iconic Gateway of India stone arch, built by
the British Raj in 1924.
To experience Mumbai from the water,
Aquasail 360’ Sailing offers teambuilding
options and charter boats in the harbor.
The company Boat Booking India has
an extensive fleet of boats and yachts on
charter in Mumbai as well as its other
location in Goa. Other water sports activities through the company include sailing,
kayaking and parasailing.
For another waterside setting, Sun-n-Sand Hotel has a waterfront location on
Juhu Beach, offering a large outdoor courtyard area, landscaped gardens and a poolside feature overlooking the Arabian Sea.
The tourist mecca of Rajasthan offers a
wide choice of convention centers throughout the state’s well-connected cities including Jaipur, Jodhpur and Udaipur.
In Jaipur, known as the Pink City for the
color of its architecture, hot-air ballooning over sites such as the Amer Fort is an
option for groups.
“Attendees can absorb the unique colors
and sound as they blend beautifully with the
historical forts and hidden palaces nestled
among the Aravalli Range,” Tamang said.
Near Jaipur, Samode Palace has been
host to royalty, celebrities and artists over
its 475-year history. Groups can organize
dinners at the palace and use its outdoor
Scenic Udaipur is a group hot spot, with
options for adventure and serene settings
on Lake Pichola.
“Taking a boat cruise around the fresh-
water lake during sunset is one of the most
blissful and relaxing things to do in Udai-
pur,” Tamang said. “Enjoy the crisp final
few rays of sunlight
as they hit the lake
giving it a glimmer-
overlooks Lake Picho-
la and the surrounding
ring of Aravalli mountains
and is a prime venue for
cocktails and themed dinners.
Also on the lake, Jagmandir Island Palace, sometimes referred to as a swarg ki va-tika, or garden of heaven, offers space for
cocktail receptions, themed-dinners and
banquets, which can include folk dancers and fireworks. Options also include
performances at the Garden Courtyard or
sit-down banquets at Kunwarpada Lawns.
The pool deck at Shiv Niwas Palace, built
in the early 20th century, in the reign of
Maharana Fateh Singh, is another group
For desert adventure, Jaisalmer is the setting for desert camel rides over the dunes,
as well as desert Jeep rides at sunset, both of
which can be organized by PEAK DMC.
The company can also arrange outings
to Bishnoi village, near Jodhpur, a home for
Bishnoi tribes who follow an eco-friendly
sect of Hindu religion and are known for
their love for animals. Village safaris can
pass wildlife such as deer and antelope.
Heading south, the tech and business
hub of Bengaluru is home to the Hotel
Royal Orchid, spread across a tranquil
three acres. Groups can use its lawn and
4,000-square-foot Poolside Lounge in addition to indoor venues for group receptions.
Bangalore Aerosports, one of India’s
dedicated Microlight Flying Centers, can
offer attendees a
chance to take over
tion and tech hub, is
home to the Hyderabad
tion Centre (HICC) and the
Shilpakala-Vedica, one of India’s
largest convention centers.
For a dinner under the stars, the Taj
Falaknuma Palace’s Gol Bungalow features
open space topped with a stained glass
Bollywood buffs can tour the 2,000-acre
Ramoji Film City studio complex. The
venue offers themed events and organizes
musical performances, fashion shows and
other events for groups.
On the horizon in Hyderabad, ITC is
opening ITC Kohinoor, slated for April
2018. The luxury hotel will be located in the
heart of the New Business District overlooking Durgam Cheruvu lake. The hotel
will offer 290 guest rooms and suites.
Chennai, capital of the state of Tamil Nadu,
is home to popular beaches such as Marina
Beach, as well as the Chennai Convention
Centre. Outdoor venues include the lawn at
Kailash Resort as well as SPP Gardens, which
is divided into six landscaped areas and can
host group events.
Blessed with expansive beaches, forests,
off-shore islands, pristine rivers as well as
its Indo-Portuguese architecture, Goa is a
water sports hub with options that include
sailing as well as waterskiing.
Goa is also home to various five-star
resorts like Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa,
Taj Exotica and The Leela. It also offers
the International Centre Goa, which has
In Kerala, the city of Kochi is home to the
Bolgatty Event Centre, located on 15 acres
overlooking the Kochi seaport and Arabian
Sea, with lawn space for 3,000.
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