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

Neemrana Villa Pottipati Bangalore

A view of the front verandah.

Neemrana Villa Pottipati Bangalore

Photos of the Reddy couple, original owners of the Villa Pottipati.

Neemrana Villa Pottipati Bangalore

Portraits of the Reddy couple line the walls.

Neemrana Villa Pottipati Bangalore

The indoor dining room at Villa Pottipati.

Neemrana Villa Pottipati Bangalore

Old-school mortar and pestle in the garden restaurant.

Neemrana Villa Pottipati Bangalore

View from the indoor dining room at Villa Pottipati.

Neemrana Villa Pottipati Bangalore

A view of the lounge at Villa Pottipati.

Neemrana Villa Pottipati Bangalore

Haunting portraits and wooden doorways create an old-world charm at the Villa Pottipati.

Neemrana Villa Pottipati Bangalore

The granite-pillared lounge, decorated with fragrant flowers from the Nagalinga (Cannonball) tree.

Neemrana Villa Pottipati Bangalore

Brass planters and wooden cupboards are among the many artefacts to be admired at the Villa Pottipati.

Neemrana Villa Pottipati Bangalore

A view of the lounge at Villa Pottipati.

Neemrana Villa Pottipati Bangalore

A brass waterpot in the front room.

Neemrana Villa Pottipati Bangalore

Each of the eight rooms is named after a traditional South Indian sari.

Neemrana Villa Pottipati Bangalore

A mango tree in the backyard.

Neemrana Villa Pottipati Bangalore

A view of the front verandah.

Neemrana Villa Pottipati Bangalore

The pillared balcony offering a view of the garden, in an upstairs suite.

Neemrana Villa Pottipati Bangalore

The garden, lovingly tended by an old gardener.

Neemrana Villa Pottipati Bangalore

The magnificent Cannonball tree in the driveway.

Neemrana Villa Pottipati Bangalore

Old creepers line the garden walls at Carte Blanche.

Neemrana Villa Pottipati Bangalore

Alfresco dining at Villa Pottipati.

Neemrana Villa Pottipati Bangalore

Neemrana's delicious home-made jams.

Neemrana Villa Pottipati Bangalore

Fading photographs of the senior Reddy couple.

Neemrana Villa Pottipati Bangalore

The cozy mezzanine bedroom offers a loft-like residence.

Neemrana Villa Pottipati Bangalore

A photograph of Mrs Reddy's parents, the royal family of Gadwal.