Now maybe a good time to make plans for an end of summer luxury retreat – a very special, once in a lifetime trip. Epic India Travel has teamed up with luxury launches website VeryFirstTo.com to offer The Indian Royal Tour – a 17-day trip “to experience the regal lifestyle in India’s most splendid palaces and destinations”. The best feature of this private tour is its offer of meet and greet of four Indian Royal families in four separate locations.
One of the most sought after royal families and palaces on any Indian Royal Tour is Raja Amresh Kumar Singh’s family at their palace – The Khajoorgaon Palace City Palace of Jaipur. Guests arrive through the main palace gates used exclusively by the family and receive a right royal welcome – complete with drums and trumpets to announce your arrival, and rides on elephants and horse-drawn carriages to the palace. During the Royal Procession, the guests will be followed by horses, camels, dancers and musicians.
When you are hobnobbing with royals (like the Udaipur royal family in the photo), you have to eat like royals too. During visits with royals, guests get to enjoy authentic home-cooked food and live cooking demonstrations of the same food prepared by using secret royal recipes.
The magnificent trip begins at The Imperial with welcome drinks, and an expert talk “British in India” delivered by a prominent historian. Other stops include a private guided tour to Experience the Old and New Delhi with a private guided tour that will take you to the famous Jama Masjid, city’s bazaars and narrow streets and take on a live Sufi music performance at Qutub Minar.
Other highlights of the tour include a sail through the River Ganges for a view of the evening Arti on the steps of an old palace; a visit to the Holy Buddhist site Samath Sarnath; high tea at Taj Mahal; a bush dinner on the desert dunes of Jodhpur; a private dinner with Royals on a historic 150-year old boat used by the Maharajas; a trip to the ‘Venice of the East’, Udaipur and shopping excursions.
Th Indian Royal Tour costs $81,400 (£66,640) per couple and includes everything from First Class international flights to tour guides to chamfers and Junior Suites. To get additional information contact Amar Thapen at [email protected]