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Top 10 Nightlife in Asia

Top 10 Nightlife in Asia
Destination(s): New Delhi

The fun doesn't end after the sun goes down in the Orient, use our top 10 nightlife guide in Asia to find the best of the best clubs and activities. Air in Tokyo is the best place in all of Japan to catch an internationally famous DJ and the club also hosts many live performances by regional and international touring acts. Kabuki-za has been the top kabuki theater in Tokyo since 1889. There are two performances daily and non-Japanese speaking visitors can use headphones to have the plays explained in their native language. Yumla is a small bar with a devoted following of regulars. Expect to hear quality live music or a visiting DJ spinning avant garde techno and dance favorites. Saxophone Pub and Restaurant is a haven for music lovers of all types. It is often referred to as a jazz club, though other music genres can be heard here as well. read more about Top 10 Nightlife in Asia... Read More

New Delhi - History at every turn

New Delhi - History at every turn
Destination(s): New Delhi

Mesmerizing. Modern. Ancient. Diverse.
Delhi overwhelms at first sight. Stand resolute and the city lifts its varied veils to reveal gems of history at every turn.

Delhi has been almost continuously inhabited since sixth century B.C.

With the rise of the Delhi Sultanate in 1200 A.D, Delhi became the most important city in India. The Qutub Minar, completed in 1386, is the landmark structure of this period. At 72.5 meters it is the tallest brick minaret in the world.

The Mughal emperor Shahjahan decided to shift his capital from Agra to Delhi in 1639. The result was a walled city called Sahjahanabad. It exists today as 'old delhi' with the Red Fort, Chandani Chowk and Jama Masjid as its architectural linchpins.

When the British decided to shift their capital to Delhi, they settled on the relatively open area to the south of the walled city. Designed to project British Imperial ambitions, this part of Delhi is known for its imposing colonial architecture and wide, tree-lined boulevards.

Visit it for its buildings, its eclectic mix of cultures from all across India, the bustle of its bazaars, the smile of its people. Delhi, in the end, lets you find exactly what you came looking for. You just have to stay long enough...

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Top 10 Hotels in India

Top 10 Hotels in India
Destination(s): New Delhi

After spending all day taking in the culture and sights of India, relax in one of the country’s top ten hotels. Find a place that suits you best with our suggestions. The acres of grounds kept at The Leela, along with a selection of fine restaurants and bars mark this as a first-class hotel. Travelers with kids will appreciate the ITC Hotel Grand Central Sheraton & Towers for its Very Important Kids (VIK) plan, as well as the in-room amenities and on-site restaurants. Stay at The Park in Calcutta or New Delhi, as both represent the best that five star hotels have to offer. The Park in Calcutta houses four lounges where you can spend the evenings taking part in the chic, urban nightlife, as well as spacious and comfortable rooms. Whether you want a nice place to crash, or a fancy bit of nightlife before bed, our top ten hotels in India help you plan your trip. read more about Top 10 Hotels in India... Read More

Top 10 Cheap Restaurants in Asia

Top 10 Cheap Restaurants in Asia
Destination(s): New Delhi

Looking to experience authentic Asian cuisine at affordable rates? Our top 10 cheap restaurants in Asia guide has the information you need to find hearty portions at rates that won't exceed your budget. Tsukemen-ya Jou offers up some of the best dipping soup Tokyo has to offer. Other winning dishes include authentic Asian fare with lots of noodles - but don't order more than you can eat - it's considered the height of bad taste. Din Tai Fung specializes in quick service and hearty portions. Our favorites include the steamed pork buns and shrimp siu mai. Suda is a corner restaurant in Bangkok popular with locals and tourists alike for their extensive Thai menu. The quality here is very good and the prices are more than reasonable making this one of the better dining bargains around. You can also wet your whistle while you're here with some Thai beer and whiskey. read more about Top 10 Cheap Restaurants in Asia... Read More

Top 10 Romantic Restaurants in Asia

Top 10 Romantic Restaurants in Asia
Destination(s): New Delhi

Enjoy the best cuisine of the Far East in the most intimate settings with our top 10 romantic restaurants in Asia list. Legato is one of the newest restaurants in Tokyo and it offers the spectacle and ambiance of penthouse dining with a great view of the Tokyo Tower. The decor is Old World but the food is modern Vietnamese and an extensive wine list makes for a superb dining experience. Repertoire offers fine French cuisine in an intimate and elegant setting. Here you can sample some of the Chef's Tasting Menu to get an idea of what you'd like to have for a main course. The ultimate place to go for a date night is In the Mood for Love: Sushi Bar and Bistro in Bangkok. The setting is designed to replicate 1960's Hong Kong and we highly recommend the Sweet 16 Roll with eel, spicy tuna, and avocado topped with chopped strawberries and shrimp roe. read more about Top 10 Romantic Restaurants in Asia... Read More

