India – the land of contrast, colour and culture – celebrates 70 years of independence this month. Explore is marking the occasion by offering a free Visa to anyone booking one of its 28 amazing India trips between today, 15 August, and 4 September 2017.

Exploring on foot is a fantastic way to get under the skin of this vibrant country. Wander around the Western Ghats – A UNESCO World Heritage Site in India’s far south – on Explore’s 11-day On Foot in Kerala trip. Go in search of elephants at the Periyar National Park and witness daily life along the peaceful backwaters of Kerala on this walking itinerary. The trip starts at €1,450 per person including return flights from London , six nights’ standard hotel accommodation, three nights’ camping and a night on a boat. It also includes the majority of your meals, an Explore Tour Leader and Trekking Crew.

Or why not make the most of the savings by booking a trip for the whole family? Taj, Tigers and Palaces is a 10-day day trip that offers a fantastic family introduction to Northern India. Marvel at the Taj Mahal at sunrise and search for Bengal Tigers in their natural habitat before exploring the bustling streets of Delhi and venturing to the desert plains of Pushkar. This trip starts from €1,525 per person including return flights from London, nine nights’ accommodation, some meals and a knowledgeable Explore Tour Leader.

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