Healthy Food to eat this Christmas 2022

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Christmas Eve

Christmas, a major festival commemorating the birth of Jesus, is celebrated across the globe. Among grand cheers and bubbly beats, Christmas Eve is celebrated on 24th December, a day before Christmas day. It is a conspicuous day with significant anticipation of Christmas Day.

The sounds of Christmas carols, smell of bakes, laughter of family gathering, illumination of decorated Christmas trees, hanging mistletoes and ringing of bells bring out the feeling of festivity this time of the year.

Every celebration is complemented with scrumptious meal with family. The hallmark of traditional Christmas dinner includes oven-roasted stuffed turkey, mashed potatoes with gravy or cranberry sauce and stir fried vegetables. The cherry on the top of the Christmas dinner is sealed with Christmas plum cake, pumpkin or apple pie, raisin pudding, fruitcake and gingerbread cookies. With so many tempting goodies laid down on the festive table, it’s only but natural to be swayed to gobble up those yummies. Once the celebration ends, the aftermath is full of regrets and a bloated body. So, how shall we incorporate healthy strategies with merriment? Your guilt free Christmas dinner is possible if you keep a check on the calorie intake without compromising on the taste.

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Free yourself this Christmas from guilty food

Healthy eating doesn’t always mean tasteless food. You can spice up some mouth-watering delicacies without the guilt trip.

  • Turkey could be swapped with roasted beef or ham. Oven-roasted turkey contains 135 calories per ounce whereas roasted beef contains 76 calories per ounce and roasted ham contains 30 calories per ounce.
  • 1 cup of homemade mashed potatoes, prepared with butter and whole milk, contains about 240 calories. This can be replaced with roasted sweet potatoes containing only 29 calories. If you roast them twice, it becomes crispy on the outside and super-creamy on the inside that melts in the mouth.
  • Instead of serving a bowl of stir-fried vegetable, opt for boiled ones. A colorful bowl of steam mixed vegetable is not just brimming with vitamins and minerals, it is reduced to just 45 calories whereas stir fried vegetables are at a whopping 200 calories per bowl.
  • Christmas doesn’t feel like Christmas if the meal doesn’t end with a Christmas cake. Healthify your sugarless Christmas cake with loads of dates, prunes, cranberries, raisins, currants and somea dried apricots and blueberries. These fruits substitute the craving for sugar. Add omega-3 rich walnuts to impart a delicious crunch in every bite.

So, it’s Merry Christmas! Bon Appetit.

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Source: Ms. Sheela Seharwat, Dietitian. She is one of the youngest successful entrepreneur of India, and founder and head mentor of Diet Clinic Health Care Pvt. Ltd. 

Top Photographer 2022 on Google Maps

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I am glad to share that my photographs on Google Maps have crossed 32.5 Million views and I have been recognized as the Top Photographer 2022 on Google Maps.

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Easy outfits to wear in Australian Summer

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Listing some easy summer outfits to wear outside.

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Eggs are the most healthiest food ever

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Discover the nutritional value of eggs that makes it the healthiest food ever

Have you ever wondered that why nutritionists and health experts recommend eggs in the diet chart? The reason is its high nutritional value. Eggs are considered to be the healthiest food you can ever eat because it is rich in multi-vitamins, amino acids, anti-oxidants, iron and many other valuable nutrients.

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An egg a day for a healthy body and life

You can include an egg in your regular diet as it is highly beneficial to the body. It is very nutritious and provides essential nutrients to human brain. There are various reasons for which eggs can be considered as the healthiest food ever. A whole egg turns into a chicken that means it has all the essential nutrients that any life requires for its existence. Eggs are rich in minerals, vitamins, protein and fat and many other important nutrients. One whole egg contains Vitamin B12, Vitamin B2, Vitamin A, and Vitamin B5, Selenium and many other vitamins and minerals like potassium, iron, calcium, zinc, manganese, Folate, Vitamin A and a lot more important nutrients needed by the human body. If you take one egg per day that means you are taking 75 calories, 7 grams of protein, 5 grams of fat and some amount of carbohydrates. It is important to take the yolk along with the white as the maximum nutrients remain in the yolk.

Another reason for which eggs are considered healthy as it controls the cholesterol level and reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases. Though eggs are high in cholesterol but those are good cholesterol that doesn’t have any bad impact on body. It improves the profile of cholesterol in the body by raising the good cholesterol (HDL) and lowers the risk of heart problem by increasing the size of LDL particles.

Eggs are also rich in choline which is a healthy nutrient and very effective for various kinds of processes in the human body. Deficiency of choline in the body may lead to various liver, neurological and cardiovascular diseases. This nutrient is also important for pregnant women as the lack of proper amount of choline may lead to cognitive defects in the baby so it is very important to add eggs in your daily diet chart for the proper functioning of the body.

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Enormous benefits of eggs for a good life

Another vital reason that will compel you to include eggs in your daily diet is it is loaded with protein and amino acid. Proteins are essential for the growth and development of the body and amino acid is also equally important for overall well-being.

Eggs also have Lutein and Zeaxanthin which are the very powerful antioxidants for the eyes. These antioxidants help in reducing the risk of Cataracts and macular degeneration. It helps to reduce the chances of developing eye related problems.

There is Good news for the weight checkers as it helps in losing body fat. Eggs have very less amount of carbohydrates and more amount of protein. It also has high satiety index to keep you full for long time so that you can have it for breakfast.

Source: Ms. Sheela Seharwat, Dietitian. She is one of the youngest successful entrepreneur of India, and founder and head mentor of Diet Clinic Health Care Pvt. Ltd.

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International Tea Day 2022

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Tea is not just a drink, but it holds love, culture and life. It is something that connects all of us in one single bond. In India, tea is something that starts your day, keeps you moving during the day, refreshes you in the evening and finally de-stress you after a long tiring day. Over a cup of tea we discuss everything on the globe. Relations are bonded forever over a cup of tea, the most important decisions are taken over a cup of tea and much more.

Just take some time out after you read this article over a cup of tea and imagine the hard work that has gone behind getting this charismatic drink in a cup to your hand. Take a sip and imagine the workers spending hours and month to carefully nurture the plantations, carefully plucked each leaf and done everything to give you this magical moment. Take a pick on this International Tea Day, to understand what the tea workers deliver to us, what is more than a drink to us.

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Andrea launches another spectacular restaurant | Andrea’s Bistro DLF Promenade

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My favourite Andrea’s has launched another restaurant! Andrea’s Bistro has now opened in DLF Promenade, Vasant Kunj in New Delhi. They serve amazing selections from different continents. The staff is friendly and the service is super-fast. We tried a variety of sumptuous dishes:

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Kataifi Prawns – Made with crispy shredded dough stuffed with prawns. This was served with plum ginger dip. An absolute delight! MUST TRY!!

Japanese Gyoza – I had the Chicken & Scallion Gyoza, these are pan-seared dumplings served with sesame soy.

