This December, The Taj Group of hotels invites guests on a bespoke journey to live like a royal with the ‘Majesty of India’ package – a privately guided trip designed exclusively for American Express Platinum and Centurion members from December 5 – 12, 2014. Exploring the magical cities of Mumbai, Jodhpur and Jaipur will be an immerse journey into the history, sights and experiences of the royal palaces.
The eight-day itinerary begins in the land of Bollywood – Mumbai, with the iconic Taj Mahal Palace to call home. From the bustling vibe of Mumbai, be transported to a city untouched by time – Jodhpur. Breathe in the beauty of one of India’s erstwhile princely states and experience the wonder of the Umaid Bhavan Palace as it catapults you back in time. One of the world’s largest private residences, the palace is a golden-hued desert sandstone monument set amidst acres of verdant gardens. Take a dip in the ethereal indoor pool once meant only for the Maharani, or enjoy an exhilarating drive through the city in a vintage car, accompanied by your royal butler. After a personal consult on spirituality with the Jiva Spa doctor and Buddhist scholar Mr. Shantum Seth, embark on a specially curated tour of the magnificent Mehrangarh Fort followed by a private dinner with the Maharaja.
End this magical journey with an escape to the ‘Land Of Kings’ – Jaipur, where an exquisite experience awaits you at the Rambagh Palace and Jai Mahal Palace. Experience the life of maharajas as you take an elephant ride up to the historic Amer Fort, and spend an enlightening afternoon with acclaimed writer and historian William Dalrymple. Bask in the magic of a breathtaking sunset over cocktails and a grand dinner with Mr. Raymond Bickson, Managing Director of the Taj Group, for interesting insights into the longstanding love affair between Taj and India.
With ‘The Majesty of India’ package, guests will delight in a heady mix of modern and traditional India: a complex and vibrant mix of people and cultures, including a wink at Bollywood and visits to local bazaars, legendary restaurants and relaxing spas, with expert historians, curators and guides to provide priceless insights throughout the journey.