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The Spice Route: Culinary Splendors of South India: October 20-29, 2014

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I am pleased to announce, once again, this very special tour to South India - an 'insider's experience' to the beauty, splendor and romance of this ancient land coupled with a culinary passage through a variety of cuisines that differ from region to region. Our 10-day tour encompasses some of the most spectacular sights, sounds and tastes of South India. You will view the distinctive horticultural and agricultural practices handed downand through the centuries and will trek where the spices and herbs are grown, rice is harvested, tea and coffee are cultivated. You will see how cardamom and black pepper are processed and natural jaggery sugar is produced from the sugarcane. You will wonder the Bazaars in Cochin, the spice capital of the world; cruise the Backwaters of Malabar and observe the great Kathakali-the classic dance of India. You will visit colorful markets, participate in several cooking demonstrations and enjoy varied cuisines ranging from Gujarat Marwari, Jain and Tamil vegetarians to Konkani and Kerala seafood, Goan and Parsi delicacies, to Mumbai's famous street food chaat. 
The enticing program is designed to embrace the Indian culinary heritage. You will return with an enriched experience and knowledge, providing you with a better understanding and appreciation of this country and its cuisine. Custom plnned and offered exclusively by Julie Sahni, this 10-day tour includes Chennai (Madras), Mamallapuram, Tekkady, Periyar, Kumarakom, Alleppey, Cochin and Mumbai (Bombay).Spices

The Tour will include:

  • All delux and first class hotel accommodations
  • Most meals, including receptions and dinners
  • Boat rides on Backwaters and lake
  • The Hotel and domestic airport transfers with portage supplimented with area experts and on-site guides
  • Specially arranged banquets, field trips to spice gardens, farm kitchens and fairs, cooking classes and all sightseeing and entrance fees
  • Comprehensive advice and information on pre-travel planning
  • Visit one of India's best cookware shops

For detailed itinerary, tariffs and additional information, please inquire online or call (888) 606-5333.

Glorious Moghul Heritage: Culinary Splendors of North India
October 9-18, 2014 (Delhi, Agra, Mathura, Fatehpur Sikri, Sanganer, Jaipur)

The I am very pleased to annouce, once again, this fabulous 10-day tour of North India. A land of contrasts, India combines the rich tradition of an ancient past with advances in technology but India's luxury lies in its lush landscape, medley of colors, its hospitable people and extraordinarily delicious cuisine.
The 10-day tour will journey through the mystical architecture and a mosaic of diverse religious traditions as you travel through the ancient Indian Rajput and Moghul cities. You wil visit the opulent Taj Mahal, the deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri and ride the a painted elephant to see the elaborate 17th century Amber Fort built by Rajasthan rulers and visit the Metropolitan city of Delhi. You will enjoy the great royal cusine of the Moghuls, Rajasthan Maharajas, Vaishnavite vegetarians, Punjabi farm kitchens with dishes such as chole-bhatoore, aloo-gobhi, dal makhani, tandoori grills, kormas, hand-stretched nan and kulcha breads which are baked in clay tandoor, lal maas, sula, kadhi, and amazing vegetable, paneer cheese and lentil preparations.

Custom planned, offered and led exclusively by Julie Sahni, this 10-day tour will cover Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. For a detailed itinerary, tariffs and additional information, please inquire online or call (888) 606-5333.


Julie Sahni’s tour of India was a magical adventure which opened so many doors for me. To immerse oneself in the sights and sounds, the food and culture, and most of all the people of this spectacular land with Julie as one’s guide is a unique experience. Her thorough planning and excellent agenda enabled us to have a true taste of India, while feeling safe and carefully guide. I recommend the trip.     - Michael
Julie at Taj Mahal
Thank you for a wonderful trip. Your enthusiasm and knowledge made this a terrific experience. I enjoyed myself thoroughly and have had my horizons expanded. I will recommend your tour of India to my colleagues.    - Suzanne

Thank you for making my trip to India such an inspiring and memorable experience. Your passion and love of India was evident and I am grateful to you for sharing that!     - Karen

Words cannot express how much John & I enjoyed every part of the Indian Culinary Tour. You are a wonderfully generous person. John had the best birthday of his life in India…. Keep me on your mailing list. I’d love to make another trip to India with you.    - Marilyn

Thanks for an unbelievable trip!    - Lori

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