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Elegant Resorts

ELEGANT JOURNEYS

10

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India in Sumptuous Style with Leela Palaces Hotels and Resorts

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Journey Highlights

Few countries offer the variety of culture, wildlife and landscapes like India does. With its intoxicating and invigorating blend of colourful festivals and myriad of flavours, the country is full of striking contradictions. From crowded cities and swathes of desert, to the mighty Himalayas, coastal attractions of Goa and tranquil southern backwaters of Kerala, the variety is incredible. With busy street markets sitting in the shadow of majestic palaces and glorious temples, there is always something to catch your eye and awaken your senses. Discover the historic treasures of both Old and New Delhi, by tuk tuk, Metro or rickshaw and visit the classic landmarks such as India Gate, New Delhi, Humayun's Tomb, Laxmi Narayan Temple, Tomb of Safdarjung and pretty city parks, before venturing to the breathtaking beauty and romance of Lake Pichola in remarkable Udaipur. Having arrived in style, by boat, guests can indulge in the regal décor and sumptuous service of The Leela Palace, venture out to explore the 'golden' City Palace and take a splendid evening boat journey across the sparkling lake. Having experienced the style of a lost era, guests will leave the majesty of Udaipur behind and head for the coastal attractions of Goa, with its vast swathes of beaches.

Throughout this journey, guests will experience luxurious stays at three of the unique Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts. With a philosophy centred around the Indian tradition of 'Guest is God', guests receive an exemplary level of service, expertly complemented by a warm hospitality - each of the family-owned properties. Set in beautiful locations and boasting authentic interior style with local speciality cuisine, each property resonates the spirit of India, along with each specific region - all whilst providing state-of-the-art facilities, ESPA spas and expertly tailored experiences. From the grandeur of Leela Palace New Delhi, and serenity of Leela Palace Udaipuri, with captivating views across Lake Pichola, to the lush green resort surroundings of The Leela Goa, guests will experience an authentic 'sense of place' along with supreme elegance, at every destination.

Culture & History Cities Luxury Beach Holidays
Perfect for:

Visiting diverse landscapes, culture and historic landmarks

Guide Price:

Prices from £1,995 per person.Based on 10 nights, the price includes flights and transfers.

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India is a vast land with eight climatic zones. In general, the best time to visit our featured areas is from October to March. From late-May to early June, the southwest summer monsoon rains can arrive and usually last from July to September. The south of India typically receives more rain than the north.

Fly from London Heathrow to Delhi, India

Depart London Heathrow Airport to Delhi, with Jet Airways India.

Private car transfer to The Leela Palace, New Delhi

Arrive in the gateway city of New Delhi and transfer, by road, to the luxurious Leela Palace New Delhi.

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Delhi, India

Staying at

The Leela Palace, New Delhi

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As soon as guests enter the grand lobby they will appreciate the opulence of the sumptuous interior, with elegant pillars and ornate ceilings. Boasting contemporary style and state-of-the-art technology, guests are assured of a 24-hour butler service, generously-sized guest rooms, Spa by world-renowned ESPA, access to the rooftop infinity swimming pool plus a choice of several dining options. From Qube, providing international cuisine, with views of the inner courtyard, to fine dining at Jamavar and the sophisticated mix of French-Italian cuisine at Le Cirque, to the striking venue of MEGU serving modern Japanese dishes - guests will no doubt be impressed with the venues and variety. The Library Bar, affords an old English charm, where guests can savour a splendid collection of cigars, fine wines and cognacs, plus rare malt whisky.

The property provides a wonderful haven to retreat to after a busy day's sightseeing - visit The Red Fort in the old walled city of Old Delhi, see India Gate in New Delhi, or explore the Gurdwara Bangla Sahib Temple, before being inspired to taste the classic fine dining of Leela's Jamavar, which recreates the true essence of royal Indian kitchens. During your time in Delhi, this bustling city offers plenty of opportunities to see ancient fortresses, majestic buildings and historic ruins, many of which are in Old Delhi where winding streets lead to all sorts of treasures. These historic attractions find their modern counterparts in the tall skyscrapers, diplomatic enclaves, shopping centres, tree-lined avenues and well-planned townships of the imperial city of New Delhi. The people here, along with their lifestyles and traditions, are a rich and varied mixture of all that is India.

