KIWANO TRAVEL PRESENTS
ALL YOU NEED FOR A VIRTUAL
ADVENTURE TO MAGICAL INDIA!
We hope you have fastened your seatbelt and are ready for takeoff, but before the trip can begin, we need to
make sure you brought the essentials. Therefore, we have prepared a packing list for your remote home
experience to India. The packing list might be a little different from what you've seen before, but then again,
traveling to a new destination from home is definitely something different! The packing list contains all the
preparations you need in order to get the best possible experience, and most importantly, a true feeling of
actually being in India throughout this journey. You can find our packing list on the next page.
Indian rhythms may be something you have previously dismissed, but truth is, no country has more beautiful
and diverse music than the country of colour! Our ultimate Indian playlist is found in the below packing list
and make sure you listen to get into the groove of a true Indian adventure! If you're looking for more music
from India and beyond, we invite you to follow Kiwano Travel on Spotify.
When we talk about the beauty of India, we cannot and should not miss the food. It's one of the most unique
aspects of this country, and its diversity will blow your mind. Every region or state has its own indigenous
cuisine, and even though the same spices could be used all over, you'll be surprised both at the amount and
the variations in which they are in fact applied to different dishes. Exciting food experiences are definitely a
must when traveling somewhere new, and Asangle, our local ambassador in India, has put together a set of
delicious menus for you. You'll have both a veg and a non veg option available, both perfect for cozy nights in
and as preparations for magical nights out alike . The recipes are found later on in this booklet.
A trip to a new country requires learning a few new words and phrases and Asangle has consequently put
together a short video which shows you how to say the most essential words you need to get through the
day in India. You can find the video here.
We hope this virtual experience makes you want to visit India in person, and when you do, we will be here for
you! Until that day we hope this will help ease the travel abstinences for India!
With love, from Asangle and the Kiwano Travel team
Check out our playlist!
There's nothing quite like Indian tunes. From Bollywood bangers to
some of the most essentially beautiful slow tunes you'll ever hear,
lose yourself in our playlist of favourite songs from India. Enjoy!
Pick your choice of menu
Choose a menu and shop the groceries! In accordance with typical
Indian custom, you can choose between a veg and a non-veg option,
both are epic! Make sure you visit a grocery store with an
international touch to ensure all ingredients are available.
speak like a local
Watch the video with Asangle to improve your Zeme skills!
get that camera going for you
Charge your camera and find an empty memory card. The food, the
music and the resources will most definitely require some pictures,
and you’ll want to remember it! Make sure you click pictures! If you
tag your pictures with @kiwanotravel we might repost them!
all set for that virtual travel?
Make sure you check out the live online experiences by our Local
Ambassador Asangle so that you can get yours booked for the day
you’re traveling to India! Drop us a message and we will set you up!
Meet Asangle and check them out on next page!
bring lots of good mood!
You’re actually traveling again! Although the trip will take place
within you own home, you'll still get to experience a whole new
world from the comfort of your own living room!
Hi, I’m Asangle, born in the small village of Tamenglong, Manipur, but
raised in Assam. Being brought up in two different states made me
accustomed to travelling even before speaking, and the travel bug
has not left me since! Due to my various jobs and positions, I have
travelled far off the beaten path, getting to know the hidden pearls
of both my own state as well as the rest of India. I am beyond
excited to show you the diverse cultures of my country and all they
have to offer! Welcome to India (albeit only virtually for now), where
celebration never ends!
let's get jammin'
Learn Traditional jam making with a touch of india. Dream of
endless orange fields in Tamenglong, Asangle's hometown, as she
teaches you the essential moves of making epic fresh fruit jam!
S E N D U S A M E S S A G E T O B O O K
India is filled with traditions and
loinloom weaving is one of them.
contribute in keeping traditional arts
alive by learning the skills yourself
with Asangle! (Psst! No weave
Get inspired for epic natural skincare
from the home of Ayurveda! Learn
how to mix ingredients straight from
nature for the best result! Your skin is
definitely up for a treat!
Suji ka Halwa
ghee (clarified butter)
how to make it
Suji Ka Halwa is a traditional breakfast dish from India
and Pakistan. To make it you boil water, add sugar and
cardamom, and put it aside. Heat the ghee, add
semolina and keep stirring until it turns brown. Once
it turns brown pour sugar syrup and stir until it
becomes a soft paste.
spring onion leaves
chili soy sauce
how to make it
Boil the meat with garlic (do not mince) and onion. When
the meat is boiled, segregate the meat and remove onion
and garlic and keep the soup. Boil the noodle and remove
the water. Now add noodles and soup, chili soy sauce and
garnish with fresh spring onion leaves and coriander
leaves. The Thukpa is ready!
