Where to Go and What to Do
Where to eat in GOA
Goa is a melting pot of flavours and has a big personality when it comes to food. So go ahead, and indulge
PALÁCIO DO DEÃO is a restored 18th century Indo-Portuguese manse which as many know it, is a historic property. But what only a very few know, is that it is also a restaurant where you will be treated to a beautiful 5-course meal celebrating Goan-Portuguese cuisine with items like prawn curry and layered coconut cake up for grabs.
SAKANA is known for its contemporary Japanese fare. Just a brisk walk from Anjuna beach, this place allows you to indulge in sushi, sashimi, salads and its delicious yoshinoya.
LA PLAGE will give you the whole beach shack vibe as it serves you French fusion food like a sesame crusted tuna fillet. Don’t miss its famed chocolate thali before you leave.
GUNPOWDER is for when you are craving some seriously great South Indian food. Locals know it for its authentic, spicy dishes and its quaint style. We suggest you order the lamb curry with green chilli peppers, the kerala-style prawn masala and Malabar paratha!
The Nilgiris’ love affair with TEA
Pluck tea leaves, take in the scent of heady aromas, sip on the fine concoctions—all in the lap of The Nilgiris’ natural bounty
There is much to love about the rolling Blue Mountains—The Nilgiris— which sweep from the southwestern edge of the Deccan Plateau along Tamil Nadu. But the thing that tops the list, is its love affair with tea. The quiet charms of plantation life here will take you over. Indulge in a fine sensory journey through the myriad colours, flavours and aromas of Nilgiri tea. Guided amidst the plantations, get an insight into how the tea leaf evolves from the plant stage right through to how it is manufactured in the factory. Savour some of the region’s finest tea, understand its nuances and complexities inherent in every sip and appreciate the reason why gourmet Nilgiri teas are considered amongst the finest in the world.
You will find yourself musing over the subtleties and differences in each tea bag as you get a taste of the exclusive ones. From the amazing Silver Tips inducing the intense floral flavour with hints of Jasmine or the fruity flavoured hand rolled Green teas to the Oolong teas with slightly sweet hints of caramel and peaches—you will be left spoilt for choice. The unparalleled beauty of tea estates along with the exclusive tea tasting experiences will make your trip to Coonoor truly memorable. Don’t miss visiting the Tea Nest, a colonial plantation bungalow that is wrapped by 1,800 acres of tea estate and lofty hills. Here you can relish tea-themed cuisine and watch gaurs grazing the tea gardens ahead of you. This will be an adventure to the TEA.