DLF Cyberhub is a cluster of eating/drinking options from pricey dining to food court varieties. It provides sitting arrangements inside restaurants as well as in the open. Sprinklers strategically placed in front of the outlets spray mist and gives the area a hill station feel even during the warmest summer evenings.
The National Museum at Janpath is a treasure trove of relics covering about 5000 years of Indian history. This is close to Central Secretariat or Udyog Bhawan metro stations and is easliy accessible from any part of Delhi. Guided tours, audio tours in various languages and an interesting museum crafts store make this site an exciting summer holiday option.
A stay at Neemrana Fort Palace is an indulgence. Its proximity to Delhi encouraged us to try it out. Its like a Staycation where most of the activities are in or around the fort. While one can visit the fort as part of a day trip, spending the night here completes the experience.
A 6 days festival was organised by the Government to commemorate Republic Day and arouse our patriotic spirit. It was a unique endeavour showcasing the crafts / food / culture from various parts of India. Aptly named BharatParv, here is what we saw.
One of the first plays of Bharat Rang Mahotsav was “Dopehri”, a play read by Pankaj Kapur. Almost all theatre lovers of Delhi had swarmed the spacious Kamani Auditorium, some with tickets, and many more looking for tickets. Given the demand for this play, Bharat Rang Mahotsav arranged an additional show that afternoon. Read on for our experience.
Surajkund International Crafts Mela 2016 – An event that manages to pull craft enthusiasts, shutterbugs, foodies, foreigners as well as the general public. The aesthetically done up fair ground – with various colourful canopies, festoons and other ornaments that are installed during the fair, can not but permeate the mind and uplift the spirit.
Mahajatra, a festival of culture, traditions, dances and food from Maharashtra is on at Dilli Haat, I.N.A. Maharashtra is the home to Bollywood and entertainment is a forte of the state. But in today’s digital era, where do the traditional cultural forms of this state stand?
The huge New Delhi Palate Fest was organised at PSOI Cub, Nehru Park, Chanakyapuri. The event comprised a huge agglomeration of stalls by almost all big names in the hospitality industry. The visitors were terribly spoilt for choice in terms of quality and variety of food. The program was peppered with sessions by celebrity chefs and music by live bands. The turnout was stupendous and the Traffic Police had a trying time in handling the cars in that area. The Festival establishes that Delhi is still unarguably the food capital of the country.