Best of the Best 2018 - 120
Clockwise from left:
Stone figures at Meenakshi
Amman Temple; colorful
Holi festival; sunrise over
Icons of India
From the pristine Himalayas, to Kerala's lazy waterways and the spiritual southeast.
Visit local handloom silk weavers and
savor a home-cooked vegetarian meal
in Thanjavur. At the Meenakshi Amman
Temple, a riot of colors embrace a
sprawling complex of towers. At the
Mahabalipuram temples, Hindu mythology
comes alive through intricate carvings. After
six days in such kaleidoscopic landscapes,
unwind with three days in serene Kerala.
Cycle or tuk-tuk through the city and cruise
its lush canals on a traditional houseboat.
Explore centuries-old cave temples - part
of a two-week exploration that includes
Mysore, Chikmagalur and Hampi. This
tour explores the glory of the Vijayanagar
Empire. Wind down with three days in
beachside Goa, renowned for its cuisine.
Excursions include touring expansive
plantations, a cooking lesson and market
tour and a cruise at day's end to take in
the famous Goa sunset.
Sandwiched between Nepal, China and
Bhutan, this slice of northeastern India
hides a wealth of biodiversity amid its
alpine landscapes and is dotted with
Buddhist treasures. Visit the wealthy
Rumtek Monastery and nearby Namgyal
Institute of Tibetology, hike through the
tea estates of Glenburn and ride the
historic Darjeeling Himalayan Railway.
Watch dawn break over Kangchenjunga,
the third highest peak in the world.
Your Virtuoso travel advisor can arrange these exceptional experiences and more.