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6 Family Weekend Getaway Places Near Jaipur That Will Refresh Your Soul

Can you feel the aura of festivity getting over in the air? All this cheer and excitement that surrounds leaves you stressed? Chill, why not plan a family getaway this weekend? Far from the hubbub of the city lies beautiful tranquil that will surely lighten up your mood and soothe up your soul for the weekend!

  1. Tree of Life

Indulge yourself in a peaceful retreat far from the usual chaos and those cliché places where you usually hangout with your family. Explore Tree of Life Resorts & Spa, a 30-min drive away from the city that is a beautiful resort to spend some quality time with your friends & family.

Website linkhttp://www.treeofliferesorts.com/jaipur-home/

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Source: The Tree of Life Resorts & Spa

  1. Ramgarh Lodge

Lofty Aravalli Hills at the backdrop and an ideal mélange of luxury and comforts, Ramgarh Lodge is in its true sense a leisurely vacation spot especially for those who are looking for regal stay near the city. Block your dates and make your weekend hip and happening.

Websitehttps://gateway.tajhotels.com/en-in/ramgarh-lodge-jaipur/

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Source: Ramgarh Lodge

  1. Hathi Mauja

Amidst the rustic beauty of the Elephant village lies a traditional ambient place named as Hathi Mauja where you will be left enchanted by the lovely traditional ambience. We’re sure that this experience will give you memories to be cherished for lifetime.

Websitehttp://hathimauja.com/about-us/

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Source: Hathi Mauja

  1. JW Marriott

Have you ever dreamt of a luxurious, peaceful and a relaxing retreat with sumptuous food to gorge on? Yes, you heard that right! JW Marriott has it all. So, wait no more, pack your bags and just get going !

Websitehttps://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/jainh-jw-marriott-jaipur-resort-and-spa/

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  1. Chomu Palace

Soak yourself into the environs where the gracious lifestyles of the princes of Rajasthan will be revived right in front of your eyes. Take a dip in the pool or relax in the room, choice is yours, but it will be remembered forever.

Websitehttp://www.chomupalacehotel.com/about.html

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Source: Chomu Palace

  1. Vacation Inn Dewan Palace

If your dream is to have a cup of tea right in the middle of nowhere whilst reading a novel and your family by the side, then you have come at the right place. Dewan Palace is the place to be at to have a refreshing weekend with your family.

Websitehttps://dewanpalace.vacationinn.in/

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Source: Dewan Palace

Happy weekend ! 🙂

Jaipur

23 Rooftop Restaurants in Jaipur That You Just Won’t Get Enough Of

Among other things, one luxury that the people of Jaipur have is to be able to spend time at a beautiful rooftop restaurant, enjoy a good meal, coffee or drinks, in the company of people they love, without being bothered by pollution or too many tall buildings 🙂 The city boasts of some of the best rooftop restaurants in the country, which are spread across the city. Here are few of our favorites, among them.

1.) Jai’pour Café & Bar – The latest favorite rooftop of the people of Jaipur is, Jai’pour café and bar, a place that transfers one to the land of Greece. It’s not just the interiors of the place that remind you of Greece but the beautiful bougainvillea, 🙂 which are spread across the rooftop. This place not only serves some amazing dishes to eat but is also famous for the variety of drinks that it offers to its customers. Apart from the varied menu, the place is also credited to introduce the first alcoholic Buntas in the city.

Venue: Devraj Niwas, Khasa Kothi

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2.) House of People – With the popularity that this rooftop has gained as one of the best nightlife spaces in the city; it undoubtedly becomes one of the first choice while planning a night out with friends. With a great resident DJ, decent ambiance and hospitable staff this place is a wonderful choice to spend your evenings.

Venue: Sahkar Marg

 

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3.) Stag Cafe – A grassy- knolly terrace cafe overlooking the divinely beautiful Amer fort. These are literally the box seats to see Amer in all its glory. You can see the sound and light show while gorging on some delicious Italian & Chinese delicacies. The restaurant keeps belting out romantic music for the guests to match the exhilarating ambiance.They have filled the place up with roses & balloons for today just to make the day that much more special for the love birds.

