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Monday, June 15, 2020

Iconic Places in Mumbai To Settle Your Food Cravings

Monday, June 15, 2020
Iconic Places in Mumbai To Settle Your Food Cravings


In a city that has a fast-paced life can be a daunting place for many people and some might even be scared to visit the city because of the dense population. If you’re planning to visit Mumbai or have been to the city but haven’t tasted the food from these iconic outlets, then you are missing on the food culture of the city. Here are a few places that we have shortlisted for you to visit

  1. Naiman Point Khau Gali
    You can literally call it the snack street since it is flooded with a large number of roadside vendors. You find this in South Mumbai at Churchgate between Cross Maidan and SNDT college near Opera House. Office workers take their snack brakes here where they enjoy street dosas, chaat, Dabeli, and fresh juices

  2. Kyani’s, Lohar Chawl
    If you believe that a heavy breakfast is a must to work through the day or a good start to a relaxed and lazy weekend, then you must try their egg dishes, caramel custards, soda, and the cakes. You can also taste some of the quick bite food like keema Pav, chicken samosa and bun maska along with the Irani chai. The shop has been there for 100 years now

  3. Britannia & Co
    This is an Iranian cafe that has been running for the past 95 years and it’s no ordinary Iranian restaurant. You can find the best Mutton Berry Pulao here which is a must-order here. The berries that are added in the Pulao add so much flavour and they are imported all the way from Iran. You can also try other dishes like brown rice, salli boti, and raspberry soda

  4. Cafe Mendegar, Colaba
    One of the earliest and iconic cafes in Colaba, the cafe is popularly known as Mondy’s. The place has very positive vibes and is a must-visit to try their popular dishes like Prawns and Chicken Tikka, and Paneer Malai for the vegetarians. The place also serves alcohol like beer and wine and is a good place to be visited with your family and friends

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Thursday, June 11, 2020

Top Sports Bars in Delhi

Thursday, June 11, 2020
Top Sports Bars in Delhi


A sports lover enjoys a night out with friends or family watching their favourite game. Cheering every time when their team scores a point, scores a goal or hits a six, it is excitement on a different level. There are a lot of sports bars across the National Capital Region where you can catch the match fever. Here are some of the top few.

  1. Game of Legends, West Delhi
    Located in City Square Mall in Raja Garden, West Delhi, the place is located at a convenient location with a spacious layout and ideal layout for the screening of matches. And it’s not just limited to the screening, the bar also offers you a pool table to unwind and relax during the breaks to break down the tensed atmosphere that can build up during matches. The bar has a global sporting event and star theme which adds up to the feel of the matches. It has a fully stocked bar and some famous grilled food that can be enjoyed with some must-have dishes like white sauce pasta, mocktails, and mojitos. It offers North Indian, Chinese, Continental, and Italian cuisine

  2. Pebble Street
    This bar has a chilled and dim themes ambience which makes it a perfect go-to place in summer days for those challenging must-watch matches in day time. European dishes and quaint English decor make you feel like you’re in a British house cafe. You can easily choose your vantage point to enjoy your team beat their rivals while exploring its vast menu of food and the bar.

  3. My Bar Headquarters
    Known as one of the most iconic spots to enjoy a match in Central Delhi, Connaught Place aka CP, this place is regarded as one of the best places to enjoy a live sports night. The place has large legendary sporting icon posters that blend with warmly lit sophisticated interiors. The signature snacks with a tower of beer (and a couple of refills) are highly recommended on every visit. Due to its location, the bar is often crowded on match days.

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Saturday, June 6, 2020

Five Overseas Trips You Can Take Under INR 1 Lakh

Saturday, June 06, 2020
Five Overseas Trips You Can Take Under INR 1 Lakh

When you want to travel overseas to some of the best destinations you have to spend a lot. But sometimes we just have other plans and can’t spend a lot on just one vacation. Today we will list out 5 places where you can travel for under INR 1 Lakh.

  1. Bali, Indonesia
    Do you know what makes Bali a paradise on Earth? Its coral reefs, pristine beaches, and its majestic mountains. Activities like scuba diving, yoga retreats. royal museums, jungles, temples, and historic sites. This place can help you unwind
    Duration- 4N/ 5D
    Currency: INR 1= 208 Rupiah

  2. Hong Kong
    Once a British colony and China’s global financial hub, this is the most expensive destination of the list. High airfares, lodging cost and sightseeing, the trip is shorter than the rest. You will also have to use some saving tips and tricks to have a comfortable trip.

