Travelogue

Zarin – Indo Persian Restaurant, Fairmont Jaipur (Review)

April 16, 2015
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If you think eating Butter – Chicken and Seekh kababs brings you any closer to the Persian way of dining, you are absolutely wrong! Their is much more to this Mid-Eastern way of serving gourmet than you can tantalize your taste buds with. Bringing in the rich culture and authentic way of cooking & serving Indo-Persian food has been introduced, first time in India, by Fairmont Jaipur.  I was honoured much to have been invited to review the same and experience a journey to the middle-east!  ZARIN The newest entrant to arrive on the Rajasthani dining scene – Zarin, the Indo-Persian restaurant at Fairmont Jaipur, breathes life into a culinary art that has, over centuries, celebrated the fusion of two of the most ancient cultures in Asia. A name inspired by the Persian word for gold, Zarin offers diners a distinctive and enriching culinary experience. According to Chef Singh, “steeped in tradition, Zarin will capture the imagination of diners by taking them on a journey through a bygone era that has influenced our cuisine in countless ways.”  The dining experience at Zarin can be best described as indulgent owing to the eclectic ambience that complements the food. While guests soak their hands in lavish bowls of scented water, strewn with rose petals, awaiting the start of their meal they are serenaded by the sights and sounds of the nearby Emperor’s Bazaar with treasures from the cultural riches of Rajasthan. Folk dancers, story tellers and sufi singers lull diners into a hypnotic trance, as exhaustive selections from the menu appear dramatically on swords and as such, are robust with flavour and history. From Sheermal and Bakarkhani – traditional breads to the live tandoor and succulent preparations of Aab Gosht (succulent morsel of lamb cooked with chick peas), Mastava (a hearty lamb …

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Fairmont Jaipur : Hotel Review

April 16, 2015
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Ever thought of living in a palace, dining Persian style gourmet and be enchanted by the beauty of folklores and its significant architecture? I know, it sounds more like a fantasy than reality. Well, Fairmont Hotels actually took the token of turning this fantasy into a giant reality. Well I first heard about Fairmont Jaipur, the initial thing I did was to check out the look of the property. Boy! What a magnificent palace it looked like. Couldn’t believe that such a property too exist in the desert area of our Rajasthani region. Surprised and equally curious to experience living in this beautiful hotel palace, Fairmont Jaipur warmly invited me to their property for a one of its kind experience. For the entire experience, check out my video : About Fairmont Jaipur Jaipur, the “Pink City” and the stunning capital of the Indian state of Rajasthan, is a hub for tourists and visitors from all over the world, looking to explore and discover a history that is rich and vibrant even today, evident in the city’s breathtaking forts and palaces. Tranquil gardens and broad avenues, which were painted pink in 1876 to welcome the Prince of Wales, add to the historic charm and rich culture of this unforgettable city. Fairmont Jaipur is an ode to the pink city through awe inspiring architecture and decor, inspired by the Mughal dynasty and Royal Rajputs of yore. This luxury Jaipur hotel is nestled amongst the majestic Aravalli hills, all 199 rooms and suites are elegantly appointed, to reflect a perfect blend of traditional Rajasthani décor and modern amenities. Explore and Discover Fairmont Jaipur offers a multitude of outdoor activities and excursions ranging from exhilarating hot air ballooning, adventurous mountaineering at the Aravalli hills, unforgettable elephant picnics, antique shopping in the bustling markets, tours …

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#DiscoverInHondaAmaze with Chetan Bhagat

December 23, 2014
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Don’t we all dream to have a life that only gifts us the opportunity of travelling through the narrow lanes of the world (India, for now) in a butter-smooth ride and get travelogued throughout the journey? Well, while we sigh at such a dream, their is one literature mind who is actually livin it up! The genius behind write-ups like ‘Two States’ & ‘Three Mistakes of My Life'; Chetan Bhagat has started a breathtaking journey with Honda Amaze, discovering the real beauty of India – Amazing India. While he’s at it, Honda India has left no stone un-turned to capture the moments in the form of a travel-series. Called ‘#DiscoverInHondaAmaze Travelogue’  “You know what’s amazing about India? That it’s home to so many superb and unique destinations. And after the exciting and hectic year I’ve had, I really needed a good break. Honda had given me the perfect opportunity to experience the amaze. To get out there and discover amazing India.” – Chetan Bhagat Well, this webisode series is surely something to watch out for. Why? Because a literature genius exploring the diverse cultures and sharing his experience, the virtual drive in Honda Amaze and the knowledge that we will gain about unexplored regions of India will be a truly amazing experience. Don’t you wish to pack your bags and get out on an adventure already?  Check out the first webisode of the series wherein Chetan Bhagat will explore the mystery behind Karnataka’s ‘Drowning Church’. Follow all the action Website Youtube Facebook

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