Here is bringing you a new edition of totally blissful India. This will take you through a new side of western India- the intoxicating city of Nasik, known for its vineyards, a creative artsy festival, a scrumptious & easy breakfast recipe, and a serene resort alongside vineyards. Scroll down for an India not seen before!
We hope this edition brings to you few more reasons of choosing India.
Have an Incredible 2016!
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Beyond by Sula, Nasik
Beyond is a 35 room getaway resort - the perfect haven of peace for stressed out city folk. Take a dip in the vineyard pool, go for a leisurely bicycle ride on the winding country roads, soak up the peaceful view or simply enjoy delicious food while sipping on Sula wines. Beyond is quite simply a slice of paradise.
Located just a short distance from our winery, Beyond offers a special selection of rooms, each with a private balcony/sit-out and a beautiful lake or hill view.
Other in-house facilities include conference hall, infinity pool, Gymnasium, Spa with Jacuzzi, and a recreation room.
KaalaGhoda Art Festival
The Kala Ghoda Art Festival is a nine-day extravaganza that sees Mumbai's Kala Ghoda Arts Precinct transformed into an open air exhibition space and stage show. This vibrant street festival includes arts and crafts, exhibitions, seminars, dance, music, theater, heritage walks, and special events for children. The great thing about it is that it's all free!
The kaleidoscope of art, culture and colours, Kala Ghoda is awaited most eagerly as it brings all the talent in the city together under one roof. From literature, dance, music, children’s activities and cooking to heritage walks, workshops, architecture and design – the Kala Ghoda festival has it all.
When:February every year Where:Mumbai
Situated on the banks of the sacred Godavri River, the city of Nasik is a perfect amalgamation of the old & new, the sacred & the intoxicating experiences.Perched at an altitude of 565 meter above the sea level, the city of Nasik revolves around the religious celebrations & fine wine.As India’s best wines are produced locally in Nasik, an afternoon touring the vineyards is another good reason to drop by.
Considered as one of the most holy spots, Panchavati is believed to to have been the shelter to Lord Ram, Lakshman and Sita during their exile.
Located at a panoramic place, Dudhsagar Waterfalls in Someshwar is regarded as one among the best in the entire world itself. This cascading falls is a favourite picnic spot in the city, which offers picture book scenery.
Around 13Kms from Nashik, it is a popular place for Bird watching, kayaking and boating facilities.
Among the various grape producing areas of India, Nasik adorns a prominent position. The salubrious climate of this city is conducive for large-scale grape cultivation and is one of the famous vineyards in Nasik is Sula Vineyards.
From the Kitchen...
BatataPoha is one of thefavouriteMaharashtrianBreakfast recipe made with poha, peanut and potato combination.
Chiwda (flat rice/ Poha)- 1.5 cups
Boiled Potato - 1 medium sized chopped(comes to 1/3 cup)
Onion - 1 medium sized chopped finely
Peanuts - 2 tbsp
Lemon juice - 1 tsp
Sugar - 1 tsp
Salt - to taste
To Temper :
Oil - 2 tsp
Mustard seeds - 3/4 tsp
Jeera - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - a small sprig
Green Chilli - 1 chopepd finely
Rinse and soak poha in water(just till immersing level) for 3-5mins.Meanwhile heat a pan with oil - add the items listed under 'to temper' let it splutter then add peanuts and roast till crispy.
Then add onion and fry till slightly browned then add boiled chopped potatoes along with turmeric powder.Mix well, then add sugar and give a quick stir.
By now poha must have absorbed the water, add the poha and give a quick stir until well blended. Garnish with coriander leaves and switch off. Add lemon juice and Relish it hot.