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Gourmet Experiences with Chef Prasad

Nov. 4 - 18, 2024 | 14 nights & 15 days


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Nov 04, 2024 (Monday) Arrive in Delhi 

Upon arrival at the Delhi Airport, comply with immigration, customs clearance, and luggage collection. Then, proceed to the exit and look for our representative in the arrival area who will transfer you to the hotel.

The Oberoi is one of Delhi’s finest accommodations with a view overlooking Delhi Golf Club and the UNESCO World Heritage site of Humayun’s Tomb. This hotel has been recently renovated and is equipped with state-of-the-art clean air technology, which ensures air quality on par with global standards (check-in time 2 pm).

Once settled in, reconvene for a welcome cocktail at Cirrus 9 – the hotel’s rooftop bar offering innovative cocktails and sweeping views of the Delhi Golf Course and Humayun’s tomb (maximum 2 hours).

This will be followed by dinner at Dhilli, the newest addition to the repertoire of award-winning restaurants at The Oberoi.

Under the mentorship of Michelin-starred Chef Vineet Bhatia, the restaurant presents a unique showcase for the diverse culinary traditions that thrive within India’s capital city. The food takes guests on a culinary journey through the city’s rich cultural heritage, expertly curating the best recipes from family homes, street-side stalls, and traditional community kitchens. Each section offers a delightful taste of Delhi’s distinctive regional offerings, from the iconic chaat of Chandni Chowk to the tantalizing kormas of Jama Masjid.

MEAL: Light Snacks, Cocktail, and Dinner
HOTEL: The Oberoi, New Delhi

Nov 05, 2024 (Tuesday) Delhi

After a sumptuous buffet breakfast at the hotel, embark on a guided exploration of Delhi, starting with a visit to Rashtrapati Bhawan (Presidential Palace) and the Palace Museum (subject to approvals/permissions). The tour will either include the 340-room main building with the president’s official residence, reception halls, guest rooms, and offices; or, the presidential gardens (Mughal Gardens), large open spaces, residences of bodyguards and staff, stables, other offices, and utilities within its perimeter walls. 

Before arriving at the next destination, stop at the India Gate for a photo opportunity. It’s a memorial raised in honor of the Indian soldiers martyred since World War I. Then, enjoy a sumptuous lunch at Spice Route Restaurant at the Imperial Hotel in Delhi. 

Next visit the Humayun Tomb, the first great example of the Indo-Persian style that developed into a hallmark of the Mughal Dynasty. This monument is also known as the precursor to the Taj Mahal and was built by the widow of the second Mughal Emperor Humayun. 

Tonight, enjoy a luxurious dinner at the award-winning Indian Accent located at the Lodhi Hotel.

Indian food has been seeing a trend toward modernity and well-known chefs are exploring options for creating modern dishes with indigenous products. Celebrity chef Manish Mehrotra will rustle up an array of dishes that are his interpretations of Indian dishes combined with flavors and techniques from across the world.

After enjoying the sumptuous meal, return to the hotel.

MEAL: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
HOTEL: The Oberoi, New Delhi

Nov 06, 2024 (Wednesday) Delhi

After enjoying a buffet breakfast, drive to Old Delhi, the capital of the Mughal Dynasty between the 16th and 19th centuries. Start the tour with a visit to Jama Masjid – the largest mosque in India. Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan began construction in 1650 AD and completed in 1656 AD. 

From here, board cycle rickshaws for a tour of Chandni Chowk (Silver Street) and a glimpse into an old-world lifestyle slowly fading from Delhi. The group will enjoy shopping for spices, nuts, and herbs at Khari Baoli, Asia’s largest wholesale spice market operating since the 17th century.

Break away from the bustling market to visit some of Old Delhi’s best-known eateries, including Kulche and other hidden gems only known to locals. After a delicious snack, continue to Raj Ghat – a memorial to Mahatma Gandhi, set within a beautiful park.

A vegetarian lunch will be organized at the restaurant Sagar Ratna.

After lunch is a visit to Dilli Haat. The market was established to provide a platform to craftsmen all over the country who were otherwise limited to their villages and towns. The purpose was to let the artisan sell their products directly to Indian and foreign buyers, which they still do today. 

