Warming temperatures, spring flowers and clear skies make the months of March and April ideal in many areas, while May and early June are also great travelling seasons in the higher valleys of the Himalayas in India and Nepal.
1 Spicy flavours of South India
Let's face it, March in northern Europe is still pretty wintery, so this is a great time to escape the cold and enjoy a leisurely exploration in the warmth and friendliness of southern India. You will enjoy some truly fantastic food on our trips in Kerala and Karnataka, with our guesthouse at Mothakkara, in particular, receiving rave reports from guests for its wonderful hospitality.
2 The Forsyth Trail
As summer heats build, March is your last chance to visit the wildlife-rich jungles and mountains of Madhya Pradesh. The days will be warm but bearable, and this holiday combines great walks with the chance to see tigers and a host of other animals and birds.
3 The Himalayan Foothills
Our Kingdom of Kumaon trip is the gentles way to discover the Himalayas, and combines exploration of the villages of the Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary with a relaxing stay in pretty Naintal, and a trip to Corbett National Park, one of India's leading tiger sanctuaries. There are plenty of clear days in springtime for sweeping views, and it is a pleasure to travel in the warmth of this season.
4 Early summer in the mountains of Nepal
March and April, and also May and the first half of June, are fantastic times to walk from village to village in our selected region of Nepal, to the east of Kathmandu. Springtime brings warmth and colour, and clear, sunny days that invite you to set out on foot. Our villages offer the warmest of welcomes.
5 The high Himalayan valleys – Saryu and Pindar
Just a few miles from the border with Tibet, the valleys of Saryu and Pindar offer some of India's grandest landscapes and thrilling walking. Late spring and early summer are wonderful here, with long, sunny yet fresh days. As with Nepal, May and early June are also wonderful.