India

India...Nowhere else quite comes close to it. Travelling through India is about sights, sounds and spirituality. It is about taking in the smells and experiencing the emotions. Bursting with culture, blessed with natural beauties, and blissed out by its beach scene, with us, discover the spirit of India.

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In A Nutshell

From Beach to Mountains, Desert to Cities, Heritage India to Modern India

India is too vast to even try to encapsulate in a nutshell, but here goes. The north is where to begin; head to the Golden Triangle of the wondrous New Delhi, Agra (for the Taj Mahal) and Jaipur (the Pink City). Here you are in the mighty desert state of Rajasthan, a place that possibly houses the best hotels in India—from Oberois to Amans it is a sublime setting for a trip into historical India. The thriving metropolis of Mumbai is the gateway to the south and to the colourful, slower-paced rhythms of Kerala, a world unto itself with cruises down backwaters and miles of sand, beach and surf. There is also the mountain range to consider: the mighty Himalayas tower over the world, and trips up to Leh and Ladakh are as rewarding as they are remote. On the flipside of serenity, how about the intensity of Varanasi? It’s quintessential India, a place of intoxicating smells and noise where the Mother Ganges rules the rhythm. To the east you’ll find the old colonial heart of Kolkatta, a surprisingly welcoming metropolis, and from here you can head north into the gorgeously rolling verdancy of Darjeeling and India’s Tea Country. While travel in India requires a measure of patience and tolerance, it need no longer be considered difficult. Many travel to India with the expectation that prolific poverty will sour their experience, but what most find is that the overwhelmingly optimistic spirit of the Indian people trumps any downside.
Rajasthan
Rajasthan
Delhi – Old & New Delhi
Delhi – Old & New Delhi
Uttar Pradesh
Uttar Pradesh
Madhya Pradesh
Madhya Pradesh
West Bengal
West Bengal
Kerala & the South
Kerala & the South
Karnataka
Karnataka
Goa
Goa
Kashmir & the Himalayas
Kashmir & the Himalayas

Hotels

hotel range from traditional colonial era classic to minimalist contemporary

India has a staggering collection of hotel choices and even the most jaded of travellers will be dazzled by the options. There are two main hotel types. The first is the heritage hotels which are in historic buildings (often forts or palaces) and tend to be relatively small—from 10-30 rooms. The second types are the purpose-built hotels and resorts which tend to be larger and more modern-looking, usually with 20-50 rooms. Styles at all types of hotel range from traditional colonial era classic to minimalist contemporary. The most important choice for your itinerary is to feature variety—you don’t want a monochromatic hotel palate.

Experiences

Breath Taking Experience in India

As the sun sets in Varanasi, a cruise on the Ganges is unmissable. Lighted candles are set afloat on the wavering river, and the colours and lights from the ghats are reflected in the water. It is a mystical experience as the singing sounds of evening prayer welcome you.

The majesty and vastness of the desert state of Rajasthan from the tiny village of Narlai. It houses a lovely boutique hotel and allows you some time away from the hectic big cities to contemplate India’s greatness.

Learn how the British Empire shaped the city and see how the architecture changes as the years progress. It is an intimate and fascinating wander into the heart of colonialism.

One of our favourite activities is to leave the Pink City behind and head into the jungle on elephant-back. Ride to a clearing where you can enjoy a private sunset meal under the stars.

Retreat to the sanctity of Himalayan hill country or the backwaters of Kerala and tea estates of West Bengal.

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