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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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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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.

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Let Your Taste Buds Enjoy With Some Popular Street Food Of Delhi

The capital of India, New Delhi is famous all over the globe for a lot of good reasons. The historical landmarks, the politics, amusement parks, the energetic people and of course the yummy food, all these things make Delhi a must visit city. There are different kinds of food available in the capital, and among all the street food is the most popular.

The tangy taste and huge variety of street food can excite your taste buds.

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Tasty street food in Delhi to try for

If you are a foodie, you will love to hop from one place to another on the streets to try out interesting flavours. Here are some foods you have to taste when in Delhi.

1. Dahi Bhalle: This is one of the most lovable street foods to have in Delhi. No matter where you are, you will find a store to offer you the best Dahi Bhalle. They will garnish it with green and orange chutney.

2. Parathas: You have to try different kinds of Parathas when you are on the Delhi streets including aloo paratha, egg paratha, paneer paratha, gobi paratha, and lots more. These are fried in desi ghee which you make you go crazy. Even good and popular hotels like The Ashoka hotel Delhi can offer you some of these.

3. Sabzi and kachori: If you love spicy food then go for sabzi and kachori which is a stuffed bread and vegetable curry. It will make you full in just few bites only.

4. More food: Do not come back from Delhi without trying out chaat like papri chaat, aloo tikkis, pani puri, momos, kachoris and lots more. You can get these on any road side store in Delhi.

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Booking room in The Ashoka Hotel Delhi

It surely is a five star hotel located in the South Delhi. When you book a room for yourself in the hotel, you will be spoilt with lots of choices. So, go to any popular online portal and book your room much before your travel date. Name any amenity and the hotel will have to offer you. You can even get all kinds of street food and other cuisine at this hotel. Have a great time in Delhi!

What To Expect in Your Bali Vacation? 

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India has had civilizational ties with south-east Asia since ancient times. Bali, a small island in Indonesia has retained its distinct culture in a predominately Islamic island. If you are have a genuine interest in Indian culture and want to know about its influence abroad, then Bali is the best place to be. Therefore, if you are looking for a place where you can feel closer to home during vacation, then Bali would be the best place. Here are some of the best places which you can visit during your stay here:-

Kuta Beach

This is the place where you can come across people of all age groups. From flying kites to honing your surfing lessons, this place is a melting point for tourists from all parts of the world. Swimming on the azure waters and then taking a stroll on the sandy beaches can help you learn to appreciate the positive things in life. There are a wide variety of pure, unadulterated fun and games. Nobody who comes here leaves with any complaints related to boredom here. You cannot explore the island within a single day. Therefore, you will need to plan your Bali holidays here months before you come here.

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Jimbaran Beach

This beach is quite opposite to the Kuta Beach where you can take your little one out for leisure. However, you can be assured that your child won’t be missing any enjoyment. Apart from walking over the sandy beaches and try local cuisines. When your children have played for enough in the Sand, you can take them to the lively, early-morning fish market.

This is one of the best places where you can start your Bali tour since it lies closest to the airport. The Jimbaran Bay Beach Resort is an ideal place for staying if you have a vacation worth remembering. It has state of art facilities and offers facilities for airport pickup to tourists who put up here.

Ubud

Ubud is the cultural center of the island and is well connected with all major beach resorts. Being here will also be more exciting since you will get to watch a cultural show of Balinese songs, dance and theatre with vivid costumes and performances. The cafes here allow the entry of kids and offer a great quality of food. The Elephant Safari Park is located at an hour’s drive and offers kids a leisure friendly ride through the forest.

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Sanur Beach

If your kids are accompanying you, then Sanur Beach would be the best place you can visit. The calm lagoon waters are surrounded by a beautiful reef. This is the largest natural kiddie-pool in the entire world. The shops and restaurants here are located at a close distance from the water’s edge for adults and spend the time while accompanying your kids. The Bali Safari and Marine Park for viewing tigers and Komodo Dragons within their natural habitat. The rooms can be fully booked during the vacations in a great way.

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Moscow, Perfect Destination for the Night Crawlers!!

