The City of Vegetarians: Ahmedabad's Street Food

Food, Wine & Nightlife in India
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Tour description

This 5-hours of a private tour will begin with a visit to the three central tourist attractions of Ahmedabad. You will see, the Jama Masjid, Sidi Saiyad's Mosque and the Shaking Minarets of Sidi Bashir's Mosque. Your food walk will begin after this. You will get to visit many food outlets offering popular Gujarati food, most of which are often vegetarian. You will taste local specialities such as Khakhra, Fafda, Khaman-Dhokla, Thepla, Ganthiya, Patra, Dalvada Undhiyu and Chola Fali, Dabeli, Sev, Farsan, Paani Puri etc. You will end the meal with an Indian form of ice cream called Kulfi and an elaborate mouth freshener called Paan. You will be accompanied on this tour by a private English speaking guide and a fully air-conditioned vehicle.

You will begin this tour by exploring some significant architectural wonders in Old Ahmedabad. The first will be the Jama Masjid. Built in 1423, this mosque is constructed with salvaged remains of demolished Hindu and Jain temples. Next, you will visit the small Sidi Saiyad's Mosque which is noted for its beautifully carved stone windows which depict the intertwined branches of a tree. Your guide will also take you to the Shaking Minarets of Sidi Bashir's Mosque. In this fascinating structure, if you shake one minaret, the others resonate in harmony. However, their interconnecting terrace stands still. This mysterious phenomenon has increasingly given rise to an interest in the structure.Next, you will have the chance to satiate your culinary cravings with a food tour that will take you to some of the most well-known food outlets in the city. Gujarati cuisine is primarily vegetarian. Snacks, locally called farsan, are an important course of each meal. Your tour begins with a visit to a popular Gujarati snack shop selling famous Gujarati specialities such as Khakhra, Fafda, Khaman-Dhokla, Thepla, Ganthiya, Patra, Dalvada Undhiyu and Chola Fali, Dabeli, Sev, Farsan etc. The next stop will be a popular Chaat outlet (a kind of street food) where you will also try Pani Puri. Although chaat is available throughout North India, there is regional variation in the flavours. You will continue on to sample some other local dishes such as dal vada and Indian style pizza. For dessert, you will be taken to sample a kind of Indian ice-cream known as Kulfi. Available in every possible flavour, Kulfis are a delightful way to end any food walk. Lastly, you will enjoy a paan (an Indian mouth freshener and digestive) before heading back to your hotel.

What's included

  • Driver/guide
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned private vehicle
  • Bottled water

What's not included

  • Gratuities
  • Camera Fees