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Sri Lanka tailor made tours

Covering a total area of 65,000 square kilometres, the Island of Sri Lanka in the Indian Ocean lies close to the sub-continent of India but couldn't be more unique and different. Buddhism laid the foundations for the ancient culture of this Island Nation and this lies as evidence in the magnificent architecture and sites that remain for us to experience today. From the ancient 5th-century and incredibly unique and breathtaking rock fortress at Sigiriya; home of early Buddhist monks who used it as meditation rock shelters to the temples complex near Kandalama, the influence of Buddhism is still strongly evident in the lives of the people that live around these ancient sites and on the ... Read more >
From £2,850 excluding flights

Madhya Pradesh tailor made holiday, India

Madhya Pradesh, affectionately known as the soul of the Indian subcontinent, offers some of the richest and most varied historic architectural and experiences in the country. This is a cultural-historic odyssey where you’ll discover a region of India that is entirely unique. Madhya Pradesh offers an insight into pre-historic cave sights many of which date back to 10,000 BC moving forward in time. Not only are these vast cave complexes unique in their age, but also in the fascinating insights they offer into the lives of early Man through the uniquely surviving works of cave art. Aside from this, Madhya Pradesh is home to some of the most fascinating ancient temple architecture. Now ... Read more >
From £2,405 excluding flights

Gujarat cultural holiday, India

Gujarat, a state that has played host to the early Indus Valley Civilization 4,000 years ago at Lothal & Dholavira, the region evolved from there into several princely states that made up the region of Saurashtra. Saurashtra’s distinction was that it remained independent from colonial British India until Independence, forming its distinct identity – from the powerful Hindu temple of Somnath to Gujarat’s unique landscape and geography that gave rise to it’s distinct tribal communities and wildlife-migratory birdlife of the Great Kutch Desert and the majestic Asiatic Lion – a species today confined only to the state of Gujarat. Read more >
From £3,500 excluding flights

Bhutan cultural tour, history of Bhutan

In little over a week, we'll showcase experiences that will enthrall you with the sense of the varied experiences possible in this small and once-isolated Kingdom of Bhutan. The remarkably unique Punakha Dromchoe is a staging ground for historic epic battle that took place between the invading Tibetans and local Bhutanese who were guarding a relic of supreme religious importance for which they created an elaborate deception that ultimately caused the retreat of the invaders. This remarkable reenactment of history goes on display once a year with the beautiful backdrop of the Punakha Dzong, situated at the confluence of two Himalayan rivers that pass around it. The two-day dance festival ... Read more >
From US $4,750 excluding flights

India Golden Triangle tour, a journey beyond

The rich plains and mountains of North India have drawn numerous visitors from across Asia, Persia and beyond. From luminous figures such as Napoleon to Alexander the Great to ultimately the British East India Company, many have vied to control the vast expanses and rich resources of the North. A journey today that we’ve put together was designed after a lot of thought. Thought into the elements that would help showcase North India’s tumultuous and checkered history, provide insights into its various people, from the great Mughals, Persians and Afghans, to the Rajputs, Sikhs, Tibetans high in the Himalayas and ultimately the English who shaped the region’s more recent history. ... Read more >
From £4,938 excluding flights

North Kerala tailor made holidays

Imagine Kerala and the mind typically wanders to scenic coastlines, quaint fishing villages in their idyllic natural settings. Now how about traditional folk dances involving frenzied drumming and dancing around fires, ancestral spice-traders whose homestays today offer up some of the region’s most authentic and culturally distinct cuisine, walks to local tribal abodes, meeting traditional boat builders of the Dhows, Kettuvallams and country boats, the wonders of a truly invigorating ayurvedic massage by the beach, nature-rich experiences that will take you on spice-plantation walks, jeep safaris through the forested Western Ghats, country boating to get close to migratory birds and ... Read more >
From £1,400 excluding flights

South India holiday

The Caravanserai’s of Ancient South India were established to facilitate the barter of spices, precious jewels and silk between the Kingdoms of the Cholas, Pandyas, Vijaynagars and the Nations of Europe in the West. From the 4th century Spice Trade of Madurai, the Silk Traders of Chettinad and Kanchipuram to the Naval and sea trading might of the Cholas and Pandyas, Tamil Nadu has been, for centuries, the trading partner to the Greeks, the Arabs and Mughals of the Middle East and North, the Dutch, the French and finally the British. Our 15-day cultural tour of this astoundingly historic state is akin to the Traders’ Caravanserai from the centuries of yore. We take you through these ... Read more >
From £1,851 excluding flights

