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Foodies Day Out at Madurai
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Foodies Day Out at Madurai

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Duration: 3–4 hours
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Live guide: English
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  • Beverages
  • Bottled water
  • Dinner
  • Food tasting
  • Snacks
  • Tour escort/host
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Vandiyur Mariamman Teppakulam
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Alcoholic drinks


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • We pick the guests from their hotel lobby. The guests can intimate us the hotel details, once they check in.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • Stroller accessible
        • Near public transportation
        • Infants must sit on laps
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 109469P1

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • We would recommend you to skip your lunch.
        • Please inform us about any food allergies at the beginning of the tour.
        • Most travelers can participate
        • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 109469P1

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        About the operator
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        • Foodies Day Out
          302
          India
          Joined in July 2011
        • BillieBrighton_UK
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Don't miss this tour in Madurai!
          This was hands down the best food tour we've ever done. Our guide took us all over Madurai for the best places to sample idlis, dosas and so much more! The food was, without exception, absolutely delicious 😋 Highly recommended!
          Written February 19, 2024
        • Wanderer49394328139
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great foody experience and more
          A true cultural experience. We stopped eating in places, where we would never stop alone, and endless sequence of wonderful dishes, a not -to-be-missed indian full immersion. A no stop eating and chatting, sharing experiences and lifes. Thanks to Jafreen to take care of us and to wide our experiences
          Written January 3, 2024
        • GoPlaces01428899717
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Delicious surprises promised
          It was a very delicious trip with several stops in a bright variety of restaurants and other places. We learned a lot about Indian food and how to eat it and discovered very unknown tastes as a drink from cotton seeds and other surprises. Just do it! We highly recommend it!
          Written December 1, 2023
        • CraigfromNZW
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          DELICIOUS & FUN EXPERIENCE
          My group of 12 New Zealanders on Maharajah Tours went out with Mukunthan and Prasad for an evening of food discovery. On their return the hotel they could not stop talking about the fantastic experience and professional service received. Well recommended company!
          Written October 29, 2023
        • 774assafn
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Wonderful Food in Madurai
          3 hours to fall in love with Madurai streat food. After visiting many places around the world with great food tour, Foodies with Soundar as our tour guide, is definitely one of the best tour we had. It start with a surprise....and all the rest you will find when you join his tour. Enjoy 😉
          Written April 3, 2023
        • Bleepxxx
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Yum Fun
          We had an excellent evening with our guide Soundar, sampling some great streetfood and exciting / interesting surprises along the way, such a lovely way to see a side of the city that tourist do not normally get to, highly recommend this
          Written March 31, 2023
        • Dinesh1964
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Must try when in Madurai
          Mr Soundar is an excellent story teller. Apart from food he also knows about the local history and traditions. We stuck to vegetarian food ( it being navratras in North India). Paruthipal ( cotton seed milk), Thenanguruthu ( slices of cotton heart) were total surprise and best. I have heard the non vegetarian stuff is even better.
          Written March 28, 2023
        • LeahMlovestotravel
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          A fabulous time!
          We had a great time on this tour. The guides were so enthusiastic and knew alot about all the food we were eating. We were full long before they were ready to quit! It was tons of fun. I recommend it to people of all ages, even kids would have a great time! Thankyou!
          Written November 8, 2022
        • bod75
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Good night out!
          Really enjoyable evening with Soundar who is extremely knowledgeable about his city and it’s food. Ate lots of new things and am now feeling very full! Top marks.
          Written February 27, 2020
        • kashgo
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Interesting things to try
          I did this trip with Soundar and found him to be a food lover and a guide who knows his city. We tried various delicacies including one that I have never tried before - the top tender part of a coconut palm. I think my favorite was the Bun Parotta that was very tasty and also a cooking spectacle with the parotta makers flipping the dough while they softened it for frying. My only suggestion would be to take just a sip of the filter coffee that he starts the tour with. You have a whole glass and then you get pretty full.
          Written January 15, 2020
        • W7583MXstephaniel
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Street food tour
          We had a great experience on the street food tour of Madurai with Soundar. We learnt a lot about South Indian cuisine and the history of Madurai. There was a great variety of dishes to taste l. We ate at some places I would never have thought to try. Soundar also gave us some great recommendations on where to spend the rest of our evening and onward travel tips. It was a unique and enjoyable experience.
          Written December 12, 2019
        • LieveV186
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Unique experience, a true discovery !
          Great evening out where you discover places you would not find yourself, you taste the local foods, a discovery! Learned a lot as well on the indian culture! Thanks !
          Written August 14, 2019
        • tibobeardo
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Nicest way to know a city!
          This was just awesome Very professional and friendly guide Amazing food discoveries Only issue: it’s hard to continue with any plan you made after this tour, you need to digest first ;))))
          Written July 7, 2019
        • Juiceph3
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Excellent Night of eats
          I have to give a big recommendation to Soundar for an excellent tour around town on his bike taking me to a wide variety of really tasty eating. His knowledge and enthusiasm was top notch, made for a really enjoyable solo tour. We found plenty to connect on outside of the food too :)
          Written May 24, 2019
        • Ben S
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great Food & Information
          I had a great time trying food around the city and learning about the city at the same time. Soundar was very kind and helpful! I wish I could have spent more time getting to know him and the city.
          Written April 19, 2019
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        Srishti Mohite
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Feb 2020
        Did a food tour with Soundar on feb 26th 2020. He knows the city and its culture well and made the tour fun and interesting. It was an amazing experience as he took us around the city making us taste various drinks, snacks, sweets, mains and dessert. My favorite was the Bun Parotta with the mutton curry and the dessert-Jigarthanda. Would not have known to eat in any of these place if not for this tour.
        Would definitely recommend to do this tour with foodies day out. It is a great experience!
        Written March 2, 2020
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        JRMF
        York, UK6 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Feb 2020 • Couples
        Great way to try out different local foods whilst seeing different parts of the City that tourists normally don’t visit. Don’t eat anything before you go though. We were very well fed!
        Written March 4, 2020
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        partendo
        Milano24 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        This was the second time we join this food tour in Madurai. First of all it needs to be said that Madurai is an authentic, thriving and fascinating city that sweeps you off your feet with its hectic, colourful and friendly atmosphere. The food tour reflects this and in an informal, easy and mouth watering way manages to give you a taste of the real street food of the region. As the day light wanes and the nightlife starts to get busy, our guide Praveena helped us navigate traffic and side streets, from one food spot to another: fruit carts, spice shops, “hotels” (Indian denomination for local food outlets) and street stalls, taking in all the authentic flavours a real foodie would expect, while telling the tales and secrets of the city. What really makes a difference is that the four friends that set up the food tour and still personally guide you, are themselves foodies and grew up in Madurai. Their local knowledge is evident, and their fun, well spoken manner is only matched by their passion for their hometown and its variegated food traditions. One of the best food tour experiences we have ever had.
        Written January 19, 2024
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        Dewar D
        United Kingdom99 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Mar 2023
        Soundar, our host, gave us an excellent tour. Not only was the food delicious and enjoyable but he also talked about his city and showed us parts of Madurai we would otherwise not have visited. We have done food tours before, including in India and SE Asia and our experience in Madurai compared very well. We think food tours are a really interesting way to understand communities and local culture and to get off 'the beaten track'. We are grateful to Soundar for delivering such a rich and enjoyable experience and highly recommend such a foodie tour for those visiting Madurai.
        Written April 21, 2023
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        Daphné G
        7 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Oct 2022
        I took this tour with my two teenage kids and it was a fantastic experience for all of us Not only did Praveena take us to places we would never have discovered on our own, she also shared a wealth of information about the city and its culture.
        The food, of course, is delicious, and we loved experiencing the atmosphere of the night markets in the “city that never sleeps”. Importantly, it felt great being adventurous with the food while knowing that each place had been tried and tested before and was safe to eat at.
        Praveena is a lovely, interesting person who is clearly passionate about food, her city and enthusiastic about sharing those passions. We felt very comfortable with her and absolutely recommend the tour.
        Written October 30, 2022
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        Shekar Ganapathy
        Bengaluru, India4 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        It was a long time back since we had last visited Madurai. So we decided to drive down to Madurai along with a family friend of ours. As part of our planning, I came across a video about Madurai’s heritage and the wide variety of food options with an opportunity to experience the same via a conducted tour organized by Foodies Day out.
        The overall experience has been a memorable one and was conducted in a professional manner.
        We had a great time with Praveena and Sunder taking us out to the tasty and traditional food places in Madurai. Though we are from Tamil Nadu we were able to enjoy the evening and had a good mix of tradition and culture.
        Kudos to Foodies Day out and I highly recommend this to anyone who is a true foodie.
        Written July 25, 2022
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        Thank you Shekar! We were so inspired by you and your friends. Do visit us again for more lovely food.
        Written July 26, 2022
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        VeraAsscher
        Leiden, The Netherlands11 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        We had a wonderful tour around madurai and had multiple amazing food stops. Our guide Soundar explained a lot about the different foods, and he also told us a lot about the city and his experiences. An experience you cannot miss in Madurai!!
        Written April 17, 2022
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        Aashim Tyagi
        Viti Levu, Fiji4 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        This was an incredible and an unique experience during my stay in Madurai. Soundar from Foodies Say Out was very friendly and full of interesting anecdotes about the city and the food we tried.

