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Cooking Tour of South India

Southern India offers incredible variety for a foodie, from the freshest seafood on the coast to spicy, dry curries in Chettinad. On this journey from Bangalore to Kochi we try our hand at making Tibetan steamed momos, learn about foods role in an ayuverdic lifestyle and buy the mornings catch direct from Kochi's fisherman. We also explore Mysore's Devaraj market with Hema Nandi, a member of Mysore's Royal Family before learning some of her family's traditional recipes.

Tour Highlights

  • Bangalore - Wander through Gandhi Bazaar and taste the famous street food of VV Puram
  • Madikeri - Visit the Tibetan settlement of Bylekuppa and enjoy the traditional flavours of the fertile highlands of the Coorg region
  • Mysore - Explore the market and enjoy dinner with Mysore royalty
  • Madurai - Visit the famous Meenakshi Temple. Pay a visit to Chettinad, famed for its spicy cuisine
  • The Western Ghats - Stunning scenery and aromatic spices.
  • Kochi - Follow in the footsteps of 'Rick Stein's India' and prepare a fresh buffet lunch.


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  • 1
    Join tour in Bangalore

  • 2
    Explore Gandhi Bazaar food market

  • 3
    Make momos at Bylekuppa Tibetan settlement

  • 4
    Walk through coffee, cardamon and pepper plantations

  • 5
    Market visit and dinner with Hema Nandi

  • 6
    Mysore sightseeing; overnight train to Madurai

  • 7
    Visit the Meenaski Temple; afternoon free

  • 8
    Cooking demonstration of Chettinad's spicy cuisine

  • 9
    Drive to Thekkady; spice plantation tour

  • 10
    Boat ride through the backwaters

  • 11
    Kochi sightseeing; Keralan cooking lesson

  • 12
    Morning fish market visit, cooking lesson

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    Tour ends in Kochi

Tour notes

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We have the following different versions of the Taste of India tour available at present.

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Included meals 12 9 3
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Bus, Train
11 nights Standard Hotel
1 night Basic Overnight Train
Tour Staff
Driver(s), Explore Tour Leader, Local Guide(s)
Group Size
Generally 8 - 14