IMBB ‘Wish You Were Here’ Giveaway

Trust you are all doin fine, Ladies ๐Ÿ™‚

Greetings from Europe through another little giveaway, I hope you will enjoy it.

Hereยดs What You Can Win:

Prize 1: KIKO eye shadow in No. 78, a lovely, bright green with golden undertones

kiko eyeshadow duo 78

Prize 2: Rival de Loop Lipgloss, limited edition, in 01 pink; sweet bright pink with multireflex sparkles

rival de loop lipgloss

Prize 3: Catrice eyeshadow duo “Miracle Heavenโ€œ, limited edition; smooth and colourful silverblue and deep writing grey

catrice eyeshadow duo miracle heaven

How to enter this giveaway

1. You should be a confirmed subscriber of IMBB. If your are not a confirmed subscriber already, click HERE to subscribe and please verify your subscription by clicking the link sent in the verification email.

2. Through the comments on this post, tell us about

  • some places people definitely should go to when they come to your city
  • What places you would love to visit in the future?

This is an India only giveaway. The three winners will be picked by on sunday, the 4th of September, 12:00 CET (Central European Time) and the prices will be sent to India from Germany.

Good luck to all of you!


168 thoughts on “IMBB ‘Wish You Were Here’ Giveaway

      1. Hello Sanjeev, this is the first time I m writing in IMBB but I always read the comments here…and I always appreciate your great sense of humor..

      2. Yeah Nupurrrrrrrrri’s giveway I had won, Sigma broosh….but my panditji…I am having a winning streakkkkkkkkkkk……my chances are bright :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance:

        1. Jomol, u cud definitely win dear…but uske liye pehle aapko kuchh sawaalo ke jawaab dene honge…as asked by Tatjana ..tabhi to jeetoge !!

          1. Parul sahi kaha……quickly quickly I will answer….thankooooooooo for reminding…otherwise, main aise hi canvassing karti rahti…without answering… :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1:

          1. Me tooooooooooooooooooooooooo…I want to participate can send to someone in India naa? :waiting: :waiting: :waiting: :waiting: :waiting: :waiting: :waiting: I confirmed confirmed confirmed subscriber…I want want want… :waiting: :waiting: :waiting:

            1. yeah…………rads, you can win here and of course, your only fraand left in India is me, so I can tatjana my address :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance:

                1. I don’t knowwwww….Jomol shooooed me away ..see her comment neeche…she told no way me can participate ๐Ÿ˜ฅ ๐Ÿ˜ฅ ๐Ÿ˜ฅ ๐Ÿ˜ฅ ๐Ÿ˜ฅ ๐Ÿ˜ฅ ๐Ÿ˜ฅ

  1. my entry:
    when they come to my place they should definitely go to kurukshetra.the was of Mahabharata was fought right here and the place as great history.
    i would like to go to a lot of places ,a lot but i am definate about going to africa,ghana and see what life is like there and experience the wild life;) :specs:
    i would love to take a europe trip,a long extended one and i would wana go the Himalayas once in my lifetime ๐Ÿ˜‰ test myself;) :thumbsup:

  2. my entry:
    when they come to my place they should definitely go to kurukshetra.the war of Mahabharata was fought right here and the place as great history.
    i would like to go to a lot of places ,a lot but i am definate about going to africa,ghana and see what life is like there and experience the wild life;) :specs:
    i would love to take a europe trip,a long extended one and i would wana go the Himalayas once in my lifetime ๐Ÿ˜‰ test myself;) :thumbsup:

  3. I would like everyone to visit India Gate when they come to Delhi ๐Ÿ™‚ Its a beautiful structure in memory our brave soldiers.
    I would love to visit Hungary, Italy and Belgium for their picturesque locations..

  4. My entry;
    I stay in the beautiful city known as Dehradun which is famous for its scenic grandeur and beautiful surroundings. Those who love nature, should definitely come here once. The places worth visiting here are;
    1. The queen of hills โ€œmussorieโ€, Dhaunaulti another beautiful location is also nearby
    2. Robberโ€™s cave
    3. Assan Barrage.
    There are a number of picnic spots worth visiting which are at a distance of 60-80kms from doon like sahastradhara, lachiwala, kalsi etc.
    I would like to visit Spain and Italy as their architecture fascinates me.

  5. I consider two places as my own….one is hyderabad where I currently live. It such a warm place with a lot of richness and old-world charm. Certain places here reflect opulence and grandeur associated with the hyderabadi nawabs. Among the places I would suggest to anyone who is visiting Hyderabad is the Charminar, the Salar Jung museum, and of course the Falaknuma palace.

    The other place I would like to take someone visiting me is my native place in Alleppey called Edathua. My mom belongs to the backwaters of Alleppey. It is a beautiful place surrounded by canals and rivers. Anyone who loves water and nature and greenery should visit this place for the sheer relaxation and serenity this place has to offer. Of course, my ancestral home in this village with my big family comprising my uncles, aunts, and cousins would be the one I would invite my guests to.

    1. jomol.. I love love love allepey.. Just came back last week from my hm in kerala n of all the places i liked kumarakom/allepey the best.. Had the most beautiful experience in the backwaters :toothygrin:

      1. and you went during the monsoons….it must be great at that time na…the grass…the trees, the mud, and everything smells so unique there….. :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1:

          1. Me too lovr alleppy. We went to kerala for ur honeymoon :toothygrin: and spent 1comete day in the backwaters in a house was amaz :)) ing

    2. always wanted more of kerala whenever i visited… alleppey on my wish list sure!
      if we take a train from say chennai to maybe trivandrum, one is bound to know the moment the train crosses tn border – musical notes from streams, lush green and that typical smell of nature!
      so far loved wyanad – had been to vythiri ๐Ÿ˜€

  6. and oh if given a chance, I would like to visit Egypt……it’s such an ancient country with lots of amazing stories and I would like to re-live history visiting that country

  7. vowee….such a beautiful giveaway….i liked the lip gloss & the eyeshadow…. :drool:
    n my entry is as follows: Mumbai…i don’t know where should I start from..because there are so many places to visit…right from the gateway of India,hanging garden,the marine lines, the CST where the 26/11 took place,dharavi-the largest slum area in asia, the elephanta caves–a must watch. There are many more but these are the main attractions. I would love to visit paris & london….i totally fell in love with these two cities..& yes zurich also…. :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

  8. hey everyone.. ๐Ÿ™‚
    I would suggest all people here to definately visit Akshardham mandir, Chandni Chawk and Qutab Minar in Delhi.
    I would love to visit Paris, Maldives and Switerzland.

        1. You’re increasing Jomol’s chances to win. Think about it… O:)

          In fact you should comment with a lot of fake ids to prevent Jomol from winning ๐Ÿ˜›

          1. is allowed kyaa?????? :woot: :woot: :woot: chlo ji mil gya mujhe to kaam…. :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: 2 din mei 200 id bna k mai hi le jaungi yeh inaam toh :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

            1. Sanjeevji and Nupurrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrriiiiiiiiiiiiii…..boooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali:

  9. My entry:

    If anyone comes to Chennai, they must visit the various temples the city is famous for, Santhome Cathedral, and Marina beach. Shopping lovers must definitely pay a visit to Pondy Bazaar and Ranganathan Street – provided you are not claustrophobic ๐Ÿ˜‰

    I would love to visit Switzerland, France, Paris, Sri Lanka, London, and Dubai :yahoo:

  10. hope i win some giveaway in life
    i wanna write about my old city jaipur that i love

    go to:
    johri bazaar for the shopping experience in old style rajasthani city
    city palace
    jal mahal
    amer fort
    nalahgarh fort
    birla mandir

    i love that city as i spent my college life their
    :)its the most colorful and vibrant city

    i wanna visit italy, stratford-upon-avon in England and Massachusetts :victory2:

  11. In my city Bhubaneswar, I would love to invite evrybody to Dhauli, which is situated at outskirts of the city, away from hustle bustle, its sooo peaceful and scenic place, there is a big statue of gautam buddha , it was basically carved by king ashoka after kalinga war to spread message of peace acroos the world,there are inscriptions and all, a place of historic importance.anyways bhubaneswar is also known as’ Temple city’ so you all may visit all the temples present here.
    well i would like to visit kashmir in India and switzerland also.

