Your food tour with a chef covers destinations like New Delhi, Agra and Jaipur, also commonly known as the Golden Triangle. The package also includes Varanasi, known to be one of the oldest inhabited cities of the world. Our aim is to give you an all-round experience of the food culture of India. This tour won’t give you a moment of rest with its list of culinary activities like, food tours, tea tasting, cooking classes, wine tasting and you can make it a combo by adding in tour packages like our photography tours, sightseeing, cycling tours and many more. Although we have designed a package for you, it is highly customisable to suit you better. Our goal is to make you tour in India a delicious and adventurous one!
Where we’ll go: New Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Varanasi
What we’ll do: Food walks, cooking classes, learning about spices, city walks, photo tours, cycling tour.
How we’ll go: By road in an air-conditioned vehicle.
Where we’ll stay: Best luxury hotels in the city.
What we ‘ll Eat: Some meals included in food walks, cooking classes. Rest from hotels and good restaurants
What we’ll see: Described in detail below.Can be customized.
And for how long: 8 days.(optional: can add more days)
Enjoy the best of indian food on chef lead food tours!
GENERAL TRAVEL ITINERARY
|1||Delhi||Local||Food tour, sightseeing||B,L,D|
|2||Delhi||Local||Cooking class, sightseeing||B, L|
|4||Jaipur||Agra-Jaipur||Sightseeing, Cooking class||B, L|
|5||Jaipur||Local||Playtime with elephants, Sightseeing.||B, L|
|6||Varanasi||Fight, Road and Flight||Ghat Visit in Evening||B|
|7||Varanasi – Delhi||Local||Boat Ride, Sightseeing||B, L|
Detailed Tour Itinerary
Day 1 : NEW DELHI
Delhi is known to be the culinary capital of India, so it only seems fitting to start our food tour from here. You will have the opportunity to taste from local food from restaurants that date back to the 1880’s. You are in for a treat of around 15-25 dishes that vary with the season you book in. Be ready for a delicious walk that will not only include food tasting but also beautiful sights, walk through the city and its heritage and a special walk for the photographers, all in one single tour.
- ACTIVITIES: Food Tour of New Delhi and Old Delhi with sightseeing.
- OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES: Wine tasting, Tea Tasting, Photo Walk.
- FOOD: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner during a food tour
Day 2: More Delhi!
We believe that along with the restaurants, homemade food is a huge part of the local Indian food culture and hence we have found a way for you to experience it to its best. Our chef has invited you to their home to cook with them and truly understand and feel the Indian food. The sessions will range from 5 hours to a full day. Though this won’t be a demo class but in fact an interactive class where once you leave you would have learned to cook a decent and basic Indian meal including gravy or curry, daals, breads, snacks, desserts and a few traditional drinks of India. If this is something that doesn’t interests you, then we have another option on what you could do on Day 2.
- ACTIVITIES: Cooking class, Sightseeing.
- OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES: Wine tasting, Tea Tasting, Photo Walk.
- FOOD: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during cooking class.
OPTIONAL DAY 2
This is the optional activity for tourists who want to see local monuments instead of attending a cooking class
This is another option of what you could possibly do with your second day on this tour with the chef. If you feel like there is too much of food walk in your package then you can take a day off by having a walk through the heritage of Delhi, and ancient monuments of the city like Humayun’s Tomb, Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple, Lotus Temple, Lodhi Garden, India Gate and more. Though all this will largely depend on the weather. This tour can also be done under the guidance of a professional photographer under prior request.
- ACTIVITIES: Delhi sightseeing
- OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES: Photo tour.
- MEALS: Breakfast in hotel. Lunch during sightseeing.
Day 3: AGRA
Transport: Delhi to Agra
Day 3 is going to consists of visit at both Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Itmad-Ul-Daulah’s tomb, also known as Mini Taj. Although, the inspiration to the design for Taj Mahal came from Itmad-Ul-Daulah and Humayun’s Tomb. This around on of the seven wonders of the world and more will reveal more such uncommon facts and many opportunities for great photo points under either a local tour guide or a photography guide.
But the day can be longer if you wish. You can either join us for a food tour with the chef or even a cycling tour around Agra that would cover some unknown sights. Read below to understand what each offer to make a better choice.
Optional Agra Food Walk:
India’s street food is a big part of its food culture and hence we couldn’t stop but include it in your tour with a chef. This chef will guide you to the best stalls in the Old Agra Bazaar in a 3 hour trip.
Optional Bicycle Tour:
We are all aware of the landmarks of Agra but if you wish to cover more of the less known but stunning sights of Agra then join our heritage ride on a bicycle through old tannery, flower markets and more structural spectaculars like old temples.
- ACTIVITIES: Agra sightseeing
- OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES: Food walk, Cycling tour in Agra.
