hills
East meets West. Experimentation here is usually rewarding.
Phone: +91 40 5557 7722
Hard Rock Caf: GVK One, Banjara Hills
Restaurant with the best mix of American rock culture and cuisine
Phone: +91 40 4476 7900
Isda Thai: Road # 92, Jubilee Hills
Authentic Thai restaurant with a roof top dining
Phone: +91 40 2360 7380
La Cantina: Novotel, Near Hitech City, Kondapur,
Phone: +91 40 6682 4422
Always ask if a corporate discount is offered and
be sure to carry your Deloitte ID card; you may be
asked to present it to receive discounts.
Little Italy: Opp KBR park, Apollo Crossing
It stands out with its trademark blend of cafe and cozy restaurant
feel. If you want to taste the real food of Italy minus the non-veg
stuff, then this is the place for you.
Phone: +91 40 2355 8001
Mainland China: Rd#1, Banjara Hills
One of the fastest growing chains in India. Authentic Chinese food
and good, quick service.
Phone: +91 40 2330 4500
Ohris Banjara: Rd#2, Banjara Hills
Open late into the night. You will spot the whole town here after
midnight. Serves many kinds of cuisine.
Phone: +91 40 2330 2200
TGIF: Rd#2 Banjara Hills
Popular multi-cuisine restaurant with special Mexican fare
Phone: +91 40 4015 1925
The F-Lounge: Plot No. 2-91-9, Opp E-Park, Kondapur
Phone: +91 40 2311 3456
Zafraan Exotica: Rd#12, Banjara Hills
If ambience is what you are looking for, then this is the
place to go.
Phone: +91 40 6558 5500
Zafraan Laguna: 4th foor Lumbini, Rd#2,
Banjara Hills, Panjagutta.
The ambience and decor is as good as the other Zafraan
Restaurants. The bar area is the best feature of this place.
Phone: +91 40 6684 2222
Cinema Theatres
Prasads IMAX
Necklace Road
www.prasadz.com
PVR Cinemas
Hyderabad Central, Somajiguda
www.pvrcinemas.com
Inox
GVK One Mall, Banjara Hills
www.inoxmovies.com
Cinemax
Opposite L.V. Prasad Eye Institute, Banjara Hills
www.cinemax.co.in
Tourist information
Department of Tourism, Government of India 91 40 2326 2151
Andhra Pradesh Tourism +91 40 2345 3110
Money exchange
CWT Forex: CTC no. +1 615 718 6655/6656/7662
India +91 6670 6655/56/7662
There is an ATM machine in the Deloitte campus in Block A at the
ground level. It accepts international VISA cards only.
Airlines
Indian Airlines Booking Ofce +91 40 2343 0334
Indian Airlines Enquiry 1407
Indian Airlines International Flights 1800 180 1407
Air India +91 40 2338 9711/12/13
Emirates +91 40 6623 4400
Air Deccan +91 98 4967 7008
Kingsher Airlines +91 40 2321 0985/86
Jet Airways City Ofce +91 40 6651 0668
Jet Airways Call Center +91 40 3982 4444
Travel Desk 6655/56/7662 for help with KLM
Lufthansa +91 40 2348 1000
Emergency
Police 100
Fire 101
Ambulance 102
Hospitals
Apollo Emergency
Tel: +91 40 2360 7777
CARE Hospital, Secunderabad
Tel: +91 40 2770 6252/+91 40 2771 7452
CARE Hospital, Banjara Hills
Tel: +91 40 5566 8888
Fever Hospital
Tel: +91 40 2766 7845
KIMS
Tel: +91 40 2781 4910/4499
Medicity
Tel: +91 40 2323 1111/7644
NIMS
Tel: +91 40 2332 0332/2333
Yashoda, Somajiguda
Tel: +91 40 2331 9999
Yashoda, Secunderabad
Tel: +91 40 2771 3333
Pharmacies
Ameerpet
Tel: +91 40 2343 1701
Jubilee Hills
Tel: +91 40 2360 7777
Mehdipatnam
Tel: +9140 2343 1702
RTC X Roads
Tel: +91 40 2343 3605
Vikrampuri
Tel: +91 40 2343 3607
Mumbai
Mumbai offce
information
Ofce address
Fairmont, Levels 2 and 4
Hiranandani Business Park, Powai
Mumbai 400 076
Maharashtra, India
Main ofce phone number
+91 22 6113 37000
Ofce security/emergency phone number
Outside offce: +91 22 6113 37444
Within offce: +91 6113 7011/6113 37424/6113 37444
Technology helpdesk phone number
2222
The city
Plunge into Indias Maximum City, where the glamour and glitter
of Bollywood rub against the crush of 16 million Mumbaikers,
where towering apartment blocks and shopping malls jostle
alongside gracious colonial mansions. Eclectic to cosmopolitan,
Mumbai has something for everybody.
Places of interest
Colonial buildings
Some fne examples of the Gothic revival, neoclassical style, art
deco and Indo-Saracenic style are great to see. Heritage walks are
organized on the third Sunday of every month. You can contact
heritagewalks@hotmail.com or dial +91 22 26835856 or
+91 22 23690992 for more information.
Museums and galleries
South Mumbai is teeming with museums, particularly the Prince
of Wales museum and the National gallery of Modern Art. You
will also fnd Jehangir art gallery and the Chemould art gallery in
South Mumbai. Also, visit Mani Bhavan, a museum dedicated to
Mahatma Gandhi.
Cultural festivals
Mumbai has several cultural festivals each year. These include
Banganga
The musical festival is organized by MTDC, every year at Banganga
Tank on Malabar Hill in January.
Elephanta Festival
Art and dance festival by renowned artists. Scheduled each year
in February.
Kala Ghoda Festival
The arts and crafts festival is held in the last week of January or
in the frst week of February every year in the historic precinct of
Kala Ghoda.
There is a lot to see in Mumbai. The following are some typical
tourist spots. Most of these spots are not close to the offce or the
hotel so please plan your day wisely.
Colaba Causeway
South to the Gateway of India is the area of Colaba Causeway,
the commercial road that is extremely popular with the tourists
and locals. There are shops and vendors selling anything and
everything under the sun. This is the place to come, if you want to
taste the favor of the city that never sleeps.
Elephanta Caves
Elephanta Island is reachable within an hour by boat, has old
rock-cut Hindu temples, shrines, and caves that date back from
the sixth century. The whole island is dedicated to the Hindu Lord,
Shiva. The Elephanta Caves have been declared a World Heritage
Site by UNESCO. You can catch a boat at the Gateway of India.
Gateway of India
The Gateway of India is also known as Apollo Bunder and was
designed by George Wittet to commemorate George V and Queen
Marys visit to India in 1911. You can see a picturesque view of the
famous Taj Mahal Palace and Hotel.
Haji Ali Mosque
This whitewashed, fairytale Mosque built in the nineteenth century
located half a kilometer into the sea, contains the tomb of the
Muslim saint, Haji Ali.
Harbor cruise
If you can afford it, rent the Taj Mahal Hotels private yacht (has
two sun decks and three bedrooms) for a cruise around the
Mumbai harbor. Approximately $300/hour (including drinks and
meals).
Kotachiwadi
Amid the high-rise jumble of South Mumbai is Kotachiwadi, where
lies an East Indian Christian enclave of 30 heritage structures with
elegant two-storey wooden mansions. Most of these wooden
mansions are dated and fall under the Heritage Act.
