Food tours are a great way to be introduced to the local flavours you won't get as a tourist. While it can be a bit steep in price, the guides on this tour will make up for it with their service, enthusiasm and personalities. At the end of the tour, my host Praveena presented me with a lovely pouch filled with local sweets. That was a sincere gesture which I really appreciated. They also made a conscious effort to introduce foods which are specialty of Madurai and because of that I got to taste foods I have never tried before. And also visited parts of Madurai not covered in guidebooks. It was also wonderful having the company of Praveena and Mukunthan, who are very friendly and happy people.