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A Friends Trip To Uttarakhand: Here’s Everything We Loved!

When I’m old, I would like to look back at my life and say wow that was the life worth living! And my instincts tell me that “Travel” would be a huge part of it. For me, travel ignites the freedom to discover the undiscovered, explore new paths and learn something new in a fun and interesting way which I know I will never be able to do amidst fast-paced life of the city. As an ardent traveler, I am always on my toes to take on new challenges and explore new places, varied cultures & diversity, taste new cuisines and yes, meeting new people as well. Just by thinking about travel, I go to a different world!

My friends and I were looking for a short weekend getaway and since some of my friends already gave me a great feedback about how TravelTriangle managed their trip so well, we actually didn’t have to do too much of hard work. While looking for the best packages, the place with a perfect blend of adventure, nature, and culture, “Uttarakhand” gathered all our attention. All we had to do was to choose the package that fitted our budget and voila! Our weekend escape just completed its first milestone. Here I am jotting down some of the best experiences we had on our wonderful excursion.

Trip Type: Friends Trip
Cost: INR 28850
Duration: 3 Days 2 Nights
Inclusions: Breakfast, Dinner, Wifi, Private Cab, Govt. Taxes, Railway Transfer, Sightseeing, Jeep Safari
Exclusions: Lunch, Trip Supplements, Gym Usage

1. The luxurious stay in Jim Corbett

reached to the hotel

exploring the destination

Since we just had the weekend to enjoy our vacation, we wanted to seize each moment to make our trip a memorable one. Somehow, our driver also knew that who did a commendable job while informing us about this wonderful place and many eateries to visit and gorge on finger-licking delicacies. He also took us to a nice dhaba on the highway for breakfast and dropped us right on time at our stay in Jim Corbett. Ours was a 4-star hotel booked by TravelTriangle. Justifying each star, the amenities at the hotel were compared to none.

bonfire night

spent a good time together

have the wonderful night with friends

We found the rooms to be extremely cozy having all the amenities we were looking for and above all, the outdoor pool was a true delight! To take the excitement to the next level, the hotel also had a space for table tennis and some indoor games. For those moments, we just wanted to stay at the hotel and dive into the luxury we were surrounded by. We were extremely enjoying our day while parting by the pool & sipping on sizzling drinks. Post an after lunch party, we had a perfect end of the day while taking pleasure in calming bonfire night.

2. The scary yet thrilling Jungle Safari

the wilderness area of the zone

on t he way of the jungle safari

feeling the fresh breeze of the surroundings

Now was the time to ride through the deep jungle of the Corbett and watching animals in the best way (unleashed and close to nature). A nice open jeep came to pick all 4 of us and needless to say, feeling the fresh breeze of the surroundings in an open jeep was a one-of-a-kind experience. Our jeep safari driver took us into the wilderness area of the zone. Frankly, we were a bit intimidated about the fact that we were in the animal kingdom and that so in an open jeep. But, our driver who was well versed with the place took care of all our fears.

We encountered some animals including a sambar deer, red fox, black bear and many more. With an incredible safari, we realized how beautiful nature is endowed with dense vegetation and colossal wildlife. Going on a jungle safari is one of the best things to do in Jim Corbett. Also, one of the fun parts of our safari trip was that our driver took us to a chai point deep inside the safari zone and we had our much needed special chai with some light snacks.

3. Getting to know Jim Corbett: A closer look

way to Nainital

surrounded by the picturesque beauty of nature

way of the journey to Nainital

visit to Hanuman Dham

We had covered the best part of our Jim Corbet trip; The Jungle Safari, but there was still something left to be explored. While on our way to Nainital, we visited Corbett falls, Corbett museum and Hanuman temple which we had planned to visit on day 1 but due to some roadblocks, we were stuck. Nonetheless, we visited all these places on day 2. Corbett Waterfall is a small drive away from Ramnagar en route to Nainital.

visited Corbett falls

visited to the corbett museum

intro of the corbett

With just a short walk, we reached the waterfall which was surrounded by the picturesque beauty of nature. Although going into the water was not allowed, we managed to enjoy the view at a distance and clicked a few pictures of this beautiful location. Next was the Corbett museum, which had models of species present in Corbett jungle and some tools used by Jim Corbett. We were quite intrigued to find out that some of the models were clad in real animal skin.

Apart from this, we also had a quick visit to Hanuman Dham which was surrounded by a splendid location and included meditation halls, a calming meditation area, a centre for differently-abled people and a majestic Hanuman Mandir. As the place sounds, we were also completely swayed by the positivity of this tranquil site.

4. Our sweet escape to Nainital

pleasurable weather

soothing breeze

magnificent views

the famous National zoo

headed towards the zoo

Our last stop was the city of lakes, Nainital. This beautiful place welcomed us with pleasurable weather coupled with a soothing breeze. Our driver took us boating at Naini lake and we also went to the famous National zoo. We completely indulged ourselves in boating which was such a relaxing experience that made our day. The view of the shimmering water of the Lake with magnificent mountains in the backdrop genuinely left us spellbound.

Post an invigorating boating experience, we headed towards the zoo which is situated at the top of the hill. There we saw Red Panda, white Tibetian wolf, Reindeers, lion, cheetah, Bears, many birds, and several other beautiful creatures which were complimenting this wonderful place. Even though it’s quite a long walk but, after reaching there and encountering the animals and birds, we felt that walk was truly worthwhile.

saw many birds

click beautiful pictures

picturesque views of this paradise city

Himalayan viewpoint

Later went with a local sightseeing guy to visit 10 places which included Himalayan viewpoint, Suicide point, the point from where Naini lake looks like a Mango shaped lake, the dry lake and few more. It was unbelievable that we did so much in just one day without getting tired!

