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Culinary Tours to India

India's culinary scene is as rich and interesting as its history! Relish some delectable cuisines with our culinary tours to India! Some of India's foods date back to over five thousand years. The Indus Valley people hunted turtles, alligator, as well as wild grains, herbs and plants. Many foods from the Indus period remain in use today, such as wheat, barley, rice, eggplant, cucumber and tamarind. The Aryan-speaking people entered India between 1500 and 1000 B.C & used leafy vegetables, lentils, and milk products such as yogurt and ghee (clarified butter). The Aryans also used spices like cumin, black pepper and coriander. The Greeks introduced saffron, the Chinese got tea, the Portuguese and British made red chili, potato and cauliflower much popular. Perhaps the biggest contributors to India's culinary heritage were the Muslims from Persia and present-day Turkey, who arrived in India after 1200. These clan known later as the Mughals, ruled much of India untill early 1800 and saw food as an art, thus contributing significantly to the culinary regime in India. Many Mughlai dishes were made with as many as twenty-five spices, as well as rose water, cashews, raisins and almonds. Even today, cashew forms a major ingredient of many favorite curries in the northern parts of the countries.

The traditional food of India has been appreciated worldwide for its amazing use of herbs and spices. The cooking style varies from region to region and is largely divided into South Indian & North Indian cuisines, which can be experienced through the culinary tours of India, offered by Alluring India. While the North Indian cuisines are mostly influenced by flavors from Punjab, Mughals and Persian, the south Indian food is completely different. A common ingredient in all south Indian food is coconut. From coconut chutney to coconut oil to even ground coconut put in curries and not to forget the popular coconut water, we bet you would not have come across as many flavors of coconut. On your culinary journey to India, be ready to be introduced to a huge new world of flavors, that you would not get anywhere else in the world. Alluring India's culinary tours to India are guaranteed to make you fall in love with the Indian cuisine and its infinite variety! One can pick from our below culinary tour packages or write to us to tailor make a culinary experience suitable to your palate.

Flavors of the North

  • Duration : 8 Nights & 9 Days
  • Destinations :

    Delhi - Varanasi - Agra - Jaipur - Delhi

The Banana Leaf

  • Duration : 9 Nights & 10 Days
  • Destinations :

    Kochi - Periyar - Kumarakom - Alleppey - Kovalam - Trivandrum