Wanderlust – Taj Balloon Fest

Have you ever imagined how beautiful it would be if you can watch Taj Mahal in aerial view.?

Have you ever experienced the ride in a hot air balloon?

Do you know that there is festival in the name of the above two.. Yesss!! It’s the Taj Balloon Festival.

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Its my dream to travel in hot air balloon at least for once with my girl and i knew that there were organisation which conduct and take care of those events. One of them is Skywaltz. Today out of blue when i started searching about it, found this BALLOON SAFARI. Trust me i completely lost my mind and i’m literally on cloud 9.

Found that More than 15 hot air balloons from Australia, Belgium, Britain, France, Germany, Spain, Sri Lanka, Thailand, the UAE and the US, as also India, will fly tourists and adventure lovers, for a fee, at the festival that has been envisaged to promote tourism in and around the TajMahal.

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Price & Offers

Provides three kind of packages Sky VISA, Sky SAIL, Sky EXCLUSIVE. Except Sky Visa, remaining two packages are non refundable. While Sky Exclusive is a special package for family or loved ones which provide private ride to celebrate special occasion I wish to propose my love there, no chance of rejecting then 😉

Sky Visa package price starts from Rs.12,000/- per adult and Rs.7,000/- for kids.

Sky Sail package price starts from Rs. 9,000/- per adult and Rs. 7,000/- for kids.

Sky Exclusive starts ranging from $ 1000 for 3 persons and $1800 for 4-8 persons.

These tickets have inclusions like :

  • Free Pick up and drop from/to hotel
  • Certificate of flight duly signed by the pilot
  • Tea/Coffee refreshments at the launching site.

Destinations

They are providing six destinations including Jaipur and Udaipur. Trust me these timings and these forts.. Aerial view and ride in the air like a bird.. Godddd!!! Driving me crazy. Pretty romantic ♥..

Anyway, here is the link for timings in various destinations provided in the site

Specials

Here is a capture shot from their website.. I really want to share this with you so that one of you might visit and have fun.. I really don’t want anyone to miss this.. After all, we have one life and why should we live it boringly..  I hate being routine every day 😛

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Here is an article over the Balloon fest in Hindustan times.. Check out for further reliability information, if you need..  Link

Mariott ^_^

Ever since my teenage looking forward for a travel destination where it resemblence itself as heaven.  I’d love to visit coorg but i can’t live beside a water fall, found kerala so beautiful but i miss those mountains or snowy mornings and many more prerequisites 😛 Atlast i found one

I’ve heard about Mariott as very expensive hostings. I realised it will be the perfect leisure destination though costs high. Nothing comes just like that right. It deserves 🙂

I never visited but i wanna share this and hope i will visit with my loved one soon. Here i share my wish 🙂

Well, here is the destination i loved. Mariott in Darjeeling (Mussoorie) Here is the aerial view of the resort found on their portal. I was spellbound and guess you’ll too

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The resort with its sophisticated elegance and chic style is set amidst the surreal ambience of the lush Garhwal mountain range and is the perfect getaway for guests who want to experience and enjoy the serenity of nature, in the lap of luxury.

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Rich, indulgent rooms offering panoramic views of the valley, expansive dining options, tastefully appointed meeting spaces, a large entertainment zone and the acclaimed Cedar Spa by L’Occitane ensure that the resort offers new experiences every day. Personalized service coupled with one of the largest ballrooms along with scenic outdoor venues also serves as an ideal destination for weddings and social events.

Their luxurious 820-square-foot Executive Suites include a living room, bedroom and private whirlpool with a great view towards valleys.

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Here is a snap from tourist

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I wish to marry here after going through these pics in out door events album posted by the management. To be honest user reviews and photos are almost the same. Guess the beauty is mindblowing  ♥

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That kitchen and the perch tea lounge increasing my heart beat just like anything..

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If this continue, i’ll visit even taking loan from friends 😛 Here is a link that i took about the packages of room for one day and that sounds so cool and justifiying.

