Best Themed Restaurants in Indore

Indore is a city which is famous for its own uniqueness and for being the cleanest city in India. The charm of this city lies in its rich cultural heritage which has been preserved over centuries and makes the hints of urbanization and commerce, here a bit more colorful and magical. Apart from being considered as the state’s commercial capital, it is also known for mouth-watering culinary experience. It is in the first 20 cities to be developed as smart cities. There are some of the famous restaurants in Indore.

#1 Nakhrali Dhani

This is an entertainment place for whole family. One can spend whole day dipping in the pool, enjoying in water park, DJ, watching puppet shows, magic shows, Rajasthani folk dances, camel rides, tattoos, astrologer etc. Also, food here is amazing and here is also a huge children play area. You can enjoy some evening snacks as well. This place is worth a visit at least once.

Location- Rangwasa Road, Rau, Indore

Cost- ₹850 for two people (approx.)

 

#2 Mangosteen Cafe

It is one of the place I liked most, in a nice location with unique theme based cafe and is highly pleasing to the taste of food and has a great aura, environment and atmosphere of the place.

A place could not be more sophisticated than this. One should must visit this place for once when in Indore.

Location- 4/5, 5th Floor, Pushpratna Solitaire, New Palasia, Indore

Cost- ₹700 for two people (approx.)

 

#3 10 Downing Street

The main attractions here are themed nights like karaoke, ladies night & corporate menu.  I love their Ladies Nights on every Wednesdays and also their Karaoke Nights on every Thursdays. Be it a get together with friends or to have a fun dancing session with just my girl-gang, this place have not disappointed me.The lovely ambiance and good tasting food will assure to make your visit worth it.

Location – Second Floor, Malhar Mega Mall, AB Road, Scheme 54, Vijay Nagar, Indore

Cost- ₹1,500 for two people (approx.) with alcohol

 

#4 Indiya Oye – Radisson Blu Hotel

Radisson has always been a favourite for Sunday brunching scenes for obvious reasons like great ambience & live music, but honestly I’ve never been a big fan when it came down to authentic Indian food they serve.The first thing I noticed was the colourful interiors, deeply rooted in India’s culture featuring handcrafted artifacts & it was a delight to my eyes.

Rustic furniture, embroidered curtains, colourful accent pillows, wooden table with chairs & bench style sofas just added to it’s Indian appeal. Terracotta dolls, Handis, lanterns, art metalware of Rajasthan, handwoven baskets, beautiful paintings, wall hangings & all the wooden work successfully creates the true essence of India. One of the must visit place in Indore.

Location- Radisson Blu Hotel, 12, Scheme 94 C, Ring Road, Vijay Nagar, Indore

Cost- ₹2,000 for two people (approx.)

 

#5 Mr. Beans

This place is super cosy and best place to hang out in Indore. The concept is like Social in Mumbai, where every corner is cosy and different. The indoor as well as outdoor sitting is well decorated with a combination of rustic and cosy decor. It dedicates it’s efforts towards bringing out high quality international cuisine on the guest’s table and therefore offers a wide assortment of dishes to serve every palette.One can spend hours here and is one of the best place in Indore.

Location- 100, Saket, Old Palasia, Indore

Cost- ₹800 for two people (approx.)

 

These are some of the amazing places to visit in Indore, which offers amazing ambiance and great food.

A visit to Church in Indore

Indore have been famous for many things’. The city offers a lot of things that would blow your mind. I have visited many places in a day or two when i was at Indore for 5 days. The places i visited were Military area, memorial place, famous Ganesh temple, other temples too and some of the churches too. Some of which i would  mention in my blog.

#1 Red Church

This is a must visit place for all God lovers. The Red Church is also known as St. Francis of Assisi, Cathedral and  is a holy shrine where God believers gather everyday  in large numbers to offer their prayers.