While enjoying the picturesque views of this paradise city, we came back to the hotel and headed for Delhi. Even when we were driving back to the capital, we wanted to capture some last time memories, so we halted at a few places to click beautiful pictures.

This is what our customized Uttarakhand itinerary looked like

Day 1: Arrival in Jim Corbett & local sightseeing
Day 2: Jeep safari, arrival in Nainital and visit to Bhimtal Lake, Sattal, Naukuchiatal, and Hanuman Giri temple
Day 3: Sightseeing in Nainital and departure back home

Things that made our trip awesome!

Right from the start till the end, everything qualified to be the highlight of our trip. Be it the deluxe stay at the hotels or the terrific jungle safari or boating in the Naini lake, we gathered various memories from wherever we went. To top it all, the time we spent together in the car while singing songs will always be in our memories.

Any hurdles we came across

Apart from a roadblock on day1 which was later compensated, we actually did not face any kind of difficulty. Our weekend getaway of Uttarakhand was utterly flawless.

Were we content with the services from TravelTriangle?

Without an iota of doubt, I am highly satisfied with their services. Be it the stay at the hotel, or the local sightseeing, everything was in sync. A special thanks to our Travel Consultant, Ms. Preeti who helped up making our trip smooth & hassle-free. I would definitely love to book a trip again with Travel Triangle!

A quick tip to future travelers

I would highly recommend vacationers to book a trip with TravelTriangle. They will offer you great deals and customized packages as per your preferences. Ours was a full on fun holiday and yet TravelTriangle managed to make it a budget Uttarakhand trip and for that, we say kudos!

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7 Temples In Vietnam That Are An Epitome Of Art & Architecture!

Home to countless pagodas, shrines, and religious sites, the enchanting temples in Vietnam are a must for every traveler to visit, explore, and relish. From Buddhist monasteries to Hindu shrines, these temples form one of the prime sources to learn more about the rich history and cultural heritage of Vietnam. While you plan your next trip to this famous tourist destination, we have exclusively selected some of the most ancient temples in Vietnam. Have a look!

And as you embark on your tour to explore some of the best temples in Vietnam across cities like Ho Chi Minh, Hanoi, and more, make sure you do not miss out on these seven best ones in the country.

1. Tran Quoc Pagoda

Chua_Tran_Quoc

Dating back to the 6th century, Tran Quoc Pagoda is one of the oldest temples in Hanoi, Vietnam. Throughout these years, it has undergone a number of changes and was renamed by Emperor Le Huy Tong in the 17th century from An Quoc to Tran Quoc – meaning “protecting the country.” The main pagoda stands at a height of 15 meters with 11 levels while its surrounding structures include a museum that houses historical relics, and an incense burning house. Also, the pagoda is where the devotees gather for annual festivals such as Buddha’s birthday and Tet Festival.

Location: Thanh Nien, Truc Bach, Ba Dinh, Hanoi
Timings: 07:30 AM to 06:00 PM
Tip: It is advised to reach here around early evening to avoid the crowd.

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2. Bai Dinh Pagoda

BaiDinh_GacChuong

A complex of several Buddhist temples, Ba Dinh Pagoda is home to 500 intricately carved statues of Buddha. It is set within the Gia Sinh Commune and locals frequently visit to pay their respects and know what fortune holds for them via monks. Ba Dinh Pagoda is undoubtedly one of the most famous Buddhist temples in Vietnam, a place that offers awe-inspiring views of the surrounding mountains, trails for hiking through the Ba Chua Thuong Ngan forest and exploring limestone grottoes.

Location: Gia Sinh Commune, Gia Vien District, Ninh Binh Province
Timings: 07:00 AM to 06:00 PM
Tip: If you happen to be here on the sixth day of the Lunar New Year, you can also experience blessing ceremonies, ritual processions, traditional music, and dance performances of a vibrant festival held between February to March.

3. Cao Dai Temple

Cao Dai Temple

Cao Dai Temple is one of 1,000 Cao Dai Temples, and one of the most well-known temples in Vietnam. Constructed in the 1930s and completed in 1955, Cao Dai temple is a technicolored religious site that attracts hundreds of travelers every day. Caodaists believe that all religions are the same and combine Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Taoism, Judaism, Confucianism and Zoroastrianism into a monotheistic religion. Daily worshipping ceremonies are held every 6 hours when one can capture unforgettable images of devotees, priests, and bishops. Nonetheless, with an architectural combination of Oriental, Baroque and Neo-Gothic styles, Cao Dai Temple features ornate decorations including sky blue ceilings, seven-headed cobras, and pillars wrapped with dragons which makes it a must-visit for all.

Location: Long Hoa Village, which is 100 kms northwest of Ho Chi Minh City
Timings: NA
Tip: To witness their beautiful prayer ceremony, be sure to come around noon time here.

4. Emperor Jade Pagoda

Emperor Jade Temple

Also known as Tortoise Pagoda, Emperor Jade Pagoda is one of the most important temples in Vietnam and one of the most historically important shrines in the city. The temple was built by a Cantonese community that migrated from Southwest China’s Guangzhou province in the 20th century. The Emperor Jade Pagoda is an excellent representation of Buddhism’s Mahayanist branch, which is practiced widely in the country. Also, one can get a close look at the carvings of Kim Hua – the goddess of fertility surrounded by figures of women and small children, and the altar of Kuan Yin – the goddess of mercy. Although it can get crowded at times, this is one of the charming Vietnamese temples that you must visit during your holiday in Vietnam. If you’re looking for the temples in Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam, then do consider this one!

Location: 73 mai Thi Luu, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City
Timings: 07:00 AM to 06:00 PM
Tip: To know the meaning behind some of the things and artwork you see in the temple, it is better to hire a guide along for a tour.

