16 Aug Jacada Travel introduces Bespoke Journeys to India
Jacada Travel, the experts in luxury private tours and safaris, introduce new bespoke journeys to India ranging from an extravagant dining experience at the City Palace where President Obama and Oprah Winfrey have been guests, a digital detox experience submerged in India’s inner rural beauty, to real-life Jungle Book encounters with the majestic tigers.
As the seventh biggest country in the world with its diverse and often dramatic contrasts in landscapes, mesmerising architecture intertwined with thousands of years of fascinating history, and rich cultures, travelling in India can be overwhelming at the best of times. Jacada Travel are thrilled to share some of India’s most remarkable and exclusive experiences to immerse oneself in whether it be taking on the colourful and chaotic bustling cities, or soaking in the lush backwaters of the more remote southern corner in style, privacy and comfort.
Jacada Travel’s India expert travel designers have secured private access to restricted and off-the-tourist-trail experiences that are inaccessible to most.
Incorporating bespoke private tours with the most luxurious and unique accommodation, here are a few new exclusive experiences for India.
Jaipur’s City Palace: Private access to the royal family’s residence
Prince Charles and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, Barack and Michelle Obama, and Oprah Winfrey have all been guests of the City Palace – which is now available to Jacada Travellers.
On a private tour that is inaccessible to the public, guests can experience this incredibly opulent palace. Delve into the different rooms, each intricately designed with walls of mirrors and jewels glistening from the lit oil lamps. Later, choose to either sit down to a private, extravagant dinner or an evening of traditional entertainment with dancers in the mosaic room.
Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur: Private access viewing
Once the fort has closed its doors to tourists for the day, the exclusive journey begins for Jacada Travel’s guests.
Guests will be greeted by the curator of the museum with a glass of champagne followed by a private tour around one of India’s largest forts, where the king once lived. Finish the evening with a private dinner in the incredible surroundings, high above the city.
Delhi: Private tours with renowned historians, curators and writers
Get an expert and personalised look at the vibrant art scene in Delhi on a private tour of the city’s galleries led by the curator of the Delhi Art Gallery.
Alternatively, explore the history and stories that have shaped this incredible city on a bespoke private tour with some of the country’s best-known historians and writers.
BrijRama Palace: Stay on the banks of the Ganges and experience a private prayer ceremony
Guests will arrive at the 18th century palace and heritage hotel by boat
Located at the most famous part of the river, Dasahwamedh Ghat, the hotel took 13 years to restore and now features hand-painted ceilings and beautiful carvings.
In the evenings, guests can watch the Ganga Ararti ceremony take place, where people flock with their offerings of oil lamps and flowers, turning the river into a blanket of twinkling lights. Should Jacada Travellers wish to experience the prayer ritual away from the hustle and bustle, a privately conducted ceremony can be organised.
Samode Safari Park: a rare tiger experience and digital detoxSwitch off from the world and rejuvenate in this extremely remote, family-run lodge with limited phone access and no wi-fi.
The luxury lodge is based at the Bandhavgarh National Park, which has over 400 square kilometres of pristine wilderness and the highest density of tigers in the world. It is one of the few places to see tigers in the wild today.