6 Days India Food & Culture Tour Delhi, Agra, Jaipur

  • Delhi - Agra - Jaipur

Overview

India Foodie Break

  • Elephant show
  • Learn about Indian spices
  • Market visits, street food tours with food sampling
  • Visit Delhi landmarks, Taj Mahal, Jaipur Temples
  • 5 breakfasts, 2 dinners, 4 lunches
  • 5 nights accommodation

On this culinary tour of India's Golden Triangle or Great Indian Samosa, as we call it, you will visit the three converging cities of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. Discover spice bazaars and street food stalls. Visit imperial Delhi, the legendary Taj Mahal and the extraordinary pink city of Jaipur. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the Great Indian Samosa and be absorbed in the culture and way of life of locals who prepare gastronomic Indian dishes.

  • 3 days with instruction
  • Hindi, English
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The following list is just for general reference and the final one will be finalized during confirmation. If the properties mentioned here are not available for any reason, India Food Tour will provide accommodation in similar properties.

  • Agra: Wydham Grand, Clarks, Mariott Agra
  • Jaipur: Ramada, Nahargarh Haveli, Narain Niwas
  • New Delhi: Taj Vivanta, Radisson Blu, Royal Plaza

Day 1: Delhi - food tour, spice market visit

First day in Delhi will be the time to begin the food tour of Delhi from Old Delhi. This tour which is the top ranked culinary tour service in Delhi will serve as a great introduction to Indian food and culture and will help set the tone for rest of your trip to India.

There will be approximately 16-18 different Indian food dishes from different Indian cuisines and you’ll visit up to 10 different food joints in Old Delhi, Central and South Delhi. All of the food joints that you’ll visit have been in business for generations and are famous for their quality of food. The oldest place in the list is in business for 110 years and youngest for 40. You’ll sample delicacies like samosa, lassi, butter chicken, kulfi (Indian ice creams), melt-in-mouth kebabs and much more.

The Old Delhi part of the tour will take you through the old, narrow streets of medieval Delhi marked by old mansions, centuries old market and thousands of people milling about in their daily routine. Each lane in this area is a market for different commodity like invitation cards, spices, bicycles, cameras, utensils, vegetables, clothes, shoes, books and much more.

The food tour will also include a visit to spice market of Delhi in which you will learn about various kinds of spices used in Indian cooking and spending a few minutes inside a temple which feeds more than 10000 people every day.

Meal plan: breakfast in hotel, lunch and dinner during food tour.

Day 2: Delhi - excursions

This day in Delhi will be dedicated to exploring its famous and not so famous corners. To start the tour, you’ll first visit Humayun’s Tomb, a majestic monument built in remembrance of Humayun, the first proper Mughal king. The tomb’s design was used in Taj Mahal and the similarities between the two monuments is quite obvious.

Next stop will be the grand Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple, a beautiful complex full of beautiful art, gardens and fountains. It’s also the world record holder for World’s Largest Comprehensive Hindu Temple.

After lunch, you’ll visit the National Museum nearby, which is among the largest museums in India. A large number of articles ranging from pre-historic era to modern works of art are on display.

Later, you will go to Raj Path and see President’s House, India Gate and gardens around it. India Gate is a war memorial constructed in memory of soldiers who died during World War 1 and Anglo Afghan wars. After a short walk, it’ll be time to head back to the hotel.

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch.

Day 3: Agra - excursion

Wake up early and get in to your vehicle for a 3-hour drive to Agra. Leave your luggage at the hotel and reach Taj Mahal, one of the 7 wonders of the world. According to most people, it looks much better in real life than in photos. Enjoy your time there, soaking in all the sights and thousands of small but mind blowing details that most people miss without someone to tell them.

Take a walk in the gardens and enjoy the play of water in fountains which increase its beauty many times over. Sit on the marble bench and get your photos clicked in the same place where countless celebrities like Diana have posed for pictures.

Walk out and reach Agra Fort made of red sandstone for an interesting history lesson. As you walk through various parts of the fort, notice the breathtaking views of Taj Mahal as well as the Agra town which will come up.

After this, you'll take a walk through the centuries old and famous Agra market and take a look at the wide variety of colorful art and various other things on display.

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch.

Day 4: Jaipur - excursions

After an early wake up, you will drive towards Jaipur then check in the hotel for a couple of hours of rest and freshening up. After this you will begin to explore the Pink City of India by a delightful city walk through its old markets and lanes. You’ll walk through the streets and pink markets enjoying the sights of this beauiful and historic city.

