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Introduction Parsis’s Food

The Persians fled from Iran when the Arabs invaded it during the 17th century. They finally settled along the West Coast of India and bought along with them their exotic cuisine.

About Parsis’s Food

‘Parsis’ or ‘parsees’ are descendants of Zoroastrians who fled Iran during the Arab invasion in the 17th century.They love to spend hours cooking before a big ceremony and prepare dishes that are absolutely mind-blowing.

Parsis’s Community

They believe in  Zoroastrians one God, called Ahura Mazda. Parsi are followers of Zoroastrianism in India. According to Parsi tradition, a group of Iranian Zoroastrians emigrated from Persia to escape religious persecution by the Muslim majority after the Arab conquest.

Parsis are marrying outside the community. Parsi woman marrying a nonparsi is allowed to enter the fire temple and participate in religious activities. Before December 2017, a Parsi women who marries a nonParsi man was automatically considered to have converted to the religion of her husband.

Parsis are commonly seen speaking either Gujarati or English. But their native language is AvestanZoroastrianism was founded by Prophet Zoroaster in ancient Iran about 3,500 years ago. The Avesta is the primary collection of religious texts of Zoroastrianism.

They live chiefly in Mumbai and in a few towns and villages mostly to the north of Mumbai, but also at Karachi (Pakistan) and Bengaluru (Karnataka, India). The vast majority of Persians practice Shīʿite Islam. Before the Muslim conquest of Persia in the 7th century ce, most Persians followed Zoroastrianism, based on the teachings of the ancient prophet Zoroaster (Zarathustra), who lived during the first half of the 1st millennium bce.

As of 2019, it has been estimated that there are 100,000 to 200,000 Zoroastrians worldwide, with around 60,000 Parsis in India and 1,400 in Pakistan.

Parsi cuisine is an eclectic mix of hot and sweet, nice and spice. It involves simple yet diverse ingredients that in theory seem a bit odd but make complete sense on a plate.

Influence On The Parsi Cusine

Over the years, their food, like their people, has imbibed Maharashtrian, Gujarati, Iranian and British influences. Let’s know everything about Parsi food that will make you want to feast on the Parsi new year that falls on 17th August 2019. This Navroze knows what’s special about the community’s food.

Popular Parsi dishes include:

  • Chicken Farcha (Fried chicken appetizer)

  • Dhansak (Lamb, mutton, goat, chicken or vegetables in a mixed lentil or toor daal gravy served with brown rice)
  • Patra ni Machhi (Fish – Pomfret or Surmai stuffed heavily with green coconut chutney and wrapped in a banana leaf – steam cooked.)

  • Sali Murghi (Spicy chicken with fine fried matchstick potatoes)
  • Saas ni Machhi (Yellow rice with pomfret fish fillets in white sauce)
  • Kolmi no Patio (Shrimp in spicy tomato curry)
  • Jardaloo Sali Boti (Boneless mutton in an onion and tomato sauce with apricots and fried matchstick potatoes)
  • Khichri (rice with toor daal or moong daal)
  • Tamota ni Ras Chaval (mutton cutlets with white rice and tomato sauce)

Also popular among Parsis, but less so elsewhere, are the typical Parsi edda (egg) dishes, which include akuri (scrambled eggs with spices) and the pora (“Parsi” omelet). Also, vegetables like okra, tomato, potato, and others are often cooked with eggs on top.

Snacks

Popular parsi snacks include bhakhra (deep fried sweet dough), batasa (tea biscuits), dar ni pori (sweetened lentils stuffed in a light pastry), doodh na puff (milk froth) and khaman na ladva (dumplings stuffed with sweetened coconut).

Lunch

The basic feature of a Parsi lunch is rice, eaten with lentils or a curry. Curry is made with coconut and ras without, with curry usually being thicker than ras. Dinner would be a meat dish, often accompanied by potatoes or another vegetable curry. Kachumbar (a sharp onion-cucumber salad) accompanies most meals.

Desserts

Common desserts include sev (vermicelli), ravo (sweet semolina pudding)

and malido (a nutty fudge). Also popular are faluda and kulfi, both of

which are adoptions from the cuisines of the Irani and Persian-speaking

communities. Wedding feasts traditionally include Lagan nu Custard.

Popular Parsi dishes include:

Chicken Farcha (Fried chicken appetizer) Dhansak (Lamb, mutton, goat, chicken or vegetables in a mixed lentil or toor daal gravy served with brown rice) Patra ni Machhi (Fish – Pomfret or Surmai stuffed heavily with green coconut chutney and wrapped in a banana leaf – steam cooked.)

Famous Parsis’s Cafe’s & Restaurant In Mumbai

  • Kyani and co ( Marine Lines)
  • Piccadilly (Colaba
  • Britannia & Co
  • Cafe Military
  • Yazdani Restaurant & Bakery
  • Jimmy Boy In Mumbai
  • Sassanian Boulangerie
  • K Rustom (South Mumbai

Famous Parsis’s Cafe’s & Restaurant In Delhi

  • Rustom’s Parsi Bhonu
  • Soda Bottle opener wala
  • Parsi Anjuman
  • Monkey Bar
  • Cafe lotta

Conclusion

 Parsi cuisine also has influenced just like its parent, or Persian, cuisine. Modern-day Parsi cuisine was especially shaped during the British rule of India.  Parsis love eggs, potatoes, and meat.

Almost all the vegetable dishes made from okra, tomatoes, or potatoes will have eggs on top.

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 Saudi Arabia Extends Travel Ban, Border Closures To May 17

Saudi Arabia is extending its travel-restriction period and shift the date for reopening the Kingdom’s borders from March 31 to May 17 due to delays in delivery of COVID-19 vaccines, authorities said on Friday. Source: Arab NewsMarch 1

 Malaysia Aims To Resume Leisure Travel With Neighbours By 1Q2021

Tourism Malaysia is hopeful that cross-border tourism for leisure will reopen in stages sometime in the first quarter of 2021. Source: TTG AsiaMarch 1

 Cayman Islands To Reopen Borders By March

Premier Alden McLaughlin has announced that the British overseas territory will be reopening its border to tourists in March. Source: Jamaica Observer2020December 28

 Sri Lanka Welcomes Tourists After 8-Month-Long Coronavirus Interruption

A group of Ukrainian tourists on Monday became the first batch of holidayers to visit Sri Lanka in more than eight months after the island nation put curbs on international travel due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Source: Tribune IndiaDecember 1

 Oman To Restart Issuing Tourist Visas

Tourist visas will only be issued to those whose visits are organised by hotels or tourism companies. Source: Gulf BusinessDecember 1

 The British Virgin Islands Is Reopening For Tourism In December

The beloved Caribbean archipelago will reopen to visitors on Dec. 1, according to British Virgin Islands Premier Andrew A. Fahie. Source: Caribbean JournalNovember 13

 Venezuela Plans November Reopening For Tourism

Venezuela will reopen its tourist attractions “gradually” starting in December after registering a “sustained trend” of decreasing Covid-19 infections in the country, President Nicolás Maduro announced Wednesday. Source: The Tico TimesNovember 13

 South Africa Has Opened For International Travel – But Other Countries Are Still Closed

Government has relaxed South Africa’s level 1 lockdown rules around international travel, allowing visitors from any country provided they follow health and safety guidelines. Source: BusinesstechNovember 6

 Singapore To Allow In Visitors From Mainland China Ahead Of Travel Bubble With Hong Kong

From November 6, the island nation is also lifting border restrictions for travellers from the Australian state of Victoria as it looks to boost its battered tourism sector. Source: SCMPNovember 1

 Botswana To Allow Chartered Int’l Flights From November 1

Botswana will allow direct chartered international flights to some of the country’s premier tourist resorts with effect from November 1, Tourism Minister Philda Kereng has said. Source: journalducameroun.comNovember 1

 Philippines Lets Foreigners In, Eases Travel Rules For Citizens

The Philippines will welcome back foreign nationals starting Nov. 1 and allow Filipino travelers to leave without Covid-19 antigen tests as the Southeast Asian nation continues to reopen. Source: BloombergNovember 1

 Costa Rica To Welcome Tourists From Anywhere In The World Starting November 1

Tourists from anywhere in the world will be allowed to visit Costa Rica starting November 1. Source: The Tico TimesNovember 1

