Tuesday, December 28, 2010

New Year SMS Messages, Happy new year cards,Greetings, Wishes

SMS / Text Messages
Nights are Dark but Days are Light,
Wish your Life will always be Bright.
So my Dear don't get Fear
Coz, God Gift us a "BRAND NEW YEAR".


Sweetest Sunday,
Marvellous Monday,
Tasty Tuesday,
Wonderful Wednesday,
Thankful Thursday,
Friendly Friday,
Successful Saturday.
Have a great Year.

A New Challenge
A New Goal
A New Optimism
A New Aproach
A New Mission
A New Resolution
Wishng U a very
"Happy New year"


God Bless U N Keep U Safe
Not Only Today But Throughout Life
That is coming In Ur Way.
May Year To Follow
Be Among The Best U ve Ever Spend.

Receive my simple gift of LOVE
Wrapped with SINCERITY
Tied with CARE &
Sealed with BLESSINGS
2 Keep u HAPPY & SAFE all the life long.

My wishes for you in year 2011
Great start for Jan,
Love for Feb,
Peace for march,
No worries for April
Fun for May,
Joy for June to Nov,
Happiness for Dec,
Have a lucky and wonderful 2011


Memorable moment r celebrated together,
Here is a wishing that
the coming year is a glorious one
that rewards all your
future endeavors with success.
Happy New Year


Wishes in 2011
God gives You..
12 Month of Happiness,
52 Weeks of Fun,
365 Days Success
8760 Hours Good Health,
52600 Minutes Good Luck,
3153600 Seconds of Joy..and that’s all! ”


Aa gale lag ja mere yaar,
Dedoon Jadu Ki jhappi do char,
Aaise hi katjaye Zindegi without any risk
Es ummid ke sath Wish You a ……


Day by day teri khusiya ho jaye double,
Teri zindagi se delete ho jaye sare trouble,
Khuda rakkhe hamesha tujhe smart & fit,
Tere liye New Year ho super-duper hit!!


New rules of life for 2011
1. Haste Rehne ka.
2. Tension nai leneka.
3. B positive, eat positive, sleep positive
4. Mast rehneka.
5. Har problem ko solve kernay ka.
6. Friend k sath lifetime friendship account kholnay ka
7. Mujhko yaad rakhnay ka
Aur mujhey sms kertay rehnay ka.

Happy New Year 2011 Wallpapers

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Saturday, December 25, 2010

CAMEL FESTIVAL (BIKANER) - Location, Introduction, Major Attractions of the festival, List of Hotels

Camel Festivals Details

Start Date: Tuesday, 18 January 2011
End Date: Thursday, 20 January 2011
Venue: Bikaner,Rajasthan (India)

How To Reach Bikaner

By Air
The nearest airport service is at Jodhpur.
By Road
Rajasthan Roadways run very comfortable deluxe buses from Delhi (Bikaner House, Near India Gate) to Bikaner. The roads are very good, and it takes around 8-9 hrs from Jaipur.
With good road conditions you can also travel by private car/taxi.
By Rail
Several trains link it to important cities like Delhi, Jaipur, Mumbai and Jodhpur.


The Camel Festival is organized in the month of January every year by the Department of Tourism, Art & Culture, Rajasthan. It is held in the city of Bikaner, with the magnificent Junagarh Fort forming as its backdrop. The festival is organized to underline the value of camel, the indispensable ship of the desert. Bikaner Camel Festival commences with a splendid as well as colorful procession of camels, festooned and ornamented. The procession then moves ahead to the Polo grounds, where it finally concludes.
Bikaner, the fortified city of Rajasthan, bedazzles in the month of January as each year the magnificent fest glorifies the golden sands.

The festival starts with the procession of beautifully decorated camels. The procession heads towards the open sand grounds. Here, the festivities begin in earnest. The Camel Pageant is held on the first day wherein the camel owners show off their Camels' decorations and jewellery. Camel dance performances are also held. A competition for best decorated camel, fur cutting design, camel milking and the best camel hair cut is organized The camels display amazing footwork, dancing gracefully to the slightest direction of their drivers. Colourful bridles, bejewelled necks, jingling anklets and long, lanky camel shadows on dusky sands, cast a magical spell.

In this festival tea and sweets prepared by camel milk are made available to the visitors interested in enjoying them.

Situated in the heart of the desert belt, Bikaner was always an inaccessible land. Before the advent of modern motor vehicles, the survival of the people of this region depended on the 'Ship of the desert' - the Camel. The camels of this region were famous for their endurance as well as their strength and beauty.

In fact, the Bikaner army had an elite camel corps called the Ganga Risala which took active part in both the World Wars. The Ganga Risala was a Camel unit in the army even after the independence and it took part in Indo-Pak wars. Bikaner also boasts of the only Camel breeding center in India.

Camel can still be seen pulling heavy loads on carts in this region. With such a long association with Camels, it is but natural that the Department of Tourism, Art and Culture chose to hold the Camel festival in Bikaner.

