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Gudi Padwa: The Maharashtrian New Year

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Wishes for Gudi Padwa
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In the hindu lunar calendar, Chaitra is the first month and the first day of it marks the beginning of a New Year for many Indian states. The month begins with a new moon day around March or April, which turns new year for many hindu households. States like Tamil Nadu call this New Year as Chaitrai Vishu or Puthandu while the same is Ugadi in Karnataka or Sansar Padwa in Goa. In case of the state of Maharashtra, this New Year that marks the beginning of spring is referred to as Gudi Padwa.

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Gudi Padwa celebrations
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An important and significant day of celebration for Maharashtrians, this day involves certain set of rituals and ceremonies that Maharashtrians perform as part of their culture.

Abhyangasnan, or the holy bath

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Ingredients of Abhyangasnan
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The Gudi Padwa day usually starts with an extensive oil bath followed by a dip in a nearby river. Though now, the bath happens at home only but necessarily ends with a distinct dress code for both men and women. Men on this day, stick to traditional attire like kurta, pajama and turban. Maharshtrian women wear a nine yard saree tucked to their back, more popular as kastha or nauvari.

Rangoli, or decorating the house

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A Gudi Padwa Rangoli
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Cleaning the house is important in Gudi Padwa. Cow dung is use to sweep the courtyard, followed by colorful floral decorations by the doorstep. This is called rangoli, and the same is also done in many other hindu festivals. Vermillion, rice powder and turmeric are mandatorily used in this rangoli. In modern times, some add flowers and candles to the same to highlight the decoration.

The Gudi, or the flag hoisting

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Women decorating the ‘gudi’
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On Gudi Padwa, every Maharashtrian household hoists an upside down new kalash made of silver, copper or bronze covered in a red, yellow or saffron cloth. The same contains a gathi (a type of sweet), neem leaves, coconuts, mango leaves and marigold flowers that signify a rich harvest. After hoisting it’s positioned to the right side of main entrance of the house so that passerby or neighbours can see it from a distance. Many call this as ‘the flag of Brahma’ (Brahmadhvaj) as on the same day, Lord Brahma is believed to have created the universe. Those who hoist the saffron flag, is believed to commemorate the victories of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.

Puja, or spiritual worship

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Yagna being performed
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While offering to Lord Brahma on the day of Gudi Padwa, one necessarily needs to offer davna (a fragrant plant). This is followed by a sacrificial fire called as ‘hom’, ‘havan’ or ‘yagna’. This fire ritual is common in many other hindu celebrations and denotes welcome of wealth, health and perish of evil from the family.

Neem, a part of the prasadam

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The neem prasadam
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No hindu festival is complete without a delicious food chart. In Gudi Padwa, the finger licking dishes are pooran poli, soonth panak, chana and shrikhand. Also, neem is a mandatory in this day’s menu. Tender leaves and flowers of neem is mixed with soaked split gram lentil (dal) or soaked gram, honey, cummin seeds, jaggery and asafoetida to make it a tasty item in the menu.

Highlights of Goa Carnival 2016

If you still haven’t booked the tickets, then you may miss it. The much awaited Goa Carnival of this year is almost knocking the door and the official date ranges between 14th Feb to 17th Feb.

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A snapshot of the carnival
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Goa reaches the peak of fun, frolic, color and charisma during the carnival with people across the globe attending it. Breaking all communal barriers, it’s time to step in the delight with drinks, dance, dress and more.

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Children participate in the carnival
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This year, the carnival will officially commence with King Momo’s colossal procession flocked with men and women in colorful costumes, musicians, dancers and even tourists participating in it.

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Parade at Panaji
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In recent times, some use colorful masks to add to the cosmos of Goa Carnival. You can also participate in the competitions, contests, parades and performances that will happen in Goa around these three days.

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A typical Goan dance
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Though the entire state of Goa attains a joyful status yet to re-live Goa Carnival to the fullest, your destinations must be Panjim, Mapusa, Margoa and Vasco da Gama.

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The city of Panaji
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An important note that many miss out before heading for the Goa Carnival is, consumption of meat in this span is an absolute no-no across Goa. This is because the Latin word for ‘Carnival’ is ‘to throw away meat’. Do not worry your hunger pangs have too much local Goan food to pick from, other than the meat.

