Culinary & Wine Tour

13 Days / 12 Nights

Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Mumbai - Nashik - Bangalore

Overview

Our Culinary & Wine Tour is ideal for everybody who loves the delicious Indian cuisines and tasting the best wines of the country. The Golden Triangle highlights Delhi, Agra and Jaipur, the three iconic cities that reflect the supreme excellence of Indian art and culture. Explore markets and famous monuments, participate in cooking classes with reputed chefs, or watch locals cook their authentic dishes at home. Learn and be fond of the delicious Mughlai and Rajasthani cuisine. Visit the famous vineyards in Nashik and Bangalore, and taste their best wines. 

Highlights of this tour

* Learn how to cook a delicious and flavourful Indian dishes

* Vineyard tours and wine tasting in Nashik and Bangalore

 * Visit major tourist attractions 







Itinerary

This is a suggested itinerary indicative of what could be possible. We tailor holidays for your specific requirements for no extra cost. Contact us and we create your itinerary to suit your need for an unforgettable India tour.


Mughlai cuisine - Discover the Mughlai dishes in Delhi and Agra. Mughlai cuisine evolved in Medieval India during the Mughal Empire. It is highly influenced by the cuisines of Central Asia, quite spicy, rich and marked with a very unique aroma. One of the most popular and favourite cuisines among foodies across India. Some of its signature dishes include Biriyani, Murg Musallam, Kebabs and Malai Kofta.

Day 1 - Arrival to Delhi 

Our representative will receive you on arrival at the International Airport in Delhi and transfer to your hotel.
After freshening up in your hotel room, witness a darshan at Akshardam Temple, watch the musical Water Show, enjoy chaats and snacks at the complex's restaurants.

Overnight stay at the hotel in Delhi.


Day 2 - Explore New and Old Delhi
After breakfast visit some famous places like Red Fort, India Gate, Qutab Minar, Gurudwara Bangla Sahib temple, Bahai (Lotus) Temple.  Visit local markets, enjoy a food walk tour in Old Delhi. In the evening participate in a cooking demonstration at a local Hindu vegetarian family and enjoy your dinner with them.

Overnight stay at the hotel in Delhi.


Day 3 - Travel to Agra
After breakfast travel to Agra. Freshen up in your hotel room and participate in a cooking class, learn to cook a multi-course meal comprising of various Indian food dishes in the most authentic way.
Overnight stay at the hotel in Agra.

 

Rajasthani cuisine - The state of Rajasthan is famed for its rich regal culture and heritage. The arid nature of the region, the extreme climatic conditions, scarcity of water and vegetation has witnessed evolvement of unique cooking styles and food habits of the natives that is noticeably different from other Indian cuisines. One can find wide variety of delectable and exquisite Rajasthani dishes starting from main courses to snacks to sweet dishes. Some items like Dal-Baati-Churma and Bikaneri Bhujia have garnered both national and international popularity.

Day 4 - Travel to Jaipur  
Visit UNESCO Heritage site Taj Mahal, known as the symbol of love, then travel to Jaipur, en-route visit Chand Baori stepwell. Freshen up in your hotel room, then visit a Haveli (traditional mansion) and enjoy a Rajasthani dinner with a local family.
Overnight stay at the hotel in Jaipur.

Day 5 - Jaipur sightseeing
After breakfast set out with your private guide on a city tour of Jaipur, beginning at Hawa Mahal, the Palace of the Winds. Proceed to Amber and visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the majestic Amber Fort, built from red sandstone and marble. After lunch see the City Palace and Jantar Mantar, an observatory with fascinating 18th-century instruments. Visit a colorful local market with your guide, then participate in a cooking demo and taste different Rajasthani specialties.
Overnight stay at the hotel in Jaipur.

 

Mumbai is a cosmopolitan city known for its many lip-smacking dishes. Be it vegetarian or non-vegetarian, the dishes in Mumbai boast of rich taste, fieriness and impressive flavors. The staple foods include rice, aromatic fish curries, Indian bread (chapatis and rotis), vegetable curries, pulses, and desserts. Coconuts, cashew nuts, peanuts, and peanut oil are some of the major ingredients used in many of Mumbai's traditional dishes. 


