About this listing
About the property
1. You get an independent room with attached bathroom.
2. You can use the spacious peaceful yet dynamic space with tiled roof that has performances and workshops on regular basis.
3. You will meet artists, travellers and interesting people from Bangalore, other parts of India and many foreigners that visit me on regular basis
1. A succession of South Indian dynasties ruled the region of Bangalore until in 1537 AD Kempe Gowda—a feudatory ruler under the Vijayanagara Empire—established a mud fort considered to be the foundation of modern Bangalore.
2. Following transitory occupation by Maratha and Mughal, the city remained under the Mysore kingdom.
3. Bangalore continued to be a cantonment of the British and a major city of the Princely State of Mysore which existed as a nominally sovereign entity of the British Raj.
4. Following the independence of India in 1947, Bangalore became the capital of Mysore state, and later Karnataka.
I am well travelled in India and the neighbouring countries with long stay in Amsterdam. You can join me to visit art, music, theatre events in the city and get info on what to do and where to go in the city....I am centrally located with very good connections in Bangalore. You feel at home and take back a great experience to share with families and friends.
Rameshe's pad is centrally located making it a convenient location to stay while in Banglore. Ramesh himself is a super chiller with a smile that stretches from ear to ear. They have a lovely dog called Soni who is adorable. However Dont go by the pictures provided as the house is under construction at the moment. The room was basic and the bathroom was clean. The host was kind and made good conversation and also can make some epic watermelon juice. If you are a creative bug you should definitely consider staying with Ramesh.
There isn't a more perfect place to stay if you're a first time visitor to Bangalore.. An inspiring peaceful house in a colourful part of the city, unlike the generic new buildings. The location is beautiful and convenient. Ramesh is a great host and great company for conversations, or just hanging out on rooftops :) Would love to visit again!
We were a bit thrown off by the place looking very different from the photos--which were apparently taken a long time ago--but after we got over our surprise we started to enjoy ourselves. Ramesh is a fun and lively host, generous in inviting us to his parties but not intrusive in any way. The room is bare bones and no frills and the bathroom is semi-shared. The upstairs space where Ramesh lives--to which guests are allowed access-- is just beautiful. I think this is good place for an adventurous traveler who does not spend much time in the room. Not recommended if you are planning on cooking as the kitchen does not have a functional sink. If you stay up late enough at night you will meet some very interesting people here but its not ideal for young kids (staircase unprotected/falls risk).
Ramesh really made us feel at home during our stay. He was always friendly and helpful, offered tea, coffee and even breakfast or dinner.
He also helped us getting around, calling taxi's, writing down maps and so on. We also went to a handicraft fair together, which was fun.
We were allowed to use the WIFI and could cook our own food.
We also had our own lockable room with a comfortable bed, clean.
A small supermarket is just 1 min walk away and a rikshaw to cubbon park is about 70 INR. The Garuda mall and MG-Road / Commercial street is about in the middle between the park and the house.
The house itself is in a calm neighborhood near the old airport. The new Airport it in the north and costs 500-800 INR per Taxi to the house.
Ramesh is a gracious host and the house is a peaceful respite amidst the chaos of Bangalore. In the evenings you can hear a beautiful masala of sound: the call to prayer from the mosque, and songs from the nearby Hindu Temple, and the Catholic Church. The open architecture of the upstairs lets the breeze move magically through the room. I didn't feel like I guest here, I felt completely at home.
About the Host, Ramesh
My name is Ramesh Singh Dhami.
I live in Bangalore as a photographer, Artist, Shiatsu masseur, Yoga coach and a Traveler.
My interests include Music, Dance, Art, Culture and meeting people from different parts of the world.
I am Light Traveler, One Bag and Tonnes of Memories......!
Simple life nourished with Creativity, Love, Peace and Connect to Nature and People is how I live.
Here is some background information you may want to know about me
I am born in Ranikhet (Kumaon Himalayas) in Uttrakhand - India, where I got my primary education.
I completed my High School and Graduation in Bangalore.
Finished Masters in Physics (M Sc in Physics) in 1990 in Mysore University.
Worked in one of the best residential shhool in India, The Lawrence School, Lovedale, Ooty for over 6 years . (Taught Physics, Photography and Environment Science and was instructor for Rowing and Sailing & Outdoor activities like Trekking/camping/cycling in nature and volunteered for Social Service building Toilets and Community Center in nearby village with RSIS-Round Square International Service).
From 1997 to 2001 I was traveling in the Himalayas (mainly Uttrakhand) learning the ways of the majestic mountains and exploring the Spirituality and Culture of this land of enlightment (Tapobhumi)
In 2001, I relocated to Bangalore and freelanced as a photographer, journalist, shiatsu masseur and coach for Team building in Corporates like Oracle, Sap Labs, Accenture and Infosys while holding workshops in my home and Studio.
From 2006 to 2008, I lived in Amsterdam as an photographer, artist and healer....connecting to the Waters in the canals.....with a special project AMSTERDHAMI based on my photography of Reflection on the Canal waters.....where I promote photography as art and design concepts to Interiors, fashion and Nature education.