Deccan Queen | Lonavala Chikki | Coffee Mug
Enjoy your cuppa with Deccan Queen | Lonavala Chikki | Coffee Mug. This coffee mug is a tribute to our favorite food memory from the Lonavala railway station halt by Deccan Queen. A must-have motivational mug for your study table.
- Dishwasher Safe | Microwave And Oven Safe | Freezer Safe | Non Toxic | Bpa Free | Environment Friendly | Reusable And Odorless
- Package Content: 1 Printed Ceramic Coffee Mug (200 Ml Capacity) | Wash Care - Do Not Use Steel Scrubber on Printed Area
- Perfect gift for a rail enthusiast or anyone interested in the history of the railways.
- Perfect as a traveler's gift for the one who is fascinated by the romance that the Indian Railways can weave around us.
- Colour: White
Onboard the Deccan Queen, travelers always wait for the early halt at Lonavala where they can grab some local delights in terms of Chikki - a truly Indian innovation from the 19th Century. Lonavala-chikki is closely associated with an Indian Railways journey. Innovation of Lonavala Chikki helped build railroads in India.
The tale dates back to the British Raj, when the Empire recruited workers in Maharashtra to build a railway line to connect erstwhile Bombay to its closest hill station, Lonavala. Since laying tracks across mountains was a tedious job, a sweet shop owner named Maganlal Aggarwal in Lonavala decided to make them a cheap, high-calorie snack. That is when he invented the Gud Dani, a mixture of peanuts, melted jaggery and ghee, which is also known as Chikki. Like energy bars, these were distributed to the workers and were a hit among them. Once the project was completed, the chikkis traveled along with workers as it was a convenient snack for the journey. Seeing a business opportunity, the railway authorities commissioned Maganlal Aggarwal to prepare chikki and sell them to travelers between Mumbai and Lonavala.
CELEBRATING The DECCAN QUEEN | Dakkhan Ki Rani
The Deccan Queen, the iconic train that runs between Mumbai & Pune winding its way up the scenic Khandala Ghat passing through 28 tunnels to reach Pune! A train that has been, for the last 92 years an institution for many replete with its associated memories!
A train that started its journey as a Europeans only train in 1930 with many firsts – first fully electric train, first vestibular train and first to have a pantry car! Opened to Indians in 1940, it has since been the lifeline of Pune-Mumbai-Pune travel and the “business connect” between the two cities!
Central Railway recently launched the NEW! Deccan Queen. Inspired by the history and royalty of Pune and its monuments, National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad designed the new interiors and exterior to embody the colours and symbols of Royalty, Harmony, Imperium and Solace! The design embodies an understated imperium of the queen, in a powerful yet understated form with hints of dynamic elements in a linear flow, embellished with details from our heritage.