A Luxury Tour of India: to the Golden Triangle & Beyond invites you to explore the vibrant cities of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur (otherwise known as India’s Golden Triangle), as well as the holy Ganges in Varanasi, the stunning Golden Temple in Amritsar, and the bustling metropolis of Mumbai. Not for the faint-hearted, by day your every sense will be completely immersed in the bright colours, sounds, tastes and smells of India. By night you’re transported to a world of utter comfort and style by experiencing a hand-picked selection of the finest luxury hotels in India. Combined with the knowledge, expertise, and professionalism of our friendly guides and drivers, on this luxury tour of India you’re in for a truly unforgettable, eye-opening journey, all while travelling at a pace comfortable to you and with every detail designed to your taste. Almost all stops are purposefully connected by flight, meaning less time on the road and more to soak up your spectacular surroundings.
This evening, you’ll be met by your guide to explore the spectacular Golden Temple at night, during the Putting to Bed ceremony. A unique and colourful ceremony, this daily ritual of putting the Holy Scripture to bed is a sight not to miss on a visit to Amritsar. The temple is home to the Adi Granth or Original Holy Book which is a collection of hymns of the great saints. The book is a focus of devotion. During the day it’s kept in the Harmandir Sahib. It’s returned to the Akal Takht every evening around 9.15 pm in winter and 10.15 pm in summer. The Putting to Bed ceremony was the highlight of our recent stay in Amritsar. You can read more about it by clicking here.
Later, continue to Dera Amer to spend a memorable evening with elephants. It’s a magical place on the outskirts of the city, where you can spend time up close with elephants by helping to feed and bathe them, before taking a gentle walk together through the surrounding forest at sunset (Dera Amer do not encourage rides). If meeting elephants isn’t your thing, this can certainly be removed or replaced. Perhaps with a private cooking class or a special dinner recommendation. For those who are interested in spending time with elephants, Dera Amer is a fantastic and ethical place to do it.
Optionally, if you have an interest in wildlife may we recommend including a stop in Ranthambhore – between Agra and Jaipur – at The Oberoi Vanyavilas? Ranthambhore National Park offers the opportunity to spot wild Bengal tigers in their natural habitat on a Jeep safari through the reserve. Why not extend your luxury tour of India to the Blue City of Jodhpur? Or to the Golden City of Jaisalmer, for a two-night stay in the Thar Desert at The Serai? All our tours are private, and tailor-made to complement your taste and interests. In essence, the itinerary described above is just a starting point, and together we can refine it into your ideal Indian experience.
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