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
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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