We can of course shorten the itinerary, maybe taking out the stay in Binsar at Mary Budden Estate or at Sitla Estate (we do think they are worth it though!)
If you like getting far off the tourist trail during an adventure to India, yet want to stay somewhere incredible at night, then the area just to the west of Nepal and north of Delhi is a delightfully refreshing secret! You’ll be dipping your toes into the foothills of the Himalayas, with the high-peaks of the Siwalik Range looking down on you. You’ll spend a few days walking through the foothills, seeing the mesmerising local culture as you go. Each night you’ll stay in a village house where the rooms have been totally refurbished, meaning it is almost like staying in a boutique hotel. The houses are only ever taken exclusively, meaning you simply won’t see other tourists, and even then only a handful of people do this every year ensuring the communities absolutely love showing off their patch of India. This might mean being invited into local homes, meeting the high and mighty, or attending a local wedding or festival – the element of serendipity in this part of India is what it’s all about. Move north, right under the snow-capped peaks, to stay at 360 Leti, probably India’s most off-the-beaten-track luxury lodge. There are just four stone cabins here on four corners of a plateau, which each then have floor-to-ceiling windows looking out at the amazing views. Take day treks in the hills (again no tourists to be seen), or just sit on your terrace, drink in hand, very much smiling. Drive towards the foothills and stop at the lovely colonial-era Mary Budden Estate. Take walks in the wildlife sanctuary or just relax, enjoying being away from it all.
|Day 1-2||Delhi||Claridges Delhi|
|Day 3-4||Mukteshwar||Sitla Estate|
|Day 5-7||Shakti Village Houses||Shakti Kumaon Village Houses|
|Day 8-10||Leti||360 Leti|
|Day 11-12||Binsar||Mary Budden Estate|
|Day 13||Delhi||The Oberoi Gurgaon|
|Day 14||Delhi Airport||Fly Home|
We arrange totally bespoke trips and design an itinerary that is designed around you. You may have seen a suggested itinerary that we can base your plans around, or we can start with a blank sheet and paper and design something from scratch. You can leave a phone number and suggest a time to call you back, and we can also arrange to do this during the evenings or at weekends if you are busy during the daytime. We can also meet up with you in you fancy a coffee and are based in and around London.