Four Ways to Enjoy Your Weekends at Urbana

WITH the temperature dropping by the day, going to office is indeed painful. If you think about it, after Monday and Tuesday, even the calendar screams, “W T F”!! But weekends are the time when you can afford to lapse into a predictable routine, especially if you’re on a strict schedule otherwise. Yes, you are free to tuck in comfortably and go on a hibernation mode for hours at a stretch. Figuring out something fun and interesting can feel like its own pressure. It can seem easier just to forgo it. Mingling with family, friends and neighbors will help enrich your life and help you with unique experiences. This will also provide you with new and exciting photos to post on social networking sites. And Urbana will leave you spoilt for choices to make your weekends exciting. Here are five ways to go about it:

1. An….d Splash

 

With two swimming pools – infinity-edged and a mufti-purpose one in the complex, children can never have better way to bask in the sun and play in the water. Arrange a pool party and water games to make your kids smile. You too can plunge in and complete your workout sessions.

2. Call of the wild & adventurous

With acres of luxurious greens around, you have all the time in the world to do some of the most exciting stuff. Things which you couldn’t have done in any other property. How about kite flying and gazing up to see who’s still good with his/her skills. Or with technology becoming “glocal” (globally local), there could be many of you who would like to grab attention by flying drones. If nature mesmerises you, bird watching might be an option. If you’re lucky, you might just able to capture your favorite moment in your camera’s memory.

3. The Ha-Ha session

Of course, adda is simply an inseparable element among Indians and if it’s Kolkata, the sky is the limit. No no, you don’t need to do it out in the sun all day. We understand how important it is for you to maintain wrinkle-free and tan-free skin so the community hall is where you can head to. Kids can gang up to make the most of their time by playing with toys or honing their creativity with drawing, painting, dancing on their favorite Bollywood steps. Grown-ups can involve in group activities such as Antakshari, Dumsheraj or may be showcase their aesthetic side and do some recitation too. Or even better, go for a hearty adda.

4. Home is where the hang out is

When you live in a Kolkata landmark, friends and relatives will clamour to visit. Why not invite them over a weekend and cook a scrumptious meal or organise a small get together with drinks and snacks, and perhaps some board games.

Pep up your weekend life like never before at Urbana. A new adventure or a fun activity awaits you with state-of-the-art amenities just a tinkle/sms away. Ring +919836760508 or visit www.urbana.co.in dig out more information.

WHY E M BYPASS IS BECOMING KOLKATA’S NEW PARK STREET

International brands, mushrooming restaurants and bars with a colourful vibe of pure energy. Welcome to Kolkata’s new ‘it’ locality where great location is happily married to rapid development. Here are 7 reasons why Kolkata’s beloved Park Street is being recreated on the E M Bypass:

Location Love

With rapid expansion, Kolkata’s axis has changed. Central Kolkata is no longer Esplanade. Kolkata’s lifeline is the E M Bypass: the preferred location for schools, hospitals, malls, hospitality giants and luxury residences. Connecting the entire city, the E M Bypass gives you accessibility, convenience and a great lifestyle.

Food that makes you go #NomNom

From classic dhaba food to national and international chains, from hidden gems to treasured sweet shops, the E M Bypass has it all. How do we know this locality is a true foodie’s delight? People from all over the city venture here to eat, drink and play.

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This area is quite a shopper’s delight with glitzy malls and bargain places alike. From clothing to accessories, from electronics to pet needs, it’s all right here and super easy to get to. And for everyday groceries, you have supermarkets and cozy standalone shops. It’s an area where both co-exist happily.

Learning, first!

Acclaimed schools and new-age colleges. All within a radius of a few kilometres. E M Bypass is learning and getting better at giving people just what they need, and how! Other favourite Kolkata schools and colleges are also accessible because of the location and the plethora of public transport options available, soon to be enhanced by the upcoming metro stations.

