Food Tour of India – Delhi, Agra and Jaipur in 6 days
Food Tour of India – Delhi, Agra and Jaipur- 6 days
A special culinary tour of Golden Triangle which consists of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. The highlight of this tour will be Indian food and Indian cooking. Tourists who are seeking a detailed introduction to Indian cuisine will find this tour very useful. Along with the must see sights, it also covers best of north and western Indian cuisine. In this tour, food tours, kitchen tours, cooking classes, visits to restaurants, etc. are conducted with a great attention to detail by the tour leader, a qualified chef.
First day in Delhi will begin with food tour of city from Old Delhi. This food tour which is the top ranked culinary tour service in Delhi is a great introduction to Indian food and culture. You will get to sample about 18-21 varieties of different types of food, by visiting 10-12 different food stalls. During the food tour, you’ll visit different places of interest and markets spread all over city. The food joints we will visit are in business for many many generations and serving great quality food. Some of them have been inbusiness for more than 100 years. You will love the Indian delicacies such as samosa, Lassi, butter chicken, kulfi (Indian ice creams) and lovely kebabs. You will also sample some more food varieties. In Old Delhi, you will move through old lanes, which are narrow and have a medieval touch. You will also see some old mansions, markets which are centuries old , with thousands of people walking there. Each lane is different with various commodities like spices, old mansions, bicycles, cameras, utensils, clothes and much more. We will also visit the Spice market. We, then visit a peaceful temple with a unique feature. This temple has a free charitable kitchen which feeds more than 10000 people on a daily basis.
DAY 2: Cooking Classes
Day 2 will begin with cooking some of the dishes that we sampled yesterday. You will also be taught to prepare some basic Indian meals. The class begins by making some hot masala chai and pakodas. While you have them, the chef introduces you to the basics of Indian cooking and also explains about some basic requirements. The Indian meals include pulao, daal and raita. Rotis, parathas and some tasty vegetables. So you can now wear your aprons and cook away. You will also be making some halva, which is an Indian dessert. Some of the non-vegetarian variants you will learn are the chicken tikka, butter chicken and mutton curry. We will end the cooking class by having a hearty meal of all that we have cooked. And then a small spice hamper is given to you, which includes some basic north Indian spices. After this class is over, we visit the India Gate, the Rajpath and the President’s house in New Delhi. This is very pretty place to visit after dusk.
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
DAY 3: Tour to Taj Mahal
We wake up early in the morning and after a 3 hours drive, we reach Agra. We leave our luggage at the hotel there and then visit the Taj Mahal, which is one of the seven wonders of the world. Most people think that it is much better in reality than in the pictures. We enjoy our time there enjoying the various sights of the majestic place. There are thousands of mind blowing details to see that most people miss out on. We can then walk in the gardens and enjoy the water play of the fountains. Sit on the marble bench and have some pictures clicked on the same place like numerous celebrities have done. Now we head towards the Agra fort made of red sandstone and learn about some of its interesting history. Walking through the various parts of the fort we notice the wonderful view of the Agra town from the top as well as the Taj Mahal. This day also includes visits to some lesser known attractions of Agra city like Agra bazar and Itmad-ud-Daula tomb which was one of amjor inspirations for Taj Mahal.
DAY 4: Elephants in Jaipur, the Pink City
We wakeup early in the morning and commence our drive to the pink city of Jaipur in India. We check in at the hotel and then go to visit the famous Hawa Mahal (Palace of Wind). A 5 story tall monument made up of pink and red sandstones, the Hawa Mahal boasts of 953 small windows (jharokhas) and very intricate lattice work. Now is the time to do something different as we play with some friendly elephants. Before that you are served a traditional Rajasthani thali for lunch. After enjoying your meal, we spend some time feeding the elephants. You can also ride them and play with them. The elephants are highly trained and very gentle. We then commence our ride into the jungle on an elephant. In the jungle we have a bon fire at night with some delightful Rajasthani folk dance and the demonstration of handicrafts.
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
OPTIONAL DAY 4: Tour of Jaipur Sights
This is an optional variant of the Jaipur sight seeing. Waking up early we start the day driving towards Jaipur which is known as the Pink City of India. We go to the hotel and after some refreshment and rest we will visit the Hawa Mahal. It is 5 storey stall and made of red and pink sandstones. 953 window or jharokhas intricately adorned with lattice work make this monument a unique structure. Then we visit the astronomical observatory built by Maharaja Jaisingh in the 18 century. After that we visit the Jaipur City Palace a part of which is a royal residence and the other part has been converted into a museum for the tourists. Next on the cards is the visit to the Jal Mahal, a beautiful structure on an island in the Man Sagar Lake.
DAY5: Food tour – Jaipur
This is the time to know this Pink City of Jaipur in a different wat as you learn about its unique cuisine and visit the colorful markets. We start with a light breakfast and go to visit the wonderfully walled Jaipur city. You will be welcomed with some salty lassi. As you walk through the streets and markets, you will be able to sample a wide variety of delicious foods. This food tour will help you sample delicacies like the kachori and chai, slowly prepared over charcoal fire. There will also be an opportunity to sample some of the famous Rajasthani sweets and snacks. You will be treated with a large Rajasthani thali for dinner. We will also cover sight seeing such as the Galta Jee Temple, the Amer Fort and some others. The markets are worth visiting with their colorful display of numerous things like jewellery, bangles, shoes, utensils, spices, etc.
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
DAY 6: Drive Back to Delhi
Today after breakfast, we pack and proceed back to Delhi. Different drop off arrangements for guests who need to reach somewhere else can also be done upon request.
PHOTOGRAPHY: A specialist photography guide is available for New Delhi and can be added in Agra, Jaipur and other cities on request. The photography guide will take pictures of guests, sights, food etc. and will also help them use their own cameras better.
Tour package details:
- TRANSPORT: In private or shared car with driver, air or train.
- ACCOMMODATION: Hotels, guest houses, heritage properties .
- ENDURANCE LEVEL: Anyone to Expert. Depends upon destinations and activities chosen.
- ACTIVITIES: Food tours, cooking classes, market tours, kitchen tours, Cultural activities, photo walk
- OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES : Tea tasting, Wine Tasting, Para Motoring, Hot air balloon rides
- DURATION: Variable
- MEALS: By choice
- COST: From INR 114000 onwards ( US $ 1899) on twin sharing,
- Actual itinerary may vary a little due to factors like weather conditions, preferences of guests, group size etc. Any such change will be informed in advance.
- Although we take great care to ensure that the food and activities are safe, we cannot be held responsible for any injury or sickness which may or may not be due to activities or food items consumed.
- Traveler’s insurance is recommended.
- Bookings can not be confirmed till a deposit is paid.
- Please read full list of terms and conditions here.