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As the waning day approaches the buzzing night life of Moscow spreads its wings illuminating the thick darkness into a supernova. Moscow’s nightlife is truly unrivaled with its plethora of options for hardcore party lovers, clubbers or even for walking around for a drink or two. This city’s bars never disappoint the guest as most of these clubs also pairs up with restaurants and nightclubs and bring respite from the chilly night outside. Moscow’s electrifying night life covers a charge too so it’s always advisable to stick to the pre-decided venue rather than burning hole in your pockets. Below a list of some famous hangout zones advocated by locals as well as tourists visiting Moscow. So pack your party dress and your dancing shoes because behind the velvet ropes lie the most sought-after nightclubs in Moscow.

The list of night clubs is (in) exhaustive and you can certainly take your pick out of these mentioned places but ensure about the overpriced venues where charges are rather exaggerated before selecting your site.

1. Kamchatka

Located at one of the prime setting of the city, Kamchatka attracts a lot of crowd towards its intriguing décor and subtle musical retreat with an array of food and alcohol at quite affordable price. The house strength beer is called Kamchatka and expenses $3.This venue is has garnered a trendy reputation over many years and most clubbers seem to be quite easy-going and liberal which makes it one of the top pick.

Address: 7, Kuznetsky Most (Metro stations Kuznetsky Most or OkhotnyRyad)

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2. Gipsy

This renowned bar & club is one of the premier zone for the clubbers for its magnificent ambience, well lit dance floor and wide assortment of menu offered here. The meal will cost you $13 and a Mojito is sold for $8. Weekends can make you wait for hours as some of the city’s best techno jams take place here on Fridays, while Saturdays are reserved for mash-up and alco-dance music. The disco balls hanging the ceiling ornamented with disco balls and walls furnished in fake cheetah skins make the perfect part mood. The crowd is quite mellowed and you can easily groove to the tune.

Address: 3; 4, Bolotnaya Nab.

3. Night Flight

With an excellent kitchen and great food at reasonable prices this place is also equipped with an outstanding bar and dance floor. This expansive club with high ceilings makes it one of the favorite chills out zone. Boasting about the most gorgeous crowd this place is the answer for all the night lifers.

Address: 17, Moscow, Russia, 12500

4. Buddha-Bar Moscow

Buddha-Bar is truly a hedonistic experience that not only avoids the conceited nature of other night clubs but also an escapade from the buzzing city life. You can enjoy the signature cuisines and cocktails, in front of a wonderful view on the historic city. Buddha-Bar Moscow will astound you with a Restaurant, a Lounge Bar, a VIP room and a Karaoke room. The unique setting and interior is too alluring for smart young people as well as for business elites who appreciate the taste of life.

Address: Tsvetnoy Blvd, 2, Moskva, Russia, 127051

5. Propaganda

A benchmark destination for the trendsetting clubbers of Moscow, Propaganda extends a friendly crowd of local students, foreign tourists and particularly favored by Moscow expats. Main events take place every Thursday night, when DJ Sanches puts on his techno set for the coolest clubbers in town. The techo music ensures you the best dancing experience ever and the restaurant serves the best Caesar salad ($5) in the city.

Address: 7, Bolshoi Zlatoustinsky Pereulok (Metro station Kitay-Gorod)

6. Mendeleev Bar Restaurant

The exquisite interiors of this restaurant and bar will immerse you in thriving Moscow’s nightlife. You will get a glimpse of the city’s bygone days and its mystical architecture sets the mood to engage I a cocktail date. Great food accompanied with captivating music will compel you to visit this place recurrently. Don’t forget to check your tickets with Aeroflot booking.

Aeroflot Booking

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Address: Petrovkaul, 20/1, Moskva, Russia, 127051

How to Get a Bike on Rent to Explore Hyderabad City?

Hyderabad is a city with an interesting legend. Muhammad Quli Qutub Shah, a prince of the Golkonda kingdom fell in love with Bhagmati, a Hindu dancing girl and later married her. On ascending to the throne, he founded a new city named Bhagnagar. The city was renamed by Hyderabad in the nature of Hyderi Mahal, a title Bhagmati was bestowed on her conversion to Islam.

