Tours in India
India: A Symphony of Cultural Grandeur and Modern Vibrancy
Are you seeking a remarkable and diverse travel experience? Look no further than India – a land of enchanting colors, mesmerizing traditions, and unparalleled hospitality. With its ancient civilizations, striking landscapes, and bustling cities, it is no wonder that India is predicted to be a booming market for tourism in the coming season. Let us take you on a journey through this extraordinary country and showcase why India should be your next must-visit destination.
Best Places to Visit in India
From the majestic peaks of the Himalayas in the north to the sun-kissed beaches of the south, the country offers a myriad of experiences. Wander through regal palaces and fortresses in Rajasthan, seek spiritual solace along the banks of the Ganges in Varanasi, or immerse yourself in the vibrant festivals and markets. Explore the tranquil backwaters of Kerala, the historic temples of Tamil Nadu, or the lush tea gardens of Assam.
Often referred to as the ‘Venice of the East’, Udaipur boasts of shimmering lakes, historic palaces, and luxurious resorts. The City Palace, which offers panoramic views of the city and Lake Pichola, stands as a testament to the grandeur of Rajputana architecture.
The Pink City is a harmonious blend of ancient palaces and modern luxury. The Amber Fort, with its intricate mirror work, and the regal Rambagh Palace hotel, are must-visits.
An intricate network of lagoons and lakes set against the backdrop of the Western Ghats. Staying in a luxury houseboat, with personalised services, while meandering through these serene waterways, offers an unparalleled experience.
Agra, Uttar Pradesh
Home to the iconic Taj Mahal, Agra is a symbol of love and Mughal architectural splendour. Opt for a stay in one of the luxury hotels offering a direct view of this world wonder.
This high-altitude desert, with its stark landscapes and azure lakes, is breathtaking. Luxury resorts here provide an oasis of comfort amidst the rugged terrain.
For those seeking spiritual rejuvenation, luxury ashrams and resorts on the banks of the Ganges offer yoga, meditation, and spa treatments in a tranquil setting.
The bustling metropolis offers luxury hotels with rooftop views, gourmet dining experiences, and bespoke shopping.
Unique things to do in India
India is a land of diverse cultures, traditions, and landscapes, offering a plethora of unique activities tailored for the luxury traveller. Here are some bespoke experiences:
Hot Air Ballooning over Jaipur
Witness the Pink City from a bird’s eye view, floating over its majestic palaces and rugged forts, followed by a champagne breakfast.
Tea Tasting in Darjeeling
Explore the verdant tea gardens in the foothills of the Himalayas. Participate in a curated tea tasting session, understanding the nuances of this revered brew.
Houseboat Stay in Kerala
Cruise the tranquil backwaters on a traditional ‘kettuvallam’, refurbished with all modern luxuries, complete with a personal chef preparing regional delicacies.
Private Cooking Sessions
Delve into the rich culinary heritage of India. Engage in exclusive cooking sessions with renowned chefs, learning the secrets of Indian gastronomy.
Spa Retreat in the Himalayas
Rejuvenate at luxury spa resorts in places like Shimla or Mussoorie, indulging in therapies infused with ancient Ayurvedic wisdom.
Private Wildlife Safaris
Explore the rich biodiversity of Indian national parks in customised jeeps or on elephant backs, accompanied by expert naturalists.
Art and Craft Workshops
Engage with local artisans, understanding the intricacies of traditional Indian crafts, from pottery to textile weaving.
Sailing on the Ganges
Embark on a private cruise on the Ganges, witnessing the rituals and life along this sacred river, complemented by gourmet meals and cultural performances on board.
Royal Train Journeys
Board luxury trains like the Maharajas’ Express or the Palace on Wheels for a journey through time, visiting iconic destinations while enjoying royal hospitality.
How about a 17-day South India Tour?
Begin your Tamil Nadu odyssey with a grand welcome at Chennai International Airport, followed by a scenic drive to Radisson Blu Temple Bay in Mahabalipuram. Here, indulge in the luxury of the Sea View Villa as the waves lull you to sleep.
Week 1 - From Kanchipuram's Temples to Madurai's Rituals
Day 2 unfolds the majesty of Kanchipuram’s historic temples, such as Kailasanathar and Ekambareswarar. These sacred abodes house stunning carvings that bring ancient stories to life. Return to the coastal beauty of Mahabalipuram, where temples and coastline blend seamlessly.
