Renowned chef and restaurant owner, Romy Gill, discusses her love of India's mouthwatering cuisine, its impact on her life and Indian culture. Plus she talks about her excitement about leading her upcoming Taste of India tour with Wild Frontiers
We had a chat with our India specialist about his love of the less travelled areas of southern India, from the numerous ancient sites, achingly beautiful surroundings, friendly people, frenetic megacities and of course the delilcious food that has become a much loved export
In this book William Dalrymple and Anita Ananad trace the story of the world's most famous diamond, the Koh-i-Noor, taking in tales of empires, murder, greed and colonialism, whilst dispelling some commonly held myths along the way. We caught up with author William Dalrymple and asked him more about the book.
India is a vast and varied country with much to experience, which is why many travellers keep returning time and time again. From the frenetic cities of Delhi and Kolkata to the rural idyll of village India, the beaches of Goa to the mountains of Kashmir, tribal communities, religious ceremonies and UNESCO World Heritage Sites, there’s something to appeal whatever you interests. However, with so much to see and do, it can be difficult to decide which area to focus on and which sights to visit. To help you choose the perfect India tour, we’ve put together a guide to some of our most popular trips.
Few things get the world’s travel press excited like the opening of a smart, new hotel in an exotic paradise where previously there were none. When the Taj Group announced that is was going to open a new property on the Andaman Islands, journalists were abuzz; at least three contacted me asking if we’d be able to offer them a trip. With great publicity guaranteed, I thought I’d better go and see for myself what all the fuss was about… a tough job as they say, but someone has to do it.
With the increasing numbers of tourists visiting Rajasthan, it’s refreshing to explore a town that has remained largely off the tourist trail. Bundi is one of the oldest towns in the Land of Kings. Founded in the early part of the 15th century as a stronghold against marauding Maratha warriors from what is now Madhya Pradesh, it is a town steeped in history.
Gujarat is vastly underrated and it's a mystery to us why the region isn’t more well-known as a tourist destination. It has a plethora of temples and palaces, some of the world’s best textiles, and the surreal landscapes and wildlife of the Rann of Kutch.
Max Wood has just returned from Pakistan where he was leading our 'Karakoram Adventure: Kashgar to Kashmir' Tour. Read about his adventures in some of the world's most stunning scenery.
A great addition to the team, our new Indian subcontinent specialist Amit knows the region in-depth, having been born in Nepal and travelled all over India and its neighbouring lands. Below Amit answers a few questions about India, including his favourite national park, next on must-see list and funniest 'only in India' moment...