 

Highlights

A grand city property with Lutyens-inspired architecture and interiors featuring gold-leafed domes, Murano chandeliers and hand-woven Turkish carpets. Highlights include the superb dining options and impressive Spa by ESPA.

Staying at

The Leela Palace, New Delhi

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The first of its kind in India, environmentally sustainable and energy-efficient, The Leela Palace New Delhi – with its Lutyens-inspired architecture and interiors featuring goldleafed domes, Murano chandeliers and hand-woven Turkish carpets – is a masterful imitation of the world’s great palaces. Each spacious guest room and suite is equipped with state-of-the-art technology and there is a choice of dining venues, including Qube – with its live kitchen stations - and Le Cirque, the first New York restaurant in Asia, while classic Indian specialities are served at Jamavar and Japanese cuisine at MEGU. The exclusive Spa by ESPA comprises two levels and offers a fitness studio, roof terrace with heated infinity-edge pool, sauna steam and drench rooms.


  • Type:Luxury Hotel
  • Summary:A palace style hotel in the heart of New Delhi
  • Feature:The most spacious entry-level guest rooms in New Delhi
  • Rooms:260 rooms & suites
  • Location:India
  • Nearest airport:Delhi International Airport
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Fly from Delhi to Udaipur

Fly south from Delhi, with Jet airways India, to the beautiful palace city of Udaipur.

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Udaipur, India

Staying at

The Leela Palace, Udaipur

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Arrive in style and marvel at the royal splendour of Udaipur's magnificent palaces and forts. The Leela Palace Udaipur is a jewel on the bank of the majestic Lake Pichola, offering stunning views across the Aravalli mountain range. For centuries, visitors have flocked to admire the beauty of the region and by staying at The Leela Palace Udaipur, guests can experience the Rajasthani palace architecture that evokes the grandeur of Udaipur's rich and royal heritage. After a busy day's sightseeing, relax in one of the inviting cabanas by the poolside, rejuvenate within the tented ESPA spa, and later dine by candlelight, beside the lake, at Sheesh Mahal, under star-studded skies and panoramic views of the heritage city – a truly romantic setting.

Stay in palatial surroundings, with ornately carved wooden furniture, luxurious silks and crisp white marble, and admire the shimmering waters and mountain backdrops of Lake Pichola from the wonderful terrace. Depart the walled courtyards and explore the city's palaces and forts, stroll through automobile history at the Vintage Car Museum or take a drive out to see Sajjan Garh, the hilltop monsoon palace of the Udaipur royal family, the second-oldest dynasty in the world. Visit a plethora of ancient temples, such as Ranakpur or Shrinathji, or simply enjoy a relaxed boat-ride on Lake Pichola, one of the most beautiful lakes in Rajasthan. The lake encapsulates the romance and splendour of another century and guests are bound to feel enchanted by their stay here.

Highlights

Arrive by boat to the magical setting of Lake Pichola and receive a regal-like welcome. Admire the sunrise and sunset views from your guest room, or the terrace, before exploring the picturesque city of Udaipur. Visit the Ranakpur Jain Temple by day and take a romantic and memorable evening boat-ride on beautiful Lake Pichola during the evening.

Staying at

The Leela Palace Udaipur

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This grand hotel, located on the shores of Lake Pichola, with views of the lake and the majestic Aravali Mountains, lives up to its name and encapsulates all the opulence of the Rajasthani royal era. Each of its guest rooms and suites are sumptuously appointed and feature a television, internet access and a ‘Gourmet Corner’, at the very least, while some of the guest suites have further luxuries, including a plunge pool and a separate dining room. The décor throughout includes furniture and artworks that reflect exquisite Indian detailing and the hotel also offers a range of activities to enable you to learn more about the Indian culture.