    Duration- 3N/ 4D
    Currency: INR 1= 0.12 HK Dollar

  3. Philippines
    It has beautiful beaches since it is an archipelago of 7,641 islands and 82 provinces which makes island hopping a time consuming as well as an expensive affair. You should visit Manila and Palawan for a 4 nights and 5-day trip even though you have other beautiful spots like Boracay, Bohol, Surigao, Cebu, Bicol, and Ilocos.

    Duration- 4N/ 5D
    Currency: INR 1= 0.78 PESO

  4. Sri Lanka
    The place that literally aces the list of budget foreign holidays is an irresistible combination of affordability and beaches, natural beauty, temples, wildlife, this place is Sri Lanka. The airfare takes up 34% of the budget and you can visit four places- Colombo, Galle, Kandy, and Yala National Park

    Duration- 5N/ 6D
    Currency: INR 1= 2.3 SL Rupee

  5. Cambodia
    This Southeast Asian country has a traumatic past makes for tourism potential. The country is full of architecture, its history that has amazing scenic beauty and it all comes at very affordable costs. We recommend visiting 2 cities Phnom Penh and Siem Reap which is the gateway to the famous Angkor Wat temples. About 40% of the budget is expected to be spent on airfare. The rest of the budget will allow you to stay in 4 star properties and visit the famous tourist spots in cabs.

    Duration- 4N/ 5D
    Currency: INR 1= 54.52 RIEL

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Thursday, June 4, 2020

Top Spots For A Night Out With Friends In Delhi

Thursday, June 04, 2020
Top Spots For A Night Out With Friends In Delhi


Delhi is famous for its food and the culture and then there is this Gen Z that has the most nocturnal beings who like to move out while the others are asleep. There are many places that you can visit to have a good time under the stars. These places have some of the best food and ambience that the city has to offer along with a lot of excitement and thrill. Here are a few places that you can visit to be a part of the exciting nightlife of Delhi.

  1. Parathe Wali Gali
    Who doesn’t love parathas? After all, they are the national breakfast up north and taste just amazing. This is one thing that you can have at any time in the day. The Parathe Wali Gali is strictly vegetarian and you can choose from a list of stuffings. This list is so big that it’s easy to get lost and wonder what you want to eat. You’ll get mix paratha, rabri paratha, khoya paratha, banana paratha, matar or peas paratha, along with a whole lot of other options. All these are served with potato or paneer curry sauteed with sweet and spicy pumpkin, sweet tamarind chutney, and mint chutney.


  2. Hard Rock Cafe
    This is undoubtedly a great place to visit at night where you can delve in some leisure time with your friends. Here you can enjoy an excellent ambience, mouth watering food and some of your favourite cocktails.

  3. Social
    Social cafes have the perfect location for all those corporate employees who don’t want to go to party too hard. It has a blend of cafe and office to make you feel relaxed without loud music. You also get finger-licking good food here. It comes with an unusual setting and furniture because all the furniture on their premises has been found and not bought, so it’s 100% upcycled or recycled

  4. Karim’s
    This place is a must go for the food freaks, and that too you should visit the original Karim’s. Situated in Gali Kababian near Jama Masjid, the historic food outlet serves Chicken Mughlai, Naan, Mutton Korma, Kebabs, Bharatiya Pattal, Phirni, and many more dishes that you’ll relish and want to eat more than you can digest. Phirni and Kheer Benazir are the ultimate sweet dishes to wrap up the feast at this famous food junction
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Top Spots for Eating Chaat in Delhi

Thursday, June 04, 2020
Top Spots for Eating Chaat in Delhi

If you have visited Delhi but have never tasted the street food, then you really haven’t enjoyed the city. Something that runs in the veins of the city, street food and legendary chaat shops is what Delhi is known for. From Ram ladoos to the most majestic Mughlai preparation, the city has a blend of everything and the spectrum is so big that it can take you a while before you visit all of them. From theekhe (spicy) Gol Gappe to creamy Dahi Bhalle, the city has an iconic joint for different types of chaat, and the best part is that they are very budget-friendly. So friendly, that you can taste the best in under a hundred rupees. Let us look at some of the most iconic joints today.

  1. Natraj Dahi Bhalle Walla
    Want to taste the best Dahi Bhalle in Delhi? Visit the bylanes of Chandni Chowk and taste the Dahi Bhalle that are worth dying for. You can also have Aloo Tikki which is equally good. Dahi Bhalle is served with imli- gud and coriander chutney.

  2. Bittoo Tikki Wala
    Popularly known as BTW, the owner came from a small place called Ayodhya, he managed to scale his cart business into a franchise model. Today, it has become a brand name with more than 15 outlets by delivering consistent quality and taste.

