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India - Jim Corbett National Park: Home To The First Tiger Project
Jim Corbett National Park: Home To The First Tiger Project
Visit Jim Corbett National Park, which lies in the Nainital District of beautiful Uttarakhand State. The first Tiger Project was initiated in this very park and has ever since been the poster-child for tiger protection in India. Apart from its importance to conservation, its high altitude location and abundance of green makes it one of the most pleasant spots in India to vacation in. See More >
Rajasthan Mehrangarh India
The Mighty Mehrangarh: One of Asia's biggest forts
Go on a exclusive guided tour of the mammoth Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur. Explore the deep history and culture of Rajasthan through its walls and ramparts. It was voted Asia's Best Fortress by Time, and the film Jungle Book was shot here. The spectacular bird's eye view of bustling Jodhpur below is an added bonus. See More >
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Visit The picture-perfect Ruins of Hampi
Experience the beauty of the landscape covered in ruins, palm groves, giant boulders, and miles of undulating terrain. Hampi is a must-see for any traveller to India. Explore lively bazaars, visit the incredible Virupaksha temple, and try some delicious Indian cuisine, all in an exclusive guided tour away from the masses. See More >
luxury tent himalayas
Deluxe Himalayan Camping
Witness spectacular views of the greatest mountain range in the whole world. Trek its green lush valleys by day, and camp out in shady groves; allow our experts to pamper by you, cook you fantastic campfire dinners and tuck you to bed with a warm water bottle by your feet. See More >
amritsar food
Visit Amritsar- India’s Food Paradise
Calling all foodies who love the spice and flavours of Indian Punjabi food: we urge you to head out to Amritsar. Once your cultural excursions are done, have our experts take you on a guided tour of Punjab's finest and most mouthwatering food, on the streets and in its iconic restaurants, cooked fresh for you. See More >
Nagaur festival
Nagaur Festival: Rajasthan's most captivating ancient festival
Head out to experience the colourful vibrancy of the Nagaur Festival (February) in Rajasthan. Witness the 200,000+ horses, cows, bullocks, oxen and camels that are brought here for the purpose of trade. Enjoy the convivial games of tug-of-war, camel and bullock races, and cockfights. The party continues late into the evening with folk music and dance performances: the all-in-one Rajasthan cultural experience, in short. See More >
India - Rajasthan: Palace, Fortresses And Royalty
Rajasthan: Palace, Fortresses And Royalty
If there is one state that evokes India in every sense, it is Rajasthan, home to lavish palaces, beautiful fortresses, all of India's most colourful medieval history, the legendary Indian hospitality and some of the best food you will ever eat. From desert safaris, to great insider experiences in its forts and palaces, meeting the lovely, colourful tribals and dancing to their folk-music, our experts have it all covered. See More >
India - The Andaman Islands- Pristine Diving And Emerald Forests
The Andaman Islands- Pristine Diving And Emerald Forests
Blessed with a stunning blue coastline ringed with emerald forests of gigantic trees, the Andaman Islands are the ideal diving destination for those looking to unwind and relax. Up to now, telephone signals and wifi were visually non-existent, shutting you off in a world of serenity, solitude and natural splendour, but we hear that that may be changing (sadly). See More >
India - Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary: Forests and Breathtaking Himalayan Views
Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary: Forests and Breathtaking Himalayan Views
Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary is a verdant little paradise high up in the clouds of Dalhousie, home to lush blue pine and deodar forests, bears, himalayan black marten, leopard and deer. Wake up to astounding views of the Pir Panjal Range of the Central Himalayas; go for well-curated treks with a guide through the leafy trails of Kalatop and Khajjar; dig into awesome mountain food. In short, the perfect Himalayan adventure for the family. See More >
Dharmashala
Dharamshala: The home of the Dalai Lama
Dharamshala has been the residence of the Dalai Lama since 1959, and even today remains one of the most iconic destinations in the country for those seeking to know more about the man and his gentle message. Immerse into the facets of Buddhism and the Tibetan culture. Enjoy the stunning scenery of the Dhauladar Range and the beautiful Kangra Valley as you let the solitude and serenity of the place embrace you. See More >
Nagaland Tribe India
Visit the gentle Tribes of North East India
Embark on a tribal tour of the untouched territories of North East India. Blessed with majestic mountains, lush green vegetation and wild rivers, the region is home to a large number of tribes with their colourful customs and rituals. Take this once in a lifetime opportunity to witness their rich culture, ancient traditions and lifestyle. See More >
