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CULTURAL AND SPIRITUAL IMMERSION IN INDIA

This tour blends the best of India’s art, culture and spirituality. Your tour will begin in Delhi, Capital City of independent India which rewards the determined sightseer with more than a thousand monuments. Continue your journey to discover Pink City Jaipur made up of forts and palaces and bustling bazaars. Jaipur is a fascinating destination, giving one the chance to experience India from ancient to modern in one fell swoop. Next you will travel to Agra to discover the wonder that is the Taj Mahal. Discover the extraordinary sculptures of the Khajuraho Temples before travelling to Varanasi, a city as old as Babylon and Nineveh. Uncover the mysteries of the Hindu faith amidst the burning ghats, antique temples and heritage of crafts amongst it twisting bazaar streets filled with legendary Indian silks and brocades. Your final destination will be Mumbai, country’s financial capital and centre of business, fashion and film-making.  Mumbai’s intensity is almost contagious – outlandish fashion and mind-boggling traffic, glistening skyscrapers and slums, bars and restaurants, mayhem and order, ancient bazaars and swish malls, loud temples and rare moments of tranquillity.

 

EXPERIENCES AVAILABLE:

Cycling

  • Explore the lanes of Old Delhi on a morning cycling tour 

Private Access / Exclusive exploration

  • Tour of the private quarters of the City Palace in Jaipur 

Gastronomy

  • Cooking demonstration and meal with a local family in Delhi or Jaipur
  • Street food walk in Delhi or Jaipur 

Spiritual

  • Private Puja (worship) ceremony on the river ghats for prosperity and well-being 

Textiles

  • Block Printing workshop in Jaipur
  • Visit to weaver’s village in Varanasi 

Adventure

  • Wildlife safari in Panna National Park, near Khajuraho

Community Service

  • Visit an NGO in Delhi
  • Visit the SHEROES café in Agra that employs acid attack survivors
  • Visit the wildlife SOS Elephant rescue centre in Agra
  • Explore the narrow maze of streets in Old Delhi on a pedi-cab
  • Explore the imposing fort at Amer.
  • Marvel at the opulence of the lives of the maharajas as you wonder through the City Palace complex in Jaipur.
  • Take in the intoxicating bazaars with their profusion of colours, sights, sounds and smells!
  • Visit India’s most famous and romantic monument, the Taj Mahal.
  • UNESCO World Heritage Khajuraho Temples famous for the exquisite and often erotic carvings
  • A boat ride to witness early morning life on the ghats is an incomparable experience.
  • The evening arti whether witnessed from the ghats or a row boat is India at its spiritual best.
  • Maximum City Mumbai – the most cosmopolitan city in India

Hotels in this Itinerary

  • Alsisar Haveli, Jaipur

    Handsomely located in the center of Pink City - Jaipur, Alsisar Haveli is an appealing treat of regal architecture, plush hospitality and princely ambiances. Remaining ardent to the pristine historic architecture and interior design, Alsisar Haveli - the heritage hotel has been soulfully renovated to preserve its supreme level of comfort and flair. Stay in princely style in a luxurious regal room or choose the maharaja suite to experience the illustrious hospitality of Rajasthan. By the leafy, lush trees lined pool, complete with newly refined gazebos and cenotaphs, enjoy refreshing swimming hours, poolside snacks and mojito pop treat, or dinner at the extensive restaurant with Rajasthani specialties.

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  • Brij Rama Palace, Varanasi

    Situated on its own ghat, BrijRama Palace – a heritage hotel was built in the 18th Century and is considered as one of the oldest structures in Varanasi. Overlooking the Ganges, the property is a stone’s throw away from the popular Dasashwamedh Ghat. Every room at this hotel is air conditioned and is equipped with a flat-screen TV. Every room comes with a private bathroom fitted with a shower. For your comfort, you will find slippers, free toiletries and a hair dryer. Hi-tea, yoga sessions and bottled water are complimentary. You will find a 24-hour front desk at the property. The dry cleaning, ironing service and laundry facilities are available at a surcharge. Room service is available. Live classical music can be enjoyed at the Bada Aangan. It offers 2 dining options and a rooftop terrace. Dining options include Darbhanga that serves a selection of International vegetarian delights and Kamalya, the indoor café that offers a variety of hot beverages and snacks. Beautiful views can be enjoyed from The Kamalya Terrace.