Sriracha Pork Ribs – Succulent pork ribs marinated well with sriracha sauce and cooked to perfection. These are served with pickled cucumber. MUST TRY!!

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Crazy Brazilian Maki – Tempura prawns, cream cheese, spinach and crispy carrots topped with crushed nachos. You cannot go wrong with Prawn sushi ever. Yum!

Norwegian Salmon – Pan seared salmon served with creamy pearl barley, garlic sauteed spinach, sliced avocado and tarragon butter sauce. MUST TRY!!

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Creamino – Amaretto soaked in coffee with layers of Bavarian mascarpone topped with cocoa.

Hot Chocolate – The best way to conclude this scrumptious meal with their hot chocolate which was not too sweet. Just perfect!

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Their food quality and quantity is highly commendable! Everything is made fresh and with the highest quality ingredients. Will surely try more dishes.

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Andrea's Bistro  Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Deltin Royale Casino Cruise | Asia’s largest floating casino

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Goa is one of the best places in India to spend quality time with family. Since it was my Mom’s birthday, we decided to celebrate it on Deltin Royale Casino Cruise which is Asia’s largest floating casino. It is rated as the Best Casino in India. The cruise is stationed at one place in the River Mandovi and it does not sail. There are two entry points to reach the cruise: the main entry is in Panjim Jetty and another one is close to Candolim at RMJ Reis Magos Jetty. Both the places are easily accessible via public and private transportation. The feeder boat from the jetty or these check-in points take you to the cruise. Deltin Royale Casino is open 24*7 but the best time to visit is in the evening as the restaurant, VIP lounge (called Whiskey), Roof-Top Sky Bar and Live Entertainment starts post 7pm until 1am.

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Being Asia’s largest gaming and entertainment destination, Deltin Royale is an absolute must-visit whenever you are in Goa. Covering over 50,000 sq. ft., Deltin Royale holds close to 1000 gaming positions and fabulous venues for a swanky soiree or celebrations. You can try your luck with American roulette, baccarat, teen patti, etc. Their live entertainment featuring Bollywood & International acts are extremely enjoyable.

Deltin Royale Casino has the highest number of gaming tables and has 5 levels/floors:
Level 1 – Gaming Area and Poker Room
Level 2 – Vegas Restaurant and Whiskey restaurant. Entry to Whiskey is only limited to Deltin members
Level 3 – Gaming Floor and Teen Patti Room
Level 4 – Deltin Members VVIP Gaming Room
Level 5 – Roof Top (Sky Bar)

There are different packages for the cruise with various inclusions though the rates keep changing. It is best to check the tariff section on Deltin website. The packages usually start from Rs.3000 onwards and all packages include food & drinks. If you go for an upgraded package, premium liquor brands are included.

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There is Learn To Play table on Level 1 if you want to learn any game moreover there the staff at all game stations are extremely helpful in case you face any difficulty. Also they have online tutorials of all the games for guests to come prepared.

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Things to remember:

  1. No slippers, No shorts, No sleeveless for Men. An appropriate evening-wear for Women
  2. No luggage or baggage allowed. Camera bags are not allowed. Only ladies can carry their purse
  3. Photography and videography are not permitted on gaming floors.

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Luxury Stay in the heart of New Delhi, India

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The Park hotel is located in the heart of the city in Connaught Place, New Delhi. It is a luxury 5-star hotel with elegant spaces decked up with contemporary art and has the finest ambience in New Delhi. Hotel is inspired by five elements of nature. It is close to the Central Park, Madame Tussaud, Jantar Mantar, Palika Bazaar, Janpath Market, National Museum, 3 km from the iconic India Gate landmark and 5 km from the British-era Lodi Gardens. The Indira Gandhi International Airport is 13 km and New Delhi Railway Station is 2 km away.

Hotel Staff and Guest’s body temperature are monitored at hotel entry points. Check-in process is super smooth. I stayed in the Deluxe Suite for 2 days and the experience was fabulous. The suite is aesthetically decorated and has LCD TVs, free Wi-Fi, coffee or tea maker and refrigerator. Suite has Japanese style bathtub 🛀 with rain shower, hair dryer and toiletries. It has a separate living area with individual work desk, luggage area and huge closet space. The panoramic city view (including Jantar Mantar) from the suite is breathtaking. Suite also includes complementary access to the Residence Lounge.

The hotel has 4 restaurants – Mist, Aqua, Fire & Agni and provides several amenities: spa, a salon, gym, gift shop, an outdoor pool and banquet halls. Mist offers everything from Italian, Mediterranean, Indian and the delicious dessert menu cannot be missed. Their Smoked Schezwan Prawns 🍤 and Grilled Salmon are highly recommended 😋 Fire restaurant brings you a magnificent blend of Indian food with contemporary flavours. This menu is currently available at Mist as well. Aqua is an awarding winning restaurant wherein you can relax and enjoy at the luxurious poolside cabana. Experienced scrumptious High Tea at Aqua Restaurant.

Also do try their Picnic lunch in the suite and breakfast at the Residential lounge with spectacular views. Chicken Caesar Salad, Mutton Seekh Kebab, Chicken Dimsums, Chicken Sandwiches, Smoked Chicken Pizza and Cold Coffee are highly recommended. This hotel is a paradise for foodies.

The hotel staff is polite and room service is super quick. Absolutely enjoyed my stay at this beautiful luxurious property in the heart of Delhi 🙂

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Italian Fine Dine at its best in Delhi NCR | Fresh Lobster

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One of the most authentic Italian restaurant in Gurgaon, Artusi Ristorante is a fine dine located in One Horizon Center at the Golf Course Road.

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The owners and the chef of this restaurant hail from Northeastern Italy (Emilia Romagna region). They make their Pastas fresh by hand and are quite popular in their region and we get to savour their tradition here.

Their menu is vast and also offer fresh juices including watermelon, pineapple and orange. Also not to forget the wide range of wine and spirits they offer.

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Started our meal with refreshing Ferro Salad. Bowl full of lettuce and green leaves filled with pine nuts, raisins, pears, grapes and Caprino goat cheese. This was dressed with balsamic vinegar and extra virgin olive oil.

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Sigari Crocaanti is a phyllo pastry in the shape of cigars stuffed with roasted delicious vegetables. It is served with two sauces.

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Branzino Al Vapore is a baked Sea bass made in Cartoccio with steamed veggies cooked in fish broth. This has mild flavours and is a super awesome healthy option.

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Chitarra Lobster – Spaghetti chitarra with prawns and lobster in a luscious, rich and silky bisque sauce. This was very appealing to the eye and was bursting with flavours.

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Cioccolate Mousse – This was just WOW. Dark chocolate mousse with caramelized orange peel. Was not so sure before ordering this one as I am not a fan of mousse but this one is a must for all dark chocolate lovers!

