The remarkable splendour of India is timeless. Its natural beauty is some of the most awe-inspiring and serene; from Himalayan peaks to Kerala's beautiful backwaters; from coastal retreats to tiger-trodden jungles; from romantic palaces to cliff top bars.
Shakti was founded in Kumaon, in the foothills of the Himalayas, when three village houses were smartened up for international travellers; to these were added four luxury cottages, known as 'Leti 360.'
Yeshi Sumdup Lama or as he is more fondly known, Lamaji, is the Shakti head chef. Yeshi Lama was born in January 1964, in Jimmythang, a small village in Arunachal Pradesh. His father was a Tantric monk from the Niema sect, the type of monks who are permitted to marry.
The best time to explore Mumbai is early morning when the roads are peaceful and quiet. Meet your guide and transfer to the colourful, noisy and bustling Dadar flower market where the action gets started at 4am!
We all know that India is full of exotic and unique experiences. Banyan Tours is taking it to a whole new level by offering happy glampers cosy canvas experiences in the desert, the mountains, on working farms and at the beach.
Your sense of adventure doesn’t disappear just because you have children, so why should your family holidays be limited to the usual suspects? India crackles with energy and colour and is a great holiday destination for families.
The Banyan team are constantly looking for experiences to enhance an itinerary and set their partners apart in the design of a clients' journey. Riding a bike is an ideal way to get closer to the action and maximise interactions with local people - there is always a friendly welcome or wave for cyclists.