Explore the Hidden Marvels of London with a Stay at The LaLiT London

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Tucked away in the lost alleys of London hide astonishing places largely away from the public eye. But to a traveller, what offers more excitement than unravelling a city down to its very core? That is precisely what a stay at The LaLiT London, one of the finest boutique hotels in London, will invoke in you – the spirit of the traveller and a taste for hidden delights.

Promising the most ‘Londonesque’ hospitality through its warm service, regally furnished rooms and suites, and an inimitable British aura, The LaLiT London makes you fall in love with London’s lesser known charms. Once you decide to ignore the nearby Tower Bridge, the imposing London Eye, and the oft-photographed Big Ben, exploring London suddenly seems far more challenging. To simplify your hunt, here is a definitive guide to the hidden marvels of the global city:

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1. Battersea Power Station

A decommissioned coal-fire power station from 1930s, Battersea Power Station by Thames looms as a reminder of London’s industrial revolution. Nowadays, this Gothic structure is a pop-culture icon having featured in the artworks of the Beatles and Pink Floyd.

2. Daunt Books

Ever wondered how it would be to get lost in a huge ancient library made out of wood and lengthy passages walled with books? A trip to Daunts Books makes for an out-of-this-world experience!

3. Dennis Sever’s House

One of the most bizarre tourist spots in London, artist Dennis Sever’s former home lets you wander through a perfectly-captured moment in time. The house is arranged as if it’s inhabited by an 18th century family of silk weavers, complete with half-finished meals, candle-lit rooms, unmade beds, and furnishings straight out of a different era!

4. Temple Church

Built in the 12th century by the Knights Templar, the Temple Church contains effigies of the knights from the Crusades, and resembles Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

5. Horniman Museum

Featuring fascinating collections of anthropology, natural history, and musical instruments, the Horniman Museum is one of the best lesser-known museums of London. The Victorian gardens and the aquarium add to the appeal of the place.

6. Little Venice

As the name would suggest, Little Venice is where you can enjoy walks along the Camden riverside, take a canal boat ride, or indulge at the pretty pubs and cafes by the water.

7. Hidden Bars

The pub culture is highly revered in London, which is why secret bars are quite the norm – if you can find them, that is. From Evans and Peel Detective Agency in Earl’s Court to The Mayor of Scaredy Cat Town in Spitalfields, you can go on your own mysterious pub crawl!

8. Camden Passage

For those looking for a truly local shopping experience, Camden Passage’s boutiques, cafes, and vintage bargain shops will leave the heart fluttery. You can get almost everything here, right from memorabilia and souvenirs to antiques and fashionable outfits!

9. Chelsea Psychic Garden

If botanic gardens with more than 5000 plants of all make and kind is your thing, then the 1673-established Chelsea Psychic Garden can be your go-to tranquil spot away from the hustle of London.

And once you’ve satisfied your wanderlust for the lesser delights of the city, you can always count on The LaLiT London, the finest boutique hotel in London, to make you relax and dream once more!

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Local Restaurants near The LaLiT Golf & Spa Resort Goa worth checking out

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A small state along the western coast of India, Goa continues to allure tourists and travellers from all across the country and beyond. And why not, it has something for everyone. While it’s more famous for the beautiful and exotic beaches, it also prides in the smorgasbord of food on offer to delight different taste-buds. While hotel bookings in Goa can be taken care of at The LaLiT Golf & Spa Resort Goa, there are a number of fabulous restaurants in its vicinity that visitors must explore to eat, drink and enjoy the magic of Goa. Here’s a list of some of the great restaurants in Goa.

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Sushi Cafe

Sushi Cafe serves a variety of cuisines ranging from Italian, Sushi, Tandoori and vegetarian and vegan options as well. It is located just opposite The LaLiT Golf & Spa Resort Goa. The food is hygienic and delicious. You can feast on freshly baked pizzas, sushi, salads, hot bruschettas, tandoori delicacies and also natural, home-made ice-creams all under one roof. The place offers a selection of fresh and healthy juices, cocktails and high quality liquors as well.

Ourem 88

Located 2.4 km away from The LaLiT Golf & Spa Resort Goa in a quiet coconut grove along the seashore, Ourem 88 is a charming home-style European restaurant. It uses the freshest, locally sourced seasonal produce and a range of specially imported produce in its western style of cooking to serve you a delicious meal in relaxed surroundings. This place is ideal for dinner. It is closed on Mondays.

