2)Chokhi Dhani: This is a traditional Rajasthani village themed restaurant. Expert performs showcase Rajasthani dances, magic shows, fire stunts and more. There are many games and Rajasthani thali restaurant. Although this place is very famous, the performers looked very tired and a lot of food is wasted in the thali restaurant. I didn't leave this place with a good feeling and it doesn't really fit into my traveling ethic.
As you walk a little from Shovabazar Ghat of River Hooghly or from the west gate of the Shovabazar metro Station towards the Rabindra Sarani Lane, you will come across the Kumartuli. This is a place where a number of Kumars or potters are always busy with their work of designing and sculpting huge statues of Gods and Goddesses which are later used for the festivals of the city. The most common are the statues of Goddess Durga here. Initially clay and straw are used to form the figures and then they are spray painted. The original material used are the marrows of the banana trees but now many other materials are being used in making these idols. Later, the idols are dressed in fine attires and are ready to be sent to the pandals for being worshipped.
4)Shopping at Bapu bazar: I am not really the shopping types. I prefer exploring a new place rather than spend hours in a shop. But shopping in Jaipur is totally worth it. It introduces you to the variety of handicrafts that Rajasthan has to offer and you stand a chance at having some interesting conversations with the local shopkeepers. While popular in the tourist circuits is the Johari bazar, it is the nearby Bapu Bazar that locals shop at. Block printed bed sheets, soft blankets that make you feel like a king, colorful Kurtis, antique wine glasses and what not. Put your bargaining hat on for a 2000 can easily mean a 800. When in Jaipur make sure you try Pyaj Kachori, Mirchi Vada, Laas Maas, Ghewar and the DAAL BAATI. Here are a few places I visited and their reviews.
This is the stretch where you can enjoy street shopping at its best. This lane is full of small stalls who where you mostly get garments and curios. The materials are mostly stock surplus and thus are sold at extremely cheap rates. The people who came and settled down here during partition and are refugees make a major part of the sellers. The other part is of those Tibetans who came down from their country due to the invasion of China. The Tibetan shops are where you get the best thangkas, curios, brassware and other Tibetan traditional articles. The shops here also sell a lot of pretty junk jewelry with semi- precious stones studded on them. The two qualities you have to have when coming here are firstly to be able to judge which are fake and which are genuine and also how to bargain patiently till you get your thing at the best rates. On the other side of the lane you will see various famous shops too.
MG Marg Market
"M. G. Marg otherwise called Mahatma Gandhi Road or MG Road is a street which is viewed as the town focal point of Gangtok. The street and the territory around it has changed throughout the years. It is currently more like a long extend of open shopping center or lane square where local people and visitors take recreation walk or simply sit and unwind on one of the numerous seats laid along the center and both sides of the street to absorb the vibe. The whole range is free of trash, smoke ,vehicle and any other mode of transportation. It's a ""Person on foot"" zone and vehicles are not permitted on this 1 kilometer stretch of the street. In line with government's green activity, all structures on both sides of this street are painted with green colour. The Statue of Unity overlooks MG Marg. The statue includes the figures of Bhutia Chieftain Khye Bumsa, the Lepcha pioneer Thetong Tek and his wife Ngo-Kong-ngol. Shops in MG Marg are open from 8am to 7pm. "
Lajpat Nagar Central Market
Located in the Lajpat Nagar area, this is one of the main markets of New delhi. This is like a one- stop for all your big and small requirements. Starting from hi- end shops to colorful street side stalls. There are also a number of lovely eateries and restaurants around this market. There are henna or mehendi designers and appliers lined along this market and this is a special attraction here.
There is no doubt that Jaipur is the ultimate destination for those who love shopping. Whether it is expensive mall shopping or the affordable street one, Jaipur has it all. Where the latter is concerned, Johari Bazaar is a must thing to do in Jaipur. The bazaar stretches for almost 405 kilometers and is famous for home furnishings, clothing, handicrafts, traditional jewelry, decorative items and a lot more. You can also expect to get some beautiful sarees in tie and dye as well as bandhani. Mojaris and traditional, local perfumes are also available here. Do not forget to bargain, as there is a lot of scope! Do not forget to try kulfi when here!
