A Taste of North India

Travel in style as we journey into the markets and restaurants of India for a gastronomic adventure. From the fascinating and often dramatic sights of the north to the laidback charm of the south, this trip discovers the authentic flavours of India. Sample local cuisine at roadside eateries, peek inside a royal kitchen and perfect Rajasthani delicacies at a cooking school. Add the best of museums, monuments, backstreets and beaches - this truly is a grand adventure of history, cuisine and culture.

Itinerary

Days 1-2 Delhi

Dive head first into the colour and chaos of India. Soak up the sights, sounds and smells of the crowded bazaars and scented spice markets of Old Delhi.

Day 3 Agra

Wake early to see the Taj Mahal glimmer in the morning light. It's easy to see why it is dubbed a 'teardrop on the face of eternity'. Afterwards, continue exploring Agra and visit the impressive Red Fort.

Days 5-6 Jaipur

In the 'pink city' of Jaipur, visit the Hawa Mahal and the Amber Fort. Perhaps then head to the Raj Mandir Cinema to experience the glitz and glamour of a Bollywood blockbuster.

Days 7-8 Bijaipur

Explore rural India in style from a base at the opulent Castle Bijaipur. Observe a traditional feast being prepared in the royal kitchen then dine by the pool, serenaded by local performers.

Days 9-10 Udaipur

Make tracks to Udaipur. Learn the secrets to buying fresh produce at a market then spend a day perfecting Rajasthani delicacies at a renowned cooking school. Explore the lavish City Palace, one of India's largest royal palaces. A breathtaking sunset over Lake Pichola is the perfect finale to the day.

Days 11-12 Mumbai

Take a short flight to Mumbai. Explore the dhobi ghats, see the Gateway of India and take a sunset stroll with locals on Chowpatty Beach. Mumbai is also home to the annual Ganesh Chaturthi, a 10-day long festival to celebrate the elephant-headed deity.

Days 13-15 Goa

Travel to Goa to discover how the hot climate and colonial Portuguese past has influenced local cuisine. Sample the spicy food and savour the fragrant scents of the spice gardens. The tour ends here on the sandy beaches of Goa.

Day 4 Karauli

Wander the perfectly preserved palaces and pavilions of the fortified ghost city of Fatehpur Sikri. In Karauli, learn the secrets to old family recipes and spend the night in a beautifully converted haveli.

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