Chandni Chowk Delhi
Relish Delhi's delicacies on the streets of Chandni Chowk
The charm of the old Delhi is incomplete without a guided tour of Chandni Chowk. A heritage locality in central north Delhi graced by the imposing Red Fort, Chandni Chowk is a foodie paradise with over 1000 kinds of local mouth-watering delicacies and sweets on display, from almost all over India. And for a taste of what and how the Mughal royalty ate, eat at the stalls of the direct descendants of the medieval masters who cooked for emperors 5 centuries ago. Image Copyrights See More >
Rishikesh River Rafting
Rishikesh: River Rafting Capital of India
Rishikesh, the ‘Rafting Capital of India' is one of the most preferred adventure spots in the country. Before the holy Ganga becomes that tranquil water-body flowing past temples, it tumbles down from the Himalayas past holy pilgrimage spots, frothing and spewing white water, creating rapids for every thrill and skill level. See More >
India - Kerala Backwaters: Houseboat Tourism
Kerala Backwaters: Houseboat Tourism
A chain of deep-blue lagoons in the Kerala state, the Kerala backwaters are home to many incredible species of birds and aquatic life. Enjoy a houseboat tour, or stay in a Kettuvallam–a traditional rice boat converted into a floating hotel. Take a wild tour of these virtually uncharted waterways, which resemble the Florida Everglades, only much nicer. See More >
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Ajanta Caves: Works of Art From 2nd Century BC
Enjoy the beauty and sheer size of the Ajanta Caves, rock-cut cave monuments dating back to the 2nd century BC, but discovered only in 1819. Soak in the murals depicting battlefields, sailing ships, city streets, jungles and mountains, labeled by historian William Dalrymple in the Guardian as 'nothing less than the birth of Indian art'. See More >
Varanasi India
The Heart of Hindu Culture: Ancient and Sacred Varanasi
Perched on the banks of the Ganges River, Varnasi (or Benares) is an ancient city sacred to Hindus, Buddhists, and Jains. Often touted as the oldest existing city, its civilisation dates back to 2000 BC. Join the ranks of sadhus and pilgrims alike, who throng here in devotion to the Holy Ganga, with colourful and mellifluous pujas and rituals. See More >
India - Visit the Lunar Landscapes of Ladakh
Visit the Lunar Landscapes of Ladakh
Jagged peaks on an immense scale, Tibetan Buddhist monasteries, and incredible landscapes –welcome you to Ladakh! Enjoy treks, river-rafting expeditions down the roaring Zanskar, soak in the tranquility of the brilliant blue Pangong and Moriri Lakes, or just roam the culturally delightful streets of its capital Leh. See More >
India - Kanha National Park: A True, Untouched Jungle
Kanha National Park: A True, Untouched Jungle
One of the most beautiful wildlife reserves in Asia, the Kanha National Park is home to lush forests and a healthy population of tigers. Sightings of this beautiful animal are pretty much guaranteed. Enjoy your safari deep into the heart of the forest that inspired Rudyard Kipling's famous novel, The Jungle Book. See More >
Pondicherry India
Pondicherry: A Slice Of France In India
Visit Pondicherry to bask in the sun on its golden beaches, take a surfing lesson with perfect beginner-waves, walk through the town's Indo-French uniqueness, especially the Franco-Tamil cuisine, and immerse in the tranquility of Sri Aurobindo Ashram. Unique in every way, this quaint coastal town of Tamil Nadu is perfect for travellers looking for fulfilment on every level. See More >
India - Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
Take a private guided safari through Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary and Tiger Reserve and witness the various fauna of the region like wild elephant, bison, antelopes, langurs and sambar. Take a boat ride on the tranquil Periyar Lake and learn all about the avian life with an expert naturalist. See More >
India - Amritsar's greatest glory: The Magnificent Golden Temple
Amritsar's greatest glory: The Magnificent Golden Temple
Enter into the realm of utter peace, holiness and tranquility as you visit The Golden Temple of Amritsar, a place of worship built with the intention to welcome people from all faiths and walks of life to worship or meditate with a true heart and a stilled mind. Learn about the fascinating culture and history of the great Sikh warriors and saints, of the Sikh community and its ideals of peace, prosperity and philanthropy. See More >
Taj Mahal Agra India
Taj Mahal: The Definitive Symbol of Love and Devotion
Go for a private history tour of the world's most seminal symbol of love, the exquisite Taj Mahal. It was built in white marble between 1632 and 1635 by a lovelorn Mughal emperor, and the devotion is evident in every tile and detail. Take your time, revel in the heart-rending (and slightly macabre) story, walk its lush gardens, fall in love all over again. See More >

