A Visit to Lucknow – Stay at Vivanta by Taj

Lucknow is one of the biggest cities in North India after Delhi. It is the capital of Uttar Pradesh and one of the major centres of trade and commerce. I recently had an opportunity to visit Lucknow for a client meeting. The city is known for its heritage and food. I was very excited as I have heard quite good reviews about the food from the region and also the local textiles and other handicrafts.

Taj Hotel – A Luxury Property in Lucknow

I had done the booking for my stay in advance to get good deals and offers. I always prefer to stay in 5 star hotels as they have world class services and amenities. After looking for all the five star hotels in the city I had booked Vivata by Taj, Gomti Nagar for my stay in Lucknow. Vivanta by Taj is owned by the Taj Group of Luxury Hotels and is a white palatial structure which has an amazing grandeur and elegance.

Vivanta by Taj

Vivanta by Taj

The structure of the hotel truly reminds one of the colonial eras and the ambience of the place has a delightful fusion of the classic and modern services. I liked the lobby of the hotel which is very grand and is adorned by massive pillars. The dome of the hotel is also amazing which gives a picture of luxurious services and amenities inside. The hotel has a unique blend of pleasure and offers wide range of business and leisure activities.

Services and Facilities by the Hotel

The hotel is situated in the Gomti Nagar region of the city and is spread over an area of 25 acres of gardens. Some of the prominent city malls and historic monuments are also located in vicinity of the hotel. The hotel is located at a distance of 20 km from the Lucknow Airport. I loved the warm hospitality of the staff at the hotel. They welcomed me to my room. Some of the best services and facilities at the hotel which I liked were :

Lucknow Airport

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  • The Crystal Room and Celius Lawn which are ideal for hosting any type of social gathering
  • A 24 hour business centre with boardroom
  • An in-house restaurant known as Latitude offering Indian and continental cuisines
  • Oudhyana Restaurant offering the finest Lucknawi dishes
  • Lounge bar with finest collection of wines and drinks
  • Outdoor swimming pool and a fitness centre
  • Spa treatments are also available

Flight from New Delhi

I was travelling from New Delhi for this client meeting. Delhi is very well connected with direct flights every hour to Lucknow. There are a total of 169 weekly flights which are available in this sector. After checking the flight tickets in all the airlines I had booked economy class tickets with Vistara Airlines. The airlines have good services and facilities and make sure to take care of the passengers need.

Vistara Airlines

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I had done my flight booking 40 days in advance and got the tickets at very low prices. The flight was scheduled to be departed at 11 am from the T1 at Delhi Airport. It is a 45 minutes flight to Lucknow from Delhi. The inflight services and amenities of the airlines are very good. After landing in Lucknow I headed straight to Hotel Taj to relax.

The room which I had booked in the hotel was one of the Deluxe Delight Rooms with Pool View and King Bed. The room had all kinds of modern amenities and luxury services to make the stay memorable and pleasant. It had a big LED TV with satellite channels, tea and coffee maker, mini bars and study table. Free Wi-Fi was also available in the room and the attached bathroom had all the modern and luxury toiletries.

Unavoidable Eating Destinations In Pune That Shouldn’t Be Left Out

Flights from Nagpur to Pune

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The city of Pune is considered as one of the top 10 modern cities of India, but this modern-day metropolitan was once a major political center of the Indian Subcontinent. The city has a rich heritage which is entirely linked with Maratha Empire, most of which are related to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. Due to the city’s historical background and modern presence, it has become a scorching place for tourists and foreigners for both as tourist and business destination.

In a city, its prime places to eat are not exactly the posh areas with expensive restaurants; instead it is the street food and local restaurants that show the real food. Likewise, in Pune, tourists love to visit the very restaurants which offer the city’s mouthwatering local foods. It is not possible to mention all of them.

People living nearby cities like Mumbai and Nagpur visit the city on the weekends to taste these delicacies in the places mentioned below. The flights from Nagpur to Pune are specially packed in the weekends because many come to taste some of these delicacies as well to spend a nice weekend in Pune. As it’s mentioned above, the city is famous for its rich heritage and is one of the best places to spend the weekend.

