Culinary Tour of North India

7 Nights

India

Our 7-night tour allows you to eat your way around India sampling some of the best street food on offer on an Old Delhi Food Walk, authentic dinner at a popular local restaurant in Delhi, visit a bustling bazaar in Jaipur and try the local delicacies at a famous sweet shop, and enjoy a cooking demonstration at a local noble family for dinner a must do experience. Head to Agra, visit the Taj Mahal by sunrise in the evening enjoy a guided food trail journey which will tantalize your taste buds where you can try the local specialities.

 

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Highlights

  • Food Walk Tour Old Delhi
  • Dinner at a local Delhi restaurant
  • Sweet tasting Jaipur bazaar
  • Jeep ride Amber Fort
  • Cooking demo with a family followed by dinner in Jaipur
  • Taj Mahal by Sunrise
  • Visit to Agra Fort
  • Food trail Agra
  • Day 1 - Day 1 - Arrive into Delhi
  • Day 2 - Day 2 - Delhi
  • Day 3 - Day 3 - Delhi
  • Day 4 - Day 4 - Delhi-Jaipur
  • Day 5 - Day 5 - Jaipur
  • Day 6 - Day 6 - Jaipur-Agra
  • Day 7 - Day 7 - Agra
  • Day 8 - Day 8 - Departure from Delhi
  • Additional Information

On arrival, meet your local representative at the airport and then be transferred to your hotel. Check-in begins at 2pm. The rest of your day is a leisure.

Overnight in Delhi

Accommodation:
Standard category: The Suryaa Delhi or similar
Premium category: The Sheraton Delhi similar

Meals Included: Room only

The Suryaa New Delhi

Property Location A stay at The Suryaa New Delhi places you in the heart of New Delhi, convenient to Jamia Millia Islamia and Humayun's Tomb. This 5-star hotel is within close proximity of Lotus Temple and Kalkaji Mandir.

In the morning, after breakfast at your hotel, enjoy “Old Delhi Food Walk” tour. A food walk through crowded markets of Old Delhi, this food walk will help you taste the best street food available in Delhi from some of the oldest food places in the city. During this food walk, we
will visit different food joints, each one of which is in business
for decades, some being as old as 120 years. We will walk
through some landmark markets, lively markets, ride rickshaws, walk a bit and stuff ourselves with delicious street food of Old Delhi.

The afternoon takes you to Old Delhi visiting Jama Masjid a praying centre& drive past Red Fort (Closed on Mondays) built by
Shahjahan, the builder of Taj Mahal in Agra, The construction lasted from 1639 to 1648. Later visit Raj Ghat -the final resting place of Mahatma Gandhi, the father of the nation.

Overnight in Delhi
Accommodation:
Standard category: The Suryaa Delhi or similar
Premium category: The Sheraton Delhi similar

Meals Included: Breakfast

The Suryaa New Delhi

Property Location A stay at The Suryaa New Delhi places you in the heart of New Delhi, convenient to Jamia Millia Islamia and Humayun's Tomb. This 5-star hotel is within close proximity of Lotus Temple and Kalkaji Mandir.

In the morning have breakfast at your hotel and then proceed to discover New Delhi. Drive past India Gate and The Government buildings also known as Lutyen’s Delhi named after their architect Edwin Lutyens. Visit Qutub Minar - built by Qutub-ud-din Aibak of the Slave Dynasty, who took possession of Delhi in 1206. It is a fluted
red sandstone tower, which tapers up to a height of 72.5 meters and is covered with intricate carvings and versesfrom the Qur'an.
Evening Enjoy a meal at a classic restaurant serving North Indian &
Mughal Cuisine.


Overnight in Delhi
Accommodation:
Standard category: The Suryaa Delhi or similar
Premium category: The Sheraton Delhi similar

Meals Included: Breakfast

The Suryaa New Delhi

Property Location A stay at The Suryaa New Delhi places you in the heart of New Delhi, convenient to Jamia Millia Islamia and Humayun's Tomb. This 5-star hotel is within close proximity of Lotus Temple and Kalkaji Mandir.

In the morming after breakfast at hotel, depart by road to Jaipur which will take approximately 6 hours and check in at your hotel.

In the evening visit the local colourful Johari Bazaar, the most popular market in Jaipur. Take a look at popular sweet shop in Jaipur and try the local delicacies.
Laxmi Mishthan Bhandar (LMB as it is popularly known) is one of the oldest restaurant in Jaipur. LMB has been
synonymous with Marwari food and sweets for decades. The sweet shop offers a variety of rich sweets, the famous one being Paneer Ghewar which is made of fresh cottage cheese, milk, flour and desi ghee. Later visit the Lassiwala for trying a local drink made of Yogurt and served in "kullad" (Earthen Pot) which need to be smashed after drinking.

Overnight in Jaipur

Accommodation:
Standard category: Four Points by Sheraton Jaipur or similar
Premium category: ITC Rajputana or similar

Meals Included: Breakfast

Four Points by Sheraton Jaipur, City Square

Property Location Centrally located in Jaipur, Four Points by Sheraton Jaipur, City Square is convenient to World Trade Park and Sawai Mansingh Stadium. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Birla Temple and Central Park.

