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A Trip To Seychelles In December 2019 Is How You Can End The Year On A High Note

Whenever you hear the word ‘ Seychelles’, your mind instantly ports to a tropical heaven, lazing about at the white powdery beaches and soaking the goodness of sun. One of the most sought-after honeymoon destinations, every couple dreams of celebrating a vacation on this picturesque island. If you too are thinking of going to Seychelles in December, you are in for a tropical treat. There is a plethora of experiences that this island offer. From thrilling water activities to staying at plush resorts, from trying out bizarre local cuisine to exploring the islands of the archipelago, the only thing you will run out of is time. Know about Seychelles weather in December and the experiences you should not miss.

Since Seychelles lies around the equator, the African country enjoys tropical climate throughout the year. However, December is the time when Seychelles rainy season begins with rainfalls becoming more prevalent and the humidity level rises. But even the downpours can’t keep away the travelers to visit this beautiful island.

With plenty of experiences and activities to do on Seychelles, you will never run out of excitement and fun on the island:

1. Seychelles Ocean Festival

seychelles ocean festival

If you are visiting Seychelles in December, do take part in the Seychelles Ocean Festival which is inspired by the fascinating ocean and aims at protecting the vast biodiversity and marine life. Attend the eye-opening events featuring film-screenings, photo exhibitions, and gala dinners. If you feel protected about flora and fauna, you must definitely attend this event.

2. Bizarre Cuisine

curry made of bat meat

One of the craziest things to do in Seychelles in December or any time of the year is feast its bizarre cuisine. Make sure you have a strong appetite because the Creole cuisine is an acquired taste. From bat curry to shark chutney, breadfruit chips to the delectable dessert called Ladob, Seychellois cuisine will amaze you with its unique ingredients and amazing flavors. You must taste the grilled fish caught fresh from the ocean if you are not willing to try other things.

3. Snorkeling & Scuba diving

snorkeling

The ocean waters around Seychelles offer you the most amazing opportunities for venturing into water activities like snorkeling and scuba diving. Plunge deep into the turquoise blue waters and explore the hidden secrets of the ocean beneath. The islands of Mahe, Praslin, and La Digue offer picturesque sites for scuba diving and snorkeling.

4. Vallee de Mai Tour

coco de mer

One of the things Seychelles is known for around the world is the gigantic seeds of Coco de Mer, a fruit that can grow up to 30 kg. And, you will find the seeds of this indigenous fruit in the Vallee de Mai which is also a UNESCO world heritage site. Apart from this, you can also find endangered black parrots whistling and squawking on the island.

5. Hiking to Copolia Trail

Landscape Walkway Hilltop View From Hilltop Hill

Thanks to lush rainforests on the island, there are a number of hiking trails hidden on the island that are worth exploring. One such trail is Copolia Trail in Mahe Island that rewards you with postcard-perfect views of the island as you gaze while sitting on top of the rock. If you love adventure and getting lost in the woods, you should definitely take part in this free of cost adventure on Seychelles Island.

6. Island Hopping

Blue Sea Sea Mahé Iceland Seychelles Island Palm

As you know, Seychelles is an archipelago of pristine islands, one more beautiful than other. Island hopping, which is one of the most recommended things to do in Seychelles, gives you an interesting opportunity to explore the breathtaking beauty of this African country and know about the local culture and lifestyle of the island people. Hop on a ferry and explore a new island every day.

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Here are a few tips to keep in mind if you are planning a trip to Seychelles in December that will save you a fortune in this beautiful yet a tad bit expensive country:

  • Make your flight and hotel bookings in advance if you are visiting Seychelles in December. There is an inflation in the prices due to the onset of winter holidays.
  • Instead of booking your ferry online, get in touch with a local guide to make ferry arrangements since they offer much cheaper rates.
  • Make use of public transportation for getting around the islands.
  • Opt for hostels or AirBnBs if you don’t want to spend money on luxurious villas and resorts on the island.

Still thinking about taking that much-awaited trip to Seychelles? A magical tropical holiday by the beautiful beach is just a click away. Stop dreaming, start planning!

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Amartya’s North East Trip From Bangalore With Family In 2019 Was A Combo Of Bliss & Serenity!

From the pious land of Guwahati and jaw-dropping skyline of Gangtok to scenic mountains of Arunachal Pradesh and waterfalls of Shillong, North-East is a complete package of beauty and fun! It has so much in store that you will be left spoilt for choice. And this brought Amartya and his family to North-east for having a magical experience. Read further to know about Amartya’s North East trip from Bangalore in his words!

I always wanted to visit North East. I had been trying to plan a vacation for a long time. I am a mountain person and snow-clad mountains are my weakness. I just love watching them and so I contacted TravelTriangle & booked a trip. The time I chose for my 9 days in north east trip was sure to give me snowfall experiences and I was really excited about it. I don’t like crowded places and solitude is something I had been looking for. The north east trip from Bangalore was completely amazing and here are its details.

Trip Type: Family
Cost: INR 27000-36000
No. Of People: 5 Adults
Duration: 9 Days
Inclusions: Breakfast, Dinner, Airport Transfer, Sightseeing
Exclusions: Lunch, Travel Insurance, Airfare

Day 1: Arrival in Guwahati, Transfer to Nameri, Leisure day
Day 2: Transfer to Dirang, Sightseeing
Day 3: Transfer to Tawang, Sightseeing
Day 4: Bumla Pass, Leisure day
Day 5: Transfer to Bomdila
Day 6: Transfer to Nameri, River rafting
Day 7: Activities, Transfer to Shillong
Day 8: Sightseeing
Day 9: Departure

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We had some very nice experiences on our trip to North East that left us totally speechless. We are sharing them here.

1. Adventurous Road Trip

North East trip from Bangalore

took flight from bangalore

visited to our hotel

overview of the city

took pictures on road trip

view of the city

Our Bangalore to North East trip began as soon as we reached Guwahati airport. The day was planned for leisure. Besides that, we explored the city of Guwahati, visited a temple and Brahmaputra river which are one of the top tourist places in Assam. At night, we enjoyed the bonfire. The real fun of our 9 days in north east began the next day when we went to Dirang. Let me tell you, Northeast in winters is simply bliss! Though the road from Bharatpur to Dirang was not that good, it was quite an adventurous experience.

2. Mesmerizing Sightseeing

Mesmerizing Sightseeing

we had an amazing experience

we had fun on our journey

religious flags

flags of respective countries

overview of the snowy mountains

stopped by a waterfall

visiting monastries

amazing interior

During our North East trip, cost did not stop us and we just kept going. On the third day, we went Tawang. On the way to Tawang, we stopped by a waterfall and clicked pictures. It was an amazing experience. While the day was beautiful, the night was adventurous as it snowed heavily. The temperature went up to 3-degree Celsius. We also went out for a walk which was the best thing! The next two days, we enjoyed sightseeing. We visited monasteries, viewpoints that were simply mesmerizing!

3. Thrill At Its Best

on our vacation

having fun

buddha statue

amazing view

our road trip

fun-filled experience

innumerable thrilling experiences

The rest of the days of our Bangalore to North East trip were filled with innumerable thrilling experiences. While on the sixth day we went to Nameri and enjoyed river rafting in Jia Bhorolee river, on the seventh day we went for a morning walk amidst the jungle which was the most enthralling experience! A guide was there with us during the walk. Besides that, a cool breeze was blowing which was soothing. After this, we went to Shillong, wherein we enjoyed the boat ride and sightseeing. It was overall a blissful and fun-filled experience.

1. Always do some pre-planning

2. In case, there is any place that needs access from the army, make sure you get it before-hand for avoiding waste of time.

