India has rich and varied culinary traditions. Whilst some are enmeshed with religious and spiritual traditions, others arrived throughout India's long history with those who wandered into the land from afar and settled here, as well as with those who invaded its territories. Still others have been shaped by the natural forces of climate and geography. Explore with us an extremely large repertoire of Indian cuisines - from juicy tender kebabs of the Mughalai cuisine of the North to dry Rajasthani cuisine of the West to the exotic Kerala cuisine in South. From immeasurable variety of ingredients and methods of preparation to varied cooking practices, food aficionados have limitless options to explore in India.
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- Arrival transfer from Delhi airport to your hotel
- Visit Jama Mosque followed by a rickshaw ride and walking tour of Old Delhi, including Spice Market
- Visit monuments of New Delhi - Humayun's Tomb, Qutab Minar, Lutyens's Buildings
- Enjoy a Punjabi cuisine meal
- Transfer to Delhi railway station.
- Transfer from Lucknow railway station to hotel
- Explore old Lucknow in a heritage walk
- Awadhi cuisine Dinner
- Tour of Lucknow - Bada Imambara, Residency and Chota Imambara
- Street food lunch in Lucknow
- Visit SEWA - Self Employed Women’s Association of Lucknow
- Transfer to Lucknow railway station
- Arrive Agra and transfer to hotel.
- Tour of stunning Agra Fort
- Walking tour of Agra
- Visit the Taj Mahal - the monument of love
- Transfer from Agra to Jaipur
- En route, visit the deserted Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri
- Tour of Amber Fort
- Rajasthani cooking demo with local family in Jaipur
- Tour of City Palace, Jantar Mantar and Hawa Mahal
- Street food tour of Jaipur
- Transfer to Jaipur airport
- Transfer from Cochin airport to your hotel
- Witness a spectacular Kathakali dance performance
- Enjoy a tour of Cochin
- Banana leaf lunch in Cochin
- Transfer to Nelpura Homestay in Alleppey
- Nelpura - Learn to cook Keralan food
- Day at leisure or explore rural Kerala at its best
- Transfer from Alleppey to Cochin airport
Considering the vast and varied landmass, it comes as no surprise that India's climate is complex. If you prefer to avoid extremes of heat and rainfall, it's best to aim for the cooler, drier months of October through to March. However, if a trip to either of the country's extremities appeals, take note: For the southern states, the retreating monsoon (October to December) is a consideration. Here, you find the most appealing climate between November and February. For reliable trekking weather in the Himalayas 1000km to the north, peak season is October, November and then March and April.
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