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About Geringer Global Travel

Geringer Global Travel is your go-to specialist for travel to India & Beyond. We pride ourselves on having a very deep knowledge of this part of the world. We create unique customized itineraries for individuals and groups that go far beyond the usual. Itineraries can be built to focus on culture, heritage, art and architecture, shopping, wildlife, hiking and food and more. We take care of everything for you from the moment you arrive to the time you depart. Our goal is to make your trip as enriching, relaxing and as memorable as can be. We hope this newsletter will help you learn about unique and special places that may enrich your next vacation.

Ladakh, India Travel Interview

Geringer Global Travel is pleased to announce an ongoing series of interviews with Susan Farewell, Editor-in-Chief of Farewell Travels. Each month, she will interview Susan Geringer on a specific aspect of travel to India & Beyond. The questions and answers are designed to provide you, the traveler, with the information you need to plan your travels. We believe you'll find them very useful. Click here for Ladakh, India travel interview.


North India Women's Tour - The Spirit of the Indian Women

Geringer Global Travel announces this small group women's tour to India from February 23, 2012 - March 9, 2012.

Here's a peek into the lives of benevolent Indian women. Known for their selflessness, Indian women have been an inspiration for many, to the extent that they get worshipped as the goddess of power, knowledge and wealth in many parts of the country. With this small group tour, you will get inside the minds and hearts of these women. From the humble widows of Varanasi to the passionate goddesses of Khajuraho to the woman behind the existence of the Taj, find out what makes them so feminine yet so strong. So, with this journey, let's celebrate the spirit of Indian woman!

If you book by October 15, 2011, save $200.

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The Call of the Wild India Wildlife and Cultural Tour

Geringer Global Travel announces this small group tour to India from March 10, 2012 - March 24, 2012.

This tour is a kaleidoscopic spectacle of animals and birds in their natural habitat, untamed, wild and free. India's diverse ecology is home to some of the most famed National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries in the world, boasting of plush vegetation with dense forests that often houses rare medicinal plants and exotic flowers. Add to this a prolific bird life with myriad varieties unique to the region, the wildlife dwelling amidst these jungles is abundant. Conservation programs have saved many species from near extinction along with successful breeding programs. If the thought of a wildlife tour in India evokes images of dark, dense jungles, crackling campfires, nights in tents, and sends shivers of trepidation and excitement down your spine, you are not far from the truth. Be part of this adventure to three of India's most famous wildlife parks: Ranthambhore, Bandhavgarh and Kanha.

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Asia Travel News

India

Delta Airlines has announced non - stop flights between Atlanta and Mumbai, India beginning November 1, 2011. This flight will depart Atlanta at 7:15pm and arrive into Mumbai at 10:35pm the next day. The return flight departs Mumbai at 1:05am and arrives into Atlanta at 8:30am the same day. This will replace the JFK flight.

Movenpick Hotels and Spas has officially opened its first hotel and spa property in India in Bangalore. Movenpick has plans to expand in India. They will be opening the Movenpick Dharamshala Resort and Spa in the Northern Indian Kangra Valley in 2013.

Radisson Blu is one of the fattest growing first - class hotel brands in India. They will be opening in Ahmedabad in late 2011 and in Mysore and Hyderabad in 2012. Radisson Blu plans to open 100 hotels in India by 2015. These hotels will have a vibrant, contemporary look.


Unique Places to Visit

SRI LANKA - A GREAT DESTINATION ALONE OR WITH INDIA AND/OR THE MALDIVES
Sagiriya Rock Fortress
A UNESCO World Heritage Site built by King Kashyapa (477 -495). This is a remarkable archeological site that rises out of the plains. The rock was the stronghold of a 70 hectare fortified town. The world renowned frescoes of the "Heavenly Maidens" of Sigiriya are quite amazing and beautiful. Climb to the top to have a unbelievable view of the surrounding area.
Dambulla Rock Temple
It was built by King Walagambahu in the 1st century B. C. and is a UNESCO Heritage Site. It is a complex of five caves with over 2000 sq. meters of painted walls and ceilings. It contains over 150 images of the Buddha and the largest is about 14 meters.
Minneriya National Park
This is the place to see elephants especially in August. You could see around 300 but not guaranteed. Minneriya forms part of the elephant corridor which joins up with Kaudulla and Wasgomuwa.
Esala Perahera Pageant Procession
This is the most religious procession in Asia that lasts 10 days. It is held in Kandy which is an UNESCO Heritage Site during July or August. The date is set beginning with the full moon day on the Buddhist month of Esala. The procession consists of fire - dancers, whip - dancers and Kandian dances and beautifully decorated elephants. This is a great way to be with the local people.
Pinnewala Elephant Orphanage
It now has about 65 elephants. The elephants range in age from newborns to the elderly. These elephants include orphaned, abandoned and those injured in the wild or during the war. This is a very special place to visit. Watch the elephants parade down to the lake for a swim. They are amazing animals to watch and are very social.

Photo Credits:
All photo by Susan Geringer.