By Charles Wade-Palmer
How much would you pay to make small talk with the Royal family?
According to one travel company, a cool £66,000 should do it but forget a trip to Buckingham Palace, this is a VIP trip round India with Royals you may be less familiar with.
Given it is called the Indian Royal Tour and costs three times the average UK salary it should come as no surprise that among the list of exclusive activities is your own Royal procession.
Marcel Knobil, founder of VeryFirstTo, Superbrands and Cool Brand Leaders, says: “This exceptional tour allows one to experience the rich cultural tapestry of India and an unprecedented itinerary featuring meetings with Indian Royals in four separate locations.
“On Royal visits you can expect to enjoy authentic home-cooked food, complete with live cooking demonstrations of secret royal recipes.
“At a Royal Procession drums and trumpets will announce your arrival at the palace and you will board elephants or sit in a horse-drawn carriage followed by horses, camels, dancers and musicians.”
The 17 day ultimate guided tour of exploring India in the company of Royals has been organised by Epic India Travel and presented by luxury launches website, VeryFirstTo.com.
For its name and price is not a holiday for the who have curated this ultimate trip to India with exclusive access and privileged private tours being an ongoing theme.
Couples are warned by the travel company to avoid India’s extreme heat and uncomfortable weather by booking dates between October and March.
The trip begins at The Imperial with welcome drinks, and an expert talk ‘British in India’ delivered by a prominent historian.
You will be able to experience Old and New Delhi on a private guided tour which includes the enormous Jama Masjid where you will walk through the bazaars and narrow streets.
Other highlights of the 17 day Royal tour include, a trip to the ‘Venice of the East’, Udaipur, beside shimmering Lake Pichola with lots of shopping on offer.
Dinner with Royal family members at The Khajoorgaon Palace during an evening of Interpreted live Kathak dance performance, live ghazals & thumris.
An authentic home-cooked Awadhi Dinner with the family including a live cooking demonstration of secret royal recipes.
On the tenth day travellers will arrive at the exclusive entrance of the city palace for a royal reception with drums and trumpets to announce their arrival at the palace.
To top off the extravagant welcome the choice of an elephant or horse drawn carriage to is presented for a procession of camels, dancers and musicians straight out of Aladdin.
The £66,640 is per couple. Single person occupancy is available but will carry a single person supplement.