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Try a delicious puri bhaji from a busy Delhi eatery
Zoom along Delhi’s ‘lane of parathas’ in a cycle rickshaw
Watch the beauty of the Taj Mahal shimmering in the sunlight
Be mesmerised by Jaipur’s pink-hued Palace of the Winds
Learn the tricks to making traditional Rajasthani cuisine in a cooking class
Spend the night in a 17th-century fortress
Perhaps watch the sun set from a lakeside rooftop restaurant in Udaipur
Munch on vada pav – Mumbai’s answer to hot chips
Watch the sun set on Chowpatty Beach
Enjoy the Portuguese-tinged flavours of Goa
Munch on flaky pastries in French-influenced Puducherry
Sample hot, pungent Chettinad curries at a Karaikudi cooking demonstration
Enjoy a street food crawl in Madurai
Explore a spice plantation on the edge of Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
Learn your pachadi from your kichadi at a Kerala cooking classMeals Not Mentioned In the Itinerary.
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Day 1 : Delhi
Celebrate the beginning of a wonderful culinary adventure with a traditional dinner at a restaurant whose owners can trace their lineage back to Mughal kings.
Day 2 : Delhi
Weave through Old Delhi’s morning streets, stopping at a chaiwala for a theatrical morning brew, then grab a street food snack for breakfast. Visit the Jama Masjid, Delhi’s oldest mosque, before eating a delightful vegetarian feast at a local Sikh temple. This evening, perhaps head out on your own food adventure or choose to visit a traditional Indian family home for a hands-on cooking experience.
Day 3 : Agra
Wake early to catch the train to mesmerizing Agra. Little can prepare you for the beauty of the Taj Mahal with its shimmering walls and intricate carvings. Explore this incredible site before visiting the equally impressive Agra Fort. In the evening head out on a chaat crawl. These savoury snacks are immensely popular across India and the Indian sub-continent and Agra in Uttar Pradesh serves up some of the country's best.
Day 4 : Karauli
Before leaving Agra, there’s a chance to see the Taj Mahal shine at sunrise. The beautiful Rajasthani town of Karauli is home to many beautiful shrines and temples, and it’s the perfect backdrop for experiencing local life. Stay at a heritage farm property that grows all its own produce, and enjoy a relaxed pace of life. Learn how to brew the perfect cup of chai with a local aficionado.
Day 5 : Jaipur
The ‘Pink City’ of Jaipur is magnificent in its whirl of colour and timeworn buildings. Wander through the astounding Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds) and don’t miss the chance to see a Bollywood film at the Raj Mandir Cinema.
Day 6 : Jaipur
Visit the stunning Amber Fort and lunch on kachori, deep-fried bread stuffed with veggies and lentils. In the afternoon, be introduced to Rajasthan’s regional dishes in a cooking class with a celebrated chef.
Day 7 : Heritage Stay
Leave the city behind and visit a small rural village for a true insight into Rajasthani life.
Day 8 : Heritage Stay
Stay in a 17th-century fortress and dine on traditional dishes of the desert like ker sangri (spicy bean and berries) and lal maas (spicy meat).
Day 9 : Udaipur
Make tracks to Udaipur. Take an orientation walk around this ‘City of Lakes’, discovering its winding streets and shops full of traditional Rajasthani wares. Udaipur has numerous rooftop restaurants so perhaps climb some stairs, settle in and watch the sun set over shimmering water while dining on scrumptious local cuisine.
Day 10 : Udaipur
Explore the market for ingredients for today’s cooking class, where we learn to make traditional thali.
Day 11 : Mumbai
Travel 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. Stop by the Dhobi Ghat the next morning for the amazing sight of this 140-year-old open-air laundry in action. Wander through the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus then stop for lunch at a restaurant dedicated to the Parsi cuisine. Take high tea at the Taj and explore stalls piled high with rice at the mouth-watering Crawford Market.
Day 12 : Mumbai
Enjoy free time exploring this fascinating city.