Marine Drive
Popularly known as the Queens Necklace. This is one of Mumbais
most popular promenades and sunset-watching spots.
Poonawallas breeders multimillion
On the last Sunday of every February, the glitterati of Mumbai
dress up for the Ascot of Mumbai at the Mahalaxmi Race Course.
With High Tea, amazing hats, and hundreds of ordinary punters
staking their little all on the outside chance, this is the event to
attend in Mumbai.
Leisure
From pub-hopping to plain shopping, food
and more, it is all in here!
Pubs
Most nightclubs and bars at fve-star hotels have their own
following. In Mumbai, a new nightclub and restaurant starts up
each month.
Aer
Aer, the highest rooftop bar in India is open at the Four Seasons
Hotel in Mumbai. Thirty four foors above street level, 6pm sunset
happy hour for champagne by the glass and a panoramic view of
old and new Mumbai in one clean sweep.
Aurus and Vie
Both, on Juhu Tara road, are bars facing the sea with a restaurant.
Blue Frog
The latest addition on the Mumbai scene, Blue Frog is a live music
venue, restaurant, and bar featuring local and international acts.
Freestyle jazz and some spare ribs make an eclectic experience.
China House Lounge
Located on a separate level of the Grand Hyatt, the multilevel
lounge is the perfect setting for intimate lounging and
conversation, whether over dinner, or for pre-dinner drinks or late
night cocktails.
Dome
Located in the Intercontinental Hotel, Dome provides a great view
of the city.
Hard Rock Caf
Bombay Dyeing Mills, Lower Parel. This place is usually packed
with offce folks on weekdays and plays older music. Expect your
Zepplin, Hendrix, and REM.
Indigo
An exclusive lounge and bar located at Colaba Causeway behind
hotel Taj Mahal in South Mumbai, is a not to miss destination.
Boasts of a large wine collection and also serves superb
fusion food.
From pub-hopping to plain shopping,
food and more, it is all in here!
Polly Esthers
In Colaba is Mumbais only offcial retro night club, plays popular
music from the 80s.
Shiro, right next to Hard Rock Cafe
Is pretty and modeled after Buddha Bar.
The Bayview Bar
Located at the lobby level of The Oberoi, Mumbai, has an arresting
view of the Arabian Sea and the fnest range of single malts and
Habanos cigars.
Wink
At the Taj President Hotel does some fantastic cocktails and some
pretty decent sushi.
Zenzi
At Bandra sees a lot of the expatriate crowd apart from models
and flmmakers.
Notes: Some of the pubs in Mumbai only permit the entry of
couples. Cover is set higher for single men. However, on some
nights, women are permitted without having to pay cover charges.
Shopping malls
Atria Mall
Near Nehru Planetarium, Worli. One of the best malls in Mumbai.
Well-known brands are available.
Inorbit Mall
Inorbit Mall has a universal class and appeal and seeks to provide a
one-stop destination for fashion, lifestyle, food, and entertainment
leading to an international experience for families.
Palladium Mall
Palladium is the newest addition to Mumbais retail road-map.
Spread across four levels, the elegant interiors compliment the
mix of premium and luxury brands.
Phoenix Mills
This is another great place to shop. It is a mega center, formed by
converting an old cotton mill into a shopping center. It is home to
many shops, great restaurants, nightclubs, and a bowling alley
Shopping
Some shops may stay shut on Sundays. It is always advisable to call
before venturing out.
From internationally renowned haute couture to dirt-cheap
one-season wonders, intricate jewelry and unique antiques to tawdry
gifts and fabulous textiles, Mumbai is known as a shoppers paradise,
and youll fnd pretty much everything the country has to offer here.
If youre shopping on the street or in the markets, take your time,
sift and sort, establish authenticity, and if necessary, dont be afraid
to bargain. That said, bear in mind that (as elsewhere in India) a
bargain, particularly when it comes to jewelry and antiques, is
probably a reproduction.
Ensemble is an up-market boutique where you will fnd a good
variety of East-meets-West evening wear; prominent designers to
look for here include Shahab Durazi, Tarun Tahiliani, Rajesh Pratap,
Monisha Jaisingh, Tarana Rajpal, Abhishek Gupta, and
Sunita Shankar. Tel: +91 22 22872882, +91 22 22843227, or
+91 22 22845118
At Indian Textiles, youll fnd some of the best Benarasi woven
silks and brocades in the country, sold by the yard, as well as
authentic Pashmina shawls. Tel: +91 22 22028783 or
+91 22 22049278
Hand-dyed silk stoles by Jamnadas Khatri made with vegetable
dyes using the Rajasthani tie-and-dye technique.
Tel +91 22 22425711 or +91 22 23740947
If quality is all that matters and price is not a concern, Ravissant has a
selection of sterling-silver teapots, vases, photo frames, and assorted
stylish collectibles that sport clean modern lines and hark back to the
Deco period. Tel: +91 22 22873405
Contemporary Arts and Crafts has tasteful and sometimes
uncommon gifts from all over India.Tel: +91 22 23631979
The Hilton Towers and The Taj Mahal Hotel shopping arcades
boast of famous designer brands, including international brands
like Louis Vuitton, Jimmy Choo, Hugo Boss, Gucci, and many
others in its shopping arcade.
A store near the airport called Century Plaza is a great place for
high-quality Pashmina and wool shawls. The store also carries
rugs, silver, and jewelry. The owner is of Kashmiri origin and works
directly with artisans in Kashmir, resulting in designs unique to the
store. Located at 9-Trivani Niwas, Bhavani Nagar, Sahar Road near
Hotel I.T.C. Grand Maratha.
Famous Indian designer Ritu Kumar has several outlets special-
izing in silk and cotton designer-ethnic wear, much of it a blend of
western and Indian infuences.
Tel. +91 22 23678593 or +91 22 23672947
Melange
Tel: +91 22 23854492 or +91 22 23869628 known for its
ultrafeminine designer dresses made from delicate chiffon.
Kimaya & Ayamik
Featuring collections from some of the fnest Indian designers
like Tarun Tahiliani, Rohit Bal, Shahab Durazi, Suneet Verma,
Always ask if a corporate discount is offered and
be sure to carry your Deloitte ID card; you may be
asked to present it to receive discounts.
Malini Ramani, Manish Arora, Narendra Kumar, Anamika Khanna,
Shantanu and Nikhil, and Wendell Rodricks, Kimaya & Ayamik
(which is Kimaya spelt backwards) is one of the leading couture
destinations in India. Besides clothes, these stores stack accessories
such as shoes, bags, and jewelry. Kimaya is for ladies while Ayamik
is for men.Tel: +91 22 26606554, +91 22 26606040
Lower Parel is another new shopping and dining destination.
Phoenix Mills, Raghuvanshi Mansion and the newly opened
ITC Grand Central, a fve-star deluxe hotel, are some of the
attractions. A good tip is to combine your shopping trip to Good
Earth a life style store and Phoenix Mills on the same trip.
Good Earth is next to Phoenix Mills. Tel: +91 22 24951954
Palladium Mall
Palladium offers a unique shopping and entertainment experience.
Spread across four levels, the elegant interiors compliment the mix
of premium and luxury brands.