 Saudi Arabia To Gradually Lift Ban On Performing Umrah

Saudis and foreign residents can make pilgrimage from Oct. 4, while Muslims abroad will be allowed entry as of Nov. 1. Source: Andalou AgencyNovember 1

 Argentina To Restart International Flights, Some Tourism After Ban

rgentina will resume commercial international flights from November and allow tourists to enter from bordering countries, the government said on Friday, as it aims to lift coronavirus restrictions after one of the strictest lockdowns in the world. Source: ReutersOctober 31

 St Kitts And Nevis To Reopen For Tourism On Oct. 31

St Kitts and Nevis has revealed that the twin-island federation will reopen for tourism on Oct. 31. Source: Caribbean JournalOctober 26

 Indonesia, Singapore Agree On Business Travel Corridor

2 countries to start accepting travel applications on Oct. 26, says top Indonesian diplomat. Source: Andalou AgencyOctober 25

 Delta Brings Back More Flights Across Atlantic And Pacific This Winter And Summer 2021

As Delta works to restart service in line with the lifting of travel restrictions, potential vaccine availability and the gradual return of demand, customers will see more trans-Atlantic and trans-Pacific flights to top business and leisure destinations for the winter 2020-2021 and summer 2021 seasons. Source: DeltaOctober 20

 Thailand Welcomes First Tourists Since March

Thailand has welcomed its first group of tourists in seven months, as part of an experiment aimed at testing if a wider opening is possible as the coronavirus cripples the kingdom’s economy. Source: Asia TimesOctober 16

 The Australia-New Zealand Travel Bubble Is Finally Here — But It’s Only One-Way For Now

Australia will put in place a travel corridor with New Zealand to allow quarantine-free tourism, with flights likely to begin within weeks — but there’s a catch. Source: CNNOctober 12

 Guyana To Reopen Airports On October 12

The Guyana government says it will re-open the country’s borders to international traffic on October 12 even as it also announced an extension of the seven-hour curfew to the end of the month. Source: Caribbean National WeeklyOctober 12

 Panama Plans October 12 Reopening For International Flights

Starting October 12, Panama will welcome international tourists from across the world, the government announced via executive order. Source: The Tico TimesOctober 8

 Singapore To Allow Visitors From Australia And Vietnam From Oct 8

Singapore will unilaterally lift border restrictions to visitors from Australia – excluding Victoria state – and Vietnam from Oct 8. Source: Straits TimesOctober 1

 Mauritius To Reopen Borders In Three Phases

The prime minister of Mauritius has announced a three-phase reopening of the country’s borders for international travel. Source: Lonely PlanetOctober 1

 Oman To Restart International Flights On October 1

Oman will restart international flights on October 1, state news agency ONA said on Twitter, after they were suspended in March as part of coronavirus precautions. Source: Khaleej TimesOctober 1

 Belize Reopens Borders To International Travel October 1

Prime Minister Dean Barrow, speaking during a virtual news conference, said the Phillip Goldson International Airport (PGIA) will reopen on that date, coinciding with the start of the 2020 tourist season. Source: Jamaica ObserverOctober 1

 Uganda Says To Re-Open Airport And Resume International Flights On Oct. 1

Uganda said on Thursday it would reopen its sole international airport to commercial flights on Oct. 1, more than five months after its closure as a measure to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus in the East African nation. Source: ReutersOctober 1

 Peru To Resume International Flight Operations From October 1 With Stringent Safety Measures

Peru has approved the resumption of international flights starting from October 1, but under strict safety measures amid the Covid-19 pandemic, Minister of Transport and Communications Carlos Estremadoyro said. Source: News18October 1

 Oman Air Returns To Scheduled Service On 1 October

Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, will return to scheduled service on 1 October with flights to 16 cities in 12 countries. Source: Oman AirOctober 1

 Zimbabwe To Open For Tourism On 1 October

According to the Zimbabwe Ministry of Information, Publicity, and Broadcasting Services, Zimbabwe will open its borders for international travel on 1 October. Source: The South AfricanSeptember 29

 Vietjet To Resume Some International Flights

Vietjet said it will reopen some of its regular international flights from Vietnam to Japan, South Korea and Taiwan from 29 September. Source: Asian AviationSeptember 23

 Zimbabwe Resumes Domestic, Regional Flights

Zimbabwe’s state-owned Air Zimbabwe announced Wednesday it will resume domestic and regional commercial flights later this month after the government decided to re-open the country’s skies following coronavirus lockdowns, local media reported. Source: Andalou AgencySeptember 21

 Nepal To Resume Domestic Flight Operations From Sept 21

The Nepal government has decided to allow resumption of domestic flights and long-haul public transportation services from September 21. Source: Northeast NowSeptember 18

 Japan To Resume Short Biz Trips With Singapore On Sept. 18

Japan and Singapore have agreed to resume short-term business travel between the two countries on Sept. 18, the Japanese Foreign Ministry said Friday. Source: Nippon.comSeptember 18

 Guatemala’s International Airport To Resume Flights On Sept. 18

Guatemala’s Aurora international airport will reopen to commercial flights on Sept. 18, the government announced late on Monday, as the Central American country relaxes its coronavirus lockdown. Source: ReutersSeptember 8

 Jordan To Resume Regular Commercial Flights From Sept. 8

Jordan will resume regular international flights from Sept. 8 to help revive an economy badly hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, after delaying the move several times over the past month, officials said on Wednesday. Source: ReutersSeptember 8

 Japan’s Travel Bubble Will Extend To Five Asian Countries And Regions On September 8

Reciprocal travel for long-term residents from Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar and Taiwan will soon be available. Source: Time OutSeptember 5

 Nigeria To Resume International Flights From Sept 5

Nigeria will resume international flights from Sept. 5, the head of the aviation regulatory body said on Thursday, marking a week-long delay to the resumption date previously announced by the government. Source: ReutersSeptember 3

 China Will Gradually Resume Direct International Flights To Beijing

China’s aviation regulator said on Wednesday it will resume direct flights to Beijing from eight countries including Thailand, Cambodia, Greece, Denmark, Sweden and Canada from Sept. 3. Source: ReutersSeptember 1

 Singapore To Ease Restrictions On New Zealand, Brunei Travel

Singapore will allow general travel to and from New Zealand and Brunei Darussalam, as the city-state eases border control measures to take into account countries where the virus situation is under control. Source: BloombergSeptember 1

 Ghana’s Airports To Reopen On September 1

Ghana’s President, Nana Akufo-Addo, has announced plans to re-open the country’s air borders. Source: Premium TimesSeptember 1

 Australia Set To Open Borders To International Students, Other Visa Holders May Have To Wait Longer

South Australia is preparing to bring back the first batch of the state’s nearly 7,000 students stranded offshore. Source: SBS.com.auSeptember 1

 Namibia Welcomes Tourists In September

Namibia’s borders will reopen to international travellers via Hosea Kutako International Airport only from 1 September 2020. Source: allAfricaSeptember 1

 Singapore Airlines To Resume Flights To Taipei In September

Singapore Airlines announced in a news release on Tuesday (Aug. 4) that it will resume three regular flights between Singapore and Taipei in September. Source: Taiwannews.comAugust 30

 Cuba Will Allow Tourism In Late August But Havana Will Be Off-Limits

Despite the rest of the Caribbean reopening in June and July for tourism, Cuba is taking its time, first allowing Cubans to travel domestically at the end of this month before welcoming international tourism in phase two. Source: Time OutAugust 24

 Saudi Land Borders Opened For Families Of Citizens

JEDDAH: The Saudi General Directorate of Passports has opened four land border crossings into the Kingdom for families as part of an easing of restrictions to stop the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. Source: Arab.newsAugust 21

 Anguilla Is Reopening Its Borders. Visitors Will Have To “Apply” For Entry

Anguilla Tourism Secretary Quincia Gumbs-Marie announced on Aug. 14 that Anguilla will launch the first phase of its reopening plan on Aug. 21. Phase One will run through at least Oct. 31. Source: Caribbean JournalAugust 17

Indonesia, South Korea Reopen Borders For Business From Monday

Indonesia announced Thursday it has agreed with South Korea a travel corridor arrangement for essential business trips between the two countries from Monday. Source: Nikkei Asian ReviewAugust 17