Location –  10, Godhra Hwy, Red Church Colony, Navlakha, Indore, Madhya Pradesh

 

#2 White Church

White Church is  one of the oldest churches in central India. The church displays the ancient British architecture, which was prevalent in most of the protestant churches in Britain. The church was mainly built for the Christians living in India and the army personnel who came to the city often during the pre‐independence era. The church beautifully adorned with light on the auspicious day of “good Friday” and this is the place which is visited by the peoples of each religion in the search of spiritual peace.

Location-  Pipliyahana Road, White Church Colony, Indore, Madhya Pradesh

 

#3 St. Anne’s Church

One of the most prominent attractions of the city is  St. Anne’s Church. This church is one of the oldest churches of the region and flocked by tourists and devotees all year-round. The structure of the church epitomises great architectural work and is worth admiring. To spend some peaceful time, this is the best place to be.

These are some of the famous churches in Indore i visited in a day. Some more of them i will mention when i visit the next time to Indore and to new churches there.

Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Birth Place

A memorial in Mhow in honour of Dr. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, the chairperson of the committee that drafted the Constitution of India. He was honoured with the highest Indian civilian award: “Bharat Ratna” (Jewel of India). Dr. B. Ambedkar was born in Mhow; his father, Ramji Ambedkar, was serving the Army and stationed at Mhow, a garrison town.  

Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Birth Place, is a memorial place in the town Mhow. This memorial place is just so amazing that the view while entering itself would amaze you pretty too much. One thing to be kept in mind is that, every other person entering this memorial place should go bare feet. As we enter the temples’ the same way. That is to respect the memorial place and to respect the people who have managed to keep it so clean and so so shiny. The marbles’ were literally shining right from the entering point to the top of the domb.

Every year his birthday 14 April is celebrated with pomp and gaiety. Lacs of people throng Mhow during this period and pay their respects to Dr. Ambedkar. An imposing Memorial has been constructed by the people with grants from State Govt. in memory of Dr. Ambedkar.

It is a marvelous piece of architecture made of white marble with the statue of Dr. Ambedkar in the facade. It houses pictures /photographs and history of life & times of  Dr. Ambedkar.

The Dome of the Smarak is recognizable from far of distance because of its typical stoop are design.

This amazing memorial hall is one ofthe main tourist attraction is a must visit place when in Mhow.

A visit to temples in Indore

Indore have been famous for many things’. The city offers a lot of things that would blow your mind. I have visited many places in a day or two when i was at indore for 5 days. The places i visited were Military area, memorial place, famous ganesh temple, other temples too. Some of the famous temples in visited were amazing and one should definitely visit the religious places when in Indore.

#1 Kanch Mandir

One of the most popular Jain temples in India, the Kanch Mandir in Indore literally translates to ‘temple of glass’. The temple is renowned for the several glass paintings and sculptures placed inside the temple.  It is believed that craftsmen were hired from Jaipur and Iran to construct this marvelous structure. The Kanch mandir is popular for its stunning architecture and grand celebrations held during Jain festivals.

Location-  Hukumchand Marg, Beside Sheesh Mahal, Itwaria Bazaar, Indore, Madhya Pradesh

 

#2 Khajrana Ganesh Temple

Khajrana temple is considered to be the most divine temple in Indore. It is basically for Lord Ganesha. It is an important pilgrimage center, Khajrana Ganesh temple in Indore is a devotees’ delight. It is believed that all the wishes would be fulfilled, after praying here. Large numbers of devotees gather here on Wednesdays and Sundays to offer their reverence and prayers.

Location-  Ganeshpuri, Khajrana, Indore, Madhya Pradesh

 

#3 Gomatgiri

Gomatgiri, a small hillock near Indore, is one of the most popular religious attractions for the followers of Jainism. the hillock is synonymously known for its nearly 21 feet statue of Gomateshwar. The statue is said to be an exact replica of the Bahubali statue of Shrawanbegola. Also, what makes Gomatgiri interesting is the presence of 24 marble temples, beauty of which is accentuated by their shikhars. One should definitely visit this place when in Indore.

