Some religions say that when you eat certain foods, God dwells within you.
Food possesses the enigmatic magic of effecting us on a deeper level than just our physical well-being. It is life itself and energises our mind, spirit and soul. The mere aroma of food can send one back in time to an earlier part of his life and stir up long lost memories and emotions.
So, this August 2016, join us on this fascinating 'food for the soul' journey, covering places like Delhi, Mathura, Vrindavan, Jaipur and Nathdwara. We will take a peek into the 'Kitchen of the Gods' and find out how divine food is prepared inside fascinating temples of India like Jagannath and Govind Devji Temple. Maybe, at the end of this trail, you will discover an 'Inner God'.
Here are the list of experiences you'll get to live on the trail
Day 1 - Delhi (27th August, 2016)
Our Experience Architect, Padam Shri Awardee, Dr. Pushpesh Pant will first prep the participants on the heavenly culinary journey they are about to experience. Then, we will travel to Jagannath Temple, explore it's premises and have dinner.
Day 2 - Mathura (28th August, 2016)
On the next day, we will travel to Mathura by Coach. The next temple on the list is Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple. We will then travel to Vrindavan to visit the Banke Bihari Temple followed by satvik dinner at ISKCON temple.
Day 3 - Jaipur (29th August, 2016)
The next stop on the journey is the Pink City of India - Jaipur. We will visit the Govind Devji Temple and also attend the soul-stirring Sandhya Arti at the temple. We will get to taste heavenly dinner prepared at the temple itself.
Day 4 - Udaipur (30th August, 2016)
On the fourth day, we will be travelling to Udaipur. On reaching there, we will head to Nathdwara and attend the dazzling Rajbhog Aarti at Shrinathji Temple. Then, we will fly out to Delhi/Mumbai from where all the participants can take their onward journey back home.
Pushpesh Pant is a noted Indian academic, food critic and historian. He retired as a Professor of International relations from the Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi. He is one of India's leading experts on International Relations as well as Indian cuisine, and as a columnist has written for a number of major publications like Forbes, Open, Outlook, Times of India and The Tribune.
Professor Pant has a teaching experience of 32 years at the Delhi University and the Jawaharlal Nehru University. He has supervised over 25 PhD and 75 M.Phil. Degree holders. He has served on the Court of JNU as well as on the Executive and Academic Councils. He has published widely on travel and tourism, with over a dozen books to his credit.
His book, India: The Cookbook (2011) was named by The New York Times as one of the best cookbooks of the year. The Government of India awarded him the civilian honour of the Padma Shri in 2016.