India may be daunting, chaotic, frenetic and complex for the first traveler, but it will surely enchant you with its exotic diversity, rich tapestry and picturesque beauty. India's lively culture, unique spiritual heritage, ancient traditions and hospitality will amaze and dazzle your senses. Wherever you go, you will discover lively potpourri colors, culture and character – a land of incredible contrasts and paradoxes, timeless but constantly changing.
From the majestic Himalayas to the north, the incredible Saharan-Thar desert expanses to the west, the wide coastal plains, dense jungles, stunning beaches and tranquil flows to the south, this enormous nation with its impressive and diverse topography offers unlimited wandering and exploring opportunities.
If you are planning a luxury tour of India with such a diverse range of encounters, what to choose where to put your drifter out?
Luckily for you there are plenty of luxury and custom experiences to dive into.
India offers so much, from the untouched white wonder of the Taj Mahal, through the sandy beaches of Goa to the backwaters of Kerala. It is, of course, impossible to explore all of India's beauty in one way and truly soak up the rich culture and heritage of each city is better to focus on one or two regions at a time.
A perfect holiday is a combination of sightseeing, relaxation and luxury stays with flexibility, comfort, security and independence. Luxury travel is about unique authentic experiences, it is stress-free travel, time pressure adapted to your preferences, defined by your desires, inclinations and impulses.
North India is a fantastic introduction for anyone traveling to the subcontinent for the first time, and most tours of northern India usually begin and end in New Delhi, within easy reach of the colorful Rajasthan and spiritual Varanasi. But of course you can choose Mumbai as your starting point also depending on your preferences and flight connections.
Must see the golden triangle in India:
The Golden Triangle Tour includes three cities – Delhi, Agra and Jaipur, and each offers an extraordinary wealth of cultural and historical splendor.
Delhi – The capital of India is a cosmopolitan bustling metropolis with influences of Mughal and Colonial, a beautiful blend of historical past and vibrant present.
Start your tour of old Delhi from busy marketplaces such as the narrow aisle market, each specializing in commodity: Dariba Kalan is a stripe of jewelers and silver smiths, and Khari Baoli is Asia's largest spice market. Visit the Red Sandstone Monument to the Red Fort, the large Jama Masjid Mosque with its impressive black and white domes.
Take the wide roads and boulevards of New Delhi, also known as Lutyen's Delhi, and visit the Indian Gate. Rashtrapati Bhavan built in Moghulu and Western architectural styles and the Victorious Tower – Minutes Minutes.
Look at the Taj Mahal from the comfort and privacy of your own bay window, in your private room in Oberoi Amarvilas – the epitome of wealth.
The most famous monument of the city is the white marble wonder Taj Mahal he lives with all the superlatives applied by poets and historians. Look at this eternal embodiment of the shades of love from peach pink at sunrise to golden amber at sunset and you will be charmed by its gorgeous beauty.
Visit Agra Fort and the elegant Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daullah.
Jaipur, the capital of royal Rajasthan, also known as the "Pink City" See the luxury Oberoi Raj Vilas – a royal resort set in 32 hectares of landscaped gardens with pavilions and reflective pools that create princely royal Rajasthan. Enjoy the Jaipur countryside with a tranquil elephant ride and a gourmet picnic at Naila Fort, or take part in a private culinary class to learn about spices and secrets of Indian cuisine.
Head to Jaipur to explore the opulent palaces, majestic fortresses and labyrinths of busy bazaars selling textiles, leather products, wood prints, perfumes, jewelry and traditional Jaipur blue ceramics.
City of Dawn, Udaipur is a charming country around Cerul Lake surrounded by the lush hills of Aravallis. Udaipur, a vision in white soaked in romance and beauty, is a fascinating blend of sights, sound and experience, and its kaleidoscope of fabulous palaces, lakes, temples, gardens and narrow streets dotted with the scents of heroic past, embodying valor and chivalry.
Relax in the specially furnished rooms in the luxurious Oberoi Udaivilas, overlooking the scenic Lake Pichola. Spectacular interiors, architectural brilliance and a tranquil environment will transport you in the past with royalties.
Nestled on the edge of the Thar Desert, the city of Jodhpur, also known as the Blue City or Sun City, is reflected with the stories of antiquity. A place where the sun's rays create the illusion of shimmering lakes in an arid land. On its west side stands Meharangarh Fort and on the east side is the massive sandstone palace Umaid Bhawan; Jodhpur's monuments, temples and gardens depict versatile grandeur.
Nothing touched the Mehrangarh Fort to keep track of Jodhpur and the old town's blue houses.
Stay in the magnificent Umaid Bhawan Palace, a golden colored desert sandstone desert amidst acres of green gardens. As an impressive honor of art deco, the palace has 64 luxurious rooms and suites. Embark on an exciting drive through the enchanting city of Jodhpur with a vintage car accompanied by your royal servant. Stop under the starry night sky for a divine grilled feast accompanied by desert music.
The Khajuraho temples were built between 950 and 1050 AD during the reign of Chandela, which derives its name from the Khajur tree (date palm), which can be found in abundance in the area. Recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, the historic city is a symbol of medieval art. Famous for their erotic carvings, the temples at Khajaraho display outstanding sculptural decorations, large dimensions and a complex yet perfectly harmonious composition.
Do not miss watching Son-et-Lumiere evening, which tells of the construction of Khajuraho temples under the Chandel dynasty.
It is advisable to plan your visit around the month of February, as the Khajuraho Dance Festival takes place every year from 25 February to 2 March in the open air hall in front of the temples dedicated to Lord Shiva.
Along with dance performances, you can also see a number of craftsmen who trade their native art and crafts with visitors.
Varanasi, the spiritual nerve center of Hinduism, is probably the place in India that has the greatest impact on visitors. Formerly known as Benares, it sits on the bend of the Ganges, and its spiritual meaning derives from its position as the "place of crossing". Landmarks, the cacophony of sounds, the smell of incense and jasmine flowers, and color riots can sometimes be overwhelming; however, watching pilgrims on the banks of the Ganges against the background of ancient temples is fascinating and strangely reassuring. Watch the evening of Aarti on the banks of the Holy Ganges at sunset and this magnificent synchronized ritual with the Vedic mantras will leave you in hypnotic trance.
Staying at Taj Nadesar will provide you with much needed relief and relief from the city's humdrum and chaos. Situated on the banks of the Ganges River since 1835, Taj Nadesar Palace offers royal, national and star accommodation set in lush greenery, mango orchards, marigold and jasmine. Nadesar Palace is a haven of tranquility.
Varanasi is known for its fine silk – it is available everywhere, but shop and trade hard!
With such a range of luxurious extravagances to choose from, you'll be spoiled for choice, and the exoticism of India and decadence will remain in your memories forever. Pack your bags and embark on this transformation path to explore this magical land to reappear.