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South India Culinary Adventure with Vikram Vij

Join renowned chef Vikram Vij on a culinary journey across South India.

Lush tropical landscapes, neat colourful villages, world-renowned temple complexes, and gorgeous heritage accommodation complement our focus on the rich and varied cuisine of Tamil Nadu and Kerala. South Indians are famously not afraid to experiment with their food, merging old traditions and discovering new recipes. Enjoy hands-on cooking classes, hosted cooking presentations, guided tasting walks in markets and bazaars, and meet chefs and food producers who are passionate about their craft.

A multitude of varied settings enhance our experience; from the Life of Pi’s Indian Cote d’Azur in Pondicherry to the thriving technicolour temples in the power centre of Madurai, the extravagant courtyard mansions of Chettinad, the fragrant spice gardens and tea plantations of Periyar and the enchanting backwaters of Kerala.

Vikram will provide his interpretation of what you see and taste and share his vision of importance of food in the continuity of cultural practices.

If a genie granted you one wish, what would it be?
"For Indian food to be a staple of everyone’s culinary repertoire."
– Vikram Vij, quoted in Trek Magazine, Winter, 2017
 
 
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alumni UBC Travel Club Alumni Expeditions

India | 14 days
alumni UBC Travel Club

Dates:
Feb 20 - Mar 04, 2020
Cost:
US$8495
Group Size:
14 - 20 participants

Includes:
Airport transfers for passengers arriving and departing as per the group itinerary; accommodation based on double occupancy in hotels listed or similar; meals as indicated in the itinerary; all internal transportation by private coach; sightseeing with qualified English-speaking guides; all activities and entrance fees; four cooking classes; special food experiences; Kathakali dance performance; taxes and gratuities (for guides, drivers, hotels, restaurants); fully escorted by your Worldwide Quest tour director.

Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1: Arrive Chennai
Day 2: Chennai's markets and bazaars
Day 3: Along the Coromandel Coast
Day 4: Cooking in Pondicherry
Day 5: Rural life at Chidambaram and Kumbakonam
Day 6: Tanjore’s magnificent temple complex
Day 7: Chettinad’s fabulous mansions
Day 8: Madurai’s Fish-Eyed Goddess
Day 9: Across the Western Ghats to Periyar
Day 10: Periyar’s spice gardens
Days 11 - 12: Kumarakom
Day 13: Kochi's ancient mosques
Day 14: Depart Kochi
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Your Tour Leader

Vikram Vij is an Indian-born Canadian chef, cookbook author, and television personality. He is a passionate supporter of the sustainable food industry and has championed many causes including the Vancouver Aquarium’s Ocean Wise Sustainable Seafood Program and the UBC Farm.

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alumni UBC Travel Club Alumni Expeditions

India | 14 days
alumni UBC Travel Club

Dates:
Feb 20 - Mar 04, 2020
Cost:
US$8495
Group Size:
14 - 20 participants

Includes:
Airport transfers for passengers arriving and departing as per the group itinerary; accommodation based on double occupancy in hotels listed or similar; meals as indicated in the itinerary; all internal transportation by private coach; sightseeing with qualified English-speaking guides; all activities and entrance fees; four cooking classes; special food experiences; Kathakali dance performance; taxes and gratuities (for guides, drivers, hotels, restaurants); fully escorted by your Worldwide Quest tour director.

WHAT THEY SAY:

"Best food I have ever had in my LIFE!" - Grace W.

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