De­li­cious In­dia

For an un­for­get­table taste of In­dia, dine at th­ese must-try restau­rants

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Jaipur Pe­shawri at ITC Ra­jputana

Pesh­wari is a land­mark din­ing des­ti­na­tion that serves a North-west Fron­tier meal cen­tred on lentils, ke­babs and breads. Prepared at the restau­rant’s dis­play kitchen, the lav­ish spread in­cludes its sig­na­ture Dal Bukhara, or creamy In­dian black lentil dal, that is paired with an ex­clu­sive col­lec­tion of wines and other bev­er­ages. Jaipur Palace Road, Jaipur Ra­jasthan 302006, In­dia +91-141-510-0100

Su­varna Ma­hal at Taj Ram­bagh Palace

The top five-star restau­rant in Jaipur, Su­varna Ma­hal serves a fine se­lec­tion of royal cuisines that prom­ises din­ers the best of In­dian flavours. The menu is as grand as the set­ting. The Ram­bagh Palace was home to gen­er­a­tions of roy­als un­til 1957. Su­varna Ma­hal oc­cu­pies what was once the ma­haraja’s royal ban­quet hall, which ex­plains the lofty ceil­ings, gilded mir­rors and Floren­tine fres­coes. Taj Ram­bagh Palace Bhawani Singh Road, Jaipur Ra­jasthan 302005, In­dia +91-141-238-5700

New Delhi In­dian Ac­cent

In­dian Ac­cent show­cases mod­ern In­dian cui­sine by com­ple­ment­ing the flavours and tra­di­tions of In­dia with in­ter­na­tional in­gre­di­ents and tech­niques. Chef Man­ish Mehro­tra, touted as the most ex­cit­ing mod­ern In­dian chef to­day, dubs his style “in­ven­tive In­dian”. In­dian Ac­cent has been voted the best restau­rant in In­dia at Asia’s 50 Best Restau­rants for three years run­ning. 77, Friends Colony West, New Delhi, Delhi 110065, In­dia +91-11-4323-5151

Bukhara at ITC Mau­rya

Hailed as one of the finest rep­re­sen­ta­tions of In­dian cui­sine, Bukhara is on the “must dine” list of gourmets around the world and has also hosted many heads of state and for­eign dig­ni­taries over the years. The restau­rant at the ITC Mau­rya ho­tel has per­fected the cook­ing art of the tra­di­tional clay oven or tan­door, of­fer­ing a de­li­cious spread of suc­cu­lent tan­door-cooked ke­babs, veg­eta­bles and breads.

ITC Mau­rya, Di­plo­matic En­clave, Sar­dar Pa­tel Marg, New Delhi, Delhi 110021, In­dia +91-11-2611-2233

Jodh­pur Han­want Ma­hal

Perched on a hill ad­ja­cent to the Umaid Bhawan Palace, Han­want Ma­hal is part of the royal res­i­dence and of­fers ma­jes­tic views of Jodh­pur. The her­itage prop­erty has been con­verted into a ho­tel com­plex. Din­ing at Han­want Ma­hal of­fers a re­gal ex­pe­ri­ence, where you bask in the charm of a by­gone era while savour­ing the best of In­dian cui­sine straight from the royal kitchen. Cir­cuit House Road, ad­ja­cent to Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodh­pur 342006, In­dia +91-98297-44417

Indique at Pal Haveli

Highly rec­om­mended by many travel guide­books, this rooftop restau­rant at the Pal Haveli bou­tique her­itage ho­tel of­fers great views of Me­heran­garh Fort and Umaid Bhawan Palace. The menu cov­ers tra­di­tional and very de­li­cious tan­doori, birya­nis and North In­dian cur­ries. The Ra­jasthani

(mut­ton curry) is also a de­light. Pal Haveli, Gu­lab Sa­gar, near the clock tower, Jodh­pur, Ra­jasthan 342001, In­dia +91-291-263-8344

Agra Espha­han at The Oberoi Amar­vi­las

Billed as the best In­dian restau­rant in Agra, Espha­han is unique both in style and cui­sine. The menu fea­tures recipes passed down from the kitchens of the Mughal em­per­ors: per­fectly mar­i­nated ke­babs, rich Mughal cur­ries and soft, hand­made In­dian flat breads served pip­ing hot on tra­di­tional bur­nished metal plates. There is also a wide range of veg­e­tar­ian dishes, such as pan fried sesame, spinach and lentils. The Oberoi Amar­vi­las, Taj East Gate Road, Agra, Ut­tar Pradesh 282001, In­dia +91-562-223-1515

ITC Mughal

The lux­ury ITC Mughal ho­tel is said to of­fer some of Agra’s top-rated din­ing op­tions. En­joy snacks and be­spoke cock­tails at the el­e­gant Maikhana lounge bar, tuck into a sump­tu­ous spread of In­dian and in­ter­na­tional fare at spe­cialty buf­fet din­ing restau­rant Taj Bano or sam­ple the au­then­tic flavours of North-west Fron­tier cui­sine at Pe­shawri with bar­be­cued spe­cial­ties and freshly baked In­dian breads. ITC Mughal, Taj Ganj, Agra, Ut­tar Pradesh 282001, In­dia +91-56-2402-1700

Pe­shawri at ITC Ra­jputana

Su­vana Ma­hal at Taj Ram­bagh Palace

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