November 9th, 2012 by admin

On the second Saturday of August 2012, I went to Confident Amoon resort as part of a team outing. It is located on NH4 after Hoskote on the way to Kolar.

Route: Bangalore – KR Puram – Hoskote – Thorahalli – NH4 – Confident Amoon (Left hand side of the road). As a landmark one should be able to see the statue of Pharaoh Tutan Khamun from a distance.

Distance: 35 km from Bangalore city

Time taken: Half an hour

This resort was themed on the lines of Egyptian architecture and landscape. The first thing one would see of Confident Amoon is the 66 feet statue of Pharaoh Tutan Khamun. The reception is situated just besides the statue. On the other side we saw a while Lincoln limousine followed by battery operated cars and vehicles parking. Guests are typically welcomed with a drink and then a golden color robe is tided as sign of guest of this resort. We found people in the reception wearing Egyptian attire.

Next we started exploring the area. Also, near the statue is the discotheque. Then walked through the mini golf course. On the other end of golf course is a thatched room which acted as the dinner buffet. Walked little further through palm tree lined lane and reached the lunch buffet. Food was very good – variety of chicken starters, chicken curry, mutton curry, chicken byriani, tandoori nun, butter panner etc. In deserts were ladygini, icecream, pineapple jilebi, payasam etc. Following lunch we proceeded to the playing area. Three types of games were organized. Teams were created using chits. Our team won the first prize in one of the events.

Following this went to the playground. A pretty big ground and with a gallery with chairs on the eastern side. Played cricket after long time. On the western side there are facilities to play snooker, table tennis, carom and badminton. However, one has to pay certain amount to play them. Next on mind was exploring the resort and do some photography as early evening was approaching. Walked through the tree lined lanes, besides the villas with private swimming pool, caves etc and tried to capture the uniqueness of the resort. The resort also has a public pool to be shared by all guests.

By dusk we were in the discotheque. On both the side big sofa type bean bags are placed for utmost leisure. Started with a can of beer. Buffet snacks like chicken kabab, hariyali kabab and gobi manchurian was served. Once done with the first can went to the dance floor and danced like a pro. Danced for almost two hours to various Hindi beats. But at the later part the songs were not encouraging enough. I felt dancing on the floor burns 10 times more calorie than running on a treadmill. Following disco dance, dinner was arranged. Dinner buffet had a large menu as well. I went for a light dinner with basal leaf soap, gobi manchurian, chicken kalmi kabab, tandoori roti and chicken curry. For desert went for one scoop of butter scotch, two ladigini, pineapple custard etc. After dinner we left the resort. Reached home around 10.15 pm.

Old Madras road (NH4) used to be a two lane road earlier. But now the infrastructure has improved many fold. It is now a four lane two grade separated road and exotic plants or trees has been planted on the big median. Most of the signals has been covered by flyovers so it is pretty much like a signal free road. Good road, so driving is not a problem. Overall experience at Confident Amoon was very good. I would recommend a visit there.

Address:

Confident Amoon
Glamour Resort +Spa,
NH4, Old Madras Road,
Near Hoskote, Bangalore.

For Enquiry and Reservation Call Us @

+91 9900547132
+91 9591992334
+91 9591997741
+91 7760993233

Email: myholidays@confident-group.com

Website: http://www.confident-group.com/amoon/index.html

September 21st, 2012 by admin

Club Cabana is one of the popular resorts in Bangalore. Recently, I visited there as part of our team outing. It was my first visit there. From MG road it should be around 30 km.

How to reach there: Bangalore – Devanahalli New Airport road – Sadahalli junction (Take left) – drive straight until you see Jade Garden – Club Cabana is opposite Jade Garden

Day outing cost: Around Rs 1000.

A day outing allows you welcome drink, breakfast, lunch and use of all game facilities till 5.30 pm.

The climate was very good that day. I enjoyed my ride from Bangalore city through outer ring road and it was windy through out. On the flyovers it was difficult to maintain the bike with sudden gush of heavy wind coming in. I reached Club Cabana little past 12 noon. At the entrance to the main area I was given a wrist band to show valid entry. Once I went through the reception and a little sitting area, I was came to see the blue wave pool. Besides the pool there is sitting arrangement where one can have some drink before plunging into the pool.

After playing a lot in the pool, we went to the water slides area on the left hand side of the pool. The blue slide is with tube and the green slide is without tube. The green slide is awesome and gives a high adrenaline rush. Then there is a yellow slide which is a two step vertical slide. On the other end there is a warm jacuzzi where gushing water gives pressure treatment when you sit there.

On the right hand side is the Lazy river. Where we board on a tube and floated as the water flowed. But the water flow is too slow. Little faster flow would have been more fun. Over all we had fun. But food is a major downside. Only one item of chicken (curry), fish fry. No special delicacies either. Also, among games its only the water games that are worth. Others like dart and Archery looks like kind of kiddo. Bowling alley is in bad shape. Drinks are costly too.

One thing which I hated was they charging Rs 200 deposit for a locker. That was way too much. Also, if the key is lost the deposit is gone. I understand the lock has to be broken so they need to recover the cost of the lock. Is the cost of that small lock Rs 200? I found a lot of negative feedback on Club Cabana on Mouthshut.com and Burrp. But some good reviews as well on Trip Advisor. I will give it a overall good ratings but food is bad.

Address:
Club cabana
Jade Garden, Sadahalli Village,
Devanahalli Tq, Bangalore – 562110
Phone- +91-80-28467055-58, 3272327
Fax- 28467059
Mobile: +91-9902027601, +91-9902027602, +91-9845132019
+91-9900249984, +91-9731562855, +91-9731566001

E-mail- reservations@clubcabana.net.in
Website: http://www.clubcabana.net.in/

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