Places to see in Bikaner

List of Major Hotels in Bikaner

Three Star Hotel

Hotel Raj Vilas Palace

Heritage Hotel

Hotel Bhairon Vilas

Hotel Maan Bilas

Hotel Marudhar Heritage

Hotel Jaswant Bhawan

Hotel Meghsar Castle

Deluxe Heritage Hotel

Hotel Bhanwar Niwas

Hotel Karni Bhawan Palace

Hotel Lallgarh Palace

Hotel Basant Vihar Palace

Gajner Palace Hotel

Budget Hotel

Hotel Dhola Maru

Hotel Harasar Haveli

Hotel Bothra Planet

Hotel Sagar

Hotel Thar

Hotel Shri Ram

Hotel Shivam

Hotel Jaidev Plaza

Hotel Palace View

Rajpura's Bahadur Vilas


Marudhyan Resort

Deluxe Resort

Heritage Resort

Grand Heritage Hotel

Hotel Laxmi Niwas Palace

If you are new to this city & have any query kindly leave your comment on this website with your mail id , i will get back to you to solve the same.
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Friday, December 17, 2010

Marwadi Wedding - Pre-wedding, Wedding & Post Wedding Rituals, Facts & Traditions

Marwadi Wedding is a traditional and elaborate affair. Pre and post wedding ceremonies stretch for days where tradition and customs take precedence over everything else.
Marwari weddings are celebrated with pomp and splendor. With all the ornaments and lavish clothes, the Marwari weddings are an extravagant affair. Marwari Wedding Rituals are an integral part of the Wedding and are done in a traditional way. The different Marwari Wedding Rituals can be divided as Pre Wedding Ritual, Wedding Rituals and Post Wedding rituals.

Pre-wedding Rituals:

  • Engagement Ceremony
  • Ganapati Sthapna & Griha Shanti Ceremony
  • Pithi Dastoor
  • Mehfils
  • Mahira Dastoor Custom
  • Janev
  • Palla Dastoor
  • Toran

Marwari Wedding Rituals :

In the granthi bandhan, the cloth tied to the waistline of the groom is opened and one of its ends is tied to the chunni of the bride. This is symbolic of the union of two individuals into oneness.

The granthi bandhan is followed by the 'paanigrahan' ceremony, wherein the grrom takes the hand of the bride in his hand. The union of two hands symbolizes that the two would be together in both the good and bad times.

In the mandap, while the purohit recites the mantras, the bride and the grrom circle around the sacred fire. Mostly, only four 'pheras' are circled in the mandap while the rest three were performed right after the var mala. Traditionally, in the first two pheras, the girl leads and in the next two pheras, the boy leads.

In this ceremony, the bride puts her foot over the grinding stone to symbolize her courage to face all the challenges of life. Thereafter, the brother of the bride puts some 'kheel' or puffed rice in the bride's hand, which are passed to the groom's hand and then offered to the fire. This ritual symbolizes the brother's wishes for prosperity for his sister and her husband.

Vamang-Sthapana and Sindurdaan
During all the earlier performed rites, the bride sits on the right side of the groom. In the 'vamang-sthpana' ceremony, she changes position and sits on the left side of the groom. This is symbolical and states that the groom accepts his bride and establishes her in his heart (since the heart is on the left side of the body). Thereafter, sindurdaan ceremony is performed, wherein the groom fills the bride's centre hair parting with sindoor or vermillion. Sindoor is one of the most propitious signs of the Marwari married woman.

Lastly, the saptapadi or the seven steps are taken, which signify their togetherness and oneness from now on. Simultaneously, the bride and the groom speak seven sentences, which are in fact promises, they make regarding their conduct towards each other. Thereafter, 'sargunthi' or adorning of the bride's hair is performed, which indicate the acceptance of bride by the groom's family.

Aanjhala Bharaai
In the 'aanjhala bharai' tradition, the father in law of the bride puts a bag full of money in the lap of the bride to signify her future responsibilities and errands. Thereafter, the family blesses the new couple for their future life.

Marwari Post Wedding Rituals

  • Bidai Ceremony
  • Bar Rukai Ritual
  • Grihapravesh Custom
  • Pagelagni Tradition

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Saturday, December 11, 2010

Fort Kochi Beach (Queen of the Arabian Sea) - Main Attractions, Introduction, Best Time to visit, Location,List of 5 & 4 star Hotels in Kochi / Cochin

Main Attraction : Fort Kochi Carnival
Location : 12 Kms From Ernakulam, Kerala

How to Reach: You can reach Fort Kochi by road, rail or air. From there, the Fort Kochi beach is located at a walking distance. You can also take a boat or a jetty from the Boat Jetty.


Cochin is a beautiful city situated on the Western Coast of India and is often known as the ' Queen of the Arabian Sea’. Cochin is one of the best known tourists destination of Kerala.

Fort Kochi Beach is a wonderful beach situated in Cochin. The beach offers a scenic view to its visitors. Every year, a fest is organized in the last week of December. This Beach of Kerala gives an ample scope to try out various thrills.

Adventure sports on Kerala Fort Kochi beach is the most sought out thing. Visitors can enjoy water sports like Canoeing, Catamaran Sailing, Kayaking, Para Sailing, Scuba Diving, Snorkeling and Wind Surfing.

Plan a holiday trip to Kochi, also known as the 'Queen of the Arabian Sea' and savor the charm of yesteryear. The Kerala city welcomes you to explore the real flavor of Kerala. Take a walk along the Fort Kochi beach and observe fishermen making a catch. While walking over the slippery sands, you will see the Chinese Fishing Nets. See ebullient waves washing off your footprints. Any beach experience is incomplete without building a sand castle.

Attractions in Fort Kochi Beach

The Ambiance
Dotted with coconut palms and thick bushes, Fort Kochi Beach is delightful destination for frolic. A spectator's haven, Fort Kochi beach is a charming picnic spot which wagers relaxation, resurrection, purgation of negativities, bestowing solitude. The ambiance is so tranquil that it escalates you high. The topography of this beach is rather rocky.

Activities to enjoy at Fort Kochi Beach
Take a walk along the Kochi beach, see the fishermen with Chinese Fishing Nets busy in their daily chores, build the sand castles and play with sportive waves. It is a perfect weekend getaway to feel the bliss of nature and have a break from the mundane daily life. The place is a fusion of culture and history.

