Discover India Through Its Exotic Flavors
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With a 5,000-year history, Indian cuisine is as diverse as the subcontinent itself. While ingredients and techniques vary from region to region, the importance of the food itself remains constant throughout the country. Indians believe that food plays a key role in keeping the mind, body and spirit invigorated. It’s even part of the Kamasutra, the ancient scripture on love and pleasure, which describes the aphrodisiacal effects of certain foods.
Now A Classic Tours Collection offers wine and culinary tours to India, focusing on the role history and culture have played in food’s evolution throughout the country’s regions. We also examine viticulture, which has long been a part of India’s history and was particularly encouraged during the time of the Portuguese and British colonization of the subcontinent. In the 1980s and 1990s, a revival in the Indian wine industry took place, and since the turn of the 21st century, demand for Indian wines has increased at a rate of 20% to 30% a year.
Pairing the right wine to the complexity of Indian flavors—whether they’re spicy, sweet or salty—is challenging, but certainly not impossible. So dip your naan bread into dal, or wrap it around a piece of kebab, pat it on a dab of curry, and sip some fine Indian wine on one of ACTC’s new culinary tours. Just as our travel experts were the first to organize camel and elephant safari tours to India, we’re now the first to offer exciting wine and culinary tours of the country. Our insider tours not only give travelers an in-depth taste of Indian cuisine, they feature India’s world-renowned hospitality, unique hotels, mystical culture and diverse religious traditions. Come join us for a delicious introduction to the beauty, splendor and romance of this ancient land.