India

Starting at

$ 865

Duration : 9 Days

Group Size : 3-5 pax

Roman came to Kerala in search of pepper and spices. Jews migrated at different time to escape prosecution. Vasco da Gama came from Portugal in 1498 to get his hold on spice trade which is older than Islam. He established his first fortress at Cochin (Kochi) in 1503. Later Dutch came in and drove the Portuguese from their enclave. British were the last foreigners to have left their imprint on Kerala.

You arrive at Cochin. The sightseeing tours around the fort would give you the impression of its past legacy. You would also be amazed to see the Chinese Fishing net which is very unique in many ways. It is believed to have been introduced by the Chinese explorer, Zheng He. They were brought from the court of Chinese emperor, Kublai Khan and have been in operation there ever since. In the evening you will be taken to a theater to see the famous ‘Kathakali’ -classical dance-drama of Kerala (India) that is based on Hindu mythology. This form of dance dates back to 17th century. The dance is well known for its large elaborate makeup and costume of the performers.

Next day we travel to Thakadey and national park at lake Pariyer to see wild lives, spices and herbal plants grown there. As you drive to the hill covered with tea and coffee plantation you pass through lush green vegetation with coconut and beetle nuts trees all over and spices and herbs plants in the higher elevation. You are amidst the un-spoilt nature. Stay two nights at Thakadey and return back same route to Allepey to take house boat ride in the back water of Kerala. The house boat trip through the canals is mainly concentrated around Allepey, Kumarakom, Kottayam, Quilon and Cochin. Besides enjoying the serenity of the quite river you travel through scattered villages in the hinterland of Kerala. Drive to Kovalam; stay two nights there and fly home from Trivendrum.

 

South India

Starting at

$ 1650

Duration : 15 Days

Group Size : 3-5 pax

Chennai is the most visited city in Inida With temples, beaches and centres of historical and cultural significance, including the UNESCO Heritage Site of Mahabalipuram. It is gateway to the South India. You will arrive in Chennai and transferred to hotel. You can either stay in the hotel or stroll along with your camera .
Its culture and tradition is what makes them unique and different from the rest of the Indian state. It’s a land of temples and priests. The architecture ranges from ancient temples to modern high-rises. Music is classical and western, to the growing nightlife in the city.
Banglore is your next stop.
Banglore is an excellent place to visit if you are looking for "action". It is a cosmopolitan melting pot and the young people here are some of the most westernised in India. Bangalore is one of the country's fastest growing ciy. You will be visiting guide city tour to Vidhansoudha, Tipu's summer palace, Botanical Gardens and Lalbagh gardens.

Your second stop is Mysore. Mysore is the Karnataka's second biggest city. It is one of the major centres of incense manafacture in Inida. Everywhere you go you will be surrounded by he lingering aromas of sandalwood, jasmine, rose, musk, and many others. Guided city tour of Mysore visiting Lalita Mahal Palace, Nandi Bull Temple and Brindaban Gardens.

Ooty is a popular hill station located in the Nilgiri Hills. Its historic sites and natural beauty is what attracts tourists. Lofty mountains, great lakes, dense forests, sprawling grasslands, miles of tea gardens si what the visitors see en route to Ooty.Interesting activities includes boat ride on Lake Ooty and visit to Botanical gardens.

Your next stop is Cochin. Cochin is one of the biggest harbour of India. It was an important spice rading centre. You will witness half day guided city tour visiting Jewish Synagogue, Dutch Palace and Chinese fishing nets. Next day morning after breakfast drive to Alleppey-one of best place for nature and backwater lovers. After checkin to hotel proceed for backwater cruise between Alleppey to Kottayam (one of the finest backwater cruise in India). After backwaters drive to Periyar. Periyar is a wildlife sanctuary with beautiful lake. It is situated in lush green forest.

