Penny Lazarus – Stable owner

UNFORGETTABLE TIME IN INDIA on tour with Joanna Castle!
For years I had promised myself a special trip. I have always been fascinated with INDIA. However I was determined not to do just the normal bus tour or package deal and was delighted when I followed up on an advertisement in a local magazine suggesting a trip with a difference – and it was. Joanna Castle put together a splendid itinerary covering the ‘must do’ sights such as Delhi, Taj Mahal, dawn at the Ganges (a must).

She also incorporated unforgettable sights and moments that will remain with me indelibly. How many people have been fortunate enough to be in the ancient walled city of Jaiselmer eating dinner on a rooftop and be involved in a local Indian wedding – we did just that. Riding camels at dawn in the desert, travelling on trains overnight (not for the faint hearted) but all very exciting and ‘an experience’. She varies her trips, our visits to Kashmir and the Buddhist monks in McCloudganj gave us another perspective of this magical continent.

Joanna’s tour gives you a much deeper insight into the peoples and their customs, from eating at a Palace Hotel to visiting locals in their own homes.
A trip that takes me off the beaten track (without a rucksack), and I still get to see the tourist places is just the ticket for me. I certainly will be joining her on one of her next adventures.