  12. well.. i have been staying in this beautiful city Hyderabad since 4 years & would want every1 to visit this luvly place.. sum places not to be left out are: Golconda Fort with the lightening show in the evening, Salarjung museum And Ramoji Film City :haanji: :haanji: .. these places are historical and worth watching.. :specs: :specs: :specs:

    1. I have been to Ramoji Film City,I remember there was this really giant Genie in the middle with fake Taj mahal ,hawa mahal and was so awesome :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance:

  13. n I missed the beautiful.. made of complete marble, the famous Birla Mandir toooo..
    & i woukd luv to visit Dubai n Mauritius in th future.. if yes then it wud be a dream cum true for me.. :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

  14. here s my entry……
    i live in Delhi, and would suggest a trip to akshardham temple (near delhi)which is a beautiful Hindu shrine and has spectacular wall carvings,structures ๐Ÿ™‚
    Also a short trip to central Delhi would be nice ๐Ÿ™‚ as it houses several attractions like connaught place, janpath for street shopping and also for Indian handicrafts. Even the very famous India gate, Rashtrapati Bhawan are in close vicinity ๐Ÿ™‚
    Given a chane, i would love to visit south africa as I have heard a lot about its natural Beauty,dense forests etc.
    Also, i really wanna visit leh-ladakh and the famous Pangong lake which changes colour every moment… ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. My entry:

    Must places to see in Bangalore:
    Lalbagh botanical gardens for its beautiful and rarest trees (if u can make it to the flower shows, better still).
    UB city mall. U’ll feel like u’re in a different country.. A must if u love shopping n the big brands.
    Wonderla amusement park: Its on the outskirts of Bangalore.. One of the very best, n u’ll feel a day wasnt enough.
    Innovative Film City: Very near Wonderla.. A must see, hard-to-describe place ๐Ÿ™‚
    The Bull Temple, in Basavangudi for the old Bangalore charm. Like a breath of fresh air:)

    Places I’d love to visit:
    Rothang pass, Lakshadweep, Bangkok, Paris, New York. Oh, n also Vegas ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. also, i reallly wish to visit the valley of flowers…. :love: :love: :love:
    Valley of Flowers National Park is an Indian national park, Nestled high in West Himalaya, is renowned for its meadows of endemic alpine flowers and outstanding natural beauty.
    It is located in Uttarakhand state.
    (info copied from wikipedia )

  17. Yeeyy!! Sooper excited ๐Ÿ™‚

    some places people definitely should go to when they come to my city Chennai

    Visit me, my home (hehehehe I know silly me :D) jokes apart They should definitely go to Marina beach, The width of the beach at the widest stretch is 437 m (1,434 ft)It is the largest beach in the world and longest urban beach in the country ๐Ÿ™‚

    Next is San Thome Cathedral, built in the 16th century by Portuguese explorers, and rebuilt again with the status of a cathedral by the British in 1893. The church also has an attached museum.

    Fort St. George, located on the banks of Bay of Bengal. It was established as the East India Company’s fortified foothold in Madras and it was from this small trading post that British influence spread throughout India. The establishment of Fort St. George marked the birth of the new city that is Madras, in the year 1640. The tallest flag pole in the country can be seen here, its height is 150 feet.

    The Parthasarathy Temple in the Tiruvallikkeni (Triplicane) as the Britishers called it, is considered be the oldest temple in the Chennai and origins date back to the 8th century AD!

    What places I would love to visit in the future?

    The Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx, Valley of the kings, Abu simbel, Karnak temples (I know I have the whole trip planned :D)

    and my fav Rio de Janeiro ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. I am at 5 hrs car drive distance frm Rio..If you win the giveaway…you can surely visit me & stay with me..with giving away that giveaway to me.. ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜› Juss Kidding.. ๐Ÿ˜€

  18. hii,,gals i belong to bhopal The City Of Lakes…..
    It is one of the greenest City of India..Lake View in bhopal is one of the most beautiful and lovellllyy place , Most romantic place as well :inlove: ,,,,,,
    The city is surrounded by lakes lakes n lakes with some old temples like Bhojpur shiv mandir…

    Taj-ul-Masajid in bhopal is one of the largest mosque in Asia .
    So if u wanna see natural beauty of lakes … come to bhopal….

    And I wanna visit venice in Italy (again water :stars: ) .i would love to see the artworks and beauty.

  19. Here’s my entry!
    i stay in manipal near Udupi, so people coming here should visit the famous Lord Krishna temple in Udupi. Apart from that there are some pretty beaches like Malpe and Kaup worth seeing. Kaup beach has a pretty light house too ๐Ÿ™‚
    As for me, i would love to visit new zealand, venice, greece and brazil in future…

  20. Whoa! Awesome giveaway!
    I shuttle between Mumbai and Pune so lots of places..cant remember from where should I start ?:) Pune is famous for its old culture and places..def a visit to DagduSheth ganapati temple is a must and even Laksmi can I forget the hub and happening KP ie Koregoan Park and the famous german bakery!
    Mumbai is the city which never sleeps..there is lots to visit right from temples/beaches shopping hubs etc
    For me i would love to go back to switzerland also in my next wish list is italy, france and austria!

  21. Hey there everyone! Here’s my entry

    1)When in Mumbai,the Gateway Of India is a must see! It displays the spirit of the city, something that Mumbai is famous for! Flanked by swanky hotels and Victorian British structures, it displays a wonderful mix of old and new!
    Well of course, I’d suggest everyone to catch an open roof ‘Mumbai darshan’ bus and enjoy the touring journey through the city to all the famous tourist spots coz all of Mumbai is exciting and intriguing! ๐Ÿ˜€

    2) New Zealand family trip on the cards already!
    Euro tour especially Luxembourg- future plan with my guy when he becomes my husband :tongue: and
    Japan! I’m obsessed with all things Japanese!

    1. ooh wanted to add Gateway of India’s more like welcoming you to the city with open arms, that’s how open,warm and welcoming, Mumbai is to all its visitors and residents! :jiggy1:

  22. Hiiiiiiiiiii!!!!!!!!! Here is my entry:
    I live in Howrah, which can be called a suburb of Kolkata…if one comes to Kolkata, one should visit:
    1. Dakshineshwar temple which was built by Rani Rashmani in19th Century
    2. Kalighat temple which is one of the 51 Shakti Peethas of India and here fell he right toe of Sati
    3. St Paul’s Cathedral which was built during British Raj
    4. Victoria Memorial Hall, followed by horse rise around kolkata
    6. Esplanade New Market area where you get to know what street shopping means in Kolkata and where you can manage cheapest deals
    5. South City Mall, which is 1 of the biggest malls in eastern India
    7.Park Street area where you get some of the best restaurants like Peter Cat, Flurry’s, Marco Polo, BarBQ and the list is endless…

    I would like to visit Nainital, Kashmir and Goa in recent future ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. As a kid we used to spend days in Kolkata on our way to Assam…It was the highlight of my year. Have been to 1, 2, 4, 6 and 7. High time I made a trip back.

  23. Hi..
    My entry: I was born and brought up in chennai and i love chennai so much. Anybody coming to chennai should definitely visit Marina beach, world’s 2nd largest beach! The waves have an awesome property of pulling away your troubles along with them as they retreat into the sea.
    And chennai is also famous for temples, kabaleeshwarar temple in mylapore is an awesome place to get shiv ji’s blessings!
    And lastly, pondy bazaar for shopping, it s said that there’s nothing that one cant find there!

    I would like to visit Italy, Switzerland & Australia.

  24. Hi..
    My Entry:
    Since i am a complete Trivandrum girl, i will take all the guests to diiferent beaches of Trivandrum, Kovalam beach, Sangumugam Beach an to the most beautiful Papanasam beach, also there is a place in Varkala where the sea meets the lake, its a beautiful sight which only a few people know and i will also take them to the famous Sree Padmanabha Swamy Temple, which is rich in its culture and history and also the richest temple in the World..
    And in my life i always wanted to go to Paris, world of fashion…. and the second priority will be Switzerland ๐Ÿ™‚ O:)

  25. i just loved the lipgloss n my entry-

    anyone who is coming to deldhi ncr i would suggest the following-
    1) red fort n qutub minar for delh’s rich history.
    2) akshardham n chattarpur mandir for exavagant representation of relion in india
    3) kalka ji madir for what an old temple can mean in india.
    4) zama mazid n bangla saheb gurwara to see the muli- religious belief.
    5) delhi university north campus for the contemporary youth life.
    6)purani delhi- parathe wali gali for food n dariba for jewellery and for the insanse feeling of wonderful coexistence of people in small lanes.
    7) dlf emporio for international level of shopping.
    8) sarojni nagar for street fashion
    9) IT hubs- noida n gurgaon for international travellers to know the real competition ahead for jobs.
    10) kingdom of dreams.
    11) a trip on delhi metro.

    I would like to dive in to see coral reefs in australia listen to opera in opera house, feel nigara falls in canada, experience casinos in vegas, feel pristine meknos in greece, travel in train through europe, shop in london, visit bondi beach. I think it enough.i dont kow who vl win it..but it was nice to realise what all i wanted.

    Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

  26. My entry:
    Bangalore/ Bengaluru is the best especially for its lovely weather. It is truly the Garden City of India. One who comes to Bangalore must visit the shopping malls, especially Forum, UB City and ofcourse Commercial street. Wonderla, a famous amusement park in the outskirts is also a must visit.
    My dream is to go on a world tour :tongue: If not that at least my most favorite places Switzerland & Paris. :))

  27. Hey Tatjana..hows you..back after a long time..
    Well..I am from Mumbai and there are less historical places here but many places for shopping and stuff…though one should see the Gateway of India, the famous Chowpatty beach, Siddhivinayak temple, Mahalaxmi temple and the Bombay Stock Exchange ! ๐Ÿ™‚
    And I would like to visit whole of your Europe :))

  28. Am entering anyway……I need to win..I have Indian passport..I win gift..send to India…(but US is easier..just telling ๐Ÿ˜› :P)

    If you are in Bangalore, get up early morning and go for a walk. See the empty roads and smell the fresh air before the crazy traffic starts. We still have some trees around, and depending on the seasons, enjoy the cool breeze and the smell of the flowers – bright yellow and pink that line the roads sides as they dry and fall down there. The sweepers won’t turn up either till the crazy traffic starts, so it’s all peaceful and undisturbed.

    Then, walk to the nearest “standing saagar” – the numerous small restaurants that open early morning and sell yummy ghee dosas and steaming cups of hot South Indian filter coffee. Then, run home and sleep. :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

    Place I would like to go to: Europe.

    1. You will not win Rads…waste mein you have written :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: …but you can give the prize to me :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1:

    2. ‘standing sagar’ – HAHAHA
      oh the wada/sambhar (albeit slightly sweet!) and their rava idlis too! SLURPPP! :drool:
      not the ‘juice centers’ ??? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  29. I think I’m subscribed. I get the mail but didn’t get the ebook yet!

