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

Bookmark and Share

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)
Bookmark and Share

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 )
Bookmark and Share

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
Bookmark and Share

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

File:Victoria Memorial 2004.jpg

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.

File:Queen Victoria's statue inside the memorial in Kolkata.jpg

Queen Victoria Statue

File:Victoria memorial kolkata.jpg

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
Bookmark and Share

Monday, November 1, 2010

"Deepavali" or "Diwali" Rangoli Pictures

Bookmark and Share
Related Posts with Thumbnails