Duration : 0 Night / 1 Day ( 5 Hours )
Loction : North India- Shimla
Best Season : February to December
Category : Culinary, Cooking, Food and Cultural
Covering : Visit a local friendly family, Rangoli Patterns, Home Made Street Food Recipes, Indian cuisines, Henna designs, information about Indian arrange marriages and caste system, interaction with locals.
You can take it : As a private, personalised tour or take as a "join-in" basis, where other independent travelers join you (Maximum 6 people). If you are a part of a group or organization travelling together, we can accommodate 14 pax at a time on this tour.
Special About Tour :
Be welcomed in the home of local Indian family which itself is a unique travel experience while you are on holidays in India. The Shimla Culinary Cooking and Food Tour India - Dining Experience with a local Family is about the authentic Indian food, traditional spices, cooking techniques and the interesting, joyful stories of the culture. We skip the celebrity chefs and head straight to a local home where our friendly host helps you in learning, preparing, tasting and enjoying the famous Indian authentic recipes including the Street food cooked in a safe, hygienic and homely, environment. Indulge in artistic culture of rangoli making, henna designing and photography in local attire during your Shimla culinary cooking and food tour.
Shimla Culinary, Cooking and Food Tour India -Dining Experience with a local family provides you the experience of the local culture, food and a close insight to the day to day life of the Indians and on the other hand it benefits the locals directly.
If required we do provide accommodation using home stay in Shimla at Marigold Home Stay Shimla
Treat the below Shimla Culinary, Cooking and Food Tour India -Dining Experience with a local family just an inspiration, as each trip is created uniquely for you, around your interest and requirements. Summit Safari India will make your tour a memorable and extra ordinary....!
Brief Itinerary : 1 Day Tour
Today morning at 9:00 A.M. your local host/guide will collect you from the hotel lobby in the morning and take you to his home (30 minutes drive). On arrival you will be given a traditional welcome, with garland, Himachali traditional caps and a welcome drink. After a short introduction to your host’s family, you will take a tour of their home and see how they live.
The first activity would be Rangoli making- a traditional art (patterns) to decorate the door step of the Indian houses, with the help of colors, dry rice powder.
Join the house lady for the cooking session and learn to cook 2-3 Indian Recipes, including vegetables, curries, Indian bread( roti) puffed Indian fried bread ( puri) and some delicious Indian snacks and street food at home.
It is going to be approximately 1 hrs-1.30 hrs cooking class where you are going to prepare the food with the house lady and later would be able to eat yourself cooked recipes.
Later our female clients will have henna designs on their palm (one hand), which is done by your lovely host-the house lady.
In the meantime enjoy some Indian street food snacks including Aloo Tikki and Pani Puri , which are made in home and are totally safe to eat.
Interact to the local family to know how they live, role of women in Indian Society, caste system of India and the arrange marriage system. Later enjoy your home cooked lunch with the family.
By 2:30 P.M the Shimla culinary cooking and Food Tour India- finishes, so we drive you back to the hotel.
Please Note: There are possibilities to extend the 5 hrs. Shimla Culinary Cooking and Food Tour- Dining Experience with a local Family tour and you can take it as a full day culinary and cooking tour at a minimal extra cost and e will be happy to discuss all that with you at the time of booking your holidays.
Or you can include the sightseeing tour of Shimla with it at an extra cost where our expert guide takes you for the first half for the sightseeing tour of Shimla and later you join the local family for lunch, evening tea, and snacks with a cooking experience. Instead of lunch you can have dinner with the local family. We can extend the tour for a full day depending on our clients’ interests, and available time.
If required we do provide accommodation using home stay in Shimla at Marigold Home Stay Shimla which itself is a unique travel experience.
The Shimla Culinary Cooking and Food Tour- Dining Experience with a local Family, is conducted two times in a day for Lunch and for Dinner. The duration is approximately 5 hrs.
Lunch programme Timing: Morning 9:00 To 2:30 P.M
Dinner Programme Timing: Afternoon: 3:30 To 9:00 P.M
Duration: (5 hrs).
Conducted From: Mid February to Mid December (All days of the week).
You can book it as a private, personalised tour or take as a "join-in" basis, where other independent travelers join you (Maximum 6 people in one group).
If you are a part of a group or organization travelling together, we can accommodate 14 pax at a time, together on this tour.
Authentic Indian experience with a deep insight to Indian Food and Culture with the stories of caste system and arrange marriage system. Participate in cooking classes and learn to cook Indian vegetables and curies with the practical knowledge of How To Use Indian Spices.
Indulge in artistic culture of rangoli making, henna designing and photography in local attire.
This is the tour itinerary for the Shimla Culinary Cooking and Food Tour- Dining Experience with a local Family which we run regularly. It can be altered & customised as we like to discuss plans with clients and can make suggestions about special places to visit depending on our clients’ interests, and available time.
You can travel reassured, knowing our vast experience and provide you with around-the-clock support to smooth out anything unexpected. The safety and well-being of our guests is paramount.
You will follow the cooking tour as a private tour accompanied by English speaking local host. We’ll travel two ways with a local taxi from the hotel to your hosts’ home and back to the hotel.
You can take
On request Internal Flights / railway tickets will be provided, to and from New Delhi back at the end of the tour-or you can book your flights/ train tickets directly.
In the last couple of decades Shimla had turned to one of the most favourite and popular tourist destinations of India. To cater to the huge number of tourists visiting Shimla, the town has a large number of hotels to cater tourist of every hue. These hotels are famous for their traditional Indian hospitality and provide services which are at par with the best in the world. These hotels can be categorise as guest house, home stays, Deluxe hotels, Heritage hotels, 3 star hotels, 4 star hotels some of which belongs to Oberio’s group and Radisson. The very famous one in the town is Oberio’s Clarks, Oberio’s Cecil and The Wildflower Hall a little outside of the town.
Accommodation is not included in your day tour, but if required we can arrange the accommodation for you. One can choose the place of accommodation according to one’s requirement and budget.
If required we can provide accommodation using our home stay property in Shimla at Marigold Home Stay Shimla, which itself is a unique travel experience.
Cloths: Cottons with light woollens
Price varies by group Size
For 1 pax = 3,000 Indian Rupee per person.
From 2 pax to 5 Pax travelling together = 2, 600 Indian Rupees, per person.
From 6 pax to 10 pax travelling together = 2,200 Indian Rupees, per person.
Children 7 Years to 12 Years = 1000 Indian Rupees, per child.
Children below 7years, accompanying parents – Complimentary.
If you do not require any transportation and have your own mode of transportation to arrive at your host’s home;
The Cost for the tour would be:
For 1 pax = 2,400 Indian Rupee per person.
From 2 pax to 5 Pax travelling together = 2,000 Indian Rupees, per person.
From 6 pax to 10 pax travelling together = 1,600 Indian Rupees, per person.
Children 7 Years to 12 Years = 800 Indian Rupees, per child.
Children below 7 years, accompanying parents – Complimentary.