        This is one of those experiences where having someone like Soundar, who is akin to having a local friend, really helps because the food we tried from the cotton seed soup to the hearty button parotta with the delicious curries is something you won’t just come across .

        The highlight was the Mutton Dosa which is unique to Madurai. It wasn’t at all what I expected it would be. Best way to find out exactly what it is….go to Madurai and let Foodies Day Out take you in a memorable evening out of food and stories.
        Written June 18, 2022
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        Cecilia
        4 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Feb 2020 • Couples
        We had a great evening with Soundar exploring the best food Madurai has to offer. Soundar was really knowledgeable, spoke fantastic English and was great fun to spend the evening with - we couldn’t have hoped for a better guide to the city. We went to all the kinds of places that you would never discover without the help of a local expert, including amazing Parota from a street food stand and delicious Halwa. It was great to get a flavour of Madurai life!
        Carlos and Cecilia
        Written February 17, 2020
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        BG0511
        5 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jan 2020 • Couples
        A definite highlight of our trip so far - Praveena arranged our 3 hour food walk superbly, introducing us to delicious local foods we would never have known about. Her delightful manner and wealth of knowledge about the local cuisine ( and many other things we were curious about!) made for a highly entertaining evening. Highly recommend if you are staying a night in Madurai and definitely start feeling hungry!!
        Written January 10, 2020
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