Relaxing Cooking Holiday India

Come and have your dream vacation with Casa Serendip Homestay. For those of you who would like to experience more than just being laid back and relaxing on the beach and have dreamt of cooking and enjoying home cooked meals, this holiday is an ideal choice. They enjoy hosting you and sharing their skills, whilst you cook together and share their interesting stories. They are flexible and open to customizing your cooking experience based on your preferences. This is a real treat indeed!

Highlights

  • Visit local market to buy fresh produce
  • Sample different Indian food from various regions
  • Learn to cook vegetarian, non-vegetarian, and organic dishes
  • Enjoy a healthier way to eat with an alkaline diet
  • Visit a spice plantation in Goa
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • All daily meals

Styles


2 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English

Airport transfer included: Dabolim Airport

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Accommodation

Situated in Parra in the Goa region, Casa Serendip Homestay is a beautiful way to experience Goa. The rooms are in the garden of a Portuguese Villa that was built in 1452. Some of the trees are over a hundred years old. Cosy, tranquil, aesthetic, are some of the ways to describe it. If you are interested in experiencing Goa in a more authentic fashion, then this is the closest to feeling that you belong and live here. Wake up to the sound of birds chirping and enjoy a great cup of coffee in the garden. Lie in a hammock and read that book you have been meaning to for a while, but just could not find the time to do so. The homestay has three double rooms and one single room. All the furniture on the site is built out of recycled wood. The homestay features free Wi-Fi throughout the property. You will find room service at the property, as well.

Casa Serendip Homestay Cooking Holiday India Program

Since you are on vacation, Casa Serendip Homestay would like your itinerary to be as flexible and stress free as possible. Goa has so much to offer, where you could visit the local market to buy fresh produce, visit a spice plantation, spend the day exploring old Goa, or just relaxing on the beach or shop at the flea market during the season. They are happy to guide you and assist you to customizing your vacation, so you can have a truly memorable experience. They have so many styles of Indian recipes that they can share, because there are two maids from Karnataka and Kolhapur. They cook both vegetarian and non-vegetarian.

Casa Serendip Homestay tries to keep things flexible, so that the people who come here can learn to cook the food that they enjoy and find easily in their country. They have also started incorporating an alkaline diet at home, as it is a healthier way to eat. They also take nigella sativa oil and cold pressed coconut oil, with honey and turmeric every day. They have many organic farms in Goa, so they could also cook organic food, if that is what guest wants. The local market is close to the property, so it would be fun to make a trip there. Goa also has a flea market on Wednesday and a night market on Saturday during the season.

Instructors

Nisha Tarun
Nisha and her husband, Tarun, and their ten year old son moved to Goa in May 2015. They run a cozy homestay, with four rooms in the garden of their Portuguese Villa that was built in 1452. They enjoy all kinds of cuisine and discovering new places to eat. Nisha is a home cook and enjoys cooking for her family and friends. Her idea of a good meal is to keep the food as fresh as possible, wholesome, and balanced. She loves that the produce in Goa is so fresh compared to what you get in the city.

Location

This holiday will take place in Goa, India. Goa is famous for its beaches and churches. There are so many things you can do and enjoy, like sanctuaries and spice plantations. It is a beautiful destination to enjoy a wonderful stress-free vacation!

Nearby places:

  • Aldona, 11 kilometers
  • Anjuna, 6.6 kilometers
  • Arpora, 5.9 kilometers
  • Ashwem mandrem, 18 kilometers
  • Assagao, 3.5 kilometers
  • Baga, 7.5 kilometers
  • Calangute, 7.5 kilometers
  • Candolim, 9.2 kilometers
  • Goa International Airport (GOI), 37 kilometers
  • Mapusa, 3.5 kilometers
  • Morjim, 14 kilometers
  • Panjim, 15 kilometers
  • Porvorim, 7.4 kilometers
  • Saligao, 6.2 kilometers
  • Sangolda, 7.6 kilometers
  • Siolim, 8.1 kilometers
  • Tivim railway station, 12 kilometers
  • Vagator, 5.6 kilometers
  • Vasco, 36 kilometers

Food

For this cooking holiday, you will have the opportunity to learn how to cook Indian food from various regions, like Goan, Gujarati, North Indian, Kolhapuri, and many more.

Things to do (optional)

The vibe in Goa, India is chilled out and happy. They love meeting new people. If you want to explore places, Casa Serendip Homestay can guide you to where to go and what to do, without any charges. There are many places that you can go and enjoy different types of spa treatments. However, all of these are under your own expenses.

Spa treatments

If you are interested in a massage, then Casa Serendip Homestay can arrange the same for you at the homestay or at a spa, for an additional cost.

What's included

  • 3 nights accommodation
  • All cooking classes mentioned under itinerary
  • Airport transfers from and to Goa International Airport (GOI)
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner

What's not included

  • Additional activities
  • Additional meals
  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Spa treatments
  • Tips
  • Travel insurance

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Goa International Airport (GOI). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Casa Serendip Homestay will pick you up from the airport.

Arrival by bus

The nearest bus station is Mapusa.

Arrival by train

The nearest train station is Thivim.

Airport: Dabolim Airport Airport transfer included: Dabolim Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 37% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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