Explore the very heart of India on a ‘treat for all senses’ luxury tour, with its fascinating history, distinct cultures and delectable cuisine. Stay at two of Central India’s finest heritage hotels, both royal residences lovingly restored and owned by the scions of two of India’s noblest royal families.
Geographically located at the very centre of India, the city of Bhopal is an undiscovered gem, full of aristocratic imprints of its former rulers. The Great Stupa at Sanchi, one of the best-preserved ancient Buddhist sites in the world and Bhimbetka’s prehistoric rock paintings from the Early Stone Age are both World Heritage Sites.
Visit Ujjain, one of Hinduism’s seven holy cities and host to the magnificent Kumbh Mela every 12 years, a perfect place to soak in the sights and sounds of riverside temple ceremonies.
Explore the vibrant history of Indore, forever associated with the Holkar dynasty whose current ruler, Prince Richard Holkar plays host to us at Maheshwar’s Ahilya Fort heritage hotel where an enchanting sunset boat ride on the sacred Narmada River will surely be an everlasting memory.
Let your imagination be captured by the love legends and architectural gems of the impossibly romantic World Heritage Site of Mandu.
This is a great itinerary if you wish to delve into the rich cultures, traditions and history of a region which is often underexplored and firmly off-the-beaten track.