3. Plan your day accordingly and always keep some extra time.

4. At this time of the year, North-East experiences heavy snowfall, so, be prepared for that.

5. When it comes to food, avoid trying anything new and go for the basics.

6. While shopping, do not buy things nearby tourist attractions, you will be charged extra for everything. Instead, visit the local markets.

7. Avoid going out on the roads after sunset as nobody will be around to help in case of any emergency.

If you are a lover of monsoon, then traveling from Bangalore to North East in June is a good idea. The place gets a lot of rainfall throughout the months. The best places to visit during this month are Tripura, Meghalaya, Assam and Nagaland. Kajiranga too would be a good place to visit as you can see the national parks in lush greenry. People can visit to various other places but they need to be prepared for the unexpected and heavy rainfall that they might witness.

By Road: All the states have a good connection of roads in the urban areas with regular long distance buses from many north-east states to west-bengal.

By Air: Assam, Manipur, Nagaland, and Tripura are connected by direct flights from Kolkata as well as Delhi and Kolkata.

By Train: To reach Sikkim, you should take a train to New Jalpaiguri, on the other hand, Kumarghat is the nearest rail station to enter Tripura.

Do’s            

  • It is advisable to avail pre paid taxis/autorikshaws (three  wheeler taxis) wherever available at the airports and railways stations.  For metered taxis insist on paying by meter or ask for a fare chart
  • Shop at Government emporia/fixed price shops as far as  possible. This ensures good quality products at reasonable prices.  Insist on proper receipts/bills of purchase.
  • Keep your valuables in hotel lockers/safe deposit vaults

Don’ts

  • Don’t pluck plants or flowers.
  • Don’t use Plastic Bags or Plastic Bottles in the forest area as plastic does NOT decay itself & harms the natural environment. If you do use plastic kindly don’t throw in the forest and carry back.
  • Don’t throw cigarette buts on leaf litter as they are an important cause for forest fires
  • Do not leave any non-biodegradable items.
  • Do not scribble on trees, rocks and buildings.

First of all, we got a lot of options to choose from while booking our North East trip from Bangalore which was the best thing about TravelTriangle. We could easily pick the best one and negotiate further. Second, I would like to say that the agents were highly professional and really nice. They communicated very well. Whatever we asked for our 9 days in north east, was provided to us without any hassle. Even though Shillong was not in our plan, they accommodated it for us and we enjoyed each and everything. Besides that, the food that was included in our trip, as in breakfast and dinner, was very good. And since it was majorly a road trip, we were looking for a good driver and we got one, kudos! All the basic, as well as special amenities, were catered to! So, overall, it was a hassle-free and amazing north east trip from Bangalore.

Did Amartya’s trip inspire you also to plan a vacation in North-East? Well, if that is so, then don’t think too much and plan a trip to North-East and take some tips from Amartya for a hassle-free experience.

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10 Holy Temples In Mangalore To Be Explored In 2019

Mangalore, officially known as Mangaluru, is the chief port city of the Indian state of Karnataka. It is located west of the state capital, Bangalore, between the Arabian Sea and the Western Ghats mountain range. Mangalore itself is named after Hindu goddess Mangladevi. So it is safe to say that Mangalore is the capital of temples in south India. You can explore top temples in Mangalore and have the best spiritual experience during your visit to Mangalore.

Amongst all the temples of Mangalore, these 10 are the best ones, giving you a perfect spiritual experience. These Mangalore temples will accentuate your trip to India tenfolds. The Mangalore temples route map is easy to navigate, so it is safe to say you won’t get lost:

1. Shree Gokarnanatha Kshetra

Shree Gokarnanatha Kshetra

The Gokarnanatheshwara Temple is one of the best temples in Mangalore. It is located in the Kudroli area of Mangalore in Karnataka, India. It is dedicated to Gokarnanatha, a form of Lord Shiva. This temple was built in 1912. The Dasara festival is celebrated with much grandeur. The Dasara celebrations of this temple are popularly called Mangalore Dasara. It is the most famous festival celebrated in Gokarnanatheshwara Temple. Do plan a visit to this temple if you are staying in Mangalore with your family.

Location: Kudroli, Kodailbail, Mangaluru, Karnataka
Timing: 6:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Nearby Attraction: Mahatama Gandhi Museum, St. Aloysius Chapel, and City Center Mall

2. Kadri Sri Manjunatha Temple

Kadri Sri Manjunatha Temple

If you are looking for famous temples in Mangalore, then surely head to this stunning heritage place. The temple of Manjunatheshwara on the hills of Kadri is a very beautiful and popular temple in Mangalore. It was built during the 10th or 11th century. The bronze idol of Lokeshwar, about 5 feet high, is called as the oldest of the South Indian temples. Remove your footwear before entering the temple. Kadri Temple Mangalore is a sight to behold in real life. 

Location: Kadri, Mangalore
Timings: 12 PM – 9 PM
Nearby Attractions: Mangaladevi Temple, and Tannirbhavi Beach

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3. Mahathobara Shri Mangaladevi Temple

Mahathobara Shri Mangaladevi Temple

The Mangaladevi Temple is a Hindu temple at Bolara in the city of Mangalore in the South Indian state of Karnataka, situated about three km southwest of the city center. The temple is dedicated to Hindu god Shakti in the form of Mangaladevi. The city itself is named after the presiding deity Mangaladevi. This temple has huge significance among South Indian people and lures pilgrims from across the continent with its unique experience.

Address: Mangaladevi Road, Bolar, Mangaluru, Karnataka
Timings: 6 AM to 1 PM, 4 PM to 8:30 PM
Nearby Attractions: Milagres Church, and The Forum Fiza Mall

4. Kudroli Shree Bhagavathi Temple

Kudroli Shree Bhagavathi Temple

Kudroli temple Mangalore is a thousand years old temple located in the heart of the Mangalore city. It is most famous for its annual festivals which are held in the temple itself. Here is a list of annual festivals which are held in Shree Kshethra. Make sure to attend these festivals when you’re in the heart of Mangalore:

  • Chandika Homa
  • Nadavali Utsava
  • Vishu Kani
  • Siyala Abhisheka for Veera Sthambha
  • Karkataka Sankramana
  • Simha Sankaramanasss
  • Sona Thiri
  • Bramhashree Narayana Guru Jayanthi:
  • Navaratri Utsava

Address: Kudroli, Kodailbail, Mangaluru, Karnataka
Timings: 6 AM to 1 PM, 4 PM to 8:30 PM
Nearby Attractions: Milagres Church, and The Forum Fiza Mall

5. Shree Vishnumurthy Temple

Shree Vishnumurthy Temple

It is located in the town of Kulai near Surathkal about 15 km north of Mangalore. It is an ancient Vishnu shrine which has a statue estimated to be about 600 years old. The temple’s presiding deity is Shree Vishnumurthy who is another form of Lord Vishnu. This avatar is known to be the destroyer of everything that is evil. You will listen to numerous tales of Lord Vishnu and his incarnated forms at this temple. The temple is located at a serene destination giving you a perfect spiritual break!

Address: Honnakatte, Kulai, Mangaluru, Karnataka
Timings: 6 AM to 9:00 PM
Nearby Attractions: Shree Gokarnanatha Kshetra, Shree Sharavu Mahaganapathi Temple, and Sultan Battery

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6. Shree Sharavu Mahaganapathi Temple

 Shree Sharavu Mahaganapathi Temple

Located in the heart of the city, this temple is a must visit to have a calm and relaxing experience away from the chaos of the city. It has two shrines- one is for Lord Shiva and the other is for Lord Ganesha. It is considered one of the most popular temples in South India. The temple is visited by pilgrims during the ‘Shravan’ month of Hindu mythology. You can surely visit this temple in Mangalore with your family to explore the spiritual aspect of Southern India.

