BY, MICHELLE LEE HOY
PR & DIGITAL MEDIA SPECIALIST
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Insight Vacations, the leader in premium and luxury escorted journeys, continues its Signature Year with the release of its 2015 India, Bhutan & Nepal brochure. The comprehensive collection includes six Insight Gold journeys that are, for the first-time, all-inclusive and feature an amazing array of Signature Events, which includes outstanding hotels and dining. Additionally, seven premium Mini Stays have been designed to perfectly complement the longer journeys or be booked as stand-alone trips.
For 2015, we are pleased that each carefully curated Insight Gold journey in India, Nepal and Bhutan has been upgraded and is now all-inclusive of all evening meals and Signature Experiences, enabling us to provide clients with incredible value and outstanding quality. India is an iconic destination and Insight offers a once in a lifetime experience across this special continent and to some of its neighbouring countries while staying at incredible Signature Hotels and palaces with the services of our expert Tour Directors.
Essence of India
From the moment you arrive in India, you are warmly welcomed with the continent’s rich culture and timeless traditions. After receiving a warm Indian welcome with their floral garlands, you will kick off your eight-day all-inclusive Gold Essence of India experience with a Welcome Reception – a delicious meal with local delicacies and fine wine. The cultural experience becomes the central theme throughout the trip, with Signature Experiences unique to the destination; such as a lively rickshaw ride through the bustling streets of Old Delhi, time to explore India’s largest mosque, visit the lustrous Taj Mahal in Agra, and some free time to wander the famous bazaars in Jaipur.
Bhutan Dragon Kingdom
Bhutan is renowned for its ancient traditions, devout Tibetan Buddhist religion, vibrant monastic festivals and peaceful way of life. Insight’s 12-day all-inclusive Gold Bhutan Dragon Kingdom showcases the nation’s natural beauty, stunning monasteries and fortresses, and the gentle-hearted locals of the region. Insight’s Signature Experiences include learning to prepare local Bhutanese delicacies, visiting a local brewery and being welcomed for tea in a traditional family-owned farmhouse in Trongsa.
In Paro, you will stay at the Zhiwa Ling Hotel – with its traditional architecture and modern amenities, this Insight Vacations signature hotel is the first and only wholly Bhutanese owned hotel to receive a five-star rating.
Classical India with Nepal
Temples, palaces and celebrations steeping with tradition are what make this all-inclusive Gold 14-day journey a Classical India with Nepal experience.
Beginning in Delhi, you will experience an authentic rickshaw ride through the bustling streets, visit the Chandni Chowk bazaar, see the Red Fort, the Gandhi memorial at Raj Ghat, and the Jama Masjid – India’s largest mosque. The included flight to Nepal takes you to a mystical country nestled in the folds of the Himalayas where they will explore Durbar Square and the ancient Royal Palace which is home to the Kumari – the world’s only official living goddess.
You will also visit Swayambhunath, the most ancient and enigmatic of the valley’s holy shrines, also known as the Monkey Temple for its mischievous inhabitants. Back to India and to Varanasi, the holy city, enjoy a spiritual Signature Evening as you witness a Hindu Aarti Ceremony at the riverside steps of the Ganges. At dawn, experience a serene boat cruise past the Ghats on the Ganges River and before you head on for some city sightseeing to see some famous temples.
Video: Lisa Ray, Insight Vacations Global Brand Ambassador, experiences Insight’s Signature Hotel during her India journey.