Avocado Garden Restaurant & Bar

Set in a lush tropical garden about 2 km away from The LaLiT Golf & Spa Resort Goa, Avocado Garden Restaurant & Bar is perfect for those looking to savour Indian cuisine. They have vegan and vegetarian dishes apart from tandoori delicacies of fish and paneer. The restaurant is famous for its top-notch and reasonably-priced food.

Magic View

An authentic Italian restaurant about 1.5 km from The LaLiT Golf & Spa Resort Goa, Magic View is located at the northern end of Patnem Beach. The quiet, shady beach-side ambience makes this place a favourite among many. The restaurant serves oven-baked thin crust pizzas, a whole range of pastas, salads, desserts as well as home-made bread and pastries.

Bakehouse

Less than 1 km away from The LaLiT Golf & Spa resort Goa, Bakehouse is a favourite hangout for wholesome European-style breakfast. It is open all days between 8 am and 10 pm. The place serves cool and delicious smoothies, juices, shakes, home-made brown bread, croissant, muesli, pies and their coffee is great too.

Basuri Restaurant by The Tubki Resort

The Tubki Resort’s multi-cuisine in-house restaurant Basuri serves Indian, Chinese, Continental and Italian dishes. It also serves delectable Goan dishes and sea foods. It is less than 1 km away from The LaLiT Golf & Spa Resort Goa. It’s open all days between 8.30 am and 10.30 pm.

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5 Reasons To Stay At The LaLiT New Delhi On Your Next Business Trip

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Of late, we have seen the entry of the term ‘bleisure’ in every businessman’s dictionary. A portmanteau of the words ‘business’ and ‘leisure’, bleisure encapsulates the essence that these trips are more than just work. This is what The LaLiT New Delhi, often counted amongst the best hotels in Delhi, believes in offering to its guests. The right mix of work and play can turn a boring business trip into a memorable experience, and doing so is an art at which The LaLiT New Delhi excels.

All business travellers, take note. Here are five reasons to stay at The LaLiT New Delhi on your next work-related trip to the capital:

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1. Central location

The LaLiT New Delhi is located at Barakhamba Avenue, right in the heart of central Delhi. This advantageous location means that the hotel is in close proximity to Delhi’s major business hubs. The Connaught Place, one of the premier shopping districts in the entire country, is a stone’s throw away from the hotel, while the airport is only a 20-minute drive away. Therefore, when it comes to travelling during your business trip, you can rest assured of ultimate convenience and accessibility.

2. 5-star amenities

Similar to The LaLiT Mumbai, The LaLiT New Delhi’s bespoke 5-star amenities allow you to not just relax on your trip, but also provide you with a productive environment should you choose to work from the hotel premises. One can choose from a wide range of swanky rooms and suites, and rest assured of a robust Wi-Fi connectivity, in-room dining service, and an e-butler service that will ensure that your work goes on smoothly. The plush, luxurious and ergonomic interiors and large conference rooms mean that you can easily meet clients within the hotel itself, and leave a lasting impression on them.

3. Chauffeur-driven transfers

For business travellers, commute is made hassle-free and productive by The LaLiT New Delhi’s 24-hour chauffeur-driven fleet. This service provides well-trained drivers and Wi-Fi inside the cars at your beck and call, so that you can stop worrying about commute and focus on work instead.

4. Fine dining

The Baluchi, the Grill Room and 24/7 are some of the finest restaurants in the entire city, and you can experience their delectable cuisines and hospitality under one roof at The LaLiT New Delhi. While The Baluchi is famous for its pan-Indian dishes, the 24/7 is an all-day diner and the Grill Room is Michelin Star Chef Ollie Dabbous’ enterprise of a stunning gastronomic experience. With these amenities, you can easily host corporate lunches and dinners, and win the hearts of your clients.

5. Unparalleled rejuvenation

As mentioned earlier, The LaLiT takes ‘bleisure’ seriously. After a hard day’s work, when it comes to unwinding, the hotel’s eclectic array of delights will leave you wanting more. You can choose from a relaxing therapy at the signature Rejuve The Spa, an hour at the state-of-the-art gymnasium, or a Friday-night party at KittySu. Like their hotel in Mumbai, The LaLiT New Delhi also has an all-weather pool where you can cool off with a leisurely swim

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Here’s why you should visit The LaLit Golf and Spa Resort Goa during April

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The warm sandy beaches, gently swaying palm trees and luxuriate atmosphere of Goa is what attracts people from afar to visit the state. People usually come to Goa, located in the country’s southwest region, to escape the frenetic pace of their daily lives. The laidback pace is apparent especially so in the month of April, when the off-peak season commences. During the peak months of November-January, you’ll find scores of people from different parts of the world, taking away from the tranquil nature of the expanse.

