Culinary trips are my most interesting holiday breaks. I choose right travel partners to book my stays for a meaningful culinary journey. This time my pick was Travel Malnad ( which is a flamboyant experiential holiday service. Guys in this team have a great taste for giving unlimited genuine trip experiences for their guests. This time my long pending destination was covered in a style. Along with culinary, Travel Maland exposed me to several other activities that I otherwise wouldn’t have planned on my own.

Food has history, taste, style, methods, cultures, traditions, seasons, designs, shapes… engrained in it. I love trying food that is evolved over the years with people. Malnad can be called a conglomerate of different people cooking different cuisines. They may be related to their tradition with a tinge of cultural backgrounds. The tastes of food tell stories of our ancestors who have tried different methods of food preparations.

As Karnataka is known as “one state many worlds” the food is also a diverse experience. Within one district each taluk can have unique food preferences by its people. Cuisines here are so diverse that we were awestruck each time we were introduced to a new taste. You need not have to be a chef to experience and understand food. If you love food and trying out new cuisines, then you must take up this culinary trip with Travel Malnad.

People in these regions love preparing new food items for their guests. We came across a lot of top hoteliers from these regions whose chain of hotels are present pan India today. Malnad with its tropical climate has seasonal food varieties as well. Like the dialects is region based so is the cuisines in Malnad and Coastal Region. What you eat in Malenadu may be also available in Coastal but with a different style and taste.

I am a foodie by birth who have traveled across lengths and breadths of India tasting & learning cuisines. My trip began covering highway hotels nestled on Bangalore to Thirthahalli highway. I chose to visit Thirthahalli first as it was told to me the gateway to Malnad region in Karnataka via Shimoga city. Thirthahalli has several variety of dishes like Akki Kadabu, Aape, Jackfruit Kadabu, Neer Dosa… Non vegetarians can try fish, chicken, mutton dishes with combination of Kadabu and Neer Dosa. There were special homemade rasam and sambhar powders which we picked up for cooking back home.

Our journey continued to the Coastal Karnataka with entry point as Udupi. The coastal delights are fish fries, fish curries, neer dosa, appam, chicken ghee roast, idli, paddu… There were other dishes too which we have buffered for the next trip. Overall my trip was filled with food made with passion & attention to details. I recommend you to take a holiday planner with food safari planned by Travel Malnad and Travel Chords Team. Explore cuisines of Malnad and Coastal Karnataka on your vacation & have great fun.


Mr Mathew