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January, February, March, October, November & December

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GOURMET TOUR OF INDIA

This tour offers you an excellent opportunity to learn some of the treasured recipes of popular dishes, handed down from generation to generation. Join your hosts in the cooking demonstrations held especially in your honour in their splendid heritage homes. India’s fabulous wealth of culinary delights is culled from her regional traditions and the cosmopolitan influences of contemporary times. Discover this splendid repository of food and beverage favourites that have seduced the taste buds of visitors from around the globe. En route stay at Luxury Camps, Heritage Homes and Boutique Hotels to learn all about India’s great culinary traditions

  • Cuisines of India
  • Colonial Charms of Cochin
  • Off the beaten track – Chattra Sagar camp
  • Jeep safari to local villages and chilli fields at Nimaj
  • Interact with local communities
  • Mopna Cuisine Cooking lesson at Tellicherry.
  • Spice market tour in Jodhpur
  • Travel by Private Car
  • Private Guide for Sightseeing
  • Soak up the Rajasthani culture and hospitality.

Hotels in this Itinerary

  • Ajit Bhawan, Jodhpur

    An impressive red sandstone structure built in 1940s, Ajit Bhawan has a rugged beauty of its own which is further enhanced by the arched windows, carved balconies and cupolas. The most interesting feature in the building is the courtyard – a quadrangle with exquisitely carved lattice work. This area comes to life during meal times when Rajasthani delicacies are served by the turbaned men and veiled women. Traditional folk music makes the meals more enjoyable and adds to the warm atmosphere of this place. Stunning elaborate porches adorned with ancient artworks, and lush gardens lead you to the well-equipped accommodation at Ajit Bhawan. The rooms, suites and tents boast of warm ambiance, ornate beds, regal furnishings, and artifacts from Maharaja’s own collection. They are an elegant combination of royal décor and modern luxuries. Ajit Bhawan offers you old world elegance, with the modern comforts of a classic heritage hotel and the essence of being a guest of the Maharaj's family.

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  • Ayisha Manzil, Tellicherry

    Set on top of a hill and overlooking the ocean, Aiysha Manzil is a 150 year old ancestral bungalow which has been converted to a home stay. It is family owned and run, with Moussa and Faiza taking good care of the six rooms. From the wide veranda to the double beds and massive bathrooms, everything is on a grand scale. The meals, however; are the highlight with Faiza overseeing the kitchen and preparing Moplah dishes. Cookery classes can be arranged which start with an expedition to buy the ingredients. The garden has plenty of places to sit and a small but elegant pool completes the relaxed ambience of this charming place.

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  • Chhatra Sagar, Nimaj

    Chhatra Sagar is neither a fairy-tale palace, nor an impregnable fortress imbued with legends of love and braver but 11 sumptuous Royal tents facing a lake bordered by greenery in the heart of Rajasthan. Today the lake is surrounded by lush green fields of wheat, mustard, cotton and chillies and vast grazing pastures, this hundred – year old reservoir with a periphery of about 10 kilometers is an ideal destination for nature lovers and a perfect getaway from the chaotic city life. Migratory birds have also discovered the paradise ducks, pelicans and cranes frolic in the waters of the lake while parrots, eagle owls and hummingbirds dance in the blue vastness of the sky. The spacious tents accommodate two persons each. Its interiors harmoniously combine period decor with modern comforts. The tents have a western style attached bathroom with running hot and cold water. Each tent has its own private sit out overlooking the lake. Meals are served in the dining tent. Every evening camp fire is organized.

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  • Jai Mahal Palace, Jaipur

    The Jai Mahal Palace was built in the 18th Century and is constructed in a typical palace style with high domes, chattaris and cupolas with intricate lattice work done in the Rajasthani tradition. Most of the rooms in the palace overlook a beautiful garden which replicates an 18th century garden laid out by Mughal Emperor. The 94 rooms and 6 suites offer you unbeatable views of the city and palace gardens and are equipped with all modern-day comforts. The Interiors have been done tastefully with a lot of attention to detail. The suites are elegant and luxurious and have very interesting 19th century imprints of Rajput architecture by Sir Swinton Jacob. Other interesting features in the palace are old crystal mirrors, chandeliers, miniature paintings and tapestries, stained glass panels, and marble inlay work.