 Kazakhstan To Resume Flights With Seven Countries On August 17

Kazakhstan is planning to gradually resume flights with seven countries starting from mid-August, including some holiday hot spots, the country’s Ministry of Industry and Infrastructure Development has said. Source: Caspian NewsAugust 17

 Nepal To Resume Domestic, Int’l Flights From Aug 17

The Nepal government has decided to resume domestic and international flight operations starting from August 17, nearly four months after they were suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Source: MENAFNAugust 15

 Honduras To Reopen Domestic And International Flights In Mid-August

Honduras announced Tuesday it will reopen its airports to domestic and international flights in mid-August, after a nearly five-month closure due to the pandemic. Source: ReutersAugust 10

International Flights Resume In East Africa

This month, Kenya and Rwanda lifted a ban on international flights, joining Tanzania and Ethiopia. Source: pri.orgAugust 10

 SriLankan Airlines Operates Flights To Selected Destinations As Travel Restrictions Relax

SriLankan Airlines is now offering services to passengers who are eligible to travel under the respective country travel advisories to London, Tokyo (Narita), Melbourne and beyond. Source: SriLankan AirlinesAugust 9

 Pakistan Allows To Resume International Flights

International, domestic flights to resume Aug. 9, says aviation ministry. Source: Andalou AgencyAugust 7

 Dominica Is Now Open For Tourism

The Caribbean’s “Nature Island” officially reopened its borders to international travelers (including those from the United States) on Aug. 7. Source: Caribbean JournalAugust 3

International Flights To And From Many African Nations Resume Following COVID‐19 Halt

Kenya is one of several African countries that are recommencing international flights suspended since March because of the COVID‐19 pandemic. Source: Africanews.comAugust 1

 Sri Lanka To Reopen Some Tourism In August With Restrictions

Sri Lanka plans to reopen its tourism sector on Aug. 1 by allowing only small groups of visitors to begin with, a tourism official said on Sunday. Source: ReutersAugust 1

 British Airways’ August Schedule Sees Return To More Destinations

Throughout August, British Airways is resuming flying to more destinations, albeit with continued low frequencies while the impact of Covid-19 remains felt across the globe. Source: British AirwaysAugust 1

 Kenya Airways Resumes International Flights After Virus Curbs Lifted

Kenya Airways (KQNA.NR) resumed international flights on Saturday, heading to about 30 destinations for the first time since the routes were suspended in March due to the coronavirus. Source: ReutersAugust 1

 Russia To Resume Some International Flights From Aug. 1

Russia plans to resume some international flights from Aug. 1, Deputy Prime Minister Tatiana Golikova said on Friday, but the list of destinations will initially be limited to Tanzania, Turkey and the United Kingdom. Source: ReutersAugust 1

 Grenada Reopens August 1 With Tiered Traveler Restrictions

Rules for entry and freedom of movement once inside the country will be based on the current transmission levels and epidemiological data corresponding to visitors’ origin points. Source: Travel PulseAugust 1

 Kuwait To Resume Commercial Flights In August

Flights are allowed to operate with a rate of 30%. The Kuwaiti Council of Ministers approves a three-stage plan to operate commercial flights from and to Kuwait from August 1, 2020 according to Kuwait news agency KUNA. Source: GulfnewsAugust 1

 EasyJet To Resume Flights To Hundreds Of Destinations

EasyJet has announced it will be resuming flights to almost three quarters of its network by August. Source: The TelegraphAugust 1

 Rwanda To Reopen Airports On August 1

Rwanda on Saturday announced that its airports will reopen for scheduled commercial flight operations at the start of August. Source: CGTNAugust 1

 Kenya To Resume International Flights From August 1

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday announced that all international flights shall resume from August 1. Source: The Star KenyaAugust 1

 Seychelles Opens Border For International Flights

Seychelles, the popular holiday destination in the Indian Ocean with a population of less than a hundred thousand inhabitants, as of August 1, 2020 will open its borders to commercial schedule flights, hence provide flexibility for visitors to travel to the islands. Source: FTN NewsJuly 31

 Vistara Hopes To Resume International Flights By Q3-Q4, 2020

Full service carrier Vistara, a joint venture between Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines, hopes to resume international flight operations by the end of this year, a senior official of the airline said. Source: LivemintJuly 30

 Kyrgyzstan Plans To Resume International Flights

Kyrgyzstan’s prime minister said his country is preparing to resume international flights that have been suspended since May 20 due to the novel coronavirus. Source: Andalou AgencyJuly 26

 Libyan Airliners Resume Flights, Starting With Turkey

Libyan airlines resumed flights on Sunday starting with renewed service to Turkey, after months of closure due to Coronavirus pandemic. Source: Libyan ExpressJuly 23

 Iraq To Reopen Airports For International Flights July 23

Iraq’s airports will resume international commercial flights on July 23 as the country begins to ease coronavirus lockdown measures, local daily Baghdad Post reported. Source: Arab NewsJuly 22

 Sierra Leone On The Ready To Reopen Airport To Passenger Flights

Sierra Leone’s International Airport will reopen to commercial flights effective 22 July 2020 after it was closed in March this year to all international passenger flights due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Source: AllAfricaJuly 22

 Turks And Caicos To Reopen For Tourism July 22

In a statement, the Turks and Caicos Islands Tourist Board said it “encourages travelers to consider the vacation destination as the play vacations for late July 2020 onwards.”. Source: Caribbean JournalJuly 20

 Virgin Atlantic Set To Resume Passenger Flights To US And Asia Starting July

Services from London Heathrow to New York JFK, Los Angeles, Orlando, Hong Kong and Shanghai set to resume from 20 and 21 July 2020, with more destinations set to be announced in the next two weeks for the month of August. Source: Virgin AtlanticJuly 18

 India To Resume International Flights, Confirms Air Corridors With US, France, Germany

During a press conference on Thursday, Minister of Civil Aviation Hardeep Singh Puri confirmed the establishment of “air bubbles” between India and the US, France and Germany. Source: CNNJuly 15

 The Maldives Is Now Open To All Global Tourists. Here’s How They’re Doing It.

Though border restrictions and quarantine measures are keeping people from visiting many of the world’s most popular travel destinations at the moment, one country famed for its natural beauty is now welcoming all guests — the Maldives. Source: CNNJuly 15

 French Polynesia To Welcome Tourists Again In July

The South Pacific island of French Polynesia said it will reopen to international travel next month to try to salvage its vital tourism industry. Source: RapplerJuly 12

 Barbados Is Reopening To Tourists On July 12

Barbados is the latest Caribbean island planning to reopen to international tourists, welcoming back visitors on July 12. Source: Travel + LeisureJuly 10

 Sudan Reopens Airport To Flights From Egypt, UAE, Turkey

The airport will now receive flights from Turkey, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates, the state-run Sudan News Agency reported yesterday. Source: Al-MonitorJuly 7

 Flydubai Resumes Flight Schedule And Opens For Sale

Flights to resume initially to 24 destinations increasing to 66 destinations over the summer. Source: FlydubaiJuly 1

 Thailand Reopens To International Flights, But Only Some Tourists Can Visit

Medical tourists, overseas students and foreigners working in Thailand will be allowed into the country from July 1. Source: The NationalJuly 1

 Georgia Aims To Open To International Tourism In July

The Georgian government announced that domestic tourism can resume from 15 June while borders could open to foreign tourists as early as 1 July. Source: Lonely Planet July 1

 France To Start Reopening Non-Schengen Borders From July 1

The borders were shut in mid-March to stop the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, but the European Union recommended on Thursday that the bloc reopen to some countries in the Balkans from July 1. Source: France24July 1

 Malta To Reopen Its Airport On July 1

Malta will reopen its airport to passenger flights on July 1, Prime Minister Robert Abela said on Sunday, as the Mediterranean island rolls back restrictions introduced in March to halt COVID-19 infections. Source: ReutersJuly 1

 Turkey To Reopen All Tourism Facilities As Of July

As of July, Turkey will resume all those tourism facilities planned to be reopened as part of the normalization process, said the country’s culture and tourism minister on June 10. Source: Hurriyet Daily NewsJuly 1

 Bahamas To Resume Commercial Travel By July 01 (Tentative)

The government is looking to open commercial travel on or before July 1, Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis announced during a national address on Sunday. Source: thenassauguardian.comJuly 1

 Qantas Airways Ltd Could Restart 40-50% Of Its Domestic Capacity In July If States Relax Border Controls

