Culinary Tour of North India

Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Rohet, Udaipur, Mumbai
November - March
City Life, Culture, Family
13 Days


Indian cuisine is as diverse as its culture, geography, and climate but despite such variety, the greatest influences of all have been religious, with Hinduism and Islam defining the diets of Indians north, south, east and west. Perhaps the biggest impact of all was that of the Mughals, under whose rule staples such as rice biryani, bread stuffed with almonds, dried fruits and sweet cream entered everyday menus. The Mughals brought with them the ‘tandoor’, a large stone oven in which bread and meat are cooked.

Each region has its own specialties and different recipes and tastes for the same dishes. India’s culinary journey is a never-ending quest – one that you will join in over 13 days munching your way through the country.

What will you cover?

Suggested Itinerary

DAY 10
DAY 11
DAY 12
DAY 13

Day 1 : Delhi Arrival

Arrive at Delhi airport where you’ll be met by your holiday representative.

Transfer to the hotel and check-in. Enjoy rest of the day at leisure.

Where to rest your head ?

The Claridges, Delhi

Day 2 : Delhi

After breakfast, proceed for a city tour of Delhi

Drive to Chandni Chowk to join your guide who will take you on a walking and culinary tour of Old Delhi. Walk through the narrow alleys of Old Delhi, giving you an insight into the city’s life and heritage. Your stomach will be kept from grumbling with regular tastings of Indian street food. The tour ends with an authentic Indian lunch in an old haveli, a historic mansion usually built around a cool central courtyard and decorated with colorful and elaborate frescoes.

In the afternoon, a sightseeing tour takes you past the presidential palace, the national parliament the India Gate and more. Next, visit the tomb of Mughal Emperor Humayun and the 800-year-old Qutub Minar, the world’s tallest brick minaret, which is decorated with intricate calligraphy. We end the day with a feast of Kashmiri-Mughlai food at Chor Bizarre restaurant.

Where to rest your head ?

The Claridges, Delhi

Day 3 : Delhi - Agra

Today you can either enjoy breakfast at the hotel or go for an early morning treat at Haldiram’s, one of the best food outlets in northern India, to experience a genuine Indian breakfast. Among the many delicious nibbles to look out for are chole bhatoore, chaat, rajbhog, gulab jamun, dosa and chai (Indian masala tea).

After breakfast, a private vehicle will transfer you to Agra, a city whose very name evokes the romanticism and exoticism of India. On arrival, check in at the hotel and late in the afternoon, visit Mehtab Bagh.

These meticulously manicured gardens were built by Emperor Babur as the last in a series of 11 parks on the Yamuna River’s east bank, long before the Taj was conceived. Over time, they fell into disrepair until they were little more than a huge mound of sand. To protect the Taj from the erosive effects of the sand blown across the river, the park was reconstructed and is now one the best place to view the great monument at sunset.

In the evening, attend Mohabbat – The Taj, a mesmerizing show, which depicts the immortal love of Shah Jahan for his beautiful wife, Mumtaz Mahal, whose death during childbirth inspired him to build the Taj Mahal.

Where to rest your head ?

ITC Mughal, Agra

Day 4 : Agra

If you were awe-struck by sunset over the Taj, then prepare yourself for a sunrise view of the Taj as you witness the white marble bathed in the glow of the early morning sun.

After this majestic start to the day, return to the hotel for breakfast. Later, visit Agra’s Red Fort.

This huge fortress overlooking the Yamuna River is protected by imposing red sandstone ramparts, which you will ‘breach’ to explore the interior. Behold beautiful palaces, magnificent mosques and courtyards. To wander through this monumental walled city is to travel back in time to the Mughal emperors and appreciate the scope or their power and glory.

Spend your afternoon at leisure. In the evening, it’s time to roll up your sleeves for a Mughlai-North Indian cooking demonstration which you can take part in – followed by dinner.

Learn all about the ingredients used, and the processes that make for such tasty treats. Watch how typical Mughlai dishes such as biryani, keema matar, Mughlai chicken pulao, murg kababs Mughlai, shahi chicken korma, shahi kaju aloo or shami kabab are prepared. One of these will be prepared and you can take the recipe home with you.

Where to rest your head ?

ITC Mughal, Agra

Day 5 : Agra – Keoladeo National Park – Jai...

After breakfast, a private vehicle will transfer you to Jaipur.

En route, stop at Bharatpur for lunch at the luxurious Laxmi Vilas Palace, which was built in the mid-19th century as the residence of a Raja (King) of the princely state of Bharatpur.

After lunch, head for a rickshaw safari at Keoladeo National Park.

This stunning UNESCO World Heritage Site was formerly known as Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary and is home to more than 360 resident and migratory species of avifauna, including ducks, geese, coots, pelicans, and the endangered Siberian crane. The park’s wetlands are a vital wintering point for migratory birds from Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, China and Siberia among others. Keoladeo is also home to mammals such as the golden jackal, striped hyena, the jungle cat, sambar deer, nilgai and blackbuck antelopes and wild boar.

Continue your journey to Jaipur and once you reach your hotel, check in and spend the evening at leisure.

Where to rest your head ?

Samode Haveli, Jaipur

Day 6 : Jaipur

After breakfast, follow in the footsteps of the Mughals with an elephant trek to Amber Fort.

Amber Fort imperiously looks down on the city from atop the Hill of Eagles. You don’t just come here for the views – the Amber Fort is a majestic blend of Hindu and Mughal architecture built with red sandstone and white marble. The imposing and forbidding exterior belies the beautiful fusion of art and architecture behind the ramparts.