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  • Leela Palace, Udaipur

    Stately and proud, overlooking the Aravalli Range, the Leela Palace Udaipur stands majestically on the shores of the tranquil Lake Pichola. The décor is fitting of a palace, regal and colonial, yet deepened with rich Indian cultural tones. No matter which room you take, you'll enjoy spectacular views of the lake, mountains, or the intricate architecture of the city. The hotel promises luxurious stay with its 72 Rooms and 8 Suites are finely appointed with artifacts and furnishings representing the handicrafts of Rajasthan. The hotel also offers the facilities of ESPA spa, yoga instructions and meditation sessions to relax your body and rejuvenate your spirit. The guests can choose from a variety of dining options which includes all day dining restaurant, lake side restaurant, dining under the stars on the roof top restaurant and an intimate lounge bar.

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  • RAAS, Jodhpur

    RAAS is Jodhpur's first luxury boutique hotel comprises three new buildings in addition to the original four; a rare and charming complex that reflects in many ways the walled city itself. Indeed, with its sensational vistas, different styles and angles, a central water body, square and garden; and an all pervasive warm "organic feel" RAAS is a microcosm of the city. And, like virtually every home here, almost every room in the hotel enjoys the most spectacular view of Mehrangarh Fort. The new buildings are modern and contemporary in their use of space and light and context; and yet grounded in tradition. Jodhpur's red sand-stone unites the new with the old, even as modern designs and patterns in its dressing and carving add an exciting and fresh dimension to the region's age-old stone carving industry. This seamless harmony between the old and the new, the modern and the traditional, the familiar and the surprising extends to all aspects of RAAS; and it is everywhere, and at all times, as comforting as it is inspirational.

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  • Rambagh Palace, Jaipur

    The Rambagh Palace is an architectural masterpiece that's elegance personified. Spread over 47 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, the Rambagh Palace is centrally located, near the main shopping area and the historical monuments. Once home to Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II of Jaipur, Rambagh Palace is now one of the Leading Hotels of the World. This is one of the first palaces to be converted into a heritage hotel. This airy, cream-color palace is relaxing and wistfully romantic, down to the peacocks strutting across the lawns and the arcaded back patios. The palace has 106 rooms that allow guests to relax in the lap of regal luxury. Every room and suite reflect a world of royalty with its exquisite antiques, rich tapestry and paintings from an era gone by. Pick from the best multi-cuisine and Indian restaurants in Jaipur, two bars and several venues and menus. Other facilities include Indoor swimming pool, fitness centre, beauty parlour, travel desk, shopping arcade, bank, safe deposit lockers and doctor-on-call, sports like tennis, squash, badminton, table tennis, croquet, billiards and mini-golf, laundry service and 24-hour room service.

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  • Samode Haveli, Jaipur

    A popular retreat for visitors to Jaipur, this beautifully restored haveli, run by the descendants of Rawal Sheo Singhji, a Prime Minister in the royal court of Jaipur, promises a royal but intimate and friendly sojourn. The 22 guestrooms, a stunning array of rich furnishings and textures, come equipped with contemporary in-room comforts. The lavish settings of the Sheesh Mahal leave you spell-bound with its elegance and artistic splendour. The spacious Maharaja and Maharani suites are enhanced by their plethora of frescoes and mirror mosaics. While away the languid hours by the pool or the Jacuzzi or arrange for an Ayurvedic massage or a round of golf- then savour the delights of the cultural offerings over drinks and dinner in the central courtyard in the evenings.

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  • Taj Malabar, Cochin

    Situated on Willingdon Island with a magnificent view of Cochin harbour, the Taj Malabar combines old-world elegance with modern day convenience. In its heritage wing, built in 1935, graceful Victorian interiors aptly reflect the inherent beauty of Cochin. Its tower wing houses newly renovated guestroom suites, each a delicate mix of the classic with the contemporary. The hotel has 97 centrally air-conditioned rooms including 9 suites. All rooms are elegantly appointed and offer guest amenities like with international direct dial facility, channel music and colour television with satellite programmes.

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  • Taj Palace, Delhi

    The Taj Palace Hotel, New Delhi is a five-star hotel. Nestled in six acres of lush greens in the exclusive Diplomatic Enclave of the city, it is mere 20 minutes’ drive from the domestic airport and the city centre. From casual, all-day eateries to formal, fine dining, guests can look forward to a wide selection of delectable dishes and refreshing drinks. Ready to provide you the best in comfort are 422 rooms and 40 suites each planned precisely to offer you the very best experience. Tastefully done interiors and all modern amenities make the hotel ideal for a business or pleasure visit.

