Saturday, December 24, 2016

The must visit Mount Abu

Mount Abu, a dreamy hills station located on the western part of Rajasthan is a favorite honeymoon destination and a peaceful holiday place. In comparison to the other cities in Rajasthan, this place has a relatively cool climate. The place is not very large and the best medium of transport is to hire a two wheeler ranging between Rs.250-300.

The main attraction of Mount Abu is Dilwara Jain Temple. The temple is more then 1000 years old and offers an architecture which is mesmerizing. Unfortunately mobile phones and DSLR's are not allowed inside the premises. The interior of the temple is breathtakingly beautiful and I must say that it looks prettier than Taj Mahal ! Inside the temple, the carvings on the walls and ceilings are so accurate that it is hard to imagine that someone had done it with only ancient tools.    

The second most visited place in Mount Abu is Nakki Lake. A small lake surrounded by hills is beautiful picnic spot where you can enjoy boat rides and local cuisines. The place bustles with lot of crowd every day!!

Market place of Mount Abu

Don't miss the lovely sunrise in Mount Abu. I woke up early to capture the beautiful hues of the sky.

Trevor's Tank- A lesser known place, this is a breeding place of crocodiles. A quaint place in the middle of a forest is spooky and adventurous. Spotting crocs here is a challenge! Rest, you can bask in the Sun, mount the bird's eye hill top or just soak in the tranquility of the place.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Udaipur- Dudh Talai and Deen Dayal Upadhayay Park

Explore Udaipur through my photo blog.

Dudh Talai- 
This small lake, as the locals say was full of milk many years ago. The white color of milk gave the name "Dudh"Talai to this place. Adjacent to Lake Pichola, this little lake is closed for any commercial activity.

Dudh Talai

A daily sight at Dudh Talai

Deen Dayal Upadhayay Park- 
An elevated road running opposite to Dudh lake leads to rope-way entrance and Deen Dayal Upadhayay Park. The place is lush green for anyone to relax. The beautiful sunset in Pichola is viewed from here which draws lot of crowd each day. There is an entrance fees of Rs 5 for the park.

Entrance to Deen Dayal Park

Deen Dayal Upadhyay Memorial 
A place to relax in Deen Dayal Park

View of City Palace from Deen Dayal Park
Lake Pichola view from Deen Dayal Park

Evening hues of Pichola Lake

Hide & Seek at Pichola

The dazzling Jug Mandir view from Lake Pichola bank

Night view of the rope-way 

Udaipur- Sajjangarh Biological Park and Monsoon Palace (Sajjan Garh Palace)

Sajjangarh biological park and Monsoon palace are located at the same place. The gate on left leads to the Zoo while the gate on right is the way towards the palace a top a hill. 

The park is huge and private vehicles are not allowed inside. But you can rent a bicycle or take a ride in a battery operated taxi. However that is little expensive in case you don't want to share it with other tourists. The 1st option worked best for us as I needed some extra time to click some good photos. Couple of things to kept in mind before going on an adventure on bicycle (We city people are not much used to cycle, so I call it an adventure)

1. Wear comfortable clothes. The terrain is smooth but lots of up's and down.
2. Carry lot of water because the water facility inside is not at all clean.
3. Wear sports shoes.
4. Take a test ride of the bicycle
5. Ensure covering heads in the Sun. 
Below is my photo blog-

Entry Gates


                                                Blackbuck- Salman's  1st Love (pun intended)

                                                                      Common Fox

                                                                   The royal Lioness

                                                        Monsoon Palace view from the Zoo 

Sajjangarh or Monsoon palace was built as a summer retreat and to see monsoon clouds passing by. The palace gives a bird eye view of Udaipur. To reach here, one needs to hop into a taxi that costs Rs 90 per person and another Rs 50 as palace's entry fee.   

                                                                        Main Hall

                                                           Beautiful Architecture

                                                              Udaipur City's birds'eye view 

Monday, December 19, 2016

Christmas with Burger King

Burger King organised a date with Santa' this Xmas

New Delhi, 17th December 2016

Burger King, organised a Christmas Carnival at Burger King, Select City Walk Mall from 16th Dec to 18th. This is the first store Burger King launched in November 2014 and has been running successfully. The same event would also be organised at Nehru Place outlet for 2 days, on 23rd and 24th Dec.

The theme of the event was "Celebrate Christmas your own way with Burger King".

Burger King brings Santa in the town this Christmas. Burger King's very own Santa made an appearance giving away gifts to the children which added to the experience for the young ones. Apart from this the event had whole lot of musical entertainment, carols, along with hourly magic show. Carrying its promise to bring the best burger in the town, Burger King also offered a special meal package for people in the town. The celebration happened from 16th-18th December in Select City Walk Mall, Saket outlet.

Burger King also took a special initiative to organize "Dine with Santa" for NGO kids from "Catalyst India Charitable Trust". The initiative gave the kids an opportunity to enjoy Christmas like any other kid. Talking about the celebration Cicily Thomas, Vice President, Operations and brand standards, Burger King said, "The whole idea of this Celebration is to let people have their own way of Christmas Celebration. With this Burger King also got the opportunity to play Santa this Christmas for NGO Kids. Burger King invited these kids in light of the Christmas season & spread the joy of giving."

The event also facilitated the facility of NGO to showcase their talent in the form of Carols in Burger King. The kids enjoyed the best of burger in the town while enjoying the Carols, magic show. 

The true spirit of celebration comes with sharing and spreading the joys! Burger King's initiative of partnering with NGO and make kids feel good, is much appreciated move. Lets indulge in the festive joys with Burger King this season.