Faces of India – 317, from Kanker, Raipur, Chhattisgarh

Faces of India

a series through which I intend to portray the various characters of my country whom I met during my travels. I bring back souvenirs, frozen moments from my travels, why not some memories of people I have met and interacted during the travels. Faces of India is a weekly series in my blog since MARCH 2011. See more here

Faces of India 317 Raipur

I have always wondered why dhabaa (roadside inn) tea tastes very good! One look at the concentration on this tea seller’s face I knew why. We were a group of bloggers traveling to Dantewada from Raipur by road. We halted here at the famous Makri Dhabaa for ginger flavored tea. It was worth a halt, the taste and flavor still lingers in my mind.

Tea from Dhabaa

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12 Responses

  1. Moon says:

    This is one of the very known faces of India. We have chai wala like him in every part of our country. So apt for the theme.

  2. Totally agree with your observation regarding concentration part, Indrani. Makri Dhabaa is registered in my mind.

  3. Anita says:

    Dhaba tea does have a charm of its own, Indrani!

  4. Dhaaba tea is the best! 🙂 No fancy tea shop can beat it ever 🙂

  5. Kala Ravi says:

    I love how expertly they handle their work without a drop or spill!

  6. Loved Tea of Dhabaa’s 🙂
    Nice post and pics.

  7. Dhaba Tea is the best any day. No road trip is complete without a chai at Dhaba.

  8. Nice capture, road side tea shops are quite interesting​.

  9. srinivasan says:

    I had spent a lots of years of my life in Chchattisgarh travelling Raipur to Dantewada, Konta, Sukma Jagdalpur and even to Koraput. I loved the area, the adivasis and the road side dhabas for their teas and food, and a welcome shout from the dhabawala”aao, baadshaao. Arrey Khatia lagao, dari bichao” and what not. Feel like paying extra for the warm reception

  10. Yogi Saraswat says:

    Tea is my favorite drink and here it is milky , wow !!

  11. Jeevan says:

    I agree with you and the taste of tea on roadside stalls doesn’t come anywhere! Nice shots

  12. Love the shot of chai and human emotions that lay hidden…may be pain! Nothing beats the chai in Dabba:)

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