It’s India for diversity
India continues to top many a travel to-do list with the magical destination drawing more Aussie than ever in the past 12 months.
In the year to June 2017 some 71,000 Australian holidaymakers departed for India, compared to the 25,000 travellers that explored the location in 2007, with the numbers translating to a massive 184 percent jump in just a decade.
And it’s showing no signs of slowing in 2018 with Beyond Travel’s general manager sales and marketing Bryce Crampton noting inquiries and bookings are up with travellers looking to experience locations away from the tourist trail.
“India is one of the most diverse destinations on the planet and so easy to explore,” he says.
“There are the bucket-list locations like the Taj Mahal and Red Fort but Beyond Travel is also taking guests to see tigers while on safari in Ranthambore National Park, watch rituals performed on the banks of the Ganges in Varanasi, and stay in historic palaces deep in the heart of Rajasthan.”
Crampton says that while the India specialist offers itineraries catering to every travel whim – from “spotlight” tours lasting four days to combinations that have visitors roaming for a month – it’s the two-week outings that are currently proving most popular.
“Temples, Taj & Tigers is a private tour that lets travellers experience the diversity of the country’s north stepping from busy cities that assault the senses to serene rural regions,” he says.
“It’s a round trip with your own private car and driver but other unique transport includes a rickshaw ride in Delhi, a sunrise cruise on the Ganges while visiting Varanasi, a jeep safari in Ranthambore, and a classic first-class journey by rail to Agra.
“This lets travellers experience India from another angle and allows those after a unique experience slip under the skin of this enigmatic land.”
For more information visit www.india-and-beyond.com.au or phone 1300 599 005.