The Indian subcontinent is home to a remarkable array of flora that can be viewed in both natural and manmade settings. On the formal side, there are Mughal palace and tomb gardens, British-style botanical gardens and orchidariums, and large urban parks that blend Eastern and Western design philosophies. On the wild side, there are lush tea and spice plantations, bustling flower and plant markets, tropical jungles, deciduous and evergreen forests, organic community gardens and family-run plant nurseries. Our original itineraries combine cultural touring with visits to these horticultural gems. The itineraries below are representative of the types of Horticulture and Garden tours we can arrange for your enjoyment. They are meant to serve as a source of inspiration for designing a custom tour that satisfies your particular needs and interests.
Visitors to Darjeeling can now stay with a local village family on the renowned Makaibari Tea Estates in Kurseong. Makaibari was an early pioneer in the organic and biodynamic tea farming movement, and produces some of the finest Darjeeling teas in the world. Try your hand in the tea fields or processing factory, volunteer in a nearby health clinic or school, look for rare wildlife, or just relax in this beautiful garden setting.