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Panna Cotta – This one is their signature dessert. Panna Cotta in caramel topped with almonds and caramelized figs. A delicious dessert which melted in mouth.

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4 years of Blog Anniversary

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Celebrating 4 years of my blog.

It’s tough to be consistent but sharing my Travel & Food experiences have always been my passion. Thanks Evolve India for surprising me with this beautiful delicious cake from Sangeetas Cooking Mantra. The cake looks stunning and Dark Chocolate Cake is my fav ♥️ #ExploreWithTripti

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Some insight for fellow instagrammers & PRs:
A blog is a type of website where the content is often referred to as blog posts mainly with the purpose of sharing information or experiences. Therefore, posting pictures on instagram is not called blogging. Please do not call instagrammers as bloggers 🙏

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Detox at Naad Wellness Center near Delhi NCR​ | Ayurveda, Yoga, Therapies and Naturopathy

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Naad Wellness is a holistic wellbeing center located in Sonipat, proximity to Delhi NCR. Naad Wellness features experiential (Detox, Destress, etc) and medical packages (Diabetes Management, PCOS management, Spine Care, Sports Injury Management, etc). Naad Wellness is rooted in the ancient principles of Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, they provide therapies and services restore balance to five senses and help tune into a sound you.

I thoroughly enjoyed my 4 days stay at this beautiful yet relaxing property. I also tried Aerial Yoga for the first time at Naad Wellness. It increases full-body flexibility and strength. The hammock itself allows you to go deeper into the stretches and poses, further enhancing full-body flexibility #AerialYoga. This might look easy but was very difficult and would not have been possible without the experts at Naad.

We did yoga, meditation and various therapies like Abhyanga (the most popular massage in Ayurveda done with warm oil), Shiroabhyanga (complete massage of the head, neck, and shoulders using Ayurvedic herbal oils. It promotes better sleep, body gets strengthened, improves concentration), Swedish massage (It involves soft, long, kneading strokes, as well as light, rhythmic, tapping strokes, on topmost layers of muscles. This is also combined with movement of the joints. By relieving muscle tension, Swedish therapy can be both relaxing and energizing), tried the Himalayan Salt Cave (inhale the dry salt-enriched air deep down into their lungs which clean the lungs, promote better breathing, healthier skin, good sleep, improve physical fitness and overall wellness), Padabhyanga (foot care is holistic and involves massaging the pressure points with herbal and medicinal oils) and much more. They have Reflexology Track (walking paths made of rocks turned on edge and closely packed together. It lowers blood pressure, stimulates reflex points, relieves stress, boosts energy)

Naad has kitchen garden with the ‘Farm to Fork’ concept and Chef Sahajan prepares most of the meals from fresh veggies and herbs plucked from their garden. Also had a cooking class with Chef and made Moong Daal Chilla. They focus on having colourful healthy food on your plate for a healthy balanced diet.

The outdoor pool was closed adhering to Covid-19 precautionary measures. Apart from these services, they have Salt Cave and Turkish Hammam. Continuous sanitization and safety measures were taken.

A must visit for everyone to take a break from our busy life. I highly recommend everyone to stay here especially senior citizens. Also watch Wellness Center Tour and my #Staycation video on Instagram @love_yourself_love_life

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Yummy Calzone Pizza at Te Amo, Ansal Plaza

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Te Amo restaurant is located in Ansal Plaza Mall at August Kranti Marg, New Delhi. The décor and ambiance is welcoming.

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Classic Caesar Salad – Fresh mix of lettuce, Chicken chunks and refreshing dressing! Absolutely delicious! Must try!!

Tandoori Kukkad – This came on a sizzler. Tried the half portion consisting of 4 big pieces.

Calzone Pizza – Opted for the Chicken calzone pizza. It was a combination of open pizza and calzone. This was sumptuous, filling and yum!!

Spicy Creamy Chicken – Chicken skewers served with rice and grilled vegetables. Quantity is good enough for 2 people.

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Sizzling Brownie – Huge Brownie served on a sizzler with vanilla ice-cream, nuts and hot chocolate sauce. Brownie has the right type of sweetness and is a delight for all chocolate lovers! MUST TRY!!!

Will surely try more dishes from here soon.

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Te Amo Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

New Italian Cafe for Chocolate Lovers in Delhi

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Colocal “The Cacao Artisans” Café is a dining heaven for all Chocolate lovers. They source Cacao from Tamil Nadu and Kerala. The café is spread across a huge space and is located within the Dhan Mill Compound in Chattarpur.

While there are no second thoughts to their awe-striking décor, Colocal is one of the best Insta-Worthy Cafes in Delhi I have been to. It has a fabulous ambiance and food is presented beautifully.

I travelled all the way just to experience their sumptuous Hot Chocolate.

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Colocal Campfire Chocolate – This usually comes 54% Dark Chocolate with a Marshmallow but being a hardcore Dark Chocolate lover I got it customized to 72% Dark Chocolate and the staff was happy to serve that way. It was hot and absolutely delicious and made my day! MUST MUST TRY!!

Garden Salad with Burrata Cheese – A fresh mix of lettuce along with Burrata Cheese and seasoned veggies dressed with beetroot lemon sauce.

BBQ Chicken Wings – These Chicken wings were fried and comes along with citrus salad.

Pulled Mutton Burger – Soft buns stuffed with shredded lamb, cucumber, cheese slice, mint yogurt, rocket lettuce and lamb jus. So delectable also comes with zig zag peri peri fries on the side with chipotle sauce.

Saffron Prawn Mezzelune Pasta – These are freshly handmade half-moon shaped pasta stuffed with prawns and cooked in creamy saffron sauce. Every bite was a delight! MUST TRY!!

Pan Seared Fish – Succulent Basa Fillet topped with caper butter sauce. It is served with mash potato and grilled vegetables. Heavy on the tummy, easily serves two people.

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Chocolate Fondue Platter – Fresh seasonal fruits along with Marshmallow along with chocolate fondue! Yum!

Its great-tasting, soul-satisfying, feels-good-in-your-tummy kind of food. The dishes look pretty, but they taste even better.

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Colocal " The Cacao Artisans" Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Luxurious Staycation at Crowne Plaza Hotel in Greater Noida

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Stayed at Crowne Plaza which is located at the heart of corporate and industrial hub in Greater Noida. It is a Business Hotel and it takes about 90 minutes from Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) and within 10 mins from India Expo Mart. It is in close proximity to corporate giants like Samsung, Vivo, LG, Yamaha, Honda and Wipro. It will take you to reach Agra in under 2 hours via Yamuna Expressway. This giant property is spread across 8 acres which features 398 spacious rooms, 5 dining outlets, 51000 sq ft banqueting space, fitness centre, spa, salon and a pool.

