9 Days Golden Triangle Culinary Tour of India With Chef

  • New Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Osian - Jodhpur

Foodie Tours in India

This food tour will cover New Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Osian, Jodhpur and a few other lesser known attractions like Sambhar Lake on the way. There will be a lot of culinary activities like food walks in New Delhi, Jaipur, cooking classes, spice demonstrations, traditional cooking with villagers in addition to lots of fun and adventure with activities like camel safari in desert, playing and riding elephants, cultural song, dance evenings and more. It will be a fast paced culinary tour with lots to see, do, eat and cook.

Highlights

  • 2 street food tours in Delhi and Jaipur
  • Indian and Rajasthani cooking demo in Jodhpur
  • 2 market visits, learn about Indian spices, salt tour at Sambahar Lake
  • Visit Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, temples, museums, monument, palaces
  • Rajasthani village dinner over camp fire with songs and dancing
  • Royal dinner with aristocratic family in Jaipur
  • 8 dinners, 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches
  • 8 nights accommodation
  • 4 days with instruction
  • Hindi, English
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In New Delhi, you will be spending 3 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. In Jodhpur, you will be spending 2 nights in either Indiana, Ajit Bhawan, or Osian dessert camp.

Day 1: Arrival, restaurant visit

December 15

You will be picked up from airport or some other location in city and transported to your hotel in Delhi.

Chef Rajeev will meet you and well have a gourmet dinner in one of top restaurants in Delhi. The guests will be updated with a few details related to the tour like what to expect, what to wear and so on.

Day 2: Foodie tour, market visit

December 16

Activities: Food walk in Delhi, Sightseeing

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner during food walk.

Our first day in Delhi begins with visits to the Delhi landmarks. We see Lotus Temple, a Bahai house of worship built in 1986 and a 72 m tall Bangla Sahib Gurudwara, Delhi. Delhi Agra Jaipur Golden triangle tour package of India tower built in 1193, the Qutub Minar.

By noon we begin the food tour of Delhi, starting with old Delhi.

We also go to see the spice market of Delhi and a temple which houses a charitable kitchen and feeds more than 10,000 people everyday.

Delhi food tour (day 2)

A great way to be introduced to Indian cuisine and culture, this trip will set the mood for the rest of the trip. You will get to sample about 15-18 varieties of food dishes each with its own place in cuisine of Delhi, as you visit 10 or more food joints in Old Delhi, Central and South Delhi. The food joint that you will visit have been there since many generations and are known for their quality and taste of the food that they provide. You will visit places which are 110 to 40 years old.

This trip in the old part of Delhi will find you walking through the narrow medieval streets of Delhi. Here you will sample many Indian delicacies like samosa, lassi, butter chicken, kulfi (Indian ice cream), melt in the mouth kebabs and many such variants. You will see that the different lanes are marked for selling different types of goods ranging from invitation cards, spices, camera, utensils, bicycles, clothes, shoes, vegetables, etc.

Day 3: Excursions

December 17

Activities: Delhi sightseeing. Optional: Half day cooking class.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Day 2 in Delhi will include visiting its famous and not so famous corners. To start the tour, well first visit Humayuns Tomb, a majestic monument built in remembrance of Humayun, the first proper Mughal king. The tombs 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. Its also the world record holder for Worlds Largest Comprehensive Hindu Temple.

After lunch, well 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, we will go to Raj Path and see Presidents 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, itll be time to head back to the hotel.

Day 4: Excursions

Activities: Visit to Taj Mahal, Agra

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

A day to visit one of the wonders of the world, the Taj Mahal. It is a three hours drive from Delhi to Agra. We start early in the morning from Delhi.

We reach Agra and check-in to the hotel. After some rest we go to visit the Taj Mahal.

Taj Mahal, Agra tour, India. Any picture does not 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. You can then opt to take a walk in the wonderful lawns as you enjoy the beauty of the fountains. You may also wish to take some pictures on the marble benches just like some world known celebrities.

After visiting the Taj Mahal, we head towards the Agra Fort made of red sandstone and learn about its history walking through the various parts of the fort and enjoying the breathtaking views of the city of Agra as well as the Taj Mahal. Agra was capital of Mughal empire for a long time and its quite obvious from their lavish palaces and the attention to detail visible in every aspect of the construction.

Day 5: Transfer, foodie tour, market visit, excursion

December 19

Activities: Food walk in Jaipur, Sightseeing, Jaipur

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during food walk.

We will leave Agra in morning and reach Jaipur in 3 hours. First job will be checking in the hotel for rest before getting ready for rest of the day which will include sightseeing and a food walk in the Pink city.

It is a day long trip where you get to experience Jaipur and its original ethereal Jaipur food walk.

