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Hyderabad at Night, Sufi Music and Food
I'd advise you to come with a light meal or early dinner - just enough so that you aren't starving but would definitely build up an appetite over time. We will start with hand-churned fruit ice creams at the Mozamjahi market and Turkish-inspired Halwa from a 100-year old establishment. Sated, we will walk over to the Yousufain Dargah for their Thursday night Qawwali (Sufi musical incantation) presentation. They usually run pretty late into the night - we typically spend 1:30-2:00 hours here to catch a couple of the performing troupes. Once done, we will walk over to one of the sleeping eateries (beyond business hours and letting us in through a side entrance) close by for a round of dinner (if you do not eat chicken/meat, this will not work out for you). We will call it a night (or talk more into the morning if you are up for it) here and I can offer to drop you back to your accommodation if you are unfamiliar with the city. There are no rules or strict items covered in this experience. This is not something I am doing for its lucrative benefits. If you would like to make a new friend and experience the city like an average local does, and are OK with being around people, I am certain you will like this experience. Please be OK with - 1. Walking 2. Public spaces 3. Being barefoot in the Dargah (wear socks). 4. Appropriate mosque-wear 5. Non-vegetarian food 6. Late nights!
Mumbai Food and Temple Tour
I'm excited to share with you a one-of-a-kind food and sightseeing experience in Mumbai, India. We'll visit a mix of cultural sites and local food spots that offer delicious food. By the end of this tour, you will have a great feel of the types of places Mumbaikars hang out and the types of food they enjoy eating. My overall goal is to give you a fun, safe, and friendly experience in my City of Mumbai. The first stop will be at the famous Shree Mahalakshmi Temple. We'll visit the temple together and I'll introduce you to the rituals one performs when visiting a Hindu temple. Next, we will get a bite to eat. If you haven't tried Pav Bhaji before, a local delicacy, we'll experience this together. Pav bhaji is a fast food dish from India consisting of a thick vegetable curry served with a soft bread roll. After our meal, we'll visit the Babulnath Mandir for another cultural experience. Our next stop will be ISKCON Chowpatty (Sri Sri Radha Gopinath Mandir), one of the most frequented spiritual landmarks in South Mumbai. The sandstone temple there is magnificent. Next up, we'll take a food break and try Chole Bhature, a popular North Indian dish made with chickpeas and served with deep-fried bread. After trying Chole Bhature, we'll visit two more temples - Shree Hanuman Mandir and Mumbadevi Temple. We'll wrap up our tour with a delicious Rose Falooda dessert.
The Pinnacle Fort Hike
Join me on a hike to Mumbai's most exciting mountain top. Escape the chaos of the city & find yourself in the middle of the forest that envelopes it. Breathe fresh air, listen to the sound of birds & definitely no honking. Meet with tribals that live within the mountain, and eat a traditionally meal prepared by them. Get a healthy dose of Indian adrenaline when we climb large rock-cut steps at the summit. These stairs are a centuries old & used by multiple empires. At the top, we will take in the glorious scenery that the pinnacle & the forest has to offer. I'll show & tell you about the flora & wildlife in the area. When we arrive at the tribal village, we will eat some of their very simple & homely food - wood-fire cooked breakfast & lunch. I'll ensure we have a few good cups of chai too. The food prepared by the tribals will most likely be your most authentic Indian food experience. I say this because the roots of Indian food lie with it's tribals - Unadulterated. Post lunch, we will head down and back to the city just the way we arrived. Other things to note This is a 2.5 hr hike going up while coming down is shorter. The hike can be considered as easy to moderate grade.
Walk with me back in time at Elephanta Caves
Hop with me on a ferry to Elephanta Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site where we will witness the magnificent shrine of Lord Shiva, the Hindu God, that has been carved out of a hill. We are going to travel back in time to as early as the 2nd century BC. These rock-cut cave temples have a collection of halls, shrines, courtyards and a hall with perfect symmetry. We shall spend the most time in the first cave which is the grandest of all the caves. We will go into details about each of the main sculptures present in the complex. After which, we will proceed to see more caves on Cannon hill. In the end, we will walk back to the ferry point and catch the next ferry back to the mainland. If you are looking for a fastest whirlwind trip to Elephanta, we can start the experience at 9AM. Also, the activity can be done in 2 slots. Drop me a message to book for the latter slot. Activity Time Slots: 10:00 AM -3:00 PM 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM Additional Info * It takes 1hr to reach the Elephanta island * No strict dress code is enforced at tour sites. However, please be advised to dress accordingly for places of worship * The Elephanta Caves are closed on Mondays * Elephanta Caves are accessible only by ferry. Ferry ride operation is subject to clear weather conditions Please note The duration of the experience may vary as per the visitor rush at the venue & ferry travel time
Signature six course tasting menu
Come enjoy Aragma's signature 6 course tasting menu. This is not just a meal but a journey where we take you through 6 stories - each represented by 1 course on the menu. Each course has been created based on our memories, our global and local travels, and our joint expertise on food and flavours. Enjoy the meal in a very relaxed, comfortable, and private dining room. We take great pride in being a pillar of the local farmer community, and that is why our menu philosophy is to highlight local and seasonal produce. As you enjoy the menu, my team and I will personally take you through the story behind each dish.
