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Best restaurants in Himachal Pradesh for Indulging in the True Local Flavours

Those phantasmal snow-capped peaks, the mesmerising green forested meadows, the fluffy clouds joining the mist from the hills, the scent of pine, fir and deodar, the crickets and birds chirping to break the silence of nature — if you are eager to experience this magic of nature then Himachal is the place to be.

The plethora of activities such as skiing, camping, paragliding, zorbing and various other adventure sports. One major attraction of visiting Himachal would be to taste the delicious earthy flavours of the state. Himachal Pradesh has recently established itself as a haven for food lovers. The gastronomic local delicacies are served in all popular restaurants.

Most of the restaurants serve a delicious blend of local ingredients and exotic flavours. The dishes are prepared with nouveau culinary techniques mixing the aroma of a rich blend of local spices. The most popular restaurants in Himachal Pradesh use fresh organic ingredients availed from local production.

There are picturesque mountain restaurants that give you an opportunity to soak up the legendary scenic beauty while you titillate your taste buds with rumbustious culinary delights of the wilderness from the land of lofty Himalayas. Set foot in Himachal prepared to get floored with food that really touches your soul!

Evergreen Restaurant, Kasole

Evergreen restaurant, Kasole, Himachal Pradesh

Evergreen Restaurant located in Kunihar, Kasole, Parvati Valley is famous for the amazing view that it offers along with food. It serves delicious Chinese and continental spreads. Located in a small hill town, this restaurant makes you feel relaxed with soothing food mixed with calm scenery all around. This restaurant is rated in the top 10 restaurants in Kasole.

Renaissance, Manali

Renaissance,Manali, Himachal Pradesh

Renaissance Manali presents a homely, warm and relaxed atmosphere. This restaurant is famous for customising your orders based on your preferences. It commands alluring views of the surrounding mountain ranges. Enjoy a range of Mexican and Italian specialities along with authentic Himachali food. Try their chicken hot and sour soup and hot chocolate among hot beverages in a cool chilled out ambience. This restaurant is located in Old Manali Road, Near Manu Temple.

Café Simla Times, Shimla

Café Simla Times gives you the opportunity to grab a book with the best cup of coffee in Shimla. It is one of the oldest coffee shops in Shimla. The interiors of the café is fascinating with handwritten posters and pamphlets pasted on the walls.

Cafe Simla Times, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh

A cosy café with a bar to sit with your beer and watch the mesmerising sunset across the hills while you listen to some jazzy live music. Try out the best of Café Simla such as wood fired oven pizzas, shakes, and desserts and enjoy the live local bands performing over the weekends.

Goofa Ashiana, Shimla

Goofa Ashiana, located at the Ridge, The Mall at Shimla serves delectable Asian and Indian meals. The combination of cosy ambience with a picturesque setting along with delicious fast food offerings makes it a very popular eating place for guests.

Goofa Ashiana, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh

The mouth-watering menu of Goofa Ashiana includes authentic Chinese and North Indian cuisines. You can even get some hot Gulab Jamuns, samosas, sandwiches, pakodas, cakes and patties. It is a landmark building in Shimla because of its gazebo-like shape. This place makes for a good early family dinner or maybe a sumptuous breakfast.

Cecil Restaurant, Shimla

The British reminiscent of aura and glamour, Cecil Restaurant, is among Shimla’s elite corners. This all-day dining out restaurant in Longwood Shimla still breathes the fashionable royalty that it was once. The food spread includes international, pan-Indian along with palatable local Himachali dishes. Get mesmerized by the stunning views and the combinations of pizzas, pastas, non-veg spreads, soups and appetizers.

Cecil restaurant, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh

Having an English style High Tea under the vast skylight in Cecil’s signature atrium lounge or some freshly brewed coffees, or maybe some premium alcoholic drinks along with a wide menu of a variety of snacks. Professional service and good food make this place coveted. Try Mexican, Chinese, Continental or Thai — you will be impressed and left speechless. The colonial elegance with the exotic curries and soups makes Cecil a must visit restaurant.

La Plage, Manali

The immensely popular restaurant La Plage in Manali has a Chic and sophisticated interior with wooden furniture and large windows that allow a lot of sunshine. Gorge on the authentic French cuisine sitting amidst brightly coloured interiors.

La Plage, Manali, Himachal Pradesh

This spacious eatery looks inviting and is known for its range of delightful French cuisines. The dishes prepared along the lines of authentic recipes with a blend of  genuine spices exudes the real robust French flavours. If you are the exploring type and in love with what’s new in food, do try this place. The chef will walk you through the menu and help you choose what is best. And the best will not cease to surprise you.

Deyzor Hotel Restaurant, Kaza

Deyzor Hotel Restaurant is a charming eating place in Kaza and is the best in Kaza. The friendly, polite and professional staff serves some amazing dishes. The restaurant has a warm, colourful, cosy and inviting décor. The restaurant gets even more interesting with the quirky and inspiring quotes, facts and trivia pasted all across the restaurant. Expect some fresh food cooked with love and care.