On day 3, retreat to Pondicherry’s sanctuary, the Palais De Mahi. Start your morning at the Aurobindo Ashram, a haven of serenity. The Pondicherry Museum, with its rare artefacts, adds a cultural layer to your stay.
Day 4 is an exploration of Pondicherry’s French Quarter and Auroville. Bougainvillea-lined streets, cafes and art boutiques lead you into the heart of the city, while Auroville’s sustainable lifestyle is an enlightening experience. Spend the night in the Mahe Chambre of the Palais De Mahi and reflect on a transformative journey.
Day 5 takes you from Pondicherry to Chidambaram, the divine abode of Lord Shiva. The stunning architecture of the Nataraja Temple is the highlight of the day. Your accommodation for the next two nights is in a Millennium Premier Room at Svatma.
Your sixth day includes a visit to the Brihadeeswarar Temple and the 16th century Thanjavur Palace. At dusk, immerse yourself in the region’s artistic traditions at the Thanjavur Art Gallery.
On day 7, venture to Trichy and climb the Rockfort Temple. The Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple is your next stop before reaching Madurai, where the nightly ceremony of the Meenakshi Amman Temple unfolds. Retire to Heritage Madurai’s luxury villa for the next three nights.
With its vibrant mosaics of traditions, unparalleled scenic beauty, and an ever-welcoming spirit, India is more than just a destination; it’s an experience. Voyemo invites you to embark on this unforgettable sojourn and witness the magic that is India. Choose India. Choose magic. Choose Voyemo.
Week 2: From Chettinad Craftsmanship to Kovalam's Coastal Tranquillity
Day 8: Immerse yourself in the rich culture of the Chettiar community. Admire the craftsmanship at the Chettinad Mansion and the Athangudi Tile Factory. After a sumptuous Chettinad lunch, explore the textile markets and, time permitting, revisit the evening rites of the Meenakshi Amman temple.
Conclude day 9 with a drive from Madurai to the revered Rameshwaram. The iconic Sri Ramanathaswamy Temple and Ram Setu are testaments to the region’s mythological heritage, while Dhanushkodi beach offers unspoilt beauty. Gandhamadhana Parvatham Hill completes the tour with panoramic views.
On day 10, your journey takes you from Madurai to the lush surroundings of the Periyar National Park. Here, a boat ride on Lake Periyar reveals indigenous wildlife in their natural habitat. Stay at the **Spice Village**, which offers a deluxe cottage with a private garden.
Day 11 takes you further into the biodiversity of Periyar. Take a boat ride on the lake to spot elephants and Sambar deer. Later, explore the aromatic spice plantations of Kumily. Spend the night in a plush deluxe cottage in Spice Village.
Day 12 reveals the natural charm of **Kumarakom**. Situated on the expansive **Lake Vembanad**, you’ll find it a birdwatcher’s paradise, with the **Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary** showcasing a variety of migratory species. A lakeside villa with private pool at the **Coconut Lagoon** provides a luxurious end to the day.
On day 13, revisit the esteemed bird sanctuary before boarding a traditional houseboat for a cruise through the tranquil backwaters of Kumarakom. The afternoon is at leisure, with the option of visiting a market. End the day at Coconut Lagoon’s lavish lakeside villa.
Day 14 takes you to the coastal splendour of Kovalam. Renowned for its idyllic beaches and traditional Ayurvedic spas, it’s a haven of tranquillity. Overnight in a spacious family villa at Niraamaya Retreat Surya Samudra.
From Kanyakumari's Historic Landmarks to Relaxing Retreats in Kovalam
Day 15 takes you to Kanyakumari, home to the awe-inspiring Vivekananda Rock Memorial and other historic landmarks. The views from here are a treat for photography enthusiasts.
Day 16 introduces you to Trivandrum, famous for its cultural richness and pristine beaches. Visit the iconic Padmanabhaswamy Temple and explore local museums. The day ends with a spectacular sunset on Shanghumukham beach.
Day 17 offers a relaxing break on the sands of Kovalam. Spend your last evening in the family villa at Niraamaya Retreat. The next day you’ll fly home from the Thiruvananthapuram International Airport with unforgettable experiences and a gallery of remarkable photographs.
Every step of your South Indian journey will be meticulously planned by Voyemo to ensure that you enjoy an unparalleled experience and get an authentic taste of South India’s lush landscapes, cultural landmarks and sumptuous accommodations.
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