  • Type:Luxury Hotel
  • Summary:A palatial hotel located on the shores of Lake Pichola
  • Feature:Beautiful views over the lake and the City Palace
  • Rooms:80 rooms & suites
  • Location:India
  • Nearest airport:Udaipur Airport
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Fly from Udaipur, via Mumbai, to Goa

Fly with Jet Airways from Udaipur to Mumbai and catch your onward flight to Goa.

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Goa, India

Staying at

The Leela Goa

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An ideal finale to a busy Indian touring itinerary, Goa is a popular coastal location to relax and unwind. The Leela Goa is an exceptional blend of 13th century Vijayanagara Palace architecture, 18th century Portuguese design, old-world charm and contemporary style. With elegant, spacious and light interiors, guests can admire the lush green scenery, from the privacy of their own balcony or terrace. With four dining venues, three bars and an impressive array of facilities - including cycling, meditation and watersports - guests will have plenty of entertainment options. Alternatively, for those seeking a more therapeutic form of relaxation, head for the impressive spa with its wonderful selection of traditional Ayurvedic and holistic treatments.

Beyond the resort, this exotic state of southern India boasts attractive scenery, rich with flora and fauna and beautiful national parkland. In sharp contrast, the legacy of Portuguese Colonialism is evident in the area's striking architecture and buildings. For a little more history, potter around the local towns and visit the white-washed churches, such as Saint Cajetao, and pretty temples, such as Shri Mangeshi Temple, before you sample the resort's nightlife, which tends to centre on a wonderful selection of laid-back restaurants and lively bars. The vast swathes of beaches in Goa are internationally renowned for their natural, rustic beauty and remain a major attraction for visitors to explore. Take a beach stroll and become captivated by the local fisherman, or capture the vibrant sunset through the lens of your camera - it's an emotive experience to savour.

Highlights

Located in South Goa, The Leela Goa stands amidst seventy-five acres of lush tropical gardens and sparkling lagoons. In addition to Mobor Beach, enjoy the resorts' 12-hole, par 3 golf course, tennis courts, Ayurvedic spa therapies, yoga and watersports. Or venture outside of the resort to experience fishing trips, dolphin cruises or island tours.

Staying at

The Leela Goa

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An exceptional blend of thirteenth century Vijayanagara Palace architecture, eighteenth century Portuguese design, old-warm charm and contemporary touches, The Leela Goa stands amidst seventy-five acres of lush gardens and sparkling lagoons. It offers its guests the choice of staying in a villa, suite or lavish guest room, each characterised by elegant furniture, a spacious, light and airy feel and private balconies or terraces which enable guests to enjoy the spectacular scenic vistas over the tropical gardens, peaceful lagoons, immaculate and extremely quiet Mobor Beach and the sparkling azure-blue ocean. Additionally, Royal Villas, the Presidential Suite and Pool Suites also provide guests with their own, private plunge pool. 


  • Type:Luxury Hotel
  • Summary:One of the most enchanting beach resorts in India
  • Feature:The property boasts a 12-hole, par 3 golf course
  • Rooms:206 rooms, suites & villas
  • Location:India
  • Nearest airport:Goa Airport
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Fly from Goa, via Mumbai, to London Heathrow Airport

Make an enquiry for this Luxury Journey from one of our expert Travel Consultants

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Our expert Travel Consultant, Alison says ...

Our Experts

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"India never fails to excite and surprise travellers. It has so much to explore and discover and the people are incredibly welcoming. From the iconic beauty of the Taj Mahal and historic Agra and Amber Forts, to the natural flora and fauna of Ranthambore, spirituality of Varanasi, lake beauty of Udaipur and grand palaces of Rajasthan - there is always something to amaze visitors. This itinerary is simply a taste of the contrasting destinations and the choice of impeccable stays available with Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts."

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Why Choose Elegant Resorts


As the foremost British pioneer of luxury travel – and boasting an ever-increasing collection of prestigious accolades that celebrates this – Elegant Resorts is a tour operator with the expertise, knowledge and reputation to deliver only the very finest tailor-made luxury holidays to our clients, honed by almost thirty years of experience in this niche travel business.

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