If you are looking for a relaxed and laid back holiday, a stay at The LaLiT Golf and Spa Resort Goa would be just the right choice. The property overlooks elegantly landscaped gardens and the pristine beachfront with waters from the Arabian Sea. Moreover, the luxurious beach resort is located in South Goa that is known for its unexplored beaches and locals eateries unknown to tourists. Below, you’ll find some of the facilities and services available at The LaLiT Golf and Spa Resort Goa that will suit all your needs and help you unwind-

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In the Lap of Luxury

The luxury resort in India serves as the perfect retreat for you to unwind. The two-storey oceanfront sanctuary includes luxury room and private villas. The Baroque-Portuguese style architecture also includes traditional Goan touches, serving as the perfect luxury beach hideout. The property exudes elegance and almost each room provides you with spectacular views of the sparkling blue Arabian Sea where you can swim, eat or practice yoga. Sink your toes in the sand under the glowing orb of the April sun and sit back and relax.

The Perfect Recipe for Relaxation

Goa may stir up images of its well-known nightlife; its flip side of being a relaxation destination is also eminent. The resort’s free-form outdoor pool is enormous and something the kids will love. The pool also features a bar to whet the appetite. In addition to this, the Group’s Rejuve – The Spa provides services that make use of aroma, Ayurvedic, herbal, yoga and other natural therapies that result in a holistic experience. If you’re into sports, the hotel comprises of a sports complex and an international standard T9-hole links golf course! For those with an adventurous streak, the hotel offers a range of on-site water sports carried out on the waters of the Rajbaga beach.

A Gastronomic Experience

Lastly, the hotel offers visitors distinctive cuisines to choose from the menu of its five-star fine dining restaurants. Mouth-watering dishes prepared at its Goan, Pan-Asian and multi cuisine restaurants offer exquisite tastes and endless delight. Additionally, the hotel doesn’t trail far behind when it comes to nightlife as well; the bar at the hotel offers a variety of cocktails, wines, beers and spirits to indulge in. It also has its own beach shack from where one can watch the sun go down, while treating themselves to a delectable meal.

So, come enjoy the party and beach capital of India with The LaLiT Golf and Spa Resort Goa and let your worries take a back seat.

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Witness the beauty of Shiv-Vivaha this Maha Shivratri

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Marking the holy union of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati, the divine festival of Maha Shivratri is celebrated with fervour and enthusiasm across the length and breadth of the country. The story of Lord Shiva marrying Goddess Parvati is counted among the most vibrant and gripping stories in Hindu mythology.

This Holy Spirit comes to life as the Celestial temples of Khajuraho light up to celebrate Shiv Vivaha.

Shiv Vivaha

The annual tradition of celebrating Shiv Vivaha resonates with the local flavour of the city, giving you a chance to immerse yourself in its opulent cultural history. The LaLiT Arts Festival is a yearly affair, organised to promote the collaborative development of holiday destinations. Aside from facilitating holistic development of various destinations The LaLiT operates in, the festival also brings people together and promotes local cultures to rejuvenate energy in these regions. Locals join in with excitement and enthusiasm to see their city come alive on the grand festival of Maha Shivratri. Together, this creates a beautiful opportunity to delve into Khajuraho’s heritage and soak in the spiritually charged energy that dominates the air. To truly witness the ancient city at its best and extend the religious fervour, experience #KhajurahoWithTheLaliT. Visit the Pranami temple, a sacred place of worship for the Pranami sect around the world, followed by a trip to Baldev Ji Temple, an architectural marvel inspired by Roman, Paledian and Gothic styles.

The ancient city of Khajuraho is the ideal destination to witness the magnificent festivities of Maha Shivratri. Being a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Khajuraho sings the tale of a rich cultural and religious past. This creates the perfect chance to embrace your spiritual side and witness the entire city deck itself in marital glory. On this Maha Shivratri, The LaLiT Temple View Khajuraho is hosting an ornate celebration to commemorate Shiv-Vivaha and make an exciting gala out of it. As part of the LaLiT Arts Festival, the celebration aims to revive the essence of art, culture and divinity that the temple city of Khajuraho is best known for. Being the primary theme of the 10th LaLiT Arts Festival, the holy matrimony of Shiv Shakti is going to be celebrated with much pomp and flair on the 13th of February 2018.

