Sunday, July 5

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Where to eat in Bundi?
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Where to eat in Bundi?

I kept roaming in Bundi till the evening. I had visited all the places which I included in my one day’s itinerary and then I searched for a place to eat in Bundi. The last place that I visited in Bundi was 84 pillared cenotaph which was a little bit far from the main market. When I came out on the main road after visiting the chhatri, I stopped an auto wallah and asked him to drop me at a nice place to eat in Bundi. “Yaha koi badhiya restaurant hai kya?” (Is there a nice restaurant nearby?)“Han, hai na! Apko kis type ka chahiye?” (Yes, there are. What’s your choice?)“Ek achcha sa restaurant jaha m thodi der baith ke aram kar saku or achcha kha saku” (I am looking for a place where I can sit, relax and enjoy a scrumptious meal.)“EK yaha yaha nazdeek. Badhiya wala hai. Le chalu?” (There’...
Where to Eat in Shangarh? Mountain View Café
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Where to Eat in Shangarh? Mountain View Café

When I reached Shangarh, I saw a small food joint and one more café that was shut. Since I had just arrived, I wasn’t aware of the places to eat in Shangarh. I went to the food joint to ask for homestays in Shangarh and he told me about one. I called the guy and asked for directions to his place. And reaching Snow Line HomeStay was such a struggle. However, walking over uneven paths and passing through the woods, surrounded by giant cedar trees and freshness of nature for which I have been craving staying in Delhi. I spotted one shop which had groceries and day to day items, a small departmental store. However, the homestay was located on a climb and I didn’t get to roam in the village which was settled on the ground. I had no idea what I would get to eat in Shangarh. Moreover, it was a...
How does it feel to eat Maggi at the bank of a river?
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How does it feel to eat Maggi at the bank of a river?

When I was wandering in Dehradun, the best moment of the day was when I was sitting by the riverside and was having hot delicious Maggi. Travelling gives lots of memories, be it good or not so good. But yes they are memorable and whenever you remember them, your face draws a smile. That’s the same feeling I had when I sat to eat Maggi at the bank of a river. Maggi is specially served almost everywhere in India. I haven’t been to the South but wherever you visit in North, hill stations, you will find Maggi in cafes, restaurants and even at small stalls by the road side. And you will have tens of varieties of Maggi from normal plain to veg, cheese, egg and what not. Also, from the roadside to riverside, Maggi is the perfect meal to cherish the memories and picturesque beauty of nature. Wh...
In the tomato farms of Mahra Village – living my childhood days again
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In the tomato farms of Mahra Village – living my childhood days again

Back in my childhood, the farms used to be our picnic spot for holidays. My maternal uncles had farming land in the outskirt of the village and a part of the family used to live there. They would take care of the land and agriculture. It has been a gift of nature for me that I have enjoyed a part of my life where I got to eat fresh food, from milk to vegetables grown in our farms. Though I never got to see the entire process of ploughing, cultivation and harvesting but I remember a part of it. I remember going there and spending some time in the lap of nature. That used to happen at least once a month either on foot or by a camel cart. That was fun. Travelling to this place brought me those memories back again. Coming to tomato farms of Mahra village was an incredible journey. Mahra villag...
Wandering for food in Khajuraho – Lost in the Town of Temples
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Wandering for food in Khajuraho – Lost in the Town of Temples

Food is an integral part of any journey, no matter if it just for a day or few hours. And when you are visiting a new place, a place away from your place then it is mandatory to taste the cuisine of that place. No journey is complete without tasting and dining at the place you are traveling to. While I was in Khajuraho, I too looked for food around. But globalization has actually ruined everything. I didn’t find any local, true authentic food place. There were fancy, romantic themed restaurant. Well, globalization is not at blame for it all but I was actually expecting something really indigenous. I mean paratha, sandwich, noodles etc. are everywhere. That’s why I was looking for authentic food in Khajuraho and finally I decided that I would come someday else with just the agenda of explor...
How has been the food in Rajasthan during my journey?
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How has been the food in Rajasthan during my journey?

Travelling teaches you a lot. You need to adapt and adopt several things; you may like it or not but there is no option. And one of the biggest challenges that traveling brings for a guy like who is totally vegetarian and teetotaler, is the food.  I have weird food habits and I eat whenever I feel like. Recently on my trip to Rajasthan,  I came across different cuisine.  Cuisine which I never seen before, though I belong to a place which has a mixed culture, from Haryana and Rajasthan since my hometown is Mahendergarh which is at the border of Rajasthan and we share good things from language, outfits to food. But the food in Rajasthan was something which I haven’t seen before. Why? May be I was never exposed to anything like this. Moreover, this was my first time to visit Rajasthan this...
8 Restaurants in Pune You have to Visit
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8 Restaurants in Pune You have to Visit

Pune is known to be a food-loving city. Punjabi, Chinese, Italian, Thai, South Indian, Irani, you name it and Pune has that cuisine. In this article, we look at 8 restaurants in Pune that you have to visit if you are a foodie. Today, we are talking about 8 restaurants in Pune you have to visit. Make sure that when you are in Pune, these restaurants should be in your visit list. List of 8 restaurants in Pune you have to visit 1.Vaishali Image Source - Flickr If you enjoy South Indian food, then Vaishali demands a visit. It is one of the best south Indian restaurants in Pune. The Mysore masala dosa and the cheese onion Uthappa, along with the cold coffee with vanilla ice cream is to die for. The restaurant is iconic and almost always packed. The service is snappy, and the food quality is ...
Must try street foods in Delhi – Top Five Street Foods not to miss in Delhi
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Must try street foods in Delhi – Top Five Street Foods not to miss in Delhi

Delhi isn’t just the national capital of India, but also a paradise for foodie. From world class international restaurant chains to local joints, this place has everything to offer you. And today we are talking about must try street foods in Delhi. Street foods which are delicious, street foods in Delhi which are cheaper and around found almost in every corner in every street. And there is a street food lover everywhere. So, let’s start this mouth-watering journey of famous street foods not to miss in Delhi. There is a long list of street foods in Delhi. But we only picked top five street foods of Delhi which everyone should try. Well, you will find them in other parts of the country as well. But the aura and the taste which you are gonna get here, is truly incredible. We will pick up t...
Should you skip breakfast?
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Should you skip breakfast?

There is a famous saying, “breakfast is the most important day. I remember my school days, when my mom used to prepare breakfast for me, which either included a glass of milk and chapati or parantha. When I shifted to Gurgaon in 2010, I was staying in hostel back then and breakfast was a regular meal. But then started the corporate life and living individually, I never took care of a proper meal for breakfast. So the question is, should you skip breakfast? As we know, to start the day with good energy, you need energy in the body and the first meal of the day i.e. breakfast gives you energy. But if you skip breakfast, you may have to suffer some consequences in the future. Imbalance in regular diet can lead to prolonged effects which is never good. So, breakfast everyday should a strategy....