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Have you Been To The “Abode of Clouds” in India? If Not, Let this Be Your Next Holiday Destination

I am born with a soul of a wanderer and the feet of a traveller and I believe many of you do share the same spirit. Well, if you are a traveler by soul and a true lover of natural beauty at its best, Meghalaya must be on your “Must Check-in  List”

Meghalaya–the ‘abode of clouds’, is a beautiful mountain-state that covers a good portion of North-East India. Meghalaya works as a separating line between Assam Valley and the plains of Bangladesh. Meghalaya is popular as a soothing and cool holiday destination all over India. It offers a wonderful mirage of scenic beauty and attracts a good number of tourists from all over the world year.

Cherapunjee and Mawsynram are the most famous attractions of Meghalaya, statistically representing the wettest places on Earth. Besides them, Meghalaya is rich with ample number of waterfalls that are in their best shape between June to September—during the rainy season.

Meghalaya is a very small state covering an area of around 22,430 square kilometers and is a home for a number of North-Eastern tribes like Garo and Khasi. Most interestingly you will experience a maternal societal system running in most of the tribes of Meghalaya.

Being a mostly forested state Meghalaya offers great biodiversity of animals and plants. Meghalaya is also famous for adventure tourism like trekking, mountaineering, caving etc.

Let us have a short glimpse of the attractions that makes Meghalaya one the most popular tourist destinations in India.

  1. LIVING ROOT BRIDGES

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Near Cherrapunji and Mawlynnlong , you can experience the living root bridges—man-made wonders that attract a great number of tourists to Meghalaya every year.  They are made with the trained expertise of members of Khasi tribes.

2.MAWLYNNLONG—THE CLEANEST VILLAGE

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Mawlynglong with all its scenic beauty and its habitants’ enthusiasm for cleanliness was named as the ‘Cleanest Village in Asia’. The village of Mawlynnlong which actually means ‘God’s Own Garden’ is famous for its eco-friendly tourism and clean surroundings. They also made an 80 ft. long tower by bamboo shoots in order to have an eagle’s view of the plains of Bangladesh that is quite near to the village.

3.UMIAM LAKE

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Umiam Lake, located near the town of Shillong is famous for its crystal-clear water. It is also a hub for a number of adventure water sports like kayaking, boating and many more.

  1. DAWKI TOWN

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Dawki town, situated near the Indo-Bangladesh border and near about an hour from Mawlynnlong village is famous for its emerald colored Umngot river. We can take a beautiful and picturesque through the river which also allows us to experience the lifestyle across the border.

  1. SACRED GROVE

Near about 45 minutes’ drive from Shillong will take you towards a sacred grove made and maintained my Khasi tribe. It houses a number of medicinal plants. Members of Khasi tribes often use this grove as the burning place of dead bodies. There is a 16 kilometer long David Scott trail near the grove that gives a great picturesque view of the hills. The grove is also near to a heritage Khasi village where you can experience traditional Khasi lifestyle.

  1. NOHKALIKAI WATERFALLS

Meghalaya is a home for many beautiful waterfalls of which Nohkalikai is the highest one, located near Cherapunjee. It is the tallest plunge waterfall on India with a height of 1115 feet (340 metres). Other waterfalls of Meghalaya like Langshaing Falls, Elephant Falls are also major tourist attractions.

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Meghalaya offers a great range of tourist attractions from forests to hills to a view to the lifestyles of old tribes. Thus it serves to be a great tourist destination for ages and hoping to maintain the same in future.

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Introduce Your Health to Functional Medicine in the “Daivam Way”

Wellness is an intrinsic part of our identity and keeping well defines not only the state of your health but also gauges the mental state. And ideally maintain a great health in the recent times is not an easy task to achieve. And as a working mom, I have loads to consider. Work to take care of, household chores to finish, family responsibilities and many more. And definitely my state of health keeps on going down the list. Certain lifestyle diseases have definitely become my companions down the way and depending on regular medication has been the only solution.

Fortunately, a few days back, I happened to come across Daivam Wellness Centre, a wellness unit situated in Gurgaon and I was introduced to an innovative way of treatment, as “functional medicine”. Well, the nomenclature might seem to be a completely different area for common men like us who has believed in ages on the power of allopathic medicine.

For people who are unaware of what exactly functional medicine takes care of, well, this area relies more on the “why” of medicine rather than “what”. The Daivam practice of wellness is rooted in the fact of reaching out to the very source of diseases and treating it accordingly in sync with the effects caused by it. In simpler terms, Daivam believes that each and every string of our body is interdependent on each other and for the smooth flow of this scientific orchestration, it is important to treat the disease right from the cause rather than the effect. Unlike allopath, Daivam believes that when you are undergoing any sort of physical problem or an irregular state of health, then there might be certain mental factors too that might be influencing the same. Thus it offers a comprehensive caretaking treatment for both the symptoms and the results caused by the same.

The Holistic Way of Treatment is thus the Daivam Way.

Experienced Forum Members At Daivam Wellness

Well, before introducing yourself to this completely new era of treatment, it is quintessential to know the experienced heads involved in the chief execution process. Dr. Manjari Chandra who happens to be a distinguished nutritionist and is the chief Consultant for Functional Nutrition at Daivam Wellness, is backed by an enriching 20 years of experience as a clinical nutritionist and Diet Consultant in some of the top-notch hospitals of India.

Dr. Alok Chopra, who stands to be the crux of the Daivam Wellness Center, i.e the Founder & Medical Director of Daivam, essentially holds an inspiring experience of 37 years as a consultant cardiologist and Director of Aashlok Hospital Fortis Associate, Safdarjung Enclave. With a firm faith on Integral Health and Healing, undoubtedly Daivam has been the perfect physical manifestation of his faith in holistic approach to wellness.

