Experience the rich legacy of Indian cuisine and the innovative ways it is being interpreted by the most talented practitioners today.

A Taste of India Today:
Mumbai and Hyderabad

Culinary and Cultural Immersion

Join us for an unforgettable experience!

Mumbai and Hyderabad, October 19 – 27, 2018

This uniquely curated eight-day adventure will offer the highest level of hospitality and luxury along with intimate access to the experts who are at the heart of India’s creative culinary renaissance and dynamic food and beverage industry.

World Renowned Food Studies Expert, Dr. Krishnendu Ray, to Join October Culinary Tour to Mumbai and Hyderabad. Read full announcement here.

  • Mumbai

India’s most cosmopolitan, energetic and fashionable city is not only the financial capital of India and the home of Bollywood, but it is also the center for innovation in the culinary arts. Indeed, a city filled with the “food obsessed”! Home to more than 20 million people, this fascinating, pulsing commercial center, once a grouping of seven different islands, also boasts a remarkable mix of heritage, Art Deco and contemporary architecture.

  • Hyderabad

Hindu and Muslim cultures meet and mingle in this former kingdom of the Nizams, now one of India’s Silicon Valleys. It also boasts highly distinctive regional cuisines, rich craft traditions and a thriving jewelry trade, including a few notable diamonds (The Hope, The Koh-i-noor). Often referred to as the “City of Pearls”, Hyderabad was established in 1591 along the banks of the Musi River.  



From street snacks to fine dining, we will taste scrumptious fare in a variety of special settings - private homes, casual eateries, palaces, chic restaurants, old world establishments.


Market Tours

Very little can match the exhilaration of experiencing India’s food and spice markets first hand. Expert guides will lead us through some of the most interesting ones.


Cooking Workshops

Our immersive, hands-on approach translates into several opportunities to learn from the best and to cook alongside celebrated chefs.


Cuisine and Culture

Cuisine and culture go hand in hand. History, art, architecture, social issues, politics, business and more will be on every menu.

Introducing Kilachand + Karp

Inspired by the notion that life should be a constant adventure revolving around food, discovery and sharing, Kilachand + Karp is a new venture with a unique point of view. The spotlight is on Asia, a region of the world known for its myriad culinary traditions as well as its influence on contemporary global cuisine.

Judi and Karen, formerly of the Asia Society, are excited to launch culinary tours, starting with India, that tap into the rich gastronomy of the region and the innovative ways it is being interpreted by the most talented practitioners today.


The Buzz

I can’t think of two more imaginative, resourceful and connected individuals to lead immersive culinary tours to India and other destinations. Judi and Karen were stars at the Asia Society. They have mastered the diplomacy of food and will make great ambassadors in that field.
— Ambassador Nicholas Platt, President Emeritus, Asia Society
As someone who has witnessed and participated in the ‘dining out’ movement in India over the past twenty five years, it’s rather unfortunate that culinary tourism in India is so underdeveloped and underappreciated in spite of it screaming out to be experienced!
— Rahul Akerkar, Chef and Restaurateur
Judi and Karen’s new tours to India could not be more timely. India is experiencing an explosion of culinary creativity. I’m very impressed with the itinerary that K+K has put together and look forward to collaborating with them.
— Floyd Cardoz, Executive Chef/Partner, The Bombay Bread Bar; Co-founder and Culinary Director, The Bombay Canteen