Taste farm fresh dishes and experience farmtour near Nashik
We believe that tourism is associated with the joy of being with self, friends, nature and culture which rejuvenates positive energies for life. Unlike other tourism spots with crowds, fast food outlets and just ephemeral fun, Samyak Green Ecotourism space is a peaceful place carefully conserving local biodiversity, homely hospitality and healthy food with traditional recipes. Our purpose of hosting you for one day is to bring you close to nature and help you to experience green lifestyle beyond everyday stressful life with rush. 09:00 am: Welcome and quick introduction 09:30 am: Healthy breakfast and Tea 10:30 am: Farm Tour; understanding biodiversity and organic gardening for homegrown health food in small spaces 12:00 pm: Relax, Nature Quiz and Activities for children 01: 30 pm : Healthy Lunch with traditional delicacies 02:30 pm: Relax, Nature Quiz and Activities for children 04:30 pm: Tea Snacks and departure. Visit nearby places of ecological importance or learn more about organic gardening Experience the joy of touching soil, harvesting vegetables, climbing trees and learn about seasonal cropping. We have carefully preserved biodiversity on our farm, enjoy forgotten desi fruits during our farm tour. Know more about food forest, permaculture and techniques of home grown gardens in small spaces.
Premium pet-friendly guided kayak tours in Chapora river
Hi globe trotter! Join me on the most picturesque kayaking experience in the backwaters of river Chapora --- a calm,little-known river, yet home to unique fauna and birds. We walk by the river as we sip on some freshly picked tender coconut water before we start kayaking in one of the cleanest river waters in the country. We watch birds fly and fish jump out of the water almost always in this pure ,untouched hinterland experience of a lifetime,leaving you yearning for more of a Goa that you never knew existed. The trail is easy and short,lasting around 2 hours. While kayaking is a fairly easy exercise in the calm backwaters, interested children and senior citizens can enjoy this activity in absolute safety with me in government licensed kayaks and safety equipment , accompanying you throughout.
Eat your way to a foodgasm
Looking for a food trail: *to activate your taste buds? *to finally come to know about all the Indian cuisines? *to remove long-held myths and misconceptions about Indian Food? *to traverse different parts of Mumbai while living the life of a Mumbai citizen? Then, you've come to the right experience. This is a curated and customizable experience. The highlight is dishes and cuisines from different parts of India. This is all within the huge metropolitan city of Mumbai. This will be a food trail with a generous topping of sightseeing the popular spots in Mumbai. I'll take you to the food spots which are more frequented by the Mumbai local citizen. There won't be many tourists in these places. There will be a good amount of traveling during the experience. To give you a sneak peek into the life of a Mumbaikar, we will travel by local trains, autos, and black-yellow cabs. I can guarantee you an explosion of taste and flavor in your mouth and tastebuds at all these places. If this is the first time you're tasting Indian cuisine, I'll help you get started off. I will break down any notions you might have held about Indian cuisines. I assure you that this trail will be an eye-opener. Other things to note Please keep Google maps downloaded offline for Mumbai. Also, please download m-indicator app from Play Store. All spots are inexpensive & easy on the pocket. Message me to know more about food prices.
Slumdog Millionaire tour of Dharavi slum in Mumbai
Join me to experience the largest slum of Asia - Dharavi. This walking tour of Dharavi slum will give you an eye opening experience. You will be able to see plastic recycling, aluminium recycling, leather industries, clothing manufacturers, soap factories, residential area's, pottery art & many more. You will be able to get interact with the locals of the slum. This slum tour will show you the reality of Dharavi slum. Looking forward to show you my slum.
