Nepal and Himalayan chain to the north, Bangladesh and Bay of Bengal to the east, Tibet and Bhutan to North east, Arabian sea to the west, and the India Ocean to the south roughly define the geographical shape of India roughly in the shape of a triangular peninsula. Beside the Arabian Sea, its western border is defined exclusively by Pakistan. In between all these the landscape is unimaginable. This has set apart a big chunk of the continent in South Asia.

The nature has endowed India with mountain ranges, national parks, sea beaches, swift rivers and most of all diverse culture and people of every shades and color. It has everything for everyone in its own way. The distance from north to the south is 3200 km. North India has largest area that has lakes in Jammu and Kashmir to the north in the mountain and fertile land of Punjab to the west and the Himalayan foothills of Uttar Pradesh and the Ganges river valley to the East. Apart from the vibrating culture of Gujarat and Maharashtra, Goa located in the west coast is famous for sea beaches. The land along the coast is typically lush with rainforests. River Ganges, a scared river, and foothill of the Himalayas also define the culture of this part of India. Southern India that includes Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and Kerala are the extension of Deccan plateau that extend to Cape Comorin. These are unique places and favourite leisure destination of tourists.

People visit India for its unique culture and monuments. It has extra ordinary cultures that have been shaped by its history. The famous Indus civilization in the Indus river valley that had flourished about five thousand years ago is a major force that shaped what is India today. The word ‘Hindu for Indus’ is believed to have originated in this valley. The meaning of the word ‘Hindu’ was not so much of a religion rather it is definition of the civilization at that time. The ‘Indus Civilization’ is believed to have adopted high level of lifestyle and advance form of technology that developed the towns and undecipherable script language. The civilization is as old as the ancient civilizations of Egypt and Sumer but it outlasted both in all aspect. However, the tectonic upheavals in about 1700 BC and the advent of Aryans around 1500 BC in the valley brought end to its glory. The Aryans who came from the North and spread throughout India brought another dimension in the culture and religions of the Indus valley that transform its own character and thereby culture of the Arayans. It is strongly believed that the Four Vedas or script of Hinduism were compiled at this time of the history.

In 567 B.C. Gautam Buddha was born in Limbuni, a small town in Nepal, and later attained Nirvana in India. This is a landmark era in the history of Inida. Gautam Buddha well known for his ‘Buddhist’ Phylosophy brought a tremendous impact in the lives of the people. Mahavira propagated Jain Religion at that time also had impressive impact on the civilization of India. Next mile stone was two hundred years later, in the 4th century B.C. The emperor Ashoka who led the Mauryan Empire defined the modern cultural boundary of India. Ashoka later adopted Buddhism as his religion and built many monuments that are included in the UNESCO World heritage list.

The other imprint in the culture was made by Guptas in the north and in the south Cholas, Pandyas and the Cheras; they spread Hinduism. They flourish in the trade with Europes and other nationalities of Asia till the end of the 1100. During the time Christianinty came into India from Europe. The history has it that Jewish religion made its mark even before the arrival of Christianity. The Parsees who landed in Gujarat made its own impact in the religious mix. In 15th century Guru Nanak made lasting impact with Sikh religion in Punjab. Mohammed of Ghori, a ruler from Afghanistan came to India in 1192 and placed his important impression by introducing Islam as the religion in several places in North India including Delhi. Before him  Islam was already flourishing in Kerala. After that Mughals came from Iran and captured north part of India. During this time in 1336 the Hindu empire of Vijayanagar was strong in the south. The Europeans - Portuguese, French, Dutch, Danish and last but not the least the British came in and placed their own imprint on the culture and civilization of India.

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Starting at
$ 1285
Group Size
3-5 pax
9 Days / 8 Nights

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 impession 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.

 

Starting at
$ 1650
Group Size
3-5 pax
15 Days / 14 Nights

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
$ 645
Group Size
3-5 pax
5 Days / 4 Nights

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.

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$ 2000
Group Size
3-5 pax
21 Days / 20 Nights

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14 Days / 13 Nights

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