A few days back , another national brand , namely Genuine Broaster Chicken opened its outlet in Guwahati after many other places in India like Hyderabad , Mumbai and Kolkata . The the basic concept of the chain is to provide a fusion between American Cuisines and Indian ones .
Genuine Broaster Chicken has something to offer for every palate . Right from people who like it completely non- spicy products to those who love it hot , Genuine Broaster Chicken has something for them . And for the vegetarian ladies and gentlemen of Guwahati , please don’t be disheartened as it has a lot of variety for you as well .
Among all the beautiful and yummy food that we had , my personal favorite was the Spicy Broaster Chicken and the Chul Bul Soda for the starters , The Ghotala Khichdi and Begum Chicken Keema for the main course and Chocolate Samosas with Mango Ice Cream for desserts . Alongside this , the Palang Todh , a mocktail of Red Bull and Coffee liqueur , definitely had a long lasting kick .
This fusion extends to the ambiance as well . Sitting arrangements range from classic Indian style wooden furniture to steel chairs painted in Stars and Stripes . From rugby helmets to jute bags , they have done the best work to bring out the combination of both the countries . The interiors of Genuine Broaster Chicken’s Guwahati outlet is another reason why its attractive to the customers .
And as their tag line goes , “IF IT’S NOT BROASTER®, IT’S NOT BROASTED®” , we hope that they maintain their quality and strive for better service . Do visit the Genuine Broaster Chicken , Guwahati and let me know if you like it .
Deepor beel is a permanent wetland located in the Kamrup district of Assam . Known primarily for the migratory birds which visit it every winter , this is a Ramsar Wetland . Photo Courtesy : Neeraj K Phookan
Not all elephants are born in Africa , there are some in Asia , too . ~ Walt Disney
The name Deepor Beel literary translates to “Elephant’s lake ” in Sanskrit and Assamese . Thus it goes without saying that herds of wild elephants are spotted here quite often . But the birds visiting this huge lake in winter is what makes it so famous among the nature lovers , specially the birdwatchers .
DeeporBeel was connected to the Brahmaputra river in the past , which had enriched the lake with a variety of aquatic fauna. Although the connection has ceased to exist , the fish population is still there . The nearby villages comprise mainly of fishermen , who depend on the lake for their livelihood . Locals here have a noteworthy fishing agreement wherein outsiders aren’t allowed to fish in the lake . Fixed locations for fishing are allocated and they have a community fishing occasionally which is an absolute delight to shoot through your lenses . This pact allows a somewhat equal distribution of the fish . These fishermen also take out people for cruise and photography in various parts of the lake in their small wooden fishing boats .
But inspite of all the efforts of various organizations to protect its natural and biological value , deepor beel is fast losing its resources due to illegal encroachment in the lake . So please do make it a point to visit this gem of nature before humans destroy it .
How to get there :
Take the road toward Guwahati Airport from Jalukbari . Take left at the Y – Intersection to go towards Accoland on the Guwahati – Accoland – Rani road. Take another left just after crossing the BSF IG Headquaters and follow the road for about 5 more kilometers and you will reach the office of deepor beel guards .
Another way is from Garchuk on NH 37 . Take left from the highway to the Gorchuk – Pahomi road towards at Garchuk . Follow the road for about eight kilometers to reach the spot .
Dawn to Dusk Everyday .
Entry fees :
None . However boatmen charge Rs. 200 to Rs. 500 for cruises depending on the distance you want to explore .
Won’t it be really awesome to have your lunch with your friends or family in a nice open aired resort with the Brahmaputra on one side and a hilly forest on the other ? Those who have been there must have guessed it already . And for those who are going to visit it in the future , I am talking about the silk route resort sualkuchi .
Sit by a river. Find peace and meaning in the rhythm of the lifeblood of the Earth .
The wonderful wood and bamboo furniture complements the scene perfectly . This place serves few authentic Assamese cuisines which are an absolutely delight to eat . They chicken and mutton are great , but the locally caught fish and duck are just awesome .
Winter season brings flocks of migratory birds , specially ducks to this place , making it a haven for not only birdwatchers and photographers but also everyone else . Although it is open all year round , I would personally suggest you not to visit in March – April as it can become dusty due to the river in its vicinity.
Tip : A late lunch by the sunset over the river is the best time to be there . And the quiet town of Sualkuchi which is about 7 kilometers from here is know for its authentic silk clothes .
How to get there :
Take the left turn towards Sualkuchi at Singimari .After about three kilometers from Singimari , look for a board showing directions for a government resort on the left of a Y – intersection on the left side of the road . Take the left and follow the road for about 200 meters and again take left at the next intersection . Follow the road to its end to reach the silk route resort sualkuchi. Total distance is about 25 kilometers from Jalukbari in Guwahati .