Address: Sharavu Ganapathi Temple Rd, Opp Ideal Towers, Hampankatta, Mangalore, Karnataka
Timings: 05:00 AM to 12:00 PM, 4:30 PM to 08:00 PM
Nearby Attractions: Sultan Battery

7. Shree Mariamma Temple

Shree Mariamma Templ

It is situated in Bolor, Mangalore and is approximately 5 km from Mangaladevi Temple. The main deity of this temple is Goddess Mariyamma. It is believed that Mariyamma and Mangaladevi were sisters. In the South, Mariyamma is also referred to as the goddess of wealth. Maari puja and Dasara are the important festivals celebrated there. An excursion to this mystic places located amidst the beautiful ambiance of Urwa will truly enthrall you.

Address: Urwa Marigudi Rd, Boloor, Urwa, Mangalore
Timings: 6 AM to 8:30 PM
Nearby Attractions: Sri Muthu Mariamman Temple, and Sri DeviKarumari Amman Dharma Sanstha

8. Sri Venkataramana Devasthana

Sri Venkataramana Devasthana

This temple is centrally located in Mangalore city. Lord Shree Veera Venkatesha is worshipped as the supreme deity, it was built more than 300 years ago. This temple is famous for its unique car festival which lasts for almost 5 days. It is an experience one should not missout on while vacationing in Mangalore. You will witness the locals getting their newly purchased vehicle here for the rituals. Alike other temples in Mangalore, this temple will also make you encounter something rare.

Address: Car Street, Hampankatta, Mangalore, Karnataka
Timings: 6 AM to 1 PM, 4 PM to 9 PM
Nearby Attractions: Gaanadapadpu Sri Venkataramana Devasthana

9. Shree Nandaneshwara Devasthana

Shree Nandaneshwara Devasthana

Shree Nandaneshwara Temple is one of the most popular and visited by devotees every day. It is located near the famous Panambur beach. You can have a very peaceful experience here. Make sure you remove your slippers before you enter the temple. Please be respectful towards the customs and traditions that are observed by the locals.

Address: Near Commercial Building, Panambur, New Mangalore, Industrial Area, Baikampady, Mangaluru, Karnataka
Timings: 6 AM to 8:30 PM

10. Sri Kalikamba Vinayaka Temple

Sri Kalikamba Vinayaka Temple

It is located in lower Car Street, Mangalore. Lord Ganesh and Lord Kali are the supreme deities worshipped in this temple. Ugadi is the main festival celebrated here with grandeur and is a delightful experience to must-have when in Mangalore. This is one of the best temples in Mangalore city offering you to indulge in some peaceful hours. You can also check out delicious local street food outside the temple.

Address: Car Street, Mangalore, Karnataka
Timings: 6 AM to 1 PM, 4 PM to 8:30 PM
Nearby Attractions: Shree Gokarnanatha Kshetra, and Venkatramana Temple Square

In Hinduism, a temple is a symbolic house, seat, and body of God. It brings humans and gods together under one shrine. Temples are an important part of Hindu culture since a hundred thousand years ago. Temples in Mangalore are thronged by a vast majority of people irrespective of their caste, class and gender and breeds harmony among the devotees. The above-mentioned list of temples in Mangalore will help you gather the best memories. So when are you planning your vacation to Mangalore and explore these temples with your family for a spiritual experience? A Mangalore temple tour will bring you the much needed peace you were striving to attain!

 

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8 Best Restaurants In Miami To Treat The Gastronome In You

Who needs an introduction when it comes to Miami? Being the southernmost major city of the US, it is a popular tourist attraction that draws millions of travelers round the year. Gorgeous beaches, awesome nightlife, adventure & wildlife, Latin culture, Cuban coffee, and what not! You name it and Miami has it.

Similarly, your life will be an incomplete zone until you experience the lip smacking food that are served in some of the best restaurants of Miami.

Get ready to satiate your taste buds at these 8 best restaurants in Miami on your next trip to this wonderland!

1. Bombay Darbar

Craving for Indian food in a foreign land? Worry not! The famous Bombay Darbar is one of the best restaurants in Miami that is famous for serving North Indian cuisine. With exotic decor, wood accents and friendly staff, the restaurant has become famous for its great food in terms of taste and value for money.

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Must Try: Garlic Naan, Lamb Vindaloo, Saag Chicken
Cost For Two: INR 1500
Cuisine: Traditional Indian Dishes
Timings: Wednesday to Monday – 12 Noon to 3 PM and 6 to 11 PM; Closed on Tuesdays
Location: 2901 Florida Ave, Miami, FL 33133, USA

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2. Zuma

Among the best Miami restaurants, this restaurant a unique fusion of Asian and Japanese cuisine. The decor is also muted with wood interiors and Japanese styling, perfect for cosying up with good food while viewing the Miami River.

Sushi in Zuma

Must Try: Sushi, King Crab, Truffle Rice Pot
Cost For Two: INR 3000
Cuisine: Japanese, Asian
Timings: Monday to Friday – 11.30 AM to 2.30 PM and 6 PM until Midnight; Weekends – 11:30 AM to 2 PM, and 6 PM until midnight
Location: 270 Biscayne Blvd Way, Miami, FL 33131, USA

3. Nobu

The Nobu restaurant features among the best restaurants in Miami beach. The waterfront beach restaurant offers the freshest food cooked in Japanese-Peruvian fusion. Enjoying wine and appetizers at sunset is the best way to begin dinner at the Nobu!

Nobu Hotel

Must Try: Sushi, Cod, Rock Shrimp
Cost For Two: INR 6000
Cuisine: Japanese
Timings: Sunday to Thursday – 7 PM to 11 PM; Fridays & Saturdays – 7 PM to 12 AM
Location: 4525 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140, USA

4. Santorini by Georgios

One of the top south beach restaurants, Santorini is people’s favourite to dine out near the beach with family and friends. Known for offering classic fare & drinks in a low-key poolside setting, the restaurants offers lip smacking Greek food. This restaurant also has a backyard area and pool, which is extremely clean and refreshing.

Santorini

Must Try: Lamb, Chicken Skewered, Greek Salad
Cost For Two: INR 2,000 to 4,000
Cuisine: Greek
Timings: All Days – 7 AM to 1 AM
Location: 101 Ocean Drive, Pool – Beach Side, Miami Beach, FL 33139, United States

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5. Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink

Looking for hamburgers, sandwiches, pizzas, and salads? Head to Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink! It is among the best American restaurants in Miami that serves scrumptious food. With an outdoor courtyard, this restaurant is famous not only for mouthwatering food but also for the best services.

Michale Restaurant

Must Try: Pastrami Sandwich, Brunch
Cost For Two: INR 1,500
Cuisine: American
Timings: Monday to Thursday – 11:30 AM to 11 PM; Friday to Saturday – 11:30 AM until Midnight; Sunday – 11 AM to 10 PM
Location: 130 NE 40th St, Miami, FL 33137, USA

6. Joe’s Stone Crab

This is an ideal place to try mouthwatering American cuisine and Seafood. Cooked to perfection by the experienced Chef, this restaurant is one among the best affordable restaurants in Miami, Florida. Though it is mostly crowded from October to May, make sure you do not miss to visit this restaurants when in Miami.

Joe's Crab

Must Try: Crab. Lime Pie, Hash Browns
Cost For Two: INR 2,500
Cuisine: American, and Seafood
Timings: Tuesday to Sunday – 6 PM to 10 PM
Location: 11 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139, USA

7. NIU Kitchen

The NIU Kitchen is a great escape from the popular and crowded fine dining restaurants in Miami. The restaurant offers the best fast food including delicious burgers, pizzas and chilled beer, etc. Offering a relaxed ambience, the NIU Kitchen is one of the popular restaurants in Miami, Florida where majority of the travelers go for a delicious meal.