The family of Daivam would be incomplete without a mention of Mr. Sanjay Sachdeva, who is the Co-Founder and CEO of this brilliant initiative. His fertile 10 years of research in the area of healthcare and integrated wellness coupled with expansive 35 years of experience in strategic brand consulting made him finally shape his brainchild Daivam into a possible effective reality.

The Modus Operandi of Daivam Way of Treatment

So, there might be a recurring question that might appear to all of your minds regarding how exactly Daivam operates.

So when you approach to Daivam Wellness Center with an issue, they first reach out to the root cause and resorts to the treatment approach accordingly. This integral way of treatment not only helps you in realizing the other intricacies of your health system but also assists in complete comprehensive healing.

So next time you resort to any sort of medication for your health disorders, ensure your body and mind undergoes a holistic treatment at the faithful hands of Daivam Wellness Center.

What Makes The Wat Pho Temple A Must Visit Site When You Are In Bangkok?

One of the most favorite international destinations of every Indian is definitely Bangkok. Situated right next to India, this lies to be one such prominent option that suits our pockets and fits our cravings at the same time. Thailand tourism is undoubtedly on the rise owing to maximum number Bangkok has become the most thriving travel destination since a decade now.

Bangkok became the number one spot as the 2013’s most popular tourist destination, beating London. Bangkok is also ranked as the second most photographed location on Instagram. Overall Bangkok has reached the apex being the most oft-visited destination for travel-lovers all over the world, not only because of the spicy Thai food, massage parlors or big shopping malls but also for the temples that bear the serene heritage of Buddhist culture in Thailand.

Thailand being an avid Buddhist country, temples play a very important role in the everyday life. Buddhism was supposedly introduced to Thailand approximately 2,200 years ago by Indian Emperor Ashoka the Great who sent a few monks to Thailand to spread Buddhism. Nowadays, majority of Thai population is Buddhist.

Wat Pho, the Temple of the Reclining Buddha, is the most attractive of the Buddhist temples in Thailand. Officially named as Wat Phra Chetuphon Wimonmangkhalaram , this temple is situated near the Rattanakosin area of Bangkok and was founded in 1782. Let us see what makes this temple a must visit place for every tourist in Bangkok.

  1. Oldest and Largest of all temples in Bangkok:

The Wat Pho temple complex is the largest in Bangkok containing more than 1,000 Buddha images. The Wat Pho was founded in 1782 by the order of King Rama I. The heritage and the grandeur of this temple attract a lot of tourists every year.

2. The 46 meters long gold plated Reclining Buddha :

The main attraction of this temple is the 46 meters long gold plated Reclining Buddha image named Phra Phuttha Saiyat built in the reign of King Rama II in 1832. The image is usually referred to as the ‘Lying Budhha’ or ‘Sleeping Buddha’ but it actually shows the passing of the Buddha into final Nirvana.

3.The soles of Buddha’s feet:

The soles of Buddha’s feet are inlaid with Mother of pearl in 108 segments, showing 108 lakshanas of Budhha in detail. They are about 3 meters high and almost 5 meters long.

4.Bodhi Tree:

The temple complex consists a small garden adjacent to the image of the Reclining Buddha that contains a Bodhi Tree that is descendant of the Bodhi Tree of Bodhgaya in India.

5.Birthplace of Thai Massage:

The Wat Pho temple is a center for knowledge and traditional art. It is also the birthplace of the famous Thai massage. The massage courses here are open to anyone.

6.The Ubosot housing the Principal Buddha image:

The Ubosot or the ordination hall houses the principal Buddha image of Wat pho that is named Phra Budhha Deva Patimakorn, displaying the magnificent Buddha in the meditation posture. The image is seated on a pedestal under which the ashes of King Rama I are buried. The Ubosot is also decorated with innumerable number of murals depicting Buddha’s life stories.

How To Reach?

Metered taxis are available to get there. You can also get there by Chao Phraya express river boat.

The temple complex is open from 8 am to 6:30 pm daily with a lunch break from 12 noon to 1 pm. Entry fee for per person is 100 Thai Bhat.

So next time you visit Bangkok, don’t forget to keep the Wat Pho temple in your checklist.

Explore The Amazon Jungle, The Mysterious World of Mummies, The Underwater Titanic & Many More Right at Delhi NCR

Hello People! How have you been enjoying your holidays? Well, the winters might be sharp and prickly but that should not stop you from planning your getaway destinations. For people in Delhi NCR, I have come across with a brilliant option for the perfect Sunday celebration. Well, what if I told you, you can experience the World of Amazon Forest, The Mysterious World of Tutankhamen’s Mummy and the Historical Underwater world of the Titanic right at one place and that too in Delhi NCR? Sounds like an exciting plan? Well then get ready for a perfect Family One Day Getaway To The Oh! Max Wonderland.

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Where

Oh! Max Wonderland is the first of its kind indoor theme Park located in Omaxe Connaught Place, a mall designed on the lines of Delhi’s favorite Connaught Place, situated in Pari Chowk, Greater Noida. For all Noida and Greater Noida residents, this is one of the most promising options to visit with your family for uninterrupted fun and entertainment.

For those residing in other parts of Delhi NCR, this might be an hour drive from your place, but considering, the chain of activities inside this educational amusement hub, the drive is worthwhile.

What Makes It So Different From Other Theme Parks of Delhi NCR?

Delhi NCR, considering its huge variety of crowds is a home to a number of theme parks. But Oh! Max Wonderland is something that would surely offer you a lifetime experience that makes it so exclusive and different from the existing theme parks.

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It is not only the first indoor theme park situated in a Mall but its versatile adventure zones would not only educate you but provide you with the perfect flavors of entertainment with a pinch of variety. Let’s explore what this so talked about Theme Park has in store for you.

