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Hi, Here is the list of 20 best resorts in Coorg: https://goo.gl/qVYK3c You can choose from several other options here: https://goo.gl/dS1bn5
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1 more answer by Nithin
Hi Rajath, A trip to Himachal Pradesh sounds exciting! You can read about trekking essentials here: https://goo.gl/dqTBJX If you plan on hitchhiking you can consider carrying some camping gear too. You can read about it here: https://goo.gl/j874dU You can read about beautiful stories from our travellers who have explored several amazing places in Himachal Pradesh here: https://goo.gl/ZWvYRD Every article has a map and location linked to it. If you need a physical map, visit any tourist office in the area. Most of the hotels or hostel lobby have some stacked in the reception. Happy Travelling!
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For backpack I'd ask you to carry sleeping bag if you have and also yoga mat. one jacket. and as least clothes as you can take. because there'll be times when you have to walk a lot. and since you are going on mountains, you might have to trek a lot. also take safety things like pepper spray or a taser if you have. might help in worse case. rain coat and big polythene.. may be as big as you . or bag cover you can also read my article how i did my Delhi-Leh trip. https://www.tripoto.com/trip/leh-couldn-t-have-been-597823ff239db
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1 more answer by Vaibhav Gangrade
Hello Barun, Last year I was travelling through Vietnam and Cambodia during the month of September. Though it is wet season there, it is still perfect time to explore the place as it never rains all through the day. So rain should not stop you from exploring these amazing places. Philippines is also on my Wishlist for long. You can explore several trips across Southeast Asia by our wanderers here: https://goo.gl/A2WtA6 Happy Travelling!
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Do consider Singapore. Monsoons don't hit till.late Oct.
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If u wanna explore Mumbai in one day, best option is book a ticket for bus in Mumbai darshan. Which will cost you max to max rs300*to 400*u can usually get discounts on the app of various bus booking app also.
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If you wanna travel by your own means, you can explore the below places Gateway of India Elephanta Caves Colaba Causeway Market-Fashoin Street Chatrapati Shivaji Musuem Jahangir Art Galary Victoria Terminus Nehru science center Nehru planetarium Girgoan chowpaty Taraporewala Aquarium Marine Drive Haji Ali Worli Seaface Kamla Nehru Park Siddhivinayaka Temple Mahalakshmi Temple Mount Mary Church Juhu Beach Sanjay Gandhi National Park Kanheri Caves Powai Lake Global Vipassana Pagoda
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1 more answer by Shipra Shekhar
Am heading on second week bros
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Even m looking fr a company
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Hey Niranjan!To get a perfect Kochi tour plan and packages ,you need to take timely guidance and assistance from leading travel agents in Kerala. That is why they offer a wide array of Kerala tour plan and packages for families, friends, couples, corporate, and groups. You can avail all details of Kerala tour Plans with price from these agents and take a balanced decision on grabbing Kerala holiday tour and packages package.Just simply and kindly visit to www.travelagentsin.in
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Hi! Travellers usually club Munnar and Alleppy with a trip to the Kochi port. You can do the same or spend a couple of days exploring just the quiet town instead. If you are going by road and plan on covering Munnar and Alleppy as well, then this travelogue will come in handy to you: https://www.tripoto.com/trip/in-the-lap-of-god-s-own-country-a-journey-to-thrissur-munnar-allepy-and-port-kochi-2603 And if you just wish to spend your time in Kochi, then give this a quick read as well: https://www.tripoto.com/trip/72-hours-of-walking-in-fort-kochi-9327
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Hi Saurav, Take the Mumbai - Vashi - Kharghar - Kalamboli - Expressway - Khopoli - Pali - Mangaon - Dapoli route. The road conditions are quite good on this route. Via the Mumbai - Pune highway, its about 250km and around 6 hours to complete the journey. The journey up to Dapoli will be extremely scenic, as you will be driving through the ghats and evergreen hills.
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Hi, While in Manali, apart from the local sightseeing, you can go for a day trip to Rohtang Pass, go for the Jogini Falls Trek or visit Manikaran and Vaishno Devi. It doesn't snow in Manali in September. Snow is generally around late December or early January only. Same with skiing, it happens around Dec-Jan only. However, there are other adventure activities like trekking and paragliding. However, do check with operators beforehand. Hope this helps!
