Mumbai is India's fulcrum of business, fashion and Bollywood filmmaking, a mega metropolis built around shopping, glitz and glamour. This modern ‘City of Dreams' is India's economic powerhouse, but older and more traditional ways of life still flourish alongside the modern business districts. The Taj Palace and nearby Gateway of India, the last departure-point for the last British soldiers leaving India, are Mumbai's defining landmarks and now a favourite for an evening stroll. Outside of Mumbai, the best attraction is Elephanta Island, whose cave temple and massive three-faced sculpture of Shiva is among the finest examples of Hindu architecture to be found anywhere.
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This eight-day, seven-night trip on-board the Deccan Odyssey takes you to the iconic sites of Maharashtra state.
This tailor-made escorted tour will see you experience the rich traditions, festivals and rituals of India. You'll discover the delights of Delhi and Mumbai alongside experiencing Holi Festival with locals, exploring the Taj Mahal and staying in luxury hotels throughout.
Rajasthan is the epitome of romantic India. Towering forts, ornate temples, peaceful lakes and glittering palaces characterise the cities and towns of this incredible north-Indian state. Explore it all on this tailor-made tour, which includes stays at some of the region's most characterful hotels.
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The Maharajas’ Express combines some of India’s most enticing destinations with a raft of Raj-like experiences, from champagne breakfasts at the Taj Mahal to travelling by canopied camel cart for sundowners in the sand dunes of Bikaner.
While much of India revels in old-world charm and Eastern exoticism, Mumbai is a booming global city of the 21st century, and a stay at the Trident Nariman Point reflects this. An impressive 555-room hotel on Marine Drive, with spectacular ocean and city views, this is an address to see and be seen…
The Oberoi is located on the exclusive Marine Drive in Mumbai, and has contemporary décor and an excellent spa.
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