The capital's underground market is infamous for finding all kinds of "underground" things. From fake sports jerseys to packed deodorant bottles filled only with water, this place has everything. But it originally attained infamy for dealing in the Chinese versions of otherwise expensive gaming gadgets.
World Trade Park Pvt. Ltd
Also known as the Paradise of the Pink City, World TRADE Park is actually the business hub of Jaipur. It is a special look out if you are lucky enough to be in the city during Diwali. The lights and designs of the mall here during this time in enthralling. According to locals as well as regular tourists, this is one of the best places to shop till you drop! Though a little costlier, you will get the trendiest stuff in World Trade Park which makes it a must places to see in Jaipur. There are a lot of cafes and restaurants here as well for those who want to take a good food break.
Lansdowne market road
This is nothing but the main market of Lansdowne. Lansdowne being a very small place, you cannot expect shopping malls and departmental stores here. This is a large market which is like roadside market but the good part is you get everything that is available over here. Starting from fruits and vegetables to bakery items and small handicrafts to winter veils and shawls, you can buy anything from this place.
As I come out of the Taj, the dusk approached and checked-in to my backpacker hostel. Then I strolled on to the Sadar Bazaar. You can buy leather shoes and taste all kinds of savouries in a gully in Sadar Bazaar. And you must try the restaurant Mama's Franky House. I loved the Lucknowi Biriyani and Lacha Paratha over there.
Among the very renowned malls on Jaipur, one that cannot be missed out is Gaurav Towers. This is quite a popular hangout among the locals and a sure shot visit if you have plans of some expensive shopping. You can also expect a showcase of lot of tradition here in the traditional clothes available all throughout the shops. The décor, the lights and the charisma of the place is worth every moment you plan to spend here. Overall, an experience that is memorable and fun.
3. Tripolia Bazar -Type - Local Market, Street MarketFamous For - Lac Bangles and Jewellery, Brassware and Ironware Utensils, Textiles, Furniture, Carpets and RugsLocation - Tripolia Bazar, Kanwar Nagar, JaipurTimings - 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM (Sunday Close)Nearest Metro - Chandpole Metro Station (2 KM / 10 Min)Web - https://goo.gl/bj5KAw (Google Map Location)
Eclectic doesn’t begin to describe Kitschiidi’s collection. Feed your Bollywood obsession with Sholay coasters or finally find the perfect gift for your niece on her 7th birthday. The store-managers have personalised shopping experience with an adjoined café space that often hosts artisans from around the country.
The Gem Palace
16. The Gem Palace -Type - Jewellery StoreFamous For - Traditional and Antique JewelleryLocation - M. I. Road, Jaipur, 302001Timings - 10:30AM to 7:00 PM (All Days Open)Nearest Metro - Sindhi Camp Metro Station (2 KM / 10 Min)Contact Number - 0141-2374175Web - www.gempalacejaipur.com
National Handloom Jodhpur Rajasthan
Jodhpur railway station is one of the way you can reach the city in an affordable manner. Trains from all around the nation reach Jodhpur station at different times of the day. If you do not have plans to stay in the city for long, the best is to keep the luggage in the railway cloak room in the security of the government officials and then take a short day trip of the Blue city before heading to Jaisalmer. It is one of the important places to visit in Jodhpur.
This beautiful beach is a few kilometers north of the Mumbai city and is connected to the Juhu Beach in the arabian Sea. This beach is also connected to goa, Kerala and Lakshwadeep. This beach is close to the Santacruz area and is very different from its counterpart- The Juhu Beach. This is a much quieter place and ideal for people who want to stay away from the crowd and enjoy the beauty of nature. You will sometimes find people selling roasted peanutes or small toys. After you have taken a lot of photographs and enjoyed the blue waters of the Arabian Sea, you cab step into the Welcome Cafe on the beach itself and dig into their delicious food.