    1. I’m kind of a geek. I only see the light of the when i have to go to college or something. I don’t roam around much. But a good place to visit would Khalo Gali in Ghatkoper (E) Chinese infused dosas never tasted so good!

    2. That would have to be Japan. I love their lifestyle, food, clothes, everything! A serious otaku here ^^

  30. I Live in Bangalore.
    Must See Places in Bangalore:
    1) Iskon Temple: One among the most beautifull temples that I have been.Its a breath taking experience overall.
    2)Nandi Hills: I would suggest to go early in the morning to see the beautifull sunrise,fresh greenery,a small temple near the hills,Sitting on the rocks of the mountains.Experience worth a treasure!!!!!!

    I would love to visit: Singapore,Dubai Inshallah.

  31. Hi…I stay in Delhi..some of the must visit places would be lotus temple,akshardham,delhi hat and c.p,janpath,south ex,sarojini nagar,lajpat nagar if you are into shopping..
    I would love to visit almost all counties in europe like belgium,norways,france,Italy,Germany.

  32. I also never win anything but its always fun trying ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜›

    I belong to a small town Gwalior,its in Madhya Pradesh and 5 hours from Delhi ๐Ÿ™‚
    It has a lot of historical importance . The land of the Scindias ,and far stretched Gwalior Fort which was buil by Raja Man Singh . It has been said that when Rani Laxmi Bai was fighting against the Britishers ,she rode on her horse all the way to Gwalior from Jhansi and when finally she realised she couldnt fight against them,she decided to suicide instead of getting killed by them . She jumped from the cliff of the Gwalior Fort and the place where she dies has a big statue of hers . Also, Gwalior is where the famous singer Tansen was born . There is classical singing comptetion once in a year and the participants are so worth listening to :))

    Phewwww..that was a lot of info in one go ๐Ÿ˜€ But I well I am totally free these days so I dont mind ๐Ÿ˜›

    Place I want to visit right now – Leh,Ladhakh

  33. good morning everyone. My fast over. I ate chesse sandwich, had tea. all fit and back to work. :preen: :preen: :preen: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

  34. Tatjana thank you for the giveaway, darling. :-*

    I stay in delhi so Dilli haat and Khan Market I guess would be my most favourite places. havent gone there for a long time now but planning to make a visit soon may be this week only. :))

    I’d like to add that in India I can go to Goa probably every month if I could. ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ I think Goa has one of the most awesome beaches. :pompom: :pompom:

    ALthough my dream is to travel the world with Sanjeev (but he keeps cutting out so many places from our list :hunterwali: ). Anyway, I think I really really badly want to travel Europe. Italy being top on the list.

    1. I am sure we will meet in Europe one day in the near future … have no idea when.. but I have a feeling it will be soon :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

  35. my entry :snicker:

    as iam from kerala there r brilliant places to visit here.but top on list
    1) a butterfly farm in Thenmala, Kollam district,Kerala. the place itself is gorgeous. but there is a butterfly farm with natural habitat where migratin butterflys hatch. imagine lots n lots of butterflies :pompom:
    2)chitharal Jain temple in Kanyakumari district,40km south to Trivandrum.An amazin jain templ carved on mountain. :waytogo:
    3)vyanaadu..amazin higher altitude area with beautiful private resorts.
    4)kovalam..amazin beach..
    5)maahi..remains of old french colonies..beaches..

    and places I wish to go Andaman nicobar islands,Istanbul,Tuscany.

  36. its nice give away………….me also wanna win

    i stay in gurgaon………and whenever we get the chance for two-three holiday……..i like to move for jaipur, jal mahal, amer fort, mansing fort, city palace, hawa mahal, ajmer sharif and pushkar……….and also move for agra, tajmahal , agra lal qila, fatehpur sikri………love love this places……………and i wish i could go on europ world tour ………. :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa:

  37. Pretty nice giveaway!! :yahoo: :yahoo: I am entering for the lipgloss :drool: :drool:

    I stay in Kolkata dubbed as the city of Joy. If u ever come to Kolkata u must visit
    i) Victoria Memorial that is comparable to the beauty if Taj Mahal.
    ii) Esplanade for bargain shopping
    iii) Park Street to get a touch of night life in Kolkata
    iv) Rajarhat-Newtown to see the fast growth and modernization of this city.
    v) Princep Ghat to admire the scenic beauty of Ganga on ferry/boat ride.
    and there r many more places like Nicco park, Aquatica, Millenium’s Park, Alipore Zoo which r fun places to visit with family.

    I would like to go to Kerala and Goa someday :woot: :woot:

  38. my entry…..
    i live in mumbai…..if someone is coming here right now..i wud luv for them to come to ganapati festival.the whole city is jst so live and bursting with music and stuff :dance: ..:)
    and the food.mumbai is world renowned for its chat and pavbhajji and vada pav :drool: …not to forget we hav gr8 destinations for international food…….
    and yes the night life :balle: ….

    i definitely want to visit paris……… :smirk: any one in the mood for an trip giveaway……:)

    even i luv the third one………

    1. Beeeeeeeeeeeeeeee you also enter naaaa….we have to spam this contest. I tho also enter. I mean they will only send to someone in India na…you send to your cousin. Like how can they just like that spank us out..not fair….protest enter naaaa Beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee. Ignore Rati’s rules ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜›

      1. BEe…..and Rads………do you know how much I adore you both :dumb: :dumb: :dumb: :dumb: :dumb: :dumb: :dumb: :dumb: :dumb: :dumb: :dumb: :dumb: :haanji: :haanji: :haanji: :haanji: :haanji:

  39. For a traveller to my city, Cochin, I would recommend the old quarter, Fort Cochin, which sits right at the edge of the harbour, near the sea. Walk along the beach and watch the ancient Chinese fishing nets still work their magic. Spend a while in the centuries’ old St.Francis Church, where Vasco da gama was buried before his remains were sent back to Portugal. Stroll down its quaint lanes that bear such names as Princess Street and Burgher Street, a symbol of the area’s mixed Dutch, Portuguese and British heritage. Stop in one of the many cafes that serve awesome home-made cheesecake and tea/coffee (recommendations being Kashi Art Cafe and the Teapot Cafe). Otherwise drive to the old Jewish quarter in Mattancherry and visit the pristine 17 century synagogue. Anywhere in Cochin is a great place to try local seafood delicacies.

    1. Shai Kochi is one of my fave places too!!!
      Love Jew town and Kashi Art Cafe…..and those sewing machines they converted into tables…..sooopppeeer cute :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

  40. Like Rati, I too would like to go to Europe…and I have fantasised about it so much that I have a detailed list of things I want to do.

    – Sitting in a streetside cafe in Paris and watching life walk by
    – Walking through the impossibly green Irish countryside and ending the day with a pint of guinness in a pub, while a jig plays in the background
    – Walking through the little cobbled streets in any European city
    – Staying up the night in Scandinavian summers
    – Visiting the Anne Frank Museum, the Van Gogh museum and a whole bunch of art galleries
    – Watching an opera (this one make my husband giggle) and/or listening to a choir perform church music

    There’s lots more in the same vein. The holidays I dream of are all about good food, history and music.

  41. Hey.. Lovely giveaway specially the Catrice eyeshadow :snicker:

    I stay in Delhi and if u visit Delhi, u must go to :

    Akshardham Temple
    ISCKON Temple
    Connaught Place
    Janpath for good bargain shopping
    ‘Miss Jo’ in GK , M block market for awesome accessories

    And, I would love to visit Greece and Disneyland in future :shy:

  42. whoa :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: just cant take my eyes off the third prize :stars: :stars: :stars: :stars:

    I belong to chennai and say what i’m still love struck by this charm despite having vivited around ten countries…the place which i’ll ask anyone visiting chennai would be to the marina beach..being the third most beautiful long beach in the world, it provides you a variety of entertainment in the different areas of the beach….from its shell shops, accessory shops, bajji shops till the balloon shooting ,horse riding etc, it provides a feast to almost all age, this is a definite feast for your eyes :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
    i would want to go to paris someday for shoes and perfume shopping as my favorite author sez,” no lady should ever die without laying her feet in paris”!!!! :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

  43. i stay in south delhi:
    Q.1) some places where people definitely should go :
    1) ZOO- :laugh: Yes ,i said “ZOO””.i went thr last december and i was really happy to see that delhi has maintained such a beautiful zoo..we dont have any countryside types of place here in delhi but yes when u go zoo u feel smtg dfrnt.away frm malls and markets..thts also smtg tht must b enjyd wth our families and each and evry place is so crowded in delhi that we dnt feel nature..we r just busy in our lives.. :jog: :jog: :jog:

    so i would suggst ppl to get sm time out of thr busy lives and enjy the nature ..
    2) RED FORT- As u see the oldest and historical monuments it feels great.
    3) markets in delhi- sarojini,CP,LAJPAT,DELHI HAAT,chandni chowk,INA ,KHAN MARKET ,MONASTY can get crux of all the materials here in these markets and can enjy as well.
    Q.2 What places you would love to visit in the future-i wish to go to MORROCO,and canada..i wish il b able to make that smdy..:))

  44. Here is my entry..
    Born and brought up in mumbai I can list so many places where 1 can visit when they come here temples , beaches,markets,etc….But to name 1 it is surely marine lines….ppl must have seen it in hindi movies n knw how beautiful it is…….so when u cum to mumbai this the place you cannt miss..
    If given a chance i wud luv to go to Paris ๐Ÿ™‚

  45. Here is my entry…I am from Delhi…The places that I would suggest for people to visit in Delhi include:

    1)India Gate
    2)IIT delhi Campus
    3)Qutab Minar
    4)Khan Market
    5)Connaught Place
    6)Chandni Chowk