Location- Major district Road, Indore, Madhya Pradesh

 

#4 Annapurna Temple

Annapurna Mandir is a popular temple, which is dedicated to the Goddess Annapurna. It is one of the famous pilgrimage sites in Indore, which is thronged by devotees of Hindu religious community. According to the Hindu mythology, Annapurna Devi is believed to be the goddess of food.

Location- Kranti Kriplani Nagar, Sudama Nagar, Indore, Madhya Pradesh

These are some of the amazing temples in Indore.The temples’ one should definitely visit when in this amazing city, Indore.

Amazing Pizza Outlets In Mumbai

 

Mumbai is spotted as best foodie city in Maharashtra. People from different parts of the state would visit Mumbai to explore amazing restaurants and cafes’ in Mumbai. Let it from street food to the pretty much expensive food from cafe’s, It is famous. Also, there are many famous Pizza outlets in Mumbai which everyone should visit for once.

Some of the famous pizza outlets i would mention from Mumbai, which i personally have experienced and all of them are pretty much amazing.

#1 Joey’s Pizza

By far the best pizza ever.. this might seem exaggerating but u need to try to believe me. I have eaten ‘n’ number of pizzas at ‘n’ number of places. This is by far the best pizza place. This is one place which serves more meat than the pizza bread. Its hugely insane. P.s – must try the joey’s special

Location – * 6 & 7, Upvan Building, Near Indian Oil Colony, DN Nagar, Azad Nagar, Mumbai

* Shop 1, Plot D, Samruddhi Complex, Chincholi Bunder Road, Mindspace, Malad West, Mumbai

Cost – ₹800 for two people

#2 Pizza By The Bay

Although the place is a bit heavy on the pocket, it makes up for it by its service, food, and ambiance. Situated at a walking distance from the Churchgate Station, and on Mumbai’s much coveted Marine Drive, this place is worth visiting. Earlier known as ‘Jazz by the Bay’.

Location – 143, Soona Mahal, Marine Drive, Churchgate, Mumbai

Cost – ₹2,000 for two people (approx.)

 

#3 1441 Pizzeria

This place has authentic oven pizza. I can assure you this is Pizza at it’s Best. If you are a pizza lover this is a must.

Locatoion – Ground Floor, 5, 58/64, Hari Chambers, S B Road, Fort, Mumbai

19/20, Samartha Vaibhav, Below Sykz Gym, Andheri Lokhandwala, Andheri West

Cost – ₹1,350 for two people (approx.)

 

#4 Pizza Express

This is such warm welcoming place and the ambiance is really cool. Also,  I love the lights and hanging birds on top. I love coming to this place and I have been to this place more than 10 times with friends. One such example of a great place is Pizza Express which is a combination of good food, nice ambience,cool interiors and amazing service.

Location – G14, A Wing, Ventura Hiranandani Business Park, Powai, Mumbai

Cost– ₹2,000 for two people (approx.)

 

#5 Ray’s Cafe & Pizzeria

Ray’s is a cozy little café, tucked away in between C’est la vie and Mamagoto. The air conditioned section with white walls, polished wood furnishings and dim lighting it is a perfect place for a cozy dinner. On the other hand, the non air conditioned section is a perfect place to catch up for a quick lunch. They offer their customers a choice of three different sizes, four different crusts in healthy wholewheat or regular flour options and with a choice of over fifty toppings and/or a variety of specialty pizzas including vegan and gluten free. For those not in the mood for pizza their wide menu also boasts some of the best freshly made sandwiches burgers, salads and pastas. Ray’s is a family friendly dine in or take out restaurant.

Location- 133, Gazebo House, Hill Road, (Behind Mamagoto), Bandra West, Mumbai

Cost- ₹1,400 for two people (approx.)