Dinner tonight will be at ROOH Restaurant. Nestled in a lush crescent dotted with chic stores and winding around the iconic Qutub Minar, ROOH takes you on a gastronomical journey through contemporary Indian food and artisanal cocktails. The chef showcases international Indian cuisine that for local diners will evoke the memory of something certainly familiar yet refreshingly new. 

MEAL: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
HOTEL: The Oberoi, New Delhi

Nov 07, 2024 (Thursday) Delhi / Varanasi 

The morning will start with a buffet breakfast at the Oberoi. Following the meal, the group will be transferred to the airport to board Air India Flight AI 406 for Varanasi, departing Delhi at 10:40 am, and arriving in Varanasi at noon.

Transfer to the BrijRama Palace upon arrival, one of the oldest man-made structures in the city and a top-tier luxury hotel in Varanasi. The 210-year-old palace is often praised for its striking architecture and design which mirrors the rich heritage and culture of the city that it calls home. A buffet lunch will be provided at the hotel.

Later in the afternoon, meet a guide at the Hotel Ganges Grand for a rickshaw tour towards Kachori Gali, followed by visits through Vishwanath Gali and Kalika Gali. The open rickshaw not only offers panoramic views but also cuts through the narrow, crowded streets with ease. Make stops at the auspicious Manikarnika Ghat and Dashashwamedh Ghat overlooking the river Ganga, St. Thomas Church, and the observatory deck, Jantar Mantar, and conclude at Kunj Gali. 

At sunset, take off on a boat ride across the Ganges River to witness an aarti (prayer) accompanied by chanting and singing, a magical conclusion to this day in this ancient city. During the ceremony, oil lamps are placed in the river followed by bells ringing in the background accompanied with chanting and singing.  

After the aarti, proceed to the restaurant Varuna at the Taj Ganges. The group will relax after a long day and enjoy world-class authentic Indian cuisine. The Satvik Thali served at the restaurant has been at the epicenter of cuisine culture in the city, giving delighted patrons a reason to keep coming back for more.

Return to the hotel after the meal.

MEAL: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
HOTEL: BrijRama Palace, Varanasi

Nov 08, 2024 (Friday) Varanasi

Begin the morning with a boat ride along the Ganges to view the ghats and former palaces – a quintessential Varanasi experience. The best time to make the trip is the early morning when the light and color of pilgrims bathing and performing puja unfolds before you. An hour-long trip south from Dasaswamedh Ghat to Harishchandra Ghat and back is popular but be prepared to see a burning corpse at Harishchandra.

After the boat ride, a professional yoga teacher will join the group at the bank of the River Ganga for a guided session. A buffet breakfast will be waiting for you upon returning to the hotel.

Proceed to a city tour, starting with the Kashi Vishwanath Temple (Non-Hindus can enter the Temple premises but will not be allowed to enter the inner sanctum of the temple), the most sacred of the shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva, the patron deity of Varanasi, originally constructed in 1776 AD.

The next stop is the Durga Temple, another important shrine dedicated to the Goddess Durga. It was built in the 18th century, in the Nagara style of architecture, with five Shikharas (spires) which commence from the bottom and converge at the top.

Continue to Tulsi Manas Mandir, built in 1964, devoted to Lord Rama and believed to have been built on the site where the saint-poet Tulsi Das resided and wrote the epic Ram Charit Manas. The text is engraved on the walls of the temple.

Next, visit the Bharat Mata Mandir, a unique temple dedicated to Mother India. It houses a large relief map of India, carved out of marble during construction in 1936. Nearby, drive past the Benaras Hindu University, the largest residential university in Asia covering an area of approximately 2,000 acres.

After winding down from the tour, enjoy lunch at Shree Shivay Thali. Far from ordinary, the restaurant reflects Indian food culture and provides an experience of traditional dining in India. At Shree Shivay, the food is prepared with no onion or garlic. Kansa metal is used, bearing the antibacterial element which is considered to be a healthy metal to cook with and consume food. More than 20 dishes are provided in the Thali, including welcome drinks, farsaan (snacks), the main course, and dessert. Post lunch return to the hotel.

Afternoon lecture and a brief session with Indian Astrologer Dr. Chandra Mauli. Astrology is a range of divinatory practices, recognized as pseudoscientific since the 18th century, that claim to discern information about the correlation between human affairs and terrestrial events by studying the apparent positions of celestial objects from the time of birth to the current day.

