Happy New Year 2016

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New Year Wishes | Image Resource : lefunny.net

I wish a very happy and prosperous new year to all my loved ones. This year had been a great one for me and I hope it was the same for everyone. My love for delicious food made me travel; several new places and learn about different cultures. I hope to continue this journey the same way in the coming year.

Don’t Miss A Chance To Visit A Paradise On Earth : Vythiri Resort Kerala!

Welcome to my blog, a big hello from Akash Nambiar. All my readers know about my inclination towards Mother Nature from my previous blogs. Well, this time again I will be taking you all to my next nature destination in Kerala– Wayanad. I would here share my recent experiences at a unique resort which rejuvenated my soul, and it will also win your hearts away.

Vythiri Resort Kerala - The magic of Nature

Vythiri Resort Kerala – The magic of Nature | Image Resource : thriftytraveller.wordpress.com

The name of this super natural resort is Vythiri Resort Kerala. I was glad to find this dream destination, and I feel lucky to experience the magic of nature. As soon as I entered the resort, my mouth was left wide open and I was literally speechless. It is a completely new world in the middle of tropical rain forest. The ethnic styles huts and cottages, slight sounds of birds, colourful butterflies all around; I was in the middle of heaven.

Beautiful Tree House at Vythiri Resort Kerala

Beautiful Tree House at Vythiri Resort Kerala | Image Resource : vythiriresort.com

The facilities provided here are extraordinary, rejuvenation therapies, open woody restaurant, TV salon, natural pool, Ayurveda centre, coffee shop, games room, and the list is pretty long. Overall, it was not a resort but a tiny little nature’s home offering the loveliest time in every moment.

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The Vythiri Resort also received an International Quality Crown Award, which speaks for everything. The resort has the best spa that offers complete refreshment for body and mind with a combination of modern and aromatic massages by the professional masseurs.

Rejuvenation Therapies at Vythiri Resort

Rejuvenation Therapies at Vythiri Resort | vythiriresort.com

The Ayurveda centre is exotic and the treatment given stimulates the pressure points of the body and offers you positivity. There are different kinds of packages available for Ayurveda and spa, one can avail any of them based on the type, needs, time, and budget.

Vythiri Resort Kerala Ayurveda Centre

Vythiri Resort Kerala Ayurveda Centre | Image Resource : centraltourismhotel.com

One can come across attractive deals and packages in Christmas and New Year seasons; I would recommend my readers to book a deal and have an enchanting time with their beloveds. The place offers different kinds of villas and cottages: honeymoon pool villa, tree house, Vythiri haven and pool villa. After spending 3 days in this paradise, I was not willing to get back to my working life.

Unfortunately, even good things have an end. But, I promised myself to back here again after a couple of months, and I will definitely do so!

The Northern Tadka Which Took Me By Storm : Cooking Classes In Delhi!

Hi, being a cook by profession, it is but natural that I always seek the different cuisines which exist all over the world. Born and brought up in Kerala, mostly I have observed and cooked with ingredients like rice, coconut and fish. I always do find different ways to innovate and when I found an opportunity to visit Delhi, I actually jumped at it without a moment’s pause!

Arriving in Delhi on a working assignment thrilled me no ends. We were put up in a guest house where I had to make food for the esteemed guests who happened to drop by, mainly politicians and people in the power corridors. As I had to think up of a variety of menus each day, I thought of exploring the Cooking Classes In Delhi to upgrade my skills and at the same time spice up the daily menu.

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Whipping Up Tasty Treats At Cooking Classes In Delhi

Maitri Apartment, Mayur Vihar, Phase 1

Maitri Apartment, Mayur Vihar, Phase 1 | Image Resource : commonfloor.com

At 11 am on the fourth day of my arrival in Delhi, I found myself ringing the door-bell of 32, Maitri Apartment, Mayur Vihar, Phase 1.Paying up a decent amount of Rs.1199, for a two and a half hour session, I found myself learning the fine art of making nachos with salsa, cup sandwiches, cheese shooters, Mexican Canapés plus a variety of pasta’s. The best thing was, all the ingredients were provided for and we could all taste what we made in good quantities.

