Food is and always has been an indispensable part of Indian culture. Influenced by different regions and cultural choices, the Indian cuisine is as diverse as its geographies.
Food is and always has been an indispensable part of Indian culture. Influenced by different regions and cultural choices, the Indian cuisine is as diverse as its geographies. Each city in India has something unique to offer. So, if you are someone who loves both travelling and food, there is no better place than India. To save you the hassle, we have listed below the top cities that will be a treat for all your senses, including the taste-buds.
Jaisalmer: Jaisalmer is world-renowned for its authentic Rajasthani cuisine, with its streets filled with the rich aroma of spices. Some of the popular dishes include mutton Saag, gatte ki sabzi, murg-e-subz, makhania lassi, pyaaz ki Kachori, dal baati churma, the beans espresso coffee, ghotua laddoos etc. Located in the heart of the Thar Desert, the Golden City of India is characterised by massive sandstone castles, ancient temples and picturesque surroundings.
Delhi: The capital of India has plenty of options to offer when it comes to street food. Delhi is also one of the best places in the country to try the Mughlai cuisine. When in the city, don't miss the Mughlai Biryani at Nizams. And, if you are craving some traditional Punjabi food, head to Purani Delhi. You will get chole-bhature, rajma chawal and even samosas, all within your budget.
Kolkata: Kolkata never disappoints when it comes to food. From kathi rolls to chicken momos, this city has it all. The authentic Bengali sweets are something to die for; if you've had them once you'd crave for them again. In case, you want to taste the traditional Bengali-style fish curry, visit the 6 Ballygunge Place or Kasturi. Park Street, which is touted as the paradise for foodies, also has a wide offering of fine-dine restaurants and British-era pubs.
Lucknow: The city of Nawabs is known for its spread-out variety of food. This place is considered the 'heaven' for food lovers. You can taste the best of Awadhi cuisine – biryani, tunday kebabs, korma, kulfi, and of course the famous masala chai.
If you want to savour the mouth-watering Lucknowi dhoodh phirni, pay a visit to the Akbari Gate. Hazratganj, the lane dotted with hundred-year-old eateries, is another popular destination for foodies.
Mysore: Mysore Pak is a good enough reason to travel all the way to Mysore. But, even if you take a casual stroll around the Mysore Palace, you will find small vendors preparing gobi manchurian, fried rice, chicken masala etc. When it comes to authentic South Indian food, the Mysore dosa and mallige idlis are to die for. If you are looking for some beverages, you must try the city's trademark by-two coffee.