Piping Hot Spicy Samosa(s): Perfect Snack for a Cold Day

Piping Hot Spicy Samosa(s): Perfect Snack for a Cold Day

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In Chandigarh, on Saturday, mercury fell to 9.5 degree Celsius and fog hugged the city through out the day. On such chilly days, many people love to have one or two piping hot samosa (s), a popular north Indian snack made from potatoes and refined flour. I also ventured out to savor spicy hot samosas and found a number of people waiting to get samosas being fried at New Shiva Sweets in Sector30 Cmarket. Some of annoyed customers told the cook “We are waiting for long. Give us first”. In fact, the queues for fresh affordable yummy samosas are common at many sweet shops and huge kadais full of samosas become empty in a wink.

Travelers, Tourists Should Not Ignore Local Norms, Especially in Today’s World Where Terrorism is Very Common

Travelers, Tourists Should Not Ignore Local Norms, Especially in Today’s World Where Terrorism is Very Common

Andy Pag’s green travel expedition in biofuel-driven bus came to a halt when he was taken to jail from Pushkar- a pilgrim center inRajasthan,India. He was having a satellite phone, carrying which is illegal in the country. The cops were alert in view of David Coleman Headley’s involvement in attacks on major Mumbai hotels in 2008. David, in fact, stayed in Pushkar for months together before the attacks.

Try to Assess Cost of Offsetting Carbon Footprint of Your Holiday Air Travel

Try to Assess Cost of Offsetting Carbon Footprint of Your Holiday Air Travel

Global warming has become a buzzword but I wonder how many of us know that they can contribute small amounts to minimize / offset impact of their lifestyle-maintaining activities such as holidaying on the environment. It appears to be simple to contribute financially. For instance, as per the carbon footprint calculator of Natural Habitat Adventures and Sustainable Travel International (STI), one person flying from Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi, India to Goa, India is responsible for 0.5934 tons of carbon dioxide emissions. Offsetting which costs just US$ 7.12 that money can be invested in renewable energy and conservation carbon reforestation projects and / or used to buy carbon offsets even through the travel agent.

Rediscover Legends of Historic Jallianwalla Bagh on the Weekend

Rediscover Legends of Historic Jallianwalla Bagh on the Weekend

 

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Travel during holidays is generally recreational in nature, but it has three other important roles to play: learning, promoting peaceful co-existence of different communities and respecting cultures at home and destinations. Especially in today’s world where terrorism and separatism are becoming big threats to common man, visiting monuments erected to commemorate brave selfless people who sacrificed their lives for independence of India, and analyzing and following their philosophies are need of the hour. There could be no better day other than August 15, the Independence Day, for paying homage to them. Continue reading

A Common Entry Ticket for Indian WHS to Save Travelers’ Time

Now travelers can visit all Indian World Heritage Sites (WHS) except Taj Mahal with one common entry ticket sold at 250 outlets of Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), offices of Indian Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC), travel agents, tour operators and Department of tourism.

The common entry ticket for all WHS (except Taj Mahal) costs INR 10.00 per person for domestic tourists and visitors from South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries, and INR 250.00 per person for all foreign nationals.