Chandra Mauli Upadhyay is an Indian astrologer born in the year 1955 in the holy Varanasi city of Uttar Pradesh, India. Upadhyay is the Head of the Department of Astrology Center at Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. He has a Ph.D. in astrology from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, and teaches Jyotish (astrology) in SVDV, BHU as a Professor. Shri Upadhyay has been teaching astrology since 1989. He started learning astrology in childhood from his father the astrologer Pandit Prof. Rajmohan Upadhyay, former dean of Jyotish Department, Banaras Hindu University, and Chief Editor of Vishwa Panchangam. Chandra Mauli Upadhyay has been honored by Shri Kashi Vishwanath Mandir Trust for extraordinary contributions in the field of astrology and by many other societies and organizations like Ganga Seva Nidhi, Rotary Club, etc. for contributions in the field of astrology and education. Apart from being an educationist, Upadhyay is associated with institutions such as Sri Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Varanasi (One of the Twelve Jyotirlingas) as Trustee. He is also the Trustee of one of the oldest temples of India, Mundeshwari Devi Temple in Bihar, India. An optional one-on-one 30-minute session for additional cost.

Enjoy dinner at the rooftop restaurant Udayan, accompanied by a small firecracker show and various gourmet sweets. We will arrange a private coal barbeque on the terrace for our guests. Thereafter, sit back and enjoy dishes of Banarasi Thali while soaking in the beautiful views of the city and ghats. Moreover, Udayan is the epicenter of traditional and cultural events such as live dance performances.

MEAL: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
HOTEL: BrijRama Palace, Varanasi

Nov 09, 2024 (Saturday) Varanasi / Delhi / Agra

After a buffet breakfast, the group will be transferred to the airport to board Air India Flight AI 405 for Delhi, departing Varanasi at 12:50 pm, and arriving at 2:30 pm. Lunch will be served on board.

Upon arrival at the Delhi Airport, you will be driven straight to Agra – the city of the Taj Mahal. 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.  

Arrive in Agra by midday and check into accommodations at the Oberoi Amarvilas – a classic resort set amid acres of gardens, pavilions, and fantastic views of the Taj Mahal. 

This evening, dine at Esphahan, a specialist tandoori dining space. Live traditional music filters through a mosaic of candlelit tables where you can enjoy recipes passed down from the Mughal Emperors’ kitchens, complimented by soft Indian flatbreads. 

MEAL: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
HOTEL: Oberoi Amarvilas

Nov 10, 2024 (Sunday) Agra

After a buffet breakfast, embark on a visit to the iconic Taj Mahal. Mughal emperor Shahjahan built this architectural wonder to enshrine the mortal remains of his beloved Queen Mumtaz Mahal. Fashioned from white marble with semi-precious pietra dura stone inlay work, it was described by Nobel Prize-winning poet Rabindranath Tagore as “a teardrop on the face of eternity.”

Continue the tour with Agra Fort, the seat and the stronghold of the Mughal Empire under successive generations. Encircled by a moat, this dramatic city within a city was the palace of emperors Akbar, Shah Jehan, and Aurangzeb – each of whom made significant contributions to the Persian (Islamic) and local Hindu architecture styles.

Proceed to the nearby Marble Factory for a live demonstration of inlay art, which was performed at the Taj Mahal and other Mughal Monuments in 1600. You can handle the tools and learn about the entire process of fixing precious and semi-precious gemstones into marble.

Lunch will be served at the hotel.

In the evening, proceed to ITC Mughal to enjoy a mouthwatering dinner at Peshwari, a specialty restaurant serving cuisine from the North West Frontier Region. The food is cooked in clay ovens, or tandoor, in the traditional style of marinating meat before cooking, rather than adding sauce or gravy afterward. The celebrated head chef will meet and talk with us about the cuisine and how it is different from Lucknowi or Hyderabadi dishes.

MEAL: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
HOTEL: Oberoi Amarvilas

Nov 11, 2024 (Monday) Agra / Jaipur

Optional Activity – Visit the Taj at dawn from Mehtab Bagh (from across the River Yamuna). This 25-acre garden was built between 1631 and 1635 along the banks of the river Yamuna and it offers a splendid view of the Taj – highly recommended for people interested in photography.

