Food is a gateway into the culture of a nation, and India, where every state has its own style of cooking, spicing and ingredients, this is particular poignant. For the adventurous eater who’ll nosh on anything there are more than enough exciting delicacies to keep you taste buds tingling for days. This quick itinerary, themed for those who love their food, features some of our culinary highlights and gives you an idea of the places to visit in each destination:
These highlights have been specially picked for this themed itinerary:
Sample Wazwan, Delhi Wazwan, a huge, multi-course meal, is a tradition of Kashmiri cuisine, but Delhi also does it well. The preparation of each dish is considered an art – you’ll sit down to a spread of delicious, often spicy dishes, all crying out for you to nibble on. Dishes include many exotic spices, including aniseed, turmeric and asafoetida.
Cooking Class, Jaipur Taking a cooking class in Jaipur, you’ll learn the tips and secrets needed to prepare the perfect curry. You can choose to specialise in the flavours of any region of India from Rajasthan to Kerala, working under the guidance of a chef who will help you to prepare a range of delicious treats.
Food Tour, Jodhpur A food tour not only gives you the opportunity to try out the food venues that your fellow travellers wouldn’t usual find – the ones that the locals frequent – but it also gives you a more authentic view of the city. Wrap your taste buds around a wide range of street food.
Prepare Thali, Udaipur Thali is the traditional Rajasthani dish that just keeps giving. Served up on a big platter, the multiple dishes offer a range of different flavours, textures and colours. Learn to create this masterpiece of eating in a cooking class. Primarily vegetarian, you’ll pick up tips on how to combine sweets, ghee and spices.
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