|Nirvana. The blissful state. Where the body, mind
and soul are passive to the world passing by. There is no past, no present, and no future.
Only the sublime ecstasy of inner awareness. In such a state, the entire being is at
peace. Tranquil and sedate.
Nirvana is hard
to come by in today's demanding world. But put the body in the right surrounding and the
experience comes close. Kuteeram offers you one such surrounding.
Kuteeram. The temple of tranquillity.
A one-hour drive from Bangalore, and you reach
Kuteeram. Cut away from the city civilization, it blends in perfect harmony with the
surrounding nature. Designed by the award winning architect the glory of ancient Indian
art. Made of stone, mud and bricks, it is a silent testimony to perfection in impression.
Complementing this ancient grandeur is the profound, reverential silence that pervades the
retreat. All that breaks it would be your footsteps on the gravel or the wind,
unremitting, whistling past the bamboo shoots.
Rest likes an Indian King
As a place of stay, Kuteeram has a timeless appeal. There
are nine cottages out of which three are suites, each one different from the other.
Reminiscing the retiring chambers of the bygone Indian Royalty, they exude a rare,
old-word charm. The rock-hewn walls are adorned with ancient cave art, murals and
paintings. Ethnic furniture and original artisan work also enhance the touch of antiquity.
However, there are simple modern day luxuries to put you at utmost ease.
For the gourmet in the connoisseur
One of the finest ingredients of Kuteeram's
medieval allure is its unique restaurant. Here, the choices is not just between authentic
Asian, European, Mediterranean and eclectic cuisine, it is also between sitting indoors
and outdoors. The taste is complemented by the healthy cooking style adopted, with less
oil and fat.
For the body, mind and soul
In keeping with the rich Indian tradition,
Kuteeram offers the holistic system of rejuvenation-Ayurveda. The science of life and
longevity, Ayurveda is perhaps the oldest existing body of knowledge on the healing
process. It not only addresses the problems of the body and the mind, but also of the
human spirit and consciousness. At Kuteeram, there will be sessions on lifestyle
consultations and oil massages undertaken by Ayurvedic professionals. Moreover, there is
also a unique meditation center, where you can attend sessions and lectures on yogic
exercises and spirituality.
A rendezvous with relaxation
Kuteeram is as much about Nature as it is about ancient India.
Here the air is fresher and the flora, greener. You could be tourist excited to experience
the rich Indian cultural heritage or a casual visitor eager to release the stress valves
of workday life. Whatever be your motive, Kuteeram beckons you with its innate charm.
The mystique of Kuteeram is also enriched by the
presence of Nrityagram Next door. Founded by Protima Gauri, the world famous exponent of
the Odissi form of Indian classical dance, Nrityagram is now on the cultural map of the
world. The institution teaches all forms of Indian Classical dance through the ancient
Gurukul system. Here you can see them at its original best.
Part of the Taj Group of Hotels,
Kuteeram is located 32 km/20 miles from Bangalore. An ideal weekend getaway, here you can
while away your time cycling or trek the enchanting vicinity. And once the sun sets, you
can even warm up to the thrills of a barbecue. A trip to the Hesaraghatta Lake could also
be conducted, if you should so desire.
Kuteeram. A location so different and exotic, you
mind, body and soul would be enriched and eager to come back. Again and again and
Address: Kuteeram, Hessaraghatta,
Bangalore Rural District, Karnataka-560 088.