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A pure veg Goan thali
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When you arrive in Goa, your booze consumption is sure to excel. In the re-treat do add a lot of Feni, counted as a top alcohol which homes in Goa. Feni is pocket friendly, organic, healthy and most important, leads to no hangover.

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Feni, the drink
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Celebrations extend till midnight during Goa Carnival. At night, do not miss the brass bands, clowns, dancers, fire eaters, jesters performing in public areas to amuse you.

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Performance
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Goa, during the carnival is like fairy tale where a kingdom wraps in the woo of joy and happiness. The Goan music, the Spanish guitar, the Portugese touch is indeed a break from the mundane life.

To book your accommodation, dining experiences for Goa Carnival 2016, do browse through Bookyourtable.com.

 

5 Ayurveda Spa Centers In India

With passing time, as more spa salons are mushrooming across India, the variety in services and treatments is also at a rise.

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Ayurvedic Spa Treatment
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Some people tend to be excited to try a new kind of spa or massage every time while some find it safer to limit to the traditional Ayurvedic ones.

Now no spa treatment is devoid of Ayurveda products, ingredients and methods. But as modern cosmetics act as rapid catalyst, thus the dependence on Ayurveda is decreasing. It’s in fact hard to find the hand few of places where you are sure to get a genuine Ayurveda retreat.

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Ayurveda Retreats
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But if you are skeptical and believe in these Ayurvedic services, then here are top five choices you have in India, with no doubts and glitches.

Keraleeyam Ayurvedic Resort, Alleppey, Kerala

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Entrance of Keraleeyam
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Located at Alapuzzha(Allepey), this one is an Ayurvedic centre along the backwaters of Kerala where you are sure to be bestowed by the best of masseur(salon expert). The services here promise a lasting relief to your chronic pains, aches or rheumatic pains.

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Abhyangam Treatment
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The popular services of this spa place are ‘Thirummal’ (General body massage), ‘Aavisnanam’ (Medicated Steam Bath) and ‘Abhyangam’ (Applying selected medicated oil by special process on the body). Kerala style heritage cottages and delicious food is available in the premises for your better stay.

Kairali Ayurvedic Health Village, Kerala

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Inside Kariyali Spa
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Kerala is one of the spa hubs of the country and thus when it comes to Ayurveda you also have options to browse through. Kariali Spa of Palakkad is a vast spa business with 20 centres abroad and 25 outlets within the country. This 50 acre spread with 30 exquisite villas for your stay is designed upon Vastu Shastra, the Indian version of feng sui.

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Kariyali Spa
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Other attributes of being here are in house astrologer, amphitheater, swimming pool, tennis courts, library, cyber centre & many other recreation facilities. ‘Panchakarma’ or purgation therapy is the most transformative and appealing service in their jungle set up.

The Leela, Udaipur

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The Leela, Udaipur
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The availability of spa especially in five stars or top notch hotels is not new. Often foreigners opt for it especially to get rejuvenated from their jetlag or tiredness. The same is equipped at the Leela of Udaipur where Ayurvedic resorts available for spa travellers. This in fact stands as an example to the growth of Ayurveda treatment in India.

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Ayurvedic Spa at The Leela
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Group Spa Manager of the Leela, Tricia Bannister, expressed in an interview with TOI, “Our clientele has grown from in-house guests to both in-house and local guests requesting for a wellness experience set amidst the cultural heritage of Rajasthan.”

Ashok Country Resort, Delhi

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A look of the Ashok Country Resort
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A part of an eco-friendly property neat the Delhi airport where their spa salon is named ‘Mimasa’. The must try services at this unique salon are Shirodhara, Kizhi (hot compress with linen bun), Pizhichil (warm oil bath), Abhyangam (full body rejuvenation).

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Sandalwood Wrap Spa
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There are also elaborate skin wraps and scrubs based on ancient Indian skin recipes like the Sandalwood scrub, Sesame and orange body buff, Ancient Indian honey and sandalwood wrap. Apart from spa, therapies, massages, yoga and meditation trainings are also conducted for a thorough rejuvenation of human body.

