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A stay at Oberoi Amar Vilas (Agra, india) & the story of Mumtaz mahal & architecture of Taj Mahal.

In a Nutshell: Outstanding warmth of staff, efficient service & some really simple yet outstanding, western food at this Taj Mahal facing hotel, where we could see the imposing, breathtaking Taj Mahal from the lobby, our bedroom, our balcony, our bathtub & even from the pot!! Address & other details: Amar Vilas Disclaimer: All restaurants / eateries / Hotels reviewed by YUMMRAJ were visited by … Continue reading A stay at Oberoi Amar Vilas (Agra, india) & the story of Mumtaz mahal & architecture of Taj Mahal.

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A visit to tribal areas of South Odisha & stay at Desia Koraput & Chandoori Sai (Onukudelli, Kunduli, Lakshmipur, Bentalbiri, Goudaguda, koraput district)

  This is a travelogue & the idea is to share our experience during travel & provide information on what we saw / heard / gathered from our experiences & conversations. This is not an authoritative research paper on the Tribes of Odisha.   In a nutshell:   A rich, humbling, thought-provoking, experiential trip to the interiors of Odisha to meet, chat with & experience … Continue reading A visit to tribal areas of South Odisha & stay at Desia Koraput & Chandoori Sai (Onukudelli, Kunduli, Lakshmipur, Bentalbiri, Goudaguda, koraput district)

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Roastery coffee house (south india club, Hindustan park, kolkata)

In a nutshell: A super popular, beautiful looking cafe, located in a restored heritage building, with average service, good but not great food & some good coffee (surely not the best I have ever had). Address & other details: Roastery coffee house Instagram : Roastery coffee house Facebook: Roastery coffee house Meal for 2: ₹1000 onwards Cuisine type : vegetarian & non vegetarian Disclaimer: All … Continue reading Roastery coffee house (south india club, Hindustan park, kolkata)

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Indigo delicatessen (quest mall, kolkata)

In a nutshell: Food focussed, superb menu, fabulous food, nice ambience, great service Address & other details: Indigo delicatessen Instagram : Indigo delicatessen Facebook: Indigo delicatessen Meal for 2: ₹1000 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 … Continue reading Indigo delicatessen (quest mall, kolkata)

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Waterside cafe, Hyatt regency (EM bypass, salt lake, kolkata)

In a nutshell: Sad service by overburdened, limited staff, fairly good ambience & some really good food. Nothing we had that evening was average or bad. Address & other details: Hyatt regency kolkata Instagram : Hyatt regency kolkata Facebook: Hyatt regency kolkata Meal for 2: ₹1000 onwards Cuisine type : vegetarian & non vegetarian Disclaimer: All restaurants / eateries reviewed by YUMMRAJ were visited by … Continue reading Waterside cafe, Hyatt regency (EM bypass, salt lake, kolkata)

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Christmas Eve dinner at spectra, leela (ambience island, gurgaon)

This is a review of classic western Christmas dishes at spectra. 24th December 2021. In a nutshell: We got exactly what we wanted for Christmas Eve – to have some perfectly cooked western classics which are probably eaten during Christmas. Address & other details: leela ambience gurgaon Instagram : leela ambience gurgaon Facebook: leela ambience gurgaon Meal for 2: ₹6000 onwards Cuisine type : vegetarian … Continue reading Christmas Eve dinner at spectra, leela (ambience island, gurgaon)

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Petite pie shop (ground floor, world Mark, sector 65, gurugram)

Deconstructing the buzz around the new kid on the block In a nutshell: Makers of outstanding baked parathas (outer layer of pie) but average curries with disappeared meat flavors (average filling) when it comes to savoury pies, great hot freshly baked sweet pies for dessert, visually delightful ambience, great place to catch up with a friend, great service. Address & other details: petite pie shop … Continue reading Petite pie shop (ground floor, world Mark, sector 65, gurugram)

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Pandit ji kachoriwala (prasanna kumar Tagore lane, Chitpore, notun bajar, kolkata)

In a NUtshell A shop without a sign board, popularly known as pandit ji kachoriwala that sells fab gulab jamuns & pretty good kachoris Address & other details: pandit ji Meal for 2: ₹30 onwards Cuisine type : vegetarian only Disclaimer: All restaurants / eateries reviewed by YUMMRAJ were visited by YUMMRAJ himself & he has paid for the full Bill & tips also. http://www.yummraj.comContinue reading Pandit ji kachoriwala (prasanna kumar Tagore lane, Chitpore, notun bajar, kolkata)

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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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Satish chandra das (Bandha Battala Vivekanada More, Fathepur 1st Lane; Garden Reach, Besides Hari Sabha Ln, Kolkata)

In a NUtshell A 180 year old sweet shop that still makes fabulous sweets using traditional method, unlike many other famous sweet makers who have got in mechanisation to bengali sweet making. Result – the sweets are still as rustic & real as they used to be – most people can surely make out the difference in a blind test. Address & other details: Satish … Continue reading Satish chandra das (Bandha Battala Vivekanada More, Fathepur 1st Lane; Garden Reach, Besides Hari Sabha Ln, Kolkata)