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$Price: On Demand

  • 11 Days / 12 Nights
  • DIWALI and DEV DIWALI in ONE and the DIVERSITY OF INDIA

Route: DELHI-AGRA-JAIPUR-BIJAIPUR-UDAIPUR-DELHI

Date: You choose (between September and April)

Note: This itinerary is fully customizable as per your wish.

Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and flavours of India on a 15-day food adventure., Experience everything from street food to home cooking, the Taj Mahal to the Amber Fort and temples to thali. Relax in a maharaja castle, see Jaipur’s breathtaking Palace of the Wind, explore the vibrant street food scenes of Delhi and Udaipur, and spend time in rural Rajasthan in a 17th-century fort. With tastes of India’s vibrant markets and the chance to try your hand at cooking, this unforgettable trip takes you to the cultural and gastronomic heart of India.

This tour is dotted with many cooking classes, not by the expert 5 star chefs but by the simple housewives in traditional Indian families. Whether you are a passionate cook yourself or just a foody, you will simply love to try your hand at this unique opportunity to learn some Indian dishes or enhance your skills if you are already fond of cooking.

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  • ITB-Highlights:* Experience some of India's best culinary traditions, such as Mughal, Rajasthani by dining at local restaurants, street-food vendors, countryside residences, and cooking classes.
  • * Leave with authentic recipes under your belt and surprise your friends back home with your newly acquired skills in Indian traditional cuisine
  • * This tour introduces you to a selection of India's famous foods. These include kachori, kulfi, chai, paratha, chaat, thali and more.
  • * Traditional Sari tying in a boutique in Jaipur
  • * Experience the colorful everyday life of India and market visits
  • * Indulge with local community to make an impact
  • * Folklore and local music programme at some places
  • * Visiting a village school during the trip
  • * And little surprise programmes throughout the trip
  • Included in the price:
    • Accommodation in double rooms on twin sharing basis
    • American/Continental breakfast throughout the tour.
    • All organised cooking classes
    • All food bills during all the food walks / heritage walks
    • Services of qualified local guides (English speaking or languages of your choice) throughout the tour.
    • For groups of 10 or more, the group will be accompanied by ITB Tour Escort.
    • All entrance fees to monuments during the sightseeing as mentioned above
    • All transfers on arrival and departure by ITB representative.
    • All transfers and sightseeing during the tour by air-conditioned car with driver.
    • For groups an individual air-conditioned bus will be provided
    • All presently applicable taxes including Service Tax.
  • Not Included in the price:
    • Air Fare
    • All other expenses of personal nature, like drinks, cameras fees, laundry bills etc
    • Tips at hotels, restaurants during meals, drivers & guides.

Tour Plan

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Day 1: ARRIVAL in DELHI from your country

Namaste! Welcome to India. You will be received at the airport by our representative and given a traditional welcome over there, followed by transfer to the Hotel.

Delhi is a lively and bustling city, packed with historic landmarks, museums, galleries, shops, and countless markets. It offers numerous options for sightseeing, activities, and dining.
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Day 2: in DELHI

After breakfast, you will tour New Delhi and see the famous Qutub Minar and Humayun's Tomb. Then, you will take a drive around colonial Delhi, which includes visiting India Gate, the majestic President's Palace, and the Indian Parliament.

In the afternoon visit Old Delhi. Begin with a trip to the renowned Jama Mosque from the 17th century. Take a brief walk through the colorful, narrow streets of the old city.

Your guided food walk will kick off from here in Old Delhi. This tour, the highest-rated culinary tour in Delhi, will provide an excellent introduction to Indian food and culture and set the tone for the rest of your trip.

You'll sample around 16-18 different Indian dishes from various culinary regions, and visit up to 10 food outlets in the Old Delhi area. All the food stops you'll visit have been in business for generations and are renowned for their delicious food. The oldest establishment has been open for 110 years, and the youngest for 40. You'll get to try delicacies such as samosas, lassis, kulfi (Indian ice creams), succulent kebabs and much more.

The Old Delhi section of the tour will guide you through the narrow and ancient streets of medieval Delhi, lined with old buildings and bustling with thousands of people going about their daily business. Each lane in this area serves as a marketplace for various commodities, such as spices, bikes, cameras, kitchenware, vegetables, clothes, shoes, books, and more.

The food tour will also stop at the Spice Market of Delhi where you can learn about different spices used in Indian cooking. You will also visit a temple that feeds over 10,000 people daily.
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Day 3: DELHI-AGRA

After breakfast, drive to the city of Taj, Agra.

Afternoon go see the impressive Red Fort. Emperor Akbar laid the foundation of the fort in 1565 and the construction continued until the time of Shahjahan. The tall red stone structure extends for approximately 1.5 miles, commanding a turn in the river Yamuna to the northwest of the Taj Mahal. The building is noteworthy for its seamless fusion of Hindu and central Asian architectural designs.

Why not join a chaat crawl for dinner tonight? This tasty snack is usually sold from roadside stalls or carts and its recipes, ingredients and flavours differ depending on the location - it's a great opportunity to sample them all! Spend the night in Agra.
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DAY 4: AGRA – Tajmahal and cooking classes

Visit the Taj Mahal at sunrise for amazing views and fewer crowds. Visit the Taj Mahal at sunrise for amazing views and fewer crowds. Please note that the Taj Mahal is closed on Fridays.

