Friday, December 30, 2016

New Year's Eve deals at The Lalit Ashok, Bengaluru

The Lalit Ashok, Bengaluru is having awesome deals for this New Year’s Eve. My first visit to this hotel was a couple of months ago and ever since I just love this place. The Lalit Ashok Hotel, Bengaluru is a popular hotel amongst the celebrities, politicians and other dignified people from the society. The reason being it's so popular in the F&B industry is only because of their exceptional hospitality. Recently I attended a wonderful High tea event here. Since it was around Christmas time, the hotel was completely in a festive mood. We got a chance to explore The Lalit Boulangerie (CafĂ© at The Lalit Ashok) as well and my experience was lovely (more details will be on the blog soon).

I came across the stay packages and other New Year deals at The Lalit Ashok, Bengaluru. Since this is one of my favorite hotels in town I highly recommend the deals to my friends and everyone who is looking for a rocking party in town.

This New Year – The Lalit brings London to India.

 Experience historic charm and modern hospitality at The Lalit teleport you to London, whilst being in India with our celebrations.

The Lalit Boulangerie -  New Year Hampers

The Lalit Standard Hamper – Rs. 2500 AI
The Lalit Hamper Deluxe – Rs. 3500 AI
The Lalit Hamper Luxury – Rs. 4500 AI
 Timing: 9.00 am – 9.00 pm
 Date of Promotion: until 31st December 2015

NEW YEAR Brunch at 24/7 

       1st January Sunday, Time: 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm.
       The festivities shouldn't stop when the big night ends. Let’s write the MANIFESTO and drink MIMOSAS! Invite your friends and Family to join The Lalit Ashok for the creative brunch to celebrate 2017, with the experience of World cuisine in the platter at 24/7.
       Vocalist Mike Kher performance with best western numbers string by his Guitar.
       INR 2450 + Taxes per person Alcoholic Brunch.
               INR 1795+ Taxes per person Non- Alcoholic Brunch.

24/7 Restaurant – The Lalit Ashok Bangalore
January 1, 2017| Timing: 12:30 pm
Call: 9900064314

Stay Packages


2 nights / 3 days (Deluxe Room @ 11500+ Taxes per night) (Executive Suite@ 17000 + Taxes per night)

·         Exclusive Entry to The  New Year Eve Party at OKO
·         Exclusive Entry to New Year Sunday Brunch
·         Entry to the Sutra the lounge and avail a complimentary IMFL drink for 2
·         Complimentary head massage / Facial for half an hour for 2
·         Pickup and Drop within city limits(15kms)
·         15% towards in room dining
·        15% off on pastry shop
·         4 pcs of laundry complimentary

Staycation package for Deluxe Rooms:
 In case the guest wants the booking for 1 night. The rate is 13000 all inclusive with entry to Kalinga/ Siddhartha for 2 pax and 14000 all inclusive with entry to OKO.
This will include only New Years Eve Party and Breakfast on 01 Jan 2017.

Single lady
Room package (breakfast included)
* Kids allowed only food /kids zone

*10% discount is applicable on the above rates/ all inclusive of taxes
So what are you waiting for? Plan a rocking New Year Party with your friends/family at The Lalit Ashok Hotel.

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All about exploring the new Tata Hexa SUV at Tata Hexa Experience, White Orchid, Bengaluru

I am so thrilled to write my first automobile review on my blog. I am not an expert but love luxury bikes and cars. I never imagined that I will experience a roller coaster ride in Namma ooru in a premium car which is not yet launched in the market. The feeling I had was amazing. Yes! I’m talking about the recent Tata Hexa experience conducted at White Orchid, Manyata Tech Park. I was invited by the IndiBlogger team. Tata Hexa Experience was from 23-25th Dec 2016 and only selected bloggers were able to participate through IndiBlogger.

My blogger friend Pratheek and I decided to experience the Tata Hexa together. Some of my friends had already attended Tata Hexa event at Hyderabad and after hearing a lot from them I was so eager to experience the same. On a Friday sunny afternoon, we headed to Hebbal and the moment we entered the event; we were astonished to see the setup made by Tata Hexa team.

The hall started with a registration counter and it was mandatory to fill the details for experiencing the Tata Hexa. The venue had many set up with interesting stalls like Tanishq jewelry, Titan watches, Croma Retail and also other exciting stalls like kids game zone, food stalls, live music performances, Pet adoption zone by Care foundation and RadioCity Booth. The most important and interesting one was the Tata Digital Zone which virtually shows the Tata Hexa experience. This is available in Tata Motors website as well (Link is given at the end of this review).

My friend and I were eagerly waiting for the off-road experience and Tata Motors had a specially created off-road track next to White Orchid. This Off-road track included many obstacles created just like you face in a high range or hilly area. The professional executives from Tata Motors helped the participants for an amazing off-road experience explaining different modes and functions of the car in a short time. For few minutes we held our breath especially when the expert took us to hill-climbing mode. Check out the pics and video taken at the Tata Hexa Experience, Bengaluru :)

After a wonderful off-road experience, it was time for the real track experience. My friend Pratheek was keen on trying the Manual car and we waited quite some time to experience the same. The entire wait was really worth. We went for a drive inside the Manyata Campus and Tata Motors Executive explained us the features. We had a great time by experiencing this SUV. We tried the seven seater car and just loved it.

