Embark on an exquisite culinary journey with a North India’s adventure.
Immerse yourself in the vivid mosaic of sights, sounds, and flavors that capture India’s essence during this 10-day tour. Discover the soul-satisfying simplicity of “Prasada” (Langar/food), which is not only a culinary experience but also a spiritual journey. You have the exclusive opportunity to participate in the communal kitchen and observe the endearing customs that go along with it. Experience an exceptional culinary journey that delves into the rich and varied realm of India’s most delicious street food, where each morsel narrates a tale of customs, heritage, and the sheer delight of gastronomic discovery.
Country Region:- The Golden Triangle, The Northern India
Departure/Return LocationNew Delhi
Departure TimePlease arrive by 9:15 AM for a departure at 9:30 AM
Return TimeApproximately 8:30 PM
Day 1 Arrive Delhi
Day 1 Arrive Delhi
You will be met at the airport and transported to your hotel. For those arriving earlier in the day take the time to recover from the flight. Check in time at the hotel is 12pm.
Day 2 Delhi – Delhi Metro Train Ride - Food Tour – Board Evening Train For Jaipur
Day 3 In Jaipur – Lunch At Street Food & In Evening Rajasthani Cooking Class
Day 4 In Jaipur – Wake up with Jaipur + Pink City Heritage Tour With Rickshaw Ride
In the morning we shall meet you at your hotel and take you for an experience of the morning aarti or prayer chanting at the Govind Devji Temple at the City Palace where crowds chant songs to the deity. Receive the blessings at this 18th century Krishna temple where the deity, worshipped by the erstwhile royal family.
From there, we’ll take you to the wholesale flower market near Hawa Mahal. Here you’ll see turbaned crowds trading sacks of roses and marigold.
There will be a short break of 10- 15 minutes, where we stop at a chaiwalla on Chaura raasta for some cardamom early morning tea in Kullad, which is one of the specialty in Rajasthan.
From there, we’ll take you back to your hotel for breakfast at last.
Later get ready for the first stop today is at the astonishing facade of the Hawa Mahal, the ‘Palace of the Winds’, erected as portion of the City Palace and aimed to allow the women of the harem to see the city lower without being seen.
This afternoon visit the splendid City Palace, now a mesmerizing museum housing some of the treasures of Jaipur’s princely past.
Return to hotel for some rest. In the evening if you opt then we can arrange a short trip to local street food of Jaipur or explore the local markets with their mind boggling varieties of colours, fragrances and people selling and buying almost everything under the sun like clothes, jewelery, bangles, shoes, utensils, spices and much more. These traditional markets of Jaipur are a big attraction by themselves.
Night stay is in Jaipur
Day 5 Jaipur – Agra (240 KM / 5 Hours Drive)
After check-out we will drive to Agra. On the way visit of Abhaneri Step well and Fatehpur Sikri. Arrive and check into your hotel. Evening is free for leisure and to explore it on your own. Night stay is in Agra
Day 6 Agra
Sunrise visit of Taj Mahal. [Closed on Friday] at the time of sunrise for stunning views and is also less crowded.
Constructed by Shah Jahan to honour the remembrance of his wife, Mumtaz, the Taj is one of the world’s most iconic buildings, taking over 20 years to build. We first stop over at the Taj Mahal for sunrise which is the most fairy-tale and peaceful of times to understand the legendary beauty of this honor to love.
After breakfast visit the giant Agra Fort home to the magical Jahangir Palace. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Agra fort is profusely blessed with astounding array of palaces and mosques, whereas the marble grandeur of the Taj Mahal needs no summary.
In the evening stroll in Sadar Bazar and Food street of Agra. Overnight in Agra.
Day 7 Agra – Lucknow (By Train) – Cuisine Tour of Lucknow City
Morning get packed breakfast from the hotel and drive to Agra railway station to board your train for Lucknow. On arrival at Lucknow you will be transferred to your hotel. After some relaxation you will be experiencing cusine tour of Lucknow
Note: This walk is of 1.5 hours to 02 hours. Operates all days except Sundays, Muslim holidays and on Holi festival of India.
