Travelling to Delhi. Than don’t even dare to skip these tourist destinations.

Are you planning to visit the most beautiful country? Well visiting India can be a great choice for you. This country is rich with its unique culture, different people as well as its great history. One of the most popular historical places of this country that still reflects the vision of ancient times is Delhi. So, if you have huge curiosity for Indian History then you should definitely visit this field. Its architecture, ancient buildings and beautiful gardens will mesmerizer you completely.

So the things which you need to focus before exploring all these destinations is:

  1. Book a nice hotel, preferably in southern part of Delhi.
  2. Hire a awesome taxi company via which you won’t get stuck in Delhi traffic Jam, &
  3. The top restaurants in Delhi which will be in your sightseeing rad map.

So for accommodation I will suggest you to book 3 star hotels in the Greater Kailash part of Delhi as its a very posh area, for cab companies I will suggest firms like Man Travels and Meru Cabs and top restaurant to dine will the Eros Hotels, Taj Hotel Restaurant and my favourite The Embassy restaurant in Connaught Place. Now lets talk about the most important topic, Delhi Sightseeing.

The Old Delhi is little crowded but the New Delhi looks beautiful with its organized lifestyle. Here is the list of five most special places of New Delhi that you should never ever forget to visit.

Qutab minar:

Haven’t you visited it yet? Well, pack your bags and come to Delhi as soon as possible. Qutab Minar is the most eye soothing place that makes you amaze. Its incredible beauty is popular in the whole world. It beauty will force you to say wow over and over again. Qutab Minar is popular as the tallest brick minaret in all over the world. This grand vision of the early Indian architecture gives you a sense of taste of that time. People still do not know that why this monument was built in 1206. Some believe that it was made at the starting of Muslim rule in India so, the reason behind this amazing monument was establishing Muslim rule.

Gandhi Smriti:

Among the many other places, Gandhi Smriti is really heart touching. It is the place where the Father of our nation Mahatma Gandhi was brutally assassinated. He stayed at this house for 144 days and took his last breath in this place. You can visit his bed room which is still keep in the same way. There is a prayer ground around this place where people come to visit at the every evening.

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India gate:

It is the biggest gate of India that is known as india Gate. People from different countries come to visit this amazing place. Its amazing style is really great and it always makes us aware of the death of Indian soldiers. The gate was made in the memory of several soldiers who lost their lives in the World War 1 for confronting the British army.

The garden of five senses:

Do you love peaceful ambience? Well if yes, then you should visit the Garden of Five Senses. It will take you to a far cry from the chaos of the city. Its name is unique and it really can manage to awaken all five senses of people. So it is not an ordinary garden and you should definitely visit it.

Bahai temple:

One of the most beautiful temples of India is Bahai temple. If you manage time to visit this temple you will simply love its structure and shape. Sometimes people refer it as lotus temple because it has the shape of a beautiful lotus. The temple is made with white marble and stands to show the unity of all religions. It looks splendid at the evening when it is lighted up.

A post of Rajasthani cuisine by Mezban

The term Rajasthani mean stuff from Rajasthan. Rajasthan is a popular tourist desert state in Republic of India. Now the term Rajasthani is commonly used with cuisine as the desert satet of Rajasthan is globally famous for its stories of war, love and Rajasthani Cuisine.

Today we have the master chef of Mezban restaurant Mr Singh. Those who don’t know about Mezban restaurant, I will let you know that it is one of many popular restaurants in jaipur. Today Mr Singh is going to share 2 of the finest cuisines which they serve in their kitchen.

But we go deep into those 2 you should know a bit more about Rajasthani cuisine. Rajasthani cuisines include vegetarian dishes, non-vegetarian dishes, and delicious sweets. They are usually divided into Rajput cuisines and Marwari cuisines. Rajasthani cuisine includes meat of game birds, hare, and boar, daal bati churma, besan ki missi puri, and lacheedar paratha. Other rajasthani delicacies are gatte ki sabzi, jodhpuri kabuli, gulab jamun ki sabzi, ker sangri kumatia, rabodi ki sabzi, goonda ki sabzi, kadhi, kesar murg, rajasthani sula, khud khasrgosh, and my favourite laal maans. Mouth watering sweets include laapsi and malai ghevar.

Now the dishes from Mr Singh.

1- Daal bati churma

This dish consists of three food items namely churma, bati, and daal. Churma is a combination baatis which are cooked and crushed, sugar, and ghee. Baati is a rounded hard ball made of wheat either roasted or cooked dipped in large amounts of clarified butter. Daal is a curry made from panchkuti dal which comprises five dals with lot of clarified butter and minimal amount of spices.

