Cherish Authentic Italian Food in Mumbai Restaurants

Italian Cuisine defined by its culture and traditions, presents world with a gastronomic bonanza.  Italian food is combination of vibrant colors on the plate with balanced acidity.  Spaghetti, Bruschetta, Risotto or tortellini are some of the best known authentic dishes of Italy. With rising Indian demand for Italian Cuisine, one should know authentic restaurants to enjoy them.  Mumbai is diverse in its culture and therefore finding an authentic restaurant to enjoy such delicious cuisine is not a difficult task. Five star restaurants like Grand Hyatt, Celini, Little Italy etc are the best restaurants to enjoy Italian Cuisine.

Let us first discuss the elegant delicacies of Italy :

  • Bruschetta: – Best Snack or appetizer, it is made up of garlic bread rubbed with olive oil topped with fresh tomatoes, vegetables, beans, cured meat or cheese. Enjoy this at Little Italy.

  • Neapolitan pizza (Margherita): – A common fast food choice of people all over the world when it comes to Italian Cuisine. It includes: a Wheat dough, tomatoes, and Mozzarella Cheese, basil leaves. Enjoy this at Romano’s – JW Marriott.

  • Ravioli: – A fast food wherein a dumpling is sealed with filling between two sheets of pasta. The filling includes ricotta cheese, spinach, nutmeg and black pepper. Enjoy this at Cafe Zoe.

  • Fettuccine Alfredo: – Being considered as a primo, first meal after antipasto, Fettuccine Alfredo is a pasta made up of parmesan cheese and butter. Enjoy this at Indigo.

  • Risotto: – Categorized in primo section, Risotto is neither light nor heavy. Risotto defines the traditional cuisine of Italy. A rice dish which is cooked in broth till you get the creamy layer of rice. Broth can consist meat, fish, or vegetables. Enjoy this at Celini – Grand Hyatt.

Top 10 street Food to enjoy in Mumbai

Top 10 street Food to enjoy in Mumbai

Top 10 street Food to enjoy in Mumbai

Mumbai, is always characterized by its lively nature. A city that never sleeps, it always gives you an adrenaline rush, you just can’t stop. Be it travel, business or food, Mumbai ranks and caters the best. Today we will be highlighting street foods which are popular in Mumbai and everyone should definitely try it once.

Mumbai Meri Jaan:

Splendid and lively, Mumbai a commercial hub of India delivers you wonders on earth. Capital of Maharashtra, Mumbai is a major metropolitan city with unique characteristic of blend of various religions and therefore experience mix-culture.

WHY MUMBAI?

Mumbai an enigma attracts lakhs of tourists all over globe. Experience the blessed fusion of man made wonders and nature in Mumbai.

STREET FOODS IN MUMBAI

  • ANAND’S VADA PAV VILLE PARLE  This Vada Pav is the most delicious & mouth watering. The chatni and the spice blend perfectly.
  • SARDAR’S PAV BHAJI VT STATION  They serve delicious taste with cheese and butter. You should definitely try this once in your lifetime
  • BADEMIYA CHICKEN TIKKA COLABA  Famous for Chicken Tikka, the place is ultimate destination for food lovers. Mouth watering spicy chicken tikka will just make your day.
  • ELCO PANI PURI BANDRA  Known for hygiene and flavors, delicious pani puri should surely be on your bucket list. You can also try other mouth watering chats.
  • MAMLEDAR MISAL THANE  Yummm…spicy filled with flavors is must try street food in Mumbai. Savour the taste of ultimate food of spicy misal pav
  • GURU KRIPA’S SAMOSA SION  Serves the best Samosa in Mumbai. Crowd from all over Mumbai come here to relish the potato stuffed spicy Samosa.
  • CHURCHGATE BUN MASKA CHURCHGATE  If you are hungry, you can try the simplest and tastiest snack available in Mumbai. You should surely try it at least once.
  • KHEEMA PAV O COLABA  If you are a lover of Kheema Pav, then you should try it at Olympia Coffee House. Deliciously wrapped, Kheema pav here is worth a try.
  • BOMBAY SANDWICH VT STATION  You will get variety of blends in this sandwich, just order your favorite one and relish it. It is opposite to Xavier’s College
  • MYSORE MASALA DOSA CHOWPATTY  Get south Indian thrill of Dosa at Bhulabhai Desai Road Chowpatty Mumbai. The crunch and lightness of dosa and the acidity of chutney blends a nice flavors.

A great food comes with great taste and mumbai street food surely caters your taste buds. You can savour these street food at any point of time. Mouth watering food is waiting for you, when are you leaving??

