Hotels and Food
Travel with us in storied 5-star luxury; experience some of India’s best heritage hotels. No cookie-cutter properties. No shortcuts. Absolutely the finest accommodations on the sub-continent. And because Burkat Global’s mission is to improve the world through tourism, we stay only in hotels that are as “green” as our goals. And with stays in only five cities, you will get to know destinations without daily packing and repacking.
The Taj Mahal Palace in Mumbai is India’s iconic hotel: winner of certification from EarthCheck, the only worldwide environmental certification program for travel and tourism.
Burkat Global guests enjoy luxurious rooms, a huge, beautiful, elegant pool area, a luxurious spa and a fitness center perfect for recovery from overnight travel. The Taj is right at the Gateway of India, right in the middle of the best shopping, restaurants, and museums.
On a historic stretch of Cochin’s famed harbor, just down the waterfront road from the ferries and the famed fishing nets, the Brunton Boatyard is a tribute to another age.
Reborn from the remains of a Victorian shipyard, it gives the modern traveler a unique opportunity to stay in 21st-century luxury in a building from a vanished era that blends in perfectly with its colonial era surroundings, when the pepper of Kerala was as precious as gold. CGH Earth hotels aim to treat the earth as well as its guests. Green is not just a word. Green is a way of life for all involved; even their houseboats are solar powered.
Jai Mahal Palace Hotel – Jaipur
The 270-year-old palace was home to three prime ministers of Jaipur before being turned into a luxury heritage hotel in the center of Jaipur.
It’s a perfect place to call home while exploring the Pink City.
Imperial Hotel – Delhi
Located in the center of New Delhi, on Connaught Place along the Janpath, or People’s Path (formerly called Queen’s Way), this hotel is perfectly situated for sightseeing and shopping at the famous Janpath Market.
This iconic landmark 1931 hotel was named Best Luxury Historic Hotel in India in 2015.
ITC Mughal– Agra
This luxury award winning Mughal-style hotel is our convenient headquarters for touring the Taj and the Red Fort.
What about Food?
Food is spicy hot only if you want it to be.
Since we’re along the ocean, fresh, local seafood is plentiful, and Kerala’s farms provide a full menu of delicious fresh vegetables and fruits. There are always loads of choices.
When you travel with 3000 Years of Jewish India, you eat well. Our hotels offer full Indian and American/European breakfasts every day. At lunch and dinner, you’ll sample a huge range of Indian food from some of the best restaurants in the country: delicious Thalis, luxurious buffets, South Indian traditional cooking. Great local seafood and exquisite, complex vegetarian specialties. That’s what’s best to eat in south India.
We’ll enjoy well-known restaurants and out of the way places only the locals go to, some superb hotel dining, lunches and dinners by the sea, and even lunch on a houseboat. If you really need a fix of Western food, we know where you can get it.
Before we depart, we will share the food tips that always keep us healthy when in India.
Special note: While we visit many Jewish sites, this is not a kosher tour.