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How seniors can keep their spirits up when holidays end: useful insights by one of the best retirement homes in Bangalore

January 24, 2023

Categories : Retirement homes

After the hustle and bustle of holiday gatherings, seniors may feel a social void or isolation. If you too are feeling low after the holidays, acknowledge those feelings by being kind and understanding of yourself. As one of the best retirement homes in Bangalore, we share some insights on how to keep your spirits up when the holidays end. Spend quality time with family and friends The holidays are a time when family, friends, and even ex- colleagues get together to celebrate. However, once the holidays are over, it can be difficult to find time to nurture these relationships. It is important to make time for your loved ones, even after the holidays. You can spend time talking, going for walks, or pursuing hobbies together.  Be gentle on yourself about your New Year resolutions To beat post-holiday blues, start working on your New Year resolutions. However, it is important to be realistic about what you can achieve. If you find yourself struggling to meet your resolutions, do not beat yourself up. Instead, take a step back and reassess your goals. Are they realistic? Do they need to be tweaked? It is also important to remember that resolutions do not have to be all-or-nothing. Make healthy choices After the holidays, it can be difficult to adjust to your daily routine. Unhealthy habits that you picked up during the festive period can leave you feeling sluggish and depressed. To beat post-holiday blues, it is important that you return to healthy habits such as eating healthy food and maintaining a regular exercise routine. Also, meditation practices can help you control your thoughts and avoid anxiety. It is important to follow a regular sleep schedule as well.  Plan to enjoy the year ahead One great way to stay positive after the holidays is to start planning for all the fun events and activities you want to participate in over the course of the year. Whether it is taking a trip with your friends or starting a new hobby, there is sure to be something that will put a smile on your face.  Try journaling Reflect on your holiday and chances are that you will find a story to write. You can prepare a list of new recipes you tried during the holidays, or the holiday gifts you received and sent to your friends and family. Another journaling idea to beat your post-holiday blues is to write down the memories created during the festive season and plan for the next holiday.  Looking for the best retirement homes in Bangalore that promote positive ageing? Explore our retirement homes in Bangalore – we offer senior-friendly amenities and  services that promote positive ageing. Seniors at our retirement homes enjoy their golden years in a vibrant community where they enjoy their days with like-minded community members. They not only enjoy beautiful surroundings and amazing hospitality but also get to choose from a wide variety of social activities. From cooking classes and yoga sessions to movie screening, our calendar of events and activities will keep them busy. To know more about our senior living communities, call us at +918884555554.

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From buying a retirement home in Kanchipuram to a world tour, here are some gifts you can give your parents

January 23, 2023

Categories : Retirement homes

After years of hard work, your parents are finally retiring, and you want to make the occasion memorable. As retirement marks the beginning of new innings for your parents, a gift will make the occasion extra special. If you are looking for a great retirement present, we have compiled a list of gifts that will inspire you:  Retirement homes in Kanchipuram If you have reached the point where you can financially help your parents, buying a retirement home for them may seem like a dream come true. Good healthcare facilities and social infrastructure make Kanchipuram an ideal place to retire. Moving to one of the best retirement homes in Kanchipuram will free your parents from daily chores such as cooking, housekeeping, and maintaining the house. Moreover, they will find plenty of opportunities at retirement homes to meet new people and make friends.   World tour  The joy on your parent’s faces as you present them with a thoughtful gift, is perhaps the most rewarding feeling in the world. There is no better gift than an international holiday for your retired parents, given that they will have time and freedom to enjoy. Depending on your budget, you can give them a month-long world tour or a short international vacation.  New television with a streaming device If your parents are coming to terms with the demise of cable TV and have started watching shows on online streaming services, it is time to make the experience extra special. A home theatre with streaming services will make their movie nights extra special.  Robot vacuum If you are looking for a gift that will make your parents’ daily life a little easier and more convenient, a robot vacuum cleaner is a perfect option.  The robot vacuum will be like an extra helping hand at your parent’s home. It will clean the floors of the house easily and continuously while they relax on the couch.  Hobby classes for couples By giving your parents a subscription to hobby classes meant for couples, you will not only be introducing them to something new, but you will also be giving them an opportunity to further strengthen their bond.  Explore our senior living communities in Kanchipuram for your parents If you want retirement homes in Kanchipuram that have spacious apartments, wellness programs, and exceptional amenities, explore Serene Kshetra by Columbia Pacific. It is one of the best senior living communities in Kanchipuram. Cozy common areas, a clubhouse, and spacious dining halls will offer your parents ample opportunities to catch up with other residents and make new friends. Also, the community has wellness programs that include yoga classes, dance sessions, and aerobics classes. To know more about our community, call us at +91 8884555554.