Experience A Luxurious Stay at Pune With The Orchid Group Of Hotels!

the orchid hotel pune

The Orchid Hotel Pune

The Orchid Hotel in Pune is one of the most recognizable hotels which are known for its excellent services to both business class as well as luxury travelers. Situated approximately 20 km from the airport, it takes pride in housing 4 world class restaurants and bars. The other amenities include pool, laundry service and more.

Experience Relaxing Weekend At The Resort Mumbai

Mumbai is known as the city of dreams. Many come to this city with big dreams in their eyes; few gets fulfilled and few gets shattered! Every Mumbaikar can vouch for a fact that the land of Mumbai has many landmark places that is popular among tourists. There are various hotels and resorts popular among tourist to stay during their visit to the city.

Among the various resorts available, The Resort Mumbai is one popular place which is not only a hub for tourist but is also frequently visited by Mumbaikars during their weekend trips. When people wish to relax and unwind away from their busy city life, they prefer staying at this resort with their family or friends.

The Resort Mumbai

The Resort Mumbai | Image Resource : theresortmumbai.com

The Resort Mumbai is located at the prime location of Madh-Marve road, near the Aksa beach in Mumbai suburbs. The various famous tourist places like Manori Talao, Taraporewala Aquarium, Global Pagoda and the Marve Beach lies in close proximity to this resort.

The facilities or amenities provided by this resort will provide you total comfort with no margin of any complaints. The multiple luxurious room of this resort is well furnished and features equipments like AC, TV, direct dialing telephone, laundry, coffee maker and many more. This resort also features large halls for meeting and conference purpose.

Another important thing a person would wish to have on their trip is good food. So every tourist will surely be happy to treat their taste buds with delicious and lip-smacking food at this resort. It features an in-house restaurant High Tide which has great ambiance with multi-cuisines facilities. Another is Baywatch, the 24-hour coffee shop that serves a variety of meals from around the world.

If you already have your plan set for a trip to Mumbai or if you are planning for a trip to this place on the weekend, surely you will have lifetime experience staying at The Resort Mumbai. This place is easy to reach since its approx at 22 kms from International and Domestic airport and 39kms from the Mumbai Central railway station.

Experience first hand the beauty and rich facilities of this resort. De-stress and come back to your home with beautiful memories of this place.

Oxford Golf Resort And Country Club Pune : Picturesque Location And Unforgettable Memories!

I, Saurabh Khillare, have never played golf before, and when my friend offered to take me out on a weekend for a game of golf, I was thrilled. We found ourselves traveling to Pune from Mumbai. Well, I said not bad to spend a weekend in Pune. We steered off Pune and headed towards the picturesque location of Lavale Hills, and it was like escaping from the urban jungle and stepping into a fantasy location!

Lavale Hills

Lavale Hills | Image Resource : skyscrapercity.com

As I entered the Oxford Golf Resort and Country Club Pune, I started getting the feel of the place. It looked cool. The golf links around the main resort among the Lavale Hills was a pleasant surprise. This was not a Holiday Resort; it is a fully fledged sporting complex. They had some very serious games going on. Squash courts and Tennis courts were fully occupied. The Olympics sized Swimming Pool left nothing to be desired for the true blue swimming enthusiast.

Oxford Golf Resort and Country Club Pune

Oxford Golf Resort and Country Club Pune | Image Resource : oxfordgolfandcountryclub.com

I am a sports fan and have played cricket and football but never engaged in tennis or swimming as I do not have access to such facilities in Mumbai. This place seemed to be a heaven. I wish I could drive out here every weekend. But let us talk more about the sport that brought me here, that is Golf.

Swimming Pool of OGCC & Resort

Swimming Pool of OGCC & Resort | Image Resource : priceline.com

The Golf Link here is gorgeous. It won the First Runner up 2013 Award for the Best Golf Link in India. The golf link is a full 18 hole link designed by Pacific Coast Design, a Golf Course design company from Australia. The link has a par of 72. If you are not familiar with golf, it means you are expected to take less than 72 hits to hole your ball in all the 18 holes on this 7220 feet course.

Golf Link of Oxford Golf Resort Pune

Golf Link of Oxford Golf Resort Pune | Image Resource : golf-designers.com

As I started out on my attempt to take this course in my stride, I met many fellow golfers who had reached from all over the world for a golfing weekend at Oxford Golf Resort here in Pune. They found this course quite challenging due to the wind that knocks off from the Sahyadri Hills around the course. The picturesque course with its bunkers and water bodies are a great treat to just walk around if you are not an ardent golfer.

I would not miss coming here a second time if I get the chance. The other amenities of accommodation and food and drinks are great and I could not find anything to complain.