This is a small town in the Mandal Region of the Anantapur District and is considered as the holy abode of Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu and Lord Veerabhadra due to the presence of temples dedicated to them. The most famous out of all is the Veerbhadra Temple. This temple was built by brothers Viranna and Virupanna and is dedicated tp Veerbhadra. The temple is in the Vijayanagara style of architecture. The rock chain, Vastu Purush, hanging pillar, Padmini lace lady, Durga Padam and the Lepakshi sari designs are the main features of this beautiful temple. The lovely paintings on the ceiling depicts scenes from Ramayana and Mahabharata and were made using natural pigments. The Siva's Granite bull or Nandi is another attraction of Lepakshi. The bull wears pretty jewellery and also has a Nagalinga carved out just beside it.
The Hall road is one of the busiest roads in Amritsar, Punjab as it is the home of a very popular shopping market called the Hall Bazaar. It is located in Katra Ahluwalia, Amritsar, Punjab. The Hall Road is the address for thousands of shops and stalls located in the Hall Bazar starting from Jeweller shops to Fish Shop. The Hall Road is a very crowded road and it has a ambience of the Sikh culture in it. This is a must visit place for travelers who come to visit Amritsar.
It was a one day trip near delhi, it took me a 3 hour drive from Delhi to vrindavan. It was a sudden plan and all a very new experience for all of us as it was the first time in life of all four of us to visit there and to explore all the places in vrindavan. The day started on 6 for me and my friend while we were cycling in Delhi suddenly I ask him want to go vrindavan, he replied yes and then I called my other friends they both said yes as there parents allowed them on such a short notice as we called them at 6:30 and we started our journey at 9.We all four totally unknown of that new place sat in car and started this totally great adventure. I was driving the car and we took the yamuna expressway and take the vrindavan exit. It is just 11km from that exit to vrindavan Banke bihari temple the road was fine and the route to temple was mentioned on the signs near the road by the help of which we reached vrindavan exactly in 3 hours from Delhi, we park our car near a govt office, but there a parking is also available but we were the first timers so we were not knowing about it but the car was safe when we returned. So starting from the first place we entered the temple of Banke bihari ji, it was just a 20 min walking distance from the place we park, we purchased prashad and entered the temple what a mesmerizing place was that everyone was standing there and the whole temple was decorated in the manner like there is a birthday party. Then suddenly the doors called as kapat opened and we started looking towards the mannequins of God Krishna and Goddess Radhey and we all were like so blessed as we all saw that view so clearly even in that small crowd too, the scene we saw is known as darshan and it was so beautifully designed in my eyes that I can still feel this view in front of me while typing, after coming out of temple we washed our hands and ate the prashad. Then we take a guide who hasn't demanded for money and saying it as sewa he showed us other places. Starting from the place where meera Bai practiced her poems for God and now at that place many woman stay and pray there devotion to God now, after that he took is to the temple which was built many centuries before by people who worshiped Krishan that place was one the house of Krishan's second father vasudev and mother who gave him teachings and just beside it there was the temple build by the locals. After that place he took us to nidhivan a place where it was said that all the tress in night turn into Krishna and Gopi, and also no one is allowed to stay there after 2000 hrs. It is really a beautiful place and also a shocking one as there no plant was provided water in whole life except the rain and all the branches are dry but all the leaves are green. From that place we leave our guide and gave in some money with our own desire and after that a monkey came and flew away our prashad, so if you are going there please beware of monkeys. After that we went to last stop of our journey that is yamuna river we took a boat there and spend around 1 hour in water and we paid that guy 350 for whole boat and we really enjoyed that 1 hour that was a refreshing point of our journey. After that place we took a rickshaw and he left us near our car and we decided to return. We started to returns at 5 and reached Delhi around 8:30 due to traffic and we went to our homes and it was really a great journey of our life. A non forgettable one.