Starting at

$ 2530

Duration : 23 Days

Group Size : 3-5 pax

Sikkim Green lake, Yumesamdon trek is one of the most popular and enchaning trek to expeience while in Sikkim . The eco system and the flaura and fauna of this place is so rich to capivate ones senses. This is a high altitude trek so proper acclimitization is necessary along the way. You will walk through the green land passing by variy of Rhododendron , blue poppies and primulas in an awesome bloom. The view of Mt. Kanchunjunga is marvelous.
one will see unbelievable stretch of green frozen glacier, which is known by the name Zemu Glacier. The view of Mt. Sinolchu (6887m) is just breath taking. Green Lake trek starts from Lachen which is a beautiful village itself where we will set our base of this trek. Gangtok to Lachen is a day's journey of 5 - 6 hours by jeep

Transportation: From Kathmandu, take the one hour flight to Bhadrapur (the nearest Nepalese airport to Darjeeling), drive to Kakarvitta (Nepal/Indian boarder 34km), to Silguri (36km) and to Darjeeling (77 km, about 2 ½ hrs drive). Darjeeling is also connected by road with Sikkim (120km) and Bhutan (200km). Darjeeling is about 90 km from Bagdogra, the nearest airport, where schedule flights operate from New Delhi, Calcutta and Guwahati. The nearest rail heads are Siliguri and New Jalpaiguri (88km) which are connected to Calcutta, New Delhi, Guwahati and other major cities in India.

 

Starting at

$ 520

Duration : 4 Days

Group Size : 3-5 pax

The festivals in Sikkim are part of the culture of Sikkim. The cultural heritage of Sikkim is interwoven with Vajrayana Buddhism, Hinduism and original animist traditions of the Lepchas. Like in any other Himalayan kingdoms life in Sikkim is based on religion. Even the majestic Mount Kanchanjunga plays major role role in the life of Sikkimese.

Monasteries like Pemayangtse (west Sikkim), Tsuklakhang (Gangtok), Enchey ( near Gangtok) and most famous of all Rumtek (23 kms from Gangtok) are the venue for the important Buddhist festivals in Sikkim. The lama dances complete with the fierce masks, the gorgeous brocade costumes the exotic music and chants are strange mixture of music and exorcism. In reality every dance performed in the festivals has meaning and history related to Buddhism and Lamaism. They are performed to recreate legends and myths connected with the birth of Buddhism. It also represents the battle between the good and the evil. Saga Dawa festival is celebrated to commemorate the day to have entered the soul of his mother, attained Buddhahood and also Nirvana. It is an important festival for Mahayana Buddhists Drukpa Tseshi teaching of Lord Buddha. At Enchey monastery every year in December people gather at the monastery to watch the lamas in their elaborate costumes and masks perform mystic dances. Main ritual dance depicts Padmashmbhava in his wrathful mood.

In Sikkim people celebrates three New Year - Sikkimese, Tibetan and Lepchas. To add to the local festivals the government of Sikkim has introduced Tourist Festivals in the month of May that last about a month. The festival includes flower shows for which Sikkim is well known, cultural programme, films etc. The exhibitions have become fun and attraction both for the local and tourist alike. Festival provides opportunities for the visitors to experience the lively atmosphere of various ethnic groups coming together such festivals.

Transportation: From Kathmandu, take the one hour flight to Bhadrapur (the nearest Nepalese airport to Darjeeling), drive to Kakarvitta (Nepal/Indian boarder 34km), to Silguri (36km) and to Darjeeling (77 km, about 2 ½ hrs drive). Darjeeling is also connected by road with Sikkim (120km) and Bhutan (200km). Darjeeling is about 90 km from Bagdogra, the nearest airport, where schedule flights operate from New Delhi, Calcutta and Guwahati The nearest rail heads are Siliguri and New Jalpaiguri (88km) which are connected to Calcutta, New Delhi, Guwahati and other major cities in India.