Perfect Place For A Weekend Getaway – Mystica Resort, Lonavala

Lonavala is one of the best place to unwind during weekends with your family and friends. You will often see people rushing to this beautiful and scenic place for a short weekend getaway. This place is full of greenery, mountains and valleys that give you a calm and composed feel. People usually visit this place for a day, experience the beauty and return back to their homes. But in some cases, people also prefer to stay over, especially those who have come from far off places. In such a case, getting a good hotel booking is crucial that would have all the facilities.

Lonavala Hill Station

Lonavala Hill Station | Image Resource : wikimedia.org

I remember my stay over at one of the best resorts in Lonavala – Mystica resort. The facilities and comfort that I experienced there is still fresh in my mind. This resort is spread across five acres of property surrounded by total greenery. It is constructed on the old Khandala road and it has many popular locations nearby. The popular places located nearby to it are Bushy Dam, Tiger Point, Lonavala lake, Bhaja Caves, Valvan Lake, Lohagad Fort, Rajmachi Point and Tungarli Lake. Whoever visits Lonavala, these places are always on their priority list.

Lonavala must visit tourists places

Lonavala must visit tourists places | Image Resource : in-mumbai.com, transindiatravels.com, homegrown.co.in, eventshigh.com

Mystica Resort Lonavala

Mystica Resort Lonavala | Image Resource : mysticaresort.com

The uniqueness of this resort lies in its fact that it gives one of the best views of the valleys. You get to see beautiful lakes and hills surrounding the resort. The facilities provided by the Mystica Resort will leave you surprised. Every room at this resort oozes style and contemporary architecture. It has  Banquet/conference halls, restaurants and a swimming pool. This resort also provide with wifi access, television, telephone and amenities like a regular supply of hot and cold water. Other facilities available are health club, laundry services, car rental services and massage centre. The F&B areas include multi cuisine restaurants, a bar and a cafe.

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For all the leisure travellers and getaway seekers, I would just say that this amazing resort will be the best choice. The Mystica Resort Lonavala is located at 89kms from the Mumbai Airport, 3 kms from the Lonavala Railway Station and just 2kms from the Maharashtra State Transport Bus Stand. This resort is pocket-friendly, and surely worth staying place in Lonavala. So get away from the hustle-bustle of a city and unwind at this peaceful place.

Chic Ambience Of Bella Vista Resort Mahabaleshwar : A Haven Of Peace!

For people living in Maharashtra especially Mumbai, short sojourns mean a lot. They are blessed with having lot of tiny hill stations which lie nearby where they can reach in a few hours’ time. Naturally with Mumbaikars, being hard pressed for time it is a blessing in disguise.

Mahableshwar View

Mahableshwar View | Image Resource : sataratourism.in

For people living in Mumbai, Mahableshwar is synonymous with a cool pleasant climate, dense rain forest and of course its proximity. There are many hotels in this lovely hill station; however the most chic hotel is, The Bella Vista Resort, Mahableshwar. It scores, over other resorts as it offers a breath-taking view of the green tree covers, and the Lingmala valley all the way up to the Panchgani which is another popular hill station.

Panchgani Hill Station

Panchgani Hill Station | Image Resource : jenjon.in

The resort has the most soothing environs, combining the local traditional décor with contemporary. As one enters it, the feeling of spaciousness is all encompassing. Away from the din and constant cacophony of horns and traffic, which a typical Mumbaikar faces and has come to dread, this hotels provides a complete refreshing and peaceful experience to the vacationer.

Bella Vista Resort Mahabaleshwar

Bella Vista Resort Mahabaleshwar | Image Resource : bellavistaresort.com

The rooms are designed for maximum comfort. The varieties offered in rooms are many, making the selection of rooms a genuine pleasure. It has Premium, Deluxe, Executive, Standard and Deluxe Valley. Every room is spacious, with T.V, Tea and coffee maker. The bathrooms have separate shower cubicles. And the cherry on the cake is, the attached balcony. What a wonderful way to enjoy the glorious riot of greenery around!

The fully air-conditioned restaurant, in this resort makes each meal time, a time to celebrate. The delicious cuisines on offer are again something which can please any foodie. The café is also at your service for any time hunger pangs, which can be appeased by enjoying the yummy snacks served.

Swimming Pool at Bella Vista Resort

Swimming Pool at Bella Vista Resort | Image Resource : bellavistaresort.com

K&C Restaurant at Bella Vista Resort

K&C Restaurant at Bella Vista Resort | Image Resource : bellavistaresort.com

This resort is not just for holiday makers and families, it is the choice of many official and business meets. The facilities like the meeting hall, with a capacity of accommodating 10 to 200 people make it a top choice among the business community. Its tranquil surroundings make it the perfect venue for many team building activities.