Within south India, Hyderabad holds a pre-eminent position. It was here that Dekhini, a southern version of Urdu developed. The Nizams who ruled over a large part of the Deccan for two centuries left lasting legacies in the form of imposing palaces, mosques and forts which dot the landscape of the city.

Bike on Rent in Hyderabad
Bike on Rent in Hyderabad

The city has over the course of centuries emerged as one of the most vibrant cities of the country. The IT boom at the turn of the century made the city a major industrial hub. A weekend trip to the City of Pearls with your cousins can to a great extent many conceptions which you may have about the city. Discovering the city on a bike will help you to make the trip a memorable one. Here are some of the places where you can get a bike on rent in Hyderabad:-

Mobility LLP

Benelli 600 I is a highly trendy sports bike, and is highly popular among the youth. You will be offered with the scope of riding for a period of 8 hours. If you are planning to buy a bike in the days to come and check its power and an ability in advance before you take its rent.

You will get to discover the city with your cousins. You can also rent the bike with a problem free process. Check the bike’s speed and designs before you zoom through the city’s streets on the 600 CC Benelli 600i. The cost of reservation for a single person is Rs 900.

Harley Davidson Street 750
Harley Davidson Street 750

Harley Davidson Street 750 CC-1 day is another the city, ride through the hurdles and explore the major attractions around the city. The renting procedure is quite simple and all bikes are maintained in the perfect manner. The cost of this package is Rs 1200.

On the other hand, if you are looking for a simple bike ride can to a great extent rent an Indian Scout bike for 8-hours. Mobility LLP offers all visitors with the scope to explore the city in a new range of bikes. You will be given roadside assistance to ensure a safe journey.

The safety gear on rent will be offered to you for pick up & drop series, thereby ensuring that you enjoy a comfortable ride. The exact bike will provide with you opt for the vehicle shall be returned with the same quantity of fuel and physical condition which is hired to you. For bookings, you will need to make a security deposit of Rs 15000 to be deposited directly with Driven LLP while taking possession of the vehicle is Rs 1600.

Most tourists just imagine a pleasant vacation away from their routine. Few actually possess the true adventure spirit to explore the city riding. If you wish to get a feel of the city, the best option would be to hire a bike and ride through the lanes and alleys that still lie unexplored.

Few things to keep in mind while planning to explore Hyderabad on a bike are listed below:

  • Make sure you fill the petrol in your tank before starting off.
  • It is a great idea to carry snacks and drinks.
  • Carry a printout of the city maps.

Best Delhi Markets For Fabulous Shopping: Truly An Amazing Destination!

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Your penchant to click pictures of historical attractions will be satiated at New Delhi. New Delhi, a global city is the capital of the country sitting on the banks of the mighty River Yamuna. This mighty city abounds in historical monuments and forts and it was a capital city previously. The city was ruled by many dynasties and you can find their contributions to the city. New Delhi was ravaged and reborn for over 7 times in the past and you can find vestiges of erstwhile empire in the city.

Your New Delhi trip will delight you no end as you will come across monuments, forts, temples and parks. It is a city enjoying a good public transportation system and you will enjoy shopping in the city as it has great shopping avenues and malls. It is a happening city with a vibrant night life.

Some of the best Delhi markets for fabulous shopping are

Lajpat Nagar
You can shop here for textiles and it is a budget destination. The salwar lane in the market is popular for salwar materials and stitched ones. The market is frequented by locals and tourists alike and it is always crowded. You can board a metro to reach the market. You can bargain to get best prices for the items that you covet.

Sarojini Nagar
It is famous for branded clothes and you can grab them at dirt cheap prices. You may think that they are duplicates but they are factory rejects sold away at throw away prices. You should visit the market once to verify it for yourself. The best time to visit the market is during early morning hours on weekdays as it would not be crowded.

Chandni Chowk
Chandni Chowk market is in old Delhi and it has been functioning for over 300 years. It is always crowded and you can shop for textiles, silver jewellery, cameras, wholesale stationery items and lots more at this place. You can reach the place easily as it has a metro station near the market. The market is also home to some famous eateries. The market has bridal stores for brides where they can shop for their wedding dresses and accessories.