During the Jaipur tour, you’ll cover sights such as Galta jee Temple (with its resident population of monkeys and langoors), Nahargarh Fort and a few more depending upon available time.

Explore the local markets with their mind boggling varieties of colors, fragrances and people selling and buying almost everything under the sun like clothes, jewelery, bangles, shoes, utensils, spices and much more. These traditional markets of Jaipur are a big attraction by themselves.

Meal plan: Breakfast, dinner.

Day 5: Jaipur - excursions

After an early breakfast, it’s time for some sightseeing; time to have some fun with friendly and intelligent elephants of Elefantastic. You’ll have the chance to ride them, play, feed and do a tons of fun things with the gentle giants. The trainers take very good care of the animals and they are treated as family members instead of an owned animal.

After lunch, it’s time for a visit to the famous Hawa Mahal (Palace of Wind). It’s 5 stories tall and built of red and pink sandstone. Front of Hawa Mahal consists of 953 small windows (jharokhas) which are decorated with intricate lattice work.

You’ll then visit Jantar Mantar, an incredible astronomical observatory built in early 18th century by Maharaja Jai Singh. After observatory, you visit Jaipur City Palace which is still partly a royal residence in addition to housing a museum. Then it’s time to visit the famous Jal Mahal, a palace constructed on an island in Man Sagar Lake

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch.

Day 6: Departure

This will be the last day of journey as you’ll get in to your vehicles and drive back towards Delhi. If any of the guests need a drop to airport or railway station to their journey elsewhere, it will be arranged according to their requirements.

Food tour

Jaipur city tour

Visit to Elefantastic

Visit to Humayun’s Tomb, National Museum, Raj Path, Taj Mahal

Day 2: Cooking class

It’s time to cook some of the things that you sampled the day before in a half-day cooking class led by a chef and his family. The class will begin with making of masala chai (Indian tea) along with some fried Indian snacks, pakodas which are best enjoyed hot. Enjoy your piping hot chai with pakodas as the chef gives you an introduction about Indian food and he things to expect during the cooking class.

Then it’ll be the time to don the aprons and start cooking. You’ll learn to cook proper Indian meals consisting of pulao, daaal (lentils), egg plant,raita, rotis (flat Indian breads), stuffed paranthas (stuffed and fried rotis), vegetables and more. Dessert will be in form of halwa. Non-vegetarian food can also be covered in form of butter chicken, chicken tikka, mutton curry and others.

The cooking class will end with a meal of all the things you cook. All the participants will also receive a small gift hamper of some of the basic Indian spices used in a typical north-Indian kitchen. After the cooking class, you can visit India Gate, Raj Path and President’s House. This area is the favorite family picnic spot for residents of New Delhi and is quite picturesque, specially after dark.

Day 4: Cooking class

You can also opt for a a traditional Rajasthani cooking class in the evening in which you can learn some famous dishes of the region.

Photography

A specialist photography guide is available in New Delhi and can be added in Agra, Jaipur and other cities on request. The photography guide will take pictures of guests, sights, food and others, and will also help participants use their own cameras better.

Tiger Safari in Ranthambore

Ranthambore, on the way to Jaipur from Agra, is one of the best places in India for a jungle safari. A stay of one or more days can be arranged there in which you can do a jungle safari with very good chances of spotting the Royal Bengal tigers in their natural habitat.

Varanasi, Udaipur and Jodhpur

A visit to Varanasi, Jodhpur or Udaipur for 2 or more days can also be added to this trip.

  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Activities as described in itinerary
  • Transport
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Testimonials

  • Review by Fiona W

    "We booked this as part of my husband's birthday present. He is an avid fan of Indian food, and we like to think we're pretty adventurous with food, keen to try authentic dishes, but unsure of how to go about trying street food on our own. "

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    "This was the perfect solution. We were picked up from our hotel by our host for the tour, Jaidev Jamwal, and taken on an unforgettable food journey through Old and New Delhi, taking in the amazing tourist sights and smells that bombard you. "

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    "We were taken down side alleys in Old Delhi, visiting street vendors who specialize in specific dishes, many of whom are continuing a family business established in the late 1800's, so known for their dishes - not that you'd ever know this as mainstream tourist. Along the way, we visited the spice market, got a behind the scenes view of an area where spices are sold wholesale around India. We also visited behind the scenes of a Sikh temple that feeds 10-12,000 people daily. "

