The food of India is another major attraction. The food of North India is rich (cooked in ghee) and often served with breads whereas in South India there is a stronger emphasis on vegetarian food which is mostly cooked in coconut oil, served with vast quantities of rice. Meat is mainly chicken or mutton (goat) but in Kerala and Bengal you may be offered beef. Fish is popular in coastal regions. Vegetarians and vegans will find India one of the easiest places in the world to visit and enjoy a wide variety of dishes.

Many people enjoy learning how to cook Indian food and there are numerous opportunities to learn about re-creating Indian food yourself. If this is an interest, please ask us. As well as cookery lessons, street food walks and market visits, we have some tours that focus on India’s food (see the links below).

India Food Tour Choices