Day 6 - Travel to Mumbai

Fly to Mumbai. Our representative will receive you at the airport in Mumbai and takes you to your hotel. In the evening stroll at Chowpatti beach and try the famous Mumbai chaats. 

Overnight stay at the hotel in Mumbai.


Day 7 - Mumbai sightseeing and cooking demo
After breakfast visit Gateway of India, then take the ferry to Elephanta Island and discover UNESCO World Heritage Site Elephanta caves temples, constructed about mid-5th to 6th centuries AD. Afternoon participate in cooking demo in a restaurant lead by professional chefs.

Overnight stay at the hotel in Mumbai.


Nashik is an ancient and sacred pilgrimage destination with a fascinating Old City and also it is home to the biggest winery region in India. There are almost 30 functional wineries around the area and many now have tasting rooms, which is exciting for wine lovers. 


Day 8 - Travel to Nashik

In the morning, travel by road to Nashik. After freshening up in your hotel room, explore a vibrant vegetable market. The rest of the day is free for your activity. There are about 100 temples in Nashik, many of them can be found near the holy Godavari River, which flows through the city. 

Overnight stay at the hotel in Nashik.


Day 9 - Vineyard tours and wine tasting

After breakfast your tour guide will take you for your first wine tour in a vineyard with wine tasting. Lunch at a vineyard and enjoy your second vineyard tour with wine tasting. The rest of the day is free for leisure.

Overnight stay at the hotel in Nashik.


The state of Karnataka offers a wide range of appetizing platters such as Masala Dosa, Idli and Vada that originated in the temple streets of the city of Udupi. The dishes of the region are less spicy as compared to other South Indian states and contains liberal amount of palm sugar and jaggery with the exception of Northern Karnataka cuisine which is real hot. Ghee and butter are used to prepare various delicacies, especially during festivals and occasions. A famous Karnataka dish is the Bisi Bele Bath which means hot lentil rice. 


Day 10 - Travel to Bangalore

Our representative will receive you on arrival at the Airport in Bangalore and transfers you to your hotel. The rest of the day is free for your activity.

Overnight stay at the hotel in Bangalore.


Day 11 - Cooking demonstrations

Enjoy your breakfast at a local restaurant serving traditional South Indian breakfast items. Later visit a family in their home to learn and experience authentic Indian style cooking where they will explain the cuisine and its unique ingredients. Evening participate in a cooking demo at one of the finest restaurants in the city.

Overnight stay at the hotel in Bangalore.


Day 12 - Vineyard tour

Morning proceed to Nandi Valley and visit vineyard. First you will be informed about the history of wine and its cultivation before proceeding to witness the actual process at the vineyard. Every aspect of wine-making is discussed-right from fermentation to bottling and final labeling. After you learn the history of the winery, see how the wine is made, and then taste the wines. Have lunch at the vineyard then visit anouther vineyard and taste wines. Back to your hotel. Evening is free for your leisure.

Overnight stay at the hotel in Bangalore.


Day 13 - End of Tour & Services
Our representative will escort you to Chennai Airport 


Cost of this tour per person

Luxury: From $5,690

Deluxe: From $4,140

Economy: From $3,140


Note: Above prices are subject to change accordingly to the hotels' different season rates.

Inclusions

  • Accommodation in the selected category on sharing basis, 12 nights
  • Buffet breakfast in the hotel
  • English speaking chauffeur driven Air Conditioned private vehicle
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off
  • Professional English speaking private local guides
  • Other activities as per itinerary (Rickshaw ride, Houseboat cruise, Cooking class, Yoga, Cultural programs, etc.)
  • Entrance fees to monuments
  • Bottles of mineral water during journeys
  • All government taxes, service charges, parking and toll fees
  • All applicable hotel taxes

Exclusions

  • Visa
  • Insurance
  • International and Domestic flights
  • Excess luggage charges (where applicable)
  • Pre- or post-night accommodation
  • Lunch and Dinner
  • Tips and Gratuities
  • Personal nature expenses i.e. Telephone Calls, Laundry, Soft / Hard Drinks, etc.
  • Camera Fee at Monuments
  • Any expenses arising out of unforeseen circumstances like flight delay/cancellation/hike in fare, strike or any other natural calamities
  • Any other expenses not mentioned in the inclusions above

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