5. Temple Of Literature

Temple Of Literature

A Confucian temple founded in 1070, the Temple of Literature is home to the first university in Vietnam. Its architecture dates back to the Ly and Tran dynasties that ruled the country for over 700 years. It is one of the famous temples in Vietnam, and featured on the back of the 100,000 Vietnamese Dong banknote. The Temple of Literature has five courtyards – one containing the Well of Heavenly Clarity while some are resting areas for resident scholars and monks. The fourth courtyard houses altars of Confucius’ 72 most decorated students and the fifth is where the Quoc Tu Giam, or Imperial Academy, stands. One of the temples in Hanoi, Vietnam, you will not have any difficulty finding this temple and it is the perfect place for a zen-like experience during your stay in the city.

Location: 58 Quoc Tu Giam, Van Mieu, Dong Da, Hanoi
Timings: 08:00 AM to 06:00 PM
Tip: A tour guide is highly recommended to explain you the meaning and historical legends behind this place.

6. Mariamman Hindu Temple

Mariamman Hindu Temple

Visit one of the most famous Hindu temples in Vietnam, the Mariamman Hindu Temple of Ho Chi Minh City. It is called Chua Ba Mariamman in Vietnamese and was built at the end of the 19th century as a dedication to the Hindu goddess Mariamman. Located at the heart of the city, the temple is very close to Ben Thanh market which makes it easy to locate. From beautifully crafted statues of Amman, Ganesha, Lakshmi, Muruga, and more, this temple is counted amongst the awe-striking Vietnamese temples owing to the breathtaking sculptures of Amman in her various avatars is one of the most attractive features of this temple and it definitely tops the list of temples in Vietnam. While it is just one of the many ancient Hindu temples in Vietnam, the Mariamman Hindu Temple is a must-visit for all travelers.

Location: 66 Ton That Thiep, Phuong Ben Nghe, Quan 1, Ho Chi Minh City
Timings: NA
Tip: Be sure to pay respect to the worshippers here as it is a working temple.

7. Thien Mu Pagoda

thien temple

Located in the village of Huong Long, this beautiful temple is at a distance of 5 km from the city of Hue. The temple is situated on the banks of the Perfume River and is a very well preserved tourist attraction. Built during the time of the ruler Thieu Tri, this is one of the most beautiful Vietnamese temples. The seven-story Pagoda of this temple is unofficially considered to be the city’s symbol. Moreover, this temple has always been a part of the Vietnamese folklore.

Location: Kim Long Road, Hue, Vietnam

Exploring these temples is a great way to experience the country’s ancient heritage, rich culture, and intricate architecture. Hence, enjoy the craftsmanship of these temples on a personalized Vietnam holiday, only with TravelTriangle! Book your trip now.

Q. Are there any Indian temples in Vietnam?

A. Yes. Subramaniam Swamy Temple and Sri Thenday Yuttha Pani Temple are some of the Indian temples in Vietnam.

Q. Which is the oldest temple in Vietnam?

A. Tran Quoc Pagoda is the oldest temple in Vietnam.

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This Twisted Tree Tower Will Soon Be The Tallest Building In Australia

Australia would soon be breaking records with a new tallest skyscraper on its land. This unique design of a twisting foliage covered tallest building in Australia is a ‘Green Spine’ project which won the international design competition. The building is proposed to have two towers, the taller of which would reach out to new heights of 356 meters above sea level, listing itself as the tallest Melbourne skyscrapers.

This architectural beauty would adorn Melbourne’s Southbank landscape by 2020. It would have a quirky design with geometric glass facades, setting the distinctive tone of the building along with beautiful terraces, balconies and gardens.

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A tie to the environment and greenery is becoming the latest trend for a sustainable living due to increased awareness amongst individuals. This vertical boulevard would thus be flaunting a ‘Future Botanic Garden’ which would be open to general public.

Also the twisting skyscraper is already the talk of the town as the smaller of the two towers would be housing hip bars, restaurants, commercial offices and a hotel while the taller one would be a residential hub. The towers would be a fully functional vertical city in themselves with a cinema, school, daycare, auditorium, and a full fledged marketplace.

Adding the new to be tallest building of Australia to your bucket list already? Book your trip to Australia and do visit once this wonder stands tall!

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10 World Heritage Sites In Thailand That’ll Make You Fall In Love With It All Over Again

Thailand is not just about its famous cuisines like Pad Thai and Thai Green Curry, but also the classic heritage sites that are situated amid the land of beaches and offer a glimpse of its culture, vibrant ethnicity, and a walk down the lane of how it came into existence. Whether you’re a history buff or not, these world heritage sites in Thailand will definitely blow your mind with the enticing tales behind their establishments. So, why just flip through the magazine pages or gaze at them online when the traveler in you can witness & experience it all for real?

Take a backseat, and start scrolling because we can vouch a visit to these classic places will surely make your Thailand trip one of its kind!

These heritage sites in Thailand offer a sneak peek into the Thai culture and history, and must not be missed on your next trip. Here’s why!

1. Thungyai-Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuaries

elephant amidst the khaeng wildlife sanctuary

Thung Yai Naresuan Wildlife Sanctuary and Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuaries are two adjoining protected regions, which were declared as a World Heritage Site in Thailand by UNESCO in 1991. Covering a large area of 622,200 hectares, these places are interestingly home to multiple species like wild buffalo, black leopards, rhinoceros & wild bulls, and also to tribal people. And while there are only a few tourist spots that you can explore, you can take a permission by the Director of Wildlife Conservation Office in Bangkok & venture further into the wild or stay there for a night.

