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‘Royal Indian’, By Acadia — THE Best Thing To Happen To Bar Harbor, Maine, In Many A Year.

by Anura Guruge


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Royal Indian Bar Harbor Maine Acadia restaurant Anura Guruge

Royal Indian Bar Harbor Acadia Maine restaurant Anura Guruge


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Royal Indian Bar Harbor Acadia Maine restaurant Anura Guruge


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That chic, upscale and progressive Bar Harbor, Maine, gateway to Acadia, did not, until last month have an Indian restaurant was incongruous and frustrating. You want variety, specially if you, like so many others, including us, visit Bar Harbor on a regular basis and do so for a number of nights each visit. I truly stumbled upon the ‘Royal Indian’ serendipitously. I was trying to get back to ‘Cottage Street’ from ‘Main’ late Tuesday night, after dinner at a lobster place, when I took the wrong turn (which I habitually do). So, I had to cut across the car parks to get to Cottage. That is when I saw the well-lit and extremely welcoming sign. My heart skipped a beat. WOW. An Indian at long last. I went there for dinner the very next day and just loved it.

Authentic, carefully spiced, well cooked food, at a reasonable price. I, as I do 85% of the time, had the lamb korma and it was as good as I have had it ever. And the extremely congenial (and young) owner saw me looking puzzled at the dessert menu and he knew, without me saying a word, exactly what I was looking for! He magiced me up a kulfi — the only exception I make to my diet when it comes to sweets. Kulfi will be available on a regular basis soon. {SMILE}

The restaurant is spacious, airy and easy on the eye. They have done a brilliant job converting what had been a bakery.

Wonderful dining experience AND they are open till 10pm. That is great. Trust me, late dining can be a real issue in that area.

Not sure how long this will be the policy, but the night I was there it was ‘Happy Hour’ ALL NIGHT! Wine in Bar Harbor at $4 a glass? Good job I can walk back to the ‘Wonder View Inn‘.

Family run. Extremely nice folk. They also own a motel on Route 3 just by ‘Pirates Cove‘. They are going to be a great addition to the Bar Harbor business and social scene.

That there was no Indian restaurant previously baffled I more than once. I invariably do a micro census of Acadia visitors on each trip and this was my 12th time in Acadia since 2013. ‘Indians’ (brown folks like I (rather than Asians in general)) are, by far, the largest minority that you see at the Park. I see ten times more Indians in a day in Acadia than I see in a year in central New Hampshire (where I live)! The word just has to get around and it will.

I already heard, from a Park Ranger, that they like the new Indian! That was good to hear.

So, I am excited. Not sure whether we will be going back in September as we used to do for many years. Maybe Acadia is becoming a once a year destination. Not sure.

But, the next time I am in Bar Harbor this is where I will be having dinner on my first night. Maybe I will see you there. {SMILE}

Enjoy.


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The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 2) + 6 Also-Rans — June 29, 2018, Acadia Day 5.

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Acadia Bar Harbor Island in fog Anura Guruge Google Pixel 2


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The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 2) + 6 Also-Rans — June 27, 2018, Acadia Day 3.

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Bar Harbor cruise ship windjammer Anura Guruge Google Pixel 2


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Flowers Of Acadia, Bar Harbor, Maine — September 2, 2017.

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Anura Guruge Bar Harbor flowers Sony a7 II September 2 2017 Maine




All taken in the span of about 90-minutes across 3 locations in Bar Harbor, Maine: The ‘Wonder View Inn‘ (where we were staying (per usual)), the beach at the ‘Bar’ which gives the town its name and the rest in the town center (by the green).


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Egg Rock Lighthouse, Acadia, Photographed From Bar Harbor — 4 Miles Away (With A Nikon P900)

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Acadia's 151′ Schooner "Margaret Todd" Anura Guruge Nikon P900




These were shot from the balcony of our room at the ‘Wonder View Inn‘ with my Nikon P900. I checked the distance on a map. Straight line it is close to 4 miles.

Read this post for more about Superzooms shots with the Nikon P900 during this last trip to Acadia.


I have been by the Egg Rock Lighthouse by boat.

So, I do have some real close-ups. That was in June 2015 with a Canon T3i.


And this was in the June 2017 trip, shot from ‘Schooner Head‘ (one of our favorite haunts) with my Sony a7 II.


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Acadia’s 151′ Schooner, “Margaret Todd”, Through The Superzoom Lens Of A Nikon P900.

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Acadia's 151′ Schooner "Margaret Todd" Anura Guruge Nikon P900




These were all taken from the balcony of our room at the ‘Wonder View Inn‘, Bar Harbor during our June 2529, 2017 visit, our 8th to Acadia in the last 3 years.

For the first time in my life, that I can remember, I travelled with 3 cameras: my Full-Frame Sony a7 II, my APS-C Sony a6500 and my Superzoon Nikon P900.

I took 99.9% of the 1,000+ pictures I shot with my two Sonys and you can find some of those pictures here.

Though I did take the Nikon with me in the van it appears I only used it from the balcony of our hotel room.

So here are some superzoom pictures taken with the Nikon P900. Also check those posted yesterday.


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Bar Harbor & Bar Island, Acadia Through The Superzoom Lens Of A Nikon P900.

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These were all taken from the balcony of our room at the ‘Wonder View Inn‘, Bar Harbor during our June 2529, 2017 visit, our 8th to Acadia in the last 3 years.

For the first time in my life, that I can remember, I travelled with 3 cameras: my Full-Frame Sony a7 II, my APS-C Sony a6500 and my Superzoon Nikon P900.

I took 99.9% of the 1,000+ pictures I shot with my two Sonys and you can find some of those pictures here.

Though I did take the Nikon with me in the van it appears I only used it from the balcony of our hotel room.

So here are some superzoom pictures taken with the Nikon P900.






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View Of Bar Harbor & Acadia From Our Balcony At ‘Wonder View Inn’ — June 29, 2017.

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The morning of Thursday, June 29, 2017. We were in Room 67, way up at the top, in the Hillcrest Building. This was our 5th stay at the ‘Wonder View‘. We like it and over the last 3 years got to know some of the staff. You couldn’t beat this view. I love getting up in the morning to see what delights awaits and it is always interesting to see the coming and going of the tidal sand bar to Bar Island.

Shot with my Sony a7 II.


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Picture Of The Day (Nikon P900) — September 5, 2016.

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With my new Nikon P900.

From the “Wonder View Inn,
Bar Harbor, Maine.

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Sunset Of The Day (Nikon P900) — September 4, 2016.

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Wonder View Inn“,
Bar Harbor, Maine.

With my new Nikon P900.

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