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Cricket & Curry Tour – IPL 2024

This tour promises an exciting blend of two quintessential aspects of Indian culture: Cricket, the nation's beloved sport, and the Cuisine. The itinerary is designed to be an immersive journey blending the excitement of live cricket matches of the IPL with amazing culinary adventures.
You will watch 4 IPL games at 4 destinations which are as diverse for their cuisine as their culture. We start our tour in the West in Mumbai, then fly down South to Bengaluru, then East to Kolkatta and end the tour in Delhi in the North. Guests will also experience Indian hospitality at its best in 5-star luxury hotels at all destinations. 
It's a flavorful journey blending fine dining, street food, traditional delicacies, regional specialties, and modern fusion cuisines. Each destination offers a unique palette of tastes and aromas, reflecting the cultural tapestry and historical influences that shape India's culinary heritage. From coastal flavors to the heartiness of North Indian cuisine, the tour promises a feast for the senses and an unforgettable culinary adventure and the love for cricket in some of India's most vibrant cities.
If you’ve always wanted to go to India, love Indian cuisine and fascinated with the IPL, then this is going to be a trip of a lifetime. Gather your family or friends or both and book this tour with us. If you’ve got friends in different parts of the world, this would be an amazing reunion!
Please note that the itinerary is a proposed itinerary only. Though we will try to keep the cost as close to the cost of this proposed itinerary, the route and dates will be finalized once the IPL 2024 schedule is released, hopefully in February. It is highly likely that the tour will depart at the end of April or early May.

Your Culinary Experiences on this Tour

Mumbai Indian Accent, Mumbai street food
Bengaluru Big Brewski
Kolkatta Mainland China, Bengali sweets
Delhi One8 Commune, Chandni Chowk, Bukhara

Your Accommodation on this Tour

No of Nights
Mumbai 3 nights The Trident
Bengaluru 2 Nights ITC Gardenia
Kolkatta 2 Night ITC Royal Bengal
Delhi 3 Night ITC Maurya


  • 10 nights’ accommodation on breakfast basis in 5-star luxury hotels as listed
  • All dinners as per itinerary and exclusive culinary experiences
  • General admission tickets to all IPL games
  • Air-Conditioned coach for sightseeing and transfers at all locations
  • English speaking guide at all locations
  • All requisite airport transfers with personal assistance


  • International airfare
  • Entrance to monuments if guests opt for sightseeing.
  • Domestic flights from Mumbai – Bengaluru, Bengaluru – Kolkatta, Kolkatta - Delhi. (approx. USD $400 at current airfares). The fares change hence we cannot include in cost of itinerary.
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Any meals not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Tips and any personal expenses

