What this tour is about: This is a food walk in the residential area of Adyar, to introduce you to the traditional cuisine of south India. The Adyar neighborhood gets its name from the Adyar river that flows nearby. It has rich historical and cultural roots; and is known for some iconic, long-established local eateries.
In this tour, we will walk through the quiet (and sometimes not so quiet!) bylanes of Adyar. We will visit local provision and specialty shops to learn about the ingredients and spices that go into south Indian foods. We will sample the delicacies at well-known family-run establishments that have stood the test of time.
We will end with lunch at a local café that specialises in the rural cuisine of the southern states, where we will introduce you to delicious and wholesome rural food from Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka.
Tour Start Point: Entrance to Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Adyar
Tour End Point: Near Adyar Junction
Duration: 2 hours, all days of the week. Offered in the mornings only for lunch.
Please dress modestly and ensure you take permission if you are photographing people. Some people do not like it, but some will allow it. Please do not attempt to pay or tip people for allowing photography.
INR 1250 per person for 7-10 persons
INR 1500 per person for 5-6 persons
INR 2000 per person for 3-4 persons
INR 2500 per person for 2 persons
INR 4000 for a solo traveller.
Guided walk with a local foodie, all food during the tour, all taxes.
Prior reservation is mandatory. Payment in cash on the day of the tour.