Thu

25

Feb

2016

Travel Quote of the Week - John A. Shedd

Travel Quote - John A Shedd

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This quote by John A Shedd has always inspired me to take risks. It is true, that a ship resting in a harbor is safe and away from the torrential sea. However the purpose of the ship is to sail to different places. When it does not serve a purpose, the ship is useless.

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Mon

22

Feb

2016

Hotel Jaipur Palace - A Truly Enticing Experience In The Royal Thresholds Of Rajasthan!

Khamba Khani all of you! Lalit Chandran wishing you a warm hello! I am a true Rajasthani, by heart and by deeds. I am living in Jaipur since my birth and I am proud of maaro Rajasthan! The reason I have created the blog is to provide you a total Rajasthani experience from my eyes.

Best attractions in Jaipur
Best attractions in Jaipur | Image Resource : wikipedia.org

I have been to almost every place in Rajasthan, to various monuments and museums and understood how rich our heritage is. Some of the best attractions in Jaipur include Hawa Mahal, Jaigarh Fort, Rambagh Palace, and Amer Fort, which were few of my favourites. In order to experience royalty, I booked a deluxe room at Hotel Jaipur Palace. The hotel is known for the classic charm it has, which not just attracts Indians but foreigners as well.

From outside, the hotel looked classic and neat. While I entered the hotel, the staff beautifully dressed in Indian attire greeted me in a Rajasthani way by applying a tikka on my forehead and offering me flowers. The interiors were clean, shiny and sophisticatedly designed. I could see modern architecture in all the surroundings. My room was indeed beautiful and my heart skipped a beat seeing the royal touches and I simply fell in love with the way it was aesthetically designed.

Guest enjoying folk dance at Hotel Jaipur Palace
Guest enjoying folk dance at Hotel Jaipur Palace

As I freshened up, I got an invite from the hotel staff for the Rajasthani events organized in the hotel premises such as puppet show and folk dance. I didn’t want to miss it, as it was the essence of the state. I enjoyed the shows completely and even made interactions with the tourists, some were from South India and there were some who came a long way from Chicago.

Enjoy the delicious meals
Enjoy the delicious meals | Image Resource : thirstt.com

It was afternoon and I was dying to enjoy the delicious meals. I headed to Mehak Restaurant. The menu was indeed traditional and I decided to enjoy the authentic Rajasthani delicacies. The ambience was peaceful and I had a unique experience.

Swimming Pool Hotel Jaipur Palace
Swimming Pool Hotel Jaipur Palace

For recreation, the hotel had a swimming pool, lounge and a pub. I relaxed for sometime at the lounge and had a small chat with some international tourists and listened to their experiences in Rajasthan and India. The sun was about to set, and my new friends requested me to have coffee with them. The coffee shop of the hotel was splendid; it was perfect for formal meetings. We enjoyed hot cups of coffee and  also indulged in long hours of chat!

I planned my next day to relax and enjoy the food at another restaurant of the hotel Tapas, which was a terrace garden restaurant. I didn’t realize my royal time came to an end, but I was happy to spend some peaceful time at the most popular hotel of Rajasthan- City palace Jaipur.

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Thu

18

Feb

2016

Tempting Food of the Week : Mirchi ka Salan

Mirchi ka Salan
Mirchi ka Salan | Image Resource : stylepinner.com

Mirchi ka Salan : The Mirchi Ka Salan is one of my favorite dishes from Telengana. I make sure that I order it every time I visit there for a business trip. It is a curry made of chillis with peanuts and spices used for flavoring. It goes well with the butter Naan and rice, thanks to the spiciness.

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Mon

15

Feb

2016

Travel photo of the week : Taj Banjara Hotel Hyderabad

Taj Banjara Hotel Hyderabad
Taj Banjara Hotel Hyderabad | Image Resource : venues.meraevents.com

Taj Banjara Hotel Hyderabad : The Taj group of hotels has never failed to keep their customers happy and satisfied. However the Taj Banjara Hotel Hyderabad is another level of luxury because it comes with its own private lake and the rooms offer an exquisite view of the sunrise and the sunset. Other amenities include café, restaurants and a large pool.