Health is happiness

The E M Bypass is Kolkata’s established health hub, with nationally acclaimed hospitals as well as international chains. Hospitals include Ruby General, Desun, Fortis, Medica Superspecialty, RN Tagore, AMRI, Peerless, Apollo Gleneagles, Genesis and Aditya Birla Sankara Nethralaya, among others. This proximity to world-class healthcare ensures both present peace of mind and a comfortable future

Work, work, work

The swankiest offices of national and international companies all occupy pride of place on E M Bypass. And with bustling offices comes bustling nightlife with great cafes and bars that remain open late into the night to appease hardworking Kolkattans.

The vibrant vibe

Young, colourful and vivacious. That’s E M Bypass for you, a riot of activity throughout the year and especially during festival time. This area has some of the most celebrated Durga Pujas in the city and attracts revellers from near and far.

It’s time to change your world by moving into South Kolkata’s largest luxury condominium at present, off the E M Bypass. Enjoy life at the tallest towers (40-45 stories) and say ‘yes’ to a life full of beautiful possibilities. Call/SMS +919836760508 or visit www.urbana.co.in to find out more!

5 Fun Grown-Up Things to do in the Urbana Greens

Who doesn’t love the great outdoors, especially when you don’t have to leave home to enjoy it? Urbana is South Kolkata’s largest luxury residential project sprawling across 65 acres with lovingly landscaped greens. And with great greens comes great fun! Here is a list of 5 fun things to do in the Urbana greens:

1. A “GREEN” BOOK CLUB

When was the last time you read something in natural light? Bet it’s been a while. The greens are the perfect place to read a book alone, and then have great discussions with like-minded neighbours. You could set up an outdoors book club and ‘literally’ enjoy the trees and grass!

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2. TAI CHI & YOGA

If you’re looking for a way to reduce stress, consider tai chi. Originally developed for self-defense in ancient China, tai chi has evolved into a graceful form of exercise that’s now used for stress reduction and a variety of other health conditions. Often described as meditation in motion, tai chi promotes serenity through gentle, flowing movements. The best place to do tai chi is in the outdoors! Yoga is also a favourite outdoor activity which is good for your body and soul!

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3. POTLUCK PICNIC

Eating outdoors always makes food taste better. How about organizing a potluck with neighbours? Eat, socialize, learn new recipes and enjoy just lounging on the grass; a luxury in its own right!

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4. PET PROJECT

Your pets need your attention just as much as you need their unconditional love. Block an afternoon or morning only for your furry friend, take him/her out into the greens and play to both your hearts’ content. Ball, Frisbee, tag, fetch…these games also give you the opportunity to make great pet videos. Your dog could be the next YouTube sensation!

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5. JUST KID AROUND

Who says only kids can play? Grown-ups can be kids too! Didn’t get the chance to fly a remote-controlled helicopter when you were young? Indulge yourself NOW! Build your own aerial drone or just stargaze, the greens are all yours!

When you live in Urbana, natural beauty becomes a part of your daily life! With every amenity literally at your doorstep and located in the heart of Kolkata, call/SMS +919836760508 or visit www.urbana.co.in to find out more!

7 reasons why you should retire at Urbana

You’ve lived a full life. You’ve shouldered the myriad responsibilities of a demanding career and a dynamic family life while juggling your own interests. Now, retirement beckons. Mixed feelings are expected. But at Urbana, presently South Kolkata’s largest luxury condominium, retirement will seem like an extended vacation. Here are seven reasons why:

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1. ABUNDANT HEALTHCARE FACILITIES

Located just 700 metres behind Ruby General Hospital, Urbana is minutes away from several world-class hospitals and clinics. Hospitals include Ruby General, Desun, Fortis (within a kilometer) as well as Medica Superspecialty, RN Tagore, AMRI and Peerless (within 4 kilometers).

