Step into the icy whit interiors of Fluid and you have the feeling of having walked into a very large igloo. Nothing could be more inviting then a bar, which if not exactly constructed out of blocks of ice, looks and feels very much like it.
On the main level , a smooth white bar on the left forms the centerpiece, while curved lines and bottle niches cur into the wall enhance the illusion that the entire bar is sculpted, rather than constructed. To the right of the bar, stairs lead down to another seating area against a backdrop of mirrors, a DJ booth and a dance floor. The lighting hue changes from green to blue to pink, but fortunately not too fast as to bring on a headache.
Leave that to fluid kick, the bar's version of a long island iced tea which contains no less than 5 types of alcohol. For those not looking for such a speedy buzz, girlie cocktails like the Kir Club
(sparkling wine and creme de cassis) are refreshing. The margaritas and martinis are decent but unless you are a fan of Mirinda, ask for the Caipiroska 'classic' without the Cointreau. There are some pleasant surprise on the wine list.
What used to be the Cellar in the 1970's, Delhi's first disco outside of a five star hotel, is now a suave hang-out which manages to keep the mayhem of Cannaught Place outside once you step beyond the door. With deep lounge sofas and brick walls lined with stained glass, hardbound and paperbacks, the atmosphere is reminiscent of the utterly relaxed sahib social clubs.
Corporates, artist-types and grave young things alike flock here to talk, drink, watch cricket matches, listen to classic or contemporary rock or just unwind. The only catch is that DV8 has become so popular that it's lost some of its restfulness.
You can't go wrong with the classic 50-old cocktails on the menu. The range of snacks is wide, with Mediterranean, Mexican, Chinese and south-east Asian dishes, all of which are brilliant. There's a fine dining restaurant upstairs.
Location- Cannaught Place, Address- 13 Regal Building, Contact no. - 41500693, Credit Cards- Amex, Visa, Master. Happy hours 4-8pm; buy one get one free, Cuisine- Continental, Malaysian, Thai, Chinese and Indian snacks, Cocktail pick- Sex on the beach Rs225, Beer Yardstick Pint Rs130 650ml Rs175, Timings- Noon-midnight Dance Floor; Rock Music
Once you get inside this pub at Piccadelhi Restaurant, ushered in by lookalike Queen's Guard Sentries, you find yourself in an old world London pub with comfortable deep sofas and chairs, a smart bar and warm lighting.
The cocktails are refreshing, with deliciously quixotic names such as " Am I in London Already?"
and "Ye Olde Double Whammy". Try the "Her Majesty's Pet Zombie" with white and dark rum, blue curacao and juices. The menu largely comprises oily finger foods, but you can also ask to order from the Piccadelhi menu.
The Drunken Duck is situated in Cannaught Place, below Plaza Cinema, H Block , GF, Cannaught Place. contact no. 23316344-49, credit cards Amex, Visa, Master.
Happy hours Noon-7pm; buy one, get one free. Cuisine Multi-cuisine Cocktail pick London Dry- Rs 275. Timings- 11am to 11pm.
Akshardham was consecrated on 6 November 2005.The first thing that crosses one's mind or rather that should cross the mind is the name of the mandir, Akshardham. The very sound of it proposes great meaning to the plenary nomenclature. Akshardham means the eternal, divine abode of the supreme God, the abode of eternal values and virtues of Akshar as defined in the Vedas and Upanishads where divine bhakti, purity and peace forever pervades.
Akshardham (Gujarati: દિલ્હી અક્ષરધામ, Devnagari: दिल्ली अक्षरधाम) is a Hindu temple complex in Delhi, India.Also referred to as Delhi Akshardham or Swaminarayan Akshardham, the complex displays centuries of traditional Indian and Hindu culture, spirituality, and architecture. The building was inspired and moderated by Pramukh Swami Maharaj, the spiritual head of the Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha, whose 3,000 volunteers helped 7,000 artisans construct Akshardham. The temple, which attracts approximately 70 percent of all tourists who visit Delhi,was officially opened on 6 November 2005.It sits on the banks of the Yamuna adjacent to the proposed 2010 Commonwealth Games village.The monument, at the center of the complex, was built off of the Vastu Shastra and Pancharatra Shastra. The complex features a large central monument crafted entirely of stone, exhibitions on incidents from the life of Swaminarayan and the history of India, an IMAX feature, a musical fountain, and large landscaped gardens.
