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Traveling to India: A Journey to Diversity

September 22nd, 2016 by
Traveling to India
There is far more to India than the Taj Mahal, Rajasthan and Varanasi – the Classic India tour.  Of course, those places are most travelled, but wherever you go in the largest democracy in the world, you’ll encounter a dazzling kaleidoscope of people and activity. To say that India is diverse is an understatement: It’s home to more than 2,000 ethnic groups and all the world’s religions! India is also one of the world’s most colorful countries. What tourists often don’t know is that some of the richest Indian treasures are in out-of-the-way places like Northeast India, Gujarat, Sikkim and Darjeeling. They simply haven’t been discovered yet by the 200,000 visitors who gawk at the Taj Mahal each year. All you need to make any of the following trips your own treasured memory is curiosity and a sense of adventure. A knowledgeable guide will be sure you don’t miss a thing. Northeast India: Tribal India Take a look at a map of India and imagine it’s shaped like the head of a rabbit facing you.  The tall right ear, jutting eastward and attached to the India subcontinent by only a 12-mile-long finger of land, is Northeast India. Its 160 square […]

Traveling to Ladakh and Kashmir

February 8th, 2016 by
Likir Buddha in Ladakh, India
Ladakh and Kashmir, located in the northernmost state of India, are already the top destinations for many of India’s tourists. There is a ski resort and two vastly different golf courses – one in the desert and one overlooking Dal Lake in Srinagar! Today more and more Western travelers with a taste for rich cultural experiences and breathtaking landscapes are making the journey to “The Land of High Passes.” BEST TIME TO GO TO LADAKH AND KASHMIR The region enjoys four seasons, so the best time to go depends on what you enjoy. Keep in mind that this is a land of very high peaks, deep valleys and desert, and each has its own ecosystem and climate. In Kashmir, spring and summer are when the verdant valleys are greenest and the flowers are blooming.  Fall is usually dry, the green of summer turns to gold, and it is an ideal time for trekking.   Winter is for skiers and admirers of the snow-covered hills. Ladakh is a high altitude desert, with a very different ecosystem.  The best time for visiting is from May through October.  After October, many of the lodges and hotels close, and the owners head south.  On […]