- Total Duration: 12 days
- Tour Starts: Kathmandu
- Tour Ends: Kathmandu
India, officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by geographical area, the second-most populous country, and the most populous democracy in the world. Bounded by the Indian Ocean on the south, the Arabian Sea on the west, and the Bay of Bengal on the east, India has a coastline of 7,517 kilometers (4,671 mi). It is bordered by Pakistan to the west; People’s Republic of China (PRC), Nepal, and Bhutan to the north; and Bangladesh and Myanmar to the east. India is in the vicinity of Sri Lanka, the Maldives, and Indonesia in the Indian Ocean.
Home to the Indus Valley Civilization and a region of historic trade routes and vast empires, the Indian subcontinent was identified with its commercial and cultural wealth for much of its long history. Four major world religions, Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism originated there, while Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam arrived in the first millennium CE and shaped the region’s diverse culture. Gradually annexed by the British East India Company from the early eighteenth century and colonised by the United Kingdom from the mid-nineteenth century, India became an independent nation in 1947 after a struggle for independence that was marked by widespread nonviolent resistance.
Described as an ‘assault on all the senses’, India offers visitors a heady mix of cultural diversity, architectural beauty and a wide range of ‘interesting challenges’. Without doubt, independent travel and trekking within India is a rewarding experience but it can also be very exhausting, we can provide you with your own Indian trekking guide to help solve many of the travel experiences that could ruin a holiday. If you’ve have limited time, a long list of ‘must-sees’ and the desire for a hassle-free insight into this fascinating country, we have a range of packages and tours we know you’ll love. If you’re looking for something different like adventurous trekking in India, rafting, short hiking etc., we can also work with you to create your perfect tailor made travel and trekking activity arrangements throughout India. Using Gorkha Encounters will ensure your holiday in India will be a memorable experience.