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Adventure Holidays in India

Stretching from the towering Himalayan peaks to the tranquil Indian Ocean shores, finding a destination so profoundly diverse is a challenge that borders on the impossible.

A country of stark contrasts and timeless treasures, India is a collection of cultures, landscapes, and traditions that have embedded themselves into the land over the ages. Whether it's trekking in the mighty Himalayas, visiting the bustling markets of Delhi, taking in the iconic Taj Mahal, or walking in the Western Ghats of Kerala, India is the perfect location for an adventure holiday. In India, every corner is colourful, beautiful, full of people, sights, smells and sounds. When we talk about a place that offers everything, adventure holidays in India not only match the description but go beyond it.

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Highlights of India

One of the essential ways to truly engage with any culture is by experiencing its local cuisine. In India, the culinary exploration promises to be a flavour-filled journey, unlike anything you've tasted before. From aromatic curries to crispy street snacks, the diverse regional dishes offer a taste of India's cultural and culinary heritage. With a blend of spices, herbs, vegetables, legumes, and meats, Indian food is known for its complexity and variety. Whether you're savouring a creamy butter chicken, indulging in fluffy naan bread, or taking on the heat of a spicy curry, every bite reflects the country's vibrant traditions and flavours.

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Trekking in the Himalayas

The majestic Himalayas, crowned with snow-capped peaks that oversee expansive plains where yaks graze and crystal-clear rivers rush, offers mountain trekkers remarkable opportunities for unparalleled experiences. Whether you're discovering the summits and passes of the Nubra Valley or conquering your first 6,000m peak like Kang Yatse 2, traversing the Indian Himalayas is an experience so distinctly different from the bustling chaos of India's cities that it's almost hard to believe you're in the same country. Starting from the serene launching point of Leh, where Buddhist tranquility reigns and prayer flags flutter in the breeze, you step into a realm that serves as a gateway to the serene beauty of the Indian Himalayas.

Explore Southern India

At the very southern tip of India lies the states of Tamil Nadu and Kerala. Both are totally unique and make for fascinating adventure travel experiences. Home to ancient civilisations, Tamil Nadu is filled with astonishing sculpted temples including towering goporams; soaring gateway towers covered in a bewildering array of technicolour sculptures of gods and mythical beasts. Flanked by the Arabian Sea, Kerala’s coastline is famed for its far-reaching idyllic beaches and myriad backwaters. Cities such as Kochi and Trivandrum are great for exploring and a stay on a house-boat is not to be missed. To the east lies the Western Ghats; a range of hills that offer respite from the humid, tropical climate. These lush green hills are covered in tea plantations and spice gardens, protecting wildlife reserves amongst their gentle folds. 

Visit the Taj Mahal

What trip to India would be complete without a visit to the Taj Mahal? This mesmerising marble mausoleum, nestled in Agra, stands as a testament to eternal love and architectural brilliance. Whether you're captivated by its history, intrigued by its design, or simply seeking a moment of serenity amidst its tranquil surroundings, the Taj Mahal promises an experience that will leave a significant mark on your journey through India.

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To steer clear of the searing heat and monsoon downpours, the ideal time for India tours falls within the months of October, November, February, March, and April. Summer months can bring scorching temperatures and significant rainfall.

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