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The Park Hotels- Celebrating 50 Years

THE Park Hotels that marked its milestone 50 th year on Nov 01, 2017 exalted the 6 th
anniversary of its luxurious seafront hotel, The Park Calangute Goa. Known for the pulsating nightlife and for planning Anything But Ordinary events, the celebrations at The Park Calangute Goa offered just that and more! Fifty years ago, Late Mr Jit Paul and Late Mr Surrendra Paul took the hospitality industry a notch higher when Apeejay Surrendra Group’s first hotel THE Park Kolkata, a contemporary luxury property was opened on November 1, 1967. Since then THE Park Hotels have taken the path of creating a unique collection of luxury boutique hotels. Tapping into the ever-shifting pulse of society, the edgy design and imaginative spaces have brought together the coolest thinkers and the pioneers of creativity to engage with each other and with the hotels.

THE Park Hotels have fashioned a new vision for hospitality in India, building places
that are ‘Anything But Ordinary’. The Park Hotels’ golden jubilee celebrations kick-started with a 50-hour party at The Park Kolkata, followed by The Park Calangute Goa and will continue for one year across India. The celebrations will culminate at
The Park Vishakhapatnam which also turns 50 in 2018.

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About The Park Hotels:
The Park Hotels, pioneers of luxury boutique hotels in India are present in the major cities & leisure destinations. Situated in prime locations, we house some of India’s most inventive restaurants, liveliest bars, nightclubs, award winning spa and a health club. Our state-of- the-art business aids, edgy art & stylish spaces, all make us a natural choice for the corporate & leisure traveller. The Park is present in Bangalore*, Chennai*, Hyderabad*, Kolkata*, Navi Mumbai, New Delhi* and Visakhapatnam. The Park Collection is intimate, personalized, and tailored to transmit an inimitable guest experience. It consists of The Park Calangute* (Goa), The Park Baga River (Goa 2017 end) and Chettinad (2018).
Zone by The Park, the social catalyst brand by The Park Hotels has its presence in Coimbatore, Jaipur, Chennai ORR, Raipur, Bangalore, Jodhpur with upcoming hotels in Igatpuri, Pondicherry and Goa.
http://www.theparkhotels.com | http://www.zonebythepark.com

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Bijrani Jungle Camp

Corbett is an excellent place to spend a few days in the lap of nature, away from the hustle and bustle of city life. A six hours drive from Delhi, Corbett National Park is among one of the most visited national parks of the country. Our property, Bijrani Jungle Camp, turned out to be one of the best I have stayed in around Corbett. There are 4 zones of Corbett park: Bijrani, Dhikala, Jhirna, Sitabani, Dhela & Durga. Corbett Camp is situated just 500mtrs ahead of Bijrani Zone Entry Gate and the best part of the property is that its inside the jungle, not too much in the interiors but you get a good feel of living inside the jungle.

After an easy booking process with The Himalayan Cove, we were excited to be there as soon as possible. Although our trip dates were goofed up by them, they ensured that we dont face any issues during our stay. We did a late Check-In, so the staff ensured that we get our food super fast because our safari jeep was waiting for us. In fact just after our very first lunch, we realized that the food served truly stood out and was simply divine, homemade, finger-licking. Never did either one of us ever think that we would be complaining about overeating by the end of the trip, but we all did.

It was time for the safari, we had booked an evening slot, timing 2-5pm. The entire journey through the jungle was exciting, as we all were doing it for the first time. The picturesque jungle and the landscapes were simply beautiful, each & every moment was filled with adrenaline rush. Every nook and turn that we did made us feel that the next stop we take will be because of the tiger, but unfortunately we did not spot any tiger, BADLUCK. But the entire safari was amazing and we gathered as much memories we could, because not every day one visits a dense forest. All we could spot were all kinds of Deer, Hornbill, Sound of Woodpecker, Big Old trees, Peacock and tiger pug marks.

