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Food Tour of India : Delhi, Agra, Jaipur and Udaipur in 7 days

A special Golden Triangle Food Tour that consists of Delhi, Agra, Jaipur and Udaipur. 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 fascinating. Along with the must see sights it also covers best of north and western Indian cuisine.Culinary activities like Food tour, kitchen tours, cooking classes, visits to restaurants, are conducted with a great attention to detail by a qualified chef.

DAY 1: Delights in Delhi

We will begin this trip by a visit to the well-known landmarks of Delhi. We will see the Lotus Eating street food in IndiaTemple, and the Qutub Minar, which is a 72 m tower, built in 1193. It is still as tall and beautiful. We also visit, Lotus Temple, a lovely Bahai house of worship which was built in 1986. After this, we will go to Old Delhi to begin the food tour, which will help you understand the rest of the journey. You will get to sample about 15-18 varieties of different types of food, by visiting 10 different food stalls. During the food tour, we’ll visit  Old Delhi, Central and South Delhi. The food joints we will visit are in business for many many generations and serving great quality food. We have a joint 110 years old, and one which is 40 years old. 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 Sikh temple with a unique feature. This temple has a kitchen which feeds more than 10000 people on a daily basis.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

DAY 2: Cooking Classes

Today we spend the day 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 after dusk.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

DAY 3: Tour to Taj Mahal

We wake up early in the morning and after a 3 hour drive, we reach Agra. We leave our luggage at the hotel there and then visit the Taj Mahal, which is one of the wonder of the world. Most Taj Mahal, Agra Jaipur Delhi tourpeople think that it is much better in reality than in the pictures. We enjoy our time there synching in 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 the 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.

MEALS: Breakfast and Dinner

DAY 4: Elephants in 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 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 Tour of spice market

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 18th 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.

MEALS: Breakfast and Dinner Bags of red chilies

DAY5: Food tour – Jaipur

This is the time to know this Pink City of Jaipur in a different view 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: Nahargarh

Today after breakfast, we pack and leave for the Nahargarh Fort which has a lovely view of the city. Nahargarh means the abode of tigers and it was constructed in the 18th century. The royal family used it for picnics and expeditions and you will soon know why. The fort is in an exceptionally good condition and is a very good location to view the city from a height. Spend some time sinking in the sights as we proceed back to Delhi and end this journey.

MEALS: Breakfast, dinner 

DAY 6: Udaipur via Ranakpur

Early morning we wake up and drive towards Udaipur. In between we stop at the famous Food walk in IndiaJain temple of Ranakpur constructed between 14th and 15th century. These temples have a characteristic architectural style and one temple contains 1444 marble pillars. These pillars are also carved in exceptional details. Later we reach to Udaipur in the evening and then we prepare ourselves for another cooking session with chef as we learn to cook many more Rajasthani dishes and have them for dinner later on.

MEALS: Breakfast and Dinner

DAY 7: Goodbye

We say goodbye to Udaipur as we take the flight back to Delhi. However, before traveling back we will visit the Pichola Lake and spend some time on the banks of the lake drinking chai and sharing our experiences.

MEALS: Breakfast and Dinner

EXTENSIONS:  food tour of india in jaipur

The tour can be extended if the guest wishes so with different sets of activities. Following are some options:

Optional Day 6: To Udaipur via Chittorgarh

We drive to Udaipur but in between we take a lunch break and drive to Chittorgarh. This is an ancient city built in 271 BC. Throughout history it was considered as an important seat of power in India. Many battles and sacrifices were made here. You will also learn about historical characters like Maharana Pratap, Rana Sanga, Rana Kumbha, Meera Bai and the like. The history lesson extends as we visit the Vijay Sthambha, the Kalika Mata Temple and the Rani Padmini’s Temple. After this sight, we again continue the tour to Udaipur and check-in the hotel at night.

Optional DAY 7: Udaipur Sightseeing

This day begins with a visit to the city palace museum to admire its great collection of medieval and historical artifacts in the palace. The palace is also built beautifully over 400 years ago and is a mix of various architectural sights. There is another temple near by known as Jagdish Temple which is also very popular. From here we go to the Fateh Sagar Lake built in 1651 on a picturesque location in between the Aravalli Hills. We can opt to do some boating here and also view the island in between to watch the sunset.

DAY 8: Flight or train to Delhi

This extra day has been kept free to make travel arrangements for your flight, train or car back to Delhi.

Rajeev Goyal, a chef and restaurant owner will be leading the cooking classes and food tour. For the sight seeing tours, trained and qualified guides will be provided

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 120000 onwards ( US $ 2000) per guest on twin sharing basis

DISCLAIMER:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Traveler’s insurance is recommended.
  4. Bookings can not be confirmed till a deposit is paid.
  5. Please read full list of terms and conditions here.