Visit One Of The Oldest Harbours In India – Things To Do In Kochi

Hey Guys, I am Anay Bhide and I am a Mechanical Engineer by profession. I work in a core company and more often than not, the job profile requires me to travel to different places, which I think is very interesting. So, recently I had been to the coastal city of Kochi in Kerala, and must say, it was such an amazing experience.

The city, which stands as a port from as early as the mid fourteenth century, was open for the European, Chinese and the Arab merchants, looking for trade. The main occupation around this area is all connected to the sea in one or the other way, which is obvious. However, let me dwell on the things to do in Kochi, in this particular blog post.

Tourist Attraction Of Kerala

Tourist Attraction Of Kerala | Image Resource : 38.media.tumblr.com

Feast On The Local Cuisines And The Incredibly Delicious Sea Food Varities – Best Things To Do In Kochi

Probably the best experience in Kochi, Scuba diving offers answers to every question that an adventure enthusiast would want to ask. The best of the things to do in Kochi, lot. One could dive into the waters at Mackenzie Gardens, on KJ Herschel Road and experience the marine ecosystem like never before. Proper training is offered, before the dive and necessary precautionary measures are also adopted in case of a mishap.

Scuba Diving In Kochi

Scuba Diving In Kochi | Image Resource : scubacochin.com

Mackenzie Gardens Kochi

Mackenzie Gardens | Image Resource : coldwater.org

Another enriching experience is the Kayaking activity, along the backwaters of Kochi. The cost for one hour of this activity ranges from Rs 2000 – 2500. Quite on the cheaper side, considering the magnitude of the experience. Trying out the local cuisines are a few other things do in Kochi.

Local Cuisine In Kochi

Local Cuisine In Kochi | Image Resource : delyver.com

How can one forget wildlife, when talking about Kerala? True to its reputation, the elephant sanctuary tour is a delight to any wildlife connoisseur.

Elephant Sanctuary In Kerala

Elephant Sanctuary In Kerala | Image Resource : tourstokerala.org

Take Your Adventure Spirit To The Next Level By Indulging In Scuba Diving – Things  To Do In Kochi

Swim through your problems, net your priorities and ship back the memories of a lifetime, from Kochi. Remember to let loose and experience true oneness with nature at Kochi. Cheers and have fun!

 

Photo Of The Week : Bangkok Marriott Hotel Sukhumvit

Bangkok Marriott Hotel Sukhumvit

Bangkok Marriott Hotel Sukhumvit | Image Resource : cleartrip.com

Description : A constant visitor to South Asian countries, I get to experience some wonderful hotels and hospitality centres. On one such visit to the capital city of Thailand – Bangkok, I got to experience one of the finest facilities of the Bangkok Mariott Hotel, Sukhumvit. The Octave bar and Lounge, in the terrace, is a cool relaxation point to wine and dine.

Cooking Classes In Mumbai : A Great Boon To Bachelors!

Hello dear pals, this is Anay Bhide a mechanical engineer by profession. My mechanics of life is, just work very hard at your work and then when things get very monotonous, indulge in breaks which refresh you and give you a fresh perspective of life.

Mumbai Landmarks

Mumbai Landmarks | Image Resource : wonderfulmumbai.com

Of late I have been realizing how experimenting with food is helpful to all of us. Especially for bachelors and single people, who have to keep eating out, as they cannot cook. However I found that enrolling in some kind of cookery courses would be helpful. Hence cooking classes in Mumbai was the best idea as I knew it would be extremely helpful to all, so that one can learn to fend for oneself. And the variety of foods, taught in these classes in really good.

Cooking Classes In Mumbai

Cooking Classes In Mumbai | Image Resource : kitchencraftcookingschool.com

Variety of Foods

Variety of Foods | Image Resource : kernetics.com

Cooking Classes in Mumbai : Simply Mind-Boggling

The love for food is something which is international. So I think the best thing to do is to learn some kind of cooking which will provide great moments for one. I started my research for cooking classes in Mumbai and came away with the best results and a feeling of satisfaction. I found that Aditya’s Cooking classes are functioning since 2003.Their secret is making every ingredient special so that the flavors of the food are enhanced. Right from Biryani, to starters to ice-creams and sandwiches, their rates range from 10,000 to 1000.Real money’s worth I would say.

Aditya’s Cooking Classes In Mumbai

Aditya’s Cooking Classes In Mumbai | Image Resource : wonderfulmumbai.com

Then I discovered the delectable cookery class, Mrs.Arora’s cooking classes which started since 1994, famous as she has been interviewed even by All India Radio, newspapers and magazines. The daily classes from 2 to 5.30 cover everything of cooking, in simple easy steps. Plus the weekend classes are an added advantage.

Italian Food

Italian Food | Image Resource :frankiesonroswell.com

 

Authentic Mexican Food

Authentic Mexican Food | Image Resource : puebloviejogrill.com

Indian Food

Indian Food | Image Resource : blog.bedandchai.com

Taste Enhancing Cooking Classes In Mumbai : Ever Popular

By chance I also happened to discover Tasty Secret Cooking Classes, which cover Italian, Mexican, Indian, desserts and so much more. The latest I found is the course cum workshop they have for children. I was so glad to hear this, as I felt if one learns to cook since childhood, what a delightful talent one can pick up, to feed oneself!

