Timeless India: A Magical Adventure - 2018

Delhi • Varanasi • Agra • Jaipur • Udaipur • Cochin • Kumarakom • Mumbai
  • STAY AT UDAIPUR’S LAKE PALACE, FORMER ISLAND HOME OF THE MAHARANA
  • AARTI CEREMONY AT BANK OF GANGES IN VARANASI
  • VISIT THE ANCIENT MOSQUE COMPLEX, A UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE DATING TO THE 12TH CENTURY
  • STAY AT THE FAMED KUMARAKOM RESORT ON THE SHORES OF VEMBANAD LAKE
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Vivanta by Taj - President

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Mumbai, India

Visit Mumbai in style when you stay at the Vivanta by Taj President. In addition to world-class service, this Moderate Deluxe hotel features a health club and spa offering pampering massage treatments and an outdoor swimming pool to help you stay cool. Luxuriously appointed guest rooms ensure your comfort with air-conditioning, a complimentary, fully stocked minibar, a flatscreen TV enhanced by a surround-sound home theater system, and more.

Kumarakom Lake Resort

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Kumarakom, India

This upscale escape, set in the heart of the renowned Kerala region of southern India, has drawn luminaries such as Prince Charles (who spent his 65th birthday at the resort). You’ll see immediately what makes it a suitable sanctuary for the rich and royal. With luxurious accommodations designed to mimic the 16th century traditional homesteads of this region, this resort helps to immerse you in the feel of Kerala while pampering you at the same time. Whether relaxing in your room, delighting your palate at the onsite restaurants, or offering indulgent Ayurvedic treatments at the spa, you’ll realize why this resort has received so many accolades.

Taj Lake Palace Udaipur

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Udaipur, India

Regularly listed as one of the most romantic places in India – and featured in a James Bond film – The Taj Lake Palace is worthy of its regal name. This island hotel in the heart of Udaipur’s shimmering Lake Pichola once served as a summer palace for the Maharaja, and has been transformed into a luxurious getaway unlike any other. The dazzling white marble, swimming pool, and full-service spa are world-class, and each of the 83 rooms offers a view of the lake and the surrounding Aravali Hills. While you’re ensconced in comfort in this Superior Deluxe hotel in the center of the lake, it will seem as if the whole of Udaipur revolves around you.

ITC Rajputana

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Jaipur, India

The Superior First-Class ITC Rajputana , a Luxury Collection Hotel, is a modern, palace-style, mid-rise hotel located in downtown Jaipur. The hotel features two restaurants, a 24-hour coffee shop, bar, room service, concierge services, business center, beauty salon, shopping arcade, health and fitness center, and outdoor swimming pool. Guest rooms have air-conditioning, cable TV, a phone, and private bath.

ITC Mughal

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Agra, India

In close proximity to the Taj Mahal is the ITC Mughal — a premier resort and spa spread over 35 acres, offering a truly royal Mughal experience with its exquisite interiors, impeccable service and extraordinary cuisine.

Kaya Kalp — The Royal Spa — is the country’s largest spa at over 99,000 square feet. A harmonious blend of Mughal and contemporary design, it offers an oasis of tranquility where holistic therapies and services are offered in royal style.

Eight luxurious treatment suites provide varied experiences of pampered luxury, including a Royal Mughal Hamam – the first luxury Hamam in India, outdoor rain showers in enclosed gardens, a regal beauty salon, and a water therapy room with steam, whirlpool, and sauna. Nature is omnipresent at this unique spa, where the spacious state-of-the-art fitness center with its attached sun deck, faces a picturesque pond. The 25-meter lap pool, yoga gardens, relaxation areas, orchard walkway, bird trail, butterfly park, conservatory, and islands of palm trees are all elements that come together to create a spa like no other. Experience the world with an Indian soul.

Gateway Hotel Ganges Varanasi

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Varanasi, India

Set amidst 40 verdant acres, the First-Class Gateway Hotel Ganges offers calm and relaxation for your travels to India in the heart of the ancient temple city of Varanasi. Hotel facilities include two restaurants, bar, business services, currency exchange, beauty parlor, florist, laundry/dry cleaning services, and massage. Guest rooms have satellite TV, phone, Internet access, minibar, in-room safe, and private bathroom.

Taj Mahal Hotel Delhi

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Delhi, India

The Moderate Deluxe Taj Mahal Hotel is located in the exclusive residential area of Lutyens’ Delhi, close to the seat of government. Reflecting the heritage of Mughal Delhi, this hotel offers graceful architecture with modern facilities. The hotel has 300 well-equipped and spacious luxury rooms, all centrally air-conditioned, with Internet access, color TV, fax, and minibar. Hotel facilities include a spa, swimming pool, health club, laundry services, restaurant, coffee bar, lounge, and currency exchange.

Hyatt Regency Kathmandu

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Kathmandu, Nepal

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The Deluxe Hyatt Regency Kathmandu is near downtown and is a 10-minute walk to the Buddhist shrine of Boudhanath Stupa. The hotel features tennis courts, a pool, jogging trails, spa, health club, barber/hairstylist, laundry and dry cleaning services, concierge, currency exchange, gift shop, and room service. Your room includes air-conditioning, a safe, phone with voicemail, TV, wireless Internet access, coffeemaker, minibar, and free newspaper. Onsite dining includes a restaurant, a lounge, and a cafe. This hotel is used only on the Nepal extension. 

Hilton Garden Inn Queens near JFK Airport

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Jamaica, New York, USA

The convenience of this deluxe hotel is obvious – it is less than a mile from JFK International Airport, after all – but this property offers more than just that. 
The delightful touches here – free high-speed internet access and in-room refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee makers, for example – enhance the overall comfort of a room that features a king- or queen-sized bed, TV with premium channels, full-size desk, and more. Enjoy buffet breakfast at the Great American Grill, sip a cocktail at the Pavilion Lounge, and feel at home at this airport hotel.


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