We met Jaidev on the second day of our tour. He is very knowledgeable, easy going and we saw parts of Old Delhi that we would never have seen on our own. We even visited a Temple which we were not expecting. I can't recommend Jaidev highly enough. My son and I had an amazing day although tiring as we did the full day tour. He has even given us tips for our visit to Jaipur where we are now. If you are a foodie, this is the tour for you.
We did the walking street food tour of Old Delhi on our first day in the city, and it was quite an experience. Our guide Jaidev navigated us through the streets and alleys of Old Delhi (which really should be experienced) and got us loads of great and unique foods along the way from places we never would have thought to try on our own. We definitely recommend this for anyone visiting Delhi and want a great tour in a relatively short amount of time. Plus as promised all the food was perfectly safe to eat - we didn't get sick at all!
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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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We did the 7 day private tour with a chef. We are a couple in our mid-30s that travels a lot, and we typically manage our own itineraries. We were hesitant to do so with India. The cuisine was a big draw for us, and the private tour with a chef sounded like the perfect fit, since it included food tours and a cooking class. We wanted to visit Varanasi instead of Jaipur, and customization of the itinerary wasn't an issue.
From the very first email, communication with Rajeev and his team was efficient and clear. We felt confident that we were in good hands when we arrived in Delhi. Manish, our driver for most of the 7 days, greeted us with a smile at the airport at 3am. Over the course of the tour, logistics were 100% under control. Our hotels and flights were pre-booked, and were always of exceptional quality. Our only job was to sit back and appreciate the sights, smells, and culture of India. And there is so much to take in from this amazing country.
There wasn't a single aspect of the tour that we would change, but the highlights for us were the cooking class and food tour in Old Delhi. The cooking class was in an intimate setting with Rajeev, where we could try everything ourselves and ask lots of questions. The food tour in the busy streets of Old Delhi was surreal; it is easily one of our favorite moments from all of our travels. At our request, Rajeev took us to a step well in the heart of Delhi. Wow! Step wells are a must-see. And the rest of our tour in Agra and Varanasi were just as good - the transition to the local guides in those cities was seamless.
It's a big deal to trust a tour company with your entire itinerary for a trip. So many things can go wrong, or the tour can simply not match up with your expectations. We put our trust in the India Food Tour team, and they took every effort to ensure that we were getting an itinerary that fit our interests and desires. This company is professional. They are the real deal. Thank you Rajeev, Manish, and the rest of India Food Tour for a trip through India that far exceeded our expectations!