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Delhi - The Eternal City, reinvented nine times, is India's First City. The vibrant capital of an emerging superpower nation, it is a cultural hub that excites and entices the travelers with its exotic bazaars. Its stunning legacy of ancient monuments and antique shrines, step wells and riverside vignettes, museums, recreational spaces and culinary traditions set your tastebuds clamoring for more. The people, over 1.5 million of them, have wrapped their city around themselves and learnt the wise lessons of enterprise and commerce, hospitality and equanimity. An odyssey of discovery reveals the cities within the city, uncovered gently as you peel away the gauzy veils that clothe its glory and tumultuous antiquity all marked by the power play of kings and sultans, emperors and warlords. This world-renowned gateway capital - a tourist hub in its own right, with its monuments and atmospheric ruins, colonial mansions and tree-lined avenues, public gardens and posh contemporary comforts, throws open the casements to the wonder that is India.

The Himalayas

The Himalayas - Running from the west to the east on India's northern borderlands for 2,500 kms, the Himalayas are the world's youngest and highest mountain range. They act as a natural barrier separating India from the vast expanses of Central Asia and the Tibetan Plateau. At least 30 of the world's highest peaks, amongst them Mt Everest, are located in this stunning mountain range. The Himalayas continue to seduce visitors with a veritable treasure trove of holiday experiences with their high altitude deserts, glaciers, gushing rivers and waterfalls, orchid-filled forests, ancient mountain dwellings, remote shrines and monasteries and wildlife parks rich in flora and fauna. The diversity of its landscapes and its culture are an inspiration for mountaineers and trekkers, monks and pilgrims, artists and men of scientific leanings.

Northern Plains

Northern Plains Uttar Pradesh, Uttaranchal & Bihar - At the geographic heart of the lush northern plains of India, running from the northwest to the east and watered by the holy rivers Ganga and Yamuna, lies Agra, home of the Taj Mahal, and the holy seventh century city of Varanasi, contemporary of Babylon and Ninevah, with its bathing ghats and bazaars of deep antiquity selling rich brocades and embroideries dating to a 2000-year tradition, the Corbett National Park's forested tiger havens and the brooding Buddhist monasteries of Bodhgaya.

Jaipur & Rajasthan

Jaipur & Rajasthan - The walled city of Jaipur is a study in contrasts as it straddles its past and present with charming ease, offers travelers a fabulous introduction to the extraordinary diversity of India's breathtaking royal grandeur. Fairytale palaces and forbidding fortresses, sumptuous banquets and folklore, regal wildlife sanctuaries and exciting desert safaris, antique temples and enticing handicraft await you in one of India's most riveting vacation vistas, rich in history and cultural offerings.

Ahmedabad & Gujarat

Ahmedabad & Gujarat - A land of legends and wild encounters, rural beauty and cultural diversity. Jeep safaris and village visits, city museums and nature walks open up a world of textile traditions, ancient tribal cultures and encounters with rare and endangered creatures at Gir National Park and the Little Rann of Kutch.

Madhya Pradesh & Chattisgarh

Madhya Pradesh & Chattisgarh - Madhya Pradesh & Chattisgarh - The fascinating middle kingdom with its fabulous forts and glitzy palaces, its tribal culture and regal past, continues to engage the imagination of the discerning traveler. Buddhist stupas and monasteries, Hindu temples and Sikh shrines, tiger havens and speaking mynhas. This is the land of the sculpted erotic splendor of the Khajuraho temples, the stunning Gwalior Fort, the riverside Orcha palaces, the exciting Kanha and Bandhavgarh national parks. It is the world of Bastar's vivid tribals and the glorious Biosphere Reserve stretches of Kanger National Park punctuated by deep caves and Niagara-like waterfalls.

Calcutta & North East India

Calcutta & North East India - The obscure fishing village by the Hoogly River that rose to imperial heights as the capital of the Raj, atmospheric Calcutta is suffused with a stunning architectural and cultural legacy of India's colonial period. Its cultural moorings continue to play an integral role in India's world of art and literature, cinema and culinary pleasures. Take off for exciting adventures of India's northern tea growing regions of Darjeeling, the Dooars and Assam. Savour the splendours of the flora and fauna and trekking vistas of the Eastern Himalayas in Sikkim, catch a cruise on the mighty Bramahaputra and the Hoogly to rediscover the rich nuances of India both past and present or sample the rich nuances of Orissa, its pristine beaches and ancient temples and pilgrims, artists and men of scientific leanings.

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Destination India

Map of India

INDIA HAS ALWAYS INTRIGUED FOREIGNERS. Back in the fourth century B.C., Alexander the Great's men were amazed by elephants. Later, William Shakespeare (1564-1616), who never visited India, alluded to its exotic trading wealth in his play A Midsummer Night's Dream. More recently, in 1897, the well-travelled writer Mark Twain called India "... the one land that all men desire to see, and having seen once, by even a glimpse, would not give that glimpse for the shows of all the rest of the globe combined." Today, India continues to fascinate with equal force, all the more so because much of life here is lived in public.

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