Embark on specially curated trips this year and experience India in a new avatar.
Rise of Trailblazers
India has some beautiful roads flanked by even gorgeous landscapes that seem to go on forever and beckon the biker lovers to gang up and set off on a thundering adventure together. A perfect destination for leisure biking, Goa’s sandy coastline promises a varied scenery, through forests and plantations, offering riders glimpses of the Portuguese and Goan culture. Bike festivals are often held in this state, attracting bike lovers from near and far to zip through the countryside.
Let’s face it. ‘Why should boys have all the fun?’ While women-only tours may not be a sudden emergence, its growth and popularity has gained immense momentum, and with this, more travel companies and agents are offering exclusive holiday packages that assure safe spaces where women can shrug off their inhibitions and truly enjoy their vacation. Among the many group tours offered, many provide packages to Cambodia and Vietnam, Leh-Ladakh, adventure tours in Rishikesh, to even long-haul destinations like Finland and Australia.
Coffee conjures a strong essence of mysticism, and is one of the leading hot beverages in India with its own set of die-hard followers. Head to the verdant hill tractsof Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala for a trip through the coffee plantations, and even witnessing the process of how coffee is made.
Find your Surf Spot
The waters along the beaches of Visakhapatnam are perfect for beginners to practice the precise art of surfing, riding and taming the buoyant waves. Beaches in Goa, Mamallapuram and Pondicherry also offer a great environment for this water sport that is getting increasingly popular. Kerala is also known to hold competitions for surfing.
The mystery surrounding the striped beast never fades, and with India having the largest tiger population in the world, tiger tourism is speedily on the rise here. Travellers are heading to the cities of Bengaluru, Coimbatore, Nagpur, Hyderabad, Pune and Chennai, among others, for an opportunity to come face to face with this magnificent being.
In Search of Wine
The many vineyards across India offer wine tours to discerning tourists who can combine two passions – love for wine and travel. Walk through the sprawling vineyards, enjoy tasting sessions and dine in the midst of nature – India has a lot to offer. Nashik is always top on the list when it comes to wine tours, but one can also head to Nandi Hills in Karnataka, and Akluj and Narayangaon in Maharashtra.