Culinary Tour

Heritage Tour of India

India is the land where numerous cultures took birth thousands of years ago and enriched the land with their philosophy, thoughts, architecture art, literature and cuisines. Unlike most other civilisations, these didn’t fade away with time. India was and still a place where ancient and modern co-exist in all their diversity. The ancient temples, forts, palaces and monuments made by old India royals; all are symbols of traditions and knowledge which have survived for thousands of the years.
Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi, Kerala, Tamilnadu and every other place boasts of a heritage which is unequaled anywhere in this world.

We conduct heritage tours of India to help Indians as well as foreigners explore the ancient history and legacy of India. In these heritage tours, you can see with your own eyes the grandeur of old kings and  unparalleled made by India in art and science. Each region in India has it’s own unique heritage and history which is quite well preserved not only in form of old monuments but also the daily lives of people. A heritage tour with us will help you to explore all of these by stays in exotic palace hotels, luxurious train journeys, interaction with people who still follow their millenia old traditions and much more. These tours cover different periods and types of Indian history and heritage in different regions.
 
For example, a Rajasthan heritage tour will let you explore the valourous Rajputana history, the magnificent forts made by the brave warriors which were almost unconquerable and the pride which they had in their own culture and heritage. Ranthambore, Jaipur, Jodhpur are just some of the examples.

A tour of Madhya Pradeh will show you the cultural and artistic advances made by Bundels by the way of their intricately designed temples, luxurious palaces and memorials in Khajuraho, Orchha, Gwalior and many other places.
A tour of South India with all of it’s mind-boggling diversity in languages, cuisine, climates and architectures is another experience by itself. From placid stays in luxurious houseboats plying in lagoons and backwaters of Kerala to painstakingly carved temples of Mahabalipuram, Trichi, Madurai, dances, folk arts and cuisines and numerous others attractions, you’ll never run out of things to do or places to see.
Let us know of what part of India you’d like to know better and we will design a custom heritage tour for you which will fulfill all of your requirements.

How we offer best India tour packages

There must be hundreds of tour & travel businesses in India, which offer similar custom tours and travel services as we do. Some are much bigger than us in terms of size, budget, reach etc. and  may provide fairly good service too. Then why should anyone  choose us over any other tour operator ? Here are some unique and unbeatable services offered by India Food Tour which may help you make the right decision:

Lotus Temple, New Delhi, Best India tour packages

Unlike tours operated by other tour operators,all of our tours are reserved for a single party only.  We don’t pick and mix different clients who don’t know each other in to one large group just to reach minimum group size.  The car you hire, the hotel you stay in or any other service you avail from us will not be shared by anyone else. We focus on providing service tailored to individual guests instead of a large group consisting of mutual strangers. Our tours are designed according to the guest instead of the other way around. No two tours organised by us are exactly alike in terms of  places visited, activities, food etc. The preferences of every single guest are taken in to account before suggesting or serving anything.

Unlike many other tour operators, we don’t receive any under the table commission from any business we refer our guests to. Our aim is to provide best Indian experience to our guests. You can confirm the quality of our services via reviews and testimonials written by our guests on our pages at TripAdvisor, Facebook and more.

Almost all ordinary tour plans are about general sightseeing limited to only a few famous places. There are numerous fun activities and off beat places which make vacations even more interesting. We offer much more than the hectic hassle of following the schedule. You should be relaxing without any worry, not running by a rigid schedule or worrying about the plans.

We offer the best  services during all of our tours which include transport in air-conditioned vehicles, unlimited  food, drinks, bottled water, wet-wipes, sanitizer and more at lowest possible price. No other tour operator is even close to providing everything that we do . Even then, our prices are amongst the lowest.

Our focus is on the individual  travellers instead of a large group of tourists consisting of mutual strangers, we design our tours around the guest instead of the other way around. No two sightseeing and food tours are exactly alike in terms of food, places visited etc. The food preferences of every single guest are taken in to account before suggesting or serving anything. This avoids situations like where a vegetarian guest is stuck in a larger group consisting of non-vegetarian strangers he/she never met before.

We choose only a limited number of business associates who are well known for their quality of service, safety and hygiene. We don’t compromise on these factors. Foreigner tourists have different immune systems and tolerances and we do our best to make it as safe for them as possible.

Our focus has always been on providing the real Indian experience to our guests, in which food plays an important part. We have carefully short listed some very specific items which cover best of Indian cuisine irrespective of the type of place they are served. All of our custom tours take food part very seriously.

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Our focus has always been on providing the real Indian experience to our guests, in which food plays an important part. We have carefully short listed some very specific items which cover best of Indian cuisine irrespective of the type of place they are served. All of our custom tours take food part very seriously

India Food Tour offers best India tour packages which help tourists explore this amazing land full of colours, life, beauty and flavours. India is home to almost one sixth of the planet’s humanity and host for numerous cultures, languages, cuisines, races and religions.  A lot of people visit India every year to unwind, see some historical and natural wonders, sample the food, soak in spirituality and sometimes work. But even one lifetime is not enough to explore this dreamland.

There are numerous tour operators offering cut and dried travel services  which mean one size fits all tour packages which tourists have to adjust their schedules with. Some tourists want the freedom to travel completely  on their own but are intimidated by the logistics and lack of knowledge about the new and strange country. Guide books, internet forums are good, but they can only help to a limited extent. More often than not, people need someone to help them with their travel plans in a new place.

India Food Tour is an attempt to cater to such tourists. We listen to you and offer completely unique and highly customised India tour packages which will help you explore the flavours and sights of India according to your own preferences. Tell us your budget, places you want to see, preferred mode of travel,  food you want to enjoy and we’ll create just the right travel plan for you. Unlike normal tour packages, you choose all of your hotels, places you visit, mode of transport, food and everything else. We help you organise it all in to a tidy tour plan which beats any fixed package hands down. All you have to do on your part is to keep yourself and your camera batteries charged for the journey.

Hot milk in clay glasses

We don’t recommend taking what we or anyone else says at face value. You are welcome to go around and search for better deals. than our custom tours of India, With us, you’ll have the real India experience which is much sought after by tourists visiting India. You’ll see, smell, touch and taste the authentic India like it’s meant to be.

If you want more information of any type or just want to say hello, ask any question or want to design a custom tour yourself,  fill up the form at our contact page or mail info@indiafoodtour.com

Culinary Tour of India with Chef : February 2016

Bookings for this season’s first Culinary Tour of India with chef in February 2016 are open.  This food tour of India with a chef will cover Delhi, Agra and Jaipur in 6 days. These culinary tours are great choice for foodies and are eclectic mixture of memorable activities like food walks, cooking demos, sightseeing, adventure and introduction to culture and history of India in one compact package. The group size is kept small to ensure maximum attention to detail. All the culinary activities included in the tour will be led by Rajeev and his crew. Last date for booking a slot in this tour is 20th January.

Places covered:

India’s Golden Triangle which includes New Delhi, Agra and Jaipur.

Activities:

Food tours, cooking classes, playtime with elephants, desert safaris, introduction to spices. A professional photographer will stay with group to take their pictures during the tour and to help guests take some high quality pictures themselves.

Mode of transport:

By Road

Accomodation:

A mix of best heritage and boutique hotels in Delhi, Agra & Jaipur. 

Meals:

All meals included from food tours, top specialty restaurants and hotels. 

Sightseeing:

Major tourist attractions of all cities in addition to some hidden gems on the way.

Cost:

US $ 1950 per person on twin sharing basis inclusive of all taxes.

Maximum group size:

15

Duration:

6 days, 6 nights.

Dates:

Reporting date 15th February. Official tour from 16th October till 21st February 2016

Last date for booking:

20th January 2016

Contact:

Email – info@indiafoodtour.com , Phone +91 98106 45418

Travel Itinerary

On 15th February, a day before the tour officially starts, all the guests will be taken for a special welcome dinner with Rajeev . This one will be a gourmet dinner in one of best restaurants in New Delhi and a way to introduce guests with each other in an informal setting. Rajeev and his crew will provide them with a a few details and guidelines for the trip before it officially begins a day later.

  • DAY 1
  • DAY 2
  • DAY 3
  • DAY 4
  • DAY 5
  • Day 6

Delhi: Delhi Food Tour

delhi food tour

This culinary tour will officially begin with a full day food tour of Delhi.  This tour which is the top ranked culinary tour service in Delhi will serve as a great introduction to Indian food and culture and will help set the tone for rest of your trip to India. There will be approximately 16-18 different Indian food dishes from different Indian cuisines and you’ll visit  up to 10 different food joints in Old Delhi, Central and South Delhi. All of the food joints that you’ll visit have been in business for generations and are famous for their quality of food. The oldest place in the list is in business for 110 years and youngest for 40. You’ll sample delicacies like samosa, lassi, butter chicken, kulfi (Indian ice creams), melt in m0uth kebabs and much more.
The Old Delhi part of the tour will take you through the old, narrow streets of medieval Delhi marked by old mansions, centuries old market and thousands of people going on with their daily routines. Each lane in this area is a market for different commodity like invitation cards, spices, bicycles, cameras, utensils, vegetables, clothes , shoes, books and much more. The food tour will also include a visit to Spice Market of Delhi in which the you will learn about various kinds of spices used in Indian cooking and spending a few minutes inside a temple which feeds more than 10000 people every day.

