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Lalit mangar (foothills of aravallis, off gurgaon faridabad road).

This is a travelogue about staycation at this hotel, activities & food that we had here. In a Nutshell: A post lockdown enjoyable weekend break amidst pure nature, so unbelievably near from the city, no city noise, not too many vehicles, a beautiful drive around the villages in the morning, intense in-house pottery & qawalli sessions, loosening of the mind with a game of carrom, … Continue reading Lalit mangar (foothills of aravallis, off gurgaon faridabad road).

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Moonrakers (Othavadai St, Fisherman Colony, Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu)

In a NUtshell Excellent quality raw seafood double murdered* & served, in this super retro look & feel restaurant in Mahabalipuram Address & other details: moonrakers Meal for 2: ₹750 onwards Cuisine type : few items vegetarian & mostly non vegetarian Disclaimer: All restaurants / eateries reviewed by YUMMRAJ were visited by YUMMRAJ himself & he has paid for the full Bill & tips also. … Continue reading Moonrakers (Othavadai St, Fisherman Colony, Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu)

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A trip to Gwalior & stay at Taj Usha kiran palace

In a Nutshell: An unforgettable, unexpected, unique, culinary experience of ‘farm to table’ thanks to Chef Rakesh Gouniyal, who served us food made from organic veggies grown in his kitchen garden!!! , a lovely stay in this small yet stunningly beautiful palace which was built as an annexe to the main Gwalior Palace, beautiful suites with most things inside it seemed to be a century … Continue reading A trip to Gwalior & stay at Taj Usha kiran palace

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A trip to mahabalipuram & stay at Taj Fisherman’s cove (Tamil Nadu)

In a Nutshell:  A beautiful set of temples carved out of stone 1400 years back at Mahabalipuram – what an amazing amalgamation of art & science. A wonderful experience of a stay at a cottage by the beach – great property, soaking in just the bay of Bengal & the pristine private beach. Priceless. The stay in the main building of the property was quite … Continue reading A trip to mahabalipuram & stay at Taj Fisherman’s cove (Tamil Nadu)

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Cafe La terrace (Solar Kitchen, Anjanaiyar Koviel St, Auroville, Bommayapalayam, Tamil Nadu)

In a NUtshell A nice cafe with semi indoor (no air conditioning) & also outdoor seating, self service, Staff behaviour like in old government canteens, big plates, very good food. Address & other details: cafe la terrace Meal for 2: ₹400 onwards Cuisine type : vegetarian & non vegetarian Disclaimer: All restaurants / eateries reviewed by YUMMRAJ were visited by YUMMRAJ himself & he has … Continue reading Cafe La terrace (Solar Kitchen, Anjanaiyar Koviel St, Auroville, Bommayapalayam, Tamil Nadu)

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Marc’s cafe (Auroville Rd, Auroville, Kuilapalayam, Tamil Nadu)

In a NUtshell A super cool, visually delightful cafe serving One of the best Turkish coffee we have had in india, an unbelievably good cold brew with a mild fermented feel to it, fresh cookies , bakes, the best robusta coffee I have ever had & of course a master class of understanding coffee by Marc, the coffee wizard from Barcelona, who settled down in … Continue reading Marc’s cafe (Auroville Rd, Auroville, Kuilapalayam, Tamil Nadu)

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The right path cafe (Visitor’s Centre, International Zone, Auroville)

In a NUtshell Very good global food, special menu pop ups are interesting , they mostly use produce of Auroville farms, nice outdoor & indoor seating, mixed service – some staff are unenthusiastic & cold, more like in old government run eateries, while other staff are warm & interactive. Address & other details: the right path cafe Meal for 2: ₹400 onwards Cuisine type : … Continue reading The right path cafe (Visitor’s Centre, International Zone, Auroville)

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Umami kitchen (Auroville Rd, near Farm Fresh, Kuilapalayam, Tamil Nadu)

In a NUtshell Rarely everything on a randomly chosen long menu is great – this one was an exception. The food was a source of immense joy to our taste buds. Address & other details: umami kitchen Meal for 2: ₹1000 onwards Cuisine type : vegetarian & non vegetarian Disclaimer: All restaurants / eateries reviewed by YUMMRAJ were visited by YUMMRAJ himself & he has … Continue reading Umami kitchen (Auroville Rd, near Farm Fresh, Kuilapalayam, Tamil Nadu)

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Da susy pizzeria (F43, first floor, baani square, gurgaon).

In a NUtshell Among the top 3 pizza places in town. Period. Address & other details: Facebook – da susy Instagram – da susy Meal for 2: ₹750 onwards Cuisine type : vegetarian & non vegetarian Disclaimer: All restaurants / eateries reviewed by YUMMRAJ were visited by YUMMRAJ himself & he has paid for the full Bill & tips also. http://www.yummraj.com does not have even … Continue reading Da susy pizzeria (F43, first floor, baani square, gurgaon).

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Cocktails & dreams Speakeasy (sector 15 market, Gurugram)

This is a review of new cocktail menu & the new food. Read the earlier story of this place here – Cocktails & dreams Speakeasy In a NUtshell A beautiful evening spent in the company of great food & fantastic cocktails, topped with a warm , super enjoyable, enriching chat with bar artist, author, speaker Yangdup Lama.   Address & other details: cocktails & dreams Meal … Continue reading Cocktails & dreams Speakeasy (sector 15 market, Gurugram)