With the IT boom in the city of Bengaluru this past decade, day outing for corporates has becomes a norm to break-free from work and spend some fun time with sports and leisure activities. There are a number of resort or hotel options within and outside the city that cater to the same. Not just corporates, even for families, its a good weekend break or time for a get-together to just spend a day or even a stay-cation. One such outing with my colleagues was at the Royal Orchid Resort & Convention Centre in Jakkur area.
Its a comparatively smaller resort but the facilities are decent enough for a good time. Our day started off with buffet Breakfast at the restaurant – Verve. From South Indian to a few continental dishes, it was a good fare to garner energy for a fun day ahead.
Post Breakfast, there are a few lawns where some team activities can be carried out. There are other amenities like Badminton Court, Table Tennis, Carrom, Chess, Volley Ball, Archery and Swimming that one can use.
There were also other paid games like Paint Ball which can be fun to try out too but we did not the day we went. The place can get crowded and the wait time can be more if they overbook, which we started experiencing because there were 2 more corporates that had opted the same day to enjoy too. As a result though the food during lunch was good, most of it was cold and the buffet refill took a while.
The place is nearby for people in Bangalore North and a deviation from the International airport road. They also have another restaurant – 9th mile Dhaba which I’ve heard from people that the food is really good, unfortunately again, it was not a day that we could dine-in here but it sounds perfect for a family dinner !
There are also rooms available for a stay, the car parking was near some of the cottages and seemed like a good option. The children’s play area was not up-to the mark though, all the slides and games were rusted and dirty and seemed rarely used which can put off families with kids.
Service was ok but can be better. Give it a try !
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