BigNews.Biz - Jan 05,2017 - Minar Travels, one of India’s leading destination management companies since 1992 with expertise in travel, tourism, aviation, and MICE, announced the launch of Vilasa Luxury Travel, the newest luxury brand specializing in upscale, customizable travel to India. Leveraging their extensive partnerships with India’s finest hotels and service providers, experience and knowledge of India, and proven record of world-class service, Vilasa Luxury Travel will work with North American travel agents to provide their clients with unique and memorable experiences in one of the world’s most fascinating destinations. Clients will explore beyond the conventional tourist paths to experience the true heart of India and its neighboring countries – all while traveling in utmost comfort and enjoying the highest standards of personalized attention.
Vilasa offers culinary, adventure, sports, and spiritual tour programs, as well as inland journeys such as authentic luxury train and private jet rides, and cruises such as sailing in a traditional Kettuvalam equipped with the latest luxuries and safety features. Travel agents can work with Vilasa’s experienced staff to create highly customized itineraries for several clients or groups of any size that precisely meet their needs. Agents can also choose from a growing list of sample programs on a wide range of themes, selecting them just as they are or modifying them as needed. All fixed programs pay 10% commission on published prices. Customized itineraries are priced at net cost, allowing agents to set their own prices with clients.
“The dramatic beauty, heritage and splendor of India and its neighboring countries have been a source of fascination to travelers for centuries,” said Mr. Harvinder Singh Duggal, Managing Director for Vilasa Luxury Travel and a highly respected entrepreneur and businessman. “Vilasa Luxury Travel helps guest to discover all of the world-renowned attractions as well as the little-known gems that make India and its neighbors an unforgettable experience to everyone who visits.”
Travel Like Royalty, Feast Like a King
Among the many experiences offered by Vilasa are Royal Living and Dining, which introduces guests to the magnificent heritage properties and diverse cuisine of India’s palaces, forts, royal residences, and luxury hotels. These residences are often surrounded by serene environments that are attractions unto themselves and furnished with object-d-art pieces that recall the elegant lifestyles of the royalty that once ruled India. Call of the Wild features jungle safaris across natural habitats through many of India’s national parks. Highlights include a visit to Ranthambore National Park, a former royal hunting ground known for its diverse population of tigers, with hotel accommodations that consist of posh tents.
Vilasa also offers culinary tours that explore the finest Indian gourmet available in the best restaurants, hotels and roadside eateries, from traditional Indian Thali to regional delicacies. Another experience, Luxury in the Air, takes guests aboard a fleet of luxurious aircraft, including light, midsized and heavy jets, helicopters and VIP aircrafts, flying across India and neighboring countries, accompanied by a team of aviation experts.
Sample fixed programs include the 17-nights Best of West and North India, encompasses