 

 

 

Starting at

$ 515

Duration : 5 Days

Group Size : 3-5 pax

Sikkim:

Sikkim is a small Himalayan state of India in the eastern Himalayas surrounded by China and Tibet in the north. With a population 5,40,000 people its rich culture of mixed ethnic gorups of Lepchas, Bhutias, Limbus and Tibetans makes your visit a remarkable experience in your life.  Kanchenjunga the world third highest peak which many of Sikkimese revered as the guardian deity attracts many thousand number of people each year from around the world. Apart from it Chanju lake attrats many visitors when the lake is frozen specially during the winters. You will find many monastries , and a sense of peace and tranquility . Most rare and unique orchid flower are found here . Sikkim is a multilingual, multi religious and multicultural state. 

Darjeeling:

Darjeeling is a famouse hill station which was once colonized by the British.  It lies in norther part of  Indian stare of West Bengal. Also famous for it's natural beauty and vast stretches of lush green tea gardens, and only Himalayan Railway, known to the locals as the Toy Train, is now a world heritage which was listed in by the UNESCO in 1999. Riding on this train almost 88 km is not that faster way to get to Darjeeling from New Jalpaiguri but indeed a life time experience. The railway one the way to Darjeeling at Ghoom (2438m) is one of highest railway station in the world.

Among the major tourist attractions in the Darjeeling city, the most important is the Tiger Hill. It is situated about 2590 m and gives a splendid of the sunrise over Kanchanjunga. Mount Everest, the worlds highest peak is clearly visible from the Tiger Hill. Another important place to  visit in the city is the Rock Garden and Ganga Maya Park. These parks are located about 10 km from the town and have developed into wonderful picnic spot.

The place has a scenic beauty and one can walk down to the Darjeeling Mall from here . Other important places in the city include the Ava Art Gallery, Mall, Batasia loop, Lloyd Botanical Garden, Nightingale park, Darjeeling-Rangit Valley Passenger Cable Car popularly called the ropeway, observatory hills, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute and the monasteries to name a few. One can also visit places around Darjeeling like Kalimpong, Kurseong, and Mirik.

How to reach...

By Air:  From Kathmandu, take the one hour flight to Bhadrapur (the nearest Nepalese airport to Darjeeling), drive to Kakarvitta (Nepal/Indian boarder 34km), to Silguri (36km) and to Darjeeling (77 km, about 2 ½ hrs drive).

By Road: Darjeeling is also connected by road with Sikkim (120km) and Bhutan (200km). Darjeeling is about 90 km from Bagdogra, the nearest airport, where schedule flights operate from New Delhi, Calcutta and Guwahati

By Rail: The nearest rail heads are Siliguri and New Jalpaiguri (88km) which are connected to Calcutta, New Delhi, Guwahati and other major cities in India.

Starting at

$ 865

Duration : 4 Days

Group Size : 3-5 pax

Kalimpong, located on a ridge overlooking the Teesta River, is a tourist destination owing to its temperate climate and proximity to popular tourist locations in the region. Horticulture is also important to Kalimpong: it has a flower market notable for its wide array of orchids; nurseries, which export Himalayan grown flower bulbs, tubers and rhizomes, contribute to the economy of Kalimpong.Home to ethnic Nepalis, indigenous ethnic groups and non-native migrants from other parts of India, the town also is a religious centre of Buddhism. The Buddhist monastery Zang Dhok Palri Phodang holds a number of rare Tibetan Buddhist scriptures.

Darjeeling situated northern part of west Bengal, similar in geography that of Sikkim, Darjeeling shares it's boarder district with Sikkim in the north, Nepal in the West and Bhutan in the east. Darjeeling famous for it's natural beauty and vast stretches of lush green tea gardens, and only Himalayan Railway, known to the locals as the Toy Train, is now a world heritage which was listed in by the UNESCO in 1999. Riding on this train almost 88 km is not that faster way to get to Darjeeling from New Jalpaiguri but indeed a life time experience. The railway one the way to Darjeeling at Ghoom (2438m) is one of highest railway station in the world.