This goes perfectly in sync with the LaLiT Temple View’s vibe – a destination for calm and serenity, facing the world famous, ancient temples of Khajuraho. The entire area between The LaLiT Temple View to the Western Temples is illuminated and decorated to kick-start the celebration days in advance. Following the traditional script of an Indian wedding, the Baraat proceeds from the hotel to the Western Temple Festival Ground, where it is greeted with a vibrant, classical Indian dance performance. Kathak dance inspired by Parvati Mangal of Tulsidas, is going to be enacted by the renowned Sharen Lowen and directed by Kamalani Dutt, laying down the ingredients for a colourful cultural evening filled with excitement, enthusiasm and zeal.

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This Valentine’s Day, Love Yourself

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The coming of February brings with it a long list of expectations around love. If you’re one half of a couple, you’re caught up in buying flowers and making reservations, all in a grand effort to make your partner feel special. But more often than not, this list of expectations tends to take for granted the purest love of all – the love you have for yourself.

In the midst of work, life and everything that happens in between, we tend to overlook our desires. While pleasing everyone around us, we forget to take a step back and appreciate ourselves. In fact, we put our own needs on a back burner to ensure the happiness of those we love. But what’s the point of love if it doesn’t start with you?

This Valentine’s Day, we’re going to celebrate love the best way we know – inclusive, non-judgmental and most importantly, with you.

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The Anti-Valentine Party being held at Kitty Su is a fun, one-of-a-kind celebration of self-love across Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata and New Delhi. Joining hands with American drag artist William Belli, the weeklong drag tour is our way of encouraging you to #BeYourself without any fear, qualms or second thoughts. Apart from being globally renowned for his music video parodies and a myriad of movie and television projects, William is also a commendable author. He released his first book called Suck Less: Where There’s a Willam, There’s a Way in October 2016. In 2017, William also collaborated with Xyrena to release a range of perfumes.

To ensure that you have a truly memorable night, William’s performance is going to be accompanied by a host of entertaining acts including Maya – The Drag Queen, Rani Ko-HE-Nur aka Sushant Divgikar, Gogo & Shower Boys and Betta Non Stop.

So here’s a night dedicated to anyone looking to have a good time, as judgment takes a back seat and self love is brought to centre stage. Put on your party hats and throw on your best clothes to join us in our Anti-Valentine celebration of individuality and diversity. Being one of many of our initiatives to spread #PureLove, the idea is to promote inclusivity at its loving best and add a dash of fun while we’re at it.

No matter whether you’re bitten by the love bug or not, Kitty Su is calling you with open arms to a night filled with copious amounts of fun, freakiness and excitement. As gender, caste, creed, marital status, sexual preference and age cease to matter, are you game to spend a unique Valentine’s Day and #LoveYourself?

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Experience The Spirit of Rajasthan’s Culture with Mewar Festival

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Celebrated to mark the onset of spring, Mewar Festival in Rajasthan is a visual treat – a burst of excitement, extravagance and religious fervour. With Udaipur being the historic centre of Mewari culture, Mewar Festival brings the whole city to life, drenching it in festive colors. The lively essence of the festivities rub off on locals and tourists of all ages, reflecting the dynamic culture of the region. Everyone is in high spirits throughout the 3-day celebration, especially because it coincides with the popular festival of Gangaur.

Witnessing Mewar Festival in Udaipur is truly a one-of-a-kind opportunity to get a taste of Rajasthan’s rich cultural and historical background. Set in the backdrop of the glistening Lake Pichola and nestled in the Aravalli Hills, Mewar festivities in Udaipur transport you to a different era together. The festival is of special importance for local women who deck up in their finest clothes and jewellery to join the carnival on the streets. They come together to beautifully decorate idols of Isar (Lord Shiva) and Gangaur (Goddess Parvati) and then carry them around different parts of the city in a traditional procession.

Following the elaborate religious ceremony, the procession moves to the Gangaur Ghat of Lake Pichola, which is kept decorated with colorful boats to take the worshipped idols for immersion. The streets are lit with traditional music, devotional songs, rangolis and dance performances at every nook and corner. You’re bound to find a glimpse of the festival’s cheeriness across restaurants in Udaipur as well.

Head to ‘Aangan’ in The LaLiT Laxmi Vilas Palace to experience an open kitchen serving local cuisine, while you enjoy traditional Rajasthani folk performances set against the spectacular view of Sajjan Garh Fort and Fateh Sagar Lake. The citywide gusto is concluded with a dazzling firework display, making for an unforgettable holiday memory.

