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David returns to India to take the road less traveled, visiting lesser-known locales to uncover some of the country’s hidden gems. He introduces us to the Portuguese influence in Goa, the Chinese community in Kolkata and the holiest of Punjabi traditions in Amritsar, and samples plenty of culinary delights along the way.
Like in the Carnival festivals of Rio and Venice, Goa marks the days before lent with an all-out celebration: three full days of eating, drinking, and partying.
Formerly a colony of Portugal, Goa still has a large Portuguese population, and nowhere is their influence more evident than in the local cuisine.
Goa boasts over 130 km of coastline; so it’s no surprise Goans do plenty of fishing.
Dead heads deep into the rainforest of Goa to visit Savoi Plantations. Managed and run by the Shetye family, this plantation is over 200 years old and covers an area of 100 acres.
Kollam is a beautiful old seaport and city in Kerala known for it’s breathtaking backwaters: it’s so scenic that when you’re floating down the calm rivers through the dense foliage you’d think you were on the set of a movie.
The historic region of Fort Kochi boasts an unexpected blend of cultural influences including Chinese, Indian, Portuguese and British.
The beautiful Chinese fishing nets are iconic tourist attractions along the coasts of Kochi, and David discovers that the fishermen who operate them are just as intriguing.
David explores Kolkata, a city so rich with culture and food tradition it’s hard to know where to start.
The people of Kolkata are so intensely proud of their local cuisine, especially their epic street food.
David finally fulfills his dream of visiting the Golden Temple, the holiest Sikh gurudwara in the world.
David is in Amritsar - a city known for the warmth of it’s people and it’s amazing food - and he’s looking to explore all the different facets of Punjabi culture.
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