Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Touring, Trekking and that's just the Beginning - Some Fascinating Things to do in Lonavala and Khandala



You won't miss the mark on unwinding and fascinating things to do in Lonavala and Khandala. The place is known for its sloping landscapes, wonderful lakes and unparalleled normal magnificence that pulls in voyagers from everywhere. Being near Mumbai, the place fills in as an impeccable end of the week getaway to Mumbaikars and offers heap enterprise exercises in its rough landscapes. From trekking to Duke's Nose and Rajmachi fortification and caverns to appreciate hypnotizing perspectives of the valley and mountains from the Tiger's Leap, there are such a variety of things that one can do when in Lonavala and Khandala. To make things simpler for you, here we have incorporated a rundown of some fascinating things to do in these stunning slope stations.

Duke's Nose (Nagphani)


Otherwise called Nagphani, Duke's Nose was named after the Duke of Wellington. Standing tall in the midst of the Western Ghats, the Duke's Nose is called so as a result of its extremely shape—a slanted pinnacle sticking out like a nose.
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Rajmachi Point


Lying amongst Lonavla and Khandala, the Rajmachi Point is an unquestionable requirement visit in the excellent slope station. Two noteworthy fortresses include the stronghold of Rajmachi—the Manaranjan Fort and the Shrivardhan Fort.

Tiger's Leap


Only a furlong far from INS Shivaji (preparing organization of the Indian Navy), the Tiger's Leap is another real fascination of Lonavla. Tiger's Leap is named so since when one takes a gander at the valley from this spot, it shows up as though a tiger is jumping into the valley. This grand goal is likewise an awesome vantage point to appreciate picture-idealize vistas of the incorporating valley. Just around the Tiger's Leap, there is a little waterfall that dynamic just amid the rainstorm. Following a concise soak plunge, the waterfall shapes a stream with a considerable lot of compel that goes the distance till the base of Tiger's Leap. Unwinding in the water is a standout amongst the most favouredactivities of the voyagers going to this spot.
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Lonavla Lake


Otherwise called the Monsoon Lake, the Lonavla Lake is a standout amongst the most popular attractions of the area.Grand and quiet, the surroundings of the lake make for an ideal spot for an early morning or a late evening excursion. While the lake becomes scarce totally amid the late spring months, it springs to life amid rainstorm and remains so all through the winters. Go for an apathetic walk around the lake at night with your life partner or basically sit adjacent to it and look at the nightfall—every minute spent at the Lonavla Lake will top you off with enchanting experiences. Adventure lovers can enjoy in activities like swimming and calculating at Lonavla Lake.

Shaggy Dam


Roosted in the midst of the scenery of sloping territories and lavish green environs, the Bushy Dam is one of the lofty spots of Lonavla. A stone work dam on the Indrayani River, the dam was worked as a wellspring of water for the Great Indian Peninsular Railway. In 2014, Indian Railways reported plans to additionally build up the blast as a vacationer spot in a joint effort with the private area. Rainstorm are the best time to visit the dam when water spouts out from it and makes for an amazing course. While swimming is not enabled inferable from the unusualness of the water stream, it is without a doubt a picturesque fascination in the slope town, and furnishes voyagers with incredible photograph operations.


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Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Indian Snacks to Binge on in The Cold Winter Months


Churned out along the length and breadth of the country, these popular street snacks are cater to hungry diners all through the year, but take on an extra dollop of deliciousness during the cold winter months. From hot steaming cuppas of ginger tea and molten sweet jalebis, to delicious stuffed parathas and happiness in the form of deep fried kachoris—these ten Indian snacks will warm your tummy and your heart.


Chai from Giani Tea Stall

Gurmit Singh has been running his tea stall very successfully for the last 58 years, and shows no signs of slowing down. When it comes to bubbling hot creamy chai, this man has the perfect formula.

Malaiyo from Shribandhu Sweets

Shribandhu Sweets off Kachauri Gali is one the most famous sweet shops of Varanasi and locals swear by its fresh preparations.

Channa bhatura at Sita Ram and Sons

To sample some of the best channa bhaturas in town, make your way to Sita Ram and Sons, a famous eating joint at Shimla’s Lakkar Bazaar.


