Red meat curry (Lal Maas), a delicacy from Jaipur
Culinary delights of North India
Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

Culinary tour through North India

(12 days)

Delhi, Agra, Ramathra, Jaipur, Khimsar, Rohetgarh, Jodhpur, Delhi

Take a unique journey through the culinary history of North India with a one of a kind food specific tour through the ancient cities in and around this region. Explore the diverse cuisine that consists of some savory dishes that leave an imprint in the heart of every food lover.

This tour is recommended for

Culture & Heritage
Off the Beaten Track
Family

At a Glance

Delhi (2 nights), Agra (1 night), Ramathra (2 nights), Jaipur (2 nights), Khimsar (2 nights), Rohet (2 nights), Delhi (0 night)


Tour Highlights

  • Walk through the narrow by-lanes of Old Delhi which bring you to the Parathewali Gali. Here, you can try out some delicious local flat bread stuffed with exotic Indian spices, vegetables and even cheese!
  • Feast like the royals by spending a few nights in some of the best palace hotels of Rajasthan. Give your culinary journey an opulent twist by dining the way the Rajputs and the Moguls would.
  • Get a taste of local home cooked foods by visiting homes of quintessential local communities, cooking with them and eating with them while interacting with families.
  • Cook your game-meat (Shikar) to perfection under open skies with key ingredients that are found only out there in the wild.
  • Get another taste of the royal way of life by embarking on a memorable royal picnic complete with attendants who are available at your beck and call to serve you delicious meals while you relax on soft mattresses overlooking picturesque landscapes.
  • Finally, enjoy a barbeque dinner in the company of traditional folk music and dance amidst sand dunes that seem to go on to eternity and beyond!

Detailed Itinerary


Delhi (2 nights)

Days  ( 01 - 3 )

Delhi

Delhi

Formally known as the National Capital Territory; Delhi has been consistently colonized after the 6th century BC and is the country capital today. Legend states that the city was once the location of Indraprastha, the capital of the Pandava clan. Delhi is home to 1,200 heritage structures, over 175 historical monuments and is a major travel hub.

Activities

Our search of the illusive magic starts in Old Delhi.

Tour of Old Delhi will tantalize us with delights such as the ParathewaliGali-a whole street lined with shops specializing only in Parathas, a special flat bread which is stuffed with all kinds of vegetables, cheeses, spices and everything else the chefs fancy! Watch them create master pieces using exotic flours, spices, vegetables and other ingredients.

These simple melt-in-your-mouth delicacies will leave you craving for more long after you return home. We continue our quest, still in Old Delhi and on to the famous bazzar- ChandniChowk-bustling with commerce and enterprise. Spices are the specialty of KhariBaoli, be prepared to be assaulted by exotic smalls and fragrances.

All the secrets of the Moghul Emperors Royal kitchens have been passed on from one generation to another and form the basis of Moghul Cuisine. Here in this area of Old Delhi you will sample the most delicate kabobs cooked to perfection in tandoors and served with RoomaliRotis-a melt in your mouth "handkerchief" bread. Watch the masters prepare this unique "bread" that takes the shape of a handkerchief and can measure up to 3'x3'!

An extensive sight-seeing tour of New Delhi would include a visit to the Humayun's Tomb, the QutubMinar, a drive along the ceremonial avenue - Rajpath, past the imposing India Gate, Parliament House, the President's Residence and would end with a drive through the Diplomatic Enclave

Evening we will take you to a local restaurant where you can enjoy the various variety of Indian specialist cuisines.

 

Agra (1 night)

Days  ( 3 - 4 )

Agra

Agra

Home to 3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites including the Taj Mahal and the Agra Fort, the city of Agra throngs with tourists all year round. Reminiscent of the glory that was once the Mogul Empire, this city is seeping in history and gorgeous architecture.

Activities

Visit one of the most beautiful of the seven wonders of the world: The TajMahal. Afterwards you will visit the Agra Fort, which is surrounded by a wall of red sandstone.

Evening dinner at Daawat-e-Nawab - anIndian Specialty Restaurant. Evening entourage are entertained with mushairas (poetry and literature), shayaris (couplets), thumris (a genre of classical music) and kathak (an expressive dance form).

 

Ramathra (2 nights)

Days  ( 4 - 6 )

Ramathra

Ramathra

The quaint township of Ramathra is a virgin travel destination in the Indian state of Rajasthan. It lies at the base of the hill, hosting the celebrated Ramathra fort that sees a trickle of tourists all year. People, who tend to visit, spend their holiday exploring the grandiose Ramathra Lake that is excellent for bird-watching. Travelers who desire to experience a delightful sojourn in the rustic Ramathra also get the opportunity to gain a unique understanding of the simple country life in the desert township.