 

#6 Francesco’s Pizzeria

This place comes in a lonely street in Phoenix Mall Lower Parel.  The food is upto the mark with just the right amount of spices. The place has a lovely feel to it making you feel like you are in Italy. One great thing about this restaurant is that they do not have a service charge. Half star extra just for that.

Location – Shop 9-11, Next to L’vista Furnitures, Skyzone, High Street Phoenix, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai

Cost- ₹1,000 for two people (approx.)

 

These are some of the famous pizza outlets in Mumbai, one should definitely visit.

An amazing Maharashtrian wedding

Weddings in India vary regionally, the religion and per personal preferences of the bride and groom. They are festive occasions in India, and in most cases celebrated with extensive decorations, colors, music, dance, costumes and rituals that depend on the religion of the bride and the groom, as well as their preferences.

The Maharashtrian wedding is one of the sweet and simplest wedding. It does not add too much of add too much of show and drama. It rather has too many rituals which makes it even more beautiful. The wedding is perhaps the simplest and the least sumptuous in the whole country. It is a simple affair with sweet and light moments.

Let’s talk about the pre-wedding rituals. Sakhar Puda ceremony is the first ritual which takes place in a Maharashtrian wedding. It can be termed as the engagement, wherein the bride is given a sari, and sweet or sugar, by the groom’s family.

Next is the Kelvan ceremony, which is performed at both the bride’s and the groom’s house. It is a small puja of the kuldevta, followed by a meal. After this, the Haldi ceremony takes place, wherein turmeric paste is applied to both the bride and the groom. This is known as Halad Chadavane. This is followed by Simant puja, wherein, once the groom arrives at the bride’s place; her parents wash his feet and give him gifts.

On the wedding day, Antarpat is a silk shawl used to separate the bride and the groom. The maternal uncle of the bride brings her to the dias, where the mangalashtakas are recited. Then the shawl is removed and the couple sees each other for the first time and interchange garlands. At this moment they are showered with uninterrupted rice.

Later is the the Sankalp ceremony, where  the couple asks their parents for permission to get wedded.  After this, the bride’s parents perform the Kanyadaan ritual, wherein they offer their daughter to the groom.

After Kanyadaan, the groom ties mangalsutra around bride’s neck and applies vermillion in her hair parting. She in return applies a sandalwood tilak on his forehead.

Next is the Vivah Homa, which is conducted by the groom in assistance with the priest. Following this is the Saptapadhi ritual, wherein the couple takes seven rounds around the sacred fire, taking seven vows.

The marriage ceremony comes to an end with the Karmasampati ritual, wherein the bride’s father, the bride and the groom please Gods to bless the marriage.

The post wedding rituals, Grihapravesh is the first ritual conducted after wedding. The groom’s mother welcomes the new couple and washes their feet with milk and water. After this the traditional aarti is performed and the bride is asked to enter the house by knocking down a glass of rice, kept at the entrance. The couple enters the house with their right foot. Last but not the least Reception party is organized, wherein sumptuous food is served for the guests.

The is how maharashtrian wedding is celebrated with all the simplicity and love.

 

Street Food Of Indore

Indore has got a lot of delicious street food around the city and town. It is amazing to see how people around the city are crazy about food. One can see some freshly made sweets by milk in MHOW, a town in Indore. Indore is a city which has got street food like Mumbai itself. But Mhow is the town where you get to eat some different variety of street food which you wont’ get it in the city.

#1 Pani Patashe

Pani Patashe is basically Pani Puri in mumbai. It is one of the famous street food of Mhow, Indore. There were two different types of puri, one of maida and other of rawa (suji).

#2 Varieties of Samosa

Mhow has got amazing variety of samosas’. Some of vegetables, some of onions, some of nonveg (kheema). And many varieties of it which we do not get to taste every where in India. So this tastes amazing and one should for sure try this for once and share their experience because it tastes so good that will make you eat every day till the time you are in the town, Mhow.

