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Monday, July 13, 2015

North India Trip Plan Itinerary.

Here is the perfect plan for North India Trip. 


Starting the Trip


  •  Book a Flight that will reach Delhi around 16:00 to 20:00, depending upon your convenient time
  •  Reach Delhi Airport.
  •  Come outside the Airport and hire a taxi to the Hotel. [[[Option 2 come out of Airport, Take the Airport shuttle to Delhi Aerocity Station. (Rs. 30 per person). Catch the metro (New Delhi Airport Express) (Duration - 16 min ; Fare 60Rs per person) Get down at New Delhi Railway station. This is the last stop of the aero express metro]]]. If you are more than 3 people, booking cab is the cheap and best)
  • Check in at Hotel. Book a hotel in Paharganj or close to railway station. So that it will be easily accessible.
  • Have dinner in Hotel and take rest.



Day 1: (Delhi)   
  • Get ready by 8:00 AM. Have breakfast at Hotel. 
  • Walk to New Delhi Metro stn from the hotel and pick up the daily metro pass (Rs.150 per person). Metro routes can be found here - http://www.delhimetrorail.com/
  • Take New Delhi Metro Station to Qutab Minar Station (38 min). 14 stops. Last stop is Qutab Minar
  •  Walk 1.5 Km or hire Auto (Rupees 10 per Person) and view Qutab Minar and Iron Pillar. Time Needed to Explore – 1.30 hour. 
  • Come back to Qutab Minar Station Take the metro from Qutab Minar Station to Central Secretariat Station (29 min). 11 stops.
  •  Interchange and take the purple line and catch Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium (06 min). 3 stops (Central Secretariat, Khan Market and Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium)    
  •  Allow 2 kms walk from Station to Humayun tomb (or book cab Time Needed to Explore – 1 Hour
  •  Take the metro from JLN stadium Station to Akshardham (20 min). 10 Stops
  •  Allow 350 mts walk from metro Station to Akshardham Swaminarayan temple (Entry to the temple will close sharp at 6:30 PM. If you are inside temple before 6:00 PM, you can view the temple till 10PM). Time Needed to Explore – 5 hours Minimum. Water show at Akshardham premises is not to be missed. Water show timings keep changing, so check with the timings with volunteers. Akshardham entry is fee. Buy the Water show and Exhibition ticket combo ticket (Rs.250 per person)
  • Have Dinner at Akshardham temple.
  • Take the metro from Akshardham station to RK Ashram station (7 stops)
  • Reach hotel and sleep. 
Day 2 (Delhi)

