India: Grand and Fabulous

Kevin Eagan - Apr 27, 2009
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India is fast becoming the top tourist, shopping and even a medical / surgical destination offering a unique blend of colonial and modern experiences, from the Royal Palaces to the luxurious hotels and some amazing sights.

Your India sojourn can include the following cities:

Mumbai – stay at the Taj Mahal Palace & Tower renowned the world over as one of the legendary hotels of the Orient. Situated on the waterfront, its stunning edifice, built at the turn of the century, evokes an old charm that cannot be duplicated.  

Visit Prince of Wales Museum and Hanging Gardens. From Gateway of India sail to Elephanta islands, you visit the unique cave temple with three faced Shiva Sculpture.

Udaipur – The Oberoi Udai Vilas, conceived as a traditional Indian palace, showcases the rich heritage of Mewar region of Rajasthan. Take an enchanting boat ride across Lake Pichola.

Visit the picturesque City Palace and enjoy the Lake Palace Hotel, “Octyopussy James Bond Fame”.

Visit Devi Garh palace in the village of Delwara where Elizabeth Hurley got married. The fort was constructed in the 1760s under Raghudev Singh II. The rulers followed Raghudev Sigh further added new structures to the fort palace.

Jodhpur – Stay at the golden-yellow sandstone Umaid Bhawan Palace perched high above the desert capital of Jodpur conceived on the grandest possible scale in the fashionable Art Deco style of that time.

Visit Mehrangarh Fort in the ancient town of Thar Desert, oasis with 16 Brahamani and Jain temples.

Jaipur (Pink City) – Come stay as a royal in luxury and extravagance at The Rambagh Palace. It evokes images of erstwhile royalty. Known as the “Jewel of Jaipur”, it remained the home of the Jaipur royal family until 1957.

Excursions to Amber Fort and Palace, Hawa Mahal and Jantar Mantar, an observatory.

Samode – Samode Palace, a fairy tale palace and villages, is one of India's most charming and romantic hotels. It offers a quiet, elegant and luxurious atmosphere.

Ranthambore National Park – Stay nestled in the natural beauty of the wilds at the Oberoi Vanyavilas. The perfect base from which to explore the territory of the majestic tiger.

Agra – Enjoy the luxury of your own private view of the greatest monument to Love, the Taj Mahal. The Oberoi Amar Vilas offers a breathtaking view of the Taj Mahal. The resort takes you back to an era of Emperors and Princes.

New Delhi (India’s bustling Capitol) – Reckoned amongst Asia’s finest hotels, The Imperial is a legend that offers a unique experience embracing facets of India’s history.

Visit the Lotus Temple this distinctive lotus-shaped marvel in marble is a peace symbol, the evening light and sound show at Red Fort, Swaminarayan Akshardham, epitomizes 10,000 years of Indian culture in all its breathtaking grandeur.

By Pinnacle Luxury Tours (Company specializing in tailor-made (group and private) luxury tours to India)

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