• India


Sometimes the best way to learn about a culture is through its food. Like many other cultures, food is an integral part of India’s history, customs, & traditions. With the country’s variety of geography & culture it has become very famous for its distinct cuisine. Come immerse yourself in the Indian culture by taking a program focused on bringing forward the mysteries of Indian cooking & the cultural aspects related to it. From visits to the countryside, to stops at the popular street kitchens of the urban areas, this program will turn learning about food into a complete Indian experience.


  • History & origins of Indian food
  • Varieties of Indian cooking
  • Indian food ingredients & spices
  • Hands-on cooking classes in Jaipur
  • Indian serving traditions … & of course, eating!

Optional Pre/Post-Project Tours

  • Taj Mahal – Built in the 17th century by the fifth Mughal emperor, in memory of his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal.
  • Wind Palace – An intricate pyramid of dozens of small bay windows covered in carved lattice screens that allowed the royal women to observe everyday life without being seen.
  • Fatehpur Sikri – A city built in Red Sandstone. One of the finest examples of Hindu & Muslim architecture.
  • Ajanta-Ellora Caves – Remarkable reliefs, sculptures, & architecture that represent the three faiths of Hinduism, Buddhism, & Jainism. Carved between 350 AD - 700 AD.