Ayurvedic cooking holiday in Southern India

• The Family, vegetarianism and our Jain philosophy Our family came into the Nilgiri mountains and settled around thirty years ago to pursue a life of organic farming and the chance to live a life amidst nature, clean air and to lead a life following our love of vegetarian food and practicing our Ayurvedic traditions behind our cuisine for better wellness and health. Originally we are a family of Jains from the desert state of Rajasthan. Though we're a long way from what was home, we brought with us our philosophy of life, our outlook toward our authentic cuisine and our passion to live healthy and responsibly off the land. We grow speciality Orange Pekoe and full leaf Green tea ... Read more >
From £1,900 excluding flights

North East India tour of rural tribes

This Northeast India tour of rural tribes takes travellers into little-visited regions, through the undulating valleys of Meghalaya to the mountainous sub-Himalayan regions of Sikkim, where you’ll spend time with the Limbhu, Bhutia and Khasi tribal communities of these remote areas. These tribes share a rich ancestry from as far off as Tibet, Bhutan, Nepal and even Myanmar, which is mirrored in their religious beliefs, their living habits, their artisanal skills and traditions and most importantly their cuisine. Both the Khasis and the Limbhus of are matrilineal societies, with property and family deities all passing from mother to daughter. Your journey starts in Meghalaya State, in the ... Read more >
From £3,713 excluding flights

South India food tour, Chennai to Mysore

South Indian Cuisine has been an evolution over a couple of dozen centuries with parts of South India preserving centuries worth of tradition by keeping alive and actively using these culinary styles even today. On the other hand we come across cuisines from the Malabar Coast of Kerala which have been an amalgamation of cuisine influences of traders and colonisers from as early as the Romans and Greeks to Arab traders and the more recent Dutch and English Colonisers. Centuries of this intertwined existence has led to a kitchen so rich in it's use of spices and flavours that today it yields food not only well Ayurveda-balanced but also healthy owing to it's use of fresh produce and local ... Read more >
From £3,200 excluding flights

Southern India tour, temples & nature

Experience 6-days of nature and historic temples & monuments and we assure you that just like us, you will return home awed and humbled. Highlights include: - Evening walk in a sub-tropical rain forest - Homestay accommodation - Jeep Safari through a National Park - Amba Vilas Palace visit - Halebid temple complex Price includes: Accommodation (5 star/eco where possible), transportation, entry fees, guide charges, camera fees, road/toll taxes & soft drinks (water, tea coffee, juices). Please note: I would be delighted to telephone you to discuss your individual travel arrangements, so please leave your telephone number when you complete the online enquiry form. Read more >
From £494 excluding flights

Western Ghats holiday, tea & coffee tour

Tea became indigenous to India in the 19th century when the British discovered wild tea plants in Assam and Northern Bengal. However, the concept of the beverage was not alien to India. Historically, this hot brew was consumed by the tribes from the State of Arunachal Pradesh as it was believed to have medicinal and curative properties. Coffee widely believed to have originated from the Kaffa plant in Ethiopia and originally made famous by the Sheep Herders and Monks of the Region, was smuggled into India around 1600AB by a Muslim Saint returning from his pilgrimage from the Holy City of Mecca. Nevertheless, Tea and Coffee, like the rest of the World, have been and continue to be, the ... Read more >
From £973 excluding flights

History, culture & wildlife of India holiday

We have designed this trip to ensure that as a traveller to South India, you get to experience the rich history, the distinct cultures and the diverse wildlife of the Western Ghats. This route has been designed to commence in the Nilgiri Mountains where you will be spending four of your fifteen days soaking up the natural beauty and life of the tribes of this unique part of the Western Ghats of South India. From the Nilgiri Hills, we then make our way into the historic and cultural state of Karnataka where you spend 10-days traversing it’s length. Your trip, on the 15th day comes to an end as we converge onto the sun kissed beaches of Goa. Price includes: Accommodation (5 star/eco where ... Read more >
From £1,336 excluding flights
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