Venue: Opposite Amer fort (Amer Road)

4.) F Bar & Lounge– One of the most high end restaurants in Jaipur with a beautiful rooftop seating, set around an open Swimming Pool, F Bar can easily pass to be one of the most exciting places to be at. Publicized as an ideal destination for party lovers of the city, F Bar offers people a fashionable ambiance, a handpicked menu and the best of party music and live performances.

Venue: M.I. Road

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5.) 3 D’s Resto Lounge– 3 D’s Resto lounge is the first independent rooftop lounge in the city. Not only this, it is one of the highest rooftops in the city as well. Located 32 meters above ground, this place gives the best 360 degree view of the city. The rooftop is also known for their live Italian counter, making it one of the favorites for the foodies of Jaipur. Apart from the delicious food, this is the place to best enjoy the nightlife in the city.

Venue: Malviya Nagar

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6.) Hitbhuk Mitbhuk – Since the main reason behind hanging out in a restaurant is food, here is a rooftop that offers the most experimental and scrumptious of delicacies to its customers. It is the one restaurant in the city that offers fusion food. The delicious food items available here have an imprint of both European and Indian food culture. The best element of this restaurant is that they try out a new dish every day and in every few weeks they revise their menu to keep updated. Not only this, it is one of the most vertically spread restaurant of the city too.

Venue: Bapu Nagar

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7.) Tapri – Located centrally, this is a rooftop cafe, which everyone of you must have visited atleast once. It won’t be wrong if we say the most popular place in town and why not, after all this is the place that serves the simplest of snacks in the most twisted and tasty manner. Whether it is their famous Vada Pao or Tadka Maggi, we all love to binge on their yummy menu, every now and then. Tapri’s location offer you with treat for you eyes too as it offers you the view of beautiful central park and National Flag. 🙂 

Venue: C-Scheme

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8.) Le spring – This recently opened rooftop has gained popularity in the city, in a short span of time. The ambiance of the place has a European feel to it. Known for its non-veg specialties and amazing food presentation, this place definitely deserves to be among the top rooftops of the city.

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9. ) Replay Jaipur– Located at Tonk Road, this should definitely be on the top of the list of people who love dining out in open air. The restaurant is dictated by beautiful ambiance, nice music, super delicious food and great drinks. Whether it is a romantic date, drinks with friends or just a casual dinner, the place works out to be the best for everything.

Venue: Tonk Road

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10.) Cocoa House café – With an impressive ambiance and a pocket friendly menu, this is one of the most favored rooftops, by the youth of Jaipur. All the young girls and boys of the city, who are planning out their farewell parties or birthdays, can definitely choose this place to celebrate.

Venue: Tonk Road

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11.) Green Apple – A vegetarian rooftop restaurant, located in Malviya Nagar, Green Apple, serves a delightful mix of North Indian, Italian, Chinese, Mexican and Continental cuisines. With comfortable seating and a wonderful vibe this is a place that you will want to visit again and again.

Venue: Malviya Nagar

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12.) O2 – The Plant Café – As the name suggests this rooftop is decorated with many beautiful plants that add to a fresh atmosphere of the place. Apart from a lovely ambiance this rooftop is popular for its pocket friendly delights, which is exactly what one looks for, while choosing a hangout place.

Venue: Lal Kothi

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13.) Mamu’s Infusion Restaurant-Probably this is the first rooftop restaurant of Jaipur that the foodie’s of Jaipur, think about, while planning a hangout. With an amazing mix of Italian, Chinese, North Indian and to die for Falafel Dish 🙂 , this place should be your first choice if you are a die hard foodie.

 Venue: C-Scheme

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14.) Color bar– This place, with its amazingly beautiful, glowing neon furniture, does complete justice to its name. Its furniture is probably the most striking feature about this place. The best place to have drinks with your friends in the city.