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Mon

25

Jan

2016

Republic Day : Be A Part Of The Nation’s Biggest Patriotic Celebration

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Image Resource : funnydam.com

This quote was made by a famous reporter called Elmer Davis who was prominent for his articles around the time of the World War II. He very rightfully said that the nation cannot be conquered as far as there are brave men defending it. It is only when fear envelops the minds that the nation becomes a slave.

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Sat

23

Jan

2016

Experience The Imperial Stay In The Majestic Resorts In Hyderabad!

Hi Friends ! Welcome back to Lalit Chandran’s travel blog. My crusade to explore the historic cities of India continues. This time I took some time off from my business pursuits and I decided to travel with my family to the city of Hyderabad. I booked the nonstop morning flight to Hyderabad from Jaipur in advance .We packed our bags and were all set to explore the beauty of Hyderabad.

 

We landed in this beautiful city of Nijams and Nawabs in the morning at around 8:00 am. This capital of Andhra Pradesh is a beautiful blend of old culture and modernism. Since we had decided at the beginning of our journey that we will opt for a luxurious resort we decided to go through three best resorts in Hyderabad and select the best of the three. We hired a car so that we could travel easily to the resorts.

Hyderabad City

Hyderabad City | Image Resource : en.wikipedia.org

 

We first went to the Golkonda Resorts and Spa in Gandipet which has 5 star rating. The salient features of this resort are:

 

 

  • Luxurious and spacious rooms in the form of villas(Garden Villa, Palm Villa, Green wood Villa and Pool Villa)
  • All  amenities and luxuries are available like Wi-Fi ,pool, gym etc
  • The café, lounge serves lip smacking dishes and brews.
  • This place is 30 kms away from the airport. It has the Chilkur Balaji Temple and The Nizam’s Silver Jubilee Museum Close by
Golkonda Resorts and Spa

Golkonda Resorts and Spa | Image Resource : mavenitsolutions.com

Dining at Golkonda Resorts and Spa

Dining at Golkonda Resorts and Spa | Image Resource : akkys.net

 

Next on the list of resorts in Hyderabad was Dhola-Ri-Dhani in Secunderabad. The salient features include:

 

  • Spacious and comfortable rooms with all the amenities
  • The restaurants serve authentic Rajasthani food as well as other Indian and continental delicacies.
  • Majid-e-Mehboobia and Silver House Golf Club are close by. Other places of interest are Nehru Zoological Park, Salar Jung Museum and Taramati Baradari.
Dhola-Ri-Dhani

Dhola-Ri-Dhani | Image Resource : dholaridhani.com

Dhola-Ri-Dhani Rooms

Dhola-Ri-Dhani Rooms | Image Resource : dholaridhani.com

 

Finally we went to Honey Berg Resort also in Secunderabad. The salient features being:

 

  • AC deluxe rooms with amenities
  • The restaurant serves tasty food
  • Osmansagar lake ,temples etc are close by
Honey Berg Resort

Honey Berg Resort | Image Resource : honeyberg.com

Honey Berg Resort Restaurant

Honey Berg Resort Restaurant | Image Resource : honeyberg.com

 

All the three resorts are good in their own way but since a typical me will settle for nothing but the best. So my final choice was the 5 star rated Golkonda resort. I just fell in love with the villas and also the name and the ambience gave the feeling of being in the famous Golkonda Fort. Our trip to Hyderabad was a wonderful one. We flew back to Jaipur with memories of lip smacking biriyani and beautiful historic city.

Hyderabadi Biryani

Hyderabadi Biryani | Image Resource : blog.bytplus.com

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Mon

18

Jan

2016

Delicious Food Of the Week : Malai Korma Hyderabadi

Malai Korma hyderabadi
Malai Korma hyderabadi | Image Resource : alamy.com

About  Malai Korma hyderabadi : On all my travels to Hyderabad, I always make sure that I order for Malai Korma and Rotis. This Hyderabadi dish made from cream and delicious round balls of Paneer truly make my meal. The gravy is rich and delicate in flavor and goes well with Ghee rice or plain rice too.

