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Day 01: Delhi
Namaste! We are warmly welcomed the traditional Indian way with hands clapped together. After immigration and custom formalities, you will be transferred to the hotel. (Early Check-in Subject to availability).
Delhi, the capital of kingdoms and empires is now a sprawling metropolis with a fascinating blend of the past and the present. It is a perfect introduction to the composite culture of an ancient land. A window to the kaleidoscope that is India.
Day 02: Delhi (Old Delhi Street Food Tour)
Today after breakfast, we will go to Old Delhi to visit Jama Mosque – the largest Mosque in India and the Red Fort (from outside) – Once the most opulent fort and palace of the Mughal Empire. This full day tour include visit to Khari baoli market to taste some of the finest street food and restaurants. Have a close look at Narrow Street of old Delhi where thousands of people work.
Evening enjoy dinner at local Indian restaurant. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 03: Delhi (Old Delhi Street Food Tour)
Today after breakfast, we will go to Old Delhi again to know more about spices, nuts & herbs in Asia’s largest wholesale spice market. We will also do a cooking class session where full briefing will be given about how to choose right spices and amount to be added in dishes. Here we will learn about Indian street food snacks such as samosas, Aloo kachori, Pakora and list goes on…
Return to the hotel for relaxation. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 04: Delhi
Today after breakfast, we will start sightseeing tour of New Delhi visiting the Humayun’s Tomb, the Qutab Minar, drive along the ceremonial avenue – Rajpath, past the imposing India Gate, Parliament House and President’s Residence and end the tour with a drive through Diplomatic Enclave.
Afternoon visit Gurudwara Bangla Sahib. It is the most prominent and historic Sikh shrine in Delhi. This shrine is known for its association with the eighth Sikh guru, Guru Har Krishan. The Gurudwara was built in the 17th century. The dome of this Gurudwara and its Sanctum Sanctorum is gilded with pure gold. Visit its amazing kitchen (Langar hall)-Free kitchen service at the temple) where food is serves to everyone without discrimination. It’s a great experience to witness how meal is prepare for thousands of people every day. In evening enjoy dinner at local Indian restaurant. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 05: Delhi – Agra
Morning after breakfast, drive to Agra (approx. 210kms / 04hours). Upon arrival check-in to hotel and visit the Agra Fort containing the halls private and public audiences. Both buildings are truly spectacular and the Taj Mahal is now one of the wonders of the World.
Later visit the world famous Taj Mahal built by Shahjahan in 1648 in memory of his Queen Mumtaj Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains This architectural marvel is a perfectly proportioned masterpiece fashioned from white marble that stands testimony to the skill of 20,000 craftsmen brought together from Persia, Turkey, France and Italy and who took 17 years to complete this ‘Love poem in Marble’. (Friday Closed). Later witness the display of Marble Inlay Work (same intricate work done on marbles used in Taj Mahal).
In evening enjoy cooking class with our chef and learn basic style of home cooking and prepare a meal. It’s a fun experience to engage in this kind of activity. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 06: Agra – Delhi
This day after breakfast at the hotel proceed back to Delhi. Upon arrival check-in to hotel. Late afternoon we will have a cooking class of Tandoori food, where we will learn cooking techniques & how to make them especially famous Tandoori Chicken. Enjoy your evening with mouthwatering Tandoori snacks & breads. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 07: Depart Delhi
Today after breakfast, we will do our last cooking class. This class includes handpicking of ingredients to experiencing various level of cooking. Our chef will teach you simple techniques of cooking which is used in every house of India like making curry with adequate amount of spices or making breads (Roti). Enjoy your lunch with our host.
Evening is free for individual activities or last minute shopping.
Late night departure transfer to the airport to connect your flight for onward destination.