Sunday, 19 March 2017

#ColgateMagicalStories - Space Story!

Hey everyone,

“I’m blogging my #ColgateMagicalstories at BlogAdda in association with Colgate.

So, this space adventure story is weaved by my neice - Yashi. 
Welcome onboard Space!

This journey is about Yashi and her best friend, Madhav, entering space and fighting the aliens.

 
Not so long ago, Yashi and Madhav who were playing around happily in their colony, when they spotted a UFO. This was the first time they had seen something so unusual and intriguing at the same time.


They were fascinated by the Unidentified Flying Object and wanted to take a tour to space! But was it that easy in space? Well, let's find out.


The Space centre was far away from their house but they climbed onto a taxi and told the driver to take them to the Space centre as their father worked there. As soon as they reached the Space Centre, they managed to ditch the security and entered inside. They saw few rockets being built, many machines and instruments beeping away. They saw a huge rocket and happened to enter it, this rocket was about to be launched. No one at the space centre knew that these kids were inside and hence they let the rocket launch. 

While the rocket was travelling in space they saw many planets including Saturn with it's shining rings. On their way to space, they saw many other objects rotating in space and wanted to check them out. They pressed a few buttons inside the rocket and the rocket stopped where it was.  
Madhav found a space train vehicle inside the rocket and jumped into it and started driving. Soon the space vehicle left the rocket and Voila! Madhav was driving in space. He was enjoying every bit of it. Yashi was left behind and tried to find nother vehicle for herself. 

Yashi found another vehicle but this one had no cover to it. It was like an open vehicle on which anyone like the aliens could enter. 

Madhav was enjoying the ride when Yashi spotted an alien! She couldn't believe her eyes and started shouting 'Madhav, careful, there is an alien.'
But Madhav couldn't hear anything inside the space train vehicle and the alien reached near Yashi. As her vehicle was open, the alien could get inside and be a danger to her. She swiftly moved out of the vehicle and started flying in space. The alien kept following her as she was also an 'alien' for the alien. :P

Yashi was extremely scared with this and screamed her lungs out. She then found a rifle in the rocket and somehow gathered courage to shoot the alien. 

Madhav, while driving his vehilce, saw Yashi fight the naughty and scary alien and tried to help her with his own special gun. After several bullets fired from the rifle and Madhav's special gun, the alien finally fell down, unconcious. Madhav pulled Yashi by her hand and took her away from the alien. They went back into the rocket and pressed a few buttons and the rocket started moving at a fast pace.


Finally the rocket reached its destination and Madhav and Yashi got down on space. This is how Yashi and Madhav conquered space. 


Thanks for reading! :)

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Top 10 New Dubai Tourist Attractions




The glitz and charisma of Dubai is something that allures explorers and tourists from all over the world. The city is on rise and is now a destination du-jour for many where people flock to shop, take a break, have fun, make memories, find serenity, seek spiritual answers, and so much more. Fusion of so many cultures and populace from all over the world offers a comfort zone to people from every part of the world.  So, if you are also a seeker who wishes to find some solace from your regular life in the grandeur and opulence of this city, here are top 10 new Dubai tourist attractions that you need to make note of:
1.Motiongate: A recently developed tourist haven, it is one of the most talked about Dubai parks and resorts that ensures a Universal Studios like-experience and is based on some of the best motion pictures from DreamWorks and LionsGate Studios. The rides in this park are based on Shrek, ZombieLand, Underworld, Smurfs, Madagascar, and a few others. Motiongate is located in Jebel Ali over the Dubai - Abu Dhabi road. A definite paradise for kids as well as teenagers who wish to explore the new avenues of fun in Dubai.



2. Al-Thuraya Astronomy Centre: A Dh40- million observatory centre it is dated to open up in June this year at the Mushrif Park located in Midriff. The observatory will also feature a theatre, a one-metre long telescope, a gallery, and a space museum. This centre will also have a scientific academy and a lecture theatre for hosting school and college students. It is a must-visit for every tourist and visitor. 

