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Hyderabad Old City Food Walking Tour

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    What to Expect
    Very few cities in the world can claim to be synonymous with a single dish. This is true in the case of Hyderabad where the mere reference to the city evoking an immediate discussion about the Biryani, a dish which is a delectable mix of meat and rice cooked with spices. For a true Hyderabadi, the obsession goes beyond this dish.

    A typical Hyderabadi will spend hours debating the best place to have a cup of Irani tea and, believe it or not, sometimes friendships can be threatened by arguments over the best Haleem joints in town. The cuisine of Hyderabad is a result of its history over four centuries and the involvement with food is more than just satisfying human's basic needs. In fact, people in this city are so used to good food that they take it for granted. Walking through the busy markets and by-lanes of the old city, you will not only get a glimpse into the food ethos of this region but also experience in person Hyderabadi's passion for good food.

    In this food walking tour, we will explore one of the oldest vegetable markets, make our way through some of the best breakfast snacks in town, participate in the Hyderabadi pastime of sipping cups of Irani tea with Osmania biscuits, bite into warm, just baked local bread and watch the efforts that go into preparing some of the best delicacies this region has to offer.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Opposite Charminar Booking Counter
    Departure Time
    7:30 AM, 5:30 PM
    Duration
    3h 30m
    Inclusions
    • Food tasting
    • Snacks
    • Local taxes
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    • There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    We read a lot about Jonty and her tours, but unfortunately she was not available for the evening food tour and the lady who substituted tried her best perhaps but failed to keep the tour interesting. Having done food tours across the world, there are a few common basics that
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    Response from DetoursIndia, Owner at Hyderabad Old City Food Walking Tour
    Responded 8 Oct 2019
    So sorry to hear that you had a disappointing tour. We do ensure that our eateries serve good and hygienic food even though the surrounding areas may not seem like it. I will get in touch with you to get a more detailed feedback and I do hope you give us another chance to make up for this tour.
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    Really enjoyed the breakfast walking tour. The ginger tea and dosas fried in butter were the highlights!
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    Response from DetoursIndia, Owner at Hyderabad Old City Food Walking Tour
    Responded 17 Sep 2019
    Thanks for you’re review! So glad we managed to do the tour for you!
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    I have read so much about Jonty and her Hyderabad Detours that I knew I just had to meet her too. So despite the muddy roads and slight drizzle we set off with Jonty on her famous Old City Food Walk. Immediately her expertise was evident as she checked our interests and adapted
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    Response from DetoursIndia, Owner at Hyderabad Old City Food Walking Tour
    Responded 17 Sep 2019
    So wonderful to see such a detailed and complimentary review! You were so enthusiastic and receptive that being generous with my time was no trouble at all! Hope our paths cross again!
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    Spectacular day with Jonty touring the old city and market area. Her love of food history and knowledge was a wonderful introduction for me to Hyderabad and all of its flavours. Every delicacy has a story and Jonty is the perfect guide. Jonty is organzied, provides a safe food
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    About the operator
    By: Detours India Day Tours
    Nyree C
    Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    5226
    Amazing!
    As a solo female traveller I booked a half day private tour with Jonty. I loved my time with her so much that I
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    Shajeev George I
    India
    449
    A MUST SEE
    It's a must see. Evening is the best time to see the Charminar. Bit crowdy but you will love it. Lot of bangles
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    SagarVS
    India
    1856757
    Disappointing
    We read a lot about Jonty and her tours, but unfortunately she was not available for the evening food tour and the
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    Loveday P
    London, United Kingdom
    20
    Hydrabad Old City Food Walking Tour
    Really enjoyed the breakfast walking tour. The ginger tea and dosas fried in butter were the highlights!
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    Jo M
    London, United Kingdom
    2823
    Wonderful tailor made tour
    I had a free afternoon on a business trip to Hyderabad so contacted Detours to see if they could offer a tour that
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    CanberraMichele
    293177
    Jonty is hugely generous with her time, knowledge and respect in the community
    I have read so much about Jonty and her Hyderabad Detours that I knew I just had to meet her too. So despite the
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    GlobetrotterDKIndia
    New Delhi, India
    51
    Jonty is an engaging and engaged guide - highly recommended
    Had a pretty amazing few hours with Jonty who is a truly engaging and engaged guide - very knowledgeable and a
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    mamurray18
    Halifax, Canada
    32
    Wonderful introduction to Hyderabad food, flavours and history
    Spectacular day with Jonty touring the old city and market area. Her love of food history and knowledge was a
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    Pernish
    136
    Charminar, Hidden Hyderabad & Golkonda Fort
    We had a great time in Hyderabad- Jonty really made our three day trip showing us places we’d never have seen on
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    WorldWonderer_11
    92
    Best Part of Our Trip!
    Jonty of Detours is an exceptional guide! From the moment I reached out to Detours to ask about possible tours, I
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