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Ulley Snow Leopards, Wolves & Mountain Goats

The fox fills the telescope. We watch from about 200 yards as it tugs and worries at the carcass of a young dzo – a cross between a cow and yak – that had been killed by wolves a day earlier. The wolves have feasted on the hindquarters but enough remains for several more meals.
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World class diving sites in Sri Lanka

Often referred to as the Pearl of the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka is an incredible place for world-class snorkeling and diving! Enclosed by a beautiful palm-rimmed coastline, there are many diving sites which provide spectacular sights ranging from abundant species of tropical fish and other marine life to breathtaking ship wrecks making this beautiful tropical island paradise one of the best world class diving sites!
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What should the best vacations in India include?

Well it may be difficult to answer for many but a couple of years back I was very lucky indeed to experience a real gem in Central India. Just an hour and half away from the deserted city of Mandu is the gorgeous Ahilya Fort, right in the centre of the action in Maheshwar, a 4,000-year-old town in Madhya Pradesh. Its ramparts reach into the Narmada, one of India’s holiest rivers, said to have been formed from a drop of sweat from Shiva’s forehead.
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What are some of the best places to visit in India?

I recently arranged a holiday for one of my clients to one of the best places to visit in India. They had already been to India visiting the forts and palaces of Rajasthan as well as the pristine backwaters of Kerala. On top of their wish list was a soft adventure holiday off the beaten track.
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Floating Homes – The Houseboats of Kashmir

Farooq Wangnoo has more white in his beard than the last time I saw him – mainly because that was 26 years ago and Farooq didn’t own a beard. He’s leaner but there is the same glimmering smile, the soft-spoken humour and the fanatic gleam when talk turns to fishing – as it inevitably must with a houseboat owner of his pedigree.
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Awe inspiring places to visit in the Himalayas

Find yourself a bit of high ground – not hard if you happen to be wandering in the Himalayas, get comfortable and wait for the Sun to sink low enough that its rays refracted by dense atmosphere, haze and water vapour, paint the high peaks in rich hues of orange and magenta.
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Where to go to India to experience the height in luxury

I recently visited the hugely atmospheric city of Hyderabad which is a gateway to the south. Famous for its Charminar and Golconda Fort it now also has an incredible Falaknuma Palace hotel recently renovated by the Taj Group.
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A journey through the foothills of the Himalayas

If sitting on a recliner and looking out at the impossible bright blue sky or gazing at the snow capped mountains at a distance with a cup of tea, cookies and a delicious novel entices you, then join me on my holiday into the foothills of the Himalayas to Landour near Mussoorie. I stayed at Rokeby which was built in 1840 by Captain G.N. Cauthy which is one of the great landmarks of Landour.
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Luxury tours of Rajasthan

Is there anything left to discover in Rajasthan, or has every last fort and palace been discovered? The answer is of course yes absolutely there is.
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Will the Tiger become extinct during our lifetime?

Watching last night’s last episode of the BBC2 series ‘Tigers About The House’ it was not difficult to understand why there was such an emotional bond formed between Tiger mad Zoo keeper Giles and his two Tiger cubs Spot & Stripe.
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Sufi Music Festival, Rajasthan, India

We are spoilt for choice with so many wonderful festivals that occur in India. However, whilst the Jaipur literary festival is always interesting, it is hard to beat the world sufi spiritual festival.
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Wonderful Festivals Celebrated Throughout Asia

In addition to the fantastic music festivals which take place in Rajasthan, and the cattle fairs of Nagaur and Pushkar, the following festivals in Bhutan, Sri Lanka and Burma are also worth noting!
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Customised luxury travel options in India

Cochin and the Kerala backwaters have a lovely collection of luxurious boutique hotels ranging from converted colonial mansions to retreats in the midst of spice plantations and idyllic waterways that are ideal for spending a holiday with an emphasis on relaxation. It’s fair to say that if I were to suggest a region that has some of the best customised luxury travel options in India, Kerala would top the list.
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The best Indian vacations for older people

