Luxury Chef Tour – Delhi, Agra with Jaipur and Udaipur- 7 days

This tour emphasizes on Indian food and Indian cooking and covers the Golden Triangle of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. The tour has been designed with a goal to introduce Indian cuisine in a detailed way for the tourists. Along with the best of north and western Indian cuisines, it also covers must see sights. The culinary activities such as food tours, cooking classes, kitchen tours, restaurant visits, etc. are covered. These activities are led by a qualified chef.

Travel Package details

  • TRANSPORT: In private or shared car with driver, air or train.
  • ACCOMMODATION: Hotels, guest houses, heritage properties.
  •  ENDURANCE LEVEL: Everyone. Depends upon destinations and activities chosen.
  • ACTIVITIES:  Food tours, cooking classes, market tours, kitchen tours,  Bird watching,  Cultural activities, Meditation, Yoga,  sightseeing, VolunteerFood tours in India activities. (All optional)
  • DURATION: 7 Days, extendable to 8 or more
  • MEALS: By choice
  • COST: From INR 60000 onwards ( US $ 1000)

Travel Itinerary

DAY 1: Delights of Delhi

First Day in Delhi will cover wonderful landmarks Lotus Temple and Qutub Minar. Lotus Temple is a quaint Baha’i house of worship that was built in 1986. Qutub Minar is a 72 m tall tower built in 1993. The food tour of Delhi will begin at noon from Old Delhi. The tour will introduce you to the Indian food and culture and provide an exciting kick start to the rest of your trip to India. You will be covering 16-18 different Indian food dishes from various Indian cuisines. You will also visit around 10 different food joint in Old, Central and South Delhi. They have been in business since generations and are famous for the quality of food they serve. The oldest food joint that we will be visiting has been in business for around 110 years and the youngest food joint has been in business for around 40 years. Sampling of various delicacies like samosa, lassi, butter chicken, kulfi, kebabs is the part of our culinary food walk. Old Delhi tour will give you a chance to be a witness to old and narrow streets of medieval Delhi, market that have evolved through centuries and thousands of people engrossed in their daily lives. Each and every lane in this area caters to different commodities. The commodities would typically include invitation cards, spices, bicycles, cameras, utensils, vegetable, clothes, shoes, books, etc. Visiting Spice market of Delhi along with the visit to a charitable kitchen that feeds more than 10000 people daily will also be a part of the tour.
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
DAY 2: The Magic of Cooking

You will be presented with the opportunity to cook some of the things that you sampled the previous day. This will be done in a half day cooking class. This class will be led by a chef and his family. The class will cover making masala tea (Indian tea), some fried Indian snacks and pakodas that are best enjoyed hot. While the chef enlightens you about Indian food and the things to expect during the cooking class; you can enjoy hot chai and pakodas. Soon will come the time to don the aprons and begin cooking. Learn to cook various Indian meals such as Pulao, daal (lentils), rotis (flat Indian breads), egg plan raita, stuffed parathas, vegetables and more, dessert like halwa and non-vegetarian food such as butter chicken, chicken tikka, mutton curry, etc. After the hard work you will be rewarded with the meal of all the dishes that you have cooked. A small gift hamper consisting of basic Indian spices will also be provided to you. These spices are used in a typical north-Indian kitchen. Upon conclusion of the cooking class, get ready to visit India Gate, Rajpath and President’s House. This area is picturesque, especially after the dark, and is one of the favorite family picnic spots of the people of Delhi.
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Chef tours in Udaipur, India
DAY 3: The Taj Mahal

You will have to get up early to visit Taj Mahal. Taj Mahal is in Agra which is about 3 hours drive and hence we leave the luggage at the hotel. Taj Mahal is one of the Seven Wonders of the World, which according to most, looks more splendid in reality than in pictures. Taj Mahal has many things to offer for your enjoyment such as a nice walk in the gardens, fountains, etc. It is advisable to have an eye for small but amazing details that are easy to be missed without someone telling them. Enjoy your time there and you might also want to get clicked on those marble benches where many celebrities have posed for the pictures. You will have to walk out and reach Agra Fort. It is made of sandstone and has a great historical significance. While going through various parts of the fort, you can view the Taj Mahal and Agra town. These views from the fort are really spectacular.
MEALS: Breakfast and Dinner
DAY 4: Time with Elephants of the Pink City

