We have a fantastic tour on offer departing from Kolkata (Calcutta) on the 9th April 2016, in fact its close to unique. We have chartered one of the vessels that have started to appear on the Indian waterways and with is we are going to combine two of the most incredible travel experiences that one can encounter – cruising and safaris.
Starting in Kolkata our Cruise-Safari takes in some time in Kolkata before flying up to Jorhat in Assam where we start our cruise which carries us down the mighty Brahmaputra to Guwahati, enroute visiting some of the most incredible parks in India including Kaziranga National Park and the Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary, before we return to Kolkata where the tour ends, or you can elect to fly on down to Delhi and participate in our classic “Golden Triangle” Tour as an extension.
The National Parks we will visit give us the opportunity to encounter over a hundred forms of mammal, reptile and bird life, from Rhinos, Tigers, Leopard, Elephant, Dhole, Gaur to smaller mammals and birds like Eagles, Pangolin, Civets, Fishing Cats, and Hornbills .. not to mention the only ape found in india the Hoolock Gibbon. An incredible array of wildlife matched only by the savannahs and jungles of Africa, but with the positive note that we won’tbe travelling between hotels as we journey from park to park, our accommodation itself will take us between parks, accommodation which in itself is a wildlife viewing haven allowing us to witness the rivers bird life, historical sights and even possibly the rare Ganges River Dolphin.
So if combining some of the worlds best wildlife with a rustic river cruise sounds like the perfect escape for you read on, and if you want, contact us for more information or to book your place aboard!
When people consider going on Safari most consider heading to Africa – whether its Kenya, Tanzania, Namibia or otherwise. Very few people though stop to think that there are alternatives out there for Safari, or Wildlife Sightseeing. You can head to a lodge in Alaska, seek out Polar Bears or Grizzlies, you can take to the Outback in Australia and look for the larger marsupials. visit the Amazon Jungle and discover the land of the jaguar.
On the other hand, there is a country with a number of fantastic Wildlife preserves with the sort of wildlife that drives one to africa .. big game, in this case Lion, Rhinos, Elephants, Leopard and in this case Tigers rounding out the “Big 5”.
Yes, I am talking about India. The Dhole replace the Wild Dogs as the major canine hunters, the Zebra and Wildebeest of the Plains are replaced by the Sambuh and other deers of the Woodlands, the Gaur takes the place ofthe Water Buffalo and you find yourself sightseeing as often by Elephant back as you do by Jeep.
With dozens of parks, hundreds of species of wildlife and thousands of species of flora, one can spend weeks visiting the parks of India. or you can choose to spend your time focused on a few parks, or a specific species .. such as the Magnificent Bengal Tiger is on the following itinerary ..
India is a destination with an incredible array of sights to see, people to meet and foods to taste. People travel there regularly to do all three, and enjoy themselves immensely. Sometimes though, it is worth putting a trips effort into one aspect of what you want to see .. and in this case we are pleased to preview one of our favourite tours, a delightful culinary tour of India. Filled with gourmet foods, unique cooking experiences, luxurious accommodations and incredible sights.
On this tour we will experience some of the finest restaurants, stay at some of the finest hotels and experience the most exotic sights and the smells of the spices and delightful foods. Cultural visits, cooking talks and demos, visits to spice markets, boat ride (Shikara) on the Dal lake and catch your own trout fish in the serene streams of Kashmir. This tour offers not only culinary and cultural highlights but also fest to keen photographers.
We spend a fortnight exploring the highlights of North Indian, Mughlai, Hyderabadi, South Indian and International platters as we explore Mumbai, Hyderabad, Delhi and Sringar and get a taste of the history of the Nizams, the Mughals and the Shikras