In the Naga society pork is the most loved dish. Any celebration calls for pork meat. The word “Thali” is in Hindi, the
literal translation is “plate”. In India, “thali” is inclusive of rice, curry including all the side dishes. So when you see
“thali” in restaurants it means you have a plate of rice with cyrry and all the side dish a complete dish.
how to make it
Cut the meat in your desired size, add chili powder, water and salt to taste and cook for about half an hour. Add
ginger and garlic paste and cook until it becomes red and pasty. Then head for the vegetables. Go for any
vegetables you love. Heat the water, add a pinch of salt and add vegetables. Lastly, make the chutney (sauce):
Roast dried fish and chili, add garlic and salt to taste and smash it all together till your chutney is ready. Mix in a
little water if it’s too dry.
desSert - Chakhao kheer
(from the Meitei community of Manupur)
shopping list: Black Sticky Rice | milk | sugar | dried coconut | almonds |
Boil the rice. Once the rice cooked add milk and stir into soft paste. Mix shredded almond and coconut
and your dessert is ready. Enjoy! Psst! Switsh the milk with any plant milk and make it vegan!
Indian food is beyond easy to veganize! Enjoy!
poha (rice flakes)
how to make it
Put the Poha (rice flakes) in a strainer and wash it
through. No need to boil. Fry onion and potatoes with
oil in a pan. No need to boil the potato if diced into
small pieces. Add spices and mustard seeds, we highly
recommend turmeric, cumin, salt and coriander. Cook
with cover till the potato feels tender and add the
poha. Add diced tomato and pomegranate seeds last.
Drizzle lime on top and furnish with fresh coriander.
Potato & tomato
sev & Puri
tamarind paste Coriander leaves
garlic & onion
fresh mint leaves
how to make it
After a heavy breakfast, lunch consists of a light, but
absolutely epic street food snack! Place the puris (any
crispy Indian chip you can find) on a platter. Boil the
potatoes, dice them up and place on puris. Add chopped
onions and tomatoes. The chutneys are essential:
Red chutney: Grind dry red chilies and garlic in a mixer.
Green chutney: Grind mint and coriander leaves, lime and
preferred spices in mixer with just a little water.
Sweet chutney: Heat tamarind paste in pan with desired
spices and enjoy!
Add as much as you want on top of the puris. Sprinkle the
Sev (crispy dried vermicelli) and coriander leaves on top.
A true classic, yet one of the absolute best recipes in the whole wide world if you ask us! Easy to make and
naturally vegan, this recipe will have your mouth water in no time! Enjoy your dinner!
dried red chili
selection of spiceS
(no problem to skip a few):
turmeric anis seed cumin
curry leaves clove mustard seeds
garam masala (spice mix)
how to make it
Chop onion and chili, fry in pan with oil, minced ginger and a clove of garlic. Grind the tomatoes and add to the pan
before adding Indian spices of your choice. Coriander, garam masala, cumin, red chili powder and turmeric are all
fantastic for this. If you find dried anis seed, curry leaves, clove and cardamon in your local grocery store, add
them now. Let the mix be for a few minutes before adding the chickpeas. Stir and let rest on the stove on low
heat with a lid. Boil the basmati rice. Make thadka (tempering) and pour on top: Fry clove, cumin, curry leaves, anis
seed, turmeric, mustard seeds and dried red chili . Pour on top of the rice and serve sizzling hot. Cut tomato,
cucumber and red onion in slices and serve as a side dish together with lime.
There is no place on earth more diverse than
India and the same goes for its culture and
traditional heritage. From the home of ancient
yoga and meditation to the epicentre of modern
film making, creativity and glorious art, India is a
hub of inspiration and wisdom. Check out the
resources to dive into a world of complex history,
spendid colours and beautiful arts.
Books about India are as diverse as the country
itself! Most start out with Shantaram by Gregory
David Roberts, but make sure you also go these
ones a try:
a fine balance
Mistry's depictions of India from the mid 70s until
the Emergency of 1884 represent pure magic!
You will feel so in one with this country and its
people that you'll never put the book down.
The god of small things
"A few dozen hours can affect the outcome of
whole lifetimes". The flow of words in this book
fall like pearls on a string. A beautiful novel
touching upon the caste system and its effect on
train to pakistan
A must read for those looking to understand
theIndian independence and the complex
relation between India and Pakistan, its closest
neighbour and once part of the same land.
Check out these 8 epic Bollywood movies to fuel your
virtual Indian adventure! Click here and enjoy!
thoughts on humanity, fame and love
Watch this absolutely beautiful TED talk by Shah Rukh
Khan, one of India's most popular movie stars. This talk
represents pure wisdom straight from the heart.
wanna dig really deep?
If you really aim to learn about Indian society, check out
Satyamev Jayate: A documentary and talkshow series
discussing challenges in the Indian society and their