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If you want to see snow and enjoy your day with snow then visit between December to march. Skiing is possible between this period.
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1 more answer by Vikas Sawant
Hi, Gurgaon to Amritsar is approx 500 km . Mid-way is Chandigarh , which is about 4-5 hours drive . You can make a night stop at chandigarh . You can leave for Amritsar early morning, leading to another 4-5 hours drive ahead. Giving you a whole day for amritsar and stay the night as well . If you are planning on going to Golden temple, the best time is early morning around 4-5 am .
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Hi, You can make a stop at any of the big towns like Ludhiana, Ambala for a decent stay. In Patiala you have a "Moti Bagh palace" to visit and good street market for punjabi suits and juttis. Chandigarh which is an hour detour but worth it There is a "Gurudwara Shri Jyoti Saroop Sahib" at Fatehgarh Sahib on your way, but finding a decent hotel near it can be an issue. Haweli in Jalandhar is also a good option.
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Hi Aayush, Tripoto wanderer Nidhi has been there and documented her beautiful journey here: https://goo.gl/5Fqm4c You can find more experiences of Chakrata by travellers here: https://goo.gl/6S8mtC
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Hi Ayush, visited. The roads condition is not very good. Network problem. Do arrange your stay before reaching there.
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Rishikesh and Haridwar
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Lansdowne, Rishikesh, chopta, harsel
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9 more answers by Sikander Sharma & 8 others
Going there in September.. tell us how's the place after your visit
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I have never been there. It's one of my dream places to visit. I am a bit scared to go alone so looking for some company.
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2 more answers by travel_with_akkhi & 1 others
Hi. first of all, all the best for you trip. i have already done trip like this so I'd say it is not impossible to go penniless but it is surely very difficult. Try going alone or with just a partner(not a girl preferably) because cars dont give lifts easily, trucks do mostly and they dont give if there are a lot of people. (max two) Carry as least weight as you can because there'll be time when you'd have to wait or walk for hours (i hope it doesn't come true, but still...) Try keeping a taser in case you have to sleep in a jungle or an open area. it might help you in worst cases. Just for self defence. And at last it would be really life changing experience. you can read my trip below. how i did "Delhi - Leh Under 2250 INR" https://www.tripoto.com/trip/leh-couldn-t-have-been-597823ff239db
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Okay, I see where you're coming from but please remember that this is India and make sure you take care of your safety first. Carry pepper spray and knives. This is not Europe, so people will definitely try to shank you and take your kidneys away. Honest advice, do not let your guard down and all the best.
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Hey Isha! It's super easy to add tags to the paragraphs on your itinerary on Tripoto. When you click on the paragraph you want to tag, on the right hand side of the para, you can click on the tag option. over there, type in the country/city/hotel/restaurant that you wish to add. Once tagged, you will be able to see the tag on top of the paragraph you have selected. if you're still unable to find it, let me know and i will send you screenshots to help you do it :)
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You can keep adding tags to the trip that you are creating. Just look at the right hand side of the line on which you are typing and you will find that there is an option to tag the particular place (country, hotel, restaurant, etc.) You can choose from the list and add the tag that you want to add to the story that you are writing. Please feel free to search for the place or location that you are looking for patiently as sometime it might take a little more than a few seconds for the place to pop up.
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Hello ! Is Oct a good time to go to West and Southern part of Sri Lanka ?
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I recently came back from Sri Lanka. Do you guys provide any packages?
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July, August and September are the monsoon months in Chopta. Weather is pleasant.
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Chopta's weather in September will mostly be pleasant throughout the day and slightly chilly in the night. It is advisable that you carry light full-sleeve tshirts for excrusions in the day and one thick jacket for the night, just in case if it gets colder. You don't need to carry too much of heavy clothing like thermals or fleece jackets.