Sikkim Gangok is he capital of Sikkim and was originally home to the Lepchas, a tribal people people though to have migrated from the hills of Assam around the 13th centuray.  The land occupies the west side of a long ridge flanking the Ranipool River. The scenery is spectacular and there are excellent views of the entire Kanchunjunga range from many points in the vincity. Many people expect Sikkim to be a smaller version of Kathmandu, overflowing with ancient temples , palaces, monasteries, and narrow colourful bazaars. It is an interesting and pleasant place to stay and people here are exceptionally friendly.

Transportation:From Kathmandu, take the one hour flight to Bhadrapur (the nearest Nepalese airport to Darjeeling), drive to Kakarvitta (Nepal/Indian boarder 34km), to Silguri (36km) and to Darjeeling (77 km, about 2 ½ hrs drive). Darjeeling is also connected by road with Sikkim (120km) and Bhutan (200km). Darjeeling is about 90 km from Bagdogra, the nearest airport, where schedule flights operate from New Delhi, Calcutta and Guwahati The nearest rail heads are Siliguri and New Jalpaiguri (88km) which are connected to Calcutta, New Delhi, Guwahati and other major cities in India.

Starting at

$ 935

Duration : 8 Days

Group Size : 3-5 pax

Yumthang valley lies in the north Sikkim and its district hear quarter is in Mangam. Yumthang, at the height of 11,800 ft. (3564 m) & 145 kms from Gangtok, is a paradise for nature lovers with a fascinating blend of flora & fauna and breathtaking scenic grandeur. Yumthang, is a vast expanse of colorful grass-carpet to the horizon Covered with rhododendron shrubs and trees, the entire valley erupts into a riot of colors in May.Tourists need special permits to visit North Sikkim beyond Mangan. All these make North Sikkim a heaven in earth. A typical North Sikkim tour starts from Gangtok then via Kabi Lungtsok 23 km, Phodong 40 km, Mangan 67 km, Singhik 72 km, Chungthang 98 km, Lachung 117 km to 141 km away from Yumthang. On the way lies Singhba Rhododendron Sanctuary and Kanchandzonga National Park. SNT buses from Gangtok leaves at 8-00 and 13-00 hr and reaches Mangan via Phodong and going still 5 km further to Singhik. Indians are free to move upto Tung bridge via Mangan-Shinghik , but beyond north of Tung restricted area permit is required.

From Kathmandu, take the one hour flight to Bhadrapur (the nearest Nepalese airport to Darjeeling), drive to Kakarvitta (Nepal/Indian boarder 34km), to Silguri (36km) and to Darjeeling (77 km, about 2 ½ hrs drive). Darjeeling is also connected by road with Sikkim (120km) and Bhutan (200km). Darjeeling is about 90 km from Bagdogra, the nearest airport, where schedule flights operate from New Delhi, Calcutta and Guwahati The nearest rail heads are Siliguri and New Jalpaiguri (88km) which are connected to Calcutta, New Delhi, Guwahati and other major cities in India.

Starting at

$ 520

Duration : 6 Days

Group Size : 3-5 pax

You arrive at Delhi. In the afternoon you visit Qutub Minar, Humayun Tomb and India Gate. Next day we drive to Agra. In Agra visit Agra Fort and at sunset the world famous monument of love - Taj Mahal built by Emperor Shahjahan in the memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz. Jaipur is your next stop. En-route we will see Fatehpur Sikri built during the second half of the 16th century by the Emperor Akbar. It was the capital of the Mughal Empire for about 10 years and later abandoned due to scarcity of water.

We stay an extra day at Jaipur to visit Amber Fort where you will see a marvelous example of Rajput architecture. The ascent to the fort is on the decorated elephants. The fort Interior has various royal halls decorated with intricate ivory work, exquisite wall paintings and tiny mirror chips that create a tantalizing reflection effect. There are other interesting places to visit like City Palace Museum, Jantar Mantar (astronomical observatory). If time permit we will take you to visit Palace of Winds (Hawa Mahal). It is a five storeyed wonder with a spectacular pyramidal facade and overhanging windows with latticed screens, domes and spires. In the evening travel to Delhi to catch onward flight.

india

Starting at

$ 520

Duration : 4 Days

Group Size : 3-5 pax

On the west of Kanchanjunga Himalayan range is Nepal and in the east is Sikkim. To the north is Tibet and eastern border has Bhutan. The tiny Himalayan kingdom was merged with India about two decades ago. Before that Sikkimese kings, descendents of Choygal, ruled it.

