Spend over three weeks discovering the sights, sounds and flavours of India. From Delhi to Kochi and via the ethereal beauty of Rajasthan, experience the best street food in Delhi, the beautiful sight of the Taj Mahal in Agra, the delightful taste of Rajasthan’s traditional cuisine in Jaipur and Udaipur, the colours of India’s markets and bazaars and how to cook up delicious regional Indian dishes in a number of inspiring cooking classes. Relax on Goa’s beaches, see Jaipur’s breathtaking Palace of the Wind, explore the vibrant food scene of Mumbai and spend time in rural Rajasthan living it up in a 17th-century fort. Visit French Puducherry, wander around a tea farm in Periyar, take to the water on a houseboat in the Kerala backwaters and enjoy cooking demonstrations in Madurai and Kochi. You will relish every bit of this sensory trip through the heart of southern India. This unforgettable journey into the cultural and gastronomic heart of North & South India will satisfy every appetite.

Highlights

Get a real taste of some of India's most famous culinary traditions – Mughal, Rajasthani, and the Portuguese-tinged flavours of Goa – while feasting with locals in family-run restaurants, rural homes, or in temples

Discover how food forms part of the daily ritual from cities to rural villages, and learn the secrets of regional cuisines in many local cooking classes

Get in touch with an amazing array of street food on eye-opening and adventurous cuisine crawls

Be surrounded by India’s incredible culture, from streets filled with life to a Bollywood movie theatre, or the incredible architecture of the Taj Mahal and beyond

Explore rolling plantations of tea and of spices from cardamom to cloves, savour coconuts and tropical fruits, wake up to South India breakfasts from idli to dosa, and end the day with traditional meals of sambar, thoran or curry

Get a truly local insight into Madurai’s street food scene guided by a passionate foodie

Learn about the premier regional cuisine of India – Chettinad cuisine – in an impressive nineteenth century mansion

Taste the mix of French and India influcences in the food of Pondicherry, from the croissants of the coffee houses to the iconic poricha meen

Cook up a Keralan storm with an ex-rickshaw driver turned food guru