Every popular travel destination holds its own special intrigue for photographers. India is certainly no exception, with a mystique all its own. It's a cultural experience like no other, from its people to the cuisine to music and dance. It boasts some of the most incredible architectural wonders on the planet – who wouldn't love the opportunity to photograph the Taj Mahal at sunrise or any of the wide variety of temples with architecture as varied as the landscape?
There's another, lesser-known, but no less spectacular feature of this country: its railways. These historic, scenic pathways and the trains that travel them are a part of India's heritage and a wonderful way to see what the country has to offer from a unique perspective. Traveling this way, you'll immerse yourself in the color and grandeur of this land in a way that can't be matched elsewhere. That's why we're excited to tell you about an opportunity that you won't want to miss: The Heritage Trains of India Tour for 2017.
This incredible and unusual photographic tour will take you to the Taj Mahal, a Tibetan Monastery and other “standard” tourist sites, but you'll see and do so much more! Walk the streets of small villages. Visit the Rewari Steam Centre and Himalayan Mountaineering Institute. See Delhi in all its splendor. For 15 days and 14 nights, you'll You'll experience the East that you've heard about, while exploring vistas and destinations that only the rails can provide.
Last, but far from least, this unique expedition gives you the experience of the trains and rail systems themselves. The famous “Toy Train” of Darjeeling's Himalayan Railway and the Kalka-Shimla Railway are only two of the routes you'll follow, each of which is an experience worth the trip. You won't believe the number of photo opportunities you'll find along the way and at your stops.
This one-of-a-kind tour will expose you to India from its most rugged terrain to luxury accommodations and fine dining. It's offered exclusively by Special Interest Tours and it's set in February of 2017, so there's time to book, if you hurry. The deadline is December 15, 2016 and this one will fill up fast. Find out more and get your spaces reserved today.
P.S. If India isn't your “cup of tea”, check out their other offerings coming up next year. Whether your interest lies in paddle boarding in the Bahamas or shooting the solar eclipse in Colorado and Wyoming, Special Interest Tours has the package for you!