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Apart from being World’s first hotel to have VR Experience Center, Crowne Plaza, Greater Noida provides several amenities and recreational indulgence like Golf Simulator sessions at Belgian Beer Cafe, try western therapies/ayurvedic massages at Hibiscus Spa, play Tennis or Basketball, get a new haircut at their Salon, Fitness Centre, Swimming pool, etc. #Staycation #LuxuryStaycation

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Crowne Plaza Greater Noida is a paradise for foodies. You must try scrumptious Italian and Chinese cuisine at Chao Bella and Global cuisine, including authentic Korean cuisine, at Mosaic. They also have a Mosaic Pastry Lounge which is perfect casual dining for coffee, hot chocolate, cake and takeaways.

Stayed at their Studio Apartment which features modern comforts, WIFI, bathroom with bathtub, washing machine, separate living room, kitchenette with fridge, induction, microwave, and dishwasher. Also you can enjoy exclusive access to Club lounge with cocktail high tea.

Also stayed in their Executive Suite which also has a separate living area and bedroom that closes off for privacy. It has all modern comforts with a four fixture bathroom with bathtub, separate dressing and luggage area. It also includes access to the Club Lounge featuring complimentary breakfast and evening cocktails. The suite is spacious and well-equipped with amenities like LCD TV, high-speed Wi-Fi and 24-hour room service.

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The hotel staff is polite and at your service always. Seafood is highly recommended at this property. Prawns Ceviche, Appam with Chicken Stew, Mysore Masala Dosa and Chilli Prawns cannot be missed!! If you are health conscious, they have wide range of fresh juices including carrot, beetroot juice and not to forgot kadha. Their dinner buffet is no less and is sumptuous. They have dining space outside at their courtyard called Alfresco.

The outdoor pool was closed adhering to Covid-19 precautionary measures. Continuous sanitization and safety measures were taken.

I thoroughly enjoyed my 4 days stay at this beautiful luxurious property and highly recommend to stay here. Also watch Hotel Tour and my #Staycation video on Instagram @love_yourself_love_life

Born On Instagram program | Appreciation Letter from Instagram BOI team

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Grateful to be a part of Born on Instagram initiative. After attending various masterclasses on products and features launched by Instagram, it has helped me gain insights about how to use the platform effectively and attract more audience.

About Born on Instagram:

Born on Instagram is an Initiative from Instagram started in the year 2019 to discover new talent across India. The main motive of Instagram is to “celebrate, discover and showcase” creators across the country. Where the creators will be given collaboration and mentorship opportunities.

Instagram is gaining strong momentum both globally and in India. Much like Indian culture, passions pursued by Instagrammers here are the most diverse and represent urban and regional trends. This, combined with the way people freely express themselves on the platform, creates an amazing opportunity for creators and businesses here,” said Vishal Shah, VP of Product at Instagram. Born on Instagram will be a series of programs, which Instagram says will be online and also off-platform.

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Mom’s Birthday at Ramada Central Gurgaon

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Stayed at Ramada Central, Gurgaon for my Mom’s Birthday celebration. This hotel is minutes away from National Highway 8, route to Jaipur as well as MGF Metropolitan Mall, Kingdom of Dreams, Leisure Valley, and Galaxy Mall with proximity to Cyber Park, DLF Phase 1 and corporate hubs like Udyog Vihar and DLF Cyber City.

We stayed in their Club Room and enjoyed our #Staycation thoroughly. This cozy room had a work area and a sitting area. It is well-equipped with amenities like LCD TV, high-speed Wi-Fi, air conditioning and 24-hour room service. The hotel staff is courteous and room service is flawless. They have a vast food menu which offers everything from Continental, Chinese, Italian to Indian including varieties of kebabs. Their restaurant is known as Café Rouge. Though food can also be serve in Bar and Lounge as well. Thanks to the Restaurant Manager, Mr. Vishal Katoch who took care of our culinary needs. Their Tandoori Jheenga (Prawns), Lucknowi Mutton Curry and Spicy Chicken Tikka Pizza cannot be missed!! They have also scrumptious sizzlers fest going on currently. Food is of top quality and will surely satisfy your taste buds.

They have gymnasium, outdoor pool and wellness spa. Spa and pool were closed adhering to Covid-19 precautionary measures. Continuous sanitization and safety measures were taken. They also have conference rooms and banquet halls with a lot of space.

Even though it is a four-star hotel, room rates are very realistic and light on the pocket. I would recommend to book through their website directly as they have good discounts available on their portal.

Special thanks to Mr. Sumit Ghosh who took care of everything throughout our stay leaving us with a memorable experience. Also the complementary cake for my Mom’s Birthday was absolutely delicious 🙂

Watch Hotel #Staycation video here.

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Staycation at Courtyard by Marriott | How safe it is to stay at hotels during pandemic

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Celebrated my Birthday at Courtyard by Marriott Downtown located in Gurgaon. This fabulous hotel is located centrally. This hotel offers easy access to Kingdom of Dreams, DLF Cyber City, MG Road, IFFCO Chowk, Udyog Vihar and Epicentre Gurgaon. Hotel is connected to the International/Domestic airports and local Metro Station.Celebrated my Birthday at Courtyard by Marriott Downtown located in Gurgaon. This fabulous hotel is located centrally. This hotel offers easy access to Kingdom of Dreams, DLF Cyber City, MG Road, IFFCO Chowk, Udyog Vihar and Epicentre Gurgaon. Hotel is connected to the International/Domestic airports and local Metro Station.

I stayed in their Executive Guest Room / Club King room and enjoyed their 30 hours #Staycation offer which includes:

  • Breakfast for 2 adults and 2 children under 12
  • Dinner per night
  • Kids meals (12 and under)
  • Wireless Internet
  • Master Chef Classes tickets
  • 1 Complimentary Round of Mocktails tickets for 2
  • Upgrade upon availability at check in to Next Room Type

The room was spacious, classy and had a plush featherbed, work area and a sofa. It is well-equipped with amenities like LCD TV, high-speed Wi-Fi, marble bathroom and 24-hour room service. The hotel staff is polite and room service is flawless. I treated myself with delicious international cuisine at their cozy restaurant called Downtown Kitchen and Bar. Their Chilli Chicken and Lal Maas cannot be missed!! Their dinner buffet is no less and is sumptuous. Also not to forget the wide range of desserts and cakes. These are a must try. They have dining space outside in the garden as well called the Courtyard Grill.

The gymnasium, outdoor pool and wellness spa were closed adhering to Covid-19 precautionary measures. Continuous sanitization and safety measures were taken. The stay was extremely safe.

Even though it is a four-star hotel, room rates are very reasonable and light on the pocket. Also would recommend to make use of their Staycation package.

Thanks to the Hotel Staff for being so thoughtful 🙂

Also watch Hotel Tour and my #Staycation video here.

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Maca Villas & Spa, Bali

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One of the most luxurious private villas that I have stayed in Bali is Maca Villas and Spa in Seminyak. Villa is approximately 25 minutes away from Bali Internation Airport, also known as Ngurah Rai International Airport. It consisted of a spacious living and dining area with a restful master bedroom and luxurious en-suite bathroom, a private pool, outdoor sun bed. The living room opens onto a spacious timber sundeck and pool can also be accessed through the bedroom. The villa is equipped with latest gadgets including the Bose Sound Dock Digital Music System.

