Bhutan

10 days

The Last Shangrila

Pling (2N) - Thimphu (2N) - Punakha (2N) – day excursion to Gangtey valley - Paro (2N)
  • Culture
  • Monasteries
  • Way of life
  • Valleys
  • Villages

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10 days

Mystical Bhutan

Thimphu (2N) - Punakha (1N) - Paro (2N)
  • Culture
  • Monasteries
  • Way of life
  • Valleys
  • Villages

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10 days

Enchanting Bhutan

Phuentsholing (2n) - Thimphu (2n) - Punakha (1n) - Paro (2n)
  • Culture
  • Monasteries
  • Way of life
  • Valleys
  • Villages

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10 days

Bhutan Hidden Kingdom

Phuentsholing (2n) - Thimphu (2n) - Dochula Pass - Paro (2n)
  • Culture
  • Monasteries
  • Mountain Pass
  • Way of Life
  • Valleys
  • Villages

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4 hours

Gujarat India Tour 2024

Copenhagen, Denmark
$2,750.00
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16 days

Rajasthan India Tour 2024

Amsterdam, Netherlands
$0.00 $2,980.00
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6 days

Golden Triangle India

Moscow, Russia
$930.00
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Explore the Charms of Bhutan

Festivals in South India: A Colorful Extravaganza

South India is known for its rich cultural heritage and vibrant festivals. Each state in the region—Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, and Telangana—has its own unique celebrations that reflect the traditions and values of the people. Pongal in Tamil Nadu is a harvest festival celebrated in January, marking the end of the winter solstice. It involves cooking a special dish called 'Pongal,' made from newly harvested rice, in an open space. Onam in Kerala is a ten-day festival celebrated with elaborate feasts, intricate flower carpets, traditional dances, and the famous boat races, honoring the return of the mythical King Mahabali. Ugadi in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka marks the New Year for the people in these states. It is celebrated with the preparation of a special dish called 'Ugadi Pachadi,' which symbolizes the different flavors of life.

Houseboats in Kerala: A Journey Through Backwaters

Kerala’s houseboats, locally known as 'Kettuvallams,' offer a unique way to explore the scenic backwaters of the state. These traditional rice barges have been transformed into luxurious floating cottages, providing an immersive experience of the tranquil waterways. A typical houseboat journey includes cruising through the intricate network of canals, lakes, and rivers that snake through lush landscapes. Travelers can witness local village life, paddy fields, and diverse wildlife, all from the comfort of their boat. Most houseboats come equipped with all modern amenities, and the onboard kitchen serves delicious Kerala cuisine, making the trip both comfortable and culinary delight.

South Indian Food: A Symphony of Flavors

South Indian cuisine is renowned for its use of spices, fresh ingredients, and unique preparation methods. The food varies significantly across the region, with each state offering its own distinct flavors and dishes. Dosa and Idli are popular breakfast items made from fermented rice and lentil batter, often served with chutneys and sambar. Hyderabadi Biryani, a fragrant rice dish with meat and aromatic spices, is a must-try from Telangana. Kerala is famous for its seafood, especially dishes like Karimeen Pollichathu (Pearl Spot Fish), and the hearty Sadhya, a vegetarian feast served on a banana leaf during festivals and special occasions.

The Rich Flora of South India: A Botanical Treasure Trove

South India boasts a diverse range of flora, thanks to its varied climate and geography. The Western Ghats, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is one of the world's top biodiversity hotspots, housing thousands of plant species, many of which are endemic. Tropical Rainforests in states like Kerala and Karnataka are home to tall, evergreen trees such as Teak, Rosewood, and Mahogany. These forests are lush and dense, providing a habitat for numerous wildlife species. Spices and Medicinal Plants also flourish in South India. The region is renowned for its spice plantations, including black pepper, cardamom, cinnamon, and cloves. Ayurvedic plants like neem, turmeric, and ashwagandha are widely grown and used in traditional medicine.

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