Begin the morning by watching the sunrise over the Taj Mahal from the balcony of your room before checking out of the hotel. Today, you’ll join a drive to Jaipur with a stop en route to visit Fatehpur Sikri, named one of National Geographic’s “50 Places of a Lifetime” in 2009. 

Lunch will be served at Amritara Chandra Mahal Haveli at Bharatpur – a heritage hotel located in the dusky town of Peharsar. A tractor will take you through the agricultural fields to a Dhani, or rural house, where the host will serve chai and teach the group about different crops, old farming techniques, dependence on monsoons, staple diets, and the importance of cattle in every home. The chef will be at hand to interact and talk about the cuisine. 

Say goodbye to the hosts and continue the drive to Jaipur, the colorful capital of Rajasthan. Jaipur is popularly known as the “Pink City” because of the rose-colored wash that adorns most buildings in the Old Quarter. 

Upon arrival in the city, transfer to the Oberoi Raj Vilas and check-in for the stay. Dinner will be provided at the hotel.

MEAL: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
HOTEL: Oberoi Raj Vilas

Nov 12, 2024 (Tuesday) Jaipur

In the morning, partake in a professionally led yoga session at the resort to revitalize your body with the ancient healing power (1-hour group activity).  

Afterwards, set off on a Jeep tour of the Amber Fort which was constructed in the 17th century. Fortified battlements surround the Fort and overlook the Moat Lake. You will ascend the hill leading to the fortress and then walk through the sprawling complex of courtyards and halls. Many of the rooms have delightful wall paintings, with precious stones and mirrors inlaid in the walls. Most fascinating, perhaps, is the Sheesh Mahal (Hall of Mirrors) where a single lamplight is reflected in the many mirrors, lighting up the room. 

On the way back, visit the Anokhi Museum of Hand Block Printing for a detailed insight into ancient art methods. Located at the Amer Foothills, the museum is dedicated to block/hand printing, a dying art form popular in Rajasthan and nearby areas like Bagru and Sanganer.

Take a break for lunch at The Raj Palace (Heritage Hotel), including a Royal Thali lunch served on gold and silver plates. In former times, dishes were created by Raj Hakim, the royal family’s doctor, and cooked by Khaansama chefs trained to cook for the royal family.  

After enjoying the meal, take a heritage walk through the delightful Old City and local bazaar. In this colorful collection of markets, one can buy anything from jewelry and enamel work to hand-printed fabrics and stone sculptures. There will be some free time to explore on your own before continuing to Dera Amer, a private farm situated behind the hills of the famous Amer Fort on the outskirts of Jaipur for Bush dinner.

Enjoy cocktails during happy hour at the Rajwada Library, the perfect setting for an aperitif or an after-dinner beverage. Sip on fine wine, a classic cocktail, or a single malt. Sit down with a leather-bound classic under the noble gaze of ancient Maharajas, or challenge a friend to a game of chess or backgammon.

Post drinks, enjoy dinner at Raj Mahal Restaurant. The menu includes unusual dishes from remote corners of India, deconstructed and reinvented by master chefs. The restaurant spans a grand indoor dining hall and an outdoor dining area with sandstone feature fireplaces and a tree-fringed courtyard. 

MEAL: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
HOTEL: Oberoi Raj Vilas

Nov 13, 2024 (Wednesday) Jaipur

Start the morning with a buffet breakfast, then check out of the hotel and visit the world-renowned Jantar Mantar, an astronomical observatory built by Maharaja Jai Singh. It is the largest stone and marble-crafted observatory in the world.

Opposite the observatory is the City Palace and Museum, where the group will pause for a brief tour. The City Palace is an amazing complex of gardens and courtyards, decorative art, and carved doorways. The palace museum includes collections of rare manuscripts, armory, costumes, carpets, and miniature paintings. 

The tour will quickly move forward with a stop at the 70-year-old Golcha Cinema, followed by a visit to an ancient Shiv Temple which showcases the local style of architecture. Walking through the narrow lanes of the city, you will view some old havelis (or mansions) and painting styles of Jaipur. You may even encounter a snake charmer – a street performer who “hypnotizes” their snakes to “dance” and sway to their mystical songs.

Lunch will be at Samode Haveli.

