People either love it or hate it, but one thing is for certain: India will overwhelm your senses and leave your head spinning. With more diversity of people, land and places than one can imagine in one country, India grows on you one day at a time. From the remote corners of the forgotten north, experience the walk of life in the austere beauty of Ladakh, where Tibetan culture thrives in India’s rugged northern Himalayas.
Climb over high passes to take part in village life in these varied and timeless Shangri-La valleys, where there is always time for a welcoming cup of tea or lazing in Leh on a sunny afternoon. Arrive in Delhi and experience the ultimate in luxury and hospitality at various elaborate hotels, and take a guided city excursion to visit bustling bazaars with their rich and vibrant textiles, colored saris, pottery, and jewelry. Enjoy the delicious flavors of Indian cuisine in the colonial architecture preserved in this energetic cosmopolitan city. Head out to the city of Agra to see the majestic Taj Mahal, and don`t miss Rajasthan`s palaces of Jaipur and Ajmer-Pushkar.
City centers and mankind`s constructs aside, the further you get away from the trodden tourist circuit the more interesting India becomes. Head out to the National Parks of Bandhavgarh, Pench, and Kanha in Central India to experience the country’s first and only wildlife circuit in the well known tiger reserves of Madhya Pradesh. Track the endangered Bengal Tiger, and while marveling at this amazing animal, learn ways to help ensure its continued survival. As a final stop, hit the coast in Goa, India’s smallest province but one rich in beaches and world heritage architecture. The options are truly endless in India and you haven’t even tasted all the food yet!