Gopu Iyengar’s, Madurai: Serving Delicious For 80+ Years

While I was researching for our recent trip to Madurai, the name Gopu Iyengar’s popped up often. I read about this all-vegetarian little eatery being touted as one of the best places in Madurai for South Indian snacks, particularly the variety of dosas that they serve and their vellai appam. Of course, we had to include a visit to Gopu Iyengar’s while we were in Madurai!
 
Do check out a detailed account of our experience at this iconic eatery, just in on my photo blog.
 
 

Travel Shot: Kumbakonam Vettalai (Betel Leaves)

Degree coffee is certainly not the only thing that Kumbakonam is famous for, we realised while researching for our recent trip to this temple town.

Apparently, the town also happens to be one of the leading producers of betel leaves and areca nuts. In fact, the betel leaves produced in Kumbakonam are believed to be among the best in the world, as far as quality is concerned.

Read all about our first tryst with the famed vettalai aka betel leaves of Kumbakonam, on my photo blog.
 
 

The Other Azhagar Temple In Madurai: Koodal Azhagar Kovil 

I didn’t get a chance to visit the Azhagar Kovil, about 20 km away from Madurai, on our recent trip. I, therefore, didn’t get a chance to partake of the delicious-sounding Azhagar Kovil dosais, the prasadam

That said, we did visit the Koodal Azhagar temple, the other ‘Azhagar Kovil‘ in Madurai, and sampled the ‘dosai’ here. Check out my detailed post about the Koodal Azhagar dosai

The Crowning Of Miss South India 2017, Crowne Plaza, Bangalore

Last weekend, I was honoured to be invited to the crowning of the Femina Miss South India 2017, at Crowne Plaza, Bangalore. I thoroughly enjoyed my time at the star-studded event, and watched agog as one beautiful nymph after another walked the ramp, wearing one marvellous creation after another.

Do check out my detailed blog post about the event, here. Thank you!

Our Street Food (And Drink) Journey In Madurai

So, you thought jigarthanda is the be-all and end-all of food and drink in the temple city of Madurai? Nothing could be further from the truth!

Madurai has a vibrant food scene to boast of, especially on the street food front. On our holiday, we embarked on a mission to try out as much of the city’s street food as we could. We were astonished by what we found.

Do check out my latest post about our street food (and drink) journey in Madurai, here. Thank you!