India is a complex country with a seemingly hectic energy. As a visitor it is necessary to cast aside your practical western sensibility and embrace her unpredictability and in so doing you will embrace her soul.
From the snow capped peaks of the Himalayas to the steamy beaches of the deep south India’s dramatic terrain is breathtaking.
The multitude of sacred sites and time honoured rituals are testament to the country’s long, colourful and sometimes tumultuous history. Her rich cultural heritage is ever present no matter what corner of the country you may be visiting.
Rajasthan and the Taj Mahal
Truly a world wonder the Taj Mahal is often described as the greatest monument to love. This grand structure is a worthy introduction to the sights of Rajasthan, a land of magnificent palaces, shimmering lakes, arid deserts and colourful, ancient cities.
India’s hill stations
A legacy of the days of the Raj, India’s hill stations like the towns of Darjeeling and Shimla offer a welcome escape to cooler climes. If one is going to appreciate a good cup of steaming tea, where better than on a traditional veranda overlooking the misty hills with their swathes of plantations.
India is home to over 120 National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries offering opportunities to view a diverse variety of native wildlife with the majestic Bengal tiger the undisputed show stopper! A safari extension can be easily incorporated into a Rajasthan tour.
The Backwaters of Kerala
The 900 km of interconnected rivers, lakes and lagoons in the southern state of Kerala wind through a rich and beautiful tropical landscape. Take a leisurely cruise along these waterways on a teak and palm thatched houseboat.