Kerala is extremely popular for its panoramic and scintillating views. The fun filled beaches, backwaters and adventurous sanctuaries make it one of the best places to spend your vacation. Kerala is a quiet place and offers a great experience to the visitor. After reading our travel blog I am sure you will agree that it’s one of the best Indian vacation spots or older people.
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Bespoke and customised luxury travel options and itineraries throughout India

At The Explorations Company we love luxury and style but we also love to engage with the destination and its local community. If that means the odd bumpy road or eccentric hotel in order to see something truly special, that's fine by us.
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Where are the best family holidays in Asia?

There is no better way for your children to experience other cultures than by travelling. We all know that travelling with children can be extra work - but the rewards are surely more than worth it! Children love seeing new places and doing new things. They love adventure. With its riot of sounds, sights and smells, India can prove overwhelming for first-time visitors, not least children. One of the best places to acclimatise is mellow Kerala, where families can enjoy the country’s richness of nature, history and culture with complete ease.
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Exploring beautiful Rajasthan by Bicycle and Train

Cycling isn’t new to anyone however at The Explorations Company we invented a perfect way to rediscover the world slowly, to see it and to absorb it. Cycling and train tours of Rajasthan can be very thrilling without compromising on any comforts.
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The best family holidays in Sri Lanka

If you were to design the perfect family holiday, it would involve plenty of opportunity to enjoy the nature and wilderness, a bit of soft adventure and certainly beaches. That, broadly speaking, describes Sri Lanka.
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Tiger viewing in Tadoba Park, Central India

My latest research trip took me back to the national parks of central India. I had one of the most wonderful opportunities to walk from the beautiful Kanha National Park to Pench which became hugely popular due to the BBC documentary ‘Spy in the Jungle’.
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Walking Safari

A walking safari is the most exhilarating way of experiencing a safari in Africa as one gets so much closer to wildlife without the noise of an engine. Of course there is a degree of vulnerability which heightens the senses but this is a good thing! How often is one called upon to use those senses today?
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Private Safaris

We’ve discussed luxury and we’ve talked about the fact that Africa can be enormously “grounding”, reawakening many an instinct that lies dormant within us.
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Bespoke Safaris

I really don’t think there is any other way of undertaking a safari these days with complete success unless it is entirely bespoke, which is exactly what we do at African Explorations.
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Tailor Made Safari

We think the very best sort of safari is a tailor made safari. That way, you can ensure that you get exactly what you want! The perfect lodge or camp for you, the perfect area offering the best wildlife viewing, or bird watching, or plants – whatever takes your fancy!
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Elephant Back Safaris

Elephant Back Safaris are the most unique and in our opinion, one of the best ways of going on safari in Africa!
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Luxury Kenya Safari

A luxury Kenya safari is something that many people dream of! The world is divided by those who love wildlife and really want to get up close and personal. This means to sleep in a tented camp, listening to the amazing night calls of the whooping hyaena or a lion calling to its mate in the distance, or defending its territory. With the wind blowing gently through the gauze windows, one sleeps so soundly!
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Botswana Safaris

Botswana Safaris come in many forms! In terms of diversity of safari, this country probably offers the ultimate – from some of the best horse riding safaris – both in the Okavango Delta and in the Kalahari Desert, to being able to ride on the back of an elephant and become part of the herd.
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Kenya Camping Safari

A Kenya Camping safari is one of the most rewarding ways of being on safari! Here one has the flexibility to spend the day exactly as one chooses, with ones guide.
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Gorilla Trekking

Gorilla Trekking – must be one of the most humbling experiences imaginable on this planet!
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Family Safaris

Family Safaris to me are the ultimate family holiday! There is non stop entertainment, fun and education all thrown together!
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Family Safari Holidays

For me, the best family holidays are family safari holidays! I take my own family every year on safari back to Africa where I spent most of my life and it entirely enthrals them! There is always simply so much to do and so many new, exciting adventures to try!
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