Be very ready for ten days of fabulous sensory overload in India. You will give yourselves over to the very different locations of Jaipur, Goa, Kolkata, and Darjeeling. India is a land of extremes and this tour encompasses spicy cooking lessons, shopping, magical candle lit feasts, camel cart rides, farm and village visits, accommodation in old palaces, and atmospheric guest houses.
In Jaipur, you will be staying at Hotel Diggi Palace. In Goa, you will be staying at Vivenda dos Palhacos. In Kolkata you will be staying at Oberoi Hotels. In Darjeeling, you will be staying at Glenburn Tea Estate.
Alila Diwa Goa brings a refreshingly unique resort experience to Gonsua Beach in Majorda, just 20 minutes from Goa Dabolim International Airport. Set amidst the serene landscape of lush, verdant rice plantations flowing towards the Arabian Sea, relaxation reigns at this Goa resort. Enter a sanctuary of contemporary elegance inspired by traditional Goan design - steeply pitched roofs, ceiling high columns, cool verandas and tranquil courtyards, setting us apart from other luxury hotels in Goa. Whether enjoying an intimate couple's retreat or a getaway for the entire family, the 153 rooms and suites at this Goa resort offer havens of space, comfort and serenity, while the resort’s new Diwa Club is an enclave of exclusivity, boasting its own lap pool with an open air Jacuzzi and hot tub.
Fondly known as the Grand Dame of Chowringhee, the Oberoi Grand is situated in a prime location, unrivaled by other luxury hotels in Kolkata, near the central business district, bustling markets and cultural landmarks of the city. Dating back to the late 1880s, The Oberoi Grand, Kolkata was frequented by the country's leading figures during colonial times and even now, hosts grand functions for Heads of State in the city's largest pillarless grand ballroom.
Glenburn is a heavenly little plantation retreat that lies on a hillock above the banks of the River Rungeet, high in the Himalayas, overlooked by the mighty Kanchenjunga mountain range.
You will see how traditional fabric block printing is done in Jaipur, learn how to taste and grade tea in Darjeeling, cook with coconut and seafood in the beach paradise of Goa and unlock the secrets of modern Indian cuisine in sumptuous restaurants in Jaipur. So say goodbye to all you knew before and enter into this charmed and poetic gastronomic world.
This retreat will take place in India, visiting Jaipur, Darjeeling, and Goa.