Phoenix Mills
Phoenix Mills is the new shopping destination. Besides a mall,
the place includes a wide variety of restaurants, including Monza,
the Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar. Designer Ritu Kumars store
sells traditional and a few western outfts, mainly tops with lots of
embroidery, beads, and sequin works. Other stores here include
Minawala Jewelers, designer Anita Dongras shop, and Shlok: The
Fashion Mantra that carries a mix of Indian and western outfts by
well-known designers like Manish Malhotra, Surily Goel,
and others.
The Courtyard
The Courtyard has an exclusive look and that is because it consists
of a clutch of high-end boutiques, selling designer clothes, and
jewelery. Designers like Rohit Bal, Ashish and Soni, Rabani and
Rakaha, Neeru Kumar, Manish Malhotra, Abraham and Thakore,
and Pratap sell some their creations here. You can fnd both mens
and womens outfts, and Rohit Bal carries a wider selection of
outfts for men.
Always ask if a corporate discount is offered and
be sure to carry your Deloitte ID card; you may be
asked to present it to receive discounts.
Antiques, art, and furniture
Natesans Antiqarts, located at Jehangir Art Gallery, deals
principally in stone, wood, and bronze items. Whether you pick up
an ornate teak and sandalwood carving, a bronze piece created
using the 4,500-year-old lost-wax process, or a refurbished
antique, Natesans will arrange shipment. Tel: +91 22 22852700
At Phillips Antiques, besides four-poster beds, armchairs, writing
tables, and hat stands, youll fnd gorgeous porcelain and pottery,
brass and silverware, a range of marble items for the home,
ornamental pieces, antiquarian maps, lithographs, engravings, old
photographs, and lovely lamps.
Tel: +91 22 22020564 or +91 22 22820782
www.phillipsantiques.com
Heeramaneck is another essential pit stop for antique lovers. It has
an especially good collection of Victorian and Indian silverware,
including tea sets, candle stands, and cutlery.
Tel: +91 22 22021778 or +91 22 22856340
Framroz Sorabji Khan & Co
Good and real quality stuff antiques. It is full of interesting bits and
bobs, including some gorgeous pieces of Victorian jewelry and old
Mughal coins. You may be able to fnd some genuine treasures
hidden away in the glass cabinets. Its small, but has really great
stuff, so spend a lot of time.
Tel: +91 22 22021638
Knick Knacks
Unique, kitschy fnds at Dhoop. A favorite home accessories and
furnishings boutique, Dhoop, carries unique, kitschy fnds from
coconut-shaped mortar and pestles to leaf-shaped brass coasters.
Tel: +91 22 26498646, +91 22 26498647
Restaurants
Mumbai is a gastronomes delight. Virtually every cuisine in the
world can be found here. However, to get a real favor of whats
unique to Mumbai, you will have to go a little lower down the
scale, and experience the street food and Irani cafes.
Sea food
Mahesh Lunch Home (near Flora Fountain and in Juhu) and Trishna
(Kala Ghoda) are the usual spots, and they have been famous for
their coastal cuisine. The latter is of course good, but has become
too touristy by nature.Tel: +91 22 66955554/+91 22 6695559
Italian
Don Giovannis (Juhu, opposite JW Marriott)
+91 22 226122372/26153125
Mezzo Mezzo (at the JW Marriott) +91 22 66933220/6693000
Vetro (at The Oberoi, Mumbai) +91 22 66326215/66325757
Celini (at The Grand Hyatt) +91 22 66761160/6676
Mangi Ferra (Juhu) +91 22 66751728/9819157812
North western
Peshawari (at ITC Maratha, Andheri)
+91 22 40341879/40341800. Try tandoori jhinga, the kebab
platter, sikandari raan (leg of lamb), and mangoes and ice cream
(only during summers).
Kandahar (The Oberoi, Mumbai) +91 22 66325757
Khyber (Kala Ghoda) +91 22 22673227/403906112
Regional Indian
Dakshin (ITC Maratha) +91 22 40341718/28303030
Poush (Andheri) for Kashmiri +91 22 66994553/65931201
Casa Soul Fry (opp Bombay University) for Goan Cuisine
+91 22 22671421/+91 9820282522
Parsi
Originating from ancient Persia, the Parsis-Zoroastrians are a special
community of people that one would associate Mumbai with. Parsi
food is similar to Persian; go to Britannia at Ballard Estate
+91 22 22615264 or Jimmy Boy at Horniman Circle
+91 22 22700880
Vegetarian
Little Italy located on Juhu Tara road (Juhu)
+91 22 26608885/26608815
Relish (Hotel Samrat Churchgate): Excellent vegetarian cuisine
from around the world +91 22 22833558
Chinese
India Jones (Hilton Towers Mumbai)
+91 22 66325757/66326330
Golden Dragon (Taj Mahal Hotel) +91 22 66653296/66653316
Spices (JW Marriott) +91 22 66933290/66933000
China Gate (Bandra) +91 22 26402256/26452600
China White (Bandra) +91 22 67049553/67049555
China House (Grand Hyatt) +91 22 6676 1149
Japanese
Wasabi by Morimoto (Taj Mahal Hotel, Colaba)
+91 22 66653366/66653000
Tiffn (The Oberoi, Mumbai) +91 22 66326205/66325757
Pan Asian (Maratha Sheraton) +91 22 40341895/40341800
Spices (JW Marriott) +91 22 66933290/66933000
Japengo Cafe at CR2 Mall in Nariman Point serves up some sushi
+91 22 66334040
Tetsuma (Colaba) +91 22876578
Combination oriental
India Jones (Hilton Towers Mumbai) +91 22 6632 6330
Pan Asian (at Maratha Sheraton) +91 22 2830 3030
Jos (Kala Ghoda) +91 22 66356908/66334233
Fusion
Zenzi (Waterfeld road, Bandra) +91 22 66430670/71/72
Out of the Blue (Pali Hill, Bandra) +91 22 26003000/1
Lounge Olive (Bandra) +91 22 26058228/9
Indigo
+91 22 66368999
Goan, coastal
Goa Portuguesa (Mahim) Near Hinduja Hospital
+91 22 24440202/0707
Casa Soul Fry (opp Bombay University in town)
+91 22 22671421/+91 98202282522
Soul Fry (Bandra) +91 22 26046892
Frangipani at Trident Nariman Point
Serving an extensive Mediterranean cuisine a la carte, the
restaurant specializes in hot, cold and dessert stages. Trident Hotel
Nariman Point (Mumbai, Mumbai 400021) +91 22 6632 4343
Peshawari at ITC Grand Maratha Sheraton
ITC Maratha, Sahar Airport Road (Near International Airport,
Andheri East Mumbai 400 099) +91 22 28303030
Dum Pukht at ITC
Grand Maratha Sheraton which continues the royal dining
traditions of the Nawab of Awad and Dakshin.ITC Maratha, Sahar
Airport Road (Near International Airport, Andheri East Mumbai 400
099) +91 22 28303030
Fratelli Fresh & Wine Bar
Italian restaurant at Renaissance PowaiRenaissance Mumbai Hotel
& Convention Centre 2&3B, Near Chinmayanand Ashram (Powai,
Mumbai 400087) +91 22 66927777
Restaurant cafes
Moshes (Cuffe Parade) +91 22 22161266/26
Cafe Basilico (Bandra and Colaba) +91 22 67039999/6710000/
66345670/71
Caf Leopold +91 22 22020131/22828185 and Cafe Mondegar
+91 22 22020591 (both near Regal Cinema, Colaba) are great
places to, while away time, eat cheap and swig a beer or fve.
