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..
India is a melting pot of different cultures, languages and religions, which all co-exist happily. In India, the entire country celebrates each other’s religious festivals. Hinduism has many gods, whereas Suffism and Sikhism don’t idolise any at all. This tour offers a brief introduction to each different religion in India, visiting a relevant place of worship for each, and gives you a lowdown o..
The Salaam Baalak Trust is a non-governmental organisation actively involved in ameliorating the lives of New Delhi’s many street children. These children are mostly ones who have run away from home for various sad reasons, and the Salaam Baalak Trust is dedicated to rehabilitating and supporting these children in their lives on the streets. This morning tour gives a unique opportunity to get to..
The Hindu Swaminarayan Group’s Akshardham Temple, Delhi, is considered one of the modern wonders of the world. Inaugurated in 2005 but created using ancient techniques, the lavish sandstone and marble temple sprawls over 100 acres and features ornately carved pavilions and pillars, a plinth of stone elephants and some 20,000 statues. There’s also a Monument to World Peace, an Ayurvedic bazaar and..