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Next day being Saturday I could again get away by 11 am at sector 86 New Delhi, at Sweet Indulgence, a cooking class that teaches on how to make authentic Indian sweets. On the list that day were the Gajar Ka Halwa, Sandesh and Moong dal Halwa. I found that for Rs.799,it was a cool deal.

Gajar Ka Halwa

Gajar Ka Halwa | Image Resource : youtube.com

Moong Dal Halva

Moong Dal Halva | Image Resource : avonbakers.com

Sandesh Sweet

Sandesh Sweet | Image Resource : youtube.com

I took a chance the same day to go by 6 pm to Punjabi cooking at sector 86, New Delhi, Ravneet cooking classes. Paying up Rs.999, I was treated to an art of making authentic Punjabi Tandoori food like roti’s, naans and chicken too. Tasting these delicious dishes I thanked my lucky stars, for picking up these finer nuances of Punjabi food and thought these would be great hits in Kerala too!

Travel Photo of the Week : Ahuja Residency Hotel New Delhi

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Ahuja Residency Hotel New Delhi | Image Resource : travelhouseindia.com

Description : My work took me to the capital city and I was glad I chose Ahuja Residency to stay. Apart from its close proximity to the Pragati Maidan Metro station, I was also dazzled by the interiors and the wonderful ambience. The chefs really created magic and I was able to taste some delicious dishes in its authentic flavour.

Feel The Uniqueness Of The Garden Of Five Senses In Delhi

While I was in Qutub Minar, I heard about Garden of Five Senses from the Delhites. Just after hearing it, I wanted to check what it is. I inquired about its location, time duration, and such other significant elements about the park.

The Garden of Five Senses was just 3 km away from Qutub Minar, and I decided to walk. I had GPS system on my mobile, so I followed the direction and arrived at the places easily, and within 20 minutes. The best thing about travelling alone is that you can do anything; you do not have to wait or listen to your companions.

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Garden Of Five Senses In Delhi | Image Resource : mouthshut.com

 The garden was in Saket, near Mehrauli heritage of Delhi. The timings of the park are 9 to 7 in the months of April to September, and 9 to 6 from October to March. I was charged just 20 bucks at the entrance, which I think is minimal for what is in store in the park.

Upon entering I found such a huge variety of plants and flowers that I couldn’t stop myself from taking pictures. After strolling around the garden, I found that this place is not just a garden, in fact it is a perfect combination of the work done by nature and man. It welcomes the visitors to feel the enchantment that it stores.

Why is the name given as five senses, this was the question that was popping in my head. And, the moment I found it I was so happy for such a unique thought. The garden encourages the visitors to smell the wonderful fragrance of flowers, see the beauty of greenery and waterfalls, touch the displays and rocks, and finally taste the variety of food items available at the food courts.

Such an amazing idea it was of Pradeep Sachdeva who designed the garden. 10. 5 crore rupees was spend at this garden by the Delhi tourism & transportation. I could get all this information that was mentioned on the boards at the garden.

Unique Sculptures of Children at the Garden of Five Senses Delhi

Unique Sculptures of Children at the Garden of Five Senses Delhi | Image Resource : mapsofindia.com

There are many beautiful attractions at the garden, colour gardens, amphitheatre, khas bagh, expansive plaza, courts of specimen plants, and exhibition area were to name a few. Well, there is much more that I had explored in the park, and I will leave my pictures to explain the rest.

Travel Quote of the Day – John Steinbeck

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Travel Quote | Image Resource : uscitytraveler.com

Cooking has always been my first love and this craving for food has taken me to various places. While travelling, I could relate to the famous quote of John Steinbeck – “People Don’t Take Trips, Trips Take People.” It is so thrilling to just pack your bags and explore the places you always wanted to go.