Gastronomical Getaways In Kerala, India


It’s believed that one of the best ways to truly experience a culture is through their food. After all, dishes sometimes tell a thousand tales. Take for instance the way Filipino food has heavy Spanish influence; or how some South Asian foods have hints of Persian influence, hence what we know today as India’s briyani.

So, if you love food (who doesn’t, really?), the next time you’re planning a trip, why not plan a gourmet getaway? For decades, luxury tour operator Scott Dunn has planned unique itineraries to over 90 destinations, and one of them is a culinary adventure to Kerala, India.


As a part of this tour, you’ll be taken on a gastronomical journey through Cochin, Thekkady and the Backwaters, feasting on nothing but the most authentic fare along the way. While on this trip, you’ll even get to wander around plantations where spices are produced and the visit local spice markets.

And no trip is culinary journey is complete without a class in the kitchen! The tour also includes lessons on how to whip up traditional Indian cuisine with two cooking classes at the excellent Philip Kutty Farm. At the end of a long day, you’ll be glad to know this tour means you’ll be enjoying a stay at boutique hotel Malabar House – a building dating back to 1755 – located in the heart of Fort Cochin.


For those of you who fancy a tipple trip instead, you can also consider hopping onto Scott Dunn’s Australian Gourmet Trail that takes you through Sydney, Bouddi National Park, Melbourne, Daylesford, Apollo Bay, Barossa Valley and Margaret River. Naturally, this will award you with the opportunity to enjoy award-winning wines at the vineyards of the Barossa and Margaret River regions, and dine at world-renowned restaurants, like Sydney’s famed Tetsuya’s.

H/T: Visit for more information and tour details.

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Going by the nickname Kuzai, the Kelantan native has spent 15 years in the wonderful world of publishing, formerly managing the beauty sections of glossies including ELLE and Harper’s BAZAAR. Now, Kuzai is the Editor of Zafigo. The wannabe runner is also mom to a feisty toddler, suffers from constant wanderlust, and really just works to eat, travel, and shop.