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There are many interesting activities you can engage in when you take a luxury tour to India. You can visit the beaches and flea markets of Goa, go to the ghost town in Rajasthan, go on a wildlife tour in Ranthambore and Corbett or you can go on a food tour in Amritsar. The list is awesome and fast expanding. In India, you can experience a rich and amazing culture, tradition, landscapes, and festivals. India is an exotic and charming place. You can experience comfort in the Wildflower Hall in Shimla, you can take a textile tour in Dravidian land of Chennai where you can learn more about weaving, embroideries, and luxurious silks.

You can visit the spice trails of Goa and Kerala, you can go to the holy shrines at Amritsar and you can go on a film tour in the Ladakh and Leh regions.  

Experience Luxury via Train in India

In India, you can experience luxury via rail when you use the Maharajas’ Express. The Maharajas’ Express takes you through fabled locations such as Ranthambore, Delhi, Jaipur, Gwalior, Fatehpur Sikri, Lucknow, Khajuraho, and Varanasi. You can go on a summer or winter river cruise in any of the majestic rivers in India. This helps you to see the coastline of the country. Summer cruises are organized on the Hugli river and the Kettuyallam also known as the traditional rice barge tours take place in Kerala. Tourists in India can trace the legacy of the Raj and the colonial period. This is fascinating as it helps them to learn more about the lifestyles of the Maharajas and the Maharanis.

Maharajas’ Express Train India
source: Maharajas’ Express

India is a fascinating and diverse destination where the culture and landscape can change within the blink of an eye. India is one of the oldest civilizations in the world and its culture is shaped by history. The country has experienced different ruling dynasties and all have left their mark. The country greatly reflects the past in its Mughal masterpieces such as the grand palaces, colonial churches, and the Taj Mahal. India is also a growing economy and it has skyscrapers, hilltop villages, glitzy shopping malls and so much more. In cities such as Delhi and Mumbai, you will be able to see the merger of the old and the new.

There are luxury and awesome destinations to visit in India such as:

1. The Serai Kabini:

The Serai Kabini is a luxurious resort in Chikmagalur. There are diverse flora and fauna in Serai Kabini and there is much that can be seen and can be done. Serai Kabini has a Jacuzzi, private pools and it has a spa where you can enjoy spa treatments. For your accommodation, you can stay at the villa or waterfront cottage. You can go to jungle safaris, go kayaking, go cycling, go to the serene backwaters or take a tour of the plantations.

2. Oberoi Cecil:

Oberoi Cecil is in Himachal Pradesh. It is the perfect blend of colonial architecture and British grandeur. Oberoi Cecil is filled with luxury accommodations and the resort organizes events such as the colonial heritage tour, wood trekking, and train rides. Inside the resort, you can enjoy the indoor swimming pool, the spa, and the fitness centre.

3. Amanbagh Resort:

This resort is in Alwar and it has a Mughal style architecture. The resort has a large garden where people can engage in many activities. The styles of accommodation in the resort include terrace suite, haveli suite, pool pavilion, and courtyard haveli suite. The resort offers yoga and other meditation programs and it has a spa where you can get spa treatments, facials, henna art, and many others.

4. Khyber Himalayan Resort:

This resort is located in Gulmarg and it is a great tourist destination. The resort is located close to the highest ski lift in the world and it is perfect if you are looking for an adventure. It has unique restaurants, cottages, and premier rooms.  The resort combines Kashmiri and modern architectural features. It has spas, pools and a fitness centre. In the Khyber Himalayan Resort, you can engage in skiing, golfing and many others.

5. Neemrana Fort:

Neemrana Fort rajasthan india
source: Neemrana Hotels

The Neemrana Fort is a heritage site and it was once a royal residence. The resort has stunning architecture and it provides diverse accommodations. There is a spa in the resort and you can engage in activities such as zip-lining, vintage car rides and you can attend cultural events.

6. Anavilasam Luxury Plantation:

This luxury plantation is in Thekkady. It has modern amenities, four suites, en suite guest rooms, a presidential suite. You can enjoy Ayurveda massages and spectacular cuisine.

7. Oberoi Udaivilas:

This is a destination of royal luxury. The Oberoi Udaivilas is in Udaipur and it is a destination of royal luxury. It is an architectural beauty and a heritage site. There are a lot of engaging activities that can happen in Oberoi Udaivilas such as the boat ride, yoga, elephant ride, cooking classes, and the floating pavilion.