Kochi Festival

Tourists flock to the place for witnessing the charisma of annual Kochi Festival. Grab the opportunity of enjoying the carnival at the New Year's eve. The experience will be lifelong fascinating.

Other Places Nearby

List of 5 star & 4 star Hotels in Kochi

5 Star Hotels

Taj Malabar ( 5 Star Deluxe Hotel )

Taj Malabar

Address: Willingdon Island, Cochin, , Kochi
Location: City Center

Casino Hotel ( 5 Star Hotel )

Casino Hotel

Address: Willingdon Island, , Kochi
Location: Suburban

Taj Residency ( 5 Star Hotel )

Taj Residency

Address: Marine Drive, Ernakulam, , Kochi
Location: City Center

Le Meridien Cochin ( 5 Star Hotel )

Le Meridien Cochin

Address: Maradu, , Kochi
Location: City Center

4 Star Hotels

Riviera Suites ( 4 Star Hotel )

Riviera Suites

Address: Thevara Water Front, Thevara , Kochi
Location: Suburban

Hotel Mercy ( 4 Star Hotel )
Address: M.G. Road, Ravipuram, , Kochi
Location: City Center

The Renaissance ( 4 Star Hotel )
Address: P. B. No - 2310, Palarivattom , Kochi
Location: Suburban

Best Western The Avenue Regent ( 4 Star Hotel )
Address: 39 / 2026, M.G. Road, , Kochi
Location: City Center

The Trident ( 4 Star Hotel )
Address: C - 46 - 452 (11), Bristow Road, Willingdon Island , Kochi
Location: City Center

Bolgatty Palace ( 4 Star Equivalent Hotel )
Address: Mulavukanu, P.O. Kochi , Kochi
Location: Suburban

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Friday, December 10, 2010

Mumbai - Postal Index Number or PIN or Pincode of different areas starting from 400001 to 401107

A Postal Index Number or PIN or Pincode is the post office numbering or post code system used by India Post, the Indian postal administration. PIN stands for Postal Index Number and the code is 6 digits long.

  • 400001 Mumbai G. P. O
  • 400002 Kalbadevi
  • 400003 Mandvi
  • 400004 Girgaon
  • 400005 Colaba
  • 400006 Malabar Hill
  • 400007 Grant Road
  • 400008 Mumbai Central
  • 400009 Chinch B'der
  • 400010 Mazgaon
  • 400011 Jacob Circle
  • 400012 Parel
  • 400013 Delisle Road
  • 400014 Dadar (C. R.)
  • 400015 Sewree
  • 400016 Mahim
  • 400017 Dharavi
  • 400018 Worli
  • 400019 Matunga
  • 400020 Marine Lines
  • 400021 Nariman Point
  • 400022 Sion
  • 400023 Fort
  • 400024 Nehru Nagar
  • 400025 Prabhadevi
  • 400026 Cumbala Hill
  • 400027 Jijamata Udyan
  • 400028 BS. Rd. Dadar
  • 400029 Airport
  • 400031 Wadala
  • 400032 Mantralaya
  • 400033 Tank Road
  • 400034 Tulsiwadi
  • 400035 Rajbhavan
  • 400036 A. K. Marg
  • 400037 Antop Hill
  • 400038 Ballard Pier
  • 400039 Council Hall
  • 400042 Bhandup (E)
  • 400043 Shivaji Nagar
  • 400046 Govandi
  • 400049 Juhu
  • 400050 Bandra (W)
  • 400051 Bandra (E)
  • 400052 Khar
  • 400053 Azad Nagar
  • 400054 Santacruz (W)
  • 400055 Santacruz (E)
  • 400056 Ville Parle (W)
  • 400057 Ville Parle (E)
  • 400058 Andheri (W)
  • 400059 J. B. Nagar
  • 400060 Jogeshwari
  • 400061 Versova
  • 400062 Goregaon (W)
  • 400063 Goregaon (E)
  • 400064 Malad (W)
  • 400065 Aarey Colony
  • 400066 Borivali (E)
  • 400067 Kandivili (W)
  • 400068 Dahisar
  • 400069 Andheri (E)
  • 400070 Kurla
  • 400071 Chembur
  • 400072 Saki Naka
  • 400074 R. C. F. Chembur
  • 400075 Pant Nagar
  • 400076 I. I. T. Powai
  • 400077 Ghatkopar (E)
  • 400078 Bhandup (W)
  • 400079 Vikhroli
  • 400080 Mulund (W)
  • 400081 Mulund (E)
  • 400082 Mulund Col.
  • 400083 Tagore Nagar
  • 400084 Barve Nagar
  • 400085 B. A. R. C
  • 400086 Ghatkopar (W)
  • 400087 N. I. T. I. E
  • 400088 Deonar
  • 400089 Tilak Nagar
  • 400090 Bangur Nagar
  • 400092 Borivli (W)
  • 400093 Chakala
  • 400094 Anushakti Nagar
  • 400095 Khardi
  • 400096 SEEPZ
  • 400097 Malad (E)
  • 400098 Vidyanagari
  • 400099 Sahar
  • 400101 Kandivli
  • 400102 Jogeshwari (W)
  • 400103 M'peshwar
  • 400104 Motilal Nagar
  • 401105 Bh'ndar(E)
  • 401107 Mira Road

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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

List of 5 Star Hotels in Goa- Location, Address & Accessibility-Taj, Leela, Holiday Inn Resort, Goa Marriott , Bambolim Beach Resort,Renaissance

List of 5 Star Hotels in Goa- Location, Address & Accessibility-Taj, Leela, Holiday Inn Resort, Goa Marriott , Bambolim Beach Resort,Renaissance

Goa is India's smallest state by area and the fourth smallest by population. Located in South West India in the region known as the Konkan, it is bounded by the state of Maharashtra to the north, and by Karnataka to the east and south, while the Arabian Sea forms its western coast. Goa is India's richest state with a GDP per capita two and a half times that of the country as a whole. It was ranked the best placed state by the Eleventh Finance Commission for its infrastructure and ranked on top for the best quality of life in India by the National Commission on Population based on the 12 Indicators. Panaji is the state's capital, while Vasco da Gama is the largest city

Best of the Goa hotels can be found at very convenient locations in the city. The state of Goa is known worldwide for its stunning beaches and laid back beach parties. The fun galore in the bustling city of Goa magnetizes a huge number of tourists every year. There is infinite number of low budget as well as luxury hotels in Goa

List of 5 star hotels along with there contact details is given below.