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Wed

13

Jan

2016

Travel photo of the week : The Manohar Hotel Hyderabad

The Manohar Hotel Hyderabad
The Manohar Hotel Hyderabad | Image Resource : prthai.com

The Manohar Hotel Hyderabad : As a businessman I travel to various cities and Hyderabad is a city I visit very often. On most of my stays I have preferred the Manohar Hotel in Hyderabad, thanks to their excellent services. There have been times when I have arranged for meetings with clients at the same hotel because the conference and meeting halls are well designed.

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Tue

29

Dec

2015

Happy New Year 2016

Happy New Year
Happy New Year | Image Resource : newyearquotewishes.com

In the year 2015, I have had ample opportunities of exploring historical places of India that portray about the history of our nation. And in the new year 2016, I wish I can continue with my passion and making people more aware about the same. I wish that this new year brings all happiness and best of health to each and every one of you. Plan each day well of the new year since you get this time once in your lifetime.

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Sun

27

Dec

2015

Life In Trams And The Delicious Bengali Street Food: Best Things To Do In Kolkata!

Hello readers, I am Lalit Chandran and I am a self employed businessman. I am from Rajasthan and that has been a major force in moulding me into a person who loves to admire museums, forts and other monuments which holds historic importance. Through  this blog post, I would like to write about the brilliant city of Kolkata.

city of Kolkata
Most attractions in brilliant city of Kolkata | Image Resource : wikimedia.org

The  city of Kolkata has been forged into the history books with great historic importance. The reason is that most of India’s remarkable achievements have stemmed from this  city. And hence a visit to this city is paramount, and even more if you’re an Indian. And if you’re interested about the things to do in Kolkata, this blog should help!

Admiring The British Made Architecture Is One Of The Best Things To Do In Kolkata

World famous Bengal Tiger
World famous Bengal Tiger | Image Resource : emaze.com

The Sunderbans in Kolkata, home to the world famous Bengal Tiger, is a treat to the eyes. Apart from the mighty cats, one gets to experience the mangroves. A Sunderban house boat day tour should never be missed, as it covers all the important sights of the Sunderbans.

Sunderban house boat tour
Sunderban house boat tour | Image Resource : indopacificholidays.com

Kolkata is most famous for its delicious street food. Few iconic places such as Vivekannada Park, Zaika Park street, Dacre Lane, etc., have all been revered for their delicacies  by the residents and the tourists alike.

Delicious street food at Dacre Lane
Delicious street food at Dacre Lane | Image Resource : polkacafe.com

Get Yourself Immersed In The Bengali Culture – Best Things To Do In Kolkata

Eden Garden in Kolkata
Eden Garden in Kolkata | Image Resource : wikimedia.org

The Eden Garden, in Kolkata  is another necessary addition to the things to do in Kolkata list. The cricket stadium is one of the oldest and historically revered stadiums in the gentle man’s- game world. Many legends have been produced and the stadium has witnessed many enthralling encounters over centuries.

Marble Palace in Kolkata
Marble Palace in Kolkata | Image Resource : pothik.co.in

To admire the best of neoclassical architecture, the Marble Palace in Kolkata is the place. The palatial building and its exquisitely carved marble pillars are a delight to watch. Few other important places include Malik ghat flower market, Victoria  Memorial, Belur Math and Tagore’s House. The  best of India, compressed in one city – That’s what I would call Kolkata as.

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"Hi there, my name is Lalit Chandran. I currently reside in ‘Pink city’ i.e. Jaipur where I run a garment export business. Having spent all my childhood in Rajasthan, I fell in love with Indian history and all its glory. So, whenever I get an opportunity, I travel to various places all across India exploring old cities, museums, forts and historic monuments. This blog will catalogue all the places I have visited, people I have met along the way and different cultures I got a chance to experience.

I am hoping sharing all my adventures will help raise awareness about our ancient heritage and maybe help preserve and protect these remnants  of India’s glorious past. Feel free to leave your comments. "

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