Culinary Tour of India

Culinary Tour of India

Duration :- 16 Days/ 15 Nights
Places Covered :- Delhi – Dharamshala– Kangra Valley - Dharamshala – Amritsar – Delhi – Jaipur – Agra – Lucknow – Kolkata

Rajasthan Leaf offers you Culinary Tour of India where you will cover popular and famous destinations of India like Delhi, Jaipur, Agra, Kolkata, Lucknow, Amritsar, Kangra and Dharamshala. You will have awesome experience and the most memorable tour. Explore the historical, spiritual places and admire the nature’s beauty.

Day 1: Delhi
Day 2: Delhi tour
Day 3: Delhi – Dharamshala (407 km)
Day 4: Dharamshala
Day 5: Dharamshala – Kangra Valley - Dharamshala(27 km)
Day 6: Dharamshala – Amritsar (201 km)
Day 7: Amritsar
Day 8: Amritsar – Delhi (by air)
Day 9: Delhi – Jaipur (268 km)
Day 10: Jaipur
Day 11: Jaipur – Agra (242 km)
Day 12: Agra
Day 13: Agra – Lucknow (299 km)
Day 14: Lucknow
Day 15: Lucknow – Kolkata (by air)
Day 16: Kolkata Departure

Day 1: Delhi
After your arrival at Delhi airport you will be welcomed and greeted by our representative. They will escort you to your pre-booked hotel. Check into the hotel and spend the rest of the day at your leisure. Stay overnight.

Day 2: Delhi tour
Post refreshing breakfast full day excursion of Delhi will begin. Visit Red Fort situated on the bank of River Yamuna built using red sand stones by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. Next halt will be Jama Masjid largest mosque in India built using marble and red sand stones, Qutub Minar a five storied building built by Qutubuddin Aibak, India Gate made in memory of martyrs of wars and Rajghat memorial dedicated to Father of Nation Mahatma Gandhi. Later on visit Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple and explore the streets of Chandni Chowk. Return back to the hotel and enjoy your dinner.

Day 3: Delhi – Dharamshala (407 km)
Post breakfast you will be transferred to Dharamshala. On arrival, check into the hotel and enjoy the rest of the day. Stay overnight.

Day 4: Dharamshala
Post breakfast visit Tsuglagkhang Complex where you will get the glimpse of Tibetan culture and is a great pilgrimage site for Tibetans. Later on halt at Namgyal Monastery which is learning center and houses many Tibetan monks, Masrur where the attractions are the rock cut out temples with images of Hindu deities. Next halt at Kangra Fort which houses many temples and the walls depict the story of past and Naddi Valley which is great place for nature and adventurous lovers as one can go trekking here and can relax admiring the natures beauty. Return back to the hotel and enjoy your dinner.

Day 5: Dharamshala – Kangra Valley - Dharamshala(27 km)
After having breakfast you will be taken on excursion of Kangra Valley which offers you charming landscape surrounded by village or plantation. Visit Brajeshwari Temple, Kangra Fort which was described as one of the largest fort in India in Mahabharata and Chamunda Devi Temple devoted to holy Goddess Chamunda where she is edged by Hindu deities Hanuman and Bhairava. After that enjoy trekking in Kangra Valley in the lap of nature and return back to Dharmshala. Stay overnight.

Day 6: Dharamshala – Amritsar (201 km)
Post breakfast the tour will proceed towards Amritsar. Check into the hotel and enjoy the rest of the day.

Day 7: Amritsar
After having breakfast visit Golden Temple pilgrimage spot for Sikhs surrounded by holy lake and seek blessing from god and Akal Takht located in the premises of Golden Temple. Next visit Durgiana Temple reflecting Hindu architecture, Wagah Border an army post on India-Pakistan border, Jallianwala Bagh which was made to commemorate people who sacrificed their lives in massive massacre and Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum which reflects the glimpse of Sikh Monarch and displays various items like coins, costumes, weapons of Maharaja. Return back to the hotel and enjoy your dinner.

Day 8: Amritsar – Delhi (by air)
Start your day with refreshing breakfast and then you will be transferred to the Capital City- Delhi. On reaching there, check into the hotel and spend the rest of the day at your leisure.

Day 9: Delhi – Jaipur (268 km)
Start your day with refreshing breakfast and then you will be transferred to Pink City - Jaipur. On reaching there, check into the hotel and spend the rest of the day at your leisure.

