Enjoy two cities that encapsulate so much of India. Chaos, chaos, history and a modern-day buzz combine and one of the world’s most famous sites.

 India’s capital city of Delhi is a truly international city, a story woven through the centuries. Cementing its place as the capital of many kingdoms and empires, it still bears the marks of these different epochs today and this is part of what makes Delhi so fascinating. Visit Old Delhi, built for the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan for a glimpse back in time through the winding streets, ancient buildings including the Red Fort and the Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India. New Delhi, built by the British has a different feel with tree-lined boulevards and is home to the Presidential Palace and many of the museums of the city.

Ultimately, Delhi is a typical capital city, and it offers a great opportunity to encounter daily life in one of the busiest capitals in the world. Enjoy the juxtaposition of the hustle and bustle of cars and tuk-tuks with peaceful gardens and watch the world go by in this crazy city.

Agra is known as the home of the Taj Mahal. One of the Seven Wonders of the World, this astonishing building is once seen, never forgotten. With a heart-breaking history of love and loss, it is impossible not to be moved by the story behind it as you explore the building and gardens on the bank of the holy Yamuna river.  Sunrise is one of the best times to visit and you can enjoy the change in colours as the light progresses through the day, altering the tone of the building from soft golden to dazzling white and aback again as the day comes to a close.


Our favourite luxury hotels

The Imperial Hotel, New Delhi, India

The Imperial – Delhi

Soak up the grandeur and the history in one of Delhi’s most iconic hotels. With previous guests including Nehru, Ghandi, Jinnah and Lord Mountbatten, The Imperial is emblematic of the days of the Raj. The grandeur of the era is everywhere from the driveway lined with tall palms to the high ceilings and crystal chandeliers which adorn the bedrooms and hallways. Enjoy this gorgeous hotel complete with ayurvedic spa, four restaurants and exceptional service and well located for exploring the bustling city of Delhi. It’s an exceptional place to stay.

Outside dining, The Lodhi, New Delhi, India

The Lodhi – Delhi

The Lodhi is a cool, luxury hotel bringing traditional Moghul architecture with a modern twist. The building is set within expansive gardens, seven acres in total yet offers only 40 rooms meaning that your experience feels intimate. The elegant rooms feature contemporary décor and large windows with spectacular views. Guests can enjoy private balconies and plunge pools for the ultimate relaxation. The gallery space in the foyer showcases contemporary artists and the restaurant is a beautiful spot to enjoy India’s diverse culinary delights, overlooking the reflection pool.

Pool and view, The Leela Palace New Delhi, Delhi, India

Leela Palace – New Delhi

Leela Palace is a luxury hotel combining contemporary and traditional Indian styles with a European twist. The 254 rooms and suites are spacious and feature Regency-style furniture and Indian decorations. Throughout the hotel, the eclectic theme continue with thousands of fresh flowers arranged daily, accompanied by a curated collection of modern art. Guests can choose from a variety of dining options including Italian fine dining, Sushi and Indian specialities. The rooftop pool and ESPA spa are perfect for relaxing after a hot day in Delhi.

Bedroom, The Oberoi New Delhi, Delhi, India

The Oberoi – New Delhi

The Oberoi takes inspiration from the English architect who designed much of the city, Sir Edwin Lutyens. The 220 rooms are large and grand with polished teakwood floors, luxurious walk-in closets and Italian marble bathrooms. There are views of Each offers views of the UNESCO site of Humayun’s Tomb or Delhi golf course. Guests can dine on a range of international or traditional Indian dishes with a contemporary twist. Baoshun on the rooftop is the perfect spot to enjoy Chinese dishes. After a day exploring the city, indulge in a relaxing treatment in the spa or a dip in the two pools.

Overview, Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra, India

Oberoi Amarvilhas – Agra

This is a spectacular hotel in a spectacular location. Located just 600m from the Taj Mahal, guests can enjoy this amazing monument as the light changes through the day. Emulating the splendour if its magnificent neighbour, the Oberoi Amarvilhas features a tree-lined driveway, lit with flaming torches at night. The décor harks back to the Mughal era with antique fabrics, gold motifs and intricately decorated wooden furniture. Each room offers views of the Taj Mahal. Guests can indulge in a spa treatment inspired by ancient Indian rituals or relax by the outdoor pool.

Pool, ITC Mughal, Agra, India

ITC Mughal – Agra

The ITC Mughal is in a prime location for exploring the Taj Mahal and Agra. Set in 35 acres of lush gardens, the hotel is surrounded by beautiful lawns and a sparkling lake. The architecture is inspired by the Mughal era with a contemporary twist. Our favourite spot in the hotel is the Kaya Kalp Spa. It is an expansive area featuring luxurious spa suites, a Mughal hammam and royal baths. Guests can enjoy fine dining at the Taj Bano restaurant or authentic tastes of northwest India in Peshwari. Facilities at the hotel include tennis and badminton courts, a recreational lounge and nature trail.