There is no sincerer love than the love of food.

George Bernard Shaw

Taste of India

This one-of-a-kind experience, curated to enrich your taste buds, leaves a splendid aftertaste. Marvel at the magic of spices – the common thread intertwined with an exciting spectrum of food from around India. Explore a diverse array of cuisines and styles of cooking – from Chettinad and Rajasthani to Old-world Delhi – and relish the gradient of flavours changing from north to south. Learn about their origins, their evolution down the centuries, and how they are linked inextricably with our cultures. Add some heat to this elaborate menu of a tour with live sessions featuring Masterchefs. Calling all foodies far and wide…!

Use Code : ebd01 to save 20% on total price if you pay a deposit before 30th May 2016.

The departure is guaranteed.
This would be a small group of diverse people (maximum 12) from across the world, bound by their interest in this tour.
For a tailor made version of this program, please email us info@rudraxp.com

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Departure Dates

Delhi
Agra
Samode
Amritsar
Delhi
Chettinad
Munnar
Kumarakom
Kochi (Cochin)

Destinations Covered

Delhi
Agra
Samode
Amritsar
Delhi
Chettinad
Munnar
Kumarakom
Kochi (Cochin)
Delhi
Delhi
Day 1

Arrive Delhi. Meet and greet at airport. Transfer to hotel The Claridges/ Visaya. Delhi is the capital of India, and it`s also the travel hub of northern India. Discover the inner peace of a city rich with culture, architecture and human diversity, deep with history and totally addictive to epicureans. Welcome Dinner. Overnight in Claridges

Delhi
Day 2

Morning breakfast. After breakfast depart for morning tour of Delhi visiting Raj Ghat, the National Memorial of the father of the Nation, Also drive past President`s House, Parliament House, Government Secretariat Buildings and India Gate (War Memorial Arch ) followed by Humayun`s Tomb. A quick lunch, bordering on street food but served with proper care and hygiene. Take the fascinating “ Sham-e-Dilli “ (Delhi By Night Tour). Arrive at Qutub Minar, the UNESCO World Heritage monument and proceed for the tour. Later, proceed by car to Lutyen’s Delhi to board a horse driven carriage (Baggi). Ride on the baggi, just like how it was a century ago, marching through the prefect roads of Lutyen’s Delhi, engaging anecdotes, heart warming stories of the Mughal – British era. The evening is followed by dinner in one of the most iconic restaurants of Delhi. Overnight in Claridges.

Delhi
Day 3

Morning breakfast.

Proceed to a Morning Walking Food tour of Old Delhi, Also visit Jama Masjid, spice market, Chandni Chowk and drive past Red Fort. Evening free for leisure / shopping.

Homestay dinner.

Overnight at Claridges.

Delhi - Agra (233 km)
Day 4

Early Breakfast.

After Breakfast, transfer by surface to Agra. Afternoon visit the world famous Taj Mahal built by the Moghul Emperor Shahjehan in 1630 for his Queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains. Proceed for “Sham e Taj” – Agra by night. Get on to a Tonga and ride into an evening of a glorious sunset with the Taj and an exclusive introduction to the extra ordinary story of humble beginnings, dedication, an undying love for the art, achievements and life of the National Award winning Master craftsman of the legendary marble Inlay work (as in the Taj Mahal). Be his private guest and enjoy a sit down dinner, in the courtyard of his home cum workshop, in the heart of the city. Overnight at Trident Hotel.

Agra - Samode (274 km)
Day 5

Morning breakfast. Proceed to Samode by surface. Arrive Samode and check into Samode Palace. Amongst other things, Samode is an epicurean’s haven. Spend an evening of delightful conversations of royalty and an era gone by. Overnight at Samode Palace.

Samode
Day 6

Morning breakfast. Discover the beauty of the palace as a hotel staff takes you through a personalized walk through – inch by glorious inch. Laze by the rooftop Infinity pool and catch a breathtaking sunset with the vistas of the Aravalli Range and a brilliantly lit fort as a backdrop. Proceed for a cooking demo to unravel the mysteries of spices of Rajasthani cuisine and why is chilly an intrinsic part of the cuisine! If you like you could walk out of the gates of the Palace and through the cobbled lanes of Samode village and market stopping by the little shops of the bangle maker, the cloth merchant, the gemstone expert. Dinner and Overnight at Samode Palace.

Samode - Amritsar (645 km)
Day 7

Early morning breakfast. Proceed to Jaipur airport for flight to Amritsar. Arrive Amritsar.Transfer to hotel Ranjit Svassa. Proceed to visit to the Golden Temple or the Harmandir Sahib. This holiest place of the Sikhs The Harmandir Sahib was designed by the fifth guru, Guru Arjan Devji. Overnight at Hotel Ranjit Svassa.