With a sense of royal past stored in every corner, the regal experience of visiting Udaipur is heightened with the gaiety of Mewar festival. It is a visitor’s delight to witness one of India’s most popular tourist hotspots at its festive best, inviting you with open arms to become a part of the celebration. As the entire city pauses to have a good time, you’ll find yourself in the midst of a grand feast, celebrating the very fiber of Rajasthani culture.

Book your stay with The LaLiT Laxmi Vilas Palace for an extension of the lively spirit and Rajasthan’s rich heritage. The Udaipur resort is a beautiful palatial property overlooking the Fateh Sagar Lake, invoking a strong sense of royal nostalgia blended with the vibrancy of Mewar festival.

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4 Reasons Why Jaipur is the Best Place to Celebrate Holi

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Jaipur is a place of royalty. The Pink City boasts of the magnificent Amber Fort and the bird’s eye view from Nahargarh is a sight to behold at night. It is the perfect spot for a weekend getaway, especially if you are planning to go on the Holi weekend.

The bustle of the Jaipur crowd, the lip-smacking cuisine and the little pieces of history you find in every corner of the city is perfect for the festival of colours. The Rajasthani capital is already known for its colourful landscape, and Holi just elevates it to another level. Here are a few reasons why Jaipur is the ultimate holiday destination during Holi!

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The Sweet Dishes

Holi is a celebration of colours, and the desserts of Jaipur are just perfect for that. From the scrumptious gujiyas that melt in your mouth to the beehive-shaped ghevar that will intrigue anyone who sees it, Jaipur is a paradise for people with a sweet tooth. While the Jaipur hotels might provide you with brilliant derivations of these dishes, the authentic experience can be enjoyed in Zaveri or Johri Bazaars, where the local sweet shops will leave you spoilt for choice!

The Forts and Palaces

No list is complete without the mention of Jaipur’s piece de resistance: its beautiful and intricate forts and palaces! While the Amber Fort is literally the gateway into the Rajasthani capital, the City Palace shows you how the current crop of Maharajas lived, surrounded in opulence and luxury. The Nahargarh Fort is also another beautiful structure perched upon a hill, giving you a breathtaking view of the entire city. In fact, during the Holi period, seeing little bursts of colour from the top will give you an experience that will be hard to replicate!

The Markets

Jaipur is also known for its aesthetic fashion and jewellery items, which range from tie-and-dye skirts to ornamental earrings. If you are not very keen to play with colours, then you can just indulge in shopping and dress up in a few colours yourself! There are a lot of similarities between hotels in South Goa and Jaipur, as most of them are located near proper market areas. You can also buy authentic juttis that go along with your new buys.

The Food

Like everything that Jaipur offers, the cuisine that is on offer in Jaipur is eclectic and suits a lot of taste buds. Whether it is the classic dal bati churma or quirky takes on Western cuisine, Jaipur is an out and out foodie destination.

Explore the pink city and its myriad hues with The LaLiT Jaipur, while you enjoy the rich culture, tradition, monuments and flavours. Be it musical evenings enriched with Tapri at the beautiful courtyard, where celebrations take a different connotation all together; or restaurants serving authentic finger licking food, traditional yet tasteful rooms, rejuvenating spa, all garnished with the limitless hospitality of The LaLiT.

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Vacationing in Srinagar this February – Things to Do, Eat and See

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Embraced eternally by the Himalayas from all sides, Srinagar comes into its own during winters. It is this season which gave it the moniker ‘Paradise on Earth’.

If your bags are packed for a Srinagar trip in February, and you haven’t made an online hotel booking yet, then let The LaLiT Grand Palace Srinagar be a springboard for your adventures in the snow. Here’s where to wander, what to eat, and how to fall in love with Srinagar in February:

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Begin it right

Soak in the beauty of the Valley, with The LaLiT Grand Palace Srinagar, where nature, culture, heritage come together to deliver emphatically. Formerly a royal palace built by Maharaja Pratap Singh in 1910, The LaLiT Grand Palace Srinagar is as lavish as it sounds, with breath-taking Kashmiri hospitality on offer.

One can stay either in the uber luxurious Maharaja Suites or serene cottages surrounded by picturesque gardens and views of the Dal Lake, enjoy the all-weather pool, unwind at Rejuve –The Spa (much like at The LaLiT’s 5 star hotels in Delhi, Mumbai, and other cities), and venture out into the city from the hotel’s central location. And when you return from your chilly excursions, the warm rooms and the impeccable service will ensure that you are well taken care of.

