India is intoxicating and intimidating – with its teeming markets, crumbling old fortresses, quaint hill-stations, baking deserts, stunning coastlines, rain soaked jungles, Taj Mahal et al. Remarkable and colorful, India is myriad journeys through time, cultures, languages, cuisines and customs. From the Himalayas in Ladakh to the shores of Kerala, India is spectacularly diverse, obscenely humongous and deliriously pulsating.
“Bewildering and brilliant – a sub continent of color, spice, and contradictions.”- Rough Guides
India offers some world- class trekking opportunities with unspoiled treks through beautiful alpine landscapes, mountain environments, traditional tribal villages, sacred Buddhist monasteries and quaint hill stations. Opt for a leisurely trek through Ladakh and take in the ancient cultures of ‘Little Tibet’ or a strenuous expedition to Kanchenjunga or Rupshu Valley in Chang Tang for the best trekking this side of the Himalayas.
“Though trekking in India is not nearly as commercialized as in neighbouring Nepal, the country can claim some of the world’s most spectacular routes, especially in the Ladakh and Zanskar Himalayas, where the mountain passes frequently top 5000m.” – Rough Guides
Explore India’s deep south, from its Arabian sea coast to tea-covered hills of the Western Ghats. Or submerge yourself in the treasures of Rajasthan from its unique culture to architectural monuments from a bygone era when it was known as the “Land of Kings”. For a tour of best that India has to offer opt for the classic Golden Triangle tour taking in the historical cities of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur.
“To other countries, I might go as a tourist, but to India, I come as a pilgrim.”- Martin Luther King
Nominated in the category "Best in Mountain Environment" on "Virgin Holidays, Responsible Tourism Awards 2010, 2011"