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Theme Restaurants In Pune

Pune, the modern and the mega metropolis of Maharashtra is presently the ninth most populated city in India. As the city becomes a hub for globalization since the 1990s, there has been significant alteration in the panoramic and cultural attitude of the city.

City life, Pune P.C.: http://goo.gl/Nnre8g

City life, Pune
P.C.: http://goo.gl/Nnre8g

As cultural outlook altered, so did change the culinary choices offered to its people and tourists. In this span of renaissance that the food sector of Pune experienced, theme restaurants emerged as a successful trend. It was a new attempt yet the people responded positive to it. Resultantly the present number of theme restaurants is on a rising trend under various categories.

BYT lists four themes that gained immense response and recognition from the people of Pune.

Bollywood
The proximity to the B-town definitely left an impact on the people of Pune. Keeping a note on this, eateries like ‘Sholay’ and ‘Eatmore 70mm’ came up where once you step in, its Bollywood showcased at the minimal. In fact, to keep it simpler, Sholay limits its décor to the popular Big Bachchan film of 1975. Though both the eateries limit to authentic Indian food, yet their difference in approach to Indian cinema has made both popular among the people of Pune.

Eatmore 70mm P.C.: https://goo.gl/IQyKEo

Eatmore 70mm
P.C.: https://goo.gl/IQyKEo

Railway
The idea of eating inside an artificial train always excites keeping the limit of space yet joy of sharing that happens when we travel. Now you can experience the same without planning a trip. If in Pune, head to ‘Sahib Sindh Sultan’ or ‘Silver Metro’, and you will feel like hogging in the railway compartments. Even if built on the same idea, the two differ from each other as one is the regular mainstream train you can think of and the other is fluffed with lots of luxury and class giving new idea to public about royal commute.

Interiors of Silver Metro P.C.: http://goo.gl/Vf8d3x

Interiors of Silver Metro
P.C.: http://goo.gl/Vf8d3x

Rural India
Ask the people who have been in Pune for long. Many miss the tranquility and calm environment that the city had far distant from today’s humdrum. To not let people the old Pune, restaurants like ‘Village’ have come up. These two are based on interiors and sculptures inspired from rural India aiming to put a break to the monotony of city life among the people of Pune. Once here, along with beauty you also get an addition of the simple food that Indians prefer at times.

Village, Pune P.C.: https://goo.gl/fqvqrr

Village, Pune
P.C.: https://goo.gl/fqvqrr

Forest
Ask a kid or a senior citizen, the idea of eating in the forest is always interesting and amusing. To not let the people of Pune miss it in their busy schedule, forest themed restos are all set in the city. Named as ‘Serengeti’ and ‘Gufaa’, they have the forest set up at the core yet very different in composition. While one is a rain forest, the other is a main stream jungle- very dense and dark. To know which one has either of the two, you got to check in here soon!

Gufaa P.C: https://goo.gl/6LGvO0

Gufaa
P.C: https://goo.gl/6LGvO0

Corporate Special in Baluchi – Jaipur, Bangalore, Mumbai

Bangalore and Mumbai are two of the busiest metropolises in India and Jaipur is one of the most prominent Indian tourist spots. There is a bloom of the hopital industry in these areas and five star properties like Hyatt, The Lalit and more have come into light.

Baluchi - The Lalit Mumbai P.C.: http://goo.gl/eTbr7I

Baluchi – The Lalit Mumbai
P.C.: http://goo.gl/eTbr7I

Baluchi is a five star, fine dining restaurant in The Lalit, across all the properties around the country. Baluchi specializez in North Indian, Kashmiri and Mughlai cuisines. All that Baluchi kitchen produce, no matter the city, are hot favourites with The Lalit’s customers. The Lalit brings in the most skilled and knowledgeable chefs to cook the fantastic dishes for the guests.

Baluchi - The Lalit Ashok, Bangalore P.C.: http://goo.gl/B82x81

Baluchi – The Lalit Ashok, Bangalore
P.C.: http://goo.gl/B82x81

Baluchi is dressed in ethnic style, deeply intuned with royal architechtures of the Mughals. All Baluchi restaurants have the most striking notes of elegance, imperialism and grandeur. Yet somewhere, all this is beautifully juxtaposed with modernism. You will not feel like you’ve entered into a resonance of a lost era but feel the well preserved taste of magnifencence even when seated amidst state-of-the-art amenities. The ambiance of Baluchi is commendable.

