Tombs In Lucky Restaurant Ahmedabad India

Sipping a cup of tea and chatting with friends near tombs in a graveyard, this is what attracts visitors to New Lucky Restaurant in Ahmedabad, India. Serving Indian cuisine to over 300 customers daily, the Lucky hotel has 22 tombs nestled between wooden tables and chairs.

A visit to New Lucky restaurant is part of the itinerary for many tourists and artists. The walls have paintings from the well-known Indian painter Maqbool Fida Husain, a frequent tea drinker at the bustling restaurant. The restaurant offers about 90 vegetarian food items and is most popular for its tea and white butter maska buns.

Many graveyards in India have been reclaimed for development over the years, according to local officials. But the owners of "Lucky Hotel" decided not to demolish the tombs. Some of Sufi poets and saints from the Mughal rule in India. When the restaurant opened about 40 years ago.

Every morning, owner Krishna Kutty, a Hindu, wipes the graves with a damp cloth and decorates them with roses. "I am not aware who was laid to rest here but I know that they are very lucky for me and the visitors. Many suggest me to destroy the cement tombs making room for more customers but I'm happy with the way it is," said Kutty, sitting near one of the tombs.

"It is a bit eerie to sit beside a grave for a meal but I have got used to it, the green tombs make me realize that every bit of life is precious." said 45-year-old Usman Vora, who has been visiting the restaurant since the age of ten.

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