Tour Plan

Day 01 Arrival in Mumbai
On arrival at Mumbai airport, we will be met by our local representative for transfer to our hotel in South Mumbai. After checking in the day is to rest and unwind from the long flight.
Dinner is the best possible start to our tour by a culinary experience like no other at Indian Accent, a restaurant that offers an inventive approach to Indian cuisine.
Our accommodation for the next 3 nights in Mumbai is at The Trident on Marine Drive. The hotel has incredible views of the Arabian Sea and the Queens Necklace, one of the prettiest sights at night in Mumbai.
Day 02 Mumbai
After a hearty breakfast you will have the option of doing some sightseeing, indulge in some shopping or just relax by the poolside. Later in the evening get ready for our first IPL game at Wankhede Stadium, the home ground of the Mumbai Indians IPL team.
Day 03 Mumbai
Mumbai, often hailed as the "City of Dreams," stands as the bustling cosmopolitan capital of Maharashtra, India. 
Mumbai's culinary scene is a vibrant fusion of flavors, offering an array of delights. The city hosts many fine dining restaurants, most international food chains as well as roadside eateries serving some of the most delicious food.
After breakfast at the hotel you can witness the fascinating lunch delivery system of the Dabbawala’s which has been a case study at top business schools worldwide. For an early dinner we have an escorted street food tour of Mumbai. Post dinner if you want to step out for a drink or two or four, we can organsie a car to take you to a roof top bar of one of the swankiest hotels. This is the place to be seen in Mumbai; who knows who you will bump into.
Day 04 Mumbai - Bengaluru
After breakfast at the hotel, we head to the airport for our flight to Bengaluru, which is “Garden City of India”, the “Silicon Valley of India” and also arguably the “Beer capital of India”. The day is at leisure to relax and unwind with friends, visit a garden for a walk or head out to the many street markets in the city or a pub down the street. 
Our dinner tonight is at one of the biggest and most popular micro-breweries in Bengaluru, Byg Brewski. Spread over 65,000 square feet, they seat 3500 guests!
Day 05 Bengaluru
After breakfast at the hotel, the day is at leisure. We can organize transport for sightseeing, indulge in some shopping or catch up with friends. Later in the evening you will be transferred to your second IPL game at Chinnaswamy Stadium, the home ground of Royal Challengers Bangalore IPL team.
Day 06 Bengaluru – Kolkata
After breakfast at the hotel we head to the airport for our flight to Kolkatta.
Dinner tonight is at a popular restaurant serving Indo-Chinese fusion cuisine which has carved a unique niche in the culinary landscape of India. It originated from the Chinese community settled in Kolkata, adapting traditional Chinese dishes to suit Indian tastes. It is popular street food as well as in fine dining establishments across India.
Day 07 Kolkata
Our lunch today is authentic Bengali food followed by an array of local sweets. We will visit a generational business of sweet makers to see how these sweets are made. Later in the evening is your third our third IPL game at the iconic Eden Gardens, the home ground of Kolkatta Knight Riders IPL team.
Day 08 Kolkatta - Delhi
Delhi, the bustling capital city of India, is a vibrant metropolis that seamlessly blends the richness of its historical heritage with the rapid modernization of today's world. 
The culinary scene in Delhi is an absolute delight. The city is renowned for its street food, offering a plethora of flavors from spicy chaats (snacks) to mouth-watering kebabs and rich Mughlai cuisine. Dining experiences range from traditional hole-in-the-wall eateries to fine dining restaurants, satisfying every palate.
Dinner is at Indian Accent, voted as the best restaurant in India by Conde Nast Traveller. The fine dining restaurant offers a culinary experience to remember. 
Day 09 Delhi - Agra
Early this morning we have a day trip by train to Agra to see one of the modern Seven Wonders of the World, the Taj Mahal.
Enjoy a casual dinner tonight at One8 Commune – Virat Kohli’s restaurant. 
Day 10 Delhi
After breakfast we will visit the famous Chandni Chowk - a bustling market that evokes the sights, sounds, and flavors of traditional India. We will go for a drive to see the contrast of the symbols of Mughal Grandeur of Old Delhi and the charm of the British architects during the colonial era. 
Later in the day, enjoy your last IPL game of the tour at the home ground of Delhi Capitals IPL team.
Day 11 Delhi – Departure to NZ or onward destination

After breakfast at the hotel, we will be transferred to the airport for our flight back to NZ.

Alternatively talk to us about extending your tour to see some wildlife, visit some tea gardens in Darjeeling, or relax by the beach in Goa.

Tour Cost:

Per person (based on twin share) NZD
Single supplement NZD
Tour Length 10Nights / 11Days
Cost NZD per person (twin share) NZD single supplement
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    Tour Plan

    Day 01 Arrive Delhi (By Flight)

    Upon arrival at Delhi international airport, our company representative will meet & assist you with traditional welcome and transfer to your hotel for check-in. Rest of the day free & easy for own activities. Evening proceed for Dinner at Masala Library Restaurant ( www.masalalibrary.co.in) Masala library by Jiggs Kalra a magnum opus of the Czar of Indian Cuisine & tastemaker. The culinary offerings at Masala Library endevour’s to offer its patrons a never before under taken gastronomic voyage capturing the grandeur of centuries old traditions and the long last essence of one of the oldest known gastronomic tradition in the world. The main focus is to revive the traditional recipes specially KABAB & CURRIES. After dinner return to hotel(Meal Include – Dinner) Overnight at Delhi hotel