Niu Kitchen

Must Try: Poached eggs, Cold Tomato Soup, Poached Eggs
Cost For Two: INR 1,300
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Spanish
Timings: Monday to Friday – 12 Noon to 3.30 PM and 6 PM to 10 PM; Saturday – 1 PM to 4 PM and 6 PM to 11 PM; Sunday – 6 PM to 10 PM
Location: 134 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33132, USA

8. Mignonette Downtown

Mignonette Downtown is one of the best places to eat in Miami. This restaurant was formerly a gas station in 1930 which now serves delicious oyster and seafood. There is also a bar that is perfect for a nightcap after a sumptuous meal at the restaurant.

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Must Try: Oyster, Boston Salad
Cost For Two: INR 2,000
Cuisine: American, and Seafood
Timings: Monday to Friday – 12 Noon to 3 PM, and 5.30 PM to 11 PM; Weekends – 11:30 AM to 3 PM and 5:30 PM to 11 PM
Location: 210 NE 18th St, Miami, FL 33132, USA

Drooling already? This list of best restaurants in Miami is making us hungry and if it’s the same with you, make sure you don’t miss out on relishing a meal at these restaurants on your next holiday in America.

 

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10 San Diego Beaches That Make It A Paradise For Beach-Lovers

Of beaches, food, beer and a time full of activities in high gear—a vacation in San Diego will redefine the concept of fun and living life to the fullest. The stupendous coastal line that stretches over 70 miles invites you to just forget everything and hit the cool waters.

There are beaches where you can just stand and admire the beauty of the five elements around you: the earth, water, air, light and the space in the form of the sand, the ocean, the sun, the winds and the blue sky above you. Then there are the most densely populated beaches where the numerous activities like jet skiing, kayaking, and scuba diving make you feel the thrill. Grab all your beach gears and be ready to explore the San Diego beaches.

San Diego is a paradise for beach lovers and you will agree after going through this list of the best 10 beaches in the city. Located in the Pacific coast of California, this city offers the best beach holidays to its guests. Make sure you visit all these beaches on your trip to San Diego:

1. La Jolla Cove

La Jolla Cove

La Jolla beach, San Diego is one of the most sought-after beaches in the town. The amazing coastal neighborhood is complete with the cove surrounded by sea, the mountains and a rustic environment on all three sides. La Jolla Cove completely transports you to a surreal world.

There are plenty of activities for the lovers of water sports. The summer and the autumn months are packed with surfers, swimmers, scuba divers, snorkelers, and kayakers. If you are careful enough, you can also get a chance to see migrating whales that travel between San Diego and Baja California.

Other attractions apart from the beach include Birch Aquarium, La Jolla Playhouse, and Museum of Contemporary Art. Also, don’t leave out the Torrey Pines Gliderport and The Lodge at Torrey Pines for an astounding view of the beach.

Address: La Jolla, San Diego, California

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2. Swami Beach

Swami Beach

One of the top beaches in San Diego, Swami Paramhansa Yogananda is beautiful beyond words. Surfing is allowed on this beach when there is a good swell during the winter. Surfing is the biggest activity on this beach and takes place in a very organized manner. Local as well as visitors, experts as well as amateurs – everyone gets an opportunity to surf at Swami’s.

Address: South End of Encinitas, San Diego, California
Timing: 4:00 am – 2:00 pm (sand beach) and 10: am – 6:00 pm (Lifeguard Towers)

3. Carlsbad State Beach

Carlsbad State Beach

A mecca for campers and bike rider, the Carlsbad State Beach has proved to be a major crowd-puller. One of the best beaches in San Diego for families, Carlsbad coastline has a number of small beaches separated by sea walls, guarded by relatively low cliffs on the other side.

This beach is well designed and planned with all the necessary amenities and infrastructure such as a well-defined parking area, easy and hassle-free access to the beach, bathrooms and showers and lifeguards to support tourism. Surfing is the main activity, people also hit this beach for jogging, paddle boarding, fishing and boogie boarding. Thus, this is an ideal place for a San Diego beach vacation.

Address: Two approaches to reach there:
Cannon Road, Tamarack Avenue
Carlsbad Village Drive west to Pacific Coast Highway

4. Moonlight State Beach

Moonlight State Beach

Moonlight State Beach is another beautiful beach in San Diego that has evolved to be a tourist attraction. Earlier it used to be a picnic spot for local families. Then it began with one bathhouse setting foot on it, gradually followed by a playground, a dance hall, boardwalk and a number of picnic areas to attract tourists. Gradually it emerged to be one of the most happening beaches that have quite a handful of activities such as surfing, volleyball, swimming, and bonfires.

Address: Encinitas, San Diego County, California
Timing: From dawn to dusk

5. Del Mar City Beach

Del Mar City Beach

Del Mar – the Spanish way of saying ‘by the sea’. The glorious stretch along the Historic Coast Highway 101, is one of the most beautiful beaches in San Diego. The blend of the sandy beach, the rugged cliff, the blue sea meeting the sky over the horizon – is a breathtaking sight. And when you manage to take your eyes off the picturesque view, you can find your way into the ocean facing parks and enjoy the local cuisines in the numerous food joints and restaurants. It is a dog-friendly beach and is safe for adults and children alike.

6. Pacific Beach

Pacific Beach

Well, where’s the party tonight? Pacific beach is much more than just the sea and the surf. This is where you can really let your hair down and party hard. This is a beach that is more alive at night with the bonfires and youngsters grooving and having a gala time. The bars and restaurants keeping up with the party spirit of local people as well as tourists who want to soak into the high voltage vibes of this awesome beach.

Address: Mission Blvd

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7. Mission Beach

Mission Beach

Yet another beach that is a hot favorite among the youngsters, the Mission is marked with its two miles long water facing boardwalk. Numerous shops, food joints and an amusement park and full of activities make this beach alive and kicking like no other. Again, parties and young crowd makes this place one of the most happening and sought after for tourists and local people alike.

Address: Mission Blvd.south

8. Coronado Beach

Coronado Beach

Coronado Beach is one of the top beaches in San Diego and also one of the most sought-after romantic destinations for couples from all over the world, Coronado Beach, San Diego, is reckoned to be one of the finest beaches in San Diego. The even enchanting, sparkling golden sand brought about by the presence of mica and driveway across the 200 foot tall Coronado Bridge descending to the ocean facing the community of Coronado can be the most beautiful experience that anybody can ask for.

Address: Orange Avenue, Coronado Bay Road

9. Huntington Beach

Huntington Beach

Huntington Beach has a happy weather all through the year making it a perfect heaven for leisure as well as beach sports lovers alike. One of the finest San Diego beaches, it has 20 dedicated courts for playing beach volleyball. The flat beach also encourages biking, it has fire pits made for picnics, it makes an ideal spot for families with pet and children to spend time and enjoy the beautiful oceanic view.

10. Black Beach

Black Beach

Yet another beach known for its gorgeous waves, Black beach is a surfer’s paradise. It is also popular as a nude beach. The beach is located at the base of the Torrey Pines bluffs. It is easier to approach this beach from the Torrey Pines State Beach and La Jolla Shores. The popular activities include surfing, swimming, beach volleyball and sunbathing.
Address: Torrey Pines Road South, Pacific Coast Highway

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Russian Museums: For A Tour Down The Country’s Expansive And Profound Culture

Since the Byzantine time, Russian craftsmanship has been as sensational and recognized as the nation’s writing, assuming a huge worldwide job in expressions of the human experience and reflecting vital social and social changes consistently. Investigating Russian culture and history through the accumulations and shows of the nation’s most acclaimed exhibition halls gives an invigorating and stunning instructive experience.
The Russian museums cover an aggregate of 40 hectares amidst the city; the fundamental gallery is housed in the yellow-stoned, neoclassical Mikhailovsky Palace. Read on to find details about the Russian museum tickets and Russian Museum hours.

