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 river 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, whilst by night you’re transported to a world of utter comfort, luxury 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 whilst travelling at a pace comfortable to you and with every detail designed around your personal tastes. Almost all stops are purposefully connected by flight, meaning less time on the road and more to soak up your spectacular surroundings.
The rest of the afternoon is yours at leisure to rest, settle in and recover from your flight, though depending on the time you arrive if you’d like to begin exploring your chauffeur is always on hand. For dinner, we’d recommend dining in-house at the Lodhi’s award-winning Indian Accent, which just so happens to be India’s best restaurant and offers a delicious modern twist on Indian classics.
Later 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 be missed 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 and during the day is kept in the Hari Madhir Sahib and is returned to the Akal Takhat every evening at around 9.15pm in winter and 10.15pm in the summer. The Putting to Bed ceremony was the highlight of our recent stay in Amritsar, you can read more about it by clicking here.
In the early evening, you’ll be met by your guide for a tour of the Ganges – and its many ghats – by boat, culminating with the evening aarti ceremony. These ancient rituals have changed very little over hundreds and hundreds of years. The scent of sandalwood and incense swirls around, whilst the sounds of prayer chanting and clashing symbols rise to a crescendo. Hundreds of little oil lamps flickering on the river are a beautiful sight.
Optionally, if you have an interest in wildlife may we recommend including a stop in Ranthambhore – between Agra and Jaipur – at the fabulous Oberoi Vanyavilas? Ranthambhore National Park offers the opportunity to spot wild Bengal tigers in their natural habitat on a Jeep safari through the reserve. Or, why not extend your luxury tour of India to the Blue City of Jodhpur, or into the Golden City of Jaisalmer for a two-night stay in the Thar Desert, in a luxury tent at The Serai? All our tours are private and tailor-made to complement your tastes and interests – the luxury tour of India described above is really just a starting point and together we can refine it into your ideal experience.
We're open Monday to Friday 10:00 - 18:00. India is 5.5+ UTC.