Travel destinations exceptionnally diverse : India, Nepal, Sri, Lanka, Maldives.
Whether they are natives of one of our destinations or they have lived in one or several of them, members of our team have a first-hand experience of the Indian Subcontinent. They are eager to share their knowledge and show you the way on your path to discover the rich cultures of five nations magically intertwined by history, religion and mythology and united by the awe-inspiring landscapes of towering Himalayas, dramatic deserts, lush tropical jungles and shimmering coastlines. Through our wide range of tailor-made tours we intend to enthrall you with the exceptional diversity of these magical lands.
India, A Symphony of Colours.
India is a continent of diversity with over a billion people, eighteen official languages, seven major religious communities and over three hundred and thirty divinities. It is the largest democracy in the world and a profoundly hospitable nation honoring its visitors in the same manner it is devoted to its gods. Home to twenty seven UNESCO World Heritage sites, endless variety and exceptional artistic and architectural achievements are the leitmotif of India. The complex cultures of this 5,000-year-old civilization fire the imagination. With its ancient customs that peacefully co-exist with ultra-modern technology, India is a true melting pot of people, languages, religions and cultures. The fascinating diversity is omnipresent through dramatic deserts and palm-fringed beaches, towering snow-capped peaks, wild and exuberant jungles, intricately planned Mughal gardens, romantic ancient ruins, fairytale palaces and soaring skyscrapers, romantic painted havelis and frail tribal huts, picturesque fairs and religious festivals, quaint bazaars and opulent malls. India is a mystical land that presents the traveler with a mesmerizing array of unforgettable colorful experiences:
See. The light under different latitudes: the shimmering gold brocade of saris worn by the ladies of Varanasi (Benares), the vivid colors of the turbans of Rajasthani farmers, the shimmering of a sunset over Himalayan peaks.
Listen. To the sound of a chant rising from a Hindu shrine at the time of the puja (ceremony), to the powerful voices of the bards singing the panegyrics of their masters in the gardens of a princely castle of Rajasthan. To the wind gushing through the arches of the romantic ruins of an ancient abandoned city engulfed in vegetation in Hampi, Burhanpur or Mandu.
Taste. The fruits growing in the mountain orchards of Ladakh and the Himalayan foothills (apricots, apples, grapes…), the juice of a freshly squeezed mango, the diverse flavors of teas from Assam, Darjeeling or Nilgiri Hills, as rich and subtle as those of spices.
Smell. The scent of spices, so evocative of the flourishing coastlines of southern India and Sri Lanka. The garlands of jasmine buds, freshly picked in the morning and worn by women in their hair who later on donate them to the gods in temples.
Touch. The softness of silk, the smooth and refreshing touch of marble stone of religious and secular edifices, the rough and striated skin of an elephant.
And as a sixth sense: the spirituality which is the companion of travelers wandering the roads of South Asia, awakening their sensitivity to the secrets of a great civilization.