Best time to go to India

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Peak ( Nov - Feb )

Except for the Himalayas, this is when travel explodes pretty much all over India, from the desert kingdoms of Rajasthan to the coastlines of West and South India. The NE monsoon may still bring rainy days to the east coast (not enough to spoil a holiday), and some foggy days in the north. This is festival season, from the Pushkar Camels to music and literature extravaganzas up and down the country. Book in advance. February is also peak season for skiing in Gulmarg, Kashmir.

Shoulder ( Mar - Apr , Oct )

Days warm up and crowds start to ease off. The Himalayas release their frozen grip as the snow melts and flowers start to bloom on the slopes. Tropical warmth begins to assert itself on the coast and in the interior. Still a good time to travel, taking advantage of reduced rates and more availability. Holi, the festival of color, occurs in March and October/November is the time of the festival of light, Diwali. August – October is a great time for river-rafting in the north.

Low ( May - Sep )

The insufferable heat of May leads into the deluge of the Indian SW monsoon, when either the entire country is either baking hot or drenched in rain. The exception is the Himalayas, where the season explodes for trekkers and mountain-bikers, with trails ablaze in a profusion of alpine flowers, crisp warm days and nippy nights.

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India has been their backyard for the last 20 years, offering unparralled experience in customised travel across the country. Being Indian, but having lived in Europe / US for over 20 years the 2 partners understand the overseas traveller's needs in India like few others do. From Hollywood stars like Julia Roberts to icons of the fashion world like Naomi Campbell and Elizabeth Hurley, to the Royal Family of Austria and over 3000 passionate travellers from over 30 countries in between, they have made the seemingly impossible look magically easy.

After 25 years of trekking this beautiful and formidable landscape and rafting its fierce rivers, this dynamic and accomplished rafter/trekker owner has led his company to the forefront of adventure travel in the Indian Himalayas; the Indian government has opened up access to some of the country's most remote areas based on consultations with him. The best equipment, uncommon professionalism, unsurpassed personal service and an impeccable safety record makes him the go-to guy for even a family trip with your 6 year old. Accolades have poured in over the years, as have numerous global and local Adventure Travel Awards and citations.

This founder/polo player/all-round horseman gave up a lucrative job to return home to Rajasthan, just so travellers can trot, canter or gallop along behind him as he takes you on a magical mystery tour of deserts, hills and palaces. Having trained polo-horses most of his earlier life, allow him to share his years of experience and high-standards of horse safaris to get you the closest sightings possible of the wildlife of Rajasthan. Always trust in a son-of-the-soil to give you that wholly satisfying experience. Sufficient to have Indian and the world-press go nuts with praise.

The pioneers of scuba diving in India, they have scoured the magnificent seas off the Indian coast for that definitive diving experience since 1995, have certified over 5000 divers and hosted countless other scuba-aficionados from all over the globe. They are currently operating out of the wildly exotic Andaman Islands, where the natural beauty is not unlike the early days of planet Earth. Did we mention their safety record has been impeccable? In 2015, they were featured in a major travel publication's Journeys of a Lifetime. Deservedly so.

What started with an obsession for India's most beautiful and majestic fresh-water fish, led to the formation of India's (and arguably the world's) best fly-fishing company in 2004. The Golden Mahseer, as elegant as its name implies, is both, the mascot and raison d'être for these eco-warrior catch-and-release maestros. One of the world's most beautiful fish, in one of the world's most sparkling waters, against the world's most beautiful backdrop, and in the hands of the world's best fresh-water anglers, need we say more?

The soul of any destination is its people, its culture and way of life. These experts in soul-destinations have been steadily winning awards since 2007, taking the traveller deep into the essence of a region, its villages and its people. The focus is on authentic village life and awesome walks. Needless to say, they are highly environmentally friendly: apart from giving direct employement to local villagers they have a charitable trust and lead social campaigns and change. Come, blend, belong.

If motorcycling the loftiest and most picturesque roads in the world is your thing, just show up at the airport and let these experts take over. They have transformed a life-long passion i.e. exploring India on motorbikes, into a life-long commitment of bringing these roads to you. All their guides are local; they have lived, played and ridden these roads before they could walk; let them take care of the hassle of routes, hotels, restaurants and hidden gems. Just devote 100% energy to riding the spectacular Himalayas.

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A Culinary Tour of Delhi And Rajasthan