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A complete travel experience in the Golden Triangle of India and Udaipur. From imperial palaces to chaotic bazaars, and wild, green jungles, this kaleidoscopic country has the potential to overwhelm even the most seasoned traveler. A must see for foodie travelers who want a special introduction to the expansive Rajashthani Indian cuisine. This cooking break also covers must see sights in India's tourist circuit and in the city that is also known as the Venice of the East. Learn from the best and take home valuable lessons in Indian cuisine. Explore the tastes, sights, and amazing culture of India in this chef guided tour.
In New Delhi, you will be spending 4 nights in either Taj Vivanta, Radisson Blu, or Royal Plaza or a similar hotel. In Agra, you will be spending one night in either Wydham Grand, Clarks, or Marriott Agra or their equivalent. In Jaipur, 2 nights will be accommodated in either Ramada, Nahargarh Haveli, Narain Niwas or their equivalent.
This is a great way to be introduced to Indian cuisine and culture as this trip will set the mood for the rest of the trip. You will get to sample about 15-18 varieties of Indian food dishes, each with its own place in the cuisine of Delhi, as you visit 10 or more food joints in old, central, and south Delhi. The food joints that you will visit have been there for many generations and are known for the high quality and unique flavored food that they provide. The trip in the old part of Delhi will make you walk through the narrow medieval streets of Old Delhi. You will visit places which are 110 to 40 years old.
Here, you will sample many Indian delicacies like samosa, lassi, buttered chicken, kulfi (Indian ice cream), mouth watering kebabs, and more variants. 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, camera, utensils, bicycles, clothes, shoes, vegetables, etc. 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.
The food tour will enable you to get to know Jaipur better in terms of its sights, smells and flavors. Jaipur is a very easy going city and you can feel it while walking through its streets and pink markets. you can sample all the different varieties of delicious food it has to offer. This food tour in Jaipur will provide you with the opportunity to sample different types of delicious and fragrant kachauris, masala chai prepared over charcoal fire, a wonderful array of famous Rajasthani syouets, and numerous snacks.
Apart from tasting these delicacies, the food tour will also cover sights such as Galta Jee Temple, Amer Fort, and a few more based on time and availability. Galta Jee has a large resident population of monkeys and langoors. The local markets will be fun to explore as you will see an array of colorful commodities and many people buying and selling them. You will surely want to purchase something out of the wide variety of bangles, shoes, clothes, jeyoullery, amongst other things.
India Food Tour will organize cooking classes for you which will be guided by a chef and his family. In one of the classes, you may begin by making of masala chai (Indian tea) and some fried Indian snacks known as Pakodas which are best enjoyed hot. While the chef enlightens you about details about Indian food, spices, ingredients, and the things to expect during the cooking class, you can enjoy hot chai and pakodas.
After the lecture, it is time for you to don the aprons and begin cooking. You will be taught to cook various Indian meals such as Pulao, daal (lentils), rotis (flat Indian breads), egg plant raita, stuffed parathas. You will also learn to make some delicious Indian vegetable and dessert dishes such as halwa. Non-vegetarian dishes include buttered chicken, chicken tikka, mutton curry, etc. you now have a sumptuous spread of dishes in front of us which you will savor for a meal. At the end of the class, the chef will present you with the small spice hamper, consisting of essential Indian spices used in a typical north-Indian kitchen, which you will carry back home.