Indian food lovers across the world eat numerous varieties of idlis, uttapams, paniyarams and dosas, served
with sambar and a mind-boggling variety of chutneys, pickles and podis (powders). Naturally, this is the only
food commonly associated with Tamil Nadu. But the cuisine of this southern state is so much more than it’s
Udipi restaurant specialties. Whether it is Kongunadu or Arcot, the Chettiars or the Iyengars, food takes on
different avatars across communities. Traditional Tamilian Brahmin food is pure vegetarian fare served on
banana leaves and is called Ilai Sappadu, meaning a full course meal that accommodates all the six tastes –
sweet, sour, bitter, salty, pungent and astringent. It consists of a never-ending array of dishes such as poriyal,
rice, varuval, pachadi, idli, payasam, sambar, thokku, vadai and kuzambu, amongst others. Contrary to
popular belief, non vegetarian food is part of the Tamilian repertoire. Chettinad chicken, prawns kuzhambu,
fried fish and kola urundai (meat balls) and some lip-smacking seafood from the coastal areas of Tamil Nadu
are among the popular dishes.
Gujarat’s cuisine is heavily influenced by the geography, history, and culture of the region. There have been a multitude of rulers here from Marathas, Rajputs to the Mughals and other Islamic invaders, but in recent times, Jain influence has made the cuisine largely vegetarian. Different areas like Kathiyawad, Kutch, Surat and Ahmedabad developed their own distinct flavours, while the Gujarati Muslims and Parsis enjoy their own unique non-vegetarian dishes.
The Kipling Camp at Kanha is home to Tara the elephant – her final home after a lifetime of adventures, some pleasant and some very trying. Tara’s early life was difficult. She was found by modern-day adventurer Mark Shand in a scrawny, abused condition, begging. Shand describes his first meeting with Tara thus:
Winters’ already here and travel plans are in the making. Any traveller knows that India has assorted splendid winter holiday destinations. But, if there’s one place that’s a notch above the rest, it’s Leh-Ladakh. Realm of jaw-dropping Himalayan landscapes, remarkable lakes, Buddhist monasteries and sub-zero temperatures that chill you to the bone. It’s one of those rare gems that can be visited nearly all-year round. Nevertheless, winter lends an even more special touch. Visiting Leh – Ladakh in winters is an opportunity to witness this magical white wonderland as it has existed for centuries.
Bored of the known and common tourist trails? Wish to explore new places? The offbeat destinations in India award an awe-inspiring experience. Skip the hustle-bustle of cities and luxuriate in unbelievable experiences. Vacations in these lesser-known vicinities of the country are truly remarkable. Dodge crowds, explore the raw natural beauty and exotic cultures and get to endure a plethora of distinct things. Nowadays, many individuals are looking for destinations off the charted routes. Furthermore, Indian offbeat destinations give the thrill of an exciting yet relaxing getaway but also some cherished memories. Here is a list of 10 that are known for an impressive and captivating experience:
There is an unspoken desire in each mind to travel the whole country without boundaries. It becomes tricky to control the crazy feet, who desire to travel the planet to live a new life. But, we know! It is remarkably hard when it comes to picking the travel destination, and that too in the month of December, when there is a shift in the seasons, a tilt of an axis and a dip in the temperature. Yet don’t worry! Come winters, and India finds itself preparing for one of the best seasons to explore across the peninsula. Amidst a string of holidays and a list of festivals and fairs, winters in India are marked by vacations to plan your year around, a dreamy beach holiday, hill stations favouring postcard sceneries and its southern tips and deserts embracing all its visitors that had been shying away till now given their generous humidity and temperatures. Here is our list of top five winter destinations in India.
How do you put aside the hassles and stress of planning, and just get straight to enjoying an event? Tamarind Global is the answer. Tamarind Global has a complete gamut of services combined with customized planning and execution for your travel, wedding, events and corporate needs.
Don’t you sometimes come back from a vacation feeling you could take another break to get you over the stress of this one? Might we volunteer a little word? It’s planning. And because most people freak out at the thought of planning for a vacation, we have a few easy pointers that will help you cruise through your holiday.
In today’s fast paced life, one often finds himself/herself struggling to find a few moments of calm. With long work hours, unrealistic deadlines, maddening traffic and growing family pressure, peace of mind might start to feel like a phrase from the past. Now if you live in a metropolitan city then you would know exactly what we’re talking about. The lack of simplicity and the abundance of chaos always leave you longing for some R&R (Relaxation & Rejuvenation in this case), far away from the hustle bustle of the city life.
Don’t you often wish you had more time to travel the world? After all travelling is not just about rest, rejuvenation & enjoyment, but it is about much more than that. In a way it’s a beautiful journey of self-exploration, experiences and memories
So whether you like going places with your friends, family, or self, make sure you travel while you’re still young. Lose yourself to find your own self. Live like there’s no tomorrow. And whatever you explore today will last a lifetime with you.
There are quite a few options that come up once you have decided to travel. An Island destination proves to be an ideal one since it has something in store for everyone. Whether, you want to layback and sip some Pina Colada by the sea, or enjoy some thrilling water sports, or sit by the beach and gaze at the starlight sky, or go on an adventure by hiking up a mountain close to the beach, or just cuddle with your partner as the sun goes down, or rejuvenate yourself with some spa activities, or indulge in some delicious cuisines, an Island destination has it all. Continue reading “8 Islands to visit before you’re 30”