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North India Culinary Tour

Itinerary highlights

  • Explore the vibrant streets of Old and New Delhi.
  • Visit to the magnificent Golden Temple in Amritsar
  • Cook and Eat like a Nawab in Lucknow
  • Boat ride along the holy Ghats of Ganges
  • Wine and Dine Finale

Price includes

Domestic Transfers – Comfortable and Best

All Meals- Street food to fine dine

Accommodation – Heritage Properties

Incredible experiences.

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Day 4
  • Day 5
  • Day 6
  • Day 7
  • Day 8
  • Day 9
  • Day 10

Check-in/Dinner at Hotel Haveli Dharampura

 A DAY IN DELHI TOUR BY DELHI FOOD WALKS

India is the most diverse country in the world and its capital Delhi represents this essence. We designed this tour for the traveller who doesn't just visit a place, but seeks to understand and feel a part of it. We'll visit several different neighbourhoods, markets, and food venues. We'll walk through the morning vegetable market, where farmers from nearby villages bring the fresh produce of the day, listen to the splashing of the laundrymen cleaning the linen of hundreds of hotels from the surrounding area, and witness the humbling generosity of a Sikh community. A stone's throw away from there, we find the elegant colonial architecture of Sir Edwin Lutyen's British New Delhi, followed by sipping 'Chai' in Asia's largest Spice Market, dating back to the 17th century and ending at a monastery in our own Mini Tibet. These glimpses of day to day life from diverse parts of India seems surreal at times, seeing places so close in distance, yet so different. Breakfast and Lunch included in the tour. Evening at leisure. Dinner at the Hotel.

AMRITSAR, PUNJAB AND THE GOLDEN TEMPLE

Early morning departure from Delhi by Flight. ARRIVAL! SATSRIAKAL PUNJAB! Check-in at Hotel Ranjit Vilas
An afternoon visit to the Golden Temple, the greatest pilgrimage site of Sikhism in the world, including a "Langar" meal in the world's largest Community Kitchen, where volunteers serve a free meal for as many as 100,000 people per day. Initiated as a way to feed the poor and needy, the "Langar" is a symbol of etiquette, communal harmony and dedication, as people sit together in large numbers to share a meal. Service to mankind is the true essence of this gathering. Optional city tour to nearby historic sites such as Jallianwala Bagh, Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum, Durgiana Temple.
Evening Non-Veg Food Trail- Amritsar has evolved as a cultural centre since its formation in 1574, and food has always been an important component of its evolution. We will try Amritsar's famous non-veg delicacies, Makhan fish, Tandoori Chicken and more, while exploring the city's bustling markets, all on an electric rickshaw.

PUNJABIYAT FARM TO TABLE EXPERIENCE

Breakfast at Hotel The real essence of Punjab lies in its lush green fields, water canals, poultry farms and rustic lifestyle. A day trip to rural "Punjabiyat" gives the best opportunity to explore all of it. We'll have a tractor ride to fetch veggies for our lunch, visit a local Gurudwara all designed to leave the urban existence behind for a time. Visit to the Wagah Border- Witness the grand retreat ceremony at the India- Pakistan Border with its patriotic and energetic pomp, show and vigour. Return to hotel by sunset.

AMRITSAR BREAKFAST TRAIL

We will experience Amritsar's famous Kulchas, Poori with Gud ka Halwa and Kachoris with a sipping hot cup of tea. 'Lassi'- a sweet curd drink and a variety of sweets are also on the menu and should fill you up until much later! Departure to Lucknow- by flight.
ARRIVAL! AADAB LUCKNOW! Check-in at Hotel Lebua (Village style Hotel) Leisure time/Dinner at Hotel.

LUCKNOW BREAKFAST TRAIL

The "City of Nawabs" offers a rich heritage, history and an undying love for food, both Veg and Non-Veg. We will experience the flavors of the morning delicacies such as 'Pakore'(fritters), Samosas, Awadhi-style Nahari and Kulcha, as well as other items, along with Lucknow's famous Creamed Tea. Kachori chaat, the lip smacking basket chaat and Matar chaat (fresh pea chaat) will surely be delicacies to remember! As if the savory delicacies weren't enough, we will also explore the oldest sweet shops in Lucknow, enjoying their best-selling and unique milk sweets. Riding on a rickshaw, we will taste these street delicacies while wandering in the lanes of this majestic city. Leisure time/Lunch at hotel.
Evening Market Tour along with a 'Chaat' and 'Kebab' Trail- Chaat in Hindi is essentially 'to lick' and that perfectly sums up the feeling after having the numerous varieties of delicacies that come under this category. Another much applauded delicacy, Kebab, resides in the heart of Lucknow. Ranging from the very famous Tunday Kebabs to Seekh and Boti Kebabs, our mouths and hearts will be filled with Lucknow's exuberance displayed in the form of its food.