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Hi Manish! If you're interested in exploring National Parks in December then one of the best places to go is the Gir National Park in Gujarat. During the winter season, spotting wildlife is much more easier as compared to other months of the year. If you're interested in going absolutely off the radar, explore Ladakh/Kaza in winters. Agreed that it becomes unbearably cold, but if you are well equipped, pick a home-stay and get disconnected from the world. It is a breath-taking experience for those who enjoy solitude. You will get plenty of time and opportunity to interact with the locals, and learn about their culture and lifestyle. Hope this helps!
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Hi,In December end there are many places in india where you can deeply enjoy your moments such as Auli(Uttrakhand),Jodhpur( Rajasthan), Kutch(Gujarat), Goa,Mangalore( Karnataka),Lucknow(Uttar Pradesh), Kaziranga National Park(Assam),Murudeshwar( Karnataka), Chennai(Tamil Nadu), Ranthambore( Rajasthan).These all place have their own behavior and the Question is Arises, what type of weather, culture you want. So you can select your favourite place with best affordable and cheap packages for everywhere in India at www.packagestour.com
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5 more answers by Urvashi Rana & 4 others
Hey Satish! There are some experiences that you must not miss out on your holiday... dont want you coming back with the feeling that you could have had more fun! Dont forget to lunch at Luhtu's Coffee Shop in Denpansar, it serves great food, and has an impeccable ambience. You should also visit the local temples in Ubud, and learn how to make offerings like the locals do. It is a great feeling to be close to the culture of the local people, they will appreciate it too! Try spending more than a couple of days in Nusa Lembongan. This little paradise will leave you wanting more of it even when it's time to leave. Explore the beautiful, pristine beaches on this island. Dont forget to go Scuba Diving in Trawangan. You can also try freediving here! Hope this helps!
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Indonesia Ubud- Rich in culture, home to good cafes, restaurant and a plethora of street shops. Place to visit in Ubud: Ubud Monkey Forest: Inhabited with long tailed macaque, head to the sacred monkey forest situated at the end of Monkey Forest Rd. Goa gajah elephant cave: An impressive archaeological site Teggalang rice terraces: beautiful terraced landscape and a scenic stopover Puri saren royal palace: Palace of Ubud royal family, evening dance performances and great architecture and garden setting. Agung Rai Art Museum: part of a gallery, cultural centre and accommodation venture in Pengosekan Neka Art Museum: overview of the myriad local painting styles in the Balinese Painting Hall. Look for the wayang works. Museum Puri Lukisan: Reflects perfectly the Balinese modern art, has a bookshop and lush green garden. Pura Taman Saraswati: pond with lotus blossoms, evening dance shows. Petulu: a natural feature in ubud, watch the herons settle on trees along the road with a drink in your hand. Blanco Renaissance Museum: home of a Spanish artist, Antonio blanco known for his expressionist art. Enjoy the waterfall and exotic birds on the way in Restaurants: Locavore: Booking to be made in advance, THE foodie haven in ubud, good for brunches, 5/7 course meals Room 4 dessert: Nightclub which serves deserts, a good place to retreat and lounge Moksa: Vegetarian restaurant based on a permaculture farm, must try lasagna Jungle fish: Shopping: Threads of Life Indonesian Textile Arts Center: textile gallery Rumble Ubud Art Market Kids: Bali zoo Bali bird walk Bali cycling Sari apa learning centre Tube ride on siap river Tutmak restaurant Bali: Things to do in Bali: Balangan beach Taksu Spa Labuhan lalang diving and snorkeling Tanah Lot temple Uluwatu temple Besakih Temple Kintamani and mount batur Bali safari and marine park Elephant safari park Devdan dance show Waterbom waterpark Canyoning Lembongan catamaran cruise Bali bird and reptile park Atv/ quad tour Wake boarding park Seminyak Kuta beach Food: Gianyar Night Market Warung Nikmat-Bali Taco Casa Warung Indonesia Locavore: Booking to be made in advance, THE foodie haven in ubud, good for brunches, 5/7 course meals Room 4 dessert: Nightclub which serves deserts, a