Devaaya, The Ayurveda and Nature Cure Centre, Goa

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A glimpse of Devaaya Ayurveda Spa Centre
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Along the Mandovi River, this wellness center affirms all its services based on Naturopathy.

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Meditation, a part of Ayurvedic Spa
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Through this focus is laid on yoga, meditation, music, lifestyle correction & diet planning other than usual body treatments. They have packages for respective disorders or ailments that is sure to make you feel energetic towards life.

6 Luxury Spa in India

Though Indians are yet not so adapted with the idea of spa vacations, tourists are pretty accustomed to it keeping the perks of spa in count.

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Spa in India
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In fact, India is considered their top choice when it comes to a spa vacation. The country being home to Ayurveda treatments and now the advanced versions of it being offered along with salon facilities makes India, a top destination for luxury spa.

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Luxury spa
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So that your hectic web search becomes easy to know more about the luxurious spa services in the country, here is a BYT report on the top six:

Wildflower Hall Spa, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh

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Jacuzzi at Windflower Hall Spa
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If you think a drink or your favorite food and the sight of the Himalayas is possibly the most romantic scene you can have with the mountain range, then here there is more to the experience. You gaze the ecstasy of the snow capped mountains while professionals offer private spa services like body scrubs, head massage, and Himalayan cedar baths.

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Windflower Hall, a part of Oberoi
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To pamper your body, they also have swimming pool, outdoor jacuzzi or cedar forests as choices to natural retreat.  The spa is located 8250ft high in the lap of the Himalayas. It’s an experience to remember and redo as you plan your vacations.

Amatrra Spa, New Delhi

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Inside Amatrra Spa
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When luxury spa zones are mushrooming across India, the country capital cannot be devoid of one. Away from the metropolitan culture of Delhi, this is a peach retreat where treatments are offered on the base of ‘Astroveda’ – a combination between astrology and Ayurveda, offered only in this spa centre of the country. The combination of both balances negative and positive energies within your body.

Ananda Spa, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand

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Ananda Spa from a distance
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If your next trip is in Rishikesh or Haridwar, you can also include this Indian luxury spa in your schedule. The natural catalyst here is the gurgling water of the Ganges as you set your body to the epitome of relaxation in their warm and cozy set up. To enchant your spa experience they have luscious Sal forests within the premises of Maharaja’s palace estate adding to your leisure. Here, the spa treatments are intertwined with Ayurvedic packages and international wellness programs to give you a holistic pleasure. Their 5-day package of stress management program has earned fame among spa lovers.

Kaya Kalp, the Royal Spa, Agra, Uttar Pradesh

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Interiors of Kaya Kalp Spa
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This is not only a luxury spa. It’s is also the largest spa service in the country spreading over a total of 99,000sq feet. At the very first, the entire rupturing set up is sure to touch you.

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A glimpse of the architectural set up
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Coming next, is the influence of Moghal architecture in their spread giving it a stronger connects to history. The aroma therapeutic massages amidst their man made fountains, springs and lake is surely going to make you fall in love with this enchanting spa spot

Maya Spa, Kumarakom, Kerala

The highlight of this spa service is the sneak peek of the Kerala backwaters along the shores of Vembanad Lake. Noted as one of the most holistic spa centres in the country, here the most classic experience is if you opt for their Spa by Zuri service.

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Sabai Stone Treatment
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Other services here include their Ayurveda, Hydrotherapy, Thai Massages and Sabai stone therapy to balance the glitches of your body with freshness and novelty. Along with these beauty treatments, they also have gym and fitness equipments, yoga pavilions, sauna and plunge pools to add options to your health care choices.

Sereno Spa, Goa

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One of the best spa in Goa
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As refreshments to your body and soul, they have weaved therapies based on Ayurvedic and Yogic traditions that are sure to detoxify your body. A part of Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa in South Goa, this has panoramic view of the nearest Arossim Beach and grand outdoor spa pavilions.

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A view of Arossim Beach, Goa
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One of the recommendations if you make it to this luxury spa zone of India is their ‘four hands or ‘Synchronised Abhyanga’.

