For all food enthusiast who love food as much a s they love to travel. Here is what Deshadan has on offer for their guest. Though most of the items will not be available.
Being our second visit to Munnar, we wanted to stay far from the maddening crow of the town .Munnar city centre is little crowded and concentrated. Hotels there are cheap but since we wanted so stay a little closer to nature so we chose hotel “Deshadan Mountain Resort” which is a little far from the city centre. Transportation is not an issue as the resort arranges for a pick up from Munnar Bus stop at an extra charge of Rs 500. The Resort is the highest resort in Munnar situated at a distance of 7 Km from the main town. The road to the resort is fairly good except for the last 1 KM stretch when the roads are pretty bad and steep.
We had taken a valley view room. The view from the room was breath taking but nothing else about the room was worth the amount of money that was paid. The rooms were very basic. The bed sheets were torn and even on repeated complaining they failed to provide us with proper bed sheets. The staff were pretty rude.
We were quite taken aback when we were informed that we would have to choose from the menu that had been set for buffet for the dinner. The options that were there for the buffet was pretty bad. The breakfast was even more let down. There was very less options to select from for breakfast.
We enquired about few local site seeing places around. They were unable to provide us with adequate information.
Over all the resort was a total let down. With the amount of money that is paid, it is definitely not worth a penny.
Dahi Vada a quintessential street food in most parts of India, is a favourite among all generation of people. Easy to make, this dish makes its way to most household’s festival menu.
These are great as a side dish for a formal dinner, appetizer or served as a chaat.
1/2 Cup Urad daal
Salt to taste
1/4 tsp Baking powder
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
A pinch of hing (asafoetida)
Oil to fry
For Dahi :
For Vada :
For Dahi :
I have been wanting to write this post for a long time but somehow could not get time to do so. 4 years after visiting the world’s notorious Gold Souk, the images of the place are still vivid in my memory.
Unlike anything you have seen in the world, Dubai’s Gold Souk is a market that showcases seemingly endless amounts of gold jewellery. With over 300 jewellers on site to accommodate all your gold related needs, the streets during the day are swarming with visitors from all around the world enjoying the spectacle of wall-to-wall gold, and course, the souk’s phenomenal prices. At first sight you will be tempted to believe that all the items on display could possible not be of gold but they yet indeed are. Bargaining is the key and you could always get yourself a good deal by bargaining on the making charges. Whether or not you’re ready to buy, a stroll through the dazzling Gold Souk is a must. The stores also offer platinum, diamonds and occasionally silver, and the government keeps tight control over the quality of all the merchandise, so rest assured that your purchases will be genuine. If something in the window catches your fancy, be sure to barter — persistent protest capped with a walkaway will get merchants to drop their asking price by as much as half.
Note that the price of gold fluctuates daily just like the Stock Market, so it is best to look up prices at your hotel just before heading out to the gold souk.
Going to KL and not shopping for handicrafts would be a crime in itself. KL Central Market is a shoppers paradise and all tourists visiting KL should pay a homage to this place..
Central Market started off as a humble wet market in the heart of the city centre back in the 1940s. It has evolved a great deal since then and now it stands firm as the landmark which symbolizes all the culture and heritage of our multi-racial country. You will immediately notice that the theme of the market is based solely on the various cultures in Malaysia. The shops here are divided based on the groups of races. Representing each of the races in Malaysia are the Straits Chinese, the Lorong Melayu and Lorong India. The Central Market is full of stalls which sell handicrafts which are all locally made. You can purchase batik, songket, wood carvings, souvenirs, accessories and much more here. If you get tired or hungry in the midst of all the shopping, do not fret. There are myriads of eating places where you can dine at and take a rest.
But be aware the things on display are highly over priced and even a person with strong bargaining power would fail to get a good deal out of these shop keepers.
Here’s glimpse of all that this place has to offer…
If you want to visit tourist spots and malls at one go in Namma Bengaluru, hop onto a Volvo bus. From the first week of March, the Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) will introduce a Bengaluru Rounds Hop On Hop Off service. The ‘Hop-On, Hop-Off‘ service is yet another innovative idea implemented by BMTC, a convenient service to empower tourists and enable quick and comprehensive tour of Bangalore city.
Seven buses with conductors and drivers will take commuters to 40 tourist places, including shopping malls.
While BMTC will charge Rs 250 for adults, Rs 150 for children, kids below five years of age can travel free. Along with the ticket, commuters will be provided a brochure which will have brief information of the tourist places and their pictures. As the bus goes past the tourist spots, the conductor will educate commuters about them.
|1||Kempegowda Bus Station/Majestic||12||Gurudwara at Ulsoor|
|2||Tippu Palace||13||Ulsoor Lake|
|3||Bull Temple||14||Commercial Street|
|4||Gavigangadhareshwara Temple||15||St. Mary’s Basilica Church|
|5||Lalbagh West Gate||16||Fun World/Snow City|
|6||Freedom Park||17||Lumbini Garden/Nagavara Lake|
|7||Nehru Planetarium||18||ISCKON Temple|
|8||Vidhanasoudha/High Court||19||Orion Mall|
|9||Cubbon Park/ Museum and Art Gallery
/Bal Bhavan/UB City
|10||MG Road Metro Station||21||Mantri Mall|
Pick up & Drop off points
|7||Malleshwaram 18th cross|
|1||Kempegowda Bus Station/Majestic||0830,0900,0945,1010,1040,1115,1150,1155,1230,1255,1340,
|3||Bull Temple/Ganapathi Temple||0855,0925,0930,1010,1035,1105,1140,1215,1255,1320,1405,
|5||Lalbagh West Gate||0840,0915,0945,1030,1055,1125,1200,1235,1315,1340,1425,
|10||Cubbon Park/ Museum and Art Gallery/Bal Bhavan/UB City||0900,1015,1040,1125,1150,1220,1255,1330,1415,1435,1520,
|11||MG Road Metro Station||0830,0905,0940,1020,1045,1130,1155,1225,1300,1335,1420,
|13||Gurudwara at Ulsoor||0845,0920,0955,1035,1100,1145,1210,1240,1315,1350,1435
|16||St. Mary’s Basilica Church||0830,0900,,0935,1010,1050,1115,1200,1225,1255,1330,1405,
|18||Fun World/Snow City||0840,09100945,1020,1100,1125,1210,1235,1305,1340,1425,
|21||Lumbini Garden/Nagavara Lake||0830,0855,0925,1000,1035,1115,1140,1225,1250,1320,1355,
|22||Sadashivanagar P S *||08:30,0855,0925,1000,1035,1115,1140,1225,1250,1320,1355,
|27||Malleshwaram 18th cross *||0830,0855,0925,1000,1035,1115,1140,1225,1250,1320,1355,
Malpua is one of the easy to make Bengali sweet dish.All you need is maida(flour),sooji(semolina),sugar, milk and cardamom powder, funnel seeds for flavor.It is almost like making pan cakes only deep fried. Cook and store them in a jar and you can enjoy them as dessert or snack.
For Sugar Syrup:
Now soak each “Malpoa” into the sugar syrup at a time for 1-2 minutes and take it out from the syrup and place on a plate.
Serve “Malpoa” hot or chilled.