Kumaon Valley in the Himalayan foothills is known as the fruit belt of India. Its vast farms and mountain slopes are filled with apple, plum, peach and apricot trees. The valley is also home to many wild flowers and Himalayan birds. Live with the locals as you travel along this beautiful valley to experience village life hands-on.
Sri Lanka, with its teardrop shape and quiet back roads, is ideal for cycling. Wind your way between tea plantations, cool highlands, ancient cities and tropical beaches on this diverse tour. Travel inland from the west coast, discovering along the way a multitude of Buddhist and Hindu monuments, vestiges of ancient dynasties from Indian to Portuguese, evoking the past of former Ceylon.
Experience the tribal and village life of the Himalayan kingdom of Sikkim followed by the fertile plains of Assam. Live with the Mishing tribe of Assam and experience their bamboo and weaving crafts, traditional ways of living and cuisine. Spend time in one of the most successful wildlife conservation projects in Kaziranga National Park focussing on elephants and rhino.
Sikkim in Eastern Himalayas is one of the greenest and culturally rich states of India having one hundred per cent organic farming. Live with and experience the life of the Limbu, Lepcha, and Bhutia tribes, each having their own interesting folklore. The village communities are primarily Buddhist and animists, and the countryside is rich with wildlife like deer, fox and red panda.
Life in rural Punjab revolves around farming, food and merry making. People are known for their valour and passion for life. Live with Sikh families and experience their lifestyle through their cuisine, crafts, community service and sprawling farms. Also experience the spiritual side of Sikh culture in their Gurudwara. Participate in preparing traditional food and craft walks.
The rich culture of Meghalaya’s Khasi tribe is evident in its villages. Stay with local Khasi families as you experience the village life hands on through the crafts, farming and storytelling. Meghalaya has some of the cleanest villages, caves, huge waterfalls and rich bio-diversity. During the monsoons, which are the heaviest in the world, Meghalaya’s green cover becomes stunningly beautiful.
Rajasthan is best experienced in its villages with the locals. Experience the crafts and village life around Jaipur, followed by the rustic town of Bundi. Travel to the blue city of Jodhpur and experience the nomadic tribal life of the desert along with local crafts and wildlife that includes deer and black buck. Try hands-on farming, handicraft making, and milking.
Trek in style, relish the panoramic views and soak up the Nepali culture. On this trip you’ll hike shorter distances and stay at relatively lower altitudes, whilst still being rewarded with jaw-dropping views of Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse and Mt Everest.
An incredible trek into the heart of the Annapurna Sanctuary. Experience a fascinating culture, share time with the Nepalese people and discover life at a slower pace on one of the greatest treks on the planet.