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On The Way: Highway Dhabas To Stop At During A Roadtrip From Pune

    There’s a long weekend coming up, and it’s time to pack your bags and head out. If you and your gang have been thinking of a road trip together, and if Mahableshwar, Mumbai, Kolhapur, etc., are the locations you choose, then these en-route snacking options are just what you need.

    Going To Mahabaleshwar?

    Mapro Garden

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    An extremely popular halt for tourists and travellers, Mapro Garden– located six kms. ahead of Panchgani – offers exceptional ambience and delicious food. With specials such as the Italian delight pizza {INR 499}, a combination of jalapenos, basil, mozarella, and cheddar cheese, along with the classic sandwich {INR 144}, Mapro Garden is widely regarded for its quality and variety of delicacies on offer.

    Destination Mumbai

    Are you a fan of Punjabi food? Well, Sunny Da Dhabba is the place for you. While their panner butter masala {INR 370} is highly sought after and a dhaba special, we’d recommend you to have their chicken tikka masala {INR 430} which will put your taste-buds on a point of no return. To end your already wonderful experience on a high, have their flavourful mango lassi {INR 180}.

    Kohlapur On Your Mind?

    If you’re heading to Kohlapur you must stop at Hotel Pranjali which serves authentic meals from the Satara region. The simplicity of Pranjali restaurant and the people running it, is very comforting and you can trust them with suggesting what is good. Order a vegetarian Thali that includes the most interesting dishes. There will be pittle to go with bhakri, shengadanyacha mahadya, ghute, rassa bhaaji, rice and curd. These are the items on the main thali along with a host of chutneys, pickles, condiments and salad.

    Heading to Goa?

    If you’re driving down to Goa, four hours into your journey, you’d be in Latur. Make sure you stop at Hotel Sai International for a light breakfast and a loo break. The facilities are clean, with a food court, family-style AC restaurant, ample parking, and even a petrol pump adjacent to the property. There aren’t many options to stop at nearby, so make the most of it. The misal pav here is to die for. It is a self-service kinda hotel that serves South Indian dishes {dosa, idli, medu wada}, Maharashtrian favourites {batata wada, masale bhat} and other options such as chana bhatura, sandwiches, puri korma, etc. You can also get some steaming hot tea and coffee or even some chass to cool you down.

    Road Tripping To Alibaug?

    Going to Alibaug with the gang? Stop at Lonavala’s famous Sheetal Da Dhaba. Known for their friendly staff, Sheetal Da Dhaba is one that believes in giving you an overall experience to fathom over. We understand how tired one can get whilst travelling, that’s exactly why we recommend the famous chicken biryani {INR 460}. With a mix of rich flavours, the biryani is a highly appetising dish – one which will reinvigorate your dropping energy levels. If you still have some space for dessert, have some of their gajar ka halwa {INR 260}, which will leave you with an experience like no other.