This is India, a land that tears your heart and feeds your soul.
India is “a myth and an idea, a dream and a vision, and yet very real and present and pervasive,” wrote the country’s first prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru. With the world’s oldest written religious scriptures, ancient and profound medical science and an age-old knowledge of electricity and astronomy, India holds a seminal place among the civilizations of Asia . This rich heritage can be seen throughout the country, from sculptured green tea plantations to majestic temples, lavish lakeside palaces to dramatic desert forts, frenetic lowland cities to isolated Himalayan villages – a diversity matched only by the warm hospitality of the Indian people. Dazzling the senses with a profusion of colors, sights, smells, tastes, and sounds, India is a place so rich and complex you could spend a lifetime exploring and still not see it all.
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This is not just a slogan - it's the way we do business.
Since its inception in 1988, Myths and Mountains has been a pioneer in the field of customized and solo travel. We know that there's no such thing as "one itinerary fits all," and we're committed to matching your particular trip to your dreams. If none of our existing itineraries are perfect, we're thrilled to create a personalized trip just for you, your friends, and your family.
Our custom trips are not just standard "packages" adjusted to fit your travel dates - they're individually tailored itineraries, as unique as you are. We'll ask you lots of questions designed to help us understand your travel style, budget, interests, and wishes, and then we'll channel all our global connections, in-depth destination knowledge, and decades of travel planning experience into creating an extraordinary adventure filled with unforgettable experiences.
Here's how we will collaborate with you:
2. Talk with us about where you want to go, your timeframe, travel companions, budget, special interests and travel style.
3. We will send a brief sketch and approximate land cost for you to review and suggest changes you would like to see.
4. Based on your feedback, we will rework your itinerary according to your guidelines. Should you wish to talk with previous travelers who have asked us for customized itineraries, we are happy to give you references.
5. Review the new program. If it works, we will ask for a deposit: 25% of the cost usually, 50% if you are 120 days out. At that point, we will confirm all of the reservations and guides, send you a full packet of preliminary information and prepare your formal, personalized, detailed daily itinerary.
After all, it's your unique vacation. Invite your family. Bring your friends. Dream big. Then call us and let us make your dream a reality.
"India was fantastic! Everything was wonderful and it was truly the trip of a lifetime. I don't think life will ever be the same after this trip. Prashant was by far the best guide we had. He was extremely knowledgable, relatable, funny, and interesting. We became friends with him and felt very comfortable with him." - Audrey
"I first started traveling with Myths and Mountains 12 years ago, and they never disappoint with an itinerary that's unusual and most often unique to allow a greater understanding of the culture and local people. My most recent trip was to India with Myths. They know I'm a photographer and so they make sure they match me with guides for early sunrise starts and late sunset finishes. It's something I really appreciate." - Sarah