Hall of Values Sahajanand Darshan Audio Animatronics Shows
Experience the timeless messages of Indian culture featured through the life of Bhagwan Swaminarayan. The principle theme of sculpting one’s life for happiness, success and peace of mind is portrayed in this exhibition. The exhibits portray the messages of ahimsa, endeavor, prayer, morality, vegetarianism, family harmony, etc. through fifteen 3-D dioramas and presentations from the life of Bhagwan Swaminarayan. Exquisite settings and statues in each diorama are brought to life through robotics, fibre optics, light and sound effects, dialogues and music; transporting the audience to 18th century India. Unique 3-D dioramas and walk-through dioramas. Statues come to life through animatronic technology. A fresh experience, a new message and a novel presentation in every diorama.
A period film set 200 years back in time, it retraces the incredible journey of an 11-year old child yogi, Neelkanth. In 1792 AD, he walked for 12,000 km continuously for 7 years, barefoot and barebody, through the length and breadth of India, from the Himalayas to the southern sea-shores. Based on this inspiring true-life story and journey all over India, the film explores unique elements of India, like: Amazing and intricate art and architecture, symbolizing creativity of centuries… The real light and wisdom of India, seeking to know not how to conquer the world but how to live in peace, how to live together in harmony. The essence and message of “Mystic India” that there can be Unity in Diversity, that we are a single human family, capable of living together, loving one another. Thus, more than just a breathtaking journey, and the heroic tales of the child’s tolerance and survival, his values of faith, friendship and fearlessness, the film presents a unique journey into the mind and soul of India through the eyes of an innocent child.
A 12-minute spectacular boat-ride experience of the 10,000 year old India’s glorious heritage. Savor the world’s oldest Vedic village life and bazaar Sail through Takshashila – the world’s first university Journey through the labyrinth of ancient discoveries and inventions by the great rishi-scientists of India
The fascinating web of life on earth is intricate, precise and beautiful. Its fragile network shows an uncompromising interdependency between man, nature and God. Therefore what we receive for sustenance by way of earth, water, fire, air and space, we need to repay and sacrifice with body, mind and heart. To fulfil this function in life, India’s great sages and rishis established the yagna tradition. They chanted mantras, offered grains and ghee in a sacrificial fire (yagna kund) to appease the deities of earth, water, fire, air, etc. Yagna means to sacrifice or generously give in appreciation to others. The Yagnapurush Kund is a fascinating combination of a Vedic yagna kund and a musical fountain.
It is the world's largest yagna kund measuring 300' X 300' with 2,870 steps and 108 small shrines. In its center lies an 8-petaled lotus shaped yagna kund designed according to the Jayaakhya Samhita of the Panchratra scripture. Its perfect geometric forms testify to ancient India's advanced knowledge in mathematics and geometry. At night the center comes to life with a colorful musical water fountain that echoes the Vedic sentiments of India. Yagnapurush Kund has been so named after the founder of BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha and the third successor of Bhagwan Swaminarayan, Swami Yagnapurushdasji (Brahmaswarup Shastriji Maharaj).
Important Informations Address - Near Nizamuddin Bridge City - New Delhi State - Delhi Location - North India Year of Construction - 2005 Constructed By - BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha Type of Construction - Medieval Type of Building - Temple Managed By - Swaminarayan Sect Dedicated To - Swaminarayan Other Deities - Shri Radha Krishna, Shri Sita Ram, Shri Laxmi Narayan, Shri Uma Maheshwar Religion - Hinduism Importance - The sprawling Rs.200-crore pink sandstone cultural complex spread over 100 acres showcases the grandeur of Indian history, art, culture and values.
Opening Schedule - 9AM - 9PM (Tuesday-Sunday). Closed on Monday.
Entry Formalities - Only small female purses or male wallets allowed . Cell phones and other electronic devices are prohibited. Entry to the complex is free. But for exhibitions and light and sound show inside the complex, one has to take tickets.
Accomodation - Available at the nearby hotels and lodges in New Delhi.
Accesibility - New Delhi is very well connected to the major Indian cities by air, rail and road.
Nearby Cities - Ghaziabad, Noida,Faridabad and Gurgaon.
Delhi, the capital city of India attract travelers for many factors. Whether for business or pleasure. The city is served by the Indira Gandhi International Airport. Transport in the city is handled by buses, taxis, and other forms of public transit. The Delhi Metro also serves the city. Although the city’s population is only slightly over 300,000, it belongs to a greater region with an estimated population of close to 10 million.
The Delhi region, always served as a financial and political center for the country. A proposal made during the 1900s suggested the transfer of the capital from Calcutta to Delhi in order to facilitate administrative duties since Delhi was located in Northern India. As a result of the proposal New Delhi was laid out just south of the old city. Since then, it has served not only as the capital of the country, but also as its political and cultural center.
