Awe-inspiring India is a destination that will tickle the very base of your soul. Renowned for hosting one of the world’s oldest civilisations, dating back approximately 9 500 years (older than Egypt), and the birthplace of Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism – you can expect a mesmerising journey of cultural discovery, with literally hundreds of thousands of living temples, mosques, churches and gurdwaras. Lose yourself in the majesty of the Himalaya, marvel at the ochre hued deserts of Rajasthan, stand in the mottled shade of the dense jungles of central India and unwind on one of the golden beaches of the south. And, just when you thought India couldn’t possibly be more enticing, the country boasts a collection of 733 protected areas. These havens shelter the majority of the world’s wild tigers, Asiatic lion, leopard, wild dogs, sloth bear, Asiatic rhino, elephants, the gaur and many deer and monkey species.
Central India | Places to stay Central India
Popularly known as the Heart of India, Madhya Pradesh and neighbouring Chhattisgarh, are located in the centre of India. From magnifi cent forts and wildlife sanctuaries to a rich cultural …
East India | Places to stay East India
Beautiful east India perfectly showcases the country’s rich tea heritage and unveils the many facets of this diverse country. Travel to the Hooghly River and explore Kolkata, the capital of the Indian state of West Bengal, which was also once the capital of British India. Sample the heady mix of flavours synonymous with Bengali cuisine. Learn a word or two of Bengali, the most widely spoken language of this region; and immerse yourself in picturesque Darjeeling – a spectacular area of tea plantations, established in the 1860s. Be sure to make a stop at Assam’s Kaziranga National Park, where you can view a plethora of wildlife, including endangered species. West of Bengal is the state of Bihar, which straddles the lower Ganges. This is the landscape of the Buddha, where you have the opportunity to walk in his 2 500 year old footsteps – truly an exercise of personal discovery.
The world needs more stripes
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by Claire Trickett28th July 2017
Eat, Pray, Love Journey
Immerse yourself in vibrant India
Relish a privately guided experience with &Beyond’s Eat Pray Love Small Group Journey, which offers an unrivalled opportunity to explore some of North India’s iconic destinations, and invites guests to …