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Highlights of India

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 dunes in the late afternoon light are quite wondrous, as is the tranquility of rolling along on the backs of these gentle beasts. Matched only by watching the wide desert sunset, sleeping under the stars and waking to a soft silent sunrise.

Everything about Udaipur aka the City of Lakes is a highlight: view of the surrounding mountains from...

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The small town of Basari

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!'

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Overnight Camel ride in Jaisalmer

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...

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Best time to travel to Nepal and India

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.

Weather

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...

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Top 10 most romantic places on Group Tours

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...

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Celebrating Holi Festival – the festival of colour!

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?

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India – Makes you Nama-stay Longer

India – ahhh where to begin with you.  Before arriving at the airport of Delhi, you know you are going to experience one of the most fascinating countries this wonderful world has to offer.  I am doing the Rajasthan Explored tour and I have never been more excited to see a country that everyone had said to me “you’ll either love it or hate it”…but I know myself pretty well, and I knew I was going to fall totally in love with this massive country.

Before I set off, I was...

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Welcome to India: 48 Hours in New Delhi

Vince Robbins from Urban Travel Blog writes from India where he is On The Road travelling and blogging around India and South East Asia.

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India – An Attack on the Senses!

Jac fell in love with India’s charms en route to Jaipur while on a tour of India with Tucan Travel.

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