Keeping in mind the budget conscious travelers many Delhi Budget Hotels offer comfy accommodation, fine dining options, and striking facilities at pocket friendly rates. Moreover, the hotels offer good value for money which draws every traveler. Providing all fundamental amenities to their guests, the Delhi Budget Hotels add up to a very tension free stay. The services offered here are no less than those at any other reputed hotels in Delhi.
The accommodation provided by these budget properties though is simple but features modern day amenities. Although the rooms are not done up with chic decor but the contemporary amenities they boast are very generous. In addition to all this, most of the Budget hotels in Delhi are devised with business and recreational activities. Swimming pool, yoga& fitness centre, indoor games and lots more. Besides these, most of the Delhi Budget hotels feature a wide variety of services to make your stay more comfortable. Have a fantabulous time staying at Delhi without constraining your pockets.
Some of the top hotels found in New Delhi including 5star and other stars are listed below :-
Location: Near Dhaula kuan fly over Address : Sardar Patel Marg, Diplomatic Enclave Tel : 011-26110202 Fax : 011-26110808 Website : tajhotels.com Tariff : 11000-55000 (Indian Rupees) TE CC :AmEx, Visa, Master, BOB, Diners, online reservation is also available here.
Location: Near Cannaught Place Address : 19, Ashoka Road Tel : 011-41191919 Fax : 011-41191988 Website : shangri-la.com Tariff : 13500-60000 (Indian Rupees) TE CC : AmEx, Visa, Master, BOB, Diners, online reservation is also available here.
Location: Outer Circle, Cannaught Place Address : L-Block, Cannaught Place Tel : 011-41517070 Fax : 011-23417419 Website : nirulas.com Tariff : 3350-5250 (Indian Rupees) TE CC : Visa, Master, BOB, Diners
Metropolis Tourist Home
Location: Near Imperial Cinema Address : 1634, Main Bazaar, Paharganj Tel : 011-23561794 Fax : 011-23561782 Website : metropolistravels.com Tariff : 1000 - 1300 (Indian Rupees) TE CC : AmEx, Visa, Master, BOB
Location: Near The Oberoi Address : 50, Sundar Nagar Tel : 011-24350308-09 Fax : 011-24354402 Email : firstname.lastname@example.org Tariff : 4000-6000 (Indian Rupees) TE CC : AmEx, Visa, Master, BOB
Hotel The Nest
Location: Near Police Post Address : 11, Corner House, Qutub Road, Paharganj Tel : 011-23628426,23527283 Fax : 011-23527286 Email : email@example.com Tariff : 630-960 (Indian Rupees) TE CC : NA.
Location: Near Jorbagh Telephone Exchange Address : 27, Jorbagh Tel : 011-24698647 Fax : 011-24698475 Email : firstname.lastname@example.org Tariff : 1800-2200 (Indian Rupees) TE CC : Visa, Master
Location: Behind Janpath Hotel Address : Janpath lane Tel : 011-23340101/1636 Fax : 011-23340202 Website : hotelasian.com Tariff : 1980-3680 (Indian Rupees) TE CC : AmEx, Visa, Master, BOB, Diners, online reservation is also available here.
Location: Close to New delhi railway station Address : 4350, Main bazaar, Paharganj Tel : 011-23562101,23585556 Fax : 011-23580606 Website : goldregency.com Tariff : 950-1550 (Indian Rupees) TE CC : AmEx, Visa, Master, online reservation is also available here.
Location: Near Udupi restuarant Address : 4/27, WEA, Saraswati Marg, karol bagh Tel : 011-25760224-25, 25760943 Fax : 011-25761787 Website : crestinn.com Tariff : 1600-2500 (Indian Rupees) TE CC : Visa, Master, BOB, Diners, online reservation is also available here.
Lajpat Nagar Central Market is one of the most popular shopping areas of Delhi, where people can find everything under the sun.Lajpat Nagar Central Market in Delhi is a woman’s delight and is known for selling the best collection of salwar suits and Kurtis. The market is very close to Greater Kailash and houses some of the best stores.Many consider Lajpat Nagar Central Market as a perfect one-stop shop, where shoppers can get whatever they desire.
Though the market is popular for ethnic wear, you can find bed sheets, accessories, footwear and utensils here as well. It has its share of glitzy showrooms too but it’s the roadside vendors that attract the Delhiites.The collection of one of the stores here, Kinston, popularly known as Kin’s, is very good. They have an elaborate collection of footwear starting from Rs. 295 to Rs. 595. The store also has a collection of bags and clutches for all types of occasions.