The airline will introduce measures on board from June 12 such as providing masks and cleaning wipes to ensure safe travel and give passengers peace of mind during the pandemic, but will not leave middle seats empty. Source: ReutersJuly 1

 Egypt To Reopen All Airports On July 1, Aviation Minister Says

Egypt will reopen all its airports for scheduled international traffic on July 1, the civil aviation minister said on Sunday, after suspending regular commercial flights in March because of the coronavirus outbreak. Source: ReutersJuly 1

 Aruba Is Reopening For Tourism In July

On July 1, visitors from Canada, Europe and the Caribbean will be able to return to Aruba. Source: Caribbean JournalJuly 1

 Bermuda To Reopen To Air Travelers On July 1

Bermuda will resume international commercial air service for visitors starting July 1, the island territory’s government announced on Friday. Source: Travel Pulse July 1

 Dominican Republic To Reopen For Tourism July 1

The entire country of the Dominican Republic will open up for international tourism beginning July 1, according to Lucien Echavarria, director at the Ministry of Tourism of the Dominican Republic. Source: Caribbean JournalJuly 1

 Lebanon To Re-Open Beirut International Airport From July 1

Lebanon will re-open Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport for commercial flights beginning July 1, but will keep air traffic at 10% of capacity from a year ago, a statement from the prime minister’s office said on Friday. Source: ReutersJune 27

 Denmark To Reopen For Majority Of European Countries

Denmark’s government has decided to reopen its borders, from June 27, for the majority of European Union countries, except for Portugal and Sweden, asserting the current Coronavirus situation permits for such a step to be taken. Source: Schengen Visa InfoJune 27

 Tunisia Plans To Reopen Borders To Tourism On June 27

Tunisia has announced it is ready to resume tourism safely and will be reopening its borders on June 27. Source: The TelegraphJune 25

 Morocco To Resume Domestic Flights Starting June 25

Morocco will resume domestic flights starting June 25, the state news agency said on Sunday, citing the ministry of tourism, air transport, handicrafts and social economy. Source: ReutersJune 22

 St Barth To Reopen For Tourism On June 22

The French Caribbean island of St Barth is reopening for travel and tourism on June 22, according to Bruno Magras, president of the island’s territorial council. Source: Caribbean JournalJune 21

 Spain To Reopen Borders On June 21

Spain will open its borders to members of the EU’s Schengen Zone and the UK on June 21. The border was originally due to remain closed until July 1. Source: The TelegraphJune 18

 Turkish Airlines To Start Flights To Europe On June 18

Turkish Airlines (THY) is set to resume flights between 16 cities in six European countries, including Germany, the Netherlands and Austria and Turkey, on June 18, the flag carrier’s senior official has announced. Source: Hurriyet Daily NewsJune 15

 Switzerland To Open EU Borders From June 15th

The Swiss government said Friday it will accelerate plans to open its borders, allowing people travelling from all European Union countries and Britain to enter from June 15th. Source: thelocal.chJune 15

 France To Lift Border Controls For EU Travellers On June 15

France will lift restrictions at its borders for EU travellers on June 15, the French Interior and Foreign ministries said in a statement on Friday. Source: ReutersJune 15

 Greece Ready To Open To Tourists, PM Says Safety Is Top Priority

International flights to and from the country’s main airports will resume on June 15, after a nearly three-month lockdown. Source: ReutersJune 15

 Georgia Opens Up For Domestic Tourism From June 15th

From June 15th, domestic tourists will be able to receive appropriate services. Georgia will be ready to open up for foreign tourists from July 1st. Source: traveldailynews.comJune 15

 Iceland To Open To Tourists Again On June 15th

At a press conference held just moments ago, Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir announced some up-coming changes to the travel restrictions to Iceland. Source: Grapevine.isJune 15

 Brussels Airlines To Resume Operating Round Trips To 59 Destinations In Europe, Africa And The US Starting 15 June 2020

The gates to the sky are finally reopening! We couldn’t be happier to announce our summer network, with 59 destinations in Europe, Africa and the US gradually opening between 15 June and 31 August. A network to meet our customers’ needs. Source: brusselsairlines.comJune 15

 Austria, The Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary And Slovakia Could Open Their Borders To Each Other As Of Mid-June

“We think we could create a mini-Schengen allowing people to travel without border checks, tests or subsequent quarantine in mid-June,” Czech Foreign Minister Tomas Petricek said after talking to his Austrian and Slovak counterparts. Source: macaubusiness.comJune 15

 Austrian Airlines Plans To End Flight Suspension On June 15

Austrian Airlines has therefore temporarily suspended regular flight operations as of March 18, 2020. From June 15, 2020, Austrian Airlines will take off again and slowly but steadily increase its flight operations. Source: Austrian AirlinesJune 15

 Lufthansa To Resume Flights To 20 Destinations From Mid-June

The destinations include Mallorca, Crete, Rhodes, Faro, Venice, Ibiza and Malaga, the spokeswoman said, adding flights would depart from the airline’s main hub in Frankfurt. Source: ReutersJune 15

 Jamaica Is Reopening For Tourism On June 15

In a major move for the Caribbean tourism sector at large, the island of Jamaica is reopening its borders for travelers beginning June 15. Source: Caribbean JournalJune 15

 Germany To Lift Travel Warning To Most European Countries From June 15

Germany introduced an unprecedented warning against all foreign travel in mid-March. But with new infections sharply down, the government is looking for ways to restart the economy. Source: France24June 9

 Malaysia Airlines Increases Domestic, International Connectivity

Malaysia Airlines will resume limited flight operations across the network for domestic from June 2020 and international services from July 2020 until October. Source: Malaysia AirlinesJune 9

 Cyprus To Open Airports Again On June 9

Cyprus will reopen its airports on June 9 as it gradually lifts restrictions imposed to stem the spread of coronavirus, the island’s Deputy Tourism Minister Savvas Perdios said on Wednesday. Source: ReutersJune 3

 Philippines To Resume Limited Domestic, International Flights

Country’s major airlines announce plans to resume flights from June 3, 2020. Source: Gulf NewsJune 2

 Vietnam Airlines Resumes All Domestic Flight Services

No date has been set for the resumption of international flights, which were suspended in late March, but Vietnam could open its skies sooner than other Southeast Asian nations. Source: Nikkei Asian ReviewJune 2

 Singapore To Allow Transit Passengers From June 2

Travellers will once again be allowed to transit through Singapore’s Changi Airport from June 2 as the city-state prepares to ease some coronavirus restrictions and gradually reopen its borders. Source: Straitstimes.comJune 1

Flynas To Resume Operation Early June

Flynas’ Chief Commercial Officer on his LinkedIn page announced the news that the Saudi Arabian budget airline is set to resume scheduled operations shortly. Source: LinkedInJune 1

 Korean Air To Restart Some International Flights In June

Korean Air is reopening flights to international destinations in North America, Europe and Asia in June, as it prepares for Covid-19-related travel restrictions to ease. Source: flightglobal.comJune 1

 Italy To Reopen Borders To European Union Tourists In Early June

Italy will reopen to European tourists from early June and scrap a 14-day mandatory quarantine period. SourceJune 1

 Serbia To Open Borders For Select Countries In June

Serbia’s First Deputy Prime Minister Ivica Dačić announced (20-May-2020) plans to open borders to visitors from Montenegro, North Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Albania from 01-Jun-2020. Source: centreforaviation.comJune 1

 Poland’s Flagship Airline To Resume Domestic Flights As Of June 1

As of June 1, passengers will be able to fly from Warsaw to seven cities in the country as well as between Gdansk and Krakow, a total of 30 flights per day. Source: aviationpros.comJune 1

 Singapore Airlines And SilkAir To Increase Flight Schedules In June And July

Singapore Airlines and SilkAir are increasing the number of destinations that will be covered by their passenger network, as well as the frequencies on some existing services, in June and July 2020. Source: Singapore AirlinesJune 1

 Hong Kong Said It Will Reopen Its Airport To Transiting Passengers On June 1

Hong Kong said it will reopen its airport to transiting passengers on June 1, joining rival Singapore which made a similar announcement last week, as governments in the pair of regional hubs look to boost their local airlines as the global pandemic eases. Source: CaixinMay 31

