From Varanasi: 3-hour home cooking tour with a local family

From Varanasi: 3-hour home cooking tour with a local family

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3 Hours

Live tour guide



What could be a more authentic experience to explore India than have a meal with a local family! Experience hospitality like no other with this home cooking class where you get access to a local’s home and where you’ll not only just eat authentic Indian cuisine but also get a chance to cook it along with them! Learn the recipe to make masala chai, local snacks of Pakoda, daal (lentils), curry, chapati (bread), and many more!


  • Learn how to cook authentic Indian food along with a local family in their home!
  • Learn about different spices and curries and the art of choosing the right proportion to get that right flavor!
  • Experience true Indian hospitality and mannerism and all the cultural aspects of it.
  • Binge on some finger-licking authentic food, something that even the biggest of restaurants wouldn’t be able to match!
  • Get a comfortable hotel pickup and drop.


Experience true India, the most authentic of food and warmest of hospitality in this home-cooking tour which lets you inside the home of a local Indian family. The tour can run either in a day for lunch or during the evening for dinner depending upon your preference. Depending upon your choice you will be picked up by your guide (for lunch pickup will be at 12 noon, and for dinner pickup will be at 5 PM) post which you will head for meeting your local Indian family! Experience warm hospitality, something which Indians are known from the moment you enter the home.

The chef of the family will brief you about the menu and you can get started with all the cooking. Begin with the quintessential Masala chai (tea), something India is known for! Learn how to make the perfect masala chai with pakoras (Potato appetizer) and then have it with the family over some hearty conversations!

Your lunch or dinner will include a vegetarian meal of daal (lentils), curry (depending upon the season), raita (yogurt sauce), roti or chapati (flatbreads of wheat), rice, and a dessert! You can learn to make all of this and know about the unique ingredients that give unique flavors to each dish!

Post all the cooking, sit together to feast on this scrumptious food with the family, and learn more about Indian culture and values! (we love to answer all your questions!) Once you’re done bid goodbye to the family and your guide will drop you back at your hotel.


  • All the food
  • Hotel pick-up and drop
  • English-speaking live guide
  • All the supplies and spices needed for preparation are included.


  • Any personal expense.

Departure details
  • We pick up all travelers
  • Pick up and drop off provided from all hotels located in Varanasi.
Know before you go

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Any food allergies must be told beforehand.
  • We advise you to come to a little empty stomach as there is going to be a lot of food!

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