North & South India Real Food Adventure

05/24/2020 through 12/14/2021
05/24/2020 through 12/17/2021
Intrepid Travel

North & South India Real Food Adventure

Spend over three weeks discovering the sights, sounds and flavours of India. From Delhi to Hyderabad and via the ethereal beauty of Rajasthan, experience the best street food in Delhi, the beautiful sight of the Taj Mahal in Agra, the delightful taste of Rajasthan’s traditional cuisine in Jaipur and Udaipur, the colours of India’s markets and bazaars and how to cook up delicious regional Indian dishes in a number of inspiring cooking classes. Relax on Goa’s beaches, see Jaipur’s breathtaking Palace of the Wind, explore the vibrant food scene of Mumbai and spend time in rural Rajasthan living it up in a 17th-century fort. Wander around a tea farm in Periyar, take to the water on a houseboat in the Kerala backwaters and enjoy cooking demonstrations in Madurai and Kochi. Finish in one of India’s most iconic cities, Hyderabad, famed for its inimitable Biryani. You will relish every bit of this sensory trip through the heart of southern India. This unforgettable journey into the cultural and gastronomic heart of North & South India will satisfy every appetite.

Activities

  • Real Food Adventure Welcome Dinner
  • Delhi – Old Delhi walking & rickshaw tour
  • Delhi – Street Food Breakfast
  • Delhi – Jama Masjid
  • Delhi – Lunch at a Sikh Temple
  • Agra – Taj Mahal
  • Agra – Mughlai Cooking Demonstration
  • Jaipur – Amber Fort
  • Jaipur – traditional Kachori lunch
  • Jaipur – Rajasthani Cooking Class and Dinner
  • Bijaipur – Village tour
  • Castle Bijaipur – Rajasthani Desert Cooking Demonstration and Dinner
  • Udaipur – City Palace
  • Udaipur – Thali Cooking Class
  • Mumbai – Chowpatty Beach
  • Mumbai – Chowpatti Beach Street Food Crawl
  • Goa – Spice farm tour including lunch
  • Goa – Goan Market Tour and Cooking Class
  • Kochi – Cooking Class & dinner
  • Kochi – Dutch Palace
  • Kochi – Jewish Synagogue
  • Kerala Backwaters – Pole boat ride
  • Periyar – Spice plantation visit
  • Periyar – Guided nature walk
  • Karaikudi – Village walk
  • Madurai – Sri Meenakshi Temple guided tour
  • Madurai – Sri Meenakshi Temple
  • Madurai – Walking tour
  • Hyderabad – Orientation walk
  • Hyderabad – Street food crawl
  • Hyderabad – Golconda fort

Highlights

  • Get a real taste of some of India’s most famous culinary traditions – Mughal, Rajasthani, and the Portuguese-tinged flavours of Goa – while feasting with locals in family-run restaurants, rural homes, or in temples
  • Get in touch with an amazing array of street food on eye-opening and adventurous cuisine crawls
  • Take in the splendor of the Taj Mahal in Agra, followed by a cooking demonstration and lunch in a local home
  • Visit a working spice farm to view the secret ‘building blocks’ of Indian cuisine at their source
  • Learn to prepare your own authentic regional Indian dishes from expert home cooks and working chefs
  • Taste the true heart of India through its food – explore the ingredients, flavours and tastes of the key southern Indian food regions of Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu
  • Get a truly local insight into Madurai’s street food scene guided by a passionate foodie
  • Learn about Chettinad cuisine an impressive nineteenth century mansion – the Chettiars have a reputation of eating like kings!
  • Discover the influence of Islam in Hyderabad and feast on one of India’s most famous cuisines, especially the renowned Hyderabadi Biryani – arguably the best in the country.
  • Please provide your full name exactly as it appears on your passport at the time of booking (including any middle names listed on your passport) for flight tickets. Ticketing fees may apply for amendments to details within 45 days of departure, and in some cases you will be required to cover the cost of issuing a new ticket

Itinerary

Day 1 Delhi
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Day 2 Delhi
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Day 3 Agra
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Day 4 Jaipur
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Day 5 Jaipur
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Day 6 Bijaipur
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Day 7 Bijaipur
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Day 8 Udaipur
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Day 9 Udaipur
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Day 10 Udaipur – Overnight Train
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Day 11 Mumbai
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Day 12 Mumbai
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Day 13 Goa
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Day 14 Goa
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Day 15 Kochi
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Day 16 Kochi
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Day 17 Kerala Backwaters Homestay
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Day 18 Periyar
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Day 19 Periyar
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Day 20 Kandukathan
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Day 21 Madurai
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Day 22 Hyderabad
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Day 23 Hyderabad
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Day 24 Hyderabad
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