Shrewsbury biscuits from Kayani Bakery

Over half a century old, this tiny, old-school Irani bakery is a Pune landmark.

Pav Bhaji from Sardaar Pav Bhaji

If you’ve had pav bhaji anywhere else, we can assure you that it cannot even be compared to the one Sardaar Pav Bhaji dishes out


Paratha

Om Sai Paratha is the 5-star equivalent in street food, and dishes out some of the most hygienic, expensive and delicious parathas you’ll ever eat.

Samosas from Munni Lal Halwai

Few things taste as good as a hot samosa on a cold winter day. And when the samosa in question is made by Munni Lal Halwai (Frontier Waale),a samosa shop in Gole Market, you'll be salivating, weather notwithstanding.

Jalebis from Chandni Chowk

Situated at the northern end of Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib in Chandni Chowk, this age-old sweet shop dishes out the juiciest jalebis in the city.

Ram laddoos in Alaknanda market

It's difficult to trace the heritage of these deep fried balls of moong dal popularly known in the capital as Ram laddoo. Essentially, the laddoos are golden balls of lentils which are light and fluffy, crunchy on the top and soft inside, and are served with a garnish of tangy green chutney and grated radish. Vendors station themselves at crowded hubs across the city, and the one at the Alaknanda market in south delhi is definitely one of the best.

Kebabs at Bade Miya

If you’re in the mood for meat on a stick or just a quick mutton roll to fill you up before or after a binge drinking session around town, this roadside eatery near Colaba Causeway is something of an institution when it comes to midnight snacking. Functioning out of a tiny cart parked in the alley behind Taj Mahal Palace in Apollo Bunder, Bade Miya is a name synonymous with great kebabs, delectable Baida Roti (flat bread doused and fried with egg) and delicious tandoori preps. This place is essentially a take away place while they have a few tables which are invariably occupied. Most prefer to grab a roll for the road by just driving past this master of flaming meats. If you’re planning a full-fledged meal, circle Mutton Rohanjosh or Mutton Bhuna among mutton dishes, Chicken Lasooni Tikka or Chicken Reshmi Tikka among chicken specialties or the full Chicken Tandoori if you have the stomach for it. Also, if you’re more comfortable with a sit down experience in a restaurant setting, head to their new branch only 5 minutes from this one at Fort (7/8/9, 6, Botawala Building, Near State Central Library, Horniman Circle, Fort, Mumbai, Phone: 022 22655657).


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Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Stunning Places to Visit in 2017


India is known for its cultural heritage, spiritual significance and a mystic charm that lures thousands of travellers to its land. This however does not push behind the fact that India is equally blessed when it come to nature’s splendour. These hidden gems of the country come in many forms—waterfalls, rivers, forests, valleys, water ways and more. Embark on a visual treat and behold some of India’s best kept natural wonders…


Living Root Bridge, East Khasi Hills (Meghalaya)

A double-decker bridge that is unlike its concrete and steel counterparts. Nestled amid the interiors of East Khasi Hills (Meghalaya), this is the famous Living Root Bridge.

Jog Falls, Karnataka

Bask in the glory and grandeur of Jog Falls (Shimoga, Karnataka) as it makes its way through moss covered rocks of a steep cliff.

Triund in Mcleodganj

Toss your soul for a flight from the high lands of Triund in Mcleodganj.

Munnar, Kerala

Experience the surrealism of Mother Nature from a hillock in Munnar, Kerala, with a lush green tea plantation resting below.

Backwaters, Kerala

Traverse the placid waters of Kerala backwaters and discover new horizons of natural beauty and cultural heritage.

Rann of Kutch, Gujarat

A camel ride across the salt marsh in the Great Rann of Kutch, Gujarat is no less than navigating through a fairytale land.

Sela Pass, Arunachal Pradesh

Patches of white cloud reflects on the land below in form of snow. A mesmerizing scene from the amazing Sela Pass of Arunachal Pradesh.

Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh

Nestled amid tranquility in the valleys of Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh, Tawang Monastery is where you have a rendezvous with peace and solace

Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur

When the sun sets on an ancient city and the lights illuminate its blue roofs, an old but vigilant fort starts its watch. Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur.


Suraj Tal in Leh is a place where the sun and snow coexist in the added company of crystal clear water.

