Monday, 29 February 2016

10 Most popular Cuisines of Jharkhand you must try!

Every place has its own traditions and cultures. Jharkhand too is no exception. Food forms an important part of our life. If you happen to be in Dhanabad or in Jharkhand, here are the top 10 most popular dishes of Jharkhand you must try:

1. Litti Chokha – This is a dish which is prepared from wheat flour dough that is stuffed with a mixture of roasted gram flour, spices and lemon juice. And is served with chokha- which is baked and pulped vegetables mixed with spices and onion.

2. Thekua/Khajuria- Thekua or Khajuria is a snack made from wheat flour; jaggery or sugar mixed together, molded and deep fried in ghee.This is particularly popular during “Chatt” Puja.

3. Malpua- If you are a sweet lover then you must have Malpua- Its batter is made by mixing flour, milk, sugar and mashed bananas and is deep fried in such a way that the edges go all crispy while the center is all soft.

4.  Dal Puri- Normally all Indians love Puri, so if you are in Jharkhand you must try Puri with Dal.

5. Parwal ki Mithai- Parwai is a vegetable and this is made with  stuffed with sweets to make it yummier.

6. Pedakiya/Gujiya- the pedakiya is made by stuffing flour stuffed with suji (semolina), khoya or grated coconut and is made on almost every occasion.This is the most famous fried sweet in Jharkhand.

7. . Chana Ghugni- Chana Ghungni is popular as snacks in Jharkhand. While a lot of Bengal gram is used as stuffing, this particular dish is the Sunday breakfast special.

8. Khaja- This wafer sweet snack is made from flour and sugar, is deep fried and then dipped in hot sugar syrup.

9.  Dal Pitha- This is  a version of momos or dumplings. This delicacy, made out of rice flour, is stuffed with spiced Bengal gram paste and then steamed.It's healthy to eat and yummlicious in taste.An addition pickle or chutni, makes Dal Pitha irestible.

10. Kheer Makhana- If you are not aware of “ makhana”, it is also known as fox nut. This different version of kheer is made in a similar way like the normal kheer but is not as sweet because of the slightly salty taste of the fox nuts.

So if you are in Dhanbad or in Jharkhand, and particularly if you are a food lover, do not miss on trying the 10 most popular dishes of Jharkhand.

Monday, 22 February 2016

Planning a Holiday? Get the Basics points for choosing the Right Hotel

t is almost end of February, the cold chilly winter is finally over; spring has set in. So it may be just be the ideal time to plan your holidays with your family. Now with so many options available starting from travel agencies to online travel portals, it often becomes confusing for you to choose your Hotel. But if you keep the following basic points in mind, it may not be difficult. As a leading Hotel in Dhanbad, we have made a list for our guests to look for.

1. Hotel Location- If it is a leisure trip, the location of the hotel is extremely important. Though if the location is in the centre of the city or town, it would mean proximity to the market, and thus make for easy shopping. It may be close to the railway station, bus stand, thus may make way for visits to places nearby easier. However if you are a lover of peace and serenity, a hotel located in the outskirts may be a more preferable. So depending on your preference you would have to choose.

2.  Hotel Amenities- With so much of competition, hotels always try to bring in the best amenities. However you need to do a close check. Especially cleanliness is a basic requirement. If you are travelling to a place where there is a scarcity of water, then you need to check on the availability of running water. Apart from these most of the hotels provide rooms with Led/ LCD televisions, laundry services, and free wi-fi services, etc. You may always have your personal set of preferences. Most of these are highlighted on the online Portals, so you can check with that.

3. Other facilities- If you are a food lover, then nothing like to have an attached Restaurant. Besides a Travel Desk would help you with Visits to places nearby.  Some hotels even have a free Pick up & drop facility to the nearest railway station or airport.
Best Hotel in Dhanbad

4. Finding out the Best Deal- Now one has numerous ways of booking a hotel; it may be directly on the Hotel’s website or through multiple online travel portals. So you may get numerous options to do the booking. But you need to research on what would be the best deal for you. So spending the time and effort may be worth, because with it, you may end up saving quite a lot. Hotels often offer complimentary meals with your bookings.

5. Quality of Service- the Quality of the Service of the hotel would indeed determine the quality of your stay. So try to find out the service standards of the hotel before checking in.

6. Testimonials- The hotel or online portal would always make tall claims. However a visitor who has already stayed at the hotel would give you the most authentic information about the quality of the hotel and its standards. Plenty of reviews are available on various websites, which you must check for getting genuine information. So verify the claims of the hotel against the reviews available on multiple websites.