Calling all adrenalin addicts: this is an Indian experience like no other. If you have a head for heights and a need for speed, this is the trip for you. Spend ten spine-tingling days flying over forts with a bird’s eye view from a zipline, roaring around stunning landscapes of rarely visited corners of the Himalayas on an Enfield Bullet motorbike, admiring Rajasthan from a hot air balloon and riding elephants in tiger-rich jungle, all while staying in complete luxury.
Flying into Delhi, you’ll snuggle down in Rajasthan’s luxurious Neemrana Fort Palace, only to rise (literally) the next morning by way of a spectacular pre-dawn hot air balloon ride. Not only is this palace one of India’s oldest and most magnificent heritage hotels, it’s also the location of Asia’s hottest new adventure activity: The Flying Fox.
This brand new aerial experience will have you zip-lining along a wire, high above this ancient city, with only a harness to propel you between two towering mountains. Witnessing the ancient, vast fort city from above is simply unforgettable.
Next, hop on that quintessentially Indian mode of transport: the nostalgic overnight sleeper train. Continue your epic journey on the Ranikhet Express to Ramnagar, and onwards by private car transfer to Corbett National Park to stay for two nights at the Hideaway River Lodge. Famous for its tigers, here you’ll take game drives with a high chance of seeing these incredible animals, and hole up in thatched roof cottage tents right in the thick of lush sub-tropical forests.
Time for a dose of Easy Rider chic, Himalayan style. After a half-day recce to find your feet, you’ll head off through the majestic mountains on a roaring Enfield Bullet motorbike. Enjoy these classic machines as you weave along mountain roads, admiring the deep valleys below and snowy peaks above you. What’s even better: you’ll enjoy the freedom of the open road with the reassurance of an expert mechanic with you, as well as a back up car (not that you’ll need it, obviously…Over the next few days you’ll navigate this jawdropping region by motorcycle, private jeep safari, and even a misty morning elephant trek, passing through remote villages to spend time with the local community. Hunker down for one night at the authentic Indian retreat Deora Village House before heading on foot to your final resting place, so to speak, the mystical, luxury Leti 360 lodge.
Without doubt one of our favourite spots on earth, this super sleek lodge is perched on a plateau 8,000 feet above sea level, in the southern Himalayan foothills and it promises to provide the ultimate in isolation, escapism, serenity, panorama and extreme quiet (apart from the eagles swooshing overhead). After your busy week this is your chance to totally unwind and try your hand at yoga and meditation, or simply walk through the unbelievable scenery, inhaling the fresh mountain air before falling asleep to a view of the stars.
The perfect combination of extreme adventure, exquisite service and stunning landscapes: we have pulled out all the stops to create this totally fresh jaunt around India. If this isn’t a trip of a lifetime, we don’t know what is.
October - May
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Delhi, Rajasthan, Neemrana Fort Palace, Corbett National Park