ACTIVITIES: Food tour of Delhi, sightseeing
MEALS: Breakfast in hotel. Lunch and dinner during food tour

Delhi: Sights of Delhi

It’s time to cook some of the things that you sampled the day before in a half day cooking class led by a chef and his family.  The class will begin with making of masala chai (Indian tea) along with some fried Indian snacks, pakodas which are best enjoyed hot. Enjoy your piping hot chai with pakodas as the chef gives you an introduction about Indian food and he things to expect during the cooking class. Then it’ll be the time to don the aprons and start cooking. You’ll learn to cook proper Indian meals consisting of pulao, daaal (lentils), egg plant,raita, rotis (flat Indian breads), stuffed paranthas (stuffed and fried rotis), vegtables and more. Dessert will be in form of halwa. Non-vegetarian food can also be covered in form of butter chicken, chicken tikka, mutton curry etc.
The cooking class will end with a meal of all the things cooked by you. All the participants will also receive a small gift hamper of some of the basic Indian spices used in a typical north-Indian kitchen. After the cooking class, you will leave to visit Humayun’s Tomb and Akshardham Temple. The sightseeing will end with India Gate and Rajpath . This area is the favourite family picnic spot for residents of New Delhi and is quite picturesque, specially after dark.

ACTIVITIES: Introduction to spice, Cooking class, Delhi sightseeing
MEALS: Breakfast and Dinner in hotel, lunch during cooking class.

Delhi-Agra: Taj Mahal

Photo tour Taj Mahal

Wake up early and get in to your vehicle for a 3 hours drive to Agra. Leave your luggage at the hotel and reach Taj Mahal, one of the 7 wonders of the world. According to most people, it looks much better in real life than in photos. Enjoy your time there, soaking in all the sights and thousands of small but mind blowing details that most people miss without someone to tell them. Take a walk in the gardens and enjoy the play of water in fountains which increase it’s beauty many times over. Sit on the marble bench and get your photos clicked in the same place where countless celebrities like Diana have posed for pictures. Walk out and reach Agra Fort made of red sandstone for an interesting history lesson. As you walk through various parts of the fort, notice the breathtaking views of Taj Mahal as well as the Agra town which will come up. After this, we’ll take a walk through the centuries old  and famous Agra market and take a look at the wide variety of colourful art and various other things on display. 

ACTIVITIES: Agra sightseeing
MEALS: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Agra – Jaipur: Food tour of Jaipur

Jaipur tours

After an early wake up, we will drive towards Jaipur and check in the hotel for a couple of hours of rest and freshening up. After this we will begin to explore the Pink City of India by a delightful city walk through it’s old markets and lanes. We’ll  walk through the streets and pink markets enjoying the sights of this easy going city and sample all the delicious food it has to offer. During the Jaipur tour we’ll sample different types of delicious kachouris, chai prepared over charcoal fire, some justly famous Rajasthani sweets, around half  a dozen different snacks and a big traditional Rajasthani dinner at the end.  Sightseeing part will cover sights such as Galta jee Temple (with it’s resident population of monkeys and langoors),  Nahargarh Fort and a few more depending upon available time.  
Explore the local markets with their mind boggling varieties of colours, fragrances and people selling and buying almost everything under the sun like clothes, jewelery, bangles, shoes, utensils, spices and much more. These traditional markets of Jaipur are a big attraction by themselves. The visitors will be introduced to some of the ingredients used in traditional Rajasthani cooking.

ACTIVITIES: Food tour of Jaipur, Sightseeing
MEALS: Breakfast, lunch and dinner. ( Lunch and dinner during food tour)

Jaipur: Playtime with gentle giants

playtime with elephants in Jaipur

After an early breakfast, it’s time to have some fun with friendly and intelligent elephants of Elefantastic. We’ll have the chance to ride them, play, feed and do a tons of fun things with the gentle giants. The trainers take very good care of the animals and they are treated as family members instead of an owned animal. After lunch,  it’s time for a visit to the famous Hawa Mahal (Palace of wind). It’s 5 stories tall and built of red and pink sandstone. Front of Hawa Mahal consists of 953 small windows (jharokhas) which are decorated with intricate lattice work. You’ll then visit Jantar Mantar, an incredible astronomical observatory built in early 18th century by Maharaja Jai Singh. After observatory, we visit Jaipur City Palace which is still partly a royal residence in addition to housing a museum. Then it’s time to visit the famous Jal Mahal, a palace constructed on an island in Man Sagar Lake. 

ACTIVITIES: Elefantastic, Sightseeing
MEALS: Breakfast, lunch and dinner ( Lunch during Elefantastic ).

Delhi: End of Journey

This will be the last day of journey as we’ll get in to our vehicles and drive back towards Delhi. If any of the guests need a drop to airport or railway station to their journey elsewhere, it will be arranged according to their requirements.

Accommodation provided from 15th February night in Delhi till 21st February night in Jaipur.

Please read disclaimer, terms and conditions and cancellation policy on this link.

Culinary Tour of India with Chef : December 2015

This culinary tour with a chef will take you to Delhi, Agra, Jaipur and Jodhpur in 8 days. These culinary tours are great choice for foodies and are eclectic mixture of memorable activities like food walks, cooking demos, sightseeing, adventure and introduction to culture and history of India in one compact package. One major attraction o this culinary tour in December will be camping in desert in Jodhpur. The group size is kept small to ensure maximum attention to detail. All the culinary activities included in the tour will be led by Rajeev and his crew. Last date for booking a slot in this tour is 25th October.  

Places covered:

New Delhi, Agra, Jaipur and Jodhpur. 

Activities:

Food tours, cooking classes, playtime with elephants, desert safaris, introduction to spices. A professional photographer will stay with group to take their pictures during the tour and to help guests take some high quality pictures themselves.

Mode of transport:

By Road

Accomodation:

A mix of best heritage and boutique hotels in Delhi, Agra & Jaipur. Camp site in Jodhpur.

Meals:

All meals included from food tours, top specialty restaurants and hotels. 

Sightseeing:

Major tourist attractions of all cities in addition to some hidden gems on the way.

Cost:

US $ 2250 per person on twin sharing basis inclusive of all taxes.

Maximum group size:

15

Duration:

8 days, 8 nights.

Dates:

Reporting date 13th December. Official tour from 14th December till 21st December 2015

Last date for booking:

25th October 2015

Contact:

Email – info@indiafoodtour.com , Phone +91 98106 45418

Travel Itinerary

On 13th December, a day before the tour officially starts, all the guests will be taken for a special welcome dinner with Rajeev . This one will be a gourmet dinner in one of best restaurants in New Delhi and a way to introduce guests with each other in an informal setting. Rajeev and his crew will provide them with a a few details and guidelines for the trip before it officially begins a day later.

  • DAY 1
  • DAY 2
  • DAY 3
  • DAY 4
  • DAY 5
  • Day 6
  • Day 7
  • Day 8

Delhi: Delhi Food Tour

Food tour in Delhi

This culinary tour will officially begin with a full day food tour of Delhi.  This tour which is the top ranked culinary tour service in Delhi will serve as a great introduction to Indian food and culture and will help set the tone for rest of your trip to India. There will be approximately 16-18 different Indian food dishes from different Indian cuisines and you’ll visit  up to 10 different food joints in Old Delhi, Central and South Delhi. All of the food joints that you’ll visit have been in business for generations and are famous for their quality of food. The oldest place in the list is in business for 110 years and youngest for 40. You’ll sample delicacies like samosa, lassi, butter chicken, kulfi (Indian ice creams), melt in m0uth kebabs and much more. The Old Delhi part of the tour will take you through the old, narrow streets of medieval Delhi marked by old mansions, centuries old market and thousands of people going on with their daily routines. Each lane in this area is a market for different commodity like invitation cards, spices, bicycles, cameras, utensils, vegetables, clothes , shoes, books and much more. The food tour will also include a visit to Spice Market of Delhi in which the you will learn about various kinds of spices used in Indian cooking and spending a few minutes inside a temple which feeds more than 10000 people every day.

