Oct 2015

A Flavour of Scotland for Indian visitors

As visitors from India to Scotland continue to increase year on year, a leading travel company is looking to develop two new tours which are sure to satisfy visitors' taste buds.

Cox & Kings, in partnership with VisitBritain and VisitScotland, have plans to  develop new itineraries which will celebrate Scotland’s famous food and drink, as well as its links to Bollywood cinema.

Last year almost 23,000 visitors from India took in the delights of Scotland with huge interest shown in whisky, as well as the selection of delicious food on offer.

On the back of this interest, Cox & Kings has decided to develop the ‘Enroute Culinary Trail’ alongside MasterChef India winner Shirpa Khanna (pictured above), who has been in Scotland touring a range of attractions to build a picture of the culinary delights on offer and identify the best venues. Shirpa Khanna, who won the second season of MasterChef India, has visited venues including the Willow Tearooms, Glasgow Cathedral, Tennents Brewery & Cookery School, Jacobite Cruises, Blair Athol Distillery, Royal Yacht Britannia and Edinburgh Gin Distillery.

The second tour on offer from Cox & Kings will aim to showcase Scotland’s luxury side and will introduce to people the country’s links with Bollywood.

Miss India World 2015, Aditi Arya, has also been in Scotland to launch the tour with visits to Tantallon Castle in North Berwick, Edinburgh Castle, the Scott Monument and the Grassmarket in Edinburgh (pictured below).

Find out more about the tours on VisitScotland

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