Venue: Raddison Blu, Tonk road

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15.) Blackout– Located in the heart of the city, at C-Scheme, this rooftop is one of amongst the most famous restaurants in the city. On any given weekend you can see this place jam packed with youngsters and regular days are also no different. If you are planning to have a gala weekend with friends and enjoy a good drink, Blackout is the place to be.

Venue: C-Scheme

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16.) Calzone- Dine & Rooftop Lounge – A beautiful and subtle rooftop, which is an ideal place to have family dinners. There are many rooftops in the city where you can go around and have a crazy time with your friends, however if you are looking forward to a comparatively quieter and subtle evening, Calzone is the place to be.

Venue: Vidyadhar Nagar

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17.) The Terrace Grill – If your idea of partying is to enjoy amazing barbecue delicacies under a starlit sky, then The Terrace Grill at Hotel Park Prime. The place is also quite apt for romantic couples, who wish to enjoy a good candle light dinner.

Venue: Hotel Park Prime, C-scheme

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18.) Ta Blu – One of the oldest rooftops in the city, ta blu at Clarks Amer, is known for its upbeat ambiance and a wide variety of domestic and international liquor available for its customers. The ambiance of the place dominated by white and blue also echoes the rich heritage of the city. well, no doubt old is always gold.

Venue: Hotel Clarks Amer, JLN Marg

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19.) Thirsty Owl- With a great mix of international cuisines like Mexican, Chinese and Lebanese, a hooka lounge, live music and live sports screening, Thirsty Own becomes the new favorite place for the youngsters in Jaipur. Located on a different end of the city, Vaishali Nagar, this rooftop gives a beautiful view of the recently developed Vaishali Nagar. The quirky artwork of owls, 🙂 with which this place is decorated, give the whole ambiance an eccentric feel.

Venue: Vaishali Nagar

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20.) Jaipur Jungle- This is a place located in the city, which takes you away from the humdrum of the city, into the wildness of the jungle. The décor of the place may be inspired by the jungle but the place is very well furnished which adds to the elegance of the rooftop. The food choice offered at the place are dictated by North Indian dishes but it also offers some amazing Chinese and Italian delicacies.

Venue: Raja Park

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21. ) District 9 Lounge– The best thing about this place is that it serves breakfast/quick bites, all day long. A place that serves veg, non veg, drinks and Hookah under one roof, should definitely be one of everyone’s favorite. Additionally if you get a dance floor to grove with your friends, everything becomes perfect. 🙂

Venue: Malviya nagar

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22.) Courtyard cafe & Lounge – Courtyard is one of the best rooftop lounges in the city for dining out with your family. The rooftop has a contemporary ambiance and serves delicious food along with your favorite drinks, wine and beer. Furnished with the most charming interiors, Courtyard’s rooftop is divided beautifully into large segment where you can enjoy privacy with your loved ones.

Venue: Bapu Nagar

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23) Jaipur Adda – Last but not the least, the recently opened Jaipur Adda in Bani Park opposite Hotel Country Inn & Suites, is a rooftop heaven created with interesting interiors and a menu that will make your mouth water within seconds ! The aroma flowing from the open kitchen gets better when mixed with the night breeze in the city. Chur Chura Papad crisps and Jar potatoes are to die for and juicy chuski drums will immediately take your heat stroke away 😉 The good news is the bar menu of Jaipur Adda which keeps you going when all you want to do is open up and dive in the night 🙂 It’s open till 1 a.m. so plan and leave 😀

Hope this has made planning your weekends easy. 🙂

Jaipur

A 360 Degree Guided Tour of World Trade Park Jaipur !!

Cafes, bazaars, streets, temples, parks, you name it, and Jaipur has an abundance of all ! In this growing list of amazing things and an era of urbanization and ushering development that we are blessed to witness in pink city, we see one more evolution – Shopping Malls. As pink city continues to move swiftly on the path of being an attraction for every genre of shopaholic, it houses in it the grandest mall of all times – World Trade Park.

