Tailor Made Adventure Holidays and Group Tours in India

The vast country of India is impossible to put into a few short sentences – an overpowering country that enchants and engulfs all who visit. Our small group tour to Nagaland and independent tailor made holidays focus on parts of India that can truly be called ‘off the beaten track’. Incorporating village stays and community tourism initiatives in rarely visited areas we explore some remarkable corners of the subcontinent, meeting intriguing and remote ethnic groups and tribes and searching for some of the country’s most enigmatic wildlife.


Ladakh and Kashmir - The Hemis Festival

Style: TravellerCultural discovery away from the crowds
Duration: 15 days
Type: GroupSmall group tours with a maximum of 12 travellers

Venture to the far north of India to the magical regions of Ladakh and Kashmir.  Experience the cultural attraction of the Hemis Festival in Leh where monastery lamas perform in richly adorned masks to a cacophony of drums, cymbals and long horns as the birthday celebrations of Guru Padamasambhava. We cross high mountain passes with stupendous vistas and travel to remote villages close to the border with Pakistan. We spend time in the fertile Nubra Valley, a green oasis of villages surrounded by harsh arid peaks. The tour finishes in Kashmir where you will stay on a houseboat on atmospheric Nagin Lake. Add in crumbling old towns, magnificent centuries old monasteries and friendly locals you will be enchanted by this picture perfect corner of India.

Tour Rating

Fitness ●●●○○ | Off the Beaten Track ●●●●○ | Culture ●●●●○ | History ●●●○○ | Wildlife ●○○○○

Temples, Tigers and Tribes of Central India

Style: TravellerCultural discovery away from the crowds
Duration: 13 days
Type: GroupSmall group tours with a maximum of 12 travellers

This tour combines visits to ancient temple cities with two outstanding wildlife sanctuaries at Bandhavgarh and Kanha in central India. Bandhavgarh is famous for its healthy population of Bengal tigers but it also has a wide range of other game including nilgai (blue bull), jungle cats, wild boar and hyenas. Kanha’s gorgeous forest also offers good chances of spotting the majestic tiger and other wildlife including leopards, Indian bison, deer and blackbuck. It is a stunningly beautiful park. You also visit the small town of Orchha, with its magnificent palaces and temples, and Khajuraho famed for its erotic sculptures. Round off your journey with a visit to Bhoramdeo, a village beside an 11th Century temple complex in north-western Chhatisgarh, an area far off the beaten track and ideal for exploring the life of India’s aboriginal tribes.

Tour Rating

Fitness ●●●○○|Off the Beaten Track ●●●●○ | Culture ●●●●○| History ●●●○○|Wildlife ●●●●○

 

The Last Frontiers of India - Nagaland Hornbill Festival

Style: TravellerCultural discovery away from the crowds
Duration: 13 days
Type: GroupSmall group tours with a maximum of 12 travellers

Venture to India's last frontier - Nagaland. On this small group tour we journey to this remote and inaccessible region which borders Assam, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh, as well as Burma, to experience the Hornbill Festival, an annual inter-tribal festival that promotes the cultural heritage of Nagaland. Join with the local tribes as they celebrate with traditional arts, dances, folk songs, and games set amidst immaculate replicas of tribal hutments. With pristine national parks, home to rhino and tiger we also spend time exploring the nature of this wonderful region.

Tour Rating

Fitness ●●●○○ | Off the Beaten Track ●●●●○ | Culture ●●●●○ | History ●●●○○ | Wildlife ●●●○○