Package Duration: 06 Nights and 07 Days
Places Covered: Delhi – Agra – Jaipur – Delhi
The various cultures, religions and traditions of India gives us various flavors which changes from some kilometers you move from one city to another. Through the Golden Triangle Culinary Tour Package, you get a chance to feast your taste buds with different flavors of local dishes. This tour also includes culinary demos in the most-visited cities, which will be really enjoyable for food junkies just like you. Nothing is as comparable to freshly prepared dish and which is customized in front of you according to your preferences.
We will start our journey from Delhi, take you through Agra, Jaipur and then will culminate in Delhi only. In Delhi, you will be enjoying a sightseeing tour along with the a short local food trail in Chandni Chowk Market and in the evening we will visit a local lady house to learn some cooking lessons on Indian cuisine.Pur next stop is Agra where we will visit Taj Mahal – the monument of Love and some other interesting monuments. And we also indulge in learning some Mughlai dishes which are famous all over the world. Your next halt will be Jaipur, where you will be visiting the City Palace, Jantar Mantar and many more places. Here we will organize a market to kitchen tour in which you will first visit a local market, buy your ingredient which will be used for the cooking and then head to kitchen to learn some Rajasthani cuisines.
Day 1| Arrive in Delhi
Meals Included: None
Arrive in Delhi by your International Flight. You will be met and transferred in a private vehicle to your hotel where accommodation is held on immediate occupancy. Check-in and spend the rest of the day to explore the bustling national capital. Overnight in the hotel.
Delhi offers a harmonious blend of architecture and history. From remnants of the Mughal empire and British Raj to contemporary India, you can experience it all in the capital. The city is sure to charm you with its eclectic mix of the old and new – from magnificent monuments to bustling Old Delhi markets and stunning high rises.
Day 2 | A day in Delhi
Meals Included: Breakfast
Breakfast at the hotel. Proceed for sightseeing tour of Delhi which will start with visit of Old Delhi, where you will see Red Fort (from outside) Jama Masjid , Chandni Chowk Market (closed on all Sundays) and Raj Ghat. Also take a food walk in the Chandni Chowk market. After visit of Old Delhi drive towards New Delhi en-route you will drive past President’s Palace, Government buildings and India Gate. In the afternoon visit the Humayun’s Tomb and Qutub Minar complex. Overnight in the hotel.
Jama Masjid is a mosque in Old Delhi, constructed in 1650–56 by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahān, a noted patron of Islamic architecture whose most famous work is the Taj Mahal, in Agra.
This vibrant market came to existence when the fifth Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan, shifted his capital from Agra to Shahjahanabad, now Old Delhi, in the mid 17th century. While Chandni Chowk or the moonlit square no longer bears the magnificence of the bygone era, its importance in the annals of Delhi will never be lost.
The food walk in Old Delhi is a great experience to and the best way to see and taste Old Delhi. The dishes one can savor in Old Delhi Food Walk are large, thick and juicy jalebis, glistening with ghee; Aloo chaat crisp fried potato cutlets dunked in a melange of chutneys and smattered with onions and spices ; varieties of stuffed paranthas potato, onion, cottage cheese, cauliflower, radish, dry fruits and many more….
Humanyun’s Tomb was built in 1565 A.D. nine years after the death of Humayun, by his senior widow Bega Begam. Inside the walled enclosure the most notable features are the garden squares (chaharbagh) with pathways water channels, centrally located well proportional mausoleum topped by double dome.
Qutab Minar is a soaring, 73 m-high tower of victory, built in 1193 by Qutab-ud-din Aibak immediately after the defeat of Delhi's last Hindu kingdom. The tower has five distinct storeys, each marked by a projecting balcony
Day 3| Drive to Agra
Meals Included: Breakfast
Today morning after breakfast drive to Agra. Arrive in Agra and check – in at the hotel. In the afternoon proceed for half day tour of the magnificent Red Fort or Agra Fort and the Moonlight Garden (Mehtab Bagh). Overnight at the hotel.
Known to exist since prehistoric times, Agra came into full flower during the 16th and 17th centuries as one of the four capitals of Mughal dynasty. It was in Agra that the artistic excellence of the Mughals reached its zenith at a time that coincided with the political high water mark of their vast and expanding empire.
Agra Fort was begun by Akbar between 1565 and 1573. It is situated on the west bank of the Yamuna River, about 2km upstream from the Taj Mahal. Akbar built the fort of sandstone; his grandson Shah Jahan, the builder of the Taj Mahal, constructed palaces of white marble within the fort itself.
The Mehtab Bagh or the moonlight garden, was the last of the eleven Mughal-built gardens along the Yamuna river opposite to the Taj Mahal and the Agra Fort. Built during the period 1631- 1635 A.D., Mehtab Bagh literally means “a moonlit pleasure garden”.
