I had a chance to visit the Pyramid Valley International today after much prodding myself to get out of my house. This was one place on my list that still did not have time to visit and finally got a chance to. This place is about 35km from Silk Board junction (Madiwala) via Jayanagar. If you have more time to spare and would like to check out the drive via Nice Road then it adds up another 10km and takes a good one hour to cover. I did this drive on Sunday afternoon but any other day can have a lot more peak hour traffic and you need to take precautions for driving appropriately.
We reached the place in about an hour or so roughly. The society is about 2km off the kanakapura road itself and the road is in good condition to reach through the village. No major bottlenecks there. Its primarily a meditation centre based on harnessing the energy generated within a pyramid structure. Within the pyramid, at the base there are lots of chairs organised where people can sit and mediate in absolute silence. There is also a king’s chamber of roughly 1/3rd the height or about three total floors where you can sit at a higher level and meditate. Kids of upto 8 years are not allowed inside even though the board says 6 years. Also, you need to remove the footwear and go inside. Further the king’s chamber meditation means that you need to spend a good thirty minutes mandatorily within there.
Many people were observed leaving the higher location in ten minutes or so. But the real gain is when you meditate at least for a minimum of half hour or so since one can harness all energy that is there within.
The society also has a cafeteria that serves some real decent food with sometimes spicy side dishes at cheap rates. If you have to know coffee tea at ten bucks, idli, chapati and 30 bucks and so on. Pretty neat. There are two to three toilet facilities and the one near the cafeteria is neat and clean while the rest may not be.
There are also a couple of parks around the complex and these are good for children to enjoy around. Also there are couple of water bodies with statues in them and it lends to the overall ambiance of the place.
If you are looking for an evening to spend in meditation or just playing around gardens with a light snack or two for kids, without burning your pocket, I would strongly recommend you visit the Pyramid Valley International. The organization also provides a lot of programmes at different times of the year which you can access on their website for more information. The place also offers luxury cottages and non a/c rooms as well as dormitories if you plan to stay for a day or two. Booking charges are not specified on their website so you may wish to contact them directly for the same.