Led by Jennifer Wilkinson, the group comes together in India’s capital, Delhi before travelling to Amritsar, home of the famous Golden Temple and the most holy place of the Sikh religion.
From Amritsar we journey through the foothills of the Himalaya, with the greater Himalayan range, often referred to as the “roof of the world”, towering above us. We explore the hill station of Shimla to discover the remnants of the British Raj, now blended with local traditions and way of life. We delight in the luxury of Wildflower Hall, the former estate of Lord Kitchener and now a charming Oberoi hotel in the mountains outside Shimla.
We continue on to Kolkata, a city steeped in colonial history and architecture but with a vibrant and captivating cultural and culinary core. It exudes charm and character with its decaying mansions, abundant street food and lively markets. It was home to many freedom fighters and intellectuals during India’s battle for Independence and this strong and proud character continues today in its people.
Our final destination is the magnificent Himalayan hilltown of Darjeeling and the beautiful Glenburn Tea Estate. This offers us the perfect mix of stunning mountain vistas, remote and luxurious accommodation and an entirely unique and distinctive cultural experience.
*Limited places available on this departure.*
If you are a foodie (cmon, which one of us is not? hehe), making a cuisine tour in India is a must for you! When you think about India, I bet exotic is the first word that pops up in your head. Exotica is the very essence of this country with India being truly unique in every possible aspect: culture, traditions, lifestyle and, of course, cuisine! When it comes to traditional Indian food, it can be worth exciting and intimidating. Spices are a must in almost every dish but mind the quantity of them used in every of them. Sometimes a dish is seasoned with spices so generously, that you feel like capable of drinking the entire Indian Ocean. In this blog, we will cover some of the most popular cuisine tours in India that will not make your stomach turn :)
Once you have decided to go traveling, what is the first thing you would take into consideration? I bet the first question that comes to your mind is ” where do I want to go?” Whether you are an active tourist craving for adventure or a lazy type looking to spend your entire day lying on the beach with your feet dunk in water, Cape Town is the answer. A sun-lit city in South Africa is a mini-paradise to satisfy all of your needs. The city is a combination of white-sand beaches, exquisite cuisine and vivacious nightlife and a plethora of things to try out!
Have you seen the movie Gladiator? If not, go and watch right now. Those who have seen in will be glad to know that Sahara is the location where the most prominent scenes of the movie were shot. You can start with capturing the velvet dunes and taking photos of the snake charmers and mighty camels proudly swaying as they carry bedouins on their back. Once in a province, you will get a chance to capture and even participate in the traditional tea ceremony as well as to see the locals playing gnawa music performed on goatskin drums. The beauty of the sunset in Sahara is just a cherry on the top of a cake you cannot miss out on.