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Colourful Cooking Holidays in India

Join Carol from Delectable Destinations to a culinary vacation in Rajasthan, India. This trip offers a memorable mix of culture, history, and spiritual beauty while indulging the palate with exotic foods and drinks in India. From the people to the bustling populous and the vibrant land, it reveals the true essence of a culturally rich country. Do not miss this highly experiential journey where you will unveil some of the most magical moments in this fascinating country, Rajasthan awaits you!

Highlights

  • Cooking class in Delhi
  • Enjoy a guided market tour with the chef
  • One-on-one interaction with a private chef at palaces in Jaipur
  • Enjoy a culinary workshop specializing in traditional Rajasthan cuisine
  • Guided culinary walks to taste the street food in Delhi and Jaipur
  • Visit the Pink City of Jaipur and the Blue City of Jodhpur
  • Dine at one of the top 50 restaurants in Asia
  • 14 nights accommodation
  • Daily delicious meals

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14 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 7
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Accommodation

During this trip, you will be staying at two different accommodation in Rajasthan, India. The accommodation is on a private and shared room basis, the available options are the single room and the double room.

Mihir Garh

Imagine your stay at Mihir Garh boutique hotel, a fairytale fortress in Jodhpur’s rugged Thar Desert situated in the heart of Rajasthan. Moreover, this stunning property is known as “the fort of the sun”. The accommodation overlooks the oasis in the Thar Desert, you can enjoy a “shakir” dinner in the sand dunes and have a relaxing time with the folk dancers and singers under the stars.

Rohet Garh

It is a beautiful family-owned fort located in a rural Rajasthani village, you can spend your time visiting the Bishnoi village, interact with the locals, and experience their simple lifestyle. Moreover, there is also men and women folk dressed in their traditional Rajasthani garments.

Program

This journey will take you to the bustling city of New and Old Delhi, the Pink City of Jaipur, the Blue City of Jodhpur, as well as Agra to visit one of the seven wonders of the world which known as the Taj Mahal and the mystical Thar Desert. Picture a sandcastle on the grandest scale and you are halfway to imagining your stay at Mihir Garh boutique hotel, a fairytale fortress in Jodhpur’s rugged Thar Desert in the heart of Rajasthan. This stunning property is known as “the fort of the sun”.

The flavors of India are best revealed through its culinary arts, you can dine at world-class restaurants and partake in once in a lifetime culinary experiences. Moreover, you will also get to dine in one of the top 50 restaurants in Asia called the Indian Accent by Chef Manish Mehrotra. Get acquainted with the ingredients, along with the history and the preparation involved with making every dish.

India is a feast for your senses, it is one of the world’s most culturally and spiritually fascinating places. India is like nothing you have ever experienced, from the flurry of activity in one of the oldest markets known as the “moonlight place” in Old Delhi, to the romantic glow of pink Jaipur, the immaculate and majestic Taj Mahal, and the golden sand dunes of the Thar Desert. It is a kaleidoscope of colors, sights, sounds, and tastes. This experience will be edged in your mind for a lifetime.

This trip filled with exciting handpicked key cities, luxury accommodations, and intimate local activities that are designed to showcase this extraordinary destination. Each trip is personally escorted, it has a limited number of spots to keep the experience intimate and personal. This trip includes highlighted activities such as visiting the Old Delhi's Chandni Chowk Market with lunch at a private mansion (haveli), watch the sunset and sunrise over the Taj Mahal, and enjoy a royal picnic.

On this fascinating journey, you will have the privilege of having a journalist from Lodestars Anthology to join this trip. It is an independent magazine-meets-journal for curious travelers who long to be inspired. Focusing on one country per issue and sold internationally, the India publication is planned for summer 2018. They will be documenting this journey through story and photography, the “Colors of Rajasthan” will be a main article in the magazine.

This amazing two-week India adventure will end in perfect style as you will get to celebrate the “spring festival of color” called Holi in Delhi. This festive day marks the arrival of Spring, which known as the season of hope and joy. The group will be spending the holiday with a local family and have a most memorable day.

Included excursions

During this tour, you will get the chance to visit the Old Delhi's Chandni Chowk market and enjoy lunch at a private mansion (haveli). Moreover, you will also be visiting a 300-year-old spice market, watch the sunset and sunrise over the Taj Mahal, as well as visit the Pink City of Jaipur and the Blue City of Jodhpur. You will also be going on a royal picnic, it is a grand recreation of a bygone era.

Location

This culinary vacation will be held in Rajasthan, India. The region of Rajasthan has a glorious history and is known as the “Land of Maharajas”, from forts and palaces to timeless local villages. Moreover, India is a land of rich contrasts and endless wonders, leaving visitors stunned, humbled, and closer to humanity.

Food

In this culinary tour, you will be served with daily delicious breakfast, lunch, and dinner. You will also be dining at one of the top 50 restaurants in Asia, which known as Indian Accent by Chef Manish Mehrotra. Moreover, there is also a royal picnic and lunch in a private mansion (haveli) at Old Delhi’s Chandni Chowk.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • 14 nights accommodation
  • All meals
  • Cooking classes
  • All excursions and entrance fees
  • Internal flights
  • Private guides
  • Private driver in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Tipping is covered for all meals in the trip and transport

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Visa to enter India
  • Alcoholic beverages during meals
  • Any activity not stated in the itinerary
  • All incidentals
  • Insurances
  • Any vaccines required

Cancellation Policy

  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 90 days before arrival.
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