There are other small and big roadside vendors and stores that sell footwear, bags and junk pieces like colorful bangles, necklaces, bracelets etc. at decent prices. Dig in a little and you may find attractive neck pieces, like the ones worn by Sonam Kapoor in Dilli 6 at this market. Be a little creative and you can come up with your own style statement.
For ladies, you get a variety of trendy clothes such as kurtis, leggings, etc at decent prices. In addition, during winter, you can get a large variety of winter clothes such as cardigans, sweaters, jackets, pullovers as well as quilts. The access to the Lajpat Nagar market is located under the Sriniwaspuri flyover, and is next to the Moolchand flyover. There is a fair amount of parking available, right on the road, although it would seem fairly chaotic for somebody who has not been here before. In the same market, if you feel hungry, you can get a lot of roadside eating options, some of which are fairly tasty.
Next to the central market, you will get 3C's, which a medium sized mall with movie halls, eating joints, and a fair amount of branded showrooms such as Shopper's Stopper and the like. There are vendors and stalls selling western clothes as well. You can easily get stylish T-shirts and skirts for as low as Rs. 200. There are endless rows of stores that sell a variety of kurtis starting from as low as Rs. 150. The unstitched three piece suit set, which includes duppatta, salwar and kurta, can also be found at many stores here. You can get kalamkari suits, ikat suits, handloom fabrics, vegetable dyed dress material and salwar kameez, mangalgiri print, bhagalpuri print and a number of other choices.
Look around further and you would find merchants selling options for mix and match also. We personally liked the collection at Shehnaai which is a popular shop here. It sells different types of stitched kurtis and Anarkali suits in different sizes. These can be altered as per your size and you need not pay any alteration charges. You can team the kurta with the churidar tights or patiala salwars that are sold here.
If all that shopping has made you hungry then you can stop at the any of the corner shops and enjoy the delicious snacks like Chinese chaat or the Golgappas that are served there. The ‘kaala khatta’ and ‘chuski’ sold by the road side vendors can make shopping in the hot sun a little more bearable. If roadside eateries are not for you then walk over to TDI mall across the street and you may come across some food chain joints like McDonalds here.But be careful, Lajpat Nagar market is so gorgeous and the materialistic things there are so attractive that you will be tempted to purchase a lot many things and spend all your money.But be careful, Lajpat Nagar market is so gorgeous and the materialistic things there are so attractive that you will be tempted to purchase a lot many things and spend all your money.
The location of Lajpat Nagar Central Market is very convenient as it is well connected with the rest of the city. It is situated in South Delhi near the Ashram Chowk. Popular cinema halls such as Sapna and 3C's are also situated in the area. Mondays are closed in this market
Shahjahanbad has two Meena Bazaars- the erstwhile Shahi Meena Bazaar, build in the Chatta Chowk inside the Red Fort and the commoners' Meena Bazaar facing the eastern gate of Jama Masjid. Chatta Chowk, the long arcaded street linked with shops as you enter the Red Fort, came up a century ago, when Lord Curzon revived the old Mughal Bazaar that used to occupy the same space. And it has stayed, outlasting the many poseurs around other monuments.
Chatta Chowk, is the street of hustlers who sorely miss the bus loads of tour groups that came through here before parking was banned in the Red Fort complex. It has seen far better days, when Shahjahan built the Shahi Meena Bazaar to serve the needs of the royal Households. Also known as Bazaar-i-Musaqqaf, meaning roofed marked, it is said to have been inspired by a similar shopping arcade in Isfahan.
The story goes that Shahjahan had heard of the Isfahan market and asked his architect, Mukarmat Khan, to replicate the design. Mukarmat Khan's effort greatly impressed the emperor, especially because of the roofed market made shopping a far more pleasant experience in the hot climate of Delhi. Bazaars in 17th Century India were mostly open-air, so a covered market was considered a novelty befitting royalty.
Shahjahanbad's other Meena Bazaar, outside jama masjid, caters primarily to the tourist from small town India. There are prayers caps, plastic Quranic inscriptions, posters of the mecca and suchlike.
Meena Bazaar is placed beyond the main entrance (Lahori Gate) of Red Fort, Mondays are closed in this market.
Where in Delhi do people with high taste and low disposable incomes shop? Where but sarojini nagar marketcan you get a GAP shirt for Rs 100, a Benetton pullover for Rs.150,a Mother care outfit (with an intact price tag of $18) for Rs.200? with out any doubt, the biggest draw of this very- middle-class souk is its mounds of export- surplus, export- reject appereal stock, in which a patient browser will find a great value for money.
There are 100's of these shops in this bargain-hunter's heaven and 'x' times that number of pavement vendors selling an assortment of semi-formals to casual wears, acessories and furnishings. There's also a fair sprinkling of white goods and electronics shops.
