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Variety and flavor is what defines Punjab, and this is why Punjab offers one of the most popular cuisines in the Indian subcontinent. Using a range of ingredients, spices and herbs, Punjabi cuisine is bound to awe and astound you. Do not get surprised if not licking your fingers off becomes irresistible after every single meal, which you will enjoy throughout this colossal expedition through the heartland of Punjab. This gastronomic adventure will bring you to a plethora of key places in Punjab, take you to the prime sights in every single city and give you the opportunity to discover the magic of Punjabi cuisine for yourself at its very birthplace. From Butter Chicken to Chole Bhature, an iconic Punjabi preparation is quite a long list to cover. Let us dive in and see what we have in store for you over the following week in the package tour of best of Punjab food trail.
Lose yourself in the spiritual ambience of Golden Temple in Amritsar
Get immersed with the vibrant markets of Jalandhar
Explore Punjab’s manufacturing hub, and finest delicacies
Walk through the colourful bazaar of Patiala and try authentic local cuisines
Engage with locals and enjoy more of Punjabi cuisines at Anandpur Sahib
On your arrival at Amritsar, our representatives will guide you to your pre booked hotel. After completing the check in process, go for a walk around the nearby markets. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel in Amritsar.
Today get ready to visit a city, which fascinates people all over the world. Home to the Golden Temple and Amritsari kulchas, the city will be an excellent start to your Punjab expedition. Your breakfast when in Amritsar will include a sumptuous serving of delicious Amritsari Kulchas, a bread stuffed with potatoes or cottage cheese and baked into a golden crisp. Served along with chole and spiced up chutney, this dish will leave you craving for more. After enjoying our hearty and sumptuous breakfast, we will head over to the Golden Temple. This Gurudwara is one of the most stunning works of architecture, which you will ever lay your eyes upon. Now, for lunch you can enjoy the iconic Langar at the Golden Temple. This is where the largest community kitchen in the world is housed. Open 24x7, the Langar feeds over eighty thousand people every single day free of charge. The experience is nothing short of magical on every step of the way, as you get to your place in the great hall to tasting the deliciously cooked meals of the Langar. In the end, you will be served the Karah Prashad, a semolina halwa that is deliciously rich in ghee and tastes absolutely sensational. Next, head over to Jallianwala Bagh, which is the site of the 1919 Amritsar Massacre. On these grounds, the British opened fire over an unarmed gathering of people, which included children. After the long afternoon, go for a refreshing lassi, yet another Amritsari favourite. The lassis, which you will enjoy in Amritsar, are extraordinarily creamy and thick, with one of the most surreal flavours, which could be found in a glass of lassi. Walk around the streets of Amritsar and explore the city by yourself. As night falls, move for dinner. Enjoy a platter of delicious Makki di Roti and Sarson da Saag, which is a popular winter specialty served with ghee soaked saag and wholesome corn-flour rotis. After a good night’s sleep, we leave for Jalandhar the following morning. Overnight stay at the hotel in Amritsar.
This morning, check out from your hotel to start your trip to Jalandhar. This city was named after a Demon King who is mentioned in the Indian epics, Puranas and the Mahabharata. Upon arrival at Jalandar, check in to your hotel and fresh up a little to grab a quick meal. Your brunch before you get your sightseeing tour started will include Chole Puri and Pinni, which is one of the best Punjabi delicacies to sink your teeth into. This staple Punjabi breakfast consists of puris fired in pure ghee and served along with chole and a tangy potato curry. Delicious! After filling your tummies, you can first visit the Tomb of Mohammad Momin and Haji Jamal, a marvelous architectural masterpiece. Built in the seventeenth century, these beautiful Mughal-era tombs of the two court musicians are a magnificent sight to behold. Next, you can head over to Dakhni Sarai, a seventeenth century establishment built by Mughal nobleman Ali Mardan Khan. Geometric gardens, a large gateway and a half domed mosque and glimpses of the spectacular feats of architecture, which this complex beholds. For your lunch enjoy some Mah ki Dal along with lachcha paratha or butter naan. Along with your meal, you may also go for Ghee roasted chicken, a delicacy that any meat eater would love to tear into. Then, head over to Shiv Mandir, another architectural wonder. You will witness a fascinating amalgamation of Hindu and Islamic architecture on a single establishment. For snacks, you can enjoy a platter of fish tikkas. These delectable pieces of fish tikka are made from the freshest of fish and tastes surreal. For dinner, you can have Butter Chicken along with rice or naan. We finish off the meal with a classic Punjabi dessert, Kulfa, a delectable and refreshing ending to cleanse the palette after a sumptuous meal. Return back to your hotel for an overnight stay in Jalandhar.
