Luxury Rail SplendorThis journey takes you from Delhi, the capital of the Mughal and British Empires, to Mumbai and Goa, once ruled by the Portuguese, the first Europeans to set foot on Indian soil as colonizers. You travel on a luxurious train, the Maharajas’ Express, which evokes the charm of a bygone era, to visit forts and palaces, tombs and temples, animal sanctuaries, camel farms and cities, and to wine and dine with royalty as you travel through the major cities of Rajasthan, once ruled by Maharajas, to Balasinor in Gujarat, ruled by Pathan Nawabs and birthplace of a well-known Indian cine star.

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Mesmerizing TriangleDelhi—home to several empires—Turkish, Mughal and British; Agra—seat of Mughal power well into the 17th century and Jaipur—the Pink City, built by Maharajah Jai Singh, designer of several observatories. These three cities provide a vivid illustration of the culture that developed under Delhi’s Turkish sultans, Agra’s Mughal emperors and Jaipur’s Rajput kings, who finally made peace with the Mughals. Discover blissful India with visit to Ananda in the Himalayas, a true spa destination nestled in the Himalayas. Ananda in the Himalayas is a spa resort where everything is dedicated towards restoring one’s balance and it aims to rejuvenate the body, mind and soul of every person who steps through its door.

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North Jet Escape5000 years of history and legends come to life in Rajasthan. Many of India's iconic sights are in Rajasthan, a northwestern province in India. When you explore this region by private jet, you save hours of flying and driving, and you have the opportunity to view Rajasthan’s fantastically diverse terrain at leisure. pink Escapes takes you through the Taj Mahal in Agra, the pink-hued city of Jaipur, the fairy tale city of Udaipur, the ruins in the Thar Desert and many other awe-inspiring destinations that will leave you spellbound.

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Royal GatewayVisit the major cities of India to experience a perfect blend –of party city life, heritage, culture, cuisine, beaches, wildlife, health and well-being. Beginning with a visit to India’s political capital, Delhi, you spend a day in Agra before moving on to Jaipur, the capital of a major Rajput kingdom in pre-independence India; Hyderabad, another major princely state located in the Deccan; Bangalore, India’s Silicon Valley and Goa, the land of sunny beaches before ending at Mumbai, the business capital of India.

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Majestic Royal VoyageOn this majestic voyage, you travel on The Maharajahs’ Express; which evokes the charm of a bygone era as you experience the sheer opulence and for the rest of the journey, enjoy a Private Helicopter Escape and feel like royalty. This experience takes you from Delhi, the capital of India, to Agra, the one-time capital of the Mughals; Jaipur, a major Rajput princely state in its heyday; then to Orchha and Khajuraho, where the Bundela and Chandela Rajputs ruled and finally, to Varanasi, one of the most sacred cities for pious Hindus. On your journey, you also visit Bandhavgarh, one of the most worthwhile tiger reserves in India.

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Tranquil BlendThe journey takes you from busy, bustling Delhi to the foothills of the Himalayas. Experience the rich cultural traditions of India’s national capital, practice yoga and meditate in ashrams, and visit a hill station built in the days of the Raj as well as a national park that honors Jim Corbett, hunter-turned-conservationist.

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Amazing MalabarThe Deccan states are a stark contrast to those of North India, in terms of their culture, architecture, natural beauties and to some extent, their wildlife. The richly carved temples built by Hoysala kings, the beautiful gardens of Bangalore, the coffee estates of Chikmagalur, the rich wildlife of Kabini and the princely heritage of Mysore and Hyderabad are worth a visit.

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Gems of KerelaBegin your visit to Kerala as the spice merchants of the ancient and medieval periods did—with a visit to Cochin, one of the finest natural harbors in the world. Cochin also boasts the first church set up by the Portuguese when they landed here and its own Jewish Quarter. Kerala’s wildlife sanctuaries, such as Periyar, are a showcase for its natural beauty and wildlife, whereas Kumarakom is for those who want to spend a vacation on a houseboat, sailing on the backwaters of a lagoon. Buy your spices from the spice farmers and traders in Thekkady before you conclude your stay in God’s Own Country with a visit to Kovalam beach.