Walking tour of historic Old Nashik
The old city of Nashik is a treasure trove for visitors who are looking for an adventure deep down the history lane. We will start our tour in Panchwati, at the iconic Kala Ram Temple, where I will not only talk about this particular temple but also introduce you to the basics of Indian temple architecture. We will take the narrow lane, which will take us to Ramkund, the world-famous site of Kumbh Mela. I will narrate the mythological and ritualistic importance of this place. We will take a stroll along river Godawari and see many more heritage sites like NaRo Shankar Shiva Temple, Sundar Narayan Temple, Gora Ram Temple, and the ghaat constructed along the river. We will stop at the most Instagram-worthy places along the way. We will take one of the oldest bridges of Nashik to cross over to the Old Town part where we will see Bhandi Bazaar (vessel market) and visit SarkarWada museum located in a 18th-century building. This building is in the heart of Saraf Bazaar (jewelry market), where we will spend some time taking photos. Note: Please book a Wednesday afternoon slot to experience the vibrant farmer's market at the ghaat. This part of the old town is famous for old shops and beautiful wadas (residential complexes) unique to this part of the country. We end our tour with a cup of steaming hot tea.
Bean to Bar Chocolate Factory Tour
Located in Hamrapur (about 60 kms north of Mumbai), we are looking at a half day activity. We will conduct a factory tour of our brand new facility. This is a thoroughly guided tour explaining the process of bean to bar chocolate making. This is followed by chocolate tasting (different varieties from our own brand) and knowledge workshop (some theoretical knowledge on the ancient and modern history of cacao), with some hands on chocolate making. The guests will also be able to purchase our products at the end of the tour. Other things to note: - Please arrange for your round trip drop off and pick up. We are not responsible for arranging transport. - Consumption of snacks and drinks in production area is not permitted. - COVID protocols will be in place at the factory. - Photography is permitted but at limited locations in the factory. Note: Starting Sept 2022, the factory tour will be chargeable with a nominal fee. Our guests will receive a chocolate bar of their choice against this fee, after they finish the factory visit.
Guided Full Mumbai Sightseeing Tour in Air Con Car
Join me with one of the must things to do in Mumbai, definitely the full Mumbai city sightseeing tour. My sightseeing tour makes it unique because it's an all inclusive tour, where you don't need to spend anything extra. I will meet you at the Gateway of India. We will use an air condition vehicle thoroughly the tour. I will take you to all the tourist places of the city also explore the hidden part of the city. After the tour I will drop you back to the starting point. Here is the itinerary of my city sightseeing tour in Mumbai. Victoria Train Station, Municipal Corporation Office, Maharashtra Police Head Quarters, Gateway of India, Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, Sasoon Dock, Indian Military Area, Afghan Church, Dhobhi Ghat, Flora Fountain, Shane Watson Hotel, Oval Cricket Ground, Mumbai University, Big Ben Clock of India, Bombay High Court, Nariman Point, City Parliament, Governor's House, Churchgate Railway Station, Marine Drive, Girgaun Chowpatty, Jain Temple, Hanging Garden, Kamla Nehru Park, Gandhiji's House Of Mumbai, Mahalakshmi Race-Course, Colaba Causeway - Street shopping of souvenirs for friends, Crawford Market - Spice Market, Pets Market, Dry-fruits Market.
Cooking class & Authentic Indian Meal
We shall start this experience with a cool and refreshing glass of seasonal drink. Make yourself comfortable while we chat a little and relish some local appetizers I would have prepared for you. After you have made yourself comfortable, we shall put out aprons on and get cooking. We would be learning 1 appetizer, 1 main and 1 salad. The class will last for 70-90minutes. You would be surely hungry by now, so we would head to the dining area to relish the local delicacies that I have cooked for you. All the food would be cooked using local ingredients and filtered water. The food would be served in a traditional manner, in a Thali. Other things to note My home is around 45mins from South Mumbai and 10 mins from the International airport by car. The meal experience will happen at my family home and would be very authentic.
Mangrove Kayaking in the Backwaters of Goa
The experience will be in Tivim village, North Goa. Guests will get a 15-20 mins briefing on the basic techniques of kayaking and safety. The experience will be in a river. You will paddle through the rich mangrove ecosystem and explore the wildlife living within it. You can spot different species of birds like baya weavers, brahmini kites, drongos, cormorants, egrets, pond herons, water hens, woodpeckers and the colorful kingfishers. If you're lucky enough, you may spot the shy otters. Once the kayaking experience is completed, we provide a local breakfast. The total time for the whole experience is 2.5 to 3 hours that includes the briefing, kayaking and breakfast.