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    "Day culminated in a meal at a restaurant frequented by locals. "

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    "Some of the food we tried (provided by the tour operator) included: "

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    "1)Kachori, samosa (2 types each), Puuri, Aaloo sabzi (potato curry) , gulab jamun, lassi,"

    "2) Daualt ki Chaat (white fluffy snack),"

    "3) Aalo chaat, Paav Bhaaji,"

    "4) Aaloo Tikki,"

    "5) Kulfi (mango, pomegranate), "

    "6) Cholay (chick peas), kulcha, Chole bhatura,"

    "7) Dahi chaat,"

    "8) Mushroom patty,"

    "9) Keema matar, Saag Chicken, Kofta curry, Naan, Rumali roti,"

    "10) Naan Khatai (cookie)."

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    "Establishments visited included:"

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    "1) Lakshmi Misthaan Bhandaar (for Rajasthani Thali ), sweets (doodh bundi ke laddoo),"

    "2) Salty/sweet Lassi in walled city, M.I Road (early morning),"

    "3) Sanjay omelette (for egg dishes),"

    "4) Rawat Misthaan Bhandar (Pyaaz ki kachori),"

    "5) Tea Shop - Tapri Cafe, "

    "6) Handi Resturant for dinner at M.I Road. "

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    "A great day if you love food but aren't brave enough to "go it alone" - with the added bonus of seeing the sights."

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  • Review by Zani M.

    "Venturing where every travel book warns not to go... back alleys eating fresh fruit and other street food... it was awesome. Mr, Rajeev Dalhoy himself took us and three other guests around for the day. The tour consisted of a ride in the car to Old Delhi. Starting off at a 1910-established eatery we time-traveled through the history of Delhi through delicious curries, sweets, breads, ice cream and other delights. We took rickshaws to get around the bustling crowded streets on a busy Monday afternoon, all the while accompanied by Raj and his wife who were always at the ready with wet wipes, hand sanitizer, and mineral water. I could recommend this tour and this company to anybody visiting India. Rajeev also gave us fantastic recommendations for the rest of our trip in India. We also did not see a single other tourist for the whole day. Don't think twice - book this tour today!"

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  • Review by a traveler from Virginia, USA

    "This is a great chance to sample the very rich regional cuisine. Additionally, we enjoyed the glimpses to daily life in sections of Delhi that are not easily accessible to tourists. We had a great time and the guide and experience were superb. We highly recommend the tour to those interested in cuisine and culture."

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  • Review by Ros B

    "This is one tour that should not be missed. The guide was knowledgeable and willing to change at a drop of a hat to an all vegetarian experience. The tour not only gives you insight to Indian cuisine but an introduction to the madness of Old Delhi while still feeling safe. The food and history behind the small eating places were fascinating (and we eat a lot of Indian food). The amount of places you visit and the food tried is far too much... Even though we hadn't eaten all day we ended up missing out the last two mains and all the desserts apart from the ice cream. If back in Delhi, we will have to repeat the experience (just start from the middle)."

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  • Review by a traveler from Auckland, New Zealand

    "From the moment we met Rajeev with his incredibly calm demeanour we felt completely comfortable. We had only been in Delhi for one day and were travelling as a couple with a 5-year-old child. The tour itself was amazing, we tried a lot of food that we never would have ventured to try without Rajeev, all of which was amazing and he even managed to find food for our son's more limited palate. We included some shopping, which Rajeev tailored on the day for what we wanted. His knowledge of both food (at a very technical level) and Dehli was second to none. By the end of the day, Raj was more of a friend to us and our son loved him. Would recommend to anyone wanting to experience real Delhi."

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  • Review by Natasha M. from Zurich, Switzerland

    "Fantastic food tour experience! My husband and I went on this food tour on our first day in India thinking it would be a great way to see the city. We were right! We experienced so much of Old and New Delhi while eating amazing food and being guided by two wonderful and knowledgeable guides. We got to see and do so much while not having to worry about a thing: they took care of travel, ordering and paying for all food. It was a true all-inclusive experience. Highly recommended!"