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2. IN-HOUSE FITNESS OPTIONS

Post retirement, fitness becomes your top priority and Urbana is the perfect place for mind, body and soul to be in harmony. Your morning walk will take you across acres of landscaped greens. Go swimming in the infinity edge pool if water is your element. Use our world-class gym and sauna, or give your grandkids some cricket and tennis tips.

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3. LOCATION, LOCATION

Retired from work, not from life. Urbana’s location in the heart of the city makes it easy for you to do what you love. Meeting up with old friends is a breeze, old and new hobbies can be cultivated; all possible when you have the whole city laid at your feet.

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4. SAFE AND SECURE

You deserve a safe and secure environment to enjoy your retirement. Urbana has a state-of-art security system in place with 24/7 security personnel, CCTV cameras and round-the-clock vigilance to ensure that you and your loved ones have peace of mind.

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5. THE COMFORT

Our apartments have been lovingly crafted to be the perfect platform for a fulfilling life. Designed by an internationally acclaimed architect, all bedrooms have laminated wooden flooring. Space provisions have been made for walk-in closets and bedrooms for domestic help. The mind-boggling views from full-length glass windows will give you a positive outlook on life and the future!

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6. THE SOCIAL LIFE

With a full-service club and luxurious community hall, you can make new friends while indulging old friends and family. Be it indoor games or evening walks, you’ll never be at a loss for like-minded companion-neighbours!

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7. A SOUND INVESTMENT

As South Kolkata’s largest luxury condominium at present, created by a team of renowned builders, engineers, architects, landscapers and interior designers; Urbana is a sound investment that your next generation will be proud of.
Take your retirement plans to the next level with Urbana. Call/SMS +919836760508 or visit www.urbana.co.in to find out more!

How to throw an amazing housewarming party

The best way to introduce your new address to friends and family, while getting to know your brand new neighbours (and hopefully future friends), is by throwing a memorable housewarming party. Be it a relaxed brunch, a funky cocktail or elaborate dinner party, there’s nothing like a well-planned housewarming to make great memories! Here are a few tips that will help you plan a housewarming party like a pro:

1. INVITATIONS AND PARTY-TYPE

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The first thing you need to get a fix on is the date and kind of housewarming you want to throw. If you’ve just moved in, give yourself some time to settle in, anything from 3 to 6 weeks depending on how fast you unpack! As for the kind of party, invitations for an elaborate do like a sit-down lunch or dinner requires you to invite people at least 2 weeks in advance. For a more relaxed event like a cocktail party, one-week notice is sufficient for guests. Posted invites are almost obsolete, using social media or e-mail is fine! If you have decided on a theme for your party (90s Bollywood, Great Gatsby) then make sure your invites are in-theme and your guests know what to wear AND where and when to come!

2. FOOD AND DRINKS

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Insist on people RSVP’ing, that way you’ll get a number of how many you have to entertain. Enquire about food preferences (vegetarian or non-vegetarian) and food allergies and special dietary needs (especially for the elderly and children). Make sure you have a menu that caters to everyone on your guest-list. About alcohol, take a head count and keep enough in reserve. If your budget allows, go in for outside catering. That makes it less stressful for you! Do consider splurging on a good bottle of champagne to toast your new home!

3. DOING UP THE HOUSE

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It’s a housewarming party so every part of your house is on display. You will have to take your guests on tour, so make sure that every corner is looking its best. Personalize your home with photographs, painting and curios with anecdotes and history attached! Place fresh flowers, aromatic candles and great music to set the mood. Don’t forget to equip your bathroom well because it’s going to be used a lot. Stock-up on toilet paper, towels, hand soap and air-freshener. Keep plenty of waste-bins about the house to make it easy for guests to dispose off things.

