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HOLIDAYS IN CENTRAL INDIA
Explore the jungles of Madhya Pradesh and the golden Thar desert, discover a wealth of wildlife and stay in welcoming villages.
From colourful cities, majestic palaces and opulent forts to rolling dunes, camels and brightly coloured turbans. When you think of India, you think of Rajasthan – the ‘Land of Kings’. It is a truly diverse state, offering wonderfully contrasting holidays and traditional hospitality. Discover tiny hamlets with round thatched cottages dotting the sweeping semi-desert landscape, experience a camel trek into the dunes and marvel at the diversity of wildlife. Experience a true sense of community in this delightful hidden corner of Rajasthan.
Visit at a Crocodile hatchery in Madhya Pradesh
A glimpse into a Rajasthan Holiday
The state of Madhya Pradesh is home to the country’s greatest ‘jungles’ – from the Hindi word for forest. With dramatic, undulating hills, winding rivers and beautiful forests with extensive clearings, it is little wonder that Rudyard Kipling was inspired by this remarkable highland area. Enjoy access and unique insight into the tiger reserves and their forest village communities in the Satpura Hills through our partnership with Madhya Pradesh Forest Department. Follow the footsteps of pioneer James Forsyth and discover the cool haven of Pachmarhi Hillstation, overlooking the Satpura tiger reserve. Visit Pench National Park – true Jungle Book land.
Our holidays in Central India
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Into the Thar Desert
From the dazzling blue city of Jodhpur to the incredible warmth of the community of Hacra, this holiday offers a great blend of adventure and intrigue. Travel by camel to spend a night camping in the dunes, visit the fascinating Jain temples at nearby Osiyan and experience a rare insight into life in the desert.
Tour Duration: 12 Nights
Starting Price £1,105 Per Person in group of 4-6
Desert to Mountain
From the sweeping dunes, camels and round thatched jhumpas of the Thar Desert to the verdant mountain villages of the Binsar Sanctuary, there can be few places that offer more vivid contrasts. Yet the strong sense of community, welcoming smiles and warm hospitality of Binsar and Hacra tie these two enchanting locations together for a thrilling discovery of India’s rural heartlands.
Tour Duration: 18 Nights
Starting Price £1,460 Per Person in group of 4-6
What people say?
"A very important aspect of these holidays is the aim of sustainable development to keep these communities thriving. This takes a great deal of hard work from everyone involved with Village Ways and it would appear they are now being rewarded for this."
"We had a wonderful time. We were so well looked after by everyone from start to finish. Taxi drivers, guides and villagers could all not do enough for our safety and comfort. It’s also nice to come back from a holiday not only a little bit fitter but also to know that your trip has directly helped rather than damaged the places and people who you have visited."