Posted on November 28, 2017

Lotus DMC Wins National Tourism Award for Second Year in a Row

Congratulations to our Lotus DMC teams for once again being named the winner of the Government of India’s Ministry of Tourism Award for Best Inbound Tour Operator (niche segment, awarded September 2017).

The fire temples of Mumbai are some of the city’s most important and significant religious landmarks. These temples are associated with the Zoroastrian beliefs that the earth’s elements are pure and that fire represents a divine deity. These temples are built with fire protected within their holy structures. The Banaji Limji Agiary (pictured here) is the oldest-surviving fire temple in the city, dating back 308 years. Visitors who make a stop here are entering a special realm of Indian history and spiritual heritage. Go to our website for tours that pass through Mumbai and other treasured locations across India, Sri Lanka, and Bhutan.

Posted on July 3, 2017

The Fire Temples of Mumbai

Posted on March 21, 2017

Rajasthan's Ranthambhore National Park

The Ranthambhore National Park is one of the largest and most famous national parks in Northern India. It is situated in the Sawai Madhopur District of Southeastern Rajasthan. It was established as a game sanctuary in 1955 and was declared a Project Tiger preserve in 1973. Named for the historic Ranthambhore fortress, the park covers 392 square kilometers. It is best known for its tiger population as well as leopards, nilgai, dhole, wild pig, sambar and chital. Several of our tours include this park as one of the important highlights.

Posted on March 7, 2017

India's Holi Festival

Early in March, on the day after the first full moon, many in India celebrate the festival of Holi. Originally created as a spring celebration of good harvests, Holi has now become a national holiday in India and a commemoration of a legend from Hindu mythology—a story of the victory of good over evil. Known as the “festival of colors” and “the festival of love,” this holiday is observed through colorful parades, singing, dancing, fires burning on street corners to clear the air of evil spirits, and a general atmosphere of fun and relaxation. Those traveling to India next week are certain to remember this very special celebration.