Tushar Vaishnav Director of Epic India Travel, says highlights of the tour include “sailing through the River Ganges and breathtaking views of the evening Arti at an old palace on the Ghat, welcome prayers to invoke good luck and health chanted by priests, a visit to the Samath Sarnath – one of four holy Buddhist sites sanctioned by the Buddha himself for pilgrimage where Gautama Buddha first taught the Dharma after his enlightenment – high tea at the Taj Mahal, spa treatments, a bush dinner on the desert dunes of Jodhpur, and a private dinner with Royals on a historic 150-year old boat used by the erstwhile Maharajas.”
Other highlights of the 17 day Royal tour include, a trip to the ‘Venice of the East’, Udaipur, by shimmering Lake Pichola, perfomances from the burgeoning arts scene, plus endless tempting shops and majestic countryside to explore.
The 17-day trip can be taken at any time during the year – however, it is recommended that (in order to avoid uncomfortable weather) you travel between October to March.
And the cost of this luxurious trip?
The tour costs £66,640 per couple and tour guides, first class international flights, Junior Suites (where available) chauffeurs, transfers and taxes.