BABU Market runs along side First Cross Road, and is brimming with stores that sells salwaar-kameez sets, Sarees, Lehanga's, Kids' wear, toys, cosmetics,women's accessories, crockery and artificial jwellery. The big draw export-surplus apperals market is between the two parts of Sarojini market. A long row of pavement stores display their wares, their salesmen shouting out the prices. Ofcourse you can bargain. Apart from apperals (from track pants with fleece lining to embroidered kurtis) you can get blankets, bags, cushions, pillows, travel bags, shawls, bedlinene, wooden crafts, metal curios paintings- the list goes on. The Sabzi Mandi is a bit of a misnomer, as there are more shops here selling footwear, furniture, kitchen products and women's wear than vegetable sellers. For women's formal wear, there are a few shops that keeps a wide range of suits and fabrics.The rest of market is, once again filled with hawkers selling home is, once again, filled with hawkers selling home furnishings, embroidered apperal, bindis, bangles, belts, and ties. There are a few stores that keep electrical appliances, toys and cycles. Also check out Sarojini Nagar Market's famous street side chaat and pakora vendors. Sarojini Market is situated in the centre of Sarojini Nagar colony, on first Cross Road. Driving north along Africa Avenue from Bikaji Cama Palace, turn right at the Sarojini Nagar DTC Bus Depot onto first Cross Road. Mondays are closed in this market.
From fish to teacups, engraved plaques to buckets, nurses' uniforms to artichoke hearts, you'll find an incongruous mix of things in the motley of shops that constitute INA Market.
The market retains its reputation for the array of foodstuffs available here. Whatever the cuisine, whatever your style of cooking, this place will have the ingredients. Artichokes, galangal (fresh or dried), shiitake mashrooms, Brussels sprouts, cherry tomatoes, strawberries, dried fruits, spices, jams, cheeses- you name it, they have it.The Kashmiris keep coming back for their lotus stems and sonth (ginger powder), south Indians know they'll get their drumsticks and curry leaves, the Goans will not stop to wonder how all that fresh seafood gets to this land-locked state as long as they find it at INA market.
INA Market is situated on Aurobindo Marg, between Safdarjang Airport and AIIMS, opposite to Dilli Haat. Mondays are closed in this market
Khan Market was setup in the 1950's to rehabilitate people displaced from Pakistan post-partition, Khan market had an almost idyllic charm in its early days. It was a heaven for book seekers. there was a Pat a Cake for freshly baked breads and chicken sandwiches.Allied stores had toys while Empire stores and sovereign dairy were the popular provisional stores. Khan market has today morphed into a bustling, upmarket shopping centre, which has been taken over by big-name players. You'll find trendy cloths, designer footwear, watches, jewelery, hip cafes, furnishings, music, hardware, stationery, electronics, cosmetics, toys, imported fruits and vegetables- just about anything you can ask for.
The popular hangouts may have changed over the years but the Khan Market is still a place where you do more than just shop. Pick up your favorite CD's at the Music shop, a designer outfit from orgaan and ethnic silver jewelery to match from Amrapali. Then polish off scrumptious desserts at The Big Chilli Cafe, at two locations at the either end of the market.
Another day you could head to the laid-back market cafe to gaze at the market bustle over light pastas, sugar free desserts and healthy fruit juices. or wolf down chicken tikka rolls at Khan Chacha's Kebab Corner. And then on your way out, run into a long forgotten college pals who just who just came out of China Fare or Chona's.
Head to old favorite Bahri Sonsto browse through new book titles, or stop by the sidewalk to nab a selection of magazines. The spiritually in lined like to check the titles at The Full Circle and then make their way up to Cafe Turtle for some invigorating coffee with gooey chocolate cake. The Swarovski showrooms stunning crystals has replaced The Bookshop. many more shops are the pride of Khan Market like shops for kitchenware, black-print fabrics, home furnishings, an assortment of ethnic chic.
Benetton,Levi's, Reebok, Nike and Woodland with the khadi and forest Essential outlets for ayurvedic personnel care products are also situated here.With this pet lovers can lasso find stoppages here at some famous pet shops. Even the Kaya Skin Clinic with the choice of exotic fruits and vegetables are ubiquitous at Simla, Bombay fruit marts and allied fruit & florists.
Neighbouring Khan Market is Lok Nayak Bhawan, which hosts a huge number of shops specializing in highly priced lamps and chandeliers. Khan Market is situated on Subramaniam Bharti Marg at Sujan Singh Park; Khan Market is linked to the India Gate Circle via Shahjahan Road and Prathviraj Lane. Sundays are closed in Khan Market.
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