Top Places to Eat In Pune

Some of them are listed below:

Sinhagad Fort

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Sinhagad Fort: This place is not a restaurant; in fact, the place has several stalls to try out some of the best Maharashtrian foods that are available in the entire city.

Sujata Mastani: It is considered as the most iconic ice cream parlor in the city, which is running for more than 50 years.

Bedekar Tea Stall: A small, fast food shop situated in the Narayan Peth area that offers one of its popular dishes which is eaten as breakfast, its Puneri Misal.

Kayani Bakery: A bakery that is famous for its Shrewsbury biscuits and much more.

Shabree Restaurant: One of the best places to get authentic Maharashtrian delicacies that include thalipeeth, sabudana khichadi, aamti, shrikhand and much more.

German Bakery: This lies in the Koregaon Park area, which is famous for its sweet delicacies and a hotspot for city’s foreigners.

Silicon Valley Of India- A Couple’s Retreat

Bangalore, the capital city of Karnatika, being an IT hub, it is also named as “Silicon Valley of India”. There is an array of activities that you can indulge in the city and here are a few unique places for the ‘IT’ couples out there.

To reach Bangalore, from outside India, at an affordable cost, go for the Delta Airlines.


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1. Cubbon Park

Described as the most colourful place in the entire city, the park is covered with lush greenery and well laid out flower beds. Maintained by the Horticulture Department of the government of Karnataka, the park is extremely serene and peaceful. For couples looking for a relaxed day out amidst greenery sprawling over 128hectares, then Cubbon Park should your first destination at Bangalore. The park is only 5 minutes away from the main city.


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2. Guhantara Resort

Guhantara resort which literally means a resort inside a cave actually lives up to its name. You can expect to spend an entire day here, enjoying all the leisurely activities that the place has to offer. The resort is entirely located underground, and thus the name. The place offers wonderful food and also liquor along with activities like tunnel trekking, various indoor and outdoor games, bicycle riding, paintball, zorbing and many more. About an hour’s drive from the city, couples can expect to have a leisurely day at the resort.

3. Nandi Hills – Cycling

Most couples look forward to getting away from the hustle bustle of the concrete jungle and do something entirely different. Nandi hills promises to be such an experience. Renting a cycle and cycling to the Nandi hills that stands on an elevation of 1,478 metres, has lately become a trend among the Bangalore youth. The ride is entirely a soul pleasing experience, with beautiful views and a peaceful atmosphere. Activities in the city cannot get more romantic yet peaceful than this. Also, there are agencies that plan out the entire trip for couples at an affordable price.

4. The Grover Vineyards- Wine Tasting

For couples who would want to have a more sophisticated experience than hiking or cycling, the wine tasting tour by Grover Vineyards must be the best option for them. Established in the 1600s and located less than an hour away from the city, the Grover Vineyard offers the tour that includes a detailed session of explaining how wine is made, followed by a luxurious experience of tasting wine with exotic cheese and crackers, a brief walk through the picturesque vineyards, finally followed by a really sophisticated luncheon.


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5. Dinner under the Stars

Finally, to relax and unwind in each other’s company, the Taj group of hotels at Bangalore offers the most romantic dinner option in the city.
Located at West End, the restaurant offers their a-la-carte Indian dishes to their guests seated under the starry night sky. Sitting under the sky with a glass of fine Wine and lip smacking array of food in the company of your loved one, the night could not get more romantic.

Enjoy The Nightlife At Melbourne

Jetstar Asia

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Melbourne has long been recognised as a hub of tourism owing to its scenic charm and vibrant culture and lifestyle. You can bask in the lively nightlife in this city by engaging in a number of activities like dining at the famous restaurants, shopping at the local markets or simply sightseeing and taking a stroll across the streets of Melbourne. Here is some info on the best things to do in the city once the sun sets down. So stay tuned!