 Saudi Arabia To Resume Domestic Flights On 31st May 2020

GACA announces the resumption of domestic flights, starting on Sunday, 31st of May 2020. General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) announces the issuance of its kind approval for the resumption of domestic flights starting on Sunday, 8 of Shawwal 1441, Corresponding to May 31, 2020, by the national air carriers. Source: General Authority Of Civil Aviation.May 30

 Pakistan To Resume Outbound International Flights

Pakistan will allow outbound international flights to resume from Saturday, an aviation official said, after largely closing its airspace to commercial flights to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. Source: ReutersMay 25

 India Domestic Flights Resume: The Government Has Allowed Airlines To Resume Flights From Monday

But there will be restrictions and strict procedures: flights will run at only one-third of pre-lockdown capacity; passengers, airlines and airports will need to follow standard operating procedures issued by the Ministry of Civil Aviation. Source: indianexpress.comMay 22

 Ukraine To Reopen Borders With EU Countries And Moldova

The Ukrainian government will reopen 66 border checkpoints with European Union countries and Moldova for the first time after it closed most of them to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus in March. Source: kyivpost.comMay 22

 Air Canada Resumes Operating Flights To United States And Plans For More

Air Canada will begin by resuming flights to the United States as of May 22, with six destinations being served by May 25, including New York-LaGuardia, Washington-Dulles, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston and Chicago. Source: freshdaily.caMay 21

 Albania To Open Borders In May, Prepare To Welcome Back Tourists

Albania will re-open its borders this month and prepare to welcome back tourists, Prime Minister Edi Rama told parliament on Thursday, with the country reporting no new coronavirus deaths for more than three weeks. Source: ReutersMay 20

 Cambodia Lifts Entry Ban On Visitors From 6 Nations

Cambodia has lifted a ban on entry of visitors from Iran, Italy, Germany, Spain, France and the United States that had been put in place to curb the spread of coronavirus, the health ministry said on Wednesday. Source: SkiftMay 16

 Pakistan Resumes Domestic Flights, Insists On Masks And Empty Seats

Pakistan resumed domestic flights between major cities for the first time in nearly two months on Saturday with the requirement that face masks be worn and vacant seats left between passengers, officials said. Source: ReutersMay 15

 Slovenia Calls End To Coronavirus Epidemic, Reopens Borders To EU Citizens

Slovenia is reopening its road, air and sea borders to foreign nationals, the Slovenian government said, officially declaring an end to coronavirus epidemic in the country. Source: seenews.com

Rating: 5 out of 5.
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FAMOUS FESTIVAL of NAVARATRI in INDIA

Introduction

Navaratri is a Hindu festival that spans nine nights and is celebrated every year in the autumn. It is observed for different reasons and celebrated differently in various parts of the Indian cultural sphere. Theoretically, there are four seasonal Navaratri.

About Story Of Navaratri Festival

The festival is associated with the prominent battle that took place between Durga and demon Mahishasura and celebrates the victory of Good over Evil. These nine days are solely dedicated to Goddess Durga and her nine Avatars – the Navadurga. Each day is associated with an incarnation of the goddess: Day 1 – Shailaputri.

What is special about Navratri?

Navratri, (Sanskrit: “nine nights”)in full Sharad Navratri; Navratri also spelled Navaratri; also called Durga Puja, in Hinduism, a major festival held in honor of the divine feminine. 

Navratri occurs over 9 days during the month of Ashvin, or Ashvina (in the Gregorian calendar, usually September–October).

What are the Nine days of Navratri?

Over the course of the nine days, the different avatars of Goddess Durga are honored They are Goddess Shailputri (Day 1), Goddess Brahmacharini (Day 2), Goddess Chandraghanta (Day 3), Goddess Kushmanda (Day 4), Goddess Skandamata (Day 5), Goddess Katyayani (Day 6), Goddess Kaalratri (Day 7), Goddess Mahagauri (Day 8) …3 days ago.

Which day is for Durga Maa?

This year, Navratri starts on October 17 and all the nine days signifies each form or avatar of Maa Durga. The first day is observed to celebrate Goddess Shaiputri, who is the first avatar of Nava Durga. Shailputri is also known as Bhavani, Parvati, or Hemavati and has a beautiful, earthly essence among all.2 days ago

What should we do in Navratri?

Navratri brings along with itself an opportunity to fast and worship the supreme Goddess Durga. If you fast during the entire duration of Navratrimake sure you are feeding yourself healthy food items. Eat fruits, makhana, kuttu dosa, Samak rice, and baked potatoes.
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Which Colour we wear in Navratri?

To represent brightness, happiness, and energy, one should wear an orange color on this day. This day is dedicated to Goddess Skandamata. The day represents purity and one should wear white color. The day is dedicated to Devi Katyayani and the color for this day is red.4 days ago

What should we not do in Navratri?

01:- Navrati is a nine-day long festival.
02:- ​Cutting your nails and hair.
03:- Avoid Eating non-veg foods.
04:- ​Avoid slicing lemon.
05:- ​Avoid fried foods.
06:- ​Fasting during Navratri is a ritual.
07:- Avoid your sleeping habit in the afternoon.
08:- ​Take care of Akhand Jyoti.
09:- ​Should avoid using leather products.
10:- ​Take care of the Kalash.
11:- ​Be polite and gentle.

Can we eat non-veg in Navratri?

Navratri is Durga Puja and for Bengali people, it is a celebration time. they eat only nonveg during Durga Puja and not only that they even sell nonveg food in or near their pandals. 

Mostly all over India serve only vegetarian food as prasad or bhog.

Best Navaratri Food.

1.  Sabudana Khichdi,
2. Kuttu Ka Dosa.
3. Singhare Ke Atte Ka Samosa.
4. Aloo ki Kadhi.
5. Low-Fat makhana kheer.
6. Banana Walnut Lassi.
7.  Arbi kofta with mint Yoghurt Dip.
8. Vratwale Chawal ka Dhokla.
9. Kebab -e – Kela.
10. Sonth ki Chutney.
11. Vratwale paneer Rolls.
12. Vratwale Aloo rasedaar.
13. Kuttu ki poori.

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DO YOU KNOW A VILLAGE OF Chef OF KALAYUR

Introduction.

Today I would like to share the story of a village which is located in the Indian states of Tamil Nadu. This village is famous for its 200 male chefs. Today I would like to share the story of a village which is located in the Indian states of Tamil Nadu. This village is famous for its 200 male chefs. Kalayur is a foodie’s paradise they have a 500 years old history of cooking food. In this village, every male person is a cook and they prepare mouth-watering food.
Do You Know A VILLAGE OF Chefs

About The Village Of Male Chefs.

Tamil Nadu is a beautiful state with temples, beaches, hill stations, and historical monuments. One such place which has gained popularity amongst local tourists and is famous all over the region is Kalayur.
Kalayur village is known as the village of a male chef. This village is located 25 km towards the north of Ramanathapuram and 9 Km from Paramakakkudi in Tamil Nadu. In the Kalaiyur village total population of 1406 of which 712 are males and 694 are females as per the 2011 Census of India. The Kalaiyur has a total of 356 Families residing in Kalayur.

Want To Become A Chef In Kalayur.

It is not an easy thing to become a chef in Kalayur, where the standards are already quite high. Senior cooks made entry-level criteria, for a fresher cook has to start his training as early as possible.
Senior cooks trained to build a strong foundation by teaching the basics first-chopping vegetables, gathering the freshest ingredients from the fields, and more. As one makes steady progress, and new fresher cooks learn to prepare more and more dishes.

How Much Time To Become A Head Chef In Kalayur?

At least 10 years, after which, the cook is ready to lead his own team.
these cooks are that they do not cook for their own family.
Women of the house as in any traditional Indian family cook food in homes.

Where You Can Relish The Food Made By Kalayur Chef?

If you are wondering if you too can relish the food by these experts, you can visit the holy shrines in Tirupati, Chennai, or Madurai to savor the food cooked by them. You can also try your luck by making a trip to the village.
DO YOU KNOW A VILLAGE OF MALE COOKS?

How Origin Of Cooking Kalayur Village?

This was starts about 500 centuries ago. As you know castism is everywhere in India so that in this village also at that time wealth and an upper cast of Reddiar caste tradesmen living in the region gave the job of cooking to Vaniyars to a lower caste who are good with culinary arts they lots of secrets food recipes other than the Bhramin cooks they only know cooking compare any other jobs, as farming was not profitable in that day so they developing skills in cooking and refine it and they are best in the cooking segment.