Deyzor hotel, Kaza, Himachal Pradesh

This place serves delightful Indian as well as continental fares. The desserts are to die for. Taste some apple pie to believe it. There is Simba the St. Bernard to win you over in case you are a pet lover. The restaurant follows environment friendly policies and bans the use of single-use plastic. Have a tete-a-tete with Skalzang, the owner, to get to know some of his archery feats.

Other Restaurants to Try in Himachal

Also try out the Moonpeak of McLeodganj, Dharamshala around Dalai Lama’s temple path; Himalayan Café of Kaza, for a serene look at the lake; Lazy Dog Lounge of Manali for its surrounding greenery; and Rasta Café in the Kullu Valley for authentic recipes prepared with organically sourced ingredients.

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Best places to visit in Budapest

Margarit Island autumn rose, Budapest

If you are planning a trip to Budapest or are currently in Europe, don’t miss these best places to visit in Budapest

Buda Castle, Matthias Church and Fisherman’s Bastion, Budapest

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The Buda Castle, Matthias Church and Fishermans bastion are very popular attractions on the Buda hill. You can walk across the towards the end of the chain bridge and there is a funicular which takes you directly to the castle hill. Be sure to see all these places and there are a number of important museums out there like Hungarian History Museum, National gallery etc..

Szechnyi , Gllert or Rudas Baths

Baths are must-see and unique to Budapest. You have to spend about 3000 forints to enter baths.

The Hungarian Parliament

Hungarian Parliament building IC:
Andrew Shiva / Wikipedia / CC BY-SA 4.0

The Hungarian Parliament is a majestic aesthetically crafted building and the front of the parliament is really beautiful. You can’t miss the guided tour inside the parliament and it is a must-see.

Heroes Square (Hosok Ter)

Hősök tere (meaning “Heroes’ Square” in Hungarian) is one of the major squares of Budapest, Hungary, rich with historic and political connotations. It lies at the end of Andrássy Avenue (with which it comprises part of an extensive World Heritage site), next to City Park.

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Heroes Square is the place where Andrassy street ends and it is not far from Deak Ferenc square. There are important museums on either side of the square and visiting them takes at least 2-3 hrs. If you walk behind the heroes square, you can visit szechnyi thermal baths, the castle and a beautiful park. This is a very important monument and well worth spending your time visiting.

St. Stephens Basilica (Panoramic view)

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The St.Stephens Basilica is one of the important tourist attraction and the third highest church in Hungary. The sheer size of the basilica, its facade and bell towers is worth admiring. You can go on top of the tower through life and see the best panoramic views of Budapest and you can’t certainly miss that.

The Margarit Island

Budapest cosmos Margaret island Mexican autumn rose
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The Margarit island, not far from Parliament is a long island completely a park. You can relax if you are a nature admirer of green vegetation. The park is very well maintained and is very big and certainly renting a cycle is very recommended to see the island. There is a bus which runs through the island and there are also hotels at the end of the island.

Gellert Hill and Citadella

Gellert Hill is also a very important tourist attraction in Budapest. If you wish you can climb the hill starting from Gellert bath near Szabadsag and climb up. It might be tiring to reach Gellert but climbing up and down is a really fun part of exploring the hill.

The Chain Bridge (Szechenyi Hid)

Széchenyi Chain Bridge in Budapest, connecting Buda with Pest, by Silar 2010

Walk on the chain bridge at night (amazing)

Deak Ferenc Ter (Main city centre)

Károly Boulevard, ‘Deak Ferenc ter’ temporarily tram stop and bus – waiting area for tram replacement buses. The ‘real’ Deak Square is two blocks away.
IC: Kleszczu

Main city centre in Budapest. Start from here and all the tourist buses start from here

Vaci Street (shopping street)

Váci utca | by nedrichards

Vaci street is one of the main shopping and restaurant street in Budapest. It starts with Deak Ferenc and is a very long street buzzing with tourists.

House of Terror Museum (Andrassy street)

House of Terror in Budapest, Hungary
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The Terror Museum on Andrassy avenue contains exhibits related to the fascist and communist dictatorial regimes in 20th century Hungary and is also a memorial. Tickets are not free but I think you can get discounts with Budapest card. It is at a walkable distance from opera.

The Hungarian State Opera

View of the Hungarian State Opera House at night. Budapest, Hungary, Eastern Europe, 22 October 2012.
IC: Mstyslav Chernov

The State Opera is one of the buildings and must be visited at least for a photo. Guided tours are available inside the opera and are worth visiting. For timings please the www.opera.hu website.

The Central Market Hall

Budapest great market hall Hungary building IC:Pixabay

The Central market hall is one of the biggest market halls in central Europe. It attracts many tourists for its sheer size and there are hundreds of shops inside for shopping souvenirs, food items, Hungarian delicacies at very reasonable prices. It is at Szabadsag bridge and it can be reached by taking a tram from Deak Ferenc ter.

Castle of Vajdahunyad

Vajdahunyad Castle | by Kurayba

The Vajdahunyad Castle and entrance is not very far Heroes square and in fact if you walk it is just behind it. This castle cannot be missed and especially a beautiful church inside it and you would love to take pictures of the castle and gardens. The castle is now Agriculture museum.