Conference Hall for business meetings at Bella Vista Resort

Conference Hall for business meetings at Bella Vista Resort | Image Resource : bellavistaresort.com

The resort’s location is sure winner. All the tourist places worth visiting like lakes, gardens and market place are within easy reach. The calming ambience of this resort, is sure to win any ones heart!

A Lavish And A Grand Experience Awaits At Aamby Valley City!

Traveling to exotic locations is always a great pleasure for me. Most of us like to spend our holiday time, at a good and peaceful location so that we can enjoy the time we get off from our busy schedules. The state of Maharashtra has many such exotic locations, perfect for short getaways. There are many parks, lavish resorts and much more which has come up lately in the state. These are really good places, which one can explore and deeply relax at.

Aamby Valley City Resort Pune

Aamby Valley City Resort Pune | Image Resource : mouthshut.com

One of the most beautiful resorts that I had been to recently was one of my best experiences. We, a group of friends, decided to visit the Aamby Valley City in Pune for a short relaxing holiday. This is a luxurious resort and extremely good for a break from the normal routine life. The resort is located in an amazingly green environment with a great view of the Sahyadri Mountains range. The resort is spread over a huge area of 10,000 acres and built exotically.

Sahyadri Mountains range

Sahyadri Mountains range | Image Resource : himadventures.net

It has everything one needs to feel calm and relaxed. There are private swimming pools that sparkle nothing but beauty. Resort facilities includes spa, sauna, fitness centers and much more. We engaged in activities like beach volleyball, and also some adventurous water sports. This resort also offers horse riding activity and we can enjoy the ride right through the beautiful lawns!

The exceptional cuisines served here are amazing and worth trying out. A number of lavish restaurants like Four Seasons, Lagoon and others have their restaurants in the resort and one can enjoy their sumptuous meals at one of these. We were served a variety of dishes of our choice at our rooms. At the resort, you can choose the style of rooms you desire.

Musical Water Fountain at Aamby Vally Resort

Musical Water Fountain at Aamby Vally Resort | Image Resource : aambyvalley.com

There are villas, some more types like Burmese, Australian Chalet, Aussie rooms and many more which one could book according to their convenience. Being at this resort was a totally amazing experience and I would definitely recommend this one if you are planning a getaway with your friends and family.

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Fantabulous Football Carnival That Fascinated Me

Students are always linked with studies, studies, and more studies. Though, that is an essential and inseparable part of a student’s life, one another important factor, that is also associated with my routine, is sports. I am a die hart sportsman and have played numerous tournaments at inter-district level in the state of Mumbai. I enjoy being a sportsman and the feeling of competition that it instills within me.

FIFA World Cup Trophy

FIFA World Cup Trophy | Image Resource : sportskeeda.com

The football fever that ran throughout the earth, like many others, engulfed me as well. So when I got the news of a football carnival being held at Geoffrey’s- a pub and 24 hours open restaurant Bayview, at hotel Marine Plaza; I couldn’t stop myself from visiting there and enjoy the celebrations of football moments of the recent FIFA World Cup.

Football Carnival at Hotel Marine Plaza Card

Football Carnival at Hotel Marine Plaza Card | Image Resource : meraevents.com

Hotel Marine Plaza

Hotel Marine Plaza | Image Resource : freelisthub.com

Hotel Marine Plaza is maximizing it’s assets from the exhilarations and impact of this football world cup tournament, by organizing this occasion from 12th to 14th of July. Being a football fan myself, and a consistent follower of the FIFA world cup, I and my few friends made most of our opportunity by visiting this occasion.

We reached the hotel much before the expected timings- from 9:30pm to 1:30am at Geoffrey’s with live telecast that was promoting the FIFA world cup, and 1:30 onwards at the Bay-view. The entire place was packed with football fans, who were enjoying each other’s company, and of course, the special offers that were made available by the host. The highlight of the place was a large LCD screen telecast that was captivating everyone’s eyes. Liquor was flowing and was served till 1:30 at both the places, and had the tempting offer of ‘buy two-get one free’.

Geoffrey’s made it more interesting with the innovative FIFA world cup special snacks and cocktail menu. The snacks were mouthwatering and included both –Indian and continental cuisines. The cocktails were interestingly named on the players of FIFA world cup, and the visitors enjoyed ordering drinks according to their favorite players. The most common name heard was that of the Messsi’s magic, the guy is an eye candy of everyone owing to his magical performances throughout the tournament. We also enjoyed Bayview’s midnight buffet with the engrossing telecast.

Messi's Magic Skill

Messi’s Magic Skill | Image Resource : wallres.com