Hotel Taj Exotica Goa

Accessibility: Airport: 27 km.

Room Type Available: 140 Rooms, 10-Other, 94-Villa, 2-Presidential Suite, 34-Deluxe

Check-in Time is: 24 Hours Check-in / Check-Out

Taxes: As applicable. Subject to change without prior notice.


Provide all the amenities that you need like-Conference/ Banquet Facilities, Swimming Pool, Water Slides, Sailing, Speed Boats, Para-sailing, Shopping Arcade, Foreign Exchange, Tennis Courts, A Card Room, Beach Volley Ball, Well Equipped Fitness Centre, Spa Facilities With Massage, Beauty Parlour, etc.


Leela Palace Hotel Goa

Accessibility: Airport: 43 km., Railway Station: 18 km., Bus Station: 18 km.

Room Type Available: 137 Rooms, 83-Cottage, 54-A.C.Suite

Credit Cards Accepted: Visa, Master Card, American Express, Diners Club, Andhra, Central, BOB Card, Citibank

Check-in Time is: 12:00 AM / Check-Out Time is: 12:00 AM

Taxes: 12% Luxury Tax, 16% Sales Tax, 10% Expenditure Tax, Other taxes as per rules


Water sports, Ayurvedic centre, CDs & Video cassettes, Business centre, Entertainment Lounge + Discotheque., Just Kids complimentary programme.


Holiday Inn Resort Goa

Accessibility: Airport (Dom.): 30 km., Railway station: 16 km., City center: 16 km., others: 50 km.

Room Type Available: 138 Rooms, 114-Standard, 1-A.C.Suite, 23-Club

Check-in Time is: Check-in Time is: 12:00 AM / Check-Out Time is: 12:00 AM

Taxes: 12% Luxury Tax, 10% Expenditure Tax, Other taxes as per rules.


Goa Marriott Resort

Accessibility: Airport: 30 km., Bus Station: 2 km.

Room Type Available: 217 Rooms, 14-Cottage, 203-A.C.Suite

Credit Cards Accepted: Visa, Master Card, American Express, Diners Club, Discover, BOB Card, Citibank

Check-in Time is: 24 Hours Check-in / Check-Out

Taxes: 12% Luxury Tax, 20% Sales Tax, 10% Expenditure Tax, Other taxes as per rules.


Business Centre, Separate Executive Floor, Executive Lounge, Banquet & Conference facilities, Beauty Parlour, Shopping Arcade, Health Club, Swimming Pool, Tennis, Golf., Doctor on call, Laundry, Money Changer, Fax, Safe Deposit, Baby sitting, Shopping Plaza, Travel Desk Service.


Bambolim Beach Resort Goa

Accessibility : Panjim: 7 km. Cent

Available : 122 Rooms(53 Rooms with 53 sea view cottage rooms/ garden view rooms, housed in 6 blocks, in very close proximity to the beach


Renaissance Goa Resort

Accessibility: Airport: 30 km., Railway Station: 10 km., Bus Station: 10 km.

Room Type Available: 202 Rooms, 10-Cottage, 192-A.C.Suite

Credit Cards Accepted: Visa, Master Card, American Express, Diners Club, Andhra, Citibank

Check-in Time is:12:00 AM / Check-Out Time is: 12:00 AM

Taxes: 15% Luxury Tax, 20% Sales Tax, 5% Service Charge, Other taxes as per rules.


Business Centre, Banquet & Conference Facilities, Beauty Parlour, Shopping Arcade, Ayurvedia Health Centre, Health Club, Swimming Pool, Tennis, Golf, Discotheque, Water Sports, Archery, Croquet, Badminton, Table Tennis, Electronic Jacuzzi, Casin., Doctor on Call, Laundry, Money Changer, Safe Deposit, Baby Sitting, Valet, Travel Desk Service.


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Friday, December 3, 2010

Sarnath (Buddhist pilgrimage center) - Location, Introduction, History & Significance, Other Attraction - The Stupas, Mulagandha Kuti Vihara

Location : Uttar Pradesh
Attraction :The Stupas, Buddhist Pilgrimage and Archaeological museum
Local Tongue :Hindi & English
STD Code : (91) - 542
Best time to Visit : October to March

Distance of Sarnath from Major Indian Cities
Allahabad : 125 Km
Gaya : 250 Km
Lucknow : 300 Km
Patna : 235 Km

Sarnath Travel (Air/Rail/Road) Information:

By Air :The nearest airport, Babatpur is at a distance of 30 Km from the town. Another nearby Varanasi airport operate regular flights from major Indian cities to the destination.

By Rail :Varanasi railway station is connected to all the other major Indian cities through a number of direct trains. The Northern Railway network and several other trains plying across Varanasi has a halt in Sarnath.

By Road :Sarnath is provided with good communication circuit through any other cities in and around Uttar Pradesh. In addition to State transport buses, several local vehicles connect Sarnath with Varanasi and other neighboring areas.


