Go Fast, Go Furious: GoKart at Smaaash Sky Karting, Gurgaon

SMAAASH sky karting

I recently watched the new release of fast and furious and fell in love with Vin Diesel again! Zooming away in the cars, smashing the obstacles in your goals and racing amongst your peeps is totally a movie-like thing. But, what if  you can experience this yourself? No, I am not crazy or living it a fantasy world. Don’t give me “you are crazy girl” looks, I am talking real. Whether you are a fast and furious fan or formula 1 fanatic or just a car lover – you will definitely like the place I am going to talk about. Before that, you need a “drumroll”. Yes, I gave it away in the title. It is Smaash Sky Karting.   I. Something about Gokart and the gears Smash is a world-class facility built by Protex Karting, a German company. The karts are electric as compared to the normal ones which are based off engines. Hence, smaaash cars provide you with superior accelerating experience. The spring barriers around the entire track is one of the best technologies for the safety they provide to you. You are definitely in safe hands! Although Vin says that it doesn’t matter what car it is, it is about who is […]

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Murudeshwar, Karnataka – An offbeat trip for culture lovers

murudeshwar karnataka

The place Murudeshwar does not ring a bell in your head instantaneously. You probably are still thinking which state is this place in and if you are not, you are definitely a staunch Hindu or a Shiva devotee. But that isn’t the end, it is also known for offering a wide variety of travel experience. It has hills, beaches, corals, temples, fort, trekking, waterfall and phew – literally everything! Isn’t that surprising? I. Getting there  Murudeshwar is a holy place in north Karnataka district of south India. Majestic and magical are two words which defines it perfectly and you will soon know why. It is nearest to Managlore-Murudeshwar Konkan railway route and is closest to Mangalore airport. You can also take a bus and reach Murudeshwar as well or drive yourself. It is a well-connected place. After all, it hosts the second largest Shiva statute in the world (first being Nepal) and in a country with maximum Hindu population. It has to be easily accessible! The peak season is November to February, so plan a 1-2 day trip around that.  II. Who made it? Initially just a small temple on a rock besides a sea-shore and later constructed by R.N Shetty, a renowned business man in India, […]

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Shopping in Delhi: Sarojini Market

sarojini market

If Mumbai is the fashion capital of India, then Delhi definitely has to be shoppers delight. A paradise on earth, Delhi offers you a range of markets according to your needs. We know it is not always plausible to visit Mango, Zara and Vero Moda for fashion needs and hence, *drumroll please* Sarojini market comes to your rescue. It a fashion paradise for girls and hence you will see thousands of women flocking there each day. Travel Tips: 1. If you are going by road, be prepared to face traffic and parking problems  2. If you are travelling by metro, get down at INA station on the yellow line   3. If you are sharing the auto, don’t pay more than Rs 10 for each and if you are hiring an entire auto, do not pay more than Rs. 50 Sarojini market is a circular with two main lanes and every other lane connecting the two. Its like a circular waffle, may be!? If you viewed it from the top, it would probably looked like tic tac toe. Now, you got to remember where you started or you will keep coming back to it without realising. You can remember the gate […]

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Food Guide: where to eat in Gwalior?

what to eat in gwalior

You haven’t figured anything of the city if you haven’t figured where to eat the local cuisine. Isn’t it? Gwalior offers a range of cuisine which is a reflection of its glorious past. While the vada pav, poha and dabeli carts showcase the Maratha influence over the city; gathering of localities in the morning to feast on Bedai, kachori and laddus smells of its geography. But, this isn’t it. Dining out in Gwalior would be completely different experience as it offers you kebabs and Korma giving you a whiff of the rich and royal Mughal period. Isn’t this enough for packing your bags to Gwalior and experience the richest and finest eating experiences in the country? If you haven’t read my previous posts on Gwalior on what to do and where to stay, you can read them here and here. Today, I am making an effort to ease your planning by listing out places to try for gastronomic delights not only basing on my personal pursuits but also of other known bloggers. So, lets start. 1. Street food at Naya Bazaar There is no better way to explore a city except being on foot. Walking around experiencing the bustle of the city, the […]

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Hotel Adityaz: A good budget hotel in Gwalior

Finding a good budget hotel (and, which fits your liking!) is always a fuss. If you aren’t a “planner” it can definitely be a tedious job. We had to plan a two-day stay at Gwalior for a meeting and we wanted to be somewhere close by the venue. When we started searching we had only one option. Now, I was in a fix. This can be an equally good or bad news. So I crossed my fingers and an eye to look at the reviews expecting it to be good (so my search gets over with one click). And, hooray! The reviews were up to the mark. 1. Booking using makemytrip.com We used makemytrip.com to book the hotel. It is one of the trustworthy websites you can use in India to book flight tickets as well as stays. They have a new feature of reserving the room and paying at arrival. So, that was a fantastic upgrade to the services provided by them! I could see the hotel and the rooms before deciding if I really want to stay there. Isn’t that very convenient? 2. Location We got onto driving from Delhi via Yamuna Expressway and reached Gwalior. It was easy to find […]

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Gwalior Fort: A day well spent

gwalior fort

Recently, Mr Daaku and I made a road trip to Gwalior (I shared lots of pictures of Gwalior fort on insta, click here to see a few) and I have been wanting to write about it since. Frankly speaking, we had no plans to roam around the city when we left Delhi. Precisely why, I did not carry cameras and had to make do with iPhone 6 plus. We had planned out a 2 day stay, out of which one day was booked for a day long meeting. Howeverrrr *pauses*, there was an unexpected delay in the work (read, the excitement in between the lines) and we had to reschedule our stay for two more days! Guess, who said voila and started dancing? Of course, ME! I had exactly one and a half day to explore the city of historic events. I felt like the stopwatch is on and I have to make every second count. Have you ever felt  the adrenaline rushing through your body because you have so much to do? So, I researched a bit and quickly finalised a checklist, a rather short one for Gwalior. Although it encompassed a terrific experience, it definitely did not entail all […]

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