Best time to visit this food paradise.

October till February, there are intermittent rains in November and December.

But the best time to visit Tamil Nadu is during the winter months, especially for sightseeing and exploring the cities. The beaches are lovely, and the water is not too cold.

Kalayur Chef Are Very Famous Chef In South India

Today, the much-in-demand male cooks of Kalayur travel for six months throughout South India and cook mouth-watering fare for one and all. On other days, they prepare a wedding or birthday feast. And guess what, if they are provided with all the ingredients, the cooks can prepare the feasts for a thousand people in merely 3 hours!

How to reach Kalaiyur village.

By Air: The nearest airport to Kalayur is located in Madurai at a distance of about 90 km. Once you have reached the airport, you can either hire a direct cab or catch a direct bus to Kalayur.

By Rail: As Kalayur doesn’t have its own railway station, you can take a direct train to Ramanathapuram railway station and then from there, a cab or bus to Kalayur. The distance between the railway station and the village is 30 km.

By Road:
Kalayur is well connected to other cities and towns by road and hence, it can be easily accessed by road.

Conclusion.

Indian cuisine consists of a variety of regional and traditional cuisines native to the Indian subcontinent. Given the diversity in soil, climate, culture, ethnic groups, and occupations, these cuisines vary substantially and use locally available spices, herbs, vegetables, and fruits. 

This village is famous for its 200 male cooks. Kalayur is a foodie’s paradise, where food almost tastes like nectar. They have a 500 years old history of cooking food.

At least 10 years, after which, the cook is ready to lead his own team.

In my opinion, you have to visit this place and share your views with us.

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rush for most expensive caterpillar fungus Keeda Jadi in the Himalayan range

Introduction

Rush for the most expensive caterpillar fungus (Keeda Jadi) in the Himalayan range.
The ‘caterpillar fungus’ or keeda Jadi grows in Uttarakhand’s high-altitude border districts of Pithoragarh at an altitude of 3,500 to 5,000 meters. Known as the ‘Himalayan Viagra’.

One kilo of top-grade keeda Jadi can sometimes fetch as much as Rs. 12 lakhs in illegal cross-border trade.

The fungus harvesting season in Uttarakhand’s high-altitude border districts of Pithoragarh and Chamoli starts in early May and ends by the middle or end of June, with the arrival of the monsoon.

Entire families move to the meadows, staying in tents for weeks, working long and arduous hours to collect the fungus.

And they return with enough fungus to cover a chunk of the family’s expenses for a considerable period of time.

“It depends on how many pieces of keeda jadi you pick. The earnings last for a few months for some families and pro.vide sustenance for some for a year.

About Keeda Jadi

Himalaya is the place of medical plants which cannot be found anywhere else.
Keeda Jadi is basically a fungus that grows as a parasite on the larvae of a particular kind of caterpillar. The fungus evolves in the living larva, which kills and mummifies the larva and then develops as a stalk-like fruiting figure.

Caterpillars take 5 years to grow underground in Alpine grass and shrublands before finally pupating (from larva) and are attacked by the fungus while feeding on roots. It finally takes the shape of 5-15 centimeter columnar mushroom out of the forehead of the caterpillar
Before the villagers discovered the lucrative fungus, they depended on agriculture, daily wage labour or sheep-herding. But agriculture is not a viable option in this rugged landscape. “The land is not fertile; we mostly cultivate rajma and potatoes. If the harvest is good, and that is rare.

Its collection and illegal trade have transformed remote villages of Uttarakhand, where it is found in the wild.

sinensis, Kida Jadi, or Yarsa-gumba, Yarsha-gumba or Yarcha-gumba, यार्सागुम्बा (in Hindi language) is an entomopathogenic fungus (a fungus that grows on insects) in the family Ophiocordycipitaceae.
 
The genus has a worldwide distribution and most of the approximately 400 species that have been described are from Asia (notably Nepal, China, Japan, Bhutan, Korea, Vietnam, and Thailand). Cordyceps species are particularly abundant and diverse in humid temperate and tropical forests

High value and illegal trading Keeda Jadi

Keeda Jadi in natural form
In the global market, Keeda Jadi is worth Rs 18 lakh for a kilogram which is around 3500 and 4500 pieces of fungus.

But in reality, the locals get only Rs 1 or 2 lakh for collecting and selling them. In India, every year families in some regions of rural Kumaon along with their children plod up in the hills of the Himalayas at the altitude of 3500 to 5000 meters to collect the Keeda Jadi. In India, it is found in Chamoli, Uttarakhand, and hilly areas of Himachal Pradesh.
Their high value also leads to the conflict among villages and illegal trade as in India it is not legalized. This rare fungus is only found when summer sets in and snow (glacier) melts at higher altitudes of the Kumaon region and exposes mummified caterpillars. 

People have started using uneven means to collect Keeda Jadi. Sometimes, forests are put on the fire to melt the snow. Such unnatural practices are causing damage to the environment and precious species also
Keeda Jadi

The Story behind the keed jadi Famous world wide.

The demand for yarsagumba reportedly shot up in 1993 when three Chinese athletes broke five world records at the Beijing National Games after regularly consuming a tonic apparently made from the fungus.

In 1999, China classified the fungus as an endangered species. Soon after, the fungus-picking made its way to India.

“In the early 2000s, we saw Tibetan khampas searching for the fungus in pastures on the Indian side. They said it could rarely be found in
Himalan Range

Its advantages and medical usages

1. Cancer Treatment
2. Sexual Health Benefits
3. Stress Reliever
4. Strengths of Kidney and Immune System
5. Increases Stamina
6. Good for Muscles
7. Increases Sperm Count
8. Benefits of asthma and bronchitis patients.

Government Policy For trading Keeda Jadi

The new goverment policy, proposes registering every harvester with the van panchayats (forest councils managed by village communities) or forest range office with their Aadhaar or voter identification card.

The person will disclose the days he/she will spend collecting keeda jadi and in which particular area of the forest range. He/ she also has to disclose the amount of keeda jadi they have collected.

“For every 100 gram, the forest department will charge a royalty of Rs. 1,000. The buyer is then free to sell it to van panchayats or any third party. It then becomes legal to sell it,”.

  “The alpine meadows are ecologically fragile. So when the policy comes into effect, we will know how much it is harvested in the state, and what’s happening in the region.”

Conclusion

I would like to share that Himalayan is the place of medical plants that cannot be found anywhere else in the world.

We have to respect it. If we destroy it, so nature has most destruction power than us , we see time to time recently like face of floods all over the world .

So we forget our personal interest and greed, government have to come with new rules and regulation that help local people get benefited for their earnings and our government earns revenue and illegal trading will stop in future.
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    Holy City Of India Haridwar

    Introduction About Haridwar

    Haridwar is one of the seven sacred cities of the Hindus and is a major pilgrimage center. It has been known by many names; originally it was called Kapila, for the sage who once lived there. Its present name means “Door to Hari”; Hari is one of the names of Vishnu, a principal deity of Hinduism.
    Haridwar’s chief object of pilgrimage is Har-ki-Pauri—the bathing ghat, or steps, along the river—which has what believers consider to be a footprint of Vishnu impressed into a stone. Large numbers of pilgrims gather there annually at the beginning of the Hindu solar year in April; a Kumbh Mela (a Hindu religious festival) is held every 12th year in Haridwar. The Daksha Mahadev Temple, another important pilgrimage site, lies 2 miles (3 km) downstream at Kankhal.
    Har Ki Pauri- Haridwar
    Brahma Kund, the spot where the Amrit fell, is located at Har ki Pauri (literally, “footsteps of the Lord”) and is considered to be the most sacred ghat of Haridwar.

    What Is Famous In Haridwar

    It is considered a sacred place as Lord Vishnu took bath at this spot and the water is said to relive all sins. Haridwar is often called the gateway to the Hindu pilgrimage sites of the ‘Char Dhams’ and attracts a huge number of tourists due to its amazing mountains, rivers and ancient temples.

    Which God Is in haridwar?

    Har Ki Pauri is one of the most famous places in Haridwar and is believed to be the place where the three main Hindu Gods –BrahmaVishnu, and Shiva, are said to have appeared in different times in the Vedic era.

    It is also the exit point of the Ganga from the mountains before entering the plains.

