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Why Central India?
Away from the big cities you will find there are often few visitors, due to relative inaccessibility. Those willing to travel the road less frequented will often enjoy a wonderfully quiet ‘off-the-beaten-track’ atmosphere.
Some of the best places to stay in Central India are hidden! Then there is the jungle…whether first time safari-goer or total wildlife enthusiast, the choice of National Parks to explore is huge.
Combining them with cultural experiences and even a beach stay will make for a wonderfully fulfilling and relaxing holiday. Our luxury holidays to Central India are for those seeking unique cultures – these are fascinating people living in a land of great beauty. The vast weekly markets are a swirl of colour; the handicrafts of amazing beauty and the hospitality and friendliness of the people infectious.
Where should I go?
Since you will most likely fly into or out of Mumbai (still known to most as Bombay), why not enjoy a brief stay in this cosmopolitan city before moving on? Not far from Aurangabad, just a short hop from Bombay, you will find the ancient rock-cut Ajanta and Ellora Caves.
Then Bhopal, Jabalpur, Raipur and Nagpur hold the keys to our favourite tiger and wildlife reserves of Madhya Pradesh - Kanha, Pench and Satpura. Each of these reserves offers a unique experience, varying vegetation and wildlife – from tiger to leopard and sloth bear to dhole (wild dog) as well as being rich in birdlife.
Pench is the setting for Kipling’s Jungle Book and a wonderful place for families to experience an Indian wildlife safari.
Not only does central India offer superb unspoilt countryside, but it also has Muslim and Hindu architectural delights such as Orchha, Khajuraho and Mandu.
In the Chattisgarh region, experience the fascinating tribal cultures of the Gond people. Through much of the world these aboriginal cultures are crumbling. This region is also home to some of India’s finest handloom fabric traditions.
Then we have the fascinating region of Bastar and Kanker, with its extraordinary beauty and the renowned and magnificent Chitrakoot waterfalls for you to enjoy.
This is India as very few people will experience it. We urge you to see this area before the crowds discover it!
- Utterly designed and tailored around you and your requirements
- Totally unique every time you travel with us
- The very best hand picked guides which can make the difference between a good and an outstanding holiday
- Established over 30 years ago we have been around longer than most
- Our specialists come from, have lived in or travelled extensively in the regions we cover
- Unparalleled knowledge provides you with the best possible experience
- Philanthropy is our philosophy
- Our founding principle is to always ‘put something back’
- An amount from each holiday is donated to our selected conservation and humanitarian charities
By Marcela Kunova - 20th April 2017
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