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AN RARE INDIAN GASTRONOMICAL EXPERIENCE
11 nights/ 12 days
DELHI - AGRA - JAIPUR - MUMBAI - GOA
Highlights
North Indian, Mughlai, Rajasthani, Parsi, Guijrati & Goanese . an investigation of
special Indian cuisine served with a distinctive local flavour - a must for food lovers.
ITINERARY
 
Day 01  : Arrive Delhi
Meeting and assistance on arrival and transfer to your hotel. Afternoon half day city tour of New Delhi. Evening
transfer for dinner to Bukhara Restaurant, located in  Maurya Sheraton Hotel. The robust cuisine of the North-West Frontier. The decor comprises stone floors and walls hung with authentic Bukhara carpets. Rough hewn
trestle tables and wooden stools complete the rugged look. Copper pots and urns are suspended from the ceiling
and pillars by natural rope, the quality of this type of food is entirely dependent upon the Chef. Skills
and experience of Master Chefs have contributed in making Bukhara the outstanding success that it is.
Return to your hotel for overnight.
Day 02  :  Delhi
Morning visit the Institute of Hotel Management - one of India's premier culinary colleges,
to interact with the students and teachers. . Afternoon at leisure.
Later in the evening proceed for dinner at Dum Pukht Restaurant in Maurya Sheraton Hotel. The traditional
Indian style of serving by courses has been revived at Dum Pukht and silver "Dasteran" at each place
setting acts as a base for the specially designed blue and white crockery.  Some of the most popular dishes
are Murg Khusk, Purdan Badal Jaam and the Melt in the Mouth kakori Kabab.
Return to your hotel for overnight.
Day 03 :  Delhi/Agra (2 Hrs)
Morning transfer to railway station to connect superfast express at 0615 hrs for Agra. On arrival at 0815 hrs, meeting,assistance & transfer to your hotel. After fresh & change, visit Sikandra. Afternoon city tour visiting the
world famous Taj Mahal built by the Moghul Emperor Shahjehan in 1630 AD for his beloved queen Mumtaz Mahal
to enshrine her mortal remains.  Later visit the Red Fort containing the Halls of Private and Public audience and other
Palaces.  Also visit the Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah built by Empress Noor Jehan in memory of her father.
Later visit the marble and handicrafts emporium.It is also famous for leather products such as shoes, bags, belts etc.
 Visit some of the emporiums and browse through the local bazaar. Evening witness Magic Show
followed by the Dinner at The Mughal Room the roof top restaurant at Hotel Clarks Shiraz, to taste Mughal cuisine.
Visitor to India with an interest in culinary arts may have noticed in the newspapers the reference
of "Mughlai" food as it denotes a distinctive style of cooking. Some of the traditional dishes are
Biryani: a dish of meat and rice, Rogan Josh : hot lamb curry dish cooked in butter and spices,
Murga Musalam : pieces of chicken cooked in white cashew and almond sauce.
Best in sweet-dishes are the most popular ones: Carrot Halwa and Shahi Tukra.
Return to your hotel for overnight.
Day 04  : Agra/Jaipur (203 Kms.)
Morning depart by coach for Jaipur. Enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri; built by Emperor Akbar in 1569 AD and
abandoned after 15 years due to scarcity of water. See the graceful buildings including the Jama Masjid,
Tomb of Salim Chisti, Panch Mahal and other Palaces. Later, proceed for Jaipur & on arrival check in at your hotel.
Balance day at  leisure. Dinner at Durbari Restaurant in the Rajputana Sheraton Hotel, this night brings
you a taste of the rich cuisine of the desert of Rajasthan with its very own exclusive ambience.
Return to your hotel for overnight
Day 05 :  Jaipur
Morning excursion to Amber Fort, the ancient capital of the state until 1728. Visit the Jagmandir
or the Hall of Victory glittering with mirrors, Jai Mahal and Temple of Kali. Ascend on Elephant back, the hill,
on which the fort is situated. Later in the afternoon, proceed for the city tour of Jaipur visiting the Maharajas City Palace,
the observatory and drive past Hawa Mahal and colourful local bazar of "This Pink City". Evening Time free
for shopping.  Jaipur is famous for Gems, Jewelry and miniature paintings. Tonight , we visit Goth-The Village,
located at hotel Holiday Inn, an ethnic outdoor village restaurant, with an authentic Indian rural backdrop
with folk dancers, fortune teller, fire eaters etc. offering mouth watering traditional Rajasthani cuisine.
Return to your hotel for overnight.
Day 06 :  Jaipur/ Mumbai
Morning transfer to domestic airport to connect flight at 0725 hrs for Mumbai. Meeting and assistance
on arrival and transfer to your hotel. Afternoon visit Gateway of India, Prince of Wales Museum (closed on Mondays),
Jain Temples, Hanging Gardens on the slopes of Malabar Hills, offering a great view of Marine Lines
and Chowpatty Beach, Kamla Nehru Park, Mani Bhawan (where Mahatma Gandhi used to stay)
then to Dhobi Ghat. Also drive past Afghan Church, Flora Fountain (the Bombay nerve - center),
colourful Crawford Market and Marine Drive.  Proceed for dinner at Rippon Club,
an opportunity to sample Parsi cuisine while in Mumbai, offering specialties for the connoisseur.
The Parsi cuisine is deliciously spiced and one of the specialty "Dhansak", a mutton, lentil and vegetable
potpourri served with brown rice consumed with a pint of lager. Some other dishes are "Kolmino patio" -
a sweet and sour prawn curry, "Dhandal patio" - fish curry served with rice and lentils.
Return to your hotel for overnight.
Day 07 : Mumbai
Morning visit the Institute of Hotel Management to interact with the students and teachers. Afternoon free.
For dinner tonight, traditional Gujarati Food is served Buffet style in a local restrauant
and while you indulge your taste buds, feast your eyes on a colourful sight of ladies
swaying to the Garba dance so very  typical to Gujrat.
Return to your hotel for overnight.
 Day 08 : Mumbai/Goa
Morning at leisure. Later transfer to the airport to board flight for Goa at 1230 hrs.
On arrival at 1330 hrs, meeting, assistance and transfer to your hotel. Balance day free to laze around on the beach
Tonight it will be an traditional Goan cuisine dinner at a local restrauant.
Return to hotel for overnight.
 Day 09 : Goa
Morning half day tour of Old Goa. Afternoon at leisure.. For dinner tonight, we have
a sea food Barbecue fare, served by the poolside of your hotel, And as the breeze carries the
salty smell of the sea to you and to get into the right mood a live band can be arranged
as well as Goan Folk Dancers. Overnight in your hotel..
Day 10 : Goa- Mumbai
Morning at leisure. Later in time transfer to airport to connect flight to Mumbai. On arrival transfer
to International airport to connect flight for onward destination
  
for other kinds of special interest tours. We will be glad to customize one for you as per your budget & interests