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New Year Travel Resolutions For Foodies! 5 Unique Food Festivals In 2016

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The passion for great food is universal. We have listed up the best of the best just for you. Here are 5 exciting food fests, all set to take you on a gastronomical journey.

New Year Travel Resolutions For Foodies! 5 Unique Food Festivals In 2016:

  1. Mahabaleshwar (Maharashtra)
  2. Hyderabad (Telangana)
  3. Sangla (Himachal Pradesh)
  4. Kolkata (West Bengal)
  5. Jorhat (Assam)

1. Mapro Strawberry Festival, Mahabaleshwar

Mapro Strawberry Festival, Mahabaleshwarsource: fireflydaily.com

Ever imagined fields where you could pluck fresh strawberries and eat them to your heart's content? Head to the Mapro Strawberry Festival. This is the best opportunity for strawberry lovers to come and savor this delectable fruit, absolutely free. You actually get a chance to walk through rows of juicy strawberries with nobody to stop you from eating them. The four day festival takes place around Easter Weekend in March / April.

HolidayIQ Traveller Anurag Bhatia says, “Mapro Garden is located midway between Panchgani and Mahabaleshwar. It is one of the must visit spots in Mahabaleshwar specially in April during the Strawberry Festival. Mapro is the location of manufacturing facility of Mapro, a famous name for jams, jellys, syrups and strawberries. The sandwiches, pizzas and hot plates were amazing!”

2. Savour The Second Best Thing The Mughals Left Behind - Haleem During Ramazan

Savour The Second Best Thing The Mughals Left Behind - Haleem During Ramazansource: fnbnews.com

Hooked to Haleem?  If you are a meat lover then this dish is a must try. This traditional delicacy haleem is available in the number of  stalls that come up in the city at different localities during Ramazan.  But again, haleem season lasts a month so there’s plenty of time to try out all the best haleems in the city! Sarvi, Cafe Bahar, Shadab, Pista House, Cafe 555, Cafe Rumaan are a few places where people throng to get a taste of the famous Hyderabadi haleem.

HolidayIQ Traveller GV says, “For traditional Hyderabadi Biryani, visit Shadab Hotel beside the High Court. The mutton biryani is a must have.” HolidayIQ Traveller Gowri Guttikonda says, “If you visit Charminar, then do not miss to visit Pista House.”

3. Go Apple Picking Across Orchards In Himachal

Go Apple Picking Across Orchards In Himachalsource: indiamike.com

Take a apple trail in Himachal Pradesh! Sangla Valley in Kinnaur is set amidst a sprawling orchard with plump, red apples waiting to be plucked. You can pluck and relish the fruit or even can see laborious jobs from plucking to packing the fruit to lugging the boxes.

HolidayIQ Traveller Priyanka Jaiswal from Noida says, “One should definitely visit the place once in a life for its beauty and serenity. The views you get when travelling through mountains by bike cannot be matched with any other place, the best time to visit is September to October. We have stayed for a night in the adjoining place called Chitkul, "the last village" at a HPTDC resort which is quite awesome. We also got a chance to eat fresh apples from HPTDC orchards, which felt really wonderful. You should try the minced chicken recipe from Chitkul, believe me it's really tasty. I would love to go back there for sure.”

4. Take A Culinary Holiday In Kolkata During Durga Puja - Gorge On Bengali Thali

Take A Culinary Holiday In Kolkata During Durga Puja - Gorge On Bengali Thalisource: blog.bytplus.com

There can be nothing better than taking a culinary holiday in West Bengal  during Durga Puja. From piping hot luchis and khichdi with a Bengali twist to lip-smacking fish dishes, foodies are spoilt for choice during the nine-day long festival. Gorge on the lip-smacking bengali thali at 6 Ballygunge Place, Bhojohori Manna, Kasturi, Bohemian, ITC Sonar, etc.

HolidayIQ Traveller Aaditya from Kishanganj shares, “You can enjoy the authentic Bengali food -macher jhol and rosogulla when in Kolkata.” Adds Uttam Kumar. “The Bengali food served to me in dinner with Macher Jhol was incredible.”

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5. Be Dazzled By The Variety Of Tea At The Assam Tea Festival

Be Dazzled By The Variety Of Tea At The Assam Tea Festivalsource: jungpanatea.files.wordpress.com

Enjoy the sights and smells of the famous Assam tea in this unique festival. The Tea Festival in Jorhat is all about tea, music and gaiety. The festival includes a visit to the tea gardens, playing golf, safaris into the jungles, tasting delicious food items, shopping and cultural entertainment. If you are looking for some adventure, you have angling and rafting. Also, get a chance to sample some of the best quality black tea in the world.

HolidayIQ Traveller Mahesh Anantarapu shares, “Jorhat is a district HQ and surrounded by lot of sightseeing places. The place has a number of tea plantations. Visiting the tea gardens is a must.”

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