Mocha (chain) is popular with the young-uns
+91 22 66336070/23099349.
24x7 Coffee shops
Trattoria (Taj President) +91 22 66650971/66650808
Frangipani (Hilton Towers Mumbai)
+91 22 66326310/66325757
Vista (Taj Lands End, Bandra) +91 22 66681234/26551234
Hornbys Pavilion (ITC Grand Central) +91 22 67045121/22
Lotus Cafe (JW Marriott) +91 22 66933276/77
All the big hotels have one.
Irani cafes
Absolutely the best for Chai (Tea) and Makhan-Pau (bread and
butter). Also for assorted snacks, like Kheema-na-Patice (Ground
Meat Pattice), samosas, mava-na-cakes (sponge cakes), etc.
Madras Caf
Madras Cafe serves some of the best south Indian snacks in
Mumbai. It is known for its Mysore Rawa dosa and
Butter Poodi Idli.
Mumbai street food
Street food completes your experience of the tastes and favors of
Mumbai. While it is not safe to eat in all places, do consider the
suggested places.
Bhel puri and sev puri A classic Mumbai concoction, bhel-puri
or bhel in short comprises mostly of puffed rice and assorted spices
with a few chutneys (spices). You can specify whether you want it
spicy or bland, and the vendor will make it for you. It is quite tasty
and ought to be had off the streets to get the real local favor
Recommended place to visit: Karachi Bandra West.
Bhurji Either Egg bhurji or Paneer bhurji a mash of eggs and
chopped tomato, onion, chilli, and lots of oil. Eaten on the side
with some pav (bread).
Pav bhaji Again an inherent part of the street food culture this
is mashed vegetables cooked in spices, tomato sauce, topped with
butter, and served piping hot with pav. Widely available.
Recommended place to visit: Elco Bandra West.
Cinema theaters
Mumbai has many cinema houses and multiplexes dotting the
city. These listed here are closest to the offce and offer Internet
reservations. Normally, movie schedules change on a Friday.
Cinemax
Tel: +91 9833501023
www.cinemax.co.in
Fame Adlabs
Tel: +91 9945444000/+91 22 66991212
www.famecinemas.com
Fun Republic
Tel: +91 22 66755675
www.funcinemas.com
PVR Cinemas
Tel: +91 22 25657777
www.pvrcinemas.com
Groceries and delis
Grocery stores are available in every neighborhood in Mumbai. In
addition to these, there are some supermarkets or hypermarkets
as well. Some of them are Big Bazaar, Food Bazaar, Hypercity,
Dmart, and Apna Bazaar. D-Mart is closest to the offce. Most
supermarkets and hypermarkets stock foreign products.
Some of the specialty delis for cheeses, wines, and meats include
Cafe Basilico (Bandra and Colaba) +91 22 66345670/5671
Gourmet Shoppe (The Oberoi Shopping Arcade)
+91 22 66326245/66325757
Indigo Deli (Colaba) +91 22 6636 8999
Moshes (Cuffe Parade) +91 22 23674412
Sante Gourmand (Bandra) +91 22 6450 1527
Spas
Mumbai has several therapeutic spas. Most of these are located
and affliated with fve star hotels.
Club Oasis +91 22 66761144/46Grand Hyatt
Frank Provost +91 22 67021440/67025500
Prana Spa +91 22 66961111/22Hyatt Regency
Quan Spa +91 22 66933610/300JW Marriott
Taj Wellington Mews +91 22 66653366/66653620
Money exchange
Anup Jacob Panicker
Mobile: +91 9892292082
Direct No: +91 22 66444499
E-mail tcmumbai@deloitte.com
Airlines
Domestic Terminal (1A/1B) +91 22 26264000
International Terminal (2B/2C) +91 22 26813000
Air India 1800 227 722 (TOLL FREE)
GoAir Airlines Inquiry 1800 222 111/+09223222111
Indian Airlines 1407 (TOLL FREE)
Indigo Airways Inquiry +09910383838/1800 180 3838
Jet Airways +91 22 39893333
Kingsher Airlines 1800 180 0101 (TOLL FREE)
Spice Jet Airways Inquiry 1800 180 3333/+09871803333
Aeroot +91 22 22821682/22856648
Air Canada +91 22 22020594/95/97
Air France +91 22 24954348/1800 180 0033 (TOLL FREE)
Air Mauritius +91 22 40289898
British Airways +91 22 18001023592
Canadian Pacic +91 22 22042174
Cathay Pacic +91 22 66572222/1800 209 1616
Delta Airlines +91 22 40745000
Egypt Airlines +91 22 22824088
Emirates Airlines +91 22 40974097
Fin Air +91 22 40524300/306
Gulf Air +91 22 1800221122/1800 209 2099 (TOLL FREE)
Iran Air +91 22 22047070/1037/1025
Japan Airlines +91 22 22833136/3215
KLM +91 1800 180 0033/44/55 (TOLL FREE)
Kuwait Airways +91 22 66369955/66555655
Lufthansa Airways +91 22 1800 102 5838
Qantas Airways +91 22 22007440
Royal Nepal Airlines +91 22 26241758
Saudi Arabian Airlines +91 22 22020049
Singapore Airlines +91 22 22022747
Srilankan Airways +91 22 24956703
Swiss Air +91 22 67137200/40/1800 209 7240 (TOLL FREE)
Emergency
Police Infoline 1090
D. G. Control +91 22 2202 6636
Mum. Police Head Qtr. +2262 5020
Traffc Control +91 22 2493 7746
Traffc Helpline +91 22 3040 3040
Fire 101
Ambulance 102
Hospitals
The following hospitals and clinics are situated only a few minutes
away from the offce. The L.H. Hiranandani Hospital in Powai has
world-class facilities and is reputed for its medical assistance.
Dr. L.H. Hiranandani Hospital, Powai
Tel: +91 22 25763300/25763333
Dr. Nagarwala Hiloo Clinic
Tel: +91 22 25792797
Dr. Shetty Naresh
Tel: +91 22 25782252/2579 3599
The following hospitals are reputed, though some of these are
further away from the offce.
Asian Heart Institute, Bandra Kurla Complex
Tel: +91 22 66986666
Breach Candy Hospital, Breach Candy
Tel: +91 22 23667809
Hinduja Hospital, Mahim
Tel: +91 22 24451515
Holy Spirit Hospital, Andheri
Tel: +91 22 28248500/04
Jaslok Hospital, Peddar road
Tel: +91 22 66573333
Lilavati Hospital, Bandra Reclamation
Tel: +91 22 26421111, +91 9820334535, +91 9819115407,
+91 9833370394
Nanavati Hospital, Vile Parle
Tel: +91 22 26182225
Wockhardt Heart Hospital, Mulund
Tel: +91 22 67994444/67994400
Wockhardt Hospital, Bandra Kurla Complex
Tel: +91 22 26664488
Pharmacies
These pharmacies are those closest to the offce.
Harsha Chemist
Tel: +91 22 25782209
Medicine Shoppee
Tel: +91 22 25797401
Bengaluru
Bengaluru offce
information
Ofce address
Salarpuria Supreme
2nd/3rd Floor,
No. 92/5, Munekolalu Village, Varthur Hobli,
Outer Ring Road, Near Marathalli Junction,
Bengaluru South Taluk 560 037
Main ofce phone number
+91 80 6755 1000
Ofce security/emergency phone number
U.S. number: +1 678 299 1000
Within offce: 51000
Technology helpdesk phone number
2222
The city
Bengaluru, also known as Bangalore is the capital of the Indian
state of Karnataka. Located on the Deccan Plateau in the south-
eastern part of Karnataka, it is Indias third most populous city and
ffth-most populous urban agglomeration.
