Let’s begin with wishing you a very happy World Food Day! As we all know, food and travel closely interrelated. How many times and how many travelers have you heard complaining about the bland, flavorless, and outright ridiculous food served by the Indian Railways in the trains? Well, worry not, for the food at the trains may be terrible, but there are a few stations all over the country which are renowned for the amazing, finger-lickin’ local food they serve.
Without further ado, let’s talk about some food:
Ernakulam Station For Banana Fritters
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This may not be the most common station to travel to or through, but the Pazham Pori is the perfect excuse to make your way there. These devilishly tasty banana fritters are to die for!
Abu Road Station For Rabdi
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We implore you to take the train to Abu Road Station in Rajasthan, just to try the lip-smacking rabdi here at Abu Road Station. Served in the most humble manner, after having the rabdi at Abu Road station, you may not be able to relish any other rabdi elsewhere.
Jalandhar Railway Station For Chole Bhature
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It can’t be that the North doesn’t give a strong competition to the rest of the country, especially when it comes to food. Foodies can find a plethora of North Indian dishes here at Jalandhar Railway Station. The specialty, however, is the delectable chole bhature.
Vijayawada Railway Station For Idli Vada
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The best thing that one can offer after hours of hectic journey in the train is hot, piping breakfast in the form of South Indian food. Sounds just perfect, right? Well, wait till you actually taste the Vada and Idli served in Vijayawada station.
Kharagpur Railway Station For Aloo Dum
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Given that Kharagpur Railway Station is one of India’s longest railway stations, Kharagpur Railway Station has a lot to offer. However, what sets it apart is the Aloo Dum served here in the station premises. It’s as spicy as it is good.
Chennai Central Railway Station For Ghee Onion Rava Dosa
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Chennai Station does best what the rest of India knows the whole of South India does best dosas. They are perfect for a meal at any time of the day! However, if you do end up in Chennai Central Railway Station, missing the Ghee Onion Rava Dosas would be an unforgivable mistake!
Charbagh Station, Lucknow For Biryani
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Visiting Lucknow without having a taste of its biryani is a crime. If you don’t have any time to stopover at Lucknow, just make sure the train you take stops at Charbagh station so that you can devour a plate of its melt-in-the-mouth biryani.
Ready to take a culinary trip with the Indian Railways? Should you ever find yourself in any of these stations, all you need to do is to get off and grab a bite. But remember, don’t pull off a Geet from Jab We Met and miss the train!