PALATIAL SPLENDOUR WITH INDIAN HERITAGE HOTEL TOUR
The splendour of a quartet of former Indian palaces that have been converted into luxurious heritage hotels is on offer with a new 11 day itinerary from specialist operator Silk Steps.
Beginning and ending in the capital Delhi with time to visit major sights from the mighty Red Fort to the largest mosque in India, the cremation site of Mahatma Ghandi and the city’s lively markets, the tour offers a unique combination of cultural and historical discovery alongside glamorous relaxation in a series of stylish properties.
The itinerary also seeks to offer the traveller an opportunity to see some of the country’s less visited destinations, such as Deogarh where the renovated 16th century Mahal Palace is surrounded by several lakes, and Pushkar with its impressive rocky hillside setting and spectacular desert views at sunset.
The elegant city of Udaipur, founded in 1568, and Jaipur - renowned for its pink architecture - complete the quartet of heritage hotel destinations.
In Jaipur, visits to the Amber Fort, the ancient capital of Kuchwaha Rajputs (best reached on the back of an elephant), the City Palace Museum and the Palace of Winds are all included in the programme. While the walled city of Udaipur, noted for the stunning floating palace built in 1746 and its atmospheric maze of narrow streets, can be discovered from the luxury of the Fateh Prakash Palace Heritage Hotel - located in the immense City Palace that dominates Udaipur with breathtaking views over the lake.
The cost of the trip is £1331 based on two people travelling. It includes international flights with British Airways, internal flights, accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis, private sightseeing tours with local English speaking guides and entrance fees.
For further information call Silk Steps on 01454 888850 or visit the website at www.silksteps.co.uk