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A trip to Guwahati – Checking out the Amazing North Eastern Cuisines

It is always a great pleasure to catch up with your old friends. I planned one get together with few of my old friends in Guwahati. It was good that all of them agreed to meet at a place where we can relive some of the past memories. I had to travel from Fatehpur for this journey as I am posted here currently. I was very excited for this opportunity as North East is one of the places which I always wanted to travel.

Guwahati is the capital city of Assam and I was very excited to travel there for the first time. The food and culture of North East India is something which I always wanted to explore. During my stay there with my friends there are many places which I travelled and also tasted and tried different cuisines and snacks.

Stay at Hotel Fame City

I had made all the booking arrangements for myself well in advance. For my stay in the city I had booked Hotel Fame City in Guwahati which is an amazing 3 star hotel located very conveniently in the centre of the city. The hotel has 22 rooms which are good and big and full of excellent services and amenities. It was an ideal stay here at the hotel and I loved their hospitality.

The hotel has many in-house facilities and services for the guests and tourists coming from all parts of the world. Some of the services which I truly loved here at the Hotel were

  • In-house restaurant specialising in local cuisines
  • 24 hour coffee shops with range of beverages
  • Conference room service for the business travellers
  • Pick and drop facility is also available for everyone

I had booked an executive room for myself in the hotel which was truly world class. It had all kinds of modern amenities which are required. The room had a TV with satellite channels; free breakfast was also available to all the guests in the room. Morning newspapers, complimentary toiletries and tea coffee maker were also available in the room.

The Tasty Aaloo Pitika

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Aalo Pitika | Image Resource : blogspot.com

During my stay in Guwahati I tried much of the local food and cuisine. One of the dishes which I loved in there was the Aalo Pitika which is a popular item here. It is a side dish and available with all the restaurants in the city. Aaloo Pitika means Mashed Potato. There are many other ingredients which are mixed with it to give a new flavour to the dish.

There are many places where I had this. Each one of them has own unique flavours and ingredients mixed to it to give the dish a new taste. Some of the restaurants also serve with boiled eggs and even crushed dried fishes to give it a new and enhanced taste. All in all, the dish is one of the finest in the region and must try if you visit Assam for the first time. The price of this dish is very reasonable and quantity is optimum for one person.

North East Express Train Journey

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North East Train Time Table | Image Resource : wikimedia.org

For my travel to Guwahati I had booked the north East Express which starts from Anand Vihar terminus in Delhi at 6.45 am. It is a superfast train and I booked First Class Non AC tickets in the train. I used the Indian railways apps on mobile to check the North East Train Time Table and book my tickets from Fatehpur station.

It was going to be a very long journey to Guwahati so I was prepared with all the food items and entertainment options. I boarded the train at 2.30 pm from Fatehpur station. It reached Guwahati the next day at 4.50 pm.

Enjoying Great Time In Delhi

Delhi

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Delhi, the capital of India is the place of culture, food, history, education and life. There are a range of several things to do in Delhi. During the trip to Delhi, one must make a list of attractions to be followed. Delhi is famous for countless things. It is a hub of street food for food-lovers, heaven for shopping freaks, and place for history lovers.

Places to Visit in Delhi

Red fort

Red fort | Image Resource : wikimedia.org

Some of the famous Delhi attractions, which are, worth a visit:

1. Mehrauli Archaeological Park: It is 200 acres of area spread with over 100 monuments. It is positioned adjacent to Qutab Minar. It is almost 1000 years old and ruled by 4 Mughal dynasties and British Raj.
2. Red Fort: The fort is instituted by the Emperor Shah Jahan. It took near to 10 years to get constructed. It is a place to be visited as its foundation is said to be built upon the executed bodies of prisoners.
3. Jama Masjid: It is the largest mosque in India. It has a capacity of 25,000 people to visit the mosque at one time. This is the last architectures of Shah Jahan dynasty, also known as Friday Mosque.
4. Hazrat Nizam-Ud-din Dargah: The most mystical place of Delhi is the shrine of a Muslim Sufi saint Nizam-Ud-din Auliya. There is a lot of crowd on Thursday evenings and you can also hear the tunes of qawwali.
5. Qutab Minar: This tower was founded by Qutb-ud-din Aibak in 1193 to declare his ultimate power over the conquered Hindu rulers. The minar is of 73m height and has verses of Quran carved over the sandstone bands.
6. Gurudwara Bangla Sahib: Yet again, one of the magical places is the Gurudwara Bangla Sahib made of white marble. This is constructed at the place where the eighth Sikh guru resided, Harkrishan Dev. Here, free meals are served to the pilgrims daily.
7. Khan Market: It is the Delhi’s most exclusive shopping enclave. The shops here are expensive to rent and are mainly for books, homewares, and fashion.
8. Dilli Haat: It is a cheap and affordable market for food and craft. It is full of the delicious aroma of food and colours of handicrafts. You can try all types of cuisines here from various Indian states in just 70 to 100 bucks.

Other than this, there are many more places to visit like Diwan-e-khas, Rajpath, Akshardham temple,
Hauz Khas, Raj Ghat, national museum, Lodhi Gardens, Gandhi Smriti, iron pillar, Lotus temple and so on.

trains from jaipur to delhi

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How to reach Delhi from Jaipur?

Delhi is a well-connected city. There are many trains and flights options available to reach Delhi. There are 128 trains from Jaipur to Delhi that run weekly and 21 trains that run directly. The total distance between Jaipur to Delhi is 268 km. Some of the trains with their train numbers are Rjsthn S Kranti (22464), Ajmer Shtbdi (12015), Dee Jp T Spl (09726), Jammu Aii Exp (12414), Adi Sj Rajdhani (12958), Ashram Express (12916), Haidwar Mail (19105) and so on.

So, plan your trip and book a ticket now for exploring Delhi. There are numbers of websites from where you can book your tickets and get discounts also. Wait no more, just travel and have fun!