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Located at one of the most posh areas in Jaipur, JLN Marg, WTP (as Jaipurites fondly call it) is one gigantic mall that houses all our favorite brands that at one time had us rushing to the Indian capital.  The one reason that this mall has become so popular and fond among the people of Jaipur is that it offers the best brands in clothing, accessories, cosmetics, home décor and what not ! Just in case you aren’t too big on non-stop shopping, WTP doesn’t leave a room for boredom with its plethora of entertainment sources and crazy varieties of food  😀

So hold your breath and put your seat belts on, as we are now starting our ride through the World Trade Park !

First thing is first, park your car in the basement of the mall and take an escalator or elevator to reach your desired floor ! We chose to start our tour from the South block of WTP and here is what we discovered on our tour.

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Women’s Fashion

The best element of WTP is that it has brands that offer both traditional and western wear along with amazing accessories. If you are shopping for western wear you will definitely find French Connection, situated at the lower ground (LG) at South Block, quite interesting with some pretty summer dresses & great formals ! Our favorite still remains ICONIC that in itself is a multi-brand retail where you will get the latest trends in women’s western wear from Vero Moda, Only and Jack n Jones. Definitely the best of Denims can be shopped at Levi’s and if you are on the lookout for nice western casual then UCB should be your first choice. Also, this section is a heaven during the SALE season 😉

Moving ahead to the Upper ground (UG), you will find Shoppers Stop, which we perhaps need not introduce.  The one stop store for the best ethnic wear, western wear, accessories, shoes, make-up, bags and many more fashion products, Shopper’s Stop has it all. But if you want t visit some individual brand stores, just turn around and meet BIBA, W, ShivaS, Satya Paul and Meena Bazaar with a superb variety of ethnic wear for occasions ranging from Diwali to best friend’s wedding: D

Apart from it this floor also has Wills Lifestyle, which is again a leading brand that offers trendy women wear. The most remarkable brand at this floor is the All Plus shop, which offers fashionable clothing in plus sizes!

Men’s Fashion

Because why should women have all the fun ? From t-shirts to shirts to jeans to the classy formal & ethnic wear, WTP has it all queued up for the man’s world out there !

Starting right from the lower ground at South Block, there’s Calvin Klein that offers not only trendy denims but many casual outfits for men. Again ICONIC also stores some A-listed men’s fashion brands including Tommy Hilfiger, Ed Hardy, Gant, Nautical, Matinique, Bruun and Stengrade, Levi’s, Van Heusen and Aeropostale. Apart from ICONIC, the same floor also has Flying Machine, U.S. Polo, UCB and Wrangler, which offer some sporty choices for the men in the game.

For example if you are looking for some above the mark T-shirts then Ed hardy is the right place to be. For others who are looking for very high end formals can find what they need at Van Heusen and Levis and wrangler are meant for those who are on a hunt for new denims. U.S. Polo has to be on the list of those, who like shopping for latest casuals that are available at this brand !!

If shopping under one roof for all your necessities like clothing, shoes and accessories is your idea of shopping then move directly to Shoppers Stop and you will find everything 🙂

Accessories

There is just one way to beautiful your existing or new wardrobe – Accessorize!!

Shoes, bags, necklaces, rings, clips, isn’t your mind already playing with colors and fashion ? 😉

For all those looking for light sport shoes, Puma at ICONIC must be your first choice ! Clarks, a high end shoe brand, offers a rather subtle and formal collection of shoes that you can opt for your official meetings. On the same floor as Clarks, you can also check out Adidas and Hush puppies !

With Taylor Swift & Sonam Kapoor making a rage out of reading glasses, they are nothing but a thing of play these days. Foresight Optical, located on the 3rd floor of this wing, should be the go to place for people looking for trendy eyewear.  If you wish to invest in a good time piece, then Casio can be the one as well !

