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TripFeast: Taste of South India

Once fought over by colonial powers for its exotic spices, South India still plays a vital role in today`s Spice Route. Blessed by two stunning coastlines, you will travel from east to west, from the Indian Ocean to the Arabian Sea. Along the way, our expert chefs will have you serving up spicy Chettinad seafood and vegetarian dishes enjoyed in Tamil Nadu, and delicious dosas and idlis, South India`s signature food. With a visit to spice and pepper plantations, ancient temples and forts, and cooking lessons on the banks of Kerala`s shimmering backwaters and in the lawns of our idyllic homestays, this will be a culinary experience like no other!

Highlights
• Journey along the Spice Route
• Savour spicy Chettinad dishes
• Shop for local fruit & vegetables
• Dine with Indian families
• Stay in luxurious heritage homes
• Cook on Kerala`s backwaters
• Visit spice plantations of Thekkady
• Walking tour & cruise in Cochin

Duration: 14 days

Price: £1,695

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TripFeast: Delicacies of North India

Few countries offer as much diversity in food as India. Cook in the foothills of the Himalayas and in majestic forts, dine with families in their homes, go shopping for fruit and vegetables in local markets, and wipe your plate clean in authentic Indian restaurants. In between the cooking and eating, you will weave your way through India`s rich cultural tapestry, taking in colonial cities, stunning mountain scenery, and ancient forts and temples. Savour a whole range of cuisines on the way – from Kashmiri and Rajasthani delicacies to mouth-watering Awadhi and Bengali dishes.

Highlights
• Feast on authentic Indian cuisine
• Shop for local fruit & vegetables
• Cook in stunning locations
• Dine with Indian families
• Enjoy an elephant-back safari
• Visit the home of the Dalai Lama
• Marvel at the Golden Temple
• Walking tours of Delhi and Kolkata

Duration: 15 days

Price: £1,995

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Artisans of Leisure: India for Foodies – a Culinary Tour

 (12 Days – Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Delhi, Jaipur, Udaipur, MumbaiIndia’s cuisines vary greatly by region, and are some of the most delicious and popular in the world. Explore the tastes of three of India’s most gastronomically intriguing regions—Delhi, Rajasthan and Mumbai—while staying in the country’s most luxurious hotels and enjoying private touring of the highlights of each city.

Begin in Delhi, the bustling capital of India. During private touring, experience highlights such as Humayun’s Tomb, the Lodi Gardens, and a rickshaw ride through the bazaars of Old Delhi, as well as upscale shopping districts. One day, enjoy a private market visit and cooking class.

(For those interested, a night in Agra to see the Taj Mahal can be added after Delhi, upon request.)

Continue to nearby Jaipur, Rajasthan’s great “Pink City.” See the rich architectural legacy of Jaipur’s merchants and maharajas (Hindu princes)—hill forts, palaces, gardens, the observatory, temples and havelis (courtyard mansions)—surrounded by stark desert. Ride an elephant to Amber Fort, then take a private cooking class. Browse bazaars selling textiles, leatherwork, woodblock prints, perfume, jewelry and Jaipur’s traditional blue pottery.

Spend three nights in Udaipur, India’s most romantic city, among the grand arches and courtyard gardens of the beautiful Oberoi Udaivilas. Cruise Lake Pichola and walk through picturesque backstreets, shop for local folk art, tour the City Palace, Jagdish Temple, the Saheliyon Ki Bari Garden, and browse the local bazaars. Also enjoy a private cooking class at a local home. On a day excursion outside the city, tour the spectacular Jain temples of Ranakpur, where relief carvings cover every surface, including over 1,400 pillars, and have a memorable gourmet lunch at a spectacular palace.

The tour concludes with three nights in exciting Mumbai (Bombay), India’s economic capital and the home of the Bollywood film industry. Tour the city’s cultural attractions, bazaars and most interesting neighborhoods, enjoy a private market visit and cooking class, and take a private boat ride to the Elephanta Island Caves—inside are extensive Hindu stone sculptures linked to the cult of Shiva.

Itinerary Overview
Day 1 Arrive Delhi
Private arrival transfer to hotel for 3 night stay
Day 2 Delhi
Full-day private city touring
Day 3 Delhi
Private market visit and cooking class
Day 4 Delhi – Jaipur
Private transfer and flight to Jaipur for 2 night stay. Afternoon private touring
Day 5 Jaipur
Morning elephant ride to Amber Fort, and afternoon private cooking class
Day 6 Jaipur – Udaipur
Transfer to Udaipur for 3 night stay. Introductory city tour this afternoon, including boat ride on Lake Pichola
Day 7 Udaipur
Private city touring and cooking class
Day 8 Udaipur
Private excursion to Jain Temples in Ranakpur or to nearby temples and gourmet lunch at palace
Day 9 Udaipur – Mumbai
Transfer and flight to Mumbai for 3 night stay. Afternoon private city touring
Day 10 Mumbai
Private tour, including boat ride to Elephanta Island
Day 11 Mumbai
Private market visit and cooking class
Day 12 Depart Mumbai
Private airport transfer
Hotels
Delhi: The Imperial New Delhi
Jaipur: The Oberoi Rajvilas
Udaipur: The Oberoi Udaivilas
Mumbai: The Taj Mahal Palace or The Oberoi Mumbai
Cost
$9,730 Per person (double occupancy)

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