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A Culinary Journey through India
Menu Rapide and Grand Tasting Menu

 

1st day ARRIVE DELHI
Upon arrival at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport, you will be met airside and escorted through Immigration and Customs clearance where you’re Mercedes S-350 and English speaking driver will be waiting to transfer you to The Leela Palace Hotel New Delhi.
Remainder of the day at leisure.

2nd day NEW DELHI HALF DAY SIGHTSEEING
This morning enjoy a private half day sightseeing tour in your Mercedes S-350 accompanied by a professional guide followed by an international buffet lunch at the upscale SET’Z at DLF Emporio.  Afternoon at leisure to relax, shop or explore this fascinating city further.  Your Mercedes S-350 and English speaking driver are at your disposal throughout your stay in Delhi.  This evening a la carte dinner at
Le Cirque
with an option to “Meet India’s Elite,”
Hotel: The Leela Palace New Delhi
Meals: Breakfast, International buffet specialty lunch, a la carte dinner

3rd day OLD DELHI HALF DAY SIGHTSEEING
This morning enjoy a private half day sightseeing tour of Old Delhi before being treated to an exclusive cooking demonstration by
Le Cirque’s Chef
followed by a set menu gourmet luncheon.  Afternoon at leisure to relax, shop or explore further with your Mercedes S-350 and driver.  A la carte dinner at India’s top rated restaurant, Indian Accent, The Manor.
Hotel:  The Leela Palace New Delhi
Meals: Breakfast, cooking demonstration specialty lunch, a la carte dinner

4th day AT LEISURE.OPTIONAL FULL DAY TOUR TO AGRA
Today enjoy a full day at leisure with your Mercedes S-350 and driver at your disposal.  A delicious set menu lunch with an extensive array of South Indian specialties awaits you at the prestigious Dakshin Restaurant.  This evening, an a la carte dinner at the exquisite Northwest Frontier cuisine inspired Bukhara Restaurant.
OPTIONAL TOUR TO AGRA.  If you would like to visit the world’s most famous monument to love, visit the Taj Mahal in the comfort of your Mercedes S-350 with a professional guide joining you in Agra.  Lunch will be taken at the Peshawari Restaurant before returning to Delhi in the afternoon in time for dinner.  (Approximate travel time is 3 hours each way.)
$795 per person.
Hotel:  The Leela Palace New Delhi
Meals: Breakfast, South Indian specialty lunch, a la carte dinner

5th day DEPART DELHI.

Transfer to the airport for your departure.

If you are taking the Grand Tasting Menu:

5th day FLY TO VARANASI
AFTERNOON SARNATH HALF DAY SIGHTSEEING. EVENING SAIL ON THE GANGES RIVER.

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Varanasi.  Upon arrival, you will be met by your English speaking driver with Toyota Innova private car and transferred to the exclusive Nadesar Palace Hotel.  This afternoon your professional guide will take you on a private half day sightseeing tour to Sarnath, the site where Buddha proclaimed the law of faith.  This evening your professional guide will take you to witness Aarti (prayer) ceremony from a boat on the Ganges River.
Hotel:  Nadesar Palace Hotel
Meals: Breakfast

6th day GANGES CRUISE AT DAWN, VARANASI SIGHTSEEING and FARM TO FORK SPECIALTY LUNCH.
Early this morning your professional guide will meet you at the hotel and escort you to the sacred Ganges for a boat ride from which you can witness thousands of pilgrims cleansing themselves in the holy river.
After returning to your hotel for breakfast, continue on a private sightseeing tour of the city followed by a unique Farm to Forkluncheon.  You’ll join the chef in the kitchen’s private garden to choose the vegetables and herbs and try your hand at Indian cooking.  Afternoon at leisure with your private Toyota Innova and English speaking driver at your disposal.
Hotel:  Nadesar Palace Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, “Farm to Fork” specialty lunch

7th day FLY TO DELHI, TRAVEL TO JAIPUR
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Delhi where you will be met by your private English speaking driver and Mercedes S-350 bound for Jaipur.  The journey normally takes approximately 4 hours however you are encouraged to stop for lunch, sightseeing and shopping enroute to the Rambagh Palace Hotel Jaipur.
Hotel:  Rambagh Palace Hotel Jaipur
Meals: Breakfast

8th day FULL DAY SIGHTSEEING IN JAIPUR
Today enjoy a full day tour of Jaipur with a professional guide, your private Mercedes S-350 and English speaking driver including a delicious “Thali” lunch at the palace converted into a fort, 1135AD.
Hotel:  Rambagh Palace Hotel Jaipur
Meals:  Breakfast, specialty “Thali lunch”

9th day TRAVEL TO UDAIPUR
Leave Jaipur after breakfast bound for Udaipur, the “jewel in the crown” of India, in your private Mercedes S-350 with English speaking guide.  Traveling at a leisurely pace, stopping for lunch, sightseeing and shopping enroute, the ride will take approximately 8 hours.  Accommodation at The Leela Palace Udaipur.
Hotel:  The Leela Palace Udaipur
Meals: Breakfast

10th day FULL DAY SIGHTSEEING OF UDAIPUR
This morning your professional guide will meet you at the hotel after breakfast and take you on a private sightseeing tour of the city, including a cruise on the breathtakingly beautiful Lake Pichola.
This evening, a highlight of the tour – dinner at a private residence of one of Udaipur’s prominent families where you will learn how the local Rajastan cuisine is prepared.
Hotel:  The Leela Palace Udaipur
Meals: Breakfast, private residence specialty dinner and cooking demonstration

11th day AT LEISURE
Enjoy a full day at leisure with your private Mercedes S-350 and English speaking driver at your disposal.  Relax, shop or continue exploring Udaipur.
This evening enjoy an a la carte farewell dinner at the Sheesh Mahal Restaurant in your hotel.

