Recently back from a two week trip to India. India is a myriad of sounds, sights, smells, experiences.
Of course we all know this sight...
The beautiful Taj Mahal.
The town of Agra has both the Taj and The Red Fort, which is worth a tour on your way out of town.
Splurge and spend the night at the Oberoi Amar Vilas, where every room has a view of the Taj Mahal.
And the pool makes for a nice respite after a hot tour in Agra.
Next it was off to Ranthambore in search of the Tiger.
I saw a tiger drag a deer across a field, across a creek and onto an island. A 45 minute tiger siteing.
We were very lucky!
Live like a Prince on a Tiger hunt at Sher Bagh, a Relais and Chateaux property.
Your luxurious tent awaits you!
Next stop, Udaipur, home of this magnificent property, The Taj Lake Palace Hotel.
Only people who are staying at the hotel have the privilege of visiting...
But of course, if you prefer to look at it, these hotels are amazing as well...
The Leela Udaipur will take your breath away...
And then there is the Oberoi in Udaipur which has 64 acres of gardens to up the game.
Time for some shopping, so it's off to Jaipur, a shopper and history buff's dream.
I loved my stay at the Samode Haveli. Staying in a palace with a hip vibe is super special.
Having breakfast in this courtyard in the morning with the birds chirping all around is fantastic.
And if you want something a bit fancier, there is the Taj Jaipur. I saw a "Ring Ceremony" there, which is a pre-party for an Indian Wedding. So many flowers and colors!
Bought some fabric, bought some furniture, bought some jewelry.
Love shopping in Jaipur.
Stay tuned for my next update on Historic hotels in India.
They were wonderful as well.