Day 13 : Goa
Arrive in Goa, India’s Portuguese-influenced city by the sea. Check out the local fish and vegetable market before seeing all this delectable produce whipped up into lunch.
Day 14 : Goa
Spend a heady morning at a spice plantation and then choose to relax on Goa’s lovely beaches or trawl the shops for presents. Savour a final group meal of local seafood and spicy curry before toasting the end of this adventure with a fresh fruit lassi… or a nip of feni, a bracing local liquor.
Day 15 : Chennai
Leave Goa for Chennai and jostle along the bustling streets through crowded markets and past majestic buildings, alongside rickshaws, bikes and wandering cows. Perhaps pick up a Tamil snack, such as a spicy samosa or flaky parotta, from a street stall before meeting your travel companions for an evening welcome dinner.
Day 16 : Pondicherry
Head to the Shore Temple in Mamallapuram, an incredible eighth-century monument overlooking the Bay of Bengal. Enjoy a home-cooked lunch with a fisherman's family, then transfer to Puducherry for an afternoon exploring the shaded streets of the French-influenced Old Quarter.
Day 17 : Pondicherry
Start your day with coffee and French toast at the Indian Coffee House, a former hangout for literary circles in the 60s and 70s. Learn about Tamil Nadu cuisine on a food tour of the Goubert market, then take a cooking class with a local chef and create the iconic sambar, along with other ‘Pondy’ favourites. Afterwards, enjoy a free afternoon, perhaps visiting the Museum or Joan of Arc statue, or trying a yoga class.
Day 18 : Kandukathan
Rise early for a long drive south to Kanadukathan, famous for its unique architecture and salt trade. Stop for lunch at a roadside dhaba for a vegetarian thali - a selection of dishes, combining all six different flavours (sweet, salty, bitter, sour, astringent and spicy) for a perfectly balanced meal. In the evening, enjoy a masterclass in Chettinad cuisine.
Day 19 : Madurai
Before leaving, take in the small market and temple on a walk through this sleepy little village. Arrive in Madurai - one of the oldest cities in the world - in the afternoon. Perhaps check out the Tailor’s Market or Ghandi Museum, or visit the multi-coloured Meenakshi temple.
Day 20 : Madurai
Spend your morning exploring Madurai’s buzzing bazaars, then take a street food tour with a passionate local foodie in the afternoon. Have the opportunity to sample delicacies such as peppercorn semolina, lentils and hand-churned ice cream made with sarsaparilla and seaweed!
Day 21 : Periyar
Travel by local bus to Thekkady, famous for its spice plantations and Periyar National Park. Visit a local spice farm and tour the growing fields of ginger, garlic, vanilla, pepper and cloves.
Day 22 : Backwater Home stay
Head to the jungle environs of Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary for a guided nature walk, keeping an eye out for bison, deer and elephants. Perhaps enjoy a traditional Ayurvedic massage in the afternoon, then join a cooking class at the family home of a Keralan cook.
Day 23 : Kerala Backwaters
Learn about another important crop in the region: tea. Enjoy a cup or two before your onward journey to Kerala Backwaters for an overnight stay on a houseboat. Join your hosts for lunch on arrival, then explore the network of rivers and canals with a local guide. In the evening, watch a cooking demonstration on how to prepare some traditional Keralan dishes.
Day 24 : Kochi
Wake early for a masterclass in preparing appam - a type of pancake made with fermented rice batter and coconut milk – a traditional Keralan staple. Walk off breakfast with a stroll through a nearby village, then take a pole boat ride through the backwaters. Transfer to the port town of Kochi, perhaps visiting the fishing island of Vypeen or seeking out the best coconut curry in town.
Day 25 : Kochi
Spend your morning exploring the city, then visit the 16th-century Dutch Palace - actually built by the Portuguese - and Pardesi Synagogue. Take part in an afternoon cooking class followed by a farewell dinner with the group.
Day 26 : Kochi
Your Real Food Adventure of South India ends this morning.
|No of pax||Age Limit||Price per pax (Rs)|
|Adult||Above 12 years||INR 278000 / Adult|
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