Authentic Homemade Meal in Agra in a 100-Year-Old Ancestral Home - Day Trip

Authentic Homemade Meal in Agra in a 100-Year-Old Ancestral Home - Day Trip
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Vacation Offer ID 1313913
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Nidhi has been fond of cooking since she was a child and made her first cup of chai at the age of seven. Her mother is a great cook and always encouraged her to learn by helping in the kitchen. She credits her Indian cooking skills to her mother, and western cooking talents to her mother-in-law. Nidhi currently helps her friend run a local cafe called Nooushe Jaaan. When she’s not cooking, Nidhi loves to read and is the founder of an Agra book club. Nidhi lives with her husband, in-laws and children in their ancestral home on the centrally located MG Road in a lovely neighborhood. Her children are the seventh generation to live in their home and every corner of the house has a story to tell. The beautiful structure, furniture and décor instantly transport you to another era. Join Nidhi for a homecooked meal where she will introduce you to the food and flavors of Uttar Pradesh, the regional cuisine she grew up eating. Your meal will include slow-cooked north Indian dishes such as baingan ka bharta (seasoned eggplant roast), methi aloo (fenugreek with potatoes), egg curry, kali mirch chicken (black pepper chicken) and gajar mattar (stir-fried peas and carrots). If you book a cooking experience, join Nidhi in her kitchen for a cooking demonstration (note this will be a cooking demonstration rather than a hands-on cooking lesson). Nidhi will demonstrate how to prepare 2-3 dishes such as dal tadka (lentils) and roti (flatbread) or a paneer gravy (fresh cheese), depending on the menu for that day. If you are interested in a market shopping experience, Nidhi also offers an experience where local vegetable and fruit vendors come to Nidhi’s doorstep with mobile carts. Instead of going to a market, you will have a close interaction with the vendors who come to her doorstep and learn about the different local produce available. Nidhi will explain how vegetables and fruits are used in Indian cooking before beginning your cooking demonstration.

Vacation Inclusions

  • Meal
  • Cooking Class (optional)
  • Lunch (12.30pm-2.30pm Meal, 11am-2pm Cooking Lesson, or 10am-2pm Market Tour) OR Dinner (7-30pm-9.30pm Meal, 6-9pm Cooking Lesson, or 5pm-9pm Market Tour)
  • Vegetarian options available
  • Transportation available
Tour Options: <ul> <li>Meal: from $38 per person</li> <li>Cooking Experience: from $64 per person&nbsp;</li> <li>Market Tour: from $74 per person</li> <li>Transportation: $18 per car</li> </ul>

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In the mid 16th century and early 17th century, Agra witnessed a frenzied building activity and it was during this time when the symbol of love Taj Mahal was built. The buildings made during this era were purely in the contemporary Mughal style and of very high quality which is still reflected in what ever monuments remain in Agra. The narrow lanes of Agra filled with aroma of Mughlai cuisine, the craftsman who are busy creating masterpieces with their skill all remind of the Mughal royalty which this city had once experienced. Today whatever remains, has become a major tourist attraction which has taken Agra again to the heights of glory but this time as a major tourist destination of India. Main shopping areas include Taj Mahal complex, Kinari Bazaar, Raja Mandi, Sadar Bazaar. the Gangotri at Taj Mahal Complex and the Up Handlooms, UPICA at the Sanjay place are two UP Government emporiums.
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Valid Date Ranges

May 2019
05/01/2019 12/31/2024 $38 per person
Pricing is per person. Children aged 5-11 are 50% off, and children 4 and under are free. Please note number and ages of children at time of booking. Please note that all experiences are private and fully customizable. If your travelers have particular preferences or dietary restrictions please note this at the time of booking. Additional terms and conditions apply.
Note: This is a DAY TOUR with no hotel accommodations included. Advertised rate is meal only; additional tour options are available and can be combined. Price may vary by date of travel, currency rate fluctuations and tour option; please inquire for the best prices for your preferred travel dates. 2-10 guests.

All fares are quoted in US Dollars.