Museum of Applied Arts

Lake Balaton: 1 -day full tour

Lake Balaton is the largest fresh-water lake in Central Europe and is about 1 hr from Budapest and there are full-day bus tour trips conducted by tourist companies which include Herend porcelain visit, lunch and spending half a day at Balaton. During summer, over a million tourists visit Lake Balaton and is one of the main attractions in Hungary. Enquire about this at the tourist information office in Budapest and they will book you with one of the companies. You can also take a train which runs from Deli Payaudvar station (Red line metro) to Lake Balaton if you prefer. Very certainly, you will get to enjoy unique Lake Balaton and there are plenty of souvenir shops out there to shop. Be sure to add 1 more day to your trip itinerary, if you want to visit Lake Balaton.

Danube Night River Cruise with dinner and live music

The cruise ride during Night is the best way to see Budapest with all bridges and parliament and castle lit up at night and it is so beautiful. You can get to catch a glimpse of both Buda and Pest on both sides when sailing. The cruise trip starts at night 20:00 and is about 2.5 hr trip including dinner. You have to get tickets at Budapest port or near Erzsebet bridge (White bridge) on the riverside, and there is a ticket counter to buy tickets.

River Ride Bus

The River ride bus is very unique and is the main attraction in Budapest. The bus runs both on land and water and this way you get to see Budapest both on land and water.

References and Links

Tourist Information Office: http://tourinform.hu/english


You will find nice restaurants in these areas. walk around liszt ferencz square near oktogon, then raday utca. There are tonnes but Gundel is the most famous and expensive restaurant.

Coffee Shops

Grab a coffee in Central cafe, New York coffee, Alexandria cafe (worth seeing)

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Reasons Why Restaurant Industry Will Flourish in 2018


It’s no wonder that the food industry is a preferable choice for entrepreneurs. After all, we all love to eat. It is a common mantra that running a restaurant business is extremely risky for even the most aspiring and determined entrepreneurs.

Despite the risks involved, there are many entrepreneurs who still want to start their own restaurant business.

Here is are a few reasons why food and dining industry will become increasingly popular and grow in 2018.

People are More Food Conscious

The health and fitness industry has received a rapid growth in recent years, especially when people become more aware of the fact that more than two in three adults are at risk of obesity in the United States. This research has created a strong desire among people for healthier and safer food options and restaurant owners are taking the helm.

Some food tracker apps and food preparation companies help customers set up a diet plan and send them pre-made meals or food item suggestions based on their meals and workout routine. This has made it easier to eat healthy food items and improve your lifestyle. More and more consumers are now downloading food tracking apps and turning to dieticians to know what to eat and in which quantity.

People Want More Convenient Options

We are living in a chaotic and high paced work environment, the majority of people don’t have the time to cook their own meals. There are many startups who are taking advantage of this and are providing pre-prepared meals for people on the go. Consumers enjoy healthy meals without the time and effort required to prepare a delicious home-cooked meal.

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People Want Affordable Organic Options

People love to eat organic food, but it usually more expensive. Many food entrepreneurs take advantage of this start creating non-branded organic food for consumers who can’t bear the cost of organic food items.

Chain Restaurants Will Exist

Due to the highly advanced dining expectations of millennial, they are no longer visiting the once-popular chain restaurants. Food businesses such as Blue Apron come up with a new idea and setup a subscription plan which gain more popularity among the younger generations.

People Want More Convenient Options for Delivery

The best thing about the restaurant business is the convenience of food delivery they offer to their customers. However, getting your favorite food delivered isn’t cutting it anymore, people desire more advanced options. Online food delivery has around $210 billion market opportunity. Many startups such as Munchery take advantage of online food delivery option and allow their customers to satisfy their all types of cravings anytime. Now consumers are no longer limited to only burgers when it comes to delivery options.

People want Instant Gratification

In this fast-paced environment, everyone demands instant response, as they hate to wait. Successful food businesses and restaurants are catering to this demand to stay ahead of the curve. There are many restaurants who have identified the need to help cut the wait time down. There are many apps such as NoWait that allows consumers to get in a queue from the comfort of their homes, eliminating the need for physically waiting at the restaurant.

People Love Holidays


Whether you choose Switzerland, Saint Kitts or Charleston to spend your holidays, you will definitely look for incredible cuisine when visiting these places. Many food startups found it a great idea and started their restaurants infamous holiday destinations in order to attract travelers and foodies to their restaurants. Let’s take an example of a desi Indian restaurant in Saint Kitts, Tiranga, the restaurant is the best place for travelers who are looking for the best traditional food experience in the island of Saint Kitts and Nevis.

Starting a restaurant business needs careful planning, recipes you are confident in, dedication and market research. With all these essential ingredients you can start your future venture, as food and restaurant industry is all set to grow and flourish in 2018. Good luck with your restaurant business!

Anwer’s unique blend of passion & expertise makes him one of the most highly pursued Digital Marketing evangelists across the globe. Anwer specializes in search engine marketing, influential blogging, managerial business tips and digital marketing.

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