Mountains and monuments, sun drenched beaches, lantern lit villages,  temples and tigers, India offers the traveller a melting-pot of cultures and diversity of environments, all just waiting to be discovered.

Visit serenely spiritual places, go on safari for wildlife encounters, explore by boat,enjoy elephant back rides and rickety rickshaws.

India offers a spectacular variety of wildlife, flora and fauna with over 80 national parks and hundreds of wildlife sanctuaries.  Wildlife explorations in India can be taken by jeep, elephant back, boat or by trekking depending on the location.  If you are fortunate you may see a tiger, these magnificent creatures are very shy but can be seen in the reserves where they blend into their surroundings.

Visit the markets of bustling Delhi, savour delicious food delicacies and view the stunning architecture and fading splendour that is Old Delhi.

Art Safari endeavour to fit in a visit to the Taj Mahal on the banks of the Yamuna River, the most extravagant monument ever built for love.  Emperor Shah Jahan built this elaborate tomb for his wife Mumtaz Mahal, starting in 1630AD the construction took 22 years.  Take your camera and sketchbook to capture the play of light on the the marble of this captivating building which is adorned with flower designs representing paradise and calligraphy, some of the decoration is inlaid with precious and semi-precious stones.

Extend an Indian Art Safari tour and practise yoga, meditation or cystal healing beside the Ganges at Rishikesh.  Watch  women in colourful dresses prune the bulbous tea shrubs of Darjeeling. In Hampi temple ruins nestle between the boulders and tuck into crevices.  Palm trees and tropical flora lines 900km of interconnected rivers, lagoons and lakes that make up the Kerlas backwaters. 

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Art Safari to India October 2018 with Maxine Relton – Rajasthan

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