Head To The Exciting World of Amazon Jungle

Well, if your kid is an ardent fan of the roaring lions and howling tigers, then this is the perfect area for him/her. Created on the lines of the Amazon Forest, this area of Oh! Max Wonderland has everything to remind you of the adventurous forest vibes.

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With tribal figures, dark jungles, and a number of animal figures like elephant, tiger, lion etc. it would let you experience the thrilling World of Amazon Forest.

Let’s Explore The World of The Unsinkable Titanic

Who isn’t aware of the colossal Titanic that witnessed a tragic accident deep down the Atlantic Ocean? While we all have heard stories about this legendary incident, Oh! Max Wonderland gives you a chance to explore and experience the different areas of The Titanic through an innovative creation.

Captain John Smith escorts you to the incredible world of Titanic 12,000 deep down into the Atlantic Ocean. You can witness a real life tour through the different classes of the Titanic, view the different lifestyles of the different sections of the legendary ship and finally end your tour with your entry into the World’s finest dining area that was present in the Titanic.

The static world of the legendary Titanic is brought into life with lively performances by the people who role play as the passengers of the massive ship. Indeed a pleasure to experience for a lifetime!

Satiate Your TasteBuds With a Tour To The Chocolate Factory

No human has ever said that he/she is not fond of chocolates. And if you are a chocolate addict absolutely like me, this area lies to be an indispensable part from your Oh! Max Wonderland Tour.

Guided to the Chocolate Factory by Mr. Pudu Cherry and his wife and explained through a beautiful story telling how chocolates are made, this definitely happens to be every kiddo’s one of the favorites.

At the end of the tour, you are also gifted some amazing chocolates that work as a cherry on the cake for the chocolate Factory tour.

Be A Living Witness TO The Historical Love Story of ShahJahan and Mumtaz

Are you an admirer of the colossal Taj Mahal that was built as a testimony to the immortal love of Shahjahan for Mumtaz?

Well, Oh! Max, The Indoor Wonderland also lets you witness a glimpse of it with its mesmerizing roleplay of the beautiful love story along with a mini reincarnation of the magnanimous Taj.

With entertaining courtiers, Shahjahan and Mumtaz walking past the beautiful frontal lake of Taj and amazing dance performance next to the Taj, you are transported to another world of entertainment.

And then you are guided into the 6D theater where you are shown a theatrical visual explaining the historical construction of this incredible Wonder of the World. Not to forget, the seats in this theater are designed to give you the utmost feeling of royalty.

What’s the best part of Oh! Max Wonderland that keeps you glued to the property is that just when you think that your list of entertainment is about to exhaust, it comes with another surprise. Just as the 6d visual finishes off, you are escorted through the secret chambers to that area of Taj where the souls of Shahjahan and Mumtaz are still considered to reside.

The royalty, hospitality and beauty with which you would be pampered would surely make you ask for a repeat visit to this property. The virtual portraits of Shahjahan and Mumtaz have been created with such perfection that you would for sure consider them for real at least for once.

Get Ready To Be Baffled In The World of Mirrors

Fun and excitement never seem to pause at Oh! Max Wonderland. The mirror maze world created at this property makes you go puzzled discovering the routes.

The perfect trick to make your way through this tricky space is to be highly alert and keep moving.

History, Adventure and Thrill At Its Best in The Treasure of Tut

Remember our history books in school where we used to read about the Egyptian mummies whose bodies were preserved for ages? Well, get ready to welcome yourself into the finest world of adventure in the Treasure of Tut.

You are invited to experience the land of Pharaoh who have been under the effect of slumber since 3500 years. The expert roleplaying, the sudden arrival of the guardian keeper and the abrupt chain of incidents occuring at these adventurous chambers would surely make your heart leap with horror for once.

The glittery world of gold and the impenetrable darkness adds to the adventurous factor of this space. Before your visit ends, you are taken to the 5d theatre once again to relish one more adventurous visual, adding to the experience.

Are Dinosaurs Really Extinct?

Well, Oh! Max Wonderland would never make you feel so! Right at your entry into the mall, you are welcomed by two towering species of dinosaurs.

These almost real life species in the DINO Park of Oh! Max Wonderland take you to a World that existed before human race. With dino rides and moving figures, you are never distanced from the truest sense of thrill and adventure.

Excite Your Adventure Buds with Some Real Life Adventure in The World of Adventure Park

The Adventure park spread over three levels of The Mall lets both your kid and you try out the finest adventures like conquering the obstacle course, rock climbing, trampoline park etc.

As promised you are never denied of adventure in this colossal adventure park.

The Lights, Camera, Go Area

If you are a film buff, this place is soon going to have an area where you can experience the entire journey of filmmaking with pepped up action like Dhoom bike ride etc.

The place is under construction but despite that it still has some stunts by a professional stuntman who would not fail to amaze you by his skilled dexterity.

Prices

Well, if you are wondering such a lavish treat would turn out to be an extremely expensive affair, it’s time to rethink. In fact the tickets are so affordably priced that you don’t need to consider your budgets even for once.

Don’ts

Well, a few things to be kept in mind before you plan your trip at this Amazing Wonderland is

⛔⛔Most of the times videography is prohibited in the activity areas.

⛔⛔If your kid is less than 10 years, The Treasure of Tut should be avoided as the tender minds might not be able to bear the sudden chain of activities.

You can always leave behind your little one as the small part of the Adventure park where they can enjoy their kind of fun.

⛔⛔Don’t carry lunch or breakfast. It’s always advisable to travel light and when you have an amazing cafetaria situated in this Theme Park, carrying breakfast or lunch would indeed be an extra burden.

The lavish buffet spread tasting absolutely like homemade food along with an appetizing breakfast would definitely make you fall in love with it.

So next rime you are planning of a pocket-friendly destination to visit with your kid, let Oh! Max Wonderland become your first priority.

