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Diwali 2018: Indian Family, Homestay, Food and Cooking Class

National Capital Territory of Delhi, India
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Description

In many parts of India, Diwali is the most important festival of the year, when family and friends come together to pray and celebrate the triumph of light over darkness. With this overnight experience,... More
In many parts of India, Diwali is the most important festival of the year, when family and friends come together to pray and celebrate the triumph of light over darkness. With this overnight experience, you'll get to celebrate the festival in the home of a local family, where you can participate in or observe a prayer ceremony and get the chance to try your hand at Indian cooking. You'll spend the night, returning to Delhi the following day.

Highlights

  • Learn about Diwali and get some cooking practice
  • Spend the night in the home of a local family
  • Breakfast and dinner are included
  • Round-trip transportation from Delhi is provided

What To Expect

Summary

On the Diwali day, you will be picked up from your hotel in an air conditioned car/van. You will travel to a relatively old and smaller town to experience this great festival authentically. on reaching... More
On the Diwali day, you will be picked up from your hotel in an air conditioned car/van. You will travel to a relatively old and smaller town to experience this great festival authentically. on reaching your destination, the local family will welcome you traditionally. After the welcome tea, you will be served a special lunch. Post lunch, you will be... More
On the Diwali day, you will be picked up from your hotel in an air conditioned car/van. You will travel to a relatively old and smaller town to experience this great festival authentically. on reaching your destination, the local family will welcome you traditionally. After the welcome tea, you will be served a special lunch. Post lunch, you will be helping family in decoration, cooking and shopping. You may wear tradiotinal Indian dress like saree, suit or kurta (optional). The pooja takes place in between 6-8 PM (local priest tells the auspicious time). People worship the goddess Lakshmi, goddess of wealth & happiness, for well being of their family. Oil lamps (made from clay, with a cotton wick dipped in oil) are lit on all the walls and boundaries of house. Everybody do the same & the scene is breath taking. You will try your hands on Indian cooking and relish the tasty Diwali special dinner. Enjoy the fireworks after your food and chat with your Indian friends late at night looking at the glittering sky.

Next day you will be taken back to Delhi and drop at your hotel.

What's Included

Overnight comfortable & clean home stay accommodation
Meals as per itinerary (Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast)
Afternoon tea
Tour escort/host
Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Snacks
Coffee and/or Tea
Gratuities

Departure & Return

Departure Point

New Delhi

Departure Time

7:00 AM

Return Details

New Delhi

Before You Book

The fine print

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied
... More
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Only vegetarian option is available
  • A current valid passport photo copy is required on the day of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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