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6 senior-friendly amenities that are offered by popular senior living communities for NRIs

January 20, 2023

Categories : retirement communities in India | Retirement homes

If you are an NRI senior citizen, chances are that you are looking to buy retirement homes in India. NRIs all around the globe dream of retiring comfortably in India, relishing the culture and sense of belongingness.  However, finding the right senior living communities for NRIs can be an overwhelming process. There are many senior-friendly amenities that senior living communities for NRIs offer. Here we share with you 6 senior-friendly amenities that are offered by popular senior living communities for NRIs:   Independent living Popular senior living communities for NRIs like ours offer residents full support to enjoy a completely independent and active lifestyle that is convenient and exciting. These communities are developed for those of you who can function autonomously and are looking for a worry-free lifestyle. You can choose from four different apartment sizes.  The standard services that we will offer include:  Periodic housekeeping services Housekeeping  Preventive maintenance for electrical and plumbing work Multiple dining options As seniors are becoming more discerning about food options, senior living communities for NRIs are offering multiple dining options. Our senior living community for NRIs in Bangalore will have dining halls, restaurants, snack bars, and bistros.  The main kitchen of our premium retirement home will be designed by 5-star F&B planners.  Active living Wellness programs boost the quality of life for residents by helping them stay fit. The senior living communities for NRIs provide wellness programs offering a variety of activities to do so that exercising does not get monotonous. To keep you active and healthy, our senior living community for NRIs will have a fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment, an open-air swimming pool, facilities for indoor and outdoor games, a yoga and aerobics deck, and a garden with jogging trails. Social hour When you move back to India, you may or may not have the social life that you once had. Senior living communities for NRIs understand this and that is why they pay attention to group activities.  Our senior living communities for NRIs will have a dedicated monthly calendar of activities. This will let them participate in group events and enjoy an active social life.  Medical care You will find a certain level of medical care services at popular senior living communities for NRIs. This may set your and your family’s minds at ease as there is someone to swing into action in case of medical emergencies. For instance, at our senior living communities for NRIs in Bangalore, we have a tie-up with a leading hospital. Your routine check-ups and healthcare needs will remain a priority. Screening, assessment, and consultation from visiting doctors will be scheduled from time to time. There will be a 24×7 ambulance service on standby.  Concierge services To help you maximize your free time, senior living communities for NRIs offer concierge services. From planning holidays to making reservations at local restaurants, concierge services will enable you to experience the things you love instead of spending time researching and booking them. Our premium retirement home in Bangalore will have a dedicated concierge desk for your convenience.  If you are planning to buy retirement homes in India, here is a useful read on our senior living communities for NRIs, the average cost of retirement homes, and why NRIs are investing in India. To know more about our senior living community for NRIs in Bangalore, book a virtual tour or give us a call at +918884555554.

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Business ideas that you can pursue while living in retirement homes in Chennai, India