  3. Vaishno Chaat Bhandar Kamla Nagar is a market which is famous for being reasonably affordable for the masses. Now if you crave for chaat and you happen to be in or near Kamla Nagar, you must visit this place. You can get mouth-watering Chatpata Gol Gappa Chaat and Bhalle Papri are two things the place is famous for. This place is near Chota Gali Chakkar, Kamla Nagar

       4. UPSC Chaat Wala
           This chaat wala starts serving its customers only in the noon and has a long queue waiting                  for it to hog its tasty chaat. Every item on its menu is great to taste but some things like Aloo              Tikki which is served with sweet imli chutney and mint chutney. And if you have a sweet                      tooth, then you must also taste Kulfi Falooda.






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Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Best Places To Travel Around Delhi In One Day

Wednesday, June 03, 2020
Best Places To Travel Around Delhi In One Day

The vibrant capital has food and culture flowing through its veins (streets) to make it a top tourist attraction. There are a multitude of places near Delhi that can help you relax, rejuvenate, find awesome views, and expose you to amazing sightseeing opportunities. Since there are so many beautiful places to visit near Delhi, let us look at some of the best places to go to during the weekend. 

  1. Damdama Lake
    Damdama Lake is a great place to spend your weekend and set up camp. The short weekend trip allows you to bring out the not-so-adventurous yourself since the place is surrounded by hills. These hills are perfect for rock climbing and trekking for amateurs, and of course, the lake that is known for its boating facility, bird watching. Just an hour away from Delhi, Aravali hills form a beautiful backdrop for the Damdama lake and make for the perfect getaway for a day with your family.

  2. Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary
    This is a great getaway for bird enthusiasts and nature lovers. Located at a distance of just 40 km from Dhaula Kuan, this sanctuary is the home to 250 species of birds during the peak season i.e. September and during winters. You will find yourself among the chirping of the birds and greenery of the forests.

  3. Neemrana Fort
    On the Delhi-Jaipur highway amidst all the greenery lies a the Neemrana Fort Palace, the 15th-century heritage hotel where you can witness the beauty of history. Built on a hill in a tier type fashion, it has 12 tiers that have 7 wings. This unique one day trip to the Neemrana Fort is one of the best resorts near Delhi that is famous for its romantic escapades, family getaways, and a short weekend break.

Agra
Ranked amongst the Wonders of the World, Agra is the home to the Taj Mahal, a monument that was built by Mughal Emperor Shahjahan. The beautiful structure is situated 3 hours and 15 mins away from Delhi. You can also view the Agra Fort while you are in the city. The connectivity to the capital makes it one of most visited places by Indians and foreigners alike

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Friday, May 29, 2020

Budget Overseas Destinations To Escape The Heat

Friday, May 29, 2020
Budget Overseas Destinations To Escape The Heat
The idea of a budget holiday to break from the high temperatures could vary from one person to another. Someone might like exploring the faraway exotic locations, some like going to the hills, and some to the beaches. But the good part is that the cost of an international trip is now less than that of an iPhone. So whatever your definition of a summer getaway may be, you can easily pack your bags and head out. To make your work easier, we have compiled a list of places where you can go on a budget.


  1. Thailand A world-renowned destination- Thailand tops the charts for the best budget destinations. Spectacular hospitality and the beaches, its mountain, culture, food, and more make it a tourist’s dream destination. The land of red and green chutney is so vast that’s you’ll have to take another trip to explore. Cheap shopping, relaxing massages, and great dining are some of the things that you can do.

    Flight cost: The round trip can cost you around INR 17000 - 20000 if you board the plane from New Delhi or Mumbai.

    Places to visit: Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Koh Samui, Pattaya and coral islands, Krabi, and Ayutthaya

    Suggested Destination: 6 days and 5 nights

  2. Seychelles This is the perfect low budget foreign tour. This African nation is an archipelago formed by over 100 islands, nestled amidst the Indian Ocean and is famous for its boundless natural beauty and beaches so beautiful that your pictures turn out to be perfect.

    Flight cost: the round trip from Delhi could be around INR 36,000

    Places to visit: Mahe Island, La Digue, Fregate Island, Vallee De Mai, etc

    Suggested Destination: 7 days and 6 nights

  3. Turkey Say Turkey, and the first name that comes to everyone’s mind is Istanbul, and this is what attracts tourists from across the world. The accommodation is cheap and you can save a lot of money by eating the local delicasies

    Flight cost: The round trip from New Delhi could be around INR 30,000 - 35,000

    Places to visit: Beyoglu and Bosphorous

    Suggested Destination: 10 days and 9 nights
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