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India Luxury Holiday

When I think of an India luxury holiday, Udaivilas always happens to be on the top of my list. Touted as the Venice of the East, the city of Udaipur is built around the picturesque Lake Pichola and is home to one of the most beautiful city palaces in Rajasthan.
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Bespoke Tailor Made Holidays to India

My most recent trip to South India gave me the opportunity to explore Tamil Nadu and to see some rather interesting places. Having travelled for three weeks through this beautiful region, there are several interesting ideas that I wish to share with you.
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Himalayan Holidays

The great soaring peaks of the Himalayas, stretching in a vast arc across the north-eastern borders of the subcontinent – and indeed defining the subcontinent – are today one of the last natural wonderlands of the world.
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Bhutan Holiday

A Bhutan holiday is quite an extraordinary experience. Bhutan truly is one of the Earth’s blessed Acres. It’s a small country with a very low population density – itself a unique gift in over-populated south Asia
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India Tiger Safaris

Tiger safaris are a wonderful way of exploring some of the finest wilderness in the Indian subcontinent. Tigers continue to suffer from a host of pressures but we believe that tiger tourism – if done sensitively and imaginatively in a well-regulated environment – is in fact a powerful tool for conservation.
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Homestays in India, Sri Lanka & Nepal

Staying at establishments which are owner managed is becoming increasingly popular, allowing one to experience the subcontinent in a far better way. An owner managed retreat or a home stay is similar in concept to that of a bed and breakfast.
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Jamtara Wilderness Camp in Madhya Pradesh

Jamtara Wilderness Camp is the only camp located at the northern entrance to Pench National Park in Madhya Pradesh and this is just one advantage of this superb camp. It is the creation of a truly passionate wildlife enthusiast, Amit Sankhala, who has himself spent a vast amount of time in the Indian jungle.
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Andaman Islands Chic Robinson Crusoe Retreat

Deep in the Bay of Bengal about 1000km from the east India coast lies the most remote Indian state of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The area is renowned for exquisite beaches, rainforest covered islands and outstanding scuba diving and snorkelling on the pristine reefs filled with wonderful marine life. As a destination the islands are still relatively undiscovered by the masses and therefore certainly worth the effort to get there.
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Exploring the Stunningly Beautiful Regions of Ladakh

Historically, Ladakh as a region encompasses a patchwork of several inspiring landscapes. However contemporary Ladakh borders Tibet to the east, the Lahaul and Spiti to the south, the Vale of Kashmir regions to the west and the trans-Kunlun territory of Xingjian to the far north. Ladakh’s USP is its remote mountain beauty and culture.
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The best Family Holiday ever in beautiful Ladakh

I recently enjoyed one of the best family holidays ever – to Ladakh in the northern part of India close to the snow-capped mountains near Kashmir. As a family we are very seasoned travellers and quite adventurous, however the closer our departure date loomed the more conscious and nervous we got particularly as we were now travelling with a 5 year old for the very first time. The suitability of this new journey and the likely standard of the accommodation along the way were high on our list. Would everything really be suitable for families with young children?
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Best Kashmir Family Holiday

Following a recent amazing journey through Ladakh, we visited the beautiful valley of Kashmir. Unfortunately none of the airlines are operating direct flights from Leh to Srinagar and therefore I had to travel via Jammu which is just a 40 minute flight. We literally took off and in about 20 minutes started our decent over the Zabarvan Mountains to land at Srinagar. You do have to go through lots of security checks at the airports at Leh, Jammu and Srinagar so do factor in sufficient time if you have to catch a flight.
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Luxury holidays to The Ganges River & Varanasi

This is a perfect holiday to The Ganges River, which is the spiritual heart of India and where it is better known as Mother Ganga. For visitors, to immerse one’s self in this sacred river has the effect of washing away any previous negative karma.
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Hot Air Ballooning in Rajasthan

I can’t forget my last visit to Rajasthan as it was so different from any that I ever taken! One of my favourites was hot-air ballooning near Jaipur. It is not something I would normally consider but it is one of the many special experiences that you should include when visiting and therefore a must for me to try out too!
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Stay at the Khas Bagh Jaipur and Ride Marwari Horses