4. MAKING SURE EVERYONE ENJOYS THE PARTY

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You’ve got the place, the people, the food and the right mood. Now it’s time that you enjoy the party too! It seems obvious, but hosting can get very stressful. Recruit friends and family to take turns helping out and have assigned baby sitters for young children. Leave your pets in a crèche; even friendly animals may not be able to deal with a large party of unfamiliar people. And you may have guests who are afraid of or allergic to pets.
It’s not that hard to be crowned a great host at your housewarming party, all you need is some smart pre-planning. And don’t forget to throw in some quirk factors like a photo booth or even party games. Remember, your home is the star of this party!

5 fun grown-up things to do in the Urbana greens

Who doesn’t love the great outdoors, especially when you don’t have to leave home to enjoy it? Urbana is South Kolkata’s largest luxury residential project sprawling across 65 acres with lovingly landscaped greens. And with great greens comes great fun! Here is a list of 5 fun things to do in the Urbana greens:

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1. A ‘GREEN’ BOOK CLUB

When was the last time you read something in natural light? Bet it’s been a while. The greens are the perfect place to read a book alone, and then have great discussions with like-minded neighbours. You could set up an outdoors book club and ‘literally’ enjoy the trees and grass!

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2. TAI CHI & YOG

If you’re looking for a way to reduce stress, consider tai chi. Originally developed for self-defense in ancient China, tai chi has evolved into a graceful form of exercise that’s now used for stress reduction and a variety of other health conditions. Often described as meditation in motion, tai chi promotes serenity through gentle, flowing movements. The best place to do tai chi is in the outdoors! Yoga is also a favourite outdoor activity which is good for your body and soul!

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3. POTLUCK PICNIC

Eating outdoors always makes food taste better. How about organizing a potluck with neighbours? Eat, socialize, learn new recipes and enjoy just lounging on the grass; a luxury in its own right!

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4. PET PROJECT

South Kolkata is also an educational hub with iconic schools, colleges and a university. From famous centuries-old missionary schools like La Martiniere to privately run institutions like South Point and DPS, South Kolkata is where many Calcuttans have spent their school and college days.

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5. JUST KID AROUND

Who says only kids can play? Grown-ups can be kids too! Didn’t get the chance to fly a remote-controlled helicopter when you were young? Indulge yourself NOW! Build your own aerial drone or just stargaze, the greens are all yours!
When you live in Urbana, natural beauty becomes a part of your daily life! With every amenity literally at your doorstep and located in the heart of Kolkata, call/SMS +919836760508 or visit www.urbana.co.in to find out more!

Seven reasons to live in South Kolkata

Every metropolis extends in more than one direction, but in the curious case of Kolkata, there is a definite north-south divide that has widespread socio-economic implications. From socializing to sweets, from shopping to culchaaar (that’s ‘culture’ for the uninitiated) from Mohun Bagan to East Bengal (football clubs), Kolkata is a city that is as divided as it is united. So here are seven unbeatable reasons to live in South Kolkata!

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1. FOR MAACH, MISHTI & MORE

If you are a Calcuttan (or close to one) then food is something that is studied, discussed, debated, dissected and of course, eaten. South Kolkata has some of the best restaurants in the city, with new joints popping up like mushrooms (how yummy are those?) all over the place.

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2. FOR YOUR SOCIAL NETWORK

No true Calcuttan feels complete (or allows food to be digested) without some adda. South Kolkata has some truly great places for conversations. From innovatively themed cafes to European-style confectionaries to funky shisha places, your friends will never say no to a meet-up here!

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3. FOR THE SHOPAHOLICS

Even loyalist North Kolkata residents cannot deny the many shopping pleasures that abound in south Kolkata. With a plethora of glitzy malls housing the best brands from around the world, this is where Kolkata’s shopaholics flock to.

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4. BECAUSE EDUCATION IS THE KEY

South Kolkata is also an educational hub with iconic schools, colleges and a university. From famous centuries-old missionary schools like La Martiniere to privately run institutions like South Point and DPS, South Kolkata is where many Calcuttans have spent their school and college days.