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They have their own restaurant called Mase Kitchen and bar which serves delectable food and spirits. The resort also features a communal swimming pool. Best thing for tourists is that they provide a free shuttle service based on their schedule in the Seminyak area.

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The stay was an experience in itself. They also have Soham Wellness Center which consists of spa, gym, yoga, healthy café, boutique and public swimming pool.

I stayed in both their properties in Seminyak i.e. Maca Villas and Spa & Maca Villas Umalas. Upon entering the villa there was flower and towel decoration done on the bed. I also took advantage of their awesome services like Floating Breakfast which is food presented in a large, sturdy tray which floats on water and you can enjoy the same in your private pool. Also I ordered water floats which come at an additional cost.

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The staff is very courteous and efficient. Room service was spot on! If you love luxury, I highly recommend you to stay at this resort.

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Interview featured in Company Magazine

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Feeling honoured to see my interview published on company magazine
#Thankful 🙏

Article consists of my Blogging and Instagram journey over the years. Hope you guys like it 🙂  #ExploreWithTripti

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VETA with Taiwan Tourism

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A star-studded event took place in New Delhi. VETA (Versatile Excellence Travel Awards) at The Imperial, New Delhi in collaboration with Taiwan Tourism were held to honor the best in travel and tourism.

While addressing the event, Dr. Trust, Director, Taiwan Tourism Bureau said “This is our second time collaborating with VETA – the first was in Dubai, and now in Delhi and we hope that through such collaborations, we can create an interest in Taiwan resulting in 20% growth in tourism from India. We have 260 mountains that are higher than 3,000 metres, so it’s a mountain climbing paradise – fresh air and beautiful mountain resorts await the Indian visitor.” 

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L-R Varun Malhotra of TravelScapes, Ambassador Tien Chung Kwan Representative of Taiwan, Dr Trust of Taiwan Tourism

Event was attended by top Bollywood celebrity stars like Neha Dhupia, Angad Bedi and Sophie Choudry. Comedian Sunil Grover marked his presence in different appearances. Ambassador Tien Chung Kwang, Taipei Economic and Cultural Centre also graced the event. Priyanka Nijhawan of the Nijhawan Group and diplomats from the Embassy of Czech Republic were also present.

Sophie Choudry, the MC for the evening

Sophie Choudry, the MC for the evening

Awards commenced by introducing VETA, TravelScapes and Taiwan by former MTV VJ and Bollywood actor Sophie Choudry through a short film on Taiwan highlighting the natural mountainous terrain. Woman entrepreneur of the year went to Ms. Priyanka Nijhawan from the Nijhawan Group and Ms. Jyoti Mayal of the Travel Agent Association of India.

Dr Trust dances with Rinku Devi (Comedian Sunil Grover)

Dr Trust dances with Rinku Devi (Comedian Sunil Grover)

Comedian star and actor Sunil Grover also known as Rinku Devi and Dr.Mashoor Gulati, kept the audience cracking with laughter. Welcome Heritage Hotels won the award for the heritage hospitality and Jalesh Cruises won the award for India’s fastest growing cruise line. The award for best business hotel chain was given to Fortune Hotels and many others were awarded in different categories.

Food truck serving extravagant delicacies like dimsums and egg rolls on the lawns of the hotel along with wine and whisky. Mr. Varun Malhotra, CEO and Publisher of TravelScapes and organizer of the evening was seen interacting with Dr.Lin Trust, Director, Taiwan Tourism Bureau, and Taiwan’s Representative to India, Mr. Tien Chung Kwang, from the Taipei Economic and Cultural Centre.

Neha Dhupia and Angad Bedi

Neha Dhupia and Angad Bedi

Event was a huge success and everyone was seen having a great time at this glamorous award night.

Staycation at WelcomHotel, ITC

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Had an incredible luxury Staycation experience at WelcomHotel, Dwarka by ITC hotels in New Delhi. I stayed in their Studio Suite. The suite was huge and with a wider outside view. The suite I stayed was at 8th Floor and had a pool view. Suite is equipped with a spacious living area, workstation, bedroom and there is ample room to relax.

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They welcomed me in the suite with Mulled Wine, Roses and Dessert Platter which was created in a personalized way. The experience was best of luxury and service standards are highly commendable. The bed was super comfortable and washroom was very big with rain shower. Products in the washroom were of premium quality.

 

The hotel has the highest level of hospitality. Had an extravagant Christmas brunch at Pavilion 75 which serves the best of Indian and Oriental cuisines. They had everything on the counter from Roasted Duck to Spinach & Pomegranate shots to Red Snapper. Also highly recommend the desi Makke ki Roti & Sarso ka Saag.

After stuffing myself so much, it was time to relax in my luxurious suite. Watched some series on their Flat-screen TV and munched on seasonal fruits which they serve daily in the suite. Thereafter, headed to WelcomWelness for an amazing Spa session called WelcomSignature Spa and concluded with a steamy shower. The Spa experience was amazing and it is a must to de-stress yourself.

For evening snack, I ordered their Lamb Burger and Chicken Tikka Pizza. Both were super delicious. Pizza was loaded well with chicken chunks and cheese.

Dinner was at Kebabs & Kurries, it is ITC Hotel’s award winning signature fine cuisine North Frontier Indian Specialty Restaurant. The restaurant is lit with 1100 candles and has live ghazal which makes the dinner experience very memorable. Service was top notch by Aman and Chef Jitender prepared some special dishes one of them being Paneer stuffed with veggies. This dish was lip-smacking and I highly recommend it. Also had other signature dishes like the popular Dal Bukhara. Non-vegetarian platter and Gosht Biryani was also scrumptious. I tried the dessert sampler which had Kulfi, Shahi Tukda and Gulab Jamun. Shahi Tukda being the best ever I have tasted till date.

They also have another restaurant called the Shanghai Club. As the name suggests, it specializes in Chinese cuisine and serves delightful dimsums and spring rolls.

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Next morning, visited their huge gyming area which comprises of many equipments. After a sweaty session, ordered a variety of different dishes for breakfast in the suite, from lavish English Breakfast to Masala Dosa to Chocolate stuffed Croissants, they had everything on the menu. Highly recommend their Chicken and Cheese Sandwich which was grilled to perfection.

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I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at WelcomHotel, Dwarka and their hospitality is praiseworthy. A must hotel in case you plan for a luxury stay.

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Aksari Resort, Bali

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Aksari Resort, Ubud

Recently stayed in Aksari Resort located in Ubud, Bali on my trip to Indonesia last month in September.

The Resort is located in Ubud’s Kenderan Village which is only 25 minutes from central Ubud and surrounded by green valley Tegalalang rice terrace/fields.

