From desert dinners to palace stays, you can now explore India like a true maharaja

From a royal procession astride elephants, to dinner in the desert and stays at some of the most opulent palaces across India, a new travel itinerary has been created for travellers looking to explore India like a true maharaja.

For the princely sum of $81,400, travellers can sign up for The Royal India Tour, a 17-day itinerary that includes royal receptions at palaces across India, where they will be hosted by members of Indian royalty.

The Royal India Tour

Evenings will involve home-cooked meals and entertainment such as live music and dance performances.

Curated by online luxury boutique VeryFirstTo and Epic India Travel, the trip isn’t for the modest or spotlight-averse.

Guests receive royal receptions from their hosts, with drums and trumpets signalling their arrival.

During the procession, they will be given the royal treatment, ferried in horse-drawn carriages or atop elephants, with horses, camels, dancers and musicians trailing behind.

Guided tours of Old and New Delhi take guests through the colourful bazaars and narrow streets as only a local can.

The trip will also appeal to those seeking spiritual renewal, with a sail down the mystical River Ganga and a visit to Sarnath, one of Buddhism’s four holiest sites, associated with the Buddha himself.

Travellers will also be blessed with good luck and good health by welcome prayers and chants by priests.

Naturally the trip would not be complete without a trip to the iconic Taj Mahal, where guests will partake in high tea. Other trip highlights include spa treatments, a dinner on the desert dunes near Jodhpur, Rajasthan, and a private dinner on a historic 150-year-old boat once used by maharajas.

Palaces on the itinerary include the Rambagh Palace in Jaipur, Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur and Taj Lake Palace in Udaipur.

This Beauty and the Beast Makeup Collection Will Make Your Childhood Dreams Come True

Beauty and the Beast fans, get excited! I’m sure you were already psyched when Disney premiered the remake of the film back in March — but did you know come June 6 you’ll be able to watch your favorite fairy tale as many times as you want on DVD? To celebrate, Lorac just dropped a new Beauty and the Beast makeup collection — and it’s stunning.

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While watching the DVD over and over, channel your inner princess with a 16-shade eye shadow palette, four-shade highlighter and blush palette, and two five-shade lip collections.

Without further ado, here’s the full dreamy collection for you to check out for yourself.

Pro Eye Shadow Palette


This 16-shade shadow palette comes in an array of neutral and deep shades.

Disney Beauty and the Beast Pro Shadow Palette, LORAC, $48


Cheek Palette


This rosy-colored palette will give the apples of your cheeks a Belle-like glow.

Lipstick Collection


These creamy lipsticks are made in beautiful, bold shades fit for a princess.

Disney Beauty and the Beast Lipstick Collection, LORAC, $36


Lip Gloss Collection


A girl can never have too many high-shine lip glosses.

Disney Beauty and Beast Lip Gloss Collection, LORAC, $34