Must see destinations on your India Luxury Tour!
India has seen a considerable rise in the number of tourist arrivals in past few years. There has also been a shift in perceptions, accounting India as a luxury holiday destination, thus more and more people seeking luxury India tours. Long gone are the days when India was considered just a land of the ‘snake-charmers’! Today’s India has much more charm associated with it – be it the beautiful white sand beaches of Goa or the Royal forts and palaces of Rajasthan or for that matter the commercial capital of India – Mumbai and the city of eternal love – Taj Mahal! Talking about luxury India holidays, there are a few destinations which definitely score higher than others on Alluring India’s list, primarily due to the facilities available as well as the popular sites in those cities. Some of these are:
1. UDAIPUR: One of the most luxurious experiences for luxury India tours!
Known by several names like ‘Lake City’, ‘Venice Of The East’, Udaipur is the historic capital of the Mewar Kingdom. It was founded in 1559 by Maharana Udai Singh and is today one of the most important tourist destinations in Rajasthan. Few years back, it was declared as the world’s best city in a poll by Travel and Leisure magazine. It owes its grandeur to the majestic forts and palaces from the ‘Rajput’ era. Many of these forts and palaces have been converted into hotels which offer sheer luxury and mesmerizes its visitor with the very first look. Alluring India recommends these luxury properties as a must experience while visiting Udaipur! From the gorgeous ‘Leela’ to the breath taking ‘Udai Vilas Palace’ and ‘Taj Lake Palace’, Udaipur has some of the finest luxury hotels in the country. Well, these are just the beginning and then we have the famous ‘Fateh Prakash Palace’, ‘Shiv Niwas Palace’ and so on.. Udaipur definitely deserves to be on the top when it comes to luxury India Tours!
2. GOA: Perfect destination for a luxury beach holiday in India! Definitely a beach-lover’s paradise! A former Portuguese colony famous for its world heritage architecture, Goa today is one of the most visited destinations in the country and offers the perfect backdrops for a luxurious India tour on the beaches. It boasts of several beaches with white sands and clear waters. The amazing Portuguese architecture can be witnessed in its several churches and cathedrals across Goa. Old Goa gives the feeling as if one has gone back in time with cozy old construction homes, small shops and relaxed people. In the recent years, there have been an increased flow of elite travelers due to its luxury hotels like Leela, W, Taj, Grand Hyatt, Park Hyatt, Marriott, The Lalit Golf & Spa Resort, Kenilworth etc. Leela and ‘W’ top the list of Alluring India’s preferred hotels in Goa.
3. AGRA: Offers several luxurious accommodation options!
Even though a small city, it has become one of the most famous cities in India for any tourist; thanks to one of the seven wonders of the world – ‘The Taj Mahal’! Taj Mahal is a monument of great importance for the historical India with an amazing architecture. A visit to India is said to be incomplete without a visit to the Taj. The most popular and Alluring India’s recommended luxury hotel is the Amar Vilas which has been ranked as one of the top hotels in the world, thus making Agra rank high for a luxury holiday experience in India. ITC Mughal, Trident, Radisson etc. are the other few that follow and offer everything required for that unforgettable luxury tour of India !
4. MUMBAI: The commercial capital of the country indeed has the best of luxury travel in India!
Known as the commercial capital of the country, Mumbai is famous for its beautiful skyline, ‘Gateway of India’, ‘Marine Drive’ and ofcourse ‘Bollywood’! Its old name was ‘Bombay’. Mumbai is built on what was once an archipelago of seven islands: Bombay Island, Parel, Mazagaon, Mahim, Colaba, Worli, and Old Woman’s Island (also known as Little Colaba). For centuries, the islands were under the control of successive indigenous empires before being ceded to the Portuguese and subsequently to the British East India Company. Mumbai is also famous for its nightlife and is an important entertainment hub in the country. It is regarded as one of the safest cities in India and is definitely Alluring India’s favorite! The fact that it also houses the biggest slums of Asia, has not stopped Mumbai from having the most luxurious hotels in the country. Luxury hotels with top notch infrastructure ensure the best of what can be expected by a traveler on their luxury tour to India! Be it the ‘Taj Mahal Palace’ overlooking the Arabian Sea or the Oberois, Grand Hyatt, Trident, ITC, Leela, St. Regis, J.W. Marriott etc.; all of these are meant to pamper and delight their guests!
5. JAIPUR: This Royal city of Rajasthan is a must visit on your luxury tour in India!
Popularly known as the ‘Pink City’, Jaipur is the capital and largest city of Rajasthan; undoubtedly one of the most luxurious too! It forms an important part of the ‘Golden Triangle’ comprising of the cities of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. Jaipur district is a centre for both traditional and modern industries. It is famous as a large exporter of gold, diamond and stone jewellery in Asia and is the only city finishing blue diamond, or tanzanite, in the world. Jaipur has the world famous luxury hotels like Oberoi Raj Vilas, Rambagh Palace, Taj Jai Mahal Palace, ITC Rajputana, Marriott, Trident, Samode Palace, Sujan’s Raj Mahal Palace etc. These definitely enhance the experiences for a traveler looking for luxury India tours. In 2008, Jaipur was ranked 31 among the 50 Emerging Global Outsourcing cities. In the 2008 Conde Nast Traveller Readers Choice Survey, Jaipur was ranked the 7th best place to visit in Asia.
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