Gourmet “Curry Trail” Tour of India

Traditional local cuisine

Display of India's traditional gourmet

The spice market

Interact with local communities

A food delight & spread

Make the maximum of your journey to the south of India and trying delicacies of the region.

The 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 in her homes and her speciality restaurants.

Interact with local communities. En route stay at Luxury Camps, Heritage Homes and Boutique Hotels to learn all about India’s great culinary traditions.


Tour Highlights

  • Cuisines of India
  • Colonial Charms of Cochin
  • Off the beaten track - Chattra Sagar Camp
  • Jeep safari to local villages and chilli fields at Nimaj
  • Mopna Cuisine Cooking lesson at Tellicherry
  • Spice market tour in Jodhpur
  • Travel by private car
  • Private Guide for Sightseeing

Quick Specs

Duration : 16 Days

Price : Call +44 (0) 131 202 6438

Season : All Year Round

Level : Easy ( What's this?) Easy: Flights / Vehicle / First Class Train based touring or walking on flat or gently graded terrain for up to a 1 or 2 hours. Comfortable accommodations with private bath facilities.
Moderate: Longer days of more rigorous touring, perhaps very rough roads or longer, steeper walks, some travel by overnight or day trains. May include stay in simple hotels with basic facilities at some destinations in camps with good facilities.
Difficult: Strenuous horse or camel riding, walking in mountains or lowland jungle for more than five hours a day. May include extensive camping or stay in lodges with basic facilities.

Itinerary Brief

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We will be happy to go though the tour costs, to what this tour includes, excludes and how we can customise it to your taste.

Add-on Options

Suggestive adaption to this tour:

*From Kochi -

  • Overnight cruise on the backwaters of Kerala in a traditional house boat
  • A few days on luxury cruise boat Vrinda
  • Spend few days at an Ayurveda Spa in the backwaters
  • A Boutique Resort at Kovalam Beach.

How it works


The Hotels covered in this Itinerary are:
Oberoi Maidens / The Imperial
Samode Haveli / The Oberoi Rajvilas / Raj Palace
Chhatrasagar Camp
Chhatra Sagar
Taj Mahal Hotel
Taj Malabar / Brunton Boatyard Resort

Oberoi Maidens

Maidens Hotel is one of Delhi's oldest hotels, built in the early 1900s, and has retained its colonial charm and architecture. Its spacious rooms with high ceilings are unique when compared to the box-sized rooms of modern hotels. Set amidst eight acres of lush gardens, shady trees and tennis courts, it escapes the noise of the main city, but remains within easy access to some of the most magnificent Mughal monuments, and famous shopping center Chandni Chowk with its quaint bazaars and meandering lanes.

Situated in the North Delhi residential area with big " Turn of the Century" bungalows and the bank of the river Yamuna on the east; close to the University of Delhi Campus. The hotel lies within walking distance of the main Interstate bus terminal. Late 19th century architectural elegance is reflected in the classical rooms and the elegant restaurants.

The Imperial

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. Pandit Nehru, Mahatama Gandhi, Muhammad Ali Jinnah and Lord Mountbatten would meet at The Imperial to discuss the partition of India and creation of Pakistan.The Nehru family had a permanent suite here.

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 it’s former glory. 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.

The Oberoi Rajvilas

The Oberoi Rajvilas is a unique way to experience Jaipur, one of India’s most vibrant and exotic destinations. A luxury resort with its own distinctive character, it revives the gracious lifestyles of India’s legendary Rajput princes.

Recreating the magnificence of princely Rajasthan, in a beautiful fort setting, with Jaipur as its backdrop; The Oberoi Rajvilas is set in 32 acres of landscaped gardens with pavilions and reflection pools that create the romance and grandeur of Rajasthan. Rooms, luxury tents and villas with private pools are clustered around private courtyards in a richly embellished fort setting. At The Oberoi Rajvilas superb attention to detail creates a soothing blend of warm, effortless service and harmonious spaces.

Raj Palace

Among the India Hotels and Jaipur hotels The Raj Palace is recognised for its unique product as it is one of the only Places lived by the Maharajah that has been restored to its original glory and charm, We are situated at Rajasthan in India in the pink city of Jaipur, a city known for many historical places like the Hawa Mahal, the Jantar Mantar, the City Palace, the Amber Fort, the Rambagh Palace, the Jai Mahal, the Albert Hall Museum, as well as many other forts, palaces, castles, and haveli's with very rich heritage and architecture.

If you are looking for a real luxurious experience with a true Indian flavour, then we are the right place for you, as we are the best luxury hotel in Palace category in the world.

Taj Mahal Hotel

One of the most distinguished addresses in the national capital, The Taj Mahal Hotel is located in the exclusive residential area of Lutyens’ Delhi, close to the seat of government. Reflecting the heritage of Mughal Delhi, this hotel offers graceful architecture with modern facilities.

The warm, pristine white lobby of The Taj includes design details reminiscent of Mughal architecture such as intricate motifs, golden inlay work, and niches from ‘Shahjahanabad’, the erstwhile mogul capital. The hotel is a veritable showcase of artifacts with the intricate design work of the lobby’s domes and panels perfectly complimenting the calm marble fountain streams.

Taj Malabar

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.

Brunton Boatyard Resort

Hotel Brunton Boatyard is a great contribution in the city of Kochi. Representing the early Dutch and Portuguese architecture of Cochin Fort, it blends very well into the Kochi sky line. It resembles the old colonial buildings of Kochi. The simple lime washed walls, sloping tile roof and terra-cotta floors wit the Giant "Rain Tree" complete the gigantic mansion.


Day 1 - Fly to Delhi
Day 2 - Arrival Delhi
Day 3 - Delhi
Day 4 - Delhi
Day 5 - Delhi / Jaipur
Day 6 - Jaipur
Day 7 - Jaipur / Nimaj
Day 8 - Nimaj
Day 9 - Nimaj / Jodhpur
Day 10 - Jodhpur / Mumbai
Day 11 - Mumbai / Cochin
Day 12 - Cochin
Day 13 - Cochin / Calicut / Tellicherry
Day 14 - Tellicherry
Day 15 - Tellicherry
Day 16 - Tellicherry / Calicut / Mumbai

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