YOUR SIGNATURE JOURNEY IN INDIA
India – a country that is impossible to summarise in one statement. It is truly a land of contrasts: the arid desert of the north and lush abundance of greenery in the south; the hustle and bustle of the cities compared the truly remote rural settlements; and the list goes on.
Majestic palaces, a variety of cuisine, wildlife, spectacular scenery, observing a different way of life, the procession of women in vibrant saris walking along country roads, Ayurveda and wellness – there are so many reasons to visit India, not just once, but over and over again.
India is at once chaotic and noisy, peaceful and calm and it is this diversity that makes it such a fascinating and compelling destination. India is one of the world’s oldest civilisations, its culture shaped by thousands of years of history.
Every corner of the country reveals a different reflection on the past, from great Mughal masterpieces such as the incredible Taj Mahal to quaint colonial churches and grand palaces built during the reign of the British Raj.
Our tailor-made journeys in India will focus on the northern state of Rajasthan, home to some of India’s most well-known and frequently visited cities. Meaning ‘Land of Kings’, the landscape is littered with magnificent forts and palaces. From the state capital of Jaipur and the Blue City of Jodhpur to the serene lakes of Udaipur and the dusty dunes of the Thar desert, Rajasthan is one of the most culturally rich pockets of India. The north is also home to the holy cities of Varanasir and Amritsar and few who come here fail to be touched by their spirituality. Further north still also offers some of the world’s best hiking, with the mighty peaks of the Himalayas and Ladakh.