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Coming back to Camp, we had our tea & snacks, took a little detour of the property, which is spread in a huge area, consisting of more than 10 cottages, Dining Hall & Play zone. The rooms are all basic styled, No A/C, but equipped with Desert Coolers. The bathrooms are neat and clean. All the rooms are for TWO people, but it has space for accomodating +1.

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Tips: While you check the website Himalayancove you are bound to find some package deals, but I would advise that before making any decision give them a call as you are likely to find a better deal with more options. Be sure that the dates given by you are clearly mentioned by them as same.
No 3g/4g coverage in the area.

 

 

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Keventers- #Original Nine

Festive season has just begun and this winter, India’s iconic dairy brand, Keventers has added nine new delightful flavors to satiate your palate. Along with these new flavours to tingle the taste buds, Keventers is also kick starting its campaign #OriginalNine as a sneak peek for the new flavours.

 This winter say hello to:

·        Almond rose: Remember when your mother made you ‘badaam doodh’ late at night so your exam preparation did not take a toll on your health? Let Keventers take you for a stroll down the memory lane with this new Almond rose shake sure to make you reminisce your school days

·        Almond Coffee Rose: Tired of the cappuccinos and lattes? Indulge in the lip-smacking flavor of Almond Coffee Rose and fall in love with coffee all over again

·        Snicker Superior: A bar of Snickers is constant go to for all your hunger pangs. Its time you take a dive into the deliciousness of your favorite chocolate in a milkshake form

·        Banoffee: Butter, caramel, whipped cream and a pinch of chocolate – all infused together in a beautiful Keventers bottle! The Banofee shake is just the right concoction to satisfy your sweet tooth

·        Banana Pine Coco: Experience the richness of the tropical forests in one sip of the Banana Pine Choco milkshake that is guaranteed to transcend you into another world altogether

·        Salted Caramel: The cold can be harsh, but just a whiff of this smooth flavor can lift your spirits! Are you ready to try the new Keventers Salted Caramel milkshake?

·        Rasmalai:  A personal favorite for all Indians! Just the thought of cottage cheese dipped in condensed milk is enough to leave your mouth watering. Enjoy your favorite desert with the Keventers Rasmalai shake

·        Paantastic: Ever thought of a paan shake? Experience this unique and interesting drink with Keventers Paantastic

·        Macadamia Mayhem: Known as one of the finest nuts in the world, these delicacies come all the way from the tropical climates of Australia, Brazil, and South Africa. The Keventers Macadamia Mayhen is sure to appeal to the health conscious in you

 Priced between Rs. 195 to Rs. 350/-, these new flavours are a delightful must have for any and every food lover.

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OH MY GANNA!

Healthy snacking is fastly catching pace in the country and has become
an important part of our Lifestyle. This trend is pushing F\B companies to create innovative and better healthy options. Juices are the best way to ensure a healthy snacking habit. Considered as the King of juices, Sugarcane Juice is blessed with extremely high nutritional properties. Indians love their traditional beverage and are crazy for freshly extracted sugarcane juice served in glasses by vendors across the country. But with these available platforms hygiene is the biggest concern along with round the year availability. Taking up the challenge, Nutricane Beverages Pvt. Ltd., a young company committed to creating natural beverages in India announces the launch of its first bottled Sugarcane Juice OMG! (Oh My Ganna) with a non-refrigerated shelf life, same great taste and nutritional values as fresh sugarcane juice without adding any chemical preservatives.
OMG-LogoWith OMG! one should be able to sip a beverage without the guilt of consuming something unhealthy or synthetic, especially when we are blessed with such goodness in nature. OMG! is crafted to deliver our nostalgic memories of sugarcane juice in an innovative form while keeping the essence intact.

OMG! comes in a 250 ml recyclable glass bottle at an attractive price of INR 40/-.The super fluid has hit the market in two avatars –OMG! Cumin Crush – Sugarcane juice with cumin flavor and OMG! Ginger Groove –Sugarcane juice with ginger flavor.

