“India is wild, chaotic, historic and captivating. The cities are loud and full of life and fascinating little pockets and once you get to rural life it’s like stepping back in time, watching people do what they have done for thousands of years in the same way they’ve always done it,” reflects Travel Designer Alexis Leeming, back from her transformative journey. With her ATInsider intel in tow, prepare to uncover the magic of India like never before!

May in India bursts with vibrant sights, sounds, and sensations, making it the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable adventure. We’re excited to offer you a glimpse into Alexis Leeming’s recent exploration of the country, and a glimpse of the possibilities in your future! Alexis’s journey through India seamlessly unfolded from the modern luxury of Delhi’s hotels and the breathtaking beauty of the Taj Mahal to the bustling streets of historic cities and thrilling wildlife safaris, showcasing the country’s exceptional hospitality and rich culture.

Why India?

If you wouldn’t mind being bombarded by beauty, head here. How do you choose to adorn yourself? What garments or jewelry do you don when you want to feel your most lovely? This destination can be somewhere you ground yourself in colors far too vibrant to be from the Earth you already know. It’s an escape to a foreign place whose hues are vibrant and diverse, inextricably tied to its characters.

The sights can take you back in time; you will imagine the Taj Mahal, iconic and grand, was built just for you. You will wonder what kind of power might reside in such beauty. This destination will make you think; the monuments and the stories of those who look upon them will strike awe in you. As you soak in the majesty of these landmarks, each telling its own story of human ingenuity and perseverance, you’ll find yourself forever changed by the profound impact of their presence.


“The Oberois are all pretty fantastic.” – A. Leeming

The Oberois epitomize luxury hospitality in India. In Delhi, The Oberoi offers modern elegance and exceptional service, catering to global tastes with its diverse buffet and contemporary design.

Near the Taj Mahal, Oberoi Amarvillas resembles an Arabian palace, boasting stunning views and indulgent dining options reminiscent of Aladdin’s adventures.

Escape to Oberoi Rajvillas in Jaipur, a serene oasis with spacious villa-style accommodations, lush gardens, and authentic Indian charm.

Rambagh Palace

In Jaipur, another top choice is Rambagh Palace. This majestic property offers spacious accommodations, a delightful pool, and a sense of seclusion despite its central location. Ideal for those who prefer to be in the midst of the city’s hustle and bustle, Rambagh Palace is surrounded by excellent dining and shopping options, providing ample opportunities for exploration on foot.

“The highlight of the trip is Amanabagh.” – A. Leeming

Prepare to be enchanted. Nestled in a rural expanse, it’s a true sanctuary, offering unparalleled tranquility and seclusion. Perfectly placed at the end of an itinerary, allowing guests to unwind completely. Nearby Sariska beckons with tiger and leopard safaris, just a short 30-minute drive away. Immerse yourself in the local village life for a glimpse into rural India’s captivating essence. Alternatively, indulge in a transformative wellness retreat under the guidance of adept Ayurvedic practitioners for a rejuvenating experience spanning four days or more.


Agra and the Taj Mahal

A visit to the Taj Mahal is an absolute must; its grandeur and intricacy will leave you awestruck. For a truly magical experience, consider a sunrise visit to the Taj from the opposite bank—an exclusive and unforgettable option for guests seeking a unique perspective.

Markets, Sikh Temples, and Community Kitchens

India’s markets are vibrant hubs of activity, teeming with color, aroma, and energy. From the bustling streets of Delhi’s Chandni Chowk to the lively lanes of Jaipur’s Johari Bazaar, each market offers a unique sensory experience, where vendors showcase an array of goods, from spices and textiles to handicrafts and jewelry. Amidst this lively scene, Sikh temples host community kitchens, or “langars,” where volunteers tirelessly prepare and serve free meals to all, embodying the spirit of compassion and equality that defines Sikhism. These temples, such as the iconic Golden Temple in Amritsar, stand as symbols of communal harmony and solidarity, welcoming all who seek nourishment, both physical and spiritual.

And endless more…!

Here, you’ll pause, seeking shade, and marvel at where the light shines brightest. You’ll zoom out, savoring the expansive view, broadening and deepening your perspective for the better, dare we say. You’ll be captivated by what you see, smell, taste, hear, and feel, somehow fitting perfectly into the vibrant and diverse ecosystem that is India. India extends a warm embrace to all who approach with open arms.

Experience the vibrancy of India on your next adventure! Contact us at travel@admiraltravel.com today to begin planning your unforgettable journey! OR, sign up for on of our coveted hosted journeys departing in 2025!