Street food in Vadodara

Every corner of Gujarat calls you for some tempting food. That is how popular Gujarat is for street food. Vadodara is famous for its 3 Rajus – Raju Omlet, Raju Khaman and Raju Paan. We visited all three Rajus.

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This man makes the best egg bhurji in the world. Covered by Lonely Planet, Highway on my plate and now us, Raju Omlet is very famous in Baroda. That’s a special egg feast prepared for us.

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And this is why we love Gujarat!

Travel Coffee Vogue recently went back to its second home – the wonderful city of Vadodara (also known as Baroda) for some wedding shopping, sightseeing and of course, feasting!

One of the first places we visited was the Lakshmi Vilas Palace. This magnificent residence of the royal family of Baroda was built by Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad III in 1890 with Major Charles Mant as the chief architect.

Built at £1,80,000, this palace is one of the costliest private residences of the 19th century.This stands as one famous monument of Vadodra which is high on tourist value.

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Then with my extended family, we tried the famous ‘papdi no lott’.

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And then… umm… we got carried away and had more food. What else a foodie can ask for? We relished some treats at Gujarat ‘s popular restaurant chain – HONEST.

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After shopping, it’s time to hit the markets!

The range and variety of Sarees, Lehengas, Ghagras, Dupattas and dress materials available in the markets of Gujarat is absolutely staggering.

Even the most reluctant of shoppers will find it impossible to resist picking up beautiful hand made fabrics. We liked these three shops in Baroda – Radhaswami ( Ghagras, Chaniya choli & dresses), Jia Sarees ( Sarees & Lehengas) and Thakur Sarees ( Sarees& Lehengas).

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We hope you enjoyed the sights & sounds of Vadodara, it’s definitely worth a visit!

Our Shirdi road trip!

Recently we were lucky enough to go to the holy place of Shirdi courtesy of the Keys Hotel Temple Tree.

Shirdi is located approximately 296 Kilometers from Mumbai (Bombay) City in India. We were warmly welcomed to the hotel by its staff and were impressed with the facilities and cleanliness of the rooms.

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The 87-room hotel is situated in close proximity to the Sai Baba Temple complex (below), and other important religious places like Khandoba Temple, Shani Shignapur, Dwarka Mai and Chavadi, as well as the amusement water park, Wet n Joy.

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Not many know that Shirdi is also known to celebrate the Dussehra festival as Punyatithi in a grand manner. Every year on this auspicious day Sai Baba is said to have entered the state of Samadhi. 10649649_784069261650293_2761345367195876055_n

Here are some of the souvenirs we got to see at the temple.

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Following a visit and prayers at the temple, we came back to the Keys Hotel Temple Tree for a royal feast!

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A slice of paradise near Mumbai

Want to get away from Mumbai’s hustle-bustle and work stress for a small vacation with loved ones or just a quick nature getaway with friends – a getaway you don’t want to travel far for?

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Travel Coffee Vogue recommends you try the agricultural farm resort of Saguna Baug in Malegon Village at Raigad District. It’s a slide of paradise, and we think you’ll love what you experience there.

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Be one with nature, climb trees!

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Or hug them with your sister 🙂

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The lake is gorgeous and you can do kayaking here.

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But if you’re feeling lazy, or not adventurous, just kick back and relax in the lake house.

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And enjoy the gorgeous views with your favourite cuppa coffee :).

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