Air ticket bookings

There are several leading air carriers that offer affordable air travel between the alluring city of Melbourne and all the other prominent cities worldwide. You can get all the information regarding the flight time table, status, air ticket prices and seat availability etc. of popular air carriers operating from and to Melbourne via leading travel portals that also offer special deals and discounts on online flight booking in advance. The Jetstar Asia is a low cost air carrier that offers connectivity between the city and various other destinations. Some of the top sectors served by this air service provider are as follows:

• Melbourne to Sydney
• Sydney to Melbourne
• Melbourne to Gold Coast
• Gold Coast to Melbourne
• Melbourne to Brisbane
• Brisbane to Melbourne

You can easily make your flight bookings for Jetstar Airways on the go via leading travel websites.

Relax and enjoy the nightlife

Melbourne is a hub of tourism and culture. It is a revered tourist hotspot owing to its warm and welcoming people. The city is also referred as ‘the world’s friendliest city’. The city is bustling hub of entertaining activities which continues even after the sun sets down the horizon. As the sun goes down the city lights are turned on and you can observe several interesting spectacles here.

Enjoy the ambience of a rooftop bar

The city is full of places that serve delicious food and beverages. Try out any of the rooftop bars or restaurants along Melbourne’s laneways for a whole new experience. You may unwind in the evenings here sitting and relaxing while grabbing some tasty snacks and refreshing drinks in the renowned crazes of Melbourne. You may also sign up for the rooftop bar walking tours organised here so come across some of the best places to eat and drink here. This unique part walking and part drinking tour takes you to the four top rooftop bars in Melbourne and each of these places have a drink awaiting you.

Horse and carriage rides

If you wish to enjoy the royal treatment or the Victorian era travel experience do take a horse and carriage ride at the Federation Square in Melbourne. You are ought to enjoy sightseeing this way while the horse carriage drives you across some of the iconic attractions in the city namely, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Federation Square and Parliament House. Horse and Carriage rides are also a romantic way of spending the evening or just enjoying an adventurous evening with your family.

Also visit the Comic’s Lounge located in North Melbourne to enjoy a good laugh as some of the famed performers like Tommy Little, Save Hughes etc. tickle your funny bones.

Get On A Shopping Spree in These shopping places in Mangalore

Who does not love shopping? Shopping is actually a therapy for numerous people. When talking about shopping, there is no better town than Mangalore in India to give a mention. It is the shopping hub of the country where people shop their heart out. Even when anyone visits Mangalore for business purpose, he/she do miss to take out time to explore the shopping places and get some cool stuff for themselves and their loved ones.

Mangalore is famous for its silk-sarees with intricate detailing, sandalwood and ivory decorative items, silver and gold jewellery. The city has numerous supermarkets, shopping markets and local markets, with quality and variety of stuff.

Best shopping places in Mangalore

Mangalore is a sweetheart when it comes to shopping. It has everything and for everybody to shop. Whether it is a mall or a local shop, Mangalore always succeeds at winning the hearts of the shoppers by providing them with beautiful, quality and chic stuff. Here are some shopping places which one must visit:

Supermarkets:  To get all the stuff of daily needs under one roof visit the following supermarkets.

Ganesh Bazaar located at the GHS Road.
Janatha Bazaar located at the GHS Road.
Big Bazaar and Food Bazaar at Bharath Mall.
Andy’s Supermarket at Balmatta.
Move ‘n’ Picky at Kankanady.
Nilgiri’s at Empire Mall.

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Shopping Malls: The city also has numerous shopping malls for convenient, easy and comfortable shopping, where entertainment facilities like movie theaters, kids’ zone and restaurants, game zones are also available, the best ones are as follows:

The City Centre Mall at KS Road.
Bharath Mall at Bejai Kavoor Road.
Empire Mall at MG Road.
Times Square Mall at Kadri Main Road.
Golden Harvest Mall at K.S. Rao Road.
Mischief Mega Mall at K.S. Rao Road.
Bharath Mall 2 at Bejai Kavoor Road.
Spectrum in Kankanady.
Excel Mischief Mall at KSR Road.

Local Street Markets and Shopping Centers: These are the markets which offer very wide variety of products with very varied range of street food stalls and restaurants. The most famous local markets or street markets and shopping centers of mangalore are as follows:

Hampankatta Market.

