INCENTIVE TRAVEL TO INDIA?
India Incentive Travel
India has it all! Amazing architecture & landscapes, festivals, traditions & spiritual experiences; visiting India for an incentive trip is something you will remember for a long time to come. The landscapes are varied, from sunny beaches in the south to snowy peaks of the Himalayas. India offers many outdoor activities. How about an adventurous safari where you look for jungle cats or an unforgettable trek in the Himalayas? India is a thrilling incentive travel destination!
A visit to the metropolis of Delhi during your incentive trip is a must! It is a mysterious city full of culture, chaos and people. You will take a city tour of the highlights of old and new Delhi by rickshaw. There are ancient tombs, temples and ruins that are well worth a visit. The metropolis is considered a cultural center in India due to the historical buildings and festivals that are often held here.
India also offers architectural delights, the most popular is of course the Taj Mahal, which many say is the most beautiful building in the world. A visit to this should not be missed during your incentive trip, we drive there by horse-drawn carriage! About 1000 elephants and 20,000 Indians were needed to complete this beautiful building. This took no less than 12 years! Since 2007, the building has been on the list of the 7 wonders of the world and that is not without reason! The building consists mainly of marble on the outside and is perfectly symmetrical. Well worth a visit.
India’s classic Golden Triangle is one of the best known high lights and includes the cities of Delhi, Jaipur and Agra. An absolute must during your incentive trip through India. From Delhi, we leave for Jaipur. Here you will find a variety of people in colorful robes, camels, elephants, bazaars with jewelry and local wares, countless rickshaws, beautiful Hindu temples and palaces. We will visit the world famous Amber Fort. The fort sits majestically in the hills of Jaipur. Finally, we go will to the world wonder the Taj Mahal in Agra, an amazing experience during your incentive trip to India.
Delicious local cuisine
Another reason to visit India is its unique cuisine. Each region offers its own special recipes. India is also known for its delicious vegetarian curries and deep-sea treats, while meat lovers can enjoy marinated meats. Spices are the heart of Indian cuisine and the country is also known for its Street food, enjoy the typical yogurt drink lassi, kebab or a spicy samosa.
One of the nicest traditions in India is Holi. During this festival, the Indians celebrate the victory of evil and that winter is over. The colorful powder turns the streets into a true color explosion. If you go out into the street, you cannot avoid being colored.
The possibilities are endless. Start your day with a yoga session in the gardens of the hotel. Lunch on the elevated gardens of Taj Khema overlooking the Taj Mahal. Visit Delhi with a cycle rickshaw and pass colorful markets and narrow lanes. Have dinner at the Spice Route restaurant – one of the top ten restaurants in the world. Drive per Jeep tot the Amber fort in Jaipur and play a game of cricket, Camel Polo or football with the locals or experience a walking tour of the old Jaipur city.
- Best time to travel: October to March
- National language: India is home to several hundred languages. Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Telegu and Tamil are some of the most common languages.
- Time zone: +5.30 UTC
- Currency: Rupee
An Incentive example trip for inspiration, can be completey customised to your wishes
Day 1: Arrival New Delhi
Day 2: New Delhi
Day 3: Agri, Taj Mahal
Day 4: Jaipur
Day 5: Jaipur/Samode
Day 6: Departure
Day 1 - Arrival Delhi
Welcome at the airport with “Mouli” – a cotton red thread, considered to be very sacred and used in religious ceremonies in India. This red thread is believed to protect the person who wears it from evil.
Transfer to the hotel by accompanying guide.
On arrival, experience the traditional Indian „Welcome‟ with Aarti & Tika followed by a non-alcoholic welcome drink.
Day 2 - New Delhi
After breakfast departure for the visit of Old Delhi en-route orientation tour of New Delhi driving past the Secretariat buildings, President‟s Palace and India Gate. When we arrive at Old Delhi we will take a cycle rickshaw ride through the colorful markets and narrow lanes of Chandani Chowk ending at Jama Masjid – Indias largest mosque built in 1656.
Transfer by coach to the Lodi restaurant for lunch. Afterwards return to the hotel for an afternoon at leisure /free time for shopping.
Dinner at The Spice Route restaurant at The Imperial Hotel. Heralded as one of the top ten restaurants in the world!
Day 3 - Agri, Taj Mahal, Jaipur
After breakfast transfer to the railway station or airport for trip to Agra. In Agra transfer by Tonga (Horse Carriage) to the main entrance of the Taj Mahal. Visit of The Taj Mahal – the flawless architectural creation by Shah Jahan for his wife Mumtaz.
Lunch on the elevated gardens of Taj Khema overlooking the Taj Mahal with live performance by Sita and Tabla musicians. Guests have the option of getting a Henna tattoo by a Henna Artist. After lunch drive towards Jaipur, on board of the coaches, masseurs for head and shoulder massage. En-route stop at Umaid Lake Palace, Kalakho for tea or coffee break.
Like in the past, when Maharajahs had Royalty visiting them, a stunning tableau of decorated camels, horses, elephants used to unfold into a ceremonial welcome. Cocktails followed by Dinner.
Day 4 - Jaipur
Exclusive Breakfast at the breathtaking Jaigarh Fort, built in 1726. Since it is located on a high hill you will have spectacular views of Jaipur and also of Amber Fort. Afterwards by Jeeps drive to Amber Fort. On arrival proceed for the visit of an ancient capital of Amber to see the fabulous Amber Fort. Before the City Palace was constructed in Jaipur, Amber was the seat of power. Lunch at 1135 A.D. Restaurant located in the premises of the Fort. Descend the fort by Jeeps and transfer to hotel.
Rest of the afternoon at leisure; play a game of cricket, Camel Polo or football with the locals or experience a walking tour of the old Jaipur city. Dinner in a beautiful restaurant.
Day 5 - Jaipur - Samode
Yoga session in the gardens of the hotel for the interested. After breakfast departure for the visit of Lakshmi Narayan Temple to get an insight into the religions of India. We also enjoy a tuk tuk tour of the Old city of Jaipur. We will visit of City Palace– the royal residence built in a blend of the Rajasthani and Mughal styles. Lunch at Samode Haveli – a Heritage hotel. Post Lunch, drive to Samode Palace. At the gates of Samode village guests switch over to canopied camel carts and proceed in a royal procession with a local band through the quaint village of Samode, upto the Palace.
This 475-year-old palace is a celebration of the senses, underlined at all times by contemporary luxury. Guests will be offered traditional Indian attire- Saree’s for the ladies and Kurta Pyjama’s & Safa‟s (turbans) for the men for the Gala Dinner at Samode Palace. They are entertained by musicians & Dancers during an unforgettable dinner under the stars. DJ to dance the night away. Overnight at Samode Palace.
Day 6 - Samode & Departure
Breakfast in the gardens of Samode Bagh. Holi Celebrations (Festival of Colors) in the gardens of Samode Bagh. Each guest will be given a white Kurta & Pyjama for this experience. Lunch in the restaurant of the Samode Palace
Depart by scheduled flight to Delhi & back home.
End of an unforgettable incentive travel experience in India!