Russia’s renowned craftsmanship exhibition halls are found in the capital city of Moscow, and also the nation’s second biggest city of St. Petersburg. Take a look at some of the best museums in this country.

1. Moscow Museum Of Modern Art

Moscow Museum Of Modern Art

The Moscow Museum of Modern Art (MMoMA), arranged in the authentic Tverskoy District of Moscow, is the primary Russian state exhibition hall focused solely on twentieth and 21st-century workmanship and assumes a basic job in the capital city’s specialty scene. Divulged in 1999, MMoMA started with a private accumulation of in excess of 2,000 works by twentieth-century Russian craftsmen and has since developed impressively to one of the biggest accumulations of current and contemporary Russian workmanship in the country. Huge numbers of MMoMA’s lasting accumulations length the advancement of cutting-edge workmanship, with the greater part of pieces by Russian specialists, for example, Marc Chagall, Kazimir Malevich, Natalia Goncharova and Pavel Filonov, and additionally include works by acclaimed European craftsmen, for example, Salvador Dali and Pablo Picasso.

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2. Pushkin Museum Of Fine Arts

Pushkin Museum Of Fine Arts

The Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts opened in 1912 amid Emperor Alexander III’s rule, however, was named the “Pushkin” Russian art museums in 1937, out of appreciation for celebrated Russian writer, Alexander Pushkin. The Pushkin Museum has a standout amongst the broadest accumulations of Russian and outside craftsmanship from antiquated to present day times, as this exhibition hall was established based on giving the general population an instructive organization of history’s most critical workmanship periods. Lasting accumulations incorporate articles from Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome, seventh to eighteenth-century European canvases, and works of the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts has contained six structures in focal Moscow, four of which are on Volkhonka Street.

3. State Hermitage

State Hermitage

Russia’s State Hermitage accumulations, likewise in St. Petersburg, incorporate Russian art museums in excess of three million centerpieces and ancient rarities of world culture. This exhibition hall is right off the bat renowned for its intricate castle engineering, as the previous habitation of Russian heads. Established by Empress Catherine the Great in 1764, the State Hermitage has ventured into a historical center complex of ten structures of storerooms and presentation space, including the Menshikov Palace, Eastern Wing of the General Staff constructing, the Museum of the Imperial Porcelain Factory, and the Staraya Derevnya Restoration and Storage Center.

4. Military Historical Artillery Museum

Military Historical Artillery Museum

Gain a valuation for the historical backdrop of Russia’s military weaponry at Military Historical Artillery Museum. Diminish the Great opened the historical center in 1703 with a show of a gun thrown by Andrei Chokhov, a famous gun, and ringer caster amid the rule of Ivan the Terrible. The gallery flaunts a gathering going from the fifteenth century to the present, with weapons, reinforcement, and military regalia from Russia and Europe. Watch out for the belongings and arms of Russian sovereigns, Napoleon’s own arms utilized amid his deplorable attack of Russia, and a display dedicated to the AK-47 and its originator. The exhibition hall contains almost no data in English.

5. The Armory

The Armory

A gathering of royal gems makes The Armory one of Moscow’s most well-known vacation destinations. Some portion of the city’s midway found World Heritage Site, this exhibition hall houses 15,000 imperial dresses, including those ragged by Empress Elizabeth amid her royal celebration services. Different features incorporate a couple of Peter the Great’s boots, various imperial carriages and sledges, and a sumptuous honored position studded with more than 800 jewels. Make certain to visit the upstairs exhibitions, which contain an immense accumulation of silver craftsmanships created between the twelfth and seventeenth hundreds of years, and in addition 10 world-acclaimed Easter eggs made by commended gem specialist Faberge.

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6. Saint Isaac’s Cathedral, St. Petersburg

Saint Isaac's Cathedral, St. Petersburg

Well known for its gold-plated vault for war museums in Russia, Saint Isaac’s Cathedral highlights a perception deck offering ostensibly the best perspectives of the city. Worked amid the initial four many years of the nineteenth century, the house of prayer stays one of the biggest Orthodox buildings on the planet, its brilliant dome overwhelming the city’s horizon from a stature of more than 101 m (333 ft). Assigned as a historical center amid the 1930s, the luxurious inside highlights exceedingly adorned stone and marble sections and pilasters.

7. Erarta Museum

Erarta Museum

A newcomer to St. Petersburg’s gallery scene is the shrewd Erarta Museum of Contemporary Art, housed in a neoclassical Stalinist building once home to the Synthetic Rubber Research Institute of the Soviet Union. The Erarta (“Era” and “Arta,” or Era of Art) opened in 2010 with the objective of bringing contemporary craftsmanship to whatever number individuals as could be allowed.

8. Samoilov Family Museum

Samoilov Family Museum

On the off chance that you’ve had your fill of oil compositions and jeweled eggs, make a beeline for the Samoilov Family Museum for an essence of St. Petersburg’s theater expressions. This exceptional historical center is in a flat—really, the exhibition hall is the loft—on the second floor of a building simply off Nevsky Prospekt that is presently the Corinthia Hotel. For about 20 years in the mid-1880s, Russian theater legend Vassily Vassilievich Samoilov made his home here, and the level has been transformed into a historical center celebrating the performing artist and his family.

9. Tank Museum

Tank Museum

Home to best military museums in Russia of defensively covered battling vehicles, Tank Museum archives the history and improvement of one of Russia’s most essential military weapons. Visit the exhibition hall and investigate its accumulation of tanks and shielded vehicles from around the globe, a large number of which hail from the previous Soviet Union and its Communist partners. You can discover everything from the unbelievable Panzers of World War II Germany to the more current Soviet T-72 primary fight tank.

Access to the historical center is firmly controlled because of its military nature, and you should have your identification and visa with you with the end goal to enter. There’s additionally a little show corridor where ambiance music and different shows occur; the Samoilovs every now and again held little melodic social occasions there.

There’s likewise St. Michael’s Castle and the Marble, Stroganov, and Summer Palaces, and also three patio nurseries, including the Summer Garden, Peter I’s incredible pride and euphoria. The primary St. Petersburg “castle” of Peter the Great, a three-room lodge worked in 1703 that presently sits over the Neva River on Petrograd Island, is a part of the historical center. When are you planning your vacation to this country? Plan your trip to Russia with TravelTriangle and experience a walk down the country’s renowned history!

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10 Top Restaurants in Kuta, Bali In 2019 For Satiating All Kinds Of Food Cravings

Wining and dining at a good place during a holiday is very important, be it with your loved one, your friends or your family. After all, no one likes to treat themselves on a vacation with bad food. But thanks to the restaurants in Kuta, Bali, you’d never experience any disappointment during your trip as all of these places offer a range of cuisines with scenic views that could really enlighten your senses. And while there are innumerable places to stop by and treat your taste buds, we dug out the best ten for you so that your trip to Bali becomes so much more than what you always had in mind!

Why not spice up your vacation with every cuisine that Bali has to offer and soak it in ‘Bali-style’. Check out these 10 top restaurants to soothe every craving you’ve ever had.

1. Hard Rock Cafe

outside view of Hard Rock Cafe

Much famed for its rock-theme ambience and music, the Hard Rock Cafe in Bali is one place you can hang out at any time. Their inclusive Bar menu provides for both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, but above all, the American cuisines they have will satisfy your taste buds to the fullest. The best time to dine here is at night since they also have live performances going on at that time. Of all the restaurants in Kuta, Bali, this one is every travelers favorite!

