Dhanushkodi – The Ghost Town

“For those fortunate souls who constantly and directly see the beautiful form of Rama , crores of holy rivers are present at Dhanushkoti (the tip of Rama’s bow) itself, rivers like Ganga with its sources at the Lord’s feet and the Kaveri deriving its glory from shri Ranganatha; why should one wander from place to place (on tirtha yatra)?”

Dhanushkodi, a place 20 km away from the main town of Rameshwaram, is the place where you can see the Ram Setu. Dhanushkodi is the place where the wonders of nature and man become one. A place surrounded with mystery, ghost stories and myths.

Way to Dhanuskodi from Rameshwaram
Meeting point of Bay Of Bengal & Indian Ocean

The town is stark and empty – stripped of life and the barrenness. It was the 21st of December, 1964. 55 years ago, a disaster hit the little port town of Dhanushkodi swallowing the town and taking many lives. The Pamban Dhanushkodi Passenger train which left Pamban with 110 passengers and 5 members of the railway staff was hit by the high tidal waves and the whole train got submerged under water killing all 115 passengers. As a result, the little town which was once a tourist spot with several pilgrims and fishermen, was reduced to ruins. Skeletal remains of a church and a temple along with some crumbled  walls of homes lie scattered on the sands. There is hardly any ruin in the town – just some broken and fragmented bricks.

Restaurant Review : Shiv Sagar, Janpath , New Delhi – 3.5/5 Star

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Heard a lot about this outlet and its food from my foodie friends. So recently when I was in CP with family I decided to give it a try. I am a big fan of Delhi street food and like spicy meals. Compare to Delhi, Bombay ( yes, for me it is still Bombay ) street food is totally different. Less spicy with different flavour.
It was an early evening so we just ordered some snacks.

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1.Vada Pao – It was just enough warm to eat. Portion size was too small. Taste average. (3/5)
2.Pav bhaji – Good taste but less spicy compare to Delhi version. (4/5)
3.Dhokla Papdi Chat – Portion size was good. Enough for 2 people. Loved it. (5/5)
4. Special Chinese Bhel – Something different. (3.75/5)
5- Kufi – Good taste. Must have (4.5/5)
6. Fruit Cocktail – Fresh Juice. Good taste. (4.5/5)

Ambiance : 4/5
Service : 5/5 ( Really quick )
Value for money : 3.75/5

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Restaurant Review: Tesoro Mio, Preet Vihar, New Delhi – 4.5/5 Star

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Hidden Gem.. really .. if you disagree.. read more than 200 positive reviews and more than 400 votes.
After long time I have seen such a peaceful place to eat. ( because there is no Bar ) Each nick and corner is decorated with passion and tastefully. Seating is comfortable and staff is humble and attentive.
They serve not only Italian but also serve Chinese, Mexican and Indian. I ordered several veg dishes and surprised with the authenticity of the taste.

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Credit goes to the management who are so passionate about food business.  Thumps Up !!

Writing a good review is not my cup of tea , but my photos speaks better than words 🙂 because I only shoot Tasty Food ….

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Reply from Management of Tesoro Mio

Thru ur lens .. One can capture ur intense study of each dish n drink *Red never seemed so redder when seen in a berry cool drink *Salsa looked tangier in that dip dish *Never seen people thru caribbean sunrise glass even *the straws were twisting and turning at the click of your camera *all shades of bell pepper in the salad and paprika on hummus seemed to come alive you even did justice to our dressings the best is you evn captured our diya kept in a corner.. Thnxzs sir ..it was a pleasure sitting with you n seeing you click random pics ..they have come out real well.. Hats off sir

Nandini Narula

Location : G 13, Top Floor, Opposite Metro Pillar 106, Preet Vihar, Vikas Marg, New Delhi

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Restaurant Review: Elf Cafe & Bar, Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi – 5/5 Star

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Eat, Love , Fun…. ambience, atmosphere, vibrant, music, cocktails, food, hospitality, concept..innovative, Cartoons on the wall, focused lighting thru lampshades..,  No doubt its my kind of place.


Extensive alcoholic and non-alcoholic menu and in case you are confused.. just ask for Bartender’s special Mocktail …….. its superb and very refreshing .

Food, .. just wow… wide variety of veg starters to choose from ( I am a vegetarian-:)  

       Delicious Chili Paneer which was of extremely soft Paneer.

       Crispy from outside and creamy/soft from inside Dahi ke Kabab served with green Chutney .

       Creamy spaghetti with olives

       Pahadi ( पहाड़ी ) Menu was a surprise.  मसालेदार Wai Wai with Tabasco Sauce was just great.

       Paneer tikka thin crust pan pizza with onions and paneer was OK type..

       In dessert , I had brownie with vanilla ice cream and hot chocolate sauce.

Elf also hosts ‘ Live it Up’ , 7 to 10 pm .. a new concept where anyone can perform front of a live audience sitting in Elf..

Met Mr Swaraj, the man behind Elf. I really impressed by his energy and passion about food and hospitality.

My Ratings:

      Food : 4.5/5 – Eat

      Ambience :  5/5 – Love

      Service : 5/5 – Fun

      Pricing : 4/5 ( Slightly overpriced)

 

Location :

26 A, 2nd Floor,Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi

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Restaurant Review: Mamagoto, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi – 3.5/5 Star

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Visited Mamagoto on 3rd December for @zomato meat up and to review special menu prepared for us.
It was an opportunity to interact with fellow food reviewers of zomato family.

Its a unique place with good colorful decor and paintings. Mamgoto is known for their excellent variety Pan Asian cuisine.

From starters to the main course and desserts everything was excellent in taste and served by humble and polite staff..

Had a wide variety of special veg menu and I also tried their White Rum Cocktail and another whiskey based cocktail. Desserts were wonderful.

Overall good experience and made some good foodie friends.

My Ratings :

Ambience : 4.5/5

Food :4/5

Service : 4/5

Value for money : 3.5/5

 

Location :

 

305 & 306, 2nd Floor,

 DLF Promenade Mall, 

Vasant Kunj, New Delhi

Phone : 011 41009060

 

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