Whether traveling through a city by rickshaw or by rail from village to village, guests traveling with Lotus DMC will see life as it is in India. This can mean a conversation on the street with a local textile artisan. Or a meal prepared by a local family in their home. Or a lively discussion with local scholars. We are committed to providing tangible, exclusive insight into the beauty, majesty, mystery, serenity and sense of wellbeing found in the many regions of India.
One of the many treasures across India’s complex tapestry of histories, cultures, languages, and geographies is the Golden Triangle—a region bringing together local dance, market life, animal sanctuaries and evidence of some of the world’s most sacred monuments to royalty of centuries past. From Delhi to Agra to Jaipur, operators rely on Lotus DMC for “backdoor” tours that avoid long lines and predictable itineraries while still giving travelers some of the most memorable experiences that they will have while in India.
The beauty of India is its diversity across its 28 states and seven territories. From some of the world’s highest lookouts in the North, we move south to calming backwaters, serene beaches and resorts, wildlife preserves and some of the nation’s most important spiritual landmarks. Here, travelers can enjoy elaborate forms of dance, spicy aromatic cuisine with a focus on seafood, centuries-old temples, and symbolic sculptures of deities still honored in modern Indian culture.
A visit to this island nation south of India, also known as “the teardrop of India” and the "pearl of the Indian Ocean," gives travelers a true tropical paradise experience. A leading producer of coconuts, coffee, tea, and cinnamon, Sri Lanka offers a landscape of unique biodiversity. Its diversity can also be observed in its people—a population of Sinhalese, Sri Lankan Tamils, Moors, Indian Tamils, Burghers, Malays, Kaffirsm, and aboriginal Vedda.
While respected as the location of the first Buddhist writings and home to the Sacred Tooth Relic of the Buddha, Sri Lanka is an enlightening combination of religions, cultures, and languages to be appreciated by visitors of all generations. Guests will enjoy the stunning natural beauty (including national parks, wildlife preserves, and beautiful beaches), rich cricket and golf heritage, and the welcoming spirit of its diverse communities.
Closed to visitors until 1974, Bhutan is one place where it seems that time stands still. It is the first nation worldwide to adopt happiness as public policy. The country’s high-impact, low-volume approach to tourism allows a select number of guests each year to catch a glimpse of life in this pristine and carefully preserved world tucked into the Himalayan mountains.
From breathtaking views to authentic village life, deep Buddhist history and sacred sites, royal landmarks, humanitarian initiatives, archaeological discoveries, traditional cuisine, and time-honored fine arts, this tour gives travelers the opportunity to journey back to a time and place where happiness is the way of life.
Sunny, unique and unspoiled, the Maldives is an archipelago comprising 1,190 low-lying coral islands scattered across the equator. Today, they are organized in groups of 26 naturally occurring atolls for administrative purposes. The Maldives Islands are characterized by a unique coral nature and, thus, posses unique tourism resources. Specifically, this submarine and littoral environment of islands, lagoons, and reefs provides a year-round tropical climate.
The Maldives today ranks among the most attractive travel destination in the tropic for Europeans. In addition to the beach and relaxation aspect, these islands offer large natural resources for tourism and encourages ecotourism for protection of the sensitive environment and underwater life.