Experience The True Village Flavors Right In Delhi NCR with the Surajgarh Farms

Hello Social Family!

Another weekend just got over and hope you all had a great time! Today my post is for all my Delhite friends or for those of you who have been planning to visit Delhi and looking for weekend getaways in Delhi.  For those of you who enjoyed a nice weekend getaway at your vicinity, cheers to your staycation! And for those of you who could not make it as you ran out of choices or didn’t want to go somewhere too far, today I am going to talk about an amazing getaway option that lies within Delhi NCR itself but has not been quite talked about. This hidden gem is none other than Surajgarh Farms, “A Village In The City.”

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The super chaos of urban life has robbed away the pleasures of the village culture, a culture that lies so close to the heart but a rare lifestyle to stick in the present marathon of city life. Surajgarh Farms is fresh breath of relief that takes you through a tour of the rich shades of rural life with contemporary urban touch. This thematic property is all targeted to offer you an unflawed experience of the true rustic rustic flavors beginning from the ambiance, food and the host of activities.

Where To Discover This Hidden Gem?

Surajgarh Farms is located at Golfcourse Extension Road, Sector 59, Gurgaon. While you are travelling from Faridabad this happens to fall on the left side of the Gurgaon Faridabad road after a few minutes post crossing the toll.

surajgarhfarmsLocated at a convenient distance from Delhi, Gurgaon as well as Faridabad, this undoubtedly can be one of the most reasonable and comfortable options for planning your weekend trip. The best part is you can spend the entire day there and return on the same day itself.

What’s In Store For You?

As stated before, Surajgarh Farms has every ingredient to make you experience the rich vivid shades of village life amidst the hustle bustle of the metropolitan. As you enter this amazing property, you are welcomed by a heartwarming folk dance along with some amazing folk music.

surajgarhpropertyWhat amazes you is the vibrant colorful hues that every nook and corner of this property speaks of. With posters of Sholay and the epic “Jai Veeru” Mopet you are transported to the Land of Bollywood.

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The earthen pots, the lush greenery, the gaggling swans, all bring in the spice of rural variety amidst monotonous city life.

A Plethora of Activities To Give You A Rich Feel Of The Rural Life

Surajgarh Farms is beautifully segmented into different huts named after the popular villages of Haryana and Rajasthan. However while there are number of reminders spread across this beautiful thematic farm about the village life, they have also made a fine amalgamation of metropolitan vibes with different kinds of activities.

surajgarh farmsOn one hand you have folk dance performances with puppet show and pottery, camel riding, gulli danda, matki phod, kushti, kabbadi etc. activities that takes  you to a tour through the rustic cultures while on the other you can enjoy rope climbing, trampoline, badminton, volleyball, cricket. The puppet show, the folk dance and the magic show are the chief attractions that should never be given amiss.

surajgarhpropertyreviewPerformed by skilled performers from the villages of Rajasthan and Haryana, they know their jobs pretty well and have truly mastered perfection in their respective fields.

Binge on Some Authentic Indian Food As You Explore The Village Hues

Surajgarh Farms believe in offering you an experiential trip far from the madding crowd of the metropolitan marathon. Hence they have integrated all ingredients to make the perfect serving.

surajgarhfarms..You can enjoy some handmade rotis made perfectly in the village style, lip-smacking “chilla”, “golgappas” and many other varieties of snacks. As you indulge in some amazing activities, the good food keeps satiating your cravings thus curating a perfect outing.

The Perfect Choice For A Getaway in Delhi NCR

When you don’t want to drive too far or spend too much and yet experience some unique flavors of the village life, Surajgarh Farms stand out to be the most befitting option. Be it an outing for school kids, a family picnic, a corporate party or a friends’ get together, this place suits every choice.

surajgarhfarms...surajgarh reviewsurajgarh farmsThe Park remains open from 10 am to 7 pm through all the days of the week. Priced affordably, an adult ticket costs 1199 INR while all inclusive tickets for a couple cost around 2299 INR. They also have discounted tickets for senior citizens priced at 999 INR while for kids it’s priced at 599 INR.

So get ready to unleash the true rustic flavors with lush greenery and vivid scenic landscapes right at the very heart of Delhi NCR with Surajgarh Farms.

What Makes ShantiniketanA Must Visit Place for Every Bengali Soul?

Bengal is a land with an array of wonder attractions. In fact it is often said if one has not been to Bengal ever in his life, he is yet to discover the true essence of culture. Among the huge number of resources that contribute to Bengal’s rich culture, Shantiniketan definitely plays an indispensable role.

shantinikedtan3.jpgShantinikeatan is a place that wrings a Bengali’s heart with all its soul searching music of Bengali folk culture. Bengalis’ cultural pioneer Rabindranath Tagore had given it a name and place in the world tourist map as a representative of Bengali heritage culture.

Shantiniketan does not only offer to our soul beautiful cultural masterpieces but also a wide array of beautiful nature soothes our eyes too. The  honest and unpolluted beauty of rural Bengal enchants us.

shantiniketan2Shantiniketan is situated near Bolpur in Birbhum District of West Bengal. Rabindranath Tagore chose this place to make his dream university Viswa Bharati for the place offers us a great sense pf serenity. The greenery of rural Bengal that Shantiniketan amazes us with is one of the greatest attraction for which a good number of tourists crowd there every year.

shantiniketan4As Viswa Bharati welcomes a great number of foreign students, Shantiniketan becomes a great attraction for the foreign tourists also. As they get a small picture of unique Indian rather Bengali culture in Shantiniketan, they become quite more attracted to know the place. Shantiniketan plays a great role in prospering Bengal’s worldwide connections since the days of Tagore.

shantiniketan...Bengali always had a great pride  for the culture that they very carefully nourished since long time. Being a maker and representative of this culture Rabindranath Tagore and his creations had a great place in every Bengali’s heart. Shantiniketan is a place that echos Rabindranath and his ideas in every breath. Thus Shantiniketan remains to be almost a place of pilgrimage for every Bengali individual.