Thar Desert

She is ruthless, tough and dangerous; maybe that’s what Terrible Beauty is! Sand dunes at Thar Desert.

Havelock Island, Andaman

Keep an eye on the horizon while you holiday at Havelock Island in Anadman and Nicobar; you can say hello to not one but two rainbows!

Dhuandhar Waterfalls, Jabalpur

Dhuandhar Waterfalls near Jabalpur (Madhya Pradesh) on river Narmada is a rare spectacle of rock walls dividing a river.

Chitrakote Falls, Chattisgarh

The Indravati River takes a massive plunge off a rocky cliff near Jagdalpur (Chhattisgarh) to form the magnificent Chitrakote Falls.

Rohtang Pass

The many shades of green, all in one frame – somewhere along the Rohtang Pass..






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Thursday, 29 December 2016

The Best Places to Spend The New Year


Should auld acquaintance be forgot, and never brought to mind. Yes, it's that time of year again already—when people start asking you what you'll be doing on New Year's Eve with the expectation that you'll be having the night of the year. These are some of the world's biggest parties to give you an idea of what to do—or at least of what to say you'll be doing.


New York's Times Square has to be first on the list because it's probably the most famous. All the biggest events are going to be thronged with people waiting for the final countdown—in this case accompanied by the dropping of a 1,070 pound Waterford Crystal Ball down a pole—but you're there for the atmosphere and the chance to usher the New Year in with goodwill for all mankind! In Times Square, expect your goodwill to mingle with that of about a million others, not counting people watching on TV—that's a lot of goodwill.


London has celebrations along the same lines in Trafalgar Square and a fireworks display along the Thames around the London Eye and the Houses of Parliament. Revellers pack into small spaces, which is useful because it helps keep out the cold, and the fireworks usually warm everyone up. There's family firework early in the evening—the New Year comes early to under 12's.


In Sydney, the cold isn't a problem and the harbour is lit with colour in the moments before and after midnight as the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House cascade with fireworks. Warm humour for all mankind is certainly easier in the warm weather and there are some great New Year parties raging though Sydney, followed by some famous recovery parties at Bondi. Auckland is the first major city to celebrate New Year, but its easterly neighbour Gisborne catches the first rays of the New Year's sun after spending the evening celebrating with a Rhythm & Vines Concert.


Rio de Janeiro's biggest party is Carnival but New Year on Copacabana Beach is a close second. Water is an important element to New Year celebrations here because it's also the time to celebrate the Festa de Iemanja, the festival of the water goddess, mother of all gods. Nearby Sao Paulo is known for its New Year's Day marathon but on the big night head to the Copa for about 20 minutes of fireworks and parties till dawn and beyond with about two and a half million other revellers.


Berlin parties around the Brandenburg Gate—expect the kind of DJ fuelled dance parties this city is well known for, while Paris says Bonne Annee! along the Champs-Elysees and exchanges bises—small kisses on the cheeks—on Sacre Coeur's hill for a perfect view of the fireworks that dazzle even the city of lights.


Moscow's Red Square under the Saviour Clock tower is the place to be, but you do have to be wary of the metal detectors and security, so for a less strict approach pop round the back of St. Basil's Cathedral for the best view of the fireworks, which are set off behind it.Reykjavik has long evenings at this time of year—all the better for getting out of town and spending New Year's Eve in front of the natural sky show of the Northern Lights—but in town people go to mass at Reykjavik Cathedral, also the highest spot in the city and the best place to see the man-made fireworks, before hitting the party circuit.


Toronto puts on a good show in the sky as well before adjourning home to watch the football on the box on New Year's Day, and Hong Kong warms up for it's main celebrations for Chinese New Year in a couple of months time, centring its parties around Times SquareShopping Mall and Victoria Bay, so the best views are from Victoria Peak.

In Madrid people gather round the Puerta del Sol where tradition dictates the eating of a grape for each of the twelve (((bongs))) of the big bell—not as easy as it may sound—and the wearing of yellow underwear. In Tokyo the Buddhist bells ring 108 times in the lead up to midnight so it's lucky they don't observe the same grape eating traditions. Here the done thing is to clean your home, visit a shrine and watch a singing competition between maleand female celebrities on TV—seriously, the competitions been happening for the last 50 years.


