Bustling Malgudi recreated here

Bustling Malgudi recreated here

Old charm

Classic A view of the Malgudi Tadka hotel  representing Malgudi on wall canvas at JSS Urban Haat at Hebbal in Mysore. DH photo by Prashanth H G

Those who have walked furlongs on the premises of JSS Urban Haat and was searching for something to satiate their hunger pangs and quench their thirst  after a hectic shopping spree, will not be disappointed hereafter, as they can spend their perfect evening at the cool ambience of Malgudi Tadka, a food court that will be open round the year.

Those who have watched the serial of Malgudi days, directed by Shankar Nag, can never forget the perfect backdrop and the classic scene where Swami spends most of his time sitting by the track, playing alongside the arriving train., a recreation of a railway setting,blending perfectly into the scene.

If you want to have a glimpse of the recreation of railway setting, the wide-eyed wondrous boy Swami, his innocent adventures, the makeshift cricket ground, the railway track and the laidback village of Malgudi, head to the Malgudi Tadka, a restaurant at the premises of Urban Haat.

The bustling activity of Malgudi village has been brought alive on the walls of the restaurant by the CAVA students.

‘Malgudi is a town inhabited by timeless characters, who could be living anywhere in the world, located on the Sarayu in Mempi Hills', said R K Narayan. When frequently asked about the setting of Malgudi, he wrote: ‘ You can’t find Malgudi in the cool climes of Agumbe, or the majestic streets of Mysore. It isn't the industrial city of Coimbatore, or tiny Lalgudi, and yet, it is all of those places. It is where we all belong and where we wish we lived.'

R K Narayan not only made his literary hero the reader’s favourite, he made the reader desperately want to find the place, and somehow be part of it, where he falls in love with the place and the characters.

Speaking to City Herald, manager Ashish Agarwal said the restaurant is the brainchild of Ajay Handa of Hubli, who has a chain of restaurants Hans inn.. there. Emphasising about the ambience, he says Mysore-inspired Malgudi here has an idyllic south Indian world where simplicity and small town values thrived.

Malgudi Tadka has been tailored to impart to you an authentic taste of traditional foods that represent an array of resources, culinary skills and ingredients from across the kitchens of the country.

The food here is cooked with the freshest of ingredients, and each dish relates a stroy of Indian traditions and their significance to Indian cuisines.

The food court Malgudi Tadka, is all set to capture the hearts of the visitors to the popular JSS Urban Haat. Earlier, Urban Haat was holding seasonal exhibitions.

Responding to the visitors idea of having a food court at the premises, the authorities have planned for a permanent foodcourt and thus gave permission to the Hubli-based restaurant chain, to open its outlet here.

Lamenting that though the restaurant gives preference to traditional food like akki roti and other food of Mysore region, majority of them ask for gobi manchurian and other fast food items.

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