Opening Hours: NA
Entrance Fee: 200 THB or INR 420 for Adults; 100 THB or INR 210 for children
Location: Uthai Thani City, Thailand

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2. Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai Forest Complex

viper snake in dong phayayen-khao yai forest

Spread across 615, 500 hectares of land, it provides shelter to more than 800 species, including Asian elephants and Vogel’s pit viper. The Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai Forest Complex comprises of five abutting protected areas-Ta Phraya National Park, Thap Lan National Park, Pang Sida National Park, Khao Yai National Park, and Dong Yai Wildlife Sanctuary. If you haven’t had enough of the wildlife experience in your local region, these national parks and wildlife sanctuary are the place to be, but only one at a time!

Opening Hours: NA
Entrance Fee: 400 THB per person or INR 855 approx. ; additional 20 THB or INR 43 approx. for motorbike or 50 THB INR 107 approx.for car.
Location: Saraburi, Thailand

3. Sukhothai and Associated Historic Towns

famous temple in sukhothai

Dating back to as early as the 13th and 14th century, when the first Thai kingdom was in existence, it is believed that the Sukhothai Historical Park, Kamphaeng Phet Historical Park, and Si Satchanalai Historical Park were built to preserve the remnants of the cities of Sukhothai Kingdom. Comprising of various temples and a good cultural insight, these parks are a must visit for the explorers who are fond of heritage sites.

Opening Hours: 8:30 am to 6:30 pm
Entrance Fee: 100 THB or INR 214 per person (additional cost for bicycle)
Location: 

  • Sukhothai National Park: Mueang Sukhothai National Park, Sukhothai Province
  • Kamphaeng Phet Historical Park: Mueang Kamphaeng Phet District, Kamphaeng Phet Province
  • Si Satchanalai Historical Park: Si Satchanalai District, Sukhothai Province.

4. Historic City of Ayutthaya

view of an old temple in ayutthaya city

Founded by King Ramathibodi I in 1351 and later captured by the Burmese in 1569, the city of Ayutthaya holds a great significance in the history of Thailand. One gets to witness the much talked about Buddha Head entwined in the roots at the Wat Mahathat Temple, though there are no clear records as to how it landed there.

Opening Hours: NA
Entrance Fee: No Fee but the major temples inside charge around 50 THB or INR 107 per person
Location: Ayutthaya City, Thailand.

5. Ban Chiang Archeological Site

woman making a pot at ban chiang

Declared as a World Heritage Site in 1992 by UNESCO, this site is known for red painted pottery. The importance of the site lies in the fact that it depicts a proof of wet-rice agriculture, domestication of cattle and pigs along with the use and manufacture of metals. If you’re an art enthusiast, this world heritage site in Thailand is perfect for you to take a quick stroll.

Opening Hours: 9:00 am to 4:30 pm (Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays)
Entrance Fee: 150 THB or INR 320 per person
Location: Nong Han District, Udon Thani Province, Thailand

Still looking for more? Well, here are a few other cultural sites in Thailand which have been proposed for the declaration as World Heritage Sites by the UNESCO.

1. Phimai Historical Park

view of historical park phimai

One can definitely admire the Khmer architecture carved in the historical park of Phimai. Despite the fact that the Khmer were Hindu at the time, the temples situated here are Buddhist due to the Buddhist inhabitants. The park also consists of an art gallery displaying ancient Buddhist inscriptions, restored pieces of architecture, and small sculptures from the old times.

Opening Hours: 09:00 am to 06:00 pm every day
Entrance Fee: 40 THB or INR 85 per person
Location: Phimai Town, Nakhon Ratchasima province, Thailand.

2. Kaeng Krachan National Park

famous national park in thailand

Ruddy Kingfisher, flavescent bulbul, and dusky leaf monkey are some of the beautiful species found in the national park amongst others. Spreading over a few districts, the borders are adjoining to Burma, catering to its biodiversity and a vast region of rain forest and Tenasserim Mountain range. If you’re planning to view this site with nature at its best, it would take approximately more than 3 hours to cover the main areas inside.

Opening Hours: 08:30 am to 04:30 pm
Entrance Fee: 300 THB or INR 641 for adults; 200 THB or INR 428 for children (additional charges for vehicle and overnight camp)
Location: Phetchaburi and Prachuap Khiri Khan Provinces, Thailand

3. Phu Phra Bat Historical Park

stone structure in Phu Phra bat historical park

Not only is this park a must visit for its appealing prehistoric rock paintings, but also for the giant rock formations with gorgeous shrines surrounding the like. It is said that these rocks had originated from under the sea due to an erosion that occurred 50 million years ago. No doubt, it is one of the best places to visit in Thailand.

Opening Hours: 08:30 am to 04:30 pm
Entrance Fee: Free
Location: Ban Phue, Udon Thani Province, Thailand

4. Chiang Mai

famous temple in chiang mai city

Being one of the largest cities in Northern Thailand, Chiang Mai overlooks the highest mountains and was also awarded the title of ‘Creative City’ by UNESCO in 2017. Be sure to check out its popular festivals such as Loi Krathong, Songkran, Chiang Mai Flower Festival, and the Inthakin festival which involve fun-filled activities.

Location: 700 km north of Bangkok, Thailand

5. Wat Phra That Phanom

temple of gold in Thailand

This temple holds a great significance for Buddhists as it is believed to have been built on the place where Buddha’s breast bone was found. The unique facet lies in the 57 meters high Laotian style Chedi which was restored by the department of Fine Arts in 1941. The 110 kilos of gold at the top of this Chedi add to the beauty of the carefully carved architectural structures of the temple.

Opening Hours: 06:00 am to 08:00 pm
Entrance Fee: Free
Location: Chayankun Road, That Phanom Subdistrict, That Phanom,Thailand

So, what are you thinking? Get your bags packed for an amazing trip to Thailand with TravelTriangle and don’t worry about a plan because we’ve got you covered!