Cuisine: American
Timings: 11:30 AM to 1 AM (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Sun) ; 10:30 AM to 2 AM (Fri, Sat)
Cost for Two: 600,000 IDR with alcohol (INR 2,875)
Zomato Rating: 3.9/5
Location: Jl. Pantai Kuta, Banjar Pande Mas, Kuta, Bali
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2. Spice Mantra

inside decor of Spice Mantra restaurant

Heres the Mantra for your spice buds. Indian restaurants in Kuta, Bali isnt hard to find but this one comes with many options. Vegetarians need not worry because this restaurant offers Dahi Tikki, Samosa, Tandoor Paneer, Farmhouse Tikka, and Gol Gappas along with several main course choices. Spice Mantra is also one of the best cheap places to eat in Kuta Bali. Already drooling-

Cuisine: Indian
Timings: 12 PM to 11:45 PM
Cost for Two: 200,000 IDR (INR 960 approx.)
Zomato Rating: 4.1/5
Location: Jl. Kartika Plaza, Kuta, Bali
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3. Fat Chow

Chinese restaurant Fat Chow

Fat Chow is one the most amazing Kuta Beach restaurants. Comfortable settee seats with bright cushions and neatly placed wooden furniture, one can find such a laid-back ambiance in Fat Chow. The food in Kuta, Bali never stops surprising us. This restaurant also has a range of cuisines to choose from, even if you wish to go green for the meal and have a salad instead. If you like experimenting with your taste buds, try their Green Tea Creme Brulee.

Cuisine: Chinese, Japanese, Asian
Timings: 10 AM to 11 PM
Cost for Two: 250,000 IDR for two people (approx.) ( INR 1200)
Zomato Rating: 4.0/5
Location: Jl. Popies 2 No. 7C, Kuta Beach, Bali
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4. Woo Bar, W Retreat & Spa

hanging lanterns sunset view in woo bar

Overlooking the private beach of W Resort, Bali, this one will surely woo your senses. Hanging lanterns, peppy party numbers in the background, and refreshing cocktails are one combination youll find here. Whats more is that they also serve Shisha and around sunset the setting of this place becomes so breathtaking that you cant afford to miss it.

Cuisine: Finger Food
Timings: 10 AM to 2 AM
Cost for Two: 300,000 IDR with alcohol (INR 1438 approx.)
Zomato Rating: 4.5/5
Location: W Retreat & Spa, Jl. Petitenget, Seminyak, Bali
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5. Sky Garden

DJ Night Party in Sky Garden

Looking to have a great place to party in Bali- Worry no more. With top 100 DJs playing here every week, this place will give you more than just good memories. To top it up, they also have a buffet to choose your favorite food from. Dont miss this place when you party your way through the best restaurants in Kuta Legian.

Cuisine: Western
Timings: 5PM to 4 AM
Cost for Two: 300,000 IDR (INR 1438 approx.)
Zomato Rating: 4.3/5
Location: Jl.Legian no 61, Legian, Bali
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6. Kori Restaurant And Bar

Inner view of Kori Restaurant

If youre eager to try some Indonesian curries and meat, this restaurant in Bali will not disappoint you. Kori Restaurant offers a multiple cuisine menu while you dine surrounded by descriptive wall hangings and mannequins of Balinese dresses giving a glimpse to their culture.

Cuisine: Indonesian, Western, Asian
Timings: 12 PM to 11 PM
Cost for Two: 375,000 IDR (INR 1800 Approx.)
Zomato Rating: 3.5/5
Location: Jl. Legian, Popies Lane 2, Kuta, Bali
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7. Colosseum

People dining at Colosseum Restaurant

Whether youre craving for Italian or not, the Colosseum is a must try for all those who cant go without a pizza on their vacation. And, why not! This restaurant in Kuta, Bali will satisfy your pasta, lasagna and ravioli cravings like none other. Be sure to try their Zuppa Inglese from the dessert section to seal the deal.

Cuisine: Italian
Cost for Two: 300,000 IDR (INR 1438 Approx.)
Timings: 11 AM to 12 AM
Zomato Rating: 3.6/5
Location: Jl. Raya Pantai Kuta No. 10/11, Kuta, Bali
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8. Bale Udang Mang Engking

Floating Restaurant Bale Udang Mang Engking

Ever tried Nasi Goreng (Fried Rice) and Mie Goreng (Spicy Fried Noodles) in Bali- Have no regrets because you still can at the Bale Udang Restaurant in Kuta. A beachy shack backdrop with a dimly lit ambience, you can take your loved one to have a soulful evening while digging in seafood here. Like other good restaurants in Kuta Bali, this restaurant is also reasonably cheap.

Cuisine: Seafood, Balinese
Timings: 11 AM to 10 PM
Cost for Two: 300,000 IDR (INR 1438 Approx.)
Zomato Rating: 3.9/5
Location: Jl. Nakula No. 88, Sunset Road, Kuta, Bali
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9. The Best Brew

Night View of The Best Brew Restaurant

Even though most of the restaurants in Bali are vegetarian-friendly, this one has got hearty cuisines for everyone. One can choose from a selection of local and international best brews here and have wood-fired pizzas or 50 cm kebabs alongside. So, if youre looking for a true gastronomical affair, visit this place!

Cuisine: Grill, Indonesian
Timings: 12 PM to 12 AM
Cost for Two:
Zomato Rating: NA
Location: Four Points, Jl. Benesari, Kuta, Bali
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10. Bluefin

Japanese Fusion Lounge

One can never imagine a fusion cuisine with Japanese food, but the Bluefin Restaurant takes our imagination to another height. You have the option of having the chef cook in front of you and savor some delicious Teppanyaki and seafood here. Dont be overwhelmed when the staff greets you cheerily as it is just another perk of dining at Bluefin.

Cuisine: Japanese Fusion
Timings: 12 PM to 12 AM
Cost for Two: 200,000 IDR (INR 960 Approx.)
Zomato Rating: NA
Location: Jl. Kartika Plaza, Kabupaten Badung, Bali
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These restaurants offer a wide range of food from Balinese cuisine that every traveler must try when visiting the ‘Island of the Gods’. So, get ready to try some lip-smacking local food while exploring new places on the island. And if you want a hassle-free vacation then plan your trip to Bali with TravelTriangle today and get ready to sample some of the top cuisines in Kuta.

 

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Stay At These Heritage Hotels In Rajasthan & Bask In The Royal Magnificence

Crossing the Southwest frontier of Delhi lets you into Rajasthan, the land of royals and the well-renowned seat of Rajputana. The largest state of western India is depicted by the imposing palaces and forts of Rajasthan. Now, they have been transformed into heritage hotels in Rajasthan and continue to flatter the visitors with the sheer display of splendor and world-class facilities.

Heritage hotels are not just the pride of Rajasthan but also a source of revenue for the government through tourism. They exhibit the immaculate craftsmanship of the bygone era and Rajputana’s penchant for fine architecture.

Next time you book a Rajasthan package, make sure you stay at one of these heritage hotels and experience the best of hospitality.

1. Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur

Restaurant at Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur at dusk

Savor the legendary Umaid Bhawan Palace at its glorious best. The exceptional hospitality and legendary ensembles put it at the top of best heritage hotels in Rajasthan. The record book says that it’s the world’s 6th largest private residence.

So when you plan a stay there don’t move around without a guide. You might get awed, or feel completely out of sorts. Ummm, just saying!

What’s special: Dinner at Risala – serving Continental & Indian Fusion, heritage walks, city tour, indoor and outdoor recreational facilities

Suggested suite: Royal Suite offers gorgeous views of Baradari Lawns and Mehrangarh Fort

Tariff: INR 1,66,250 per night onwards

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2. Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur

The Taj Lake Palace located by lake Pichola in Udaipur

Also known as Udaipur palace hotel, the Taj Lake Palace is second in the list of popular heritage hotels in Udaipur. The perfect location of the palace encircled by lake Pichola along with City Palace, Aravalli Hills, Machla Magra Hills and Jag Mandir makes a spellbinding backdrop for those dining at the top of the hotel’s terrace.