ACTIVITIES: Food tour of Delhi, sightseeing
MEALS: Breakfast in hotel. Lunch and dinner during food tour

Delhi: Sights of Delhi

It’s time to cook some of the things that you sampled the day before in a half day cooking class led by a chef and his family.  The class will begin with making of masala chai (Indian tea) along with some fried Indian snacks, pakodas which are best enjoyed hot. Enjoy your piping hot chai with pakodas as the chef gives you an introduction about Indian food and he things to expect during the cooking class. Then it’ll be the time to don the aprons and start cooking. You’ll learn to cook proper Indian meals consisting of pulao, daaal (lentils), egg plant,raita, rotis (flat Indian breads), stuffed paranthas (stuffed and fried rotis), vegtables and more. Dessert will be in form of halwa. Non-vegetarian food can also be covered in form of butter chicken, chicken tikka, mutton curry etc. The cooking class will end with a meal of all the things cooked by you. All the participants will also receive a small gift hamper of some of the basic Indian spices used in a typical north-Indian kitchen. After the cooking class, you will leave to visit Humayun’s Tomb and Akshardham Temple. The sightseeing will end with India Gate and Rajpath . This area is the favourite family picnic spot for residents of New Delhi and is quite picturesque, specially after dark.

ACTIVITIES: Introduction to spice, Cooking class, Delhi sightseeing
MEALS: Breakfast and Dinner in hotel, lunch during cooking class.

Delhi-Agra: Taj Mahal

Photo tour Taj Mahal

Wake up early and get in to your vehicle for a 3 hours drive to Agra. Leave your luggage at the hotel and reach Taj Mahal, one of the 7 wonders of the world. According to most people, it looks much better in real life than in photos. Enjoy your time there, soaking in all the sights and thousands of small but mind blowing details that most people miss without someone to tell them. Take a walk in the gardens and enjoy the play of water in fountains which increase it’s beauty many times over. Sit on the marble bench and get your photos clicked in the same place where countless celebrities like Diana have posed for pictures. Walk out and reach Agra Fort made of red sandstone for an interesting history lesson. As you walk through various parts of the fort, notice the breathtaking views of Taj Mahal as well as the Agra town which will come up. After this, we’ll take a walk through the centuries old  and famous Agra market and take a look at the wide variety of colourful art and various other things on display. 

ACTIVITIES: Agra sightseeing
MEALS: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Agra – Jaipur: Food tour of Jaipur

Jaipur tours

After an early wake up, we will drive towards Jaipur and check in the hotel for a couple of hours of rest and freshening up. After this we will begin to explore the Pink City of India by a delightful city walk through it’s old markets and lanes. We’ll  walk through the streets and pink markets enjoying the sights of this easy going city and sample all the delicious food it has to offer. During the Jaipur tour we’ll sample different types of delicious kachouris, chai prepared over charcoal fire, some justly famous Rajasthani sweets, around half  a dozen different snacks and a big traditional Rajasthani dinner at the end.  Sightseeing part will cover sights such as Galta jee Temple (with it’s resident population of monkeys and langoors),  Nahargarh Fort and a few more depending upon available time.  Explore the local markets with their mind boggling varieties of colours, fragrances and people selling and buying almost everything under the sun like clothes, jewelery, bangles, shoes, utensils, spices and much more. These traditional markets of Jaipur are a big attraction by themselves. The visitors will be introduced to some of the ingredients used in traditional Rajasthani cooking.

ACTIVITIES: Food tour of Jaipur, Sightseeing
MEALS: Breakfast, lunch and dinner. ( Lunch and dinner during food tour)

Jaipur: Playtime with gentle giants

playtime with elephants in Jaipur

After an early breakfast, it’s time to have some fun with friendly and intelligent elephants of Elefantastic. We’ll have the chance to ride them, play, feed and do a tons of fun things with the gentle giants. The trainers take very good care of the animals and they are treated as family members instead of an owned animal. After lunch,  it’s time for a visit to the famous Hawa Mahal (Palace of wind). It’s 5 stories tall and built of red and pink sandstone. Front of Hawa Mahal consists of 953 small windows (jharokhas) which are decorated with intricate lattice work. You’ll then visit Jantar Mantar, an incredible astronomical observatory built in early 18th century by Maharaja Jai Singh. After observatory, we visit Jaipur City Palace which is still partly a royal residence in addition to housing a museum. Then it’s time to visit the famous Jal Mahal, a palace constructed on an island in Man Sagar Lake. 

ACTIVITIES: Elefantastic, Sightseeing
MEALS: Breakfast, lunch and dinner ( Lunch during Elefantastic ).

Jodhpur: Osian Desert

After breakfast, it will be the time to hit the road again as we start driving towards Jodhpur. Normal travel time to reach there is about 5 hours. Along the way, there will be a few rest stops in a few places like Ajmer. Instead of a hotel, the stay in Jodhpur will be a in a campsite in desert in a place called Osian, just outside Jodhpur city. Rest of day will be free for rest and exploration. It will be your first night out, away from the crowd of city close to nature. You can go for a desert safari on a camel or jeep in evening.

ACTIVITIES: Sightseeing, jeep and/or camel safari

Jodhpur: Blue City

The day will be dedicated to exploration of the Blue city, Joshpur. But first You will visit the impressive Mehrangarh fort which is situated 122 m above the city. The impressive fort includes attractions such as Sheesha Mahal, Moti Mahal, Fool Mahal and Takh Vilas, each one of which is a major attraction by itself. The day can cover a number of attractions like Jaswant Thada, Balsamand Lake, Mandore Gardnes and a few other depending upon available time. Evening time will be spent in a detailed Mewari cooking demonstration. Food prepared during cooking class will be served for dinner.

ACTIVITIES: Sightseeing, jeep and/or camel safari, cooking class
MEALS: Breakfast, lunch and Dinner

Back To Delhi

This will be the last day of journey as we’ll get in to our vehicles and drive back towards Delhi. If any of the guests need a drop to airport or railway station to their journey elsewhere, it will be arranged according to their requirements.

Accommodation provided from 13th December night in Delhi till 21st December  night in Jodhpur.

Please read disclaimer, terms and conditions and cancellation policy on this link.

Culinary Tour of India with Chef : November 2015

This one is our 2nd culinary tour with a chef of this season.  This tour of India will cover Delhi, Agra, Jaipur in 8 days. These culinary tours are great choice for foodies and are eclectic mixture of memorable activities like food walks, cooking classes, sightseeing, adventure and introduction to culture and history of India in one compact package. The group size is kept small to ensure maximum attention to detail. All the culinary activities included in the tour will be led by Rajeev and his crew. Last date for booking a slot in this tour is 20th October.   

Places covered:

India’s Golden Triangle which includes New Delhi, Agra and Jaipur 

Activities:

Food tours, cooking classes, playtime with elephants, desert safaris, introduction to spices. A professional photographer will stay with group in Delhi to take their pictures during the tour and to help guests take some high quality pictures themselves.

Accomodation:

A mix of best heritage and boutique hotels in all cities.

Meals:

All meals included from food tours, top specialty restaurants and hotels. 

Transport:

In comfortable air-conditioned vehicles.

Sightseeing:

Major tourist attractions of all cities New Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Udaipur in addition to some hidden gems on the way.

Cost:

US $ 2350 per person on twin sharing basis inclusive of all taxes.

Maximum group size:

15

Duration:

6 days, 6 nights.

Dates:

Reporting date 15th November. Tour from 16th November till 22nd November 2015. 

Last date for booking:

20th October 2015

Contact:

Email – info@indiafoodtour.com , Phone +919810645418 , +918802105459

Travel Itinerary

On 15th November, a day before the tour officially starts, all the guests will be taken for a special welcome dinner with the chef . This one will be a gourmet dinner in one of best restaurants in New Delhi and a way to introduce guests with each other in an informal setting. Rajeev and his crew will provide them with a a few details and guidelines for the trip before it officially begins a day later.

  • DAY 1
  • DAY 2
  • DAY 3
  • DAY 4
  • DAY 5
  • Day 6

Delhi: Delhi Food Tour

delhi food tour

This culinary tour will officially begin with a full day food tour of Delhi.  This tour which is the top ranked culinary tour service in Delhi will serve as a great introduction to Indian food and culture and will help set the tone for rest of your trip to India. There will be approximately 16-18 different Indian food dishes from different Indian cuisines and you’ll visit  up to 10 different food joints in Old Delhi, Central and South Delhi. All of the food joints that you’ll visit have been in business for generations and are famous for their quality of food. The oldest place in the list is in business for 110 years and youngest for 40. You’ll sample delicacies like samosa, lassi, butter chicken, kulfi (Indian ice creams), melt in m0uth kebabs and much more. The Old Delhi part of the tour will take you through the old, narrow streets of medieval Delhi marked by old mansions, centuries old market and thousands of people going on with their daily routines. Each lane in this area is a market for different commodity like invitation cards, spices, bicycles, cameras, utensils, vegetables, clothes , shoes, books and much more. The food tour will also include a visit to Spice Market of Delhi in which the you will learn about various kinds of spices used in Indian cooking and spending a few minutes inside a temple which feeds more than 10000 people every day. 