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Ancient LandsOn this journey, you travel beyond the Golden Triangle, into the heart of Rajasthan. Not only do you visit the cities of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur, but you venture into the heart of Rajasthan, visiting its many iconic sights. Visit Jaisalmer at the threshold of the Thar Desert, blue city of Jodhpur, fairy tale city of Udaipur, primitive Pushkar, heartening Karauli and more...

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Treasures of North IndiaThis journey takes you from India’s capital, Delhi, to Jaipur, associated with the Maharajas of Amber, and Agra, India’s second capital under the Mughals where you see the World Wonder – Taj Mahal. You also visit Varanasi, the holy city of Hinduism, and Khajuraho, which boasts the finely carved temples (often called the erotic temples) built by the Chandela kings in the middle ages.

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Essence of IndiaBegin your visit to India in Mumbai, the financial and entertainment capital of India. Then visit two iconic cities in Rajasthan-Udaipur and Jaipur; Agra, the city of the Taj and capital of the Mughal empire; Panna, a wildlife reserve; Varanasi, one of the most sacred cities for Hindus, and Delhi, the political capital of India. This is a well-balanced introduction to India and its many delights-the golden triangle, a walk in the wilderness, an introduction to spirituality and a glimpse of the beauties of the desert, all in a fortnight.

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Magical Sri LankaSri Lanka and India share a lot of history. The Mauryan Emperor Asoka sent Buddhist missionaries to Sri Lanka. The Sinhalas were allied with or fought against various dynasties in South India, such as the Pallavas and Cholas. Both nations traded with the Arabs and both were colonized, in part or wholly, by the Portuguese, Dutch and British, because they produced spices, at one time much in demand in the European market. And both nations are struggling with issues related to development, as well as the conservation of wildlife and heritage. In your journey across Sri Lanka, you will visit ancient forts and capitals, temples and gardens, tea factories and spice plantations, even as you view many exotic bird and animal species.

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Track The TigerTravel from India’s financial capital to its political capital, visiting at least three national parks, an important religious center and some exquisitely decorated temples on the way. You get the chance to catch glimpses of several species of birds and wildlife including the Big Cat, some of which have been saved from extinction; visit the holiest city of the Hindus; view temples built by a Rajput dynasty that flourished in the Middle Ages; admire the architectural styles of the Mughals and the British and savor the finest in Indian cuisine.

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Delightful SouthExperience the charisma of the abundance of natural beauty, fascinating customs, cultural life, the unique art forms and traditions still preserved across the two major states of South India - Tamil Nadu and Kerala, a fascinating combination of temples and incredible nature. Your south Indian journey takes you from modern Chennai, once the first outpost of the British, to Cochin, the spice market of the world. On the journey, visit Mahabalipuram, Madurai and Tanjore, all of which have played a major part in Tamil history and culture. Enjoy a whiff of French sophistication in Pondicherry; spot the wildlife in Periyar; laze in scenic Kumarakom and cruise through the backwater in a houseboat - voted among the world’s best travel experiences.

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Mystic BhutanCombine a visit to Bhutan, one of the most isolated nations in the world, with a trip to Kolkata, home to five Nobel laureates – Ronald Ross, Sir C.V. Raman, Rabindranath Tagore, Mother Teresa and Amartya Sen–and the nursery of many modern movements in art, cinema and theatre, science and industry, as well as political and social change. Visits to Bhutan are carefully regulated by its government, to control foreign influences and tourism to preserve the nation's traditional culture, identity and the environment.

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Kumbh MelaVisit to some of the holiest pilgrimage centers associated with Hinduism, Buddhism and Sikhism gives you a quick glimpse into India’s rich religious kaleidoscope, which adds so much to its culture. Visit the two major Buddhist pilgrimage spots—Bodhgaya and Sarnath—even as you participate in the once-in-a-lifetime experience of bathing in the Kumbh Mela at Allahabad. Visit the Sikh holy of holies in Amritsar after visiting Varanasi, one of India’s oldest cities, and the temples in Khajuraho. View the Retreat ceremony at Wagah, on the Indo-Pak border.