For women, we have Metro, which is currently one of the most trendy footwear retails. Again for sport shoes women can take a search the Puma shop. Move to the first floor and you will find some wonderful scarves at Red riding scarves. You can also get some high end luggage carriers at Samsonite, which is also located in the South wing of WTP. Since we can never have enough of phone accessories, Robobull is here to provide us with some more phone accessories. Going ahead to the Home Décor section, Pure Home Décor is one place where you can find a lot many options for decorating your house.

Lingerie

We know you all probably rush to Zivame when it comes to shopping for some beautiful lingerie for yourself and pamper your body like never, but at WTP, you will make all your dreams come true at Marks & Spencer as it hold in front of you a vast selection of dreamy lingerie in all designs, shapes and sizes.

Beauty

Since beauty products have also gained popularity with people of Jaipur, many beauty brands have come up with their stand alone outlets at WTP. Although Marks & Spencer is known for its lingerie but once you go to this store you will find some amazing toiletries and a wide range of beauty products especially body mists by the brand available at prices that won’t burn a hole in your pocket. Recently Looks Salon has also opened up an outlet at the Mall, so now you can easily take care of your beauty requirements at the salon.

Entertainment Entertainment !! 

The next big thing that one looks for in a mall is Entertainment and WTP definitely has some real elements of entertainment in store for you. Firstly WTP houses Cinepolis theatre in town, which has the best 3D effects and gives an amazing movie watching experience to its visitors. Moreover the south wing of this mall also houses a Kids Zone where young kids, who sometimes do get bored with their parents’ shopping spree, can get some respite. Not only this while walking in the mall you must have seen many people relaxing on huge comfy chairs, well they are massage chairs, which are there to provide comfort to people, who want it.

Food

Now, don’t we all live for this one element of life? The World trade Park is an abode to many food outlets, and you will also find a little House of Candy with colorful and yummy candy options, but the highlight here is the place which serves delicacies from all over the world in its huge castle themed Food Court!!


Those who cannot live without Ice Cream in summers can head towards Havmor, Baskin & Robins and Gelato to binge on this delicacy. The continental food fans can find delight in Italian café (which serves Italian food) or Inchin (that serves Chinese and Thai dishes) to satiate their tummies. Since we are in Jaipur, how can one miss out on, ‘The Rajasthan Pure veg’ outlet that serves the best of Rajasthani food ? 😀

Pizza fans have Dominos for them and chocolate lovers can always head to Oven the Bakery or Chocolate Room. Then again we have Barcelos that opened up almost a year back at WTP and serves some amazing non-veg food along with drinks. Your favorite shake joint, Keventers also has its outlet at WTP in the same row as Creamist, Cookie Man, Fruit Serum, Chatkara Puchka leading to Kathi junction, Yo China, Kebabs and curries company, Vegetarian Choice, Crazy noodles and KFC. Not to forget the South Indian Food lovers, who can get their choice of food at Vaango.  While strolling through the North Wing you can also check out CCD and the South wing houses Costa Coffee for all the coffee lovers.

Gadgets and Electronics

As we said, at WTP you can get everything that is on your shopping list and we are sure that includes gadgets too. Among the biggest brands, we have Imagine store at WTP where you can buy all the latest gadgets from Apple. For people who might not want to invest on Apple you can always checkout Gionee and Vivo. Now once you are done with your Smartphone shopping and are looking forward to shop for some electronics then you can head to Samsung store and get your hands on some of their finest products.

