Delhi - Samba Walker was here:
Seconds from the Jama Masjid, concealed along chaotic alleys with ramshackle vendors and heady doses of scents and stenches, is a “hole-in-the-wall” serving some of the finest authentic Mughlai Indian food in Delhi. It may be the least refined establishment in which to eat a royal feast, but regal Indian dishes is what you’ll get at Karims Delhi hotel. No, it’s not a hotel. The family restaurant, founded in 1913, has been passing down Mughlai Indian food recipes through 4 generations. Today, Karim Hotels grills mouthwatering meats: tandoori murgh, burra, raan and bakra – spiced chicken, mutton (including brains), and fish; badshahi badam pasanda with almonds, yogurt and spices; Mughlai firdausi qorma and dil pasand seekh kabab - mutton skewers and… mmmm… chili sauce.
If the summers in Delhi (capital of India) force you to drive out of the city in search of a place to chill, now there is no need to go anywhere … the place is there in Delhi only where you will freeze while the temperature outside is at its peak. Thanks to Julian Bayley (co-founder of Ice Culture Inc.) for sculpting a place for the Delhiites to escape from the scorching temperature and oppressive weather. The worldʹs best ice designer had done a great job with 35 tons of ice and designed an authentic ice bar situated on 1st floor of MGF Metropolitan Mall, New Delhi, India. On the entry, receive warm greetings by a beautiful ice lady. Feel enchanted in a majestic ambiance of soulful music, beautiful ice sculptures and a temperature hovering between -5°C and -10°C.
Sip N Bite is a little place in the heart of Gurgaon Haryana India - about 30 km. from Delhi. It stands out from other places in the Qutub Plaza complex because it’s cozy, casual & offers good value. There’s a crepe corner, called “Holy Crepe” with a fairytale arch that lends innocent charm to the place, but Sip N Bite isn’t just about fresh crepes. It serves Chinese, Indian, & continental dishes like sizzlers, all prepared in an open kitchen while you watch. And, each page of the menu has a tidbit of food history, like the accidental discovery of tea and how chocolate was first made; a nice read while waiting for an order. The downside is that there’s no alcohol, not even wine. Sip N Bite Restaurant in Gurgaon is located in Qutub Plaza DLF phase 1 opposite Icic Bank.
The Kingdom of Dreams Hindi slogan is, “Ye nahi dekha toh kuch nahi dekha”, which means, “if you haven’t seen this, you’ve seen nothing”. Call it a leisure & entertainment destination, a high-tech amphitheatre, a snap-shot of Indian culture, or a centre for entertainment, but it’s all of these combined. Located in Gurgaon, 30km from Delhi, the grand façade boasts regal architecture that takes visitors back in time. The 3 major areas are: The Culture Gully (Gully means “lane” in Hindi) offers a taste of the major Indian states, Nautanki Mahal, meaning “the drama place”, is a massive theatrical auditorium, and Showshaa, is a theater for Indian epics. The Kingdom of Dreams is a place for Indian cuisine, Bollywood cinematic culture and extravagant theatrical performances.
Mind Café brings “people together through old style intellectual clean fun” with over 2000 board games, a giant set of Jenga building blocks plus snacks & beverages – without an Xbox or PlayStation® in sight! Mind Cafe Gurgaon locations (at Cross Point on the 2nd floor of Galleria Market, DLF Phase 4, and on the 1st floor of the Fortis Hospital) are based on the café/restaurants with board games Singapore introduced to the world. The ones in Gurgaon are the first board games café centers in India; already popular hangouts for gaming fans and the hottest places for birthdays (3 years – adult), intellectual kitty parties, corporate “Ice-Breaking” & “Team Bonding” events plus lots of competitions. They also sell board games so you can take the fun home!