Travellers, who plan to visit India, can learn more about its cuisine with a new program by ITC Hotels of India. The hotelier encouraged its chefs participate in the “food Sherpa trails” program dedicated to culinary traditions and heritage of the country.
The food Sherpa tours are available in the majority of popular destinations of India, including Mumbai, New Delhi, Chennai, Agra, Kolkata, Jodhpur, etc. Every guided tour costs US$58 per couple. That price includes transportation and meals. At every location, guests will be able to try authentic food of the region.
Currently, there are only three trails available at ITC Hotels, but their number will grow with time. The Old Delhi Trail is centered on Chandni Chowk, one of the oldest markets in New Delhi that was open in the 17th century. During the tour, travellers will attend Paranthe Wali Gali that has become famous thanks to numerous shops that sell paratha, the national dish made with fried unleavened bread and vegetables. Those, who are more interested in street food, are recommended to pay attention to Street Food Trail tour that is based on South Delhi markets. During this tour guests will try Pav Bhaji, a potato curry. This popular local food is served at Haldiram’s, one of the oldest food chains in the city. Finally, Connaught Place Trail, which is also located in Delhi, covers a large area with more than 200 eateries. During a walk there, travellers will make stops at various popular venues and sample their signature food. For example, Kake Da Hotel is famous for its restaurant open yet in 1930, where visitors will try chicken curry and butter chicken; Shake Square is a great place to sample various milkshakes; and Kawlity is liked by both travellers and locals for rich choice of authentic dishes.