The India specialists and experts in luxury guided travel, Insight Vacations, has launched its Luxury Gold India brochure for 2016-17 featuring a range of carefully crafted tours and mini trips through India, Nepal and Bhutan. Each of these 10 culturally enriching journeys feature unforgettable experiences and encounters, authentic epicurean dining and stays in some of the finest hotels, including exquisite Oberoi and Taj properties, in each destination.
Joost Timmer, Managing Director for Insight Vacations Australia, commented “The appeal of India to Australian travellers is undeniable and our India programme has experienced 100% growth between 2014-15, with strong forward bookings for 2016. India boasts a fascinating culture which is as varied and colourful as its landscape, and Luxury Gold is the ultimate way to explore this mystical country. Each tour offers luxury beyond expectation with the opportunity to explore the very best of India in utmost comfort and style, with the most experienced and professional experts on hand to showcase their wonderful country.”
“With the introduction of the e-tourist visa, India is now more accessible than ever to visitors and, between 2014-15, Australia was the fourth major country to purchase these online visas, illustrating an appetite amongst Australians to explore this amazing destination.”
Amongst this range of Luxury Gold itineraries is the eight-day Essence of India showcasing the rich Mughal Heritage of the cities of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. Marvel at the Taj Mahal as it is drenched in the first light of dawn, enjoy a jeep safari through the Aravalli Hills where an exquisite Highlight Dinner awaits and journey into Ranthambore National Park in search of the elusive tiger. Those looking to combine the classical sights of the north with the exoticism of the south can opt for the Spirit of North and South India 15 day tour, which features a two night stay at one of India’s Leading Resorts, the Kumarakom Lake Resort in Kerala. Guests will also enjoy a cruise to Elephanta Island in Mumbai to visit the temples and caves at Lord Shiva’s abode and savour an authentic taste of India at a Gala Dinner in this vibrant city.
Also featured in this programme is the 13 day Imperial Rajasthan, the twin centre Classical India with Nepal and the epic 20 day Grand Tour of India.
In addition to the core programme, the Luxury Gold India portfolio boasts five regional mini-trips ranging from three to six days. These include the four day Spiritual Divine which explores the stunning delights of Amritsar, a journey into Magnificent Nepal, a six day tour through enigmatic Classical Sri Lanka, the chance to savour the sights and sounds in Fascinating Mumbai and an adventure through Bhutan Dragon Kingdom.
Insight Vacations’ range of Luxury Gold tours truly are journeys beyond the ordinary and provide the ultimate way to experience the exoticism and spirituality of India in luxurious comfort. Each of the itineraries feature a host of exclusive experiences and, whether it’s spotting a tiger in its natural habitat or taking part in an Aarti ceremony on the banks of the Ganges, every detail has been considered to ensure we bring the magic of India to life. Each journey also includes epicurean dining to allow guests to savour a true taste of the unmistakable Indian flavours and, after a day spent exploring, Insight Vacations has ensured guests return to the perfect sanctuary with its range of carefully selected luxurious hotels.
Throughout each of these itineraries, guests will journey in style and receive unmatched personal service and attention from Insight Vacations’ Travelling Concierges, the true local experts in each of their destinations. They will receive a personal airport welcome and round-trip private transfers, luggage delivered to their room and all restaurant, hotel and guide tips covered.