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  • A once in a lifetime culinary tour of this vast, varied and unforgettably beautiful country, where you’ll learn the secrets of Indian cooking and discover gastronomical insight into the spices, flavours and colours of the cuisine.
  • This fantastic offer takes you to epic ‘must-see’ sights, including the iconic Taj Mahal, The Amber Fort, and on a rickshaw ride through the bustling markets of Chandni Chowk.
  • Members will enjoy a Half Board basis and comfortable accommodation throughout their adventure and will revel in a unique and traditional experience at a Rajasthani homestay.

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Your Destination

This is one of the most exciting and rewarding travel destinations in the world, encompassing colourful and vibrant cities, exquisite temples and superb scenery.

From mountainous, mighty peaks, to buzzing, diverse cities, from sleepy hillside stations to tropical island paradises, India is a bounty of rich history, vibrant culture and intoxicating spirituality. 

This tour will take you through the heart of India Beginning and ending in Delhi, picking up culinary secrets along the way and sampling flavours, scents and textures that you'll never forget. You will visit the famous Golden Triangle which includes Agra and Jaipur, taking in sights such as the iconic Taj Mahal and the Amber Fort. 

Your Itinerary

Day 1 - ARRIVAL DELHI 

Arrival at New Delhi international airport. Following customs, immigration formalities and baggage collection, you will be met by a representative and transferred to Hilton Garden Inn, Gurgaon. Gurgaon is part of the National Capital Region (NCR) of Delhi. It is within commuting distance of Delhi via the expressway and Delhi Metro and just 10 km from Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi. Enjoy shopping at the malls on M.G. Road, plenty of choices for dining out and entertainment at the unique Kingdom of Dreams.

Dinner and overnight at Hilton Garden Inn, Gurgaon.  
Day 2 - DELHI              

Proceed for Delhi sightseeing. Today you will drive to Old Delhi and visit Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India, the bustling markets in Chandni Chowk and drive past the Red Fort. Take a Rickshaw ride. Visit Gandhi Smriti museum dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi and India Gate.In the evening, interact with the chef at your hotel and learn about Indian food and the art of preparing Indian delicacies. 

Dinner and overnight at Hilton Garden Inn, Gurgaon. 

The siren call of Paratha Lane in Old Delhi – where food vendors make and sell parathas on the pavement in front of their tiny one-room cafes, stalls offer jewel-like fruit and vegetables, and smoke drifts from a thousand woks – is entirely seductive. It is exactly where you want to be.

Carolyn Hart
The Telegraph Travel

Day 3 - DELHI – UDAIPUR (FLIGHT 6E 751 / 1320 – 1435 HRS)

Transfer to airport to board flight for Udaipur. On arrival, you will be met at Udaipur airport and then transfer to Hotel. Udaipur has a stunning location with a rich cultural background and a great history. Rest of the day is free at leisure. 

Dinner and overnight at Hotel Karohi Haveli.
Day 4 - UDAIPUR        

Proceed for Udaipur sightseeing. Walk through Old city. Visit city palace, Saheliyon-ki-Bari (Courtyard of the Maidens), Pratap memorial, drive past Fateh Sagar Lake. Boat ride on Lake Pichola. 

Dinner and overnight at Hotel Karohi Haveli.
Day 5 - UDAIPUR        

Day free at leisure. 

Dinner and overnight at Hotel Karohi Haveli. 

Day 6 - UDAIPUR – JAIPUR (FLIGHT SG 2624 / 0945 – 1045 HRS)    

Transfer to airport to board flight for Jaipur. On arrival, you will be met at Jaipur airport and then transfer to Hotel. Rest of the day is free at leisure. 

Dinner and overnight at Ikaki Niwas, one of the most adorable homestays in Rajasthan. 

The romance, artistry and sheer magnificence of India’s cultural heritage is encapsulated by the Taj Mahal and the great forts and palaces of Rajasthan. Jaipur and Udaipur are stage sets that conjure up storybook India, a land where fabulously wealthy Hindu kings fought and loved and indulged their fondness for pomp and ceremony.

Gill Charlton
India Expert, The Telegraph Travel

Day 7 - JAIPUR

Visit Amer, ancient capital of Amber to explore the fabulous Amber Fort. Also visit the City Palace, Jantar Mantar Observatory and have a photo stop outside Hawa Mahal, the ‘Palace of Winds’. Later, accompanied by your host, visit the local vegetable market and hone your haggling skills as you buy local produce. Along with your host, you will cook the produce you bought under expert supervision. Then enjoy your home-cooked meal with your hosts. 

Overnight at Ikaki Niwas. 
Day 8 - JAIPUR – AGRA (235 Kms/ 5.5 hours)

Drive to Agra. En route to Agra, visit Umaid lake palace, a quaint place in rural Rajasthan at Kalakho. Participate in the cooking demonstration at Umaid lake palace and enjoy the lunch you helped to cook. This evening, visit the lawns of Mehtab Bagh, the garden situated on the banks of river Yamuna flowing behind Taj Mahal. Mehtab Bagh offers a very different perspective to the Taj, which is lit by the brilliance of the setting sunset.

Dinner and overnight at Four Points by Sheraton.
Day 9 - AGRA

Early this morning, visit the majestic Taj Mahal - the pinnacle of Mughal architecture, built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan (1628-1658), in the memory of his queen Arjumand Bano Begum, entitled ‘Mumtaz Mahal’. Also visit The Red fort – A UNESCO world heritage site and another prominent example of Mughal architecture. Next visit the Tomb of I'timād-ud-Daulah and this place has special place in the chronicles of both history as well as architecture. This is precisely the very first tomb in India that is entirely made out of Marble. Later in the day, make a visit to an Indian home for a cookery lesson and Lunch.  