About Tata Hexa

Tata Motors is gonna change the Indian automobile industry with this revolutionary SUV with 4x4 features. With the hexagonal designs in the front and with a heavy, stylish body and lighter frame this car has got features like anti-skid control, traction control, spacious interiors, 19 inch alloy wheels, leather upholstery, six airbags, ESP, Projector headlamps, super driving modes, Hill-hold control, LED daytime running modes and 10 speaker JBL audio system etc. It has got four drive modes – Auto, Comfort, Rough Road and Dynamic modes. The Comfort and Dynamic work on 4x2 mode and Auto and Rough road works on 4x4 which is good for the off-road experiences. Its engine comes with a 2.2-litre diesel engine with torque 156 BHP and 148 BHP engine options. The fuel efficiency will be ~14km/L on Highway.

It's 'me' time

With my hextraordinary Tata Hexa experience, I am sure this car is going to be a good option for people who love SUVs and comfortable driving with super drive modes. Tata Hexa is likely to be launched in January 2017 and I will surely consider this luxury car in the near future. Thanks to IB for giving me this wonderful opportunity to experience Tata Hexa.

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Thursday, December 29, 2016

A spectacular lunch at Made in Punjab, Bengaluru - An afternoon I'll remember forever!

Winter season is here! Bengaluru at its best and we always needed something or other to keep our body warm. When I think about cuisines, Punjabi food does fair dealing for this matter. My visit to Made in Punjab (MIP), Bengaluru was long due and recently I had an absolutely magical experience at this restaurant. MIP is from the house of Jiggs Kalra, the ‘Czar of Indian cuisine’ and the brainchild of Mr. Zorawar Kalra who is known as the ‘Prince of Indian cuisine’. Everyone knows Mr.Zorawar Kalra through the recent MasterChef India and like other well-known Chefs from the show; we know how passionate and in-depth knowledge Mr.Kalra has got when it comes to food. It was such an honor for me to visit one of his restaurants.

MIP is located in UB City and it is always interesting to be around that area especially in the festive season. Since Christmas was round the corner, the entire mall was well decorated. My booking was done in advance and without any waiting time, I got a table. They have really great ambiance with elegant and classy interiors.  Whenever you visit MIP or Farzi it’s not just about the gastronomical experience, but also for their service and great hospitality. MIP’s staffs are very polite, friendly and attentive – This applies to the lady who ‘welcomes the guest’ to the staffs who serve you the food. At any point, you can ask the staff for details of the dishes mentioned on the menu and they will help you with the best description.

Whenever you dine at a gourmet fine dining place, make sure that the person who dines with you knows how to appreciate good food. In my case, I was with a vegetarian friend who loves Punjabi food. We went on a Wednesday afternoon and surprise to see the place was packed with corporate, families, and kitty party groups. They recently started buffet menu which is already very popular and a good option for the hungry corporate souls. This time we opted for ‘a la carte’ and MIP has a dramatized menu with funny caricatures and one-liners. This will surely catch your attention.


We started our lunch with a Nashili Chai and an Orange mocktail for my friend. Nashili Chai is a rum based cocktail which comes with the visual treat when they serve. Orange wedge will add an extra punch to this drink. It’s a must-try drink for the cocktail lovers.


‘Popeye Paaji ki fav chaat’, Bhatti ka Murg, Paneer Barrel Tikka, Jau Mushroom chakli, Sarson Olive machchi were served as appetizers. Each and every item served were spectacular appetizers which will make you feel undoubtedly heavenly. Popeye chaat had the wonderful flavors from spinach crisps, mint and tamarind chutney, sev and pomegranate garnishing.

Another delectable dish was the melt-in-mouth Paneer Barrel Tikka. The freshness and quality of big chunks of paneer used were outstanding and it was cooked to perfection which will make you crave for more.

Who doesn’t like a little bit of visual treat? The other dishes Bhatti ka Murg and Sarson olive machchi were served with smoke. Both the dishes were lip-smacking with smokey Tandoor flavors.

Jau Mushroom chakli was crumb fried patties with a creamy and crunchy blend of Jau (Barley) and Mushroom. Most of the impressive items on their menu are traditional dishes. Be it presentation or taste, it’s all about the traditional dishes with a stylish modern twist which caters to everyone’s palate.

Main Course

By the time we finished the appetizers we were almost full and the main course served made us our eyes wide open. Maa ki daal, Highway gosht, Luxury BC (lol! it’s not the one you guess, it’s Butter Chicken), Lahsoon Palak Chenna were served with assorted Indian bread. Maa ki daal aka dal makhani and Luxury butter chicken was so rich in flavors and I could have just had it without any accompaniments. So yum and filling it was.

Lahsoon Palak Chenna had a unique flavor which I never experienced before. The crumbled Paneer (cottage cheese), and spinach cooked in onion-tomato gravy was truly a North West Frontier dish. Highway Gosht, as the name says lamb cooked in Desi Dhaba style. This dish looked so simple yet so delightful. All the gravies went well with the buttery soft Indian bread.


A Punjabi meal is incomplete without a glass of Lassi (yogurt based drink). But this time there was no room for the same and we ordered desserts -Ras ‘Dates’ malai, and Stuffed gulab jamun. Both the desserts came with a twist; the stuffing in it. Rasmalai had a dates rabri stuffing and Gulab Jamun had a chocolate stuffing. You will experience such unique combo and scrumptious desserts only at MIP. Thanks to Chef Gaurav and his team for making our day so special.

As 2016 is almost getting over, my lunch at MIP was so special and close to my heart and I’m sure this is gonna be in my top North Indian restaurants list. Don’t believe me check out the recent Times Food Awards they received in the category of ‘Noteworthy Newcomer’. I am sure when I travel to other metropolitan cities I will surely visit the other restaurants from Massive Restaurants. A meal for two would be approximately ₹1500/-.

Level 2, UB City
Lavelle Road
For reservations, contact +91 7899700900 or +91 8040990151

For more details, check out Made In Punjab, UBCity

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