This evening, prepare to dine at the magnificent haveli of Thakur Durga Singh of Mandawa, a known expert on Rajasthani culture, lifestyle, and cuisine. Begin with a cooking demonstration of Rajasthan’s most unique and uncommon recipes, followed by dinner where you can taste them all. The cooking instructor will showcase ingredients, techniques, and local food eaten by various economic strata of people. The demonstration will include Jungli Maas (mutton), Gaj ka Sula (kebabs), Biagan Ka Bharta (eggplant mash), Papad Ki Sabzi (a crisp lentil-based dish), Batia (Rajasthani Style bread), Bajra Churma (black millet bread), and more.

After dinner, drive back to the hotel.

MEAL: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
HOTEL: Oberoi Raj Vilas

Nov 14, 2024 (Thursday) Jaipur / Udaipur

After a buffet breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the airport to board Indigo Airlines Flight 6E 7403 for Udaipur, departing Jaipur at 11:40 am, and arriving at Udaipur at 12:50 pm. Upon arrival at the airport, an ambassador will meet the group and transfer everyone to the next luxurious accommodations at The Taj Lake Palace. 

The hotel is on an island amidst a lake, which affords every room with breathtaking views of the City Palace, Aravalli Hills, Machla Magra Hills, and Jag Mandir. The incomparable location provides the perfect backdrop for enjoying exquisite cuisine at the elegant restaurants which are open only to guests. 

A buffet lunch will be served at the hotel.

This evening, dinner will be at the Sunset Terrace restaurant at the Fateh Prakash Palace. This open-to-sky restaurant offers dramatic views of Udaipur’s most famous landmark palaces while taking in magnificent natural scenery. Return to the hotel following dinner.

MEAL: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
HOTEL: Taj Lake Palace

Nov 15, 2024 (Friday) Udaipur

After indulging in the hotel’s buffet breakfast, join a tour of the City Palace overlooking Lake Pichola. The largest palace in Rajasthan, it was built through various periods but still preserves the harmony of its design. Now a museum, it’s a labyrinth of courtyards richly decorated with inlaid mirror-work, galleries covered with frescos, private temples, and roof gardens.

Continue today’s adventure in Old Town at the mid-17th century Jagdish Temple, famous for a remarkable bronze statue of Garuda, a mythical bird, facing his revered master Lord Vishnu. 

After the relaxing tour, enjoy a culinary session and lunch at Bedla House. The Bedla family were the premier “Jagirdars,” or chieftains, in the Mewar dynasty having close ties with the Maharana (the King of Udaipur). They have served cuisine to Queen Elizabeth, Jacqueline Kennedy, the Shah of Iran, Indira Gandhi, Pandit Nehru, and other various royalties of Rajasthan.

This meal offers you a glimpse of authentic Mewar culinary delights comprising in-house recipes inherited over two centuries. The family will talk about the cuisine and introduce you to the royal delicacies.

The remainder of the afternoon will be free to browse the shops on your own or relax at the hotel. Alternatively, visit Udaipur’s renowned Mewar School of Art for an interactive tour with a local art expert. You can learn about the history of this area’s signature miniature painting, or try your hand at creating some art of your own.

This evening, dinner will be served at the Neel Kamal restaurant located in the hotel. The rich Indian ambiance, reminiscent of grand royal balls, indulges every sense of luxury and elegance. The food, prepared by Mewari Chefs, gives an authentic savor of then-known Khansamass, undoubtedly making the gastronomy inevitable to explore. 

MEAL: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
HOTEL: Taj Lake Palace

Nov 16, 2024 (Saturday) Udaipur / Mumbai

This morning, the group will be transferred to the airport to board Indigo Airlines Flight 6E 5185 for Mumbai, departing Udaipur at 8:30 am, and arriving in Mumbai at 9:30 am. A packed breakfast will be served.

Upon arrival at the Mumbai airport, you’ll board a private tour of the city, driving past colonial buildings like the High Court, Sessions Court, University, Museum Buildings, and the beautiful Jain Temple. It’s essential to visit the Prince of Wales Museum, built in Gothic and Moorish architecture, a striking confluence of styles that came to be known as Indo-Saracenic. It boasts a significant collection of Indus Valley artifacts, some of them dating back more than 5000 years.

Continue on the drive towards Mahesh Lunch Home where you will sample Mangalorean cuisine. This restaurant is popular for its mouthwatering coastal cuisine and is highly recommended by chefs around the world. 