Overnight at Four Points by Sheraton

The Taj has been so hyped through time that seeing it seems destined to be an anti-climax. But it isn't. The tomb's whiteness, its symmetry, its curves, majestic scale and exquisite detail are unreal.

Amy Waldman
The New York Times

Day 10 AGRA – DELHI & LATER DEPARTURE (235 Kms/ 3 hours by Express Highway)

After breakfast, drive back to Delhi. Just as you enter Delhi, we make a stop at Akshardham temple - The temple displays the soul of Indian culture, civilization, traditions and spirituality.

Transfer to airport to board flight back to the UK.

Akshardham temple is closed on every Monday.
Taj Mahal is closed on every Friday.

Your Hotels

You will stay in the below hotels or similar depending on availability.

Sleeps up to

Adults Adults
2 Adults
Hilton Garden Inn Gurgaon 4* - 2 nights in a King Bed guest room on a Half Board basis
The Hilton Garden Inn Gurgaon is located near bustling shopping malls and entertainment hotspots. It houses the delectable Glasshouse all-day restaurant, a stylish bar and a rooftop swimming pool alongside an offering of complimentary WiFi. The guestrooms feature plush beds, a work desk and a 32-inch LED TV. 
Karohi Haveli 3*, Udaipur - 3 nights in a Lake Facing Super Deluxe Room on a Half Board basis
Adorned entirely in traditional Rajisthani architecture, the Karohi Haveli is surrounded by lush and verdant scenery and each of the 26 authentically designed guest rooms boast a picturesque view of the Lake Pichola. The hotel houses two restaurants and a bar – one of which is the Roof Top Restaurant, where you can enjoy a panoramic view of the lake, and the other is he Jharokha Restaurant which overlooks both the lake and the palace; both restaurants are multi-cuisine and serve traditional dishes as well. Relax at the bar with views of the lake and soothing music. 
Ikaki Niwas, Jaipur - 2 nights in a Guest Room on a Half Board basis
This charming homestay offers a convenient location and tastefully decorated rooms with all modern amenities and swimming pool. Ikaki Niwas offers every luxury of a hotel – including a restaurant, WiFi and recreational activities - blended with warmth of a family. On-site cooking demonstrations will give you real insight into traditional culinary techniques, ingredients and secrets. 
Four Points By Sheraton 4*, Agra - 2 nights in a Guest Room on a Half Board basis
Ideally located to discover the iconic sights of Agra, including the Taj Mahal, Four Points By Sheraton is a highly recommended hotel that houses a well-equipped fitness centre, a stunning rooftop pool, an elegant Roof Top restaurant, and a stylish lounge bar. The rooms feature the Four Points signature bed, known to guarantee a comfortable and refreshing night’s sleep. 

Your Journey

Flights: The flights included are with either a scheduled or no frills airline and are subject to live availability and prices can change. You can choose your preferred departure times during the booking process. Please select your flight options carefully as departure and arrival airports may differ.

Transfers: Transfers are included as per the itinerary

Please note: Internal flights are subject to change 

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Feb
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Mar
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Apr
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May
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Jun
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Jul
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Aug
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Sep
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Oct
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Nov
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Dec
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What's Included?

  • 9 Nights accommodation on twin sharing basis at the hotel mentioned above.
  • Meal Plan–Stay at hotels on half board basis + Lunch at Umaid lake palace, Kalakho + Lunch at Villa 21 homestay in Agra (4 cooking demonstrations as given in the program).
  • All transfers & sightseeing tour by AC medium car.
  • Services of local English speaking guide during tour/excursion as per the itinerary.
  • Entrance fees to monuments as per the itinerary.
  • Our representative for assistance on all arrival and departure transfers.
  • Boat ride at lake Pichola in Udaipur
  • Jeep ride at Amer fort in Jaipur
  • All currently applicable taxes including service tax.

Not Included

  • Expense of personal nature like laundry, telephone/fax calls, alcoholic beverages, camera/video camera fee at monuments, medical expenses, airport departure tax etc.
  • Any mandatory Christmas and New year eve supplements.
  • Any other services not mentioned in the inclusions.

Your Contract

If you book a package which includes flights, your contract will be with Voyage Privé. The air holiday package(s) shown are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is 10170.

If you book a package which does not include flights, then ATOL protection does not apply. Your contract will be with the provider of the accommodation and not Voyage Privé. Voyage Privé acts only as agent for the accommodation provider. 

Please read our booking conditions before confirming your holiday.

Travel Documents

Once the booking process is complete, you will receive an automatic confirmation email from Voyage Prive detailing your chosen travel arrangements.

Your official ATOL receipt and booking confirmation issued by the Tour Operator will follow within 5 days.

We will send all documents out as early as possible (subject to full payment being received) but you should receive all your documentation at least 10 days prior to departure. Generally, travel documents are sent via email however, in some cases they will be sent by post.

If you have booked Meet & Greet, you will receive a separate voucher for this via email.

Please do make sure that you add Voyage Privé to your Safe Senders list and check your Junk mail regularly for your travel documents.

Important Information

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Please note that the location shown on our map is to be used as a guide only and the actual location of the property may differ

Your contact details may be passed on to the hotel so that they can make contact with you to discuss your booking in advance of your arrival.

Please note: you may be asked to provide a credit/debit card deposit on arrival to cover any purchases made in the hotel.

Although we endeavour to provide up to date information we cannot guarantee that all hotel facilities and services will be available during your stay, especially when travelling out of the main holiday periods

Star rating standards may differ to that of the UK, depending on the country of travel

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