3. Dubai Frame: Though the launch date for this one is yet to be confirmed but this DH160-million project is something that everyone seems to be waiting for eagerly. The project is almost complete and will consist of two 150-metre high towers that will be connected with each other via a 100 square metre bridge. What makes is so special is that it will allow the visitors to enjoy panoramic views of new as well as old Dubai. It is located in Zabeel Park.

4. Dubai Opera House: A multi-format theatre with a capacity to house 2000 people at once. It can be visited in the Downtown Dubai. Opened almost a year back, this one lies in the heart of Opera District and hosts number of ballets, orchestra, sports events, films, art exhibitions, concerts, and so much more. So, in case you could visit Sydney for this vacation, you can always experience a small part of it here.

5. LEGOLAND Dubai: An awesome treat for all Lego lovers. And apart from all the fun it is the only place in the world that features a LEGOLAND water park. The water park features more than 15 water slides, a Duplo themed kid’s area, a build-in-raft-river, a Lego wave pool and so much more. You can also create your own customized Lego river raft for riding at the build-a-raft. In the other parts of the park you can enjoy about forty Lego themed rides, several shows, about 15000 Lego models, and more than 60 million Lego bricks. All these have been divided into Lego city, factory, kingdoms, imagination, and much more.  

6. Bollywood Park Dubai: One of the latest additions to the must-go list of every Dubai tourist, this one was launched with the opening of Motiongate and LEGOLAND. Here, you can take a tour through the major blockbuster attractions like the Ramgarh from Sholay or the sets of Mughal-e-Azam, and so much more. You can also enjoy here a series of flamboyant typical Bollywood style shows, several shopping outlets, food, and get drowned in the completely unique and mesmerizing world of Bollywood.

7. Dubai Canal: When it was under construction, it was being called as one of the most ambitious projects in Dubai and it was because of its hefty prices. It is open for public now and features more than 450 restaurants, walkways, luxury housing, as well as cycling paths. It is spread across an area of 3 kilometres and goes from the Persian Gulf to Business Bay.

8. Burj Al Arab Expansion: The only 7-star hotel in the world, it recently proved its worthiness for the top position when it comes to luxury by opening a private man-made beach resort. The new footprint of Burj Al Arab stretches across an area of 100 metres in the Arabian Gulf and covers an area of more than 10000 square metres. Here the guests can have access to 400 sun loungers, 32 beach cabanas, a bar, a 621-metre freshwater swimming pool and an 828 meter salt water swimming pool.

 9. Green Planet Bio Dome: Dubai is one of the first cities of Middle East that has its own ‘bio-dome’ called the Green planet. It is an enclosed tropical ecosystem that will have all conditions of a rainforest with more than 3, 000 flora and fauna along with an indoor artificial life sustaining tree. This is a perfect place to relax when scorching heat of Dubai tests your patience.

10. Palm Jumeirah Boardwalk: A completely new waterfront destination that was recently added to Palm Jumeirah. It extends across a distance of `11 kilometres and is mainly for dining, walking and shopping.

Monday, 6 February 2017

10 Must Visit Places In India For Street Food Lovers


How exciting it is to enjoy the delicious, mouth-watering and spicy food on streets along with your friends and family! It always has a punch in terms of taste and variety. Kolkata, Mumbai, Delhi, and Hyderabad are quite famous for street food. A particular item can be named differently in different cities like "pani puri" in Mumbai, "puchka" in Kolkata and "golgappa" in Delhi.If you take a survey around India, you will find around 200 street food recipes. Let us see few places in India favored for street food.

1. Mumbai

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It is popularly known as "Amchi Mumbai" by the gourmets. Here you can get an extraordinary span of seafood. Bombil fry, Falooda, Frankies, and Modaks are quite popular here. Gujarati, Maharashtrian and Parsees visit here to fancy the delectable sandwiches. People of various castes and religion work here and enjoy the variety of food available at reasonable price. 