The rich, colourful heritage of Rajasthan, its splendid ancient forts and magnificent palaces and its proud tradition of horses, all combine to create a fascinating setting. There is no better way to see Rajasthan than on the back of a beautiful, forward going and spirited Marwari Horse.
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Kolkata (Calcutta) India from Hand Pulled Rickshaws to Walking Tours

The British have left several things which still revolve around the time and life of Indian’s, whether that be Toy Train of Ooty, Shimla or Darjeeling, trams or the Hand Pulled Rickshaws of Kolkata.
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Vintage & Classic Car Journeys in Rajasthan

Cars, trains, buses, and planes aren’t the only way to get around a country. From the pulled rickshaws that came to India in the early 20th century to travelling in some of the rarest and most elegant vintage cars in the world.
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India’s top luxury wildlife safari holidays for 2016

Its population of iconic Bengal tigers has helped India become one of Asia's premier safari destinations. However, with the country boasting no less than 102 national parks covering 40,000 sq. km - almost twice the size of Wales - it can be very hard to decide where to visit. In order to focus your attention, let's take a look at some of the very best of these parks to visit on a wildlife safari in India:
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Aashraya on Ganga, near Rishikesh, Himalayas – “Paradise in the middle of nowhere”

For complete escapism, look no further than the delightful Aashraya on Ganga. The realisation of a longstanding dream for the owner, this traditionally built and eco-friendly retreat is a great place to stay for those seeking serenity and a remote location combined with daily adventures.
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A luxury cycling safari holiday through Central India

Recently I had the most amazing experience of going on a three-day cycling safari through Central India to take in breath-taking views offered by the Maikal Hills and to explore the tribal areas of Chhattisgarh.
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Stay in stunning villas - the ultimate luxury holiday to Sri Lanka

If you are looking to take the whole family or a group of friends away for some rest and relaxation or even to celebrate a big occasion, then look no further than Sri Lanka. The island has much to offer for everyone, but what has really caught my attention recently are the impressive villas available on the south coast.
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Nepal becoming more accessible for walking and trekking holidays

If Channel 4 and Levison Wood’s recent documentary following his 1700 mile trek, Walking the Himalayas, inspired you to visit this dramatic and beautiful landscape, recent news that Nepal is to become more accessible to visitors will be very welcome indeed.
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Sri Lanka – perfect luxury family holidays

If you are wondering where your family should travel this year for a well-earned break, consider Sri Lanka, the perfect family destination!
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Walking the Himalayas with Levison Wood

If Channel 4 and Levison Wood’s recent documentary following his 1700 mile trek, ‘Walking the Himalayas’, inspired you to visit this dramatic and beautiful landscape, recent news that Nepal is to become more accessible to visitors will be very welcome news indeed.
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A safari at luxury Jawai Leopard Camp in Rajasthan, India

On a recent exploration off-the-beaten-track in Rajasthan, I had the pleasure of staying for a few nights at Jawai Leopard camp, a luxury safari camp lying at the heart of an untrammelled wilderness, where leopards roam wild and free.
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Rajasthan – Luxury and adventure holidays off the beaten track

Rajasthan is a superb holiday destination where you can remain in the lap of luxury and yet adventure into rural areas to enjoy the colourful villages, deserted temples, dramatic wilderness and historic forts and palaces.
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Bhutan – good enough for the Royals!

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are currently visiting Bhutan, an extraordinarily special kingdom, and the only country in the world where a government policy includes gross national happiness!
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Visit Satpura National Park for a “Jungle Book” experience in Central India

Visit Satpura National Park and Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh for a real Jungle Book experience, where you stand excellent chances of spotting tigers and other wonderful wildlife.
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Spotting tiger, elephant and rhino at Kaziranga

Kaziranga National Park is one of the least-spoilt parks in India and one of the last homes of several endangered species, including the one-horned rhino and the elusive tiger. It is a habitat that teems with wildlife and is indeed one of India’s best kept secrets!
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Unforgettable family tiger safaris to Central India

Safari holidays can be fantastic experiences for the whole family, especially if you plan them well and stay at wonderful lodges. I recently had a superb safari experience at one of India’s premier tiger reserves – Kanha National Park - which is often called the Ngorongoro of India.
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The Spectacular Upper Mustang on foot or by helicopter

Don’t miss out on a rare opportunity to witness the entire Annapurna Himalayan range on a luxury holiday to the Upper Mustang and Everest in Nepal. Now you can trek on foot or fly by helicopter – the ultimate way to travel!
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