Not only Rabindranath’s songs and ideals, Shantiniketan has a great amount of rich craft possessions to offer. ‘Kantha-stitch’ and ‘ Batik Prints’ are two of these unique craft-tales that made Shantiniketan rather Bengal famous worldwide. This place also offers great leather works and handicrafts that usually have the cultural mark of Shantiniketan in every stitch .

Shantiniketan has nowadays become synonymous to the artist’s hub where many great artists from singers to painters to architects started their lives. Every road of  Shantiniketan lead us to a cultural environment that a Bengali always dreams for.

Shanitiniketan was always famous for the soul-searching festival that take place there. Poushmela and Basanta-Utsav are most famous of them. Nowadays weekly market of ‘Shonajhurir Hat’ where we can witness some finest Shantiniketan crafts, are making headlines.

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Every Bengali has Rabindranath Tagore in their hearts as well as Shantiniketan on their mind as a place for intellectual freedom. It gives the everyday-office-going, tired Bengali soul the nourishment that it yearns for. Shantiniketan has now become quite a popular place for weekend escapades for new as well as old members of bong generations.

It has been decades Shantiniketan keeps giving not only the Bengalis but the worldwide tourist population an unpolluted sense of relief. Thus Shantiniketan was always and will remain a must-visit destination for Bengalis for eternity as for them Shantiniketan has become synonymous to the soul-soothing effect of baul songs of rural Bengal that the place often amazes us with.

Most Instagram Perfect Locations in Bali

Are you an Instagram freak just like me? Then Bali is the perfect destination for you to visit. With a host of options, Bali gives you all the reasons to induBali is a tropical heaven for tourists all over the world. It does not only provide extraordinary travel experience but also gives the tourists a great picturesque view of nature. Nowadays it’s the age of social media—the quality of picture you post on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter matter more than the real view you get through your eyes. Instagram-worthy pictures and selfies can get you much fame if you can appropriately use the perfect frame!k

Bali’s landscape is the best friend for your camera! The place offers you a great range of seascapes, landscapes and colorful cafes and boutiques that can be a photographer’s paradise. If are a selfie-queen or a pro-nature snapper, Bali is the best place for you. From common and crowded seascapes to uncommon yet frame-worthy spaces—you can get almost everything in Bali!

Let us help you choose some best places in Bali that can get you instant fame on Instagram.

1.HANGING GARDEN INFINITY POOL

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The double storied Infinity pool, specially designed by an architect is one of the most Instagrammed places in Bali. It has been crowned as one of the best pools in Bali. Keeping the dense rainforest in the background, this swimming pool gives you a soothing bath experience along with a great visual treat for your camera.

2.TENGENUNGAN WATERFALL

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Bali is most famous for its beautiful waterfalls apart from its famous sand beaches and scenic beauty. Tengenungan waterfall is the one of the most popular picture-worthy places of Bali. A great selfie beside the famous sign board in front of the falls can make you really popular on social media in no time!

  1. ROCK BAR, BALI

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Rock Bar Bali is located inside the Ayana Resort in Uluwatu. It is one of the most favorite tourist hunts. A great cocktail during the sunset in the bar is the best combination for both you and your camera! You’ll have to take an elevator to reach the bar that is just 13 meters above the Jimbaran Bay to enjoy your romantic night.

4.LAKESIDE COTTAGES, KINTAMANI

lakesidecottagesinstagramworthyplacesA real Balinese pool experience awaits you in the Lakeside cottages at Kitnamani. A dip in the pool will definitely make you forget about all the best pool experiences in the world. The beautiful mountain-view from the front of the pool is not only Instagram-worthy but also gives you a real lifetime experience.

  1. JEMBRANA VILLAGE’S ABANDONED PLANE

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The spooky and vintage feeling that the abandoned aircraft in the Jembrana village gives you ensures a different kind of photo-experience. The abandoned aircraft, soon to be developed in an aircraft-library is one of its kind and can give you a good ‘off-the-track photographer’s  popularity  on Instagram.

  1. TUKAD UNDA, KLUNG KUNG

tukadundaklungklungThe name translated into ‘layers of water’ is a very popular tourist spot famous for its water adventures and great instagrammable scenic beauty.

  1. NUSA PENIDA

nusa penida baliNusa Penida, known as the Maldives of Bali is famous as the largest of the three south-eastern islands in Bali. A bit off-beat and away from the commercial centers of Bali, Nusa Penida offers a beautiful view of the virgin nature that is truly frame-worthy!

  1. TANAH LOT TEMPLE

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Last but not the least, this Temple located on the top of a rock, is a historical and ancient one. Though only Balinese people are allowed to enter, the outward view is also much picture-worthy.

So next time you are on a vacation in this romantic hub, don’t forget to take those beautiful shots at  these outstanding destinations.

 

 

 

Aahana, The Corbett Wilderness: Where Nature Gives A Luxurious Calling

Once you have travelled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quietest chambers. The mind can never break off from the journey… “Pat Conroy”

This quote turns out to bear a close resemblance with my Jim Corbett trip that I traversed a few days back. While starting for the trip was posed to a number of threats concerning it was my first solo trip with my 4 year old, however the temptation of my rendezevous with wildlife was quite irresistible and I ventured out to experience the luxury right in the lap of Nature.

My Encounter with Aahana

AAhana Resort stands out to be a signature property in the heart of Jim Corbett with the dense Bijrani Forest as the backdrop. Situated at Ramnagar, at the foothills of the Kumaon Himalayas, it truly lives up to its name Aahana “ first rays of the run” as it is one of the handpicked properties to experience the golden soft rays of the sun.

