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India is quite possibly the world’s most diverse country. From the snow-capped mountains of the Himalaya to exotic jungles and lush paddy fields; chaotic, bustling cities to sun-bleached shores; devoted religions to sacred monuments, India delights the senses at every turn. Ride an elephant, see tigers, explore tea plantations, relax on a luxury houseboat and immerse yourself in a cultural heaven.

In northern India visit the iconic sights on your way around the famous Golden Triangle, explore the deserts of Rajasthan, relax and unwind in the lush Himalayan foothills or visit sacred rivers, towns, monuments and intricately designed temples. In the south you can cruise the Keralan backwaters, take time out on Goa’s world famous beaches or feel the rhythms of Bollywood in energetic Mumbai.

Sample Itineraries 

In Search of tiger (8 days)

Unique wildlife experiences and excellent chances of tiger encounters

  • Combining three of the country’s leading national parks this journey delivers unique wildlife experiences and excellent chances of tiger encounters. Each lodge is extremely beautiful with a decor that reflects the region, meticulous service and the chance to engage with the local community and observe conservation practices. There are twice-daily jungle drives by open 4WD safari vehicle accompanied by expert naturalists, bird watching, elephant safaris, guided nature walks, picnics, cultural walks and cycling through remote villages

Accommodation

Mahua Kothi Jungle Lodge

In Search of Tiger

This beautiful 12 suite lodge sprawls over 40 acres with private courtyards, shaded seating and traditional mud floors. The charming guest suites make good use of the lovely rich local textiles, sculptures and ornaments. En suite bathrooms are simply dreamy and there are bikes for exploring the area and a swimming pool. Wildlife: Tiger, leopard, gaur (Indian Bison), chital (spotted deer), Sambar deer, dhole, nilgai, wild boar, chinkara, sloth bear, rhesus macaque, black faced langur, jungle cat, hyena, porcupine, jackal, fox and wild dog.

Banjaar Tola Tented Camp

In Search of Tiger

A heavenly location on the Banjaar River is fitting for this delightful tented property of 18 suites spread with minimal footprint out along the riverbank and into the sal forest. There are bamboo floors, canvas roof and walls and glass doors leading out onto a floating verandah overlooking the river. There’s also a swimming pool on site. Wildlife: Tiger, leopard, jackal, striped hyena, the highly endangered barasingha (swamp deer) and over 200 recorded bird species.

Baghvan Jungle Lodge

In Search of Tiger

There are just 12 charming suites here set in forest surrounds. The bungalows are beautifully appointed in contemporary style with indoor and outdoor showers, a private rooftop machan (covered jungle platform), high vaulted ceilings and overhead fans. Handmade Parsi tiles, woven hyacinth furniture and giant ebony chests complete the décor. An interactive open kitchen is a welcoming attraction for foodies and there’s a swimming pool to cool off in. Wildlife: Tiger, leopard, wild dog, gaur, sambar, chital and excellent birdlife.

 

Imperial Rajasthan (13 days)

  • Jaipur: Ascend by jeep to the Amber Fort and stroll through the sprawling complex of courtyards and halls.
  • Bikaner: Learn about all things dromedary at the Camel Research and Breeding Farm.
  • Bikaner: Enjoy a visit to the Junagarh Fort.
  • Jaisalmer: Visit Garhi Sagar Lake and Fort.
  • Delhi: Take a rickshaw ride through the Chandni Chowk Bazaar. See the Red Fort. Visit Raj Ghat. See Qutub Minar. Drive along the Rajpath. See India Gate and Parliament House. Visit the Humayun Tomb.
  • Agra: Group picture taken at the Taj Mahal.
  • Jaipur: See the Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) and visit the City Palace Museum and Jantar Mantar.
  • Udaipur: Visit the Jagdish Temple and Garden of the Maids of the Honour.

EPICUREAN DINING

  • Delhi: Join your Tour Director for a Welcome Reception and dinner.
  • Jaisalmer: As the sun sets over the Kanoi Sand Dunes, be entranced by the traditional musicians welcoming you to this magical evening. Under the stars, a traditional feast is prepared for you in a truly unique environment.
  • Udaipur: Showcasing the best of Indian cuisine, our mouth-watering dinner with drinks is the perfect environment to celebrate your time in India.
  • Delicious Dining Experiences: Get to know your Travelling Concierge and fellow guests over a Welcome Reception including drinks and a delicious meal (WD), 12 Buffet Breakfasts (BB), 1 Highlight Dinner (HD), 3 Lunches (L) and 1 Celebration Dinner (CD).

OUTSTANDING HOTELS

  • Delhi: Set in the heart of bustling Gurgaon, the beautiful gardens, courtyards and reflection pools of the Trident fill you with a sense of calm, before retreating to your luxurious and stylish room.
  • Jaisalmer: Situated close to the Thar Desert, the magnificent Suryagarh is testimony to the pomp and panoply of Rajputana, juxtaposed with every modern convenience.
  • Udaipur: Stay at the Taj Lake Palace hotel, a floating vision in marble emerging from Lake Pichola.