Located in the Ganehra village of Pushkar, a rather inconspicuous gate opens to the Orchard Tents and Tranquility- 15 luxury tents set amid amla (indigenous fruit) orchards. The property is open for guests between September and March which is also the high season for Rajasthan. The weather was perfect for our Pushkar sojourn and the Orchard Resort ensured that it was an exhilarating holiday.
In the sprawling 12 acres of Heritage Village is an expanse of lawn spread over an impressive 50 meters. As the sun set in the distant, on the first day of my stay there, I lazed on the lawns as my wife belted out a few yoga routines she had recently picked up. In that moment nestled amidst a refreshing cover of large trees and the orange-tinged clouds, I realised that it was possible, even if for some time, to forget my life outside. And that is how I want to remember Heritage Village Resort & Spa based in Manesar- as a place you to go to leave your office behind. Better yet, a place to leave behind the thousand worries ailing you. I went in for the weekend and came out enthusiastically revived to take on life by the horns. For the NCR resident, this place is a veritable blessing. It is a resort that will give you your space and yet manage to meet your quota for fun. What should you do there? Amble leisurely in its lush premises; take a deep breath of that nurturing air; play tennis, badminton or cricket with your spouse or kids and enjoy the food scrounged up by the in-house chef. There is little that will make you complain about the Heritage. The place is running in top form. This is partly due to a whip-smart management ( Heritage Village Resort is part of Select Hotels, same group that runs Delhi’s swanky Select City Mall) and partly due to the warm and courteous service staff. The décor inspired by the havelis of Rajasthan is breath taking and the collectiv

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For long we did not know or knew little about Thai food. Then for long, we would see the Thai menu being relegated to the last page of menu books at Chinese restaurants. For long, Thai food would be represented by ubiquitous green, red curries, Som Tam and Tom Yum. Suddenly, over the last two years, we have seen a considerable sprinkling of specialty Thai restaurants in Delhi and hence the expansion of Thai menu beyond our limited knowledge of eats. And, we started defining Thai menu as we ate more of the cuisine.

Radisson’s Thai restaurant Neung Roi promises to alter the well-founded definitions of the Thai food. Apart from the ambience reminiscent of a fine dining restaurant in Bangkok, the restaurant offers a menu so elaborate that it can send a diner into a tizzy at the first glance. The menu is so elaborate that a single visit is just like a trailer and food that is incredible…all this makes this restaurant a gastronomic delight.

Neung Roi chefs feel many restaurants have done Thai cuisine a disservice by sticking to an easily accessible menu and by refusing to explore the cuisine’s history or its traditions. Their food at Neung Roi moves away from the Pad Thai-Tom Yum clichés and tries to revive ancient dishes from old recipes.

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At the restaurant you witness the division of Thailand into four parts. Not literally so. There are four menus in total for the cuisine. The restaurant serves authentic Thai dishes from four regions of Thailand, Isan that is the north east region, Lanna or the north, the Isthmus of Kra which is located in the South and the Central Plains. This covers pretty much the major culinary traditions of Thailand. While the dishes from Isan are spicy and bold; the dishes from Central plains are meticulously presented and balanced in their flavor.

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