India has rich and varied culinary traditions. Whilst some are enmeshed with religious and spiritual traditions, others arrived throughout India’s long history with those who wandered into the land from afar and settled here, as well as with those who invaded its territories. Still others have been shaped by the natural forces of climate and geography.
Explore with us the varying parts of India, while enjoying an extremely large repertoire of Indian cuisines – from Punjabi cuisine of the North to the exotic Keralan cuisine of Cochin in South, from Awadhi cuisine of the Lucknow region to the Moplah cooking of Tellicherri. From immeasurable variety of ingredients and methods of preparation to varied cooking practices, food aficionados have limitless options to explore in India.
At the same time, you will visit a wide range of cultural attractions throughout the country from the streets of Delhi to the intriguing city of Lucknow, from crush of Kolkata to the beaches of Chennai and onward to the wonderful old port city of Cochin.
For the visitor to India, who wants to see and taste it all, this is the trip!
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ITINERARY at a Glance
Arrive Delhi. Met and transferred to hotel.
AM - Old and New Delhi touring. Welcome Punjabi dinner.
Train to Lucknow. Tour City. Dinner of Awadhi Cuisine.
Visit Lucknow and try its “safe” street food. Visit SEWA for Chikankari artisans. Lunch at Tunda’s Kebabs, afternoon visit to markets.
Fly Kolkata. Walking tour of colonial buildings. Cooking demonstration and dinner at a Bengali home.
Chinatown traditional breakfast. Visit potter community, Victoria Monument, Indian Museum and Botanical Gardens.
Fly Chennai. Visit Georgetown and markets. Tonight you will have dinner at a local restaurant for Chettinadu Cuisine.
AM tour of Chennai - Fort St. George, St. Mary's Church and Kapaleeshwar Temple. Afternoon visit to Mahabalipuram. Special lunch of Tamil Brahmin Vegetarian Cuisine.
Fly Cochin. Overnight houseboat and Keralan cooking experience.
Arrive Cochin. Visit Kumbalangi village. Evening Kathakali Dancing.
Tour of Cochin. Evening cooking lesson with a family.
Drive Tellicherry. Late afternoon visit to town. Possible Theiyyam Dance performance.
Cooking demonstration of Moplah cuisine. Afternoon free.
Fly Mumbai. Visit different markets of the city. Dinner at Trishna.
AM city tour. Lunch at Café Leopold. Afternoon for packing. Evening transfer to airport for flight home.