After eating, continue to the Taj Mahal Palace and check in to your accommodation. The recently trademarked flagship hotel overlooks the majestic Gateway of India; has played host to kings, dignitaries, and eminent personalities from across the globe; and is acknowledged as a world leader in hospitality. 

After settling into the hotel, proceeded for a welcome cocktail hour and dinner at Bastian. This highly regarded restaurant is a modern seafood-forward, vegetarian-friendly dining experience. The food focuses on family-style offerings with some of the finest seasonal produce in India.

MEAL: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
HOTEL: Taj Mahal Palace (tower wing)

Nov 17, 2024 (Sunday) Mumbai

Start the morning early for a unique experience to see the bustling city at dawn. Witness the character of Mumbai like none other, from fish auctions with 20 tons of seafood and an ‘only green’ herb market to the clamor of produce vendors lining the streets.

Return to the hotel after exploring and enjoy a delightful buffet breakfast to refuel.

Late morning, enjoy unique food delivery service through the Dabbawalas or Tiffin Boys. These workers are a must-see in Mumbai with many fans, including Prince Charles and Richard Branson. 

The next activity will be visiting a Parsi Family to sample a home-hosted delectable Parsi lunch (note: maximum 20 people). When the Parsis landed in Gujarat, they introduced India to some gastronomic delights by combining the richness of Persian delicacies with quintessential Indian spices. The hearty cuisine consists of a balanced meal, which is infused with flavors ranging from sweet to sour to spicy.  

After lunch, continue driving towards the Mill area of Lalbaugh to the Lalbaugh Spice Market. Here, you will learn about the origins of spices and observe how the whole product is roasted in a big wok and crushed into a fine powder, depending on the customer’s blend of choice. We will also explore culture in the city and how it is becoming the most eclectic metropolis in India today.  

In the evening, indulge in a cocktail at The Harbour Bar at The Taj Mahal Palace – Mumbai’s first licensed lounge bar. Savor fine malts, exclusive wines, exotic cocktails, and delectable global tapas in an intimate setting with cozy seating.

This will be followed by a farewell dinner at Masala Kraft, a specialty Indian restaurant. Hand-ground spices and traditional recipes spell magic on one’s palate as they blend culinary innovations with traditional methods. Catering to varying palates, Masala Kraft features an array of menus including the Masala Mumbai Tiffin, Wine Paired Menu, and the Health Menu. The menu bursts with recipes seasoned with local spices, and dry powders accompanied with flavored chutneys and indulgent desserts. 

After dinner, you will be driven to the airport to board a homebound flight departing at 2:50 am on November 11.

MEAL: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
HOTEL: Taj Mahal Palace (tower wing)

Payment Info

Single occupancy $20,937.00 (01 pax)
Double/ Twin occupancy $ 29,316.00 (02 pax)

Our price includes the following:

