Celebrate Diwali in Varanasi | Oct 22 2019

Perhaps the best time to visit India is during the festivals. And there is none bigger than Diwali, the festival of lights. Add to it the mystique of Varanasi, the holiest city in India for an unforgettable experience.

This 12-day tour is planned for October to celebrate Diwali in Varanasi. Visit 6 cities for a culinary adventure of 6 different cuisines.

The tour starts in Delhi where we will enjoy delicious street food and a home cooking lesson. Then a train journey takes us to Jaipur, the land of the Maharaja’s to experience royalty by staying in a Palace. After couple of days of incredible culinary experiences, we head to Agra, to see the magnificent Taj Mahal and enjoy authentic Mughlai cuisine.

Our next stop is Varanasi to celebrate Diwali in the holiest city in India. Then from the Ghats of the river Ganges, we head to the golden beaches of Goa. Rest and relax in the resort, dine on the beach and get hands on in a master class of Portuguese cuisine.

Our last stop is in Mumbai for some street food, glimpse of Bollywood and our grand finale. Dinner is a chefs table at one of the best restaurants in Mumbai.

We have at least one memorable culinary experience planned at each destination. Price does not include international flights, but typical return flights to India on a reputable airline is approximately $1250.

Tour Highlights

Visit: Delhi, Jaipur, Agra, Varanasi, Goa, Mumbai

Duration: 11 nights/ 12 days

Tour type: Independent, fixed departure

Date: October 22 - November 2, 2019.


NZ$ 4,500 per person (twin share)

Single Supplement: NZ$ 2,250

This includes 5-star accommodation, all breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners, train journeys and all domestic flights. Also included are 2 cooking master classes, several culinary experiences, visits to local attractions, English speaking guide and airport transfers. 


Delhi: ITC Maurya (5-Star Luxury)

Jaipur: Hotel Raj Palace (Heritage Luxury)

Agra: ITC Mughal (5-Star Luxury)

Varanasi: Radisson Varanasi (5-star)

Goa: Grand Hyatt (5-Star Luxury Resort)

Mumbai: Hyatt Regency (5-star Luxury)


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