Greaves India

Walking holidays

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.

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