CLASSIC INDIA

This tour is an interesting blend of India’s art, history, culture and spirituality. The tour will begin in Delhi, capital city of independent India which rewards the determined sightseer with more than a thousand monuments. We travel to Agra and discover the wonder that is the Taj Mahal. Discover the extraordinary sculptures of the Khajuraho Temples before travelling to Varanasi, a city as old as Babylon and Nineveh. Uncover the mysteries of the Hindu faith amidst the burning ghats, antique temples and heritage of crafts amongst it twisting bazaar streets filled with legendary Indian silks and brocades. Continue your journey to discover the Pink City of Jaipur, made up of forts and palaces and bustling bazaars. Jaipur is a fascinating destination, giving one the chance to experience India from ancient to modern in one fell swoop.

 

GOLDEN TRIANGLE

OVERVIEW

Travel to India for a cultural immersion, as well as explore some of the most historic and culturally rich cities. This tour blends all that is best in the Subcontinent and is ideally suited to the visitor who is short on time. India’s famous Golden Triangle of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur needs no introduction – visit UNSECO world heritage declared monuments – the Taj Mahal, City Palace Jaipur and the stunning Amber Fort, names which echo the former glory of the Mughal and Rajput rulers and which form the nucleus of the tour.

EXPERIENCES AVAILABLE

 Cycling

  • Explore the lanes of Old Delhi on a morning cycling tour

 Private Access / Exclusive exploration

  • Tour of the private quarters of the City Palace in Jaipur

 Gastronomy

  • Cooking demonstration and meal with a local family in Delhi or Jaipur.
  • Street food walk in Delhi or Jaipur

 Textiles

  • Block Printing workshop in Jaipur

Walking tours

  • Walking tour of Jaipur in the morning to witness the city awake

 Community Service:

  • Visit the SHEROES café in Agra that employs acid attack survivors
  • Visit the wildlife SOS Elephant rescue centre in Agra

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROYAL TENTED CAMPS AND EXOTIC ESTATE

This tour blends the best of India’s art and culture taking you through some of the most popular destinations. Your tour will begin in the capital city Delhi which rewards the determined sightseer with more than a thousand monuments. Continue your journey to discover the proud and valorous regal splendour of Rajasthan amongst its magnificent forts and palaces, mansions and landscaped estates. The stunning home ground of the valorous Rajput kings and warrior clans- the ancient kingdom of Rajputana- now India’s richly endowed state of Rajasthan, continues to allure visitors with its promise of a kaleidoscope of holiday experiences. Stay in some of the most amazing royal tents and aristocratic mansions that stand testimony to its wonderful history and lineage.

CYCLING AND CAMPING WILDLIFE TOUR

This itinerary has been designed by to experience the landscape penned in Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Book travelling through quiet dirt forest tracks and undulating trails along this connecting forest landscape, home to a number of elusive tigers. Drive past quaint and untouched tribal village communities that often bear the brunt of conflict with both predators and crop raiding prey like spotted deer, wild pig and Nilgai antelope. The ride is designed for clients who like biking, are fit (or want to get fit!) and adventurous, but do not have to be expert off-road bikers. They should however enjoy a physical challenge, as they will cover between 45 kms and 65 kms each day, or 8 hours in the bike saddle, in glorious forest or rural terrain, most of it easy biking for those used to off road biking, but there are one or two uphill challenges and some fun off road downhills. The two nights of the trip are spent in a comfortable pre-set tented camp, besides forests and near village fields.

GRASSROOTS – COMMUNITY SERVICE, WILDLIFE, AND CULTURE IN INDIA

Travel to India for a program of community service and cultural immersion, to spend time in the tiger regions of the country, as well as explore some of the most historic and culturally rich cities.  You will get an opportunity to visit and interact with under privileged children in the acclaimed NGO “Adharshila”. Adharshila (Adhar: foundation, shila: stone) is a recently formed NGO located in New Delhi whose mission is to  the upliftment of the underprivileged section of society by striving to empower and enable them, especially women, through vocational training programs, social justice initiatives, advocating human rights, counselling and awareness workshops. This tour will also give a fascinating experience of India’s wildlife offering something different for those who want to become involved in ongoing tiger and wildlife conservation programmes and learn more about the ongoing work happening on the ground to preserve the delicate ecosystems of the parks. During the trip you will search for tigers and their prey in Ranthambhore, one of India’s premier national parks and has been the stage for many books, films and documentary on tigers. Meet park rangers and experts behind the research projects and conservation programmes.  You will also be visiting four UNSECO world heritage declared monuments in Delhi, Jaipur and Agra.

