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Why visit India?
Elsewhere, follow the Jain pilgrimage trail to the world’s largest temple complex and indulge in the fantasy of Indian royalty while staying at a maharajah’s palace.
Undiscovered Destinations tours don’t claim to ‘do’ India. Anyone with any experience of travelling in this vast and contrary country would tell you that that is impossible. By concentrating on specific regions and offering a more off the beaten track itinerary, our tours aim to give you a glimpse of what is possible.
If there is just one place to visit on your first visit, then we would suggest Bandhavgarh National Park. As is often the case in India, the origin of the national park has a darker past; it was a popular tiger hunting area for the local maharajas of Rewa, and this continued well into the 20th century. However, as the largely forested areas in northern India, perfect for the big cats’, were progressively felled and shooting of tigers for trophies continued, it became apparent that the Bengal tiger’s very existence was in doubt. This story has a relatively happy ending though as the maharajah donated the parkland to the state as a nature reserve and since then a healthy population of big cats has been nurtured.
Once you have travelled to India you will soon discover that you want to return. Any one of Undiscovered Destinations small group tours or tailor-made holidays more than delivers an incredible Indian experience.