Fairytale weddings, fascinating honeymoons, and rich traditions of the past make the Taj Lake Palace an enthralling grandeur. By the way, did I tell you that this exclusive stay in Rajasthan was referred to by Maharana Jagat Singh II – the founder of the palace – as the Pleasure Palace on Lake Pichola?

What’s special: Royal welcome at the Badi Pal Jetty, Jiva boat spa in lake Pichola, and heritage walks

Suggested suite: Grand Royal Suite the gorgeous suite was a part of the original design of the palace and offers city and lake views

Tariff: INR 33,300 per night onwards

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3. Rambagh Palace, Jaipur

Imposing front view of Rambagh Palace in Jaipur

A glorious past, vibrant present, and a promising future make Rambagh Palace a proud heritage hotel in Jaipur, which has stood at par with the grace of Rajasthan.

Rambagh Palace has remained a testimony to numerous transitions over the ages. It was first the residence of queen’s handmaiden, then became a guesthouse and hunting lodge for the royalties. In the end, it belonged to Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II.

What’s special: Heritage walks, grand welcome, and spa

Suggested suite: Historical Suite marble work & elegant ensembles with Rajasthani work and a sitting area with an overlooking garden view stands out

Tariff: INR 25,000 per night onwards

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4. Rohetgarh, Jodhpur

Well-lit interiors of Rohetgarh Fort in Jodhpur at night

Set in the midst of rural surroundings, Rohet Garh is a heritage hotel in Rajasthan located on the banks of a lake. Migrating birds keep frequenting the oasis and turn it into an enlivening retreat. Get dazzled by the splendid hues and decor of the kingly rooms and suites.

What’s special: Village safaris, royal picnics, bird watching, and culinary workshops

Suggested suite: Super Deluxe Room stunning pool and lake view

Tariff: INR 12,000 per night onwards

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5. Samode Palace, Jaipur

Open roof relaxing area at Samode Palace in Jaipur

From being a humble host to celebrities, royalties, and artists to presenting an ideal retreat for avid travelers, Samode Palace has excelled in giving its stamp of authority with panache.

Speaking of design aesthetics, walls of the palace are adorned with ancient murals, which can be felt as you run your fingers across the contours on the wall. They are ably complemented by the antiques from days of golden past. Be it experiencing a soul-soothing massage or soaking the charm of Jaipur, Samode Palace makes for one of the most prominent choice on the list of most sought after heritage hotels in Rajasthan.

What’s special: Mughal garden at Samode Bagh, horse & camel safaris, special tours to sand dunes, and hot air balloon

Suggested suite: Royal Suite most opulent accommodation boasting private courtyard, stunning mountain views, and best of amenities

Tariff: INR 10,700 per night onwards

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6. Balsamand Lake Palace, Jodhpur

Swimming pool at Balsamand Lake palace in Jodhpur

Balsamand Lake Palace is a heritage hotel in Jodhpur that redefines luxury with class. At a distance of 5 km from the hub of the town, this heritage hotel sits pretty in the close proximity of Balsamand Lake. The magnificence of red sandstone and Rajputana architecture makes it a cut above the others.

Lush green lawns, rose garden, and terrace gardens make for some of the notable features of the architectural marvel that were once a summer residence of the maharajas of Jodhpur.

What’s special: Lake view restaurant, golf course, horse safari, excursion to Jaswant Thada, Umaid Bhawan Palace, and Mehrangarh Fort

Suggested suite: Maharani Suite the name speaks for itself!

Tariff: INR 9,000 per night onwards

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7. Sariska Palace, Alwar

A charming Sariska Palace in Alwar at night

Built by the maharaja of Alwar, the Sariska Palace was once a hunting lodge of royals. The palace boasts of sprawling lawn, spa, and courtyard along with the enchanting safari and excursion tours. Speaking of the interiors, the palace wears a unique mesh of French styles and royal Indian designs that spellbind the onlooker.

Royal chamber suites and standard rooms are fully equipped with the regal touch, refining the aesthetic beauty of every ensemble present in the room.

What’s special: Excursions, camel safari, and jeep safari

Suggested suite: Maharaja Jai Singh Superior Suite live life kingsize

Tariff: INR 8,400 per night onwards

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8. The Lalit Laxmi Vilas Palace, Udaipur

Lalit Laxmi Vilas Palace in Udaipur at dusk

Sitting atop a hill in the heart of Udaipur, the Lalit Laxmi Vilas Palace is a notable heritage hotel in Rajasthan. It has 55 rooms and suites equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and offering gorgeous city view.

The hotel banks on the traditional aesthetics of Rajasthan and also serves its patrons with horse ride, puppet show, and royal salute. The celebration of festivals like Holi with attractive discounts is a prime attraction.

What’s special: Camel & horse rides, and puppet show

Suggested suite: Pick from the many rooms that offer lake views; luxury can be chosen as per budget

Tariff: INR 6,200 per night onwards

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9. Neemrana Fort Palace, Alwar

Glittering pool overlooking Neemrana Fort Palace

Located on the Delhi-Jaipur highway, Neemrana Fort Palace acts as an ideal weekend getaway from Delhi. It is also a good venue to organize, feasts, celebrations, and conferences. The 15th-century heritage hotel in Alwar boasts of hanging gardens, an Ayurvedic spa, shimmering outdoor pools, and zip-line for adventure lovers.

Defined by beauty and glorious history of Alwar, Neemrana is a royal retreat that must be experienced at least once. Plan a stay to experience the best of royal Rajasthan.

What’s special: Spa & pool, zipping, step well, vintage car ride, and camel ride

Suggested suite: Deluxe and Deluxe Duplex Suite

Tariff: INR 4,000 per night onwards

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10. Fort Rajwada, Jaisalmer

Rooftop seating arrangement at Fort Rajwada in Jaisalmer

Fort Rajwada is the proud bearer of the baton of charm and glory that has been synonymous with Jaisalmer since time unknown. One of the most elegant heritage hotels in Rajasthan, it brings you the imperial opulence, tranquil solitude of the desert and the adventure of dunes.

Fort Rajwada is a gorgeous mix of the modern and the classical, which is widely eminent in the neutral shades of sandstones that make the palace, poolside barbecue, and rooftop view of the sunset.

What’s special: Camel & jeep safari, city tours

Suggested suite: If budget is not an issue, go for Royal Suites or Sheesh Mahal

Tariff: INR 3500 per night onwards

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Also visit: Dadhikar Fort, Mandawa Fort, Monsoon Palace, Lalgarh Palace

11. Shiv Niwas Palace

luxury suite at shiv niwas

One of the best heritage fort hotels in Rajasthan, Shiv Niwas Palace is an architectural marvel build in a crescent-shaped structure. The 20th-century palace was once in the reign of Maharana Fateh Singh which has now been converted into a heritage hotel. The palace offers lavish suites for guests to stay where they are pampered with world-class luxury amenities. The palace also has a spa and wellness center where you can enjoy a rejuvenating session.

What’s special: Spa and wellness center, outdoor pool, in-house Mughlai restaurant

Suggested suite: Imperial suites, Terrace Suites

Tariff: INR 8,555 onwards per night
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12. Oberoi Udaivilas

aerial view of oberoi udaivilas

When talking about top heritage hotels in Rajasthan, Oberoi Udaivilas gets a special mention. An epitome of grandeur and luxury, the heritage hotel is located on the banks of glimmering Lake Pichola. It is the grand views of the lake and world-class hospitality that makes it one of the most luxurious resorts in the entire world. It is a famous choice for people planning a destination wedding or looking for an opulent stay experience.

