Thousands take holy dip in Sangam as Maagh Mela begins

Thousands take holy dip in Sangam as Maagh Mela begins

Allahabad, Jan 5 (IANS) Braving the winter chill, thousands of Hindu devotees Monday took the holy dip at the Sangam (the confluence of the three rivers, Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati) on the first day of the 44-day long Maagh Mela.The crowd count is expected to reach more than 25 lakh pilgrims over the course of the […]

Shimla gets season’s first snowfall

Shimla gets season's first snowfall

Shimla, Dec 13 (IANS) Popular tourist destination Shimla and its nearby areas Saturday received the season’s first snowfall, while the lower hills across Himachal Pradesh were lashed by rain, bringing the temperature down by several notches. Hoteliers cheered up with the timely snowfall in the hope that tourists will come in large numbers this weekend. […]

Foodie Trail:The trick to better Indian wines, the French way

The trick to better Indian wines, the French way

Kolkata, Nov 28 (IANS) What happens at the molecular level when the crisp layers of wine hit your mouth or when you combine cheese with your favorite Bordeaux Red? What should you sample first – wine or cheese? French scientists, who are solving the problems of wine-makers in the famed Bordeaux region – the largest […]

Hotels in three Indian cities in top 100 for quality service

Hotels in three Indian cities in top 100 for quality service

  Bengaluru, Nov 19 (IANS) Hotels in three Indian cities – Amritsar in Punjab, Jaisalmer in Rajasthan and Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala – rank in the top 100 list for highest quality service and giving best value for money, a survey by a leading global hotel search engine said Wednesday.“Our recent survey found that hotels in small […]

A taste of Italy up in Shimla hills (Foodie Trail)

Clarkes’ kitchen executive Meet Singh Malhotra bakes a pizza in Shimla.

  Shimla, Sep 15 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh capital is now offering a platter of authentic taste of Italy — an Italian thin crust, hand-rolled wood-fired pizzas laced with an assortment of organic herbs grown in its kitchen garden.The pizza will also have Italian tomatoes or pomodoros imported from Italy. Even the cheese is being imported […]