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Indian Luxury: 10 Reasons to Visit India This Summer from Oberoi

By Pardhasaradhi Gonuguntla

NEW DELHI, INDIA – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazine

Oberoi Hotels & Resorts gives travelers bountiful reasons to visit India this summer – a few being impeccable service, beautiful properties and luxurious accomodations. In addition to the lure of the exquisite Oberoi properties, India as a destination offers many magnificent charms: the majestic Taj Mahal; greetings from elephants upon arrival; the grandeur of ancient forts and palaces; experiencing Mowgli’s jungle; Darjeeling tea as the perfect addition to a relaxing afternoon; and shopping for colorful slippers, sparkling jade jewelry and pashmina stoles in the marketplace, to name a few. Oberoi Hotels & Resorts is synonymous the world over with providing the right blend of luxury, warm service and lasting memories, and is happy to share ten more reasons to visit an Oberoi property in India this Summer:

1. Round-the-Clock Spa Services
After a long flight, travelers can start their vacations on the right note at The Oberoi, Gurgaon, and The Oberoi, Mumbai, where they can receive treatments at any hour of the day at the hotels’ 24-hour on property spas.

2. Visit Some of the Best Hotels in the World at a Very Attractive Price
Enjoy the elegance and splendor of some of the world’s finest luxury hotels at the best possible value. With Oberoi’s Exotic Vacations Package, eager travelers can choose from several vacation options with suggested itineraries or customize their own to create an exciting intinerary for a trip of a lifetime and create lasting memories. The package includes numerous value added benefits, upgrades and discounts on services such as yoga and spa treatments. Full package details below.

3. Charter a Plane, Oberoi Style
Oberoi is the first Indian hotel group to introduce its own Air Charter Service available to guests. Save travel time and charter one of Oberoi’s private planes to Wildflower Hall, Shimla in the Himalayas or another domestic destination. After the reservation is made, a hotel limousine will pick guests up from the hotel and chauffer them to the local airport where an Oberoi personnel will escort them swiftly through airport formalities, a true luxury.

4. Take a Walk on the Wild Side
For wildlife lovers, May and June are the best times of the year to spot the famous royal Bengal tiger. The elusive animal stays closer to the water to stay cool during these months, and is more easily seen. Take a jungle drive through the Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve while staying in a luxurious tent at The Oberoi Vanyavilas, Ranthambhore.

5. India: It’s Cooler than You Think
The heat peaks between 11:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. During this time, guests can relax in the magnificence and luxury of Oberoi’s hotels and enjoy Ayuvedic therapies at Oberoi spas, afternoon tea, take a cooking class or learn local folk dances inbtween sightseeing trips.

6. View the Taj Mahal from Your Guestroom
Guests at The Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra have the luxury of seeing the Taj Mahal without the hassle of crowds and tour buses. The Taj Mahal can be viewed from every guestroom at The Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra.

7. The Newly Favorable Exchange Rate
An additional incentive for U.S. travelers is the strong exchange rate between the Indian rupee (INR) and U.S. dollar (USD). The increased strength of the U.S. dollar in India is something adventurous travelers should take advantage of now – and as a result, they can enjoy more camel trekking, museums, architecture and more.

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8. Discover the Himalayas
Those who believe India is comprised solely of Rajasthan will discover a unique side of the country when visiting the foothills of the Himalayas. Wildflower Hall, Shimla in the Himalayas allows guests to stay in the midst of Alpine forests, go white-water rafting on the surging River Sutlej and rejuvenate at one of India’s finest spas.

9. Add a city that is not on the usual, beaten track
Impress friends by visiting Kolkata and exploring a city steeped in colonial heritage. Or visit Bangalore and to see India’s IT revolution at work. India’s hidden gems and colorful culture are around every corner.

10. Butler Service
24-hour butler service is available to all guests at Oberoi properties, internationally recognized for their unparalleled levels of service. Travelers continue to acknowledge Oberoi Hotels & Resorts as amongst the finest in the world.

Valid April 1 to September 30, 2012 at all participating hotels, Oberoi Exotic Vacations offers guests:

– Accommodation in a Premier Room for two persons
– An upgrade to a Suite at any one hotel for stays of 10 nights or more, subject to availability at the time of arrival
– Complimentary car transfers between the hotel and local city airport or railway station
– Complimentary yoga sessions (available at select hotels only)
– Daily breakfast for two
– A special reduction of 25% on spa therapies
– Complimentary additional room for two children (up to 12 years of age), subject to availability

The offer is available at The Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra; The Oberoi Rajvilas, Jaipur; The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur; The Oberoi Vanyavilas, Ranthambhore; Wildflower Hall, Shimla in the Himalayas; The Oberoi, New Delhi; The Oberoi, Gurgaon; The Oberoi Grand, Kolkata; The Oberoi, Bangalore and The Oberoi, Mumbai.

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