When you visit Rajasthan you can take the opportunity to visit Taj Mahal in Agra, the white marble palace, although it is located in another state, Uttar Pradesh. Taj Mahal is pink in the morning, milky white in the evening, and changes color when the moon glows. Taj means purity and you understand why when standing in front of this marble building. A must when visiting Rajasthan!
Rajasthan is the “land of kings” and is known for its majestic palace. The most important cities are Jaipur, Kota, Udaipur, Ajmer, Jodhpur, Bikaner and Jaisalmer. In the northwest lies Thar desert bordering Pakistan. In the southeast, there is fertile Chambal Valley, much more populated, where the mountain range Ârâvalli separates the valley from the desert.
Mumbai, formerly called Bombay, is a sprawling, densely populated city on the west coast of India. The Gateway of India is located at Mumbai Harbor. It’s a huge stone arch, built by British Raj in 1924. Near Elephanta Island you can find ancient cave temples dedicated to Shiva. The city is also known as the heart of “Bollywood’s” film industry.
Varanasi, also known as Benares, is a city in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh dating back to the 12th century BC. There are near 2000 different temples in Varanasi, including Kashi Vishwanath, the “Golden Temple,” dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva.
Ladakh is located at the gateway to the Himalayas. The most important cities, Leh and Kargil, are at between 2800 and 3500 meters altitude and are very close to Tibet. The Ladakh region, unlike the rest of Asia and India, is not the subject of monsoons. Despite a fairly dry and sterile region, it is still one of the most beautiful areas for hiking. Here you will visit Buddhist monasteries, including the Leh Palace in the city of Leh. There are also monasteries in Shey, Tiksey and Lamayuru. Here you get great, powerful nature experiences. Here you can hike in breathtaking mountains, valleys and lakes, up to the dizzying heights reaching 7000 meters. You can walk past genuine villages and get a chance to meet villagers who are happy to show you their traditions. Beyond Ladakh, we also offer tours and excursions in neighboring Nepal and Bhutan.
Eastern India is a remote area, whose wild and untouched beauty is inhabited by many tribes who have mostly managed to retain their culture. Calcutta is the second largest city in India and the main destination for travelers in this part of the country. The region has an exceptional diversity of landscapes, people and cultures. Mangrove forests bordering the Bay of Bengal, the beautiful mountains of Sikkim and around Darjeeling, temples and beaches of Orissa are all important tourist destinations in Eastern India. In addition, you will find the world-famous gardens and tea plantations in Assam and Darjeeling.