    Which City is close to Haridwar

    TownMILESAREA
    Rishikesh13.70Uttarakhand
    Doiwala15.26Uttarakhand
    Sultanpur15.27Uttarakhand
    Laksar15.49Uttarakhand

    What is the old name of Haridwar?

    Haridwar was previously known as Mayapuri which is because of the Goddess Maya Devi.

    Is Haridwar a dry city?

    (Rishikesh is a dry area so no nonveg and liquor there). … As a Hindu pilgrimage destination, both Rishikesh and Haridwar are dry areas in terms of the availability of liquor shops.

    Midway Restaurant is ideally located between Rishikesh and Haridwar with a technicality making it the best location to serve liquor.

    Which season is best to visit Haridwar?

    October to February – The temperature goes as low as 10 degrees Celsius, and you may experience chilly winds.

    March to June – It is the summer season in Haridwar.
    July to September-It is From July onwards monsoon begins in Haridwar.

    How many days are enough for Haridwar?

    You can go for 4 days, 6days, 7dqys or 12-15 days(if you also want to visit Badrinath, Kedarnath, Kausani, Haridwar) It depends on you how many places you want to cover but according to me you should take at least 7 days.
    The Ganga Arti At Har Ki Pauri- Haridwar

    What is the famous food of Haridwar?

    Famous Street Food of Haridwar for the Tourists
    Aloo Pooris. Mohanji Poori Wale and Hoshiyarpuri rank on top positions for grabbing the crispy hot puris and savory sabzi. …
    Kachoris.
    Chhole Bhature.
    Sweets.
    Thickened Milk in Kullars.
    Chaat.
    Dibiya Fresh Fruit Chaat.

    Places to visit in Haridwar

    Ganga Arti
    Chandi Devi Temple
    Mansa Deve Temple
    Pawan Dham
    Daks Madhev Temple
    Pantanjali Yog Peeth
    Ma Anandamayee Ashram
    Saptrishi ashram
    Vaishno Devi temple
    The Pentagon Mall
    Sri vyas Ashram
    Birla Ghat
    Parad Shiviling
    Maya Devi Temple
    Rajaji Tiger Reserve
    Sawami Vivekand Park
    Vishnu Ghat
    Sureshwari devi Temple
    Mooti bazzar
    Neel Dhara Pakshi Vihar
    GAU Ghat
    Gauri Shanker Maha dev temple
    LAL Mata temple
    Bhuma Niketan Temple
    Adhbut Temple
    Kush Avarta Ghat
    Doodhadhari Barfani Temple

    How can I go to Haridwar?

    Nearest Airport: Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun is 37 km away from Haridwar, whereas Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi is 223 km away. You can reach Haridwar from these two airports via bus, taxi or train.

    Conclusion

    Dear readers, visiting them all in a lifetime is thought to provide release from the endless cycle of birth and death. Thus, pilgrims attain moksha or liberation.

    Understandably, this makes Haridwar very popular with Hindus who come to bathe in the holy water of the Ganges River, cleanse their sins, and visit temples.

    Rating: 5 out of 5.
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    Valley of Flowers, Heaven on Earth

    Introduction

    This article is about the Valley of Flowers National Park is an Indian national park, located in North  Chamoli and Pithoragarh, in the state of Uttarakhand, and is known for its meadows of endemic alpine flowers and the variety of flora.
    Valley Of Flower

    About The National Park

    Valley of Flowers National Park is an Indian national park, located in North Chamoli and Pithoragarh, in the state of Uttarakhand and is known for its meadows of endemic alpine flowers and the variety of flora and rare animals.

    The valley was declared a national park in 1982 and now it is a World Heritage Site.

    Valley of Flowers, located at 12,000 feet, was accidentally discovered in 1931, by mountaineers Frank S SmytheEric Shipton, and  RL Holdsworth, while returning after an expedition to Mount Kamet.  Smythe returned later and wrote the book The Valley of Flowers in 1938.

    The Himalayan valley that has long been acknowledged by renowned mountaineers, botanists, and in literature.

    It has been recognized internationally for over a century and is referenced in the Hindu religion Local people have visited the valley since ancient times.

    Indian yogis are known to have visited the valley for meditation. 
    Famous for its exotic varieties of medicinal herbs, it is also believed that Hanuman brought Sanjivani to the ailing Lakshmana from the valley of flowers

    The Valley of Flowers has many different colorful flowers, taking on various shades of colors as time progressed.

    Unique about the Valley of Flowers.

    The Valley of Flowers is famous for its outstanding natural beauty, endangered animals, and endemic alpine flowers.

    This valley comes under the national park category of India. It is spread over an area of around 88 km². Beautiful waterfalls, landscapes, and meadow add more stars to the beauty of Valley of Flowers.
    Valley of Flowers National Park

    Is Valley of Flowers safe?

    It is always safe while you travel in Uttarakhand as locals are humble and polite.
    As Valley of Flowers trek is quite demanding, therefore tourists should be physically and mentally fit for the trek.

    How do I plan a trip to Valley of Flowers?

    The best idea is to reach Joshimath or Govindghat and stay at night. Morning can start tracking from Govind ghat to Ghangria (Around 18 KM) and again stay at night. One can choose horse riding and save energy for the next day ( tracking in flower valley) .

     Is the Valley of flowers worth visiting?

    The Govindghat to Ghangariya and the Hemkund Sahib treks can be quite putting off to those looking for peace and quiet and cleanliness.

    The name given to it the Valley of Flowers is very true as there are flowers and flowers during summertime. In winter one will find snow and only snow here.
    Ghangaria Village

    Places To Visit In Valley Of Flowers

    Valley of Flower National Park:-

    A World Heritage Site, Valley of Flowers is probably one of the most beautiful places on Earth. The spread of colorful flowers against the snow-capped mountains during spring is a must-see.

    Fauna and Flora:-

    The Himalayan snow leopard is the major attraction of Nanda Devi National park amidst the valley of flowers and mountain ranges. Other animals found here are the endangered Asiatic black bear, blue sheep, and brown bear.

    Ghangaria Village:-

    Ghangaria is arranged at the intersection of the streams Bhyundar Ganga and Pushpawati, which shapes Lakshman Ganga, which later meets the waterway Alaknanda at Govindghat. It is the last human residence in the Bhyundar valley.

    This place is typically utilized by voyagers as a base camp to visit Hemkund and Valley of blooms.

    Hemkund Sahib

    Well, known journey site for Sikhs which is around 6 km from here, and the Valley of Flowers, a national stop known for its assortment of blossoms around 3 km from here. It is situated in the northern Himalayan reaches an elevation of 3049 meters in the Uttarakhand territory of India.
    Hemkund Sahib

    Best Time To Visit Valley of Flowers.

    The valley opens on June 1 each year and shuts in October. The best time to visit the Valley of Flowers is between July to September when you can see the valley at this bloom with flowers. August is the best time to see the flowers bloom; however, it might get difficult to reach there due to landslides and heavy rainfall. 

    How to reach valley of flowers?

    The closest you can get to The Valley of Flowers by road is Govind Ghat. This requires around an 11 hour drive to Joshimath from Dehradun, then another one hour to Gobindghat. From Gobindghat it is a 13-kilometer (8.1 miles) trek along a steep, narrow, but well-defined mountain trail to base camp at Ghangaria.

    Conculison Of this beautiful post

    My suggestion to all my readers you have to visit this famous Valley of flower national park and explore the naturally beautiful garden made by God. Famous for its exotic varieties of medicinal herbs, it is also believed that Hanuman brought Sanjivani to the ailing Lakshmana from the valley of flowers.

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    Longest Bus Journey In World India To London


    Interesting facts.

    1.) This adventure trip provides by Gurgaon, Based Adventures Overland Pvt Ltd company.

    2.)Around 20 passengers can travel from Delhi to London in the modified Luxury bus.

    3.) Cost per person Rs 15,00,000/-.

    4.) Now coming to the route, the Delhi-London bus journey will start from the National capital in India and will proceed to Myanmar,
    Thailand, China, Uzbekistan, Russia, Czech Republic, Germany and will finally conclude in London.

    5.) This trip covers 18 countries, covering a distance of  20,000 km in 70 days and 8 time zones.

    About This Adventures Trip

    The idea of introducing bus to London came from a solo drive from London to Delhi that Tushar Agarwal did in 2010 Adventure overland was founded by entrepreneur Tushar Agarwal and Sanjay Agarwal and Sanjay Madan.

