11 Days Peta Mathias Cooking Holiday in India

  • Jaipur - Goa - Kolkata - Darjeeling

Spice Cooking Vacation in India

Be very ready for ten days of fabulous sensory overload in India. You will give yourselves over to the very different locations of Jaipur, Goa, Kolkata, and Darjeeling. India is a land of extremes and this tour encompasses spicy cooking lessons, shopping, magical candle lit feasts, camel cart rides, farm and village visits, accommodation in old palaces, and atmospheric guest houses.


  • Cooking classes
  • Culinary visits and tours
  • Guest chefs and dynamic restaurants
  • Internal flights and transport
  • 10 nights accommodation
  • All meals with wine
  • 11 days with instruction
  • English
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In Jaipur, you will be staying at Hotel Diggi Palace. In Goa, you will be staying at Vivenda dos Palhacos. In Kolkata you will be staying at Oberoi Hotels. In Darjeeling, you will be staying at Glenburn Tea Estate.

Alila Diwa Goa

Alila Diwa Goa brings a refreshingly unique resort experience to Gonsua Beach in Majorda, just 20 minutes from Goa Dabolim International Airport. Set amidst the serene landscape of lush, verdant rice plantations flowing towards the Arabian Sea, relaxation reigns at this Goa resort. Enter a sanctuary of contemporary elegance inspired by traditional Goan design - steeply pitched roofs, ceiling high columns, cool verandas and tranquil courtyards, setting us apart from other luxury hotels in Goa. Whether enjoying an intimate couple's retreat or a getaway for the entire family, the 153 rooms and suites at this Goa resort offer havens of space, comfort and serenity, while the resort’s new Diwa Club is an enclave of exclusivity, boasting its own lap pool with an open air Jacuzzi and hot tub.

Oberoi Hotels

Fondly known as the Grand Dame of Chowringhee, the Oberoi Grand is situated in a prime location, unrivaled by other luxury hotels in Kolkata, near the central business district, bustling markets and cultural landmarks of the city. Dating back to the late 1880s, The Oberoi Grand, Kolkata was frequented by the country's leading figures during colonial times and even now, hosts grand functions for Heads of State in the city's largest pillarless grand ballroom.

Glenburn Tea Estate

Glenburn is a heavenly little plantation retreat that lies on a hillock above the banks of the River Rungeet, high in the Himalayas, overlooked by the mighty Kanchenjunga mountain range.

You will see how traditional fabric block printing is done in Jaipur, learn how to taste and grade tea in Darjeeling, cook with coconut and seafood in the beach paradise of Goa and unlock the secrets of modern Indian cuisine in sumptuous restaurants in Jaipur. So say goodbye to all you knew before and enter into this charmed and poetic gastronomic world.

This retreat will take place in India, visiting Jaipur, Darjeeling, and Goa.

  • 10 nights accommodation
  • All meals and wine with meals
  • Cooking classes
  • Guest chefs
  • Internal flights and transport
  • Restaurants
  • Visits


  • Review by Joe Lillard from US
    10 out of 10

    "This was a fabulous tour; fantastic food by top chefs and some of our own, truly memorable lodgings and excitingly imaginative tours. With eight of our family and friends we had an absolute ball for the entire seven days!! Peta and Rosie brilliantly showed us the best of Hawkes Bay and Auckland."

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  • Review by Lou and Lisa Bieker from US
    10 out of 10

    "Just a quick note of thank you for organizing such a wonderful trip. We had a fabulous time! We experienced a lot of unique things and savored some great meals with top-notch chefs that we would not have been able to experience on our own. For that we are grateful. Thank you for giving us a fresh perspective and taste of New Zealand of which we will speak fondly of for many years."

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  • Review by Molly Lillard from United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "If anyone loves food and wants to go to New Zealand, dont miss the 2016 tour from Peta Mathias. We had a fabulous time and would recommend it to anyone. Peta was recognized everywhere we went so we felt very special and Rosie made it all come together. I cant recommend it more! "

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  • Review by Brendan & Shari from Christchurch, New Zealand
    10 out of 10

    "We had an absolutely fabulous time wandering around Puglia. The weather, food and company was outstanding we couldnt have asked for much more."

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  • Review by Lou Sanderson from Australia
    10 out of 10

    "How to change your approach to cooking!! Enjoying your Puglia tour in Southern Italy has certainly rejuvenated my approach to shopping and cooking. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience in Italy, the relaxed pace, the group of people, the priveliged experiences of local food and food production, the opportunity to learn from the locals and be introduced to so many traditions. Additionally it was a travel and cultural experience, all in all the balance of tourism, socialising, immersion in culture and cooking, eating and drinking was perfect!"

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  • Review by Liz Dawson from New Zealand
    10 out of 10

    "Thank you so much for the wonderful photo-montage - what lovely memories and real enjoyment it evokes - you have such an eye! Please pass on our thanks to Peta too - both Colin and I had such a brilliant time, and very much enjoyed the company of you and Peta, and our fellow gastronomads. I have valiantly cooked a couple of Moroccan meals since returning 10 days ago - I have to say, the second definitely better than the first, but our guests were delighted to sample some of Peta’s wonderful recipes. "

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Auckland, New Zealand

Peta Mathias is a respected and prolific New Zealand chef, author, entertainer and broadcaster, who hosts culinary adventures to New Zealand, Europe and Asia.

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Monday November 20, 2017
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