2. Banaras

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Ahh! I must not forget to say you should not miss the delicious chat and Malaiyo here. It does not disappoint the non-vegetarians even. The exotic and delicious Chicken Tikka and Achari Murgh have always been the favorite of thousands who have had that over here. Banaras has always been successful in satisfying every Foodista, be he a vegetarian or a non-vegetarian.

3. Delhi

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The funniest part is the stunning food available during Ramdan at Delhi attracts even tourists who do not celebrate the festival. The juicy kababs and parathas available here are quite appetizing. The Chole  Bhaturey and golgappa prepared here are one of a kind. It is impossible for someone to cover Delhi in its entirety unless he possesses full pocket and a large stomach.

4. Arunachal Pradesh

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The food available here are nowhere found, be it in terms of variety or cuisine. Apang is a different kind of hard drink prepared from rice that definitely will leave its savourers awestruck. A totally new dish called Thukpa is also popular over here which has got a nice culture behind it. You will get an amazing experience here by enjoying the food and knowing the story behind it.

5. Kashmir

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You can say this is an Elysium for every Foodista. Popular items over here include Goshtaba, Yakhni and Rogan Josh. Dum Olav and Kashmir tea are very special over here which attract epicures every year. You can call it as a paradise that will satisfy you with every flavor that your taste buds demand.

6. Hyderabad

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The Hyderabadi recipe is a mixture of various recipes across the world like Arabic and Mughlai. The garnishing techniques have got a touch of Telugu and Marathwada culture. The Biryani monsters should never miss a Hyderabadi Biryani in their life. Haleem prepared here is a quite tempting dish. If you are someone who has no weight-gaining issues, you should dig out all possible recipes available here and believe me it will never leave you disappointed.

7. Rajasthan

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You can basically refer Rajasthan as a state of foodies. Food items like daal-baati choorma, laal maas or kadhi, Balushahi, and Gujia are dishes that you barely might have wondered about. Believe me, you are going to reach the seventh heaven tasting these. The piquant dishes available here are definitely going to attract you again for another visit to Rajasthan soon.

8. Sikkim

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Hello! Momo lovers, book your tickets to Sikkim directly. Go and dig in as many momos as possible in any flavor you wish for. Dumplings, Thukpa and Phagshapa are few of the dishes that will also complement your love towards momos. This is the place where your favorite momo and chutney took birth. I know you can not live by not visiting this place atleast once in your life.

9. Lucknow

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It attracts many tourists every year as it is said to be the hub of markets and street food. The spicy, tangy, peppery and hot dishes available here have always been people's main center of attraction. The most famous dish here is Tunday Kabab. This is must-taste tang amongst the large sections of flavors available in kababs.

10. Pondicherry


Have you ever wondered enjoying French cuisines staying in India? Yes, it is possible at Pondicherry. Here you can have anything you wish for. You can have South-Indian, North-Indian or Western food here too.

Conclusion
Many of us eat food to live but there are some who live to eat. So, pack up your bags with money and go with an empty stomach to return home with the former emptied and the latter filled.

Author's Bio:
Rohit being a connoisseur of food shares his views about various must-visit places on TransIndiaTravels.com to help people satisfy their taste buds. Hope you have a wonderful street-food experience! Best of luck!


Saturday, 4 February 2017

Most luxurious stay at Vivanta By Taj - Holiday Village, Goa



Today I am blogging about you my most memorable luxury stay experience. My most luxurious experience was February 2016. 

I am blogging about my luxury stay experience for an activity at BlogAdda in association with MakeMyTrip.




We stayed at Vivanta By Taj - Holiday Village, Goa which is a 5 star hotel. It is located at Sinquerim Beach, which is a visual treat to the eyes.
We reached Goa via flight from Mumbai. As we checked into our hotel that we had pre-booked via MakeMyTrip.com, we were already in awe of the interiors – amazingly beautiful and stylish. It was very luxurious. We had booked the sunset bliss cottage for our stay. We were provided with welcome drinks.