We have a light breakfast and then spend time in the walled city of Jaipur.

Along with sampling food, we also do some sight seeing such as Galta Jee Temple which houses a lot of monkeys and langoors and the Amer Fort. The sight seeing will depend on the time we have on hand.

We will visit the local markets which are very colorful, fragrant and full of life with lots of people selling lots of things in their shops such as shoes, bangles, jewellery, clothes, utensils, spices, artifacts. The guests will be guided in the use of spices used in the traditional Rajasthani cooking.

Jaipur food tour (day 5)

We begin by having some salted lassi. As you walk in the streets of this Pink City enjoying the sights of the market, you can sample all the different varieties of food it has to offer. This food tour will offer you the sampling of fragrant kachoris full of flavor and some chai which is prepared over the charcoal fire. You can also get to taste the wonderful array of Rajasthani sweets and snacks. We end the day by having a large platter of traditional Rajasthani Dinner.

Day 6: Excursions, royal dinner

December 20

Activities: Fun with elephants, Sightseeing, Jaipur

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

We spend this day sight seeing in the wonderful city of Jaipur. This city is known city as the Pink City. Here we first go to visit the 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).

This morning, we go to spend some time with the elephants in the Pink City via Elefantastic. The elephants are gentle giants and highly trained.

Before we begin the play time, you will be served a delicious traditional Rajasthani thali for lunch.

After enjoying the meal, you can have as much time as you want feeding, riding and playing with the friendly and trained elephants. Then come the time to ride an elephant of your choice and ride into the open land.

After a traditional Rajasthani lunch, we will visit some major landmarks of Jaipur city like Jaipur palace, Janatar Mantar, City Museum, Galta ji mandir, etc.

Highlight of the evening will be a royal dinner with an old aristocratic family of Jaipur.

Day 7: Salt tour, excursions, entertainment

Activities: Traditional cultural evening, Sightseeing, Osian, Jodhpur

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

This day, we travel to Osian near Jodhpur. For this we have to start early in the morning.

On the way we stop at Sambahar Lake, Indias largest salt water lake which is the source of 9 percent of Indias total salt production. We will observe the process of salt making and will be able to do a bit of bird watching if lucky. Many migratory birds come here during winter, and it is a sight to behold.

Then we will drive towards Osian desert camp near Jodhpur and camp there for the night. We then walk in the desert and enjoy the activities planned for the evening.

The dinner will be a Rajasthani village meal, served around a camp fire. To make the night more fun, we have artisans and dancers from nearby villages who will present the traditional song and dance of the region.

Day 8: Excursion, cooking demonstration

Activities: Desert safari on camels, Visit to local village, Sightseeing, Cooking class, Jodhpur

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner (Dinner served with cooking class)

We begin day 7 with a morning camel safari of the Thar desert. Here we will get to enjoy traveling over the countless sand dunes on elephant back and may also spot some wild life.

We then go to a Bishnoi village nearby, where you get a chance to observe the village life, up close. If you are intereted, you may want to dress up like them and click a few pictures, spend some time in the village kitchens and also learn something about their domesticated animals. In short you will be able to live their lives for a while, and enjoy the simplicity of an Indian village. Then a drive to Jodhpur city to visit the Mehrangarh fort at 122 above the city. The fort includes attractions like the Sheesha Mahal, Moti Mahal, Fool Mahal and Takh Vilas, each a wonder in itself.

When we get back in the evening, it is time to spend some time in an interactive cooking demo. Dinner includes the dishes prepared.

Indian cooking class in Jodphur (day 8)

In our cooking demo, you will learn some secrets of traditional Indian and Rajasthani cooking. Rajeev and his team will teach you the many aspects about Indian cooking and the things that you learnt during the previous day will prove useful here.

Day 9: Departure

December 23

On this last day of the food tour in India, well 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.

Our tailor made travel plans will help you explore India in the best way possible. Discover the best that India has to offer by tasting Indian food via Indian food tours, learn to cook Indian food in custom cooking classes, get to know local culture and history in detailed heritage tours, get an adrenaline rush in awesome adventure tours or just relax on beaches and heritage hotels. Every tour is custom designed and unique for each guest. Our aim is to provide the best possible service to all our guests without compromising on safety, comfort and quality.

Testimonials

  • Review by Fiona W
    10 out of 10

    "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.
    10 out of 10

    "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 United States
    10 out of 10

    "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
    10 out of 10

    "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 New Zealand
    10 out of 10

    "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 Switzerland
    10 out of 10

    "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 United States
    10 out of 10

    "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 United States
    10 out of 10

    "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
    10 out of 10

    "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
    10 out of 10

    "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 United States
    10 out of 10

    "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 United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "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 United States
    10 out of 10

    "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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