• Pindi: Busiest Lunch Spot For Tourists and Gossip in Delhi

    Pindi: Busiest Lunch Spot For Tourists and Gossip in Delhi

    No one wants to eat at an empty restaurant. It’s a metaphor for many situations in life. One look around the crowded interior of Pindi will show this adage to very true. On any given day shortly before lunchtime a queue forms out the door of Pindi. Over the years this local Delhi restaurant (serving Indian and Chinese food) has become a favorite among travel guides and tourist drivers who [...]

     
  • Lunch at Hotel Naman Alwar Rajasthan

    Lunch at Hotel Naman Alwar Rajasthan

    Few dining options exists for Alwar tourists beyond hidden local dhabas which are nearly impossible to find along the city’s chaotic narrow streets. As Alwar’s tourism base grows, so too have the more favorable outlets such as Hotel Naman, a sleek newer property built on the outskirts of town away from the frustrating maze of traffic snarls. The hotel’s clean yet sterile ambiance restaurant sits right off the lobby offering [...]

     
  • A National Drink For India

    A National Drink For India

    Yet another controversy has erupted in India, and for once it doesn’t involve land disputes or religious conflict. At issue is the boastful statement made by Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia, who during a recent visit to Assam, stated tea would be labeled India’s national drink by April 2013. Assam is well known as the heartland of tea production in Northeast India. This declaration isn’t sitting well with [...]

     
  • First Sula Wine Bar Opens In Mumbai Worli District

    First Sula Wine Bar Opens In Mumbai Worli District

    Tapas and wine have come to Mumbai with the opening of Vinoteca, a wine bar conceived by none other than Rajeev Samant, founder of Indian winery Sula Vineyards. Situated in in Mumbai’s Worli district, the intimate bar can host upwards of 50 people plus an outdoor seating area. The sleek modern concept was inspired by Spain’s neighborhood wine bars, hence the tapas themed menu. Fresh seasonal produce and organic ingredients sourced from [...]

     
  • Sweet Boondi: Little Round Balls of Crunchy Sweetness

    Sweet Boondi: Little Round Balls of Crunchy Sweetness

    Boondi: Small round crisp balls made of besan (chickpea flour) deep fried until golden brown. This easy to make ingredient is used in countless recipes across India. Each ball is only a few centimeters in diameter, hollow on the inside and nearly flavorless, which allows boondi to take on the flavor of whatever recipe in which it is used. In all my travels through India I’ve only tasted boondi as [...]

     
  • Overpay for Marginal Food at Tiger Treat Resorts Near Ranthambore

    Overpay for Marginal Food at Tiger Treat Resorts Near Ranthambore

    I knew better then to stop at Tiger Treats Resorts, a newly built dhaba along Rajasthan’s Highway 24 which connects Jaipur to Sawai Madhopur, but sometimes a weary traveler needs to eat. Too many red flags went shooting up my pole from the moment we pulled into the empty parking lot save for a tourist bus (not a good sign) so I’ll let my stupidity save you from overpaying for [...]

     
 
 

Chris Chopp, Explorer & Writer

Eight trips spanning 8 years, more than 50,000 kms of road, rail and sky, I'm still as passionate about India as when I stepped off the plane for the first time. Full Stop is dedicated to helping tourists make their way through India. Read more About Me..

 
 
 

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