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.

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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.
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