#3 Poha of Indore

Mhow has got poha of its own kind. In mumbai we put coconut on poha for toppings. But the poha in Mhow is served differently. They use pomegranate and some different types of Shev (popular indian snack) for the toppings which tastes amazing and has got its unique way to serve poha.

#4 Kachori

Kachori’s in Indore are very famous. They are round dough balls stuffed with potatoes, onion, daal and served with coriander/mint chutney and sweet tamarind chutney. You will notice in Mhow it is the everyday breakfast and evening snack.

#5 Lassi in Mhow

The lassi in Mhow is very rich and tasty and is pretty much thick. Also, salted. It is very famous and is served in a good amount. As it is said that punjab is famous for lassi and is served in a big glass. So is with indore, lassi is famous here and is served in good amount and is pretty much good in taste.

#6 Fried Garadu

 

Garadu is a root that is cut into cubes, deep-fried, almost doused in lemon juice and served with a garnish of fresh coriander leaves and a special chat masala. This is an Indori specialty – unlikely to be found elsewhere.

These are some of the famous street food in and around Indore. One should try all of these for sure, for an amazing experience.

A visit to Indore with family

A short trip with family is fun to go. Indore trip have definitely been an amazing trip. Avoiding travelling by air and choosing to travel by road, even when you know it would take hours’ to reach. But fun and adventure is all that matters. We stayed at the town MHOW.Mhow is a small cantonment town in the Indore District of the Malwa region of Madhya Pradesh state, India. MHOW stands for ‘Military Headquarters Of War’.

Some places i did visit in Mhow and indore which were amazing. Also there is no cast’ism. There are all the families who stay together in the same town. Let it be muslims or parsis’.

Lets’ move forward to the amazing places i visited.

#1 Khajrana Ganesh Temple

Khajrana temple is considered to be the most divine temple in Indore. It is basically for Lord Ganesha. It is an important pilgrimage center, Khajrana Ganesh temple in Indore is a devotees’ delight. It is believed that all the wishes would be fulfilled, after praying here. Large numbers of devotees gather here on Wednesdays and Sundays to offer their reverence and prayers.

#2 St. Francis Cathedral Church

It is one of the biggest and amazing church in Indore one should visit.

#3 Roman Catholic Diocese of Indore

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Indore is a diocese of the Roman Catholic Church based in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India. Founded in 1952 and spread over 3 civil districts of western Madhya Pradesh.

#4 Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar Birth Place

Mhow is the birth place of Bharat Ratna Dr. B.R. Ambedkar every year his birthday 14 April is celebrated with pomp and gaiety. Lacs of people throng Mhow during this period and pay their respects to Dr. Ambedkar. An imposing Memorial has been constructed by the people with grants from State Govt. in memory of Dr. Ambedkar. It is a marvelous piece of architecture made of white marble with the statue of Dr. Ambedkar in the facade. It houses pictures /photographs and history of life & times of  Dr. Ambedkar. The Dome of the Smarak is recognizable from far of distance because of its typical stoop are design.

#5 Bhanwarilal Mithaiwala

 

The Bhanwarilal Mithaiwala is well known for its hand-crafted delicious Sweets & Namkeen. Bhanwari lal has been treating the people of mhow with its authentic and delicious recipes of sweets and snacks for decades now. It is one of the famous sweet shops in Mhow and get yourself pampered with many delicious sweets back home.

This seems to be half of my experience from the short trip to Indore. There is a lot to see in Indore. The military area, the amazing street food, famous pani patashe, which is pani puri in mumbai. So yes, there is a lot to see in Indore. And, one should explore Mhow, when they visit Indore.

 

 

 

 

 

A day at Adlabs Imagica

A day at Adlabs Imagica is not at all enough to be very frank. You need two days for sure or more, to explore the complete Adlabs Imagica. There is not only one thing to explore, which is rides. But, a lot except for rides. The  amusement park is situated near the city of Khopoli on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway close to Mumbai, Maharashtra.It is one of the main attraction of Mumbai as an amusement park.

