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Cooking Classes

Private South Indian Cooking Class and Market Visit in Chennai

Discover the secrets of South Indian cuisine during a 5-hour culinary experience at a private home in Chennai. Begin by visiting the local market with your chef-instructor to select ingredients and see typical foods. Then dive into your cooking lesson and learn to prepare several rice and vegetable dishes. When the food is ready, enjoy your feast in the company of your host for the perfect introduction to South Indian culinary traditions and family life. Includes vegetarian lunch, non-alcoholic beverages, and tips from your local host.
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours
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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Full-Day Tour of Chennai with Kapaleeshwar Temple and San Thome Church

Explore Chennai with your own private guide on a full-day tour of the city. Your guide shows you important religious landmarks including the colorful Kapaleeshwarar Temple, the 17th-century St. Mary's Church, and the ornate San Thome Church. You'll also see the Ripon Building, Government Museum, and take a drive to Marina Beach where you can see the Bay of Bengal, which is part of the Indian Ocean. Includes private guide and vehicle, entrance fees, and hotel pickup and drop-off in Chennai.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Traditional Tamil Brahmin Vegetarian Cooking Lesson with a Local in Her Home

Immerse yourself in Indian life and culture on this culinary tour in a local home in Chennai. Learn to prepare several South Indian vegetarian dishes, then sit down with your group and enjoy in the traditional way: on banana leaves. Dishes may include vegetable curry, sambar, rasam, or dosas. You'll learn much more about Indian cooking and culinary culture during this experience than you would by eating in local restaurants.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours

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Private Ayurvedic Cuisine Experience with a Local Cookbook Author

Learn about ayurvedic cuisine as you share a meal at the private home of your local chef-instructor during this culinary experience in Chennai. Your instructor welcomes you into her home and demonstrates her spiritual approach to healthy cooking. Learn about the spices and other ingredients she uses, then share your choice of a vegetarian Ayurvedic meal or South Indian thali.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours

Cooking Classes

Private 3-Hour Cooking Lesson and Meal in Chennai

While visiting Chennai, get an authentic experience of local life during a private 3-hour cooking lesson, market visit, and meal with your chef-host in her family home. Start by selecting ingredients at the neighborhood market, then return to your host's kitchen for a cooking lesson that covers up to five South Indian recipes. The meal might consist of dishes like rasam (spiced lentil soup), vegetable stew or curry, dosas, and other savory treats. Then sit down with your host to feast on the meal that you helped to make.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours

Street Food Tours

Small-Group Guided Food Trail in the Sowcarpet Market

Chennai’s tourist menus won’t give you a true perspective on the everyday foods enjoyed by locals. Step forward this small-group walking tour of the Sowcarpet Market: where a multitude of stalls serve the staples that keep Chennaites sustained. Let a guide navigate the market so you don’t get lost, taste popular foods at tried-and-trusted stands, and get the full lowdown on local delicacies that you wouldn’t hear on your own.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Cooking Classes

Authentic South Indian Cooking Class and Vegetarian Meal with a Local in Chennai

Plenty of visitors get to enjoy South Indian cooking, but few travelers learn how to master local delicacies. Get insider access to South India’s celebrated culinary culture, with recipes passed down over generations. Learn to cook traditional Tamil dishes with a local host, from paper-thin dosas to homemade mango pickles. You’ll also get to munch on the savory meal that you helped prepare, served on a banana leaf.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours

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Cook and Dine with a Local Family in Chennai

The capital of Tamil Nadu, Chennai is one of the biggest cultural, economic and educational centres of south India. It is one of the most visited Indian cities by foreign tourists and is also called as India's health capital. The best way to experience the city and its culture would be to interact with a local. Join home-chef Latha, a local from Chennai for a cooking class which will be followed by a dining experience. She will teach you to cook a few Indian dishes followed by a scrumptious meal experience. Some of the dishes that you will get to savour will include Paruppu Vadai (A fried delicacy made with a combination of 3 types of lentils ), Onion Sambhar, Tamil home-style potato curry, Vegetable Curry, Rasam and Kheer (Dessert). The entire experience will last for 3 to 4 hours.
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  • 2 to 4 hours
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  • 2 to 4 hours
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Food Tours