Moving into this property on a business trip, a family break or even a small gathering with friends can offer you a rejuvenating break from the regular monotonous chores of life.

Aahana: The “El Dorado” of Corbett Properties

Amidst all the properties in the heart of Corbett, you might ponder what makes Aahana so exclusive and desirable. Well, the secret lies in a number of reasons.

The entire property boasts of a Naturopathy centre that provides a comprehensive solution to health and healing. With two dedicated naturopathy practioners and well-trained therapists, the entire team believes in offering a healing break amidst the mid of wild. Aahana staff believes that the body is a temple and inducing good health into this temple is their motto. Yoga, meditation, pranayama, reflexology massages, sun baths, panchakarma, ozone cleansing etc. and a host of services provided in this hub of organic living. Experiencing Natural healing treatments in the company of Nature is indeed a dream we all dream of inhabiting metropolitan cities and Aahana fulfills it to the core.

What adds to Aahana’s beauty is its faith in providing you a natural and organic lifestyle flawlessly.

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It boasts of an organic garden where fruits and vegetables are grown organically and these are used as a part of kitchen ingredients. Undoubtedly you get the freshest of ingredients for satiating your appetites.

They even have a swimming pool where you can sunbathe and enjoy a pool side breakfast, or just take a refreshing bath in the fresh sparkling waters or even take a backseat in the comfortable chairs and listen to the music performed by the performers every evening.

Another reason that makes your stay a truly fulfilling one is the amazing elaborate restaurant that it has. Imagine enjoying the best of delicacies cooked in live counters and the widespread buffets in the lap of nature can be such a relaxing and heartwarming break. Whether you are in love with continental, North Indian or a coastal cuisine, Aahana can satisfy all your cravings.

There are a number of options to choose for your stay at Aahana. You can choose The Corbett Club, Jim’s Retreat, Family Suite, Jungle Lore, The Villa and a host of other choices as per your requirements. Every room, possesses a spacious bed, a cozy fireplace, a lavish washroom with all essential toiletries, a mini refrigerator, a number of fruits and snacks with a pampering sitting area. In a nutshell, there is no room for you to complain.

Aahana stands not only responsible to its guests but is equally responsible to Nature. It has a brilliant waste management process that never breaches the discipline of nature. All the solid wastes inside the property are responsibly decomposed and made into manure that is used for activities like gardening and farming. Even you have a Goshala or cowshed where you can experience a milking session of the cows. Even the gomutra is segregated and stored for its healing properties.

A host of adventurous activities like bird watching, , walk with experienced naturalists, cycling excursions, thrilling safaris into the wilderness, lavish poolside breakfasts & dinners and of course the Victorian

Aahana’s greenery, hospitality, the infrastructural perfections and last but not the least, the Wellness Centre with its holistic treatments are all aimed to provide you an aesthetic stay in the company of wilderness. The lush greenery complemented with the blue, sparking waters along with a dash of luxury makes the resort stand out among all properties with all its might.

probably these all reasons account to the property’s successive rank among the 25 Best Resorts of India for 5 years consequently and for being voted as the 8th Best Resort as per TripAdvisor.

Experience The Impeccable Taste of Thai Right At The Heart of Delhi

For those of you who follow me strongly on social media might be aware of my previous vacation in Thailand. Visiting Thailand has always been very close to my heart for a number of reasons and of them definitely lies to be its cuisine. The delicious Thai assortments are delicacies every foodie would hold close to heart. Especially after a visit to the Pattaya night market where you get to see a huge spread of Thai delicacies at the most pocket-friendly prices, I bet your heart would definitely crave for the place after you leave it behind.

And when my hunger pangs still couldn’t get over from the hangover of Thai food, “The Taste of Thai” festival at Blooms, Eros Hotel, came to a perfect rescue. While Delhi boasts of multiple Thai cuisine outlets, however discovering the true authentic flavours especially in a set up that reminds of complete Thai culture, is rare to find. And herein, stands out the exclusivity of Eros Hotel, Nehru Place.

The “Taste of Thai festival” that opened its door to the guests on the 13’th of April with an elaborate ceremony that was graced by the presence of esteemed Ambassador of Thailand would run at Blooms Restaurant till 28th April.

The opening day also saw the breathtaking performances by Thai personnel who performed to the intricacies of Indian “Katthak” and live musical performances by singers from Thailand.

The menu has been curated by Chef Nikhil Rastogi wherein he has taken meticulous care of each and every aspect of the Thai cuisine.

The best part is that you have live counters preparing your desired Thai delicacy and serving them with perfection at your table.

The impeccable tastes along with the variety of Thai specialities at the festival is what makes the festival so exclusive and a must visit.

Moreover to offer its guests every authentic flavours of Thailand, there are enthralling set ups created to offer a perfect experience of the Thai culture. The decor, the cuisine along with the music everything combines to take you to the land of Thailand.

The Salad Bar is a must visit to experience the hands on feel of Thai salad prepared by a Thai master chef with unadulterated tastes and flawless perfection. All kinds of appetizing salads with uninterrupted Thai flavors are there for you to try on:

Somtam (Raw Papaya Salad)

Thai papaya salad with roasted peanuts, carrots and long leans in a chilli – lemon dressing

Yum pla krob mamuang (Crispy Fish Mango Salad)

Deep fried crispy fish with spicy mango salad with onion and peanuts

· Larb Gai ,(minced chicken salad)

Thai minced chicken with roasted sticky rice and peanuts.

Here is a quick glance what the Taste of Thai has in Store For You

Gai satay (Chicken)chicken satay marinated with lemon grass ,galangal , light soya sauce milk, salt , turmeric powder

Goong (prawn ) marinated with lemon grass ,galangal , light soya sauce milk, salt , turmeric powder

· Pae (lamb ) marinated with lemon grass ,galangal , light soya sauce milk, salt , turmeric powder with Peanut sauce , sweet chili sauce , Thai chilli dressing

Curry Section

The curry counter has all sorts of vibrant flavors to offer you.