ACTIVITIES: Food tour of Delhi, sightseeing
MEALS: Breakfast in hotel. Lunch and dinner during food tour

Delhi: Cook like the locals do

It’s time to cook some of the things that you sampled the day before in a half day cooking class led by a chef and his family.  The class will begin with making of masala chai (Indian tea) along with some fried Indian snacks, pakodas which are best enjoyed hot. Enjoy your piping hot chai with pakodas as the chef gives you an introduction about Indian food and he things to expect during the cooking class. Then it’ll be the time to don the aprons and start cooking. You’ll learn to cook proper Indian meals consisting of pulao, daaal (lentils), egg plant,raita, rotis (flat Indian breads), stuffed paranthas (stuffed and fried rotis), vegtables and more. Dessert will be in form of halwa. Non-vegetarian food can also be covered in form of butter chicken, chicken tikka, mutton curry etc. The cooking class will end with a meal of all the things cooked by you. All the participants will also receive a small gift hamper of some of the basic Indian spices used in a typical north-Indian kitchen. After the cooking class, you will leave to visit Humayun’s Tomb and Akshardham Temple. The sightseeing will end with India Gate and Rajpath . This area is the favourite family picnic spot for residents of New Delhi and is quite picturesque, specially after dark.

ACTIVITIES: Cooking class. Delhi sightseeing
MEALS: Breakfast and Dinner in hotel, lunch during sightseeing.

Delhi-Agra: Taj Mahal

Photo tour Taj Mahal

Wake up early and get in to your vehicle for a 3 hours drive to Agra. Leave your luggage at the hotel and reach Taj Mahal, one of the 7 wonders of the world. According to most people, it looks much better in real life than in photos. Enjoy your time there, soaking in all the sights and thousands of small but mind blowing details that most people miss without someone to tell them. Take a walk in the gardens and enjoy the play of water in fountains which increase it’s beauty many times over. Sit on the marble bench and get your photos clicked in the same place where countless celebrities like Diana have posed for pictures. Walk out and reach Agra Fort made of red sandstone for an interesting history lesson. As you walk through various parts of the fort, notice the breathtaking views of Taj Mahal as well as the Agra town which will come up. After this, we’ll take a walk through the centuries old  and famous Agra market and take a look at the wide variety of colourful art and various other things on display. 

ACTIVITIES: Agra sightseeing
MEALS: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Agra – Jaipur: Food tour of Jaipur

Jaipur tours

After an early wake up, we will drive towards Jaipur and check in the hotel for a couple of hours of rest and freshening up. After this we will begin to explore the Pink City of India by a delightful city walk through it’s old markets and lanes. We’ll  walk through the streets and pink markets enjoying the sights of this easy going city and sample all the delicious food it has to offer. During the Jaipur tour we’ll sample different types of delicious kachouris, chai prepared over charcoal fire, some justly famous Rajasthani sweets, around half  a dozen different snacks and a big traditional Rajasthani dinner at the end.  Sightseeing part will cover sights such as Galta jee Temple (with it’s resident population of monkeys and langoors),  Nahargarh Fort and a few more depending upon available time.  Explore the local markets with their mind boggling varieties of colours, fragrances and people selling and buying almost everything under the sun like clothes, jewelery, bangles, shoes, utensils, spices and much more. These traditional markets of Jaipur are a big attraction by themselves. The visitors will be introduced to some of the ingredients used in traditional Rajasthani cooking.

ACTIVITIES: Food tour of Jaipur, Sightseeing
MEALS: Breakfast, lunch and dinner. ( Lunch and dinner during food tour)

Jaipur: Playtime with gentle giants

playtime with elephants in Jaipur

After an early breakfast, it’s time to have some fun with friendly and intelligent elephants of Elefantastic. We’ll have the chance to ride them, play, feed and do a tons of fun things with the gentle giants. The trainers take very good care of the animals and they are treated as family members instead of an owned animal. After lunch,  it’s time for a visit to the famous Hawa Mahal (Palace of wind). It’s 5 stories tall and built of red and pink sandstone. Front of Hawa Mahal consists of 953 small windows (jharokhas) which are decorated with intricate lattice work. You’ll then visit Jantar Mantar, an incredible astronomical observatory built in early 18th century by Maharaja Jai Singh. After observatory, we visit Jaipur City Palace which is still partly a royal residence in addition to housing a museum. Then it’s time to visit the famous Jal Mahal, a palace constructed on an island in Man Sagar Lake. 

ACTIVITIES: Elefantastic, Sightseeing
MEALS: Breakfast, lunch and dinner ( Lunch during Elefantastic ).

Jaipur -Delhi: End of Journey

This will be the last day of journey as we’ll get in to our vehicles and drive back towards Delhi. If any of the guests need a drop to airport or railway station to their journey elsewhere, it will be arranged according to their requirements.

Accommodation provided from 15th November night in Delhi till 21st November night in Jaipur.

Please read disclaimer, terms and conditions and cancellation policy on this link.

Culinary Tour of India with Chef : December 2014

Bookings for Culinary Tour of India with chef Rajeev Goyal in December are open.  These culinary tours are an eclectic mixture of food walks, cooking demos, sightseeing, various fun activities, adventure and introduction to culture and history of India in one compact package. The group size is kept small to ensure maximum attention to detail. All the culinary activities will be led by Rajeev and his crew. Last date for booking a slot in this tour is 25th November.  Please note that bookings for November tours are over at this point. We will operate one such tour every month till March 2015. 

Places covered:

India’s Golden Triangle which includes New Delhi, Agra, Jaipur in addition to  Jodhpur, Osian. 

Activities:

Food tours, cooking classes, playtime with elephants, desert safaris, introduction to spices.

Mode of transport:

By road

Accomodation:

A mix of best heritage and boutique hotels in Delhi, Agra & Jaipur, luxury campsite in desert.

Meals:

All meals included from food tours, top specialty restaurants and hotels. Includes one welcome dinner on 15th with chef and one dinner in Jaipur with royal family.

Transport:

In comfortable air-conditioned vehicles.

Sightseeing:

Major landmarks of New Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Jodhpur in addition to some hidden gems on the way like Sambhar lake.

Cost:

US $ 2340 per person on twin sharing basis inclusive of all taxes.

Maximum group size:

16 

Duration:

8 days, 7 nights.

Dates:

Begins from 16th December 2014 from Delhi. Ends on 23rd December. Check in on 15th December.

Last date for booking:

25th November

Contact:

Email – info@indiafoodtour.com , Phone +91 98106 45418

Travel Itinerary

On 15th December, guests arriving in New Delhi will be picked up from New Delhi airport, railway station or nearby areas and transported to their hotel for rest and freshening up. Rajeev will meet up with them in the evening to take them for a gourmet dinner in one of best restaurants in New Delhi and also to provide them with a a few details and guidelines for the trip before it officially begins a day later.

  • DAY 1
  • DAY 2
  • DAY 3
  • DAY 4
  • DAY 5
  • Day 6
  • Day 7
  • Day 8

Delhi: Delhi Delights 

First day in Delhi will begin with a visit to  iconic Delhi landmarks, Lotus Temple, a beautiful Baha’i houseFood tour in  Delhi of worship built in 1986 and Qutub Minar, a 72 m tall tower built in 1193 and still standing tall. Noon will be the time to begin the food tour of Delhi from Old Delhi. This tour which is the top ranked culinary tour service in Delhi will serve as a great introduction to Indian food and culture and will help set the tone for rest of your trip to India. There will be approximately 16-18 different Indian food dishes from different Indian cuisines and you’ll visit  up to 10 different food joints in Old Delhi, Central and South Delhi. All of the food joints that you’ll visit have been in business for generations and are famous for their quality of food. The oldest place in the list is in business for 110 years and youngest for 40. You’ll sample delicacies like samosa, lassi, butter chicken, kulfi (Indian ice creams), melt in m0uth kebabs and much more. The Old Delhi part of the tour will take you through the old, narrow streets of medieval Delhi marked by old mansions, centuries old market and thousands of people milling about in their daily routine. Each lane in this area is a market for different commodity like invitation cards, spices, bicycles, cameras, utensils, vegetables, clothes , shoes, books and much more. The food tour will also include a visit to Spice Market of Delhi in which the you will learn about various kinds of spices used in Indian cooking and spending a few minutes inside a temple which feeds more than 10000 people every day.

ACTIVITIES: Food tour of Delhi, sightseeing
MEALS: Breakfast in hotel. Lunch and dinner during food tour

Delhi: Sights of Delhi

This day in Delhi will be dedicated to exploring it’s famous and not so famous corners. To start the tour, we’ll first visit Humayun’s Tomb, a majestic monument built in remembrance of Humayun, the first proper Mughal king. The tomb’s design was used in Taj Mahal and the similarities between the two monuments is quite obvious. Next stop will be the grand Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple, a beautiful complex full of beautiful art, gardens and fountains. It’s also the world record holder for World’s Largest Comprehensive Hindu Temple.
After lunch, we’ll visit the National Museum nearby, which is among the largest museums in India. A large number of articles ranging from pre-historic era to modern works of art are on display. Later, we will go to Raj Path and see President’s House, India Gate and gardens around it. India Gate is a war memorial constructed in memory of soldiers who died during World War 1 and Anglo Afghan wars. After a short walk, it’ll be time to head back to the hotel.

