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Everyone has a different reason for travelling. For some it’s the thrill of an adventure, for others a journey in introspection, and yet for some the excitement of culinary delights. If the thrill of trying out new cuisines gets your senses tingling, then you are in for a treat. Mumbai Travellers pulls together a list of the top 10 most trending food destinations in India that you must visit.


1. Jaipur, Rajasthan
The pink city has a lot to offer in terms of gastronomic delights. With a myriad of options of street food, the Pyaaz Kachori is an item not to be missed. Vegetarians can delight in the best Dal Batti Churma and Shev Tamatar and meat lovers will relish the special Laal Maas and Banjari Ghosh. Top it all off with the epic Rajasthani paneer Ghevar, a sweet dish made of pure ghee. (Image Source – thebetterindia.com)

Dal Bati Churma


2. Kochi, Kerala
Seafood lovers can rejoice for Kochi is truly the nirvana of fish delicacies. All beaches are peppered with stalls and shacks serving freshly caught fish, prawns, mussels, and crabs. Tuck into authentic Malabari gravies generously prepared with oodles of coconut and served on banana leaves. Don’t forget to enjoy the traditional Puttu – a steamed rice roll served with vegetables, meat, or fish. (Image Source – www.foodlovers.in)

puttu kerala


3. Goa
India’s most happening party destination is also a gastronomic delight. With a multitude of seafood and meat dishes to choose from, you will truly be spoilt for choice. Must try dishes include Pork Vindaloo, Chicken Xacuti, Prawn Balchao, Chorisa Pav, Cafreal, and Sorpotel. Wash it all down with a glass of authentic Goan Cashew Feni and some delicious Bibinca. (Image Source – itsgoa.com)

prawns goa


4. Ahmedabad, Gujarat
Think vegetarian cuisine lacks a variety of options? Head over straight to Ahmedabad. Tuck into authentic preparations of Fafda, Uundiyu, Dhokla, Khandvi, and Thepla. Ahmedabad is famed for its variety of milk sweets including Dudhpak and Basundi. If you can truly work up an apetite head straight for the Chappan Bhog, a Gujarati thali that serves patrons a whopping 56 dishes. . (Image Source – hungryforever.com)

gujrati thali


5. Kasol, Himachal Pradesh
This tiny hamlet in the mountain state of Himachal Pradesh is surprisingly home to a vast variety of international cuisines. Indulge your taste buds in authentic Israeli, French, Italian, and Lebanese delicacies. Hummus with Falafel, Shakshouka, Chicken Lafa, Bolognese Pasta, Lasagne, and Shawarma are some of the must-try delicacies. Fish lovers can tuck into the exclusively available trout which is roasted or deep fried as per taste. (Image Source – recipetineats.com)chicken shawarma


6. Amritsar, Punjab
Come and relish the true delight of Aloo Parantha prepared and served with oodles of ghee. With a myriad of vegetarian and non-vegetarian North Indian delicacies to suit every palate, Amritsar is a gourmet’s delight. Amritsari Kheema Kulcha, Fish Tikkas, Shammi Kabab, and Baingan Bharta will leave you longing for more. If it’s sweet dishes that move your heart, then you won’t want to miss the local Phirni. (Image Source – idiva.com)

alloo paratha


7. Delhi
Delhi’s romance with cuisine needs no introduction. With a smattering of restaurants and street food options, the foodie in you will be truly pampered for choice. Chole Bhature, Aloo Chat, Soya Chaap, Nihari, and Chicken Tikka are some dishes you simply cannot miss. If you have a sweet tooth, you are in luck. Delhi is famed across the country for its Falooda, Kulfi, Rabdi, and many more milk sweets. (Image Source – curlytales.com)chole bature (1)


8. Kolkata, West Bengal
The city that is synonymous with sweets, Kolkata truly has a treasure trove of mithai on offering. Roshogolla, Kheer Kadam, Sondesh, Sita Bhog, and Pantua are sugary delights that will leave you longing for more. If spicy gravies are what interests you, do try Bhetki Macher Paturi, Cholar Daal, Doi Mach and finally, the famed Kolkota Mutton Biryani. For the vegetarian palate, Shukto – a dish prepared with 8 to 10 vegetables – is a must try. (Image Source – indobase.com)bengoli sweets


9. Hyderabad, Telangana
If you are a die-hard non-vegetarian, then head straight to Hyderabad. The erstwhile home of the ancient Mughals, current Hyderabadi cuisine pays homage to an eclectic mix of Arabic, Persian, and Turkish influences. Most dishes prominently feature mutton and chicken prepared in a heavy base of dry fruits, spices, and ghee and served with rice. Must try dishes include Haleem, Dum Pukht, Pathar ka Ghost, and Sheer Kurma (Image Source – food.ndtv.com)

hydrabadi biryani


10. Darjeeling, West Bengal
Food preparations are an eclectic mix of traditional delicacies and the remains of the colonial palate. If you are a fan of the traditional English breakfast, you will be delighted at local preparations of baked beans and toast, pancakes, waffles, and bacon. Local preparations include Tibetan specialities like MokMok (momos) and Thukpa prepared with bamboo shoots, meat, and vegetables. Wash it all down with a heart-warming cup of Darjeeling tea. (Image Source – archanaskitchen.com)

momos

Bon Appetit!