Karavalli

Bangalore has become a frequent pit-stop lately owing to work and thus, has given me more opportunities to explore local food places there. In my earlier posts, I have written about Nagarjuna’s for their Andhra style Banana leaf meals, Brahmins Idli Cafe and Vidhyarti Bhavan, a place famed for its dosas in Bangalore. These are…

Henley On Thames

Henley-On-Thames is a vibrant little town based on the river Thames in Oxfordshire, located about a couple of hours drive from London. You can catch the train from London to Reading and from there, you can get a train to Henley-On-Thames. The train schedules are, however, quite sparse and hence, it would be much easier…

Chime Lhakhang – The Temple of the Divine Madman

We made it to Punakha after a three-hour journey from Thimphu. It was about lunch time but before satiating our appetites with the simple yet flavourful cuisine of Bhutan, we were to take a short hike to the temple of Chime Lhakhang, a small distance from the Restaurant where we were to stop for lunch….

Andhra Style Banana-Leaf Meal

I travelled to Bangalore, Karnataka last week for work. Now, there is no one to say that if you are traveling for work, you cannot find a little bit of time for some self-indulgence, right? My self-indulgence? Finding local, speciality food places – need not be fine-dine or proper restaurants but food that brings forth…

Takins of Bhutan

You cannot visit Bhutan and not get acquainted with the Takin. Takin is the national animal of Bhutan and is usually found in and around these regions of Himalayas. It has a rather odd appearance with its body appearing as that of a cow and its head as that of a goat. In fact, there…

Thimphu – The Beginning..

My trip to Bhutan was a beautiful soul-satisfying journey. I hadn’t really expected this on a group trip (I have majorly been a solo-traveler preferring my time and space when I travel) but Bhutan being a bit tricky logistically, I decided to opt for a group travel to this place. I learnt a lot on…

My Food Stories from Bhutan

Bhutan –the land leaves you speechless with its simplicity and pure approach towards life and the food here is an exact reflection of these traits that this beautiful Himalayan country exhibits. The country lays high emphasis on procuring as far as possible, organic and low on pesticides / fertilizer grown produce. Most of the crops…

Sharda Bhavan – A South Indian Food Journey

We all have those special places that somehow become a part of our life and unknowingly, they become habits…Something that we cannot really part with. We may not visit them at times in between but they still remain in our memories and the moment when we step foot there again, it’s as if we never…