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I have heard that this resort is ideally for honeymooners but still thought to give it a try. The stay is an experience in itself and captures breathtaking views of the forest and rice field from resort. They have several villas on offer like Suite Pool View, One Bedroom Private Pool Villa, Suite Forest View, etc. Also they have other facilities including restaurant, bar lounge, wedding venue, spa, yoga, gym and public swimming pool.

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I chose to live in the Royal One Bedroom Villa with Private Infinity Pool which could easily accommodate up to 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child. This Royal One Bedroom Villa and an amazing Private Infinity Pool, large bedroom, daybed, ensuite bathroom with bathtub, rain shower, reading sofa, private gazebo, sun lounge, water sun longer, minibar and a working desk.

Upon entering the villa there was flower and towel decoration done on the bed. I also took advantage of their awesome services like Floating Breakfast which is food presented in a large, sturdy tray which floats on water and you can enjoy the same in their infinity pool. Also I ordered water floats and received huge pink duck (at an additional cost).

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They have an all-day dining restaurant called Ankhusa. Their menu, which has an array of international food is designed to give optimal nutrition for the guest aimed to nurturing the body with an array of local cuisine signature like the roasted duck, chicken satay and fried rice. I tried chicken with cashew nuts and chicken & mushroom fettuccine creamy pasta. Their food is absolutely delicious and left me wanting for more.

If you love nature and luxury, I highly recommend you to stay at this resort.

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Shein X AliExpress

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Collaboration with Shein on AliExpress was phenomenal. #Shein #SheinAdorers

Posting few looks:

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What I wore at Delhi Times Fashion Week

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At the three-day fashion extravaganza of Delhi Times Fashion Week 2019, famous actress Isha Koppikar turns showstopper with daughter Rianna on Day 2 and also Model/Actor Rahul Dev for designer Ali Ahmed #DelhiTimesFashionWeek #DelhiTimes #FashionWeek

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Leaving the cliché dresses and gowns, I opted to wear something more casual.

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A spaghetti shirt top paired with strip jeans works well. Do let me know what’s your fashion statement.

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100k on Instagram – Know Me More

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As many of you are aware, I have finally crossed 100k followers on Instagram and I cannot contain the excitement within me hence I am writing this blog. It took me over 3 years of hardwork in creating, editing content, making videos and interacting with my followers. Here’s how you could know more about me by following me on Instagram:

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Daily Posts – So mostly I upload 2-3 posts everyday unless I’m on vacation with my family. The categories I post are Travel, Food and Lifestyle.

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Daily Stories – Also I update about my whereabouts on my Instagram Stories. You could see the food I’m digging into or the places I visit. (Also sometimes those funny boomerangs)

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Live – So this is rare! I only go Live when I’m at a major event or in a Masterclass.

Collaborations – Instagram Influencers and Bloggers tend to promote new products before the product launch and you could be amongst the first ones to get more information about it.

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Your opinion matters – Most of the brands tend to ask public opinion about their likes/dislikes which you can vote accordingly on the stories posted.

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Collaboration with Thailand Tourism

Apart from my Blog and Instagram, you can also find me on other social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

NokScoot Airline

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NokScoot Airline is a Thailand-based low-cost airline. It operates international services out of Bangkok’s Don Mueang International Airport. NokScoot’s aircraft are operated in a two-class configuration, ScootBiz and Economy.

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I experienced both their business and economy class and I must say both were very comfortable flights. You may also choose economy class with extra legroom seats.

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Also they have a vast menu to choose from for your meals and the food served is hot and delicious. Passengers have to pay for meals in economy, either pre-paid or buy-on board.

All ScootBiz seats have in-seat power, while the airfare includes complimentary meals and a checked luggage allowance of 30 kilograms. Staff is friendly and the flight was on time. Looking forward to flying with them again.

This is in collaboration with Thailand Tourism and NokScoot Airline for the Thailand Tourism Festival 2019.

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Thailand Tourism Festival

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Thailand Tourism Festival 2019

It was amazing to be a part of the opening ceremony of Thailand Tourism Festival (TTF) held at Lumphini Park in Bangkok from 23th – 27th January, 2019. It was attended by many Thai and foreign visitors. Admission to Thailand Tourism Festival 2019 is free. If you are coming by MTR, then MRT Lumphini Station is the closest.

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The highlight of the festivals were great speeches by Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn, Governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and Mr. Weerasak Kowsurat, Minister of Tourism and Sports.

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There will be processions/parade, musical performances, delightful cuisine from all over Thailand to try. The festival starts from 12:00 – 22:00hrs, five tourism villages will display the unique and different ways of life of Thai people across the region and there will be booths where visitors can find information about Chiang Mai, Sukhothai, Surat Thani, Samut Prakan, Pathum Thani, Chachoengsao, and Udon Thani.

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Central Region Zone – presents the heritage of old Siam through a traditional Thai house and the former rural way of life back in the days through demonstrations; such as, traditional garland making.

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Northern Zone – showcases the beautiful handwoven cotton and silk textiles the region is famous for, presenting the intricate patterns. The zone reflects the artistic nature of the people of the North plus a range of contemporary arts inspired by the region.

Southern Zone – presenting new perspectives of the South that boldly goes beyond the beaches and islands including the secondary cities; such as, Surat Thani and Phatthalung, the hidden gems in major cities like Phuket’s Peranakan and arts in the three southernmost provinces.

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Northeastern (Isan) Zone – brings Thailand’s more vibrant cuisine to life. Food is one major inspiration for travelling to this region, linking it with traditional festivals and cultural values while promoting its three main tourism clusters: North Isan, Central Isan and South Isan.

Eastern Zone – presenting new perspectives of the East under a ‘more fun’ concept through replicas of landmarks most synonymous with the region in combination with three dedicated corners for 3D photography backdrops reflecting the region’s identity.

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Perhaps most importantly, there is also a ‘Reduce-Reuse-Recycle’ waste initiative zone to help raise awareness and promote responsible sustainable tourism through various activities, games and more.

This is in collaboration with Thailand Tourism and NokScoot Airline for the Thailand Tourism Festival 2019.

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Hyatt Place Gurgaon

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Recently stayed at Hyatt Place located in Udyog Vihar, Gurgaon. This fabulous business hotel is located centrally. It’s closely connected to the International/Domestic airports and local Metro Station. Also they are like 10 minutes away from the most popular business and dining hubs like DLF Cyber City, Unitech Infospace, Kingdom of Dreams and other Malls.
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Apart from this, there is free Wi-Fi everywhere to stay connected with friends and family and remote printing facility throughout the hotel.

The room was spacious, simple yet classy and had a plush double bed, work area, a huge sofa sleeper.

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Also they have 24/7 room service which is awesome. The hotel staff is polite and provide fast service.

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We had our meals in Gallery Café which serves buffet as well as tried few dishes from their newly launched à la carte menu. The best thing is they serve fresh fruit juices, loved orange and watermelon juice.