Valley view room @22,100 and link. Dont forget to see the rate details and room details. Room details dropped my jaw out of surprise and ecstasy :*

Here is the link for official website: JWMARIOTT and Trip Advisor

Main Course – Butter Naan

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Naaannnn… This is my favorite food. I’ve tasted once in hyderabad in my childhood and from then i didn’t left it . Well, i love this and hope many of you do so. I gathered some information from internet and please don’t mind if any content in this post is copyrighted or offensive. I just want to share the feel and taste of it being a foodie 🙂

 


MENU

CATEGORY :Vegetarian
COURSE :Main
CUISINE :Indian
TECHNIQUE :Bake
DIFFICULTY :Medium
PREPARATION TIME :3 hours
SERVINGS :Serves 4


INGREDIENTS

3 cups whole wheat flour/atta
1 tbsp sugar
½ tsp instant yeast
1 cup water or as required
3 to 4 tbsp curd/dahi/yogurt
2 tbsp softened butter (unsalted or salted)
¾ tsp salt or as required
butter as required for spreading on the naan


PROCEDURE

In a bowl, take the instant yeast, sugar. add water and stir the mixture.
Then add 1 cup whole wheat flour and stir or whisk it with the rest of the yeast mixture.
Cover and keep aside to leaven for 40 to 45 minutes.
Then add the remaining whole wheat flour, salt, butter and curd/yogurt. Knead to a soft and smooth dough.
If the dough become sticky, add a few tbsp of flour and knead again. if its dry, then add some more water. cover the naan dough and keep aside for 25 to 30 minutes. Divide the dough into medium balls.
Give a resting time for the dough balls for about 15 to 20 minutes. cover and keep aside.
lightly dust the dough balls with some flour. you can also sprinkle some sesame seeds or nigella seeds on the dough ball and then roll it.
Roll into a small to medium sized rounds/rotis of medium thickness, place the naan on a hot tava or griddle.
When the bottom is partly cooked, flip. you will see bubbles on the naan. When the second side is cooked, remove the naan with a pair of tongs and place the side which was cooked first facing the fire.
the naan will puff up. flip and brown the naan.
place the hot naan in a roti basket or casserole. spread some butter on top. Make naans this way. if not serving straight away, then stack them in the roti basket or else you can serve these butter naans immediately.

Style Statement – Sid @ Ranbir

Basically i am a geek. I’m just learning now how to be trendy and credit goes to my girl. She started hitting me when she like some bracelets or any her thing. Now i am used to it and now i can choose the best for her 😜

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Really fed up with the blogs here showing only women’s fashion and mostly only posting by girls.

For this reason, i am going to post things which suits men (esp myself) of course i am having support from few persons both virtually and dramatically 😂 mostly i depend on my girl cos she is pretty good at selection or fashion. I feel boys magic is for girls only 🙃

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Here is my favorite style statement from Ranbir Kapoor in Wake up sid and Yeh jawaani hai deewani :

1. New Era Solid Baseball Cap: Found in flipkart pricing about Rs 2,099/-

2. Converse Men’s AS Canvas HI Black Shoe : Found on myntra pricing about Rs 1499/-

3. Blue Tapered Jeans: Found in myntra costs Rs 2199 and varies with brand / type.

4. Multi Coloured Casual / Smart Casual Shirt: Both we can buy in Myntra ranging varies with our taste.Multicoloured @ Rs 785/- and Smart Casual @ Rs 1497/-

P.S: This is simply my favorite collection only:)

Hope someone will gift me Nikon dslr cam toooEdit 😘 ^_^ for this look ♥

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Street Food – Pav Bhaji

Having an affair with the street food is the best week end routine. The Multi-spice flavors of foods like Pav bhaji, Vada pav, Bhel puri makes your mouth watery. Most of the street side stalls keep open until wee hours.
Pav bhaji is tangy, sour and spicy with lemon extract. Pav bhaji is a dish of fluffy bread slices smeared with butter and mixed vegetable gravy.