    After receiving an overwhelming response for Road to London 2017, 2018, and 2019, they have yet again launched Road to London 2021.

    This time an epic journey crossing 18 countries, covering a distance of  20,000 km in 70 days from India to London via road.

    Map

    The trip will be divided into four categories and passengers can choose different destinations according to their liking and convenience while they will have to pay as per the particular package. However, if they avail of the whole trip from Delhi to London it will cost them Rs 15 lakh per person.

    Describing it as a “life-changing journey”, Tushar Agarwal said that around 40,000 people have already registered for Bus To London.

    Roadtrips are super fun and if you are someone who agrees with the said statement just like us, this piece is for you!

    The world’s longest bus journey is set to begin in May 2021 and the journey will start from New Delhi and will conclude in London. Adventures Overland is set to embark on a journey that is sure to cherish the travelers.

    All hotel stays will be on a twin sharing basis and a proper crew will be on-board the bus to assist the travelers in almost all situations – be it currency exchange, getting local SIM cards, and more.

    Bus

    The bus journey will cover over 20,000 km while crossing as many as 18 countries in a total of 70 days. Now if you have really made up your mind for this journey, you will have to be real quick as only 20 seats are available.

    Countries: India, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Russia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Czech Republic, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, France, United Kingdom

    The most popular and the first amongst them was a 1957 trip organized by Oswald-Joseph Garrow-Fisher, in a bus named The Indiaman.

    The bus began its journey with 20 passengers on board. Departing from London on April 15, 1957, it reached Kolkata on June 5.

    The same bus returned to London on August 2, 1957. Reportedly, a single fare cost was 85 pounds and 65 pounds for the return journey.

    The bus traveled through France, Italy, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Turkey, Iran, and Pakistan before finally reaching India.

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    WORLD FAMOUS SUN TEMPLE, OF GUJARAT.

    Introduction Great Sun temple Of Gujarat

    The Modhera Sun Temple was made by King Bhima I of the Chalukya dynasty in the early 11th century. Sun Temple Modhera’s Gujarat. Temple and its dedication to the Sun God will leave you stunned. The temple was so constructed that during every equinox, the first sun rays would fall on a diamond placed on the Sun God’s head and the entire temple would illuminate in a golden glow.

    On other days, two pillars before the garbhagriha would stay illuminated throughout the day, regardless of the position of the sun. All of these can only be left to the imagination now.

    History Of The Sun Temple

    The Sun Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to the solar deity Surya located at Modhera village of Mehsana district, Gujarat. India. It is situated on the bank of the river Pushpavati. It was built after 1026-27 CE during the reign of Bhima of the Chalukyas dynasty.

    The Temple Complex Has Three Components 

    The temple complex is built in (Chaulukya style). The temple complex has three axially aligned components; the shrine proper (garbhagriha) in a hall (gudhamandapa), the outer or assembly hall (sabhamandapa or rangamandapa), and a sacred reservoir (Kunda).

    The Sabhamandapa is not in continuation with Gudhamandapa but is placed little away as a separate structure. Both are built on a paved platform.[1] Their roofs have collapsed long ago leaving behind a few lower-most courses. Both roofs are 15′ 9″ in diameter but are constructed differently. The platform or plinth is inverted lotus-shaped.
    1.)Gudhamandapa, the shrine hall:-

    The Gudhamandapa measures 51 feet 9 inches by 25 feet 8 inches. It is almost equally divided into Gudhamandapa, the hall, and Garbhgriha, the shrine proper. Both are rectangular in plan with one projection on each of the smaller sides and two projections on each of the longer sides. These projections on the smaller sides form the entrance and the back of the shrine.
    2.)Sabhamandapa, the assembly hall:-

    Sabhamandapa or Rangamandapa, the assembly hall or dancing hall is parallelogram in plan with rows of pillars opening entrance on each side diagonally. The extensively carved exterior has a series of recessed corners giving an impression of the star-like plan of it.[There are 52 intricately carved pillars. Madhusudan Dhaky has suggested that the sabhamandapa may have been later addition based on style and construction.
    3.)Kunda, the reservoir:-

    Kunda, a tank or reservoir is known as Ramakunda or Suryakunda. The flight of steps through kirti-torana leads to the reservoir. It is rectangular. It measures 176 feet from north to south and 120 feet from east to west. It is paved with stones all around. There are four terraces and recessed steps to descend to reach the bottom of the tank. The main entrance lies in the west. There are steps to reach from one terrace to another on the right angle to the terrace. These steps are rectangular or square except for the first step of each flight of steps which is semicircular. Several miniature shrines and niches in front of the terrace-wall have images of gods including many Vaishnavite deities and goddesses such as Shitala.
    However, the sabha mandap still stands on 52 pillars, depicting the 52 weeks in year carvings of the sun, along with its unity with the other 4 elements-air, water, earth, and space- can be spotted on the walls.
    The halls have intricately carved exterior and pillars.
    The reservoir has steps to reach the bottom and numerous small shrines.

    What Is The Specialty Of Sun Temple of Modhera?

    The Sun Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to the solar deity Surya located at Modhera village of Mehsana district, Gujarat, India. It is situated on the bank of the river Pushpavati. It was built after 1026-27 CE during the reign of Bhima I of the Chalukyas dynasty.
    No worship is offered now and is a protected monument maintained by the Archaeological Survey Of India. At present, the temple is undertaken by the Archaeological Survey of India for renovation and restoration. In 2014, this Modhera Sun Temple was added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

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    How Many Sun Temples Are There In India?

    There are only 2 sun temples built in India. One is in Konark, Odisha, and others in Modhera, Gujarat.

    Who Destroyed Sun Temple Jammu & Kashmir?

    Martand is another Sanskrit synonym for Surya. Now in ruins, the temple is located five miles from Anantnag in the Indian union territory of Jammu and Kashmir. The temple was destroyed on the orders of Sultan Sikandar Butshikan, as part of his efforts to forcibly convert Kashmiri people to Islam.

    Uttarardha Mahotsav’

    The Tourism Corporation of Gujarat organizes an annual three-day dance festival known as ‘Uttarardha Mahotsav’ at the temple during the third week of January, following the festival of Uttarayan.
    The objective is to present classical dance forms in an atmosphere similar to that in which they were originally presented.

    How To Reach Modhera Gujarat?

    By Air: You can fly to the nearest city to Modhera-Ahmedabad-from where regular government bus services are available.

    By Train: For the ones boarding a train instead, the nearest railway station is at Mehsana-25 km from Modhera.

    By Road: Modhera Sun Temple can be easily reached by boarding a bus or hiring a taxi from anywhere in Gujarat. The Modhera Sun Temple indeed leaves you awestruck. It is one place, amidst all the ruins, where you’ll find a perfect blend of ageless creativity and tremendous hard work.

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    “DEKHO APNA DESH” CAMPAIGN BY THE MINISTRY OF TOURISM INDIA.

    India, the Ministry of Tourism has launched the ‘Dekho Apna Desh’ campaign stating that it would fund tourists who visit 15 destinations in the country in the year 2020-2022 and submit the photos on the department’s website.

    How to take a pledge in ‘Dekho Apna Desh’ campaign

    Step 1: First of all, you have to visit pledge.mygov.in website.

    Step 2: Then, you need to click ‘Dekho Apna Desh’ tab to take a pledge. It will navigate you to the page where you can start the process.

    Step 3: Click Take Pledge to enter your basic details.
     
    Step 4: Here, you have to enter your name, date of birth, state, district, pin code, email id, and mobile number.

    Step 5: Now, you need to click Proceed for Language Selection to select your language.

    Step 6: After selecting your language, click Read Pledge option.

    Step 7: Now, some auto-generated pledges will appear on your screen. Reading those pledges, you have to click I Pledge.

    Step 8: You will receive an OTP on your entered mobile number. Then, you need to enter the OTP received in the ‘Please Enter OTP’ box and click Submit.

    Step 9: At last, your resolve for ‘Dekho Apna Desh’ will appear on the screen. You can send the certificate to your mobile, email, print, or download it by selecting respective options.
    Dhekho Apna Desh Pledge
    Following these steps will help you to take a pledge in ‘Dekho Apna Desh’ campaign. You can also share the certificate on your Facebook and Twitter profiles directly from the website.