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6 Days Culinary Holiday in India

6 Days Culinary Holiday in India

  • Delhi - Agra - Jaipur

Let's make it Golden Triangle Culinary Vacation and Food Tour India

Welcome to the golden triangle: Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur! And welcome to one of the most exciting culinary experiences you will have ever gotten the chance to go on! This program will teach you a lot about Indian cuisine and how you can cook the basic dishes, as well as take you around to explore the cities and visit some of the most famous places in the world. You are guaranteed to have some of the best times on this tour, so come and sign up!

Highlights

  • Culinary tour of the Golden triangle
  • Cooking classes with professional chefs
  • Visit to the Taj Mahal and other famous historical sites
  • Transportation within India to all the location and sights visited
  • Elephant ride into the jungle close to Jaipur
  • Breakfasts, dinners, and most lunches
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • 6 days with instruction
  • English
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During this trip you will be staying at hotels, guest houses, and heritage properties.

Day 1 - Delhi Food Tour

On your first day in Delhi, you will get to visit some of more prominent Delhi landmarks. You will see the Lotus Temple, a Baha’i house of worship built in 1986, and a 72 meter tall tower built in 1193, known as the Qutub Minar. By noon you begin the acclaimed and award winning food tour of Delhi, starting with old Delhi. 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, characteristic to north Indian food culture, as you visit 10 food joints in Old Delhi, Central, and South Delhi. The food joints that you will visit have been there since many generations and are known for their quality and taste of the food that they provide. The oldest place that you will visit is 110 years old and the youngest is 40.

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. 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 everyday. This food walk in Delhi covers not just Old Delhi, but New Delhi with Connaught Place and parts of South Delhi as well.

Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 2 - Cooking class

Now is the time when you actually get a chance to cook some of the different varieties dishes that you tasted the day before. The tour will organize a half day cooking class for you which will be guided by a chef and his family. The class begins by making of masala chai (Indian tea) and some fried Indian snacks known as Pakodas which are best enjoyed hot with chutney (dips). You will enjoy your chai and pakodas as the chef gives an introduction about Indian food and the expectations he has from you to make the most of this cooking class. Now you actually start cooking.

You will be taught to cook some dishes which make for staple Indian meals like daal and pulao, egg plant raita, rotis, and stuffed parathas (stuffed and fried rotis). You will also learn to make some delicious Indian vegetable and dessert such as halwa, kheer etc. If non-vegetarian dishes are included, then you can have butter chicken, chicken tikka, and mutton curry. By then you will now have a sumptuous spread of dishes in front of you, which you will savor in the form of a meal. At the end of the class the chef will gift you with the small spice hamper with a collection of essential Indian spices to carry back home and use in your own cooking. After the cooking class is over you can visit the India Gate, Rajpath, and the President’s House.

Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 3 - Excursion

A day to visit one of the seven wonders of the world, the Taj Mahal. It is a three-hour drive from Delhi to Agra. You start early in the morning from Delhi. You will reach Agra and check-in to the hotel. After some rest you go to visit the Taj Mahal. Any picture does not truly justify the actual beauty of the monument made completely out of white marble. You can spend some time here having a look at the intricate work and the enormous amount of effort that went into building this monument of love. A lot of visitors then take a walk in the beautiful green gardens made even more attractive by gushing fountains.

You may also wish to take some pictures on the marble benches just like some world known celebrities. After visiting the Taj Mahal, you head towards the Agra Fort made of 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. This fort was the seat of Mughal empire for a long time and gives nice glimpse into the life of people and various events that happened during that period.

Meals: breakfast, dinner

Day 4 - Excursion

You will spend this day sight seeing in the wonderful city of Jaipur. This city is capital of Rajasthan state and is known as the Pink City due to use of pink paint in the walled portion. Here you first go to visit the Hawa Mahal, also known as the Palace of Wind. It is a five-story tall monument with intricate lattice work and has 953 small jharokhas (windows).

After enjoying the beauty of the Hawa Mahal, you go to spend some time with the elephants in the Pink City. The elephants are gentle giants who will not harm you. Before you begin the play, you will be served a delicious traditional Rajasthani thali (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 jungle. You will spend some time there under the open sky with the bon fire. You can also opt to have a demonstration of the handicraft and entertain yourself with some Rajasthani folk dance.

Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 5 - Food tour

The food tour of Jaipur begins today. It is a day long trip where you get to experience Jaipur in it original ethereal beauty. After having a light breakfast and the tour will start by visiting the bazaar in the walled city of Jaipur. You officially begin the food walk by having some salted lassi, staple drink of Rajasthan. 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 delicious delicacies like fragrant kachoris full of flavor and special masala chai which is prepared over the charcoal fire. You will also taste the vast and wonderful array of Rajasthani sweets and snacks. The tour will end the day by having a large platter of traditional Rajasthani dinner. Along with sampling food, you will also do some sightseeing 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 you have on hand. The tour will not forget to visit the local markets which are very colorful and full of activities with the lot of people selling lots of things in their shops such as shoes, bangles, jewelry, clothes, utensils, spices, and artifacts. The guests will also be given a short crash course in proper use of spices used in the traditional Rajasthani cooking.

Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 6 - Excursion

Early in the morning, you pack your bags to visit one more landmark of Rajasthan, Nahargarh Fort. Nahargarh means "the abode of tigers" and it was constructed in the 18th century. The royal family loved to have picnic at this place. The fort is still in a very good condition and from a height you can enjoy a panoramic view of the city. You will spend some time here before you go back to Delhi.

Meals: breakfast

  • City of Jaipur
  • Nahargarh Fort
  • Taj Mahal
  • Rajeev Goyal

    Chef Goyal is a qualified chef and restaurant owner, who, together with his team will lead the cooking classes and food tours in different locations in India.

This culinary vacation takes place in India's Golden triangle: Delhi - Agra - Jaipur.

You have included in the price all breakfasts and dinners and some lunches.

Another day in Jaipur is optional. You visit the Jantar Mantar, an incredible astronomical observatory built in the early 18th century by Maharaja Jai Singh who was a great lover of art as well as technology. All the huge instruments are made of mortar but can still be used for taking astronomical observations centuries later. You then visit the Jaipur City Palace and enjoy looking at the museum.

A part of the palace is still a royal residence. This museum is the best place in city to take a peek in to the history of this beautiful city and how the people and royalty shaped it in it’s current form. After that you visit the Jal Mahal which is a palace constructed on a small island in the water of the Man Sagar Lake. The attractions visited this day can be chosen by the guests according to their wishes.

  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Activities as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Daily breakfasts and dinners
  • Some lunches
  • Transportation in private or shared car with driver, air or train
  • Airfare tickets
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.