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Walking Holidays

With an excellent climate almost all year round, India’s majestic Himalayas and varied hill country have an abundance of delightfully secluded hideaways to base yourself for a few days of quiet contemplation or walking in the hills.

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We can recommend a number of small hotels that are far away from the madding crowds of the city and perfectly located for taking day walks - whether you wish to up the adventure in the Himalayas or take it easy in one of the many vibrant green tea plantations. You can set off into the fresh air alone or if you wish, with a friendly member of staff who can guide you towards the magnificent range of flora, fauna and wildlife in these areas. For those who love the great outdoors, nature and big skies, our suggested hotels make an ideal base from which to explore India's incredible natural scenery, without too much overly strenuous effort!

Itineraries

Darjeeling & Sikkim – The Eastern Himalaya

Kolkata, Kalimpong, Gangtok, Pelling, Glenburn,

Frontier Land, Assam and Beyond

Kolkata, Guwahati, Shillong, Balipara, Kaziranga

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Kashmir, Heaven On Earth

Delhi, Srinagar, Gulmarg

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Land of Legends & Mountain Myths – A Luxury Tour of Bhutan

Thimphu, Gangtey, Bumthang, Punakha, Paro

Luxury, Sri Lanka Style

Kotugoda, Hatton, Weligama, Galle

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Malabar Days

Kochi, Munnar, Periyar, Kumarakom, Alleppey, Mararikulam

Nepal – A Himalayan Kingdom

Kathmandu, Chitwan, Majgaon, Pokhara, Dhulikhel

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Northern Sights & Nepalese Heights

Delhi, Agra, Orchha, Khajuraho, Varanasi, Kathmandu, Chitwan National Park, Pokhara

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Hotels

India's vast expanse of land encompasses all manner of landscapes, from the soaring peaks of the Himalayas, to the desert state of Rajasthan and the lush jungle of Madhya Pradesh, there are endless opportunities to explore.

Travel to Shimla, in the Himalayas to discover its rich colonial past. Oberoi's Wildflower Hall is on the site of what was once the home of Lord Kitchener. Stroll amongst the deodar, pine and Himalayan oak trees, which provide a cooling relief from the heat of the lower plains. The hotel is happy to assist with gentle day walks alongside more arduous hill treks.

In Kerala, high up in the Cardamom hills, Windermere Estate offers breathtaking 360-degree views from this delightful little retreat in the spice plantations of Munnar. Guests can spend their time bird watching and partaking in guided hill walks and plantation picnics.

In rural Rajasthan there are many little hotels and retreats that offer authentic village and countryside walks. Visit the pretty Rawla Narlai with its endless verandas clad in bright bougainvillea situated between Jodhpur and Udaipur. This charming hunting lodge is situated at the base of a huge granite rock and offers some lovely surrounding scenery to explore. Nearby is Chhatra Sagar a magical tented camp that is pitched on a dam and hillock, overlooking a lake teeming with wildlife. Guided bird walks and walking tracks are aplenty giving you a lovely wild Rajasthan experience. JAWAI Leopard Camp nearby also offers some extraordinary wildlife walking tours.

Shakti walks enable clients to choose from a range of experiences in the Himalayas. From the remote plains of Ladakh with its Luna landscape, snow capped peaks and ancient monasteries to northeastern state of Sikkim with its lush valleys and turquoise lakes. The walks take place over four or five days in glorious countryside through tiny hamlets and monasteries and offer accommodation in traditional villages homes that have been gently renovated to offer simple yet comfortable surroundings.

Amankora offers a variety of peaceful pilgrimages across Bhutan, between their five luxury lodges, offering enriching experiences in the region's stunning landscape.

Ahilya Fort, Maheshwar, Madhya Pradesh

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Alila Fort Bishangarh, Jaipur

Amankora, Bumthang, Bhutan

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Amankora, Gangtey, Bhutan

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Amankora, Paro, Bhutan

Amankora, Thimphu, Bhutan

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Ananda In The Himalayas, Rishikesh

Annapurna Hotel, Kathmandu, Nepal

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