December 8, 2022

Categories : Retirement homes | Retirement Planning Tips

If you have always wanted to start your own business, retirement is the perfect time to give wings to your ideas. Starting a business after retirement can be a great way to do something that you love while earning an income to supplement your retirement savings. The experience and wisdom that age brings with it can be used to your advantage. If you are a new retiree and looking to start something of your own, you are on the right page. As one of the leading  retirement homes in Chennai, India, we have curated some business ideas that you can pursue:   1.Online selling: Selling products online is a great way to start your own business. You can sell a wide range of products – from designer clothes and soft toys to perfumes and handmade soaps and candles directly through ecommerce and social media platforms.   2. Homemade food items: If you are good at baking cakes, muffins, or cookies, or making pickles, you can start your small business taking orders from your neighbourhood. There is a growing demand for organic and healthy food, so you can even try your hand at preparing recipes using organic ingredients.   3. Content writing agency: With online businesses growing, the demand for content for these businesses is also immense. Decide what services you wish to offer — SEO content writing, technical writing, social media content writing, or creative writing. To offer different content services, you need to hire content writers as one individual may not have expertise in different types of content writing. Initially, you can hire content writers on a freelance basis and later on a full-time basis as the demand grows. For this, you will first need to create a website through which clients can contact you.   4. Clothing boutique If you know how to design clothes, you can run your small boutique from home.  You can share photos of clothing items that you have created on social media and instant messaging platforms to build the buzz.   5. Become a life coach: Although to become a life coach you do not need any certification, getting certified can help you get started. As a life coach, you can help people cope with different stages of life such as moving to a different country, career change, and even marriage. You can either create your  own website or register on life coaching platforms.   6. Sell gardening produce If you have a garden and you grow herbs, fruits, and vegetables, you can sell the produce online. If you have a small garden, you can start selling your produce in the neighbourhood by sharing details on instant messaging platforms.   Are you looking for retirement homes in Chennai, India? Explore our retirement homes in Chennai, India. From customised housekeeping and laundry to maintenance work – our on-site team helps you enjoy a worry-free retirement lifestyle where you can spend your time doing things that bring you joy. We also offer activities, dining options, and amenities that are designed keeping in mind your convenience, safety, and comfort. Our retirement communities in Chennai also have clubhouse with a party hall where you can host your family and friends. To know more, call us at +91 8884555554.

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Benefits of cooking classes: useful insights by one of the leading retirement homes in Puducherry

December 6, 2022

Categories : Retirement Communities in India | Retirement homes

Cooking nutritious meals at home can promote healthy eating. As you age, learning new recipes can make mealtimes interesting. If you are interested in basic cooking or learning new dishes,  joining cooking classes can help sharpen your culinary skills and knowledge. These classes will offer new ideas when it comes to food making and presentation. As one of the leading retirement homes in Pondicherry, we share with you some useful insights on benefits of cooking classes: 1. Control over ingredients: One of the biggest benefits of joining cooking classes is that you get to learn more about healthy ingredients. The benefit of joining cooking classes is that you will get to learn how to include more nutrient dense foods and control ingredients without compromising much on taste. It has been found eating home-cooked meals more frequently was associated with better dietary quality.   2. Variety of dishes: With age, the sense of taste tends to decline. A varied diet can make mealtimes more appetising. Moreover, having a varied diet can ensure that you get a greater range of the nutrients that your body needs. This may lead to overall better health. When you take cooking classes, you learn to use ingredients that you have never bought or do not usually buy. With cooking classes, it becomes easy to learn different recipes based around new ingredients. This allows you to cook dishes that you have never made before.   3. Appetite appeal: When you attend cooking classes, you gain the skills to turn even a simple meal into a photographic masterpiece. Moreover, cooking is a sensory activity. When you handle and smell the ingredients, you will look forward to the meal time.   4. Confidence in the kitchen: Whether you are new to cooking or have been cooking for years, creating new dishes can boost your confidence in the kitchen. Even if you have no experience of cooking, learning a new skill can be quite rewarding and fulfilling.   5. Social engagement:  Just like any other hobby class, cooking classes present the perfect opportunity to meet new people and make friends. If you are looking for a stress-free and fun time, you can join cooking classes with your friends, family, and even grandchildren. It can be a perfect time for bonding. After cooking classes, you and your friends can take turns to host dinner parties.   6. Master recipes:  There are many gifts you can give your family. Family recipes are one of those. Before passing on family recipes, taking cooking classes can help to perfect recipes that you can recreate for your family. These recipes can make it on the weekly menu and you can teach your children and grandchildren how to make them.   Enjoy a great culinary experience at our retirement homes in Puduherry If you are searching with phrases such as “retirement homes in ” and “senior retirement communities near me” online, explore Serene Pelican by Columbia Pacific.  As one of the leading retirement homes in Pondicherry, we believe that healthy, nourishing food does not have to be boring. Mealtime is a lively social affair in our retirement homes as you can join other residents in our restaurant-style dining halls.  To know more about our services and amenities, call us at +918884555554.    