Bengaluru is home to many of the most well-recognized colleges
and research institutions in India. Numerous public sector heavy
industries, software companies, aerospace, telecommunications,
and defence organizations are located in the city. It is known as
the Silicon Valley of India because of its position as the nations
leading IT exporter. A demographically diverse city, Bengaluru is a
major economic and cultural hub and the fastest growing major
metropolis in India.
Places of interest
Lal Bagh
This is a botanical garden, commissioned by the Hyder Ali in the
year 1760. The 240 acre park is home to over 1,000 species of
fora and a Glass House. The park is known for its annual fower
show. The garden surrounds one of the towers erected by the
founder of Bengaluru, Kempe Gowda I. The Lal Bagh Rock, dates
back to 3,000 million years, is another attraction.
Cubbon Park
It is located in the heart of the city and spreads over 300 acres
(1.2 km
2
). The part was created in the year 1884, by Major
General Richard Sankey. The park is home to numerous trees and
plants that span over 68 genera and 96 species. The park is also
known for its kids train.
Tipu Sultans Summer Palace
Built in 1791, this beautiful two-storeyed ornate wooden structure
with exquisitely carved pillars, arches and balconies was one of
Tipus favorite summer retreats. It now houses a museum that
contains artefacts relating to the Hyder-Tipu regime.
Bengaluru Palace
This is a palace located in the city and is built to look like a smaller
replica of the Windsor Castle in England.
Vidhana Soudha
It is the seat of the state legislature of Karnataka. It is an imposing
granite building, built in the year 1956 in the Neo-Dravidian
style, incorporates elements of Indo-Saracenic, Rajasthani Jharokha
and Dravidian styles. Vidhana Soudha is the brainchild of Kengal
Hanumanthaiah and built by chief engineer B.R. Manickam.
Attara Kacheri (Karnataka High Court)
Overlooking Vidhana Sabha is this red brick and stone building in
the Greco-Roman style of architecture. It houses the High Court
for the state of Karnataka.
Bengaluru Museum
The museum was instituted as part of the centenary celebrations
of the engineer-statesman Sir M. Visvesvaraya (18611962).
HAL Aerospace Museum
The Museum showcases the growth of the Indian aviation industry
and HAL for six decades. The museum houses displays of various
aircraft and helicopters, Aircraft engine models, Flight simulators,
a mock Air Traffc Control Tower and exhibit of Indian aviation
history.
Bull Temple
Built by Kempe Gowda I, it is reminiscent of the 16th century
Dravidian style architecture. It has a huge granite monolith of
Nandi. This landmark is situated at bull temple road, Basavangudi.
ISKCON Temple: (International Society for Krishna
Consciousness)
Built in an ornate architectural style, the Krishna Temple is a blend
of modern technology and spiritual harmony.
St. Marys Basilica
It is the oldest church in Bengaluru and is the only church in the
state that has been elevated to the status of a minor basilica. It is
famous for the festivities held during the St. Marys Feast in the
month of September each year, an event that attracts a number of
devotees from in and around Bengaluru.
Note: Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation
organizes a half-day Bengaluru Sightseeing Tour. For details please
call the KSTDC Head Offce: Telephone: +91 080 2235 2901/
2235 2902/2235 2903.
Leisure
From pub-hopping to plain shopping, food
and more, it is all in here!
Shopping
Shopping is a delightful experience in Bengaluru. Youll fnd
some of the most exquisite silks here. You can also take home
handicrafts in sandalwood and rose wood, available in state-
owned emporia and private stores. For gold and jewelry, you can
visit the quaint Jewellers Street. Some of the favorite shopping
haunts are M.G. Road, Brigade Road, Residency Road and
Commercial Street. Bargain hunters tend to favour K.G. Road,
Malleswaram and Shivajinagar.
Some of the popular shopping centres/malls at Bengaluru are:
M.G. Road: Public Utility Building, Shrungar Shopping Centre,
Bombay Store
Residency Road: Pinto Towers and lots of furniture shops
Brigade Road: Curzon Complex, St.Patricks Complex, Mota
Chambers & 5th Avenue
Infantry Road: Safna Plaza and Copper Arch
St. Marks Road: Sophias Choice
Shoppers Stop
Lifestyle (near Football stadium)
From pub-hopping to plain shopping,
food and more, it is all in here!
Shopping Malls
Bengaluru Central
Residency Road
Cosmos Mall
Whitefeld,
Garuda Mall
CBD
Gopalan Mall
Mysore Road
Grand Sigma Mall
Cunningham Road
Leela Galleria
Old Airport road, Bengaluru
The Collection
UB City
The Forum
Koramangala
The Forum Value Mall
Whitefeld
Crafts/Fashion/Souvenirs
100ft
An appealing boutique for colourful clothes, interior design and
handicrafts; it also has a restaurant and bar.
Mysore Saree Udyog
Located near Commercial St, Mysore Saree Udyog is great for
top-quality silks and saris.
Cinnamon
Just off Lavelle Rd, Cinnamon is a chic boutique for clothes,
homewares and gifts perfect for stylish souvenirs.
Raintree
This early-20th-century villa has been turned into a stylish gift
shop, fashion store and caf; it includes a branch of fab clothes
store Anokhi, which is also found at the Leela Galleria
(23 Airport Rd, Kodihalli).
VM Rd
This classy boutique complex showcases top Indian designers,
including Abraham & Thakore, Manish Arora and Neeru Kumar.
Fabindia
This fagship store contains Fabindias full range of stylish clothes
and homewares in traditional cotton prints and silks. Theres a also
a small caf. There are also branches on Commerical St and in the
Garuda mall.
Ffolio
Head to this shop for high Indian fashion. Ffolio also has a branch
at Leela Galleria (23 Airport Rd, Kodihalli).
Pubs
Athena
Airport Road, Attached to the Leela
It is one of the citys largest pubs. It has seperate areas for
members and VIPs.
Dublin
ITC Windsor Sheraton, Golf Course road
An authentic Irish pub with leather sofas.
Firangi Paani
The Forum
An old fashioned decor inside the busy mall. Karaoke nights on
Sundays.
Geofferys
Wheeler road, Cox Town
An English style pub with retro night and live DJ.
Hard Rock Cafe
Shivaji Nagar
For some deafening music and exotic cocktails/drinks.
Hint
Located on roof top it has a great city view. Ladies nights on Tuesdays and live DJ.
Hypnos
Gem Plaza, Infantry Road
A lounge bar with a great Mediterranean ambiance. Ladies night
on Thursdays.
Ice
Mahatma Gandhi road
A cool pub which also offers poolside seating. Great collections of
liquors and Cuban cigars. Ladies night on Wednesdays.
Ivy
Marthahalli
An island bar with a beach theme also serves good food with
barbeque.
Library Bar
The Leela Palace Kempinski
A classy English lounge in the citys best hotel.
Liquid
Ista Hotel, Sampangirama Nagar
Citys only Al Fresco lounge with great music and live band on
most days.