    Places that i would like to visit include

  46. Hello! This is my first time commenting. The giveaway got me to delurk ;). I’m a complete novice at makeup, and thought I’d try my luck at landing some eyeshadow ๐Ÿ™‚ I stay in Cochin. Must see places include the Fort Cochin, Mattanchery areas. There are centuries old Jewish synagogues, quaint old churches, lovely Portuguese architecture, plenty of shops selling unique silver jewellery and hole-in-the-wall joints that serve mouth watering coastal and continental food. You can also watch stunning sunsets by the backwaters, framed by chinese fishing nets. As for where I’d like to go, I’d love to visit South Africa. The wildlife and the stunning scenery have fascinated me since I was a child, and as I now have a friends there, I hope I’ll get to make my dream come true! Thanks, and good luck, everyone! ๐Ÿ™‚

  47. Wow.enter me :yahoo:
    when u come to my city u must visit gateway of india.both for its historical and the 26/11 issue. U’ll b amazed how peacefully it stands there even today.i still make it apoint to go thr once in a month,even after two yrs in mumbai.
    And for me?i wud love to visit so many places. Right now m gonna visig ganpatipule.its a weekend gateaway not far from mumbai.lots of sun,sand and beach. :whistle: i’ve heard a lot about it from my defi.itely ganpatipule. :thumbsup:

  48. hi there! my entry:
    in BANGALORE: the green city.. you dont have a lot of places to visit, but you should definitely see the
    1. ISCON temple
    2. lalbagh botanical garden.. if ur interested in plants ๐Ÿ™‚
    3. a long drive on the NICE road is a must
    4.nandi hills for the beautiful view of the sunrise ๐Ÿ™‚

    i have been lusting after visiting: paris, bankok(read-shopping), egypt and NYC

  49. Hey ^_^
    My entry:
    I live in Bhopal and if you come by bhopal you should definitely visit Upper Lake and VIP Road, they are one of the most b’ful places, I’ve ever seen…As you pedal on a boat in the evening and watch the sun set in front of your eyes, with the cool breeze and an amazing scenery, it’s like you couldn’t be in a better place than this( esp if you are with your someone special) :heart: :inlove:

    I would love to visit Northern Norway only to watch the Aurora Borealis :woot:
    It has always fascinated me..Watching em in Discovery is so amazing, I can’t imagine my ecstacy if I ever get to actually see them in reality!! I just Hope, fingers crossed..

  50. Hola… :blush:
    My first Giveaway that I’m participating, Thanks a lot TATJANA for this.Okay i going for lip gloss because i dont use eye shadow :shy:
    I live in Pune-the city of history, Education, Cultural , Dillogical ๐Ÿ˜› Center.I would definitely recommend the follwing places for people visiting Pune:

    1.Shaniwarwada:Once a stately mansion built as residence of Peshwas, Shaniwarwada stands witness to an important chapter in the history of Maratha Empire.

    2.Sinhagad: About 25 km from Pune, Sinhagd is one of the most popular places to visit around pune. Famous for its historical significance and Tanajiโ€™s Samadhi, it is a nice picnic and vacation spot with amazing view of whole Pune from the top. It is best to visit in rainy season when you can see the clouds below you. On the way to Sinhagad, there is Khadawasla dam which is also one of the most visited spots around pune. :heart: Its my fav place

    3.Panshet Dam, Pashan Lake, Lal mahal: These are places one should really visit on a nice weekend holiday

    4.There are 8 peths i think which represent the older version of pune.

    5. A snake ZOO :woot: called as Sarpodyan is there at Katraj.

    6.One should never miss Laxmi road the place of SHOPPING :yahoo:

    7. Osho International Meditation Resort

    There are Many many localite places that one should visit .

    Well i would like to tkae world Tour. :love: My dream.If not i would like to visit Paris for shopping, france for its cultural festives, Spain for its scenic beauty and Madagascar for a vacation :happydance:
    Thats it I knoe its a Long one but i wanted to do my best for my Give away ๐Ÿ™‚
    Sups O:)

    1. Supriya, Pune has a snake zoo?! (i live in pune, rather just 3 yrs so hadnt known)
      and yes agree, Laxmi road, never miss! ๐Ÿ˜€ [my husband runs away if i even mention the name lol] so i stick to the surroundings of camp and MG.

  51. Here is my entry,
    I live in Delhi and it has its own blend of culture and history with i think people all across india and world too.
    Delhi, locally pronounced as Dilli officially National Capital Territory of Delhi (NCT), is the largest metropolis by area and the second-largest city by population in India. It is the eighth largest metropolis in the world by population.
    Its eponym is Dhillu or Dilu, a king of the Mauryan dynasty, who built the city in 50 BC and named it after himself.
    Quite a no. of different rulers from different dynasties ruled and gave an exeptionally fine architectural to this city.
    Delhi has humid subtropical climate. Summers are long and extremely hot, from early April to mid-October, with the monsoon season in between, mild winter starts in late November and peaks in January and is notorious for its heavy fog.

    Famous for its mixture of historic landmarks, monuments, temples and stylish Art Deco style buildings, the city of New Delhi is filled with interest. Amongst the most notable landmarks within New Delhi are the India Gate, the Lotus Temple (Bahai Temple) and also the President House (Rashtrapati Bhavan). No trip to New Delhi is complete without a photo or two of its famous Red Fort (Lal Qila), which features a stunning red facade and evening light shows. Just across from the Red Fort is the Raj Ghat, an official memorial to India’s spiritual leader, Mahatma Gandhi.

    Public transport in Delhi is provided by buses, auto rickshaws and a metro rail system.
    Buses are the most popular means of transport catering to about 60% of the total demand.
    Many ethnic groups and cultures are represented in Delhi, making it a cosmopolitan city. Being the political and economic hub of northern India, the city attracts workers โ€“ both blue collar and white collar โ€“ from all parts of India, further enhancing its diverse character. A diplomatic hub, home to the embassies of 160 countries, Delhi has a large expatriate population as well.
    As far Education is concerned india is considered 2nd best country and Delhi seems to have most strong Eduction institution. Which includes Delhi University, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Jamia Millia Islamia, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIPU), National Law University, Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) and Jamia Hamdard, and nine deemed universities. Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University and National Law University are the only state universities; IGNOU is for open/distance learning; the rest are all central universities. Delhi boasts of being home to 3 of top 10 engineering colleges in India โ€“ IIT Delhi, NSIT (Formerly DIT) and DTU (Formerly DCE).

    New Delhi is the focus of political reportage, including regular television broadcasts of Parliament sessions, being Capital of India. Many country-wide media agencies, among them the state-owned Press Trust of India, Media Trust Of India and Doordarshan, are based in the city.
    Cricket and soccer are the most popular sports in Delhi.There are several cricket grounds located across the city. The Feroz Shah Kotla stadium is one of the oldest cricket grounds in India and is a venue for international cricket matches.
    Here are the list of Attractions in the City:
    1 Rashtrapati Bhawan – Built with a mix of Western and Indian styles, Rashtrapati Bhavan was originally built for the Governor General of India. Inaugurated in 1931 as the Viceregal Lodge, the name was changed in 1959 after India became a republic. Now it is the Presidential Palace of India.

    2 India Gate and Rajpath- India Gate is a memorial raised in honour of the Indian soldiers who died during the Afghan wars and World War I. The names of the soldiers who died in these wars are inscribed on the walls. The cenotaph (or shrine) in the middle is constructed with black marble and depicts a rifle placed on its barrel, crested by a soldier’s helmet.

    3 Akshardham Temple- Akshardham Temple it is the largest Hindu temple in the world. It was built in 2005. In the sprawling 100-acre (0.40 km2) land rests an intricately carved monument, high-technology exhibitions, an IMAX theatre, a musical fountain, a food court and gardens.

    4 ISKCON Temple – ISKCON Temple also popularly called as the Hare Krishna temple is a famous Vaishnava temple with deities of Sri Radha Krishna. Located in South Delhi, the construction of the temple began in 1991 and was completed in 1998 under the planning of internationally renowned architect Achyut Kanvinde. highlight of the temple is beautifully drawn paintings of the Lord done by the foreign devotees. Apart from these, the temple acts as study base for those wish to study the Vedic scriptures, Yoga and provides facility for practicing Bhakti Yoga as given by Srila Prabhupada. It is well connected through Road and Train too.

    5 Gurdwara Bangla Sahib -Gurdwara Bangla Sahib is the most visited one in the Delhi area. Millions visit this Gurdwara from all over the world and of all religions to offer their prayers at this elegant yet historical Gurdwara in Delhi. This is not just a sacred Sikh shrine, but also very important to many Hindus.

    6 Humayun’s Tomb – Humayun’s Tomb was built for Humayun’s widow, Hamida Banu Begum. Designed by a Persian architect named Mirak Mirza Ghiyas, the structure was begun in 1562 and completed in 1565. The tomb established a standard for all later Mughal monuments, which followed its design, most notably the Taj Mahal.

    7 Qutub Minar – The Qutub Minar is located in a Mehrauli in South Delhi. It was built by Qutb-ud-din Aibak of the Slave Dynasty, who took possession of Delhi in 1206. It is a fluted red sandstone tower, which tapers up to a height of 72.5 metres and is covered with intricate carvings and verses from the Qur’an. Qutub-ud-din Aybak began constructing this victory tower as a sign of Muslim domination of Delhi and as a minaret for the muezzin to call the faithful to prayer.
    The Qutub Minar is also significant for what it represents in the history of Indian culture. In many ways, the Qutub Minar, the first monument built by a Muslim ruler in India, heralded the beginning of a new style of art and architecture that came to be known as the Indo-Islamic style. Other monuments around the Qutb complex, are Jamaali Kamaali mosque and tombs, Balban’s tomb and Adham Khan’s Tomb.