- MEALS: Breakfast and lunch
Day 4: JAIPUR
Transport: Agra to Jaipur
Your food tour will now continue in Jaipur, also known as the Pink City of India. Jaipur is known for its historic architectural beauty and the rich food culture. There will be sightseeing to interesting sights like Glata Jee Temple, Hawa Mahal and more. You will tour the city with your chef to not only view the city as a tourist but also to eat like a local. Starting from the old city, where the old bazaar holds all the delicious treats needed to enhance this tour.
- ACTIVITIES: Food walks, Sightseeing.
- OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES: Sightseeing of Jaipur
- MEALS: Breakfast, lunch and dinner. ( Lunch and dinner during food walk)
Day 5: JAIPUR HERITAGE
Day 5 will dive deeper into a heritage walk around Jaipur by visiting monuments like Jantar Mantar, Amber Fort and more. But before all that, we have something exciting in store for you. You get an opportunity to feed and bath elephants at the elephant sanctuary under the guidance of mahouts who are responsible to taking care of the elephants as their family.
Although, if you are not interested in meeting with the gentle giants then we can do a lot more sightseeing or arrange a cooking class with a local family.
- ACTIVITIES: Playing with elephants. Sightseeing
- OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES: Cooking class in Jaipur
- MEALS: Breakfast, lunch.
Day 6 : Varanasi
Varanasi is known for its grand aartis that not provides a large spiritual experience but also are a spectacle to look at. You will arrive to the city via a morning flight and after some rest we will resume your tour with some sightseeing of temples and ghaats of Varanasi. The atmosphere in this place is what people come to experience, almost a path to Nirvana.
ACTIVITIES: Sightseeing, Evening visit to ghaats
Day 7: More Varanasi
Your second day at Varanasi is going to be a boat ride through the river Ganga. We will start early so you could see and hear the city wake up to its glory. From locals being all fresh and awake and making their way to the temple in their colourful clothes and hear the conch shells and more musical make the whole scene come alive. After the boat ride tour we will make our way through the many temples like Kashi Vishwanath Temple and more. And if you wish we can either end the evening again with an aarti or another boat tour through the rivers but this time through the sunset.
ACTIVITIES: Sightseeing, Evening visit to ghaats
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 8 : End Of Tour
This will be the end of the tour. The driver can either drop you at Varanasi airport or someplace nearby to end the tour.
Optional: Ranthambore Tiger Safari
If wildlife is something that interests you then a tour to Ranthambore, home to a large population of Royal Bengal tigers, is a must. People from around the word some to spot animals like tigers, leopards and various other rare animals and birds. This is something that we could add to your tour package if you are interested.
The following list of hotels is just for general reference and the final one will be finalized during confirmation. If the properties mentioned here are not available for any reason, we will provide accommodation in similar properties.
New Delhi: Radisson Blu, Taj Vivanta, Royal Plaza.
Agra: Clarks, Marriott Agra, Wyndham Grand,
Jaipur: Nahargarh Haveli, Narain Niwas, Ramada.
Varanasi : Ramada, Radisson
Sedan (Toyota Etios or similar) -Up to 2 people
Toyota Innova -Up to 5 people
Cost of air tickets not included.
Cycle through Agra, take an Indian cooking class and more!
No contract between the company and the guest will be applicable till the deposit has been paid and following terms and conditions accepted.
Clients are accepted on the understanding that they appreciate the risks in travel which may include injury, sickness, theft or death and that the clients undertake the tours at their own risk. Travel insurance is highly recommended for each tour.
We try to keep these tours as safe as possible for everyone, but we can’t be held responsible if someone falls sick directly or indirectly due to any food or drink consumed during the tour or any activity..
Availability of activities varies according to factors like availability of guides, weather, traffic and various other factors.
Please let us know of any allergies and intolerances well in advance and we will try to do our best to make it work for you.
Information presented on our website and emails are true to best of our knowledge. But some points of the tour like activities, duration, places may change without further notice due to reasons beyond our control. We inform the guests of any such changes as soon as possible.
A surcharge of 3% is applicable on credit card payments.
If the guests have any complaint or want to change anything, they must tell the group leader first as soon as possible.
We make a point to listen to our guests but the decisions made by tour leaders will be final in all matters.
A non-refundable deposit fee of 40 % of total cost of tour is required when confirming a booking. It will be refunded in case of overbooking or cancellation of tour. Rest of the amount has to be paid at least 20 days before the last booking date. Should the client fail to make the payment, their slot may be allotted to the next guest. Late applicants can consider joining the next group or shifting dates.
Tour costs are calculated according to prevailing prices at the time of designing the itinerary. Company will not be held responsible for any changes beyond it’s control
In case of underbooking, some aspects of the tour maybe changed.
Any cancellations made by a client must be done before certain dates . The date on which the company receives the correspondence, The cancellation charge, if any will depend upon the date the company receives the request from client.
General charges applicable in the event of a cancellation shall be as follows from the day of closing booking:
Cancellation 2 months before last booking date : 25%
59-30 days: 30%
29-10 days: 50%
9-5 days: 75%
Any cancellation after that isn’t eligible for refund.