Watch out for amazing wildlife
Take jeep safaris to crumbled 10th-century forts overtaken by the jungle, watch grazing deer line up at crocodile-filled lakes and scour the undergrowth for tell-tale tiger stripes. In Assam, you can search for the rare Great Indian One-Horned Rhino, while further south, herds of wild elephants wade across the rivers of Mudumalai National Park. If you’re an animal lover, you’re in for an astounding treat with our wildlife trips.
Take time out in the tropical south
Rajasthan moves at a rapid, ramshackle speed that will leave your head spinning, but the south is a totally different story. With lush tropical landscapes and a more languid local pace, it’s a great place for a laid back adventure. Float through the palm-flanked backwaters on a rice barge, sleep in quirky dome huts behind the beaches of Goa, laze on sun-kissed bays, wander between candy-coloured houses and watch the Chinese fishing nets of Cochin in action.
Explore the eccentric cities
Wander through tangled, aromatic alleyways of spice bazaars, gaze out over floating lake palaces and watch traffic weave effortlessly around roaming cows. India’s cities are chaotic and completely irresistible. Sleep in Rajasthani palaces, traditional havelis and heritage hotels overlooking the Ganges as you travel through the enchanting cities of the North. Each city is packed with faraway romance.
Be humbled by the Himalayas
Snow-stippled Himalayan peaks run across the northern ridge of India, promising incredible landscapes, gentle communities and chilly nights. Scattered with peace-loving Tibetan villages and criss-crossed by rainbow prayer flags, the foothills flow down into fertile green valleys and rhododendron meadows. Trek to Himalayan homestays, amble through rolling tea plantations, hear monks chanting mantras on the hilltops, take scenic toy trains and meditate in the sunshine.
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