Sarnath is most visited place in of Buddhist circuit and mecca for many Buddhist followers. The composedness and purity make the aura of this place ideal to worship dedicatedly and to chant holy mantras. The fervor of this place is animated with the many Buddhist ruins, museum and Sarnath's temples. Buddhist and many other tourist come here in huge number, they all are allured by the beauty and calmness of this place. The place was able to maintain its glory and significance, even after vandalizing by Turkish Muslims in 12th century AD.

Of the four divine Buddhist pilgrimage centers in the India, Sarnath ranks the third position. The godly land of Lord Buddha is situated 13 Km from Varanasi in the northern Indian State of Uttar Pradesh. The epic behind its name and holy aura speaks about the living of Lord Buddha, his attaining enlightenment and his spreading religious message of Buddhism. The tranquil land is marked with magnificent stupas and historic monuments built under the regime of Emperor Ashoka.

Climate & Best time to Visit

Sarnath has its location near the Tropic of Cancer and as such, the town enjoys a moderate wintry weather with a very hot days during summer. The cool winter temperature ranges between 20 degree Celsius to 10 degree Celsius, whereas the summer is at peak with 45 degree Celsius. The gushing rain wash the city from late June to September. The ideal time to make a religious Sarnath trip lies between the months from October to March.

Pilgrimage/Other Attractions in Sarnath

The small town of Sarnath has many attractions for you to see. During your pilgrimage to Sarnath, you can also plan to visit those attractions that lies close to or around the town.

The Stupas

Sarnath is remarkable for a number of stupas, built during the 3rd century B.C. History indicates that the stupas have been erected in relation to the deep thought of King Ashoka towards Buddhism.

Mulagandha Kuti Vihara
This sacred Tibetan-Buddhist monastery was set up in the year 1930 by the Sri lankan Mahabodhi society. The shrine is situated behind the Deer Park within the Sarnath region. The main entrance to Mulagandha Kuti Vihar is flourished with a huge Japenese bell and its interior decoration is beautified with golden-colored life-like statue of Lord Buddha.

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Saturday, November 20, 2010

Famous Restaurants of Ahmedabad for Chinese,Continental,Fast Food,Gujarati,Multi Cuisine, Punjabi & South Indian Food-Names, Address & Contact Details


Yo! China
Country's first and largest Chinese fast food chain, they offers high quality Chinese food at reasonable prices and they are specialist in making Dimsum.
Timings - 12 noon to 11:30 pm seven days a week.
Shop No: 9, Food Court, 3rd Floor, Himalaya Mall, Driving Road, Vastrupur,
Ahmedabad - 380 052
Tel:+(91)-(79) - 40055587, 40055586

Nita International
One of the famous restaurants in Panchvati area, Nita is a perfect destinations for Chinese food lovers. They offer quality and delicious chinese delicacies.

Timings: 8.00 a.m. to Midnight
30-31, Center Point Panchvati,
Ahmedabad - 380 015
Tel:+(91)-(79) - 26430141, 26430142


Havmor Restaurant
A pure vegetarian restaurant located in West Ahmedabad, Havmor's main specialties are Punjabi, Chinese and Continental dishes. In addition the restaurant specialises in Chana puri and ice cream combination. Home delivery is also available.

B/h Navrangpura Bus Stop,
Navrang Pura,
Ahmedabad - 380 009
Tel:+(91)-(79) - 26403355, 26405533

Sheeba Restaurant
Located in West Ahmedabad, Sheeba is engaged in offering a wide range of choicest delicacies and it is specialised in Continental food.

Timings: 11.30 a.m. to 3.30 p.m., 7.00 p.m. to 11.30 p.m.
Address: Sheeba Building, C G Road,
Opposite Telephone Exchange, Navrangpura,
Ahmedabad - 380 009
Tel:+(91)-(79) - 26449860

Fast Food

One of the leading and popular fast food corner in India, it launched in India in 2001. Their products include chicken parmesan, chicken & bacon ranch, chipotle chicken & bacon double cheese melt, bacon, turkey & ham double cheese melt.

Address :Himalaya Mall, Unit No 101/A, Memnagar,
Ahmedabad - 380 052
Tel:+(91)-(79) - 65431122

Pizza Hut
One of the leading chain of Pizza brand in the world, it attracts a lot of families through their constantly innovative menu, and friendly and comfortable atmosphere.

Address :Abhijay Complex, 8 Adarsh Society, Swastik Cross Road, Navrangpura,
Ahmedabad - 380 009
Tel:+(91)-(79) - 26569734

Mc Donald
Opened in 1996 in India, it is worlds largest food service system in the world with more than 30,000 restaurants in 100 countries. They have developed a special menu with vegetarian selection to suite the Indian taste. Timings 1100 to 2300.

Address City Gold Multiplex, Gr.floor,
Ashram Road,
Ahmedabad - 380 009
Tel:+(91)-(79) - 26580983, 32951010

One of the hottest eating places in Ahmedabad, it was established in 2004. It offers mouth watering, tempting, exotic and sumptuous meals which include Italian -Chinese -Mexican & Indian Starters, Soups & Salads, Pizzas & Pastas etc.

Address : Ground Floor, 'Aakash Ganga' B/h Gujarat College Next to Art Palace, Ellisbridge,
Ahmedabad - 380 006
Tel:+(91)-(79) - 26568158, 9825031972

Pizza Corner
Established in 1996, it offer better pizzas with quality and innovation in fun, friendly and comfortable atmosphere. They have trained and developed fine support team.

Address : Dine in restaurant, #112 Devarc,
Opp Big Bazaar, Near Fun Republic, S.G. Road,
Ahmedabad - 380 054

Domino's Pizza
One of the largest and fastest growing food chains in South Asia, it has a countrywide network of 165 outlets in 33 cities. Their delivery specialist are capable of delivering pizzas within 30 minutes.