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8 Best Indian Restaurants In Australia To Satiate Those Desi Food Cravings

When we think about Indian food, we feel a burst of many flavors in our mouth. For an ancient time, Indian cuisine has been known for its taste, rich aroma, traditional preparation, and lip-smacking flavors. Almost everyone is entirely familiar with “Indian curries” and many more delicious dishes of specific taste from Indian cuisine. Usually, when you travel to a foreign destination, after some time, you feel a craving for the delicious Indian food, and you look for Indian restaurants. If you are traveling to Australia, you do not need to worry about having Indian food. Because, there are many Indian restaurants in Australia where your taste buds can get delicious Indian delights like daal makhani, paneer tikka, dosa, and pav bhaji, after having a lot of local foodstuffs.

In Australia, you will find a variety of Indian restaurants in plenty. Therefore, it is somehow difficult to choose or find the quality or best Indian restaurants in Australia. Here, we have an exclusive list of Indian restaurants in Australia across various destinations to make your trip an awesome one. The best part: they all deliver online food as well.

1. Moti Mahal Restaurant

Moti Mahal Restaurant

Moti Mahal Indian Restaurant in Malvern, Australia is the best Indian cuisine than other. It presents a vast array of delicacy and food of Indian Cuisine in the excellent authentic form. Here, at Moti Mahal Restaurant, you will feel like in your home country “India” as it celebrates tradition, culture, and heritage of India with its Indian food. Indian cuisine of the restaurant include dishes like the Boti Kebab, Mughlai Chicken and Murgh Kebabs Mughlai that reflect the royalty of the Mughals. The restaurant has regular customers because of its authentic tastes and excellent hospitality. Moti Mahal Restaurant has its name under the list of famous Indian restaurants in Australia.

Address: 230 Glenferrie Rd, Malvern, Melbourne
Timings: Thursday to Friday: 12:00 PM to 2:30 PM (Lunch)
Monday to Sunday: 5:30 onwards (Dinner)

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2. Nirankar Restaurant, Melbourne

Nirankar Restaurant

Nirankar is a modern & authentic bar and function dining restaurant in Australia (Melbourne CBD). It provides the homely and warm environment. It offers an extensive variety of authentic and traditional Indian and Nepalese food. The restaurant has expert cooking staff which has years of cooking experience Indian and Nepalese cuisine. Here at, Nirankar, you will get freshly cooked dishes and the best value for your money. The vast range of Indian dishes includes chana aloo masala, vegetable kadhai, lamb saag, and chicken pistachio korma. Traditional cuisine contains mild to hot curries with more flavored and lightly spicy combination. People from different destinations like Armadale and glen iris happen to visit Moti Mahal.

Address: 174 Queen St, Melbourne
Timings: Mondays to Fridays: 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM (Lunch); 5:30 PM – 10:30 PM (Dinner)
Saturdays: 5:30 PM – 10:30 PM (Dinner)
Sunday: Closed

3. Gaylord Indian Restaurant, Melbourne

Gaylord Indian Restaurant

For the last 28 years, Gaylord Indian Restaurant has been serving the excellent Indian cuisine in the heart of Melbourne, Australia. It offers the perfect, exotic and authentic Indian food cooked by well-experienced chefs. Both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes are included in its menu which contains malai kofta, butter chicken, palak paneer, shish kebab, fish masala and tandoori mixed vegetables. In lunch, you can get a fixed price thali menu, which offers both South and North Indian food. According to the taste of many people, they provide a variety of flavors in their dishes. Gaylord Indian Restaurant deliciously blends the spices, fragrant and pungent from all the corner of India.

Address: 4 Tattersalls Ln, Melbourne
Timings: Sunday to Friday: 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM (Lunch)
Sunday to Saturday: 5:30 PM to 11:30 PM (Dinner)

4. Zaaffran, Sydney

Zaaffran

Established in 1998, Zaaffran is an elegant and unique Indian restaurant, which serves home-style cooked, authentic Indian food. You will feel like at home as it offers natural well-balanced flavors and nutritional robust in their dishes. Zaaffran offers up delicious Indian food with a side of exciting views. List of special Indian dishes include Sev papri chaat and Chowpatty Pav Bhaji as a starter and in the main course, you can go for Nizami karahi murgh, murgh makhani, Sookhi bhindi, and Fort Kochi moilee. Along with that Naan, paranthas, gulab jamun and Farzi firangi Phirnee are also served at Zaaffran.

Address: Harbourside Shopping Centre, 345/10 Darling Dr, Sydney
Timings: Mondays to Thursdays: 6 PM to 9:30 PM (Dinner)
Fridays to Sundays: 5:30 PM – 10:15 PM (Dinner)

5. Surjit’s Indian Restaurant, Annandale

Surjit's Indian Restaurant

Surjit’s Indian Restaurant has been offering the most excellent Indian cuisine services for the last 28 years. It is located in Sydney’s inner west suburb of Annandale. The restaurant is best in tandoori flavors from North India and Mughlai cooking. The menu has dishes ranging from unique vegetarian, non-vegetarian dishes to excellent handmade Indian dessert. In all, they provide rich flavors, appetizers, mains, and desserts. Out of all dishes, you must try tandoori paneer, lamb rogan josh, chicken tikka, and daal makhani; all these dishes have homemade taste. At Surjit’s Indian Restaurant, end your food with khoa kulfi as a dessert. The restaurant is not very expensive.