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Moving into one of the best retirement homes in Bangalore? Here is what you can do to make the moving day go smoothly

October 20, 2022

Categories : Premium retirement homes in Bangalore | Retirement homes

Moving to a retirement home is an exciting new phase of life. However, packing your whole life and moving to a new place can be challenging. The moving day especially can be tiring, both physically and emotionally. As one of the best retirement homes in Bangalore, we share some useful tips to ensure that everything goes smoothly on the moving day:  Ask the retirement home about the formalities  Every retirement community is different, and they have their own moving-in processes and procedures in place. Make sure that you take a detailed run-down of documents needed from your end. Ask specific questions – for instance, ask if there will be any staff member to help you with unpacking boxes or do you have to fill in any forms before the moving trucks are unloaded. The retirement community manager should be able to help you with all the necessary information.  Get plenty of sleep the night before: The process of moving house can be stressful. There will probably be a lot on your mind the day before you move. Therefore, it is important to get a good night’s sleep to give your day a good start. Being well-rested can improve your mood and help you handle any challenges that may come throughout the day. Dress comfortably:  When you are too caught up worrying about your furniture and other household items, clothes are the last thing on your mind. However, choosing the right type of clothing on the moving day is important as you may have to walk around a lot. You can wear comfortable T-shirts and joggers or cotton Indian wear. Also, wear shoes that are covered. With so many boxes lying around, there are chances that you might get hurt in your slippers or flip-flops.  Take a moment to say goodbye Once the boxes are loaded up and the moving truck is ready, take a few moments to say goodbye to your home. Leaving your old home can be emotionally difficult because of the memories associated with the place. Bidding farewell to your old home in a proper way can help you gain closure.  Looking for the best retirement homes in Bangalore?  If you are still looking for the best retirement homes in Bangalore, explore Serene Urbana by Columbia Pacific. It is a vibrant senior living community where you can meet people of your age and enjoy different activities such as cultural events, birthday celebrations, workshops, yoga sessions, and art and craft sessions. The community has a well-maintained garden, senior friendly swimming pool, Wi-Fi enabled clubhouse, and a library. Call us at +918884555554 to book a tour.   

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How to tour senior living communities for NRIs?

October 20, 2022

Categories : Retirement homes | Senior Living Tips

If you are looking for senior living communities for NRIs, it is important to tour the facility to get the feel of the environment. When you visit retirement homes, you can walk through the common areas, see individual apartments, and check the facilities and amenities offered. But visiting different retirement homes can be overwhelming and confusing. To help you make an informed decision, we have curated a list of useful insights:  Schedule a tour in advance: Rather than walking into a senior living community and asking someone to show you around, book a tour in advance. This will ensure that a dedicated staff member is available when you are touring the community. The staff member will show you the home, garden, gym, dining area, and other facilities and will answer your questions.  Know what questions to ask: When you are touring a property, you are immersed in the experience, and you may forget to ask some important questions. One simple way to avoid this problem is to prepare your questions in advance. Here is a useful read on questions to ask when touring senior living communities for NRIs – you will find this list helpful while comparing different communities. Keep a notebook or an electronic device in hand to take notes.  Visit during an activity: If possible, schedule your visit on a day when  residents of the senior living community are participating in an activity. It will give you an idea of the activities included in the social calendar of the community.  Get feedback from residents: In addition to speaking with the staff and personally touring senior living communities, you should talk to residents who are staying there. If they have lived there for quite some time, they would be happy to share their experiences. Also, check online reviews of the communities.  Do not forget to visit the dining facilities:  When you go on a tour, visit the dining hall. Check the hygiene of the hall and the kitchen area. Also, look at the menu options. Ask the F&B team whether residents have a say in designing the menu. If possible, have a meal. This is way better than settling for images on the brochure.  Looking for the best retirement homes for NRIs?  Our senior living community for NRIs will have premium living spaces available in four different sizes. It will have a senior-friendly fitness centre, spa, yoga deck, walking path, senior friendly swimming pool, and facilities for indoor and outdoor games. The community will also have a bistro, restaurants, clubhouse, and business centre. Our on-site team of staff will take care of maintenance, housekeeping, and laundry, so that you can spend your time pursuing hobbies and new interests. To know more, book a virtual tour or  give us a call at +918884555554.