12th day TRANSFER TO THE AIRPORT, FLY TO DELHI
After breakfast, transfer to Udaipur Airport, bidding farewell to your driver and fly to Delhi (flight included) with many wonderful and palate pleasing memories of a Culinary Journey through India!


What’s included:  MENU RAPIDE - Delhi 4 nights
($2595 per person sharing one room – low season (1); $2995 per person sharing one room – high season(2))

  • Hotel accommodation in deluxe rooms(3)based on two persons sharing one room and including full breakfast daily at the Leela Palace Hotel New Delhi.  If you are traveling alone and/or would like to have a single room, a single room supplement of $795 low season/$1095 high season applies.
  • A la carte Dinner at the Chef’s Table at Le Cirque, atop the Leela Palace Hotel New Delhi, where you will have the opportunity to meet and dine with India’s elite(4)
  • Cooking demonstration and set menu luncheon at Le Cirque
  • Two additional specialty set menu lunches and two additional a la carte dinners at four of Delhi’s finest restaurants selected especially for this Culinary Journey by Ms. Shikha Mishra, one of India’s premier Food Critics
  • Sightseeing tours as noted in the itinerary on a private basis with professional English speaking guides and including all entrance fees
  • Private Mercedes Benz S-350 with English speaking driver daily in Delhi

What’s included:  GRAND TASTING MENU - Delhi/Varanasi/Jaipur/Udaipur 11 nights
($8995 per person sharing one room – low season (1); $9995 per person sharing one room – high season(2))

  • Hotel accommodation in deluxe rooms(3)based on two persons sharing one room and including full breakfast daily in hotels as noted in the itinerary.  If you are traveling alone and/or would like to have a single room, a single room supplement of $2195 low season/$3595 high season applies.
  • A la carte Dinner at the Chef’s Table at Le Cirque, atop the Leela Palace Hotel New Delhi, where you will have the opportunity to meet and dine with India’s elite(4)
  • Cooking demonstration  and set menu luncheon at Le Cirque
  • “Farm to Fork” set menu lunch experience with the chef of Varanasi’s Nadesar Palace Hotel
  • Dinner in the home of one of Udaipur’s most influential residents
  • Three specialty set menu lunches and four a la carte dinners at seven of India’s finest restaurants selected especially for this Culinary Journey by Ms. Shikha Mishra, one of India’s premier Food Critics
  • Sightseeing tours as noted in the itinerary on a private basis with professional English speaking guides and including all entrance fees
  • Private Mercedes Benz S-350 with English speaking driver daily in Delhi
  • Private Mercedes Benz S-350 with English speaking driver for 6 days to accompany you throughout the journey from Delhi to Jaipur and Udaipur; Toyota Innova with English speaking driver in Varanasi
  • Economy class air transportation via commercial airline between Delhi-Varanasi-Delhi and Udaipur-Delhi(5)(6)
  • Sightseeing tours as noted in the itinerary on a private basis with professional English speaking guides and including all entrance fees
  • Private Mercedes Benz S-350 with English speaking driver daily in Delhi
  • “Farm to Fork” set menu lunch experience with the chef of Varanasi’s Nadesar Palace Hotel
  • Dinner in the home of one of Udaipur’s most influential residents
  • Three specialty set menu lunches and four a la carte dinners at seven of India’s finest restaurants selected especially for this Culinary Journey by Ms. Shikha Mishra, one of India’s premier Food Critics
  • Sightseeing tours as noted in the itinerary on a private basis with professional English speaking guides and including all entrance fees
  • Private Mercedes Benz S-350 with English speaking driver daily in Delhi
  • Private Mercedes Benz S-350 with English speaking driver for 6 days to accompany you throughout the journey from Delhi to Jaipur and Udaipur; Toyota Innova with English speaking driver in Varanasi
  • Economy class air transportation via commercial airline between Delhi-Varanasi-Delhi and Udaipur-Delhi(5)(6)

(1)Low Season – Aug-Sep 15, 2014; Apr 16-Sep 15, 2015
(2) High Season – Sep 6-Dec 6, 2014; Jan 6-Apr 15, 2015
(3) Suites in hotels are available at an additional cost and on request
(4) The “Meet India’s Elite” option is available at an additional charge
(5) Supplements to upgrade to business class on these flights is available at an additional cost
(6) Charter flights on private jets are available between Delhi-Varanasi, Delhi-Jaipur, Jaipur-Udaipur and Delhi-Agra at an additional cost

What’s not included:

  • International airfares to/from India.  Please contact us for preferential airfares in conjunction with this program
  • Expenses of a personal nature such as tipping, laundry, telephone/fax calls, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, camera/video camera fees at monuments, medical expenses
  • Meals other than those specified in the itinerary
  • Anything not specifically mentioned “What’s included”


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Adrienne Coffman
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