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    Northern India

    Enjoy long treks or gentle hill walks in the beautiful and majestic Himalayas

    For adventurers and culture-seekers alike, Northern India offers an incredibly enchanting experience. Journey to scattered villages in the hauntingly beautiful foothills of the Himalayas or the tea plantations of Darjeeling and Assam to discover a way of life that has changed little for centuries. 

    Even with the majestic scenery of the High Himalayas, Uttarakhand remains one of India’s least visited, unspoilt and charming regions. cazenove+loyd has been instrumental in developing high-end, sustainable tourism in Uttaranchal and we can deliver an authentic experience that is still extremely comfortable. 

    In Ladakh, we can recommend luxuriously converted village houses which combine great comfort with very special access to Himalayan rural life. Walk in the mountains, picnic in orchards and raft on the Zanskar River or experience morning prayer at Thikse Monastery. Nestled in a relatively untouched part of North-Eastern India, near the borders with Sikkim, Bhutan and Nepal, lie the tea plantations of Darjeeling. Here, the locals have plucked leaves from the tea bushes for hundreds of years and a trip to this area isn’t complete without a visit to a tea estate to learn about the intricate processes of tea production. Stay in a colonial-style planter’s bungalow above the River Rungeet with breathtaking views of snow-capped mountains. 

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    When you arrive in the Himalayas it is essential to spend a day acclimatising and doing very little. Fortunately, the charming village houses we suggest are the perfect places to relax and take in the stunning scenery. 


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