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8 Places in India That are Perfect for The Foodies

India is a land of varied cultures, languages, religions, etc. That one thing that is common among every Indian is the love for food. Even the fitness enthusiasts who try hard to maintain a healthy food regime try the sumptuous Indian cuisines once in a blue moon. After all, the varieties of Indian cuisines are many and it is very tough to say no to any of them. Wherever you are going for your vacation, you will get something unique to taste in that particular place. So, let us not beat around the bushes anymore and talk about the best food destinations in India.

Top 8 cities in India that are famous for foods

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1. Delhi

Old Delhi

Let us start with the capital city of India, Delhi. It is certainly one of the best states for food in India. Although you will get almost all kinds of food here; some of the best that you must try are chhole bhature, chhole kulche, rabdi, rajma chawal, chhole chawal, paneer makhni, murg makhni, butter chicken, etc. After dusk, you can see several places in the city have turned into a food plaza. You will be simply spoilt for options. You can find some of the best street foods in India here.

  • Best time to travel: November to February
  • Things to do: Visiting monuments and museums, shopping, taking a tour of various attractions in the city

2. Mumbai

Again, one of the cities famous for food in India is Mumbai. You can find regional thalis here such as South Indian and Konkani Coastal meals, Mangalorean seafood, Goan Vindaloo, Mughlai Kebabs, Maharashtrian fare, Kerala and Gujarati Thalis, at affordable prices.ย  You can also find global cuisines such as Continental, Italian, Modern American, Thai, Chinese, Mediterranean, European and Persian, etc. Well, before leaving the city do not forget to try vada pav and pav bhaji.

  • Best time to travel: December to February
  • Things to do: Visit Gateway of India, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, temples, Juhu beach, etc.

3. Kolkata

Terreti Bazaar, Kolkata

If you have to name the city which is well-known as the street food capital of India, it has to be Kolkata. It is a gastronomically rich city that is a heaven for the foodies. Egg-chicken kathi roll, chowmein, momos with soup, nolen gud er roshogolla, shondesh, fish cutlet, chingri chop, and the list is endless. You also must try Kolkata biryani, the taste of which is one of a kind and unforgettable. Make sure you are carrying an antacid while you plan a food trip to Kolkata.

  • Best time to travel: October to February
  • Things to do: Visit the major attractions such as Vitoria Memorial, Howrah Bridge, Indian Museum, Marble Palace, Science City, etc.

4. Lucknow


One of the popular food places in India is Lucknow. From the very famous Lucknowi Biryani to the Tunday kebab, you will find several mouthwatering options here. Wait! In the kebab range, you will also find boti, seekh, galouti, kakori and shami. Each of them has its own taste and aroma. It is a must-visit place for meat lovers, although there are many vegetarian options as well. Now stop salivating and plan a road trip to Lucknow.

  • Best time to travel: October to March
  • Things to do: Visit attractions like Bara Imambara, The Residency, Rumi Darwaza, Ambedkar Memorial Park, etc.

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5. Hyderabad


The moment we mention Hyderabad, we start thinking about Paradise Restaurant and its very popular and lip-smacking Hyderabadi Biryani. Well, apart from this, you will also get to taste Mughlai, Andhra, and Turkish cuisines here. Do not miss out on trying keema samosa, paaya, lukhmi, and sheer khurma.

  • Best time to travel: November to March
  • Things to do: Visit Charminar, Golconda Fort, Salar Jung Museum, Hussain Sagar, Chowmahalla Palace, Ramoji Film City, etc.

6. Jaipur

If you are a true foodie, you must visit Jaipur once in your lifetime and try the various Rajasthani dishes. From dal baati churma to laal maans, you will get many food options in the Pink City of India. You can also visit Chowki Dhani, which is no less than a paradise for food lovers.

  • Best time to travel: November to February
  • Things to do: Visit City Palace, Jal Mahal, Amer Fort, Hawa Mahal, Bapu Bazaar, Johari Bazaar, etc.

7. Amritsar

Yes, of course, you can visit the Golden Temple and enjoy some peaceful time there and even can visit Jalianwala Bagh and Wagah Border. Once you are done sightseeing in Amritsar, you must visit the restaurants to try some of the most delicious authentic Punjabi cuisines. Start with butter chicken, Amritsari fish, and lentils, and complete your lunch or dinner with a tall glass of lassi. You can also sit in the langar at the Golden Temple and eat the very tasty food.

  • Best time to travel: November to February
  • Things to do: Stroll around the city, visit the attractions, visit the Golden temple, and indulge in shopping

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8. Gangtok

The hilly beautiful city, Gangtok is popular for its scenic beauty but the foodie in you will be attracted to the restaurants serving Sikkimese, Tibetan, and Nepali cuisines. You can also try the pork stewed with vegetables and soft and juicy momos here.

  • Best time to travel: September to April
  • Things to do: Visit Hanuman Tok, Tashi viewpoint, Namgyal Institute of Tibetology, Enchey Monastery, etc.

While you are planning your road trips in India, you must shortlist these few names to tickle your taste buds. You can choose a self-drive car rental service to enjoy your trip to the best. You can get a safe car rental from Revv at the best rates possible. To book the car, you can download the Revv app from Google Play Store or iOS App Store.

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