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India Real Food Adventure - Intrepid Travel
India Real Food Adventure - Intrepid Travel
Cindy "WOW I loved this trip! From that first breakfast in Delhi of crispy Dosa stuffed with potatoes and herbs with all those little side dishes and that early morning start to the day, standing at a kerbside food stall devouring another incredible breakfast while camels passed bye pulling huge ancient wooden carts and atop sat their brightly turbaned keepers gazing over at us surrounded by curious loca..."
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11 reviews
Starts
New Delhi
+5 Destinations
Northern India
Ends
Goa
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Highlights

  • Indulge in puri bhaji of Delhi
  • Munch on delicious kambori at Amber Fort
  • Learn Rajasthani cooking techniques
  • Marvel at the Taj Mahal
Age range
15 to 99 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel, Sleeper Train
Max Group Size
12
Transportation
Train & Rail, Local Transport, Private Vehicle, Plane
Start in New Delhi and end in Goa! With the food & culinary tour India Real Food Adventure, you have a 15 day tour package taking you from New Delhi to Goa and through New Delhi, India and 6 other destinations in India. India Real Food Adventure is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport.

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  • JV
    Written on January 13, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    We have been truly privileged to have been introduced to India through the Intrepid Real Food Tour led by the legendary Chetan Shankar Jha. This extraordinary trip which not only focussed on the amazing food, as the title of the tour suggests, but was rich in Hindu and Mughal history, saturated in culture, inspired with architectural beauty and grandeur, overlayed with political reality and progress as well as juxtaposed with geographic contrast. This trip surpassed all my expectations. Not only was the itinerary very carefully constructed but our guide, Chetan, made it an extraordinary experience through his personalised tailoring to optimize every experience- such as chai moments on the roof tops of Jaipur and everywhere else at sunset, our sunrise at the Taj, chai in the alleys of Delhi, chai in down town Karauli where we were the only visitors and taking us to a market in Mumbai in order to buy something glitteringly-suitable to wear to the Taj Hotel for High Tea. (Just a few examples) We cannot thank you enough, Chetan, for making our adventure in India truly inspiring and teaching us so much. Our highlights of the trip were; our wonderful group who shared so generously their joy of being in India; the food and the experience of learning some cooking techniques, especially in the indian homes; the heritage stays (WOW) and village experiences including visiting a local school, and lunch by the lake in Rajasthan. The over-night train from Udaipur to Mumbai is also not to be missed!! If you should book an Intrepid Tours in India ask for Chetan Shanker Jha by name. I will be!! Julie-Clare and Martin, Australia
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  • CS
    Written on January 11, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Real Food Adventure India. WOW!!!!!! A fantastic adventure. Our guide Chetan Shanker gave us an understanding and love of India through his amazing passion and knowledge of this country. Great accommodation, food to die for ( no sickness) and experiences that took your breath away. Thanks Chetan and India.
    Intrepid Travel commented on this review
    Thanks so much for your feedback Catherine. Happy to hear you had an amazing time on your Real Food Adventure India tour. We look forward to travelling with you again.
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  • AS
    Written on January 6, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Fantastic tour!! Thoroughly enjoyed the experience and thought it was a great introduction to India. The accommodation was very comfortable and the transport in general was excellent, the overnight train was an experience! Our guide Chetan was absolutely amazing, enthusiastic, knowledgeable, organised and interested. Couldn't have asked for better. Would definitely recommend this tour.
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  • India Real Food Adventure reviewer 4
    Written on January 3, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    The trip was excellent. The guide, Chetan Shanker Jha, was exceptional. He was knowledgeable, enthusiastic, passionate and led the tour very well. He helped the group bond together, and impressed us all with his extensive knowledge of India and beyond. The itinerary was very good. I was impressed with the level of inclusions, which made the tour very good value. In particular, the food-based content was very good. The standard of accomodation was good, with several properties (notably the heritage stays) being excellent. The transportation was mostly excellent. The overnight train was worth doing for the experience, but did leave us all quite tired on arrival into Mumbai. I feel we really got a feel for the life in some of the cities, as well as in rural Rajasthan, and went well beyond the usual tourist sites.
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  • India Real Food Adventure reviewer 5
    Written on January 3, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    The Real Food Adventure India trip surpassed my expectations, a beautiful country and having the trip centred around the amazing food made it extra special. I will be doing more food trips in the future! Chetan Shanker Jha was our tour leader and simply put, the best guide I have had on any trip (and I have taken many with many different tour companies). He was extremely passionate, and an encyclopedia of knowledge, not to mention a gracious and very entertaining host!
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  • GB
    Written on December 14, 2016
    4.0 - Good

