Wednesday, February 27, 2019

HOLI THE FESTIVAL OF COLOURS


The full moon night falling in the month of Phalguna (Feb-Mar) is the day celebrated as a victory of good over evils. Holi is celebrated for two days a first day as a ‘Holika Dahan’ and the other as ‘Rang Panchami’ which signifies the relation for Krishna and Radha. Holi is a festival in India when every caste and creed unites where there will be no discrimination of rich, poor and religions which adds more beauty to the festival of colour.

                           

Holi is a festival celebrated with extreme enthusiasm and joy all over India and Nepal. Gulal, Abeer and Pichkaris (Spray Guns) are synonymous to Holi. There will be a battle of color where everyone is after one another to color first and in the festive of gulal everybody is drowned in love and mirth. Gujiyas is the special sweet which you witness in Holi, temples are beautifully decorated and idol of Radha is placed on swing with the devotional Holi songs.

Here are Few Fun Parts of Holi


1.    Colours are the most vibrant part of the Holi celebration. You will get to witness the market flooded with heaps of Gulal which is made up of rich colors like pink, green, yellowand red and there be an Abeer made up of Mica which is mixed will Gulal for the rich shine and with colours can be used dry or wet. As the Gulal is mixed in water to fill the Spray Guns(Pichkaris) which is used to drench everyone in the beauty of festive colors

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2.   Sweets: The galore of festivals is celebrated in India and without sweets the celebration is incomplete, so here is the special sweets and booze for Holi

ü Gujjiya: Holi is not complete until you start the celebration with the sweet delicacies of gujjiya but if you want something different then instead of classic sweet filling you can opt for the chocolates or powdered oreo and grated coconut filling
             Gujiya at its best..a colourfull food of Holi

ü Laddo: The prefect mixture of dry fruits, saffron and sugar which is the versatile of all sweet dish that is something everyone love binge eating on
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ü Tilachi Poli: The Tilgul Goli’s mix of nutmeg and cardamom which is served warm and hot a best recipe for everyone with a sweet tooth and this is the specialty of Maharashtrian traditional sweets
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ü Jalebi: A mouth-watering sweet to complete every festival and recipe is something simple which adds more colour to the celebration as it all takes is sugar, yoghurt, maida and gee and for the sweet touch a sugar syrup
                       Jalebi | Playful Cooking. My very favorite Indian dessert!!

ü Bhang Thandai: It is prepared with Cannabis. This beverage is considered to provide ultimate relief and relaxation to the body that can make you forget all the worries and enjoy the day with color, food and bhang. For a change, this Holi switch your alcohol with our Desi Booze
            Bhang Thandai Recipe  Bhang Thandai Recipe, as the name suggests is a cooling drink made specially on the day of Holi. #ArchanasKitchenHoliRecipes #indianrecipes  #HoliRecipes #recipe

Let’s not just leave a lingering taste of sweets on our plate but in our life too. Happy Holi

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Thursday, February 14, 2019

8 Things to Do In Goa


Goa is known as the party capital of India. However do you know that there’s more to Goa other than wild night clubs and hippie beaches? If you don’t, will tell you some other exciting things to do when in Goa

1.   Go see a Drama
Goan theatre or the Konkani plays are filled with music, dance, comedy and political satire. These plays are an integral part of the Goan culture. You can experience Goa to the truest if you watch one
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2.   Visit the Body of St. Francis Xavier
St. Francis Xavier’s mortal remains are still preserved at the beautiful baroque Basilica of Bom Jesus is a must visit during a trip to Goa. The bonus point is this rustic church has been marked as a UNESCO World heritage Site.
Also if you wish to know more about Goa’s Christian history, you can take a short walk from the Basilica which is the Museum of Christian Art
Another best thing about this place is that it’s a free attraction
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3.   Trek to Beautiful Goa Waterfalls
Roughly there are 10 Goa waterfalls in total, of which Hivre and Sada are great for trekking, especially if you’re seeking hardcore adventure on your next trip.
Name of few other waterfalls are Dudhsagar, Kesarval ETC
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4.   Go on a Wildlife Sanctuary Expedition
In Goa, there are a total of seven wildlife sanctuaries and amongst which the most popular are Bondla, Cotigao, Mhadei and Netravali
Bondla wildlife sanctuary is one of the best since it has the ecotourist cottages. These eco lodges are crafted from local materials in a way that blends into the surrounding landscape
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5.   Enjoy Delicious Local Feasts
There are hundreds of chapels in Goa which offers year round celebrations. And feast accompanies the celebration, dance, music, games and weeklong galas
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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

10 Economical Places to Visit in India

We understand the feeling when you want to dump everything and visit the obscure places. Don’t worry if you’ve just few thousands in your pocket, as we will provide you a long list of budget trips in India that you could opt for

