8 Days Indian Golden Triangle & Udaipur Cooking Tour

8 Days Indian Golden Triangle & Udaipur Cooking Tour

  • New Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Udaipur

Culinary Travel in India

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.

Highlights

  • 2 cooking classes, 2 market visits
  • 2 street food tours with food sampling
  • Traditional Rajasthani dinner with royal family in Jaipur
  • Learn about Indian spices, drinks, and cooking methods
  • Visit Delhi landmarks, Taj Mahal, Jaipur Temples
  • Elephant show, playtime with elephants
  • 6 breakfasts, 6 dinners, 4 lunches
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 3 days with instruction
  • Hindi, English
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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.

Day 1 - Delhi , excursion, food tour, spice market visit

  • Your first day in Delhi begins with visits to the Delhi landmarks.
  • You will see the Lotus Temple, a Bahai house of worship built in 1986, and the 72 meter tall toyour, Qutub Minar, built in 1193.
  • By noon, you will begin the award winning food tour of Delhi, starting with old Delhi. You also go to see the spice market of Delhi and a temple which houses a charitable kitchen and feeds more than 10,000 people every day.
  • Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Day 2 - Delhi, cooking class, excursions

  • Now is the time when you actually get a chance to cook some of the different varieties of delicacies that you had sampled the previous day.
  • After the cooking class, you can visit the India Gate, Rajpath, and the Presidents House. This area of Delhi is especially beautiful after dark and is a popular spot for picnics for Delhi residents.
  • Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Day 3 - Agra, transfer, excursions, cooking class

  • A day to visit one of seven wonders of the world, the Taj Mahal. It is a three hour drive from Delhi to Agra. So you start early in the morning from Delhi and once you reach Agra, you will check-in to the hotel and rest before you visit the Taj Mahal.
  • No picture can truly justify the actual beauty of the monument. You can spend some time here having a look at the intricate work and the wonderful detailing. The guide will explain all the mind blowing details and astonishing amount of work that yount in to constructing this lovely monument.
  • You can then opt to take a walk in the wonderful lawns as you enjoy the beauty of the fountains. One of must do things in the complex is to take some pictures on the marble benches just like some renowned celebrities like Lady Diana.
  • After visiting Taj Mahal, you head towards the Agra Fort made of red sandstone. You will learn about its role as the seat of Mughal empire and various lesser known facts about its history walking through the various parts of the fort and enjoying the breathtaking views of the city of Agra as youll as the Taj Mahal.
  • Cooking class.
  • Meal plan: Breakfast and dinner.

Day 4 - Jaipur, food tour, market visit, cooking class

  • Explore Jaipur in a delicious way in a day long food tour. It is a day long trip where you get to experience Jaipur and its original cuisine and timeless beauty. Have a drink of salty lassi, staple drink of Jaipur after a light breakfast.
  • In a cooking class, you will also learn about some of the spices and ingredients that are conventionally used in Rajasthani cooking.
  • You will end the day with a big traditional Rajasthani dinner with 5-6 different dishes which you will surely enjoy.
  • Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Day 5 - Jaipur, transfer, excursions

  • You will spend this day sightseeing in the wonderful Pink city of Jaipur.
  • After an early breakfast, it's 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 the lunch, it's time for a visit to the famous Hawa Mahal also known as the Palace of Wind. It is a 5-story tall monument with intricate lattice work and has 953 small jharokhas (windows).
  • After enjoying the beauty of the Hawa Mahal, you will spend some time in Jantar Mantar, an incredible astronomical observatory built in early 18th century by Maharaja Jai Singh.
  • After visiting the 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.
  • The dinner will be another star attraction of this day as you'll enjoy a traditional Rajasthani dinner with an old royal family of the city.
  • Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Day 6 - Udaipur via Ranakpur and Kumbhalgarh, transfer, excursion

  • Another early morning wake up call and you drive towards Udaipur with a rest and sightseeing stop at the famous Jain Temples of Ranakpur.
  • These temples youre constructed betyouen 14th to 15th century and the architectural style is completely unique to what youll find elsewhere in India. One temple contains 1444 marble pillars, each one carved in exquisite detail.
  • After the temples, you will drive to Kumbhalgarh where you will see the ayou inspiring Kumbhalgarh fort with its 15-foot thick walls which extend for 38 kilometers. The walls are second largest in Asia and have withstood the ravages of time quite well. There are around 360 temples inside the whole complex.
  • After this, you will drive to Udaipur and reach your hotel by night.
  • Meal plan: Breakfast and dinner.

Day 7 - Udaipur sightseeing

  • You will start the day with a visit to City Palace museum and admire its vast collection of medieval and ancient artifacts housed in a beautiful building. The palace was built over a period of 400 years and is a mix of various architectural styles.
  • Next, you will visit Jagdish Temple and observe the superb craftsmanship that makes this temple one of a kind. This white temple was built in 1651 and attracts a large number of devotees and tourists from distant places.
  • Then, you will visit Fateh Sagar lake, an artificial lake built in 1651. its situated in a picturesque setting with Aravali hills at 3 sides. You will take a boat ride and enjoy the sunset from one of the islands in betyouen.
  • Drive back to hotel for sleep.

Day 8 - Udaipur - Delhi, 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 and spice market visit in Delhi (day 1)

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.

Food tour and market visit in Jaipur (day 4)

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.

Cooking classes in Delhi and Jaipur (days 2, 4)

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.

New Delhi, India

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