The ingredients required are 1/3 cup of yellow pigeon peas, 1/3 cup of split bengal gram, 1/3 cup of split green gram, 1 tablespoon split black lentils, 1 tablespoon whole green gram, 3 teaspoons of chilly powder, 1/4 spoon turmeric powder, 1 teaspoon coriander powder, 1/2 teaspoon garam masala, three cloves, two bay leaves, 1 teaspoon cumin seeds, two slit green chillies, a pinch of asafoetida, 2 teaspoons dried mango powder, 2 teaspoons pulp of tamarind, three tablespoons ghee, salt to taste, 1 cup of whole wheat flour, half cup semolina, 2 tablespoons bengal gram flour, 8 tablespoons milk, and 4 tablespoons melted ghee.

For the preparation of daal, it should be properly washed. Dals should be pressure cooked by adding 4 cups of water and switched off after 3 whistles. Garam masala, turmeric powder, chilly powder, and coriander powder are mixed with three tablespoons of water and made into a pase and kept aside. Green chillies, cloves, bay leaf, asafoetida, and cumin seeds are added to the heated ghee in the pan. The paste in the bowl is added to this after the crackling of cumin seeds and sauteed for 2 minutes. Mango powder, tamarind pulp, cooked dals, and salt are added to this and simmered for about 7 minutes until the required consistency.

Baatis can be prepared by mixing wheat flour, semolina, bengal gram flour, milk, and melted ghee into a dough and kneaded for about 5 minutes. This dough is made into 10 lemon-sized balls and shaped round. Water is boiled in a pan and the baatis prepared are dropped into the pan. After cooking for about 20 minutes, the baatis are drained and kept aside. Then the baatis are grilled or roasted. The baatis are served hot with the daal on top of the baatis and churma.

2- Laapsi

The ingredients required to make this recipe are 2 tablespoons ghee, half cup broken wheat, 1 cup jaggery, half cup water, and nuts to garnish. The broken wheat is fried in ghee in a pan until it turns pink in color. The grains are softened by cooking with water. Sweet syrup is made by heating water and jaggery in a pan until it thickens a bit. This syrup is added to the cooked broken wheat and heated on medium heat. After the ghee gets separated from the mixture, you can serve hot by garnishing with nuts.

Well there are the 2 dishes shares by Mr Singh but to tell you the truth there more than 200 Rajasthani dishes which I have tasted. The best way to explore and taste them is by travelling to cities like Jaipur and Jaisalmer.

If you need any assistance in finding hotels or popular restaurants, simply mail me, I would love to assist.

My favourite destinations in Asia

Well there in no doubt that I love Thailand but there are many more destination which I love to visit again and again and below I have mentioned few of them.

At number 2 Jaipur, India

Rated as top 5 destinations in India, Jaipur is a city to explore. Jaipur which is also known as the Pink city of India. There is a royal history behind it which includes the King of Jaipur and Duke of Wales. Even today the old Jaipur in Pink and is a must see tourist city in Asia.

Best time to visit Jaipur is from month of August to February as the temperature is quite cool.

At number 3 Macau, China

Macau also known as the Las vegas of Asia is a city full of Chinese cuisine, gambling and 24.7 entertainment. There is no doubt that Vegas and Macau are in a strong competition to attract travellers but I believe that Macau is winning this battle just because they are serving the real cantonese cuisine which isn’t available in Vegas.

Best time to visit Macau is from March to March. Yes all 12 months as this city dosen’t sleep…

At number 4 Mumbai, India

Anther city in Asia which is famous for its hospitality, cuisine especially street food and night life is Mumbai. Mumbai was once known as Bombay and this city was bring to existence by my ancestors British. Mumbai is today the financial capital of India but along with that it is a very popular city for its tasty street food, luxury hotels and resorts, especially the Taj hotel near Gateway of India and the Indian movies industry known as Bollywood.

Best time to visit Mumbai is from September to March as the monsoon season would be weak and you can easily explore the streets without an umbrella.

At number 5 Kyoto, Japan

Also known as Meaco, Kyoto is the cultural capital of the Great Japan. I could have mentioned Tokoyo here but I didn’t as in present Tokoyo you won’t find the real spirit of Japanese culture. But Kyoto is special. It has some of the best Sushi and other Japanese cuisine and stories of wars which continued here for more than 1100 years.

I believe that I don;t have enough words to narrate the glory of this city. So you can skip the above 4 destinations but don’t even dare to skip Kyoto on your nest trip to Asia.