Why do you love Hyderabad so much

Hyderabad in India recognized by Unesco for unique food

Did you know that in addition to natural and cultural titles, Unesco also selects cities for their creativity? This year 66 cities made it onto the list, including two locations in India. Mumbai in the “Film” category and Hyderabad, which is less known for tourism in this country, in the “Gastronomy” category.

If you want to experience India with all your senses, you should definitely plan a stop in the metropolis in the center of the country. There is a food guide from the reisereporter.

Hyderabad awarded by Unesco for food - you have to try these dishes!

A wide range of spices, including of course curry in various variations, should be symbolic of Indian cuisine for you. With fresh naan, dipped in lentil stew. But Hyderabad is different, more diverse. The cuisine is a unique mix of North Indian meat dishes and traditional South Indian vegetarian dishes.

This goes back to the eventful history. The city was once an important center of Muslim rule in India, and the cuisine was “pre-Islamic” as early as the twelfth century, explains Unesco.

With the arrival of the Turks in the 15th century, new taste influences came to the Kakatiya cuisine. It got even more culinary with the rule of the Mughals in the 17th century.

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“Food is an integral part of the culture in Hyderabad. There were no restaurants here until 1940. The food culture has been preserved in families and royal houses, ”said Musharraf Ali Faruqui, who supported the Hyderabad award. This is what the Indian daily newspaper "The Hindu" reports. There are now eating places and miles.

Travel to the center of India: Hyderabad is an Islamic landmark

The title should of course also stimulate tourism. Here, too, you can see magnificent palaces such as the Chowmahalla Palace or visit THE landmark of Islamic culture throughout the country: the Charminar.