Sights to behold

If the Dal Lake isn’t frozen, you’re in luck. The falling snow and a shikara ride make for a memorable experience. If you have devotional interests, then a visit to Jamia Masjid, the oldest mosque in Kashmir, should be on the cards. The Hazratbal Shrine is believed to house a strand of hair from the Prophet Muhammed, while the Shankaracharya Temple is said to have been built in 200 BC. The mystic aura these places have is a rarity!

Then comes the gardens, starting with the magnificent seven-terraced Pari Mahal overlooking Srinagar from a hill. Don’t forget to take a resplendent walk amidst the bright, snow-covered flowerbeds of the Mughal Gardens.

Tickle your taste buds

The Kashmiris prepare special dishes for winters which allow them to keep warm, and Harissa is often touted to be the best of them. For eight long hours, rice, lean mutton, cardamom, salt, clove, fennel, and other spices are slowly cooked till the right aroma is reached. The Kahwa tea is another delicacy to enjoy. For a complete and authentic Kashmiri cuisine, head for the authentic Wazwan experience at the The LaLiT Grand Palace Srinagar. The buffet and a-la-carte delicacies at The LaLiT Grand Palace Srinagar’s The Chinar restaurant are also a must try!

Fancy some shopping?

While the Floating Market (shikaras selling vegetables, jewellery, cutlery on the Dal Lake) might not be there due to the frozen lake, you can still check out the Polo View Market for some great souvenirs. From pashminas and Jamawars, to walnut wood-carved items, papier-mâché products and wooden jewellery boxes, you can always take your pick. Other great markets include Lal Chowk and Badshah Chowk.

Wander the valley

February means snow, and snow means winter sports – which is precisely what you should be doing on your Srinagar vacation. All you need to do is to head up north to Gulmarg which turns into a haven of snow adventure sports in the freezing months of winter. Further up lies Sonamarg, the perfect place to enjoy the Kashmiri countryside. For wildlife, you can also head over to the Dachigam National Park.

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3 Bangalore Bookshops For The City’s Bibliophiles

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The joy of reading from the crisp pages of a paperback or a hardbound is unmatched. Soaking in the stories coming to life with each passing page, while sipping on a cup of your preferred hot beverage, is a sweet journey from the start to the finish. During travel, books can easily be among your best travel companions on the train ride, on a flight or even a bus ride. But when your pages run out, what do you do?

For bibliophiles, a visit to the bookstore brings unbridled joy. The smell of fresh books combined with the sight of creations by your favourite authors – you feel like a child in a candy store! Whether seated at one of the restaurants in Bangalore, or picnicking under the sun at Cubbon Park, a book will provide the escape from the bustle of the city. So, when travelling to new cities, why not explore the charming bookstores if you love reading? Head to the following hotspots to find the next additions to your bookshelf:

1. Blossom Book House, Church Street

The sprawling bookstore is well-known among the residents for stocking up on thousands of books, new and second hand, across its 3 floors. It is easy to get lost in the titles on the ground floor; there are just so many! Then there’s the 1st floor or the floor of the fiction, which houses books coming under crime, thriller, romance, poetry and plays. The top floor has a lovely collection of history books, gardening and farming, management, and the ever-popular cookbooks; be sure to pick a few of the latter if you love the local dishes and wish to recreate them at home.

2. The Bookworm, MG Road

The little bookstore has made a big name and found a place in the hearts of the university crowd with its expansive selection of second hand books, and its unique book credit system – you can exchange a book after a time period and pay a certain percentage of the cost as reading fees. The Bookworm is also popular among the crowd for its collection of rare titles and copies; think hardbound, first/second edition. If you have been looking for a certain book but have been unable to do so, chances are that you’ll find them here!

3. Select Bookshop, Brigade Road

A bookshop known to be frequented by the legendary Ruskin Bond speaks volumes about its quality and variety. Select Bookshop has often been hailed as Bangalore’s finest antiquarian bookshop. Head to the first floor and you will see their collection of rare books, usually kept under lock and key. To be able find the desired books, it is always recommended to ask for assistance; you are that likely to get lost in the sea of books around you!

A stay at The Lalit Ashok Bangalore is not just a hotel booking, but an experience of the  entire city. We look forward to welcoming you for a holiday time you will remember for life.

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