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Planning to move into a retirement home? What should you prioritise – the cost of the retirement home or the facilities offered?

October 10, 2022

Categories : Average cost of retirement home per month | Retirement homes

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If you are a senior who is no longer constrained by work and family responsibilities, moving into a retirement home can be a great choice. Senior living communities are ideal for you – if you prefer a worry-free retirement lifestyle and want to stay physically active and socially engaged. These communities offer you a safe and comfortable living environment that you need to lead a happy and enjoyable retirement life. However, before you move into a retirement home, there are many decisions to be made such as the cost of the retirement communities and facilities. If you are wondering what should you prioritise – the retirement homes’ cost or the facilities offered, here are some useful tips for you: Analyse your budget Before you start looking for retirement homes, it is important to make proper financial planning. Create a plan and spend time with your spouse and family to decide how much money you can spend for a retirement home. Include all your fixed living expenses to create a practical financial plan. Know your needs: It is really important that you understand what your housing preferences are, what facilities and amenities you want and need, and how well the selected retirement homes can meet those wants and needs. When it comes to choosing a retirement home there are many factors that come into play and some of them are: Current mobility and accessibility needs Health concerns Proximity to family Opportunities to interact with others Home security Dining facilities Opportunities to pursue new interests and hobbies Amenities offered Most premium retirement homes are integrated with modern facilities such as a clubhouse, senior-friendly, swimming pool, library, restaurants, yoga deck, spa, and salon. You need to figure out which amenities are essential for you. List them out and see how much they cost and how they improve your quality of life. What should you prioritise – the cost of the retirement home or the facilities? Well, the simple answer to the question is that you must find the right balance between the two. Just going by the cost and denying yourself comforts during your retirement years will definitely not lead to a fulfilling retirement life. At the same time, going all out on amenities without worrying about the cost would not be financially prudent. Remember, the ideal retirement choice for you would be something that offers comfort and happiness within your budget. Besides the price of retirement homes, what should you look for in a senior living community? If you are looking for retirement homes in India, here is our buyers’ guide that helps you make an informed decision. To know more, you can get in touch with us at+918884555554.

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How to handle life transitions? Useful tips for seniors by one of the leading senior citizen retirement homes in Chennai

October 9, 2022

Categories : retirement communities in India | Retirement homes

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Life goes through several transitions over time. Often these transitions can be unexpected or something you might have anticipated for years. Retirement, loss of a spouse, and moving to a senior living community are some common changes that people experience later in life. These changes can be emotionally tough to handle as they come with the fear that life will not be the same. However, if you approach the transition with the right mind set you can navigate the situation while maintaining good physical and emotional health. As one of the leading senior citizen retirement homes in Chennai, we share some useful tips to handle life transitions: Prepare as much as possible: Being ready for a change will make the transition much smoother. As soon as you know that you have a change ahead, you should start making plans to cope with different possible scenarios in the future. For instance, if you are planning to move to a senior citizen retirement home, make a list of things you would want to do before and after you move to your new address. You might want to go on a trip with your family or host a party before vacating the house. Also, you can start planning the activities you would want to do once you move into the retirement community. Manage your fears:  It is common to have fears when changes are inevitable. However, by not acknowledging your fears, you cannot find a way to address and release these feelings. The first step is to accept your situation and to recognize your emotions and embrace them. Practice self-care: Often when you are going through a major life transition, you tend to overlook your health. While self-care is always necessary, it is especially important when you are navigating a life transition. To get through the change with as little stress as possible, you need to take care of your mental and physical well-being. Here are some of the best things you can do to practice self-care: Get adequate sleep Eat healthy meals at regular times Spend time outdoors Enjoy a book, movie, song, or participate in activities that bring you happiness Talk to friends or family Note: Stick to your normal routine as much as you can. Keeping things simple can help you gradually adapt to changes. Embrace the changes: One of the effective ways to adapt to changes is to let go of the past. Find or create new ways to celebrate life in your new environment. While it is okay to miss old traditions, sometimes starting new traditions is important to mark successes in your transition. Also, it can help you maintain a positive attitude and focus on what you have, rather than what you do not have. Looking for senior living projects that promote positive ageing? Like most life transitions, retirement can be overwhelming at first – but slowly you understand the new circumstances and navigate your life accordingly. In such a scenario, being with those who are in the same boat as you can be of great moral support. Moving to our senior citizen retirement homes in Chennai can help you embrace a lifestyle that promotes exploring new activities and hobbies. You can follow a social calendar so that each day you have something to look forward to. The activities include group yoga, music lessons, art and craft, cultural events, and birthday celebrations. Community spaces such as a clubhouse, senior-friendly gym, community hall, and facilities for indoor and outdoor games, are designed to help you make friends and socialise. To know more about our senior living projects, call us at +91 8884555554.      

