Following the recent launch of Go Air's direct flights from Mumbai and Delhi to Male International Airport, newlyweds can enjoy increased accessibility between the exotic culture of India and the crystal clear waters and white sand beaches of the Maldives.
This winter, Taj Hotels are offering couples the ultimate all-suite itinerary staying in the finest hotels, palaces and resorts. Travellers can begin their trip in the thriving capital of Delhi before experiencing the splendour of the Royal Palaces of Rajasthan.
One of the world's most breathtaking hotels, Taj Lake Palace of Udaipur, is a 270-year-old white marble palace which floats like a mirage in the middle of Lake Pichola. From the sparkling waters of Udaipur, guests can check in to the regal Rambagh Palace in Jaipur's 'Pink City'. Dating back to 1835 and formally the home to the Maharaja of Jaipur, Rambagh Palace offers a luxurious stay in a relaxing environment away from the city centre. From the moment guests arrive they will notice peacocks strutting across the lawns and hear the Indian classical musicians playing on the verandahs, creating a wistfully romantic ambience.
From here, honeymooners will venture to Mumbai to experience the culture and history of India's iconic monuments while staying at Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai before taking a direct flight straight to the tropical paradise of the Maldives, ending the trip by relaxing at Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Maldives – a boutique island resort located just 25 minutes by speed boat from Male airport. At each property, guests will experience legendary warmth and hospitality of Taj, authentic regional fare and the finest wellness experiences of Jiva Spa incorporating ancient Ayurveda healing techniques.
Ampersand Travel (www.ampersandtravel.com / 0207 819 9770) offers the ultimate 12-night India and Maldives twin-centre itinerary from £10,477 per person sharing. This includes two nights at Taj Palace, New Delhi, Rambagh Palace, Jaipur, Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur and Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai, as well as four nights at Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Maldives. Price includes all accommodation in a suite category throughout on a B&B basis, domestic and international flights, as well as private transfers.