Kaeng ga rhue phak(Mixed vegetables in yellow curry coconut powder , palm sugar, kafir lime, salt)

Kaeng khiew waan kai(chicken in red curry coconut powder , palm sugar, kafir lime, salt)

Goong samun prai( Sweet & sour tamarind prawn with green curry crisp thai basil curry coconut powder , palm sugar, kafir lime etc.

The Fry Counter has an equally delicious journey to offer.

Delicacies like Thod man khao phod (corn cake)- Deep fried corn cake served with cucumber salad, Pho pia phak (Vegetable Spring Rolls) – Crispy fried vegetable spring rolls served with sweet chilli sauce, Kiew thod (Crispy Wonton) -Deep fried minced vegetables wrapped wonton served with sweet chilli sauce seem divine flavours to indulge in.

Deep fried fish cake served with peanut cucumber sauce, Kra thong tong gai (Chicken Golden Baskets), Delicate Golden Baskets with filling of chicken and vegetables, Kra thong tong goong (Prawn Golden Baskets) etc. Make the journey truly appetizing.

Deep fried fish cake served with peanut cucumber sauce, Kra thong tong gai (Chicken Golden Baskets), Delicate Golden Baskets with filling of chicken and vegetables, Kra thong tong goong (Prawn Golden Baskets) etc. Make the journey truly appetizing.

There’s much more to the menu but I leave behind it as a journey to explore yourself. And all these appetizing flavors only at an affordable price of 1999 INR plus taxes.

Kudos to Chef Nikhil Rastogi and The Entire Team of Eros Hotel New Delhi who have so perfectly managed to bring in the vibes right in the heart of Delhi.

The festival would go on till 28th April and if you are a Thai food fanatic, it should never be given amiss.

5 Reasons That Make Nathan Road of Hong Kong The Perfect Choice For Indians

Travelling abroad alone might be fun but along with it comes deeper responsibilities. Especially when you are on your way to some distant land where people are not even familiar with your language, the problem becomes more hassling. Despite several travel blogs and Google guides, you might not land up to a place that makes you feel approachable. What we all need when we travel abroad is some warmth and room for acquaintance. If you are on your way to Hong Kong, one of the best islands of the world, being an Indian you no longer need to feel out of place, in case you settle at Nathan Road, Kowloon. While Kowloon does not fall traditionally into Hong Kong, however it is definitely a place to be in if you are in HONG Kong.

Let’s see what makes this road so special and the best second home an Indian can get when he is in the premises of Hong Kong.

Relish Drooling Golgappas At Hong Kong

One of the best qualities that bind all Indians together is their love for food. Whether you belong from Tamil Nadu or from the joyful West Bengal, your appetite for exploring Indian cuisine never runs out. And in case you are on your visit to Hong Kong and you still crave whole-heartedly for some Indian delicacies, well then, the Nathan Road in Kowloon, seems to be an amazing destination.

From Mughlai to South Indian to those sumptuous golgappas or those crispy pakoras, Nathan Road of Kowloon has a touch of solution everywhere.

Live Life to The Core at Nathan Road

Another reason why this Street is exceptionally the most promising destination is because of its vibrant environment. Nathan road never sleeps. Loaded with restaurants, gadget stores and professional beauty outlets, this place would never let you feel bored.

In fact I used to go for sudden adventure sprees at midnight to fulfil my chocolate cravings and there were several supermarkets open to my rescue.

Enjoy the Cosmopolitan Vibrancy

The next best thing that makes Nathan Road more approachable is that you come across people from different countries right at this place. You might find someone from Bangladesh, while somebody from India and no wonder it will give you a feel at home.

Money Exchange Goes Easy-Peasy

Another reason you must try your stay in Nathan Road is definitely because it is a home to a no. of money exchange counters.

While airports might seem to be your convenient way of getting your currency exchange, the rates of conversion are definitely too high. Nathan Road local exchanges are convenient ways to get your currencies exchanged without too much burden on the pockets.

Fulfil Your Shopaholic appetites

Moreover if you are a shopping mall lover, this place would never disappoint you.

Boasting of a number of malls, you can fulfill your wish for visits anytime you desire to. The proximity to the sea also serve as brownie points.

However, while your stay in Nathan Road, you also need to be a bit careful about your expenditures.

Beware of Being Cheated

There are a few outlets that might tend to rob you as and when they decipher you are not a Hong Kong resident. Be careful of Chinese gadget outlets that tends to sell first copy equipments. The Great Digital Equipment at Nathan Road is one such outlet that definitely needs to avoided.

Read its review here: https://www.tripadvisor.in/ShowUserReviews-g294217-d537986-r467991606-Nathan_Road-Hong_Kong.html

So next time you are in Hong Kong be sure that you book your stay at Nathan Road, Kowloon for a versatile experience.

Vacationing with This Resort Will Definitely Make All Your Trips Memorable

We all love occasional trips right? Being a Delhite, I enjoy the accessibility to a number of tourist spots. And Treehouse Hospitality seemed to be a prospective option for me.

Treehouse ​Hospitality is a young hotel company with a rich and diverse experience of operating and managing full scale hotels, resorts and serviced apartments under the brand name of Treehouse. The company operates with team of experienced professionals drawn from reputed Indian and International brands. Treehouse forayed into management of hotels in 2007 and currently manages 378 keys in 12 hotels and an employee strength of close to 500 staff across all locations of NCR, Bhiwadi, Goa, Neemrana and Ranthambore, Jodhpur, Chail, Jaipur.

