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Places in South India and Their Unique Food!

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Published: Tuesday, August 2, 2016, 19:30 [IST]
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Travelling to new places is always fun. You get to know about the culture, art, cuisine, festivals and other aspects of the place and allow you to be a part of a totally new life! If you're a foodie, it is likely that you wouldn't want to miss out on the best dish that the place is known for.

Let's take you to some of the most popular places in South India and their unique food items!


The imposing structure of Charminar
Photo Courtesy: Shatrughan 


Hyderabad is one of the most popular travel destinations of South India. Known as the Pearl City, the city has not failed to attract travellers and tourist around the globe.

Hanging Out in Hyderabad

Some of the places of interest here are Charminar, Birla Mandir, Falaknuma Palace, Golconda Fort and Hussain Sagar Lake.

Eating Out in Hyderabad

Hyderabad is popular among foodies for its unique Hyderabadi biriyani. Interestingly, Hyderabadi cuisine is a blend of Mughlai, Arabic and Turkish styles of cooking along with the South Indian flavours. Some of the dishes not to be missed here are Haleem, Paaya and Kachhe gosht ki biriyani.


Matri Mandir at Auroville
Photo Courtesy: Nibedit  


From the French colony to the beaches and other attractions, the place has a lot to offer to a traveller.

Hanging Out in Pondicherry

On your visit to Pondy, you should not be missing the unique town of Auroville, the French War Memorial, Paradise Beach and the shopping streets here.

Eating Out in Pondicherry

Some of the dishes that the place is famous for has a French origin, while others are Indian with a blend of spices. The dishes to e tried out here inlcude Quiche, Ratatouille, Creme caramel and French pastries.


Chettinad Palace
Photo Courtesy: Natesh Ramasamy 


Karaikudi in Tamil Nadu is one place that is known for its rich culture and heritage.

Hanging Out in Karaikudi

Some of the tourist attractions here are the Chettinad Palace, Aayiram Jannal Veedu, 108 Pillayar Kovil and Pillayarpatti Temple.

Eating Out in Karaikudi

The famous Chettinad cuisine comes from this land. Chettinad chicken curry, Kandarappam and Karuppatti are some of the dishes that you should try.

Mysore Palace

Mysore Palace at night
Photo Courtesy: Sandeep patro 


The royal city of Mysore is one of the best tourist destinations in South India.

Hanging Out in Mysore

Mysore is known for Mysore Place, Brindavan Gardens, Chamundi Hills, Karanji Lake and St. Philomena's Church among the rest.

Eating Out in Mysore

Mysore cuisine is one that would make you attracted to its taste and aroma. Mysore masala dosa, Mysore Pak, Rava dosa, Uppittu and Thatte idli are some of the tasty dishes that the place is famous for.


Kappad beach at Kozhikode
Photo Courtesy: Bipin VK 


Kozhikode, belonging to Coastal Kerala, is known for its beautiful attractions and tempting cuisine.

Hanging Out in Kozhikode

Some places to hang out here include Kappad Beach, Pazhassiraja Museum, Tali Temple and Lion's Park among the rest.

Eating Out in Kozhikode

Kozhikode is famous for its Malabar chicken biriyani and Kozhi thalayana and two unique dishes of this region.

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