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  • The Abode, Bombay

    The Abode is a boutique hotel which is a complete expression of the city, celebrating its magic with chic, modern interpretations of historical features and paying subtle homage to Bombay’s heritage and bohemian past. Modern comforts combine with old-world charm in one of fashionable Colaba's heritage buildings. 20 elegantly appointed rooms feature carefully restored vintage furniture, original artworks, sumptuous bedding and the latest entertainment technology. More guesthouse than hotel, but facilities include an all-day dining café, room service and a small spa room; treatments can also be done in-room.

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  • The Brunton Boatyard, Cochin

    The Brunton Boatyard is modern accolade to the early Dutch and Portuguese architecture of Fort Cochin, the hotel's lime washed walls and sloping terracotta tiled roof blend perfectly into the Cochin skyline. Situated at the harbor mouth overlooking the busy ship channel. All its rooms overlook the harbor and nearby delta and are tastefully designed and furnished - four-poster beds, spacious bathrooms and all the amenities of a first-class hotel. It has its own private jetty, which doubles as a "cafe", overlooking the pool and private garden.

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  • The Imperial, Delhi

    From the time The Imperial opened its doors in the 1930s, when India was beginning to write the last chapters of its saga on independence, there was little space in New Delhi for an Indo- British rubbing of shoulders. The Imperial provided such a space. The Imperial is a fine confluence of a rich historical past and contemporary international appeal. After many restorations, it has managed to preserve its charm, and exudes its former glory. Expect to be impressed with the elegant lobby, with inlaid marble floors, three story atrium, Italian fountains, and British Raj lithographs. Rooms at the Imperial retain the regal flourishes of a wondrous past. High ceilings, large comfortable chairs, impeccable decor and cheerful room service & comforts of more modern world, like TV, telephone, channel music, air-conditioning. The original Frasers and Daniells paintings and the tavern named after them, the symbolically baptized “1911” restaurant and bar, the Royal ballroom were the places where have met and are still as popular today. The Hotel is a jewel of architecture and its location in the heart of the city makes it the ideal venue for tourists around the world.

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  • The Taj Mahal Palace and Tower, Mumbai

    Overlooking the Arabian Sea and India’s historic monument, the Gateway of India, the Taj Mahal Palace and Tower boasts probably the best view of any hotel in Mumbai. The history of Mumbai and The Taj Mahal Palace are dramatically intertwined. The hotel is Mumbai's first harbour landmark (built 21 years before the Gateway of India) and the site of the first licensed bar in the city. For more than a century, the Taj has played an intrinsic part in the life of the city, hosting Maharajas, dignitaries and eminent personalities from across the globe. Today it is a world leader in hospitality and a favourite destination for discerning business travellers. The hotel has 582 centrally air-conditioned rooms including 49 suites spread into wo wings – the tower wing and the palace wing. The rooms in the tower wing have a contemporary design and have an easy access to the business center. Guests have a choice of rooms that overlook the city or face the Gateway of India and the Arabian Sea. These rooms in the palace wing are renowned for their architecture and exude an aura of old-world elegance. Each corridor in this Wing resembles an art gallery, and the design, décor and furnishing ensure that no two rooms are alike. Guests have a choice of rooms that overlook the city or pool or face the Gateway of India and the Arabian Sea. A treasure-trove of invaluable memorabilia, there is a story to tell behind every pillar, a landmark deal in every boardroom, and a storied celebration under every awning.

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  • Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur

    Perched high above the desert capital of Jodhpur, Umaid Bhawan Palace is the last of the great palaces of India and one of the largest residences in the world – set amidst 26 acres of lush gardens. Named after Maharaja Umaid Singh, grandfather of the present Maharaja of Jodhpur, this golden-yellow sandstone monument was conceived on the grandest possible scale, in the fashionable Art Deco style of that time. After 15 years in construction, the 347-room palace was finally completed in 1943 – and has served as the principal residence of the Jodhpur royal family since. With original furniture in all the rooms, each room seems more luxurious than the other. The Central Dome soars 110 feet overhead and provides spectacular center piece - a focal point for all the visitors to the property. The Trophy Bar, the Risala Restaurant ,the Marwar Hall, the Pillars restaurant and the Kebab Konner from the backbone of the hotels Food & Beverage activities, providing residents and guests a choice of dining options and cuisines.

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