Indian Village Experience

Village Cuisine Experience

unlearn urban, learn rural

India has primarily been a rural country. Though it has lately transformed into an urban base, yet the majority still lives in rural areas and leads a rural lifestyle. As they say, ‘old habits die hard’, an average urban Indian still at times vouches for the village cuisine of his region and loves to indulge in it at times, though now giving it a name of a ‘luxurious experience’ that is rare in daily life today.

As Indian villages today have the so called ‘luxury’ of eating the freshest of the fresh vegetables and meat, using the freshly ground spices, following the traditional cooking patterns et al, it sure contributes immensely to the dramatic change in cooking style and the taste of food. Some of it is due to the loyalty of villagers to the age-old cooking systems and patterns that are followed in Indian Village cooking, while other reason is the limited availability of resources and modern cooking techniques in the villages, such as a simple gas stove, which is still rare in villages and our villagers still stick to the traditional wood or cow-dung cake fire for cooking, unavailability of power to run refrigerators for storage, forces them (or gives them the luxury) to buy fresh, cook fresh and eat fresh at all times.

We take you to a countryside (45 min drive from Lucknow) into a traditional village, where you unlearn all that is urban and learn all that is rural – we learn this ethnic cuisine and enjoy a limited but a very unique cuisine that urban population today calls, ‘luxury’.

Cost :

On request –

Starting Time :

Winters / Summers – 11 am (lunch) – time flexible 

Expected Duration :

4 hours

Remarks :

This is an experience with an exclusive arrangements in the countryside village near the city. 

Quite an unpretentious cooking experience with minimum hygiene related interventions

Expect this to be a half day programme, returning to the city in the afternoon.

  • Inclusions
  • Exclusions

Home cooked lunch on set menu (food preferences are taken in advance).

Interaction with the village family that hosts this experience.

Beverage as served with lunch as a part of the menu of the day.

Unlimited bottled water.

Services of food expert to guide and interpret cooking and village life.

Access to private village home and farms with appointment and by permission.

Transport services (No pickup / drop).

Any beverage outside menu, except bottled water, unless a part of the menu of the day.

Entertainment programme. (may be included at a supplement cost)

Tips & gratuities for service and cooking staff (At the discretion of guests).