Delhi Cultural Experience: Cook And Eat With A Local Family

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    3:00 PM
  • Departure Details :
    Hotel Jivitesh, # 11, Pusa Rd, opposite Metro Pillar Number 87, Block 17 A, WEA, Karol Bagh, New Delhi, Delhi 110005, India
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Immerse yourself in Indian culture and dine with a local family. This is an opportunity to learn more about local life, Indian lifestyle, the traditions of home life and the importance of family in Indian culture, arranged marriages and of course, the food.

Highlights

  • Instant Confirmation
  • Dinner included
  • Led by a local guide
  • Small group ensures personal service

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After meeting your local guide, travel by private vehicle to start your real life Indian experience. Upon arrival, you'll be met by your gracious host and welcomed into their home. As dinner is being prepared, your guide will provide an insight into Indian family life. You'll dine on a traditional Indian home-cooked meal which will be predominantly vegetarian and sure to tantalize your taste buds. You will also learn about the food and the traditional spices and techniques used in preparation.

This is not just a meal, but a dining experience in a family home, an opportunity to experience Indian hospitality. Traveling in a small group, maximum 12 participants adds to this unique and intimate experience.

At the end of the trip you are free for personal exploration or your guide will drive you back to your Delhi city hotel.

Inclusions

Local guide

Transportation by private vehicle

Home cooked dinner at host home

Chai drink

Local snacks

Hotel drop-off (Delhi city hotels only)

Exclusions

Hotel pickup

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Please note that out of respect for our hosts, alcohol will not be served with dinner and should not be taken to the host's place of residence.

This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select child above when booking. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if youll be bringing a child under the age of 6. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page.

Maximum group size is 12.

Traveler Reviews

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  • 06-Dec-2017

    We visited Ajid and his family. A brilliant experience. He and his parents had excellent English so we were able to discuss lots of things about and get a good insight into life and society in India. The food vegetarian was also great, and it was interesting to understand how it was prepared.

  • 12-Mar-2017

    This tour made a nice break from the historic buildings.
    An opportunity to mix with the locals, discuss cultural differences, share in the preparation and eating of a meal.
    Definitely a good choice.

  • 29-Dec-2016

    I wanted to share an experience with a working class family. My host was warm and gracious and I enjoyed the dinner. My recommendation to improve this experience is to schedule when guest is not traveling during rush hour. The trip was one hour going and three returning to hotel in New Delhi.

  • 06-Oct-2015

    Whenever you have the opportunity to be invited into somebody’s home to learn about their culture, and more importantly learn to cook their food, you have to jump at the chance. Our host and guide welcomed us to her parents home in New Delhi with open arms, loving hearts and a mini feast. Dispelling the myth that Indian cooking requires tons of ingredients and time, our cooking lesson included pakoras, paneer masala, and puri, a meal that I think I could cook at home too.

  • 23-Nov-2014

    An excellent way to get to realy know the people! My delightful guide Komal picked me up at my hotel and whisked me away in an airconditioned car to her northwestern Dehli home where I met her parents, grandma and younger brother - all anxious to practice their Engish while "mama" taught me how simple it was to try my hand at making a lovely veggie Indian meal! The food was great and the hands-on experience couldn't have been more fun! I'd highly recommend this to anyone visiting Delhi as a great way to REALLY see beyond the India Gate and the swarming traffic into the real heart of India!

  • 17-Nov-2014

    Our guide, Komal, was so wonderful and articulate. She shared her family, home, and uncle's excellent cooking with us. Most importantly, we got to learn all about the wedding season that was going on when we were there and showed us how a middle class Indian family actually lives. A fabulous and worthwhile experience we will always remember!

  • 23-Jul-2014

    Well prepared and everything in place - driver, host, meal plan, etc. Very friendly family in NW Delhi, Komal had us cooking before we knew it and even showed us some spice techniques we hadn't seen before. Very gracious and a complete experience - would do again.

  • 04-May-2014

    This was a fun trip, made a little awkward by the number of people on it (there were six of us visiting one family), however this was partly our own fault as we had to re-arrange the date due to an illness in our party.

    It was fascinating watching how to make some local food and chat to the family about their perceptions of life in Delhi and India.

    Certainly worth doing - try and ensure you are in a party of no more than 4.

  • 06-Mar-2014

    We were a group of 9 friends who took this activity and it was a great experience which we would thoroughly recommend. The evening was a fabulous insight into one family's home life in Delhi. Great food and great hospitality.

  • 07-Jan-2014

    A great way to experience real life in an Indian household. The host was incredibly gracious and the cooking lessons were a lot of fun. One of the real highlights of our trip.

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