Domestic Transfers – Comfortable Coach
All meals : Street food to fine dine
Accommodation- Heritage Havelis to luxurious tents
The enumerated activities and experiences.
Arrival of guests in Jaipur
Group Introduction and Dinner at Hotel hosted by ICT
Vegetarian food trail: In our Indian culture, we begin a day with prayers of gratitude and seeking blessings from Almighty. Adhering to this soulful tradition, our day will begin with the early morning Aarti(prayer) at the Govind devji temple in Jaipur. It is the place where even the kings used to pray daily in the ancient times. Join the devotees as they sing hymns and dance to the scared songs.
Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan is known for its majestic imperial past. Surrounded by walls known as parkota from all four sides, Jaipur, also known as the pink city was the first planned city of India. Visit the bustling neighbourhood, the colourful markets and famous eateries located inside these imposing walls that are replete with history. Then walk through the oldest and biggest vegetable market of the pink city where farmers bring their produce daily for sale. Enjoy the heritage architecture with its perfect grid shaped form with segregated space for houses and various marketplaces. Next sip some tea while sitting on the rooftop and survey the city gearing up for the daily hustle. Watching the tranquility transmute into a chaotic scene in a matter of hours is a surreal experience.
Breakfast at the hotel
Lunch and Cooking Demo at Hungryhitchhiker’s Den: Try a delectable range of contemporary India dishes that are light on the palette, prepared with primitive equipment and wisdom such as natural water filter and fridge. This quaint and sustainable kitchen where everything is cooked on wood fire oven is located in the heart of the city.
Evening at Chokhi dhani:
Chokhi Dhani is a concept that encapsulates the vibrant rural spirit of Rajasthan and ensuring a perfect Rajasthani experience. It is a culmination of everything that represents the real Rajasthan e.g the villages, the paintings, Bani Thani art, the wall decoration, Dipak wall, fresh air, the evening performances, the enthusiasm, the ‘Manuhar’(a delicate request to eat to your heart's content), the traditions, the costumes and at last but not the least the spirit. Visit such a fascinating representation to grasp this once in a lifetime experience.
Overnight stay in Jaipur
Morning flight from Jaipur to Jaisalmer airport.
Luxury camping and pit cooking at Sam desert dunes
Check-in at Sam sand dunes
Sam sand dunes are India’s biggest sand dunes. Enjoy an overnight stay in the luxurious Swiss camps in the middle of the desert. Walk on the sand dunes or take a camel ride towards the sunset point. At night enjoy a traditional dinner and Rajasthani folk cultural event. Learn the nuances of cooking the unique khad mutton that is cooked in deep pits right in the middle of the desserts. This technique was specially handy during wars as it helped in cooking for masses.
Breakfast at camp
Checkout from the camp and move to Jaisalmer fort.
A day in the only living fort of India
Check-in at victoria Hotel
Jaisalmer Fort is believed to be one of the very few "living forts" in the world, as nearly one-fourth of the old city's population still resides within the precincts of the fort. Enjoy the wonderful architecture of the fort that has been designed in such a way as to provide shade, from the scorching desert sun while one enjoys the fort and its mesmerizing beauty.
Lunch: Due to the arid soil conditions in the desert, the vegetation here is limited, people of the past have found innovative preservation techniques i.e. sun-drying all their veggies such as ker Sangri, kachri, local mushroom and using them throughout the year. Enjoy a simple meal based on the same traditional technique cooked in front of you at a home of a local eating as they do. Enjoy the meal along with local honey and jaggery.
Post lunch it's time to roam and get lost in the grandeur of the fort
Dinner and Sunset Watch from the hotel.
Breakfast street food walk. Morning is the time when you can see more people eating on the streets as the desert sun can be pretty intense later on. Enjoy one of the best Kachoris here, along with Dal Pakwaan, a Sindhi delicacy and few more local dishes followed by a visit to the dry vegetable market.
Departure for Jodhpur by road
Khambha Ghani Jodhpur!
Check-in at hotel
Dinner at Hanwant palace with the view of the majestic Umaid Bhawan Palace
Jodhpur breakfast trail: The ‘Blue City’ of Jodhpur is known as the cultural capital of the state. This city is famous for its Mirchi Vada (chili fritters), Pyaaz kachori and Mawa kachori that is one of the best sweets that the state has to offer. We will try them all.
Lunch at Gypsy Restaurant
Evening food walk chaats, Daal Baati and more: A chaat is such a brilliant confluence of sweet, savory, spicy, tangy flavors that one can’t stop the urge to lick the whole thing clean after you have eaten it. So get ready to enjoy a zesty array of chaats that includes Papdi chaat, Dahi Bada, Raj Kachori, etc. Next, there is the Daal Baati Churma that is deemed as the most popular dish of the state. The taste and the manner in which it is prepared is uniquely fascinating.
Bishnoi village safari:
Bishnoi religion was founded in 1485AD in Rajasthan. The Bishnoi is an example of simple living. Any person who follows the 29 rules pertaining to the community is a Bishnoi. Most of the rules are attributed to either the protection of the environment or for personal hygiene. A true Bishnoi village can easily be recognized from the fact that the adherence to the 29 rules gets reflected in form of healthy physical appearance, surrounding green environment, fresh atmosphere and freely roaming wild animals near their houses. The basic essentials are self-produced like food grains, milk, butter, cooking oil, masalas, cotton, wool. Spend a day exploring the village, its culture, society and the sustainable way of life.
Jai Shree Krishna Udaipur!
Check-in at hotel Udai Kothi
Evening for leisure
Dinner at Hotel
Millets from Mewar is credited to be one of the top eleven healthy restaurants of India. Discover the details about the local varieties of millets and other grains native to Rajasthan and how to cook them.
Evening Food Tour: Udaipur is known as the city of lakes and shares a border with the adjacent state of Gujarat. The city is separated from the desert by Aravalli hill range covering it from all sides. Enjoy the cuisine that is by default influenced by the Gujarati. So get ready to enjoy Dhokla, Phapda, vada pav, special Indian style Omelet and many more dishes.
Breakfast at the hotel
Afternoon: Lamb and Jaisamandi fish cooking demonstration at a local's home to understand how food is traditionally cooked. This will be followed by lunch.
Indian Wine Tasting Session- Taste the wines from the various vineyard across India along with some of the royal drinks of Rajasthan.
Check-in/Dinner at Hotel – Haveli Dharampura
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.
Early morning departure from Delhi by Flight.
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
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.
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.