good place to retreat and lounge Moksa: Vegetarian restaurant based on a permaculture farm, must try lasagna Jungle fish Shopping: Kuta Beachwalk Ubud Art Market Mal Bali Galeria Sukuwati Art Market For surf wear- Drifter, Single fin, Deus Ex Machina Home de?cor, furniture- Saya gallery, Kharisma antiques, BambooKu, Kuluk gallery Kids: Waterbom Bali Rip curl school of surf Ayung river rafting Bali wake park Kemenuh butterfly park Banana boat rides Bounce bali trampoline centre Dream museum zone trick eye gallery Bali treetop adventure park Jimbaran Bay Places to visit: Uluwatu temple Garuda Wisnu Kencana New Kuta Green Park Padang Padang Beach Pandawa Beach Kendonganan Fish Market Balangan Beach Bingin Beach Dreamland beach Jenggala Gallery Shopping: Jenggala Keramik Bali Ceramics By the sea Surfers paradise Konderatu Gallery BIN house Atlas south sea pearl Jimbaran corner Restaurants: Jimbaran Bay seafood Warung Ramayana Made Bagus Cafe? Warung Bamboo Jimbaran Beach Club Sundays Beach Club Cuca Chiringuito El Kabron Gili islands Things to do: Bike Around the Gili Island Massage Treatment Savour a plate of fresh caught Sea Food Party Under the Stars Gili Cooking Class Casa Vintage Sunset Beach A visit to Turtle Sanctuary in Meno Snorkeling in Gili Islands Island Hopping across Gili Trawangan, the main island, Gili Meno and Gili Air Explore underwaters via scuba diving or Snorkelling activities Shopping: Casa Vintage Boutique Art Shop Botol Abdi Pasar Seni Restaurants: Ana Cafe? Blue marlin Cafe? Coco Coffee shop Horizontal Juku Karma Kayak Kayangan restaurant Manta cafe? Pesona Indian Restaurant Ryoshi Japanese restaurant Scallywags The Beach House Tir Na Nog Ombak Ko Ko Mo Must Try Street Food in Indonesia 1.Pisang Goreng Sambal Roa (Fried Banana with Chili) Pisang Goreng is a deep fried batter fritter and in Indonesia, is accompanied with Sambal chili. The banana used in Jakarta is not overly ripe and sweet unlike Singapore, still retaining a starchy firm body. The sambal roa is made with fish and adds extreme spicy kick. Comes with fritters as well for added crunch and is a popular snack for many locals. 2. Gorengan (Fried Foods) Gorengan literally means fried things, which is what this popular push cart (geropak) sells. All sorts of ingredients are deep fried and sold, including yam, pineapple, Tempeh (fermented soy beans), tofu, spring rolls and many others. No doubt unhealthy and a precursor for a heart attack as the oil is re-fried an unknown number of times. Reused oil always seems to taste better. 3. Otak-Otak (Brain-Brain Fish Cake) Otak-Otak is popular in Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore but of course with their variations. The Jakarta otak fish paste is mostly made with ikan tenggiri (wahoo fish), coconut milk, lemongrass and spices, and is grilled or steamed in banana leaf like other variations of otak for added fragrance. Otak literally means brain, which could be derived from the idea that this dish looks like a soft, squishy fish brain. The Jakarta version however also sees the use of spicy peanut sauce that the otak-otak is dipped in. You can also find otak-otak stalls setup along the street or near bus stops that cater to passerbys. 4. Bakpao (Meat Bun) Bakpao is adopted from the Hokkien name ??, which literally means meat dumpling or bun. Originally of Chinese origin from the many Hokkiens living in Indonesia, Bakpaos initial recipe used pork meat, while many Indonesians have adapted the Bakpao to be filled with other Muslim friendly ingredients like Chicken or vegetables. The skin is made with dough and after being stuffed, is left to expand from being steamed. 5. Ketoprak Jakarta Ketoprak is another typical street food in Indonesia with its popularity. The vegetarian Ketoprak consists of tofu, lontong (compressed rice cake), beehoon, boiled egg, bean sprouts and cabbage, doused in peanut sauce and topped with fried shallots and kerupuk (deep-fried flavoured rice crackers). You may also request for the level of spiciness you desire in each individual Ketoprak in most places, with a choice of mild, medium or burn your tongue off. 6. Kerak Telor (Spicy Omelette) Kerak Telor is made from glutinious rice fried with duck egg, and topped with shredded coconut, fried shallots and dried shrimp. Duck egg is considered to be more flavorful over chicken eggs. 7. Bebek Goreng (Fried Duck) Bebek Goreng can be found in many street stalls as well as fancier restaurants and is usually sold with rice. Because of this, Bebek Goreng is sometimes also sold as Nasi bebek or duck rice. This dish is traditionally eaten with the hands only to really reach every nook and cranny of the duck. There is also a fried chicken version known as Ayam goreng. The duck is usually marinated with a variety of spices like galangal ginger, lemongrass, bay leaves and cumin, then fried in a pan with loads of oil till its crispy brown. 