Rajasthan is the home of fabled warriors, iconic heritage sites and a million accounts of history. It is also home to the subcontinent’s largest hot desert. Coming from this unique combination of history and geography is a culture that is special.
Times Passion Trials and Rajasthan Tourism bring to you a never-before opportunity to enjoy what is perhaps the most spectacular aspect of that culture – its cuisine.
The food of the state has been deeply influenced by a scarcity of water, and consequently, of vegetables. But a visitor doesn’t miss those vegetables, such is the spirit of innovation!
In the past, hunting expeditions of warriors give birth to an entire range of dishes, using ingredients that were lasting for long periods. Lentils and beans are commonly used; milk, buttermilk and curd replaced water as basic elements in cooking. Oil and red chillies help preserve the food the requirement for water. Each region and every city of this great state has its own signature dish.
Join this unique trail as we swing through the Shekhawati, Marwar and Mewar regions of the state, sampling everything from street food to its main dishes to the delectable desserts and drinks. All this in the backdrop of some great heritage.
Here are the list of experiences you'll get to live on the trail
31st August (Wednesday) - Jaipur
◇ All participants to arrive prior to lunch
◇ Lunch at Coffee Sutra – Before we begin a journey into traditional cuisine, a taste of the contemporary favours it offers – at one of Jaipur’s best coffee destinations and popular cafes. Lunch will be accompanied by an orientation session by our experience architect.
◇ Street food experience of Jaipur
◇ Rest and Relax
◇ Opening ceremony of the trail, followed by cocktails, dinner and a folk music & cultural performance
1st September (Thursday) - Mandawa
◇ Breakfast in Jaipur (Venue TBD/ Hotel of stay)
◇ Flag off and Departure for Mandawa
◇ Lunch at Mandawa
◇ Sight seeing at Mandawa (Painted Lariya Haveli of Mandawa, Choori and Jooti Market)
◇ Mandawa to Bikaner
◇ Rest and Relax
2nd September (Friday) - Jodhpur
◇ Breakfast at Hotel / Chhotu Motu Joshi
◇ Departure for Jodhpur (Via Deshnok), Lunch / Snack break enroute
◇ Relax at Hotel
◇ Dinner – Rajasthani food experience
3rd September (Saturday) - Udaipur
◇ Breakfast at Janta Sweets/ Malai Ki roti
◇ Visit to Local market
◇ Lunch, Experience of Gulab Jamun ki Sabji, Chaki ki Sabji, Kabuli etc.
◇ Departure for Udaipur, Jodhpur to Udaipur
◇ Check-in & relax
4th September (Sunday) - Udaipur
◇ Morning walk at Fateh Sagar ki Pal for one hour
◇ Back to Hotel and Breakfast
◇ Visit to Monsoon Palace Sajjangarh
◇ Relax at the Hotel
◇ Dinner and Closing ceremony
5th September (Monday) - Departure from Udaipur
◇ Departure from Udaipur
Dushyant Singh is a restaurateur, gourmand and traveller. Exploring cuisine from around the world inspired him to take it up as a profession. Over the last eight years, he has dedicated himself to creating more palatable experiences in dining, catering, and festivals. Moving beyond traditional Rajasthani cuisine, he has introduced the people of Jaipur to true continental flavours, with his own bistro.
His ventures - On The House Bistro & Bakers, All Spice Catering Co., Gourmet Getaway, Rustic – Inspired Kitchen, The Lama – Pan Asian and more and Coffee Sutra - have all been started with a vision of bringing in some of the most delectable and delightful experiences to food lovers in Jaipur and beyond
He has won many accolades, such as ‘Restaurateur of the Year’ - by Times Food and Nightlife Awards 2018, 2019, 2020.
As Experience Architect of the Times Rajasthan Cuisine Trail, he promises to bring to the participants an exciting journey through the state’s delicacies, showcasing not just the taste, but talking about the ingredients of the dishes, the history and traditions behind their creation and the innovation that has given them new shape and form.