NYKs Terrace
Golden Tower, Residency road
Good music, good food and exotic cocktails are served here.
Noir
Le Meridian, Sankey road
Chill out to retro and house music in this fashionable lounge.
Restaurants
Aromas of China
19, Richmond Circle, Lalbagh Road
It is one of the best Chinese restaurants in the city.
Ginseng
Hotel Royal Orchid, C Floor, Adjoining KGA Golf Course
Lobster would be a good choice here.
Mandarin
Grand Ashok, Kumara Krupa
Serves authentic traditional Chinese food. The location of the
eatery enables you to have a view of the city.
Mainland China
14, Church Street
If you like sea food then Prawns in Spicy Chilly Sauce would be a
good choice.
Magnolia: Terrace
37 80 Feet Road Koramangala
Their specialty is Chinese and Thai cuisine. The eatery is housed in
a spacious modern bungalow.
Memories of China
41/3, Taj Residency
The steam fsh is good here.
Papparazzi, Royal Orchid
The Central Park, 47/1 Manipal Centre
Situated on top of the Manipal Centre, the eatery gives a fabulous
view.
Jamavar @ Leela Palace
Old Airport Road
For some royal treat check out this place.
Northern Gate Taj Gateway Hotel
66, Residency Road
The recent face lift given to the eatery is like another feather to
the cap.
Shiro
UB City Mall, Vittal Mallya Road
Shiro is a fne-dining restaurant with an exclusive Teppenyaki
counter. The chefs are expats trained in Japan and other countries.
Dum Pukht Jolly Nabobs
ITC The Windsor, Windsor Square,
A chance to re-live the days of the Raj in this unique Anglo-
Lucknowi restaurant.
Kebabs and Kurries
ITC Royal Gardenia, No 1 Residency Road
This signature restaurant of ITC, serves a mlange of cuisines that
celebrate the rich tastes of Northern and Southern of India.
Khansama
UB City, Level 2, Vittal Mallya Rd
Good ambience and some wonderful choices with regards to
food. The buffet serves equal amount of dishes for vegetarians and
non-vegetarians.
Sahib Sindh Sultan
Forum Mall 2nd foor, Koramangala
The interior which is akin to a luxury train with tables laid in an
attractive manner both on the platform and inside train area makes
it a quite an exciting dining experience here.
I-T-Alia @ The Park
14/7, M.G Road
The traditional Italian food in an elegant yet casual setting is the
plus point.
Blue Ginger @ Taj West End
25, Race Course Road
Specialising in the Vietnamese cuisine, the eatery has bright decor.
Mugen
3rd Floor No 2011, 100 Feet Road (Above Indigo Nation Store)
The word Mugen, in Japanese means a dream or a fantasy. A
contemporary Oriental-themed restaurant.
Paradise Island @ Taj West End
Race Course Road
They serve Italian, Lebinian and Indian cusines.
Qi Le Meridien
28 Sankey Road
The interiors and food in a lounge setting are its plus points.
Rim Naam @ Oberoi
M. G. Road
Housed in one of the top hotels in the city, the open air kitchen
and live seafood counter is the added attraction.
Zen
The Leela Palace
The place serves Thai, Japanese, Malaysian, Singaporean and
Korean food.
Little Italy
100 Feet Rd, HAL 2nd Stage
Vegetariian Italian food is the plus point of this Italian joint.
Citrus@ Leela Palace
Old Airport Road
It serves Medditerranean and traditional Indian cuisine.
Cinema theatres
Inox
Corner of McGrath and Commissariat Roads & Jayanagar
+91 080 4112 8888
PVR
Kormangala & Whitefeld
+91 080 2206 7814
Innovative
Marathalli
+91 080 2336 1528
Fun Cinemas
Cunningham Road
+91 080 414 7511
Money exchange
American Express
(+91 080 2225 4337; 180 Cunningham Rd;
9.30 a.m.6.30 p.m. MonFri, 9.30 a.m.1.30 p.m. Sat)
Changes travellers cheques with no commission.
Thomas Cook
(+91 080 2558 1357; The Pavilion, 62-63 MG Rd;
9.30 a.m.6 p.m. MonSat)
Charges a Rs. 50 commission on travellers cheques.
Airlines
Air India +91 080 2227 7747/2227 7748/2227 7749/
2227 7750
Indian Airlines +91 080 2526 6233 (Speed Tel: 141)
Jet Airways +91 080 2227 6620
Sahara Airlines +91 080 2558 3897/2558 3937/2558 4507
Air France +91 080 2558 9397/2559 7258
Air New Zealand +91 080 2224 4624
Alitalia +91 080 2532 0886/2558 1117
American Airlines +91 080 2558 5394/2559 4240/41
British Airways +91 080 2227 1205/2221 7644
Cathay Pacic +91 080 2225 9130/2226 9745
Delta Airlines +91 080 2227 3439/2224 4625
Gulf Air +91 080 2558 4702/2558 5309
KLM/North West +91 080 2226 8703/2226 9854
Kuwait Airways +91 080 2558 9021/2558 9841/2558 6533
Lufthansa +91 080 2558 7740/2558 7545
Malaysian Airlines +91 080 2212 2991/93
Pakistan International Airlines +91 080 2226 0667/2220 513
Qantas +91 080 2225 6611/2226 4719
Royal Nepal Airlines +91 080 2227 5091/2222 2927
Singapore Airlines Pvt Ltd +91 080 2286 7868
Swiss Air +91 080 2867 873/76
Scandinavian +91 080 2224 4622
SriLankan Airlines +91 080 2207 5020/21/2412 5204/06
South African Airways +91 080 2224 4623
Thai Airways +91 080 4112 4333
United Airlines +91 080 2224 4620/22
Emergency
Police 100
Fire 101
Ambulance 102
Hospitals
Bengaluru has some of the best medical professionals and health
services in the country.
Columbia Asia: North (Hebbal)
Tel: +91 080 4179 1000
Hosmat: Centre (Magrath road)
Tel: +91 080 2559 3796
Manipal: East (Airport Road)
Tel: +91 080 2526 6646
Mallya: Centre (Vittal Mallya Road)
Tel: +91 080 2227 7990
MS Ramaiah:North (Mathikeri)
Tel: +91 080 2360 8888
Narayana Nethralaya: North (Rajajinagar)
Tel: +91 080 2337 0122
Narayana Hrudalaya: South (Bommasandra)
Tel: +91 080 2783 5000
Sagar Apollo: South (Jayanagar)
Tel: +91 080 2653 6701
St. Johns Medical: South (Koramangala)
Tel: +91 080 2206 5000
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Delhi
Delhi offce information
Ofce address
BPTP Crest
Plot No: 15
Udyog Vihar, Phase IV
Gurgaon 122015
Haryana, India
Main ofce phone number
+91 124 3847000
Ofce security/emergency phone number
Outside offce: +91 124 664 7000/+91 9958822505
Within offce: 47744
Technology helpdesk phone number
2222
The city
Delhi, the capital city of India, is said to be one of the oldest
existing cities in the world. Legend estimates it to be over 5,000
years old. The city is known as the microcosm of India and is one
of the worlds top global cities.
Delhi is known for its wide, tree-lined boulevards and is home
to numerous national institutions, museums, and landmarks.
Gurgaon, where the offce is located boasts over a million
inhabitants, slick offce complexes housing companies ranging
from Accenture to Xerox, and more shopping malls per square
mile than anywhere else in India. It is an exhilarating glimpse into
the India of the future.
