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Exploring Rajasthan : Jodhpur and Nagaur

This week I started a month long tour of India and Bhutan. One of the main objectives of this trip is to seek out beautiful, interesting and decadent experiences to share with my customers.  After a brief stop in Delhi, the journey began by touching down in Jodhpur, Rajasthan’s resplendent blue city. Most famous for the Mehrangarh Fort, one of …

Bhutan Group Tour

The Kingdom of Bhutan is a tiny sovereign independent country, located in the heart of the eastern Himalayas. It is tucked between the two giants of Asia, the Tibetan Region of China to its north and the vast plains of India to its east, west and south. Westerners call it the last Shangri-La. Bhutanese call it Druk-Yul, the Land of the Thunder Dragon. Bhutan is one of the few countries that escaped colonization and so remained independent throughout its history. Bhutan stayed in self-imposed isolation for centuries and therefore has a unique culture deeply influenced by Buddhism with a rich and varied heritage and traditions. It embarked on a planned modernization only in the early 1960s. Through its enlightened policy, Bhutan maintains a pristine environment with a rich biodiversity. Bhutan’s development policy is based on the philosophy of Gross National Happiness (GNH). The Kingdom opened its door to controlled tourism only in the early 1970s. Now is the time to experience the last Shangri-La!

The best outdoor activities to try in India

While India is bet known for its stunning architecture, temples and fascinating history, it’s also a great place to explore the great outdoors. Whether it’s a gentle stroll, splashing around in the surf or jumping off a mountain, there’s plenty of outdoor activities to try. On land There are some wonderful places to trek and mountaineer in the sub-continent. For …

Pushkar Fair – A Colorful India Odyssey Itinerary

Often described as a feast for the eyes, Pushkar Fair is among India’s famous religious festivals and livestock fairs. The fair offers a once in a lifetime magical experience for travelers looking for an out of the world experience. The Pushkar Fair will definitely enrich your trip to India.

Journey through the last Shangri-La: Bhutan

The Land of the Thunder Dragon. The last Shangri-La. The tiny Kingdom of Bhutan has been called many things, but only the few that have been lucky enough to peer through its doors can truly say what lies behind them. Can a country really create a national development policy that is based on a philosophy of happiness? How deep have the saffron robes …

From the moon to paradise: Ladakh and Kashmir

Tucked away in the north of India, few have the opportunity to experience the breathtaking beauty and serenity of Ladakh and Kashmir. Thanks to altitude and cooler climes, there are only a few months of the year that make it comfortable to traverse this stunning region in its entirety. Dotted with turquoise lakes, remote Buddhist monasteries and a majestic desert that …

Explore Nepal: Culture, Jungle and Mountains

Once considered as mystical and inaccessible as Hilton’s Shangri-La, this landlocked country of valleys and peaks has attracted an astounding number of visitors for decades. From the endorsers of ‘Flower Power’ in the hedonistic 60s to the daring adventure traveler to the luxury traveler, Nepal has catered to the diverse needs of visitors in its own inimitable way.

India Dance and Music Itinerary

In the vast country of India, each state has its own unique heritage which has developed various forms of dance and music. The classical music be it Hindustani Classical, Carnatic, Ghazal or Qawwali is well practiced in India and is as popular as Indian contemporary music. It has stood the tests of time and is being carried on by the new generation. Over the course of time, the dance forms which were practiced in different parts of the country have developed distinct identities according to the geographic, socio – economic and political conditions of each region.

Wild Orchards & Jungles Northeast India Itinerary

This itinerary introduces you to the exciting land of Northeast India. The rolling hills, tropical rainforests, riverine grasslands, bamboo orchards and numerous wetland eco systems make this region a naturalist’s paradise amongst the richest biodiversity zones in the country interspersed with high alpine meadows. Especially exotic are the orchids and other flora that thrive in the high humidity of this unexplored region. In addition to flora and fauna, this area is one of the best in India for wildlife and birds.

Bhutan: Druk Path Trek and Cultural Tour

This exciting Bhutan itinerary is a balance of mountains and culture. Hike Druk Path Trek that passes through beautiful landscapes of blue pine forests, high ridges and pristine lakes while also having the opportunity to visit some ancient lhakhangs (temples), dzongs and villages. Hikers will have amazing views of Mt. Gangkar Puensum, the highest unscaled peak in the world. The best time to hike the Druk Path Trek is between March-May and September-November. Your Bhutan visit will include the sites of Paro, Thimphu and Punakha and a special dinner with the former Ambassador to the UN, Lhatu Wangchuk, and his family at his home in Thimphu. He was also his country’s Ambassador to Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Pakistan and the Republic of Korea. Lhatu Wangchuk served in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as Chief of Protocol.

A Journey To Ladakh and Kashmir

This is a special journey to Ladakh and Kashmir, two unbelievably beautiful places in India. The tour leader is Muzaffar Andrabi who was born in Srinagar, Kashmir and has been leading tours for 25 years to many countries including central Asia, Tibet, China and many parts of the subcontinent and the Middle East. He was recently mentioned in an article on Kashmir in the Wall Street Journal (October 2015). Susan Geringer, owner of Geringer Global Travel, will be the escort.