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PREP TIME  20 mins –  COOK TIME  40 mins –  TOTAL TIME   1 hour

Pav bhaji recipe – a popular Mumbai street food
Recipe type: Snack
Cuisine: Mumbai street food, Indian
Yield: 4 Servings

INGREDIENTS

For pressure cooking vegetables:
Potatoes – 2 small or 1 ½ cups roughly chopped
Cauliflower – ½ cup, cut into big florets
Carrots – ½ cup, cut into big pieces
Green peas – ½ cup
Water – ¾ cup
Salt – to taste

For bhaji:
Butter – 1 tablespoon + 3 tablespoons
Cumin seeds – 1 teaspoon
Garlic paste or freshly grated – 1 tablespoon
Onion – ¾ cup, finely chopped
Salt – to taste
Capsicum or green bell pepper – ½ cup, finely chopped
Tomatoes – 2 ½ cups, finely chopped
Pav bhaji masala – 1 ½ tablespoons
Red chili powder – 1 tablespoon
Water – 1 to 1 ½ cups
Cilantro or coriander leaves – 2-3 tablespoons, finely chopped
For tosting pav/buns:
Ladi pav – 8-10
Butter or butter spread – 1 tablespoon

For serving:
Onion – ½ cup, finely chopped
Lemon – 1, cut into wedges
Butter – as needed, to add on top of the bhaji

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Take chopped potatoes, carrots, cauliflower and green peas in the pressure cooker.
  2. Add salt and ¾ cups of water. Mix it. It looks like there is not much water in it. But that is ok, while cooking water leaves its own water and consistency will be fine. if added too much water then it will be too watery.
  3. Cover the cooker with lid, put the weight on. Turn the heat on medium. Let it cook for 3-4 whistles. While it is cooking, chop other ingredients for bhaji. Let the pressure go down by itself. Then open the lid.
  4. Mash it using potato masher.
  5. Don’t make it like a puree, it should be little chunky. Keep it aside.
  6. Heat 1 tablespoon of butter in pan on medium heat.
  7. Once hot add cumin seeds. Let them sizzle a bit.
  8. Then add garlic paste, cook for a minute. Or till the raw smell of garlic goes away.
  9. Then add chopped onions. Sprinkle some salt. Cook till onions are light brown in color.
  10. Add chopped capsicum and mix. Cook for 3-4 minutes. Capsicum will get soften.
  11. Add chopped tomatoes. Mix well and cook.
  12. Tomatoes will get soft and juicy. Let all the water gets evaporated. Cook till it becomes chunky yet thick paste.
  13. Add pav bhaji masala and red chili powder. Mix well and cook for a minute.
  14. Then add prepared mashed veggies. Mix well.
  15. Add water. Mix well. Adjust the water quantity as per your liking consistency. Let it simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  16. Add 1 tablespoon of butter. Cover the pan and let the butter gets melt.
  17. Once butter is almost melted (about in 2 minutes), open the lid. Stir it well.
  18. Then again add 1 tablespoon of butter, cover and let it melt.
  19. Once melted, stir well so everything gets incorporated well. Again add last tablespoon of butter and repeat the same process. This makes really smooth and buttery.
  20. Turn off the stove. Lastly add chopped coriander leaves.
  21. Mix well and keep it covered.
  22. Now to toast the buns, Cut into half horizontally. Spread the butter on both the sides using butter knife.
  23. heat the pan on medium heat. Once hot place the butter side facing down on the pan.
  24. Once gets golden brown from one side, turn it around the toast other side. Other sides (meaning the top side) should be very lightly toasted. Remove it to a platter. and repeat for rest of the pav.
  25. Now served the warm bhaji on the plate with dollop of butter on top. On side serve some chopped onions, lemon wedges and pav.

Source: Internet