Mumbai 2nd-5th April 2nd April – Midnight I’ve arrived in Mumbai for a 17 day food tour of Northern India and it’s the day before Good Friday. I’m staying three nights at The Taj Mahal Palace (as marvellously featured on the recent BBC documentary). Quite jet lagged when I wake up. Auto sight-seeing at breakfast […]
Whenever I travel it is in the pursuit of good food and to continue to educate myself in cuisines I can learn more about. Even if I am trying to just go on a relaxing break and switch off I invariably seek out food markets, chefs and innovation. What follows are some of my experiences which I will continue to add to on every trip I make. I hope you enjoy reading them.
At Easter 2015 I went on a food tour of Northern India for 17 days, flying into Mumbai, then taking a further flight to Delhi, and from there travelling by car on to Agra and Jaipur. The Delhi, Agra, Jaipur route is known as The Golden Triangle and on to this I then added deeper Rajasthan heading to the Aravalli hills northwest of Jaipur to visit the 475 year old Samode Palace, before turning back and flying back to Mumbai and home to London.
Delhi 5th – 7th April I am waiting for my luggage at Delhi airport and it’s not going to be hard to spot. An extremely large black Samsonite sticking out like a sore thumb amongst what appears to be nothing but a sea of boxes of Alfonso Mangoes which are currently in season and accompanying nearly […]
Taj Mahal 9th April Another iPhone alarmed early start (this time well before dawn) wakes me in the ITC Mughal. The one hotel of the trip I wasn’t pleased to arrive at or stay in but was delighted to leave. Not helped by being the epicentre of Northern Indian tourism Agra is far from brimming […]
Manjeet and I are on the road again, this time to the Pink City of Jaipur, the capital city of Rajastan founded in 1727 to replace the hill fort of Amber and so called as the walls were apparently painted pink for a visit by the then Prince of Wales, later to became Edward VII. […]