Affordable flights to Mangalore

Mangalore is a very busy place, be it for shopping or for business. Numerous direct flights are available to Mangalore from different cities in India. The cheap flight tickets in India have made it easier for people to have comfortable, time-saving and easy journeys. Flights tickets can either be booked directly or through online portals from where the passengers can not only buy their tickets but can also book the seats of their choice.

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Booking the flight tickets through online portals has become very popular these days as it is very safe, easy and convenient. Online portals also offer attractive offers and deals on the flight fares which results in saving money.

A Journey to Vibrant Mumbai to Attend a Job Interview

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I had just received a notice for interview in Mumbai and decided to reach the city by flight. The interview was going to be held in two days time from the receipt of the notice. Ticket booking was done on Air India, through the carrier’s website.

I decided to stay in the city for three days, so that after the interview I could also sightsee and explore its many tourist attractions.

My Journey to Mumbai on Air India Was Sooth and Comfortable

Air India is the country’s national carrier and one that offers flights from its hubs in Delhi and Mumbai to key cities across the country. It offers flights to 52 domestic destinations in the country, making it a carrier with the largest domestic network.

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Those who want to journey to far off locations in the country from key metropolitan cities by flight will find this carrier to be suitable for their travel need. Despite being a regal carrier, it offered cheap flight tickets for my Delhi to Mumbai journey.

My journey on the carrier lasted two hours, during which time was enjoyed meals. After the flight landed, I came out of the airport and took a cab to the hotel accommodation.

Chhatrapati Shivaji International AirportChhatrapati Shivaji International Airport | Image Resource : india.com

About The Majestic Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport

As I was leaving I could not but help admire the wonderful Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport. Initiated in 1942, it was named after the 17th century Maratha emperor – Chhatrapati Shivaji. The structure is huge and it is the second busiest airport in the country, in terms of passenger traffic and cargo.

In 2016, it won the award for being the Best Airport in India and Asia. It is so structured to take on the enormous number of passengers who travel through it daily both from within the country and abroad. The airport services a huge number of international carriers every day, enabling people to enter an exit from India’s commercial capital – Mumbai.

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My Stay Was In a Simple Two Star Hotel

I stayed in the beautiful Hotel Imperial Palace which is a lovely two star hotel, with simple but neat interiors. Located in Near Crawford Market, Cst Railway  it has twelve rooms. The hotel’s ambience is so cozy that it makes you feel at home right away. My room was small, well furnished and comfortable. I had to venture out for meals. Other guest facilities are room service, internet, housekeeping and laundry.

I took a hotel cab to reach the venue where the interview was going to take place. I was asked questions about my work experience, after which I then took a written test. I was informed that I would be told about the interview results the following day, so I came back to the hotel to rest and retire as I had spent the whole day from morning till evening in the interview venue.

The next day I got a call saying that I had got the job. I packed up to leave for the flight in the evening, so that I could reach home, inform my parents about the new job and then pack gain to arrive in Mumbai to begin at my new job.

Indeed, The Best Experience With Air India: A Flight Thoroughly Enjoyed!

Flight Tickets From Bangalore To Kolkata

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Three months back, I was invited by a childhood friend Neeta, to attend her engagement party in Delhi. Initially, I was hesitant about this trip, due to my lack of time; but had to relent finally for this trip. So I took leave of a few days from my hospital duties and started preparing for this upcoming trip. I did not know anyone else of my friend’s family, so I resolved to stay at a hotel in Delhi. I decided to take my Mom with me, so that she too could enjoy this trip with me.

First of all, I browsed through the internet and decided to book online my flight tickets from Hyderabad to Delhi from Air India, since it is the largest and the most reliable airline of India that also serves as the flag carrier of the country. Luckily, I found that tickets of Economy Class were available for our desired date, in an Air India flight and booked instantly. Then I searched online and found that the 5 Star Hotel The Lalit, in New Delhi had room available for booking.

Incredible services that we enjoyed during our flight in Air India

Our experience of traveling in the Economy Class of Air India flight was very pleasant. Though this air journey was of only 2 hours, we enjoyed it thoroughly, for several reasons.

