Learn about Australia's indigenous Aboriginal people in the timeless and spiritual setting of the world's oldest living rainforest. On Tuesday and Thursday evenings, connect with two local indigenous brothers whilst they share a piece of their remarkable culture with you, in a setting where they played as children. Flames of the Forest invites guests to connect with Australia's ancient people thro..
Brijrama Palace is one of the oldest landmarks in Varanasi, situated on the banks of the sacred Ganges River and surrounded by the vibrant ghats of Varanasi – the word ghat refers to a series of steps leading down to a body of water, particularly a holy river. This evening, enjoy a delightful dining experience at Brijrama Palace, Varanasi, with a choice of cuisines that includes both international..
Dine in splendour in the magnificent surroundings of Khajoorgaon Palace, Lucknow, in the company of the Maharaja’s family. This Lucknow city palace was constructed by HRH Rana Shankar Baksh Singh in 1896 and is still the family home. Khajurgaon Palace combines a Victorian British influence with elements of local Avadhi architecture, and is a beautiful place to enjoy a special evening enjoying dinn..
Having visited the Taj Mahal, learn more about the love story of Emperor Shajahan and his wife Mumtaz Mahal in the Mohabbat The Taj show. Taking place in the renowned Kalakriti Cultural and Convention Centre, in comfortable Gold Class seating, you will be transported by this most romantic of stories, as performed by over 80 talented dancers and singers. Throughout the performance, lasting an hou..
Leave the city behind and explore a local organic vegetable farm, with a live cookery demonstration followed by lunch. Just a 45-minute drive from Jaipur, the farm has a glorious countryside setting, in the shadow of the Aravali Hills. The organic farm visit begins with a traditional welcome by the local farmers, and a drink of local chai tea before we are taken on a tour of all the produce being..
Discover the ancient art of hand block printing and creating the region’s famous Blue Pottery on your Golden Triangle and Ranthambore tour by taking an optional visit to Sanganer, just a few kilometres outside Jaipur. The block-printed cotton fabrics of Jaipur have long been highly regarded for their traditional colourings and exquisite patterns, and are created using ancient methods without any..
There is no better way to learn about a nation’s culture than through its people. This morning’s guided walking tour takes you through the heart of the old city of Jaipur, to see people going about their daily lives and to learn about the local trades and crafts as we make our way through the narrow streets. From polishing gems to bangle making, intricate embroidery and traditional tie dyeing, y..
For a truly authentic taste of local life and Indian dishes, dine with locals in the home of a Rajasthani family, where you will be treated to a cooking demonstration of traditional Indian food followed by dinner in the company of your friendly hosts. JD Rathore’s family belongs to the royal Rajput community, and his great grandfather was a Rajasthani chief prior to Indian independence. The Ratho..
We arrive at dusk and enjoy a welcome drink and refreshing face towel before following a local tribal guide through the camp. This gentle stroll will lead us by village houses and past a medieval fortress lit up by flaming torches, finally arriving at the tented camp to a hearty welcome. A delicious dinner under the stars awaits, surrounded by bushland and the beautiful Aravali Hills...
VEDA Restaurant offers a contemporary interpretation of classic cuisine from the Indian subcontinent. The lounge-style interior design is softly lit to create an exotic atmosphere redolent of the India of old, but the exciting and varied menu brings everything right up to date with the finest and freshest dishes to tempt any palate. Dinner at VEDA Restaurant is a treat to be savoured and is bound..
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