ACTIVITIES: Delhi sightseeing
MEALS: Breakfast Lunch and Dinner.

Delhi-Agra: Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal, Agra Delhi, Jaipur tour

Wake up early and get in to your vehicle for a 3 hours drive to Agra. Leave your luggage at the hotel and reach Taj Mahal, one of the 7 wonders of the world. According to most people, it looks much better in real life than in photos. Enjoy your time there, soaking in all the sights and thousands of small but mind blowing details that most people miss without someone to tell them. Take a walk in the gardens and enjoy the play of water in fountains which increase it’s beauty many times over. Sit on the marble bench and get your photos clicked in the same place where countless celebrities like Diana have posed for pictures. Walk out and reach Agra Fort made of red sandstone for an interesting history lesson. As you walk through various parts of the fort, notice the breathtaking views of Taj Mahal as well as the Agra town which will come up. After this, we’ll take a walk through the centuries old  and famous Agra market and take a look at the wide variety of colourful art and various other things on display. 

ACTIVITIES: Agra sightseeing
MEALS: Breakfast, lunch and dinner . 

Agra – Jaipur: Food tour of Jaipur

After an early wake up, we will drive towards Jaipur and checin the hotel for a couple of hours of rest and freshening up. After this we will begin to explore the Pink City of India by a delightful food walk through it’s old markets and lanes. We’ll  walk through the streets and pink markets enjoying the sights of this easy going city and sample all the delicious food it has to offer. During the food tour we’ll sample different types of delicious kachouris, chai prepared over charcoal fire, some justly famous Rajasthani sweets, around half  a dozen different snacks and a big traditional Rajasthani dinner at the end.  During the food tour, we’ll cover sights such as Galta jee Temple (with it’s resident population of monkeys and langoors),  Nahargarh Fort and a few more depending upon available time.  Explore the local markets with their mind boggling varieties of colours, fragrances and people selling and buying almost everything under the sun like clothes, jewelery, bangles, shoes, utensils, spices and much more. These traditional markets of Jaipur are a big attraction by themselves. The visitors will be introduced to some of the ingredients used in traditional Rajasthani cooking.

ACTIVITIES: Food tour of Jaipur, Sightseeing
MEALS: Breakfast, lunch and dinner. ( Lunch and dinner during food tour)

Jaipur: Playtime with gentle giants

playtime with elephants in Jaipur

After an early breakfast, it’s time to have some fun with friendly and intelligent elephants of Elefantastic. We’ll have the chance to ride them, play, feed and do a tons of fun things with the gentle giants. The trainers take very good care of the animals and they are treated as family members instead of an owned animal. After lunch,  it’s time for a visit to the famous Hawa Mahal (Palace of wind). It’s 5 stories tall and built of red and pink sandstone. Front of Hawa Mahal consists of 953 small windows (jharokhas) which are decorated with intricate lattice work. You’ll then visit Jantar Mantar, an incredible astronomical observatory built in early 18th century by Maharaja Jai Singh. After observatory, we visit Jaipur City Palace which is still partly a royal residence in addition to housing a museum. Then it’s time to visit the famous Jal Mahal, a palace constructed on an island in Man Sagar Lake. The dinner will be another star attraction of this day as we’ll enjoy a traditional Rajasthani dinner with an old royal family of the city.

ACTIVITIES: Elefantastic, Sightseeing
MEALS: Breakfast, lunch and dinner ( Lunch during Elefantastic, dinner with royal family).

Jaipur-Osian (Jodhpur): Camping in desert

Another early morning wake up call and we drive towards Osian near Jodhpur . On the way, we’ll stop at Sambahar lake, India’s largest inland salt water lake. It’s area varies between 190 to 230 sq km and is the source of nearly 9% of India’s salt production. A large number of migratory birds call make this lake their winter home every year. We can visit some salt making workshops and observe the process from up close. Later, we get in to our vehicle and reach Osian camp site by late afternoon.. After a bit of rest, we will take a walk in the desert and prepare to enjoy the sunset and activities planned. The dinner, a traditional Rajasthani village meal from the region will be served around a campfire to be enjoyed under open night skies away from city.  To make the night more lively, some dancers and artisans from nearby villages will put up an entertaining performance. The night will be spent in the campsite in desert.

ACTIVITIES:  Sightseeing, Camping in desert, Cultural night.
MEALS: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Jodhpur: Cooking time

Spices used in Indian cooking

This day will begin with a morning camel safari of the Thar desert. You’ll enjoy the ride, views of ever shifting sand dunes, spot some elusive wildlife as well as  visit nearby tribal villages where you observe their way of life from up close. If interested, you can dress up like them, eat in their kitchens, spend some time with domesticated animals and so on. It’s a great opportunity to learn about the way of life of simple Indian villagers.  A jeep safari can also be arranged if desired. We’ll then drive to Jodhpur city and visit the impressive Mehrangarh fort which is situated 122 m above the city.  The impressive fort includes attractions such as Sheesha Mahal, Moti Mahal, Fool Mahal and Takh Vilas, each one of which is a major attraction by itself. Evening will be dedicated to an interactive cooking demo in which you’ll learn the secrets of some traditional Indian including Rajasthani dishes and sweets. We’ll learn to cook around 12-14 different dishes from different Indian cuisines and learn the basics of using spices and other ingredients to make awesome meals in easiest possible way. The details that the chef Rajeev would have shared with you during the food tours and other related activities will prove useful here. Dinner will include the dishes cooked during the demo. 

ACTIVITIES: Desert safari, cooking class, sightseeing
MEALS: Breakfast, lunch and dinner. ( Dinner with cooking class)

Jodhpur-Delhi: End of Journey

This will be the last day of journey as we’ll get in to our vehicles and drive back towards Delhi. If any of the guests need a drop to airport or railway station to their journey elsewhere, it will be arranged according to their requirements.

Please read disclaimer, terms and conditions and cancellation policy on this link.

Culinary Tour of India With A Chef

As Indian food gains popularity all over the world, more and more people want to explore Indian cuisine in more detail.  A lot of tourists want to participate in activities like food tours, cooking classes, kitchen tours, introduction to spices, tea tasting, wine tasting and so on. Although we are already operating such activities in a few cities across India for quite some time with great response, the tours of India with a chef are meant for discerning travelers who want to learn more about Indian food than what’s possible in a day. Such culinary tours have one ore more chefs and culinary experts as the tour leaders and are designed to include the best of sightseeing, activities and Indian food in the most enjoyable way.

All the culinary activities which include food tours, cooking classes and demos, kitchen tours and major meals are done under the expert supervision of a chef for maximum attention to detail. Right now, we are offering Tours With A Chef 1-3 times a year with destinations like Delhi, Rajasthan and Agra and are in process of including some  other destinations like Kerala, Goa, Mumbai and Tamilnadu. The group size of these culinary tours is be between 10 to 15. The services provided are as :

TRANSPORT

In private or shared car with driver, air or train.

ACCOMMODATION

Hotels, guest houses, heritage properties, campsite 

ENDURANCE LEVEL

Anyone to Expert. Depends upon destinations and activities chosen.

ACTIVITIES

Food tours, cooking classes, market tours, kitchen tours, photography tours,  Cultural activities, Meditation, Yoga,  sightseeing, Volunteer activities

DURATION

Variable

MEALS

By choice

COST

From INR 90,000 onwards ( US $ 1,500). Depending upon group size and itinerary.

GROUP SIZE

10 to 15

Please take a look at the Tour With A Chef packages listed below to know what we offer. These packages can also be modified in any way possible by adding or removing the destinations or an entirely new one created to suit the needs of guests. These can be chosen for a private tour. 

Foodies Trip of Delhi, Agra, Jaipur & Varanasi

Places covered:

New Delhi, Agra, Jaipur & Varanasi.

Activities:

Food tours, cooking classes, photo walks,  playtime with elephants, boat rides,  introduction to spices, city walks.

Mode of transport:

By road, train or air.

Accomodation:

A mix of best luxury and heritage hotels.

Transport:

In comfortable air-conditioned vehicles.

Sightseeing:

Major landmarks of all cities in addition to some hidden gems on the way.