COOKING WORKSHOP AND LUNCH AT THE PALACE OF THE NAWAB

Breakfast at Hotel Lucknow has had a long history, owing most of the city's grandeur to its Nawabs, or the local kings. 'Awadh' as Lucknow was and is still called, derives its culture from the Delhi Sultanate and Mughal eras, and gaining its own prominence as a political-cultural centre during the British rule in India. Since then, the Nawabs have been at the centre of Lucknow's culture, and we will have the pleasure of interacting with current Nawab, Nawab Jafar Mir Abdullah to learn about some of the authentic 'Awadhi' delicacies in his kitchen, under the guidance of his own cooks. The workshop will be followed by lunch. Evening at leisure/Dinner at hotel. Overnight train journey to Varanasi.
ARRIVAL! NAMASTE VARANASI! Check-in at Hotel Kaiser Palace

VARANASI BREAKFAST TRAIL

Varanasi (Banaras) has been the epitome of the culture of Uttar Pradesh and its food habits are a true reflection of the same. Thus, beginning the journey in Varanasi with some authentic meals such as Kachori and Jalebi in some of the oldest shops in the city are a quintessential way to experience the city. From exploring the narrow lanes of the old city, to the college culture at the Banaras Hindu University, we'll get to explore the diversity of the city through a satisfying food palate. Leisure time in the afternoon. Evening - Ganga Aarti followed by a Chaat Trail. The river Ganges is considered holy and spiritual all across India, however here in Varanasi the Ganges serves as the lifeline of the city and the reason why the city has emerged as the spiritual capital of India. The river is also one of the important goddesses in Hinduism, and the veneration of the deity takes places on the banks of the river at Varanasi every evening, making for the most spectacular and aesthetically pleasing sight in all of Varanasi. After experiencing tranquility at its best, it's time to head to savour some of the most unique and exclusive 'Chaat' of Varanasi- Tamatar ki Chaat (Tomato Chaat), Chura Matar (Peas and beaten rice snack), Dahi Puri (curd filled flour based balls) and 'Palak Patta chaat'(Spinach leaves chaat).

GANGES DAWN BY BOAT

Begin the day on the Ganges with a boat ride along the entire length of the holy city and its 88 Ghats. We will see several temples on the banks of the river, one of which is partially submerged into the river. People taking a dip in the river to purify their souls, rituals being performed on the banks, yoga practitioners and cremation of dead bodies are the most common sights while exploring Varanasi in a boat. Breakfast on streets, because why not do it as the locals do? Lunch at Bati Chokha Restaurant- Widely known for its Bati Chokha- a meal of roasted wheat balls served with vegetable curry, is a special delicacy exclusive to Varanasi. In the traditional ambience we will savour the flavors in the most traditional way possible. Evening at leisure Return to New Delhi by flight/train.

DELHI FOOD AND WINE FINALE

Breakfast at hotel Lunch- Modern Indian Progressive Food and Indian Wine Tasting Session- After an array of authentic experiences, the best way to end the culinary journey is to experience how cooking in India today has interwoven all the traditional methods and flavors to give a modern take on its traditional dishes. The lunch will be followed by an Indian Wine Tasting session from across the vineyards of India.

Day 1

ARRIVAL! HELLO DELHI!

Check-in/Dinner at Hotel – Haveli Dharampura

Day 1
Day 2

A DAY IN DELHI TOUR BY DELHI FOOD WALKS

India is the most diverse country in the world and its capital Delhi represents
this essence. We designed this tour for the traveller who doesn’t just visit a
place, but seeks to understand and feel a part of it.

We’ll visit several different neighbourhoods, markets, and food venues. We’ll walk through the morning  vegetable market, where farmers from nearby villages bring the fresh produce of the day, listen to the splashing of the laundrymen cleaning the linen of hundreds of hotels from the surrounding area, and witness the humbling generosity of a Sikh community. A stone’s throw away from there, we find the elegant colonial architecture of Sir Edwin Lutyen’s British New Delhi, followed by sipping ‘Chai’ in Asia’s largest Spice Market, dating back to the 17th century and ending at a monastery in our own Mini Tibet. These glimpses of day to day life from diverse parts of India seems
surreal at times, seeing places so close in distance, yet so different.

Breakfast and Lunch included in the tour.
Evening at leisure.
Dinner at the Hotel.

Day 2
Day 3

AMRITSAR, PUNJAB AND THE GOLDEN TEMPLE

Early morning departure from Delhi by Flight.

ARRIVAL! SATSRIAKAL PUNJAB!

Check-in at Hotel – Ranjit Vilas

An afternoon visit to the Golden Temple, the greatest pilgrimage site of Sikhism
in the world, including a “Langar” meal in the world’s largest Community
Kitchen, where volunteers serve a free meal for as many as 100,000 people per
day. Initiated as a way to feed the poor and needy, the “Langar” is a symbol of
etiquette, communal harmony and dedication, as people sit together in large
numbers to share a meal. Service to mankind is the true essence of this
gathering.

Optional city tour to nearby historic sites such as Jallianwala Bagh, Maharaja
Ranjit Singh Museum, Durgiana Temple.

Evening Non-Veg Food Trail– Amritsar has evolved as a cultural centre since its
formation in 1574, and food has always been an important component of its
evolution. We will try Amritsar’s famous non-veg delicacies, Makhan fish,
Tandoori Chicken and more, while exploring the city’s bustling markets, all on
an electric rickshaw.

Day 3
Day 4

PUNJABIYAT FARM TO TABLE EXPERIENCE

Breakfast at Hotel

The real essence of Punjab lies in its lush green fields, water canals, poultry farms and rustic lifestyle. A day trip to rural “Punjabiyat” gives the best opportunity to explore all of it. We’ll have a tractor ride to fetch veggies for our lunch, visit a local Gurudwara all designed to leave the urban existence behind for a time.

Day 4