New York, N.Y. – March 20, 2019 – Luxury Gold, the global leader in luxury escorted journeys, is pleased to offer clients the opportunity to experience a wonderland of the exotic and enigmatic in India with journeys that take clients beyond the ordinary during the Holi festival and other memorable events throughout the year. It is a land full of cultural richness, ancient wisdom and Bollywood festivities that have penetrated today’s pop culture and has become a top bucket list destination. This year, the Holi festival’s kaleidoscope of colors takes place on March 20-21 to commemorate the victory of good over evil and welcome the new Spring season.
“When clients experience India, they discover a fascinating world combining the modern and traditional with warm hospitality and a once in a lifetime journey they will never forget with Luxury Gold,” said president of Luxury Gold, Jon Grutzner. “Our 8 luxury escorted journeys across India and the subcontinent will reveal its lively culture, sacred rituals and eternal appeal for guests to open their minds as well as deepen their understanding of this mesmerizing ancient civilization.”
All of Luxury Gold’s journeys include exclusive VIP experiences, exceptional dining, sustainable travel opportunities, small group travel and even more personalized service from a Traveling Concierge.
Here are the top luxury experiences clients can expect in India for the journey of a lifetime:
- Relax and restore at The Leela Palace in Udaipur (13 days)
Named Udaipur’s only modern palace hotel, The Leela Palace is an exquisite stop on Luxury Gold’s 13-day Imperial Rajasthan journey. The 5-star accommodation is set amidst 12 acres of beautiful gardens, surrounded by the magnificent Aravalli mountains. Considered a fine example of royal Rajput architecture and grandeur, guests will take in the enduring allure of Jaipur’s glorious past and live like a modern maharaja in the Palace as they get a taste of royal therapy. The hotel’s award-winning spa, ESPA, offers Signature Spa Treatments including healing fusions of Ayurvedic and European therapies to relax and restore the entire body and mind as well. From high quality skincare products and oils to revitalizing seaweeds and cleansing muds, guests will be pampered to the maximum and carefully looked after.
- Explore local wildlife and take an unexpected Jeep Safari in Jaipur (8 days)
On Luxury Gold’s Essence of India with Ranthambore 8-day journey, guests explore the former private hunting grounds of the Maharajahs in Jaipur, on the hunt for the elusive Bengal tiger. Travelers can expect to see wild boars, monkeys, spotted deer and antelopes as well. At dusk, return back to Ranthambore National Park to explore with an expert naturalist and discover the territory of the majestic tiger.
- Give back to a local community via sustainable travel in Rajasthan (16 days)
Reports show that the definition of luxury travel is being reshaped by changing consumer behavior. It’s now becoming a way of being as guests are looking for self-actualization, which is the new ultimate luxury. Transformative and sustainable travel with the opportunity to give back is in high demand and travelers can look no further than the Imperial Rajasthan with ME to WE extension 16-day journey. The ME to WE Culturally Immersive Experience extension begins with guests journeying to the Aravalli Mountains. Over three days, guests will interact with locals to learn about daily life in rural India, contribute to a sustainability project in a local village and have the option to participate in a sunrise nature walk or yoga sessions.
- Indulge the senses at the Fairmont Jaipur (8 days)
The 5-star luxury Fairmont Jaipur has a wide range of experiences to offer from hot air balloon rides to hiking through the famous Aravalli hills, any experience is attainable at the opulent hotel. The jewel of the Fairmont is said to be the spa, with 12 treatment rooms designed to create a beautiful sanctuary. Guests can indulge in a range of therapeutic and rejuvenating massages including traditional Indian and international treatments. A host of delectable restaurants can be also be found, serving authentic cuisine that will delight any traveller. ZARIN, the hotel’s signature restaurant, serves savory Indo Persian dishes, while ZOYA offers a dedicated menu full of authentic Rajasthani cuisine. Everything at the Fairmont Jaipur from the rooms and food to the excursions and wellness offerings will truly amaze guests on the Essence of India with Ranthambore 8-day journey.
- Drift through tropical backwaters on a deluxe houseboat in Kerala (15 days)
Exploring the narrow canals of Vaikom village has never been easier in deluxe houseboats. Many areas have been left untouched by modernity and travelers will drift around in comfort plus experience life as a local in the village as they try their skills at weaving pineapple leaves or coconut husks. In Alleppey, guests cruise the glorious backwaters and spend the night on a traditional houseboat while on the 16-day Spirit of North and South India journey.
- Enjoy royal treatment at an elegant High Tea tasting in Jaipur (13 days)
On Luxury Gold’s Imperial Rajasthan 13-day journey, travelers will journey to the Amber Fort to relish in the exquisiteness of its royal halls, before returning to Jaipur to see the Hawa Mahal, visit the royal observatory and Sukh Niwas, Jaipur’s City Palace. At the City Palace, travelers will indulge in an elegant High Tea fit for royalty as a VIP experience available exclusively to Luxury Gold guests.
- Experience exceptional dining at Baradari Restaurant in Rajasthan (8 days)
A sought-after restaurant that offers contemporary Rajasthani cuisine alongside continental dishes inspired by the region, Baradari is a creative union of old world with new. The restaurant has only been open for three years but has already amassed a reputation for traditional and authentic cuisine that delights the palate. Located at the City Place in Jaipur, a museum housing an amazing collection of works, the sights, sounds and smells of Baradari Restaurant will never disappoint. Travelers experience the exceptional cuisine on the Essence of India with Ranthambore 8-day journey.
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