Real Food Adventure – India

14 days from Delhi – Goa Its ancient origins, diverse regional flavours and spicy notes wear a gastronomic masterpiece as impressive as the country itself. HIGHLIGHTS Breakfast with Delhi Locals on scrumptious street food Watch the beauty of the Taj Mahal shimmering in the sunlight Eat at a roadside dhaba, where food is cooked in traditional clay […]

14 days from Delhi – Goa

Its ancient origins, diverse regional flavours and spicy notes wear a gastronomic masterpiece as impressive as the country itself.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Breakfast with Delhi Locals on scrumptious street food
  • Watch the beauty of the Taj Mahal shimmering in the sunlight
  • Eat at a roadside dhaba, where food is cooked in traditional clay pots
  • Taste desert cuisine at a 17th century fortress in Rajasthan
  • Captivate the senses over a relaxing lunch at a spice plantation in Goa

INCLUSIONS

  • Accommodation – Hotel (10 nights), heritage property (2 nights), overnight sleeper train (1 night)
  • Transport – Plane, train, bus, overnight sleeper train, car, rickshaw, private vehicle, shuttle bus, metro
  • Group Size – Max 12
  • Meals – 12 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 5 Dinners

ITINERARY

 

Days 1-2
Delhi

Celebrate the beginning of a wonderful culinary adventure with – arguably – India’s best butter chicken. Weave through Old Delhi’s morning streets, stopping at a chaiwala for a theatrical morning brew, then grab a street food snack of puri bhaji (spiced potato and fried bread). Eat a delightful vegetarian feast a local Sikh temple then visit the Jama Masjid, Delhi’s oldest mosque..

Day 3
Agra

Wake early to catch the train to mesmerising Agra. Little can prepare for the beauty of the Taj Mahal with its shimmering walls and intricate carvings. Go on a chaat crawl before visiting Agra fort. Then, watch the imperial flavours of Mughlai cuisine come alive during a unique cooking demonstration. Dine like a Nughal emperor on all that’s been prepared.

Days 4-5
Jaipur

The “Pink City” is magnificent in its whirl of colour and time worn buildings. Wander through the astounding Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds) and be introduced to Rajasthan’s regional dishes in a cooking class with a celebrated chef.

Day 6
Jodhpur

Exchange pink hues for blue in the enchanting city of Jodhpur. Be blown away by the impressive Mehrangarh Fort, then descend into the Sardar Market and tour its ramshackle alleys, tasting makhaniya lassi, a cardamom and butter tinged yogurt drink.

Day 7
Heritage Stay

Leave the city behind and visit a small rural village. Stay in a 17th century fortress and dine on traditional desert dishes like ker snagri and lal maas.

Days 8-9
Udaipur

Take an orientation walk around this “City of Lakes” then learn to make traditional thali in a cooking class. Udaipur has numerous rooftop restaurants so climb some stairs, settle in and watch the sun set over shimering water while dining on scrumptious local cuisine.

Days 10-11
Mumbai

Fly to Mumbai and take a stroll along Chowpatty Beach at sunset. Snack on famous bhel puri, a delightfully crunchy mix of puffed rice, noodles, potato, onion and tamarind chutney. Be blinded by the glitter of Bollywood on a studio tour, then stop by a traditional coffee house for an invigorating cup of local brew.

Days 12-14
Goa

Arrive in Goa, India’s Portuguese influenced city by the sea. Check out the local market before buying ingredients for a cooking class. Spend a heady morning at a spice plantation and relax on Goa’s lovely beaches. Savour a meal of local seafood and spicy curry before toasting the end of this adventure with a fresh fruit lassi or a nip of feni.