National Drink of India

National drink of India… It is the famous Chai (tea)!
But those who don’t take tea, will vote for the tender coconut water as the national drink of India for sure.

Come summer, and you will find roadsides dotted with tender coconut vendors. Men and women own such small temporary shops. You can see them in action vigorously chopping away the tops of the tender coconuts to quench the thirst of tired travelers. Aerated drinks are available in plenty in the restaurants but you will rarely find one serving tender coconut water. People with most expensive vehicles don’t hesitate to halt at such tiny sheds to grab a drink.

Tender coconut water has been labeled the Fluid of Life because of the unique composition of essential components. It has more potassium than banana, low acidity, no fat, no sugar and no cholesterol. Interested in more medicinal properties of this drink, check here.

Definitely the most refreshing way to hydrate and rejuvenate while touring the hot states of India.

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35 Responses

  1. I drank it hell lot during my jaundice..but for me tea stand outs in hot drink..and yeah coconut water/nimbu pani..for cold

  2. Nisha says:

    Oh, what a refreshing moment in this heat. 🙂

    I love coconut water.


  3. richies says:

    I enjoy visiting Belize. The people there use coconut water for medicinal use. he young coconuts are prized

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  4. radha says:

    And to think we have a bottled and packaged coconut water too these days! It indeed is a refreshing drink.

  5. Anya says:

    I wish I could tast it :))
    I know only coconut milk
    or "bounty" chocolate with cocos.

    I drink almost always
    coffee or hot chocolate for a warming up 😉
    But when its hot here I drink lemon tea or water :))

  6. ummm i don't agree with ur notion of National Drink

    Nariyal pani is not so visible in the north & the areas away from coast.In northern areas Lassi/nimbu pani are much more popular compare to Coconut Water.

  7. A very interesting blog.
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  8. Carver says:

    I love these shots and the coconut water sounds delightful.

  9. Sylvia K says:

    Another interesting and delightful post along with wonderful photos! I love Chai tea, but hadn't heard of coconut water! Would love to try some! Have a great week, Indrani!


  10. Jedediah says:

    That's something I've always wanted to try. I love coconut milk, but I bet it tastes much better this way. Chai is delicious, too.

  11. Hilary says:

    I do love the taste of coconut milk (preferably with rum). 😉 Oh, but you had me at "Chai!"

    Very refreshing post. 🙂

  12. Ishtar says:

    Between Chai tea and coconut water, I'm not sure which I would prefer, as I'm not a big fan of either… However, the pictures are awesome!!!

  13. Catherine says:

    lovely photos – we have a lot of coconuts to drink here too…

  14. ewok1993 says:

    I love fresh coconut juice served like this. Very refreshing and all natural.

  15. Good one and well timed.

    I have a similar post on natural drinks here:


  16. Great photos. I am a real tea drinker. Pure honest Ceylon tea is the best there is (to me at least).

  17. Great series of photos. I love chai and coconut 🙂

  18. EG Wow says:

    I didn't realize it's so good for us! I love the taste of fresh coconut meat and have also enjoyed coconut milk. But I have never seen so many coconuts in one place!

  19. Rajesh says:

    With temperature soaring high, the Tender Coconut is the most preferred drink.

  20. Larry D says:

    This is a very interesting post, nice work on the photos!

  21. ladyfi says:

    Lovely shots! I love both chai and coconut milk.

  22. Anu says:

    Good one, Indrani! but chai is more to the north, while in the south, nariyal pani competes closely with coffee… maybe u can do a post on that too!

  23. sujata says:

    Absolutely true, nothing refreshes like daab er jol!!

  24. Randi says:

    Another fascinating and wonderful post and the photos are great!
    Sometimes I drink chai tea latte, but I have never tried coconut water. Now I have to check if it´s available here.
    Thanks for sharing!

  25. so true! water from young, fresh coconut is also our national drink for the summer. great shots!

  26. Artlover says:

    Exciting. It may be tested at some point. Your pictures are great and document good.

  27. Fresh coconut drink is certainly a great quencher. I love to drink it and look forward to scoop the tender flesh inside. Great post as usual.

  28. Regina says:

    Grest world!
    Its my favorite drink in the morning aside from coffe.
    Thank you for the info.
    Wonderful captures.

  29. Arija says:

    I too am a fan of natural drinks like coconut juice, the juice of sugar cane and iced watermelon juice. Nice post.

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  31. kostas says:

    Very nice report!Wonderful photos too.

  32. syam says:

    well written…nice lively photos too..

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