Top 10 Restaurants in India

Top 10 Restaurants in India
Destination(s): New Delhi

While visiting India, you want to sample the best restaurants on offer. Our top ten list will help you to test the finest dining in the country without hassle. Start with the busy Gajalee in Mumbai for seafood, much of which is prepared in a coconut and chili base. If you prefer faster service, stop in at the Emperor’s Court, where the fare tends more towards Oriental, and the accommodations should make you feel like royalty. The atmosphere of India Jones hints at a 1940s cliffhanger. Try the India Jones Grand Platter, which provides plenty of food and variety. Return to authentic Indian tastes at Karim’s or Chor Bizarre. Spicy kebabs, Mutton Burra, and Chicken Tikka offer quality enough to draw everyone, including celebrities. Chor Bizarre revels in its “Market of Thieves” theme as well as its oddity. The fare also tastes fantastic. Try the best of India’s restaurants, starting with one of our top ten suggestions. read more about Top 10 Restaurants in India... Read More

Top 10 Romantic Restaurants in India

Top 10 Romantic Restaurants in India
Destination(s): New Delhi

Check our ten favorite romantic restaurants when you want to pause from the bustle of an adventure in India to dine with your special someone. With astonishing views of the city, Le Belvedere offers dancing and live music in addition to fabulous food. If you prefer a rooftop view of Mumbai, then visit Dome for opulent decor and a fine selection of food, wine, and cigars. Nawab Saheb aims to provide regal pampering along with traditional curries and sinful desserts. Castle 9 Restaurant & Lounge scores highly with music that enhances the subtle atmosphere. Meals from around the world appear at 5 The Restaurant, and every detail here, from the wine to the service, bespeaks romance. Though styled after market eateries, Sonargaon in Kolkata offers several curries and kebabs, and the decor and aroma inspire a romantic mood. Dining in India provides opportunities for romance at every corner, and our top ten selections should help ensure an evening of love. read more about Top 10 Romantic Restaurants in India... Read More

The Top Five Places You Have Never Heard Of

The Top Five Places You Have Never Heard Of
Destination(s): New Delhi

Five places you must visit to complete your Delhi experience. A hidden step well right in the center of the city, a tower never completed, bespoke craftsmanship, a handful of spices, and a soulful center of Sufi bliss. Suddenly, Delhi is not just about the Red Fort and the Jama Masjid anymore.


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New Delhi - The Heart of India

New Delhi - The Heart of India
Destination(s): New Delhi

Delhi – only a few are unaware of this city. The centre of power of the Indian government, the venue of the upcoming Common Wealth Games 2010, and a true cosmopolitan city, Delhi offers an experience of India that is unrivalled to none. This is especially true for those visitors who are short on time, but wish to experience India’s diverse cultures.

Here the old and the new, the traditional and the modern, the slums and the bungalow coexist in comfort. On one hand, you marvel at the architecture of Old Delhi, especially the Chandni Chowk area, where houses and buildings, shopping districts, and the Khao galli from the pre-Independence era still stand in all their glory. On the other hand, there are the new-age gated communities and malls that house the glitz and glamour, entertainment, and designer wears from around the world.

There are monuments such as the ruins of Old Fort that dates back to the mid-15th century, Red Fort that bespeaks the history of the Mughals, India Gate, India’s Arc-de-Triomphe; places of worship, which are also astounding architectural pieces such as the Lotus Temple and Birla Mandir; and a range of shopping destinations for just about all pockets.

With eateries and watering holes in just about every corner, your visit to Delhi is bound to be as much delightful as it is adventurous. read more about New Delhi - The Heart of India... Read More

Offbeat New Delhi - the Top 10 must do list

Offbeat New Delhi - the Top 10 must do list
Destination(s): New Delhi

Your umpteenth time in New Delhi? Seen it all? Done it all? Not quite looking forward to the India Gate, Humayun Tomb, Qutub Minar, Red Fort circuit?

We understand.

That's why, to perk up your jaded senses, we have come up with our Top 10 Offbeat things to do in New Delhi.

From a never-inhabited fort to an ancient step-well. From an imperial memorial to a mystic saint. From a haunted jail to a meandering maze...each is a prescription mood elevator for the depressed traveler.

So, go ahead. Get on to the track not usually taken. And tick off the numbers. As for the busload of tourists heading the other way, wave at them. One day, they will also follow in your footsteps...


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