India Beat loves working with Peta Mathias. Be ready for ten days of fabulous sensory overload with renowned New Zealand food writer Peta Mathias. Discover the very different locations of Jaipur, Goa, Kolkata and Darjeeling. In this land of extremes, Peta’s tour encompasses spicy cooking lessons, magical candle lit feasts, camel cart rides and farm and village visits – with accommodation in old palaces, historic guest houses and exquisite hotels.

Peta’s fascinating book on India, ‘Hot Pink Spice Saga’ – an Indian culinary travelogue with recipes gives a taste of   what happens on the tour, accompanied by fabulous photographs by Julie leClerc. It was awarded the Best Culinary Travel Book in NZ at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2017.

In the video below Peta introduces her fascinating culinary group tour of Tamil Nadu. If you are interested in joining this group or any of Peta’s other tours within India please let us know and we will put you in touch with Peta directly.


These all inclusive tours for 10 people are managed by India Beat in conjunction with Peta Mathias Gastronomic Tours.

North India: 03-13 October 2020.
Rajasthan: 20-29 October 2020.
South India / Tamil Nadu: 20-29 January 2020

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Explore India with celebrity chef Peta Mathias

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