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Monisha Jaswal Apr 11 2014

Which are the best places for Cooking Holidays in India?

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Are you interested in cooking and can't resist the same even on a holiday? Well, you will be happy to hear that you can exactly do that on your vacation now. Here is a list of the best places for cooking holidays in India and you will simply love the experience:



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Haritha Farms, The Pimenta Bungalows, Kadalikad Post

If you are game for taking up an exciting and knowledgeable cooking holiday, then Haritha Farms at Kadalikad, Kerala could be your best bet! There are a world of options to choose from including the 10 day Chef's Special Kerala Vegetarian program, 8 day Kerala Cooking Adventure program, 4-day Kerala Cooking Residency program, 3-day Kerala Curry Magic program, 2 day or more Monsoon Cooking program with Ayurvedic treatments as well as Stay and Cook lessons for those who are on a non-culinary holiday. All the programs are integrated with the accommodation but you may have to shell some extra money to be a part of these classes.


Photo of a cooking class at Haritha Farms (by Official Website)

Address: Haritha Farms, Kadalikad, Kerala.
Charges: Starts from INR 7000 for a single night stay with stay, breakfast, light lunch, cooking classes and dinner.
Telephone: +91-485-2260216/ +91-94473-0234

Maya Heritage Aymanam Cooking Holiday

This quiet residential property in Kottayam is one place where you can enjoy the best of both worlds, including a relaxed vacation and an interesting activity as well. Here they offer 3 cooking classes of Syrian Christian dishes which have that distinctive and traditional taste as well as flavor. The host here will happily take you to her kitchen to show how the dishes are actually prepared and she will also share recipes and tips. The classes are a part of the stay package of Maya Heritage and you don’t have to pay extra cost for these lessons.



Photo of Maya Heritage (by Official Website)

Address: Ilamkavu Road, Olassa Illamkavu Rd, Aymanam, Kerala
Charges: Included in the stay package
Telephone: +91-94464-39252


Siolim House and Cooking School


As you enter this vast land dotted with palm trees and wild shrubs, the huge, inviting thatched roof area will catch your attention. The highly recommended cooking school, run by Lucie, has cooks of Goan descent giving you hands on training. You can choose amongst a number of courses which may or may include a short shopping spree to the local market.

Every student has a personal work station where proper guidance is bestowed along with little stories, tips and secrets to make the process a wee bit more special. You can choose to cook what you please from the fixed menu, dominated by the delicious Goan cuisine. Siolim Cooking School in Goa also has an option of staying within the premises. You can find out about various packages offered for a fulfilling stay. With so much under its umbrella, it is definitely one of the best places for cooking holidays in India!



Photo of a dish (by Official Website)

Address: Siolim-Assagao road, Siolim, Bardez 403517, India
Charges: INR 2000 - INR 4000 depending on the type of classes.
Telephone: +91-96048-87740


Aakriti Eco Homestay

If a theme based cooking holiday is on your mind and you want to be a part of an innovative culinary experience, then its time to make your way to Aakriti Homestay in Nilgiri mountains in Coonoor. Beautifully nestled amidst the lavish tea gardens, the place offers various cooking courses that feature vegetarian cuisines from every part of the country. The guests are taken to the local markets for selecting the fresh organic fruits, vegetables and spices. It is recommended that you opt for a 5-day cooking class if you want to try different cuisines from various regions.



Photo of a Veg Thali (by GracinhaMarco Abundo)

Address: 99 Coonoor Road, Coonoor
Charges: On request
Telephone: +91-944-3851935

India Foodie Tour of 15 days by Keystone Journeys

If you really want to experience something really unique and delicious, don’t forget to make your bookings for a 15-day tour across 7 different cities in India. Mostly covering the North Indian cities except for Goa and Mumbai, this one of a its kind tour will take you to places like Delhi, Agra, Karauli, Jaipur and Udaipur, some of the famous cities of India. Once enrolled, you will get a chance to savour and cook some delectable preparations of every city. Add to this a nice and enriching dose of sightseeing of famous places and your vacation experience is complete!


The trip offers 14 night accommodations, 3 cooking classes, One farm tour, One plantation tour and 1 tea making sessions. The starting point is Delhi and after exploring the famous places, markets and restaurants, the guests are taken to Agra and the same process is followed for the rest of cities.



Photo of a local dish in Delhi (by Shruti Rathnagiriswaran)


Address: The starting point is Delhi.
Charges: On request
Telephone: +64-07-5422762


So, what are you waiting for? Its time to head to anyone of these best places for cooking holidays in India for a delightful culinary voyage and a memorable vacation as well.

hi...i am interested in this India Foodie Tour of 15 days by Keystone Journeys. Please let me know the cost for the same
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