Cook and Dine with a Local near Sim's Park, Nilgiris, Coonoor

Coonoor is a famous hill station in the Nilgiris district in Tamil Nadu. Known for its production of Nilgiri Tea, it is also the second largest hill station in the Nilgiri hills after Ooty. The most famous tourist attractions are the trekking expeditions and also the Sim's Park which is a botanical garden and has over 1000 species of plants. The best way to learn more about this beautiful hill station would be through an interact with a local.  Meet homechef Chaitali, who is a clinical dietitian by profession and is passionate about cooking authentic Bengali food. Join her for an amazing cooking class which will be followed by a fun dining experience. This entire experience will take 2-3 hours.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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Learn to Cook Traditional South Indian cuisine at the Chennai seashore

This is a special opportunity to visit a traditional South Indian Chettiar home near the Chennai seashore. Get picked up from your Chennai hotel and drive out of Chennai to reach Kamala's home located 5 minutes from the sea. Relax in her charming home and learn to cook South Indian dishes with an expert home cook. Kamala will teach you to make 2-3 dishes (including how to pour dosas) before you sit down together to enjoy a typical South Indian meal. You might try dishes such as Chettinad chicken, minced mutton nuggets, egg dosa, fish curry, jackfruit masala, and one of our favorites, piping hot dosas (roasted, rice pancakes) fresh off the griddle, all served on a fresh banana leaf.Please note that this home is a 45 minute drive from the heart of Chennai, located midway between Chennai and Mahabalipuram, a popular tourist destination. Her home is also 20 minutes away from Dakshinachitra, a beautiful open-air museum of South Indian heritage and culture.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours

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Cook and Dine with a Local Family in Chennai

Indian cuisine contains a lot of regional variety, and travelers to Chennai can learn all about the food of Bengal during this home-based cooking class. Your instructor is an experienced home cook rather than a professional chef, so you’ll be introduced to dishes that you can recreate simply at home. Enjoy eating your creations together afterwards, and learn about ordinary life in India through your hostess.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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Dining Experiences

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10 days Tamilnadu package tour

Travellers can enjoy a relax time with exploring the best temples and monuments in this tour. Apart from that experience the releigion and culture. Traditional food experience and shopping experience. When exploring the places with me they can experience the traditional ways and interacting with the locals. History and the historical events. About the God and Godesses. About the iconography and art and architecture.
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  • 10 days
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  • 10 days
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Dining Experiences

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Chennai Youth Beach Party

The Ultimate Social EventWINE PARTY 2019 #MarinaBeach#Wine Tasting •Food Market •Garden Experience
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Private South Indian Vegetarian Dining with a Local Near the Chennai Airport

Enjoy a private and authentic home cooked meal with your host Uma. This is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy traditional South Indian cuisine with a creative twist made by a local who lives close to the airport. Uma is a South Indian vegetarian who has honed her culinary skills cooking for her extended Indian family for nearly three decades. An expert cook, she says she can convert any diehard non-vegetarian into a vegetable lover. ​Uma lives in the Guindy neighborhood of Chennai, about a 15-min drive from the Chennai airport as you head into the city. Her home is also close to the ITC Grand Chola, Ramada Plaza and Park Hyatt hotels. This is a unique opportunity to visit the home of a local and explore traditional culture and cuisine either when you arrive into Chennai or on your way out!
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours
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Food Tours

Cooking tour to learn how to cook a South Indian meal in Chennai

This is a cooking tour where you will visit a traditional cook in her home in Chennai to experience authentic south Indian cooking. The lady of the house will explain to you about the south Indian cuisine and its unique ingredients. This will be followed by a cooking demonstration session. Guests will be encouraged to participate in the cooking process as well as guided by our cook.This is an all-inclusive trip where we take care of transport,  lunch, activities and the services of a full-time tour guide.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Cultural Tours

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Farms & Strolls - Morning/Evening Village Walk with Cooking Demo & Lunch/Dinner

Visit to Alangudi is a unique activity which aims to enthrall you with a rare and wonderful experience of living like a local in one such villages of South India. Alangudi Visit captivates you with a scenic view of the pleasant paddy fields, walk around the local streets observing people’s routine, enjoying the breeze in coconut plantation with the taste of tender coconut, understanding the system followed to administer the village, interacting with the locals. Alangudi Village visit is indeed a treat to your eyes and soul. Also Cooking is an Art. It becomes divine when love is added to it along with other ingredients. That’s why one’s Mother is praised as the Best Chef in this world. Especially South Indian Village cuisines are very special for its yummy taste and Mom’s care.This is an opportunity for you to spend time with the local Indian Family and witness their lifestyle, followed that you can enjoy the Cooking Secession of typical South Indian Cuisine hosted by the family.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Pondicherry food Trial