Address Unit No. 9 & 10, Ground Floor,
Sukh Shanti Complex, Bhatta ,
Sarkhej Road, Paladi ,
Ahmedabad - 380 007
Tel:+(91)-(79) - 26638931, 26638934


An eco friendly restaurant, Vishala offer pure Gujarati food in Gujarati style and Gujarati atmosphere. It opens from 11 am in the morning and closes on 11 pm. They have snack counter, buffet lunch, light drink and ice cream counter.

Address : Opp. Vasana Tol Naka,
Ahmedabad - 380 007
Tel:+(91)-(79) - 26602422, 26446554
Fax:+(91)-(79) - 26430065

Located in the heart of the City, Agashiya is spread over 8000 sq feet. The cost for a lunch is Rs. 225/- for regular and Rs. 325/- for deluxe. The cost for a dinner is Rs. 295/- for regular and Rs. 395/- for deluxe.
Timings - 12 Noon to 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm.

Address : The House of Mangaldas Girdhardas, Opp. Sidi Saiyad Mosque, Lal Darwaja,
Ahmedabad - 380 001
Tel:+(91)-(79) - 25506946
Fax:+(91)-(79) - 25506535

Designed like a palatial Rajasthani Haveli, Aadhar offers a true taste of India's rich cuisine range. It has several section for different requirements of its customers.

Address : Virasat Hospitality Pvt. Ltd. 401,
Top Floor, Iscone Arcade, C.G.Road, Navrangpura,
Ahmedabad - 380 009
Tel:+(91)-(79) - 26461021
Fax:+(91)-(79) - 26568183

Multi Cuisine

Kunal Restaurant
Founded in the year 1978, it is one of the oldest restaurants in Ahmedabad which serves authentic multi cuisine.

Address :Nr., H.K Arts College, Ashram Road,
Ahmedabad - 380 009
Tel:+(91)-(79) - 26587800, 26587900

Master Cook
Located in hotel Crown in West Ahmedabad, it is a multi cuisine restaurant which serves variety of Indian, Continental and Chinese delicacies.

Address : The Hotel Crown, Near Choice, Swastik Char Rasta, C.G.Road, Navrangpura,
Ahmedabad - 380 009
Tel:+(91)-(79) - 26441111, 26551111
Fax:+(91)-(79) - 26427799

La Vista
A multi cuisine restaurant, La Vista serves delicious Indian, Continental, Mexican cuisine with international snacks and mini meals.

Address : Cama Hotel, Khanpur Road,
Ahmedabad - 380 001
Tel:+(91)-(79) - 25502661, 25505779
Fax:+(91)-(79) - 25504368

The Orchid
Located at the lobby level of Fortune Hotel Landmark, it is a multi-cuisine restaurant which serves buffet for breakfast, lunch and dinner in Indian, Chinese and Continental cuisines.

Address : Fortune Hotel Landmark, Ashram Road,
Ahmedabad - 380 013
Tel:+(91)-(79) - 39884444
Fax:+(91)-(79) - 30014445

La Fontaine
La Fontaine situated in Royal Highness is a multi-cuisine restaurant which offers you the choicest Indian, Continental and Chinese cuisine.

Address : Royal Highness, Lal Darwaja,
Ahmedabad - 380 001
Tel:+(91)-(79) - 25507450, 25507982
Fax:+(91)-(79) - 25507451

Princess offers mouth watering multi cuisine delicacies. Their exotic environment with well trained staff makes it a perfect place to spend an evening with your family.

Address :Comfort Inn President, Off C.G Road, Opp Municipal Market, Navrangpura,
Ahmedabad - 380 009
Tel:+(91)-(79) - 26467575, 26464020
Fax:+(91)-(79) - 26461414

It is a multi cuisine restaurant of The Pride Hotel. They serve delicate flavours of Indian, Chinese, Thai or Continental. They also have a live band performing your favourite songs.

Address : The Pride Hotel,
Judges Bungalow Road, Off S.G. Road,
Ahmedabad - 380 054
Tel:+(91)-(79) - 30115555, 30115556
Fax:+(91)-(79) - 30115566

May Flower
Situated on the ground floor of hotel Westend, it is a multi cuisine restaurant which is famous for its vegetarian dishes at affordable rates.

Address : Hotel Westend, Gujarat Collage Road, Ellisbridge,
Ahmedabad - 380 006
Tel:+(91)-(79) - 26466464 , 09898046575
Fax:+(91)-(79) - 26469990

Offering choicest cuisines of Chinese, Indian and Continental in aesthetic ambience, Tulips makes every meal a memorable one for their customers.

Address :Hotel Nalanda, Mithakhali Six Roads, Ellisbridge,
Ahmedabad - 380 006
Tel:+(91)-(79) - 26468899, 26564123
Fax:+(91)-(79) - 26426090

Colours Of Spice
A multi cuisine restaurant, it specializes in Thai cuisine, it also services Indonesian, Chinese, Continental cuisine, bread, cakes, pastries and desserts. Timings - 10.00 am to 11:00 am.

Address : 3rd Floor, Piyuraj Chambers,
Swastik Cross Road, Navrangpura,
Ahmedabad - 380 009
Tel:+(91)-(79) - 26442324
Fax:+(91)-(79) - 26442314


Mirch Masala
Mirch Masala as its name shows it offers a wide variety of Punjabi food with full of mirch and masala.

Timings: 12.30 p.m. to 3.00 p.m. & 7.00 p.m. to 11.00 p.m.

Address :Chandan Complex, C.G.Road,
Ahmedabad - 380 009
Tel:+(91)-(79) - 26403340, 64505335

Chekker's Green
A beautiful restaurant in the town of Navrangpura, it serves one of the best punjabi food in town. They also offer Chinese, Continental, Indian (Veg & Non Veg).