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Activities that can boost a senior’s confidence: useful insights by one of the senior living communities for NRIs

September 6, 2022

Categories : NRI Corner | Retirement homes

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It is no secret that having confidence can take you far in life. When you believe in yourself, you are more likely to take risks and put yourself out there. As a result, you may find yourself meeting new friends, pursuing new opportunities and living a more fulfilling life. In addition to improving your social life, self-confidence can also lead to better physical health. If you are a senior willing to boost your confidence, here’s a list of activities that you can try: Stay active: Exercise is a great way to reduce stress and improve mental health. It releases endorphins, which have mood-boosting effects. It also helps to distract you from worries.  Exercise also makes you feel more independent.  Brisk walking, jogging, yoga, aerobics, and swimming are some great forms of exercise that you can start. Moreover, being active can increase your opportunities for social interaction. For instance, you can join a walking club or take a senior exercise class to expand your social network. Spend time with friends: Whether it is family or friends, spending time with people who appreciate you can work wonders for your self-esteem.  When you take the time to connect with them – whether it is through conversation, shared activities or simply being there for them – you deepen those bonds. If you don’t have close friendships, try to expand your circle by reaching out to neighbours or joining clubs to connect with new people. Wear clothes you love: When you wear clothes that you love, your mood improves and you feel more confident and motivated. Whether it is bright colours and bold patterns, or something more understated, the key is to choose clothing that reflects your personal style. If you are not sure where to start, you can seek advice from your friends or family members whose style you admire. Volunteer: Volunteering is an excellent opportunity to learn new skills, meet new people, and feel a sense of accomplishment.  With so many different ways to volunteer, there is sure to be an opportunity that is right for you. You can search online for volunteer opportunities in your area or check with local charities if there are upcoming charitable events. Set goals: By setting practical and achievable goals, you can motivate yourself to grow in your life. For example, you can challenge yourself to read certain books in a week/month or to participate in cultural activities such as singing, dancing and painting. Also, you can set goals to try out new hobbies until you find something you are passionate about. When you reach your goal, you will feel a great sense of accomplishment, which can boost your self-confidence overall. Talk to a therapist: If you find that self-criticism is holding you back in life, it might be time to seek professional help. Therapy can provide you with the tools you need to overcome negative thinking patterns and develop a more positive self-image. During counselling, you can know how to identify your critical inner voice and interpret its messages in a more constructive way. You can also be encouraged to focus on your personal strengths and accomplishments. With time and effort, therapy can help you overcome low self-esteem and live a more fulfilling life. Looking for best retirement homes for NRIs that promote positive ageing? Our senior living community for NRIs in Bangalore are designed to help you live your retirement worry-free. Our on-site staff will take care of housekeeping, maintenance, and daily meals. You will have all the time to learn new hobbies, catch up with other residents and enjoy your retirement. To know more about our facilities, book a virtual tour or call us +918884555554.      

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