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The house is built with all local and traditional materials: granite from one local quarry, Indian teak floors, bevelled glass, Mangalore tiles. Three large bedrooms with 5 large, granite bathrooms. There is a large room downstairs with extra beds also. There is a gym, a sauna, and a steam room. You will find a large wrap-around deck - good for watching the sunset and the many birds playing in the trees - occasionally green parrots. We organically grow many of our vegetables, including a large vanilla crop.
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We are members of a beautiful resort 10 minutes down the road. The resort has wonderful Thai massage by people from Thailand. We love the massage - a stretching type of massage done in a beautiful open-air setting. They offer other treatments such as facials, scrubs, etc. They also have a pool, tennis courts, squash courts, yoga, and a gym.
You can run or walk to interesting small villages from our house. Great pictures of rural Indian life! The city of Bangalore is a mix of the old and the new. Very interesting. The markets are great. Bangalore is 35 minutes by air from Chennai (Madras) and approx. 1 hour from Mumbai (Bombay) . Mysore, a very interesting city with the Maharaja's palace, is a 3 hour drive. Mysore silk is also a must to see and buy. You should stay in the Maharaja's Summer Palace. The weather is very moderate in Bangalore because it is a plateau at 1,000 meters.
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Our housekeepers will take care of the house and garden. You will need to rent a car and driver while you are there. The driver will stay with the car all day. The price is very reasonable.
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Anywhere with a comparable, luxurious home to offer, but if we had to choose:
Italy, Provence, France, Greece
Ram is a pharmaceutical/biotech executive and entrepreneur. He started his own biotech company about six years ago. He previously was president of a pharmaceutical company. Before then he was a professor at UCSF Medical School. I, Denise, am a lawyer. I am the corporate counsel of a software company.
We both love to cook and drink good wine, but Ram is the real gourmet. We love sports and outdoor activities. We do yoga daily. I used to be a tournament tennis player about 20 years ago; I played tournaments all over the world. We love theater, music, good books. We love to travel. We have exchanged houses five times and had a wonderful time each time. House Exchange seems like a good way to meet more people in the area. We like the idea of a hospitality exchange - you can learn more about the country that way. We have many close friends here that would be happy to show you around or help you out in any way.
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