India Real Food Adventure

15 Days | Got an appetite for adventure? Explore India one mouthful at a time

4.9 out of 5 based on 53 reviews submitted.
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Dig into the sights, sounds and flavours of India on a 15-day food adventure. From Delhi to Goa via Rajasthan and Mumbai, experience everything from street food to home cooked meals, the Taj Mahal to the Amber Fort, and temples to thali. Relax on Goa’s beaches, see Jaipur’s breathtaking Palace of the Wind, explore the vibrant street food scenes of Delhi and Mumbai, and spend time in rural Rajasthan living it up in a 17th-century fort. With a taste of India’s vibrant markets and the chance to cook up a storm yourself, this unforgettable journey will take you to the cultural and gastronomic heart of India. 

Trip overview

Map of India Real Food Adventure including India
Start
Delhi, India
Finish
Goa, India
Theme
Food
Destinations
India
Physical rating
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Style
Original
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
HHZM
This trip generates 61 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.

Why you'll love this trip
  • Get a true taste of some of India's finest culinary traditions – Mughal, Rajasthani, and the Portuguese-tinged flavours of Goa – while feasting in local restaurants, street food stalls, rural homes and cooking classes. 
  • Leave with authentic recipes under your belt after you take part in a plant-based cooking class in a Jaipur home, learn how to make thali in Udaipur and find out how to cook Malvani cuisine in Goa.
  • See the rich tapestry of India’s culture and history on display, meeting chai wallahs in local markets, visiting local farming communities and spice growers, and dining in Sikh and Jain temples.  
  • Bask in the ivory glow of the inspiring Taj Mahal in Agra, explore Old Delhi and Jama Masjid, and stand in awe of the Hawa Mahal and Amber Fort in Jaipur.
  • Grab a fork and dig in – this trip introduces you to some of India’s most iconic dishes like kachori, kulfi, chai, paratha, chaat, thali and heaps more.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, Positive Change for Marine Life. Donations help them to nurture ocean health with community-led conservation initiatives that inspire coastal restoration, sustainable fishing practices and waste-management.

Is this trip right for you?
  • India is a great food destination for vegetarians. With wonderful fresh produce and many delicious local dishes, you'll have a great time on this trip. For vegans we recommend reviewing the itinerary and inclusions to ensure that you will be able to fully participate and enjoy this trip. We also have many other trips to India which can accommodate a range of dietary requirements.
  • India is a big country and there are some long travel days on this departure. Use these as an opportunity to relax, witness everyday life from the window of your vehicle and get to know your fellow travellers.
  • This trip travels by overnight train from Udaipur to Mumbai. While the overnight train can seem a little daunting, it is a very efficient way to travel long distances and maximising time in each place. Long distance and overnight trains can often be delayed and occasionally cancelled due to heavy fog between December and February.
  • This trip stays in a mix of accommodation to experience a variety of Indian life. Standards can vary though – there will be hot water in most but not all hotels.
  • The climate in India can vary in the different states – be prepared for hot sticky days and cooler evenings. Layered clothing is the best way to tackle this disparity in weather.
  • Old Delhi can be very busy and crowded. While it’s an exciting place to see local life moving around you, be aware that on the walking tour you’ll need to navigate through people, tight spaces and walkways.

Itinerary

Map of India Real Food Adventure including India

Inclusions

Meals

13 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 5 dinners

Transport

Plane, private vehicle, taxi, train, overnight train

Accommodation

Hotel (11 nights), Heritage property (2 nights), Overnight sleeper train (1 night)

Activities
  • Delhi - Welcome dinner
  • Delhi - Leader-led Old Delhi walking & rickshaw tour
  • Delhi - Street Food Breakfast
  • Delhi - Visit to the Jama Masjid Mosque
  • Delhi - Lunch at a Sikh Temple
  • Delhi - Spice warehouse visit
  • Agra - Agra Fort
  • Agra - Taj Mahal
  • Agra - Mughlai Cooking Demonstration
  • Jaipur - Hawa Mahal photo stop
  • Jaipur - Leader-led orientation walk
  • Jaipur - Amber Fort
  • Jaipur - Street Food Lunch
  • Jaipur - Rajasthani Cooking Class and Dinner
  • Bijaipur - Countryside jeep safari
  • Bijaipur - Rajasthani Desert Cooking Demonstration and Meal
  • Udaipur - Leader-led orientation walk
  • Udaipur - Lunch at Jain temple
  • Udaipur - City Palace
  • Udaipur - Thali Cooking Class
  • Mumbai - Chowpatty Beach Street Food Crawl
  • Mumbai - Leader-led Heritage Walk
  • Goa - Spice farm tour including lunch
  • Goa - Cooking Class
  • Goa - Old Goa tour
Add on activities
  • Delhi - Dinner with local family - INR3000
  • Jaipur - Bollywood Movie at Raj Mandir Cinema - INR400
  • Jaipur - Balloon Safari - USD280

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Important notes

1. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement excludes Day 10 (Overnight Train) where you will be in shared accommodation, and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
2. While we endeavour to cater for specific dietary requirements, some meals and food activities are set in advance and may be difficult to adjust. Please advise us of any dietary requirements at the time of booking so that we can ensure you’ll enjoy this trip.
3. Please provide your full name exactly as it appears on your passport at the time of booking (including any middle names listed on your passport) for transport tickets. Ticketing fees may apply for amendments to details within 45 days of departure, and in some cases, you will be required to cover the cost of issuing a new ticket if an amendment occurs.
4. This trip includes domestic flights. The luggage allowance is 15kg for check in luggage and 7kg for carry on.

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Reviews

4.9 out of 5 based on 53 reviews submitted.
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George · Traveled January 2024
Our guide, Bhagirath, made this trip for us! For almost three weeks we didn’t have to worry about a thing, the food was great, and even when we wanted to do something not on the itinerary our guide made it happen. This is my first Intrepid trip but if I have more guides like Bhagirath I’ll gladly book some more!
Review submitted 07 Feb 2024

Calandra · Traveled January 2024
Our food tour of India wildly exceeded my expectations due to our amazing guide, Bhagi! I wish he could lead all my tours! Request him if you can!
Review submitted 06 Feb 2024

Calandra · Traveled January 2024
Our guide, Bhagi, made our trip wildly exceed my expectations. If you’re going to India, do it with Bhagi!
Review submitted 05 Feb 2024

Lucy · Traveled January 2024
What a phenomenal trip! Ajay our guide made this trip amazing! It flew by! Going home full of delicious Indian food and ready to try to recreate some yummy recipes!
Review submitted 18 Jan 2024

Lauren · Traveled January 2024
A really enjoyable tour; taking in the big sights, and eating along the way! A fascinating insight into Indian food and culture. Highly recommended.
Review submitted 18 Jan 2024
India Real Food Adventure
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EUR 1.408 €