Update: I had first visited Murud Janjira about 10 years ago. I had experienced a beautiful drive by the sea, which is now gone, and sadly the sea side has been bought over and converted into private properties. I am updating this articles with some new photos.
I find Pune has a lot of interesting local eat out places. No visit is complete without binging on at least a few of these. Do you have any favourite places to eat local food in Pune? Padma Cafe on Law College Road (Between the FTII and Nal Stop), is literally a garage shop. They … Read more
The best place in Mumbai for Momos. As if that’s not enough, perhaps the best for Tibetan food in Mumbai. Sernyaa is located close to Infinity Mall in Andheri West, opposite the Lotus Petrol Pump. Phone: +91 022 65741005, +91 9820531935185, Oshiwara Link Road, Adarsh Nagar, Andheri West, Mumbai Also in Oshiwara: Phone: +91 22 6678 … Read more
Sneha is an amazing place for a good Malayalam meal. Cant say how authentic it is, but seems to be the best place for that food in Mumbai. Do try the beef-fry with parotta and the fish thali. Its in Mahim, Mumbai, opposite Paradise Cinema. Ask for their desserts. Either the payasam or Ela Ada … Read more
Lakes, Heritage, Silver and sunsets! Winding lanes turn the golden light into a maze of shades and long shadows. Inside the walled city an aura of history envelopes you through the many arches, bridges and ghats. The mysteries of opulence melt into shimmering waters! Suddenly you get drenched in a colourful explosion emanating from a … Read more
Over the years Manali has become too commercial with over-development, and honestly, parts of Manali seem as polluted, dusty and congested as certain parts of Mumbai. While on a trip to Kulu Manali, we desperately looked for a quaint escape. We found Katrain. A small village of apple orchards. And we found our stay in … Read more
During one of our work trips to Malaysia, hopped onto a car and drove to Malacca. It is a cheerful little town with loads to shop and eat. The main thing to try is the Hainanese Chicken Rice. Its a simple Chicken Rice dish with a distinctly unique flavour. The town has a strong Portuguese influence … Read more
Panchgani is a beautiful 6-7 hour drive from Mumbai*. As you cross Pune, the drive gets better and you move ahead for another 1.5 – 2 hours and take a right. Then the ride up the hills is awesome, and best attempted on a weekday. Avoid the weekend, when Panchgani / Mahabaleshwar become as crowded … Read more