India is not just one of the most fascinating countries of the world, it is a culture rooted in enduring traditions and magnificent history.
Throughout time India, with its extraordinary diversity of landscape and people, has been a perpetual source of wonder, from the sacred to the spiritual. The country is an exhilarating melange of sights, sounds, colours and experiences, as well as astonishing cultural contrasts.
From the flawless beauty of the Taj Mahal at sunrise, to the monumental fortresses of Rajasthan; and from the reminders of past glories of the Raj in Delhi to the bustling flower market in Jaipur and aromatic spice market of Mysore.
There are the remarkable Hill Stations, such as Shimla, at the foot of the majestic Himalayas where the air is fresh and pine scented, to the serene hill stations in Munnar and Ooty in Southern India, home to aromatic tea and coffee plantations. There are the tranquil tropical backwaters of Kerala and also arid deserts such as the red desert of Rajasthan and white desert of Gujurat.
India’s national parks are home to amazing wildlife: Asian elephants, Bengal and Indochinese Tigers, Asiatic lions, Snow leopards, Clouded leopards, Indian leopards, Indian sloth bear and Indian rhinoceros. Not to mention the ten unique species of monkeys and over 1250 bird species, both native and migratory.
Crafts are an integral part of Indian life and their continued practice is considered vital, with many traditions and skills having been passed down from one generation to another. Patronage of handicrafts dates to the early Mughal era, when skilled craftsmen from all over the world were invited to blend their native ideas with Indian techniques. This passion for the arts and the beauty of creating is found wherever you go in India, in wondrous carpets, dazzling textiles, alluring jewellery, captivating ornaments and impressive architecture.
Wherever you travel in India you will be enchanted and mesmerised by the warm welcome and gracious hospitality awaiting you. If you have never visited this extraordinary destination, we look forward to you joining one of our Indian adventures. If you have been before, why not explore again? After all, in a country that is always evolving, no trip to India is ever the same.