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5. BECAUSE OF NATURAL BEAUTY

The scenic beauty of the Ravindra Sarovar lakes have been immortalized in many a film (the Amitabh Bacchan-starrer Te3n being the latest) and it is the place for a relaxing morning walk or an evening stroll with friends. The bypass end of South Kolkata is also a welcome break from built-up urbanity with farmlands and wetlands that play host to migratory birds in winter.

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6. TO FEEL GOOD, INSIDE AND OUT!

With a number of modern healthcare and beauty options, south Kolkata is where health meets wellness. From world-class hospitals to diagnostic centres, from luxurious spas to funky salons, the south has it all. This part of the city also has great facilities for pets!

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7. FOR THE PEOPLE

Who doesn’t like sharing space with cosmopolitan and open-minded people? South Kolkata is known for its on-trend residents who are quick to embrace the positives of globalization.
So what are you waiting for? It’s time to change your world. Shift to south Kolkata’s largest luxury condominium at present and say ‘yes’ to a life full of beautiful possibilities. Call/SMS +919836760508 or visit www.urbana.co.in to find out more!

6 ways Urbana will make you fitter

“Happiness is not a fitness goal; it is a byproduct of taking care of yourself” – Felicity Luckey
What’s your first priority? If it isn’t fitness, it should be. Nothing you want to accomplish, whether for yourself or others, can be achieved without health and fitness. And at Urbana, presently South Kolkata’s largest luxury condominium, there are so many fun ways to keep yourself fit. Read on to discover six ways Urbana will help you keep fit.

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1. IN-HOUSE GYM: WORK IN WORKING-OUT

An erratic work schedule messing with your gym timings? Hate the commute to your gym? Don’t like lugging your office/college stuff to the gym? No more issues, no more excuses. Urbana has a world-class gym that has undisputedly the best location. So keep coming home to the gym!

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2. SAUNA AND STEAM: SWEAT OUT, GLOW ON

Who doesn’t like the post-sauna or post-steam glow? Sweat out calories and toxins while luxuriating in Urbana’s very own sauna or steam room. And the best part? You just take the lift to get back home.

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3. SWIMMING: MAKE A SPLASH

Who doesn’t love a dip in the pool? And Urbana has not just any pool, but a jaw-dropping infinity edge pool that will take your splash sessions to the next level. There is also a multipurpose pool for residents. Swimming is one of the best ways to stay fit, providing an all-body workout, as nearly all of your muscles are used during swimming. It’s also a great way to socialize with friends, family and neighbours!

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4. LEG WORK

You can walk, jog, run, parade, stride…you get the picture! Sprawling across 65 acres, Urbana is a walker’s delight with acres of dedicated greens. Go for a leisurely stroll or a heart-pumping run, it’s your choice!

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5. IT’S PLAY TIME

The funnest (no, it’s not an official word) way to stay fit is to play. Fancy a game of football with your building buddies? Or put to rest old college rivalries with a tennis match! Or better still, play with those who know most about the subject; kids! Climb a tree, play hide-and-seek, run after a kite; it’s all possible on the 65 landscaped acres Urbana is spread across.

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6. LEARN SOMETHING NEW, REMEMBER THE OLD

When was the last time you rode a bicycle? Explore Urbana’s greens in a whole new way on wheels. And if your cycling is rusty, or you never got around to learning, why not perfect that skill and get fit in the process? There are so many new things to try in a beautiful open space; from boomerangs to drones, from the good-old Frisbee to hi-tech flying toys; you have the freedom to do it all.
When you live in Urbana, fitness becomes seamlessly integrated into your life. With the ultimate convenience of every amenity literally at your doorstep, it’s time to fit in fitness! Call/SMS +919836760508 or visit www.urbana.co.in to find out more!

6 relationship goals you can fulfill at Urbana

Life is infinitely sweeter when you are in a stable, committed and loving relationship with your partner. And when your home is Urbana, you can take your relationship to new heights. So here are six relationship goals you can fulfill at Urbana:

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1. ‘FIT’ TOGETHER PERFECTLY

There’s no better way to stay connected or reconnect than by working together towards common fitness goals. So whether it’s a brisk morning walk or a leisurely evening stroll, a gym-and-sauna session or a cooling swim, tone your minds and bodies together at Urbana.