1.   Alleppey
Also known as the Venice of the East is a famous place to visit in India. The city has the verdant countryside, lagoons and the waterways. It is the best place to cruise lazily around in the ever – present houseboats and sample the delicious coconut-laced seafood
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2.   Goa
If you’re seeking a budget trip in India, Goa is the place for you. In Goa, get lost on the beaches, Portuguese architecture, forts, local markets and the palm trees. The best part of Goa trip is that you can rent a bike and explore the city on your own
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3.   Pondicherry
Get a taste of French without going France and too with low expense. Right here in India, walk the cobblestoned streets during the day and put up your feet at the innumerable cafes on the breach in the evening
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4.    Gokarna
Looking for some peace and tranquility at reasonable price? Then head to Om beach at Gokarna near Mangalore and is one of the perfect three days trip places. You can also go for hiring some boats with the local fishermen to take you around the beaches in Gookarna
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5.    Rishikesh
Give yourself an adrenaline rush by the thrilling white-water-rafting on the splendid beach camps and the exhilarating treks beckon the adventurer in you. If you’re an adventurous person you should definitely head to Rishikesh for a budget holiday destination in India
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6.    Darjeeling
Get a lifetime experience from travelling to New Jalpaiguri or Siliguri to Darjeeling. And the best part is it’s also one of the best budget trips in India. When in Darjeeling, make sure to sip the Darjeeling tea and also rise early and gaze at the sunrise at Tiger hills and get ready to be mesmerized by the magnificent Kanchenjungas
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7.    Dharamshala and McLeodganj
Dharamshala also known as a mini-Tibet is a dual city i.e. Dharamshala and McLeodganj and are home to numerous monasteries and temples to visit and the views of the hills and valleys are nothing short of magical
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8.    Sikkim
Sikkim is considered to be one of the cheapest and beautiful holiday destinations in India. This city is blessed with wonderful climate, scenic view of the Himalayas, picturesque treks, strong Tibetan Buddhist culture and delicious local food
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9.    Kanyakumari
Kanyakumari is the confluence of the Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean. When in Kanyakumari, seeing Vivekananda Rock Memorial and the breathtaking sunrise and sunset views here
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10. Lonavala
Lonavala is a good weekend gateway from Mumbai. Here you can have plenty of hikes, numerous waterfalls which will surely make your monsoon special. There are many forts around Lonavala to explore as well
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Monday, February 4, 2019

Indian Souvenirs: What to Buy When In India


India is a melting pot of various cultures and traditions. People from all over the country flew to this land and gather experience of a lifetime. Also make sure to pick up few souvenirs when in India

Madhubani Paintings
Madhubani painting is a type of folk art that originated in Mithila, Bihar. The paintings based around natural and religious themes and basically are created using twigs or fingers. These paintings are a good way to adorn a home with Indian patterns, art work and color
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Silk Saris
These saris are made with intensive and brilliant handwork, silk saris which are both a unique piece of Indian culture and luxurious souvenirs which can be taken back for gifts or for yourself as well
Blue Handloom Banarasi Tussar Silk Saree #banarasisaree#silksaree#

Indian Tea   
With 3000 varieties, tea is now the world’s second most popular beverage, after water. Not surprisingly, India ranks pretty high in the list of top tea-consuming countries, and is also the world’s second largest exporter of tea. So when you’re in India next, make sure to try different varieties during your stay and also take back home as an enjoyable token of India
Learn to make authentic MASALA CHAI TEA LATTE at home. It's rich, flavorful, slightly sweet and has the perfect balance of spices.From cakewhiz.com

Handicraft Puppets
Handicraft puppets are considered to be the traditional home décor pieces available in ethnic markets of India. These puppets were used in the past as folk entertainment mediums, the string puppets are a vibrant aspect of Indian culture and an encouraged purchase
Traditional handicraft of rajasthan #jaisalmer #market #puppets #handicraft

Pashmina Shawl
Pashmina shawl is another most luxurious Indian souvenir with a rich past and present. It’s available in various colors, the scarf compliments Indian and western attire equally
Gulabkar Lahariya Hand Embroidered Pashmina Shawl

Indian Spice Box
Someone said it so correctly that an Indian spice box captures the pure essence of India and is one of the best souvenirs to bring back home. These boxes has a huge range of spices that you can get from various shops across India
Last year I decided to invest in a simple tool found in virtually every home in India. I bought a masala dabba or Indian spice box, a simple yet clever way to organize spices. A round stainless ste…

Traditional Silver Jewelry
Silver jewelry is another form of good souvenir from India. It’s available in various shops and in various markets as well. This silver jewelry is an extensive range of intricate patterns, oxidized finishes and beautiful designs
Peacock Silver Traditional Earrings

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