  •  Have Break Fast at hotel and Proceed at New Delhi Metro or RK Ashram Metro station at 8:30 AM
  •  Take Metro train from New Delhi to Central Secretariat (yellow line).(08 min). 4 stops
  •  Visit India Gate which is 1.5 kms from Central Sectratariate Metro Station. Time Needed to Explore  – 15 Minutes.
  • Visit Parliament House, (only outside View)
  • Visit  Rashtrapathi Bhavan. You can get permission in advance to visit inside the Rashtrapathi Bhavan.  Booking must be made online - https://presidentofindia.gov.in/rbvisit/rbvisit.aspx
  • Visit Gandhi Memorial at Raj Ghat. Lot of other associated Memorials like Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi..etc are at the same place. Time Needed to Explore – 20 Minutes.
  • Visit Gandhi Smriti. (Gandhi House). Not to be missed Time Needed to Explore – 1 Hour (If you want to explore about Gandhi in detail 2 hours)
  •   Take the metro from Central Secretariate Station to JLN stadium Station – (purple line). (06 min). 3 stops. 
  • Allow 1.5 kms walk from metro Station to Lodhi Gardens
  • Come back to Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium and Continue on (purple line) to station Kalkaji Mandir Station. 
  • Allow 900 mts walk from metro Station to Lotus temple Time Needed to explore – 30 minutes. (To get inside the temple, it depends on crowd)
  • Reach metro Kalkaji Mandir to Central Secretariat (24 min) 9 stops (Interchange at Central Secretariat to Chandni Chowk 14 min. 6 stops.)
  •  Proceed to Red Fort and Lahori Gate (1 KMS walk).
  • Take metro back to New Delhi Metro Station (yellow line).
  • Check out from hotel and catch the GOLDEN TEMPLE Mail(19:15)
Day 3 Amritsar (Punjab):
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  • Reach Amritsar at 05:45 AM.
  • Book a hotel near to Amritsar Railway station. Hire an auto or taxi and proceed to the Hotel.
  • Proceed to Golden Temple (also called Harmandir Sahib.) (Amritsar Junction to Golden Temple (Harmandir Sahib) 8 min (1.8 km). Lot of mini bus every 30 minutes.). The bus to temple is free. Time Needed to Explore – Depends on Crowd.
  • Breakfast at Golden Temple langar hall (community kitchen).
  •  Visit Akal Takht . It’s very close to Golden Temple.
  • Visit Jalianwala Bagh which is right next to Golden temple.(100 meters walk) Time Needed to Explore – 15 minutes.
  • Option: Lunch at Brothers Dhaba near Golden temple. 
  • Take the bus to Wagah Border (2:00 PM to 7:00 PM). Note: Bag of any kind is not allowed inside Wagah. This includes Camera bags as well. But cameras are allowed. No cloak room facilities in Wagah. Advised to keep all bags in Golden Temple Cloak room (People outside Golden temple will be selling tickets to Wagahborder. You can get the tickets from them and they will guide you.)
  • Make sure, you reach Wagahborder before 4:00 PM.
  • Watch the parade and Flag down ceremony at Wagah Border. Depending upon the time of sunset, the flag down ceremony will starts. Usually around 4:30 pm in winters and 5:30 pm in summers.
  • Catch the bus back to Golden temple.
  • Visit Golden Temple; view the Night view of Golden temple. The Night View of Golden temple is not to be missed. Have dinner at Golden Temple langar hall (community kitchen). The temple will be open till 10 PM. Hence, you can relax in the temple as much as you can by viewing the specular view of Golden temple.
  • Reach hotel and Sleep.

Day 4 Amritsar(Punjab):

  •         This day you have lot of time to relax. Have Breakfast at hotel. Go to Durgiana Temple (Distance 10 min (2.2 km))
  • Visit Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum (Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum to Shree Durgiana Tirath 10 mins - 2 kms). 
  • Reach Railway station at 14:30 and Catch ASR AJMER EXP and proceed to Jaipur. 
Day 5 Jaipur (Rajasthan)

  • Reach Jaipur Junction at 07:30 AM
  • Check in Hotel for a day fresh up
  • Visit Amer Fort and Amber palace (37 min ie 12.9 km from Jaipur railway station). Time Needed to Explore – 2 hours.
  • Visit Jal Mahal (Amber Palace, To Jal Mahal 17 min (7.7 km)) Time Needed to Explore – Depends on CROWD
  • Proceed to HAWA Mahal (Jal Mahal to Hawa Mahal 19 min (7.7 km)). Explore Hawal mahal Time Needed to Explore – 45 minutes. Go to the top of the building and enjoy the wind blow and Entire City. 
  • Visit City Palace (Hawa Mahal to City Palace (3 Min - 700m)) Time Needed to Explore – 2 hours
  • Shopping at pink city
  • Visit Jantar Mantar (City palace to Jantar MAntar (30 min) Time Needed to Explore – 45 MINUTES.  Never miss the video, showing the explanation of each instrument.
  • Visit Birla temple Jaipur (14 Min 4.3 KMS) (All days of the week 6:00 AM - 12:00 PM || 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM) Time Needed to Explore – 30 minutes.
  • Arrive Jaipur junction around 11:30 AM.
  • Reach hotel and sleep well.
Day 6 – Wednesday AGRA (Uttar Pradesh)
  •  The day starts very early.
  • Get ready by 3:30 AM.
  • Check out from the Hotel and walk to the Railway station which is 1 km from the hotel. Alternatively, you can catch an Auto.
  • Catch AGRA SUPER FAST at 04:15 AM
  • Reach Agra Fort at 08:20 AM
  • Have Breakfast and take cab to reach Hotel. Book a hotel near to (Dharmapuri, Forest Colony, Nagla Devjit.) So that, it will be easy for viewing the sun rise.
  • Fresh up, Take cab and Visit Agra Fort Time Needed to explore – 45 minutes. (Visiting Hours - 6.00 AM - 6.00 PM) 
  • Visit Taj Mahal .  Time Needed to Explore – 1.30 HOURS.
  • Visit  Itmad-ud-Daula (Tomb of I'timād-ud-Daulah) (visiting Hours 8AM–12AM)
  • Have lunch near or On the way to Fatehpur Sikhri (40 KMS)
  • Reach Fatehpur Sikhri. Time Needed to Explore – 2.30 HOURS. 
  • Visit MEHTAB BAGH PARK and view Sunset from MEHTAB BAGH PARK (Sun set in Taj Mahal 7:16 PM). You get the Aerial view of TajMahal from here 
  • Finish Dinner go to room and sleep well. If you have another one day, you can explore Mathura. Else you can book a flight this day from Agra to your destination. 
Day 7 – Mathura and Vrindavan
  • Check out from hotel. Book a Cab in advance to pick up from your hotel. Approximate cab Charge for the below plan is Rs. 2200 including Parking and Toll charges.
  • Proceed to MEHTAB BAGH PARK to view sun rise at Taj Mahal. Opening time of MEHTAB BAGH 5:30 A.M.  Approximate Sunrise at Taj Mahal 5:29 AM. The cloudy view of Taj Mahal, calm view of Yamuna River, Flowers, plants around MEHTAB BAGH are to be seen here. 
  • Proceed to Mathura. Have the traditional food and sweets at Mathura. 
  • Visit Govinda Dev ji 
  • Visit Shri Krishna Janmabhoomi
  • Visit  Prem Mandir(shri krishna janmabhoomi to Prem Mandir to 8.8 km)
  •  ISKCON Vrindavan (prem mandir vrindavan to ISKCON Vrindavan  (550.0 m)
  • Note – All the temples in Mathura close at 12 A.M and open at Evening - 4:30–6:30 P.M. So plan accordingly.
  • Have Lunch.
  • Visit The Sacred Lake Kusum Sarovar (25 kms) (ISKCON Vrindavan to Kusum Sarovar  23KMS) (if time permits)
  • Drop back at Mathura junction at and catch a Train to Delhi. Or book Flight to your hometown directly from Agra/Delhi. 

