At the end of August, I embarked on a journey and it was just not a normal journey, it was a culinary journey to one of the famous tourist states of Rajasthan.
Being a part of a group who wanted to try and explore the cuisine which is just not for Ghevar, Laal Maans or Ker Sangri there is so much of the traditional Rajasthani cuisine which has not reached popular status.
To explore this, I was a part of Rajasthan Food Trail by Times Passion Trails which was a 5-day extensive FAM trip concentrated on mainly traditional and popular Rajasthani cuisine as a whole.
This blog is just an overview of the 5-day trail however, I will be writing about what happened on day to day basis in the coming blogs.
Day 01 started with my arrival in the capital city, Jaipur where I met fellow bloggers. Upon check-in, we had some time to prepare ourselves to have lunch at OTH, here I had a chance to explore the café culture of Rajasthan and it was the beginning of our amazing food trail.
Post lunch, we were taken for a street food tour of Jaipur city where I saw the preparation of some mouth-watering dishes and I wanted to try every food item, however, as I was full the lovely street food became a feast for my eyes.
The street food tour came to an end and we had some time for rest and rejuvenation, post which we had a Grand opening of this trail at Hotel Jai Mahal Palace which was followed by dinner cocktails and folk performances which ended our day 01 of the food trail.
Day 02 of the trail began with a lovely breakfast at the hotel and we were on our way to Mandawa which clicked off our trail on an amazing bus tour. Around lunchtime, we reached Mandawa where we had tasty lunch at the Desert Resort.
After our delicious lunch, we embarked on sightseeing in Mandawa where we saw the Painted Lariya Haveli of Mandawa, Choori, and Jooti Market.
After our sightseeing, we made our way to Bikaner which is around 3.5 hour journey from Mandawa where we had a little rest and dinner at Laxmi Niwas Palace.
Day 03 of our food trail began with Breakfast at hotel Chotu Motu Joshi after the delicious breakfast, we made our way to Jodhpur and on our way, we had a lunch break at Hotel Kimsar Fort, Kimsar where we were provided delicious lunch or I may say that we all were hungry so the food tasted amazing. Post lunch, we had a rest and our next destination was Dinner at Marugarh Resort.
Our dinner at Marugarh Resort was a traditional Rajasthani cuisine where we tried various dishes
Day 04 began with breakfast at Janta Sweets where we tried the famous Malai ki Roti and then we had a short visit to the local market. Soon during the lunch hour, we experienced offbeat foods such as Gulab Jamun ki Sabzi, Chaki ki Sabzi, and Kabuli at Shandhar Bhoj and later we departed to Udaipur which is an approximately 5-hour journey.
We reached Jodhpur around the evening where we checked in at the Chunda Palace Hotel where we had an amazing dinner and were waiting for the Day 05 of our food trail.
Day 05 began with a morning walk at Fateh Sagar ki Pal for an hour where we enjoyed the beauty of the location and an early morning walk.
Later we returned to the hotel and had a lovely breakfast. Post that, we visited the Monsoon Palace of Sajjangarh where we explored the place, took photographs, and made our way back to the bus where we reached Natraj Restaurant for an authentic Rajasthani Thali experience.
Soon after our lunch, we headed out to Hotel Chunda Palace where we had a relaxing rest time, our day ended with the closing ceremony of the lovely Rajasthani Food trails by Times food trails.
Day 06 was our departure to our respective locations from Udaipur.