5 Restaurants for Exotic Christmas Celebrations

Ho! Ho! Ho! Time of the year is close when Christmas festivities are about to begin. The weather has started sending chills already sending us the message that Christmas is just around the corner. People with full fervor are geared up to usher the festival and celebrations. Even the top notch hotels are decked up for merry making offering their guest a bunch of happiness on this Christmas.

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Christmas Feast
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Let us have look at the 5 most happening places to enjoy a luxurious treatment at high end hotels this Christmas.

Goa Marriott Spa and Resort

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Wan Hao, Goa
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Indulge in the delightful Christmas buffet here to make your day a wee bit merrier. Dig into the extravagance of luxury dining with their lavish assortment of both veg and non-veg preparations. Wan Hao at Goa Marriott Spa and Resort is the best place to dine in on the special day if you are in Goa for the festival.

Threesixtydegree, The Oberoi, New Delhi

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The Oberoi New Delhi
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This place resonates the royalty and luxury in true sense. The culinary masters brings you an exotic array of dishes that promise to deliver a taste that would linger in your mind. Christmas cannot be celebrated in a better way than indulging in their interestingly crafted menu which is as opulent as its ambiance. The Oberoi invites the guests for a sheer royal feast this year on Christmas.

Hyatt Regency, Kolkata

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Hyatt Regency Kolkata
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Hyatt Regency is a graceful host that promises to offer lavish feast that can well satiate your hunger pangs. The season offer of exciting brunches, buffets and diners continue here for a month long till the New Year. The bakeries in the plush hotel can instantly turn you into small kid who could not resist the having sinfully delicious cakes, pastries, cookies, pies and much more.  So if you want to make you Christmas a memorable one, don’t forget to step in here.

The Lalit, Mumbai

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The Lalit, Mumbai
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Christmas refers to fun and frolic at The Lalit. The esteem hotel offers the selective luxurious and royal feast to their guest along with a interesting array of Christmas packages to choose from. Guests can enjoys exclusive and attractive discount offers on food and spa treatments on the festival. The talented line of chefs present their mastered signature preparations of world cuisine to titillate the taste buds of the visitors.

Syn, Hyderabad

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Syn, Hyderabad
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Syn Asian Grill Bar in Hotel Taj Deccan can be well defined as a fusion of fine service and luxury rendezvous. Enthralling the guests  with delightful culinary choices and exotic brunch, Syn promises to offer a cherishing Christmas experience. From Roast turkey to salmon with saffron risotto, the dishes can entice your taste buds for sure.

 

7 Ideal Places For An Exciting Diwali

Diwali begins at home with family, sweets, crackers and new clothes. Every hindu family participates in the Festival of Lights expecting their lives to remain illuminated all through the year.

In the country, where unity means diversity, the festival of Diwali also has different ways of celebration. While some offer ‘puja’ to Hindu deities Laxmi and Ganesha, some perform Kali Puja, another kind of worshipping. Not only these two, there are more ways in which India observe Diwali.

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Diwali In India
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Being inside your home or just visiting the neighbours can never unveil to you the glamour and size of Diwali in different parts of the country. If you have the scope, simply make it to these places within in the Indian sub continent this time. Your idea, definition and perception of Diwali will definitely fetch a new angle.

Delhi

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India Gate decorated in Diwali
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The country capital starts preparations for this much awaited festival of the year months before. Shopping new clothes, gifts for near ones and distributing sweets are basics for all Delhi households. They decorate their houses with lamps and lights. At the same time, some burst crackers, prepare delicious delicacies at home and perform ‘pujas’ or ‘yagnas’. Delhi witnesses some of the popular exhibitions like ‘Dilli Haat’ or ‘Epicentre’ only during Diwali. So, if you are going here, make it a long stay.

Kolkata

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Kali Pujo In Kolkata
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The scene of Diwali stands in Kolkata stands completely distant from the rest of India. Here, localites organize Kali Puja and the same is celebrated by some households. Myths and believes say that this particular offering to goddess Kali is not easy to do. Pandits perform rituals all night while worshippers keep participating. Fireworks, light decoration or sweets to come in the Diwali celebration of Kolkata.

