Mahébourg has dozens of back alleys riddled with hidden eateries known only to locals. If you're planning to swing by for a visit, make sure you come on Monday, when the local market is in full force – you'll be treated to the colourful clanging of street stalls as vendors hawk savoury snacks to shoppers.

Don't Miss: Mahébourg Culinary Tour

If food is a major consideration when you travel, consider booking the 3½-hour Mahébourg Village Food Tour (per person Rs2200, children under 10 free) through Taste Buddies. Covering a mix of markets, restaurants and street vendors, it's an excellent way to do more than just get a taste.