Mountain of Sikkim is famous for its rhododendron and orchids flowers, which blooms in spring. The Kanchanjunga range in the west and several snow-capped peaks to the north makes Sikkim a special place for tourist. It is rich in cultural heritage with mixed of Lepcha, Bhotia, Limbus and many other Nepalese ethnic groups. Budhist Gompas and Hindus shrines are everywhere in this tiny Himalayan State. Some of the best known monasteries are Ralong, Phodang, Rumtek, Phensong, Enchhey and Tashiding. Among them Rumtek is most popular monastery. Rumtek monastery is located 23 km. from Gangtok. It is the seat of the Kargyu order of Tibetan Buddhism. Gyalwa Karmapa, the 16th reincarnate Lama, built the monastery at Rumtek after he escaped from Tibet and settled in Sikkim. After Gyalwa Karmapa died 17th Karmapa was reborn in Tibet. Since then Rumtek monastery has become controvery for the actual Karmapa. Like Mani Rimdu in Thyangboche (Nepal), Rumtek monastery is famous for its ritual lama dance and opera performed by the lamas.

Sikkim was chosen by Padmasambhava, propagator and initiator of Tantric Buddhism in the Himalayan kingdom, as one of the valley (bey-yul) to preserve Buddhist scriptures for posterity. History of Buddhism in the Himalayan is incomplete without Sikkim.

Tour in Sikkim makes suitable combination with a short trek and cultural tour of Sikkim and Darjeeling. You can extend the tour to Nepal or travel by train to Delhi to visit Dharmasala to take to meet Dalai Lama.

India

Starting at

$ ---

Duration : 14 Days

Group Size : 3 to 5 pax

Madhya Pradesh is the heart of India known for wildlife, lush green forests, highlands, historic rivers, tribal population, historic monuments etc. Their are number of tourist destinations to visit in Central India offering glimpse of unrevealed India. In the lap of Satpura, Vindhya mountain ranges, one can find flourishing wildlife and nature at its best. Madhya Pradesh state in Central India is known for having highest tiger population in India and offers great wildlife sighting to visitors. Central India is also a home of the tribal population of India. About 40% of total tribal population resides in Madhya Pradesh and its adjoining area of border states.
Being in the middle of a country as diverse as India, Central India affords the best of all to its guests. Primary spanning across the previously biggest Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, Central India is typically the hub of wildlife and there are hundreds of wildlife parks, sanctuaries within this region. Indian Holiday tours to Central India are elaborate affairs with excursions to Nagpur, Patna, Bodh Gaya etc. Central India tours are also preferred by Buddhist devotees due to the extensive coverage of Buddhist pilgrim destinations in some of the tours.

 

 

 

Starting at

$ ---

Duration : 10 Days

Group Size : 3-5 pax

Chopta Valley is a very famous tourist hotspot in North Sikkim known for its varying hues. Famous as the valley of flowers, the Chopta Valley is popular for its riot of colors during summer months. On your way to the valley, you can see the tall trees of Lachen area slowly disappearing and smaller shrubs becoming more prominent and wadding the area. This valley is unexplored and untouched, as a very few tourists travel to this destination despite its popularity. Nature lovers and wildlife lovers will enjoy travelling to this splendid valley and spotting many rare species of animals, plants and birds.

Several trekking enthusiasts also travel to Chopta Valley, as the place is the perfect spot for trekking. The valley is positioned at an altitude of 13200 feet and there are many activities like hiking and angling that you can try here. Several water sports by the river are also enjoyed by adventurous tourists every year. With each turn, each valley, each rivulet trying to outdo the other in the scenic beauty that it offers. Few places come close to the virgin appeal of Chopta Valley (13200 ft), just 20 minutes drive from Thangu.