Yummy Dish Of The Bangkok : Tom Kha Kai ( Chicken In Coconut Soup)

Tom Kha Kai

Tom Kha Kai | Image Resource : thailandee.com

About Tom Kha Kai : Being a foodie food is something which I find absolutely irresistible. I always take a chance to experiment with food. This way I am able to eat a lot of different dishes. This soup is like an entire meal in a bowl. The lemon grass, ginger and lime give it a distinct taste. The yummiest combination is of chicken and mushrooms.

My air travel journey from Chatrapati Shivaji Airport Mumbai to Biju Patnaik Airport Bhubaneswar was extremely soothing

I am extremely creative in nature and chose to become a mechanical engineer so that I can help in making life easy by creating something new. I need to stay involved with different types of machines and products throughout the day due to which life often tends to get monotonous. And that’s the time when I look at my SLR and rememorize the golden times that I spend with my friends.

Mumbai - Bhubaneswar Flights

Mumbai – Bhubaneswar Flights | Image Resourec : en.wikipedia.org

I have been avid lover of travelling ever since childhood and never shied away from any opportunity. At times when I don’t get the opportunity to go for a trip, I love to visit movie halls and theatres where different programmes are organized.

Since I work with full dedication and labour all the time, my boss doesn’t mind in giving me leave for a few days so that I can have some fun and come back rejuvenated. I always look forward to breaks so that I can go out and enjoy the beauty of nature.

Biju Patnaik Airport

Biju Patnaik Airport | Image Resource: newindianexpress.com

I am adventurous by nature and love to stay involved in activities such as camping, trekking, boat riding, etc. And how can I miss mentioning my love for different types of cuisines found in various corners of the country. After a long time, I had the opportunity to manage a long break and I chose to enjoy it to the fullest extent with my college friends. I contacted my college buddies and some of them were ready as they were looking for an outing as well.

After a lot of commotion and debates, we came to the conclusion that we would be meeting at Bhubaneswar Airport and then head towards Puri, which is undoubtedly one of the most sought after tourist spots in the country. We chose to travel by Air India Airlines due to the rich history associated with the company. There were many Mumbai Bhubaneswar flights and we were able to choose one as per our convenience.

jagannath-temple-puri

Jagannath Temple, Puri | Image Resource: hindutav.com

Out of the numerous Mumbai Bhubaneswar flights, we chose to board the one which left Chhatrapati Shivaji Airport Mumbai (BOM) at 10:25 in the morning. Thanks to Air India Airlines that the journey was extremely comforting and we landed at Biju Patnaik Airport Bhubaneswar (BBI) in just two hours and ten minutes.

The Royal Stay at Chunda Palace Hotel Udaipur

After reaching the airport, I saw that a cab was already waiting for me sent by the hotel. I had booked the hotel well in advance for my Udaipur trip. I used the hotel booking app for iOS for this purpose. It was a good decision, I must say because it saves a lot of time finding hotels yourself after reaching the destination.

The cab driver took me to the hotel, it was around 25 kms from the airport and it took another 30 minutes to reach there. The traffic was not that huge in the morning and by 11:30 AM i had reached my hotel Chunda Palace hotel Udaypur. The hotel was majestic in structure and resembled a Royal palace. I was stunned by its architecture when I saw it in front of me. Reminiscent of the rich heritage of Rajasthani Royal dynasty, Chunda Palace Hotel looked like a Royal fort.

Chunda Palace Hotel Udaipur

Chunda Palace Hotel Udaipur | Image Resource : heritagehotelsofindia.com/

The staff at the hotel gave me very warm welcome and an immediate refreshment drink after which they completed the check in formalities. I was escorted to my room by the staff at my hotel. The hotel from inside was as stunning as its architecture from outside. The walls of the hotel lobby were decorated with paintings which were handmade and the ceilings depicted Royal era art work.

Interior in Chunda Palace Hotel Udaipur

Interior in Chunda Palace Hotel Udaipur | Image Resource : za.hotels.com/

The services provided by hotel were admirable. They had a terrace restaurant, a trendy bar with vintage wines and drinks, a fitness centre along with a swimming pool and shopping arcade too. The hotel was full of tourists from around the world and one could hear many languages being spoken inside.

Restaurent View in Chunda Palace Hotel Udaipur

Restaurent View in Chunda Palace Hotel Udaipur | Image Resource : za.hotels.com/

The room booked by me was a palace room and it looked amazingly neat and clean with so many features inside. The room had a mini bar, a safe and good internet connection. The bathroom attached to my room was exceptionally well made with Jacuzzi and bathtub. The window of my room which was at the fifth floor of the hotel gave an amazing view of the Lake Pichola of Udaipur.

Awesome Bedroom View in Chunda Palace Hotel

Awesome Bedroom View in Chunda Palace Hotel | Image Resource : za.hotels.com/

I decided to get ready and in the meantime ordered some food as i was quite hungry. I decided to go out for my excursion immediately after changing. The first destination in my list was Bagore ki haveli.

Favorite Food Of The Day : Chennai Idli Sambar

Chennai Idli Sambar

Chennai Idli Sambar | Image Resource : bcmtouring.com

Description : This time on my trip to Chennai I had the most amazing idli sambhar ever! I couldn’t begin to explain how the spicy-sweet flavors were bursting in my mouth and after eating till my stomach was about to burst, I thought I was dreaming when I saw how cheap they were! Definitely a thumbs-up to idli sambhar.