Sugarcane Juice is blessed with extremely high nutritional properties. It can treat Jaundice, beat dehydration, work as a deterrent to fight diseases like cancer, enhances immunity level and is good for glowing skin. If consumed in moderation, Sugarcane Juice is also helpful for diabetic patients. Due to its highly perishable nature, it cannot be preserved beyond a few hours, which has restricted the availability of canned sugarcane juice in India. OMG! will now allow Indian Consumers to enjoy every sip of this superfluid with a promise of hygiene, intact nutritional values and extended shelf life.

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India City Walks

Madhya Pradesh Tourism Board empanelled ‘India City Walks’,
based out of New Delhi a three-time national award-winning brand as their official agency for curation and operation of Heritage Walks and content driven tourism in several cities of Madhya Pradesh – Khajuraho, Orchha, Mandu, and Bhopal.
With a mission to offer engaging interactions with local cultures ‘India City Walks’ intends to showcase Madhya Pradesh’s rich heritage through storytelling and create experiential delivery of tours for showcasing living heritage, which is not just conceptual but has intangible aspects like regions language, lifestyles, ceremonies, festivities, cultures etc. The heritage walking tours will focus on unique story, develop visitor experience, preserve the assets of the region and increase footprints.
Speaking on this, Dr. Srikant Pandey, IAS, Additional Managing Director, Madhya Pradesh Tourism Board said “Madhya Pradesh Tourism Board’s initiative of Heritage Walk is not just a statement but is a commitment. Our inheritance is our history and it is also a testimony of our culture and tradition. So please join us in this great initiative and help us continue the invaluable legacy of Madhya Pradesh”.
Mr. Sachin Bansal, the Founder & Chief Explorer of India City Walks says –“The vision of Madhya Pradesh Tourism Board goes hand in hand with the vision of ‘India City Walks’. We are humbled to have been chosen to deliver the heritage walk experiences in the State. We are a passion driven organisation and intend to showcase every city with its own flavour and tale. Madhya Pradesh has a lot to share in terms of history, heritage and culture; we wish to capture it for all our travellers and guests".
Taking this vision forward ‘India City Walks’ organized their first Heritage Walk on the third day of the Madhya Pradesh Travel Mart, 29th October in Bhopal. The three hour Heritage Walk and Sightseeing Experience starting at 6:00 AM covered heritage properties like Iqbal Maidan, Moti Masjid, Sadar Manzil, Sheesh Mahal, Shaukat Mahal, Taj-ul- Masjid and Taj Mahal. The Heritage walk was organized to showcase the fascinating amalgam of scenic beauty, old historic city and modern urban planning of this historic city and offer local immersions by creating an experience to cover all nuances of the city.

The idea behind such an initiative is to make the National and International Travel and trade fraternity aware about the variety of destinations that the state has to offer and revive the fast-growing tourism sector and to market and promote Madhya Pradesh and get travellers closer to treasure troves of history, heritage, cultures and humane values which are fast becoming a forgettable relic in a rapidly transforming society.

About Madhya Pradesh Tourism: (www.mptourism.com)
Since more than four decades Madhya Pradesh Tourism is facilitating high standard travel services for travellers visiting Central India for Tourism. Madhya Pradesh is an important state of Central India with an enormous scope for tourism, covering all types of tourism like heritage tourism, wildlife tourism, cultural tourism, pilgrimage, tribal tourism, rural tourism etc. Their sincere efforts to manifest such aspect of Central India tourism to rest of the world so that tourists can come and explore Central India tourist places, trace their history, enjoy their holidays and return with beautiful memories is the USP.

About India City Walks’: (www.indiacitywalks.com)
India City Walks ’is a three-time National Award winning brand that came into existence to connect and showcase both historical and contemporary facets of different cities in India as mélange of cultures.  “India City Walks” delivers immersive experiences through an array of itineraries that cover heritage, culture, art, gastronomy and local activities and are handcrafted to help travellers explore a city’s soul and create a forum where they can engage with local experts and receive unparalleled access to the treasure troves of history and culture, making each interaction and experience memorable and worthwhile.

