As we are preparing to bid goodbye to 2018, let’s count some of the best experiences of the year. It could be Bengaluru’s famous Fly Dining concept, or a cafe in Navi Mumbai that’s run by Transgender employees and India has so many more experiences. Let’s talk about the best 5 –
1. Baahubali Thali – Pune
House Of Paratha at JM road serves the grand Baahubali Thali and it takes 5-6 people to finish it. There are a few famous locations in Pune for unlimited eating, but nothing beats this thali served at House Of Paratha. The Baahubali movie might be a feast for your eyes on the screen, but the thali is even better. It has Devasena Paratha, Kattapa Biryani, Sivagami Shaahi Pakwan, Bhalladeva Patiala Lassi, and the giant Baahubali Paratha that tops the list. The accompaniments include 5 types of farsan and fried snacks, 5 varieties of sweet dish, a drink or shake, salad, pickles, chutney and topped with 3 types of ice cream. It is served in a giant steel thali and you will have to wait at least an hour for your thali to be served to you. Or you can simply call the restaurant before arriving so that your order is prepared before you arrive.
Address: B-19, CIFCO, Opposite Sambhaji Garden, JM Road, Pune
Phone: +91 7722071694, +91 7775977757
Approx cost: ₹1500 for Baahubali Thali
2. Fly Dining – Bengaluru
Enjoy a lavish meal in the midst of clouds at a restaurant that’s suspended 50m above in the sky in Bengaluru at Fly Dining. Fly Dining is Bengaluru’s flying restaurant that lets you dine 50m above the ground in the midst of clouds and with the best views of the city near Nagawara Lake in Hebbal.
A crane raises the hanging restaurant, 50m above in the sky and the restaurant dangles in the air suspended by 16 metal ropes. Fly Dining can accommodate up to 22 guests around the table with three staff (chief, waiter and entertainer) in the centre, all elevated up to 50m from the ground. The table slowly rotates 360 degrees for a complete aerial view while your gorge on amazing food.
Address: Fly Dining, House of Life, Nagavara, Near Manyata Tech Park, Nagawara, Bangalore
Cost for two: ₹8,000
3. Cafe Run By Transgender Employees – Navi Mumbai
Third Eye Café at Palm Beach, Navi Mumbai is not bound by any constraints and restrictions and it is run by transgender employees. You might have seen transgenders at traffic signals, but this cafe in Navi Mumbai has changed the society norms and made life better for the transgender population. Third Eye Cafe in Vashi is where food is cooked with love and served by 6 transgender employees. Leaving behind stereotypes and constraints, these employees are happy and confident about being in a respectable job. Some of the employees here had cruel histories of begging and prostitution as well, but they’re positive about changing the perspective about the transgender community.
Address: Third Eye Cafe, Palm Beach Galleria Mall, Palm beach Galleria, Sector 19D, Vashi, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra 400703
Phone: 096192 04894
Approx cost: ₹900 for two people
4. The Perfect Getaway Castle – Rajasthan
Lakshman Sagar was built in the 19th Century as a hunting lodge by the then Thakur of Raipur. Despite going through a few changes over the years, it still continues to remain the center of hospitality for tourists across the globe. With the help of architects, 12 cottages have been transformed into a sustainable manner with 6 cottages on either side of the lake. Every cottage has a private pool overlooking the lake.
Address: Raipur Road, Near Haripur Railway Station, Dist. Pali, Raipur, Rajasthan 306304
Approx cost: ₹12,000 onwards for per night per cottage
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5. Cafe Driven – Hyderabad
Café Driven in Gachibowli allows you to hire super cars and bikes while you wait for your food. Ever wanted to drive a luxurious Porsche 911 or a Harley Davidson? Café Driven in Gachibowli lets you hire your dream vehicles while you wait for your coffee. Now you can hire a Porsche 911 Carrera 4S, Audi RS5, Volvo S60 T6 Polestar or many more cars. If you’re more of a rider, go for a high-end bike like a Ducati, Harley Davidson, Triumph or Benelli.
Address: ISB Road, Financial District, Kapil Towers, Opposite to ICICI Bank, Nanakram Guda, Gachibowli, Hyderabad, Telangana 500008
Phone: 091600 18420