You can read a million recipes and have the best cooks cook for you, but still you can never taste the ‘native’ taste of a cuisine unless you eat it where it originated.

We at THE HUNGRY TRAVELLER offer you the chance to experience the local cuisine as the natives do. We take you to places where no guide book can lead you to.

Come and enjoy the local ‘tastes’. Devour as much as you can. These tours are for those who love their food !


Our Tours

What our guests say

Nothing makes us happier than hearing how happy we make you!

Ester Anon & Borja Sepulveda, Barcelona

Foodies day out is a great initiative highly recommendable for anyone visiting Madurai! One gets to taste all kinds of Madurai’s specialties in a very nice company! Praveena and Mukunthan walked us in the streets of Madurai, providing a new and authentic view of the city, and brought us to unique places. We had the best parathas of all trip in an alley at the city’s heart, tasted a milky icecream surrounded by locals, and many other delicacies that can only be found guided by a Madurai-born and bred indian. Definitely a must-do to fully enjoy Madurai and its food. Thanks to Praveena and Mukunthan for that lovely evening!


My wife and I are foodies and we were curious to try out the tour. Having our expectations exceeded by a fair margin was due to the passion shown by the foodies day out at madurai team. Right from the time, Mukunthan met us at our hotel and till the time he dropped us back, it was an amazing tour. The tour becomes more enjoyable because of the personal communication. Thanks Mukunthan.

YUNE, Hongkong

Food tours are a great way to be introduced to the local flavours you won’t get as a tourist. While it can be a bit steep in price, the guides on this tour will make up for it with their service, enthusiasm and personalities. At the end of the tour, my host Praveena presented me with a lovely pouch filled with local sweets. That was a sincere gesture which I really appreciated. They also made a conscious effort to introduce foods which are specialty of Madurai and because of that I got to taste foods I have never tried before. And also visited parts of Madurai not covered in guidebooks. It was also wonderful having the company of Praveena and Mukunthan, who are very friendly and happy people.

Lorna Lippes, Buffalo, NY

This was definitely one of the highlights of our trip. Mukunthan, our guide, couldn’t have been more knowledgeable or enthusiastic about Tamil Nadu cuisine. We visited 8 different food stalls and restaurants. Slices of tender coconut bark, string hoppers with coconut milk… sweet and savory foods that we couldn’t have discovered on our own. Don’t miss this tour.

Some good reasons


Why explore the temple city with us?



Its a tour by the foodies for the foodies !
We are not your regular tourist guides. We do this because we love our food and want to share our passion with foodies travelling to our city. Our foodies are Doctors, Engineers, Businessmen, Architects etc who share a common passion – FOOD. We are your local friends taking you out to have good food and share stories and experiences.



We have something in common..passion for FOOD. Come indulge in the local food with your local foodies. We really know that hidden eatery that serves awesome food.



Our tours are focussed on safety of our friends travelling to our city. We make sure we know your food preferences well in advance like Veg/Non-Veg, any allergies, heat level etc. during confirmation of your food tour. We carry reputed bottled water only during the tours. The eateries we take you to are tried and tested by our team over multiple visits.