Dum Nalli Ka Gosht P.C.: http://goo.gl/ssTGVt

Dum Nalli Ka Gosht
P.C.: http://goo.gl/ssTGVt

Not only awesome food, Baluchi is also known for the service and attentive catering by the staff. The staff is well informed about the menu and can guide you well for your choices. Their hospitality makes your experience be even more wonderful than you expected!

Some of the most prominent dishes from Baluchi are Kharbooze Ke Potli Mein Mast Zaika (Cold kebabs of melon packed with cottage cheese and veggies), Dal Baluchi (Black lentils cooked with spices, overnight), Dum Nalli Ka Gosht (Baby lamb shanks prepared in tantalizing yogurt gravy) and Ghoomta Ja (a rope shaped intriguing milk dessert). There are obviously other stunning dishes as well. Some are left for you to explore!!

Vegetarian Express Thali (non-vegetarian is also featured) P.C.: http://goo.gl/DSUXjn

Vegetarian Express Thali (non-vegetarian is also featured)
P.C.: http://goo.gl/DSUXjn

In Jaipur, Bangalore and Mumbai, BYT has come up with amazing Corporate Experiences for you to celebrate with, at Baluchi:

Call 076767 76767 to make a reservation!!

Dining Restaurants @ Phoenix Market City Mall, Bangalore

Phoenix Market City Mall, Whitefield, Bangalore P.C.: http://goo.gl/pBPdtU

Phoenix Market City Mall, Whitefield, Bangalore
P.C.: http://goo.gl/pBPdtU

One of the most impressive, largest malls in Bangalore is the Phoenix Market City Mall, in Whitefield. There are almost 30 options to choose from when it comes to food… Quite a few fine dining stand alone brands are here as well – perfect options to celebrate your reason! This BYT blogs will highlight some of the most prominent restaurants here.

Some of the most outstanding restaurants in the Phoenix Market City Mall, Bangalore are as follows:

Pho Ga P.C.: http://goo.gl/674ISz

Pho Ga
P.C.: http://goo.gl/674ISz

Hanoi – Vietnamese Cuisine

After the amazing Blue Ginger restaurant, in The Taj West End hotel, that specialises in Vietnamese cuisine, the beautiful restaurant of Hanoi, tops the charts. The interiors is chic and is pretty impressive. Although it is done in a more or less minimalistic look, the overall outcome is quite eyecatching. Food is cooked and served following very traditional Vietnamese ingredients, recipes and styles. It is a pleasure dining here and tasting the wonders of Vietnam. It is named after Vietnam’s capital city, Hanoi, that is on the banks of the great Red River (Hồng Hà – Mother River). The Pho and My Xao are must haves!

Prawns Wrapped In Bacon P.C.: http://goo.gl/sy6jWV

Prawns Wrapped In Bacon
P.C.: http://goo.gl/sy6jWV

Cafe Noir – French Cuisine

Elegantly dressed, the Cafe Noir is a signature eatery for French food lovers. Cafe Noir caters to its guests with the most perfected tastes of French cuisine specials. It is known for the amazing breakfast palate and desserts. No French meal is complete without a sweet bite! Dishes like Crepe with Maple Syrup, Crepe with Nutella and Banana, Crumb Fried Mushrooms, Prawns Wrapped in Bacon, Caesar and Atlantic Smoked Salmon Salads, Quiche Lorraine, Le Moulin Rouge (Grilled Bacon), Beef T-Bone, BBQ Spicy lamb sizzler, Cafe Viennois, Cafe Creme Brulee, Sangria, Choco Mousse Verrine and Creme Brulee are among the popular orders.