Duration:

7 days, 6 nights. ( Option to add more days)

UPDATE ITINERARY:

Travel Itinerary

  • DAY 1
  • DAY 2
  • DAY 3
  • DAY 4
  • DAY 5
  • Day 6
  • Day 7

Delhi: Delhi Delights

First day in Delhi will be the time to begin the food tour of Delhi from Old Delhi. This tour which is the top ranked culinary tour service in Delhi will serve as a great introduction to Indian food and culture and will help set the tone for rest of your trip to India. There will be approximately 16-18 different Indian food dishes from different Indian cuisines and you’ll visit  up to 10 different food joints in Old Delhi, Central and South Delhi. All of the food joints that you’ll visit have been in business for generations and are famous for their quality of food. The oldest place in the list is in business for 110 years and youngest for 40. You’ll sample delicacies like samosa, lassi, butter chicken, kulfi (Indian ice creams), melt in mouth kebabs and much more. The Old Delhi part of the tour will take you through the old, narrow streets of medieval Delhi marked by old mansions, centuries old market and thousands of people milling about in their daily routine. Each lane in this area is a market for different commodity like invitation cards, spices, bicycles, cameras, utensils, vegetables, clothes , shoes, books and much more. The food tour will also include a visit to Spice Market of Delhi in which the you will learn about various kinds of spices used in Indian cooking and spending a few minutes inside a temple which feeds more than 10000 people every day.

ACTIVITIES: Food tour of Delhi, sightseeing
MEALS: Breakfast in hotel. Lunch and dinner during food tour.

Delhi: Sights of Delhi

This day in Delhi will be dedicated to exploring it’s famous and not so famous corners. To start the tour, we’ll first visit Humayun’s Tomb, a majestic monument built in remembrance of Humayun, the first proper Mughal king. The tomb’s design was used in Taj Mahal and the similarities between the two monuments is quite obvious. Next stop will be the grand Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple, a beautiful complex full of beautiful art, gardens and fountains. It’s also the world record holder for World’s Largest Comprehensive Hindu Temple.
After lunch, we’ll visit the National Museum nearby, which is among the largest museums in India. A large number of articles ranging from pre-historic era to modern works of art are on display. Later, we will go to Raj Path and see President’s House, India Gate and gardens around it. India Gate is a war memorial constructed in memory of soldiers who died during World War 1 and Anglo Afghan wars. After a short walk, it’ll be time to head back to the hotel.

ACTIVITIES: Delhi sightseeing. Optional: Sightseeing tour of Delhi with a local photographer.
MEALS: Breakfast Lunch .

 OPTIONAL DAY 2: Cooking Class in Delhi

It’s time to cook some of the things that you sampled the day before in a half day cooking class led by a chef and his family.  The class will begin with making of masala chai (Indian tea) along with some fried Indian snacks, pakodas which are best enjoyed hot. Enjoy your piping hot chai with pakodas as the chef gives you an introduction about Indian food and he things to expect during the cooking class. Then it’ll be the time to don the aprons and start cooking. You’ll learn to cook proper Indian meals consisting of pulao, daaal (lentils), egg plant,raita, rotis (flat Indian breads), stuffed paranthas (stuffed and fried rotis), vegtables and more. Dessert will be in form of halwa. Non-vegetarian food can also be covered in form of butter chicken, chicken tikka, mutton curry etc. The cooking class will end with a meal of all the things cooked by you. All the participants will also receive a small gift hamper of some of the basic Indian spices used in a typical north-Indian kitchen. After the cooking class, you can visit India Gate, Rajpath and President’s House. This area is the favourite family picnic spot for residents of New Delhi and is quite picturesque, specially after dark.

ACTIVITIES: Cooking class, sightseeing.
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch.

Delhi – Jaipur : City walk of Jaipur and cooking class

After an early wake up, we will drive towards Jaipur and check in the hotel for a couple of hours of rest and freshening up. After this we will begin to explore the Pink City of India by a delightful city walk through it’s old markets and lanes. We’ll  walk through the streets and pink markets enjoying the sights of this beauiful and historic city.  During the Jaipur tour, we’ll cover sights such as Galta jee Temple (with it’s resident population of monkeys and langoors),  Nahargarh Fort and a few more depending upon available time.  Explore the local markets with their mind boggling varieties of colours, fragrances and people selling and buying almost everything under the sun like clothes, jewelery, bangles, shoes, utensils, spices and much more. These traditional markets of Jaipur are a big attraction by themselves.

Jaipur: Playtime with gentle giants 

After an early breakfast, it’s time for some sightseeingit’s time to have some fun with friendly and intelligent elephants of Elefantastic. We’ll have the chance to ride them, play, feed and do a tons of fun things with the gentle giants. The trainers take very good care of the animals and they are treated as family members instead of an owned animal. After the lunch, it’s time for a visit to the famous Hawa Mahal (Palace of wind). It’s 5 stories tall and built of red and pink sandstone. Front of Hawa Mahal consists of 953 small windows (jharokhas) which are decorated with intricate lattice work. You’ll then visit Jantar Mantar, an incredible astronomical observatory built in early 18th century by Maharaja Jai Singh. After observatory, we visit Jaipur City Palace which is still partly a royal residence in addition to housing a museum. Then it’s time to visit the famous Jal Mahal, a palace constructed on an island in Man Sagar Lake.

ACTIVITIES: Elefantastic, Sightseeing
MEALS: Breakfast, lunch ( Lunch during Elefantastic).

Agra : Taj Mahal trip

Wake up early and get in to your vehicle for a 3 hours drive to Agra. Leave your luggage at the hotel and reach Taj Mahal, one of the 7 wonders of the world. According to most people, it looks much better in real life than in photos. Enjoy your time there, soaking in all the sights and thousands of small but mind blowing details that most people miss without someone to tell them. Take a walk in the gardens and enjoy the play of water in fountains which increase it’s beauty many times over. Sit on the marble bench and get your photos clicked in the same place where countless celebrities like Diana have posed for pictures. Walk out and reach Agra Fort made of red sandstone for an interesting history lesson. As you walk through various parts of the fort, notice the breathtaking views of Taj Mahal as well as the Agra town which will come up. After this, we’ll take a walk through the centuries old  and famous Agra market and take a look at the wide variety of colourful art and various other things on display.

ACTIVITIES: Agra sightseeing.
MEALS: Breakfast, lunch .

Agra – Varanasi: The Ancient City

Wake up early and catch 8:30 am flight to Varanasi. You will reach your hotel by 1:30 pm for rest, shower and lunch. Your guide for Varanasi will then take you to a tour through this ancient city of religion and rituals. A part of the evening will be spent in a sunset boat ride on river Ganga. You will have the chance to see the numerous ghaats, temples and crowds from boat as it floats by. Then you will visit famous Dashashwamedh ghaat for it’s evening aarti (prayer ritual). During your day out, you can also visit a few temples like Lord Vishwanath temple and a few others if there is enough time.

ACTIVITIES: Boat ride in Ganga river.
MEALS: Breakfast and dinner.

Saying goodbye to Ganga

The day will begin with a an early morning boat ride on river Ganga. At this time, most of the city is still sleeping and people who are awake are busy with their morning rituals and prayers. Unlike the colourful, noisy and crowded evenings, the mornings are calmer, relaxing and slow paced till the sun is fairly high. He temples are still busy though and you can listen to the morning prayers going on all over. Some people float a bunch flowers and earthen lamps in a boat made of leaves as a way of prayer or greeting to the river which you can do if you wish. Finish the boat ride to get back to hotel for rest and breakfast. Meet up with guide again and take a morning tour of the temples and nearby bazaars. After lunch, it will be time to collect your luggage and head to airport for flight back to Delhi.

ACTIVITIES: Boat ride in Ganga river.
MEALS: Breakfast and dinner.

Optional:

  • Tiger Safari in Ranthambore : Ranthambore is in between Jaipur and Agra is one of the best places in India for a jungle safari. A stay of 1 or more days can be arranged there in which you can do a jungle safari with very good chances of spotting the Royal Bengal tigers in their natural habitat.
  • Jodhpur: A  visit to Jodhpur ot Udaipur for 2 or more days can also be added to this trip. Please see this Udaipur itinerary and Jodhpur itinerary  for details.
  • 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.

Foodies Trip of Delhi, Agra, Jaipur & Jodhpur

Places covered:

New Delhi, Agra, Jaipur & Jodhpur.

Activities:

Food tours, cooking classes, photo walks, camel rides, playtime with elephants, kitchen tours, introduction to spices, city walks.

Mode of transport:

By road

Accomodation:

A mix of best luxury and heritage hotels.

Transport:

In comfortable air-conditioned vehicles.

Sightseeing:

Major landmarks of all cities in addition to some hidden gems on the way.

Duration:

9 days, 8 nights. ( Option to add more days)

UPDATE ITINERARY:

Travel Itinerary

  • DAY 1
  • DAY 2
  • DAY 3
  • DAY 4
  • DAY 5
  • Day 6
  • Day 7
  • Day 8
  • Day 9

Delhi: Delhi Delights

First day in Delhi will be the time to begin the food tour of Delhi from Old Delhi. This tour which is the top ranked culinary tour service in Delhi will serve as a great introduction to Indian food and culture and will help set the tone for rest of your trip to India. There will be approximately 16-18 different Indian food dishes from different Indian cuisines and you’ll visit  up to 10 different food joints in Old Delhi, Central and South Delhi. All of the food joints that you’ll visit have been in business for generations and are famous for their quality of food. The oldest place in the list is in business for 110 years and youngest for 40. You’ll sample delicacies like samosa, lassi, butter chicken, kulfi (Indian ice creams), melt in mouth kebabs and much more. The Old Delhi part of the tour will take you through the old, narrow streets of medieval Delhi marked by old mansions, centuries old market and thousands of people milling about in their daily routine. Each lane in this area is a market for different commodity like invitation cards, spices, bicycles, cameras, utensils, vegetables, clothes , shoes, books and much more. The food tour will also include a visit to Spice Market of Delhi in which the you will learn about various kinds of spices used in Indian cooking and spending a few minutes inside a temple which feeds more than 10000 people every day.