    Day 02 Delhi – Full Day Tour with Culinary experiences

    Post breakfast; proceed for a full day guided tour in Delhi starting from Old Delhi visiting drive pass Raj Ghat, visit Jama Maszid, drivepass through Red Fort & Chandni Chowk market and later enjoy an authentic old Delhi street food and taste (if guest like).

    After old Delhi tour; procced for lunch at a famous Old Delhi Indian restaurant called "Chor Bizarre" (www.chorbizarre.com/del) Chor Bizarre is the complete eating out experience, great décor, distinct ambience, wonderous cocktails, superlative food, charming old world service.  Every city in India have its own special ‘Chor Bazar’ which translate as ‘thieves market’. All kind of wares find their way here (with or without the consent of the owners). This brings an inspiration and to celebrate the eclecticism of India.

    Later proceed to visit India Gate, drive pass through Parliament Street & President house and visit Qutab Minar. 

    After sightseeing; In evening, you will take a cooking class session at chef Harpal Singh Sokhi at home with dinner. He is celebrity chef from India. Also known as “Energy Chef of India” is now a “Dancing Chef Of India”.  Hailing from North India, which, like the rest of India is rich in culture and cuisine, Chef Harpal is a music lover and is fluent in English and five Indian languages, namely Hindi, Punjabi, Bengali, Oriya and Telugu. He graduated from the catering school at Bhubaneshwar, a capital of Orissa. He spent his initial years in learning different international cuisines but later realised that his interest lay in unearthing the authentic regional Indian food.

    (Meal Include – Breakfast & Lunch)

    Overnight at Delhi hotel.

    Day 03 Delhi – Agra (By train Gatiman Express at 0810/0950 hrs) Half day Tour

    Early breakfast; check-out from the hotel and transfer to Delhi- Nizamuddin railway station to board the train to Agra; the city of Taj Mahal. 

    Upon arrival at Agra Railway station; Meet & assistance by company representative & transfer to hotel for check-in. After lunch proceed for a half day guided tour in Agra visiting Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. Post tour; spend some time in shopping the world’s best Marble products and the famous James & Jewelry.  

    In night enjoy the dinner at Bellevue Restaurant in hotel Amar Vilas (www.oberoihotels.com/amarvilas) Bellevue offers an unforgettable dining experience. It is well known that Mughal Emperors were patrons of lavish foods. At here chef tried to capture Mughal’s passion for international flavours. You will find Italian Classics reinvented with an Asian twist that reflects the gout de terrior ot the spirit and nature of the South and South East Asian Regions.

     (Meal Include – Breakfast & Dinner)

    Overnight at Agra hotel

    Day 04 Agra- Jaipur (245 kms/ 04-05 hrs drive)

    Post breakfast; drive to Jaipur; the capital city of Rajasthan State and known as the “Pink City. Upon arrival Jaipur; check-in to the hotel and relax. 

    In Evening procced to visit Chokhi Dhani Village; Chokhi Dhani is a popular and remarkable attraction of Jaipur. It is an ethnic village resort offering you all type of entertainment options including dance, music, food and accommodations in royal styles. We can enjoy the activities at Chokhi Dhani include magic shows, puppet shows, Rajasthani dance, Rajasthani folk music, future tellers, acrobatics on a bamboo and luck predicting parrots. There are also interesting activities and adventures that will keep you completely engaged, like camel ride, elephant ride and horse ride and boating. Later take the Rajasthani dinner at the most sumptuous at Royal Rajasthani dining hall where we can enjoy delicious Rajasthani cuisines with cultural performances by bhopa and bhopan (Rajasthani songs & Music) 

    (Meal Include – Breakfast & Dinner)

    Remark: After visit Chokhi Dhani village; if guest not like Rajasthani food than we can arrange the dinner on finest restaurant in Jaipur (Restaurant Peshawar in hotel ITC Rajputana – On direct payment basis/ similar )   

    Overnight at Jaipur Hotel

    Day 05 Jaipur – Full day tour

    Post breakfast; leave for an excursion to Amber Fort. Enjoy the Elephant ride to ascend the Amber fort. After visiting Amber fort, visit to a traditional Rajasthani Handicraft & handloom factory to see the craftsmen performing.