Noodle Bar!! P.C.: http://goo.gl/9hq9Ue

Noodle Bar!!
P.C.: http://goo.gl/9hq9Ue

Noodle Bar – Pan Asian Cuisine

Noodle Bar is a rather classic restaurant that serves aunthentic Pan Asian food. Be it Chinese, Thai, Indonesian, Malaysian or tastes from other countries of Oriental Asia, Noodle Bar features at least one, if not more, of its native recipes for your plate. The rich red and black interiors, doted by hanging lanterns and dimmed spot lights create quite a romantic ambiance. Though sometimes, when the restaurant is full, you may feel a bit crammed up, but that is rare. The food served is wonderfully fresh and aromatic. The deft chefs replicate the traditional recipes as closely as possible, leaving you no chance for a frown!

Italian Chicken Sliders P.C.: http://goo.gl/iOy500

Italian Chicken Sliders
P.C.: http://goo.gl/iOy500

The Big Kahuna – American, Italian, Continental and Asian Cuisine

The Big Kahuna is a classy restauant that sports native American (Red Indian) obelisks at the entrance and the red-black interiors are adored with many tribal masks. The spot lights highlight them perfectly. Bamboo crafted tables with glass tops court bamboo woven chairs. Dishes like Italian Chicken Sliders, Spaghetti Meatballs with Spicy Bolognaise, Big Kahuna Burger are quite popular. Spicy Chilly Fish is also another of the top favourite dishes here.

BluO P.C.: http://goo.gl/5MCMcp

BluO
P.C.: http://goo.gl/5MCMcp

BluO – Continental & North Indian Cuisines

Bowling seems fun and spicy when you’re in BluO. This is a cafe- restaurant with wide and jazzy bowling alleys! Caesar Salad, BluO Special Nachos, Chicken Peri-Peri and Fish and Chips are quite well known here. The ambiance is jolly and playful. It is one of the best places to go with your group of friends.

Rajdhani Thali Restaurant P.C.: http://goo.gl/6Ln24P

Rajdhani Thali Restaurant
P.C.: http://goo.gl/6Ln24P

Rajdhani Thali Restaurant – North Indian (Veg) Cuisine

Rajdhani is a famous restaurant chain, known for their amazing vegetarian fare and variety. This restaurant is an eye-opener for those hardcore meat lovers who do not believe that a meal can be complete without non-vegetarian items! On an average, each thali has over 10 options of curries and sides, along with over 6 options of staples like rice, puri, fulkas! A sweet bite in the end and seasonal fruits are always there. This is actually a very enjoyable treat!

California Pizza Kitchen's Pesto Pizza P.C.: http://goo.gl/URHPzf

California Pizza Kitchen’s Pesto Pizza
P.C.: http://goo.gl/URHPzf

There are many more eateries in the Phoenix Market City Mall, including California Pizza Kitchen, Chili’s, United Sports Bar & Grill, Ibaco, KFC, Mad Over Donuts, L’inoui and more! Kids go crazy over the choices and so do adults!

To make a reservation through BYT, please call 076767 76767 in any of the restaurants mentioned!

Amazing Srinagar, Kashmir

Srinagar in Kashmir, is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful cities in the world, replete with the magnificence of Himalayas and natural beauty. Srinagar has a long historical legacy. The modern city flourished over the ruins of quite a few dynasties, reigns of rulers like King Pravarasena who founded the city in the 3rd Century B.C. and the Great Ashoka of Maurya who re-established Srinagar in the 1st Century B.C. and it became one of the most important places of Buddhism. Then Mughal Emperor Akbar took over and brought in Islamic influences. Maharaja Ranajit Singh introduced Sikhism under his rule… Thus Srinagar underwent a lot of religious and cultural influxes over a considerable amount of time, that has given it a rich historical past along with the amazing natural exuberance.

Dal Lake, Srinagar P.C.: http://goo.gl/MGMdwU

Dal Lake, Srinagar
P.C.: http://goo.gl/MGMdwU

Srinagar is located on the banks of the river Jhelum, called Vyath by the locals. The river flows through the Kashmir valley, passes the city and into the Dal Lake. There are nine old bridges that connect both parts of Srinagar.

Red-Crested Pochard, one of the birds found in Hokersar P.C.: http://goo.gl/5Qouhg

Red-Crested Pochard, one of the birds found in Hokersar
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Amazing and majestic migratory birds are found flocking at Hokersar – a marshy land with a lake, about 14km from Srinagar. Apart from Dal Lake (noted for its size, surrounding beauty and house boats) and Nigeen Lake, the Wular Lake is one of the largest fresh water lakes in the whole of Asia.

