Train Journey between Mumbai and Bangalore

Going down the memory lane I remember one of the best journey’s of my life, from Mumbai to Bangalore. With no hefty amount of money in my pockets, I booked a train ticket and got my PNR on IRCTC website and  sat on a train. Over the distance of 984 kms, I witnessed several rivers, scenic bridges, lush thickets, sleepy villages and lot more.

Mumbai, being the entertainment capital of our country is always considered a busy city with chaotic lanes and buzz all around. I entered the grand Mumbai central station, filled with noisy and cranky crowd. As I sat on the train and it started to move, there was a weirdly beautiful sense of quietness that filled the atmosphere. I could see the entire city pass by but with none of the everyday burden on me. The city limits passed by and so did my sense of worry. I let myself dwell in the deep beauty of nature and enjoy this journey from one metropolitan to another. Passing the meadows with pearl like water droplets on them, the fields which were clearly the result of a farmers’ hard work and traversing through many exceptional areas such as the Sahyadri mountain range located between Karjat and Lonavala, also called the Bhor Ghats, they made me realise the importance of taking a second and appreciating our surroundings.

Soon enough, the Pune junction arrived familiarising me with the jolly old bustle that I escaped while leaving the Mumbai station. It being a 24 hour journey, I could really enjoy the play of lights and shadows and how they carry a deep meaning within themselves. I drifted off as I was enjoying some light music and we pierced through the night. I woke up with the holiest view of hanuman temple as well as the Astaane Quadri Halkatta Sharif Dargah, in a village called Konchur somewhere near the Wadi station. Karnataka welcomed us with the perfect snapshots for a photo album. As we proceeded in our journey, I realised that I wasn’t far away from the same rush that I left Mumbai which is why I wanted to make the most out of these precious moments.

We entered the city limits with a scenic view of the Kempegowda Fort. I realised that this journey was definitely the best break that I required, which also helped me enjoy the serene moments in the lap of nature

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Places to visit in Manali in December

Be it with friends, family, or your partner, Manali is one of the best holiday destinations to have fun at. Manali has become so popular among backpackers, honeymooners and hippies that now it has an estimated 800 to 1000 hotels and guesthouses. The peak time to visit Manali is from mid-April to mid-July, mid-September to mid-October. Over Christmas and New Year the place gets overrun with cars and people everywhere. Along with hotels, there are also a number of pretty cafes and restaurants.

If you are planning a trip to Manali in the month of December, and you are clueless about which places to visit, here is a list of places for you to consider. I am telling you, you don’t want to miss these.

  1. Solang Valley: If you love trekking, you have to go to Solang Valley! It is a popular tourist spot that not only has trekking, but also other interesting and thrilling activities like skiing, paragliding, zorbing, cable car ride, helicopter rides, etc.
  2. Hampta Pass: Hampta Pass is a small corridor in the Pir Panjal range that connects Kullu valley to Lahaul. If you are looking for trekking trails and camping, this is the best place for you. You can see the green mountains of Kullu as well as the cold desert of Lahaul from here.
  3. Gulaba Village: There might be a scenario where the Rohtang pass might be closed due to heavy snowfall in the month of December. If that does, do not feel low because you have an option of visiting the beautiful Gulaba village located in the vicinity of Manali. It is located at an altitude of 4300 meters, and you can enjoy enthralling views of the nearby snow clad mountains from here.
  4. Siyali Mahadev Temple: There are a number of temples and Monasteries in Manali, but trust me, this one is worth visiting. From its architecture to its vibe, it will give you immense peace and serenity. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, it is an elegant wooden structure with a picturesque view. It is located near the Mall Road.
  5. Naggar Castle: Naggar Castle is located amidst breathtaking forested hills and is a magnificent historical edifice. It is an amalgamation of European and Himalayan architecture made of stone and wood. There are three small shrines within the premises, each holding religious importance of its own. You cannot miss this if you are travelling to Manali in the month of December!
  6. Old Manali: If you are tired of the hustle and bustle of Mall Road and want to spend some quality time with your loved ones, Old Manali is your go-to place! You can witness traditional as well as contemporary culture there, with temples on the one hand and fancy cafes on the other.
  7. Mall Road: If you want to shop or get souvenirs for your loved ones from Manali, you have got to visit Mall Road! It is one of the busiest places of Manali, that consists of
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HOW TO MAKE DELICIOUS COOKIE USING YOUR HOT AIR BALLOON CUTTERS

HOW TO MAKE DELICIOUS COOKIE USING YOUR HOT AIR BALLOON CUTTERS

So, you’ve decided to make some cookies maybe for your kids or for an upcoming events but you don’t know how to make them. No worries, this article will help you because we’ve got the best recipe out there. The first thing is to select the perfect hot air balloon cookie cutter. You should make sure that the edges are sharp enough so that the shapes comes out clean but it should not be too fragile, otherwise it may break. Also, maybe before using the cutter, you could put some oil on the inside borders to avoid the dough from sticking on it. That little trick can be very handy! Now that you’ve selected your cutter, let’s move to the recipe.

