Srinagar is one of several places that has been called the “Venice of the East” or the “Kashmiri Venice”. It is known for its lakes, which include Dal Lake – noted for its houseboats – and Nagin Lake.
Ladakh is a region in India totally isolated from the modern world. An authentic land, it is faithful to ancestral customs where life is characterized by intense spirituality. Even an Indian traveler will probably find no similarities in the land and people between the ones he leaves behind and those he encounters in Ladakh. Rich traditions of Mahayana Buddhism still flourish in the purest form in this region, which has often been referred to as Little Tibet.
HIGHLIGHTES: – DELHI –SRINAGAR – KARGIL – LAMAYURU- ALCHI – LEH
SRINAGAR: Sikara Ride on Dal Lake, Visit to the beautiful Gardens of Srinagar
KARGIL: Passing through Zozila Pass
ALCHI: Lamayuru and Alchi Monastery
LEH: World’s highest motor pass, Hemis Monastery, Thiksey Monastery, Shey Monastery
BEST TIME TO TRAVEL: JUNE TO AUGUST
The world of tea has hardly changed in the past century in the Darjeeling, Assam and Dooars region. The culture surrounding the huge tea plantations is a unique phenomenon and is a lifetime experience. Darjeeling Tea is widely and universally acknowledged to be the finest tea, because its flavor is so unique that it cannot be replicated. Connoisseurs will assert that without Darjeeling, Tea would be like Wine without the prestige of Champagne. We will take you to the areas that produce some of the best teas in the world- Assam and Darjeeling. Visit some of the picturesque tea gardens, walk around the tea estates, interact with the planters and workers experience local culture, visit tea factory and witness the preparation, participate in tea tasting, stay in century old colonial tea bungalows and get pampered with planter’s hospitality.
Destinations: Delhi – Dibrugarh – Jorhat – Guwahati – Kurseong – Dajeeling – Delhi
Delhi: Heritage Tour of Old Delhi like Chandani Chowk, Red Fort etc.
Dibrugarh: Heritage Tea Garden, Mancotta Tea Estate
Jorhat: Nimati Ghat, Majuli, Vaishnava monasteries
Guwahati: Kamakhya Temple
Kurseong: Tea estate of Makaibari
Darjeeling: Tiger Hil, Ghum Monastery, Toy Train, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute.
Best Time: April – November
A wonderful introduction to northern India combining history, culture, the mesmerizing Taj Mahal, stunning wildlife and the resplendent Golden Temple of Amritsar. This tour includes a number of game drives on the trail of the elusive tiger, plus the chance to spot other flora and fauna in India’s most revered National Parks. Tigers and Temples tour is an ultimate safari through four of the top National Parks in India. The temples and culture of the small cities, when combined with our wildlife tour, is the perfect way to explore India in depth for both culture and wildlife. One of our most popular safaris; a 18 day unique adventure of a lifetime.
PLACE COVERED: DELHI- AGRA- GWALIOR-ORCHHA- KHAJURAHO- BANDHAVGARH- KANHA- JABALPUR-BHOPAL- SANCHI – UJJAIN- MANDU- INDORE (DEPARTURE)
Delhi: Old City Chandni Chowk, Jama Masjid, President House, Qutab Minar, Humanyun’s Tomb.
Agra: Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri.
Gwalior: Palace of Man Singh, The Teli Ka Mandir, Shiva Temple and the Gujar Mahal Museum.
Orcha: Jain Temple
Khajuraho: Western Temples
Bandhavgarh: Jungle Safari for Indian Tiger sighting
Kanha: Jungle Safari for Indian Tiger sighting
Jabalpur: Marbel Cliffs
Bhopal: Moti Masjid and Laxmi Narayan Temple
Sanchi: The Great Stupa, Ashoka Pillar
Ujjain: Jantar Mantar and Ganesh Mandir
Mandu: Jahaz Mahal, Hoshang Shah’s Tomb, Jami Masjid, Asharji Mahal and Hindola Mahal, Rupmati’s Pavilion, Baz Bahadur Palace, and Nikanth Mahal
BEST TIME TO VISIT: OCTOBER TO APRIL
Places Covered: Kolkata – Dibrugarh – Sibsagar – Mon – Jorhat – Majuli – Ziro – Nameri Wildlife Park – Dirang – Sela Pass – Tawang – Bomdila – Tezpur-Guwahati – Kolkata
The Naga people are organized by tribes differentiated by language and some traditions. They have a strong warrior tradition. Their villages are sited on hilltops and until the later part of the 19th century, they made frequent armed raids to villages on the plains below. The tribes exhibit variation to a certain degree, particularly in their languages and some traditional practices.
Kolkata:- Victoria Memorial, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Indian Museum.
Sibsagar:- 200 year old Sibsagar tank, the Shivadol, the Vishnudol and the Devidol.
Mon:- Shangnyu village
Majuli:- Majuli islands
Ziro:- Apatani Village, canework paint
Nameri:- Nameri Wildlife park
Dirang:- Rupa valley, Bomdila
Tawang:- Tawang Monastery,
Guwahati:- Kamakhya Temple
The Zanskar sub-division of Kargil district is centered around its main settlement at Padum Four main routes over passes up to 500m converge here from Lahoul in the Chenab valley, Kishtwar, the Suru valley and Leh. Truly one of the most desolate places in the Himalaya, Zanskar is known for its spectacular scale, hardy mountain folk and extreme winter when the Zanskar River freezes to from the “chador” over which mail runners operate.
Highlights: Delhi –Leh – Lamayuru – Kargil – Padam – Kargil – Leh – Delhi
Delhi: Old Delhi sight seen
Leh: Shey , Thiksey , Hemis Monastery
Lamayuru: Alchi, Lamayuru Monastery,
Kargil: Mulbek Monastery
Padum: Zhaskar Festival Visit Rangdum, Thongde, Karsha, Zonkhul Cave and Bardan monastery..
Best Time: July – August – September