Yousmarg, little away from Srinagar, Kashmir P.C.: http://goo.gl/qoD61Y

Yousmarg, little away from Srinagar, Kashmir
P.C.: http://goo.gl/qoD61Y

The Shankaracharya Hill is one of the most visited places for the serene environment that invokes the senses of clam and peace in one. There is an old Shiva temple, the bells of which resonate the poise. About a little over 55km from Srinagar is the beautiful Yousmarg that boasts of aplomb meadows and water bodies amidst the mountains. Ride a horse and enjoy Nature, here. Enroute Yousmarg, you come across lush apple orchards, almond and walnut plantations.

Mughal Gardens P. C.: http://goo.gl/gGHtfI

Mughal Gardens
P. C.: http://goo.gl/gGHtfI

There are a number of very well kept gardens in and Srinagar and the Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Botanical GardensChashme Shahi Gardens and Mughal or Nishat Gardens are the most popular. The Jama Masjid, which is a mosque built in Buddhist architectural influence, a classic example of cultural mixing, is yet another of the star attractions here.

Goshtaba, Kashmiri Cuisine P.C.: http://goo.gl/bF5Lmg

Goshtaba, Kashmiri Cuisine
P.C.: http://goo.gl/bF5Lmg

But during your stay here, Kashmiri cuisine is also another wonder you need to explore. The most common ingredient of the Kashmiri diet is mutton and there are over 30 different, prominent preparations of mutton found here. Some notable dishes are yakhni, goshtaba, rogan josh. Visit www.bookyourtable.com and find out your choice of a restaurant in the city and call in at 076767 76767 for reservation to enhance your overall experience!

Beauty of Srinagar

Popularly referred to as ‘The Venice of the East’, Srinagar, in Kashmir of Jammu & Kashmir is one of the most beautiful cities in the world! The natural scenic beauty of the place is unparalleled. The mighty mountains of Himalayas, the lush greenery, the clear blue dome of the sky above and the wonderful lakes that mirror these scenes create a heaven that people dream of experiencing! It is the summer capital of the Indian states of Jammu & Kashmir and the largest city in that region.

Srinagar - Dal Lake P.C.: http://goo.gl/xf0mcU

Srinagar – Dal Lake
P.C.: http://goo.gl/xf0mcU

Since 2003, the city is much safer for tourists and people visit mostly during the summer months. There are quite a few wonderful places in and arund Srinagar to visit. As a result of becoming a tourist spot, the hospitality industry has had quite a boost.

Here are some of the top places you should visit when you are in Srinagar:

The Dal Lake (picture above) – The Jewel of Kashmir

The Dal Lake is one of the most beautiful tourist spots in Srinagar. There are awesome houseboats or shikaras available in which you can take a ride or stay for a day or two and have one of the most romantic / different experiences. The lake is massive and offers one of the best picturesque views of the Himalayas!

A Portion of Arched Terraces of Pari Mahal, Srinagar P.C.: http://goo.gl/QGqowV

A Portion of Arched Terraces of Pari Mahal, Srinagar
P.C.: http://goo.gl/QGqowV

Pari Mahal – The Palace of Fairies

The gardens woo your senses and you can see the Dal lake from there; you can see the Himalayas; the greenery and the well kept gardens are a total feast for the senses! It is a place of historic importance. The seven levels garden was established by Dara, the son of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, for his teacher, on the ruins of an ancient Buddhist monastery.

Tulip Garden, Srinagar P.C.: http://goo.gl/dBJEyO

Tulip Garden, Srinagar
P.C.: http://goo.gl/dBJEyO

Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden

This is Asia’s largest tulip garden, flourishing across more than 12 hectares of land and is situated near the Dal Lake, at the foothills of Zabarwan Range of Himalayas.

Srinagar is full of beautiful things to see and Kashmiri wazwan cuisine is a must-try, no doubt! Check out your preferred restaurants to eat at www.bookyourtable.com in the city and call 076767 76767 for reservation!!