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  • Dera Mandawa, Jaipur

    Dera Mandawa is a family home which offers homestay accommodation in Jaipur. Dera Mandawa was built by Thakur Jait Singhji of Mandawa and further developed and expanded by his sons and grandsons. It is a confluence of influences, adorned with Rajasthani jharokhas (awnings) and arches mixed with British inspired doorframes. Built on two levels, the air-conditioned suites comprise of lobby / galleries, a study and a bedroom. The beds are spacious and comfortable; the baths are clean and have running cold and hot water.

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  • Four Points by Sheraton, Agra

    Four Points by Sheraton hotel in Agra is located just 2 kms away Agra from the famous and magnificent Taj Mahal. Each room here will provide you with a minibar. Featuring a bath or shower, private bathroom also comes with a hairdryer and bathrobes. You can enjoy city view from the room. Extras include bed linen and ironing facilities. At Four Points by Sheraton Agra you will find a fitness center. Other facilities offered at the property include luggage storage. Dining options include Oasis, an all-day dining multi-cuisine restaurant, Stop by Henry’s, a lounge bar where alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and The Roof Top where guests can enjoy sumptuous grilled option with a view of the Taj Mahal.

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  • Sujan Rajmahal Palace, Jaipur

    Sujan Rajmahal is an exquisite royal palace is located at the heart of Jaipur. An enclosed oasis, secluded in verdant gardens, Rajmahal Palace is the repository of a celebrated history. Tall bay windows, mirrored doors and meticulously appointed interiors allow guests to be transported to a new era of 21st century regal living. Conceived as a private palace, a garden retreat, built for his beloved wife, Chandra Kanwar Ranawat ji, the daughter of the Maharana of Mewar, Rajmahal Palace has stood witness to over two hundred and fifty years of history. Following a carefully orchestrated restoration, this palace continues to embody the heritage of its past, maintaining the original, stunning marble staircase, elaborate chandeliers, and treasured family possessions. Accommodation at Raj Mahal Palace comprises of 14 Royal Apartments, Suites and Palace Rooms that have been elegantly re-designed to fit the taste of modern travellers. Attention to even minutest of details such as fabrics and wallpaper has also been given. The colors, motifs, and design for all the rooms are different and inspired from royal Jaipur feel.

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  • Taj Nadesar Palace, Varanasi

    Taj Nadesar Palace situated in the ancient city of Varanasi, close to the sacred waters of the river Ganges and set in the heart of this bustling city, amongst mango orchards, marigold and jasmine fields. It is a haven for those seeking both inner and outer peace. The 10 suites at Nadesar palace are exquisitely scaled yet intimate. Four-poster beds draped in endless lotus pink tulle and bath-tubs on tranquil white marble are reminiscent of an age gone by. Carefully restored interiors are fitted with amenities. The hotel has a small restaurant and a spa. Residents can use the facilities of the nearby Taj Gateway hotel as well.

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  • The Abode, Bombay

    The Abode is a boutique hotel which is a complete expression of the city, celebrating its magic with chic, modern interpretations of historical features and paying subtle homage to Bombay’s heritage and bohemian past. Modern comforts combine with old-world charm in one of fashionable Colaba's heritage buildings. 20 elegantly appointed rooms feature carefully restored vintage furniture, original artworks, sumptuous bedding and the latest entertainment technology. More guesthouse than hotel, but facilities include an all-day dining café, room service and a small spa room; treatments can also be done in-room.

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  • The Claridges, Delhi

    Set in the leafy boulevards of New Delhi, Claridges Hotel is been a landmark in Lutyens Delhi since the 1950’s. Graceful architecture, elegant décor, and a seamless blend of old-world charm and contemporary facilities have made The Claridges, New Delhi one of the best addresses. The 3-floor low rise building has a mildly Art Deco feel to it and a calm understated elegance, in keeping with the spacious bungalows that line the streets of the city. Distinguished guest rooms and suites with their classic, understated décor, the lush landscaped garden with swaying palm trees, and personalised service create a tranquil haven for the business or leisure traveller in the heart of the busy city. The lobby, with its fine double-crescent staircase, sets the tone for the rest of the hotel. There is a somewhat primitive business centre, a swimming pool and a health club. The hotel also has a number of restaurants and a congenial bar. The hotel is within close proximity of the business district, ministries, diplomatic missions, shopping and cultural centres and historical landmarks.

