Bengaluru’s Koramangala now features India’s first-ever vegan hostel for backpackers and travellers.
Story so far: This two-month-old eatery called Happiness Cafe has popped up in Koramangala’s green patch to cater to wanderers with specific tastes. While the hostel has been around for two years, the addition of the cafe has put the space on the map once again.
- The hostel, “Be Animal”, was built by two architects after they heard a couple of sustainable travellers complain about their lack of options.
- The founders also host weekly brunches where 25 customers get to gorge on eight dishes while learning about their farm-to-fork journeys.
Stating specifics: The hostel itself can house 30 guests at a time. The fee for each night is ₹550, and the mini-meals come at ₹120. Obviously, all of it is done in the most sustainable way possible. This includes wastewater recycling, putting up salvaged furniture, managing organic waste, etc.