Timings -: Lunch : 12.00 - 3.00 pm, Dinner : 7.30 - 11.00 pm.

Address : Roof Top, Centaur Complex,
Near Vijay Crossroads, Navrangpura,
Ahmedabad - 380 009
Tel:+(91)-(79) - 26568836

Serving mind blowing traditional Punjabi food, Collegian is a Punjabi / North Indian restaurant.

Timings -: 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Address Near Doctor House,
Opposite Parimal Garden, Ellisbridge,
Ahmedabad - 380 006
Tel:+(91)-(79) - 26465772, 26403632

South Indian

Serving South Indian delicacies in Ahmedabad, Sankalp has chain of restaurants at selected cities of Ahmedabad. They are famous for their for authentic South Indian cuisine, excellent service and family outings.

Address : Opp. Municipal Market,
Ahmedabad - 380 009
Tel:+(91)-(79) - 26467550, 26406707
Fax:+(91)-(79) - 26427997

Honest Restaurant P. Ltd
Honest Restaurant serves tasty vegetarian Punjabi, Chinese, South Indian and Continental Cuisine. Their menu includes bhaji pav, cheese pulav, jeera rice, cheese nan, khoya kaju, masala dosa and cheese uttapam.

Address : 1, White House, Panchwati Circle, Panchwati,
Ahmedabad - 380 006
Tel:+(91)-(79) - 26442171

South Land Restaurant
Located in Central Ahmedabad, it specializes in South Indian Dishes. It is a centrally air conditioned restaurant with the capacity of 80 people.

Timings - 8:30 to 22:00.
Address : C G Bunglow, Lal Darwaja,
Ahmedabad - 380 001
Tel:+(91)-(79) - 25506156

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List of trains from Ahmedabad To Goa - Train Name, Number, Timings & Running Days

Hapa Ten Sup Ex (2998)
03:20 AM (Ahmedabad Jn)
08:45 PM (Madgaon)
Sat & Sun

Bkn Kcvl Expres(6311)
11:10 AM (Ahmedabad Jn)
07:30 AM (Madgaon)Wed

Nagercoil Exp (6335)
11:25 AM (Ahmedabad Jn)
07:05 AM (Madgaon)

Vrl Tvc Express(6333)
11:25 AM (Ahmedabad Jn)
07:05 AM (Madgaon)

Okha Ers Expres (6337)
11:25 AM (Ahmedabad Jn)
07:05 AM (Madgaon)
Mon & Sat

Adi Madgaon Spl(0921)
03:40 PM (Ahmedabad Jn)
02:30 PM (Madgaon)
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List of Budget, Best & Luxury hotels in Ahmedabad, Gujarat Area Wise Ellisbridge, C.G Road, Navrangpura other areas

Budget Hotels in Ahmedabad
  • Abhishek, Ahmedabad (Ellisbridge)
  • Ambassador, Ahmedabad (Near Nehru Bridge)
  • Host Inn, Ahmedabad (Khanpur)
  • Accolade, Ahmedabad (Ellis Bridge)
  • Bridge, Ahmedabad (Ashram Road )
  • Centra, Ahmedabad (Sabarmati Riverfront)
  • Dev Corporate, Ahmedabad (C.G Road)
  • Highland, Ahmedabad (Navrangpura)
  • The House Of MG, Ahmedabad (Lal Darwaja)
  • Treatotel, Ahmedabad (Gurukul Road)
  • Neelkahnth Ahmedabad (Ellis Bridge)
Best Hotels in Ahmedabad
  • Cambay Sapphire, Ahmedabad (Ring Road)
  • Chambers, Ahmedabad (Ellisbridge)
  • Chicago, Ahmedabad (Ellisbridge)
  • Comfort Inn President, Ahmedabad (Navrangpura)
  • Crown, Ahmedabad (Navrangpura)
  • Kanak, Ahmedabad (Ellisbridge)
  • Klassic Gold, Ahmedabad (Navarangpura)
  • Naeeka, Ahmedabad (Shahibaug)
  • Nalanda, Ahmedabad (Ellisbridge)
  • Nest, Ahmedabad (Navrangpura)
  • Rock Regency, Ahmedabad (Navrangpura)
  • Royal Highness, Ahmedabad (Lal Darwaja)
  • The Westend, Ahmedabad (Ellis Bridge)
  • Raysons Residency (C.G Road)
Luxury Hotels in Ahmedabad

  • Inder Residency, Ahmedabad (Ellis Bridge)
  • Le Meridien, Ahmedabad (Near Nehru Bridge)
  • Cama, Ahmedabad (Sabarmati Riverfront)
  • Comfort Inn Sunset, Ahmedabad (Hansol)
  • The Metropole, Ahmedabad (RTO Circle)
  • Lemon Tree (Mithakali )
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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Chhath or Dala Chhath Pooja - Worship Of Sun God, Introduction, Rituals of the festival, Dates & important days, Benifits of Chhat & traditional video

Chhath is an ancient Hindu festival dedicated to Surya, the Hindu Sun God, Surya, also known as Surya Shashti.Chhat Puja, or Dala Chhath Pooja, is an important ritual observed after Diwali in Bihar and other parts of northern and eastern India. The Chhath Puja is performed in order to thank Surya for sustaining life on earth and to request the granting of certain wishes. The Sun, considered the god of energy and of the life-force, is worshiped during the Chhath fesival to promote well-being, prosperity and progress. In Hindu mythology, Sun worship is believed to help cure a variety of diseases, including leprosy, and helps ensure the longevity and prosperity of family members, friends, and elders.

