India Real Food Adventure
THE TOUR AT THE GLANCE
Indian food is a global favorite, but as you'll discover on this tour, the country's culinary delights vary enormously by region, religion, and culture. On this culinary tour of North & west India, you'll sample the region's most iconic (and delicious) food. Starting with the best street food in Delhi, you'll travel east to try the distinct Dum Pukht method of cooking in Lucknow. In the desert state of Rajashtan, learn how the arid landscape has influenced cuisine. and to the bustling metropolis of Mumbai, experience the very best street food. see Jaipur’s breathtaking Palace of the Wind, explore the vibrant street food scene of Mumbai and spend time in rural Rajasthan living it up in a 17th-century fort. With a taste of India’s vibrant markets and the chance to cook up a storm yourself.Along the way, you'll enjoy cooking classes and demos, meals with local hosts.This unforgettable journey will take you to the cultural and gastronomic heart of India.
EXPERIENCES AND VISITS IN THIS TOUR JOURNEY
- Explore renowned World Heritage Sites worth visiting for its splendid architecture and history in Delhi
- Taste the toothsome food of Old Delhi
- Get a true taste of some of India's finest culinary traditions – Mughal, Rajasthani, and the Portuguese-tinged flavours of Goa – while feasting in local restaurants, rural homes and heritage buildings.
- Some of India’s best food is found at a street side stall. Get in touch with an amazing array of authentic food on eye-opening and adventurous cuisine crawls around Delhi,, Lucknow, Jaipur, Udaipur and Mumbai.
- Learn about Mewari, Mughlai, Lucknawi cuisine, and more
- Sample food at authentic, centuries-old bazaars and restaurants
- Admire the history and culture of often-overlooked Lucknow
- Bask in the ivory glow of the iconic Taj Mahal in Agra, followed by a Mughlai cooking demonstration
- Ride a boat on Lake Pichola in beautiful Udaipur
- Learn some Awadhi cooking from Lucknow
- Relish the Rajasthani Cuisine
Explore the extraordinary places of Udaipur
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Upon arrival in Delhi, you will be welcomed by our representative and escorted to your hotel.
The rest of the day is free to be able to quietly recover from the jet lag.
This morning venture out to Old Delhi, wandering through alleyways for an authentic Delhi street food. Keep your eye out for the local chai wallah, renowned for his delicious milky tea. Next, jump on the city's metro system and head to Jama Masjid – Delhi's oldest mosque. There is also a significant Sikh population, so continue the religious theme over a vegetarian lunch at a local Sikh temple. After lunch, tour Chandni Chowk – one of the oldest and busiest markets in Old Delhi. Visit the spice warehouses in the back alleys of Khari Baoli and meet a seller to hear them talk spice mixes for the market. Old Delhi is famous for its narrow lanes and the most delicious cuisines. The small gullies (lanes) have an incredible variety of food to offer Delhi food tour is only completed by visiting the Paratha Wali Gali in Chandni Chowk, in this lane, where every shop sells a variety of Parathas (bread) stuffed with some unknown but the most delicious filling. Old Delhi has numerous street joints famous for selling Chats, Dahi Bhalle, Tikki, Fruit Chat, and Phirni. You'll find everything here, from saris to silver jewelry. Take a cycle rickshaw ride through the crowded market. Then drive past the dramatic Red Fort- built by Emperor Shah Jahan in the year 1648. Visit Raj Ghat, a memorial to the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi.
In the afternoon you will visit of of Qutub Minar, a 72.5 m minaret, the tallest "skyscraper" in the world when built (1193-1368). Drive past India Gate, a memorial for the Indian soldiers who died in World War I and President's House, the official residence of the President of India”.
Delhi – Lucknow by flight
In the morning you will visit Bara Imambara-the complex comprises a large mosque (Asfi Mosque), a labyrinth (the Bhul Bhulaiya), and a stepwell with running water (Shahi Baoli). The structure boasts of two large gateways that will lead you to the central hall, Chhota Imambara-The beautoful white monument is built in the Charbagh style with a stream flowing along the middle of the garden. The architecture is Indo- Islamic though a lot of Persian influence can also be seen. Government Museum, a must visit for all the tourists is situated in a modern three-storied building
Walk in the city has very well retained its old-charm offering an enticing attraction to the visitors. Lucknow food tours will always have the Biryani, Kebabs, and Nahari-kulchas on its menu. This city is famous for making an ordinary dish extraordinary by mixing a variety of spices and making it taste wonders.