    This was an amazing tour and is not just for foodies!! This tour explores a large portion of India's tourist sites and attractions, as well as some really intimate and special incounters wit local villages and communities. I had a blast and was so lucky to have a local tour leader with so much knowledge and passion! Can't wait to do my next tour with intrepid.
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  • NB
    Written on November 3, 2016
    4.5 - Excellent

    15 day food adventure tour in India was a great experience that I would recommend to anyone up for the full frontal attack on your senses. The heat, smells, tastes, and noise are full on. Our tour guide Saurabh was fantastic giving us the right information and advise as required. It was obvious he was passionate about his country and culture. The cooking classes and attractions were just what was required. We had a great mix of time in the cities with time out in the country. The tour was pretty busy with arranged activities but also the freedom and time to do our own thing. Saurabh gave great advise on options for our spare time and was flexible enough to change the arranged itenary due to weather, or people's preferences.
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  • PD
    Written on January 15, 2015
    4.5 - Excellent

    An amazing adventure - from majestic monuments and palaces, to bustling markets and street life, experiencing spicy delights and the colour, sounds and vitality of Delhi, Imperial Rajasthan, Mumbai and Goa. Our tour guide Chetan was simply the best I have ever encountered. Every day of the tour was an amazing experience and moments to be remembered for a long time because of his knowledge of food, history and his professionalism and personality. Thank you Chetan and Intrepid.
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  • India Real Food Adventure reviewer 9
    Written on December 20, 2014
    4.5 - Excellent

    As a non-foodie accompanying my husband who loves Indian food, I was wowed by this holiday. Found I could get food for myself without a problem whilst the rest of the tour group experienced true Indian food. As a member of the Royal Society of Miniature Painters I was delighted to be able to go on an Indian miniature painting lesson when we reached Udiapur, what a treat! Photographed many architectural gems that I will use in future paintings. And thank you to our guide Badam whose knowledge was superb and made the trip more enjoyable by his enthusiasm of India history and culture.
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  • India Real Food Adventure reviewer 10
    Written on August 12, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    WOW I loved this trip! From that first breakfast in Delhi of crispy Dosa stuffed with potatoes and herbs with all those little side dishes and that early morning start to the day, standing at a kerbside food stall devouring another incredible breakfast while camels passed bye pulling huge ancient wooden carts and atop sat their brightly turbaned keepers gazing over at us surrounded by curious locals watching this motley crew enjoying yet another amazing food experience. Oh and the fine dining under the stars sipping a very nice crisp little white on a still warm evening in that wonderful open air garden restaurant in Udaipur. That fabulous old castle we stayed at where all our rooms were private apartments with hand painted detail around the doorways and windows. I could go on and on but the food was the real highlight of the tour. A big thank you to our Tour Leader Mahi for his love of food, his enthusiasm and passion. Thanks Intrepid for another great holiday experience and most importantly THANKYOU INDIA!
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Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
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  1. Day 1: Delhi
  2. Day 2: Delhi
  3. Day 3: Agra
  4. Day 4: Jaipur
  5. Day 5: Jaipur
  6. Day 6: Bijaipur
  7. Day 7: Bijaipur
  8. Day 8: Udaipur
  9. Day 9: Udaipur
  10. Day 10: Overnight Train
  11. Day 11: Mumbai
  12. Day 12: Mumbai
  13. Day 13: Goa
  14. Day 14: Goa
  15. Day 15: Goa

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    • November 1, 2016

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      Does this tour include meals?

      With this tour, you will get 12 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 6 dinners

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      Can I get my insurance when I arrive in India?

      Intrepid will need your travel insurance details at least 6 weeks prior to departure in order to issue your vouchers. A comprehensive travel insurance also covers you in case anything happens between now and the time you travel, not just on your trip. But that again depends on the type of travel insurance you get.

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    Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for India. Ideally 10 days before travel.
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    New Delhi is the starting point and Goa is the endpoint.
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    TourRadar only requires a deposit of $400 to confirm this Intrepid Travel booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 25 June 2018 the full payment of $2,194 is necessary.
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    No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $2194 for India Real Food Adventure, but the deposit of $400 is non-refundable.
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    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 1,659 km.
    • New Delhi (India)
    • 179 km
    • Agra (India)
    • 124 km
    • Karauli (India)
    • 131 km
    • Jaipur (India)
    • 333 km
    • Udaipur (India)
    • 618 km
    • Mumbai (India)
    • 273 km
    • Goa (India)

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