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PAPPAROTI Cafe

Having captivated the audience in 18 countries with more than 400 cafes, the Malaysian brand, Pappa Roti Café is soon going to treat you with its yummy and freshly baked buns at DLF Cyber Hub, Gurgaon.

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 Its extraordinary taste will take you through a series of textures and layers, starting from the crispy coffee flavored crust made from the finest flour to the buttery center. This taste gets enhanced with the amazing variety of toppings on the bun available in café. It could be tempting Nutella with Almonds on it or a Toffee flavor topping or the most talked topping, Lotus Biscuits. These buns are also accompanied by some amazing beverages like all hot and cold coffees, some fresh juices and your favorite cold drinks.  By the experience of existing customers of PappaRoti, none can resist themselves from the aroma of the bun. It leaves its customers coming back for more.

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About PappaRoti

In 2003, the first PappaRoti store opened in Malaysia, selling freshly baked – hot out of the oven roti buns, with their surfaces coated with a sweet caramelized coffee caramel cream and a secret pocket of salted butter in the middle, making them irresistible to anyone who takes just one bite. Everyday, new enthusiasts succumb to the crisp, crunchy exterior and its hot, fluffy inside which encapsulates the perfect mix of sweet and salty.

 The coffee coated buns were showered with lots of love by people in other countries and now the brand is looking for the same love from India. Beginning of 2017 has already welcomed PappaRoti in Hyderabad with lots of enthusiasm and as the year is coming to an end, the company is soon going to land in North India to mesmerize its people with delicious buns.

Get ready to get #BUNNED
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LOCAL

Local is the latest addition into Connaught Place. Local challenges to be the cheapest bar in town with a huge seating area. Very rustic on the inside, expect this place to be a badass in its industry. It has a large seating capacity and a dance area, with the DJ set in the middle for when you really want to get your jam on. The food served here is North Indian, Continental and Italian, which is basic.

We used to be a fan of Junkyard Cafe, because of the low rates and high quality of food and drinks, but Local has surpassed everyone. This place has become a heartthrob for Delhiites, because what we want is cheap drinks and saste bills. Their hospitality is too point, even on a saturday when there was an hours awaiting outside, we were happy hogging inside with on time service. Their food quality is great, the quantity will not be an issue, if you are a guy who wants a bowl full of pasta while paying a basic price. Music is the key agenda for this place, all you will hear in EDM or Trance with just a hint of bollywood or punjabi. So put on your party shoes and head to this place for some Botlan Sharab Diyan.

Not to be missed – F & B

  • Lamb Galouti on mini Warki Parantha
  • Kick ass Honey Chilly Potato
  • Arrabiata Pasta
  • Dal Makhni
  • Paneer Picante Pizza
  • Botlan Sharab Diyan (Cocktail)
  • LIIT (Cocktail)
  • Kala Kamakazi (Local Shot)
  • Dark Chocolate Slice Cake (Dessert)

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Sands Resorts Macao

Sands Resorts Macao and Sands Macao have launched the Macao Winter Escape Package across five amazing hotels, providing a wide range of options and discounts for guests seeking a unique experience in Macao this winter season. Guests can book their package from now until Feb. 15, 2018, for stays between now – Feb. 15, 2018, with
rates starting from just HKD / MOP 1,138 1*.

Visitors will have the chance to experience Macao’s vibrancy with an array of spectacular events this season, including the annual Grand Prix, the Macau Food Festival and the Light Festival. Our Macao Discovery Tour will also bring visitors to a selection of must-see World Heritage sites to showcase the city’s unique blend of Portuguese and Chinese culture.

