Vast, diverse, deeply spiritual and utterly unforgettable, India is unlike anywhere else on earth – a melting pot of ethnicities and religions, a treasure trove of history and culture, and a curious mixture of chaos and serenity. Stretching across more than three million square kilometres, it encompasses a staggering array of landscapes, vistas and environs, and offers unparalleled travel experiences – from the beautiful beaches of Goa, to the compelling craziness of Kolkata, the sacred Ganges river banks of Varanasi, the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas in Kashmir and the ancient, exquisitely crafted temples dotted across the entire country. Not to mention the vibrant, friendly people, and the incredible cuisine.
30 Nov 2018 - 3 Dec 2018
Nagaland is a spectacularly scenic mountainous state in northeast India. This beautiful and predominantly rural area is known for its lush, green hills and valleys inhabited by a number of indigenous tribes who continue to wear exotic attire and live a traditional tribal lifestyle. Nagaland has only recently been made accessible to foreign visitors and so it remains largely unaffected by mass tourism. Visitors can look forward to enjoying tribal festivals, mountain treks, home-stays and the rare opportunity to experience life in a traditional tribal village. Don’t miss the the Nagaland State Museum which showcases an interesting collection of ancient weaponry, ceremonial drums and other traditional Naga cultural artifacts.
Kaziranga National Park
3 Dec 2018 - 5 Dec 2018
Home of the renowned and endangered one-horned rhinoceros, Kaziranga National Park lies in the Golaghat and Nagaon districts of Assam state. This world heritage site, bordering the southern banks of the Brahmaputra River, boasts many protected wildlife species including one of the largest populations of tiger in the world, as well as large breeding populations of elephant, water buffalo, swamp deer and an abundance of bird life. The extensive grasslands, forested highlands, marshes and flood plains are a wildlife and nature lover’s paradise. A not-to-be-missed experience for visitors, are the Elephant Safaris – the best way to get up close and personal with the park’s famous rhinoceros.
5 Dec 2018 - 6 Dec 2018
Commonly regarded as the ‘Tea Capital of the World’ due to its countless tea plantations, Jorhat is a busy commercial and cultural centre in the northeastern Indian state of Assam. The town is set just below the eastern Himalayan foothills and offers spectacularly scenic views of the rolling hills and lush valleys of the surrounding countryside. The main attraction is the nearby Majuli Island, which holds the title of ‘largest river bound island in the world’ and is situated in the Brahmputra river basin. Other popular attractions in the area include: the Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary, containing an impressive range of primates; the Kakochang Waterfalls, featuring views of the ruins of Numaligarh; and Kajiranga National Park which lies about 90 km from the town and provides an ideal habitat for an extraordinary range of wildlife including tigers and elephants.
6 Dec 2018 - 8 Dec 2018
The city of Dibrugarh serves as the headquarters of the Dibrugarh district in the Indian state of Assam. Dubbed the ‘Tea City of India’ due to its countless tea estates, this vibrant city has developed into a thriving tea tourism centre attracting visitors with the lush greenery of its peaceful plantations. Other visitor attractions include the nearby Dibru – Saikhowa National Park, the Jokai Botanical Garden cum Germplasm Center, the Mahatma Gandhi Park. and the Radha Krishna Temple which is made entirely of marble and features two life size idols of Lord Krishna and Goddess Radha.