ACTIVITIES: Food tour of Delhi, sightseeing
MEALS: Breakfast in hotel. Lunch and dinner during food tour

Delhi : Sights of Delhi

This day in Delhi will be dedicated to exploring it’s famous and not so famous corners. To start the tour, we’ll first visit Humayun’s Tomb, a majestic monument built in remembrance of Humayun, the first proper Mughal king. The tomb’s design was used in Taj Mahal and the similarities between the two monuments is quite obvious. Next stop will be the grand Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple, a beautiful complex full of beautiful art, gardens and fountains. It’s also the world record holder for World’s Largest Comprehensive Hindu Temple.
After lunch, we’ll visit the National Museum nearby, which is among the largest museums in India. A large number of articles ranging from pre-historic era to modern works of art are on display. Later, we will go to Raj Path and see President’s House, India Gate and gardens around it. India Gate is a war memorial constructed in memory of soldiers who died during World War 1 and Anglo Afghan wars. After a short walk, it’ll be time to head back to the hotel.

ACTIVITIES: Delhi sightseeing. Optional: Sightseeing tour of Delhi with a local photographer.
MEALS: Breakfast Lunch .

OPTIONAL DAY 2 : Cooking Magic

It’s time to cook some of the things that you sampled the day before in a half day cooking class led by a chef and his family.  The class will begin with making of masala chai (Indian tea) along with some fried Indian snacks, pakodas which are best enjoyed hot. Enjoy your piping hot chai with pakodas as the chef gives you an introduction about Indian food and he things to expect during the cooking class. Then it’ll be the time to don the aprons and start cooking. You’ll learn to cook proper Indian meals consisting of pulao, daaal (lentils), egg plant,raita, rotis (flat Indian breads), stuffed paranthas (stuffed and fried rotis), vegtables and more. Dessert will be in form of halwa. Non-vegetarian food can also be covered in form of butter chicken, chicken tikka, mutton curry etc. The cooking class will end with a meal of all the things cooked by you. All the participants will also receive a small gift hamper of some of the basic Indian spices used in a typical north-Indian kitchen. After the cooking class, you can visit India Gate, Rajpath and President’s House. This area is the favourite family picnic spot for residents of New Delhi and is quite picturesque, specially after dark.

ACTIVITIES: Cooking class, sightseeing
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch.

Delhi-Agra: Taj Mahal

Wake up early and get in to your vehicle for a 3 hours drive to Agra. Leave your luggage at the hotel and reach Taj Mahal, one of the 7 wonders of the world. According to most people, it looks much better in real life than in photos. Enjoy your time there, soaking in all the sights and thousands of small but mind blowing details that most people miss without someone to tell them. Take a walk in the gardens and enjoy the play of water in fountains which increase it’s beauty many times over. Sit on the marble bench and get your photos clicked in the same place where countless celebrities like Diana have posed for pictures. Walk out and reach Agra Fort made of red sandstone for an interesting history lesson. As you walk through various parts of the fort, notice the breathtaking views of Taj Mahal as well as the Agra town which will come up. After this, we’ll take a walk through the centuries old  and famous Agra market and take a look at the wide variety of colourful art and various other things on display.

ACTIVITIES: Agra sightseeing
MEALS: Breakfast, lunch . 

Agra – Jaipur: City walk of Jaipur and cooking class

After an early wake up, we will drive towards Jaipur and check in the hotel for a couple of hours of rest and freshening up. After this we will begin to explore the Pink City of India by a delightful city walk through it’s old markets and lanes. We’ll  walk through the streets and pink markets enjoying the sights of this beauiful and historic city.  During the Jaipur tour, we’ll cover sights such as Galta jee Temple (with it’s resident population of monkeys and langoors),  Nahargarh Fort and a few more depending upon available time.  Explore the local markets with their mind boggling varieties of colours, fragrances and people selling and buying almost everything under the sun like clothes, jewelery, bangles, shoes, utensils, spices and much more. These traditional markets of Jaipur are a big attraction by themselves.

You can also opt for a a traditional Rajasthani cooking class in evening which you can learn some famous dishes of the region.

ACTIVITIES: Sightseeing tour of Jaipur, Sightseeing. Optional – cooking class, food walk.
MEALS: Breakfast and dinner.

Jaipur: Playtime with gentle giants

After an early breakfast, it’s time for some sightseeingit’s time to have some fun with friendly and intelligent elephants of Elefantastic. We’ll have the chance to ride them, play, feed and do a tons of fun things with the gentle giants. The trainers take very good care of the animals and they are treated as family members instead of an owned animal. After the lunch, it’s time for a visit to the famous Hawa Mahal (Palace of wind). It’s 5 stories tall and built of red and pink sandstone. Front of Hawa Mahal consists of 953 small windows (jharokhas) which are decorated with intricate lattice work. You’ll then visit Jantar Mantar, an incredible astronomical observatory built in early 18th century by Maharaja Jai Singh. After observatory, we visit Jaipur City Palace which is still partly a royal residence in addition to housing a museum. Then it’s time to visit the famous Jal Mahal, a palace constructed on an island in Man Sagar Lake.

ACTIVITIES: Elefantastic, Sightseeing
MEALS: Breakfast, lunch ( Lunch during Elefantastic).

To Osian, Jodhpur 

After breakfast, it will be the time to hit the road again as we start driving towards Jodhpur. Normal travel time to reach there is about 5 hours. Along the way, there will be a few rest stops in a few places like Ajmer. Instead of a hotel, the stay in Jodhpur will be a in a campsite in desert in a place called Osian, just outside Jodhpur city. Rest of day will be free for rest and exploration. It will be your first night out, away from the crowd of city close to nature.

MEALS: Breakfast, Dinner.

Exploring the desert and it’s people.

The day will begin with a an early morning jeep safari of the desert. The driver will take you for an introductory drive of the area. During this drive, you will see sand dunes, see and meet some local villagers. It’s also possible to visit a few traditional Rajasthani villages nearby to observe and experience the life of a typical village in Rajasthan. You can help them tend their animals, visit their homes and taste some of their food. It’s a great opportunity to learn about the way of life of simple Indian villagers. After a bit of rest, we will take a walk in the desert and prepare to enjoy the sunset and activities planned. The dinner, a traditional Rajasthani village meal from the region will be served around a campfire to be enjoyed under open night skies away from city. You can also choose to do a camel safari.

Activity: Sightseeing, village visit, jeep and/or camel safari
MEALS: Breakfast,  Dinner.

Exploring Jodhpur

The day will be dedicated to exploration of the Blue city, Joshpur. But first You will visit the impressive Mehrangarh fort which is situated 122 m above the city. The impressive fort includes attractions such as Sheesha Mahal, Moti Mahal, Fool Mahal and Takh Vilas, eachone of which is a major attraction by itself. The day can cover a number of attractions like Jaswant Thada, Balsamand Lake, Mandore Gardnes and a few other depending upon available time. An optional cooking class specialising in local Jodhpuri cuisine.

ACTIVITY: Sightseeing. Optional : Cooking class
MEALS: Breakfast

Back to Delhi

This will be the last day of journey as we’ll get in to our vehicles and drive back towards Delhi. If any of the guests need a drop to airport or railway station to their journey elsewhere, it will be arranged according to their requirements.

Optional:

  • Tiger Safari in Ranthambore : Ranthambore on the way to Jaipur from Agra is one of the best places in India for a jungle safari. A stay of 1 or more days can be arranged there in which you can do a jungle safari with very good chances of spotting the Royal Bengal tigers in their natural habitat.
  • Udaipur: A  visit to Udaipur for 2 or more days can also be added to this trip. Please see this Udaipur itinerary for details.
  • 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.

Foodies Trip of Delhi, Agra, Jaipur & Udaipur

Places covered:

New Delhi, Agra, Jaipur & Udaipur.

Activities:

Food tours, cooking classes, photo walks,  playtime with elephants, kitchen tours, introduction to spices, city walks.

Mode of transport:

By road

Accomodation:

A mix of best luxury and heritage hotels.

Transport:

In comfortable air-conditioned vehicles.

Sightseeing:

Major landmarks of all cities in addition to some hidden gems on the way.