The Taj Mahal, one of the world's most iconic buildings, was constructed by Shah Jahan in honour of his wife Mumtaz. Its construction took over 20 years. We will stop at the Taj Mahal during sunrise - the most charming and serene time - to appreciate the legendary beauty of this symbol of love.

After a brief rest in your hotel, you will visit a traditional Indian family to learn cooking from the lady of the house. Learn how to cook Indian dishes in a fully equipped kitchen. The instructor will teach you how to prepare 5-6 dishes from a pre-selected menu. Afterwards, enjoy the food you cooked with the instructor. Its going to be a whole afternoon programme culminating into dinner.

Return to the hotel and for overnight stay in Agra
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DAY 5: AGRA-JAIPUR

Bid farewell to Agra and head towards the ‘Pink City’ of Jaipur. Jaipur was planned by royals and has amused guests for ages with its pink-coloured constructions and bustling markets. Catch a ride on a rickshaw and visit the Hawa Mahal or 'Palace of the Winds' - one of India's most captured buildings, to take some photos of your own. Afterwards, head to an outdoor food court where you can sample popular local dishes for lunch. These include thali, pav bhaji (a hearty vegetable curry served with bread), masala dosa (a crispy savoury crepe) and an array of sweet treats.
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DAY 6: JAIPUR

Visit the former capital of Amber and discover the Amber Fort by riding on an Elephant back, located high on a hilltop. This grand palace, a testament to Rajput architecture, was left behind by a fallen empire. Be awed by its picturesque surroundings, gazing at Maota Lake from above. Within the fort is the Sheesh Mahal, a remarkable building with mirrored walls that shimmer like a dream when lit by a match.

For your midday meal, savour the local delicacy of kachori. Kachoris are fried bread filled with vegetables and lentils and are a popular snack in northern India. If you prefer sweets, you can try mawa kachori – a deep-fried kachori stuffed with dried fruit and mawa (milk solids) and coated in sugar syrup.

Afterwards, go to a traditional Indian Family for a cooking class and discover how to make delicious plant-based Rajasthani dishes. You can learn to prepare 4-6 mouth-watering dishes. One of them will be the famous Gatta-Curry. This dish has a pleasant aroma and flavour.

Enjoy the food you cooked with the instructor for dinner before returning to your hotel.
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DAY 7: JAIPUR-BIJAIPUR

Depart the city and head to a historical lodging nestled among the Vindhyanchal Hills in the south-central region of Mewar, Rajasthan. Here you'll have the chance to explore the rural lifestyle and cooking customs. On the way, we'll make a pit stop in Chittorgarh to visist the largest fort ever buit in India, called Chittorgarh Fort. Rajasthan Thali lunch in the traditional Hotel Pratab Palace in Chittorgarh.

You'll be staying for two nights at the 16th-century Castle Bijaipur – now converted into a hotel whilst still boasting its original domes, arched windows, and doorways in its fortified walls. Enjoy the palace's mix of colonial and Mughal design while unwinding in the pool or gardens, experiencing the renowned Mewar charm.
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DAY 8: IN BIJAIPUR

Today, you will ride a jeep and visit neighbouring farming communities. This area is an essential part of agriculture and, depending on the time of year, you will see fields growing wheat, corn, lentils, eggplant, spinach, fenugreek, okra, green chillies, tomatoes, potatoes, gourd, onion, and garlic. Moreover, turmeric and cumin, two of India's favourite spices, are produced here. Return to your heritage accommodation and accompany the estate's chef to learn how the ingredients you observed today are incorporated into Rajasthani cuisine. The whole afternoon will be spent for this cooking session. You will learn many traditional dishes and how to make a pepping Masala Chai. Enjoy the outcome during a satisfying dinner on the palace premises with your group – this is an unforgettable experience!
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DAY 9: BIJAIPUR-UDAIPUR

After breakfast 3 hours drive to Udaipur, a delightful city famous for its many lakes and Hindu shrines and mansions, as well as its small but celebrated Jain places of worship. Jainism is one of the minority faiths in India and has one of the country's most demanding and spiritually motivated regimes.

Udaipur - the 'City of Lakes' - is situated on Lake Pichola's banks and offers interesting temples, grand palaces and stunning 'havelis' (merchant homes). Take a stroll down the winding streets and peruse shops that sell traditional Rajasthani items. Marvel at the treasures housed in the enormous City Palace - one of India's largest royal palaces - including intricate murals, antiques, and royal utensils. The remainder of the day is yours to explore at your leisure.

You will visit one of the many roof top restaurants for dinner in a very romantic surrounding around the lake Pichola.
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DAY 10: IN UDAIPUR

The day will start with a guided heritage walk through the old city to explore the historical buildings, temples, and other important monuments. The hustle and bustle of the pulsating life of the city will keep you on your toes. You will be taken to several renowned food joints of the old city to relish the local food which will also serve as lunch today.

Today’s afternoon is again reserved for an elaborate cooking demonstration and learning in a traditional Indian family. Join the fun, indulge in cooing with the head of the family and relish the food cooked together for dinner. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.
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DAY 11: UDAIPUR-DELHI FLIGHT

Take the flight to Delhi. On arrival in Delhi, farewell dinner at any local restaurant. No accommodation in Delhi. After dinner, transfer to international airport to board the flight back home

Fly back HOME. 

If your flight is on next day, we will book a hotel for you in delhi.

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