An exclusive program for the foodies arranged when you stroll through the busy streets of Pondicherry, the French settlement in India. The variety of dishes embraced with the tint of  French cuisines can tap the foodie in you besides getting to know about the heritage and culture prevailing in the region.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours
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Food Trail In Sowcarpet With Transport - Chennai

Put on your walking shoes and get ready to explore the streets of Sowcarpet - one of the oldest markets in Chennai for a scrumptious food trail. Walk through the market sampling the very best local street food. And that is simply for starters. Fascinating stories and great food vie for your attention on a trail that is best experienced on an empty stomach! Hear stories of men and women and their passion for food, of local food fetishes, and of jealously guarded secret recipes.Highlights • Walk through one of the oldest markets of Chennai • Sample street foods • Hear tales about people and their passion for food
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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Private South Indian Cooking Class in Chennai

Learn how to cook two or three popular South Indian dishes and sit down to try even more with this cooking class. Your host, Srividya, will show you how to prepare a few dishes before sitting down with you to dine on a variety of dishes. Depending on availability, you may even get to have your meal in the traditional way: served on a banana leaf.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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Market tour cooking lesson and in-home meal in Coimbatore

This is the perfect culinary experience for small groups or families who want the unique opportunity to meet a local Coimbatore family and enjoy a meal in their home. Your local host, Jaswant, loves teaching visitors about his South Indian culture and heritage. Begin with a tour of the local market before returning home to watch a cooking demonstration of a few local South Indian dishes. Once the meal is prepared you will sit together and enjoy flavorful, home-cooked dishes over conversation with your host.
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours

Dining Experiences

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Organic Farm Walk and Dining Experience with a Local in Palakkad

Palakkad, a city in Kerala also known as the 'Granery of Kerala", is famous for the historic Palakkad Fort and Jain temple. There are many places that you can visit to learn more about the city but the best way to do this would be by interacting with a local.Meet home-chef Bhuvaneshwari, a local residing in Palakkad. She is an organic farmer and has built her organic farm from scratch. Join her for a walk as she will show you around her farm. Following this, you can head back to her home for an authentic Kerala dining session that will be laid out on a banana leaf. This will a vegetarian meal made using the freshest and seasonal ingredients from the farm. It will be a feast for the senses! As you dig into the scrumptious food you can enjoy a fun conversation with Bhuvaneshwari and her family. The entire experience can last for about 3-4 hours.
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  • 2 to 4 hours
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  • 2 to 4 hours
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Food trail in Sowcarpet - Chennai

Put on your walking shoes and get ready to explore the streets of Sowcarpet - one of the oldest markets in Chennai for a scrumptious food trail. Walk through the market sampling the very best local street food. And that is simply for starters. Fascinating stories and great food vie for your attention on a trail that is best experienced on an empty stomach! Hear stories of men and women and their passion for food, of local food fetishes, and of jealously guarded secret recipes.Highlights • Walk through one of the oldest markets of Chennai • Sample street foods • Hear tales about people and their passion for food
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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Food Trail In Sowcarpet With Transport And Dinner - Chennai

Put on your walking shoes and get ready to explore the streets of Sowcarpet - one of the oldest markets in Chennai for a scrumptious food trail. Walk through the market sampling the very best local street food. And that is simply for starters. Fascinating stories and great food vie for your attention on a trail that is best experienced on an empty stomach! Hear stories of men and women and their passion for food, of local food fetishes, and of jealously guarded secret recipes.Highlights • Walk through one of the oldest markets of Chennai • Sample street foods • Hear tales about people and their passion for food
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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Cook and Dine with a Local family in Coimbatore

Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu is a beautiful city situated at the banks of the Noyyal River. Living in Coimbatore is a unique experience on its own and the best way to know more about this unique experience is to learn from one of the locals there.Meet home-chef Ranjitha who is originally from Kerala but has moved to Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu. Everyone in her family is gifted when it comes to cooking, her mother cooks Tamil Nadu and Kerala dishes, her father is more in continental style of cooking and her sister is an expert in cooking biryani. They love hosting and entertaining people at their home, so join them to have an unique and fun local experience.The whole experience can last for about 2-3 hours.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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