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2.WATCH THE SUNRISE/SUNSET

The time when night turns to day or vice versa is a magical time. Reclaim the romance of your relationship by regularly watching the skies explode with colour, the view being one of the best amenities at Urbana. And with the great location, you’ll spend more quality time at home than in commuting. Urbana has seven towers at present of 40-45 stories overlooking wetlands and landscaped greens. It will give you a fresh view on life and your relationship.

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3. WEEKLY DATE NIGHTS

Relationship experts stress on the importance of scheduled ‘date nights’. No matter how long you’ve been together; be it 5 weeks, 5 months or even 50 years, regularly going out on ‘dates’ with your partner helps keep the romance alive. Dress up and escape for a few hours for some exclusive time with your partner. And you can do that right at home; Urbana houses its own full-service club.

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4.SOCIALIZE TOGETHER

While each partner will have his or her group of friends, it is also healthy to socialize as a couple with like-minded people. So call friends over for a leisurely lunch or dinner party. Urbana’s prime location and luxury living will make it super difficult for anyone to turn down your invite!

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5. PLAY WITH YOUR KIDS

For those who have children, you know just how powerfully they bind couples together. At Urbana, you have the space and the amenities to laugh, play and bond to your hearts’ content. Go for a family swim. Hold an impromptu picnic on the landscaped grounds. Fly a kite, or play a game of family cricket and ensure that those family bonds get even stronger.

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6. BRING HOME A PET

For many couples, having a pet is a point of contention. Pets have been proved to alleviate stress, help battle depression and to bring their caregivers closer. And Urbana will give you plenty of place to play with your pet, with an enclosed area that covers some 65 landscaped acres.
So take your relationship up a notch. Call/SMS +919836760508 or visit www.urbana.co.into find out more about Urbana!

5 ways Urbana will make your friends jealous

Admit it, there’s no greater pleasure than your close friends and loved ones displaying some (well-meaning) jealousy about your life. And when you live in Urbana, presently South Kolkata’s largest condominium, it’s pretty easy to make your friends just a little (or a lot) envious. Here’s how:

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1. THAT LOCATION

“So where from Ruby Hospital?”
“Those towering towers 30 seconds behind it!”

When you live in the heart of the city, you get to be the life and soul of all the parties. No matter where your friends live, no one will turn down an invitation to your home. Easy to get to from anywhere in the city, Urbana is an iconic destination that is visible for miles around.

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2. THE VIEW

Don’t be surprised if your friends drop in and out of conversations because they keep staring out the window! At 40-45 stories, Urbana has 7 towers at present that will give you a whole new outlook on life.

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3. THE INFINITY EDGE POOL

Yes, your friend’s apartment has a pool. But she can’t stop raving about how stunning the Urbana infinity edge pool is. So get ready for lots of friendly puns about you ‘making a splash’. Urbana has a multipurpose pool as well so that’s 2 pools in one project.
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4. THE BASEMENT CAR PARK

“Do you have parking?”
“Yes, and you won’t even have to worry about messy birds!”
Parked cars do not block up space or obstruct the sprawling beauty of the 65-acre complex. And guess what, no parking woes either because there’s more than enough space in Urbana’s basement parking that can comfortably hold 2,500 cars.
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5. THE CLUB

Your friends will nag you into signing them into Urbana’s exclusive club with a plethora of things to do. From dining options, indoor games, special events and more, you will be the undoubted club queen or king.
If you’ve smiled at the thought of your friends being just a little jealous, it’s time to give your lifestyle the Urbana makeover. Come, change your world and give your friends a taste of the good life. Call/SMS +919836760508 or visit www.urbana.co.in to find out more. Your friends will thank you later!