This morning after having a buffet breakfast at your hotel, get ready for a road journey to Ludhiana. An ancient city, Ludhiana was founded in the fifteenth century by the Lodi Sultans and is known as Punjab’s manufacturing hub. Several of India’s leading business houses have their roots in Ludhiana. Once you are in the city, check in to your hotel and fresh up a little. You can stroll around the nearby market area. Return to your hotel for an overnight stay. Rejuvenate yourself for a fun and food filled tour ahead. Overnight at hotel in Ludhiana.
This morning, when in Ludhiana your first task can be searching a hearty Punjabi breakfast. After enjoying this sumptuous breakfast, you can head over to clock tower, which is also popularly known as Ghanta Ghar. It is an icon of the Ludhiana metropolitan and was inaugurated in the year 1906. You can then visit Maharaja Ranjit Singh War Museum, one of the finest museums in Ludhiana, which consists of an eclectic collection of weapons, armor and uniform from historic battles. After touring the museum, head over for lunch. You can have a sumptuous platter of Tandoori Chicken. For the main meal, feast upon Dhaba Dal along with soft and flavoursome kulchchas. If you are looking to have a hard core Punjabi meal then you can start with Mutton Chaap, a handsome slice of Mutton slow cooked to perfection which is then shallow fried, spiced and consists of a tangy twist in flavor. The incredibly tender meat will melt in your mouth as soon you tear into this thick slab of meat. Later on, head over to Nehru Rose Garden for a relaxing evening in order to strike wonderful conversations, feast on classic Punjabi snacks such as Paneer Tikka Kathi Rolls. Later as the nightfalls, head over for a light but delectable dinner. Enjoy some Rajma Chawal, a staple meal for many Punjabi households and is an absolute classic to try out. Make sure to get a well rested for the night as the next morning, we leave for Patiala. Overnight stay at the hotel in Ludhiana.
Welcome to Patiala! The city is the fourth largest in Punjab and is a culturally rich and vibrant hotspot. The streets of Patiala are laden with examples of heritage, history and tradition. Before we set out to explore the city, times to pack in a hearty breakfast to keep us energized for the day ahead. Feast on some Sarson ka Saag, one of the most popular dishes in Punjab. Clubbed with Makki ki roti and you’re all set for a classic Punjabi meal! The you can head over to Shri Kali Devi Mandir, which had been built by Maharaja Bhupinder Singh in the year 1936. The Temple is dedicated to Man Kaali. Legend has that the Maharaja got the Temple built in order to protect the city from floods and performed annual sacrifices in order to please Goddess Kaali. Then, you can visit the Bahadurgarh Fort, which had been constructed by Mughal Nawab Saif Khan in 1657. The fort took eight years to be constructed and a sum of ten lakh rupees was spent in order to build it. For lunch, you can savor Dal, Jeera Rice along with Chicken Tikka. Finish it off with a classic Punjabi sweet dish, Shakkar Para. You can spend the evening at Gurdwara Dukh Niwaran Sahib. Roam around and explore the place by yourself. This package tour of best of Punjab food trail further takes you to classic Langar for dinner this iconic Gurudwara in Patiala. Overnight stay at the hotel in Patiala.
This morning, pack your bags and start for a road journey to Anandpur Sahib, which is known to be one of the holiest Sikh sites, founded by Guru Tegh Bahadur. On your arrival check in at the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel in Anandpur Sahib.
Anandpur Sahib has a lot to offer to anyone who visits the place. Before you explore the city, first have a sumptuous breakfast of Chole Bhature, a classic Punjabi breakfast to energies yourselves for the exciting day ahead. Later, you can visit Guru Tegh Bahadur Museum, which is one of the finest museums in the city. Later on, head over to Anandpur Sahib Fort. The town once used to be fortified by five exquisite forts. Out of them, the main fort constructed in red brick by Guru Gobind Singh still stands tall. You can also enjoy dinner at a local Gurudwara for a light and healthy Punjabi dinner and prep ourselves for the following morning. Overnight stay at the hotel in Anandpur Sahib.
Check out from your hotel and brace yourself to have the experience of your life by travelling to Chandigarh. It is modern India’s first planned city and holds the distinction of being administrative capital of both Haryana as well as Punjab. It also is a Union Territory in its own right. Chandigarh is a fascinating city. On your arrival, our representatives will meet you and will help you in the check in process. Stroll around the nearby markets of your hotel. Rest of the day for you at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel in Chandigarh.
This morning for breakfast, enjoy authentic Punjabi food that includes Gobi Paranthas along with mango pickles and curd. After a filling breakfast, you can head over to the Rock Garden, one of Chandigarh’s most iconic spots. After exploring the garden, feast on Punjabi Kadhi along with jeera rice or naan and finish the lunch with a delicious lassi. Next you can head over to Government Museum and Art Gallery, one of the finest museums featuring incredible artefacts ranging from art, architecture and natural history exhibits. Later on, you can drive to the nearest airport where you can board a flight for your onward destination.
End of Package tour of best of Punjab food trail
( Imp – The restaurants and the food options are our recommendations and do not cover in the cost of the package tour )