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  • The Lalit Temple View, Khajuraho

    The Lalit Temple View is located close to the airport and overlooks the western group of temples at Khajuraho. It operates 47 rooms and suites and offers over 2,400 square feet of conference and banqueting space. The resort offers recreational facilities for customers. The hotel also has some good restaurant like Panna and The Lalit Boulangerie.

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  • The Oberoi, Delhi

    Located in New Delhi, India’s capital city, The Oberoi, New Delhi reflects the city’s spirit in a harmonious blend of tradition and contemporary sophistication. Located close to the city centre near business, commercial and shopping districts, the luxury hotel overlooks Delhi’s prestigious Golf Club on one side and the heritage site of Humayun’s Tomb on the other. Exquisite interiors, impeccable service and fine cuisine combine to make this the Capital’s most graceful and elegant hotel. The award-winning hotel is ideal for business travel or holidays to explore the cultural wonders of Delhi. The hotel has 220 rooms and suites inspired by Lutyens' New Delhi design, with authentic furnishings and handpicked artwork. All feature large picture windows which frame unmatched views of Delhi Golf Course on one side and the UNESCO World Heritage site of Humayun's Tomb on the other. All accommodation radiates luxury.

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  • The Taj Mahal Palace and Tower, Mumbai

    Overlooking the Arabian Sea and India’s historic monument, the Gateway of India, the Taj Mahal Palace and Tower boasts probably the best view of any hotel in Mumbai. The history of Mumbai and The Taj Mahal Palace are dramatically intertwined. The hotel is Mumbai's first harbour landmark (built 21 years before the Gateway of India) and the site of the first licensed bar in the city. For more than a century, the Taj has played an intrinsic part in the life of the city, hosting Maharajas, dignitaries and eminent personalities from across the globe. Today it is a world leader in hospitality and a favourite destination for discerning business travellers. The hotel has 582 centrally air-conditioned rooms including 49 suites spread into wo wings – the tower wing and the palace wing. The rooms in the tower wing have a contemporary design and have an easy access to the business center. Guests have a choice of rooms that overlook the city or face the Gateway of India and the Arabian Sea. These rooms in the palace wing are renowned for their architecture and exude an aura of old-world elegance. Each corridor in this Wing resembles an art gallery, and the design, décor and furnishing ensure that no two rooms are alike. Guests have a choice of rooms that overlook the city or pool or face the Gateway of India and the Arabian Sea. A treasure-trove of invaluable memorabilia, there is a story to tell behind every pillar, a landmark deal in every boardroom, and a storied celebration under every awning.

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  • The Trident, Agra

    Built around a lovely 6 acres of tropical garden courtyard with Mughal era stone pathways, fountains, sandstone pavilion, and a pool it’s simple, clean and elegant hotel, the Trident is located just a few minutes’ walk from the world-famous Taj Mahal. It has 140 elegantly furnished rooms that include rooms for the physically challenged and a non-smoking section. All rooms are centrally air-conditioned and equipped with modern facilities like a mini-bar, complimentary tea and coffee making facility, direct dial telephone, television set with satellite transmission and a personal safe.

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  • The Visaya, Delhi

    Visaya is a premiere boutique hotel in New Delhi providing holistic and luxurious hospitality experience. Visaya is a Sanskrit word from ancient Hindu scriptures-The Upanishads. True to the essence of the meaning-VISAYA-the hotel-ensures an experience which is not only savoured by material senses of sight, sound, smell, touch and taste but also by the soul which does not rely on the senses. Our endeavour is to take you through that journey of blissful stay.

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  • Trident Nariman Point, Mumbai

    Nestled in the heart of vibrant and bustling Mumbai lies hotel Trident, Nariman Point. Soaring 35 storeys high, it offers panoramic views of Marine Drive or the Queen's Necklace. Rooms and suites at Trident, Nariman Point, offer stunning views of the ocean and Mumbai city skyline. Spacious and well-appointed with all modern amenities, including complimentary high-speed internet for up to four devices, the rooms are complemented by its attentive yet unobtrusive service. Head to one of the hotel’s award-winning restaurants - Frangipani or India Jones, which offer cuisine ranging from Indian to Italian and Asian.

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