Hotel Chanakya, Patna : During one of my official visits, to the capital city of Patna, I stayed in Hotel Chanakya, for a couple of days. Honestly, the hotel had an amazing group of staff and were ready to serve the guests 24*7. Other than that, this 3 star hotel is also located at a convenient distance from airport and the amenities are worth every penny.
Kadhi Badi Dish : I got a chance to taste the Kadhi Badi when I visited Punjab for a friend’s wedding. The dish was made with buttermilk as its base and had dumplings which were similar to Pakodas. The dish itself was spicy and had a touch of sourness from the buttermilk and made for a very satisfying meal.
Christmas 2016 Wish Greetings : Decorate your home and workplace soon with bells, lightnings and the most important Christmas tree soon to welcome the festival. With lots of hugs and well-wishers, I wish a merry Christmas to all my loved ones. I hope the almighty gifts you beautiful presents of your life.
The Neemrana Fort palace is located on the highway which joins Delhi and Jaipur. It provides a perfect getaway for the people of Delhi and Jaipur. The fort dates back to 15th century and it was later converted into a heritage hotel. It has beautiful hanging gardens and provides a calming and a serene view from the rooms.
They have a pool called the Sooraj Kund which is solar heated. The pool is perfect if the guests want to go for a dip in the evening. Since the fort is located on a hill top and the pool is situated on the edge of the fort, it provides an enthralling view of the town below. It is especially breathtaking and magical in the evenings when the town is lit up with the lights.
The fort has rooms which are divided based on the amenities they provide. The Uma Vilas is located much higher than the other rooms and offers lovely views of the town as well as the famous garden surrounding the fort. The Hara Mahal provides for a royal stay with 16th century paintings and artifacts adorning the rooms.
The Neemrana Fort Is All About Royalty And Luxury.
The Chandra Mahal does not disappoint its guests in this regard. It was originally the hall of justice in the palace and has balconies which open up to views of the surrounding hills. Neemrana Fort also has French influences in it and the Francisi Mahal is a suite which is an example to this.
The suite is decorated with delicate architecture and opulent suite dotted with king sized beds which are comfortable. The Sheela Mahal comes with a royal looking swing and large rooms which open up to views of the Suraj Kund pool below. The Neemrana Fort serves authentic and sumptuous home style Rajasthani food to its guests. There are many weekend activities and cultural programs for entertainment. They also arrange for guides to tour the palace and the surrounding areas which are of high historical importance.
Next morning I woke up to a peaceful and blissful morning. I sipped my coffee enjoying the ambience of the hotel and its serenity. The experience in the museum was very good and I was thankful to the archeologists for revealing such beautiful past of India to the world. My next destination in my itinerary was the Viswa Shanti Stupa at Rajgiri. It is one of the most popular places to visit here. It magnetizes millions of people from all around the world.
Viswa Shanti Stupa, Rajgir | Image Resource : en.wikipedia.org
I took a cab to the place, as Rajgiri is around 35 kilometers from the railway station. This place is well- connected with buses and cabs. I reached the place in the morning. This Shanti Stupa is a marvelous structure designed with beautiful spotless white marble.
Beautiful View of Vishwa Shanti Stupa | Image Resource : mvmtravel.com
It was constructed by the Nichidatsu Fujii who is the founder of Nipponzan-Myohoji. He built this Stupa for the harmony and unity of all people and several such Stupas were built for this reason all around the world. He established several pagodas and this is one among them. Moreover it is one among the famous Buddhists pilgrimage destinations.
The Stupa was built in the year 1969 and one among the 80 Peace Stupas in the world. This marvel of peace is the tallest of all Peace Pagodas in the world and stands majestically 400 meters tall. It holds 4 statues of divine Bhudha on the 4 corners. All the four statues depict the phases of Buddha’s life which are birth, enlightenment, teaching and end of life.
I walked around the Stupa and explored each and every corner of it. The ropeway connecting the Rajgir hills is an amazing construction. I took a rid in the ropeway. It was an enchanting view to see from the ropeway. Ropeway is another attraction here and you can enjoy a good ride here.
Scenic View of Venuvana, Rajgir | Image Resource : en.wikipedia.org
I could also visit the Venu Vana which is an artificial forest was another magnificent work of the tourism development. There was a famous Japanese temple there; the temple is beautiful, and peaceful. It was time for me to leave Peace pagoda and move to the next destination which was the Jalmandir temple.
The next day I was very tired and planned to stay back in the hotel. From the day when I reached Patna I was traveling and couldn’t get time to explore the facilities and amenities of the Hotel. The services in the hotel were very good and all the staff was pleasant. They often guided me providing information about the place.
This luxurious palace Hotel Buddha Heritage is situated in Patna. Designed with latest and most enchanting features and catering to the needs of the guests. This aesthetically designed heritage hotel is very near to Railway station and Bus terminal.
Patna being the gateway of numerous Stupas and monasteries of Buddha period the hotel offers best hospitality and best service. All the rooms are elegantly decorated contemporary and international touches of soft colors except the Maharaja Suits. The Maharaja Suits are designed with Rajasthani flair and clothing.
Perhaps this hotel is more suitable for business corporate as it offers plenty of business facilities and amenities. The Buddha hotel group has more than 80 aesthetically designed rooms which cater to the needs of the customers. I walked around this huge property there were banquet halls, outdoor catering facilities, smoking rooms.
The 5000 sq feet banquet has an exotic new approach. Perhaps this could be one of Patna’s largest banquet halls. There we other banquets of 1000 sq feet Roof top banquet and 600 feet convention hall.
I was pleased to see the facilities such as Air Conditioning with individual control units, Elevator, Telephone , Fully stocked mini bar, Safe deposit locker, LED TV,, Free Wi- Fi internet, Tea and coffee making facilities, Currency exchange, Travel desk, Doctor on call, 24 hours room service, Banquet & Conference Room, Laundry, dry cleaning facilities restaurant, Pick up and Drop facility and many more.
I was very thankful to this Buddhist retreat. This is one of India’s most charming regions in Bihar. This modern and striking boutique palace fulfills the needs of the all guests and a perfect place to stay in Patna. I spent all my days in Patna as a king in the Buddha heritage.
Malpua Sweet Dish : My visit to Jaipur always reminds me of a dessert dish that I tasted there, called the Malpua. It was prepared by frying a watery dough made of wheat or maida flour. The one I tasted had bananas and plenty of dry fruits too. The fried dough is then soaked in sugar or jaggery syrup with hints of rose water to add to the richness.