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Vibrant WestA visit to the vibrant states on India’s west coast takes you from Mumbai, the country’s commercial capital, to the cities of Gujarat: Ahmedabad, the hub of India’s textile industry; Palitana, known for the Patola saree created by its weavers; Vadodara, like Mysore, a former princely state known for its patronage of education and Lothal, a port and trading post of the Harappan age. You also visit the Gir Forest, home to the Asiatic lion and leopard, and Goa, famous for its beaches, architecture, night life and cuisine.

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Desert FestivalThe color and life in the desert blooms in winters. Once a year in winter, the stark yellow sands of the great Thar Desert around Jaisalmer come alive with the brilliant color, music and laughter of the Desert Festival. The festival is organized by the tourist authorities as tourist entertainment around January-February. The very rich and colourful Rajasthani folk culture is on display here for a few days. Rajasthani men and tall beautiful women dressed in their brightly costumes dance and sing lingering ballads of valor, romance and tragedy. Traditional musicians attempt to outdo each other. Snake charmers, puppeteers, acrobats and folk performers are the high point of the festival. Camels, the lifeline of the desert, play a major role. Proud mustachioed villagers, dressed in their ethnic best come astride their picturesquely caparisoned camels to join in the camel dances and competitions of camel acrobatics, camel races and décor, camel polo, tug of war and the like. The tourist dances, turban tying competitions and tug of war are a big draw. The Mr Desert competitions, which are focused around the length of moustaches by and large, attract many hopefuls. Visit Delhi—home to several empires—Turkish, Mughal and British and Agra—seat of Mughal power well into the 17th century. This experience provides a vivid illustration of the culture that developed under Delhi’s Turkish sultans, Agra’s Mughal emperors and Rajput kings of Rajasthan, most of whom finally made peace with the Mughals.

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Festival of ColorsThe colorful festival of Holi heralds the end of winter and the advent of spring. Why not visit India at that time of year, to enjoy a fun-filled morning that you spend throwing colored powder at your hosts (they’re just as likely to be doing the same to you!). Don’t forget to come in your oldest clothes. And while you are here to celebrate Holi, you could do some sightseeing in Delhi, Agra and Jaipur.

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Treasures & Buddha StepsThis experience takes you from India’s political capital, Delhi, on to a journey into history. From the palaces and forts of Jaipur and the wilderness of Ranthambore to the remains of Orchha and Khajuraho, you go to the land of the Buddha—to Bodhgaya, Rajgir and Nalanda—and then to Lucknow, the land of the Nawabs, known for their ability to combine the best of Islam and Hinduism to create a culture that continued to influence North India well into the modern age. Also experience Varanasi the ancient most and the holiest city in India, a pilgrimage center for many religions.

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Pushkar FairThe color and life in the desert blooms in winters. This journey takes you through Delhi—home to several empires—Turkish, Mughal and British; Agra—seat of Mughal power well into the 17th century and the ancient lands of Rajasthan where you witness the Pushkar Cattle Fair, the largest fair in India and the only one of its kind in the entire world. During the fair, lakhs of people from rural India flock to Pushkar, along with camels and cattle for several days of livestock trading, horse dealing, pilgrimage and religious festivities. This small town becomes a cultural phenomenon when colorfully dressed devotees, musicians, acrobats, folk dancers, traders, comedians, ‘sadhus’ and tourists reach here during the fair. It takes place in the month of Kartika (October or November) beginning on the eighth day of the lunar calendar and concluding on full moon day. Devotees take dips in the holy lake, as the sacred water is known to bestow salvation. Pushkar is transformed into a spectacular fair ground, as rows of makeshift stalls display a variety of goods, from objets de art to utilitarian items of daily use. Cheering crowds watch camel and horse races, and pageants to select the finest camels are also popular. Evenings are livened by the performances of folk musicians and dancers from each district and town of Rajasthan. Pushkar fair has featured in numerous travel shows, films and magazines.

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