Author - Smriti Saxena

Tastes galore at Tamra

Restaurant report card: Food & drinks  9/10 Décor & ambience  9/10 Service  9/10 Ratings – on a scale of 1 to 10 (10- highest, 1 – lowest) Why should you be here: For a great meal, perfect ambience and a great setting with a wide spread of over 200 delicacies from Indian, Asian (Thai, Malay, Singaporean and Chinese), Western Grill, Japanese-and-Teppanyaki.  Tamra is actually a great option for business lunches as well. Let’s start with the good things first Food:  Everything is delicious. Must have(s) :Aambedi Fish Tikka, pan seared [...]

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On the list! ByWard Market

What is it? It’s Canada’s oldest and largest public market. The locals call it as a ‘catch –up’ place and is one of the popular hot spot in town. Why should you be here? To feel the pulse of the city.  Visiting here could have several reasons. You might want to buy farmer’s produce, specialty food at stores, arts and crafts, clothing, accessories and jewellery; or to hang out at casual outdoor cafés, for craft beer, food trucks and may [...]

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Tulip Treat in Ottawa

What a stunning sight! One million tulips in full bloom! Vibrant, colourful, gorgeous! A fairy tale in motion! What’s really amazing is the story behind this festival. Did you know that these tulip bulbs are a gift from the Netherlands to Canada?  Every year the Dutch Queen sends thousands of tulip bulbs to Canada as a mark of love and gratitude to Canada.  The story rewinds back 75 years when the Dutch Princess Juliana had to seek shelter in Canada [...]

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Green city of life: Ottawa 

Beautiful landscape surrounded by winding rivers, Ottawa is recognized as one of the most attractive capitals in the world. Young, vibrant, friendly, safe, clean and located by the river; the city never fails to charm its visitors every time you come here. This city has a spirit of its own. I visited Ottawa first time in summer which is the peak tourist season and the best time of the year to visit. Located in Ontario at the Quebec border, [...]

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Say it at Seychelles

What is it? Seychelles has 45 granite based islands known as the Granitic Seychelles out of which Travel Samosa team visited Mahé, Praslin and La Digue. This place is blessed with pristine natural beauty, from the magical world lying under its azure ocean, to the majestic sights and sounds of its forests. Why should you be here? This pretty little island has a plethora of beaches, coral reefs, diving, nature reserves and rare wildlife such as giant Aldabra tortoises. The Mahé island, with an international airport, [...]

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Tim Hortons

Every time I plan my trip to Canada I make sure to stay close to a Tim Hortons.  Actually, with over 4000 joints across Canada and at least one Tim Hortons every 2 km – you can never be far from one. Tim Horton’s is a coffee and ‘quick-bite’ restaurant-chain serving mind-blowing donuts, croissants, bagels, sandwiches and,  of course, COFFEE! Canadians love their winters and they love their coffee!  And, Tim Hortons has become an integral part of that daily [...]

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Things to remember if you want to visit Mauritius

What is it? The tropical island of Mauritius is one of the best known for luxury destination om white sand beaches with volcanic mountain backdrops. Why should you be here? For iconic Indian temples, colonial houses, botanical gardens, spotting rare birds among soaring ebony trees, walk with lions or swim with dolphins. Luxury here is surprisingly affordable. This place has beautiful beaches, plentiful watersports, world class spas, top-flight golf courses and gourmet cuisine. Must see things: For those who don’t want to be [...]

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A Lux above – Park Hyatt Goa

Why should you be here?  To experience a holiday at one of the most classy luxury property, built in an Indo-Portuguese style village, along the virgin Arossim Beach in North Goa. What’s about the stay?  The Park Hyatt Resort and Spa spreads over 45 acres of landscape. In addition to their great hospitality, service and great food, this place is very tastefully done. They have Pousada-style guest rooms and suites, infact not just the rooms but their spa-inspired sunken baths [...]

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Power packed : Parliament Hill Ottawa

What is it? This is Canada’s parliament and is located ‘on the hill’, a gorgeous Gothic-style structures overlooking the Ottawa River. One of the recommended tourist attractions in this side of the country. Why should you be here? For the architectural beauty, that showcases the blend of two types of Gothic Revival – 20th century and mid – Victorian.  The entire tour of the Parliament is divided into different sections- the East, the Centre and the West. Must see things: East [...]

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