India is by far, one of the coolest places to be in the world. Over one billion people are living there, they have a rich ancient culture, and entertainment is awesome. Indians also have plenty of local drinks so when you visit, don’t miss any of these. Tea-drinking culture in India dates back 750–500 BCE. Today, the country is the second-largest producer of tea in the world, after China. Two of the most popular tea Indians can’t play with are Assam tea and Darjeeling tea. Another very popular tea consumed is Masala Chai, made by black tea with a mixture of aromatic Indian spices and herbs. Indians consume 30% of the world’s total tea output, which is quite significant if we must say. When visiting India, you’ll find local bars, shops, streets, and restaurants offering quality tea that is taken along with food. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
This is perhaps the most popular local drink the Indians can’t do without. Aam Panna is made from green mangoes, and it is said to be the best solution for fighting intense heat. Aam Panna is also consumed by locals because of the health benefits. It is said that regular consumption of the drink can help in the treatment of gastrointestinal disorders. The drink is also rich in vitamin B1, B2, and C, and can help fight against tuberculosis, cholera, anemia, and dysentery. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
Nimbu Pani or lemonade is another very popular drink in India every visitor must give a try. The drink is prepared with lemon juice with added ginger juice, ice, and water. Some people also add saffron, cumin, mint leaves, and salt, depending on the taste and flavor they intend to produce. The drink is known as Shikanji in the Northern part of the country and is made in many homes to help reduce the effect of intense heat, especially during the summer months. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
Produced exclusively in the region of Goa, a state in the southwestern coast of India, Feni is the top best local alcoholic drink here. You can simply call it the national liquor as it can be found everywhere you go in the state of Goa. The drink is made from cashew after it has been quashed and fermented using the local methods. Sometimes, coconut is used for making Feni. The alcohol content of the drink is around 43-45 percent so, you better be careful when you’re taking it. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
Everywhere you go in India, you’ll find people drinking coconut water. The product can be bought on the streets and it’s one of the most refreshing drinks loved across the length and breadth of the entire country. During the hot summer heat, there is no better way to escape than treating yourself to some cooling, refreshing, and tasty coconut water. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
Try out this tasty drink made from a long list of ingredients. Depending on where you are in India, Thandai may consist of almonds, vetiver seeds, milk, cardamom, rose petals, pepper, fennel seeds, saffron, and sugar. It’s also the preferred drink during the Holi and Shivaratri festival.