    8 Red Fort – The decision for constructing the Red Fort was made in 1639, when Shah Jahan decided to shift his capital from Agra to Delhi. Within eight years, Shahjahanabad was completed with the Red Fort-Qila-i-Mubarak (fortunate citadel) โ€” Delhi’s seventh fort โ€” ready in all its magnificence[citation needed] to receive the Emperor. Though much has changed with the large-scale demolitions during the British occupation of the fort, its important structures have survived.On every republic day the flag of India is hosted by the president.

    9 Salimgarh Fort – Salimgarh Fort, which is now part of the Red Fort complex, was constructed on an island of the Yamuna River in 1546. But a gate called the Bahadur Shahi Gate for entry into the Fort from the northern side was constructed only in 1854-55 by Bahadur Shah Zafar, the last Mogul ruler of India. The fort has been renamed as Swatantrata Senani Smarak and a plaque at the entrance to the fort attests to this.

    10 Chandni Chowk – Chandni Chowk, a main marketplace in Delhi, keeps alive the city’s living legacy of Shahjahanabad. Created by Shah Jahan the builder of Taj Mahal, the old city, with the Red Fort as its focal point and Jama Masjid as the praying centre, has a fascinating market called Chandni Chowk. Legend has it that Shah Jahan planned Chandni Chowk so that his daughter could shop for all that she wanted. The market was divided by canals. The canals are now closed, but Chandni Chowk remains Asia’s largest wholesale market.
    11 Cathedral Church of Redemption – Cathedral Church of Redemption also known as Viceroy Church. Located east of Parliament House and Rashtrapati Bhavan, which was used by then viceroy of British India.
    The Church derives its name from Palladio’s Church of Il Redentore in Veniceas well as Lutyens St Jude’s Church, Hampstead Garden Suburb.
    The Cathedral was built in eight years and was completed in the year 1935. Cathedral was designed by Henry Medd. Cathedral was built in such a manner that even in the extreme summers it remains cool and serene.

    12 Jama Masjid – The Masjid-i-Jahan Numa, commonly known as Jama Masjid, is the principal mosque of Old Delhi. Commissioned by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan and completed in the year 1656, it is one of the largest and best known mosques in India.

    13 Raj Ghat – On the bank Yamuna River, which flows past Delhi, there is Raj Ghat, the final resting place of Mahatma Gandhi, the father of the nation. It has become an essential point of call for all visiting dignitaries. Two museums dedicated to Gandhi are situated nearby.

    14 Shanti Vana – Shanti Vana (literally, the forest of peace) is the place where India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru was cremated. The area is now a beautiful park adorned by trees planted by visiting dignitaries and heads of state. It is close to Raj Ghat.

    15 Lotus Temple – The Lotus Temple is a Bahรก’รญ House of Worship, situated in South Delhi and shaped like a lotus. It was built by the Bahรก’รญ community.

    16 Purana Quila – The Purana Quila (Old Fort) is a good example of medieval military architecture.[1] Built by Pandavas, renovated by Humayun, with later modifications by Sher Shah Suri, the Purana Quila is a monument of bold design, which is strong, straightforward, and every inch a fortress. It is different from the well-planned, carefully decorated, and palatial forts of the later Mughal rulers. Purana Quila is also different from the later forts of the Mughals, as it does not have a complex of palaces, administrative, and recreational buildings as is generally found in the forts built later on. The main purpose of this now dilapidated fort was its utility with less emphasis on decoration. The Qal’a-I-Kunha Masjid and the Sher are two important monuments inside the fort. It was made by Aqeel in 1853.

    17 Tughlaqabad – Tughlaqabad is Delhi’s most colossal and awesome fort even in its ruined state. Within its sky-touching walls, double-storied bastions, and gigantic towers were housed grand palaces, splendid mosques, and audience halls.

    18 Jantar Mantar – The Jantar Mantar consists of 13 architectural astronomy instruments, built by Maharaja Jai Singh II between 1727 to 1734.

    19 Safdarjung’s Tomb – The Safdarjung’s Tomb is a garden tomb in a marble mausoleum.

    20 Lodhi Gardens – The Lodhi Gardens is a park spread over 90 acres (360,000 m2). It contains architectural works of the 15th century Sayyid and Lodhis, a Pathan dynasty which ruled much of Northern India during the 16th century.

    21 Nizamuddin Dargah – Nizamuddin Dargah is the Mausoleum of the famous Sufi Saint Nizamuddin Auliya, Delhi.

    22 Sansad Bhavan -Sansad Bhavan or the Parliament of India is a circular building designed by the British architects Sir Edwin Lutyens and Sir Herbert Baker in 1912โ€“1913. Construction began in 1921, and in 1927 the building was opened as the home of the Council of State, the Central Legislative Assembly, and the Chamber of Princes.

    23 National Museum, New Delhi -The National Museum, New Delhi is the largest museum in India. It holds variety of articles ranging from pre-historic era to modern works of art. It is run by the Ministry of Culture, part of the Government of India. The museum is situated on the corner of Janpath and Maulana Azad Road.

    24 St. James’ Church -St. James’ Church is one of the oldest churches in India.

    25 Connaught Place – Connaught Place is one of the largest financial, commercial and business centers in Delhi. It is often abbreviated as CP and houses the headquarters of several Indian firms. Its surroundings occupy a place of pride amongst the heritage structures of the city. It was developed as a showpiece of Lutyens’ Delhi featuring a Central Business District. Named after the Duke of Connaught, the construction work was started in 1929 and completed in 1933. It was renamed as the Rajiv Chowk after the late Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. The Connaught Place of today is one of the most vibrant business districts of Delhi.

    1. Ooopsss one more imprtnt thing missed :shocked: :haanji: …..I wud lyk to go to Rome and Austria…bcoz history intrsts me and i wud lyk to see places one by one and these countries comes first in my mind…..if it happens it ill be 1st abroad trip for me :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :jog: :jog: :jog:

  52. I am from Mumbai…the city of dreams as it is called!!
    THe one must visit place here according to me is the Marine Drive…popularly known as the Queen’s necklace…..just loll around on the arcade by the sea or sit at the promenade and hear the tides. Awesome!!!
    I would really like to visit Kerala next! Wishlist is never-ending so I am just mentioning the next destination I am planning as I am a big travel junkie :toothygrin:

  53. Hey all IMBB Gals!!

    i live in Delhi and this is my 1st comment on IMBB!

    1) A place which everybody has missed to visit from Delhi is ‘Hauz Khas Fort’. The fort looks mesmerizing during sunset and sunrise. The fort overlooks a wide pond which is home to many birds and various sorts of flowers and lush greenery!! It takes you to another era.

    2) Lotus Temple for its remarkable architectures of Bahai faith. It is located at Kalkaji in New Delhi. The temple looks like a lotus flower and is made of marble, cement, dolomite and sand.

    3) Trip to Chandni Chowk by Metro (no doubt), for its true blue street food, wholesale market, jama masjid and Kareem’s (non-veg food). Jeweler shops at Dariba Kalan are famous for intricate jewelry!!!

    4) Akshardham Mandir – The main structure has been embroidered with 20, 000 statues, floral motifs, arches and exquisitely carved pillars. It is estimated that, the temple has been built at the cost of nearly 100 million Dollars. It includes Musical fountain, Boat ride and Garden of India. Among others, the complex boasts off an IMAX theatre, a food court, a gallery and an open-air theatre. In the night, the magnificent campus is lit with tungsten bulbs and looks stunning. It is about 141-foot high and houses an 11 feet massive statue of Lord Swaminarayan.

    5) For shopping, Delhi has a very famous Sarojini Nagar Market, Khan Market, Connaught Place, Janpath among others on a Must-see list.

    6) Great India Place Mall in Noida is a superb Mall with all major International brands all under one roof!!

    7) Dont miss Chattarpur mandir in Nehru Place, delhi. The spectacular temple complex is an architectural gem in itself. All the shrines in the complex are built from white marble. The main shrine is dedicated to Goddess Durga and exhibits traits of the temple architecture of South India.

    8) Bangla Sahib Gurdwara is situated near Connaught Place Market in New Delhi. It is an important historical and religious place which cant be missed while visiting Delhi.

    I would love to, love to love to visit Bankok, pattaya and Canada!!

  54. Since my post from other id is not approved, I will enter the giveaway through this email address itself.
    Bangalore is the best for its lovely weather. It is truly the Garden City of India. Though there are not many important places to visit in the city, one has to visit the shopping malls especially Forum, UB City and ofcourse Commercial Street. WonderLa an amusement Park in the outskirts is great for entertainment.
    My dream is a world tour. However, as dreams dont fulfill always, I would say I would at least want to visit Switzerland & Paris.

