In today’s era, ask any foodie from any parts of the world and you will find that everyone wants to explore the Indian food. Delectable curries to mouth-watering chaats to tandoori, delicacies to jalebis, tourists want to enjoy the diverse cuisine of this fascinating land. Tourists not only interested to know the history and culture of the places but they are fascinated to take up a culinary tour of India. Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Goa, Varanasi, Kerala and Mumbai are some of the popular destinations for culinary vacations and holidays.
Love for Food tours
With unlimited varieties of vegetarian to non-vegetarian dishes, India is a paradise for food lovers across the globe. A culinary tour of India, helps you take a trip down the diverse cooking cultures and thereby knowing the country better. Globally, travelling trends are changing and food tours are not limited to only tasting food but rather delve into the cooking style, knowing the local flavours and connect to the history of the cuisines.
Top culinary tourism trends
Go for a real food adventure- Choose a Culinary tour package in India that will take you through the everyday local food and drinking experiences. From street foods of the by- lanes to the grassroots local eateries where one can taste the authentic food of the place. For example, if you are in Varanasi you can savour the hot kachoris at the kachori wali gali near Dasaswamedha ghat.
Cost for Culinary tours- Depending on the days of Food tour, prices for packages starts from Rs.3500 per person. You can visit www.indiafoodtour.in or www.indianholiday.com for more information.
Cooking Sessions- This is a growing trend in tourism industry where special cooking sessions are organised to teach the traditional way of cooking of the region. World-renowned chefs like David Rocco, Gary Meighan and Vikas Khanna had made Indian food more popular around the world. Now people want to tour India for learning the traditional technique of cooking. Once you delve into the culinary tour in India, you get to learn about Indian cuisines beyond Chicken Tikka Masala.
Cost for Cooking Sessions– Depending on the hours of the session or the dishes you are going to learn the prices starts from Rs. 2000 per person per session.
Food walks with local foodies– Walk in the lanes of Chandni Chowk or Nizamuddin in Delhi with a passionate local foodie who can guide the traveller for best Nihari or Biryani or parathas. They are local so these foodies can take travellers to “behind the scenes”, setting up a meeting with local cooks or arrange a traditional meal with local family.
Cost for Food Walks– Prices starts from Rs. 2000 per person and its mostly depends on how many food joints you are going to visit.
De-Stress yourself with Yoga and Food- Rishikesh and Kerala are the top destinations for customised culinary packages which include yoga, Ayurveda and cooking healthy food. These packages are ideal to de-stress yourself. Do yoga, cook and eat healthy food.
Cost of customized Culinary packages- Prices for 7 days customized Ayurveda cooking and Yoga holiday tours starts at Rs.8000 per person. For more information, you can visit www.bookculinaryvacations.com.
Popular Culinary Vacations and holidays in India
Kerala Culinary Tour- With the tour of amazing locales of Kerala learn the art of cooking seafood of the state.
Golden triangle culinary tour- It covers the three glorious cities Delhi, Jaipur and Agra which are famous for its distinct cuisines. You can try your hands on Mughlai food in Agra.
Old Delhi Tour- One of the most popular culinary tours in the country. Explore the street food culture and relish the most delicious dishes Delhi has to offer.
Lucknow Food walks- Discover the Awadhi cuisine with a guided tour and enjoy the famous tundey kebab and nihari gosht.
Culinary vacation in Jaipur- Relish pyaaj kachoris and lal maas with the visit to Amer Fort.
For more information regarding culinary vacations of India you can check these websites:
www.bookculinaryvacations.com, www.indiafoodtour.in, www.intrepidtravel.com, www.indianholiday.com, www.delhifoodwalks.com.
If you are a food adventurer take an unforgettable journey into the cultural and gastronomic heart of India which will satisfy every appetite.