Dubai bazaar

Moving ahead from the food court a completely new shopping experience awaits those who love shopping at kiosks for more variety and less price. The most attractive part of this is the entrance with a huge bold red door; Dubai Bazaar spreads a range of products that can be shopped under one roof at this segment. You name it and you will get it at this market, be it shoes, dresses, men’s wear, lingerie, perfumes, accessories, belts, artifacts and much more. We suggest that whenever you visit WTP you must give this market a visit! 😀

 

North Block

Fantasy World

The moment we enter the North Block through the connecting escalator from South Block, the first thing that we notice is a dreamy world, where you can find beautiful accessories like costume jewelry and sunglasses sold by people from inside a boat shaped shop or a bus. Yes you are right we are talking about Fantasy world, which indeed lives up to its name with all those umbrellas hanging upside down from the ceiling and the whole interior that is designed in a very unusual format that leads you into the world of Arabian nights 😀 You can also find some nice book stores in this section. The fantasy world also has its small food zone that houses Cake world and all the fans of this bakery already know that they make some very delicious cakes in the city.

Women’s Wear

North wing of WTP houses some of the favorite brands of women in clothing. To begin with, adjacent to Fantasy world we have an outlet of ‘People’ that offers nice outfits for women at really affordable prices. The ground floor in this wing houses Zara, which is probably the biggest reason why women actually visit WTP. Zara undoubtedly has the latest fashion from around the world and we definitely don’t want to miss on that.

A new entrant to the same wing is Kazo, which offers a range of western women wear and you might actually find a good party wear dress here that you have been looking for all over in the city. You can also shop for the same at Latin Quarters, Promod with a very elegant collection having some latest designs in house. Now that we are talking about favorite brands you cannot miss Forever New that houses some chic and trendy women’s clothing. Guess is also located on the same floor in case you are looking for a pair of denims.

Men’s Wear

Beginning with the topmost floor in this block (we mean the top most functioning floor) we have Planet sports where men can always find their favorite sports wear, adjacent to the Fantasy World. Come one floor down and men will find Celio and LaCoste to help them with their casual wear requirements and for those looking for formal options you can always count on Raymonds, which too has an outlet at WTP, or check the latest formal collection by Louis Philippe and Park Avenue.  Then again Zara men’s collection is also pretty high end and we suggest one should always check it out.

Accessories

If you are out here to shop for accessories then the North Wing of WTP is where you should head to as it houses the biggest brands in accessories in Jaipur. Now what can be the most sought after accessories? We guess they are bags and shoes. As you move out of Fantasy world right outside you will find an outlet of Baggit. And if one brand of bags is not enough then you can move down a floor and spend as much as you want on lovely bags by Da Milano but don’t forget that you are still to checkout Charles and Keith, Carlton, Aldo and Rosso Brunello that brings a chic array of bags and shoes to die for. North Wing also houses Sunglass Hut that offers some cool eye-wear.

For some more options in footwear you may also checkout the Catwalk and for the best of accessories in town you can head towards Accessorize that offers the best of costume jewelry, head gear and even some cool options in bags and eye-wear. Claire’s is another brand that offers a huge amount of accessories for all the accessory lovers. The North wing also houses Mother Care, which provides products for babies and new mothers. For a few more options for young kids you can also check out the Early Learning Centre.

Amazing timepieces can be brought at The Prime, which is a multi-brand retail for watches. If you are looking for exquisite and precious jewelry then you should checkout Nakshatra that is the only precious jewelry store in the mall. Swarovski also has an outlet at WTP, which provides one with many beautiful artifacts studded with Swarovski crystals. Moving ahead with accessories for Home Décor, for which Chumbak, one of the most sought after brands for its quirky printed designs, should be the most apt place.

Lingerie

While Shoppers’s Stop will provide you all your favorite brands of lingerie in its lingerie section, Amanté has for you some classy nightwear & lingerie collection to pick from !

Beauty

This section houses three leading beauty brands viz. Inglot, Faces and the Body Shop. Inglot and Faces both offer a huge variety of makeup products whereas The Body Shop provides you with amazing beauty care products that are based on elements of nature with tantalizing fragrances that are also good for your skin and hair 🙂

We suggest you prepare a list of things you require and go to the shops that will offer you the products of your choices and after the long tiring shopping spree, go straight to the Food Court and eat your favorite food 😉

For us, we end our guide to World Trade Park here and wish you all a shoppilicious weekend 😀