Activities

During the walking tour of the Ramathra village a small hamlet of farmers and herders, you will have to the opportunity to interact with these simple villagers, get a glimpse of their daily life as the farmers tend to their crops and animals.

The highlight of this evening is a demonstration of the RajasthaniGhumer dance. GitanjaliRajpal, the beautiful and graceful hostess of the Fort will personally guide you through the steps and translate the rather provoking lyrics. Be prepared to be thoroughly intoxicated by this mesmerizing performance.

 

Jaipur (2 nights)

Days  ( 6 - 8 )

Jaipur

Jaipur

The capital city of the desert state of Rajasthan, Jaipur is reminiscent of the royal way of life that was once integral to this region. Today it is fondly referred to as the “Pink City” because of the trademark structures that sit here.

Activities

AMBER FORT PALACE - Amber is the classic romantic Rajasthani fort palace. Its construction was started by Man Singh I in 1592, and completed by his descendent Jai Singh I. Its forbidding exterior belies an inner paradise where a beautiful fusion of Mughal and Hindu styles finds it's ultimate expression. Continue sight-seeing of Jaipur visiting City Palace, Hawa Mahal etc.

Dinner with noble family of three generations in Jaipur at their ancestral house. Sankotra Haveli was built in the 17th Century when Jaipur town was founded and was granted to the Sankotra Family in 1668. It has its own unique charm, being very close to Sanganeri Gate, the main entrance to Johari Bazaar.

 

Khimsar (2 nights)

Days  ( 8 - 10 )

Khimsar

Khimsar

Once a petite kingdom, the village of Khimsar is today a quaint tourist destination in the state of Rajasthan. Set cozily along the perimeter of the sizzling Thar Desert, the township brings forth the beauty of rural India. True to its extreme dessert climate, Khimsar is best visited during the winter months. It has a host of new experiences in store for tourists who can explore Khimsar while enjoying a sojourn at the exotic Heritage Hotel.

Activities

Visit the Khimsar Fort. The Khimsar Fort is on the edge of the great Thar Desert & is one of the main attractions in Khimsar.

Excursion to Khimsar Dunes village and enjoy a camel safari & visit nearby hutments to witness the lifestyles of rural folk. In the evening enjoy the sensational sunset on the sand dunes.

 

Rohet (2 nights)

Days  ( 10 - 12 )

Rohet

Rohet

Rohet is a quaint village in the Pali district that exudes the charm of rural Rajasthan. Encircled by the majestic Thar Desert, the village was once ruled by the mighty Rathore clan. It is home to the Rohet fortress and lake along with a quirky shrine dedicated to the Bullet Baba that makes an intriguing visit. The village is located a little to the south of Jodhpur making it the perfect desert village to head to for a rejuvenating vacation.

Activities

Here you can enjoy a Royal Picnic- a great extension of safaris on horse, the Royal Picnic is a grand recreation of a bygone era, where you are waited upon by liveried attendants; large mattresses with bolsters and soft cushions spread next to a soothing water body invite you to kick up your feet, Showcasing the best of the land, it is a complete cultural experience, which encompasses all that this region has to offer. From the warm and hospitable people, to the various customs and ceremonies and the abundant wildlife, guests have the rare privilege of being welcomed into people's homes and interacting with them. They get to experience and understand a way of life that takes them closer to their roots. Interact with locals preparing food on open fires using local ingredients and recipes, then drift into sweet slumber watching the pied kingfisher dive for his lunch just yards away from you!!

 

Delhi (0 night)

Days  ( 12 - 12 )

Delhi

Delhi

Formally known as the National Capital Territory; Delhi has been consistently colonized after the 6th century BC and is the country capital today. Legend states that the city was once the location of Indraprastha, the capital of the Pandava clan. Delhi is home to 1,200 heritage structures, over 175 historical monuments and is a major travel hub.

Activities

Return to your home with many unforgettable memories.

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Locations & Directions

Delhi, Agra, Ramathra, Jaipur, Khimsar, Rohetgarh, Jodhpur, Delhi


Price Range starts from
$ 1,658 onwards

"Dear Mr. Dhir, I wish to thank you for coordinating all the arrangements to make our trip to Rajasthan a memorable one. Thank you again for your time and efforts."

-Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz

(Riyadh)