Rekindle the Romance of a Bygone Era: Rajasthan & Agra
Meditate. Cook. Connect
All 5 senses will come alive, here in India!
Mornings will begin with yoga, meditation and a complete Ayurveda immersion.
We will eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner as you deem fit!
We will explore the land and it's divine people. Each day will make you more proficient in Indian cuisine, its techniques and the use of it's prized spices. The same spices that Columbus went on a quest for almost 600 years ago, instead he discovered the Americas! All this, close to nature yet in the lap of ultimate hospitality and luxury.
With Nalini Mehta, as she takes you to her home country. For the past 15 years, she has been teaching Ayurveda and Indian cooking in Manhattan and San Francisco. Nalini has documented traditional recipes and culinary techniques handed down through the generations. During the tour we will discover these recipes while cooking with local experts in beguiling locations- on a houseboat in the backwaters, at a cardamom plantation, in organic spice farms, in the kitchens of a renowned temple, and finally in an intimate family home.
Arrive in Delhi : Attend the World Culture Festival
Sunday Arrival Delhi, Welcome Reception 6PM
Monday : Tour Delhi, Markets and Monuments
Tuesday : Delhi – Agra, Taj, Temples, Local Fare
Wednesday : Agra- Jaipur, Cooking Class
Thursday : Tour Jaipur, Village Experience, Palace
Friday : Jaipur- Jodhpur, Desert, Street Food
Saturday : Jodhpur Elegant Food and Camping,
Sunday : Jodhpur – Udaipur, Ranakpur Temple
Monday : Udaipur – Dungarpur, Lake Palace Tea
Tuesday To Delhi Ahmedabad, Private Home Breakfast *Daily Yoga practice 7AM
Tuesday: Arrival Cochin
Wednesday : In Cochin, Mattancherry Spice Market
Thursday November 5th: Cochin – Munnar, Coffee Plantation
Friday November 6th : Munnar
Saturday November 7th: Munnar -Kumarakom
Sunday November 8th : In Kumarakom
Monday November 9th: Alleppey - Mararikulam
Tuesday November 10th: Marari Beach Wednesday November 11th: Fly back home
Embark on an incredible journey:
Shop where the locals shop; meet, eat and drink with local spice and tea plantation farmers, prominent chefs and rural villagers as they open their homes and heart to you. Explore ancient temples, monuments and world famed markets. Photograph it all in the beautiful and distinct Indian light.
PRICE: $6,500 per person for either of the 2 destinations or $12,500 for both based on double occupancy
Note: Price does NOT include international airfare. It does cover all hotel stays and ground travel within India, sightseeing, cooking demos/ classes, most meals. We accommodate you in high end luxury resorts/ hotels.
Sneak Peek at Day 2 of the Kerala Tour; Cochin
We will stay at one of India’s premier resort hotels situated on a historic stretch of Cochin's famed harbor. Here you have a unique opportunity to dwell amidst the shadow plays of 19th century history. After a good night's rest we will start the day with yoga or an ayurveda massage. A hearty breakfast of fresh juices and dosas - the famous south Indian rice crepes and pancakes, and we are ready to explore the city - the Mattancherry spice market, antique furniture market and the oldest synagogue in India. See the fresh produce, talk with the spice merchants and perhaps buy some Indian cooking utensils. In the afternoon we will have our first induction to Kerala cuisine with a world renowned chef in her own home.