Address: 215 Parramatta Rd, Annandale NSW 2038
Timings: Daily 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM

6. Malabar South Indian Restaurant, Sydney

Malabar South Indian Restaurant

Malabar is one of the best South Indian restaurants in Australia. The restaurant is located in Darlinghurst, Sydney. Now, South Indian food has also become well known like north Indian food. And, Malabar South Indian Restaurant is famous for offering the exotic and authentic taste of south Indian food in Australia. Malabar provides a number of dining options form for big groups, couples, families with kids and also take away options. The special south Indian dishes in their menu include Dosai’s, numerous curries (both vegetarian and non-vegetarian) and of course naan bread. They cook all dishes with distinct South Indian flavors, spices, and herbs. It is the best place where you have a variety of choices to satisfy your craving for curry.

Address: Shop 1 274 Victoria St, Sydney, New South Wales
Timings: Wednesday to Sunday: 12 PM to 2:30 PM (lunch), 5:30 PM to late night (Dinner)

7. Abhi’s Indian Restaurant

Abhi's Indian restaurant

Abhi’s Indian restaurant is one of the experience fine Indian cuisines in Sydney, Australia. The menu contains too many dishes which include Madras Prawn Vendakai, chicken tikka, the Mixed Tandoori Platter, hariyali chops, seekh kebab, and Patiala goat curry are the popular dishes. They provided garlic naan, bread, and butter roti. They serve gulab jamun in sugar syrup topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a wafer of sesame. Abhi’s Indian restaurant has a genuine cost for a variety of dishes.
Address: 163 Concord Rd, North Strathfield NSW
Timings: Sunday to Friday: 12 PM (lunch) and 6 PM onwards (dinner)

8. Flavours Of India

famous indian restaurant in australia

With some of the best authentic dishes on their menu, this is surely the place you would want to dine at while you’re out and about in this beautiful land of Australia. Whether it’s about satiating your Indian cravings or simply tasting the spicy and soul-soothing delicacies that this place has to offer, your meal will be much more when you visit this place. Don’t forget to try their butter chicken and the extra soft and fluffy naan breads that will make you come back for some more!
Address: 128 New South Head Rd, Edgecliff, Sydney, New South Wales
Timings: 06:00 PM to 10:00 PM everyday

If you are planning to go to Australia and want to taste Indian cuisine, then do not forget to add the above list of “Indian restaurants in Australia” to your to-do list. The above seven restaurants are the most visited restaurants in Australia where you can get the real essence of Indian cuisine.

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10 Dazzling Places To Enjoy Nightlife in Pratunam: Clubs, Sky Bars, Night Markets & More

Thailand is best known for amazing nightlife scene and Pratunam in Bangkok is NOT an exception. From jazzy clubs, sky bars to lounges, there is nothing that this city does not offer to all party lovers and night crawlers. On the top of it; nightlife in Pratunam is thrilling with some amazing night markets to explore.

If you are in Pratunam, Bangkok and do not experience the glitzy nightlife scene; it’s a major miss.

From exploring the night bazaars to club hopping, the nightlife of Pratunam is more exciting than you can imagine. Try one of these experiences while you’re exploring the town.

1. Coco Walk – Experience bar hopping in the city

make your evening exciting

Location: Coco Walk Bangkok, Phayatai Road, Pratunam, Bangkok

Coco Walk is a lively and ever-buzzing alleyway in Ratchathewi area in Pratunam. Lined with pubs, cafes and small restaurants; this place is an ideal hotspot for pub-hopping in Bangkok. Most of the bars and pubs offer live music, cheap beverages and spicy Thai food to indulge in. Coco Walk is one of the most popular places to experience the exciting nightlife of Pratunam. Many places have free pool tables, shisha pipes, skate ramp and offer live sports screening to make your evening exciting and engaging.

Opening hours: 5 pm to 1 am

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2. Red Sky Rooftop Bar – Look for exquisite menu and stunning view

one of the best nightclubs in Pratunam

Location: 195 Phayathai Rd, Khwaeng Pathum Wan, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330, Thailand

Red Sky Rooftop Bar is one of the best nightclubs in Pratunam, tucked at the top of Centara Grand Hotel at Central World Shopping Mall. This glitzy rooftop place, at the 55th floor is a fascinating place to relax, chill with friends and enjoy the jaw-dropping skyline of Bangkok City. Easily accessible from Pratunam and Siam shopping districts; this bar is well-known for World cuisine, exotic wine, beverages and beer collection. The sitting arrangement is cozy, spacious and the arch, which is illuminated red at night is surely the stunner.

Opening hours: 4 pm to 1 am
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3. The Rooftop Bar of Baiyoke Sky Hotel – Enjoy the bird’s eye view of the city

Specialising in exotic cocktail

Location: 83rd Floor, Baiyoke Sky Hotel Ratchaprarop Rd, Pratunam, Bangkok 10400, Thailand

Tucked at the 83rd floor of Baiyoke Sky Hotel, the rooftop bar of the hotel is one of the best places to frequent if you wish to experience nightlife in Pratunam. Specialising in exotic cocktail and wine collection, this bar is a popular hotspot for locals as well as tourists. Even if you are alone, order your favourite beverage and sit by the window of the Observation Deck and relish the panoramic view of the shinning city.

Opening hours: 11 am to 3 pm and 5:30 pm to 11 pm

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4. Walk Bar – Enjoy the city view after sunset from 21st floor

get food and drinks

Location: Centara Watergate Pavillion, Pratunam, Bangkok, Thailand

While exploring the nightlife in Pratunam, the Walk Bar comes as the top places to enjoy cocktails and dine-in. Located at the top of luxurious Centara Watergate Pavillion hotel, this is an open-air lounge which offers various types of sitting arrangements such as comfy couches and private tables. If you are a connoisseur of food and drinks, try their signature cocktail: Tom Yam. Made by a mixture of vodka, lemon juice, galangal, laffir lime and lemon grass; this is a culinary masterpiece which no can should miss.