But as far as New Year's parties go the Scots probably take it most seriously. In Edinburgh, they call it Hogmanay, a celebration which culminates with cannons firing over EdinburghCastle and the singing of the Robbie Burns classic the rest of the world has adopted—For auld lang syne my jo.






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Wednesday, 21 December 2016

The 7 best Christmas Markets in The World



Ever fancied a romantic walk on a city with snow-covered roofs and avenues that are bustling with charm and traditional food? It's also where you may find the best 'Christmassy' markets that make for a holiday goer's delight.

Salzburg, Austria

Scent of mulled wine and stalls with traditional Christmas knick-knacks, the Salzburg Christmas market is one of the most popular haunts. Said to go back as far as the 15th century, it's located at the foot of the Hohensalzburg fortress. The Oberndorf Christmas Market, a village north of Salzburg, is where the world's favourite Christmas carol, "Silent Night", was written.

Cologne, Germany

The Gesrman city offers eight Christmas markets with wooden pavilions that offer mulled wine and traditional foods - bratwurst, yeast dumplings with jam and vanilla sauce, crepes and chocolate. The city's Floating Christmas Market on the River Rhine has culinary fare from all over the world and there are choir performances in the City Hall.

Covent Garden, UK

This one's a visual fantasy! With striking light installations and giant chandeliers, the whole area around the Covent Garden Piazza and Market Building is stunning. There are live performances and events, Yuletide treats and cake-making workshops.

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Prague, Czech Republic

Fairytale-like spires, cobbled streets, charming avenues, and stalls make for a pretty picture in this quaint city. A must buy are the bohemian-style jewellery and Trdelnik - the Czech

Strasbourg, France

This one has been held around the town's cathedral way back since 1570 and is the oldest in France. There are several different markets here with chalets selling everything from figurines to foods.

Copenhagen, Denmark

Set in the Tivoli Gardens, this market is almost like a winter wonderland with its lights and decorations, the concerts and the pantomime and ballet performances. There's kiddie fun in store too, with an ancient rollercoaster and pony rides.

Manchester, England

The chalet-lined streets here are packed with yuletide spirit - savoury treats and gifts like crafts and jewellry. You can sip on some hot chocolate as you wander about the stalls that sell home made wares in Albert Square. A charming, bustling atmosphere all right!




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Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Cold Vacations That Will Warm Your Soul


Gulmarg, India

For an Indian destination that’s breathtakingly beautiful and also a hub for winter sports, Gulmarg—at the higher reaches of the Kashmir Valley—is undoubtedly heaven on earth. In the winter months it exudes a charm few other places do. Owing to its location, Gulmarg gets some of the heaviest snowfalls in the Himalayas, and has earned the distinction as the best ski resort in the country. So once you've feasted your eyes on all the beauty, immerse yourself in some activity by hitting the slopes. Catering to both beginners and professionals, skiing here can be one of the most powerful experiences (ski season starts mid December and lasts till the beginning of April). If skiing isn’t your thing, try sledging or snowboarding; and if you’re just there for the beauty, a cable-car ride affords you stunning views and a bird’s eye view of the snow-covered mountain slopes.


Budapest, Hungary

While most tourists avoid making a trip to Budapest during the winter months, a dash of snow only enhances the city’s beauty, making it one of the best winter destinations in Europe. The biggest perk of visiting during the winter months, is the lack of tourists—with the city devoid of visitors, you can have it all to yourself—which will allow you to take in its many offerings at a more leisurely pace. One of the things Budapest is most famous for it’s thermal baths, and what better time to take a dip, than at the peak of the chilly season (imagine soaking in a steaming pool of healing water while watching the snow come down). Those who prefer to pack in a spot of activity can go skating on V├írosliget (Europe’s largest pond).


Nagano, Japan

Having first appeared on the global map after hosting the Winter Olympics, Nagano is today hailed as one of the premier ski destinations in the world, and although that might be the city’s claim to fame, there’s lots more to do for those who’re not hitting the slopes. This Japanese city offers a plethora of attractions for tourists—from exploring its historical towns, gazing at the stunning architecture displayed by the snow-covered Buddhist temples and bathing in the therapeutic hot springs on the outskirts of the city, to binging on delicious local cuisine and enjoying some world-class whisky—you’ll have more to do in Nagano than you bargained for.