  • All transfers, sightseeing tours, and land transportation, as per the above program by air-conditioned Volvo Coach except in Varanasi where a Deluxe Large Coach will be provided
  • Internal India domestic airfare on Delhi/ Varanasi/ Delhi -Jaipur/ Udaipur/ Mumbai sectors
  • Accompanying English-speaking guide
  • Buffet breakfast at the hotel
  • Cocktail at Cirrus 9 and dinner at Dhilli restaurant at The Oberoi, New Delhi
  • Lunch at Spice Route restaurant at The Imperial Hotel
  •  Dinner at The Indian Accent Restaurant in Delhi
  • Lunch at Sagar Ratna Restaurant in Delhi
  • Dinner at Rooh restaurant in Delhi
  • Buffet lunch at Varanasi Brijrama Palace Hotel
  • Dinner at Varuna restaurant at Taj Ganges Hotel in Varanasi
  • Vegetarian Thali lunch at Shree Shivay restaurant, Varanasi
  • Dinner with folk dances on the rooftop restaurant at Hotel Brijrama Palace
  • Lunch onboard the plane (Varanasi / Delhi), to be booked while booking the flight
  • Dinner at Esphahan restaurant at The Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra
  • Buffet lunch at Agra Amar Vilas hotel
  • Dinner at Peshawari restaurant at ITC Mughal, Agra
  •  Traditional lunch at Amritara Chandra Mahal Haveli in Bharatpur (Chef will interact with the guests)
  • Visit a local farm DHANI with chai (tea) hosted by the farm owner
  • Buffet dinner at the Jaipur Raj Vilas Hotel
  • Royal Thali lunch at the Raj Palace Hotel in Jaipur
  • Cocktail at Rajwada Library bar & dinner at Raj Mahal Restaurant at The Oberoi Rajvilas
  • Buffet lunch at Samode Haveli in Jaipur
  • Demo cooking class with dinner at the home of Indian Royal in Jaipur
  • Buffet lunch at Udaipur hotel
  • Dinner at Sunset Terrace Restaurant at Taj Fateh Prakash Palace, Udaipur (not at the Lake Palace)
  • Demo cooking class with lunch at Bedla House in Udaipur
  • Dinner at Neel Kamal restaurant at Taj Lake Palace in Udaipur
  • Lunch at Mahesh Lunch home in Mumbai
  • Cocktail & Dinner at Bastion – created by well-known Bollywood actress Ms. Shilpa Shetty restaurant in Mumbai
  • Lunch with Parsi family at home in Mumbai
  • Preset cocktails at Harbour Bar and Farewell Dinner at Masala Kraft restaurant at Taj Mahal Palace hotel
  • Assistance on arrival & departures in airports
  • Monument entrance as per the above itinerary for a single visit
  • Service of Local English-speaking guide for local sightseeing tours
  • Rickshaw ride in Old Delhi
  • Rickshaw ride in Varanasi
  • Boat ride to view evening aarti ceremony of River Ganga in Varanasi
  • Sunrise boat ride on River Ganga in Varanasi
  • Yoga session on the Ghats of River Ganga in Varanasi
  • Visit to the Marble factory in Agra
  • Heritage walk and tour in Jaipur
  • Exclusive boat ride on Lake Pichola in Udaipur
  • All currently applicable taxes on hotels and transport including Govt. Service Tax @ 5%

Our prices do not include the following:

  • Donations at temples or religious places
  • Airfare (international) – to be quoted on FIT basis
  • Any other category of rooms than those mentioned above
  • Porterage at airports on International arrival & departure
  • Any early check-in or late check-out is subject to room occupancy of the day at the particular hotel (normal check-in time is 1400 hrs, and check-out time: 12 noon)
  • Any personal expenses like tips, telephone calls, laundry, shopping, table drinks, fees for the camera/videos at the monuments, etc.
  • Any additional expenses caused by or liability for disturbance in the trip due to circumstances beyond our control such as airline & railway delays, roadblocks, vehicle malfunctions, and other conditions like sickness, natural disasters, wars, etc.
  • Liability for or insurance against injury, loss of life, accidents, damage, or loss of goods
  • Anything not mentioned in the above inclusions
City Hotels & Room Category Night
Delhi The Oberoi (Premier Room) 3
Varanasi The Brijrama Palace (Nadidhara) 2
Agra The Oberoi Amarvilas (Premier) 2
Jaipur The Oberoi Raj Vilas (Premier) 3
Udaipur The Taj Lake Palace (Luxury Lake View) 2
Mumbai Taj Mahal Tower (Superior Sea View) 2
Total Number of Nights 14

Payment Timeline:

March 08, 2024: At the time of registration to participate in this Experiential/ Educational Gourmet Experiences with Chef Prasad Tour – November 2024-  a nonrefundable deposit of $ 1000.00 (refundable if canceled on or before March 14, 2024) to be paid to confirm the space.

March 29, 2024: 25% of the tour cost to be paid.

July 15, 2024: 50% of the remaining tour cost to be paid.

September 15, 2024: Final payment to be made.

Cancellation Policy Details:

  • If canceled on or before July 14, 2024: refund of 20% of the tour cost (if 25% of the tour cost was paid earlier)
  • If canceled on or before September 24, 2024: refund of 40% of the tour cost (if 75% of the tour cost was paid earlier)
  • If canceled on or before October 1, 2024: Refund of 50% of the tour cost (if 100% of the tour cost was paid earlier)
  • If canceled on or after October 02, 2024: No refund (one month from the date of tour commencement).


Credit card payment: 4% additional for processing charge  (per duly filled-in form). We can share the credit card authorization form via email to those interested in paying by credit card.

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