Opening hours: 5 pm to 1 am

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5. Bossy Club – A buzzing place to party all night

unveil the electrifying side of Pratunam nightlife

Location: Soi Si Ayutthaya, Pratunam, Bangkok

If you really want to unveil the electrifying side of Pratunam nightlife, step in to Bossy Club. This is a fancy discotheque with live music and poll dancers. Frequented by local people as well as tourists; the Bossy Club is the most happening place if you are planning for a ‘dance till you drop’ scene.

Opening hours: 10 pm- 4 am
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6. Rock Pub – A buzzing hotspot for music buffs

a popular hotspot among locals

Location: 93/26-28 Hollywood Street Building, Payathai Rd., Pratunam, Ratchatewi, Bangkok 10400,

Are you a hardcore music enthusiast? Then your Pratunam nightlife tour is not complete without visiting this swanky place. Rock Pub is a popular hotspot which features live music in every genre like hard rock, pop, jazz and techno. With a décor that is an eclectic blend of old world charm and modern furniture; this place welcomes every music lover with wide arms. The pub starts late in the evening and you can see young vibrant crowd, tapping their feet with the live band shows till early morning.

Opening hours: 8 pm to 4 am

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7. Bar 9 Beer Garden – Enjoy your ‘me’ time

taste the best of locally brewed beer

Location: 9th Floor Novotel Bangkok Platinum Pratunam, Petchburi Road, Ratchathewi, Bangkok 10400, Thailand

To taste the best of locally brewed beer, this place is a must visit in Pratunam. Tucked on the 9th floor of Novotel Platinum hotel, this place offers best of food, drinks and ambiance to hang out with your friends, partner or all by yourself. Take a seat by the edge of the terrace, enjoy the view of the glittering city and sip beer is one of the best things to indulge in, if you wish to spend the night in Pratunam in peace and privacy.

Opening hours: 8 am to 1 am

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8. Pratunam Wholesale Market – When clubbing and partying is not your thing

enjoy the nightlife in Pratunam

Location: 869/15 Ratchaprarop Rd, Khwaeng Thanon Phaya Thai, Pratunam, Bangkok, Thailand

Pratunam is one of the busiest shopping districts of Bangkok. The local market, opened till late hours, is one of the best places to enjoy the nightlife in Pratunam, if you don’t feel like clubbing and partying. Always crowded with tourists; this buzzing market is located at the confluence of Ratchaprop and Petchburi road and has numerous shops of fashionable apparels and accessories. More than shopping, one can see vendors working sewing machine, packing and unpacking orders and can feel the charm of livelihood of local people. Items are dirt cheap and bargaining and shopping in Pratunam wholesale market is surely a delightful experience for all.

Opening hours: 10 am to 9 pm

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9. Talad Neon Downtown Night Market – A nocturnal flea market

clubs for party animals

Location: 1087/167 Phetchaburi Rd, Khwaeng Makkasan, Khet Ratchathewi, Pratunam, Bangkok, Thailand

If you are not one of those party animals and confused about what to do at night in Pratunam other than clubbing; fret not. We recommend Talad Neon Downtown Night Market for you. Temporary kiosks, marry-go-round, food stalls and happening crowd make the place looks dazzling and the range of reasonable stuff like dresses, footwear, accessories and knick knacks.

Opening hours: 4 pm to midnight

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10. Pratunam Street Food – Pamper your food loving soul

Thai delicacies in the food market

Location: Pratunam, Bangkok, Thailand

Thai street food is well-known worldwide. Indulging in Thai delicacies in the food market of Baiyoke is one of the best ways to enjoy nightlife in Pratunam. From spicy noodles, chop suey, meat balls, soup and meat; there are aplenty options to opt for.

Opening hours: 5 pm to 11 pm

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Experiencing nightlife in Pratunam is nothing less than a fantasy. Next time when you plan a Thailand trip, make sure you visit some of these nightclubs and pubs in Pratunam.

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A Heaven Like Experience On Our 5 Day Honeymoon Trip To Kerala

With its sprawling tea gardens and tranquil backwaters, Kerala is truly one of the underrated gems in India. Jungle safaris, houseboats and the traditional artforms are only some of the experiences that one can enjoy here. With so much to see and indulge in, this beautiful destination is definitely a fantastic choice for a relaxing yet action-packed holiday. Sanjiv and his wife had similar views when they picked Kerala for their special honeymoon getaway with TravelTriangle.

I’m a travel enthusiast if you’ve ever known one. Right from the places to visit to how to get there, I do my research well before I pack my bags. To me, travel is about coming across unexpected delights like the sound of ocean waves, catching the sunset from the mountains and the unique aroma of a new delicacy. My wife enjoys traveling just as much and so for our honeymoon, we decided to visit the land of spices, Kerala.

Once we had out destination finalized, we started browsing the internet for suitable packages. That’s when we came across TravelTriangle. We sent in our details and started receiving different quotes and packages. We finally picked the one within our budget and customized our own Kerala Honeymoon Package.

Trip Type: Honeymoon Trip
Cost: INR 25,800
Duration: 4 Nights 5 Days
Inclusions: Breakfast, Private houseboat with all meals, Cab for transfers, Sightseeing, Accommodation
Exclusions: Lunch, Dinner, Personal Expense, Airfare, Entry Fees

1. The beauty of Kerala

Cheeyappara falls

visit the Valara Waterfalls

click at Valara Waterfalls

visited the famous Spice Garden

spice garden

the well manicured gardens

All pumped up for our first day, we started our trip from Kochi towards Munnar. We made a stop at Cheeyappara falls, but were let down to find out that it was dried up. So we lifted our spirits and decided to visit the Valara Waterfalls. We were captivated by the beautiful sight and tranquil nature that surrounded us. We also visited the famous Spice Garden and I have to say, it looked straight out of a painting. The aromas and the well manicured gardens were certainly the highlight of our day. We made another stop, to enjoy a traditional roadside lunch that cost us only 80 rupees but was simply delicious. On the way to Munnar, we also stopped at a chocolate factory to satisfy our curiosity as well as our cravings!

