Gastronomic Tourism

Today Gastronomic tourism is becoming more and more popular around the world. For foreign tourists, a visit to India is not just about monuments, architecture and other cultural attractions, but also getting to know the different aspects of its diverse and composite culture. For this reason, visiting a restaurant becomes a must for tourists who want to taste a bit of the ethnic cuisine. After all, gastronomy is not just one of the main cultural elements of India; it’s a way to share its customs, traditions and character. “ATITHI DEVO BHAVA” (Guest is like God) signifies the true essence of “INCREDIBLE INDIA”.

We invite you to KERALA, a place in South India, famously known as the “GOD’S OWN COUNTRY”.Kerala has shown tremendous and great respect even to the strangers by giving them all a red carpet welcome. That tradition started since time immemorial. It is no wonder that, Vasco da Gama, the famous Portuguese navigator, in search of spices landed in Kerala, in A.D 1498. Since then Kerala (name was officially given in 1956) is famously known as the spice repository of India. The EUROPEAN EXPOSURE and the availability of resources have made KERALA, a PARADISE OF CULINARY ACTIVITIES. The mixture of cultures, peaceful coexistence of people from different religious backgrounds (Hindu, Muslim, Christians, Jews, Buddhists etc.) have brought unlimited culinary dimensions to its character. Kerala upholds and showcases its rich culinary dimensions in an atmosphere of never ending hospitality.Culinary is best and finely experienced in Kerala as in every district; the food dimension changes and a tourist can enjoy varieties of food found nowhere else in the world. Kerala’s natural grandeur, picturesque locations, luxurious backwaters, lush green valleys, green clad mountains, rich flora and fauna are unique in the world. That’s why KERALA has been chosen by NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TRAVELLER as one of the ten paradises in the world and one of the 50 MUST-SEE DESTINATIONS of a lifetime.

Kerala food is not just rich in taste but healthy too. Tourists are curious to learn the medicinal advantages of Indian spices. They know that the Kerala delights laden with ghee and spices have lot of nutritional values as well and can cure many diseases. By keeping this in mind, we take them to the market to buy wonder spices like black pepper, red chillies, saffron, turmeric and cinnamon loaded with health benefits.

PRAANAA can offer our clients a five star luxury and hospitality stay inKerala and for those who want to feel the real essence of Kerala, to taste our culinary legacy and to experience the South Indian way of life we take you to visit families where you can learn art of cooking as well.Kerala meal with our curries, spices and various flavours have always been treated like an art. Now this art is luring international tourists to the Indian kitchen. One of the main reasons behind the trend is the desire to know more about Indian lifestyle, culture and tradition. And food is undoubtedly an important ingredient of that composite culture.

What is in store for you is a memorable package trip in Kerala. We arrange culinary tours, sightseeing and adventure travel for tourists who wish to travel Kerala via custom travel packages instead of fixed packages. Tailor made travel packages which help our guests get the best travel experience in Kerala without spending too much money, time or effort are guaranteed. Various custom travel services like Kerala food tours in cities, sightseeing activities almost all over Kerala and adventure activities like camping, trekking in Munnar,Thekkady etc. are designed in a flexible manner to fit to the needs of the visitors.

Types of custom travel packages:

  • • Kerala Culinary Tours packages which can be customised to include activities like food walks, cooking classes, sightseeing and more.
  • • Food Walks in Cities like Cochin, Kozhikode, Trivandrum
  • • Cooking Classes with specialised Chefs of star hotels or Chef’s from home stay.
  • • Travel packages with numerous fun activities and informative sightseeing.
  • • Custom travel packages within Kerala for different budgets.
  • • Adventure travel with adrenaline pumping activities like trekking, camping, back water visits, safaris and much more.
  • • Transport by car, bus, train, plane, bullock-cart and sometimes foot.
  • • Accommodation in hotels, guest house, home-stays, and camps. Help with sightseeing and adventure activities like hiking, camping, trekking, bike, car and motorcycle tours etc.
  • • Indian food tours and cooking classes in Kerala.

Visitors have options to choose from the listed activities in a flexible manner. Guests can tell us about the places they want to visit, activities they want to do, type of food they like, budget and any other conditions. We will provide any additional information, if needed, human and technical inputs to fulfil your wish in the best way possible. Tour plans are finalized by mutual consent of the parties involved.

Anyone who wishes to travel to Kerala with us has to arrive in Cochin and we’ll take care of the rest. All of your travel basics such as transport, accommodation, food, sightseeing, traveling gear, adventure gear etc. will be taken care of. If you want to pick and choose travel services yourself, change your travel plans, extend your stay or visit more places in between the tour, be our guest. In Kerala you’ll find very few tour operators who offer such flexible tour packages at such low prices.

KERALA ,God’s own country beckons you. Respond that call through PRAANAA where service never ends.Please mail us at pm@praanaa.ae for more details.