India, is a country where you can see different cultures, languages, attires and cuisines. Each place in India has its own importance and specialities. Ahmedabad, which is one of the populous cities of the country is also famous for its heritage, culture and cuisines. When comes to food, you will find many restaurants which fills your stomach and heart. But, there is one restaurant which gives you a totally different experience. You might have experienced many different things, but have you ever had your meals with dead??. At this restaurant you will have your meals with the dead!!!.
The owner of this restaurant Krishnan Kutti, accepted the truth that the land he was to open his new restaurant was infact a cemetery. Instead of disinterring them he built his hotel atop the cemetery. It has become a attraction of the restaurant and Krishnan Kutti considers the grave as lucky that helped to expand his business, so he named it as NEW LUCKY.
In a country like India even living in a close proximity to a cemetery is considered as inauspicious. But the owner never remove the graves instead it became the main attraction to the restaurant.
‘Respect the dead, as you respect the living’, keeping this motto in the mind, Krishnan Kutti has started with a small tea stall, later it grew and became a popular restaurant. The 60-year old eatery has become a favourite hangout for both young and old.
Inside the hotel, there is 26 graves. Nobody knows whose these graves belongs to, but locals claims that graves could be of the followers of Sufi Saint who lived in 16th century. Every morning the workers clean the graves.
The restaurant was a favourite spot of legendary painter M.F. Hussain in Ahmedabad. He had also gifted one of his paintings to the restaurant.
New Lucky is a pure vegetarian restaurant which serves yummy, ravamasala dosa, paneer bhurji. It is also famous for its pipping hot chai , cheese bun maska and buttery bun maska. And it also serves variety of cuisines and dishes.
Even the diners consider it lucky to eat in this restaurant and they also believe that their wishes will become true if they eat at The NEW LUCKY restaurant.