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  • Review by Roxane from Redding, USA

    "Yum! We had a blast and our favorite foods in India were eaten during this tour. We had such a good time on this food tour. We did this on our first day in India to help learn a little about Indian food and help learn our way around the city. This tour beyond exceeded our expectations. Our guide not only took us to some amazing eateries (some of the best food we had on our entire trip was during this tour), but our guide also being a chef took the tour to a whole new level. Our guide pointed out interesting flavor combinations eating our lentils with different breads, learning about all the different Indian spices, trying things wed never pick on our own, and lots of other insightful tidbits really made this tour special. Our time observing and helping to make food at the Sikh Temple was awesome. I loved how completely organized everything was. There was never any waiting around for the next thing; our next mode of transportation or meal or table at a restaurant was already waiting for us. So much fun."

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  • Review by Rachel L. from San Juan Capistrano, USA

    "Best Indian food in Delhi! My husband and I wanted to experience the real Delhi, off-the-beaten-path, so we booked Jaidev for an afternoon food tour. Jaidev was a wonderful guide. He was friendly, down to earth, and very knowledgeable. After meeting us right outside of the metro stop, he took us through Old Delhi to some of the best spots with the most authentic Indian cuisine that the area had to offer. We would have never have been able to navigate through Old Delhi had it not been for him. He assured us that all of the establishments were highly sanitary and we had no problems with the foods that we tried. It was most definitely some of the best and most unique Indian food we have ever had. The crowds, the smells, and the energy along with Jaiidev's attentive and personable attitude made this deeply cultural experience one for the books. Highly recommended."

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  • Review by a traveler from Azerbaijan

    "Delhi was delightful, Agra amazing, and Jaipur wonderful. Our time was well spent, we ate, explored, and enjoyed each moment thanks in very large part to the thoughtful planning of the India Food Tour team."

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  • Review by Lina H

    "The dream tour you imagine, at least mine. With backalley restaurants and foodstands that serve very good food and a guide that takes you through it, all with a lot of knowledge of food and a warm personality. Worth every rupie and more. Thanks Raj!"

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  • Review by Cameron from New Jersey, USA

    "On our very first day in India, Raj gave us a really wonderful introduction to Delhi -- we traveled all over the city eating local street food (no issues with Delhi belly FYI) and got a real feel for the city's history, culture, and food scene.One highlight was visiting a Sikh temple and getting to help flip rotis in their giant communal kitchen which feeds up to 45,000 people a day. We went to places we would have missed on our own. We learned about and ate fabulous things I would have been afraid to try otherwise. I can't think of a better introduction to Delhi.Also amazing is the way India Food Tour caters to your interests -- you just tell them what you are hoping to see/taste and they will customize the experience. We peppered Raj with questions about current life in India and he was really informative, plus very fun to "hang" with and he also gave us suggestions on other things to do/see on the rest of our trip.On my last day Raj helped me do some shopping, he did an amazing job of taking me to specific places I wanted to see and also did some negotiating on my behalf. Very very helpful and fun! I can't recommend it enough. I don't normally like "tours" but this was truly fantastic."

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  • Review by a traveler from London, UK

    "While planning for our India vacation, it was a bit difficult for us to select a travel agency in such a different and far away country. There was so much to take in, to plan and so many businesses promising soo much on their websites and advertisements!We wanted to experience the real India. We didn't want to just go there for general sightseeing. So we were willing to spend some effort for preparation. So after a lot of research, we prepared our own travel itinerary and contacted a lot of travel agencies for their suggestions and quotes.Among dozens of offers received the level of detail, personalization and personal touch offered by India Food Tour impressed us the most. The replies were prompt and full of useful information which was really helpful.We also wanted to taste some good Indian food which sealed the deal for us, as they offer culinary tours too. So after deciding everything and finalizing the itinerary, we finally took the plunge and it was much better than our wildest dreams.Our India vacation was the best time we had in any of our vacations and we loved each moment. We visited Rajasthan, Taj Mahal, Khajuraho and 2 national parks in India and enjoyed every where.The vacation was excellently planned with comfortable hotels, great drivers and lots of fun things to do like food tours, jungle safaris, elephant rides, zip lining, dancing with villagers, trying out ethnic clothes and so on. The company staff was extremely helpful and responsive at any time. Couldn't have asked for more."

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  • Review by a traveler from California, USA

    "We hired this company to arrange part of our northern India trip which included Delhi, Jaipur, Agra and Udaipur. The service was very good and prompt in every way. All the major parts of trip like sightseeing, transport, hotels and food were chosen well and according to our budget. Their staff was always available on phone at all times and it was a big help. Our trip to India was an enjoyable experience and their service played a fairly big part in it. Worth a look."

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