Seafood delicacies in Lonavala-Mahesh Masoli

If you are in Lonavala, Maharashtra and  you want to have authentic fish delicacies, then Mahesh Masoli restaurant near old highway is the best option for Lunch or Dinner. We  were there for a Sunday group lunch. The host was extremely warm and friendly. In starters we tried Prawns, Surmai(Seer fish), Bombay duck and chicken,…

Yummy snack ‘Nikhara Misal’ in Pune Maharashtra

Last week while I was in Pune, I accidentally came across this simple, not so hi fi restaurant in Nigdi, Pune. I had some work in state electricity board in Pune, I finished my work at around 1.30 pm, and asked my son to find out a dining option in the area, and to my…

San Gimignano- Old town of towers.

San Gimignano: A hidden gem of Italy. Its a small hill town in Tuscany. It is also called a town of towers, as it has a skyline of medieval towers that belonged to merchants and financiers of that time. It is said that there was a competition among them through the towers rising above all…

Trip to Kokan

Kokan, the west coast of Maharashtra, India, is not new to me as I was born and brought up there..So I have seen the real variety of kokani culture, food, languages and rituals. I have some typical memories of these places from my childhood, but now when I visit Kokan, I find something different every…

Spellbinding blue grotto! (Capri, Italy)

Grotto means sea cave. Blue grotto is truly magical place in Capri, where sunlight passes through blue water creates dazzling effect of blue light. I was fortunate to visit this great wonder of nature. Entrance to the grotto is very small. You have to really lie down in small boat while entering a cave. They pull you inside…

Pizza Napoletana, Pasta and Gelato- Italian delicacies

We all know that Italy has 3 such national dishes that have become a famous International standout: Pizza, Pasta and Gelato ice-cream. I am so fortunate to have eaten these 3 delicacies in its origin country, Italy itself. During my Italy tour in 2015, I visited a very old restaurant in a small town called…

Getting fishy in Goa.

If you are in Goa, don’t forget to visit Ritz classic, Panaji, it is a famous restaurant for fish thali.The moment you get into a restaurant, you get the aroma of authentic Goan food. It has a luxurious  ambience but always overcrowded and tough to find a table. That shows how famous the food is,…