Jaipur

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Forts in Jaipur decorated for Diwali
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A visit to the Pink City of India during Diwali is a treat to the human eye. From local markets to households, nook and crevice of the big city is adorned with lights and lamps. Market suppliers bring in different kinds of electrical lights and earthen lamps, fire crackers, handmade handicrafts and colorful costumes for men and women. If in Jaipur on Diwali, have a long walk around the city. If lucky, you may see the local musicians clustering at important joints or clubs to perform dance or drama.

Varanasi

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A scene from Ram Leela, Varanasi
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An epitome hub for Hindu pilgrimage, Varanasi too sets a classy example to the world when it comes to Diwali. While lights, sweets and pujas are very usual in households, the outstanding part is- live drama of the Ramayana is performed in different parts of the city by eminent theater groups. For appeal to the audience, sets are arranged at different locations where you need to move with the troop to keep an eye on the entire performance. This enactment of climax of Ramayana is called ‘Ram Leela’.

Amritsar

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The Illuminated Golden Temple, Amritsar
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While the houses confine to cleaning the entire set up, decking it up, decorating with ‘rangoli’, an art form, flowers, lights and lamps, the attraction here is the Golden Temple. Wrapped with lights, this Sikh pilgrim spot looks magnificent on Diwali. It remains crowded and thus you got to keep ample time in hand. The reflection of the illuminated temple on its surrounding water body is a scene you can only witness once in a year in Punjab.

Goa

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Nakarsura in Diwali Celebration of Goa
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You may doubt how a state of parties and clubs celebrates Diwali? Well very few know but this state of seas celebrates Diwali with immense grandeur. Effigy of demon Nakarsura are made by different communities and burned right before the day of Diwali. This symbolizes the demolition of the evil from the society. Diwali has a close association with gambling. Though no other states continue this, Goa does so.  You can visit the top casinos and try your luck this time.

Purushwadi

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Children collecting oil at Purushwadi
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A hill top village in the Mumbai Nasik highway where you can head to celebrate Diwali with a uniqueness. Aloof from the humdrums of crackers and music, here families cluster in the local hamlet for a vast bon fire and share barbecue dishes prepared on the same. Children sing traditional folks and ask elders to pour oil in their burning lamps. The chant of the hymns, the harvest of the rice and the simplicity of the villagers makes Diwali very different here.

6 Things To Do In Goa – Don’t Miss!

Goa – fun, frolic, joy, awaited, trip, friends, booze, rides, sea, shore, night life, music, party, dance, groove and so on!

Yes, all of them clutter in every traveler’s head once they hear ‘Goa’.

The internet is filled with new lists giving you ideas of how to make the best of your Goa trip. To add to the existing ones, here is a new set of ideas that can make your trip to Goa a lifetime memory forever.

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Goa, A glimpse of it!
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Remember, these are not a part of any travel package you book, and are only possible once you are in Goa. The rest of the country cannot offer you the similar love and lust.

So just take the chance and shoot for these, you will fall in love with Goa, without a hush!

Enjoy a Silent Party

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Silent Party At Goa
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Electronic dance music with free flow of alcohol is usual in any happening party. Goa stands out of the box by as you can become a part of the Silent Party. No DJ to play a music or large sound boxes pumping sounds to make you groove. Here, all party people have headphones of their own. They plug to their favorite music and keeps shaking the boots. Lounges and shacks in Goa are having this as a new trend. Try!

Relish the Feni

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Feni, the drink of Goa
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Scotch from Scotland, beer from Mesopotamia and Feni from Goa. It’s the local drink combined of cashew and coconut that is tried by almost all first time travelers to Goa. Many miss the charm of this drink as they don’t try it from elite or classy places. It’s important to hit the right den to get a true flavor of Feni. Lime Soda, lemon or chillies are important extras needed by your side when you try Feni in Goa.

Houseboat Tour

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Goanese Houseboat
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It may sound surprising but this land of sea and shore has luxurious houseboats to allow you enjoy and enthrall the backwaters of Goa. The backwaters of this state are away from the urban commotion and confusion. It’s calm and cool. Thus if you want to escape to this ultimate serenity, you will surely witness a Goa that you cannot imagine. Houseboats here have indoor culinary luxury and amusements to engross you.