There are a lot of attraction and many rides in Imagica. Family rides, kids ride and thrill rides. Except for rides many other interesting attractions are seen.

Some of the rides in Imagica which i personally have experienced are Dare 2 Drop,Deep Space, Nitro, Scream Machine.

#1 Dare 2 Drop

Dare 2 Drop is the ride which will comfort you at the start and take 2-2 rounds slowly up and down. And later, you will experience the actual motion, where you feel you are just going to drop yourself down. Dare 2 Drop shoots riders up to a height of over 132 feet at 73kmph against gravity and drops down, at similar speeds. This motion gives the riders a sense of weightlessness for about a fraction of a second on the ride.

#2 Deep Space

This roller coaster ride is constructed inside a massive dome and you get to experience this ride in the dark. The Deep Space coaster works on the Linear Synchronous Motor (LSM) magnetic launch. Unlike a normal roller coaster, which makes a slow first climb, this dark coaster will shoot you to crazy speeds in a matter of mere seconds. It is scary for a while. But later it gets back to normal, it is one of the amazing rides to experience.

#3 Scream Machine

This ride operates on a rotating pendulum which first gathers momentum by spinning, and then slowly starts to swing. It feels like you get a chance to touch the clouds which literally feels so close through this ride.

#4 Nitro

The Nitro is a roller coaster, with a height of over 132 ft and track length of 2800 ft. Yes, this is that one ride every one talks about. Nitro is one of the best’est rides in Adlabs Imagica. One should definitely try this ride when they visit Imagica.

Other than all of these rides there is a lot to experience. An evening show, some themed attraction’s like Alibaba Aur Chalis Chor, Motion Box Theatre, Mr. India, Salilmgarh, Wrath of Gods. Also, some restaurants you can dine inside imagica itself which are, The Imagica Capital, Red Bonnet American Diner, Roberto’s Food Court, Armada, Zezee Bar+Grill.

Imagica is a place that offers wildest adventures, amazing rides, and other attractions to have a fun-filled day with one’s family. There are different zones in the park that have many things to offer. One should for sure visit imagica for an amazing experience.

 

Travel plan to India?

Travel plan to India?

 

India is a country where people throughout the country live happily and welcome people from other countries with lots of love and happiness. Today India is one of the top country where lots of tourist visit to get a lot to learn and to get knowledge about all the rituals, culture and traditions.     

                                              Indian people with all love and happiness

The Indian culture has gained lots of popularity all over the world. Indian culture is considered as the oldest and very interesting culture of the world. People living here belong to different religions, traditions, foods, dress, etc. People of different cultures and traditions living here are socially interdependent that’s why there is an existence of strong bond unity in the diversity of religions.

                                           Culture and Traditions of India

India is pretty much famous for its flavours. People throughout the country visit India for its  authentic flavours. The spices India uses is very rich and is personally prepared. Also, the food according to particular state is different which belongs to its own state. Not only high quality food people in India prefer. But the local cuisine is pretty much famous. The street food here in India is something that is given a lot more importance. It is amazing to travel street-to-street for amazing and delicious street food, which is always in budget and is an amazing experience.

                                                   India, famous for street food

 

We have 29 states in India and each have their unique way of dressing. Traditional Indian clothing varies with community, religion and region all across the country. The diverse styles of clothing have attracted the attention of people all around the world. These cloths are vibrant, beautiful, comfortable. Festivals are one of the best ways to get into the depth of Indian culture.

                                                   Rajasthani traditional attire

 

The last thing i would end up with is the Indian festival. The festivals which has lots of importance throughout the world. Also, not only Indian people has respect and know the importance for the Indian festivals’. But, people from various countries visit India to be a part of some festivals by their own. The festivals of India is most amazing thing which lights up the country and give’s a feel of living again.

                                                The great Indian festivals

 

It would always’ be a best decision to travel India. One can experience a lot amazing moments and can cherish them throughout their life.