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I Found Colors in India That I'd Never Seen Before in the Rainbow of Places I've Been To! "Better than one in six people on our planet live in India, and four in a hundred live in the U.S. Yet India's conditions are considered extreme, in spite of the fact that as a proportion of the total population they are quite common. I simply wanted to experience the other end of the spectrum of humanity, and though I'm a fairly experienced traveler, I found colors in India that I'd never seen before in the rainbow of places I've been to." Mike and Nani Manning spent 3 weeks exploring India on a custom itinerary that took them from the sands of Rajasthan to the banks of the river Ganges to the foothills of the Himalayas. Their trip was initially inspired by the food trail taken by celeb food critic Anthony Bourdain but quickly morphed into a trip encompassing desert palaces, city walks, and mountain train rides.Rest assured, food was...

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All Around India - Guest Review All Around India was the name of the custom trip to India we gave to an intrepid group of 5 Wildland travelers who wandered all over India for 22 days. They started in the North and visited Delhi and the Taj Mahal before setting off in search of tigers in Ranthambhore National Park. From there they jetted south to the east coast of India where they toured cardamom and tea plantations, trekked to waterfalls, and saw elaborate Hindu temples. They ended their trip with a journey to the UNESCO caves of Ellora and Ajanta before spending some time in the heart of Bollywood, Mumbai. Check out what they have to say about their experience!  What places or experiences did you enjoy most and why? The Taj Mahal really was as spectacular as its reputation has it, and is a must-see sight. We also enjoyed Munnar as a welcome respite after...
10 of our Favorite Hotels in Southeast Asia for 2016 When planning a trip to Southeast Asia finding the right accommodations can be a struggle. Here are some of our absolute favorite properties in the SE Asian region. They're unique and offer our travelers a way to spend time in areas of the world few get to explore. Relax in luxury in the middle of the Bornean rainforest or scout for komodo dragons from the deck of your Indonesian phinisi. Wake up to a kiss from a baby elephant in Thailand's Golden Triangle or gallop across the Thar desert on a breed of horses indigenous to the area. Beaches, jungles, mountains, and desert - find whatever strikes your fancy and plan your escape! Borneo Rainforest Lodge – Access to this jungle lodge is by 4 wheel drive vehicle and will have you questioning whether you’ve accidentally stepped onto the set of Jurassic Park. This jungle chic lodge, nestled deep in the...

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Meet Your Guides: Anand Sinha Namascar! More often than not the highlight of adventure trips to India is the guides. How well a guide gets along with you, a Wildland traveler, can make or break a trip. Wildland puts a lot of effort into finding the best guides for every area that we travel to. Wildland focuses on using local guides in each area, ensuring that these guides possess a seemingly unlimited wealth of knowledge about their area of expertise. The last time I traveled to India I compiled a list of questions so we could all get to know our Wildland guides a little better. I met Anand Sinha at Jamtara, a lodge in the tiger park of Pench, and it was obvious immediately that he knew his stuff. He taught me the word "crepuscular" - active at dawn and dusk- and English isn't even his first language! Anand's big smile and seemingly infinite knowledge...

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Meet Your Guides: Surya Namascar! More often than not the highlight of a trip are the guides. How well a guide gets along with you, a Wildland traveler, can make or break a trip. Wildland puts a lot of effort into finding the best guides for every area that we travel to. Wildland focuses on using local guides in each area, ensuring that these guides possess a seemingly unlimited wealth of knowledge about their area of expertise.  The last time I went to India I compiled a list of questions so we could all get to know our Wildland guides a little better. Surya, a young naturalist based in Satpura National Park, answers my questionnaire below. If you want to see more from our guides in India head over here! SURYA – Forsythe Lodge, Satpura National Park WHERE FROM: Chennai WHEN DID YOU START? 2011 HOW DID YOU BECOME A NATURALIST? Always been interested....
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