8. Martabak Manis (Sweet stuffed pancake) Martabak is a soft stuffed pancake and the filling vastly varies from country to country. In Indonesia, Martabak Manis is a popular street dessert version that sees all sorts of sweet ingredients within like condensed milk, cheese and even nutella and toblerone chocolate. The savoury, egg version also found in Indonesia is more commonly known as Martabak Malabar for locals to distinguish from the dessert variant. 9. Durian Pancake Probably originating from Medan where there is an abundance of durian merchants, Durian pancakes have spread across Indonesia. Simply made with flour and durian cream puree, the most common presentation is the squarish stuffed pancake although a thinner crepe-like version is also popular. The skin is sometimes flavoured with Pandan leaves for that green hue, or even strawberry and chocolate. 10. Roti Bakar (Grilled Bread) Roti Bakar is a thick toast that many Indonesians eat for breakfast or dessert. Street vendors selling Roti Bakar or Ropita stalls often offer a variety of toppings including strawberry, banana cheese, pineapple and chocolates. Chocolate and cheese Roti Bakar appears to be the most popular choice among locals though, with a blend of melting shredded cheese and chocolate further sweetened with condensed milk drizzled all over the toast. Taking the already sugary Roti Bakar to the next level, some stalls have the option to turn it into an Es Roti Bakar by adding scoops of ice cream on top of your diabetic treat. Stand by the insulin shot when you try this. 11. Sate (Satay) This famous meat skewer originated from Java, Indonesia and has pretty much become the national dish. A popular delicacy consisting of meats like chicken, beef and mutton, each satay is grilled over wood or charcoal fire for that familiar barbecue flavour. The most popular version is also accompanied with spicy peanut and pineapple sauce. Variations include satay made with offal or intestines with a plethora of different sauces. From street hawkers to high class restaurants, you can find satay pretty much anywhere in Indonesia. 12. Sop Buntut (Oxtail Soup) Sop Buntut is another well-known food in Indonesia. The ox in oxtail soup actually just refers to beef and not any specific cow, and probably incorporated because its unwanted by butchers (nowadays oxtail is quite in demand). In Indonesia, slices of fried or barbecued oxtail is cooked in a clear, rich beef broth with loads of vegetables. A new variant called Sop Buntut Goreng has also surfaced, with the oxtail being seasoned and fried dry separately from the soup. 13. Soto Mie (Indonesian Soup Noodles) Soto Mie is a spicy noodle dish which itself is actually noodles added to Soto, traditional Indonesian soup. Due to the gazillion variations of Soto depending on the origin of soup, there are also countless variations of Soto Mie based on the soup. Two of the most popular Sotos in Jakarta are the Soto Mie Bogor (beef tendon/cartilage) and Soto Mie Betawi (beef offal with milk). 14. Kopi Luwak (Civet Coffee) Indonesia is the fourth largest coffee producer in the world, and its no surprise they have some amazing coffee. But one of the weirdest coffee recipe discoveries would have to be Kopi Luwak, or Civet Coffee. Seeds of coffee berries that have been ingested and defecated by the Civet cat is collected and then processed into coffee. Its interesting to wonder what was going through the mind of the first Kopi Luwak discoverer who thought it would be a good idea to brew coffee from Civet cat feces. Authentic Kopi Luwak is one of the most expensive coffees in the world, with prices reaching US$700 per kilogram due to the tedious process of harvesting. The way the Civet selects good coffee berries for consumption, and the digestion of the coffee berries are said to enhance the flavour of coffee. 