    Afternoon enjoy the lunch at a famous Jaipur restaurant Swapna Bhawan in Hotel Raj Palace (www.rajpalace.com) Formal receptions remained the local activity of country life during the British period. Hence the Thakur Sahib made Swapna Mahal imitating the great houses of the British and French nability. This hall is completely titled out with European furniture, Chandliers, Mirrors and Crockery Collection. The Food is serve in Royal Thali (is a big plate made of silver , gold or other metal). 

    Later procced visit to City Palace and Jantar Mantar observatory. Before returning your hotel; a short stop in front Hawa Mahal (Wind Palace) for photo shoot. 

    After relaxing; In evening, we will proceed for dinner at Restaurant Rajput Room in hotel Taj Ram Bagh Palace; Here first we will explore Ram Bagh Palace and later enjoy the dinner. They special prepared the Rajasthani Thali and serve. 

    (Meal Include – Breakfast)

    Overnight at Jaipur hotel

    Day 06 Jaipur - Udaipur (By Flight)

    Early breakfast; on time transfer to Jaipur airport to board the flight to Udaipur; city of lakes. Upon arrived Udaipur; meet & assistance by company representative and transfer to hotel for check-in / or Proceed direct half day guided sightseeing tour of Udaipur. (Check-in time is 02 PM- Subject to early check-in facility if room are available) 

    visiting City Palace, an intriguing collection of buildings built in the year 1725. Also visit Sahelion ki Bari (Garden of Maids of Honour) and Jagdish Temple; the Indo-Aryan Temple and visit Old city of Udaipur.

    Later in evening procced for a cooking class demo on Rajasthani cuisine at chef home and enjoy the dinner with variety of foods which is prepared by chef.

    Chef : Mr. Vimal Dhar 

    One of India’s most renowned Young Chef, CHEF VIMAL DHAR is a highly experienced Chef with a passion for perfecting culinary specialties. With an impressive list of achievements to his credit, this astute and result oriented professional has been featured among INDIA’S TOP CHEF in the book MY LAST SUPPER by Melanie Dunea. The soft-spoken Chef Vimal Dhar also holds the distinction of having been featured in THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, USA magazine by Mr. Stan Sessor and in the DISCOVERY CHANNEL by Anthony Bourdain. Also featured on TRAVEL & LIVING CHANNEL.


    CHEF VIMAL DHAR is featured among 50 Chefs handpicked globally by celebrity photographer Melanie Dunea for her latest coffee table book MY LAST SUPPER. For this book, the Dunea travelled the world to short list (based on surveys and extensive research) the 50 best names in the culinary world and interviewed each one of them herself.

     (Meal Include – Breakfast)  

    Overnight at Udaipur hotel

    Day 07 Udaipur – Delhi (By flight 9W-823at 1300/1410 hrs)

    Post breakfast; On time transfer to Udaipur airport to board the flight to New Delhi. Upon arrival, New Delhi airport; meet & assistance by company representative and transfer to hotel for check-in. Rest of the time is free for leisure and relax. In evening proceed for dinner at Indian Accent Restaurant. After dinner return to hotel 

    (Meal Include – Breakfast & Dinner) 

    Overnight at Udaipur hotel 

    Day 08 Delhi (By flight) & Departure

    Post breakfast; On time transfer to Delhi International airport to board the flight to onward journey. 

    (Meal Include – Breakfast)

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