Off the beaten track

Off the beaten track - Experience India | Traveller's Palm

Are you already an India veteran and keen on exploring the hidden corners of the country? Or believe that the real journey begins when you step off the well-trodden path? Give us a chance to show you what we discovered after traversing this magical country for the last three decades.

Visit a head-hunter's family in Nagaland and walk the deepest of rain forests of Meghalaya. Travel to Gujarat with us and discover palaces to rival those of Rajasthan and the most underrated wildlife parks in the country. Plunge into India's dark heart and meet tribals, tigers and craftsmen.

Whichever hidden gem you choose you're sure to come away with memories and experiences all your own.

Sample Trip Ideas

Our itineraries are designed to give you an idea of what is possible.

Of course they can be modified to suit your schedule, interests and budget.

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Amritsar, Dharamsala & Rajasthan
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Amritsar, Dharamsala & RajasthanFrom desert cities to to alpine hills

You travel from the deserts of Rajasthan to the lush green valleys of the Punjab and Himachal Pradesh. You stay in the hill-station of Dharamsala, the present home of the Dalai Lama, where you can savour the atmosphere of Tibetan Buddhism. Your journey ends with a visit to the Golden Temple of Amritsar, the holiest shrine of the Sikh religion.

Ladakh & Himachal Pradesh
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Ladakh & Himachal PradeshContrasting landscapes

A spectacular flight across the Indian Himalayas takes you to the barren landscapes of Ladakh, where the stark contrast between these windswept hills and the rest of India is immediately apparent. In this remote area monasteries and ancient palaces have striking locations, perched on lofty hilltops. The people appear different too - Ladakhis are Tibetan in their religion and culture, making this one of the world's most remote corners of Buddhism.

Himalayan Frontiers
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Himalayan FrontiersA journey to Darjeeling & Sikkim

Travel through the tea plantations of Darjeeling and the neighbouring state of Sikkim, still one of the last Himalayan Shangri-Las with its remoteness, spectacular mountain terrain, and hundreds of varieties of orchids. You also visit remote parts of western Sikkim, a beautiful land of virgin forests and deep river valleys, with ancient Buddhist monasteries and great views of the Kanchenjunga, the world's third highest peak.

Frontiers of India
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Frontiers of IndiaAn exploration of Assam, Nagaland and Meghalaya

This is a fascinating tour to one of the lesser known and visited parts of India, the remote north-eastern states of Assam, Meghalaya and Nagaland. Visit tea plantations in the far east of Assam, explore tribal villages in northern Nagaland, sail on the mighty Brahmaputra river, look for the rare one-horned rhinoceros in Kaziranga, and travel through the beautiful hills of Meghalaya.

Hills & backwaters of Southern India
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Hills & backwaters of Southern IndiaAdventures in the Western Ghats

Kerala is separated from Karnataka and Tamil Nadu by the magnificent forested hills of the Western Ghats, a bright green mountainous region with a great deal of scenic appeal. This meandering journey is designed for those with a love of nature and a thirst for discovery as it leads you to some of the more unexplored areas of southern India. During the trip you will enjoy homestays and traditional meals, eco-lodges, and a houseboat on Kerala's backwater.