 

EXPERIENCES AVAILABLE:

Cycling

  • Explore the lanes of Old Delhi on a morning cycling tour 

Private Access / Exclusive exploration

  • Tour of the private quarters of the City Palace in Jaipur 

Gastronomy

  • Cooking demonstration and meal with a local family in Delhi or Jaipur.
  • Street food walk in Delhi or Jaipur 

Textiles

  • Block Printing workshop in Jaipur

Walking tours

  • Walking tour of Jaipur in the morning to witness the city awake 

Community Service:

  • Visit the SHEROES café in Agra that employs acid attack survivors
  • Visit the wildlife SOS Elephant rescue centre in Agra

YOGA AND SAFARI – FLAME OF FOREST

This tour takes us on a wild journey through the jungles of central India which was Rudyard Kipling’s source of inspiration for his “Jungle Book”. Visit Kanha National Park rated as one of the best places on earth for tiger spotting. In the hot weather most water sources dry up and the game is concentrated around the few remaining water sources.  Therefore summer is the best time to observe and photograph tigers of central India.

EXPERIENCES AVAILABLE:

Gastronomy

  • Walk in the spice markets in Delhi

Ancient Temple Architecture / Spirituality

  • Visit Akshardham Temple in Delhi

Community Service:

  • Visit an NGO in Delhi

THE 8-DAY LEISURE MARWARI RIDE

During the course of this extraordinary journey, the riders become a part of the breath-taking landscape, almost ‘at one’ with the surroundings, and get to see historical monuments and scenery which might be missed on a more conventional Safari. Add to this, the expertly schooled horses and professional guiding, you will have the Safari of a lifetime.

SPIRITUALITY AND YOGA IN THE FOOTHILLS OF HIMALAYAS

This tour is ideal for those interested in the ancient physical and mental practices of Yoga and for those who wants to indulge into the spiritually enriched Indian culture. The one and a half week tour traverses through the capital city Delhi, the Himalayan foothills: Dharamshala – centres of Buddhist and Hindu religions and philosophies, Rishikesh – known as world’s yoga capital, and Amritsar – City of Golden Temple. The emphasis in this tour besides the yoga sessions is also in the spiritual connection of each city you are visiting. The tour enables one to learn about ancient rituals and practices as well as engage in soul uplifting techniques through yoga. The tour is a combination of leisure time, site seeing and spiritual sessions, a great way to experience the “real” India.

 

EXPERIENCES AVAILABLE:

Cycling

  • Explore the lanes of Old Delhi on a morning cycling tour
  • Mountain biking in Dharamshala

Spiritual

  • Private Puja (worship) ceremony on the river ghats for prosperity and well-being

Adventure

  • White water rafting in Rishikesh

INCREDIBLE INDIA FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS

This tour gives you highlights of what this beautiful country could offer – the strong forts that were once inaccessible places, luxurious palaces, the rustic and traditional lives of its people, unique culture, ancient temples and colorful fairs. Most importantly, you would get enormous opportunity to get some great images from every location that will stay with you forever.

 

EXPERIENCES AVAILABLE:

Walking tours

  • Walking tour of ghats and old city in Varanasi

Private Access / Exclusive exploration

  • Experience Mehrangarh Fort by night on an exclusive tour with the curator himself
  • Tour of the private quarters of the City Palace in Jaipur 

Gastronomy

  • Cooking demonstration and meal with a local family in Jodhpur or Jaipur.
  • Walk in the spice markets in Jodhpur
  • Street food walk in Jaipur 

Ancient Temple Architecture / Spirituality

  • Witness the evening worship ceremony at Birla Temple in Jaipur 

Art

  • Block Printing workshop in Jaipur 

Adventure

  • Hot Air Ballooning in Pushkar and Jaipur
  • Ziplining in Jodhpur

FORBIDDEN HIMALAYAS

Glorious journey taking you to the mystique and mystery of the remote Spiti region, once a part of the kingdom of Nariss Korssum (Western Tibet) on the Indian side of Tibetan plateau, on an odyssey of discovery and delight on the old Hindustan Tibet Road once a part of the legendary ancient Silk Route. The mystical stunning valley of Spiti – home to some of the world’s oldest Buddhist monasteries and temples, endangered wildlife and panoramic vistas, has opened its doors to leisure travellers in the remote cold desert lands of its Trans-Himalayan environs of Himachal Pradesh, standing cheek by jowl with the Tibetan Plateau. Isolated from the rest of the country for half the year by the snowbound passes of the mountains encircling it, its rarefied environs offer the intrepid visitor a stunning bouquet of gorgeous landscapes, warm hospitality and cultural highs that leave you with a dazzling array of holiday memories. The Old Hindustan Tibet road was once a part of the legendary Silk Route of ancient times and the place for high adventure, profitable commerce and cultural exchange.

 

EXPERIENCES AVAILABLE:

Cycling

  • Cycling Tours in and around Shimla 

Walking tours

  • Shimla Heritage Walks 

Ancient Temple Architecture / Spirituality

  • Visit to ancient cave temple Hidimba Temple 

Adventure

  • Hiking
  • Trekking