Journey through India: From Royal Rajasthan to Kerala
Enjoy a grand adventure that blends the north and south of India in a single journey, weaving the sub-continent's cultural heritage into a comprehensive and magical experience.
- A Q&A with Expert Francesca Casertano
- A Tale of Two Monuments (and Three Centuries of Tourists)
- A Magical Tour of the City of Light
- Incredible, unforgettable India!
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Set amidst beautiful landscaped gardens in Connaught Place, one of the capital's most exclusive residential, diplomatic, and commercial districts, the 323-room Shangri-La Hotel offers five different restaurants and lounges, fitness facilities, an outdoor pool, spa with sauna and massage, and a shopping arcade. The elegantly designed guest rooms blend traditional oriental with contemporary décor and include private bath with hair dryer, individual climate control, satellite/cable TV, mini-bar, in-room safe, and phone.Number of nights: 3
Nestled amid six acres of landscaped gardens close to the Taj Mahal, the 100-room Taj Gateway Hotel Agra offers two restaurants and a lounge; shopping arcade; recreational facilities including badminton, gym with jogging track, tennis courts, and outdoor pool; spa with steam room and massage; and an in-house astrologer. Air-conditioned guest rooms have private bath with hair dryer, coffee- and tea-making facilities, in-room safe, Internet access, TV, and phone.Number of nights: 2
Built in the tradition of the region's grand Mughal palaces, this majestic hotel offers the best in modern amenities and is perfectly complemented with the rich heritage of Rajasthan in the design and attention to detail on display in each of the 255 guest rooms. All rooms are meticulously decorated, featuring timber doors, vaulted ceilings and such modern conveniences as large soaker tubs, lush bed linens, and wireless Internet access. Additional amenities include hair dryer, in-room safe, mini-bar, TV, and phone.Number of nights: 2
Hotel Fateh Garh, a Heritage Renaissance Resort & Sanctuary, is perched on the edge of Udaipur city amongst the Aravalli hills, with commanding 360º views. This 48-room property offers travelers a spacious and peaceful refuge from the noisy and crowded urban India. Rooms have private bath with hair dryer, mini-bar, TV, and phoneNumber of nights: 3
The Vivanta by Taj, Hari Mahal offers Rajasthan's legendary hospitality along with comfortable opulence. Guests enjoy the hotel grounds set amidst six acres of luscious gardens. Hotel amenities include three restaurants, fitness center, swimming pool, and spa. Air-conditioned guest rooms have private bath with hair dryer, Wi-Fi Internet access, mini-bar, in-room safe, TV, and phone.Number of nights: 1
Perched atop a 130-foot stabilized sand dune, the Dera Dune Retreat offers guests a wonderful base to explore this remote area of Rajasthan. This retreat has 18 stylishly-appointed cottages decorated in royal Rajasthan style, a swimming pool to beat the desert heat and sweeping views of the desert. Each cottage is equipped with air-conditioning, private bath, and in-room safe.Number of nights: 2
The Taj Mahal Palace & Tower's architectural design unifies Moorish, Oriental, and Florentine cultures. The 565 rooms display many Indian influences such as alabaster ceilings, onyx columns, and high archways. Hotel amenities include several restaurants, a shopping area, fitness center with steam and sauna, and hair salon. Each room offers private bath, air conditioning, in-room safe, mini bar, TV, and phone.Number of nights: 2
Situated on Willingdon Island with a magnificent view of Cochin harbor, Vivanta by Taj, Taj Malabar is a fine balance between yesterday and tomorrow. Hotel amenities include a multiple restaurants, pool bar, Internet access, fitness center, swimming pool, and spa. Air-conditioned guest rooms have private bath with hair dryer, mini-bar, Internet access, in-room safe, TV, and phone.Number of nights: 3