Amenities – Apart from the usual amenities, there was a spa. We went for the Jiva spa after our check in. Thanks to the gym, I did not miss my exercise session. There was a beauty salon as well where me and my friends got a facial. We also played indoor games like pool.
Ambience – The ambience of the cottage was extremely pleasing. 
Food – The restaurant had delicious food, we tried out different dishes over out 3 day stay at the cottage. We even tried out the Jungle Jam which had my favorite and special food like pizza, burgers and sandwiches. We relished all of it. We tried different cuisines like Caravela (Mediterranean and North Indian), Beach House (Goan/seafood) and Banyan Tree (Thai).
Cottage – The sunset bliss cottage was the best as it gave us a view of the sunset. It was spacious and we relaxed at our soft and cozy bed. The beach view location from the cottage was worth every penny we paid. Our cottage had LCD TV, electronic safe, wireless internet and tea/coffee maker. Our cottage gave us a splendid view of the sunset.



Swimming pool – The swimming pool was big enough and we enjoyed playing in the pool. We enjoyed wines and cocktails, from the beautifully built poolside bar.
Be it location, gardens, lawns, sunset deck, moon deck or beach restaurants – all of it made our stay the best & most luxurious stay ever. Taj is indeed known for it’s hospitality and we couldn’t agree more. This was the best hotel stay ever in Goa

The cottage was undoubtedly luxury at its best. Also, the beach view and fresh air with nature added cherry on our cake. It was an experience that I will always cherish and hopefully return to again.

Share your memorable luxurious stay in the comment below!I loved my #MMTLuxuryStays.
Thanks for reading. :)

Friday, 3 February 2017

Most Memorable Luxurious Stay - Wildly luxurious

Hey guys!

I am blogging about my luxury stay experience for an activity at BlogAdda in association with MakeMyTrip

Today I am blogging about my most memorable luxury stay experience. My most luxurious experience was this January 2017.

We stayed at Taj safaris lodge - banjaar Tola in Kanha which is a 5 star hotel.
Starting with the road trip, it was amazing. We stopped at many locations which were a visual treat of nature on the way to Kanha. As we reached Kanha, we checked into our hotel that we had pre-booked via MakeMyTrip.com.

The lodge was very luxurious hotel and pretty much gave us a royal feeling. It was more comfortable than home. The interiors and furnishings give a wildly luxurious touch to our stay. The natural view, the wildlife and luxury made it a perfect place to stay at.

The adults had taken one room and the other one was for us - the youngsters.

The food was very delicious and the staff was extremely polite and helping. The rooms were spacious and we could see the forest view from our room itself.

There was a swimming pool in the lodge and we were prepared for it already with our bathing costumes and chilled in the pool. We got our drinks served near the pool and the kitchen was interactive so we could order whatever we wanted.

The Lodge had a rich variety of trees - around 70 different species and that gave it a beautiful view. There was a river passing by the lodge called the Banjaara river overlooking the Kanha National Park.
The next day we had our Safari and we went to the Jungle and spotted many animals like the barasingha, a tiger, cheetal, indian bison, fox and peacock.

Soon after we went back to the lodge, we went near the riverside area of the lodge and there were tea lights that were creating a beautiful tungsten light ambience that gave it a luxury touch.
At around 8pm, we went near the forest side of the lodge and had a bonfire and played truth & dare. 


We decided to stay that night as well in the lodge and had a great time playing games, gossiping and enjoying the amazing weather and dark forest night. Next morning it was time for us to leave for our home – ofcourse, with lots of memories at the luxurious lodge.

The Lodge was truly tranquility amidst nature and we enjoyed every bit of our stay.  We loved the stay in our room so much that we did not want to even leave the place. Indeed, it is one of #MMTLuxuryStays.
Share your memorable luxurious stay in the comment below and also how you liked my post! 

Thanks for reading. :)