15. Bakso (Meatball) Bakso is an Indonesian meatball usually made from ground beef paste and tapioca flour. However, bakso can also be made from shrimp, fish or chicken. Bakso is typically served with a beef broth with vermicelli or yellow noodles. The name Bakso is derived from the Hokkien pronunciation for shredded meat, which is bah-so, suggesting a Indonesian Chinese origin. Bakso has a firmer and denser texture as compared to other meatballs around the world. 16. Es Campur (Mixed Ice Dessert) Es Campur is a frozen dessert that means mixed ice. Blocks of ice are shaved finely with a machine onto an assortment of treats like grass jelly, jack fruit, avocado and coconut in a bowl. The ice is then drizzled with colored sugar syrup and condensed milk for a vibrant presentation. As with many of the desserts in Indonesia, Es Campur is on the sweeter side as well. Some versions even have a scoop of durian flesh topped above the ice. 17. Gado-Gado (Mix Salad) Gado-Gado is an Indonesian salad with a rich mix of boiled vegetables such as potato, string beans, corn, bitter gourd, cabbage, spinach along with tofu, tempeh and hard-boiled egg all mixed in peanut sauce. Kerupuk crackers are also sometimes added in. The peanut sauce for Gado-Gado is slightly different from the satay peanut sauce, whereby Gado-Gado sauce has Terasi (dried prawn paste) as one of its common ingredients. 18. Nasi Padang (Padang-style Rice) Nasi Padang is basically an array of pre-cooked dishes served with steamed rice, originating from Padang City. The steamed rice is usually also accompanied with gulai Cubadak (jackfruit). Typical dishes served in a padang are Indonesian styled items like Ayam Bakar (grilled chicken), Gulai Ati (cow liver), Udang Balado (chili shrimp) and many more. There are 2 serving styles in a Padang restaurant- the pesan (order) method involved the customer examining the dishes on display and just picking out what he wants; the hidang (serve) method will have dishes brought out to the table immediately after guests have been seated in a buffet-style manner for larger banquets. 19. Sop Kambing (Mutton Soup) Sop Kambing is a classic broth made of mutton brewed for hours and flavoured with spices such as coriander, fennel, cumin, star anise and cinnamon. Kambing means Goat in Indonesian, which can be called mutton as well. Although mutton is primarily used for this soup, sometimes chicken and beef are added to enrich the broth. The meat is braised in curry powder before it is cooked. The greenish-yellow hue of the broth comes from the spices used while the meat adds a unique sweetness although the gaminess of the mutton is quite prominent. Some joints also add in bone marrow for extra umami flavours. The soup is served hot and topped with coriander leaves and deep fried sliced shallots, accompanied by rice on the side. 20. Siomay (Steamed Fish Dumpling) Siomay is a Chinese Indonesian steamed fish dumpling, much like the Chinese Shu Mai ?? which uses mainly pork instead. The Indonesian version also uses other types of seafood like tuna, mackerel and prawn. The Siomay is served whole or cut into bite-sized pieces then topped with peanut sauce, sweet soy sauce and chili. 21. Bubur Ayam (Chicken Congee) Bubur Ayam is the Indonesia version of chicken congee, which is very common in Asia. This simple rice congee is served with shredded chicken with condiments such as chopped celery, fried scallion and shallots as well as Tongcay (preserved salted vegetables). Sometimes theres also cakwe (youtiao ??) add which further hints of this dishs Chinese roots. A popular breakfast dish that can be found in many warungs (small local shops), many travelling push carts also dish it out at residential areas in the morning. Vegetarian Street Food In Indonesia http://travel-lush.com/10-popular-vegetarian-foods-indonesia/ Vegetarian Street Food In Indonesia Bakwan Jagung This is one of the more popular vegetarian foods in Indonesia; it is all over the place and is widely available at food stalls across the country. Bakwan are pretty much corn fritters, but they are prepared differently in various parts of the country. They are typically made with corn and rice flour, which is mixed with corn, carrot and cabbage and spiced with fingerroot and kaffir lime leaves. Depending on where you are in the country, bakwan might also be referred to as dadar jagung, bakwan jagung or perkedel jagung. (FYI, jagung means corn, so when in doubt look for that word.) Bakwan are commonly served with raw, spicy chilis. Vegetarians be careful not to buy bakwan undag, as