We will be heading towards Jaipur, the famous Pink City of India. This will require another early wakeup. After hotel check-in, we will be visiting Hawa Mahal (Palace of Wind). As the name suggests, its front face consists of 953 Jarokhas or small windows decorated with intricate lattice work. It is equivalent to 5 stories and is made of red and pink sandstones. It will be time to play with elephants after visiting the Hawa Mahal. However, in between it will be time for lunch and you will be served a traditional Rajasthani thali (platter). Enjoy a rare opportunity to ride, feed and play with these highly trained, friendly gentle giants for hours. Choose an elephant for your ride to the jungle; sit around a bonfire under the open night sky while enjoying folk dance and handicrafts.
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
OPTIONAL DAY 4: Sights of Jaipur

Visit Jantar Mantar built by Maharaja Jai Singh. It is an incredible astronomical observatory and was built in the early 18th century. After Jantar Mantar, we will visit Jaipur City Palace. The Jaipur City Palace houses the museum. The palace, although being a museum, is still partly a royal residence. After visiting the Palace, we will be visiting Jal Mahal. Jal Mahal is very famous and is constructed on an island in Man Sagar Lake.
MEALS: Breakfast and Dinner
DAY5: Food tour in Jaipur

Explore Jaipur better via a day long food tour. Have a drink of salty lassi after a light breakfast. The food tour will enable you to get to know Jaipur better in terms of its sights, smells and flavors. Jaipur is a very easy going city and you can feel it while walking through its streets and pink markets. They offer delicious food that you can sample. This food tour will provide you with the opportunity to sample different types of delicious kachaouris, chai prepared over charcoal fire, famous Rajasthani sweets and different snacks. It will end with a big traditional Rajasthani dinner which you will surely enjoy. Apart from the delicacies, the food tour will also cover sights such as Galta Jee Temple, Amer Fort and a few more based on time availability. Galta Jee has a large resident population of monkeys and langoors. The local markets will be fun to explore as you will see an array of colorful commodities and many people buying and selling them. You will surely want to purchase something out of the wide variety of bangles, shoes, clothe, jewellery, amongst very other things. You will also be taught about some of the ingredients that are conventionally used in Rajasthani cooking.
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
DAY 6: To Nahargarh

Breakfast done, we head for Nahargarh fort after packing our bags. It has a very impressive view of the city and was used by the royal families centuries ago as a picnic spot. This was constructed in the 18th century and it means the home of tigers. Being in a very good condition, you will enjoy taking some picture here. This marks the end of our tour with a chef and we take back a lot of memories as we head back to Delhi.
MEALS: Breakfast
DAY 6: Udaipur via Ranakpur

An early morning wakeup call and we drive to Udaipur. In between we take a stop at Ranakpur Jain Temples. Constructed in between the 14th and 15th Century, these temples have a unique architectural style. You will not see anything like it elsewhere. There are 1444 marble pillars here and each one is carved in a special way with exceptional details. We drive back to Udaipur and reach there in the evening. After we check-in the hotel, we have another interactive session of cooking some more Rajasthani Dishes. These will be served to you for dinner.
MEALS: Breakfast and Dinner
DAY 7: Goodbye

We do some more sight seeing in Udaipur before we head back to Delhi. We can go to the Pichola Lake and spend some time there.
MEALS: Breakfast and Dinner
EXTENSIONS:

We can extend the tour further according to your requirements. The options are as stated below:
Optional Day 6: To Udaipur via Chittorgarh Food walks with chef in India

We go to Udaipur after a lunch break in Chittorgarh. Chittorgarh is an ancient city established in 271 B.C.. Throughout history, a lot of kings have tried to posses it. There were number of battles and lots of heroic sacrifices. Chittorgarh is a home to many characters in history such as Maharana Pratap, Meera Bai, Rana Sanga, Rana Kumbha and so on. We can visit tourist attractions like Vijay Sthambha, Kalika Mata Temple and Rani Padmini’s Temple before reaching to Udaipur.
Optional DAY 7: Udaipur Sightseeing

The visit to City Palace Museum is the first thing we do today. The City Palace Museum was built 400 years ago and has a mix of many architectural styles. There are also many artifacts that you will admire. After this we go to the Jagdish Temple which is another architectural marvel and has superb craftsmanship. This is a white temple built in 1651 and a lot of people come here from distant places. After that we visit the Fateh Sagar Lake. It is an artificial lake nestled between the Aravali Hills and is very picturesque. We can do some boating in the Fateh Sagar Lake and stop over on the island in the middle to watch the sun set.
DAY 8: Flight or train to Delhi

This extra day will help you make travel arrangements to return to Delhi via flight, train or road.

Led and guided by Rajeev Goyal, who is a chef, the cooking classes will be fun. At every step of the sight seeing journey, trained guides will be there to help you during the trip.

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