Garuda Farm – Savi Mango Trail – Episode 2

 

So last year in June 2018, I had visited the bounteous mango orchards at Savi Farms in the Kolar district of Karnataka, India.

They conduct a mango trail here every season, which is a fun filled activity where one gets to learn a lot about the fruit as well as pluck and gather them into baskets.

I was happy to visit them again this year and my experience was equally delightful.

All the details are on my earlier post but enjoy the new visuals and be tempted … be very tempted to rush over and sign up before the season ends πŸ˜€

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Taj Lake Palace – Udaipur

Rising out of the Lake Pichola in all her sedate glory, stands the pristine Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur. An erstwhile palace built by the Maharanas of Udaipur, she continues to maintain her regal demeanor and form, even as she dons the mantle of a hotel that plays host to innumerable guests from the world over, who arrive at her pier to be pampered regally, much like the royals who resided there in the days of yore.

I had the exquisite pleasure of sojourning in her stately environs albeit for a very short duration of a day and a half.

I was a part of an event organized by Travel Unbounded, a brand that curates unique experiences for their clients and hence I did not have the time to exclusively explore the hotel.

However, my thoughts and experiences during this short stay, are narrated here for your vicarious pleasure πŸ˜€ and I hope that you will enjoy this brief tale.

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Malaysia Food Trail – Part 4 – Johor Bahru, Johor

We are now on part 4 of our tour and the beautiful city of Johor Bahru is playing host to us today. We reached here from Muar after covering the 170 km distance by road in around 2 hrs 30 min.

If you have been following my Malaysian trail in the previous posts, you will know that I have arrived here after a hectic round of eating in Melaka and Muar and my work here was to continue doing the same. And you thought your job was tough ? πŸ˜€

Johor BahruΒ is the flamboyant capital of the state of Johor, which is the southernmost state of Malaysia.

Come with me as I unveil what it has in store for us.

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Malaysia Food Trail – Part 3 – Muar, Johor

Good Muar’ning Muar !!!

We are on the third part of our Malaysia Food Trail and the port town of Bandar Muar is where we are going to dock at.

We travelled from Melaka by road, crossing over into the state of Johor, where Bandar Muar lies just 45 km and an hour’s drive away from Melaka city.

This was a food trail right ? And Muar did not let us forget that for a single moment, as we gently unwrapped Otak Otak, delicately savored delectable oysters, joined a local family for Nasi Ambeng and even had Satay for breakfast !!! Well if that does not satay’iate you, then I do not know what will πŸ˜€

Sit in the bus with me while I let you in on the intricacies of Muar cuisine. The day is hot and the air conditioning will help.

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Malaysia Food Trail – Part 2 – Melaka

As promised in the earlier post, we will be embarking on our very exciting Malaysia Food, Culture and Heritage Trail and what better place to begin than the historic city of Melaka. So jump into the bus with me and let us vroom down south.

Melaka also known as Malacca is the namesake capital of the state of Melaka which lies to the South West of Kuala Lumpur (KL) and its claim to fame lies in its rich heritage.

This is a city which is steeped in the history of its various colonizers over hundreds of years and bears well maintained testimony of their earlier presence, leading to its being rewarded with the well deserved UNESCO world heritage tag.

The convenient location of this port was like an open invitation that caused it to be accessed by the Chinese, Portugese, Dutch, Japanese and British, who stamped permanent signs of their presence in the architecture, mixed races, cuisine etc.

The colonization was also the reason why monarchy was abolished and unlike most of the other Malaysian states, Melaka does not have a Sultan but has a Governor instead.

Melaka city being a bare 145 km from KL and 130 km from Putrajaya, is a must see destination lovers of culture and heritage and of course for the melting pot of … the contents of their pots of course πŸ˜€

 

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