Day 10: Jaipur
Post breakfast visit Amer Fort situated on hilltop and overlooks Maota Lake. Enjoy Elephant ride and reflection of Fort in Lake which is breathtaking. Next visit Jal Mahal situated in the middle of the lake and appears like floating, which offers you stunning views to capture. Later on halt at Hawa Mahal also known as Palace of Winds built in semi-octagonal form, City Palace situated in the heart of the city comprising Chandra Mahal and Mubarak Mahal. Chandra Mahal is seven storied building which offers you spectacular views of vista and Mubarak Mahal now converted into museum has collection of stuffs like armory, costumes and crowns used by former kings. Rerun back to the hotel and relax.

Day 11: Jaipur – Agra (242 km)
Post breakfast the tour will head towards Agra. En-route Fatehpur Sikri city built using red sand stones and was founded by Mughal Emperor Akbar. On reaching there visit Buland Darwaza one of the largest gateways of India built to celebrate victory of Akbar over Gujarat, Panch Mahal five storied building used to watch various entertainment programs , Diwan-I-Khas and Diwan-I-Aam which were public and private audience halls of Akbar. Next visit Jodha Bai Palace made for Queen’s of Akbar reflecting fusion of Rajput-Mughal architecture and Tomb of Sheikh Salim Chisti covered with intricate carved marble sheet. Continue your tour towards Agra. Check into the hotel and stay overnight.  

Day 12: Agra
Start your day with refreshing breakfast and enjoy the spectacular and breathtaking views of symbol of epitome love –Tajmahal during sunrise as sunrays add charm to its beauty. It situated on bank of river Yamuna, overlooking artificial pond and surrounded by lush green gardens where you can admire nature’s beauty. Next visit Agra Fort with majestic gates and where Shah Jahan was held prisoner by his son and he took his last breath viewing Tajmahal he made for his beloved. Later on halt at Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah also known as Baby Taj or Draft of Jewel due to its architecture resemblance with Taj and its walls are encrusted with semi-precious stones. In the evening spend some quality time at Mehtab Bagh where the reflection of Tajmahal in the pond is stunning. Return back to the hotel and enjoy your dinner.

Note: Tajmahal remains closed on Fridays

         Red Fort, Akshardham & Lotus Temple remains closed on Mondays

Day 13: Agra – Lucknow (299 km)
Post breakfast you will be transferred to Lucknow also known as “City of Nawabs”. On arrival, check into the hotel and spend the rest of the day at your leisure. Stay overnight.

Day 14: Lucknow
After having breakfast full day excursion of Lucknow will begin. Visit Bara Imambara which comprises Asfi Mosque and labyrinth the only maze in India. Later on visit Chota Imambara, British Residence surrounded by gun gazed walls and dense forest. Next halt at Dr. Ambedkar Park dedicated to Dr. B R Ambedkar and is built using red sand stones reflecting modern architecture, Lucknow Museum which houses ancient artifacts, mural and Chattar Manzil which was residence of Nawab and was made in Indo-European style. Return back to the hotel and enjoy your dinner.   

Day 15: Lucknow – Kolkata (by air)
Post breakfast you will be transferred to Kolkata by train. On arrival, check into the hotel and relax for while. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure.

Day 16: Kolkata Departure
Post breakfast you will visit Howrah Bridge on the Hoogly River, Jorasanko Thakurbari ancestral residence of Tagore Family, Indian Museum which is one of the largest and oldest museum in India with various artifacts, paintings, galleries and many other historical items. Later on visit Victoria Memorial on the bank of Hooghly River reflecting British and Mughal style with various galleries which houses artifacts and antiquities and then visit Marble Palace Mansion which houses museum and then will be transferred to airport where our representatives will give you detailed information for your further journey.

Inclusions:

  • Accommodation and meals will be provided on twin sharing basis.
  • Elephant ride at Amer Fort (one way only).
  • Well marinated transport with air-conditioned.
  • Well trained driver and tour guides.
  • Sightseeing charges.

Exclusions:

  • Travel insurance.
  • Extra sightseeing charges.
  • Anything not included in the tour package.
  • Medical bills in case of any mishap.
  • Personal expenses such as telephone bills, laundry etc.