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Heading to Mumbai

Hello,

It’s my last weekend in Delhi and I’m torn apart about how I should spend my last 36 hours here! I want to pay a visit to the Bangla Sahib Gurudwara, Paharganj, Indian National Museum and the Daryaganj Book Market. So many things to do, such little time. I regret all those Saturdays and Sundays where I slept in late. Oh well, I’ve got to make the most of whatever time I have. On a happier note, I’m now going to Mumbai for a month! I’m really excited about this trip as well, especially for the culinary delights and the beautiful architecture that the city has to offer. Also, let’s not forget the shopping! If you stay in Mumbai, or if you know some awesome places around the city, please do share them with me!

Anyway I’ll be updating soon. Here are some sneak peeks 🙂

One of my favourite places


Beautifully chaotic - Chandini Chowk

Restaurant Review - Watermelon, Khan Market

The famous Gali Paranthe Wali

This really needs no explanation.

Restaurant Review - The Kitchen, Khan Market

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Beat the heat at Keventers – Connaught Place

The temperatures in Delhi are soaring and the weather this afternoon was pretty bad but we still decided to do a bit of exploring. At the end of the day, we were exhausted! We dragged ourselves around Connaught Place, thinking of places to just sit and lap up the air conditioning but we found something much better – Keventers’ Milkshakes!

Keventers has been around for decades and decades. It’s one of those places that hasn’t changed much over the years, maybe other than the prices! The place is so popular that you’ll find a huge crowd outside the shop even though there are no signboards. Many old timers say that the milkshakes are not as good as they used to be and now they have more ice and less milk. I don’t know about all that and to me (not very fond of milkshakes), they were delicious! I could taste the creaminess of the milk and it wasn’t overdone with sugar. They were served in huge 400ml glass bottles which really added to the charm of the whole place.  Keventers also has some snack items like patties and stuffed kulchas but I was too full to eat anything! All in all, it was the perfect refresher for a hot day.

Also, while paying the cashier, notice how fast his hands move! They never fail to amaze me 🙂

Crowd waiting for their milkshakes.

The looooooong line.

Strawberry and Pineapple Shakes. You can even get Chocolate, Vanilla, Butterscotch, Mango umm and a lot more!

 
 
 
Keventers
17A Connaught Place,
Delhi
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Haul – Earrings!

Hey!

I know many people don’t like haul posts but I just wanted to share how much I love shopping in Delhi especially for accessories. I am seriously addicted to buying jewellery but then again, I guess that’s the case with every girl! Here are some of the earrings I’ve picked up and all of them are under Rs 150ish!

clockwise: forever21, street shop in lajpat nagar, fabindia and forever21.

all from street shops in lajpat nagar and janpath

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Hauz Khas

Hi Everyone!

Sorry I haven’t uploaded in a while. I’ve just been having such a great time in Delhi and now I have lots to share! A few years ago, my family decided to do a small trip to Delhi and that’s when I really saw the main touristy parts of the city like Qutab Minar, Humayun’s Tomb, Red Fort, India Gate etc.  This time, I decided to explore some of the other places around the city.

Last weekend, I made a trip to Hauz Khas Village (closest Metro – Green Park on the Yellow Line). I suggest getting down near Aurobindo Place Market (if you’re coming by auto/car) and walking to Hauz Khas Village. It should take you about ten minutes tops and you’ll get to see a few gomtis and a mini replica of the Jaganath Temple in Puri. Hauz Khas Village is a nice  green stretch dotted with small boutiques, trinket shops, art galleries, cafés and the best part – beautiful ruins! Unfortunately, I went there around sunset so I didn’t have much time to check out the boutiques and galleries because I wanted to see the ruins before it got too dark. I really wanted to make a trip to the Kunzum Cafe but maybe the next time…

Anyway, Hauz Khas means Royal Tank and here, you can see the tank which was excavated during Alauddin Khilji’s reign (1296–1316). If you enter from the Deer Park, you can take a lovely stroll around the tank. In the same complex, you can also find the Madrasa constructed by Feroz Shah, pavilions, a mosque and his tomb.

Here are some photographs 🙂

                                                                              

What I loved most about Hauz Khas (besides free entry!) was how people living around the ruins had made this place a part of their home. I saw boys playing cricket, aunties gossiping, friends catching up, young lovers in convenient corners and even dogs on their walks. I think the best time to visit would be in the evening. This way you can take a nice walk without the Delhi heat killing you and you can watch the sun set from the Madrasa, which is really worth it.

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