Indian history begins with the appearance of the enigmatic, undeciphered 4,500-year-old Indus script. The histories—let’s refer to them in plural because they are so many—are linear, but also webbed, branched, overlapping, intermingling, and divergent.
In this country, one third the size of the United States or Europe, but holding a population considerably more than the sum of theirs, have risen cultures indigenous and assimilated, small kingdoms and big empires, world religions and esoteric sects, pyramidical temples of granite, tombs of flawless white marble, domes of gold, and shrines over nothing but a small rock worshipped by millions.
Bespangled with architectural and natural heritage, populated by varied peoples, and saturated with artistic traditions, cuisines, languages, literature, and philosophy, India is classic terrain for a cultural adventurer. We, at Adya, with our custom-built travel experiences, including carefully curated food and beverage offerings and engagements with local communities, craftspeople, and grassroots workers reveal to you an India that is palpable yet not always visible.