Luxury Tours in India: Find Out Where, How & When
India has always been alluring to travelers, be it the economic bag packer, or a super upscale tourist and it is slowly making its name as being a luxury destination as well. For international travelers the most desirable tourist destinations are the ones that cover India’s covered ‘golden triangle’ which is Delhi-Agra-Jaipur, or Rajasthan and Kerala.
Undoubtedly Rajasthan has the most advantage since it enjoys the maximum of Taj and Oberoi properties. These properties are known to offer their guests with state-of-the-art services which make for a worthwhile experience for their guests. To experience luxury travelling in India, it is highly recommended that people opt for tour packages that are highly customizable with a personalized experience. Such tours allow travelers to have the whole tour tailor-made to their preferences. They can either choose to include certain destinations or even skip a few according to their interests. However, some routes are usually unavoidable within the tours.
For instance, if you as a traveler want to have a highly adventurous experience can straight right ahead to famous wildlife destinations, like Ranthambore or Kanha or Jim Corbett National Park. But for those seeking a deeper, more spiritual experience can take a tour of Varanasi, where one of the oldest civilizations of the world started its journey.
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In the luxury tours one can expect all sorts of comfort and amenities customized for their private needs, like a chauffeur driven car, within each city, exclusive assistance of well-trained guides who are experienced and bear proper licensing. By opting a luxury tour guests can have the unique advantage of transport, luxury, and accommodation.
The duration of the tour often varies with the seasonal requirements of the traveler and their own time of availability. For a traveler, having 6 to 7 days at hand, we recommend covering the ‘golden triangle of India’. The golden triangle includes – Jaipur, Agra, and Delhi. Delhi being the capital of the country has bursting and colorful markets, a rich heritage, and well preserved history with its architecture. The second most important part of this forms Agra; this is home to the Seventh Wonder of the world – The Taj Mahal. And finally, the triangle ends in Jaipur, which is the city of colours, populated with royal forts and palaces.
To add a few more destinations to ones tour, they can visit other popular locations of Rajasthan like Bikaner, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Jaisalmer and Ranakpur. The desert cities like Jaisalmer and Bikaner are great spots to witness golden sunsets over the sprawling sand dunes, take solitary camel rides under the azure blue abode the vastness of the golden sand spreads. You will also get to see vast Havelis standing tall with rich historical tales within their shut ribcages. Udaipur is another gem of Indian cities in Rajasthan, popularly called as the “City of Lakes”. It has been ranked as one of the most beautiful cities of the world.
Travelers seeking a dip into the deep waters of spirituality that India is enriched with can take a tour of the majestic Varanasi. Combining this destination with the golden triangle will take 10 days or more. Situated on the banks of all absorbing Holy River Ganges, Varanasi is a city of saffron bound hermits, huge temples, a deep sense of spirituality and vibrant and energetic people. There are several massive ghats on the banks of the river and a boat ride at dusk while the holy Aarti takes place of the River Goddess by long lines of priests on every ghat is a spectacular event.
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While the Northern India is all about rich history, architecture and spirituality, Kerala is all about the natural beauty of the landscape. Mild mannered people inhabit the state. There are several beaches, wildlife spots and the infamous Kerala backwaters to allure tourists from all over the world. The best way to combine north with the South is to take a flight from Udaipur soon after one is done with the golden triangle.
For those seeking luxury travels, we recommend that you either book a flight or opt for a luxury train like the award winning Maharajas Express.
Note : Luxury Trains run on fixed days only with fixed dates and specific itinerary and routing. The best time for luxury travels to India is during November to February while the country enjoys its mild winters.