Amritsar - Delhi (451 km)
Day 8

Morning breakfast. Proceed for a cooking demo followed by lunch in a popular ‘dhaba’ in town and find what is so special about the water in Amritsar, that the nuances of its food can’t be found elsewhere. Proceed to the airport for flight to Delhi. Arrive and check into Holiday Inn Airport. Overnight at Holiday Inn Airport.

Morning breakfast. Transfer to airport to board flight to Madurai. Arrive Madurai airport and proceed by surface to Chettinad. Arrive Chettinad and check into your hotel The Visalam. Time at leisure. Overnight at Visalam.

Chettinad
Day 10

Morning breakfast Proceed for a learning culinary experience with the chef. Chettinad cuisine is one of the most aromatic and yet healthiest cuisine in India. Shop for vegetable with the chef and come back to the kitchen to learn some of secrets of this cuisine in the traditional kitchen. Evening take a tour of the famous Chettinad Mansions. Overnight at Visalam.

Chettinad - Munnar
Day 11

Early morning breakfast. After breakfast, drive to Munnar. Arrive at Munnar and check into Tea Bungalow. Take a walk around and breathe in the fresh air. Evening at leisure. Dinner and Overnight at Bungalow.

Munnar
Day 12

Morning breakfast. Take a sight seeing tour of Munnar. Sightseeing tour around Munnar takes one to tea gardens where picturesque colonial towns and meandering mountain streams present photo opportunities galore. The Tea Bungalow is a plantation bungalow. It is set amidst sprawling tea gardens and a walk around the estate is a must. Process your own tea leaves and take it back as a souvenir. Dinner and Overnight at Bungalow.

Munnar - Kumarakom (150 km)
Day 13

Morning breakfast Proceed to Kumarakom by surface. Peal open the secrets of Kerala cuisine through an interactive evening with the Chef and his spices. Dinner and Overnight at Coconut Lagoon.

Kumarakom
Day 14

Morning breakfast in lush green surroundings. Take a stroll or a guided tour around the resort, discover butterfly garden, Ayurveda centre, coconut husking or the canoeing in the canals. The day is yours to relax and unwind as you like. Later take the sunset cruise to enjoy the lake, an hour-long idyll with flute accompaniment. Dinner and Overnight at Coconut Lagoon.

Kumarakom - Kochi (Cochin) (49.9 km)
Day 15

Morning breakfast and check out and proceed to Cochin airport / onward destination. End of the tour.

Kochi (Cochin)

The tours offered are competitively priced base products. Extensive research, with the objective of creating extraordinary experiences, backs our product offering. While we are happy to upgrade these further per your standards, we will not downgrade any, in order to meet our own.

Itinerary Route
Routes and distances may vary.
Details
October - April
2,32,000.00 $ 4,640.00
May-September
1,75,000.00 $ 3,500.00
Cost/Terms & Conditions
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  • Terms & Conditions

    All Prices are on twin sharing.

    Single Supplement : Rs 1,05,000 / USD 2100 (Oct-Apr),  Rs 68,500 / USD 1370  (May-Sept)

    The prices mentioned are based on accommodations, handpicked to give the most fulfilling and enriching experience of a destination. These may change in relation with what gets added, upgraded or improved in a particular destination. We also choose the most valuable room in terms of experience in the chosen hotel, which is mostly a higher category, more private and truly represents the spirit of the place. We use Toyota Innovas, by default for all travel. Please check with us for upgrade to a Luxury SUV, or also for the option of the costs without transport. Foreign nationals are requested to bear in mind that there maybe some nominal cost additions owing to differences in entrances to monuments, wild life entry fees or other similar charges.

    The prices stated above are an estimate. Price is subject to change based on availability or any weekend, festival, holiday premiums, at the time of booking. Payment:

    •  Booking Advance of INR 20,000.00 / USD 500 per person
    •  Final Full Payment 60 days prior to arrival.

    Package doesn’t include:

    • All entrance / camera fees.
    • Tips & Gratuities & personal expenses
    • Visa Fees & Airport tax or Airport improvement fees.
    • Travel Insurance.
    • All Expenses other than mentioned in What Price Includes.

    Cancellation Policy

    • Booking advance non – refundable from the time of booking.
    • 75% of Package Cost non – refundable within 45 days before departure .
    • 100% of Package Cost non – refundable within 30 days before departure.
  • Itinerary Includes
    • Accommodation in all the hotels on twin sharing.
    • All meals
    • All prevailing taxes like Luxury tax in all hotels and Service tax wherever applicable.
    • All transfers to or from hotels, airport, railway station, sight seeing city tours, drives by air conditioned car with a Smart-chauffer.
    • Road tax, toll tax, driver’s allowance, parking etc.
    • Sunset cruise at Kumarakom.
    • Guided tour of Tea Plantation.
    • Memories of a lifetime.
  • Itinerary Cost

    October - April(INR): 2,32,000.00

    May-September(INR): 1,75,000.00

    October - April(USD): 4,640.00

    May-September(USD): 3,500.00

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