Spice, Rice, Temples, and Tigers

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About India

India! The very word instantly conjures iconic images: temples, elephants and tigers, saris and sitars, rice fields, bazaars and street markets; and the great Ganges River.

Join the adventure as we explore museums, markets, and mandirs, attend dances, and share meals with local families. Marvel at the Manvar region’s starkly beautiful sandscapes while traversing the dunes on a camel. See what an eagle sees while floating over the city of Jaipur in a hot air balloon. Visit the Subcontinent and find your inner India.

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Thomson Experiences in India

Discover the many layers that lie within the depths of Indian culture. Dance under the stars with tribal members from the western desert. Relax your muscles and mind under the guidance of a yoga master- where the practice was born more than 5000 years ago.
Immerse your senses in the myriad colors, textures, and complex fragrances of an Old Delhi spice market. Attend cooking classes with local chefs as they source ingredients from their local markets and prepare sumptuous, private meals in their homes. Discover curries, teas, and rices beyond compare.
The view from a hot air balloon high above Jaipur; a tiger and her two cubs drinking from a waterhole while trying to ignore the alarmed monkeys whooping in the trees overhead. A riot of multicolored boats and saris on the banks of the Ganges; the Taj Mahal at dawn.
Wildlife watching in India starts with Tigers, the largest and most spectacular cats on Earth. The national parks of India are also home to Asian Elephant, Asian Rhinoceros, the critically endangered Asian Lion, and hundreds of other species of mammals and birds.

Traveling the world with your family is like sharing a box filled with presents. The box is the world itself and the presents are the bonds that form through the experiences we share, and the perspective, patience, understanding, and tolerance we gain from expanding our horizons and seeing how other people live. There is no greater gift.

Favorite Properties

In various destinations around the world, we have highlighted examples of exceptional accommodations that set new standards for aesthetics and responsible tourism. These properties reflect our own company values by emphasizing community involvement and the preservation of cultural heritage, protection of natural resources, and sustainability, both in practice and design. They also combine outstanding comfort and service, natural beauty, and functionality. Where you stay along the way can greatly enhance any journey. Options abound, but these are some of our favorites.

Surya Samudra

Surya Samudra


Eco-friendly and peaceful, Surya Samudra is dedicated to the preservation of Kerala's natural beauty. Surrounded by lush greenery overlooking the Arabian Sea, the 31 cottages are traditional Keralite heritage homes, which effortlessly blend weathered wood with contemporary luxury. Offering a perfect balance between old world charm and modern day comfort, this is a place of indulgence.



Ranthambore National Park

A wildlife camp on the threshold of Ranthambore National Park, this ten-tent safari outpost is set in a sun-dappled brushwood forest. The soaring 12-foot canopies are divided Mughal style around a communal outdoor fireplace. Sheltered by the furrowed Aravalli Hills, Aman-i-Khás is surrounded by wilderness, minutes away from the tigers that roam the protected park.

The Oberoi Amarvilas

The Oberoi Amarvilas


Inspired by Moorish and Mughal architecture, the Oberoi Amarvilas is the perfect counterpoint to the majestic Taj Mahal, which can be seen from all rooms. Rooms and suits are blend of meticulous traditional craftsmanship and attention to detail with the best in modern hospitality design, with the focus, as always, to the view.

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.
-Helen Keller