The rituals of the festival are rigorous and are observed over a period of four days. They include holy bathing, fasting and abstaining from drinking water (Vratta), standing in water for long periods of time, and offering prashad (prayer offerings) and aragh to the setting and rising sun.

Date of the festival

Chhath puja is performed on Kartik Shukala Shashti, which is the sixth day of the month of Kartik in the Hindu Calendar, exactly 6 days after Deepawali. This falls typically in the month of October or November in the Gregorian Calendar.
It is also celebrated in the summer (March–April), on Chaitra Shashti, some days after Holi; this event is called Chaiti Chhath.[6] The former is more popular because winter is the usual festive season in North India, and Chhath, being an arduous observance, requiring the worshipers to fast without water for more than 24 hours, is tougher to undertake in the Indian winters

Days Of Chhat

The first day of Chhat is known as Nahai Khai. Devotees take bath in River Ganges – a symbolic act of purification. Houses are thoroughly cleaned and people prepare for the intense austerity. Vegetarian food is preferred during the period of vrat.

The second day is known as Kharna. Fast or Upvaas begins on the second day and this is referred as Kharna. The fast is broken after performing a puja at home in the evening. Kheer, sweets and fruits are offered to deities and then the whole family shares the prasad. Another round of fasting begins after the prasad is shared. This fast is usually broken on the fourth day morning.

The Third day is spent preparing the prasad (offerings) at home. On the eve of this day, the entire household accompanies the parvaitins to a riverbank, pond or a common large water body to make the offerings (Aragh) to the setting sun. It is during this phase of Chhath Puja that the devotees offer prayers to the setting sun.In the evening pujas are performed at home and a special puja is done for Agni – fire god. This puja is performed in a special area cordoned off by four sugarcane sticks.

The fourth day morning, devotees repeat the rituals performed on the third day evening for rising sun and this is known as Chhat Sooryodaya Argh. What is left after offering to the Sun God is shared as prasad and the Chhat Puja comes to an end.

Benefits of Chhath Puja

  • The Chhath practice improves the immunity of the Vratti’s body.
  • Antiseptic effect: Safe radiation of sunlight can help cure fungal and bacterial infections of the skin.
  • Raktavardhak (increase in fighting power of blood): As a consequence of the practice of Chhath, the energy infused in the blood stream improves the performance of white blood cells.
  • The solar energy has a great influence on the glands, which results in balanced secretion of hormones.
  • Energy requirements are met by the solar energy directly. This will further detoxify the body.
  • A state of creative calmness will prevails in the mind.
  • To a great extent, all negative responses have their origin in the disturbed flow of prana. With the pranic flow regularized, the duration and frequency of occurrences of anger, jealousy, and other negative emotions will be reduced.
  • With patient and sincere practice, the psychic powers like intuition, healing, and telepathy awaken. This depends on the concentration with which the practice is undertaken.


src-wikipedia & youtube
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Kolkata ( Calcutta ) Tourism - Victoria Memorial, Location, Introduction, History, Best time to visit, Other nearby attraction & interesting facts

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How to reach

By Air:
It is completely accessible by air. There are a number of domestic airlines that connect Kolkata with other major cities of India like Ahmedabad, Bagdogra, Bangalore, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Lucknow, Mumbai, and Port Blair.

By Rail:
Kolkata is well linked to other parts of the country by railways. There are super fast trains like Rajdhani Express and Shatabdi Express that join Kolkatta from Delhi and other nearby places. Calcutta consists of two major railway stations; one is located in Howrah and the other at Sealdah.

By Road:
The city of joy is well linked with almost all the cities of India by road. The Esplanade Terminus is the main bus terminus that lies in the heart of the city. The latest development is the starting of Dhaka-Calcutta buses, which are fully air-conditioned and also very comfortable.

By Metro:

Nearest Metro Station : Maidan

Best Time To Visit

Time to visit : From March to October - 10.00 to 17.00 From November to February - 10.00 to 16.00 Sound & Light show - 7.15 to 8 P. M. Victoria Memorial is closed on Monday.

Admission Fee : For Indians - INR. 10.00 For Foreigners - INR. 150.00

Photography charges : Photography is strictly prohibited

Time required for sight seeing : 2 hours

The Victoria Memorial is a memorial building dedicated to Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom and Empress of India, which is located in Kolkata, India - the capital of West Bengal and a former capital of British India. It currently serves as a museum and a tourist attraction.It is an autonomous organization within the Government of India's Ministry of Culture.

Calcutta Victoria memorial hall is a fabulous museum & was built between 1906 and 1921 to commemorate Queen Victoria's 25-year reign in India. After the Sepoy Mutiny of 1857, the British government gathered the reins of control of the country directly, and in 1876 the British parliament made Victoria the Empress of India. Her reign ended with her death in 1901.

The credit for designing and drawing the plan for this monument goes to Sir William Emerson, President of the British Institute of Architects. Victoria Memorial of Kolkata, India is a fantastic place that will take you into the world of past history, where you can view the photos and effigies of prominent personalities, who made an incredible contribution in the glory of India. Today, Victoria memorial is one of the finest art museums in Kolkata. It is a 184 ft tall edifice that was constructed on 64 acres of land. The museum houses a group of mind-blowing figures above the north porch that epitomize prudence, learning and motherhood.

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Queen Victoria Statue

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Other Major Attraction:

  • Victoria Memorial
  • Eden Gardens (Stadium)
  • Birla Planetarium
  • Howrah Bridge
  • Marble Palace
  • Writer's Building
  • Nicco Park
  • Saheed Minar
  • National Library
  • Belur Math
  • Botanical Gardens
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Monday, November 1, 2010

"Deepavali" or "Diwali" Rangoli Pictures

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