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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Indo-Persian Mughlai food at its best in Delhi NCR

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Ordered dinner from The Mughal Secret. Their menu is inspired from the age old cookbooks of Indo-Persian Mughal empire and prepared by their expert and skilled chefs to deliver royalty in every bite. They deliver food within Delhi NCR. Tried few dishes as mentioned below:

Mutton Seekh Kebab – Minced mutton spiced well and cooked on the seekh. These kebabs were super scrumptious. MUST TRY!!

Chicken Cheese Kebab – Succulent pieces of chicken thigh marinated well with herbs and cheese then roasted in oven loaded with cheese.

Laal Mass Darbari – Fiery lamb curry cooked in ground spices, with a burst of red chillies. Mutton was cooked to perfection with spices and meat was falling off the bone. Had this with Garlic Naan.

Murgh Patiyala – Huge pieces of chicken cooked with a blend of flavorful blend of spices, onion, tomato and eggs. This tasted amazing with their Warqi Paratha. MUST TRY!!

The Mughal Secret’s food quality and quantity is highly commendable! Everything is made fresh and delivered hot. Will surely try more dishes from them.

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The Mughal Secret Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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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International Tea Day

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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.

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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.

Why eggs are 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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Source: juicing-for-health.com

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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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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Top Photographer 2021 on Google Maps

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I am glad to share that my photographs on Google Maps have crossed 15 Million views and I have been recognized as the Top Photographer 2021 on Google Maps.

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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.” 

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

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.
Also watch Hotel Tour and my #Staycation video here.


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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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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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Breakfast in Suite Room at Hilton Garden Inn, Gurgaon | Luxury Hotel Stay India

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Hotel Room Tour of Staycation at Courtyard by Marriott Gurugram Downtown

Staycation Vibes at Courtyard by Marriott Gurugram Downtown | Marriott Bonvoy🤩 🎉

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Quick & Easy Besan Pakode Recipe | Potato Fritters

Recipe to make Paneer, Palak, Onion, Aloo Besan Pakode, a simple and easy snack recipe at home which is quick to make.

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Central Waterfront Promenade in Hong Kong | Central Plaza view ✈️

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Make Healthy Oats Eggless Pancake | Quick Breakfast Oatmeal Recipe

Recipe to make Healthy Oats Pancake, a simple and easy snack recipe at home which is healthy and quick to make.

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Dark Chocolate Dome at Aerocity, New Delhi | Chocolate Fire Ball

Dark Chocolate Dome 🤤

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Fancy Cottage in Bali, Indonesia | Cutest Cottage in Candikuning

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Craving for Momos | Hidden gem in South Delhi

Lockdown has caused boredom due to the monotonous eating schedule and left us craving for the Indian street food. Being a Delhite, momos are something unforgettable. Recently ordered food from Hooked On Momos, main reason being momos obviously. It is a delivery outlet based in Lajpat Nagar, South Delhi which specializes in serving Chinese food.

Steamed Chicken Momos– Ordered for steam Chicken momos. Chilli sauce was served as a condiment which was very spicy and delectable.

Chicken Afghani Tandoori Momos – These momos were stuffed with minced Chicken, marinated in hung curd and cream then roasted in tandoor. This was served with Chilli Sauce and mint chutney along with mayonnaise. An absolute MUST TRY!!

Chilli Paneer Dry – Fried cottage cheese tossed with capsicum, onion & chilli paste, finished with spring onion. It has 8 big chunks of paneer. This was almost stale otherwise it would have been delicious.

Hakka Noodles – Stir fried Chinese Hakka Noodles topped with capsicum, onion and cottage cheese, finished with some black pepper Noodles were fresh but these cannot be eaten on its own. You will need some appetizer or curry along with it as it lacked flavour.

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