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An eye opener trip to Auroville & Pondicherry, while attending an event there, organized by Exotic echo, Nagaland.   

Background –  We were in Auroville to attend Givers Meet Edition 2, an event organised by exotic echo, Nagaland, where everyone participating explores ways to give back to the society. Edition 1 was held earlier in Diezephe, Nagaland, on the 03 to 05 March 2020, just before Covid restrictions. We came across exotic echo, the organization based out of village Diezephe, near Dimapur, Nagaland, in … Continue reading An eye opener trip to Auroville & Pondicherry, while attending an event there, organized by Exotic echo, Nagaland.   

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Kappa chakka kandhari (Haddows Rd, opp. Shastri Bhavan, Thousand Lights West, Nungambakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu)

In a NUtshell A restaurant who is serious about offering the best, ‘almost’ home food, from different parts of kerala, way beyond the obvious items on the menu. Great service, nice interiors. If u r in chennai & not been here, u have really missed something Address & other details: kappa chakka kandhari Meal for 2: ₹1300 onwards Cuisine type : vegetarian & non vegetarian … Continue reading Kappa chakka kandhari (Haddows Rd, opp. Shastri Bhavan, Thousand Lights West, Nungambakkam, Chennai, 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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A trip to Ranthambore & stay at Nahargarh Ranthambore (Rajasthan)

In a Nutshell: A lovely trip to Ranthambore – our first ever sighting of tiger in a jungle, enjoying the feel of the forest, a detailed tour of Ranthambore fort, an enjoyable long drive (sans a few small stretches) to & fro, stay at a beautiful palace hotel with a gem of a person Ajay ji as our host ……. except that the food in … Continue reading A trip to Ranthambore & stay at Nahargarh Ranthambore (Rajasthan)

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Manzilat’s (by home chef manzilat fatima, phase 3, Kasba industrial estate, kolkata)

In a NUtshell Rarely everything that is laid out on a long menu turn out to be great. Usually there are one or two dishes that end up being suboptimal – this meal we had at manzilat’s was an exception. All dishes were excellent Address & other details: Manzilat’s Meal for 2: ₹1000 onwards Cuisine type : vegetarian & non vegetarian Disclaimer: All restaurants / … Continue reading Manzilat’s (by home chef manzilat fatima, phase 3, Kasba industrial estate, kolkata)

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Mahabelly (restaurant behind DLF mall Saket, delivery kitchen gurugram).

In a NUtshell Good food experience in general from this restaurant, on multiple occasions – dine in as well as delivery Address & other details: mahabelly 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 Mahabelly (restaurant behind DLF mall Saket, delivery kitchen gurugram).

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Bahadura sweets (Lohiya bazaar road, naya bazaar, Gwalior)

In a NUtshell Unputdownable laddoos & fab oblong gulabjamuns at this shop were memorable!!! ….. at this 88 year old sweet shop Address & other details: bahadura sweets Meal for 2: ₹300 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.com does not … Continue reading Bahadura sweets (Lohiya bazaar road, naya bazaar, Gwalior)