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Balanced Diet with Dabur honey

The freezing chilly air smashed my face. I got up from my bed with my eyes closed to close the window. I hit the bed again and covered my face with thick blanket. After a while, the alarm in my mobile phone buzzed as it hit my jogging time. I cancelled the alarm, and went back to deep sleep again. I don’t want to snooze it once more and disturb my peaceful sleep that I was enjoying with the cold weather. Bangalore is known for pleasant climate, and I love it more during the Winter Season.

The fog at early morning not only freezes the trees and plants, but it also freeze a person. During winter, getting up early and going for a jog really requires courage and determination.  Chill climate not only make me lazy. It makes me fatty as well. Yes I skip jogging and exercise, since I fail to compete with chill weather.

After a week or so, I could sense my dress becoming so tight. But I am always a positive person and tend to conclude my dresses have become short (IS IT!) rather than accepting the fact that I had become fat.  Well, I do have logic for it. When you keep washing your dress, there are chances of dress getting shrink.

Then I realize my friend passing on comment’s that I have become fat.  These are the side effects of skipping jogging. Then again I take a resolution that I would reduce my weight in one week. But the winter soothes me with freezing cold which tend me to skip jogging and exercise.

Exercise during winter is never my cup of tea. The other possible option to reduce weight was to skip foods and eat less which was very dangerous. When it comes to weight loss, I really don’t care about side effects and tend to skip meals. About a week later, I start carving for all junk foods and eat more. Result double the amount of fat gets stored in my body. This story sound similar to you?

So what is the best likely way to have a balanced healthy diet even when you don’t do any physical exercise?
Here are my few tips to maintain a balance diet.

  • Honey Diet - As soon as you wake up in the morning, the first and the best thing to kick start your engine or metabolism is to drink one glass of water along with honey. Research says that this is one of the best techniques for weight management as well as best way to start your day.
  • Divide your meals into 6 smaller portions - These helps in not only eating nutritious food but also helps you from not starving.
  • Replace Sugar with Dabur Honey - Sugar is the best enemy for metabolism. Consuming Sugar will affect the metabolism and it’s a bad agent for burning the calories. In fact it burns glucose rather than burning the fat.
  • Recently I came across the Dabur honey website and in just 3 clicks; you can get the diet planner Dabur honey.
  • Still have quires, You can check with an Expert or Dietitian here - http://www.daburhoney.com/login.aspx 

