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Top 1 hostels in Puri, India.

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Hotel Gandhara

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Hotel Gandhara

We are delighted to offer you the services of Hotel Gandhara located in Puri, Orissa, India. We believe that our modern facilities and pleasant personnel can please all visitors and business travelers. Located in a quiet part of Puri town, just a stones throw from Jagannath Puri Beach, the Hotel Gan...
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Ghats: 

One can find families, their children, bathing in the Ganges. Purifying their soul and body. The holy water of the river Ganga, is said to wash the sins of a person. The beauty of the Ghats lie in the waters, the view, the polite existence of the people and inner peace.

Anurakti Srivastava

Famous Street Food Joints

But when you are in Delhi do not miss out the opportunity of having street food. Some of my all-time favourite street food joints are – Natraj, Chandni Chowk for its Dahi Bhallas Karims, Jama Masjid for its famous non veg especially Seekh Kababs (if you love non veg this place will take you to heaven) Old and Famous Jalebi Wala, Chandni Chowk for the jalebis (a mouth-watering Indian sweet) Gianis, Chandni Chowk for the rabdi faluda. This is the first shop they opened and now have Ice Cream Parlours all over Delhi. But you know what they say… old is gold! Bille Di Hattti, Kamla Nagar for Chole Puri being a foodie I have to tell you guys, I grew up eating this! Keventers, Cannaught Place for milkshakes Shukla Paan Wala, Cannaught Place for an ice paan (Indian mouth freshner). This is a new experience all together. Just let other people try it out in front of you before actually having it for the first time!            

Abhilasha Mehta

Street Food at Khau Galli

Khau Galli, which literally means ‘Food Street’ in Marathi (the local language) is the best place to sample the street food of the city, ranging from the staple Vada Pav, to the wide variety of ‘Chaat’ like Pani Puri, Sev Puri and Bhel Puri. The Khau Galli at Churchgate is famous for the Pav Bhaji, Chaat and Milkshakes, while the famous Khau Galli at Ghatkopar is known for the sandwiches and South Indian street food, the specialties which include the ‘Jini Dosa’ among various other innovative but delicious dosas.

Mad As A Wanderer

Paani Puri and Masala Dosa

I am soon aware that passer-bys are shooting me disapproving looks and I realise with a smile that it’s because I am eating in public. It’s one of those quaint Indian customs I’d forgotten about – no one walks down the street eating, stuffing their face with a masala dosa on their way to work the way you might see professionals in New York grab a bagel as they high-tail it for the subway. And nowhere in New York could you buy guavas for Rs 30 (about 0.50 USD) and know that you could probably bargain the price down further. It’s a known fact that foreigners and expats will usually get a higher price quoted at them than locals but with some practiced head-bobbing and an Indian accent that becomes more pronounced the longer I return to India for, I can practically halve the price of anything I’m buying from a stall. Just call the owner Uncle and pretend you’re a young student – works every time. Paani Puri and Masala Dosa Bangalore is the silicon valley of India, attracting talented software programmers and Information systems experts from around the country. The influx of money and booming economy are a product of India’s large population. Stories circulate of clerks who gave up their full-time job to start a Paani Puri stall and never look back. On that note, if you go anywhere in India you have to try the chaat. The breaking of a Paani Puri in your mouth can’t be described in words but I’ll try. Imagine a gel ball that you get as a topping at Frozen Yoghurt shops and that moment when it pops in your mouth and the liquid escapes. Now imagine that instead of it being sweet, the ball is crunchy, and the liquid tangy and sweet and spicy all at the same time. That is Paani Puri.

Anushka Britto

1.Cellular Jail

What is now a museum was once a colonial prison built by the British Empire. Earlier, it had seven wings, each having three stories. Three wings have been demolished to build a hospital. From the Central tower, the view of the sea is alluring. Do not miss the light and sound show in the evening, showcasing the history of the Jail, voiced by Om Puri and several others.

Srimaitri

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