Ancient landmarks, multi-coloured temples, heady and chaotic cities and a history that stretches back through the centuries - India is a country like no other. Although bursting with famous landmarks which include the most intricate of the World’s Wonders, it is witnessing everyday that life in India leaves the biggest impression. Bright faces line ramshackle streets, eager to greet and welcome and the colourful festivals demonstrate India's gratitude and approach to life that can teach something to us all.
India is a fabulously diverse country topographically, with the snow-capped Himalayas in the north to the tropical beaches of the south, with desert, forest, and sprawling cities in between, there’s so much to sink your teeth into. Discover the floating Jah Mahal Palace in Jaipur, Agra’s fort or rituals that take place in mesmerising Varanasi on the banks of the Ganges. Cruise around slanting coconut palms in the backwaters of Kerala or star gaze in Thar Desert – you might have to plan more than one holiday to see it all.
Spirituality is deeply engrained in the consciousness of all Indians and you can see this at every turn, from the sacred cows that wander the streets to holy men in Varanasi. Catch one of India’s multitude of festivals to capture the essence of this country. Diwali, the festival of light in November and Holi, the festival of colour in March are two of the most spectacular.
I was so nervous about embarking on my first Solos Holiday, but I shouldn’t have been – it was the best thing I have ever done!
Wow! Got to see the famous shipwreck beach in Zakynthos with Solos. Can’t wait to discover more of their destinations!
Our tour leader Monica was exceptional! Had such a good time and will be rebooking with Solos. Thanks for a great holiday!
Had the best time with Solos! Discovered beautiful destinations and met some lifelong friends.