Places of interest
Red Fort
The Red Fort (Lal Qila) is one of Delhis top tourist sights. A brilliant
red sandstone fort built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as his
ruling palace.
Humayuns Tomb
Humayuns Tomb in south Delhi, near Hazrat Nizamuddin station,
is one of Delhis three UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Open daily
from sunrise to sunset, entry is Rs. 10/250, Indians/foreigners.
India Gate
This monument has been built as a memorial for the Indian
soldiers who died in World War I. There is also a fre (eternal
fame) burning for all fallen Indian soldiers.
Jantar Mantar
One of fve astronomical observatories commissioned by Sawai
Jain Singh II of Jaipur during the 18th century. The odd structures
inside are actually enormous scientifc instruments for measuring
the movement of celestial bodies.
Raj Ghat
Memorial to Mahatma Gandhi at the site of his cremation.
India Habitat Centre
This center at Lodhi Road is though not a museum in the strictest
sense of the word, is most noted for its ever-changing art exhibits,
plays, and flms, as well as an international selection of food items
in its food court.
National Museum
The layout of this museum at Janpath is a labyrinthine and
the presentation wont win any awards, but the collection is
unparalleled and contains some true masterpieces.
National Science Centre
This centre in Pragati Maidan, is defnitely a must see for science
enthusiasts, especially those who are young. A good place to
refresh your basics, particularly in Physics
National Railway Museum
National Railway Museum in Chanakyapuri houses a collection
of Indian trains from the past to the present a worthwhile
look into Indias proud railway heritage. The collection includes
carriages belonging to Indian potentates and British viceroys.
Bah Lotus Temple
Shaped like a lotus bud with 27 petals, this stunning temple
suspended above milky-blue ponds is surely one of the most
magnifcent monuments ever made from concrete.
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib
This Gurudwara in Connaught Place, is the main gurudwara for
the many Sikhs of Delhi.
Gurudwara Sis Ganj
An important Sikh place of worship. Built on the spot where their
ninth guru, Guru Tegh Bahadur, was beheaded on the orders of
the mughal emperor Aurangzeb, it is an oasis of calm in the chaos
of Old Delhis Chandni Chowk.
Sacred Heart Cathedral
It is the biggest church in terms of structure and also the
headquarters of the Delhi Catholic Archdiocese. A must visit to
enjoy the beautiful architecture and pristine beauty.
ISKCON
Centre for Krishna Consciousness, it has robotic shows and
multimedia presentations, apart from the traditional temple
complex. Lively atmosphere and excellent tasting sweets and
the delicious Govindas restaurant is on site.
Jama Masjid
Opposite the Red Fort, next to Chandni Chowk in Old Delhi, this is
the largest mosque in India and a must see while in Delhi.
Lakshmi Narayan Temple
Popularly known as Birla Mandir, this temple is located next to
Connaught Place. It is a big impressive Hindu temple complex.
Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple
Completed in 2005 by the socio-spiritual organization BAPS, no
expense has been spared in decorating this large and elaborate
temple carved of red sandstone. The central monument, built
without any steel, houses an 11-ft golden statue of the founder of
the Swaminarayan faith, Bhagwan Swaminarayan.
National Zoological Park
The Delhi Zoo is a very large and sprawling park dedicated to
preserving the rich biodiversity of the country. This park may be the
only chance of seeing a tiger or elephant for some travelers.
Leisure
From pub-hopping to plain shopping, food
and more, it is all in here!
Shopping
Delhi is a shoppers heaven, but only if youre not afraid to haggle
and bump elbows in bazaars. Western-style malls and shopping
emporiums are popping up across the city especially in Gurgaon,
Noida, and South Delhi.
Connaught Place
This is the historical shopping arcade of Delhi. Many Western-style
shops are here that have nice products for Indian prices.
Kamla Nagar
Located right next to Delhi Universitys North campus, the affuent
market provides possibly all shopping experiences right from
high-end brands to the street-side shops and some rich palatable
delights to have the perfect shopping day out.
Sarojini Nagar
This market is great for export surplus garments and green grocery.
Khan Market
This is where the foreign diplomats and Tibetan lamas go for
lunch and to shop for dog supplies, groceries (great choice of
vegetables), clothes (upper class Indian style, not expensive,
Fabindia and Anohki for womens clothing), housewares (Good
Earth), jewelry/accessories, and books.
From pub-hopping to plain shopping,
food and more, it is all in here!
Janpath
Janpath is a bargain-hunters dream and just a two-minute walk
from Connaught Place. Think of it as a vast fea market, where you
can get all kinds of knick-knacks and clothes.
Palika Bazaar
This is a large underground market in the center of Connaught
Place. One can hunt for DVDs, VCDs, and Audio CDs of Hindi,
English, and a few regional and foreign language flms and
PC-based games.
Chandni Chowk
The heart of Old Delhi, this is the place to go for the full-on Indian
experience of crowded, twisting alleys and tiny shops.
Dilli Haat
South Delhi (INA Market stn, Metro Yellow Line). Crafts fairs
happen here every week. It is a wonderful place to get crafts from
all over the country. This has a huge number of restaurants, each
showcasing the food of a particular state of India. (Most of them
give a mix of Chinese and Indian food, but state delicacies are also
included). This section is a must go for the foodie cum tourist.
Shopping Malls
DT City Centre
MG Road
Gold Souk
Specializes in high-end jewelry.
MGF Metropolitan
Located on MG Road, this is one of the largest and most popular
malls, anchored by a large PVR cineplex (9 Screens). Food court on
the 3rd foor and a good selection of upscale restaurants.
MGF Plaza
Located on MG Road, this one is devoted to furniture and home
decoration, but there are some good restaurants on the top foor.
MGF Mega City
MG Road
Sahara Mall
Another one on MG Road, currently the king of the heap. Features
a perennially packed two-level Big Bazaar supermarket. Awesome
pubs and restaurants on the top foor which are open till quite late.
Ambience Mall
National Highway 8, Near Toll Plaza. The Biggest of them all,
host of premium stores like DebenHams and an enormous food
court.
DLF Emporio
Located in Vasant Kunj, South Delhi, Emporio is perhaps Indias
most luxuriant mall. Youll fnd 3 foors of international designer
brands, such as Armani, Hugo Boss, Paul Smith, Gucci, Chanel, and
Salvatore Ferragamo, as well as a number of Indian designers, such
as Tarun Tahliani, Manish Arora, Rohit Bal, and Satya Paul.
Malls of Saket
Saket has recently become a major urban shopping hub with a vast
complex comprising of several different malls. The central hub of
this complex is the mall Select Citywalk consisting of international
and local brands. However, other malls in the complex include
MGF Metropolitan and DLF Place.