Ireland

While winter might not seem like the best time to visit Ireland—given the fewer daylight hours—it is definitely a good time for those looking to escape the throngs of tourists and keen to explore a side to the city that is usually reserved for the locals. Although some of the city’s more popular tourist attractions might be closed to public, you can explore a plethora of beautiful castles, cathedrals and palaces, binge on delicious local fare, drink copious amounts of freshly brewed beer, and enjoy everything the city has to offer, sans the teeming crowds. There are also several winter festivals that take place during these months, and Christmas festivities transform the city into a wonderland of cosy reds and greens.


Munich, Germany

With its Christmas markets, glittering lights, mulled wine and roast goose, Munich is an attractive holiday destination all year round, but the city takes on a certain charm during the white months of winter. Whether you’re partaking of the many activities offered at the Tollywood Festival; taking in the city’s countless cultural and historic attractions; or drinking and dining your way through the atmospheric cafes, restaurants and bars dotting the streets; Munich will keep you suitably occupied. In addition, there are some excellent Alpine slopes just an hour outside of the city, so it’s perfect for those who want to couple activity with relaxation.


Salzburg, Austria

Whether you know it as the city of Mozart, of as the home of the Von Trapp family, Salzburg is best visited during the winter months—even though it’s peak tourist season and rates are sky-high—when it’s at its picturesque best. Whether you’re exploring the Old Town; taking a dip at an outdoor hot water bath at below-zero temperatures; snacking on caramelised almonds while strolling through the Christmas markets; or carolling through the winding streets (Silent Night was performed here for the first time in 1818)—this will be one of the most magical and unforgettable winter vacations of your life.


Tromso, Norway

As far as winter destinations go, Norway is probably the first place that comes to mind. Make your way to Tromso—popularly referred to as the capital of the Arctic—which is breathtakingly beautiful during the winter months. One of Norway's most beautiful cities, this is the best place for spotting the northern lights, aside from which Tromso offers visitors a treasure of activities. If you’re interested in discovering the local culture, there are plenty of excellent museums you can visit—from the Polar Museum (a fascinating window into the history of Arctic expeditions) and the Tromso Museum (famous for its exhibitions done by the local Sami people)—and those who prefer the outdoors will love skiing here.


Banff, Canada

Many people consider Banff the ultimate winter destination, and with good reason. Few places are as picturesque as this Canadian town—the scenery is absolutely magnificent, with a blanket of snow as far as the eye can see—and there’s a long list of activities to keep you busy. If you’re an adrenalin junkie, you can go skiing or snowboarding (there are three excellent ski resorts to choose from); opt for something less extreme like snowshoeing, ice climbing, dog sledding, hiking, and snow tubing; and if relaxation's the only thing on your agenda, you can visit one of the many therapeutic hot springs, and book a range of relaxing therapies for a vacation that equals rejuvenation.


Yosemite, California

Winter is the least crowded and possibly the most beautiful time to visit Yosemite. With its cascading waterfalls, snowy meadows, gurgling streams, alpine sunsets, hiking trails and pines draped with frozen icicles—the breathtaking beauty of a Yosemite winter is unparalleled—and the landscape is transformed into a pristine white wonderland. Adventure lovers can enjoy a slew of exciting activities ranging from cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, to sledding and hiking. The days are bright and sunny, temperatures drop below zero, the crowds go home, and hotel rates drop drastically—there’s no better time to visit.


Prague, Czech Republic

Winters in Prague are nothing short of magical. December marks the beginning of the cold season, which lasts all the way up to February. Whether you go in time to relish the festivities of the Christmas season in December, the fireworks in January of the romanticism of Valentine’s Day in February—Prague will charm the socks off you. With its winding cobbled streets, snow-covered shingles, towering spires and quaint gas-lit street lamps, this fairy tale city is relatively free of tourists during the winter months, which adds to its appeal. Embark on a museum trail, or ensconce yourself at one of the cosy cafes and raucous pubs while you watch the snow come down and envelop the city in a blanket of white.



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