Mandovi River Sunset Cruise

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Santa Monica, the cruise
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Travelers generally return after a hop through the claustrophobic beaches of Goa. Add to this list and do not miss the sunset of Mandovi River. Only two ships called Shanta Durga and Santa Monica carry travelers amidst the river to experience the enchanting sunset. Thus reserve the tickets early and do keep this in your Goa agenda. The cruise is just not a sail, you have more to discover once on sail.

Canyoning

Canyoning In Goa P.C.: http://goo.gl/AKLk8b

Canyoning In Goa
P.C.: http://goo.gl/AKLk8b

A sport may make you run; a sport may make you swim. But this one makes you swim, run, slide, jump – all at the same time. If that hints the height of adventure involved, then do hit Netravali wildlife sanctuary in Palolem, South Goa to get a feel and try of this. No place in the country offers it with such pomp and glee, yet safety is guaranteed.

Tambdi Surla

Mahadeva Temple at Tambdi Surla P.C.: http://goo.gl/TFm2TE

Mahadeva Temple at Tambdi Surla
P.C.: http://goo.gl/TFm2TE

As you list the Goa destinations, do add this to your list. Well, only trekkers should hit the place as that makes it a traveler’s hub. All night trekking here can lead you to Bhagwan Mahavir National Park and the black beauty of an old temple amidst will surely interest you. Groups or gangs should hit the place over solo travelers.

Terrace restaurants in Bangalore – 2

Restaurant owners in Bangalore are quite aware about the groom the citizens are having over their culinary choices. Today, choice of food lovers no more limits to Italian, Chinese, Continental or Indian. It extends to the décor, ambiance, courteousness of the waiters; promptness in service, music and last but not the least, the tongue-gasmic food restaurants serve.

The Brigade Road, Bangalore P.C.: https://goo.gl/GSJwHF

The Brigade Road, Bangalore
P.C.: https://goo.gl/GSJwHF

Our team investigated and reached the best of such restaurants mushrooming in the capital of Karnataka. Here we enlist the top terrace restaurants whose names are creating hype among food hippies in the city:

The 13th Floor
The UB City, the Chinnaswami Stadium and the city of Garden- the alien view will tempt the taste of your food once you grab a chair at the terrace courtyard of The 13th Floor. However the thoughts of your brain might get fluctuated depending on the sort of music they play. You may try to go deep into some serious issues but the exciting music might pull you up to the dance floor. The lovely time is strengthened with their widespread menu, dedicated waiters and of course, a some superb company.

The 13th Floor P.C.: https://goo.gl/WuR3CM

The 13th Floor
P.C.: https://goo.gl/WuR3CM

The Table Blue
In a look, you might mistake this as a Goanese shack. Oh yes, the guess is correct, on your entry to the wide terrace the warm Goanese owner, Mr. Prakyath greets and treats you with their little efforts of setting up a Goan encounter in the IT-hub. Coming to food, the menu is solely Goan and hence, it might be little difficult for you to select. Though the happy waiters will put up their best to serve you the finest delicacies, yet here are few ideas to make your visit easy. If you want to start, hog and end in one dish limit to the countryside Chicken Roast. It’s lipsmacking, delicious and filling. If you are in a gang of two or four, then a wonderful combination from the menu can be Chicken Souvlaki with Mint Tzatziki, Teriyaki Prawns, and the Pumpkin, Carrot and Ginger Cappuccino. The Bangalore skyline, meat, fish, sauce and succulant taste – wont that be a bingo combination over some interesting conversations and enchanting music?

The High Ultra Lounge
Open to the sky with vertical gardens and water body, this energetic lounge simply puts you in a real high in terms of optical arrests and aromatic foods. The windy terrace, the couches, the cosy, the relax, the music and the food composes this new experience in Bangalore. Over food and drinks, an additional attraction is Ajesh- a two in one you need to fetch here. He is more of a dancer than a waiter. Along with a fast service, his swift dance grooves will be increasing the charm of your Pan Asian soups and salads, steaming hot dumplings, appetizers, delectable grilled dishes, tempura, main course and desserts. Also, sushi lovers, this can be a magnet to your restaurant list.

The High Ultra Lounge, Bangalore P.C.: https://goo.gl/Iul79c

The High Ultra Lounge, Bangalore
P.C.: https://goo.gl/Iul79c

Try the terraces.