The valley is frozen during the winter and provides opportunity to walk over the frozen rivers. The riot of colours during spring belies this aspect, though. An adventurous trek through Chopta valley leads to Muguthang valley at an altitude of 15500ft, another unseen destination in the greater Himalayas.

This is a high altitude trek so proper acclimitization is necessary along the way. You will walk through the green land passing by variy of Rhododendron , blue poppies and primulas in an awesome bloom. The view of Mt. Kanchunjunga is marvelous. 

How to Get There: From Kathmandu, take the one hour flight to Bhadrapur (the nearest Nepalese airport to Darjeeling), drive to Kakarvitta (Nepal/Indian boarder 34km), to Silguri (36km) and to Darjeeling (77 km, about 2 ½ hrs drive). Darjeeling is also connected by road with Sikkim (120km) and Bhutan (200km). Darjeeling is about 90 km from Bagdogra, the nearest airport, where schedule flights operate from New Delhi, Calcutta and Guwahati The nearest rail heads are Siliguri and New Jalpaiguri (88km) which are connected to Calcutta, New Delhi, Guwahati and other major cities in India.

 

Starting at

$ 1745

Duration : 18 Days

Group Size : 2-4 pax

Rajasthan with Varanasi Tour is an extended journey through northern India. This fascinating journo will take to from the world 17th largest desert to the colourful and vibrant city of Vanaras. The highlights of this tour is the fascinating diverse region and culture of India. This immersive journey begins by exploring the majestic capital city of Delhi, followed by the ancient and sacred city of Varanasi, before arriving in Agra , the home of the world's 8th wonder of the world known as the monument of love; the Taj Mahal.

Continue your journey by exploring what we do best – the regal state of Rajasthan, whose fascinating history is told in innumerable legends and evidenced by its towering forts and dramatic scenery. Take your time to soak up the rich heritage and splendid architecture of Jaipur and Jodhpur, and track wild Bengal tigers in Ranthambhore National Park. The easy-going lake city of Udaipur is the perfect place to end your journey, with its fairy-tale like palaces and romantic lakes.

No two stops on this culturally-rich journey are alike, and together they span many centuries of Indian history; forming the backdrop to landmark events such as the birth of Buddhism, Mughal invasion and rule, epic Rajput battles and British imperialism. However, this tour is merely a suggestion to share a flavor of the possibilities, and simply a starting point when crafting your tailor-made Rajasthan tour – we can make any number of refinements until we’ve created your ideal experience.

Starting at

$ 1410

Duration : 14 Days

Group Size : 3-5 pax

Pushkar is one of the oldest cities of India. Located in the heart of the state of Rajasthan, Pushkar is a famous pilgrimage spot which attracts travelers and devotees from all parts of the country. The natural magnificence of the place, the religious appeal, the shopper stops and the adventure spots, Pushkar is a magic bag which gives new thrills and surprises to one and all who comes here. The cattle fair of Pushkar is yet another lure which pulls traveling spirits to enjoy the fun and the frolic.

According to Hindu mythology, Lord Brahma created this holy city and that is why the famous Brahma Temple is one of the most sought after destination of Pushkar. The Pushkar Lake is a fascinating place which calms the mind and soothes the soul with its gentle cool view. Moreover, people relate the formation of the lake with a miracle by God Brahma and therefore the lake also enjoys religious connotation. Another fact that makes Pushkar a hot spot for tourists is that it is very easily accessible by air, rail and roadways.

What makes Pushkar a favorite among the tourists is, that the way to reach Pushkar is as mesmerizing as the city itself.  The natural splendor of the deserts and the mounting sand dunes present a breath taking view and invites the tourists to witness the beauty. In the afternoons, the sun makes the sand glitter as if the ground is holding countless diamonds inside and the view is awesomely beautiful.

India

Starting at

$ 645

Duration : 7 Days

Group Size : 3-5 pax

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