My sister gets into these “I HAVE to go somewhere” moods very often.. and we all get into this mad frenzy at really odd times deciding places to go see on really short notice. This time it was the 5 of us.. Me, Hubby, Lil p , my sis & mom. We decided to check out the
on the outskirts of Bangalore as a half day outing on a Sunday.
We opted for the Half Mango package that included 4 activities per person , lunch , high tea & the Mist dance. The resort was easy to find and we took the Hosur Road -> bommasandra , jigani link road -> past Biocon, Jigani etc to reach Bannergatta anekal road junction & then Nisarga layout.
The elders are charged 850 per head on a weekend & kids below 12 are charged 400rs for the food. This was out first time there and we did not know what to expect. The staff at the reception were kind of clueless when we asked them what activities they had for kids.. They mumbled something about a swimming pool and carrom!! Once we paid them, they left us to figure our way around the resort on our own. They offered us a blue curacao drink that was decent.. and generally pointed us in the direction of adventure sports. The resort has some turkeys, ducks, quails and rabbits that Lil p enjoyed watching. They also have a small tree house and Lil p and my mom settled there. My in laws have a lot of mango trees in their backyard and Lil p was super excited to ask her ajja to build her one such tree house for her to play.
Next it was time for some adventure sports ..They have trampoline, rope climbing, plank walking, walk the rope, tents, free falling.. Not for the faint hearted or for the elderly. Kids above 14 years are only allowed .. so Lil p started getting bored really fast. Hubby n my sis enjoyed it a lot.. and so did the guys around – watching a gang of college girls in really small shorts do some silly stunts on the rope walks. My advice – Stick to Jeans, and long T-shirts.
We went for the buffet lunch after this .. The food again is average. Below average actually. Can you imagine eating a custard that was steaming hot.. and an icecream that was watery?? We only liked the curd rice..
Post lunch hubby n Lil p went for a dip in the pool .. every hour or so they would switch on the water fountains.. they also provide tubes and balls for the kids. a nylon dress is mandatory for the pool. You can relax at the pool side swings, and lounge with a drink in your hand ..
They also had many other games – Zorbing , rock climbing, archery, paint ball that had very long queues.. We then checked out the indoor games section .. played a game of chess & carrom.. while Lil P enjoyed the swing and slide.
The high tea was good. With hot bhajji and finger chips which Lil p devoured.
At 5 PM the mist dance started.. We really really liked this. The best part is that the mist did not wet our dress. We loved the feel of the water on our faces .. Wish the DJ was better though. They also have a fish spa where we dipped our feet before heading back home. It was a good day .. and i definetely recommend this place for an office outing. But if you have kids younger than 12 yrs.. there is not much to do.
- Value for money – 3/5
- Location – 4/5
- Cleanliness – 3/5
- Service – 2.5 / 5
Mango Mist Resorts,Sy No 33,37,Harapanahalli,Anekal Bannerghatta Road . PIN-560083