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A Traveler’s Food Diary: McLeodganj’s Tibetan and Oriental Food

McLeodGanj or the upper part of Dharamshala in Himachal Pradesh, is best known for being the home of Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of Tibet living in exile there. Apart from attracting lakhs of Buddhist devotees, the place is also a tourist attraction for its breathtaking view of the Dhauladhar...
McLeodGanj or the upper part of Dharamshala in Himachal Pradesh, is best known for being the home of Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of Tibet...
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A Trip to Khajjiar: The Mini Switzerland of India

As I was researching my next trip to Himachal, a friend had suggested that a visit to a place called Khajjiar is a must, as there is hardly any place with similar scenic beauty in India. On researching the place on internet, I came to know that the Government of...
As I was researching my next trip to Himachal, a friend had suggested that a visit to a place called Khajjiar is a must, as...
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Novotel Bheemili: An Ideal Weekend Getaway by the Sea

Last year when I had travelled to Vizag on a break and was staying at The Novotel, Varun Beach, I was told by one of the hotel staff that another Novotel property was soon to be inaugurated at Bheemunipatnam, and this new place would offer a breathtaking view of the...
Last year when I had travelled to Vizag on a break and was staying at The Novotel, Varun Beach, I was told by one of...
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A Traveler’s Diary: Munsiyari and its Kumaoni food

I had been planning to visit Munsiyari in Uttarakhand for quite some time. A few years back we had traveled up to Chaukori but could not continue on to Munsiyari due to bad roads and landslides. As the sleepy hamlet in the heartlands of Kumaon is known for its scenic...
I had been planning to visit Munsiyari in Uttarakhand for quite some time. A few years back we had traveled up to Chaukori but could...
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Times Passion Trails: The Royal Maratha Cuisine of Madhya Pradesh

In the eighteenth century Maratha chieftains under the Peshwas took control of most areas of Madhya Pradesh, and over a period of time established their own kingdoms. Prominent among the Maratha kings in this region were the Holkars who ruled the Indore region, Scindias of Gwalior and the Puar Parmars...
In the eighteenth century Maratha chieftains under the Peshwas took control of most areas of Madhya Pradesh, and over a period of time established their...
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Novotel at Vizag: All About Stunning Seaview and Delicious Food

Vishakhapatnam has always been a favourite weekend destination of mine – I have been there, at least a dozen times during my two decades in Hyderabad. I always prefer a hotel near the seafront, and The Park at Beach Road had so far been a preferred choice. However, when I visited...
Vishakhapatnam has always been a favourite weekend destination of mine – I have been there, at least a dozen times during my two decades in Hyderabad....
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Times Passion Trails: Royal Cuisine of Bhopal and the Palace Dinner

Food enthusiasts in India are very familiar with the Royal Awadhi or Hyderabadi cuisines. However not much is heard of the cuisine of the Royals of Bhopal, which was a large state under Nawabi rule. I had heard from a few friends earlier that the Nawabi cuisine of Bhopal was...
Food enthusiasts in India are very familiar with the Royal Awadhi or Hyderabadi cuisines. However not much is heard of the cuisine of the Royals...
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Goutham Grand Hotel: Andhra Cuisine in the Hinterlands of Tenali

Ever since my friend Joydeep had moved to Tenali as the General Manager of Goutham Grand Hotel, he had been telling me that they have a brilliant chef and I must come down and taste some of the Andhra delicacies he prepares. Finally, I decided to take couple of days...
Ever since my friend Joydeep had moved to Tenali as the General Manager of Goutham Grand Hotel, he had been telling me that they have...
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