Are you the type who can’t say no to cooking even when holidaying?
Well, if yes is the answer then you will be happy to hear that you can do exactly that on a vacation! We bring to you a list of some interesting cooking holidays in India.
Trust us when we say that you are simply going to love this experience.
Venues That Offer Cooking Holidays in India
Maya Heritage Aymanam Cooking Holiday, Kottayam, Kerala
The quiet, residential property in Kottayam is one of those places where you can enjoy the best of both worlds- a relaxed vacation experience along with interesting activities. Maya Heritage Aymanam Cooking Holiday offers three cooking classes where you can learn how to prepare authentic Syrian Christian dishes. The lovely host here will take you to her kitchen to show how the dishes are prepared. With the cheapest flights, you can plan a trip to Kerala and enjoy this culinary experience.
Siolim House and Cooking School, Goa
Never thought that Goa can be more than just beaches and booze? Think again! The “Party Capital of India” is also a place where you can take up cooking classes. Step into Siolim House and Cooking School to know more about the local Goan cuisine.
The highly recommended school is owned by Lucie and has cooks of Goan descent to give you hands on training on how to prepare the best of local dishes using the freshest and finest ingredients. You can choose from a number of courses which may include a short shopping spree to the local market. If the idea sounds interesting and you want to travel to the state, it is recommended that you book early so that you can get cheapest flight tickets to Goa and avoid last minute hassle.
Aakriti Eco Homestay, Coonoor, Tamil Nadu
Does the idea of a theme based cooking holiday excite you? If you want to be a part of an interesting and innovative culinary experience, then head to Aakriti Homestay, nestled amidst the magical Nilgiri mountains. The place offers a number of cooking courses that feature veg cuisine from across the country. The guests are taken to the local markets to select fresh vegetables, spices and fruits. It is recommended that you opt for a 5-day cooking class if you want to try different cuisine from various regions. Enjoy your culinary stay at Tamil Nadu.
Haritha Farms, The Pimenta Bungalows, Kadalikad Post, Kadalikad, Kerala
If you are game for taking up an exciting and knowledgeable cooking holiday, then Haritha Farms at Kadalikad, Kerala could be your best bet. The cooking school has various programmes including 2 day or more Monsoon Cooking programs (with Ayurvedic treatments), 3-day Kerala Curry Magic programs, 4-day Kerala Cooking Residency programs, 8 day Kerala Cooking Adventure programs and 10 day Chef's Special Kerala Vegetarian programs among others.
There is also the Stay and Cook lessons for those who are on a non-culinary holiday. All the programs are integrated with the accommodation but you may have to shell some extra money to be a part of these classes.
These cooking holidays in India are a perfect blend of a nice holiday experience and an interesting learning stint!
Enroll at any of these schools and take home some delectable memories.