On this milestone of our 40th anniversary, we invite you to book a special small group journey led and hosted by the owner family in a series of holidays in India with travel experiences exclusive to our guests, privileged access to extraordinary places and inspirational people and meaningful connections along the way.
Ladakh – The stairway to heaven – September 2019
Following a theme of a Responsible Eco adventure walking in the footsteps of the snow leopard, this photo adventure journey in Ladakh is led by writer, photographer and Ibex Director, Himraj Soin. You will discuss Buddhist traditions and visit local communities, learn about renewable energy projects with conservationists, visit organisations promoting sustainable development and walk along hillsides dotted with chortens and monasteries with exquisite Himalayan vistas.
Madhya Pradesh – Walking safari – Satpura under Canvas – November 2019
Mandip and Anita lead a special journey to the heart of India recreating the old explorer world of a walking safari in the footsteps of Captain James Forsyth, an explorer who served in the Indian Army in the late 19th century in the forests of Satpura in the state of Madhya Pradesh. We will stay in deluxe camps (glamping) and old-world charming lodges and immerse ourselves in art, beauty, forests, wildlife and recipes from the Nawab family kitchens. Satpura Under Canvas is a unique mobile camping and gentle walking experience through the Satpura Tiger Reserve. We also visit Bhopal, Mandu, Maheshwar where you will enjoy a royal retreat and the luxury Relaix & Chateau Ahilya Fort, the private palace of the erstwhile Holkar dynasty.
Rajasthan – The Land of many Colors – March 2020
We welcome spring and the festival of colour, Holi with a journey of colour and vibrance across the landscape of Rajasthan through boutique heritage hosted stays from the cities of pink, blue and gold to the Thar desert visiting ancient step wells and communities on village safaris and staying in Relaix & Chateau heritage homes with Mewar heritage architecture. Led once again by Himraj, National Geographic trip leader.