Highlight of the tour
You will master the flavours of Indian home cooking by learning from culinary experts.
India activates our sense through its exotic music, the vibrant colours of spices, the scent of incense, and the flavours of food.
Our culinary tour will submerge us in the local culture to reveal the spirit of the people of India’s princly state – Rajasthan.You’ll visit kitchens – many with wood fires and earthen pots – to learn the methods of northern Indian cooking, and then come away with delicious recipes.
Note: This itinerary focus on northern India’s food culture and traditions, and it involves cooking lessons and food visits. Although there are city and palace walking tours and some garden/marketplace/farm strolling.
DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN DELHI
You’ll be met upon your arrival at the Delhi international airport and chauffeured to the hotel for the night.
DAY 2: EXPERIENCE THE FLAVOURS & SIGHTS OF DELHI
Today you’ll start the orientation tour of Delhi including – a rickshaw will carry you through the narrow and bustling lanes of Chandni Chowk, Old Delhi’s bazaar filled with shops selling Indian spices, sweets, saris, jewellery, alongParanthe Wali Gali, a narrow street named for parantha (a fried Indian bread stuffed with spiced vegetables), later also visit the biggest mosque of India – Jama Masjid and drive past the Red Fort and visit Humayan’s Tomb.
Today in evening you will experience your first hands-on cooking experience joined by a chef in cooking a Punjabi dish such as Tandoori Kebabs or Kadai Chicken (local delicacies)Overnight in Delhi
DAY 3: ONWARD TO ORGANIC FARM
Drive to the organic Laksh Farms—located in a picturesque valley nestled in the Aravalli Hills, on the once-famous Dhauj Jheel — here you’ll spend the night and get lessons in traditional cooking. You’ll enjoy Chapati cooked on an open-air chula (wood-fired clay stove); palak (spinach) fresh from the fields; and paneer, curd (yogurt) made from Laksh cow milk. Overnight at Laksh Farms
DAY 4: DRIVE TO JAIPUR APPROX. 4-5 hrs.
After morning walk though the fields of Laksh Farm and your organic local breakfast you will drive another 4-5 hrs to Jaipur. Later in afternoon you’ll visit a local Rajput family for our first taste of the different spices and cooking styles unique to this region. The host will teach you delicacies and you can have dinner.Overnight at hotel.
DAY 5: EXPLORE JAIPUR
Today morning enjoy the cultural highlights of city visiting Amber Fort, City Palace and Jantar Mantar (astronomical observatory) later after visit walk through a streets along the Badi Chaupar (large square). Today evening you will enjoy the Royal dinner at Suvarna Mahal (Taj Rambagh Palace) – With its high ceilings, gilded mirrors and Florentine frescoes, Suvarna Mahal embodies the rich heritage of erstwhile rulers.
Overnight in Jaipur
DAY 6: DRIVE ONWARDS TO CHATTRA SAGAR DELUXE TENTED CAMP
The remote Chattra Sagar Tented Camp, situated on a reservoir with inspiring views across the grasslands. You’ll explore farm, visit local temples, villages, and meet the villagers. Learn the family recipes passed down through the generations; making Rajasthani Kababs grilled over hot coals; and preparing Khade Masale Ka Gosht, a spicy-hot dish made with goat or lamb and whole peppercorns and different varieties of local breads. Overnight at Chhatra Sagar deluxe tent camp
DAY 7: CHATTRA SAGAR DELUXE TENTED CAMP
Relax and enjoy cooking local delicacies of Rajasthan.Overnight at Chhatra Sagar deluxe tent camp
DAY 8: DRIVE ONWARDS TO ROHET GARH ESTATE
Drive onward to new culinary adventure—this time at Rohet Garh, a noble ancestral estate built in 1622 that specializes in traditional Marwari-region culture and cuisine. Situated on a lake in rural surroundings, the estate is now a stylish boutique hotel in remote western Rajasthan.
DAY 9: EXPLORE LOCAL VILLAGES
Today enjoy Jeep safari to a nearby Bishnoi villages – strict vegetarians whose spiritual practices include protecting natural ecosystems and wildlife. The blackbuck antelope, an endangered species, stays close to the Bishnoi. Yoy’ll see the blackbuck and meet local tribe Raikas (shepherds) wearing wonderful dresses. The village women will include us in preparing a vegetarian meal.Overnight at Rohet Garh
DAY 10: JODHPUR & DEPARTURE FROM DELHI
After an early breakfast, we drive to Jodhpur for a guided tour through the towering Mehrangarh Fort, which encloses several royal palaces and a museum. By noon we’ll transfer to the Jodhpur airport for the flight back to Delhi, where we’ll be met upon arrival. Depending on the time of your international flight departure, we’ll plan a home visit where we’ll be served a variety of Indian snacks.
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