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Homes with Fresh Fruit Gardens

Fruits have been recognized as a rich source of vitamins and minerals. A fruit-rich diet prevents not only nutrient deficiencies, but chronic diseases as well. Fruits are not very high on calories. Additionally, people who consume fruits as a part of an overall healthy diet also reduce the intake of added sugar, sodium or salt, and saturated fats or trans fats. Due to this, reducing weight and eliminating signs of diseases is as easy as pie. Adding a combination of fresh fruits, vegetables, legumes and whole grains to your daily diet allows the body to absorb nutrients easily.

Homes with fruit garden

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Smart food choices can alter your whole life.

  • Exercise at least three times a week. You will be active, happy and focused.
  • Nutrients in fruits are vital for good health and maintenance of your body. Try to consume foods high in complex carbohydrates, high in fibre and rich in protein. Establishing healthy eating habits will help you maintain stable blood sugar levels, minimize cravings throughout the day, and aid in cognitive health.
  • Drink 8-10 glasses of water every day. Keeping yourself well hydrated will keep your energy high, aid in digestion and reduce your hunger levels. Drinking a good amount of water can also increase your concentration levels.
  • Reduce intake of highly-processed foods, ‘diet’ or ‘low-fat’ products, artificial sweeteners, and foods high in sugar. This switch will reduce overeating problems.


At Citrus Ventures, we realise the importance of a diet that contains natural, unprocessed, and whole foods especially when you have a busy lifestyle. Hence, in our project – Belmont next to the Nandi Hills, we have made a conscious attempt to plant several fruit and vegetable plants in each villa and plot. Every resident is blessed with a fruit or vegetable garden at his home. In this manner, Citrus Ventures attempts to bring about a small yet healthy change in the lives of its customers.


The Breathtaking Jakkur Lake

Bangalore was once called the city of a thousand lakes, but over time, it has lost most of these water bodies to urbanization, sewage dumping and encroachment. In 1960, there were approximately 282 lakes while today, barely 34 remain in their full glory. Besides the Cauvery river, the only water resources that Bangalore can fall back on for fresh water are its lakes and ever sought-after groundwater. These lakes, wells and other water bodies are disappearing fast as most of them are dumped with sewage and garbage. To worsen the situation, groundwater is depleting too.

Jakkur Lake

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Situated in the north-eastern part of the city, the Jakkur Lake is one of the largest and cleanest water bodies in Bangalore. It is the main lake in the chain of lakes comprising of the Yelahanka Lake upstream and the Rachenahalli Lake downstream. The 140-acre large lake has recently been rejuvenated by the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA). Besides being a freshwater lake that provides water to the city, it is particularly important because it is a potential model for the Integrated Urban Water Management (IUWM). A sewage treatment plant (STP) with a capacity to treat 10 million litres a day was set up north of the lake by the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB). This treatment plant receives wastewater from about 12,500 households from areas around Jakkur such as Yelahanka and Chokkanahalli. The plant is currently able to let out 8 million litres of treated water into the man-made wetland that further purifies the water naturally before letting it enter the lake. This means that the lake is fed with 8 million litres of treated water every day, which in turn recharges the ground, increases the water table and fills up the bore-wells and the beautiful old open wells. These are the heritage structures that adorn this area and are highly in need of preservation. The constant water inflow has made the lake a hotspot for biodiversity of all sorts. It also ensures that the lake is always full, thus providing potable water to the communities who use the wells around the area. This makes the system around this lake truly unique.

Jakkur Lake - Biodiversity - Pelican

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After a careful understanding, we at Citrus Ventures, have come up with a residential development – Citrus Ventures – Aries Lakeview in this promising area. These luxury homes, nestled away from the city hubbub, offers a calm and peaceful environment close to nature.

Vaastu for Dummies

Vaastu Shastra is the ancient Indian science of architecture, which governs town planning and designing of man-made structures. Vaastu pertains to the physical, psychological and spiritual order of the built environment, in consonance with the cosmic energies.The fundamental premise of Vaastu is that the earth is a living organism, out of which other living creatures and organic forms emerge, and so every particle on earth and space possesses ‘living energy’. According to Vaastu shastra five elements – Earth, Fire, Water, Air or atmosphere and Sky or space – govern the principles of creation. These forces act for or against each other to create harmony and disharmony. It also says that everything on earth – in some form or other – is influenced by the nine planets, and each of these planets guards a direction. So our dwellings are under the influence of the five elements and the nine planets.

Vaastu shastra says that if the structure of your house is so designed that the positive forces override the negative forces which helps you and your family members to live a happy and healthy life.

A quick Vaastu check list is as below:

Vastu drawing

North Bangalore – Reloaded: Jakkurado, Yelahankashire, Hebbaltimore

North Bangalore, not so fashionable an address until a few years ago, is now becoming the neighbourhood of the town. It is famed for being a self contained suburb of Bangalore city housing maximum number of residential  units with luxury housing.

A good percentage of housing launches in North Bangalore are now better as compared to East Bangalore. North zone suburbs are mostly happening due to the presence of well developed public infrastructure, social conveniences and development of IT SEZs. The turning point of this region came about with the setting up of the International Airport at Devanahalli.

A few years ago, Bangalore mostly referred addresses like  Jayanagar, Malleswaram, Sadashivnagar,Koramangala, Indiranagar for residential living while shopping always meant M.G Road, Brigade Road and Commercial Street.However, all that has been transformed for good. While the established suburban areas have held their fame, new neighbourhoods are becoming more appealing, especially for those who live amidst the city bustle.

Areas in North Bangalore like Jakkur, Yelahanka and Hebbal are now a bustling business corridor. These areas have witnessed several landmark developers heavily investing here. Jakkur, situated right next to Hebbal and opposite Sahakar Nagar, has seen tremendous growth in residential projects.

Amongst projects like Sobha Emerald and Prestige Dorchester situated in Jakkur, is Aries Lakeview by Citrus Ventures. This project comes with a panoramic view of the Jakkur Lake, which has developed an eco system of its own. It is  also one of the cleanest lakes in Bangalore city and a paradise for migrating birds, housing 10,000 birds making Jakkur Lake their haven. This lake has also been instrumental in replenishing the ground water table.

Jakkur Lake, one of the cleanest in Bangalore

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Aries Lakeview, situated away from the city commotion, is well connected with access to the NH-7 highway and the outer ring road. Employees working within the Central Business District(CBD) and tech parks like Manyata SEZ, Kiroloskar Business and more, now have the opportunity to live closer to work. Places in proximity to Aries Lakeview also include the Jakkur flying club, Ranchenahalli Lake, Arkavathy Layout and GKVK- University of Agricultural Sciences as well as schools like VIBGYOR High and Ryan International School.

Aries Lakeview, one of the projects in Jakkur
Aries Lakeview, one of the projects in Jakkur

With the saturation of popular city areas and continuous expansion of the city, new neighbourhoods are becoming more appealing to buyers.

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