Day 4 | A day in Agra
Meals Included: Breakfast and Evening
Sunrise private transfer to Taj Mahal, spend the morning at this beautiful monument and fall in love with Taj Mahal. After visit return to hotel for breakfast. Relax the rest of the morning at the hotel. Afternoon visit Chini Ka Rauza and Itimad-Ud-Daulah. Today evening join a cooking demonstration session followed by dinner. Overnight stay in hotel.
The Taj Mahal is an enormous mausoleum complex commissioned in 1632 by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan to house the remains of his beloved wife. Constructed over a 20-year period on the southern bank of the Yamuna River in Agra, the famed complex is one of the most outstanding examples of Mughal architecture, which combined Indian, Persian and Islamic influences.
Itimad-ud-Daulah is a tomb that was built by mother of Shah Jahan. It has a very delicate architectural beauty. The marble lattice structures in this monument are the highlight. You can find exotic Persian styled gardens around the tomb.
Chini Ka Rauza is a persian-style riverside tomb of Afzal Khan, a poet who served as Shah Jahan’s chief minister, was built between 1628 and 1639. Rarely visited, it is hidden away down a shady avenue of trees on the east bank of the Yamuna but boasts a fine exterior of coloured tilework and an interior of delicate painted alabaster.
Day 5| Drive to Jaipur , en-route Fatehpur Sikri
Meals Included: Breakfast
After breakfast leave for Jaipur by surface, a journey of about 7 hours. En – route stop forvisiting the celebrated medieval Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri. Arrive in Jaipur and check – in at the hotel. In evening attend aarti or a prayer ceremony at Birla Mandir. Overnight at the hotel.
Fatehpur Sikri a magnificent fortified ancient city, 40km west of Agra, was the short-lived capital of the Mughal empire between 1572 and 1585, during the reign of Emperor Akbar.
An erstwhile princely state and now the capital of modern Rajasthan. Jaipur is popularly known as the “Pink City” because of the rose coloured wash that adorns most buildings in the old quarter and it is the first planned city in the country.”
The Birla Temple, of Jaipur is built of pure white marble, whose interiors contain, beautifully sculpted idols of Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi, as well as other Hindu Gods. Commonly considered a true work of art, this temple forms a wonderful backdrop to witness a traditional ceremony. An Aarti represents the elements of fire, earth, water and air as well as the senses, the priest has a tray with a diya (lamp), offerings of food, water, flowers, incense and a small bell.
Day 6| A day in Jaipur
Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner
Breakfast at the hotel, visit Amber Fort. Later we proceed to visit the City Palace and Observatory.And we also stop for some photos from across the road of Hawa Mahal – the Palace of Winds. Evening take a market to kitchen tour, in which you will engage in Cooking demonstration followed by dinner. Overnight in the hotel.
The City Palace reflects Rajput, Mughal and European architectural styles. The Palace has been designed according to a 'grid style' and houses various structures such as, 'Chandra Mahal', 'Mubarak Mahal', 'Diwan-I-Khas' and the 'Govind Dev Ji Temple. The walls and gates are ornately designed to Mughal style, with various murals, lattice and mirrors adorning them from sides.
The Jaipur observatory is by far the most elaborate and complete of Jai Singh’s all other Observatories. The observatory occupies a plot of land just outside the City Palace.
Jaipur’s most photographed landmark, the Hawa Mahal is an extraordinary pink-painted delicately honeycombed hive that rises a dizzying five storeys. It was constructed in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh to enable ladies of the royal household to watch the life and processions of the city.
Explore Jaipur in its kitchens, know what you are eating, and learn to cook Indian Meals on your next vacation to this amazing land of culture and heritage. A Land where what comes to your platter changes with every season. A land with a food philosophy of Simple eating & Simple Living for a calmer mind is followed.
During this food tour, you will be an active participant from the moment you arrive. Whether it's starting at the local market each morning, grocery baskets in your hands, choosing the best, seasonal produce, or making round chapattis in our dream kitchen, where you are never just a spectator. During this cooking class, you will get your hands into the dough, rolling chapattis. You will meet the local vegetable sellers. The whole activity will familiarize you with seasonal fresh produce and essential spices for cooking an Indian meal. You will experience the local daily life of Jaipur. And upon the end of your cooking session you will return enriched with Indian culture and traditions.
It is one of the best things to do in Jaipur as it will not just be a cooking class, but an experience that starts in the market while picking key ingredients of the meal. Your host for the day then takes you to her kitchen and the best experience of your India tour will begin. Relish your meal with the family over a chit-chat.
Day 7 | Drive to Delhi Airport
Meals Included: Breakfast
After breakfast you will be met and transferred to the Delhi International Airport which is about 6jours drive. Arrive and connect your flight back home.