Macao Winter Hotel Package
The Venetian Macao – from HKD / MOP 1,798 2*
The Parisian Macao – from HKD / MOP 1,378 3*
Conrad Macao, Cotai Central – from HKD / MOP 1,698 4*
Holiday Inn Macao, Cotai Central – from HKD / MOP 1,138 5*
Sands Macao – from HKD / MOP 1,498 6*

Stay one night and enjoy:
– Accommodation for two (The Venetian Macao Royale Suite, The Parisian Macao Deluxe
Room, Conrad Macao Deluxe Room, Holiday Inn Macao Superior Room, Sands Macao
Deluxe Suite)
* Subject to 10% service charge and 5% government tax

– Breakfast OR lunch at selected restaurants
– One-way Cotai Water Jet ferry tickets OR Leisure options including (select 1 out of 5):
Eiffel Tower / Gondola Ride / Planet J / Qube or Qube Kingdom / Aqua World
– Deluxe Privilege Booklet containing more than 100 special offers

Stay two nights and add
– Breakfast OR lunch at selected restaurants
– Macao Discovery Tour or MOP 400 Shopping and Dining Dollars

Stay three nights and add
– Room upgrade
– Breakfast OR lunch at selected restaurants

With over 850 duty free shops, a wide array of international and local cuisine and an unbeatable range of entertainment, Sands Resorts Macao provides a sensational world of recreation under one roof to suit all budgets. Unmissable family fun includes Planet J, the world’s first player-centric ‘live-action role-play’ theme park, Gondola Rides at The Venetian Macao’s famous canals, where guests are serenaded by the legendary singing gondoliers.

Sands Resorts Macao and Sands Macao are must-visit destinations this winter for guests
seeking unforgettable experiences and memories to last a lifetime. Don’t miss out on the chance for a fabulous winter break!

Room Reservation Hotlines
Macao: +853 2882 8826
Hong Kong Toll free: 800 906309
India Toll free: 00 08000508006
China Toll free: 4001208872

To learn more about the Macao Winter Escape Package, as well as further promotions and offers, please go to:
https://en.sandsresortsmacao.com/macau-offers/winter- escape.html

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Mesmerizing India!

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Today’s blog is all about India. India is a beautiful country for nomads, wanderers and explorers because of its diverse religions, cultures, traditions and not to forget the pretty landscapes. There are many extravagant places to visit in India, but there are only a few which actually provides sense of completeness. People have already visited the main streams like Goa, Pondicherry, Uttrakhand, Banaras etc.
There are many places in india that are less explored, but you are actually missing out on few of the most gorgeous ones. I am gonna list down a few of my favorite and mesmerizing places to visit in India :

  1. Sam Sand Dunes of Jaisalmer
  2. Chitrakoot Falls In Chattisgharh
  3. Rann Of Kutch In Gujarat
  4. Valley of flowers in Uttrakhand
  5. Laitlum Canyon In Meghalaya
  6. Double Decker Living Root Bridge In Cherapunjee
  7. Ajanta Caves in Maharasthra
  8. Backwaters in Kerela
  9. Thiruvalluvar Statue In Kanyakumari
  10. Ziro, Arunachal Pradesh
  11. Hemis, J&k
  12. Coorg, Karnataka
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Winter Is Here!

We are towards the end of 2017 and its the best time of the year. Winter is here and we are really happy. There are many reasons to love winters, specially the long over coats, boots, winter caps, wood fire and our favorite Winter treks. In india you have many different regions & all the regions have one thing in common to offer ‘Trekking’.
The northern regions of India experience heavy snowfall post november and the treks open up, mostly all winter trek trails will lead through snow, captivating mountains and beautiful landscapes.

These treks start from December till February. So people gear up, pack your bags and get ready for a ride which you can experience once a year! I am listing down few of my favourite treks-

  • Winter Kuari Pass Trek- Uttrakhand, 6 Days, 12763ft
  • Chadar Trek- Leh, 8 Days, 11123ft
  • Chopta Chandrashila- Uttrakhand, 6 Days, 13100ft
  • Auli Snow Skiing- Uttrakhand, 6 Days, 11000ft
  • Prasher Lake- Himachal Pradesh, 3 days, 8477ft
  • Dodital Trek- Uttrakhand, 6 Days, 13615ft
  • Dayara Bugyal- Uttrakhand, 7 Days, 10000ft

    For more information contact:
    https://www.trekthehimalayas.com/winter-treks