Lucknow is very well known for its cuisine called Avadhi cuisine. Lucknow is the only city in India which has a colony of chefs called “Bawarchi Tola”. In this colony one may still find the chefs whose forefathers use to cook a special kind of dish to the royals of Avadh. There is also a street where one can find the best from Lucknow’s very own kitchen. We take you to evening cuisine tour to the narrow lanes and bylanes of Lucknow where one may find the authentic taste of the various traditional dishes of Lucknow.
This is a guided tour with our own set of cutlery and other necessary items like paper napkins, mineral water etc. there are several stops at different eateries like –Idris Biryani (Mutton Biryani). Rahim’s Pasanda kebab stop (thin meat taken from hind leg of a lamb / beef marinated with spices and yoghurt, set on a steak and baked on charcoal fire, served with sheermaal – a special baked bread with milk, saffron and orange colour as its main ingredients and the mixed with purified butter), Nihari gosht (lamb meat chunks served with curry with special bread known as Kulcha which is made of fine flour and baked in earthen ovens ,
Tundey Kebab stop (finely minced meat mixed with more than 150 secret Indian spices and fried on a special pan over charcoal fire. This preparation is served with special kind of bread) and at last Kulfi stop(thickened milk mixed with dry fruits, saffron and cardamom in small air tight tin cylinders put into a big round pitcher with crushed ice and shaken for long to freeze the mixture in a form of an ice cream. It is served as a sweet dish.
Return back to your hotel for overnight stay.
Day 8 Lucknow – Varanasi ( By Train ) – River Ganges
On morning board your train for Varanasi this morning. On arrival, get transfer to your hotel for an overnight stay.
Situated on the banks of the massive Ganges, the holy city of Varanasi, one of the ancient in India, symbolizes much of the mythos and culture of Hinduism and has been a center for the devotion of Shiva for over 1,200 years.
Many trusts that this is the site where the divine and significant worlds collide, offering it a mystical property that is heightened by the countless thousands of believers who voyage here to bathe in the sanctified waters of the River Ganges.
In the evening join a memorable aarti ceremony on the banks of the river Ganges. The stunning ceremony comprises rituals accomplished by numerous priests, to the sound of bells, drums, cymbals, and Sanskrit mantras. Your opinion on Hinduism and the worship of the River Ganges will be much richer after the ritual and it is not to be ignored.
Night stay is in Varanasi
Day 9 Varanasi – River Ganges – Food Walking Tour - Sarnath
A spectacular early morning boat ride along the holy Ganges past some of the numerous ghats that line the banks, involving some that are used exclusively for public cremations.
Late in the afternoon, you will join one of Varanasi’s local ‘foodies’ and explore the city’s famous and unpretentious street food.
On this tour, you will explore and savor the best street food that Varanasi has to offer - Malaiyo (a light, fluffy dessert made from milk in only Winter season ) , Tamatar Chaat (savory tomato and potato snack), Kalakand (Indian sweet made from solidied sweetened milk), Malai Toast (fried slices of bread topped with cream and sugar), Malpuas (Indian pancake), Golgappas (crispy-fried puffed ball that is filled with potato, chickpeas, onions, spices and flavored water), Banarasi Paan (betel leaf filled with condiments) and more.
You will also get an in-depth understanding of the local food culture and learn more about how the city’s rich heritage influenced the cuisine. This is a very typical Varanasi experience, yet one very few tourists explore.
Note: - We are careful to vet all the food outlets on the tour for quality and hygiene so you should have no problem. If you have a very sensitive stomach, please let your guide know.
Later visit the Buddhist places at Sarnath where Buddha conveyed his first sermon after getting enlightenment
Overnight stay is in Varanasi
Day 10 Varanasi Depart
In time get transferred to Varanasi airport to board the flight for onwards journey. Tour Ends