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).
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
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.
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)
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)
In a Nutshell: A fabulous & memorable experience of a ‘cut off from the world’ jungle stay due to – great property, no phone connection, no wifi, no newspaper, no TV in the room, no library but soaking in just the jungle. This was topped with warm & efficient service by our butler Dilip, walks along the grass path with Lallan ji in the dark, … Continue reading Pashan Garh, A Taj Safari – Panna National Park, Madhya Pradesh
In a Nutshell: This trip to Sundarbans ended up being one of the most intense, enjoyable, uplifting, eye opening & visually delightful trips we have had. A memory of a lifetime. Address & other details: Vanasafaris.com – http://www.vanasafaris.com/ Tagore society for Rural development – http://www.tsrd.org/ Sunderbans Jungle camp, Bali village – http://www.helptourism.net Disclaimer: All restaurants / eateries / Hotels reviewed by YUMMRAJ were visited by YUMMRAJ himself & … Continue reading A trip to Sundarbans, a stay at Sunderbans Jungle camp, Bali village & full day boat rides (West Bengal, India)
This post is about the stay at Corbett river view retreat (by leisure hotels) Uttarakhand, jungle safari, driving around the place & the 6 hours each side drive from gurgaon. In a nutshell: A good stay at the Corbett river view retreat, on the bank of river Kosi, thoughtfully done resort with flora that was a treat for the eyes, good but visually not wow … Continue reading Exploring in & around Corbett national park & a stay at The river view retreat, by leisure hotels, (Corbett , Uttarakhand)
In a Nutshell: A memorable stay at a real Royal Palace, now converted to a hotel – our third best experience in India after Taj Lake Palace Udaipur & Taj Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad. Address & other details: Rambagh Palace Disclaimer: All restaurants / eateries / Hotels reviewed by YUMMRAJ were visited by YUMMRAJ himself & he has paid for the full Bill & tips also. http://www.yummraj.com does not have … Continue reading Rambagh palace (Jaipur) u
In August 2019 we did a road trip from mumbai to delhi. We stopped over at nights in Vadodara, Ahmedabad, Udaipur & jaipur. This is part of of a series of 5 posts about food & travel experienced during the trip. Read about part 4 of 5 here: Taj Jai mahal palace This post is about the food at cinnamon, in taj Jai … Continue reading Roadtrip mumbai to delhi part 5 – Cinnamon (Jai mahal palace, Jaipur)