Even though the restaurant is located in a five-star hotel, menu prices are very reasonable and light on the pocket. Also would recommend Lamb Curry from the Indian buffet section, Chicken-Bacon Ceasar Salad, Grilled Fish and Shikanji from a la carte menu. They have an extensive buffet breakfast, loads of choices from Dosa to Sausages.

Their lunch and dinner buffet is no less and is sumptuous. Also not to forget the wide range of desserts and cakes. These are a must try. They have dining space outside in the garden as well.

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They also have 24/7 Gallery Market located near reception which serves delicious Doughnuts, Croissants, Salads, Sandwiches, Muffin, etc.

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They have 24-hour Gym which is very essential to stay fit. Love their outdoor swimming pool, best for relaxation.

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I highly recommend staying at this hotel.
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Dubai

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Enchanting Dubai


Our stay in Dubai was simply amazing.

Visit to the beautiful Miracle Flower Garden is absolutely amazing. From the entry gate to the emirates airplane, everything is decorated with flowers. Even though you are not a fan of flowers, you will love this place. It’s a must visit when you are in Dubai.

The Global Village is very close to the Miracle Garden but requires full day to cover up the place. It has stalls of almost every country showcasing their specialty when it comes to food and culture.

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The amazing Dubai Mall is so vast that it would take atleast a full week to cover up all the stores in the Mall. It consists of all the major brands, offers water fountain show in the evening, entry to the very popular Burj Khalifa.

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Dubai Mall

From being on 125th Floor of Burj Khalifa to the mesmerizing Dhow Cruise to Atlantis, The Palm located on the The Palm Island. There is so much to see and admire in Dubai.

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Healthy diet options for weight loss

Below food items you may add in your diet for a healthy life

Identify what choices of foods you need to plan for your weight loss/diet plan. Write out meals or diet options accordingly. This will help you to give more energy as well as reduce your weight. This will plan your weight loss program and adjust accordingly. Food plays an important role in reducing weight. Hence, it is important to choose the right kind of foods for this program. In order your weight loss plan to be effective, you have to start believing your body and giving it responsibility of keeping you fit and healthy. Following are the foods, which you should add to your daily diet plan:

  • Spinach- You should add spinach to your daily diet plan. It has rich source of omega-3 fatty acids, which will help you to lose weight and again at the same time it reduces the risk of heart diseases. Spinach is packed with lutein compounds that fight macular degeneration. Make your salad with spinach and egg and maintain a healthy eating habit.

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  • Yogurt- this will help to boost your immune system and excellent probiotic organisms. You should add this to your daily diet plan for a spectacular result. This is rich in calcium and protein. This is light and low in calories.
  • Tomatoes- a glass of tomato juice is very good for your diet plan. However, this will reduce the risk of coronary artery disease. By adding this food to your diet program, you will get a satisfactory result and a healthy body relevantly.
  • Carrots- this vegetables work optimal for reducing weight and it is low in calories. Adding these vegetables to your daily eating plan, it can reduce inflammatory conditions and it is good for asthma. It has a low caloric density.
  • Black beans- All beans are excellent for your heart, but black beans have the capacity to boost your brain and give you a healthy body and mind. It has full of anthocyanin, antioxidant compounds that have been shown to improve brain function. A daily 1/2-cup serving provides 8 grams of protein and 7.5 grams of fiber.

By choosing these diet plan foods, you can lose weight quickly and stay healthy and fit. You should eat healthy foods regularly and these foods are easily available and cost effective. A healthy diet can help you to prevent certain long-term chronic disease. This will help you to keep healthy as well. The suggestions may be different for every people, but including these foods to your diet program would help you to reduce weight in a certain manner.

You can trust on these foods and add it to your diet plan on a daily basis. You will see the immediate result. Your body needs energy and certain foods will give you energy and minimize your weight as well. It is essential to find the right kind of nutrient foods in your everyday diet. A balanced diet will help your body to stay healthy and fit.

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Foods to avoid to prevent weight gain

Foods to avoid in summers in order to prevent weight gain

Healthy eating is the most common approach we all should adopt to at all times. But, at the same time there are some foods which are meant for particular time or season only and should be carefully considered while we include them in our daily diets. And there are some food which are always bad and do more harm than good and should always be omitted from our diet. Here in this article we would be looking at certain foods that we should seriously avoid in order to prevent weight gain in summers.

Summers are the months of rising temperatures and outdoor activities. It is also the holiday season and nature also blesses us with its bounty of delicious and fresh produces, but at the same time there are a lot of high-calorie foods available in this season that make us gain considerable amount of weight. Beverages that are refreshing and cold salads are some foods that we enjoy a lot in the hot weather but these foods have surprisingly high amount of calories and fats.

Let’s look at what we should avoid eating during the summer months so that we do not put on the extra weight on to ourselves.

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  • Frozen Yoghurt

Don’t get fooled this summer with this summer delight. It is a common misconception that yoghurt is yoghurt, and is meant to be healthy. Yes, it is true, but not the frozen ones. They are loaded with added sugars and calories, even higher than what you generally find in an ice cream. Though yoghurt has some bit of protein in it, the probiotic factors are missing as it is there in natural and active yoghurts. Avoid them strictly.

  • Packaged Fruit Juices

During the summers we tend to pick up everything that is a fluid and with the easy availability, attractive packaging and tastefully enticing packaged fruit juices, we all tend to pick them the first. Almost all packaged fruit juices are loaded with added sugar in the form of sugary sodas – the main culprit to a host of health issues including weight gain. Next time you want to stay hydrated and keep away from thirst, make a wiser choice with whole fruits or freshly squeezed juices out of them.

  • Summer Salads

Salads are great foods for the summers, perhaps for all the year around – low in calories and super healthy. But there are the ones like the creamy pasta salads and the sweetened fruit salads could be equally dangerous and harmful. Refined flour, calorie rich creamy dressings, sugary syrups, whipped cream and what all – you have all the ingredients at one place to make you fat and unhealthy. Dressings in particular are pure fat.

  • Lemonades and flavored sweetened teas

Water doesn’t seem to be appealing always, whereas a chilled glass of lemonade or a flavored cold ice tea seems to be the perfect solution. You are not alone, we all are with you. But these drinks are super high in calories and sweets – a perfect combination to make you fat and fatter.

  • Bar-be-cue meats and burgers

This is one thing that we all wait for the entire year and come summers we love to have evening bar-be-cue parties very often. Research say that meats cooked over open flame and at unregulated temperatures causes the protein of the meat to break down into a compound that is not at all good for health and causes unprecedented fat gain.

Opt for lean meats with thinner cuts and cook over the grill to ensure that the meats stay healthy, yet delicious. Moreover, adding cheese and creamy topping on them add up to the portion of unsaturated fats along with higher levels of sodium and calories. Use herb and olive oil marinades to make them super healthy.

