Monday, August 24, 2009


"I discovered the secret of the sea in meditation upon the dew drop." _Kahlil Gibran

Cultural Heritage tours are often the best way to see the main highlights of a country & observe its culture. Dunagiri’s Cultural Heritage Tours will immerse our guests in a richly layered experience, exploring the beauty of nature, history, culture, people and places of India. Expect to make new friends, enjoy beautiful and fascinating destinations, explore local culture, enjoy delightful cuisines and luxurious stays, while being safe as well as looked after. Above all, have fun on the trip of a lifetime. An experience like no other, Dunagiri Cultural Heritage Tour will take you on a journey for mind, body and soul, which will stay with you forever.

A cultural heritage tour with a difference, our tours do not believe in a race-to-touch-the-most-pos
sible-tourist-spots-within-10-days . Neither do we consider the opulence of palaces and the monuments of a Royal India as the only remarkable aspect of India's culture and heritage. What is more relevant is the set of shared attitudes, values, goals, and practices that characterize India - which is what you will have an oppurnity to explore on our tours. Connect deeply with places you visit and their vicinity, instead of superficially visiting many!

Starting the tour in Delhi, travel in the air-conditioned comfort of your private chauffeured vehicle as we uncover the highlights of India's bustling capital. Stroll through the maze of Old Delhi streets and soak in the aromas, colors and sights of India as you get to explore the vitality of its ‘bazaar’ culture. Step back in time to investigate the magnificent monuments of Delhi, some of which are now UNESCO World Heritage sites. Get an orientation from an expert guide for Delhi, who besides being a cultural historian, is also an academician as well as a cultural activist.

From Delhi, travel comfortably in the comfort of your first-class, air conditioned cabin on the train to the great Himalayas, the highest mountain range in the world. Our destination is Dunagiri Retreat – a small, exclusive, elegant, luxury country retreat in an idyllic mountain setting. Very few places are left on our planet where we can enjoy tourism experiences in such pristine, tranquil and calm environment. Dunagiri’s greatness lies not merely in its fascinating history and captivating beauty, it is rather the serene and spiritual atmosphere of this place that soothes the mind and brings peace to the soul.

Against a backdrop of magnificent temples and rich mythology, explore stunning landscapes by car and on foot. Trek to an Indian village, make new friends and observe the unparalleled warmth and hospitality of an Indian village home. Interview a Hindu monk – who renounced a career in the army and gave up all possessions - notice his amazing enthusiasm and zest for life. Sense the deep peace and calm of this area which ancient people selected thousands of years ago to build their places of worship and meditation. Encounter temple rituals that have been performed since the time of Egyptian Pharaohs. Visiting these sites even today, one can lose all track of time and space. Get a glimpse of eternity as you relax, enjoy and behold dramatic landscapes in immaculately pristine and peaceful nature letting you perceive something of heaven itself. One of the precious gifts of realization of eternal time and space is that when you cannot physically go back to these places, you can return repeatedly to them in your memory and imagination.


Through tourism, education, advocacy, and stewardship Dunagiri Retreat’s goal is to preserve, promote and support preservation of the culture, history and natural resources that contribute to the community identity, depth and character of the Dunagiri region.

The mission of Dunagiri Tours is to provide opportunities for our guests to experience the local culture, to present them the chance to make lasting connections with places and people they meet along the way, and to offer them the utmost in hospitality. Part of our mission is also to offer opportunities for guests to give back as they travel, either by treading lightly, or through contributing to the natural environment and/or local communities in the Dunagiri area. Your visit will help us tremendously in addressing the livelihood issues of the local community – from generating employment for the local community to a local market for organic farm produce. Part of proceeds from this tour will be contributed to charities and Non-Governmental Organizations working closely with the community you will visit.


February 17th – 26th Cultural Heritage Tour
March 15th – 24th Cultural Heritage Tour
August 4th - 13th Cultural Heritage Tour
October 6th – 15th Cultural Heritage Tour

To learn more about Dunagiri Retreat's Cultural Heritage Tours, please visit our site at

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