You must try a Tundey ke kabab- The all time favorite tundey ke kabab is a perfesect street food for non vegetarians. Situated in the oldest market of the city, chowk . The soft galavati kababs and shaami kabab sold here will surely make your heart sink!
Optional: Cooking Class in the City of Nawabs- Learn the Awadhi Dum Pukht cooking style. The word Dum means to breathe and Pukht means to cook. This technique involved putting the food in a clay pot commonly known as handi in Awadh and covering it tightly with dough and cooking the food over a low flame. In your Lucknow food tour, you will see every restaurant using the Dum Pukht cooking style to cook the traditional Awadhi cuisine.
Spend this morning at leisure, perhaps enjoying some souvenir shopping. In the afternoon, head to the railway station to board your train to Agra, where you'll be met and transferred to your hotel.
Visit the incredible Taj Mahal by sunrise (UNESCO), a white marble mausoleum built by the Mughal emperor ShâhJahân in memory of his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal, whose construction contains a thousand and one extraordinary stories. Back to hotel for breakfast.
Later visit the mythical red fort of Agra (UNESCO), symbol of the power and artistic influence of the Mughal dynasty standing on the banks of the Yamuna, a tributary of the Ganges.
In the afternoon, embark on a food tour of Agra, to sample its delightful cuisine. Try food from some of the oldest and most well-reputed food joints in the city. As this is a walking tour you will get a close-up look at this ancient city, visiting some non-touristy markets and tasting some of the best local food.
Over 3-4 hours you'll visit around 7-9 food places, which will be equivalent to one meal plus snacks. This food tour can be enjoyed by vegetarians as well as non-vegetarians.
Today, travel to Jaipur, Enroute witness the architectural wonder of the golden age of Mughals at Fatehpur Sikri (UNESCO), a remarkably preserved red sandstone fortress, which was the ephemeral capital of Emperor Akbar. Visit the Great Mosque, with the tomb of Sheikh Salim Chishti, the Jewel House also called Diwan-i-Khas (audience hall) containing the pillar of Akbar and the giant chess board. Arrive Jaipur and check in at hotel
Rest of the dy at leisure
Enjoy a dinner of Rajasthani cuisine at Chokhi Dhani Resort, a cultural village.
In the morning you will visit Amber Fort and enjoy an elephant ride - Amber Fort is one of the most famous forts of Rajasthan built in 1592 by Raja Man Singh. The fort was built in red sandstone and marble and the Lake down below adds a charm to the entire Fort. It boasts of various buildings of prominence like the 'Diwan-i-Aam', the 'Sheesh Mahal' and the 'Sukh Mahal' and has influences of both Hindu and Muslim architecture. Drive past magnificent Hawa Mahal is perhaps the most well-known architectural landmark of Jaipur. An imposing structure in the city’s signature pink color, Hawa Mahal is a unique palace as it does not have any rooms or halls.
In the afternoon you will visit the Maharaja's City Palace. A complex of courtyards, gardens and buildings, the impressive City Palace is right in the centre of the Old City, with an imposing blend of traditional Rajput and Mughal architecture. Also visit Jantar Mantar,a UNESCO world heritage site, the largest of five astronomical observatories build by Maharaja Jai Singh.
Evening witness of Cooking demonstration in a family house.
In the evening, discover the true culinary culture of India with an interactive cooking session in a family home. As well as gaining a better understanding of how everyday fare is prepared and eaten, you'll get a glimpse into an Indian house. It's a rewarding cultural and culinary experience where you can share stories, learn about traditions, and have lots of fun.
Today, start early drive to the beautiful lakeside town of Udaipur. Known as 'the Pearl of Rajasthan', the 'City of Sunrise' and the 'Venice of the East', Udaipur is a beautiful place, and one of the most romantic cities in India.