The flight was exactly on time and took off from Hyderabad, without any delay. This was a good reason for my satisfaction, as I always value punctuality.

Hot meals were served onboard and the foods were very tasty and were not so richly spiced. My Mom was given diabetic diet of less salty and low fat foods, as I had specifically asked for it.

Delhi City

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The seats were quite comfortable and even aged people, like my mother had no problem in sitting there for 2 hours.

There was personal in-flight entertainment system and we could choose entertainment programs from the given options in Showtime, the official entertainment guide of Air India. So my mother chose to hear some devotional songs, while I was enjoying a cartoon program, to spend our time during the flight. The passengers were also given in-flight magazines, published by Air India, in both English and Hindi.

Wonderful experience of staying in Hotel The Lalit, New Delhi

The Lalit, New Delhi is a 5 Star hotel, located conveniently near Connaught Place and have close proximity to most of the tourist spots of Delhi. So apart from attending my friend’s engagement party, we could visit those places as well. But we were more overwhelmed by the excellent services offered by this luxury hotel.

The room given to us was very spacious and contained a king-size comfortable bed, air conditioner, an electric kettle, a plasma television and a DVD player, refrigerator, a large wardrobe and an electronic safe. There was also a writing desk, with a lamp of nice design kept over it.

We were also provided with bottles of mineral water, newspaper and a hair dryer, for using while in this hotel.

The foods in all the 4 restaurants of this hotel were simply awesome and we also liked the food products of the Pastry shop, in this hotel compound.

Dubai to Mumbai Flights – Offering the Best-of-the-World Services and Facilities

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The increasing competition among airlines for more customers and routes has resulted in low ticket fares and efficient flight services. They also chalk out more destinations with better flight connectivity exploring the opportunities. There are many cities across the world and they offer enough chances for people to visit them. The economic growth in such places to some extent depends on tourism.

Dubai and Mumbai are two such cities that are frequented by people round the year. When Dubai takes pride in its rapid economic development through business, tourism, and so on, Mumbai is the financial, commercial and business center in India offering excellent opportunities. People travel between these two cities daily and weekly and there are innumerable Dubai to Mumbai flights offering better connectivity.

A city that never sleeps, Mumbai houses many large industries and multinational companies, government-owned enterprises, educational institutions, and so on. People visit the city for business, education, job, and leisure. Dubai, on the other hand, is the trading hub of the UAE and is recognized for its tall skyscrapers, shopping malls and markets.

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Airlines Offering Dubai to Mumbai Flights Services

With many airlines plying in this route, there is no shortage of Dubai to Mumbai flights services. Some of the prominent airlines are Emirates, Jet Airways, SpiceJet, Air India Express, IndiGo Airlines, FlyDubai and Air India. When Emirates offers maximum number of nonstop flights, Jet Airways flies as many as three nonstop flights every day.

The other airlines operating one-stop services are Air Arabia, SpiceJet, Oman Air, Qatar Airways and Etihad Airways. The Dubai to Mumbai flights schedule of these airlines can be found online. Travelers who fly to Mumbai from Dubai can find the first flight at 3.30 am operated by Emirates. There are regular flights scheduled at 4.00 am, 5.00 am, 9.35 am, 11.25 am, and so on from SpiceJet, Jet Airways, Emirates, and IndiGo respectively.

Other Facilities and Services by Airlines

To help the travelers fly comfortably airlines offer many facilities online. One can check the Dubai to Mumbai flights status online to get the real-time information on the arrival of the flight. The Dubai Mumbai flight status can be found using any of the options like by airport and by flight given online. All you have to do is to log into the website of the related airline and fill out details according to the option chosen and find the status.

The travel agent’s website also helps with the flight status by logging in and filling in the details. The other option is to call the airline enquiry and get the details about the flight over phone.

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Booking Dubai to Mumbai Flights

For those who want to do Dubai to Mumbai flights booking can go online by logging into the website of the desired airline. The online facility helps find the flights operating in the route by filling in the travel details such as the arrival and destination airports, return and depart dates, number of passengers and promo code.

This helps you find the list of flights in the route, which helps you choose your desired flight and book tickets.