India: Bollywood versus business

The movie capital of Mumbai goes head to head with India's IT hub, Bangalore.

India: Bollywood versus business
India: Bollywood versus business

MUMBAI

HOTELS

The iconic Taj Mahal Palace and Tower has reopened its doors after renovations following the 2008 terrorist attacks. The property has some of the best views of the Arabian Sea, 565 rooms, and 12 meeting spaces for up to 2,000 for a reception.

VENUES

The World Trade Centre is Mumbai's most famous conference venue. Its two main spaces are Expo Centre with about 1,390m2 of space, and Centre Point, which is more of an intimate business centre, but has 11 rooms that can hold up to 300.

RESTAURANTS

There are a few upmarket dining options. Among the most popular is India Jones, which runs the gamut of Asian classics from teppanyaki to curry. Trishna is an unassuming joint that draws the Bollywood crowd with its fresh seafood.

INCENTIVES

Strawberry Outbound is a local company specialising in team-building activities. The most original is Asia's only ice climbing wall, which simulates real mountaineering. It also runs retreat programmes, featuring meditation for a calmer experience.

BANGALORE

HOTELS

The Leela Palace Kempinski is an impressive property. Nine acres of lush gardens surround the palatial buildings that offer 358 rooms and 14 meeting spaces for 1,100, while its spa offers indulgent Ayurvedic treatments.

VENUES

The KTPO Trade Centre covers more than 50 acres with four modules of 5,000m2. A mezzanine floor opened recently, with a conference space for 200. The Woodrose Club, set in 6,131m2 of gardens, has a 100-capacity hall and a boardroom.

RESTAURANTS

Olive Beach is a hotspot that attracts the movers and shakers. Owned by pop star Sagarika, the whitewashed venue has space for 100 to sample lobster risotto and seafood empanada. Blue Ginger, located in the Taj West End, specialises in South Asian classics.

INCENTIVES

Prayag Discovery Village is an outdoor training centre, with obstacle courses and scope for team building. More outgoing groups might like a Bollywood theme night at their hotel, with lessons in Indian dance, music and food.

DIRECTORY
India Tourism
Contact: MV Babu
Tel: 020 7734 6613
email: babu@india touristoffice.org
Web: www.incredible india.org

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