Villa Pottipati - Experience heritage Bangalore

The 140-year-old colonial bungalow welcomes you with the heady fragrance of flowers from its magnificent Cannonball tree. Located in Malleswaram, the heart of Bangalore’s traditional Brahmin community, Villa Pottipati is engulfed in the serenity of a lush garden, offering respite from the bustle of flower sellers and vegetable vendors outside. Anisha Rachel Oommen spends a day and a night and returns with the impression that here, heritage takes on a living, breathing avatar.

Read about the experience of her stay at Villa Pottipati

A view of the front verandah.
Neemrana Villa Pottipati Bangalore
A view of the front verandah.
Photos of the Reddy couple, original owners of the Villa Pottipati.
Neemrana Villa Pottipati Bangalore
Photos of the Reddy couple, original owners of the Villa Pottipati.
Portraits of the Reddy couple line the walls.
Neemrana Villa Pottipati Bangalore
Portraits of the Reddy couple line the walls.
The indoor dining room at Villa Pottipati.
Neemrana Villa Pottipati Bangalore
The indoor dining room at Villa Pottipati.
Old-school mortar and pestle in the garden restaurant.
Neemrana Villa Pottipati Bangalore
Old-school mortar and pestle in the garden restaurant.
View from the indoor dining room at Villa Pottipati.
Neemrana Villa Pottipati Bangalore
View from the indoor dining room at Villa Pottipati.
A view of the lounge at Villa Pottipati.
Neemrana Villa Pottipati Bangalore
A view of the lounge at Villa Pottipati.
Haunting portraits and wooden doorways create an old-world charm at the Villa Pottipati.
Neemrana Villa Pottipati Bangalore
Haunting portraits and wooden doorways create an old-world charm at the Villa Pottipati.
The granite-pillared lounge, decorated with fragrant flowers from the Nagalinga (Cannonball) tree.
Neemrana Villa Pottipati Bangalore
The granite-pillared lounge, decorated with fragrant flowers from the Nagalinga (Cannonball) tree.
Brass planters and wooden cupboards are among the many artefacts to be admired at the Villa Pottipati.
Neemrana Villa Pottipati Bangalore
Brass planters and wooden cupboards are among the many artefacts to be admired at the Villa Pottipati.
A view of the lounge at Villa Pottipati.
Neemrana Villa Pottipati Bangalore
A view of the lounge at Villa Pottipati.
A brass waterpot in the front room.
Neemrana Villa Pottipati Bangalore
A brass waterpot in the front room.
Each of the eight rooms is named after a traditional South Indian sari.
Neemrana Villa Pottipati Bangalore
Each of the eight rooms is named after a traditional South Indian sari.
A mango tree in the backyard.
Neemrana Villa Pottipati Bangalore
A mango tree in the backyard.
A view of the front verandah.
Neemrana Villa Pottipati Bangalore
A view of the front verandah.
The pillared balcony offering a view of the garden, in an upstairs suite.
Neemrana Villa Pottipati Bangalore
The pillared balcony offering a view of the garden, in an upstairs suite.
The garden, lovingly tended by an old gardener.
Neemrana Villa Pottipati Bangalore
The garden, lovingly tended by an old gardener.
The magnificent Cannonball tree in the driveway.
Neemrana Villa Pottipati Bangalore
The magnificent Cannonball tree in the driveway.
Old creepers line the garden walls at Carte Blanche.
Neemrana Villa Pottipati Bangalore
Old creepers line the garden walls at Carte Blanche.
Alfresco dining at Villa Pottipati.
Neemrana Villa Pottipati Bangalore
Alfresco dining at Villa Pottipati.
Neemrana's delicious home-made jams.
Neemrana Villa Pottipati Bangalore
Neemrana's delicious home-made jams.
Fading photographs of the senior Reddy couple.
Neemrana Villa Pottipati Bangalore
Fading photographs of the senior Reddy couple.
The cozy mezzanine bedroom offers a loft-like residence.
Neemrana Villa Pottipati Bangalore
The cozy mezzanine bedroom offers a loft-like residence.
A photograph of Mrs Reddy's parents, the royal family of Gadwal.
Neemrana Villa Pottipati Bangalore
A photograph of Mrs Reddy's parents, the royal family of Gadwal.

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