Virtual activities to break the monotony

July 03 2020

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 It has been months of gloom amidst these unprecedented times and everyone is scouting for new ways to keep the excitement on while staying safe at home. While we sulk at home thinking about the travel restrictions and our summer vacations and other exciting holiday plans canning, One can opt for travel and unique experiences to you virtually.

From the magical lanes of Edinburg to mouth-watering cooking workshops that transport you to the tranquil Amalfi coast of Italy, these virtual experiences are sure to break the monotony of everyday life and take you a step closer to your dream destinations.

Here are a few curated virtual tours and experiences by MakeMyTrip from the safety and comfort of your home:

Beat Boxing with Gaurav Gambhir

When: 17th July

Concerts seem to be a distant reality at this point. However, this shouldn't stop us from rekindling your love for music. Let the hip-hop and rap beats by Gaurav Gambhir a.k.a D-Cypher from Gully Boy takes control over you. Enjoy grooving to the rhythm of his popular tracks like Jingostaan and Asli as you stream a one hour live beatboxing experience.

Put your chef hat on with Satbir Bakshi

When: 11th July

Learn to prepare a sumptuous meal from Chef Satbir, a renowned chef at The Oberoi, Mumbai. Chef Satbir was awarded Chef of the year' at the Hotelier India awards 2016. Chef has in store for you 3 classic recipes which will transport you to the tranquil Amalfi coast and show you Italian cuisine is more than just yummy pizzas. Learn how to prepare three classic recipes-Mushroom and Bacon Risotto with poached egg and truffle hollandaise, Vegetarian Mushroom Risotto and Pan-fried chicken "Paillard" with fondant potatoes, Aglio Olio mushrooms and Beurre Noisette. Be a part of this gourmet experience as you re-create delicious cuisines with a hint of modern flair to them. Embark on your culinary adventure with Chef Satbir Bakshi as you sharpen your culinary skills and ask questions at the end of the session allowing you to prepare a classic Italian meal.

Discover the secrets of Ancient Ephesus

When: 5th July

There is nothing quite like Turkey! Located at crossroads between Europe and Asia it boasts of having an incredible history and culture attached to it. Explore the world-famous Greek ruins of Ephesus while you take a live tour of the world UNESCO site. Stroll through one of the most important landmarks while admiring the houses where the wealthy Ephesians resided. If this doesn't satisfy the historian within you, other landmarks like the Odeon, Hadrian's Temple and the famous library surely will! You can discover one of the most important places in histories timeline.

Wander through the magical world of Harry Potter

When: 4th July

Grab your wand and wear your wizard hat as you witness the magical locations that inspired characters and scenes in the series. Visit the cute and comfy cafe 'The Elephant House' where JK Rowling, the author of the series, wrote her first book! Test your Potter knowledge by participating in thrilling and fun trivia quizzes and activities. All Harry Potter fans have dreamt of having a chance to be sorted in houses of your choice! And we've heard your dream, have a chance to be sorted in houses of your choice right outside the school that inspired Hogwarts while you also taking a trip down the real-life Diagon Alley. Wingardium Leviosa and you're magically walking down the streets of Edinburgh through fun and thrilling virtual Harry Potter tour.

Secrets of Jewish Ghetto

When: 3rd July

Curious about the reality of WW2? Warsaw in Poland was the largest ghetto in all Nazi-occupied Europe. The tour will take you through important spots such as Zelazna Street, Walicew Street, Mila 18, Polin Museum and The Monument of the Heroes of the Ghetto Uprising. The tour will further give you a glimpse into the hardships the Jews were subjected to, from a local perspective. Embark on this live tour with one of our top hots around the Warsaw Ghetto.

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