Being cautious about what you eat in any season is in your hands and so is your health. Make smarter choices and watch what you eat. You will be safe form weight gain in summers.

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Source: Dietitian Ashu Gupta is the founder of Ashu Gupta’s Diet Clinic and an acclaimed dietician and nutritionist.

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Foods you should avoid and start eating in summer season

Foods you should avoid and start eating in summer season

Summers are here and we all are bound to feel thirsty and tired. What do we do? We all like to eat and drink when we are tired and thirsty. Grabbing a piece of burger and a chilled cola is the first thing that most of us resort to. But, wait a minute – are the ones we feel that is going to quench our thirst and provide us with all the energy we need to put us back on track are the right choices we have made. It could be that our choices are going to do more harm than good.

Summers, apart from being hot, humid and reasonably troublesome, are also the months to relish some of nature’s bounty. It is also the time to entertain and get entertained. The evenings are long and what could be a perfect set up for a bar-be-cue parties. But, we need to careful as certain foods in summers are dangerous and can make us sick and especially in summers when we need to be extra cautious with what we eat and drink.

Do you actually know that summers are the months when we tend to gain weight faster than other seasons? Summers have lot of temptations – bar-be-cues, poolside food vendors and a lot more. Here are certain foods that you must avoid in summers and also listed are the foods that you must start having during the hot weather.

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Must Avoid:

  • Bar-be-cue charred meat, poultry and fish

Bar-be-cued animal protein cooked over raw fire and at higher temperatures produces certain chemicals in the food that could be detrimental to human health and can even cause cancers if taken regularly. Having them regularly is in no way doing good for your health.

  • Deep fried dough and other fried stuffs

Battered and fried foods are amongst the worst sources of food filled with unhealthy trans fats. The same is with unhealthy fried dough products. These might taste good, but have unhealthy cholesterols and increases body inflammation.

  • Hot Dogs and Meat Burgers

Again it’s the processed and salty option to be blamed. Salami and ham are another bad options that should be strictly avoided.

  • Ice cones

These might help cool down for the moment, but are nothing apart from syrups made up of high fructose corn syrups and sweetened with sugar. Moreover, you never know the quality of water been used to make the ice.

  • Corn Cobs

These are not only bad for your gums, but are also high on carbs and calories. These have no vitamins, irons or other vital minerals and nutrients.

  • Watermelon with seeds

Watermelon is must to have food in summer, but not with its seeds. There is nothing to worry as the seeds of watermelon are not toxic or dangerous, but still it can cause discomfort or bloating.

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Must Eat:

  • Bottle Gourd or Lauki

This super vegetable is loaded with goddesses of vitamins, folate, magnesium and calcium. It is great for weight loss and acts a super blood purifier.

  • All melons

One fruit variety that you can enjoy whole heartedly are the melons. Eat as much as you like. A good for stomach, helps in weight loss, keeps cool and the list is endless.

  • Lemon water with mint

It is natural cleanser. Just a few drops of lemon juice in minted water and you are light and summer ready as ever.

  • Cucumbers

This one fruit is must for summers. Eat them the way you like – as juice, in salads and even peeled and raw. It is loaded with fibers and will never let you have problems with constipation.

  • Curd

It is one food that can be converted to as many varieties as you can imagine – smoothies, butter milk, shakes, lassi, raita and even plain. The cooling effects are just what the body needs in summers.

  • Green Leafy Veggies

These are one food that stands good all year around. They are rich in water content and is a must for summers. Make sure that you don’t overcook them to retain the water contents.

  • Onions

Yes, you read it right. Onions too have immense cooling effects on the body. It is a great aid in protecting from sun-strokes during summers. Add them to salads or vegetables or just have them raw, enjoy it the way you like.

The most important things to consider in summer is to protect yourself and your family from food poisoning, getting dehydrated and getting hit by sun stroke. The list above mentions certain food groups that you must avoid and the ones that you must have to keep safe and enjoy your summers.

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Source: Ms. Sheela Seharwat, Dietitian. She is one of the youngest successful entrepreneur of India, and founder and head mentor of Diet Clinic Health Care Pvt. Ltd.

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Healthy Eating for Business Professionals

If you want to genuinely lose fat, you must make some lifestyle changes as well as a total commitment. You may ask what if you are too busy? Healthy eating habits are essential for leading a disease free life. However, this is something that people with busy professionals and lives can achieve. A busy social life and juggling a career is not easy and just getting some time to eat healthy can be difficult. More often, you eat whatever foods come into your hand, something easy and quick hack you could just pop in the microwave or oven or get a takeaway. Even if you out to a restaurant for lunch or dinner, you might as well eat smart, like ordering for fresh fruit juice instead of chocolate shake.

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So how could busy professionals eat healthy meals and still carry on their daily activities? Well, healthy eating is essential to lead a healthy life. The secret is planning! Plan your diet and eat healthy foods, this will really help you even if you have a busy lifestyle.

Schedule a block of time – Each week, (the day may change each week) take inventory of what you currently have, create a meal plan or have Inspiring Health prepare one for you. Make your shopping list and go shopping. When you return from the store, clean, cut and prepare single servings of fruit or veggies. Make one or two items in the oven and place in separate containers to freeze and / or put in the refrigerator. This may seem like a lot, but it can be done in about 3-4 hours at a time. This will save you lots of time during the week, where you will be just heating up your food and not having to prepare everything during the week.

Eat Real Foods- Even if you are busy, try to plan your meal timings accordingly and eat fresh fruits, vegetables and eat easy to cook food. This will surely help you to offer a good diet and make you feel energetic whole day.

Protein shakes- keep fresh fruit juice, protein shakes handy, and this will truly help you with your diet. This will give you nutritional value and health benefits.

Change your habits- by eating healthy foods, you can change your taste for foods. Avoid craving for junk foods, instead of it change your eating habits, and eat healthy meals. The more you healthy, the more your body tells you that it wants healthy foods. Instead of that sugary milk tea, have green tea instead.

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Drink more water and make sure to drink fresh juices and fresh fruits. Healthy Eating Habits have the potential to alter a person’s body and overall personality for the better. Regular consumption of a nutritious and healthy diet has always proven to have a positive impact on a person’s lifestyle and physical appearance. By consulting a professional dietitian, you could plan your diet and get the best suggestion of healthy eating, in your busy schedule as well. There are different types of diet plans available for busy professionals and this will give you the exclusive health benefits. Plan your diet today and stay yourself healthy, even if you are a busy professional!

Source: Ms. Sheela Seharwat, Dietitian. She is one of the youngest successful entrepreneur of India, and founder and head mentor of Diet Clinic Health Care Pvt. Ltd.

Beat the Australian Summer heat with these drinks

Delicious summer drinks to quench your thirst.

Top Photographer 2022 on Google Maps

I am glad to share that my photographs on Google Maps have crossed 30 Million views and I have been recognized as the Top Photographer 2022 on Google Maps.

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