The Most Delicious Cookie Recipe

For this, it entirely depends on what you want and your taste. You can make chocolate cookies or butter ones. The basic recipe is the same but only the ingredients changes slightly. For the purpose of this recipe, we’ll make a chocolate one. First we need to make the dough. Mix the flour and other ingredients first without forgetting to use a good amount of butter and also include chocolate powder. Once it is ready, put all of them in the fridge for about 1-2 hours. After that, remove it and place on your kitchen table. Use your rolling pin and spread the dough evenly on the table making sure that the thickness is almost the same everywhere. Then use your hot air balloon cookie cutter to cut out the shape from the dough. If you’re still wondering where to get the best cutter, then head to coolstuffshub and read their complete review as this will help you in your selection. You should be careful so as to get as many clean shapes as possible and also not applying to much pressure on the cutter to avoid damaging it. Once you have all your shapes, put them on the tray, and then place them in a preheated oven. Once they start getting a brown color, that indicates that they are ready and you can remove them. And there you have it, some delicious cookies which you can have at tea time.

Why hot air balloon shaped cookies?

We always see people making round cookies or those having the shapes of teddy bears, gingerbread men or heart shaped. But rarely do we see people use a hot air balloon cookie cutter in the kitchen. So if you make this, it will be something out of the ordinary and will impress your guests. Although the taste of the cookies will be the same, the shape will definitely attract lots of attraction especially from kids. Another reason is because you can make them really colorful and thus attractive at the same time. Do try them and you will see the differences for yourself. Apart from colorful icing sugar, you can also decorate your cookies with nuts, chocolates bits and other tasty items. You just have …

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Surprise Benefits from Drinking Coffee

Surprise Benefits from Drinking Coffee

When people think about coffee, one of the common things they think about is the sweet taste and the consumption of caffeine. There has been a lot said about coffee. Some of it has been not so flattering. However, no matter what you may have heard about coffee, there are actually plenty of short term and long-term benefits that come from this morning staple. You may be surprised what you might gain from drinking coffee on a regular basis.

One benefit that comes from drinking coffee is that it reduces the chances of Alzheimer’s disease. This type of dementia that is devastating can be avoided with a regular drinking of coffee. This goes to show that not only will you be better able to focus and work as a result of drinking this hot beverage, but you will also be able to avoid some cognitive decline. As a matter of fact, even adults that are experiencing some kind of impairment in their memory will have the possibility of avoiding Alzheimer’s as they drink coffee throughout their adulthood.

Another benefit that comes from drinking coffee is the boosting of focus and attention. When you drink coffee at the beginning of the day, you help you brain work more efficiently. This will give you the ability to take care of any job you have to do for the day. This is especially helpful for people who are working jobs that require them to use their brain. A moderate amount of coffee will help them avoid the mental fog that often comes about in the later parts of the day.

One surprise benefit that comes with drinking coffee is that it helps you avoid heart failure. To be exact, if you drink about one or two cups of coffee every day, you reduce the chances of heart failure. However, when you get on your third cup, then you are doing nothing good for your heart. One very important reason to drink coffee is to reduce the chance of developing cancer, particularly skin cancer. Studies have been conducted which indicate that coffee is likely to reduce the occurrence of skin cancer.

Other benefits of drinking coffee include reducing the chance of developing Parkinson’s and diabetes in women. Therefore, if you have been told that drinking coffee is not healthy, then you might want to give it a second thought. If you are interested in getting your cup of coffee, you can find plenty of brands at the nearest store. You can easily find nespresso coffee pods from Yes Coffee or other brands from other sources.

While there are a lot of health benefits to drinking coffee, there is one major factor to consider. One factor is how much you consume. Even with the benefits, the worst thing you can do is try to drink a lot of cups of coffee throughout the day. If you keep the cups of coffee down to one or two cups daily, you will get the benefits you …

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