Restaurants
Chinese
China Club (Lobby Level, Tower C, Global Business Park, MG Road,
Gurgaon) +91 124 2566000
Cilantro Chinese Restaurant (Trident Hilton Hotel, 443, Phase V,
Udyog Vihar, Gurgaon) +91 124 2450505
YourPlate (D-2,1st Floor, South City-II (D Block Mkt), above HDFC
Bank) +91 8800300041
Mainland China Vishal Enclave, Rajouri Garden metro station
The Yum Yum Tree +91 11 4260 2020
Rice Bowl 18/31 East Patel Nagar Market, New Delhi
Nan King Chinese food in a nice location with a private lounge
Thai Cuisine
Ros Thai Restaurant (R 310, Third Floor, Sahara Mall, Gurgaon)
+91 951244048072
Italian
Wow! Italia (MGF Metropolitan 3F, MG Road, Gurgaon)
+91-124-4018551
Italiano DLF Phase II, Nathupur
Slice of Italy Near M2k Pitampura, North Delhi
Flavours of Italy Near the Moolchand fyover
Little Italy Defence Colony Market
Amici Caf Middle Lane, Khan Market, Delhi
The West View Maurya Sheraton
Diva Greater Kailash Pt.2
San Gimignano Imperial Hotel
La Piazza Hyatt Regency
Barbeque/grills
Barbeque Nation District Center, Janakpuri
Pirates of Grills C-12, Vishal Enclave, Rajouri Garden
Middle Eastern
Oz (MGF Plaza 3F R-02, MG Road, Gurgaon) +91-124-5019528
Falafel Man Main Bazaar, Paharganj
Kashmiri
Chor Bizarre MGF Metropolitan FC 1-5, MG Road, Gurgaon
+91 124 4018420
Indian
Sahib Sindh Sultan (Level 3, Ambience Mall, NH-8, Gurgaon)
+91 124 3058802
Baujee ka Dhaba (MGF Metropolitan 3F, MG Road, Gurgaon)
+91 124 4101065/67
Coal Restaurant (Tower A, Gr. Floor, Building No. 6, DLF Cyber City,
Phase III, Gurgaon) +91 9971035566
Filmi Masala Restaurant (DLF City Center), DLF Phase II, M.G. Road,
Gurgaon)
The Village (1976/2, Atul Kataria Chowk, Gurgaon) +91 95124
4081764
Nazaare Pind De (SCO 28 Sector 31, Gurgaon) +91 124
4033344/4034466
Punjabi by Nature Rajouri Garden, MGF City Square Mall
Korean
K2 (MGF Plaza 3F, MG Road, Gurgaon) +91-124-4379151
Gung The Palace Ground foor, D-1B, Green Park, South Delhi
Pubs/Night Clubs
TGI Fridays
Located in Metropolitan Mall, MG Road. Even though its just like
every other TGI Fridays on the planet, but this is still a favorite way
to start off an evening.
Chinese and Thai Caf
On the 1st foor of JMD plaza, opposite Sahara Mall. The
destination for all you lovers of Rock Music. The best place in town
for some head banging!
Komachi
3rd foor, MGF Plaza mall, MG Road, IFFCO-chowk 0124
4261193. The Chefs there are handpicked and fown all the way
from Japan to produce a very authentic and fne japanese cuisine
serving a wide range of japanese delicacies and drinks.
Xes Caf
Located in Saket, DLF South Court Mall, Xes Caf brings the
quintessential Coffee Shop experience out of the 5 Stars! Honest to
goodness wholesome food with an eclectic Bar Menu. It is casual
but yet elegant. And Rocking Music.
Aqua
Poolside bar at the Park Hotel (close to Connaught Place), has a
lounge atmosphere and an extensive drinks list.
Toast, Bar & Grill
By Lazeez Affaire, Rajouri Garden, West Gate Mall (Level III).
Flavored tobacco sheesha, drinks, international food, Greek,
French, pan-European, and Indian cuisines.
Aura
(At the Claridges)
Decibel
Located in Chanakyapuri, this is one of two clubs in the Samrath
Hotel next to the Ashok Hotel
IndoChines Forbidden City
Located in South Delhi (Lado Sarai, adjacent to Qutab Golf Course).
Singapore chain that opened in Delhi in 2007. Madame Butterfy
restaurant upstairs serves very good Chinese food.
T.L.R.
Located in Hauz Khas Village, Delhis cozy, arty refuge for tourists,
expats, and locals comes alive in the evenings. Live bands, DJ
nights, and pub quiz.
Getting Around Town
Gurgaon Cabs Call 880 2622672 to book a Radio cab/Radio
taxi/ Meru Cab/Mega Cabs/Quick Cabs who charge Rs. 10 per km
Cinema Theatres
PVR Cinemas
Sahara Mall, Metropolitan Malls, and Ambience Mall
www.pvrcinemas.com
DT Cinemas
DT City Centre and Mega Mall
www.dtcinemas.com
Money Exchange
Thomas Cook India Limited
SCF 97, 1st Floor, Commercial Complex, Main Market, Sector 14,
Gurgaon
Tel: +91 124 4087563
Western Union Services India Private Limited
B-1, Ground Floor, Tower B, DLF Cyber Greens, Phase III, Gurgaon
Tel: +91 124 4542929
Airlines
Air India +91 11 24622220
Go Air +91 11 2567 1319/ 2567 4480
IndiGo +91 124 4352 500/1800 180 38 38
Jet Airways +91 11 3989 3333
Jet Lite +91 11 39893333
Kingsher Airlines +91 11 23313162/ 23730238/1800 180 01 01
Spice Jet 1800 180 33 33/ +91 9871803333
Aeroot +91 11 2331 0426/2331 7390
Air Mauritius +91 114341 6400/4341 6449
Air France +91 124 2720272/18001800033
British Airways +91 124 2540543/1800 102 3592
Cathay Pacic +91 11 23353643
Emirates +91 11 66314444
Finnair +91 124 4671111
Gulf Air +91 1143596183
Japan Airlines +91 11 23310990/23310991
KLM +91 124 2720273
Kuwait Airways +91 11 23354373
Lufthansa Airlines +91 124 4888999
Saudi Arabian Airlines +91 1123731886
Emergency
Police 100
Fire 101
Ambulance 102
Hospitals
Max Hospital
B Block, Sushant Lok I, Gurgaon
Tel +91 124 623350
The Apollo Clinic
Sector 14, Gurgaon,
Tel +91 95124 4082230-32
Privat Hospital
DLF City-II, M.G. Road, Gurgaon
Tel: +91 124 4324300, +91 9810124556
Artemis Hospital and Medical Institute
Sector 51, Gurgaon, Tel +91 124 6767000
Paras Hospitals
24 hours emergency: +91 124 4585666
24 hours helpline: +91 124 4585555
Medanta Hospitals
Tel: +91 124 4141414 /+91 124 441144
Pharmacies
The following pharmacies are situated in close proximity to the
offce:
Vivomed Pharmaceuticals Private Ltd.
274, Phase IV, Udyog Vihar, Gurgaon
Tel: +91 9810496168
Guardian Life Care Pvt. Ltd.
Plot No. 5, Sector 37, Phase VI, Udyog Vihar, Gurgaon
Tel: +91 124 4777300
Jawa Pharm India Pvt. Ltd.
129, Phase IV, Udyog Vihar, Gurgaon
Tel: +91 124 4017871
Max Chemist
Sushant Lok, Phase I, Gurgaon
Tel: +91 1246623350
The ones which are opened 24 hours are as follows:
Apollo Clinic Pharmacy this is a pharmacy which is located on
Old Jaipur Road (just outside Sector 14). It is part of the Apollo
Clinic and is open 24 hours.
Max Hospital Pharmacy this is located inside Max Hospital.
Artemis Pharmacy this is located inside Artemis Hospital.
98.4 Central Arcade, DLF Phase II although there are many
branches of this in Gurgaon, there is only one which is 24 hours
+91 124 4057514
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