Spend some fabulous time on your next vacation discovering the sights, sounds and flavours of North India. Get a real taste of some of North India's most famous culinary traditions, from Mughlai to Rajasthani, as you explore the vibrant street food scenes. With an irresistible montage of finger-licking delicacies, the nooks and crannies of North India are laden with an amazing array of eye-opening and adventurous cuisine crawls. The unforgettable sojourn to the gastronomic heart of India is an assault to the senses as it is a perfect amalgam of flavour, aroma, colour, energy, and vibrance. Here is our ode to the delectable flavours from the culinary gallery of North India, enjoy!
Venture out to the historic city of Delhi and start your culinary quest with the mouth-watering Delhi food. Delhi's bazaars have a large section dedicated to different kinds of flavoursome delicacies and it is not the historical Red Fort or Qutub Minar that make the city special, rather it is the alleys and the food. In this excitingly chaotic capital city, the North Indian flavours tantalize you with finger-licking delights such as paranthe, pav-bhaji, kababs, roomali rotis, chhole bhature and so much more! Try a kulfi-falooda and satiate your sweet tooth with this people's favourite.
Experience a first-hand Mughal gastronomic drift in the remarkable city of Agra. Known across the country for its incredible varieties of Mughlai Cuisine, Agra in Uttar Pradesh is a culinary aficionado's paradise. A gastronomic euphoria for the meat lovers, the city offers scrumptious galauti-kabab, nahari kulcha, kabab parantha, and delicious biryani and tandoori chicken. If sweets are your thing then ghazak, rewri and the Agra specialty, meetha paan are a must-try!
The delightful taste of Rajasthan's traditional cuisine is not just popular for one single element but for sporadic flavours. The delectable spicy and crunchy regional dishes, deep-fried in ghee is there to satisfy every appetite. Grab a bite of the lip-smacking mawa kachuri, keema baati, mirchi vadas, lal maas and the ultimate flagship dish of the Rajasthani cuisine, dal bati churma. Want to try some sweet and savoury while in Jaipur? Give ghewar a try.
Not just a place of ethereal natural splendour, Kashmir also happens to be a culinary paradise as well. With a plethora of vegetarian and non-vegetarian delicacies like dum aloo, gogji nadir, al-yakhni, chokh vangun and haakh, Kashmir is there to tickle your taste-buds. With mouth-watering traditional preparations of chicken and mutton, the place is a haven for the meat lovers. Don't miss to try the succulent rogan josh, gravy enriched gushtaba, hot and lip-smacking rista and the royal Kashmiri platter, wazwan, the most popular multi-course Kashmiri meal. Slurp up some warm Kashmiri kahwa and get your sweet fix with kong phirni or khubani ka halwa.
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Amritsar is quite the culinary utopia with its love for the rich, hearty and desi ghee-laden food. From the savoury moong dal laddoos to the famous Amritsari kulchaas, the city will steal your heart with its amazing array of gastronomic platters. Don't come back from Amritsar, without trying its world renowned lassi, the ultimate Punjabi delight and some piping hot jalebis. Just some things like makki di roti and sarson da saag are better and the most authentic here, than any other place in the country.
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