LIST OF RESORTS To Vacay With TreeHouse Hospitality

Bijolai, A Treehouse Palace Hotel Jodhpur
The Resonance of Water, Wind, Music and Gourmet delights is essentially what brings to life the Bijolai Palace, a Treehouse Palace Hotel in Jodhpur, the city where you breathe the air of Royalty.

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The Palace

A sprawling Royal Palace built in the 19th century by the ruling family of Marwar-Jodhpur; is nestled snugly amidst the Aravali hills surrounded by its very own private Lake, the Bijolai Lake, creating an oasis in the desert. The Living Space in the Palace comprises of 30 rooms and thematic suites that are elegantly appointed with thoughtful amenities. The living spaces at the Palace either overlook the verdant courtyards and gardens or the rustic expansive landscape of the Aravalis or the Bijolai Lake itself. It exceeds the bespoke requirements of an arbiter of taste looking for leisure retreats.

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Anuraga, A Treehouse Palace Hotel Ranthambore
Treehouse Anuraga Resort reinvents one of oldest hotels in Ranthambore and transforms it into one of the finest luxurious resorts in Ranthambore, while preserving its ancient heritage at the same time. Decorated in the pristine white architectural style of a traditional Rajasthani haveli, this sprawling Ranthambore hotel offers the best of modern amenities for leisure and business travellers.

Treehouse Anurga.jpg2The Anuraga Resort has 40 rooms, and 4 plush suites, overlooking verdant green lawns, and equipped with all the amenities for conferences, weddings or the intrepid tourist, making it one of the most comfortable resorts in Ranthambore. Just imagine this wonderful pristine Ranthambore resort as a paradise situated in the wild, one that promises to take you into a different world all-together.

Treehouse Anurga

Treehouse Hotel, Club & SPA, Bhiwadi
Treehouse Hotel, Club & SPA is a strategically located hotel, in Bhiwadi that is a premium leisure hotel as well as one of the best conferencing destinations near Gurgaon. This is also the most preferred accommodation for Long Stay Guests in Bhiwadi, as the services and facilities are superior.

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The resort houses 101 premium rooms including suites and a Presidential Suite, that serves as a great weekend getaway from Gurgaon, a close and affordable short holiday near Delhi NCR, a convenient conferencing destination and a comfortable business hotel. Wide range of recreational facilities at the hotel like Swimming Pool, fully equipped Gymnasium, Spa with steam and sauna, Squash court come inclusive in your weekend package at Treehouse, Bhiwadi.

 

Treehouse Blue, Majorda, Goa

Treehouse Blue, Serviced Apartment, Goa (1)The Treehouse Blue consists of 24 plush serviced apartments, ideally located in the tranquil location of South Goa, just a fleeting distance from the Majorda Beach and home to some of Goa’s best dining & entertainment experiences. The Treehouse Blue is perfectly eco-friendly and completely in tune with green revolution.

Treehouse Blue, Serviced Apartment, Goa.jpg1 (1)The apartments feature 6 spacious Studio apartments and 18 One Bedroom apartments with contemporary furnishings, offering a full range of modern and high standard amenities to serve family, business and leisure travellers.

Treehouse Neptune, Goa

Treehouse Neptune is a contemporary hotel in the heart of the magical city of Goa. Centrally located in Panaji, Goa, Treehouse Neptune offers well-appointed accommodations. The hotel in Panjim has largest rooms in the city for business and leisure travellers alike.

Treehouse Neptune, Goa.jpg1Panaji, the city of alley ways and old structures relives the past in the present! Move into your spacious world and enjoy one touch service for everything. Leisure travellers are tempted to explore the close by attractions in Goa like the famous World Heritage Church and off shore Casinos. Panaji’s most charming locality, Fontainhas, walking distance from the hotel takes you right in Portugal with its traditional architecture and colourful painted homes. Whether you are in Goa for business purpose or to unwind in its happening life, you have it all at Treehouse Neptune!

Treehouse Neptune, Goa

Treehouse Silken Sands, Benaulim, Goa

Treehouse Silken sands recreates the magic of the one of the most popular hotels in Colva in Goa. The hotel is near the sleepy coastal village of Benaulim, amidst some popular local eateries and night life in the scenic South Goa coastline, the hotel is just a stone’s throw distance away from the popular Colva Beach, Benaulim Beach.

Treehouse Silkensands, GoaOnce known as Incredible English, the hotel was closed for a few months for renovation and now opens its door as the newly created Treehouse Silken Sands. The two-floor property consists of well-appointed and elegantly done rooms with a multicuisine restaurant, bar, swimming pool and a conference room. So, give your holidays a reason to smile with Treehouse Silken Sands!

Treehouse Blue Villas, Colva, Goa

Located in the tranquil South Goa about 3 kms from the famous Betalbatim beach, Treehouse Hotels brings yet another novel concept to Goa, The Treehouse Blue Villas.

Treehouse Blue Vilas, Goa (1)These beautiful villas done in contemporary hues, stand tall in the gated complex would be ideal for vacationers with large families or a group of families or friends who want to stay together and do their own thing. These Villas would certainly be amongst the more economical options offering facilities of a luxury resort in Goa and do not burn a hole in your pocket when travelling in large groups.

Overlooking the lush green fields, the 3 villas are done tastefully in bright hues. The Villas are approximately 2500 sq. ft with a ground floor and first floor and comprise of a living room, three bedrooms with attached bath, a fully equipped functional kitchen with Induction Plates, Microwave, Refrigerator its own private terrace and a swimming pool. These fully serviced Villas come with a daily housekeeping and a caretaker who will be available round the clock to take care of your needs. If you are looking for some delicious food the Villas are located near to some famous Goan eating joints like Martins Corner and Pentagon. Simply walk in or take away from these places if you don’t want to cook.

Ideal for a bunch of friends or a family looking to get away and do their own thing. For our guests who wish to stay and simply enjoy a Goan way of life for extended period of time.