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THESE 5 ‘WONDERS’ OF THE NORTHERN INDIA WILL DEFINITELY MAKE YOUR SUMMER ADVENTUROUS

Yashdeep Bajpai

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“Hot weather opens the skull of a city, exposing its white brain, and its heart of nerves, which sizzle like the wires inside a lightbulb. And there exudes a sour extra-human smell that makes the very stone seem flesh-alive, webbed and pulsing.”

―Truman Capote

That’s raw, right? Stripping us right down to our arteries and sizzling them, well let’s beat the hot BBQ and beat the heat this summer with some cool, really ice-cold adventure hotspots.

 

Rewalsar

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This quaint little town in Himachal gets a bit pressed down under the two heavy weights of a hill stations, Manali and Shimla. But, let it amaze you with simplicity and coolness of the Gaia’s amazing breeze brushing gently past the tall trees, stroll down the lanes,visit the scenic lake, hike up and enjoy the sights and cool weather.

 

Tawang

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Let’s “reclaim” Arunachal this Summer from China.Not being easily accessible, it remains an offbeat destination where the temperatures are low during the summer. Getting there itself is quite an adventure.You get to explore a new world, see the Great Himalayas from the Northeastern perspective,breathe the brisk unpolluted refreshing air that reminds us how the Giants look after us.

 

Kurseong

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Who you gonna call ?!

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Kurseong is a small spooky hill station 30 km away from Darjeeling and you can reach here by road or via a toy train. The ghostbusters mobile might not make it up the hills. Some legends suggest that it is “The Haunted” Dow Hill. Grab your salt and iron this beat the heat and hunt some ghosts.

 

Chakrata

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You can easily ditch Mussoorie for a trip to this place. Once a summer retreat for the British Raj, this serene hill station offers a stunning panoramic view of some of nature’s delights.It offers many trekking trails and a huge forest cover makes it a nature lover and a bird watcher’s delight as well.

 

Tirthan Valley

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Located at a distance of just over 500km from the National Capital, this place is hidden within the depths of Kullu’s towering mountains.A much needed respite from the maddening crowds, you’ll find here in, peace, in the lush green mountains and the snow-capped peaks and the babbling Tirthan River.You can either pitch your tents and camp or stay in one of the homestays at the banks of the river and fish for some trout.

 

Douse the fire within, let it be covered with cool waves of bliss by visiting these places and be the adventure man you dreamt of and heave a cool breath and “Let the Summer begin.”

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Sahir Ludhianvi’s magic is not one can escape from!

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“Even in deep secrets, even in darkest night,
I’ll be as noticeable as a star shining bright.
If losing heart is what’s called love,
I’ll master the art with pride.”
A wizard of words, Sahir Ludhianvi has countless verses to his credit. His songs date back to 1949, but still serve as lyrical medicine of a lifeless soul.
So let us indulge in some intoxication that Sahir ji has left behind through his words.

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FROM “JUST PAAN” TO “THE PAAN” !

Harsh Chaturvedi

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Paan, a simple yet effective mouthfreshner-ish kind of snack is probably the most famous munching recipe ever invented in the first place. NOTE:- NO HISTORICAL REFERENCE OR GEOGRAPHICAL INFLUENCE OF THIS FLAVOR GRENADE WILL BE DISCLOSED BECAUSE……YOU KNOW!

Here in Lucknow, this all time iconic snack is regaining its lost luster. All thanks to Mr. Shrikant Modi or better known as Modi Ji and his creative ideas about paan. To shed some light on the “set of special skills” with pan, Modi Ji disclosed his experiments:-
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Brought fire paan to the city –


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Talking about the exploits of pan and it’s properties, one interesting version of this simple recipe is the “fire-paan“. What was the talk of Delhi only is now being enjoyed among the Lucknow folks as well. “I made a different version of this already famous recipe.” So I fathomed hard and brought the Fire Paan here, made a few changes as well” quotes Modi Ji.

Read Also: What makes delhi’s food culture diverse and unique!!

Made a plethora of variants –

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Possibly the most interesting thing about paan is its flexibility towards the creative artist. Modi Ji being one, gives  unique and exclusive variants such as ‘Tsunami Paan‘, ‘Paan Bhelpuri‘, ‘Laddoo Paan‘. Not to mention that all these variants have positive reception beyond all measures. Also, these variants have capacity to mint over a month so you can enjoy them all for a longer duration.

Brought the taste to celebrities –

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It’s just like adding another feather to the cap of this awesome package of taste. Modi Ji’s paan has been on the taste buds of actors like Amitabh Bachhan, Sunil Shetty and all the way to famous politicians like Akhilesh Yadav, Mulayam Singh Yadav and many more. So that gives him an edge I guess!!

Brought it to the youth –

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Paan has now an increased usage after the surge.The only reason that brought it down in the first place was its content. So now, one can enjoy the delicious snack as Modi Ji’s ‘Lakhnavi Meetha Paan‘. Much as his own invention, this is a favourite of children as well as adults. “I wanted to create a paan that could be eaten by both kids and adults alike“, and guess what he did it!

So next time when you think about paan, don’t just think about munching it down like a regular chewing gum. Feel the taste as it blends with your taste buds. And don’t forget to ring the brass bell hanging on Modi Ji’s shop. You’ll remember it forever!

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What makes delhi’s food culture diverse and unique!!

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Delhi is a cosmopolitan city with people from many cultures and religion. The red sandstone Mughal capital has diverse food cultures of different cultures such as the Mughals, Kayasthas , Baniyas and Kshatris. Delhi’s cuisine has thrived due to intermingling of cultures in the city.

The uniqueness of delhi’s palate is that different families have old cultural recipes that they won’t mind sharing and staying true to the true amazing flavours.

PARANTHEWALI GALI IN CHANDNI CHOWK

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Be it a meal for hungry college students or even a late night-snack, the paranthas of this street food capital are always on the top of the list.The choices of stuffing are galore potatoes, cauliflower, radish, keema and eggs. That is why the Maharaja of Kashmir and the Nehru family were penchant for this place.

INDIA GATE’S CHAAT

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What fun is a trip without trying out the local street food? So here are the chaat stalls near India Gate.It has a variety that is beyond any match while a taste that leaves you licking your fingers!

KEBABS IN DELHI

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The Mughal culture gives Delhi one of its authentic flavours-its kebab. These grilled chunks of meat or fish marinated in Indian spices are loved by both locals and tourists.Kebabs can be found in many restaurants, most famous being the Ghalib Kebab corner and RK Puram kebabs.

Also Read: FROM “JUST PAAN” TO “THE PAAN” !

CHOLE BHATURE OF PAHARGANJ

CHOLE BHATURE OF PAHARGANJ | Delhi
This lip-smacking Punjabi dish is usually accompanied by Lassi. The Sita Ram Diwan Chand shop in Paharganj is famous for serving its chole bhature since 1984. (34 years! That’s pretty amazing!)

If you visit Delhi, you can’t help but fall in love with its food! The food is quite unique  because Delhiites use ancient recipes and will freely share them with you. Because, eternal love resides in food!

Visit. Witness. Cherish.

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