  55. mine is going to be unique.. because m from vadoara and noone might have visited this city known as ‘SANSKARO KI CITY’ city of great maharaja..
    “Maharaja Sayajirao” he owned this whole city and still now its is rented to normal people at the rate not more than 21rs p.m. u would love to c his creations here which m going to share with u
    :rose: Sayajibaug:built by Sayajirao III in 1879.113 acres, includes an excellent zoo, the Baroda Museum and Picture Gallery, the Museum of Health and Hygiene and the Sardar Patel Planetarium.3.5 kms joy ride through the park on the toy train for kids
    :rose: Maharaja Sayajirao University: erstwhile ruler of Baroda, Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad built Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad University, also known as MSU, over a hundred years.The University is one of the bigger universities in Western India and the only one in Vadodara. i did my graduation from here :yahoo: :yahoo:
    :rose: Maharaja Fatehsinh Museum:royal collection of art treasures and works of old masters like Raphael, Titian and Murillo as well as modern western and Indian paintings, Graeco-Roman exhibits, Chinese and Japanese art, and a large collection of contemporary Indian art.
    :rose: Mahatma Gandhi Nagar Gruh: constructed in 1954. It is used for various cultural functions.
    :rose: Makarpura Palace: beautiful palace designed in the Italianate style now used as training school of the Indian Air Force.
    :rose: Darbar Hall: built in 1894. excellent collection of originals by famous British painters Turner and constable and many others attract tourists from every part of the country. The Egyptian mummy and skeleton of a blue whale are major attractions for those who visit the museum.Other treasure includes the famous Akota bronzes dating the 5th Century A.D., A collection of Mughal miniatures, a full fledged gallory of Tibetan Art and oils by several European masters.
    :rose: Baroda Museum & Gallery: one of the most famous museums of the country it was built in 1894.
    :rose: Aurbindo Society:Maharshi Aurobindo Ghosh who one of the eminent freedom fighters and also a renouned philosopher resided in Vadodara from 1894 to 1906 as a private secretary to Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad. He also worked as vice principal and professor of English in Baroda college
    :rose: EME Temple: made of alluminium and some alloys. Visit to this temple is a must for everyone who visit Vadodara.
    :rose: Khanderao Market: palatial building erected by Sayaji Rao ||| in 1906-07 at a cost of about Rs. 5 lakhs. It was presented by him as a gift to the Municipality on the occasion of the Silver Jubilee Celebrations of his administration. The Municipal Offices are located in this building. The main entrance resembles in architecture with that of the gate of Dabhoi Fort. The perforated stone perapers are after style of the Agra Screens.
    :rose: Kirti Mandir: “E” shaped large magnificent stone building with domes, terraces, balconies and central sikhara rising to about 33 metres.
    :rose: Champaner: situated 47 kms from Vadodara. subjugated by Sultan Mehmud Begara in 1484 and made it his new capital. Citadel of Mahmud Beghada is a perfect rectangle about three-quarters of a mile long and 280 yards broad, the citadel is enclosed by a wall of massive blocks of freestone, known as Mahmud Beghada’s Wall. It is strengthened by bastions at regular intervals and beautified by small carved balconies in the best Islamic style. Jama Masjid, on account of its massive grandeur and perfect finish, the Jama Masjid is one of the grandest Islamic monuments in Western India. Nagina Masjid is also called the Jewel Mosque as it is built of pure white stone.
    :rose: Laxmi Vilas Palace:The Royal Family’s residence is an extravagant building in Indo- Saracenic style. The palace built by Maharaja Sayajirao in 1890 is till date the residence of the royal family. Its ornate Darbar Hall has an Italian mosaic floor and walls with mosaic decorations. The palace houses a remarkable collection of old armoury and sculptures in bronze, marble & terracotta.
    :rose: Maqbara (Hajira):in the memory of Kutub-ud-din the general of Akbar’s army, it is the only existing Mughal monument of the city.
    :rose: Sayaji Sarovar : Sayaji Sarovar or Ajwa lake, 22 kms away from the city is the principal source of water. Work on the scheme was started in 1885 and was completed in 1890.
    thats it m tired now.
    vadodara is a wonder.. endless list of malls…
    u’ll fall in love here…..
    the place i would like to go would be… aaaaaaaaaaaaa……. the place where twilight shotting happened… i so truly wanna roam in those jungles too…..

  56. Hello everyone!~ I wish to take part in this giveaway as well! ๐Ÿ˜€
    So, my entry:
    I live in Bangalore which is one of the fastest developing cities in our country.
    If one were to pay a visit to Bangalore,there are quite a few places one MUST visit.Firstly, Lalbagh,Cubbon Park and Vidhana Soudha. Then come The Bull Temple (Basavana gudi),Pyramid Valley,Bannerghatta National Park and ISKON Temple for sure. Also, St. Mary’s Basilica,Wonderla and Nandi Hills are on my own “Must visit” list. For our more…errr…timepass inclined folks,there is Mantri Square,Forum Mall,Commercial Street,MG Road,Brigade Road and a newcomer in the must visit list,Innovative Film City.
    If you do visit B’lore,I’d be happy to be your tour guide!! :specs:

    As for places I would like to visit…A tour of Europe and East Asia rank high on my list…I wold also like to visit Dubai once. :toothygrin:
    So…yup. ๐Ÿ˜† and good luck to everyone entering this giveaway. :jog:

    1. now that that is done and over with….Give me the prizes!! :ghost2: :ghost2: :ghost2:

      …just kidding. ๐Ÿ˜† :hihi: :hihi:

        1. Okay..I have decided…I will give you a mini-tour/description of a few places from the aforementioned list.
          ~Commercial Street: I can assure you that u will never get tired of coming here.A shopper’s dream come true,Commercial Street is full to the very brim with a wide array of things and it definitely ranks at No. 1 on shopping hot spots.

          ~Lal Bagh: An iconic landmark of Bangalore,Lal Bagh is best known for it’s flower shows,glass house,aquarium and the astounding variety of plants and trees.For a mere Rs. 10,you can enjoy soooo many things at this beautiful,awe inspiring and relaxing Botanical Park.

          ~ISKCON Temple: If not for the fact that ISKCON is a major pilgrimage site,one must visit it for the exquisite architecture and the sheer beauty of the interiors. There is also a separate section for souvenirs and sweets.

          ~Bannerghatta National Park: NOT your run-of-the-mill zoo. OK? It is one of the most popular “weekend relaxation” spots near the city and is famous for its big cat safari rides. I myself have been there 3 times already,but it is always fun to just kick back and observe the wonders of nature. If you do visit Bannerghatta National Park,be sure to check out ALL that it has to offer.

          ~ Forum Mall: A mall.A good Mall. MY FAVOURITE MALL!! :yahoo: :yahoo: Not the biggest in the city,but it’s a nice place to just relax and let your wallet do the talking. :hihi: Be sure to check out the Landmark store and the scary house. ๐Ÿ˜€

          ~Mantri Square: OVERWHELMING!! :woot: :woot: Always crowde,always bustling with activity,Mantri Square is the largest shopping mall in India and is the best place to just lose yourself and go crazy!!It is the only mall in Bangalore to have 5 department stores – Lifestyle, Marks & Spencer, Reliance Trends, Pantaloons and Shoppers’ Stop, all under one roof and has parking space for over 2,00 cars.
          I have been there only once,but I assure you,it is a must see,must do,must know and must buy from spot. ๐Ÿ˜€
          So…there. :hihi: I hope that helps you folks out a bit if you were planning a trip to Namma Bengaluru. :happydance:

  57. i wanna win….. copy paste my article from above….
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    1. rati, this is the besht time to visit banglore i tell u, n u must go to this bougainvilla somthing appartments…. i know one house thr is vacant and thrs loads of chanel n lush stuff lying inside…. :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

        1. Yay!~ Ratiii!~ If you visit B’lore na,I will toh become your tour guide and take you for a ride in my Pa’s Omni wali van. :specs:
          Aur phir hum dono Commercial Street jake kangaal ban kar waapas ayenge. And I will feed you my Amma’s special halwa and sewiyyan kheer. :dumb: :dumb:
          And then I will take u to my school for show and tell and say, “This is Rati,from IMBB who is a bollywood wali rani. O:) O:) “

  58. I’d like to take part too. ๐Ÿ™‚

    My city is Hyderabad. I feel our Hyderabad is the friendliest city in India. If you wish to visit our Hyderabad, I recommend you should:

    1) Shop at Lad Bazar, Charminar.
    2) Eat the Hyderabadi Biryani at Hotel Paradise
    3) Celebrate the city’s culture at a Ghazal concert, or for just a peaceful time, at the Chowmahallah Palace.

    In the future, I would love to visit New York, USA to experience the chaos of a cosmopolitan city (which is so unlike our peaceful Hyderabad). :toothygrin:

  59. My city is Ernakulam(Kochi) in Kerala. If any one coming here i would like to suggest them to have house boat ride in Alleppey (Belive me, it will be one of those memorable moments) . Alos i’ll suggest a trip to mattancherry in kochi, where there is a dutch palace, jew synagogue and a jain temple. You can do shopping also there.

    About the places i would like to visit going for diving in Lakshadweep, going for a wild life safari in kenya and an European Tour ..there are the current wish :shy:

  60. Hi Tatjana & All,

    I born and brought up in Delhi so i can say that there are so many places to visit. Some must includes Chandni Chowk, Khan Market, Connaught Place, Kamla Nagar & Janpath for Shopping & Kingdom of Dreams with Delhi/NCR Malls, specifically.. Ambience Mall, Select City Walk & Great India Place for Great Stuff. Great Non-Veg Food in Karim’s in Old Jama Masjid & Veg can survive in any of the Chandni Chowk Paranthe wali Gali & C.P Restaurants..

    The Places i want to visit in India is Kerela & Kashmir & outside India would be Sri Lanka & Maldives.

    Hope to WIN.. Take Care all & thanks for the details of all such great Places to Visit in India… ๐Ÿ™‚

  61. I live in Chennai. It’s been 4 years I am living in chennai. I would like to suggest anyone who’s coming to chennai to visit Marina Beach. It’s the longest beach I think in Asia.
    You can see the lovely sea waves hitting the shores and experience the cool waves licking your feet. Also, you can watch people, how they enjoy being on the beach and entertain themselves without bothering about others who is around them.
    Another place I would definitely suggest is the Express Avenue Mall in Chennai. It gives you the feel of being in another world compared to the conservative very Indian chennai city. Very happening place with lot of shops for you to window shop or to do some shopping if you really want to. I feel that even a lazy stroll in the mall fills me with energy . Third place I would suggest is Pondy bazar. It’s amazing to see the long array of shops on the street with almost everything you want. They give you good bargain and good quality stuff. Whether you know Tamil or not, it doesn’t matter you can always bargain and get some stuff for a much lesser price.
    One place I would like to visit in future is hyderabad. I have heard that it has lot of beautiful old palaces and building to see and lot of shopping destinations which is a paradise for such a shopaholic like me!

