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The Golden Triangle is a great starting point for anyone visiting India for the first time. The journey is made up of three of the most visited cities in north India – Delhi, Agra and Jaipur, offering a fantastic combination of history and culture.
Only after stepping foot in India will you realise that Indian cuisine, as you know it, just doesn’t exist. To paint both the delicate and punchy flavours of India with the same broad brushstroke overlooks the smorgasbord of dishes on offer from north to south. Tried and tested recipes balance coriander, cumin and cardamom with almost scientific precision, guaranteeing a culinary experience you will never forget.
Enjoy a sneak peek into daily life in India by staying at a haveli or in a homestay. If only for a few nights, you will be welcomed into a family, enjoying traditional Indian hospitality, sampling home-cooked food and exploring the path less travelled. Staying at one of these unique lodgings will give you an incredible insight into real India, and you will be welcomed with open arms by hosts whose wealth of local knowledge knows no bounds. Coming in all shapes and sizes, from plantation bungalows to historic houses, majestic forts and charming cottages, a short stay in one of these unique properties allows you to immerse yourself in India rather than simply visit it.
India is a magical country which welcomes travellers with a chaotic and colourful assault on the senses. Never is this more prominent than during one of the many festivals. Below we have listed the dates for the major festivals in India. Speak to one of our specialists about incorporating one of these into a tailor-made itinerary.
With millions of passengers on the move every day, travelling on some 71,000 miles of track, India's intricate network of railways are the arteries of the country, connecting its bustling cities with its sleepy villages and everywhere in between. The sprawling rail network reaches the nooks and crannies of India which are otherwise impossible to find. Amongst the country's miles of train tracks are some of the most picturesque rail journeys in the world, most notable of which are its famed toy trains. Whilst perhaps not the most efficient way of getting from A to B, the experience is an absolute must to add to your India itinerary.
The Oberoi New Delhi
New Delhi, India
Best for: Culture History, Spa
The Oberoi, New Delhi is a sophisticated and luxurious hotel situated right in the centre of town, and overlooks the golf course which affords great views of greenery. The facilities are fantastic and the hotel is perfectly located for sightseeing.
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The Oberoi is one of Delhi’s most exclusive hotels located in the heart of New Delhi, overlooking the lush greens of the Delhi Golf Club and the World Heritage Site of Humayun's tomb. It is minutes away from the busy commercial centres of Connaught Place, Nehru Place and within walking distance of Pragati Maidan, the international trade fair and exhibition grounds.
The hotel's 220 rooms and suites are decorated to an extremely high and luxurious standard and the Oberoi provides levels of service and comfort that one would expect from one of world’s best luxury hotel groups. Rooms feature king size beds or twins with a plasma TV, DVD player, satellite, Wi-Fi, electronic safe, 2 line telephone, minibar and a personalised butler service.
The hotel’s Chinese, Thai and French restaurants have all won awards and are considered to be some of the finest in Delhi. For those who want to relax, there is a full sized swimming pool and a spa and fitness centre run by the Banyan Tree group.
Some of the sights located nearby include the India Gate, the Humayun Tomb, (the first Mugal Garden Tomb built in the 16th century), Purana Qila and Rashtrapati Bhawan, designed by Lutyens where the Viceroy once lived and now the official residence of the President of India.
When to go
December to March is the perfect time to visit Rajasthan and the North when rainfall is minimal and temperatures are pleasant during the day. It can get cold at night, so make sure to pack a few extra layers when visiting at this time. Summer starts mid-March and can get very hot getting into May and June. The monsoon period follows directly after from July to September, where humidity is high and the region receives the majority of its rainfall, although still very minimal amounts. The months of October and November after the monsoon season are also a great time to visit the region as it experiences warm and dry weather during the day with cooler temperatures at night.
To start planning your tailor-made holiday, call us on (646) 934-8916
Things to do
Discounted Nightly Rates
Book a minimum of 6 nights or more at a selection of Oberoi properties in India before 15th April and receive discounted nightly rates and a complimentary upgrade to Half Board.
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Explore New Delhi
New Delhi has some of the most famous landmarks, such as Humayun’s Tomb, Qutab Minar and the many monuments and buildings of Lutyen’s Delhi.
Mutiny tour of Delhi
This experience takes you back 150 years to the place where Indian soldiers spent 6 months fighting the British for their independence.
The Great Delhi Food Experience
This experience showcases the very best of street food culture in Delhi. You will try samples of the most popular dishes and learn about the way they are cooked and the history behind them.
A day in Agra
A day trip from Delhi to Agra to explore the Agra Fort and the Taj Mahal.
Retrace the history of the Raj
An experience that follows the story of four notable Englishmen connected with Delhi; James Skinner, John Nicholson, Edwin Lutyens and Lord Mountbatten. Each of their stories reveals more about India’s history.
Visit Sufis in Nizamuddin
A truly unique experience to visit the Sufi holy men; listen to their music, watch them dancing and singing and even see the Dervishes in a trance, whirling around.
Bazaars of Old Delhi
A guide will take you through the bazaars of Old Delhi, mainly focusing around Chadni Chowk.
Explore Old Delhi
Explore Old Delhi on foot and rickshaw, visiting the Jama Mosque, Kinari Bazaar and Khari Baoli to get a taste of the traditions of this medieval city.
Explore the Garden Tombs of Delhi
A tour to visit 3 of Delhi’s most spectacular garden tombs. They were set up hundreds of years ago for the rulers of Delhi to be buried in and are surrounded by beautiful landscapes.