Later, proceed for a sightseeing tour to the City Palace, with its elaborately carved doorways and the Jantar Mantar observatory.

Tonight, enjoy a truly special dining experience with a Rajasthani family. We join them in a cooking demonstration, taking active participation in the preparation of regional dishes, which you will then share with them at the dinner table. Jaipur’s most famous dishes are dal baati, churma, mawa kachori, ghewar, mirchi bada, Rajasthani subji and local variations of chapatti.

Where to rest your head ?

Samode Haveli, Jaipur

Day 7 : Jaipur - Rohet

After breakfast, a private vehicle will transfer you to the rustic village of Rohet. Check-in at the restored haveli of Rohet Garh and spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Rohet Garh has been one of India’s leading heritage hotels for a quarter of a century but its history goes all the way back to 1622 when Maharaja Gaj Singh I of Marwar bestowed it upon Thakur Dalpat Singh I as a reward for his courage and endeavor in military campaigns. This noble past is evident the moment you set eyes upon the garh (fort) which has a beautifully decorated doorway big enough for an elephant to pass through. The interiors are lavishly appointed and evoke the splendor of the bygone days while the meticulously manicured gardens feature verandas and terraces with breathtaking views. The kitchens produce only the finest traditional cuisine as you will discover over the three days spent in this magnificent palace.

Where to rest your head ?

Rohet Garh, Rohet

Day 8 : Rohet

After breakfast, proceed by a Jeep safari to meet the world’s original ‘eco-warriors’, the Bishnoi people.

The Bishnoi have protected their local environment for more than 500 years ever since a guru preached on the need to care for nature and wildlife. Since then, they have been responsible for the very survival of species like the endangered black buck antelope, an animal with whom they share a special bond. The antelopes stay close to Bishnoi communities, never leaving them, and display complete trust in the Bishnoi.

After this fascinating experience, you will return to the hotel. The afternoon is free and, in the evening, there’s a cooking demonstration at the hotel followed by dinner.

Where to rest your head ?

Rohet Garh, Rohet

Day 9 : Rohet – Jodhpur - Rohet

After breakfast, spend your morning at leisure in the hotel. In the afternoon, proceed for a day trip to Jodhpur.

Visit the magnificent Mehrangarh Fort, which towers more than 400 ft above the city. The fort is reached via a meandering road and occasionally the scars of past battles are evident on the thick rampart walls. If the sheer size of the fort is overwhelming, the beauty of the interiors is utterly beguiling. This is a vast walled city of palaces packed with gilded chambers and the most lavish decoration imaginable.

You can take part in a Flying Fox zip lining activity.

Fly high over the outer battlements of Mehrangarh Fort, glide serenely over two desert lakes, trek through the Rao Jodha eco-park and enjoy the most spectacular views of Mehrangarh and ‘blue’ Jodhpur.

After the fort, we head down to the city itself to explore the colorful bazaar, whose sights, sounds and scents are the essences of Rajasthan.

Your dinner for tonight is in the truly majestic rooftop of Pal Haveli, a recently renovated 19th-century mansion. As you savor the delicious candlelit traditional thali dinner, you will enjoy stunning views of the floodlit Mehrangarh Fort.

Where to rest your head ?

Rohet Garh, Rohet

Day 10 : Rohet - Udaipur

After breakfast, a private vehicle will transfer you to Udaipur.

Stop at Ranakpur to admire the marble Jain temples.

Such is their beauty that a local legend says the Moghul emperor Akbar was so mesmerized by what he saw that he carved a message in one of the temples ordering that it must never be destroyed.

After the stop, continue to the lakeside city of Udaipur for check-in at the hotel.

Where to rest your head ?

Fateh Prakash Palace, Udaipur

Day 11 : Udaipur

After breakfast, spend the full day exploring the city of Udaipur.

Start the tour by visiting the City Palace, which is the largest palace complex in India. Admire the ornately decorated Palace of Lord Krishna and the beautiful Shish Mahal, studded with glittering mirror work, and explore the museum. Then visit the Jagdish Temple and wander in the Sahelion-Ki-Bari (the Garden for the Maids of Honor) an ornamental pleasure garden with fountains and marble kiosks. Drive around the artificial Fatehsagar Lake, built by Maharana Fateh Singh in the 18th century.

In the evening, enjoy a boat-ride on Lake Pichola, visiting the ghats (banks) were washing, bathing and meditation take place, and admire the excellent views of the Lake and City palaces.

After the cruise, we visit a local family for a cooking demonstration followed by dinner.

Where to rest your head ?

Fateh Prakash Palace, Udaipur

Day 12 : Udaipur - Mumbai

After breakfast, proceed for a hike to the Monsoon Palace.

Monsoon Palace overlooks Udaipur from the top of a 1,100 ft-high hill. Trek to the top of the hill and enjoy the breathtaking views of the city and Pichola Lake below and the Aravali Mountains in the horizon.

In the afternoon, transfer to the airport to catch a flight from Udaipur to Mumbai. On arrival, transfer to your accommodation and check in.

Where to rest your head ?

Grand Hyatt, Mumbai

Day 13 : Mumbai Departure

Today, a private vehicle will transfer you to the airport where you can catch your flight back home.

Where to rest your head ?



4 & 5 Star Hotels
Breakfast & Dinner
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Private Airport Transfers
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English Speaking Guide


International Flights
Food & Drinks
Indian E-Visa
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13 Days

Starting from
120000 per person