  62. Hi……. I reside in Udupi, Coastal Karnataka in South India.

    People planning to visit Udupi should make a note of the following:
    – Udupi Krishna Temple : Sanctum of Madhvacharya, the great Sanskrit Philosopher. The famous temple here, has a fascinating idol of Lord Krishna that is richly adorned with jewels.
    The main attraction of this temple is the ‘Kanakana Kindi’ -a small window through which Krishna is believed to have given darshan to his ardent devotee, Kanakadasa.
    – Brindavan Garden and Sri Venu Gopalakrishna Temple : The unique architecture of the temple is a combination of openness of landscaped space and religious harmony. Now the centre for religious activity opposite which is the Brindavan Garden and colourfully lit fountains water falls is a haven for children.
    – End Point : The centre of attraction for nature lovers situated just a kilometre away from the College of Pharmaceutical Sciences atop the hill overlooking a valley along which quietly flows the River “Swarna”. This picturesque spot draws hoards of visitors every day along with joggers strollers.
    -St. Mary’s Island : St. Mary’s Island are a group of small islands lying a little to the north of the port of Malpe 7 kms form Udupi. Vasco-da-Gama landed in 1498 on one of these islands which he called `EI Padron de Santa Maria’. It is from this that these islands got their present name. They are just a few scattered projections of rock rising out of the western or Arabian Sea around Malpe.
    -Malpe Beach: Malpe town is about four kms. to the west of Udupi. It is the most important port of the Karnataka coast and is situated at the mouth of the Malpe or Udyavara river. An ideal picnic spot with its virgin beach. The endless stretch of golden sand, graciously swaying palm trees, the clear blue sky, gurgle of the seaโ€ฆ all set the perfect mood for the unforgettable holiday here.

    Welcome all…..!!!!

    I would like to visit Rajasthan and enjoy the culture of the state.

  63. Wow ! Such a tempting giveaway ๐Ÿ™‚ !!!
    I live in Pune too and I still have to explore all of it.(Supriya has covered the great ones!)….According to me the places one should go are..
    -Mulshi,Khadakwasla dams
    -Sinhagad,Purandar Forts
    -Aga Khan Palace,Karla Caves
    -Tamhini Ghat
    -From here,you can head to Lonavla n Khandala!
    -Shopping! in Tulsibaug n Laxmi Road
    -For college fashion,head to MG Road and F.C.Road!
    -Do check out the awesome chaat at Kalyan Bhel!
    -Koregaon Park has a number of eateries for all the foodies here , so does Kalyani Nagar!

    The place I want to visit in the future..Italy!Italy!Italy! Right From the architecture to the fashion …I m totally in love with this place!

  64. My Entry:
    I stay at Kolkata and if one visits this place they MUST go to:
    Dakhineshwar temple
    Kalighat temple
    Birla Planetarium
    ride in river hoogly
    Victoria memorial
    China town (for awesum chinese food)St. Paul Cathedral
    and yes if you come to Kolkata dont forget to have famous rolls and phucka (gol gappas fr north indians)
    I would Like to visit Venice in future (simply love the idea of water and gondolas)

  65. I am reading, reading, reading…. this really makes my day to read about all this lovely places you ladies listed… :woot: Still wanna come to India as soon as possible and this gives so many impressions where to go then :rose: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :rose: :rose: TY!

    1. :pompom:
      I would love to see a Cobra – I mean in the woods (wilderness); not elsewhere.
      Actually got the homeopatic medicine naja tripudians (made from Cobra venom) and it really is a deep transformating medicine :heart:

      1. ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜† :toothygrin:
        Where did you see the snake? I have no idea if they are present in whole India or not.
        Got to google that. Beautyful creatures anyway.

  66. Hi,

    Wonderful Giveaway by Tatjana again ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank You Dear ๐Ÿ™‚

    I am from Chennai.
    You will enjoy the beach,EA mall,Vandaloor Zoo,Snake Park, Mahabalipuram, and you must go for a drive in ECR ๐Ÿ™‚

    I love to go for a all India trip once coz going out of the country is usual before which I wish to finish an all India tour ๐Ÿ™‚

  67. Here is my entry. I live in Ahmedabad, the city of Ahmed Shah (Medieval ruler of Gujarat), is known for its rich past and its association with the Mahatma (Great Soul), also known as Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. If you are braced to taste the mystifying paradox that India can serve up, than a visit to its megacity, Ahmedabad, comes as a prescription. Nestled in the heart of Gujarat, this zesty city provides one with a generous buffet of stimulation that swears to enliven all the five senses.
    1. Akshardham, Gandhinagar : As one of the wonders of world, it combines traditional stone architecture, ancient wisdom, and the best of modern technology to create the most powerful experience of Indian Culture ever to exist. Dedicated to Lord Swaminarayan, and inspired by HDH Pramukh Swami Maharaj,
    Akshardham is a miracle worked by the sacrifice of thousands of volunteers. Hundreds of figures, dioramas, displays and audio-visual shows, unfold a stream of timeless experiences. They are visually mesmeric, scientifically stunning, and spiritually moving. More than 2 million visitors visit annually. But remember, at Akshardham you are not a tourist nor a traveler. You’re an explorer. An inventor. A sculptor. You’ll discover the art of sculpting yourself from within.
    Akshardham complex comprises of Monument, Exhibitions, Garden & Research Center.

    2. Kankaria Lake : A circular lake constructed in AD 1451 by Sultan Qutub-ud-din, the Kankaria Lake offers tourist places of interest like the island garden known as Nagina Wadi, parks, an aquarium, a boat club, a natural historical museum, and a zoo

    3. IIM Ahmedabad : is a name everyone is aware of & is one of the best MBA colleges in India. Within a span of four decades, this premier institute of India has emerged as one of the most prominent international schools of management. Many years back, a few industrialists took the initiative of giving vision to their dreams, which in turn led to the formation of the Indian Institute of Management. IIM Institute of Ahmedabad has made a special position for itself in the field of international management.

    4. Gandhi Ashram : Another of the tourist attractions in Ahmedabad is the Satyagraha Ashram, set-up in AD 1920 on the lull western banks of the Sabarmati River.

    5. Adalaj step-well : The Adalaj step-well is a popular tourist attraction of the city. The well was built in 1499 A.D. by Queen Rudabai. The step well or Vav, as it is called in Gujarati, is intricately carved and is several stories in depth. The designs on its walls and pillars include, leaves, flowers, birds, fish and other breathtaking ornamental designs. In the past, these step wells were frequented by travellers and caravans as stopovers along trade routes.

    If given a chance, i want to go every where in the world!!!, whole america, europe, africa, Aisa, want to explore lifes at different parts of the world, bt specially want to go Zurich, Geneva & Lucerne in Switzerland and lst bt not least heaven of the world KASHMIR with my Hubby…& if get a chance want to visit Space!!!

  68. i am from bhubaneshwar, orissa. it’s a pretty hot place. the most imp. place to visit here is the famous Jagannath temple in Puri which is nearby, especially during the Rath yatra. do take out some time to visit.
    i would love to go to Europe, particularly scottland, ireland, italy and france! :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

  69. Hi

    Over here in mumbai one can visit.. Gateway of India, Marine lines, Elephanta caves, alibaug, Lonavala.. khandala, Iskon temple, Juhu beach,Shree siddhivinayak, Shree mahalaxmi temple, Nehru science centre , chowpatty beach.

  70. Places where I want to go – already finished Thailand, singapore, egypt, dubai.. Soon going to paris and switzerland. In future would like to see – Greece

  71. Hello everyone!

    I can see I have someone from the City of lakes on IMBB ๐Ÿ™‚ which makes me more than happy.

    Here is my entry,
    I belong to Bhopal, the capital of Madhya Pradesh, which is flooded with places of Natural beauty – lakes and greenery.
    List of places to visit inside the city:
    1) Kaliasot dam – a small dam, just at a walking distance from my house, has an amazing view early morning and at the time of sunset.
    2) Bhadbhada dam – in the outskirts of the city, again with a scenic view of natural beauty, the Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) is also developing a viewpoint sort of a thing there.
    3) Shahpura Lake – In the heart of the city. Beautiful lake, with garden on 2 sides of it and hawkers on the outside of one garden. Although the lake is not very clean on the, but it feels heavenly to stand besides the lake in late evenings.
    5) Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya (A Post Colonial Museum) : – Spread over 200 acres, situated in a prehistoric site and may be the only museum in the world strewn with numerous prehistoric painted rock shelters. The museum display has been curated directly by the folk and tribal communities, camping at site, to create a miniature presentation of Indian folk ways through display of eco-specific habitations & subsistence practices in the tribal, coastal, desert, and Himalayan habitats.

