"So far as I am able to judge, nothing has been
left undone, either by man or nature, to make India the
most extraordinary country that the sun visits on his rounds. Nothing seems to have been forgotten, nothing overlooked”
— Mark Twain
India’s name is derived from the “Indus” River whose valleys were first settled five thousand years ago. Successive waves of migration and invaders from distant lands have all contributed to the fantastic culture that continues to amaze its first-time visitors and to exert a pull long after they have gone home. Reminders of India’s multi-faceted cultural heritage are everywhere; the glorious past is still alive in the present. You see it in the distinctive regional costumes and cuisine, in the monuments, forts, palaces, temples, mosques and stupas scattered all over the sub-continent.
India is a vibrant, crowded country pulsating with energy and bursting with life. Whether cllimbing in Sikkim, strolling amid Himalayan hills and valleys strewn with wildflowers, traversing the deserts of Rajasthan, or relaxing on long sandy beaches in Kerala, with nary a soul in sight, India will not fail to amaze you. India is all this and much more. Once you go, you’ll realize that there are so many more adventures to pursue.
Be forewarned, India is addictive!
Where can you find a thousand dancing Indians and a hundred elephants dressed in gold? A colony of traders still living on the same street since the 15th century? .............more
Ladakh & Zanskar
Bounded by two of the worlds highest mountain ranges; Himalaya to the South and Karakoram to the north, Ladakh sits on the western edge of the Tibetan Plateau............. more
The jewel in the crown of the British Empire was not India, it was Rajasthan. Rajasthan is the fabled land of the Maharajas of India and of the Rajputs for which it is named. ............more
NEFA (North East Frontier Agency)
Tucked away in the far north-east of India, wedged between the borders of Bhutan, Burma and Tibet, Arunachal Pradesh is India 's newest and least-known state............more
The lands of North India have been at the epicenter of the nation’s history for millennia, and home to several of India’s most exciting and popular travel destinations............more
“Small but beautiful” is how Sikkim’s Tourist Bureau describes this Buddhist kingdom, the 22nd state of India, Nestled into the inner range of the eastern Himalayas, the country ..........more
No one can traverse the whole of India and not feel the palpable difference between North and South. The dominant features of South India are its tropical climate ...........more
At Destination Himalaya, our objective is environmentally responsible travel. On our wildlife tours, we visit relatively undisturbed natural areas in order to............more
"India is an amazing country and Destination Himalaya an amazing operation. Thank you for creating such a wonderful jopurney for my friend and I. It was a unique travel experience and a memorable journey.
- Mark L, NY
Birla Mandir (temple)
Taj Mahal, Agra