With the approach of the 92nd Academy Awards, as with every Oscar season, our cinemas have become inundated with some of the year’s greatest achievements in cinema. Stories that inspire awe, wonder and a sense of artistry in all who love the film industry and a vital part of any film that wishes to reach these heights is the setting. So often the most spectacular films capture the very essence of the location in which they are set to such a degree that you gain a familiarity with the...
There aren’t many things more mesmerising than gazing up at the Milky Way during a clear night sky and gaining a greater scope of the unimaginably colossal scale of our solar system. Whilst the stars can be witnessed regardless of where you are, some places on earth provide astronomical views with such clarity that gazing at the stars will leave you breathless. This Saturday, 5th October, we are celebrating the majesty of our night skies in honour of...
Travelling to India can be one of the most fascinating, enjoyable and rewarding experiences of a lifetime. With such a large, diverse country it is almost impossible to narrow down a short list of highlights and tips, so let's focus on the northern sections of Madhya Pradesh, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan.
Camel Safari - Jaisalmer
The view of an Indian desert dune from the hump of a camel would have to be one of life's supreme travel moments. The textures and colours of the...
Vince Robbins from Urban Travel Blog writes from India where he is On The Road travelling and blogging around India and South East Asia.
As expected, we’re an office of itchy-footed travellers who are constantly thinking about the next place on our travel list - and reading is one of the biggest sources of inspiration. Those inevitable 16 hour bus journeys to god-knows-where in the heart of Asia, provide the perfect excuse to bury our noses in travel books! And if travelling isn’t quite on the cards right now, you can be easily transported worlds away through the use of a few pages, a bit of text and a colourful...
We had barely met our tour leader when he suggested staying in a heritage listed hotel for a night. It was Day 1 of our 28 day tour of India and Nepal and he wanted to give us plenty of time to think about it. It was an option for Day 18 to replace the scheduled hotel in Khajuraho. Instead we would stay at the Hammeer Garhi Heritage Resort in a village called Basari for only an extra $10US each. Surprisingly for a group of seven the decision was immediate and unanimous: 'Yes!'
There is a lot more to India than just the typical Golden Triangle route, which of course is an epic tour on its own. If you choose a tour that explores the Rajasthan area, then you will notice many visit Jaisalmer, and there is no denial why. It is a very beautiful and historic city painted in yellow sandstone, headlined by its very impressive “Golden Fort” which also doubles as the world’s only inhabited medieval fort. You can get some spectacular city shots from the top, and...
When choosing where to travel to on your next big trip, it is always important to research when the best time to travel is. If India and Nepal are on your radar for an upcoming tour, check out our recommendations below for the best time to venture to these two fascinating countries.
As the seventh largest country in the world, defining India’s weather is a tricky task. There are several climatic regions from the tropical climate of Kerala to the arid northwest of the...
Group Tours are not just for solo travellers but are also very popular with couples. On Group Tour's there are as many opportunities to share an intimate moment with your loved one. Here we suggest some of our most romantic destinations.
Rio Dulce, Guatemala
What better place to enjoy a drop of romance than on a rustic island in the middle of Rio Dulce, a peaceful river in Guatemala. The only way to the island is by speedboat, whisking you and your loved one passed...
It is said imitation is the highest form of flattery, and if that is the case Hindus should feel honoured indeed. Holi Festival – observed by throwing brightly pigmented powder paint – has been replicated all over the globe in various incarnations from coloured ‘fun runs’ to themed music festivals. It’s a phenomenon that has swept the globe, but the best place to celebrate it is still where it all began – in India.
What is Holi Festival?