    6) Government Archaeological Museum / State Mueseum – It has an enormous collection of purani sabhyata of India, the historic artifacts that one can find here donot have any match.
    7) Laxminarayan temple and mueseum : This beautiful temple on the Arera Hills has a Museum attached to it which houses a collection of sculptures from Raisen, Sehore, Mandsaur and Shahdol districts of Madhya Pradesh.
    8) Lal Ghati ka gufa mandir – A nice shiv temple.
    9) Manubhaan ki tekri: Located on a hilltop. There is also a Jain temple and a small ropeway to go to the temple. The hilltop has a view of 3 sides of the city.
    10) Taj-ul-masjid – One of the largest mosques in Asia.
    11) Moti Masjid – Archietecturally akin to Jama Masjid.
    12) Shaukat Mahal & Sardar Manzil – Shaukat mahal said to be designed by a French man, and said to be an offshoot of the Bourbon kinds in France. Sardar manzil –
    13) Gouhar Mahal – A signifcant fusion of Hindu and Mughal archietecture.
    14) Bharat Bhavan – Centre for performing and visual arts. The centre houses a museum of the arts, an art gallery, a workshop for fine arts, a repertory theater, indoor and outdoor auditoria, a rehearsal room and libraries of Indian poetry, classical and folk music.
    15) Van Vihar : with an area of 445 hectares. In these natural surroundings, wildlife watchers can view a variety of herbivorous and carnivorous species.

    16) Regional Science Centre : Located on the picturesque Shamala Hills, Regional Science Centre houses about 300 participatory exhibits distributed equally in โ€˜Inventionโ€™ & โ€˜Fun Scienceโ€™ galleries, and a โ€˜taramandalโ€™ (Planetarium).
    17) Chowk : is lined with old mosques, havelis, reminds of a bygone era. The shops in its narrow alleys are treasure troves of traditional Bhopali crafts : silver jewellery, exquisitely fashioned beadwork, embroidered and sequined velvet fashioned purses and cushions.
    18) Aquarium : Facing the Lower Lake, the fish-shaped aquarium houses a number of fascinating species of fish in all shapes and sizes.
    19) Jama Masjid : Gold spikes crown the minarets of this beautiful mosque built in 1837 by Kudsia Begum.
    20) Upper and Lower Lakes :
    The Upper Lake is divided from the Lower Lake by an over-bridge. M. P. Tourismโ€™s Boat Club on the Upper Lake provides facilities for exciting trips by sail, paddle and motor boats, and also has water sports like Canoeing.
    The upper Lake has Maharaj Bhoj’s BIG statue standing at one side of the lake and has a beautiful bank that has been developed well by BMC. The prominent ones are ‘Wind and Waves’ – a song of Aarakshan has been shot there. The other ones are Cafe Coffee Day and Lehar Restaurant offering all sort of desi junk.
    Other 2 prominent palaces that have been converted into hotels are: โ€˜Jehanuma Palaceโ€™ and โ€˜Noor-us-sabahโ€™.

    Places near Bhopal
    1) Bhojpur: An ancient Shiva temple, probably one of the biggest Shiv lingas in Asia. At 40-45 minutes drive frmo the city.

    2) Bhimbetka: Ancient caves, It is believed that Pandavas stayed in those caves for some time,

    3) Islamnagar: Palace of an Afghan ruler, 11 kms away.

    4) Kerva dam – In the outskirts of the city, you can also see Late Arjun Singh- the education minister’s BIG FARMHOUSE on the way (and then you know how much
    money he made!)

    5) Raisen: Ancient Raisen fort, 45 kms from Bhopal. It is situated on a high hill and had 84 lakes and ponds at a certain time.

    6) Delawadi: 62 km from Bhopal. Situated on a lovely forest glade.

    7) Ginnorgarh: 3 kms from Delawadi, historic fort on an isolated hill.

    8) Salkanpur: 70 km from Bhopal. Goddess Durga;s temple known an Vijayasan Devi’s temple. Has 1000 stairs.

    9) Sanchi: Famous for its Stupas and has a rich history of Buddhism.

    10) Ujjain: Famous for its temple of Bhairavbaba (Shivji) it has many other historic temples.

    huhh thats quite a long list.
    Now the place that I want to visit

    1) Venice – Because I’ve heard it is the most romantic places and because I have thought of going to Venice since the time I read the story “Merchant in Venice” in my school.

    2) Pachmarhi: A hussle free quite town where I and my husband spent 10 days of my honeymoon. The beauty and quietness of the hill station is so very enchanting that we feel like going there every year :

  72. i love giveawayss :yahoo:

    i put up in delhi and there are alot of places to visit
    some of them are

    – Akashardham temple
    its a beautiful & peaceful place. its a must visit for me. cellphones & cameras are banned in premises and this somewhat makes it a nice experience. no pictures no calls. takes u to another world its so peaceful

    -kingdom of dreamz
    its has a theatre and an amazing cuisine area called cultural gully

    – old delhi and lal quila
    well its crowded as hell bt still lovable. theres alot to see there.

    – india gate
    for obvious reasons . its beautiful in winters

    – delhi has one of the finest malls in india
    if u like shopping u will love it :pompom:


    i want to visit
    – taj mahal, agra because as unbelievable it may sound i have never been there
    – and i want to visit goa. it is A MUST GO PLACE if you happen to visit india

  73. Since my posts from my other id are under moderation…i’m sending my entry from my gmailwala id :))
    I’m from Mumbai and there are a whole list of places that one can visit depending on one’s interest…so here goes:
    1) The iconic Gateway of India – the pride of Mumbai!
    2) u can’t miss the the majestic Taj Mahal hotel just bang opposite it.
    3) the Victorian architecture of almost all the public offices in the CST-Fort area
    4) The CST railway station (the site of the 26/11 carnage) and the BMC building opp it -for their Gothic-Victorian architecture…also don’t miss Mumbai’s famous Canon Pav Bhaji, just bang opp.
    5) The Queen’s Necklace, Marine Lines – stroll on the promenade, enjoy the sea breeze and wait till evening for the street lamps to light up …..u’ll know how it got its name!
    5) The Prince of Wales Museum (now known as Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sanghralay)
    6) The Taraporewala Aquarium
    7) The Jehangir Art Gallery…don’t miss the art on display and sale, outside the Gallery
    8) The Jijamata Udyan zoo – besides the animals, u can enjoy the snake zoo, the Shivaji Museum and oasis of green it offers in the midst of a bustling city
    10) Every shopper’s delight – Colaba Causeway and Hill road/Linking road, Bandra – and be ready to bargain shamelessly!!!
    11) Crawford Market/mangaldas Mkt – shopping shopping and more shopping
    12) for Highend/designer brands, visit Highstreet Phoenix/Atria Mall in Worli
    13) Mumbai’s fave haunts – the Juhu-Chowpatty beaches – the street food is to die for…the bhel puri, panipuri and pav bhaji!!! :woot: :woot: :woot:
    14) the famous Bombay Stock Exchange building (u can’t click pics, though)
    13) Mani Bhavan – Mahatma Gandhi’s residence in Mumbai, now a museum and research centre
    15) For the spiritually inclined – The Haji Ali Dargah (built in the sea), The Siddhivinayak Temple (mumbai’s fave deity – Ganesh) and Mount Mary (esp during the September feast) – all three are thronged by the faithful, irrespective of their religion…true symbols of communal harmony
    16) While in Bandra, u have to take a walk down the lover’s paradise – Bandra Bandstand…..and yessssss here u can can also do what all Mumbaikars do…..sit outside and gawk at Mannat (Shahrukh’s residence) and Galaxy Apartments (Salman’s residence)!!! :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1:
    17) Elephanta Caves – rock cut sculptures of Hindu deities , esp Shiva
    18) The Shiva Mandir in Ambernath – dating back 1200 yrs and believed to be the oldest temple in Mumbai!
    19) Chor bazaar – u can get some real good bargains on decorative, kitschy (or even stolen) stuff!!!
    After all this if u still have the energy do try out the various restaurants catering to diff palates and the famed nightlife

    Places I would love to visit… all of Europe – particularly Italy (esp. Tuscany) and France, maybe even US (for the makeup shopping!!!!)
    My eyes are glued on that Catrice eyeshadow….sigh!!!

  74. Hi Rati and gang !! :woot:
    I am from Hyderabad and a avid reader of this blog.
    It is because of this place that I had made my first ever MAC purchase and can’t thank you all enough. :thanks:

    Well, following is my entry:
    :inlove: Places worth visiting in HYD
    Hussain Sagar Lake
    Lumbini Park’s Laser Show
    Salarjung Museum
    Golconda Fort

    :inlove: Places to visit in my wishlist:

    Best wishes for all and congrats to the winner in advance. :waytogo:

  75. heyie u r so generous tatjana :thanks:
    Well delhi has a lot of places to check out..sarojini mkt 4 shopping, u wd get the best of the deals here..thn there is kingdom of dreams, dey hv a show here called “zangoora” i’ve heard ppl compare it to d check out n tell me if i shud invest in 6000bucks 4 a 2.5hrs show! Also there is Agarsen Ki Baoli in CP, its an old well but really really historic n mesmerizing.
    I wd def lyk to visit germany n shop from there, i rembr reading a post 4m u where u wrote about a street wd sme really high end brands ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰
    best of luck every1!

  76. My entry Again :yahoo:

    I stay in Mumbai…I feel if any one is visiting mumbai…I wolud like to welcome them to visit my home….home is wer heart resides…..I have one of d most beautiful house in mumbai(according to me)…my house is surrounded my mountains & a small lake too(too tiny though)….Mumbai has many other places to visit….but for me ders no better place than my home….If ny of u stay in mumbai or planning to visit mumbai…please do cum to my place…..

    i would lyk to go & visit each & evry place located in INDIA…..before visiting any other land…its better to knw ur own land completely….(no hard feelings for people who are residing abroad or would lyk to visit foreign countries)……One place i would surely lyk go to is hrishikesh….one of the living paradise on earth…(India is so beautiful that its itself as a whole is a living paradise……wow I love my country) :)) :))

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