8. The Spice Tree:

The Spice Tree is in the tea plantations of Munnar. The luxurious hotel has suites and pool villas. You can learn yoga with trained instructors, you can go for a relaxing treatment at the spa or you can dip yourself in the outdoor pool that is heated by the mountain springs.  In Spice Tree, you can learn about tea culture and you can receive a cooking class from a chef.

9. Ananda Spa Resort:

Ananda Spa Resort Rishikesh
source: CN Travellers

The Ananda Spa Resort is a luxurious royal resort located at Rishikesh. There are different styles of accommodation in the resort such as the Palace View, Premium Valley View, Garden Suite, Valley View, and Ananda Suite.  You can engage in a spiritual vacation at the Ananda Spa Resort as the resort offers a customized signature health regime.  Activities that can be done in the spa include river rafting, mountain trekking, nature walks, and wildlife safari.

10. Eighth Bastion:

The Eighth Bastion is in Cochin. It has a unique style as it blends colonial and modern architecture. The Eighth Bastion is a charming and vibrant destination where you can immerse yourself in the culture. You can take a tour of Cochin and you can take a tour of the spice markets.

11. Marari Beach Resort:

The Marari Beach Resort in Kerala is awesome. It has an outdoor swimming pool, a Kerala Ayurveda spa and a tennis court. You can sunbathe at the beach, tour the village, watch musical performances and martial arts and enjoy a private cooking class where you learn authentic Indian cuisine.

12. Coconut Lagoon:

Coconut Lagoon
source: booking.com

The Coconut Lagoon is in Kumarakom. It is a natural treasure and a picturesque location with diverse flora and fauna. The architectural style of the Coconut Lagoon is varied and this adds to its authenticity.  In the Coconut Lagoon, you can enjoy yoga classes, tour local farms, watch martial art performances, learn about backwaters and enjoy the outdoor pool.

13. Palais De Mahe:

The Palais De Mahe is located in Pondicherry. It is a French colonial quarter with cobblestoned avenues. The property allows you to experience another era with its interior courtyards, colonial plantain furniture, and ochre colonnades. You can unwind at the courtyard cafes, roam the streets or head to the promenade beach. 

14. Lalit Grand Palace:

This grand palace is located at Srinagar and it was a residence of the Maharaja Pratap Singh. The Lalit Grand Palace was built in 1910 and it is famous for its gardens and architectural beauty. The resort offers spa treatments and you can enjoy sightseeing.

Some of the awesome destinations you can visit in India include:

Awesome Destinations in the South of India

hampi india
  1. Coorg: This is an enchanting location where you can engage in waterfall rappelling.
  2. Kodaikanal: Kodaikanal is an abundance of natural beauty as it has lush greenery, waterfalls, and the Palani hills.
  3. Goa: Goa is tourism. It was littered with stunning architecture and its party scene is quite famous. In Goa, you can also engage in quad biking expeditions.
  4. Thekkady: The Periyar National Park can be found in Thekkady. In the national park, you can see diverse wild animals such as tigers, lions, sambar deer and Indian bison’s.
  5. Wayanad: Wayanad is a plateau in Kerala. It is part of the Nilgiris Biosphere Reserve and it has waterfalls, spice plantations, caves, and exotic wildlife.
  6. Gokarna: Gokarna is great to relax and unwind. You can take your beach hat, sunscreen and have a great time.
  7. Varkala: Varkala is an ideal tourist destination as a beautiful experience is guaranteed. Varkala has beaches, lighthouses, lakes, springs, and fisheries.
  8. Andaman and Nicobar Islands: You can experience the wonders of the aquatic world in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. In the islands, you can go snorkeling and scuba diving.
  9. Alappuzha: Alappuzha is a destination with breathtaking sights. It is a great place to relax and surf.
  10. Hampi: Hampi is a UNESCO World Heritage site and it is a place of great historical beauty. You can visit the ruins and take breathtaking pictures of an ancient kingdom.

Other awesome luxury destinations you can visit in south India include Munnar, Mahabalipuram, Dandeli, Jog waterfalls and the Nagarhole Wildlife Sanctuary.

Author: My name is Adah Udechukwu. I am an avid reader and an aspiring author.
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