After breakfast at your hotel, in the morning, take a half day excursion to Amber Fort. Enroute Photo stop at ‘Hawa Mahal’ (Palace of Winds).

Amber Fort – 7 miles north of Jaipur is Amber with it’s a honey-coloured fortress-palace in the Aravalli Hills which can be accessed by Jeep.  It has been described as “the sleeping beauty of Rajasthan”. Return will be provided by Jeep.

In the afternoon, continue with a City tour of Jaipur with a visit to Jai Singh’s Observatory which was built in the 17th century by the founder of Jaipur who, besides being a prince was also a soldier, astronomer and builder. Visit - City Palace, a part is now a museum that contains fine Rajput and Moghul paintings, rare manuscripts and an armoury, old carpets, and even amazingly embroidered clothes of the Maharajas and the Maharanis.

In the evening you will engage in a cooking demonstration and interact with a local Noble family followed by dinner.

Overnight in Jaipur

Accommodation:
Standard category: Four Points by Sheraton Jaipur or similar
Premium category: ITC Rajputana or similar

Meals Included: Breakfast

Four Points by Sheraton Jaipur, City Square

Property Location Centrally located in Jaipur, Four Points by Sheraton Jaipur, City Square is convenient to World Trade Park and Sawai Mansingh Stadium. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Birla Temple and Central Park.

In the morning after breakfast at your hotel, depart by road to Agra en route visit Fatehpur Sikri - The famous abandoned city in red sandstone which was built by the 3rd Mughal emperor
Akbar and it shared the Imperial duties with the more secure Agra only about 42 Kms away. The reasons for abandoning it and settling for Lahore seem obscure, but it could have been due to a severe shortage of water or due to the need of the Emperor to be closer to the action
where the Persian and Afghan armies were invading. Arrive Agra and proceed to your hotel for check in.

Overnight in Agra

Accommodation:
Standard category: Hotel Clarks Shirazi or similar
Premium category: ITC Mughal similar

Meals Included: Breakfast

Hotel Clarks Shiraz

Property Location Located in Agra (Rakabganj), Hotel Clarks Shiraz is convenient to Mosque and the Jawab and Agra Fort. This 5-star hotel is within close proximity of Sadar Bazar and Keetham Lake.

Early morning visit the Taj Mahal by Sunrise (closed Fridays'). The Greatest love story ever told! “the Epitome of love” built by Shahjahan – the Mughal emperor in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. The very first sight of the Taj Mahal – an extravagant marble monument of love leaves one mesmerized.

After retrun to the hotel for breakfast.

Thereafter proceed to visit Agra Fort - behind its forbidding red sandstone battlements lie palace that tell the story of the Mughal Empire. This powerful red sand stone encompasses the imperials city of the Mughal rulers.

In the evening Experience "Agra Food Trail" journey, which is not just of taste, but of knowledge, the guide will tell you how this food ended up on your plate. It will cover the oldest and famous eateries of Agra where you can taste local
delicacies at places like Rambabu Paratha Bhandar, Agra Chaat House and Panchhi Petha.

Overnight in Agra

Accommodation:
Standard category: Hotel Clarks Shirazi or similar
Premium category: ITC Mughal similar

Meals Included: Breakfast

Hotel Clarks Shiraz

Property Location Located in Agra (Rakabganj), Hotel Clarks Shiraz is convenient to Mosque and the Jawab and Agra Fort. This 5-star hotel is within close proximity of Sadar Bazar and Keetham Lake.

In the morning after breakfast at your hotel, transfer to Delhi international airport to board your flight for your onward destination or departure home.

Meals Included: Breakfast

QUOTATION INCLUDES:
- 07 night’s accommodation on twin/triple sharing basis in Standard Rooms at hotels mentioned
- Meal plan – Bed & Breakfast basis at hotels
- All transfer and sightseeing excursions by an air-conditioned sedan car
- Food Walk Tour at Old Delhi
- 1 Dinner at a local restaurant in Delhi
- Sweet and Lassi tasting at Jaipur
- Return Jeep Ride to Amber Fort
- Cooking demonstration followed by a dinner with a family at Jaipur 
- Local Food trail at Agra
- Local English speaking guide for sightseeing as mentioned in the itinerary in each city
- Entrance fees and Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) entrance fees to all monuments- International Flights
- All taxes as on date but all future levies will be charged extra

QUOTATION EXCLUDES:

- International Flights
- Items of a personal nature such as drinks, laundry, tips & gratuities, still/video camera fees at monuments or any items not specified above.
- Items not mentioned in the above cost includes column
- Visa charges for India & neighbouring countries

SPECIAL NOTE:
The following monuments are closed:
Red Fort – Delhi           Closed on Monday
Taj Mahal – Agra         Closed on Friday

*All clients must be covered by suitable travel/health insurance prior to departure from their country of origin
*Accommodation will be provided in hotels mentioned or alternate hotels in the similar category
*All hotels maintain a check-in and check-out time of 12 noon or 2pm as mentioned in the above