India: From Bollywood to Nizams
Relive the vivid heyday of the Indian Maharajas and stay in their former palaces that are now some of the most opulent and sumptuous hotels in the world. This journey through India is like no other; an adventure into India’s rich and colorful past. This itinerary takes you through two major cities; each with different experiences, yet in each you will stay in one of India’s great palace hotels.
Begin in Bombay, now the city of Mumbai, and at the Taj Mahal Palace. It overlooks the Gateway to India, where countless travellers docked and entered India for the first time. With views overlooking the Indian Ocean, it simply oozes character and charm. During your stay, we know the best private guides to take you on interesting walking tours through the old Colonial area of Bombay, the local markets and even see the infamous ‘Tiffin Wallahs’ at work. By night, ask us about the many new and up and coming restaurants.
Next, fly to Hyderabad, once the ruling seat of the most powerful Maharajas in India – the Nizams of Hyderabad. They built the Falaknuma Palace as a guesthouse for visiting dignitaries, set high on a hill overlooking the city. Think grand marble staircases, glittering chandeliers, priceless statues and works of art. Hyderabad is actually a wonderful city to explore, from the superb Golconda Fort, to the old British Residency, famous for the story behind the book ‘White Mughal’.
In this incentive program the guests will experience India in a way that that no ordinary tourist could. With private guides and unique experiences, you will soak up the culture. The group will stay at the iconic hotels, treated to the same kind of entertainment the palaces hosted in centuries past – horses, dancers, musicians and Royalty. The group will enjoy a Gala farewell dinner at yet another historic venue (101, the largest dining table in the world) where the guests will be given custom-fitted Indian clothing.
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