Jaipur Cooking Class with Market Visit and Dinner with a Local Indian Family

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Step into the heart of every Indian household and immerse yourself in the rich Rajasthani culture on this 3-hour tour in Jaipur, with market and home visit as well as cooking class. Become a part of a local family for an evening, learning and mastering the techniques in cooking authentic dishes and indulging in a rich family-food experience you won't soon forget.

Highlights
  • Explore the rich culinary culture of the Rajput-Mughal heritage in Jaipur
  • Discover the traditional way of cooking Rajasthani cuisines at a local host's home
  • Learn how to hunt for fresh meat and vegetables at a local market
  • Sink your teeth into Rajasthani’s favorite dishes and experience meal time traditions
  • Get competitive while learning a new traditional game called Carrom

Description

Rajasthan, a northern Indian state bordering Pakistan, is famous for two things - its delectable cuisines and its royalty.

After meeting your guide, dive head-first into a traditional strike-and-pocket table game known as Karrom. Believed to have been a favorite among the great rulers of Rajasthan, this game is a perfect introduction into the local culture. With pawns surrounding the rani or queen and unique rules and techniques to guide your activity, Karrom is a thoroughly fun game to learn and play.

After the exciting game, head off to a local Jaipur market to hunt for fresh meat and vegetables you'll be using on your cooking class. Your local guide will give you the lowdown on how to navigate the vegetable bazaar and help you engage in conversations with the vendors and other Rajasthani people.

Then, walk through the vibrant streets of Jaipur and proceed to your host's home, where years of home cooking and masala chai secrets are waiting for you. This region's age-old culinary prowess involves a unique blend of rich, colorful spices, ancient herbs, mouthwatering curries and a variety of other delectable and legendary dishes.

During your cooking class, you'll learn the spicy secrets and tasty tips for mastering truly delightful authentic dishes. Be sure to take note of recipes and techniques, these notes are one of the best souvenirs in Jaipur.

Spend the rest of the evening savoring the taste of your Rajasthani home-cooked meal with the family members of your host, learning local stories and immersing yourself in the ultimate Indian cultural experience.

With a special homemade to-go packet of masala chai or flavored tea, cooking notes and recipes and a full tummy, depart from your host's home and end the evening with a drop off at your city center hotel. Your guide will also assist you in finding transportation to your next evening activity.

Includes

  • Karrom table game

  • Local family home visit

  • Market visit

  • Souvenirs (homemade packet of Masala Chai, cooking notes and recipes)

  • Cooking lesson

  • Dinner

  • English-speaking guide
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Jaipur Cooking Class with Market Visit and Dinner with a Local Indian Family

Duration: 4:30 hour(s)
Available: Daily
Pick-up: Not available
Inclusions: Karrom table game / Local family home visit / Market visit / Souvenirs (homemade packet of Masala Chai, cooking notes and recipes) / Cooking lesson / Dinner / English-speaking guide
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Schedule

  • 16:00

    Meet Your Local Guide at Crown Plaza Mall

  • Play the Carrom

    Start the tour at Crown Plaza Mall to play a strike-and-pocket table game called Carrom, also sometimes spelled as Karrom. Grab the opportunity to learn and play this game that is both a local tradition and a favorite past-time of Indian families.

  • Stop By the Local Market

    Visit the bustling Jaipur market where you will find fresh meat and vegetables. Learn about the ingredients you will use for preparing dinner. Talk to vendors and Rajasthani locals and get a feel of what their everyday life is like.

  • Join the Cooking Class

    Head to your host family's house and enjoy the warm welcome. Discover Rajasthan's ancient culinary prowess which involves various spices, herbs, curries, and other legendary dishes, as you take part in the cooking class.

  • Savor a Rajasthan Home-Cooked Meal

    Reward yourself with a hearty meal and the pleasant company of your host family. Hear stories about Jaipur's rich history and cultural heritage, or talk about what life in Rajasthan is like. At the end of your tour, you also get to bring back home a special homemade to-go packet of masala!

  • End

    Drop-off at Your Hotel

  • (For Check-In) Crown Plaza Mall (Crown Plaza Mall Jaipur) Time: 16:00:00

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) Crown Plaza Mall (Crown Plaza Mall Jaipur) Time: 16:00:00

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Notes

Restriction(s)
  • The tour price excludes personal expenses, tips and gratuities, and optional activity costs.

  • Children 6 years old and above can participate in this activity.

Required Items to Bring & Attire
  • Please wear conservative yet comfortable clothing as the tour includes visits to a local family's home and public places.

Additional Note(s)
  • The tour will be conducted in a small group with a maximum of 12 participants.

Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
  • You can book a maximum of 12.

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  • Any cancellations made within 2 business days of your activity (after 16:00:00 local time) will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

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