What’s special: Spa, Pool, Lunch on Lake Pichola

Suggested suite: Luxury suite with private pool

Tariff: INR 36,700 onwards per night
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13. The Jaipur House

view of jaipur house

If you are looking for small heritage hotels in Rajasthan, the the jaipur House in Mount Abu is a great option. The palace was built in 1897 with a blend of Mughal and Indian architecture. It offers splendid views of Nakki Lake fright from the balcony. It is one of the best heritage hotels in Mount Abu, Rajasthan, where you can plan a spectacular monsoon getaway.

What’s special: In house restaurant and cafe, views of Nakki Lake

Suggested suite: Choose a room with lake view

Tariff: INR 3,612 onwards per night
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14. Ras Devigarh, Delwara

exterior of raas devigarh

One of the best luxury hotels in Rajasthan, India, RAAS Devigarh has established a name for itself. What once used to be the residence of the rules of Delwara in the 18th century is now a luxury resort where people come to have a pampering holiday. Along with luxurious amenities, the hotel has crafted curated experiences for its guests to make their holiday as unique as possible. The hotel sure knows how to pamper its guests.

What’s special: Spa, Pool Deck, Restaurants

Suggested suite: Garden Suite, Palace Suite, Devigarh Suite

Tariff: INR 16,500 onwards per night
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15. Deogarh Mahal, Rajsamand

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Once inhabited by the rulers of Deogarh Family, the affluent residence has now been converted into a heritage hotel. The opulent palace pampers its guests with luxury amenities. It is also a popular venue for weddings and events. If you are planning an offbeat destination wedding which is royal and princely, then you should get married here. Winter is the best time to get married here as the weather is pleasant

What’s special: Restaurant, pools, jacuzzi, Ayurvedic massage

Suggested suite: Royal Suites, Maharan Suites

Tariff: INR 5,555 onwards per night
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Time spent at these heritage hotels in Rajasthan account for an amazing experience and a glimpse of the glorious past that has set the benchmark of royalty. if you too want a luxury holiday in the royal state, then plan a regal trip to Rajasthan and book one of these hotels for a pampering experience.

 

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10 Things To Do In Imphal To Relish Ultimate Solitude Of The Northeast

Nestled in the northeastern frontier of the Himalayas at an elevation of 2,579 feet is Imphal. The beautiful capital city of Manipur and a must-visit place in northeast India. Its mesmerizing scenery comprising of hills, forests, valleys, and rivers, offer a range of activities. While Iril, Sekmai, Thoubal, and Khuga dominate the tourist attraction there are still plenty of things to do in Imphal. Imphal is a rejuvenating retreat far away from the mad complexities and deafening cacophony of the urban settlement and is so engrossing.
Imphal historical monuments, cultural diversity, festivals, and buzzing streets are every explorer’s delight. Make it a point to savor the best of exotic culinary in Imphal to add zing to the complete travel experiences.

Below is the list of places that you can’t afford to miss while you are out exploring the best of Imphal

1. An excursion to the Palace of Kangla

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The Kingdom of Manipur in the bygone days had its royal seat in the Palace of Kangla. The remains of Kangla provide not only insight into the history of the city but is also a visual delight as it is surrounded by an artificial lake. There are historical and religious places inside the Kangla Fort that make for a major point of attraction for the tourists.

Attractions of Palace of Kangla: Govindaji Temple, Hijagang temple, Kangla Museum building, and Manung Kangjeibung

Timings: 7 am to 5 pm
Entry fee: INR 2

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2. Cheer up your favorite team at Imphal Polo Ground

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Imphal Polo Ground has as old a history as that of Manipur. Polo game originated from the local Manipur game of Sagol Kangei. This polo ground is rectangular and is present in the center of the Imphal city. This imposing game has always been an essential part of the Manipur ethos. British loved it so much that they took it to the global level.

3. Indulge in great biodiversity at Manipur Zoological Gardens

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Located 8 km from Imphal city center, Manipur Zoological Gardens in Lamphelpat is home to around four hundred familiar as well as rare species of animals and birds. When you are around you can indulge in some of the fulfilling activities such as safari ride, bird watching, and wildlife photography. Zoological Gardens is truly a soothing place to be amidst nature’s divine comfort.

Timings:
Summers – 10 am to 4:30 pm; Winters – 10 am to 4 pm (Monday closed)

4. Plan a visit to the largest freshwater lake in the northeast – Loktak Lake

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Loktak Lake is the largest freshwater body in the entire North-East region of India. It has many small and big islands floating on its surface. Visiting it is a sheer delight and a lifetime experience for travelers.

5. Go on a safari ride at Keibul Lamjao National Park

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Keibul Lamjao National Park is in the Bishnupur District and can easily be reached from Imphal. The national park is known for its floating decomposed plant materials locally called phumdis. It is also the habitat of endangered Manipur Eld deer or Sangai. You can spot as many as 55 species of birds and 420 species of animals here.

The environment is constantly bustling with the chirping of birds and the sounds of animals. The extremely verdant and colorful flora of this park will fill you with ecstatic delight.

6. Watch a Manipuri Dance recital

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Manipuri Dance is well known throughout the world. While in Imphal feast your eyes on Manipuri Dance in the land of its origin. One delightful form of folk dance from Manipur is Thabal Chongba. If you are visiting Imphal during the month of Holi festival, you can get a chance to enjoy this dance during nights.

This dance is performed by boys and girls dancing in a circle around a bonfire. Another classic and gorgeous dance form from Manipur is the Raas Leela. This is often performed in the auditoriums. This dance depicts the cultural tale of Lord Krishna and Radha and their everlasting love.

7. Celebrate the colorful festivals of Imphal

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There are some of the local Manipuri festivals that travelers must try to be a part of. The most popular festivals celebrated amidst the riot of colors in Imphal are – Leela Festival, Lai Haraoba, the Ratha Jathra, Ningol Chakouba Festival, and Cheiraoba Festival. May month marks the celebration of Lai Haraoba – a major festival in the region while June and July witness the massive Ratha Jatra. During the festivities, the entire atmosphere gets submerged in merriment and ecstasy.

This Hindu festival of Manipur is celebrated by taking the chariot of Lord Jagannath, known as Kang in Manipur, from his temple in a procession. The chariot is pulled by the devotees of the deity and the festival lasts for 10 days.

8. Buy Local Handicraft by Shopping in Imphal

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Imphal is no longer a sleepy little town tucked away in the faraway land. It is buzzing with local markets and shopping malls. You can buy gifts for your loved ones in a variety of places like Thangal Bazaar, Paona Bazaar, Imphal Supermarket,  and Kakwa Bazaar.

9. Relish the Scrumptious Cuisines of Imphal

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Imphal offers culinary delights to travelers. A wide range of cuisines is available in Imphal. The restaurants here serve food heavily influenced by Tibetan cuisine. Hence, momos are a must-try in Imphal.

Some of the popular cuisines of Imphal are: Chamthong or Kangshoi – vegetable stew, Eromba – a combo of rice and fish, Morok Metpa – a spicy chutney, and Paaknam – fish cake

10. Enjoy the grand views of Imphal Valley

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Imphal Valley is a magnificent display of nature, so calm, and so infinite in appearance. It appears oval and canyon-shaped which happens to be the result of drainage of plenty of small rivers originating from nearby hills. The water in the valley comes from several rivers, such as River Imphal, Iril, Thoubal, Khuga, and Sekmai. On an average, it takes around 2.5 – 3 hours to visit the Imphal Valley.

Popular attractions of Imphal Valley: Nature viewing, hiking, photography

Imphal presents a unique amalgamation of culture, history, and nature. Very few destinations in India offer so many soothing pleasures and deep relaxation as Imphal does. Plan a trip now and find it for yourself!

 

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