Isolation stories – Vandana

By Debbie Kindness | April 3, 2020

Around 20 years ago, when I escorted my first group to Orchha, a small town in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, I met Vandana.Vandana was a newly married young woman living with her husband Raju in a single room fronting the main street leading into town. Her ‘home’ was enroute from our hotel to the main town square

Isolation stories – Nirav

By Debbie Kindness | March 30, 2020

Life in India has changed drastically over the past week. The entire country is in lockdown (as is much of the world) and in India alone, hundreds of millions of people grapple with the reality of no income for the foreseeable future. I’ve been in contact with some of our local guides who have now found themselves without work

Tour of the Week – Incredible Burma tour

By Debbie Kindness | March 27, 2020

Our featured tour of the week is our Incredible Burma tour.Mandalay was immortalised by Rudyard Kipling in his poem – The road to Mandalay. Once the capital, and seat of the Burmese royal family, Mandalay was where the British overthrew the last king in 1885 and sent him into exile in India. Today, you can visit the remains of the

Tour of the Week – Incredible Burma tour

By Debbie Kindness | March 25, 2020

Our featured tour of the week is our Incredible Burma tour.Off the main tourist trail in Burma is the old colonial city of Mawlamyine, known as Moulmein in the time of the British. The fourth largest city in Burma, it is south of Yangon and sits at the mount of the Thanlwin River. It was and is an important

Tour of the Week – Incredible Burma tour

By Debbie Kindness | March 23, 2020

Our featured tour of the week is our Incredible Burma tour.More commonly known these days as Myanmar, Burma is a fascinating and somewhat misunderstood nation nestled between India, China and Thailand.The most famous tourist sight in Burma would have to be Bagan. With it’s thousands of pagodas, their spires rising up from the plains nestled along the

Tour of the Week – South Indian Odyssey

By Debbie Kindness | March 20, 2020

Our featured tour of the week is South Indian OdysseyOur second-last stop of the tour is in a town called Pondicherry where we spend two nights.Pondicherry (these days officially called Puducherry – which is derived from the original name of the area Putucceri) was the chief French settlement in India, dating back to 1673. At various times, it

Tour of the Week – South Indian Odyssey

By Debbie Kindness | March 18, 2020

Our featured tour of the week is South Indian OdysseyOur South Indian Odyssey tour spends 3 nights in Fort Cochin – recently named the NUMBER 1 Trending destination in the world by Tripadvisor. I absolutely LOVE Fort Cochin, and so do our travellers.Join us on our South Indian Odyssey tour and see for yourself why Fort Cochin is such

Tour of the Week – South Indian Odyssey

By Debbie Kindness | March 16, 2020

Our featured tour of the week is South Indian OdysseyWhen you think of Goa, you may think of beautiful palm fringed beaches, package tourists, hippies and rave parties. You may also think Goa is ‘just a beach’.Goa is actually India’s smallest state, with an area of just 3700sqkm and around 90km of beaches along India’s western

Incredible Tours March 2020 update

By Debbie Kindness | March 16, 2020

This will be the only C-19 post from us to let you know that very fortunately we have no current clients or tours on the ground or any upcoming trips over the next few months. As a small tour operator, we are one of the lucky travel businesses at this time as our focus was already on tours commencing

Tour of the Week – Incredible Gujarat

By Debbie Kindness | March 13, 2020

Our featured tour of the week is Incredible Gujarat.On our Incredible Gujarat tour, one of the highlights is staying at Heritage Hotels. Unlike neighbouring Rajasthan where most of the heritage buildings turned into hotels are now upmarket 4 and 5 star hotels, most of the heritage properties in Gujarat still retain much of their original and unique flavour. They

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