As part of our must-see in 2014 round-up, our head of Tour Development Lael Kassis looks at three tours that visit countries that have shaped how we view the world and deserve a spot on any curious traveler’s list.
As I traveled through India, I was struck by the richness of Indian history and the grandeur of the country’s historic sites. India’s history dates back thousands of years and tells the stories of some of the greatest and richest civilizations this world has ever seen. The remnants of this great history are well preserved in India’s monuments, buildings, forts, tombs, mosques and temples. The Mughals, a Muslim empire
Go Ahead Director of Product Development, Lael Kassis recently returned home from Go Ahead’s Grand Tour of India. Below, Lael shares his thoughts about India’s incredibly varied and delicious cuisine. Read Lael’s previous post on India here. For a food lover like me, India is paradise. The strong and delicious tastes and smells of Indian food left me wanting to try everything. After two weeks in India, I was no
Usually, when we talk about the “treasures” you can find on a tour of India, we’re speaking metaphorically. In the southern Indian state of Kerala, the term can now be used literally. The Indian Supreme Court recently ordered an inventory of six subterranean rooms at the Padmanabhaswamy Temple in the city of Thiruvananthapuram, located in the state of Kerala. When archaeologists descended into the temple’s sealed vau
What makes something a Wonder of the World? To the ancient Greeks who invented the term, the Wonders of the World were the sites that ancient travelers absolutely had to see. But the ancient Greeks were confined to the Hellenic world, which meant they had never heard of wonders such as the Taj Mahal and Machu Picchu. Several years ago, over 100 million votes were cast in an online poll to update the ancient list. The
When the first Western traders returned from India thousands of years ago, they brought with them stories of a fantastical place teeming with life, art and the treasures of the Far East. India took up a place in our collective imagination as an exotic world only accessible to the daring and the brave. Today’s India, however, blends the best of the past with the bright future of the world’s largest democra