Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Oh re taal mile nadi ke jal se...

Nainital.
What to skip?
-Ropeway. Nothing much on offer. Mussorie ropeway is better.

What not to skip?
-A 1-1/2 hour horse ride on a cobbled path in a dream-like picturesque jungle. Singularly awesome it was.
-Boating in the enticing and well maintained waters of Talli tal and Malli tal. It's the kind of boat ride where you can take a book along and laze around for an hour.
-The flea market at Mall road
-Candles

People.
-Mr. Amarnath who is into boat rowing in Malli/Talli tal since 40-45 years. A really endearing man he is.
-Cat-eyed chauffeur who sang old hindi songs along with us, while driving us around scenic lakes.

Tip
Apparently the best season to visit is October.
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Oh re taal mile nadi ke jal mein, nadi mile saagar mein,
Saagar mile kaun se jal mein, koi jaane na..
Movie - Anokhi Raat
Singer - Mukesh
Lyrics - Indeewar
Music - Roshan

I had first listened to this song in an album called 'Restday'.
It had the favorite hindi songs of Indian cricketers, sung by Manjrekar and Kambli. This song was Azhar's fav.
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Chandni Chowk - Delhi 6.
-Took lots of interesting pics but its a pity that I am unable to share them. X's mobile ne dokha de diya.
-It's the place to go, to taste the real street food of Delhi.
-The Jalebi here is stuff to die for. Golden red, juicy and so big that it hardly fits in your palm.
-The Falooda was yummy too.
-Paani Puri though, I think Hyderbad has better.