Diet Plan from daburhoney.com

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Surf it All! Surf it Fast! UC Cricket

"What's up in 10 days?" My friend dropped a message in what’s app after seeing my status "10 days to go. . ." in Whats App.
"Well. Any guesses?" I texted him back with a curiosity of knowing what's running in other people's mind.
"Are you going to get married?”
"No" I replied him with a smiley that represents distorted mouth.
"Then running away with boyfriend?" He texted back. He is known for placing me under embarrassment.
":-X" I replied back with a smiley and desperately want him to stop further guesses. So I replied him immediately, “I am going for a 10 day Himalayan Trekking 0:-)  "
“Wow. That’s great. Then what about cricket? The World cup is scheduled during the same period. I am sure you are going to miss the fun.”

Oh god! How did I forget that? I am a big cricket freak and never miss cricket. In fact, I snoop the highlights of the match with the same curiosity and react as If I was watching for the first time. I remember, during our college day’s cricket was displayed in the TV at a showroom. Just to watch cricket, I stood in front of that TV showroom ignoring the heavy rain and thunder. I am not a cricket freak, I am a cricket insane!!!
My Himalayan trekking was equally my passion and I was planning for the trip from the past 3 years. My heart says, Cancel the Himalayan trip and stay at your home to watch cricket. But my mind calculated the cost that was involved for planning the trip. Flight tights, accommodation cost and the travel purchase made for the trip altogether cost me around 50,000 rupees. My mind did not let me to cancel the trip. At the same time, I don’t want to miss the cricket. Convincing my mind that I have a data connection, I replied my friend, “I have internet connection. I can google to check the scores"
“You don’t have UC Browser?replied my friend surprised.
You see Browser? What’s that?”
“Not you see lady. UC Browser. It’s the best popular mobile internet browser and suggested for UC Cricket.”
“Is that Mobile software available for Symbian?” I placed my problem of using Nokia Asha 302 phone. Few interesting apps never support Symbian.
“Yes, it’s available for Symbian, iPhone, Android and even for brew Operating System. “

“Wow. But, why should I use that software?”

“You can download as much as videos you want simultaneously. This browser offers cloud storage option. You have an option to save the videos either in the mobile or in the cloud. Above all, the download speed is amazing and seamless.”



On listening to the features of UC Browser like Fixture and Result, instant notifications and live updates, I downloaded the UC Browser and used it during my 10 day Himalayan trekking.
Here is my blissful experience about UC Browser that helped me to stay linked with the cricket during my trekking exploration.

  • Performance - During my travel especially inside the forest places where the internet connection is very slow, the UC Browser has the capacity to load the page according to the strength of the internet connection. UC has "incognito mode". So, the browsing history is not captured.
  • Features: I simply loved the "night mode" option. During camping, where there are no lights, browsing would consume more light and battery. Whereas, these night mode helps a lot for browsing in the dark. Live Scores of the matches along with auto update makes me go crazy.

Follow @UCBrowserIndia  #YuviSurfsUC 

Thursday, July 2, 2015

If your life had a background score,

If your life had a background score, which songs and music will be in it? #BackgroundScoreOfMyLife


I will have "Ethir Neechal Adi" song from the movie "Ethir Neechal". The lyrics are simply mindblowing and inspiring. It was my caller tune for many months.

Naalai Endrum Nam Kaiyil Illai
Naam Yaarum Devan Kai Bommaigale
Endraal Kooda Poraadu Nanba
Endraikkum Thoarkkaathu Unmaigale
Husain Boltai Pol Nillamal Oodu
Gøld Thedi Varum..

Unthan Vaazhviruku Olympicai Pølae
Vaervai Vetri Tharum
Naangal Rishiyum Illai
Oru Kushiyil Šønnaøm
Pudicha Pudidaa..
Èthir Neechal Adi.. Vendru Aethukødi..
Ada Jølly.. Namma Vaali..
Namma Vaali..
Machan Thøølu..
Èthir Neechal Adi.. Vendru Aethukødi..
Ada Jølly Ah Vaali Šønna Padi..
Èthir Neechal Adi.. Vendru Aethukødi..
Ada Jølly Ah Vaali Šønna Padi..

Hey Vaada Machi Adichu Paakalam Èthirneechal