2. Rejuvenating Sightseeing In Munnar

first stop was the Rose Garden

head to the Photo Point

After enjoying a hearty breakfast at our hotel in Munnar, we decided to head out for a city tour. There was so much to see and we wanted to make the most of our trip. Our first stop was the Rose Garden where we spent some time taking pictures and enjoying the morning sun. We then head to the Photo Point which has to be one of my favourite sights in the whole trip, truly mesmerising.

Mattupetty Dam

Surrounded by lush green hills

kundala dam

surrounded by the serene mountains

the famous Echo Point

extremely beautiful place to spent some time together

Up next was the Mattupetty Dam and Kundala Dam that are built among the serene mountains of Idukki. Surrounded by lush green hills, we also decided to stop at the Elephant Arrival Point where we spotted a few trails. We were then on our way to the famous Echo Point which wasn’t just fun, but was also extremely beautiful. We captured some more shots here and then made our way to the Indo-Swiss Project. Sadly, we found out that it was closed for the tourist and had to skip out on that.

3. Pret(tea) Gardens In Their Glory

visited to the tea museum

Up next on our itinerary for Day 3 was the Lockhart Tea Museum. Here, we witnessed the tea making process and enjoyed some breathtaking views from their View Point. We spent a good two hours in the museum and enjoyed every single minute of it.

4. The Jungle Experience!

periyar

the Periyar Jungle

booked a boat safari

an eventful day at the Jungle

Kathakali dance form

After visiting the Tea Museum, we hit the road to Periyar Jungle. You just cannot miss the Periyar Jungle when in Munnar. We had booked a boat safari for 3 pm that we were very excited for. And truly, it lived up to our expectations. We spotted majestic deers, elephants and bisons as well. It’s a great place to spend the afternoon and enjoy some amazing sights. After an eventful day at the Jungle we decided to go for a kalaripayattu and kathakali show near our hotel. Kalaripayattu is a traditional martial artform of Kerala while Kathakali is a beautiful dance form. We really enjoyed the show and ended our day on a perfect note.

5. Living The Boat Life!

houseboats in Alleppey

houseboat

spent some time admiring the views

beautiful view

we enjoyed a hearty meal

enjoyed whole day on boat

click the best memories

kochi

say bye to the destination

collect all the memories of Kerala

Now, there are many things to do in Kerala, but the one that every tourist looks forward to are the houseboats in Alleppey. We boarded our abode at 1 pm and then began our journey. We anchored at a village where we enjoyed a hearty meal and delicious beverages. We boarded our boat again, and spent some time admiring the views and watching the sun go down. When it was time for dinner, we were pleasantly surprised with a beautifully decorated candle-light dinner. There was also a complimentary honeymoon cakes, which was a very sweet gesture. We enjoy the dinner and then head back to our room for some rest.

Day 1: Arrival at Cochin and transfer to Munnar
Day 2: Munnar City Tour
Day 3: Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
Day 4: Houseboat in Alleppey
Day 5: Departure

The wow moments from our trip

The Alleppey houseboat experience was definitely the highlight of our honeymoon trip to Kerala, especially the beautiful candle-light dinner. Apart from that, we really enjoyed the Photo Point and the Periyar Jungle safari. Also, another highlight was the Kalaripayattu and Kathakali performances that we witnessed.

The hurdles we came across

It would have been nice to visit the Indo-Swiss project. It was mentioned in our itinerary and we were looking forward to it.

What are the things we would come back for

There is so much to see and do in Kerala, you are sure to miss out on a few. But that’s all the more reason to come back to this beautiful state. We missed out on the Periyar Jungle Walk and Elephant Safari. Also, next time, we will surely indulge in an Ayurvedic Massage that Kerala is famous for.

Our experience with TravelTriangle

The support and coordination of the team at TravelTriangle was simply amazing. They made sure that we left Kerala with a bundle of memories to cherish for a lifetime. Having TravelTriangle organize our holiday was extremely helpful. Not just the itinerary but having so many options and price quotes to choose from, we found something right within our budget.

From mesmerizing tea estates to the tranquil houseboat experience, the things to do in Kerala, is an endless list. If you too, would like to make the most of you vacation, head over to TravelTriangle and customize your very own Kerala Package.

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Adventure Alert: You Will Now Be Able To Climb The Eiffel Tower Bridge In Delhi Soon!

Serving as a two-in-one solution, the all new Eiffel Tower bridge in Delhi is expected to be a great hit amongst the commuters as well as the adventure enthusiasts.

Built to connect the Wazirabad Road to the Outer Ring Road, the massive and gigantic Signature Bridge will not only be a relief for those traversing between Ghaziabad and Delhi but will also offer breathtaking bird’s eye view of the capital.

Details About The Eiffel Tower Bridge In Delhi

Height: 154 meters
First Level: 82 meters
Second Level: 132 (82+50) meters
Further Distance: 22 meters (one will have to cover this distance via stairs)
Lift Capacity: 6 people at a time

Eiffel Tower Like Bridge In Delhi

The best part is, this Eiffel Tower bridge in Delhi will not only cut down on the commuting time between North-East and North Delhi, but will also serve as the best way to relish Delhi’s skyline as you will soon be able to climb atop the tower.

It is believed that the parts to build this tower have been imported all the way from Italy and it is only for six months that the visitors will have to wait. With only four percent of the work remaining to be completed, we have our fingers crossed to indulge in the first-of-its-kind Eiffel experience in our very own capital city.

Till then, let’s hope the wait is worth it!