Duration:

9 days, 8 nights. ( Option to add more days)

UPDATE ITINERARY:

Travel Itinerary

  • DAY 1
  • DAY 2
  • DAY 3
  • DAY 4
  • DAY 5
  • Day 6
  • Day 7
  • Day 8
  • Day 9

Delhi: Delhi Delights

First day in Delhi will be the time to begin the food tour of Delhi from Old Delhi. This tour which is the top ranked culinary tour service in Delhi will serve as a great introduction to Indian food and culture and will help set the tone for rest of your trip to India. There will be approximately 16-18 different Indian food dishes from different Indian cuisines and you’ll visit  up to 10 different food joints in Old Delhi, Central and South Delhi. All of the food joints that you’ll visit have been in business for generations and are famous for their quality of food. The oldest place in the list is in business for 110 years and youngest for 40. You’ll sample delicacies like samosa, lassi, butter chicken, kulfi (Indian ice creams), melt in mouth kebabs and much more. The Old Delhi part of the tour will take you through the old, narrow streets of medieval Delhi marked by old mansions, centuries old market and thousands of people milling about in their daily routine. Each lane in this area is a market for different commodity like invitation cards, spices, bicycles, cameras, utensils, vegetables, clothes , shoes, books and much more. The food tour will also include a visit to Spice Market of Delhi in which the you will learn about various kinds of spices used in Indian cooking and spending a few minutes inside a temple which feeds more than 10000 people every day.

ACTIVITIES: Food tour of Delhi, sightseeing
MEALS: Breakfast in hotel. Lunch and dinner during food tour

Delhi: Sights of Delhi

This day in Delhi will be dedicated to exploring it’s famous and not so famous corners. To start the tour, we’ll first visit Humayun’s Tomb, a majestic monument built in remembrance of Humayun, the first proper Mughal king. The tomb’s design was used in Taj Mahal and the similarities between the two monuments is quite obvious. Next stop will be the grand Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple, a beautiful complex full of beautiful art, gardens and fountains. It’s also the world record holder for World’s Largest Comprehensive Hindu Temple.
After lunch, we’ll visit the National Museum nearby, which is among the largest museums in India. A large number of articles ranging from pre-historic era to modern works of art are on display. Later, we will go to Raj Path and see President’s House, India Gate and gardens around it. India Gate is a war memorial constructed in memory of soldiers who died during World War 1 and Anglo Afghan wars. After a short walk, it’ll be time to head back to the hotel.

ACTIVITIES: Delhi sightseeing. Optional: Sightseeing tour of Delhi with a local photographer.
MEALS: Breakfast Lunch .

OPTIONAL DAY 2: Cooking Magic

It’s time to cook some of the things that you sampled the day before in a half day cooking class led by a chef and his family.  The class will begin with making of masala chai (Indian tea) along with some fried Indian snacks, pakodas which are best enjoyed hot. Enjoy your piping hot chai with pakodas as the chef gives you an introduction about Indian food and he things to expect during the cooking class. Then it’ll be the time to don the aprons and start cooking. You’ll learn to cook proper Indian meals consisting of pulao, daaal (lentils), egg plant,raita, rotis (flat Indian breads), stuffed paranthas (stuffed and fried rotis), vegtables and more. Dessert will be in form of halwa. Non-vegetarian food can also be covered in form of butter chicken, chicken tikka, mutton curry etc. The cooking class will end with a meal of all the things cooked by you. All the participants will also receive a small gift hamper of some of the basic Indian spices used in a typical north-Indian kitchen. After the cooking class, you can visit India Gate, Rajpath and President’s House. This area is the favourite family picnic spot for residents of New Delhi and is quite picturesque, specially after dark.

ACTIVITIES: Cooking class, sightseeing
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch.

Delhi-Agra: Taj Mahal

Wake up early and get in to your vehicle for a 3 hours drive to Agra. Leave your luggage at the hotel and reach Taj Mahal, one of the 7 wonders of the world. According to most people, it looks much better in real life than in photos. Enjoy your time there, soaking in all the sights and thousands of small but mind blowing details that most people miss without someone to tell them. Take a walk in the gardens and enjoy the play of water in fountains which increase it’s beauty many times over. Sit on the marble bench and get your photos clicked in the same place where countless celebrities like Diana have posed for pictures. Walk out and reach Agra Fort made of red sandstone for an interesting history lesson. As you walk through various parts of the fort, notice the breathtaking views of Taj Mahal as well as the Agra town which will come up. After this, we’ll take a walk through the centuries old  and famous Agra market and take a look at the wide variety of colourful art and various other things on display.

ACTIVITIES: Agra sightseeing. 
MEALS: Breakfast Lunch .

 

Agra – Jaipur: City walk of Jaipur and cooking class

After an early wake up, we will drive towards Jaipur and check in the hotel for a couple of hours of rest and freshening up. After this we will begin to explore the Pink City of India by a delightful city walk through it’s old markets and lanes. We’ll  walk through the streets and pink markets enjoying the sights of this beauiful and historic city.  During the Jaipur tour, we’ll cover sights such as Galta jee Temple (with it’s resident population of monkeys and langoors),  Nahargarh Fort and a few more depending upon available time.  Explore the local markets with their mind boggling varieties of colours, fragrances and people selling and buying almost everything under the sun like clothes, jewelery, bangles, shoes, utensils, spices and much more. These traditional markets of Jaipur are a big attraction by themselves.

You can also opt for a a traditional Rajasthani cooking class in evening which you can learn some famous dishes of the region.

ACTIVITIES: Sightseeing tour of Jaipur, Sightseeing. Optional – cooking class, food walk.
MEALS: Breakfast and dinner.

Jaipur: Playtime with gentle giants

After an early breakfast, it’s time for some sightseeingit’s time to have some fun with friendly and intelligent elephants of Elefantastic. We’ll have the chance to ride them, play, feed and do a tons of fun things with the gentle giants. The trainers take very good care of the animals and they are treated as family members instead of an owned animal. After the lunch, it’s time for a visit to the famous Hawa Mahal (Palace of wind). It’s 5 stories tall and built of red and pink sandstone. Front of Hawa Mahal consists of 953 small windows (jharokhas) which are decorated with intricate lattice work. You’ll then visit Jantar Mantar, an incredible astronomical observatory built in early 18th century by Maharaja Jai Singh. After observatory, we visit Jaipur City Palace which is still partly a royal residence in addition to housing a museum. Then it’s time to visit the famous Jal Mahal, a palace constructed on an island in Man Sagar Lake.

ACTIVITIES: Elefantastic, Sightseeing
MEALS: Breakfast, lunch ( Lunch during Elefantastic).

To Udaipur via Ranakpur and Kumbhalgarh

Another early morning wake up call and we drive towards Udaipur with a rest and sightseeing stop at the famous Jain Temples of Ranakpur. These temples were constructed between 14th to 15th century and the architectural style is completely unique to whatyou’ll find elsewhere in India. One temple contains 1444 marble pillars, each one carved in exquisite detail. After the temples, we’ll drive to Kumbhalgarh where we’ll see the awe inspiring Kumbhalgarh fort with its 15 feet thick walls which extend for 38 km. The walls are second largest in Asia and have withstood the ravages of time quite well. There are around 360 temples inside the whole complex. After this, we’ll drive to Udaipur and reach our hotel by night.

MEALS: Breakfast and Dinner

Udaipur Sightseeing & Cooking Class 

We’ll start the day with a visit to City Palace museum and admire it’s vast collection of medieval and ancient artifacts housed in a beautiful building. The palace was built over a period of 400 years and is a mix of various architectural styles. Next, we’ll visit Jagdish Temple and observe the superb craftsmanship that makes this temple one of a kind. This white temple was built in 1651 and attracts a large number of devotees and tourists from distant places. A cooking class specialsing in Mewari cuisine can be arranged on request in evening in which you can learn a few signature dishes of Mewari cuisine from a chef or in a local home.

MEALS: Breakfast, lunch
ACTIVITIES: Cooking class of Mewari cuisine  (optional)

Lakes of Udaipur

The day will include a visit to Fateh Sagar lake, an artificial lake built in 1651. it’s situated in a picturesque setting with Aravali hills at 3 sides. We’ll take a boat ride and enjoy the sunset from one of the islands in between. Rest of the day will be free for rest or further exploration according to choice. Drive back to hotel for sleep. A food walk of Udaipur can also be arranged on request.

MEALS: Breakfast, lunch
ACTIVITIES: Food walk of Udaipur (optional)

Udaipur – Delhi: End of Journey

This will be the last day of journey as we’ll get in to our vehicles and drive back towards Delhi. If any of the guests need a drop to airport or railway station to their journey elsewhere, it will be arranged according to their requirements.

Optional:

  • Tiger Safari in Ranthambore : Ranthambore on the way to Jaipur from Agra is one of the best places in India for a jungle safari. A stay of 1 or more days can be arranged there in which you can do a jungle safari with very good chances of spotting the Royal Bengal tigers in their natural habitat.
  • Jodhpur: A  visit to Udaipur for 2 or more days can also be added to this trip. Please see this Jodhpur itinerary for details.
  • 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.