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The Top 7 Luxury Gold Experiences in India
As preparations are already underway for next year’s Holi Festival celebrations, Luxury Gold wants travellers to get the most out of the vibrant people, spirituality and cultural kaleidoscope of India. With that in mind, here are the Top 7 Luxury Gold experiences that take place in the inimitable India with an emphasis on local cuisine and wellness.
Leela Palace Udaipur
Called Udaipur’s only modern palace hotel, Leela Palace is an exquisite stop on this journey. Rated the #1 hotel on TripAdvisor in 2017, the 5-star accommodation offers guests sumptuous suites with stunning views of Lake Pichola, an artificial fresh water lake created in 1392 AD. For weary travellers, the hotel’s award-winning spa offers a unique fusion of Ayurvedic and European therapies to relax and restore the entire body. From high quality skin care products and oils to revitalizing seaweeds and cleansing muds, every desire will be well taken care of. Imperial Rajasthan Tour
Nahargarh Ranthambore Hotel
Nestled in the foothills of the spectacular Aravalli Range, the 5-star Nahargarh Ranthambore Hotel is a deliberately magnificent place to spend a night or two (if you can manage to make yourself leave, that is). Built like a traditional Rajput hunting retreat, the Ranthambore more so resembles an extravagant 16th-century palace from a fairy tale. Complete with three outdoor swimming pools, sprawling Mughal-style gardens, and rooms with individual courtyards and private terraces with stunning views of the National Park, this hotel is luxury personified.
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Baradari Restaurant – Jaipur
Designed by Delhi-based architect Ambrish Arora and his team at Studio Lotus, Bardari Restaurant has only been open for two years, but has still amassed a reputation for traditional and authentic cuisine that delights the palate. Alongside delectable dishes like Laal Maas with baati and pan seared kasundi fish are choices for international travellers like pesto pasta and pearl barley risotto. Located at the City Place, a museum housing an amazing collection of works, the sights, sounds and smells of Baradari Restaurant will never disappoint.
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High Tea at Sukh Niwas – Jaipur
This VIP experience, available only to Luxury Gold guests, sees guests enjoying a High Tea in the private elegance of Sukh Niwas, Jaipur’s City Palace. This grand tea time transpires in a space of pure opulence, with artwork and fantastical architecture everywhere you glance. Most illustrious is the renowned Lalique Peacock table made to order for the Royal Family of Jaipur by the world-famous artist Marc Lalique. Found in a gilded room decorated with walls adorned with gold work from over 200 years ago, the Lalique table is surrounded by other stunning pieces of royal memorabilia making this High Tea a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Imperial Rajasthan Tour
Fairmont Jaipur – Jaipur
The 5-star luxury Fairmont Jaipur has an entire vacation’s worth of experiences all located on its own glorious site. From hot air balloon rides to hiking through the famous Aravalli hills, any incredible experience guests can hope to have while in India is attainable once they check in to this opulent hotel. The jewel of the Fairmont might well be the spa, a sanctuary offering a range of therapeutic and rejuvenating massages including traditional Indian massage. A host of delectable restaurants can be found serving authentic cuisine that will delight even the pickiest eaters. ZARIN, the hotel’s signature restaurant, serves amazing Indo Persian dishes, while ZOYA prides in offering a dedicated menu featuring authentic Rajasthani cuisine. Everything at the Fairmont Jaipur from the rooms and food to the excursions and wellness offerings will truly amaze guests. Classical India with Nepal Tour
Rooftop Tea & Pakoras with Views of the Taj Mahal – Agra
A breathtaking view has the ability to elevate any dining experience, but something about enjoying a refreshing cup of tea with the dazzling Taj Mahal resting in the horizon. Sitting on a rooftop in Agra, guests will have the chance to taste an authentic India favourite, pakoras, vegetables dipped in a spicy batter and deep fried to make fabulous fritters. In the distance, the iconic dome of the Taj Mahal sit majestically, the ultimate backdrop for an unforgettable moment on an unbelievable journey.
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Mughal Chamber Hotel – Agra
Sprawled over 35 acres of luxurious gardens, and near the Taj Mahal, the Mughal Chamber, a luxury hotel in Agra, is a fitting tribute to the great Mughal builders of the past. Comprised of 233 luxurious suites, guests can enjoy Indian hospitality while enjoying the opulence of an expansive room whose doors open into a private wading pool. The wellness and health spa is almost 10,000 square feet, surrounded by fountains and courts full of greenery, with two swimming pools and 43 spa treatments. A popular treatment is the Himalayan Clay Body Envelopment, a 90-minute escape that detoxifies, purifies, heals and tones.
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