Rice is flavoured with white flower and sandlewood
People on solo holidays in India should try and sample one of the "most prized" dishes in the world.
Dehra Dun basmati rice is a delicacy from the Asian country that is in danger of slipping off the menu, warns Katie Falkiner, in an article on the Lonely Planet website.
"One of travel's greatest joys is experiencing different cultures through food. But, paradoxically, the ease of global travel is putting local cuisines at risk," she said, warning that delicacies may die out as business cater to more popular food.
Ms Falkiner says the aromatic rice, flavoured with white flower and sandlewood, is also in danger of dying out because of the chemicals used on the area it is grown.
"Years ago the Dehraduni rice fields, located in the Indian Himalayas, were destroyed by years of pesticide use. With the help of a local seed conservation group, the locals have regenerated the land so it can continue on in Indian traditions."
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