Discover Delhi's cuisine and culture from street food to tandoori

Sweet chai, crispy aloo tikkis, fluffy naan – it is little wonder why Delhi is the gastronomic capital of India. Get behind the scenes of northern India’s food scene with the help of a local guide. From the fragrant marketplaces of the Old Town to the kitchen of a Delhite, learn traditional family recipes, prepare an authentic Indian dinner, experience local hospitality, sample tasty morsels from a street vendor and explore ancient historic sights on this Bite-size Break of Delhi.

Start
New Delhi, India
Finish
New Delhi, India
Countries
Themes
Food, Short Breaks
Code
HHZD
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 5
Group size
Min 1, Max 12
Carbon offset
68kg pp per trip


Highlights

  • Enjoy a home cooked meal in the home of a Delhi local
  • Learn about India's struggle for independence on a city tour
  • Experience the dizzying pace of daily life in Delhi
  • Sip sweet chai and sample tasty snacks from street stalls
  • Explore the city by cycle rickshaw
  • Mingle with locals at markets, restaurants and food stalls

Itinerary

Step into the colourful, pulsating heart of India’s capital. Head to the home of a local host for a traditional, hands-on cooking experience. Ask questions about life in Delhi, help with the cooking, note down the family recipes or simply enjoy a friendly conversation around the kitchen table with your host – this is the perfect introduction to both the food and lifestyle of India.
Delhi is a gold mine of historic sights and architectural feats, so start the morning with a piping hot chai before embarking on a cultural adventure around the city. Discover the sensory delights of the Old Town’s marketplace, sampling food, bargaining with locals and winding through narrow alleyways. In the evening, hit the town for a delicious food tour around the city. Sample an array of local delicacies, have your hands painted by a henna artist and learn the difference between paneer tikka and panipuri.
With a thorough introduction to Indian food under your belt, it’s time to wrap up this Bite-size Break of Delhi. So, perhaps head to your new favorite chai tea or samosa vendor for a final morning pick me up before exploring the rest of the city (or country) at your own pace.
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Inclusions

Meals
2 breakfasts2 dinners
Transport
Auto rickshaw, Car, Cycle rickshaw, Metro
Accommodation
Hotel (2 nights)
Included activities
  • Delhi - City Food Crawl
  • Delhi - Family visit & home-cooked meal
  • Delhi - Old Delhi Walking Tour

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