Khan Market
It is one of the classiest market in Delhi and it is a U shaped small market. Regulars frequent the place for books, textiles and Ayurvedic medicines. It is in south Delhi and famous for its tailor shops. The market is always crowded and you cannot bargain here.

Karol Bagh
It is popular for wedding shopping and it is a budget destination. The market has different streets earmarked for different categories. You can shop for electronic items in the Ghaffar market, Bank Street for traditional jewellery and for cheap readymade garments head to Ajmal Khan Road. Leather bags are popular here.

Night Life Of New Delhi

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Places to visit in New Delhi | Image source: bridgeclubbers.com

1. ITC Sheraton, Chanakyapuri
It is considered as one of the favourites amongst youngsters since 90s and it is open from 10:30 PM. The USP of the place is loud foot tapping music and booze. Youngsters come here for the ambience and it is considered as a safe night club. The club at the hotel is known as Ghungroo. It is one of the best places to visit in New Delhi for partying at night.

2. Agni
It is a popular night club and it is frequented by celebrities and other dignitaries. The club starts at 8 in the evening and it is open till the wee hours. The ambience is good as it is located in the Park Hotel, Connaught Place. People come here for dancing and it has the widest collection of spirits.

3. Kitty Su
It is open from 8 PM to 1 AM. The food, drinks and the ambience exceed your expectations. It is an apt place for those who love dance. Three big rooms are marked and in each room a different music is played. This night club is one of the best and it is expensive.

Skiing In India – Live On The Excitement Edge With Adventure Vacations In India!

Do you like snow? Do you like skiing? If yes then you must be a lively person. If no then you must try out once in a lifetime to avail a whole new experience in life!

Indian is a suitable stomping ground for adventure freaks from all across the world. If we view, the diversity has a vital role to play in it. Well, the rugged Indian Himalaya has turned out to be an arena for several adventure activities such as skiing, motor biking, cycling, and trekking; likewise, the coastal areas are the pioneers of water games whilst the deserts have turned to be the ground for thrilling activities like sand dune bashing and polo.

India for adventure sports skiing

One of the striking games that have emerged to be the winner in league of adventure is the skiing. In this regard the Indian Himalaya being an excellent host provides skiers a unique skiing experience. Additionally, Manali and Gulmarg are not the only skiing places in India, indeed there’re at least 10 of them!

Here are the list of finest skiing destinations where you can fully relish this bracing activity.

Where you can relish skiing in India?

Pahalgam (Jammu and Kashmir)

It’s a small town situated in the Anantnag region of Jammu and Kashmir. A prime location where snow skiing is attempted hugely, the location is very famous among all the areas of western Himalayas. Well the added availability of awe-inspiring sights makes the location a best-loved with skiers and trekkers alive. The best period to visit is in months from December to March, when the snow is thick and nice.

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Munsiyari (Uttarkhand)

A must see winter place in India, Munsiyari (Uttarkhand) is even the hub for skiing in India. Famous for its resplendent natural charm, this small city has made itself a vital adventure hub in the region. Munsyari or Munsiyari as it’s frequently called, like several of its counter segments proffers steep descents for an across the edge skiing experience. Well, other than skiing, Munsyari is famous as a vital trekking plane as well. A remarkable destination that opens the path to some amazing fun, Munsyari is surely the right scene to explore adventure in you!

Auli (Uttaranchal)

Auli is a best-loved skiing place for several not just due to its elegant glittering slopes however as well as for nice clean environment. Situated some 250 kilometers far from Rishikesh, the location is almost like paradise on planet, and majority visitors to the location would agree with this point. Located high upon the hills Garhwal, Auli is a one of the must visit places if skiing is your rage. The slopes are situated at an altitude of around 2500 – 3000 m. Therefore being a nice manner to begin on your skiing voyage.

So this year across don’t plan a usual leisure winter vacation. Rather, pick a holiday place with daring and adventure attitude! Choose any of these ideal places and go for snowboarding as well as Skiing in India.

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