ROYAL FABLES

Eat with the roy­als at the Gar­den Palace in Balasi­nor

India Today - - SIMPLY GUJARATT -

EAT LIKE A KING, LIT­ER­ally at the Gar­den Palace where you can share a meal of murg-e-khusru, ma­ha­batkhani pasande and the biryani-e-Balasi­nor from the royal kitchen with Aaliya Farhat Babi, the princess of Balasi­nor at their her­itage din­ing ta­ble. The for­mer rulers of Balasi­nor have con­verted their man­sion, built in 1883 into a home stay where you can meet and dine with the fam­ily. Begum Sa­heba Farhat Sul­tana, a noted food ex­pert who has cu­rated food fes­ti­vals and television shows, uses recipes from the royal kitchens in the meals and gladly en­gages in conversations on food, his­tory and her­itage with guests. The area is fa­mous for the Di­nosaur Fos­sil Park, which is home to di­nosaur eggs and fos­sils A med­i­ta­tion class un­der­way at the 136.1 Yoga Stu­dio and is a pro­tected sanc­tu­ary which you can ex­plore with Babi, a self con­fessed “am­a­teur pa­le­on­tol­o­gist”. AT Gu­jarat State High­way 141, Brah­mani So­ci­ety, Balasi­nor. TEL 9825315382

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