In the evening take a scenic sunset boat ride on Lake Pichola, from which you can admire the views of the mountains on one side and the lake-side palaces on the other.
This morning you enjoy a guided tour of Udaipur, set beside the shimmering waters of Lake Pichola, starting at
the floating City Palace. This former hunting lodge of the Royal Family is made up of a number of different palaces, the most impressive of which is the Crystal Palace which features the largest private collection of crystal in the world. Then you will see the Sahelionki- Garden Bari, location that was reserved, formerly, to the Queen's
relatives. You end the tour with a visit to the Hindu Jagdish Temple.
In the afternoon, embark on a three-hour food walking tour. Sample Udaipur's delicious Mewari food in the traditional bazaars and authentic food joints, some of which are generations old. Try local favorites like mirchi vada, various types of kachauris with different stuffings, onion samosas, daal baati choorma (a signature dish of Rajasthan) and many others.
In the evening, enjoy a cooking demo so you can learn to make a perfect Rajasthani meal. Afterward, tuck into your creations.
Today, transfer to airport to bard flight for Mumbai. where you'll be met and transferred to your hotel.
Mumbai is India's commercial capital and largest city. Some would say that Mumbai is also the food capital of India. This is the heart of Marathi cuisine; however, you will also find huge culinary diversity that celebrates regional cuisines from across the country. In the late afternoon, wander down Marine Drive to Chowpatty Beach. Enjoy the sunset and snack on bhel puri (tangy puffed rice and vegetable chaat), pav bhaji (a thick vegetable curry served with bread) and other renowned Mumbai street foods.
Today early begin your city tour of Mumbai with Mani Bhawan, a museum dedicated to the life of Mahatma Gandhi. See the Dhobi Ghat, the largest open-air laundry in the world – an incredible sight. Just before lunch, stop by the Victoria Terminus to witness the dabbah-wallahs arrive and begin delivery of over 10,000 lunches to downtown businessmen. visit Prince of Wales Museum with exhibits of ancient Indian history as well as objects from foreign lands, categorized primarily into three sections - Art, Archaeology and Natural History
Make a short stop at the Hanging Gardens perched above Malabar Hill - these terraced gardens providing a beautiful, panoramic view of the Arabian Sea were laid out in the early 1880s and pass by the Tower of Silence, on which the Parsis place their dead. Continue to Marine Drive, Malabar Hill. Take a walk in the bustling Crawford Market
Later in time transfer to the airport to board flight for onward destination.
WHAT YOU WILL RECEIVE IN YOUR TOUR COST
- Accommodation for total 12 nights single / sharing twin room as per program
- Meals – as per program
- All transfers, sightseeing/excursions as per the program by an air-conditioned vehicle
- Cycle rickshaw ride in Delhi and Jaipur
- Try Cup a cup of hot steaming tea at Sharma tea corner in hazratganj,in Lucknow
- Try Tundey ke kabab in Lucknow
- Enjoy a dinner of Rajasthani cuisine at Chokhi Dhani Resort, a cultural village.
- Evening witness of Cooking demonstration in a family house in Jaipur
- Elephant ride at Amber fort, Jaipur.
- Evening take a scenic sunset boat ride on Lake Pichola in Udaipur
- Enjoy the sunset and snack on bhel puri in Mumbai
- Our representative for assistance on all arrival and departure transfers.
- Two mineral water bottles per person/per day.
- Entrance fee at Monuments (as per the program).
- All presently applicable taxes.
TOUR COST WILL NOT INCLUDE FOLLOWING EXPENSES
- International / Domestic Airfare
- Any new admission fees / taxes / fuel surcharges/ Visa fees
- Meals not mentioned
- All personal expenses such as beverages, laundry, trip cancellation and personal insurance, gratuities, excess baggage fees
- Early check-in/late check-out (except as noted)
- Camera/video fees at monuments
- Communication costs
- Any additional expenses due to unforeseen problems like natural disaster, war or strikes, cancellation or misconnection of flights or last-minute change of timings etc.
- Any other service, which has not been specified as "included".
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