The first time I travelled to India back in 1992 I knew that this would be a country I would visit over and over again. It is a place where you genuinely feel like a family member. It welcomes the stranger with open arms and you never know what subject the conversations will lead to. From the mighty Himalayas in the north to the lush green backwaters of Kerala , India always offers somewhere new to explore and will constantly surprise you at every turn. You can visit some of the greatest forts, temples and palaces in the world which still celebrate ancient festivals and rituals that will excite the senses with vibrant colours, dance and music. Once visited, India will leave an indelible impression on you that could start a love affair that will last for years.

Travelwise has been tour operating to India since 1998 after I had spent a year working in Kerala and exploring as far North as Ladakh. We offer private tours where you can experience living like a Maharaja in some of the finest hotels in the world, step back in time in heritage hotels or stay at superb spa hotels where you can perfect your yoga pose. India is also the home of Ayurvedic medicine, travel to Kerala where you can experience some of the best Ayurvedic massages and treatments.

Lastly, but most importantly I need to mention the cuisine – the food is fantastic, some of the greatest flavours I have ever tasted and it completely varies from region to region what can be achieved from a few simple ingredients is incredible.

Below are some sample itineraries to give you a taste of our tours but of course we can tailor make the trip specifically for your own requirements –    by Pauline