DEVIN CASTLE BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA

When I said that I am going to Bratislava, I got a “mixed bag” reaction…. Where is it? What is there to see? Who goes to such unknown and “untouristy” place? Well! That decided it… I needed to visit, see and then write about this capital city of Slovakia, the other half of breakaway country…

GOVARDHAN PARVAT

Govardhan Parvat (Hill) is also known as Giriraj (Royal Hill)……. This hill is considered to be the sacred centre of Braj Bhoomi……… Govardhan Parvat is situated in the Mathura district of Uttar Pradesh, India……. Lord Krishna and his brother Lord Balaram are said to have spent many happy hours roaming around the hill. According to…

NANDGAON

Nandgaon is a quaint town in the Indian State of Uttar Pradesh……. Because of the turmoil caused by the Rakshashas (demons) sent by King Kansa to kill Lord Krishna, the village head Nanda Rai left Gokul……. He and his family stayed for some time at Chhatikara, Dig and Kamyavan…… Finally he and the other gwalas…

GOKUL

GOPAL……. People of Gokul greet each other by calling Gopal…… Gopal is one of the thousand names of Lord Krishna……. Gokul is so named as this land is the abode of cows, Gopis (cowherd girls) and Gopas (cowherd boys)……. This old world town, situated on the banks of River Yamuna, is a municipality in the…

MATHURA

Mathura, located on the West Bank of River Yamuna in the State of Uttar Pradesh, is an important and popular pilgrimage city associated with the life of Lord Krishna……. One of the holiest places for Hindus, everyday thousands of pilgrims visit the city……. Mathura is the birthplace of Lord Krishna and is one of the…

BRAJ BHOOMI (Land of Braj)

Braj Bhoomi falls within the Golden Triangle of Delhi – Jaipur -Agra…… The name Braj is derived from the Sanskrit word Vraja or Vajra…… Though never a clearly determined political region in India, Braj Bhoomi is very well demarcated culturally……. This region is an integral part of the life of Lord Krishna, a major deity…

VISAKHAPATNAM

Often called “The Jewel of the East Coast”, Visakhapatnam is a port city located on the eastern shore of India…….. Situated in the State of Andhra Pradesh, Visakhapatnam nestles among the hills of Eastern Ghats and faces the Bay of Bengal in the east…… Apart from being a port city, it is primarily an industrial…

TAJ MAHAL

The Taj Mahal, a massive Mausoleum of ivory white marble, is situated in Agra, Uttar Pradesh…….. It is considered to be the greatest architectural achievement in the whole range of Indo-Islamic architecture……. It is built in a vast Mughal garden, on the right bank of the Yamuna River………. The Taj Mahal was commissioned by Mughal…

1 BHK RESTAURANT (BREW HOUSE KITCHEN)

ADDRESS : 1 BHK, Ground Floor, Next to Meera Towers, BST Colony Road, Oshiwara, Andheri West, Mumbai. 1 BHK is a multi cuisine restaurant…… Serves North Indian, Italian, Parsi, European cuisines…….. Ambience of the place is amazing…… Entire place is lit with tiny yellow bulbs…… Hanging star lanterns adds to the ambience…… So does the…

MUMBAI-ALIBAUG-MUMBAI

Recently went to Alibaug by ferry…… The ferry trip from Mumbai to Alibaug is in two parts…… First part is the ferry, in Mumbai, from Gateway of India to Mandwa, and vice versa……. Second part is car/bus from Mandwa Jetty to Alibaug, and vice versa……. Throughout the trip seagulls kept everyone enthralled……  Here sharing the…

BOTECO RESTAURANT

ADDRESS : Ground Floor, Near Gate No.3, Unit Go-1A BKC, Standard Chartered Building, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra East, Mumbai. The moment one enters this place, a good vibe is felt….. A warm welcome by courteous staff adds to it…… Ambience of the place is wonderful…… Panels with books, potted plants and stained glass…… Bar lit…

SIGDI RESTAURANT

Address : Surat Navsari Road, Kafletha Village, Surat district, Gujarat. Sigdi, an open garden restaurant, situated at Kafletha village near Lajpore, is a perfect place for an evening out with friends…….. This is a multi cuisine restaurant……. The waiters are very helpful…… The Fish platter they suggested as Starters is quite good…… Platter contains pomfrets,…

K.RUSTOM’S ICE CREAM

ADDRESS : 86, Veer Nariman Road, Churchgate, Mumbai, Maharashtra. Khodabux Rustom Irani started a Department Store selling various things except ice creams at Veer Nariman Road, in a nondescript building, just a kilometre away from Marine Drive……. But in 1953 they decided to sell ice creams….. Initially, ice creams were served on pretty porcelain plates……..