The banyan tree is the most complicated of plants, growing through the cracks and crevices of a host until it becomes its own grand presence, bearing fruit, reaching for hidden places, ever-expanding and feeding an entire eco-system around it. So it is not surprising that the Banyan is the national symbol of India and the namesake of a destination specialist in India that delivers bespoke tours of a most complicated country: Banyan Tours & Travels.
India remains one of the most populous countries in the world and one with more than 20 official languages, 29 states and seven Union territories, a variety of hidden cultures and at least nine official religions. And let us not forget – India has a territorial history more than twice as old as the Bible. So when it comes to visiting India, touring India, seeing and understanding the vibrancy of this most colorful subcontinent, interpretation and guidance should be left to the experts.