it is prepared with shrimp. The shrimp are usually on top, so theyre easy to spot! Sayur Lodeh This popular soup is prepared with a coconut broth and chunks all sorts of fresh ingredients...think corn on the cob, unripe jackfruit, chili peppers, long beans and tempeh. For vegetarians, its important to note that some vendors will make this soup with animal-based broths. So if youre super paranoid its best to ask. Sayur Asem Sayur asem is very similar to sayur lodeh. This tart soup can be found everywhere from street vendors to 5-star restaurants. Whats great about sayur asem is that its made with a tamarind-based broth and it is rarely prepared with any animal-based ingredients. It is the tamarind that gives this soup its signature sour flavor. Like sayur lodeh, sayur asem is often prepared with young jackfruit, green beans and corn on the cob. Gado-gado This has to be one of the best vegetarian foods in Indonesia because, well, anything with peanut sauce is just really freaking good. Its an Indonesian salad made up of fresh veggies usually carrots, green beans, cucumber, cabbage and some sort of gourd tempeh, tofu and a hard boiled egg. All of this is drenched in a creamy peanut sauce and the result is heavenly. Gado-gado is ubiquitous in Indonesia and theres no doubt that vegetarians and non-vegetarians will snack on this dish many a time during their Indonesian vacation. A note to vegetarians: gado-gado is usually served with krupuk (crackers), which are often flavored with prawn. Tempeh Tempeh is everywhere in Indonesia: it is fried up and sold by street vendors as a common snack, and it is also featured in many Indonesian dishes. The nice thing about local buffets is that there are bound to be numerous tempeh dishes, which means eating local is pretty easy (and really cheap!) for vegetarians. Tahu Berontak Like tempeh, tahu (tofu) is cooked up everywhere in Indonesia. Tahu berontak is a really popular snack and its incredibly addictive. Street vendors stuff huge hunks of tofu with anything from cabbage to carrots to bean sprouts and deep fry them until theyre deliciously crunchy. This dish is often served with a sweet and spicy sauce. Onde-onde Onde-onde are puffy, ball-shaped pastries and are commonly filled with lotus, mung bean or red bean pastes and coated in sesame seeds. Cendol This super sweet dessert is found in a few countries around Southeast Asia, but it is particularly popular in Indonesia. Its made from coconut milk, a brown sugar syrup and topped with green pieces of jelly. Exotic Fruits Being a vegetarian can be tough in a lot of countries, but the amazing selection of fruit makes being a vegetarian in Indonesia so much easier. One of the favorites is dragon fruit (especially red dragon fruit) and mangosteen (its so sweet it tastes like candy!). There are just absurd amounts of amazing and even downright bizarre fruits to choose from in Indonesia. Grilled corn with sambal Sambal is a spicy sauce concocted from chili peppers, ginger, garlic, shallots and more. Indonesians appear to put it on virtually everything. Vegetarians traveling in Indonesia need to be careful that the sambal isnt made with shrimp or fish paste (youll be able to smell it immediately). When its not, sambal is the best thing ever and tastes particularly good on piping hot corn! Here are some common expressions you are bound to hear / see / be able to use: Selamat datang Welcome Apa kabar? How are you? Selamat pagi Good morning Selamat siang Good may Selamat sore Good afternoon Selamat malam Good evening Selamat makan Have a nice meal Selamat bertamasya Have a nice trip / holiday Selamat jalan Have a nice trip / goodbye (if someone is leaving) Selamat tinggal Goodbye (if you are leaving) Terima kasih Thank you Sama sama Don't mention it Tidak terimah kasih No thank you Berapa harganya? How much does it cost / what's the price? Mahal! Expensive! Murah! Cheap Boleh tawar? Can I bargain? Harga pas Fixed price
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Hey Amlan! It wont take you days, but just a few hours to cover the Elephanta Caves. Pick a day to visit the caves, it will take you roughly about 6-7 hours to go to the site in a ferry, explore the caves, and then come back to the mainland in a ferry.
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It's a only 4 to 5 hours to cover the destination. And will cost u only 300 to 400 rd
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